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Yesterday, I headed over to Hartford for my morning coffee and bagels and a talk on “Mastering Your Message: The Enduring Art of the Sound Byte” by PR pros Dick Pirozzollo, Barry Nolan, and Mike Salius.  (If you haven’t been to any of these monthly events sponsored by the Connecticut Valley Chapter of the Public Relations […]

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30 Diverse Nonprofits in Connecticut That Blog

by Carol Buckheit on February 7, 2012

Why should nonprofit organizations blog? To shape public opinion, position oneself as an expert on an issue, give volunteers and supporters a voice, and tell stories from the field (showing donors the impact of their contributions).  A blog may also significantly increase traffic to an organization’s website, since web content is refreshed frequently through blogging. […]

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Fear not. If you missed last week’s media panel at CT Advocacy Day on how to get your cause in the news, here are 12 golden tips from the lips of Daniela Altimari of the Hartford Courant, Lucy Nalpathanchil from WNPR CT Public Radio, and Keith Phaneuf from the Connecticut Mirror: Daniela and Lucy prefer […]

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We all love a good story. Why does your blog leave one out?

by Carol Buckheit on September 28, 2011

Many nonprofits host a blog, but few really nail storytelling  like the Connecticut Food Bank did last week. Their blog featured a daily series of posts by Governor Malloy’s liaison to Connecticut’s nonprofit community, Deb Heinrich, on taking the “SNAP Challenge.”   SNAP is Connecticut’s dressed-up name for food stamps, and Heinrich attempted to live on […]

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I’m stumped. As I hopscotch around  Connecticut training nonprofit organizations in social media strategies, I’m amazed that so few have delved into my favorite social media tool: YouTube. Granted, nearly all my clients are small to medium organizations with tiny staffs, but, hey, YouTube is the number two search engine in the world, free, and […]

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Panel discussion at “PR and Politics” sponsored by the Public Relations Society of America: (L to R)–Roy Occhiogrosso (Senior Advisor to Gov. Malloy), Dennis House (WFSB), John Dankosky (WNPR), Colleen Flanagan (Gov Malloy’s Communications Director), Mark Pazniokas (CT Mirror), Nancy Andrews (CBIA) So there’s a new sheriff–er, Governor– in town, and judging from the “PR […]

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So you want to pass a bill? In many states, January marks the beginning of the legislative session, and advocacy groups are gearing up to rattle the cages at the state Capitol. So: whether it’s clean water, the death penalty, or a child welfare law, advocacy organizations would do well to prepare their communications –online […]

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HINT:  It’s sweeping across the state from west to east. It’s not a Nor’easter, but it is a windfall for local nonprofits seeking media coverage and volunteers. And it’s exceedingly more interesting than many of the rather dismal print weeklies. Give up? Meet Patch.com, the hyper-local online news service that aims to be the hub […]

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5 Shining Stars that CT Nonprofits Should be Thankful For

by Carol Buckheit on November 23, 2010

With apologies to you vegetarians out there, it’s time to talk turkey this Thanksgiving week, and I’m giving up a favored drumstick to these folks who make the lives of Connecticut nonprofit organizations much, much easier.   CT Mirror: The Mirror is approaching its first birthday in January, and what a year it has been […]

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I admit it: I’m an unabashed fan of Idealware, that energetic little nonprofit in Portland, Maine that produces terrific Consumer Reports-like reviews of nonprofit software from events management to blogs. Laura Quinn, Idealware’s Executive Director, is a walking encyclopedia when it comes to software for nonprofits out there trying to stretch a dollar. (I’ve taken […]

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