Create A Website That Works!

This past Wednesday, I had the honor to speak at the Missouri Community Action Network’s Strategic Communication training.  Strategic Communications for nonprofits is a big interest here at The Rebecca Gordon Group.

Our discussion this week was focused on website development for nonprofits.  Whether you work in a big or small shop your online location needs to build awareness, drive action and advance engagement. We borrowed pieces of Kivi Leroux Miller’s 2016 Nonprofit Trends Infographic in our presentation below.  We love her nonprofit communications blog.  

The Millennial Impact, How They Connect, Get Involved and Give Back – Blog Series

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For the first time in history, there are four generations actively in the work force, Traditionalists, Boomers, Gen Xers and Millennials.

Each generation imagines itself to be more intelligent than the one that went before it, and wiser than the one one that comes after it.” – George Orwell

While each generation has it’s persona, millennials are highly engaged and actively involved in the nonprofit sector.  According to a study by Walden University and Harriss Interactive, 81% have donated money, goods or services, despite our tough economy.  They thrive to support causes that align with their values and personal belief systems.

Forbes contributor, Dan Schawbel, recently wrote an article,  on why you can’t ignore the almost 80 million millennials who will soon be the leaders in our society.

We spend a lot of time teaching our nonprofit clients how to Bridge the Age Gap, Understanding Generational Communications but over the next several weeks, we will take a deep dive into how to connect, engage and motivate millennials through current research and interviews with those who are influencing their generation.

 

The Honey Comb: Nonprofit Nonsense, Innovation, The Millennial Shift and a Visit from Whitney

Honey_CombThe online world is full of countless buzz-worthy blogs, viral videos, informative websites and so much more. Here at the Rebecca Gordon Group we’ve combed the internet to bring you the sweetest, most sharable content we can find.

 

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My favorite friends and colleagues know that working in the nonprofit world has its perils. For every rewarding victory, you’re most likely faced with one or two bumps along the way. Sometimes the best remedy is to sit back and laugh at it all, and thanks to the folks at the new Tumblr blog When You Work in a Nonprofit” you can do just that. Some of these animated gifs might hit a little close to home.

Rebecca Gordon and her son Jared on the first day of senior year 2013.

Rebecca Gordon and her son Jared on the first day of senior year 2013.

Innovate or Die, Lessons Learned from my son.  This post on our own blog keeps touching me heart and helps me move forward.

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Understanding generational communications is one of Rebecca’s favorite presentations, understanding how millennials will shift dollars and effect social change in inspiring.  Check it out.  

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We all love a good Mashup, but what exactly is a Mashup? We’ve got your viral vocab lesson right here, just take a look at last week’s Buzz Words Wednesday (complete with a little lesson from Whitney Houston).

Do you have a favorite video, blog, image or website that you’d like to share? Send it to us and it could be featured in the next edition of The Honey Comb.