4 Valuable Digital Marketing Lessons from Nonprofits

Let’s face it: digital marketing isn’t always easy for nonprofits. You need to convey the value of your mission, increase brand awareness, and gain supporters–on a budget. Fortunately, there are some best practices that can enhance your marketing efforts and help you attract new followers. Here are four lessons from a few nonprofits I know. 1. […]

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Six Benefits of Blogging as a Nonprofit

Blogging is one of the most effective ways to share the story of your nonprofit and its constituents. Storytelling helps communicate the value of your service and inspires your readers. Here are 6 reasons your nonprofit should curate a blog. Blogging Helps You…Drive Traffic and Potential New Leads to Your Website Raise your hand if […]

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Nonprofits: Avoid These 5 Killer Grant-Writing Mistakes

To be frank, certain mistakes can spell certain doom for a grant submission and result in a “desk reject.” This term means a grant contained many errors and was not a serious contender for funding. To avoid this fate, read on and use these tips! Starting too soon    This is a common mistake, but easily […]

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Who Doesn’t Like Earning Extra Money?

Break out the balloons and slice up some marble cake from Wegmans–I recently began working on a new freelance writing project! Ok, maybe not the BEST news ever, but certainly note-worthy. For the past month or so, I’ve been developing a proposal on behalf of StartFresh Inc.  in an effort to get them a subcontract with America […]

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Have English Degree, Will Code

When I first started taking courses on Free Code Camp around January 2016, I figured I’d be challenged from the beginning. And I was. My academic background is largely based in the liberal arts. I took no computer science courses in college. However, working through introductory lessons on HTML5 and CSS3 helped me make connections between […]

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Update

  I’ve been away for a while, but I’m planning to get back into making regular posts every Saturday! Since my last update, I got a new job as a grant writer at the grants consulting firm J. O’Connell & Associates in Clarence, NY. I’ve handled a variety of projects for non-profits and municipalities, submitting […]

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5 Keys to Successful Web Writing

What’s the goal of any writer? To connect with their audience, you answer. With that goal in mind, you’d think it would make sense to treat print and web copy interchangeably, right? Wrong. I’m here to help you avoid common errors and mistakes in writing for online audiences. I went from writing 15-20 page academic […]

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Top 3 Writing Tricks to Borrow From a University Writing Center

Time to share one of those tidbits of information that would have served me well during college icebreakers. More specifically, I’m thinking of that “Tell us one thing people wouldn’t guess about you” question. So, here’s my fact. I never visited my school’s Writing Center during my time as an undergraduate. Surprising, right? I thought […]

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Five Questions That Will Make You A Better Writer

In one of my first professional writing assignments, I wrote a brief description of a new blog for a company’s website. I spent maybe twenty minutes working on this task, then sent my draft to the requester, who happened to be the company’s digital communications manager. She wasn’t impressed with my draft. While it included […]

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Pokemon Go Craze Reflects Millennials’ Financial Instability

You can take the kids out of the 90s, but you can’t take the 90s out of the kids. Or, rather, the millennials in their mid-20s. I know how this Pokemon Go phenomenon must look to other generations. A bunch of millennials are playing a game from their youth and constantly posting about it on […]

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