Flickr: Alan EnglishThe adventure in question is my first-time sabbatical which runs through early September.

I’m taking this time to reboot, and to see what bubbles up. And I hope to return with a practice for personal nourishment firmly in place, and the confidence and ability to mesh that more effectively with my job. That’s the work behind the work I want to do better.

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Nancy Schwartz on June 25, 2014 in Professional Development | 4 comments
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peanutsCommunications and Digital Engagement, Rita Allen Foundation (Princeton, NJ)

Communications and Marketing Manager, Catalina Island Conservancy (Long Beach, CA)

Communications Coordinator, Ford Foundation (New York, NY)

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Nancy Schwartz on August 26, 2014 in Jobs and Hiring | 0 comments
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web3Andy Robinson provides training and consulting for nonprofits in fundraising, board development, marketing, earned income, planning, leadership development, and facilitation.  Along with training people to raise money,

Andrea Kihlstedt writes, speaks and coaches about campaign campaign fundraising.

Do you dream of a board composed of wealthy people with wealthy friends, people who are fearless about asking those friends for big gifts?

Unless you’re very lucky (and these types of boards come with their own challenges), that’s not your board. So, looking beyond that fantasy, what’s your Plan B?

How about a board filled with committed people who give as much as they can, and who tell your story in a deeply personal and compelling way?

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Nancy Schwartz on August 20, 2014 in All-Org Marketing Team | 0 comments
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dennis 50 percentwebGuest blogger, Dennis Fischman left a senior management position at a nonprofit organization to found Communicate! Consulting.

We love talking with friends.  We hate going to meetings.  Why?

Too often at meetings and conferences, we’re listening to people we don’t know, talking about an agenda that doesn’t matter to us.

With friends, we can share not only thoughts and plans, but hopes and dreams–the things that make us get out of bed in the morning–the things that make us human.

If only we could invite people to bring their whole humanity to the conference room. But how?  Ask these three questions.
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Guest Blogger on August 13, 2014 in Staff and Consultants | 0 comments
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Communications Coordinator, American Federation of  Teachers (Portland, OR)

Communications Director, Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences  (Plymouth, MA)

Communications ManagerCDF: A Collective Action Initiative (Clarkston, GA)

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Nancy Schwartz on August 12, 2014 in Jobs and Hiring | 0 comments
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job search 2Assistant Manager of Digital Engagement, Rubin Museum of Art (New York, NY)

Associate Director of Communications, World of Children Award (Dublin, CA)

Communications Coordinator, Urban Libraries Council
(Washington, DC)

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Nancy Schwartz on August 5, 2014 in Jobs and Hiring | 1 comment
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porterwebFreelance communications strategist Jeremy Porter shares his knowhow in his e-newsletter , his blog (where this article first appeared) and via Twitter.

For people to care about global warming it needs to be made relevant. This guide shows the language that’s simple and uncontroversial.

In Nebraska, there’s a father thinking about his children’s health and education. In Oregon there’s a mother thinking about the pressures of her job. In Virginia there’s a couple thinking about the bills they will struggle to pay. And when asked if they think global warming or climate change is happening, none of them think it is.
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Guest Blogger on July 30, 2014 in Branding and Messages | 3 comments
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Communications Manager, Central Asia Institute (Bozeman, MT)

Communications Manager, Grace Place for Children and Families (Naples, FL)

Communications Manager, Out & Equal Workplace Advocates
(San Francisco, CA)

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Nancy Schwartz on July 29, 2014 in Jobs and Hiring | 1 comment
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Communications Associate, Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation (Princeton, NJ)

Communications & Policy Director, American Forest Foundation (Washington, DC)

Communications Director, Rebuild by Design (New York, NY)

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Nancy Schwartz on July 22, 2014 in Jobs and Hiring | 0 comments
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untitledSince 1996, Karla Capers has been working for advocacy organizations, figuring out ways to use the internet to raise visibility for progressive issues, engage people in campaigns, and try to make the world a better place.

Note from Nancy: I came upon Karla’s terrific guidance for re-engaging folks on the Progressive Exchange list serv, and got her permission to repost here.

I’m Online Director at the Union of Concerned Scientists, and we were faced with a real challenge—how to re-engage the many folks who were not reading or acting on our emails.

Here’s our three-part reactivation method:

We Segmented Our Inactives
We defined “inactive” as anyone who’s never given the organization a donation (online or off) and hadn’t opened, clicked, or taken any action online in the last year.

Then, in February, we started to segment out the “inactive” people on our list and excluding them from all outgoing messages. That “inactive” segment turned out to be about 25% of our deliverable email file.
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Guest Blogger on July 16, 2014 in Email and E-Newsletters | 2 comments
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New Nonprofit Marketing Jobs! Take It Forward Tuesday

July 15, 2014

Please post your open nonprofit marketing positions here Alumni Marketing & Communications Manager, Poly Prep Country Day (Brooklyn, NY) Chief Marketing Officer, National Trust for Historic Preservation (Washington, DC) Communications & Program Manager, Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund (Los Altos,  CA)

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