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From Dull to Dynamic: Making Your Non-profit Annual Report Shine

Working on a non-profit annual report? Trying to summarize a year of accomplishments succinctly and in a way that will engage supporters? Whether you are working on a traditional printed annual report or taking advantage of new media available to you, here are a few ideas to help you knock it out of the park.

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Share Your Passion for the Cause: Three Resources for Improving Presentation Skills 

Standing up and giving a speech may not be my idea of fun, but it’s a necessary skill to have if you work in a nonprofit. Sooner or later you will need to stand up and share your passion for the cause and tell others how and why they should support it. That's why I've been looking for experts and resources to help improve presentation skills. I've found a few good ones that I'd like to share.

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Survey Says...

Thanks to everyone who answered the brief survey about topics for this blog. Of all the topics I suggested, the most popular one was Nonprofit Communications Plans: Tips and Templates.

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Which topics would YOU like to read about?

One of the best parts of running my own business is that I’ve been meeting great people and learning so much from them. This new blog is my opportunity to highlight some of the people, resources, and ideas that I have enjoyed so much. But with so many topics to cover, I would appreciate some input. Which topics would YOU most like to read about? Please share your thoughts in the comments or take my poll.

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Veteran Communicators Give Honest and Fun Advice at Social Media for Social Causes Panel

Thanks to Seneca College for organizing the Social Media for Social Causes panel discussion. It offered an interesting mix of practical communications suggestions for nonprofits and charities and career tips for PR students. I hope you will enjoy my summary of key points as much as I enjoyed the discussion.

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