Dot Org Solutions webinar series to focus on nonprofit resilience

Our communities rely on nonprofits to thrive. So, we must provide as many opportunities as possible during this pandemic to support nonprofits and nonprofit professionals. Essentially, when the...

Leading and planning during a crisis

I’m not an expert in infectious diseases. But I do have more than 25 years of experience in public relations, nonprofit communications and marketing so I understand how to communicate with diverse...

Lessons learned from my time as a student-athlete

I’ve been a jock my whole life.  Some of my earliest memories are playing basketball in my driveway and running football plays in the backyard with my older brother. As I got older, I played...

Outsourcing work to the best people

Like most small agencies and consulting firms, we outsource certain types of work to outside vendors or contractors and have vendor partnerships that help us provide services to our clients. It...

Four tips for ensuring your messaging communicates impact

A common problem for nonprofits is finding meaningful ways to communicate impact to donors. They might find themselves recycling the same stories or regurgitating the same statistics. At the end...

Celebrate National Nonprofit Day your way

Every day, we are all impacted by a nonprofit in our community, whether we know it or not. I pass through Zoar, which is preserved by a nonprofit. I walk my dog, Lucy, who I rescued from a...

Three reasons your nonprofit needs to establish marketing personas

If you have worked in the for-profit marketing world, there is a good chance you have heard of the benefits of building marketing personas. Marketing personas (sometimes called buyer or customer...

Five things nonprofits should consider when planning for 2020

Note from Amy: There is an endless amount of information available to nonprofits and we know how hard it is to get through it all, let alone use it to improve your organization. Our Dot Org...

Four reasons a Fundraising Readiness Assessment™ may be right for you

Dot Org Solutions has two areas of focus – fundraising consulting and marketing. Last week, Kayleigh Fladung, our marketing and PR services manager, talked about our marketing assessments. Those...

Seven 'foolish' mistakes fundraisers are making

Fundraisers tend to focus on what’s next - and not on what’s happened. After all, your board or executive director expect you to accomplish the fundraising work of three people with less than...