Thursday, January 7, 2010

10 New Year's Resolutions for Nonprofit Board Memebers

Guidestar is out with a list of 10 New Years Resolutions for nonprofit board members and they are pretty good.  I think my favorite is #5:
Go back to your vision over and over and over. It will keep you excited, focused, passionate, and results oriented. If you feel jaded or bored, ask yourself why you really care about this cause and this organization. You'll fan the flames of your passion and your energy. You'll feel deep personal satisfaction when you see the results your organization is creating in people's lives.
Take a look and see which ones have meaning for you and your relationship to your organization.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Marketng Workshop on Ocracoke

The Ocracoke Foundation has scheduled a marketing training session with a great instructor for Friday Jan. 15th.  The session, Sharing Your Story Online,  will be taught by Kivi Leroux Miller, one of the rising stars of nonprofit marketing.  The cost is $20 and the program is open to all.   This is a session that both nonprofits and small businesses could learn from.  You can find all the info in the flyer which is quoted in the box below.

Advanced registration is required.    
Please email robinpayne(at) or call (252) 921-0365

Sharing Your Story Online:

A Marketing Workshop for
Nonprofit and Small Businesses

Friday January 15, 2010
9:00AM- 5:00PM @ Ocracoke Community Center
$20.00 per person Lunch Provided

Guest speaker is Kivi Leroux Miller
President of Ecoscribe Communications

1) Defining Your Message: What sets you apart from  other organizations/companies and what appeals most to your target audience?
2) Telling Your Stories-- telling stories is the most effective way to convey what you do and why it's so important. Learn to tell your story in ways that inspire others to support/buy from you.
3) Staying in Touch- - how to use online tools including email, blogs and social media to stay in touch with supporters/buyers year round.

Laptops welcome.
Advanced registration is required.

Please email robinpayne(at) or call (252) 921-0365

This workshop was made possible in part by the Ocrcacoke Foundation and a grant from the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation.