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Marlene Oliveira
Works at moflow
Attended University of Waterloo Faculty of Applied Health Sciences
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The importance of digital skills for nonprofit marketing success [#NPMC Chat]

Announcing the July #NPMC  Twitter chat topic! How can nonprofit marketers keep up with digital demands, and how do we determine which skills we need to be successful? Mark your calendars for Thursday, July 30 at 1:00 p.m. and follow the #NPMC  hashtag.
#digitalmarketing   #nonprofit  

http://nonprofitmarcommunity.com/digital-skills-npmc-chat/
Which digital skills do nonprofit marketers need? How do you learn and develop them? Join the next #NPMC Twitter chat Thursday, July 30 at 1:00 p.m. ET.
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Help shape future Nonprofit MarCommunity blog content! [survey]

What content would you like to see on the +Nonprofit MarCommunity blog in the coming months? What help do you need when it comes to nonprofit marketing communications?

Please share your ideas to help determine the right mix of content for upcoming Nonprofit MarCommunity posts.
#nonprofitmarketing  

http://nonprofitmarcommunity.com/reader-survey-july-2015/
Summer is the perfect time to step back, evaluate and plan our communications. And that’s what I’m doing as I look at the next few months of Nonprofit MarCommunity blog content. This blog practically fills itself with content as I’m constantly approached by potential bloggers and have always have many post ideas of my own.… Read More »
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Shifting our understanding of mobile marketing for nonprofits: Q&A with Heather Mansfield

Think 'mobile marketing' is about text messaging and text-to-give? You're not alone. Many nonprofits don’t quite understand how transformational the rise of mobile devices has been or what is required of them to prioritize mobile marketing. +Heather Mansfield explains in this expert interview.

http://nonprofitmarcommunity.com/understanding-mobile-marketing-for-nonprofits-heather-mansfield/
Nonprofits need to shift their understanding of mobile marketing and what it means for them. Heather Mansfield explains in this interview.
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Should your nonprofit start paying for reach on social media? [#NPMC chat]

Has your nonprofit considered – or started – paying for reach on social media? How can you test the idea of doing this? Let’s explore these questions and share experiences at #NPMC chat on Thursday, June 25 at 1:00 p.m. ET.
#socialmedia   #nonprofitmarketing  

http://nonprofitmarcommunity.com/nonprofit-paying-social-media-reach-npmc-chat/
When planning your nonprofit’s marketing communications budget, does ‘social media’ have a line? It is time to start considering paying in order to reach and grow your communities on social networks? We’ve (hopefully) moved past needing to make the case for simply having a presence on social media. But is it fair to expect to… Read More »
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Marketing persona templates: 10 options for nonprofit communicators

In my opinion, creating a marketing persona is such an important step in communications planning, I don't want anyone to skip it. So, I've rounded up a list of 10 resources to help bust excuses and ensure that you're diving deep into understanding your audience!
#copywriting   #communications  

http://moflow.ca/marketing-persona/
Creating a marketing persona helps you understand your audience, their needs, interests and preferences. Here are 10 marketing persona templates.
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How does your nonprofit’s history fit into your nonprofit’s story? [#NPMC Chat]

Mark your calendars for #NPMC Twitter chat on Thursday, May 28 at 1:00 p.m. ET to discuss how your nonprofit’s history fits into your nonprofit’s storytelling. 
#nonprofit   #storytelling   #twitterchat  

http://nonprofitmarcommunity.com/nononprofit-history-in-storytelling-npmc-chat 
How do you make you nonprofit’s history fit into your nonprofit’s story? Discuss during #NPMC Twitter chat Thursday, May 28 at 1:00 p.m. ET.
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How to live stream your nonprofit’s event for broader reach

Have you ever considered live streaming your nonprofit's events to broaden your reach? Joyce Hsu from +TechSoup Canada explains how to do it!
#livestreaming   #events   #nonprofit  

http://nonprofitmarcommunity.com/how-to-live-stream-your-nonprofits-event/
Are you thinking about broadcasting your nonprofit's event to broaden your reach? Do you want to know how to live stream? If so, this article will...
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Boost the credibility of your nonprofit’s copy with belief builders

Are you leaving readers to take your word for it, or are you including copy elements that prove your nonprofit's credibility? Include belief builders to demonstrate that your organization can be trusted, that you are effectively providing solutions and that readers should get on board! 
#nonprofitorganizations   #copywriting  

http://moflow.ca/belief-builders/
Why should readers believe the claims you make about your nonprofit's work? Include belief builders in your copy to prove your credibility.
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How to design a logo that actually works for your nonprofit

I see so many groups go the crowdsourcing route when procuring logo design. I worry about the process and whether the final product will meet the technical and practical needs of a nonprofit organization. So I asked Katherine Moffat to share her wisdom on the topic. Read this article and go into the logo design process with eyes wide open!
#logodesign   #nonprofit  

http://nonprofitmarcommunity.com/how-to-design-a-logo-that-actually-works-for-your-nonprofit/
Logo development is a bit like an onion. When you delve into logo design with a qualified professional, you start to realize there are many layers involved in doing it right. The core of the matter is to make sure your logo is on point in terms of brand positioning and strategy. Secondly, it’s important… Read More »
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How to organize your nonprofit’s visual library

The more you create and use photography and visuals, the greater your need will be for an effective archiving system. Andrea Brody explains how to create a visual library for your nonprofit.
#visualmarketing   #nonprofitmarketing  

http://nonprofitmarcommunity.com/organize-nonprofits-visual-libraryhoworganize-your-nonprofits-visual-library/
A visual library will help you organize the many images your nonprofit uses for print marketing materials, social media, blog posts, e-newsletters and more.
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Photo shot list: 7 important shots to nail at your next nonprofit event

Capture a variety of high quality event photos for blog posts, annual reports, social media shares, your website, etc., by using this photo shot list.
#eventphotography   #nonprofit  

http://nonprofitmarcommunity.com/photo-shot-list-nonprofit-event/
Make sure your event photographer – volunteer or paid – has this photo shot list before your nonprofit's next event.
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Nine DO’s & DON’Ts of writing effective email subject lines

Email is an effective way to reach our constituents, but we need to get our emails opened: 9 subject line do's and don'ts from +Aerin Guy 
#emailmarketing  #nonprofit

http://nonprofitmarcommunity.com/writing-effective-email-subject-lines/
Since email is one of the main ways we connect with our stakeholders/donors/constituents writing effective email subject lines is job 1.
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Professional copywriter serving non-profits
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  • moflow
    Copywriter and communications consultant, 2008 - present
  • Canadian Diabetes Association
    National Senior Manager, Corporate Communications and Public Relations, 2001 - 2008
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Toronto
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I write marketing, PR and health content for nonprofit clients.
Introduction
I have been working as a nonprofit copywriter and communications consultant since I launched my business, moflow in 2008. 

In 2013, I launched the Nonprofit MarCommunity: a guide to nonprofit marketing communications.

My approach to developing communications is all about ‘flow’. My view is that the most important first step is really trying to understand those you are trying to reach and their needs - from there, the communications simply flow.
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Successfully self-employed since 2008 and loving it! Founded Nonprofit MarCommunity in April 2013 and excited to watch it grow!
Education
  • University of Waterloo Faculty of Applied Health Sciences
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