Building Capacity in Wards 7 and 8 - December 14, 2016

Nonprofit Capacity Building Resources

Capacity Building Resources for Wards 7 and 8 catalogs all the resources we've shared. It is not password protected so share!

Capacity Building Opportunities

Trainings, webinars, panel discussions
Partnering with Diverse Dads: Challenges & Successes, January 9, 2017 ( — Participate in this webinar and hear what experts have to say about strategies and tips for effectively engaging fathers of all backgrounds in a variety of settings. Following the formal portion of the presentation (50 minutes) will be a Q & A. 

How to Successfully Participate in Cause Awareness and Giving Days, July 11 ( — Registration opens June 13.

Good reads
7 Video Marketing Trends for 2017 (and What They Mean for You)( — The data is clear: Video is popular and trusted. See for yourself:

  • One-third of all online activity is spent watching video
  • The average user is exposed to 32.3 videos in a month
  • 75% of online video viewers have interacted with an online video ad this month
  • 75% of executives watch work related videos on business websites at least once a week
  • 36% of online consumers trust video ads

7 Things You're Doing Wrong on Social Media( — While the findings are not authoritative, they are interesting and useful. Number one? You don't answer. "One in four survey respondents said they were annoyed when they reached out to a brand on social media and got no response, and 15 percent said they had unfollowed a brand because of it." Read and share with those in your organization who handle social media and manage sm staff.

How to Write Email with Military Precision( — This is definitely worth the read. US Navy veteran Kabir Sehgal lists and explains why the military uses this system. While civilians may not use every single element of the system, many are useful.

Why Your Audience Should Be #1 in Any Social Media Strategy( — A worthwhile read for newbies and experts. Also a good training tool. Why: "Your social media strategy should never involve posting online 'just because.' Whatever you’re posting, from quirky videos at the office to educational infographics, your social media should have a defined goal—and that starts with identifying an audience."

Nonprofits Are Messy: Lessons in Leadership | Fundraising | Board Development | CommunicationsbyJoan Garry( — Nonprofits from A to Z. 

NPA 032: 14 Grassroot Marketing Tips for your Nonprofit( — Visit the link for the podcast and the list of the tips.

Resources and tools

Outstanding design tools — 3 Social Media Design Tools That Create Stunning Images ( describes and illustrates three online design tools: Canva, DesignBold, and Google Slides. Good options if you do not use an Adobe or other graphics software.

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