Krysten Alberg

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Are you sure you want to send out that newsletter?

The second Tuesday of the month rolls around, and like clockwork, nonprofits across the country hit Publish on their monthly enewsletter. For better or for worse, because this is simply how it’s done – the second Tuesday of every month, they hit Publish. What if, just this once, you didn’t hit Publish? This month, I… Read More

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Why should I bother with technology training?

It can be easy to justify not scheduling time to sit through technology training. You have logged in before, and it seems intuitive enough, right? Why bother sitting through a potentially dull training when you can teach yourself how to use the tool? Technology training builds capacity Untrained staff members may waste time looking for… Read More

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Your nonprofit’s Twitter practices are bumming me out

When it comes to social media, nobody is perfect. Trends change frequently, and for social media marketers it’s impossible to keep up with all those changes without experiencing social media burnout. This can be a particular challenge for nonprofits with limited resources and only one or two people making up the whole marketing department. While… Read More

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9 tips for getting the most out of your next conference

Across sectors and in nearly every field, conferences are a big deal. Once a year, hundreds or thousands of professionals will gather to make connections, participate in workshops, and get inspired to do better work and make a bigger impact in their profession. Conferences are an opportunity to meet your peers in person, learn from… Read More

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No Train, No Gain

Lesson learned At one time in my life, I worked at a nonprofit business reference library. We – or, the librarians, at least – provided patrons with access to computerized databases full of information for market research, finding startup funding, and more. Since I wasn’t a librarian, nobody seemed to think it was important for… Read More