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Church Giving: Feeling Guilty About The Offering Plate

27 Sep , 2016  

I was at a church this past Sunday where they actually did not pass the offering plate during the service. They had a small bucket of the front of the church. If you wanted to bring your tithe and offering you need to go up to the front at some point. I believe the pastor […]

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Why You’ll 💕 Emoji ✉️ Subject Lines

26 Sep , 2016  

If I told you I have a tactic that could increase your email open rates by up to 45%, would you be willing to test it out? Yup, Experian reports that Emoji’s in email subject lines can lift open rates significantly. Others reporting 56% or even 65%. Wowzers. There is a lot to consider like […]

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5 Podcasts I Have Been Devouring Without Abandon

25 Sep , 2016  

Podcasts used to be a nerdy thing. But times have completely changed. It started with TiVo and completed the journey with Netflix. We are now a time-shifted on-demand nation. Despite the fact the more and more people are telecommuting and not sitting in cars on their way to work, podcasts have survived and now finally […]

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Forget Photoshop. Get the Canva For Work Version Free for Your Nonprofit or Church.

23 Sep , 2016   Video

It used to be that nonprofit and church communicators used to drool over professional graphic design software like PhotoShop or Illustrator because it was so expensive. But with Web 2.0 and beyond, everything is going to the cloud. SAAS is your best friend (Software As A Service).  Photoshop is now included in a web-based subscription […]

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How to Use Social Media to Connect with Speakers at #THATCC

13 Sep , 2016  

Everyone uses social media, but when you go to conference, how do you use it for networking? Forming relationships. Meeting new people. How do you make the most effective use of your time there? For most people, starting relationships with speakers at a conference or event you are attending are usually something reserved for the VIP […]

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I Bet THIS Is What You Are Doing Wrong With Your Website

9 Sep , 2016  

There seems to be one consistent mistake that website owners, whether they are individuals with personal blogs or organizations with a content-rich site all share in common. When people first reach out to me for advice on how to get more out of their website investment, they tend to have blinders on and get focused on one […]

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Real Life Case Study: SnapChat Custom GeoFilter For Churches

29 Aug , 2016  

I had a chance to connect with Alex Ehly, the Middle School Pastor at Christ Community Church (www.cccomaha.org). And who better to talk shop about church communications and SnapChat than with a Middle School ministry Pastor!   There are some really compelling reasons for a church to consider SnapChat. Alex’s church has been using on […]

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HOW TO GET BLUE APRON FOR FREE (no trials, coupons, etc)

25 Aug , 2016  

So today the big brown truck came and dropped off a box at our front door. It was our first order from the easy meals prepped service called Blue Apron.We’ve tried a competitor service in the past —Plated. It was fun assembling the meal with the easy photo recipe instructions. But in the end the […]

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Where Do You Find Evergreen Content To Share On Social Media?

22 Aug , 2016  

One of the best ways to imagine Twitter is to think of a stream of content going by. Everyone is contributing to it. And you want your “lane” in Twitter stream to be consistently filled with fun, relevant, valuable content. And when I teach teams about building an editorial content calendar, I say you need […]

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Accelerating the Speed of Your Ideas Spreading

16 Aug , 2016  

   Today we have a guest post from my good friend DJ Chuang. One of the few digitally native true ideators out there today. DJ is on a journey writing a new book and I asked him to share a little about the process he’s using to write and produce the book. Yes, I’m starting […]

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