The Nonprofit MarCommunity blog is five years old this month!

When I first envisioned this blog, I wanted to create a platform where nonprofit communicators could share their experiences and knowledge with each other. I had dabbled with live events, which were successful, but so much work and accessible to fewer people. I started a LinkedIn group which was fairly active at the time, but not quite what I was trying to do. So I landed on the idea of a multi-author blog.

Five years later, I’m proud of the solid library of content we’ve created, thanks to the generous community of guest bloggers who have stepped forward (please see the full author list below). The blog has grown into what I had hoped for: a comprehensive how-to guide, covering many aspects of nonprofit communications.

The Nonprofit MarCommunity blog has also been a tremendous amount of work. I started the blog with a two-year-old napping in the next room and as a part-time project on the side of my copywriting and communications consultancy (which it still is, but the kid is now in Grade 1). So five years in, I’d love to know: has it been worth the effort?

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If the Nonprofit MarCommunity blog has helped you, would you share how?

I would love to know if this blog has supported you in your work? Whether you’ve been reading or following for five years or if you’ve discovered the blog in recent weeks or months:

  • If any post we’ve published has helped you in some way, would you tell us about it? Please be specific if you can (about the post or author), so we can show our contributors some appreciation.
  • For our contributors, has publishing on this platform helped you? How?
  • If you work at a funding or capacity-building organization, do you share the content with the nonprofits and charities you support?
  • If you attended #NPMC chats (currently on a break), how did they help?

Please share your answers to any of these questions the blog post comments below.

Thank you in advance for helping to celebrate this milestone!

Nonprofit MarCommunity authors 2013-2018: thank you!

To every contributor over the last five years: this blog is only possible because you were willing to step forward to help your peers. From those who were able to contribute once, to our most frequent contributor (thirteen posts!), I want to express my sincere thanks for your contributions!

Adriane BeaudryJanice PowerMeg Shannon
Aerin GuyJason RobbinsMike Mella
Alexandra AxelJason ShimNathalie Noël
Amber FrenchJoe WatersNicholas Buccheri
Amy SeptJoyce HsuNick Rojas
Andrea BrodyJulia HowellNicole Healing
Andy DuchowJulia ReichRebecca Reyes
Angela de BurgerJulia Rim ShepardRhiannon Wapling
Ben LosmanKatherine MoffatRoiAnn Phillips
Bianca FreedmanKatie OstlerSarah Anderson
Bill SkowronskiKelly RemboldSarah Gilman
Carolyn JackKerri KarvetskiSeneca Garber
Christina HasleyKirsty BodenSheri Chaney Jones
Clare McDowallKristen GramignaSherry Calder
DeQuendre Neeley-BertrandLaura WertkinSpencer Brooks
Donnie R. MillsLauren GirardinSue Derby
Drew BernardLinda AlbertsSuzanne Hallsworth
Farah NgMaja BegovicThadshiga Jayaseelan
Genie GrattoMarco CampanaTodd Turner
Heather CosentinoMark HallmanVanessa Chase
James HoweMarkus Stadelmann-ElderWhitney Binns
Janet McCauslandMarnie GronaYesenia Sotelo
Janice Babineau
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Marlene Oliveira

Marlene Oliveira

Communications advisor and copywriter at moflow
Marlene Oliveira is communications consultant and copywriter at moflow and founder of the Nonprofit MarCommunity blog. Having worked in the nonprofit sector since 1999, Marlene specializes in working with capacity building and grant-making organizations, advising on communications strategy, and writing stories and other content.
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