Blogging belongs in your nonprofit communications plan

The Workshop new media associate Marissa Wasseluk breaks down some ways to be an effective blogger and invites you to this year’s Making Media Connections conference. Read the complete post on the NPcommunicator blog!

Blogs share your stories. Across the web, individuals and organizations are doing what paper newsletters did in the past – connecting with an audience of eager readers. Letting advocates know the success of your programs, calling them to action, asking for donations, and garnering new supporters, can all be done more immediately – and perhaps more effectively – with a blog.

The concept behind using blogging as one of your main communications tools is simple: the more content you post, the more real estate you own on the Internet, and the easier it is for your advocates and potential audience to find you.

And how do your readers find you? Post relevant content, often. In the realm of the Internet, content is king.

Effective blog content stems from the following: Read More

Blog like you mean it

Like so many things in life, blogging is only worth doing if you’re going to do it right. Find out what it takes to blog effectively.

On April 11, Community Media Workshop is proud to host a basic blogging workshop that’s hands on and will help you learn about launching, writing and publicizing your organization’s blog.

Participants will also learn:

  • How blogging can help your nonprofit promote your message
  • Tips on how to maintain your blog and generate content
  • How to raise the visibility of your blog using social media

Led by former Chicago Tribune reporter and ChicagoNow blogger Teresa Puente (Teresa will also be speaking at our Making Media Connections conference this June).

Click here to learn more about and register for this workshop

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