Whether you’re an established nonprofit or are just getting started, whether your membership is local or far-flung, you need to stay connected to your donors and members. How do those folks learn about your latest successes and goals? And do they know that they make the difference?
If your members, donors, and supporters vanish in the mist… if you worry about maintaining your organization’s mission … if another quarter goes by without your newsletter or magazine or blog … then this message is just for you.
Keeping your people engaged with up-to-date news and information is critical. Because there’s a cost to not dealing with this.
I get it: it’s hard to stay on top of everything because not-for-profit employees wear many hats. If your communications have fallen by the wayside and you want to ramp up again, you might do the following:
- Assign the communications task to an already over-worked staffer.
- Hand the publication over to an intern. Who leaves.
- Task a board member with the job, which is a distraction from the job of being a board member.
And, last but not least:
- Do nothing.
But what if:
- You had your publication ready to go for the next board meeting?
- You had weekly blog posts?
- You had something current for your donors and an informative “back list”?
- You met your communications goals and kept everyone in the loop?
I can help.
I’ve spent my career in government, higher education, social justice, and the arts. I’ve managed publications and written blog posts, helped with tag lines, interviewed the people who benefit the most from an organization’s work, and kept the process moving forward.
Contact me if you want a writer who can help you deliver on your promise.
Three communications issues nonprofits should address TODAY!