How Do Retainers Work?: Answering Your Questions
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How Do Retainers Work?: Answering Your Questions

If you’re new to the communications scene or have been perusing our website wondering what a retainer partnership actually looks like, we understand—there are a lot of unknowns, especially because signing that contract is an act of trust. Thankfully, it doesn’t have to be blind trust, which is why we’ve assembled this list of the…

Design for Non-Designers: Design Terms We Always Get Wrong

Design for Non-Designers: Design Terms We Always Get Wrong

If you haven’t been following along, we’ve started a series of blog posts called “Design for Non-Designers.” Today we’re talking about design terms we always get wrong.  It turns out that many of our readers are part of small businesses or nonprofits with fewer resources than more developed organizations. Whether it comes down to their…

How to Collaborate to Avoid Burnout: 3 Tips for Partnering with an Agency
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How to Collaborate to Avoid Burnout: 3 Tips for Partnering with an Agency

In workplace culture, people talk a lot about collaboration these days. Why is collaboration so important? It can boost innovation, bolster productivity, help your team learn flexibility, and even keep you all healthy—just to name a few perks. But one of the clearest benefits is collaborating to avoid burnout.  Every growing organization faces a day…

Do You Need a Donor Management System?
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Do You Need a Donor Management System?

Leading a nonprofit is a full-time job. In the start-up phase, when nonprofit teams are small and jobs are shared, it’s easy to communicate with team members about contacts made or tasks completed. In the flurry of growth activity, however, important information often becomes hard to locate because it’s spread across team member post-it notes,…

2022 Brand New Conference: The Best Lessons We Learned

2022 Brand New Conference: The Best Lessons We Learned

One of our favorite events of the year is the annual Brand New Conference by UnderConsideration. This conference is a two-day event focused on corporate and brand identity. Each year it’s in a different location and brings together designers and communication consultants from all across the country for a time of learning and idea sharing….

Why Web Development is Important: Building Trust Online

Why Web Development is Important: Building Trust Online

“So… do you have a website?” Maybe you were avoiding the impending question because the online scene still feels new and overwhelming. Maybe your website just doesn’t quite embody your team or your mission. Maybe the other demands of handling a small team seem more urgent on an everyday basis and you simply haven’t gotten around…

How Churches Celebrate Christmas: Two Things Churches Need to Rethink

How Churches Celebrate Christmas: Two Things Churches Need to Rethink

We know, we know.  “What about Thanksgiving?!”  How churches celebrate Christmas matters. And regardless of the size of your church, it’s important to start early if you want to create a meaningful experience for your members. Planning proactively is especially important if you’re a small church with limited resources and manpower. The 95 Network says…

Content Editing With Many Cooks in the Kitchen

Content Editing With Many Cooks in the Kitchen

Picture this: You have a high-profile writing project for your organization. Maybe you’ve used our communication planning resource to create a social media calendar for your brand. You’ve developed the content for each channel, and now it’s time to commence content editing. Having multiple stakeholders who need to review and approve content can sometimes feel…