21 Aug
How Can Your Organization Create Its Own Eclipse?

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16 Aug
5 Traits of Great Leaders

What kind of leader are you? Are you winging it? Or is something guiding you? Our society is desperately in need of leadership to gather the brightest minds and resources to address complex social issues. These issues are tangled in a complicated history of power dynamics,...

09 Aug
5 Tips to Energize Your Communications

One of the biggest challenges for a nonprofit is to keep their communications fresh and engaging. Nonprofits can fall victim to uninspiring communications for any number of reasons. Maybe they've begun to focus too closely on the organization and not the cause. Or they fail...

Emergency team outside of Durham YMCA
04 Aug
Just Spill It – The Right Way to do Crisis Communications

If you live in the Triangle you likely heard of our local YMCA's chemical spill accident that sent 40 kids to the hospital. Thankfully no one was seriously injured, and everyone made it home from the hospital within about 18 hours.   As a communications professional what stood...

31 Jul
Your Brand Stinks. It’s Time to Freshen it Up.

Angel Oak Creative’s creative, here. Thought I’d try my hand at writing for a change to try to convince you guys how much visuals impact your brand identity, and thus, your brand's reputation. We've worked on rebrands and refreshes that have pushed nonprofits forward and...

25 Jul
Social Media 101: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat

What social media platforms should I be on? How often should I post? Which social platforms do my target audiences use? If you're not a social media expert, these questions can be overwhelming. And usually what happens is that instead of finding the answers, organizations just...

volunteers after manual labor
10 Jul
Keeping Your Volunteers Happy and Motivated

This week's post comes to us from guest blogger Rosanie Martinez, Head of Online Marketing at MyPaperCups. --- Volunteers are the lifeblood of a nonprofit. They provide your organization with a strong support system, especially for administrative tasks and operations. Even for your fundraising efforts, they can provide much-needed...

Freedom from what?
06 Jul
Freedom! Freedom from what?

Freedom. It's what binds us and defines us as Americans. It’s what we celebrated this week on the 4th of July. The great independence day filled with fireworks, watermelon, pools, boats and the sporting of the timeless red, white and blue. But the interesting and...

27 Jun
Donor Acquisition – The Secret Formula

Struggling with how to get people involved in your nonprofit? Struggle no more. Many clients come to us with a number of the same pain points: Donor engagement Expanding their donor base Telling their story well Showing the mission in action Leveraging the Board of...

Kevin Durant is a cupcake.
21 Jun
Kevin Durant is a cupcake. You should be too.

“This has been by far the most challenging few weeks in my professional life. I understood cognitively that I was facing a crossroads in my evolution as a player and as a man, and that it came with exceptionally difficult choices. What I didn’t truly...