NJ 11th for Change is a grassroots coalition whose activism pushed the chairman of the House Appropriations Committee to not seek re-election despite winning the 2016 election by 19 points and having held the office for 23 years. This piece of advice is proved by the organization’s co-Executive Director, Elizabeth Juviler.
As you blog for your group, you’re trying to keep your members engaged. Yet you also have limited time. Using pre-existing formats can help you blog faster since so you don’t have to start with horror of a blank page.
These 9 types of blog posts below can serve a variety of topics and causes. The steps to their creation, as well as examples from some of the best nonprofit blogs, are included in the slideshow.
You’ve been asked to write the blog for your group, but don’t know how to start. Here are the basics:
Focus on Mission: Keeping your content focused specifically on your organization’s cause and mission.
Post Length of 200-750 Words: Short posts are more likely to be read and (because they require less work) more likely to be written. The ideal length is 500 words.
Highlight Key Ideas: Some people won’t have time to read the whole post. If you put a few of the post’s key ideas in boldface, they will still get the main idea.
Tell Stories About Real People: This type of post can be created at any time, is conceptually easy to create, and will be accessible to any visitor to the site. To ensure that informed consent is given, every person who is the subject of a story on the blog should sign a release form, ideally using a Google Form (the form is the text, they write their name in a text box and click submit).