Monthly Archives: November 2013

Why I’m Grateful for the Smartphone

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In celebration of the Thanksgiving holiday, the Prichard Communications team is giving thanks for the communications tools that make life easier for us—and our nonprofit clients. Lucky me…I’m the last in the series, celebrating the smartphone! In the past week, have you and your nonprofit colleagues used your phone to? Text a colleague Edit a

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Why I’m Grateful for Email

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Online tools come and go (anybody remember Friendster?) More than four decades after its creation in 1981, however, e-mail is everywhere and shows no sign of disappearing. Email has become the online tool of choice for everybody on the Internet and it’s easy to see why. Here are three reasons why I’m grateful for email

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Why I’m Grateful for E-Newsletters

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Before e-newsletters were invented, communications people like you and I had to send out mass emails in batches of a few hundred contacts at a time. Talk about a cumbersome process! Our fearless leader here at Prichard Communications, Mac Prichard, founder and original director of “Mac’s List,” did this for seven years until our colleague, Lori Howell,

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Why I’m Grateful For Instagram

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Of all of the different communication tools available to us via social media, Instagram is the one I am most grateful for. As a completely visual outlet that allows you to share among all your social networks at once, Instagram is the easiest tool to use and definitely the most fun to browse through! Using

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Why I’m Grateful for YouTube

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Editor’s Note: David’s post is the second in a Thanksgiving inspired series of posts we’re sharing this week about communications tools-big or small-we’re grateful for. I’m grateful for YouTube because it disrupted much more than just online video sharing: it actually sparked the entire user-generated content movement, giving nonprofits a powerful new way to tell

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Why I’m Grateful for the #Hashtag

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Editor’s Note: In the spirit of gratitude, beginning today and until Thanksgiving, the Prichard Communications team will share a communications tool we’re grateful for—big or small. Check back each day for a new perspective! Hashtags are getting kind of a bad rap lately, what with Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake throwing my friend Hashtag under the

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How to Write a Social Media Policy in Under an Hour

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Mac and I recently gave a presentation on social media at the annual conference for the Nonprofit Network of Southwest Washington. We received many thoughtful questions during our 90 minute session but one more than others, “Do I need a social media policy?” Yes, nonprofits of the world! Yes you do– for many reasons. Even if

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12 Nonprofits You Should Celebrate Today!

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Today is National Philanthropy Day, a special day to recognize and pay tribute to the awesome philanthropies, foundations and nonprofits working hard every single day to make things better across our communities. At Prichard Communications, we spend most of our time working with folks in the philanthropy industry and know, first-hand, what a great job

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3 Nonprofits Doing It Right on Pinterest

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There are many different aspects to a nonprofit organization: its mission, impact on society, community partnerships, volunteers, and programs. Pinterest is a growing social media platform that allows a nonprofit to share all of this–and more–online. Pinterest is a virtual vision board or scrapbook that you can easily build while browsing the Internet by downloading

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Oregon Nonprofits: Apply by November 15 for FREE Marketing Advice!

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Do you know a nonprofit organization that could benefit from two years of free marketing advice? Send them to AMA PDX right away! The Portland chapter of the American Marketing Association (AMA PDX) is selecting three or four nonprofit organizations to benefit from its annual Community Nonprofit Outreach Program.  Applications are due this Friday, November

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