Posts Tagged: Marketing and Communications

Twitter Tips and Tricks

We recently shared some social media tips in our blog “Getting Started on Twitter”. In this blog, we will offer some additional information for those of you who are new to Twitter! What does following mean? When you follow someone you are subscribing to their tweets. Some users have private accounts and you will have…

Strengthen Your Brand, Strengthen Your Work

With about 25,000 nonprofits in Alberta alone, there is plenty we can all learn from one another. From our triumphs to our tribulations, we can all learn a thing or two from other nonprofits to apply to our own work in the sector. Jennifer Esler, the previous Communications Manager at Volunteer Alberta, has been working…

Getting Started on Twitter

Twitter can be overwhelming. With the constant, 24/7 updates, the infinite hashtags, the ever-changing trending topics, and the millions of users, you might feel lost trying to get a handle on Twitter. Even that last sentence might make you feel overwhelmed! However, Twitter can help nonprofits spread their visions and values to others easily. With…

What does Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation mean for your nonprofit?

Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) is coming into full force July 1, 2017 after a transition period of three years. The law prohibits sending commercial emails to Canadians without their consent. Here are some considerations to help ensure your organization is following this legislation: We are a nonprofit! Our emails aren’t “commercial” are they?  Your emails…

From the Vault: 4 steps to telling our untold, yet remarkable, stories

Originally posted August 4, 2015. In the nonprofit sector we put our energy into making the world a better place. Our impact spans the horizon of life; from addressing health, cultural, and societal challenges to creating excitement, entertainment, and activities that bring us all together in community. We are doing big, important work that impacts…

Guest Blog: How to get to WOW – Exploring the Volunteer Alberta identity

Guest Post from The Met Agency    The 86-year-old design legend Milton Glaser, creator of the identity below, once said, “There are three responses to a piece of design – yes, no, and WOW! Wow is the one to aim for.” The big question is, how do you get to wow? When The Met Agency…

Rebranding: Hard work. Big results.

Guest Post from The Met Agency  The Met Agency Advertising and Design Studio has had the opportunity to work with some pretty remarkable people in equally remarkable companies. From helping launch the Jiffy Lube oil change chain in Canada to helping redefine human service organizations like Terra Centre or Compass Centre for Sexual Wellness, each…

4 steps to telling our untold, yet remarkable, stories.

In the nonprofit sector we put our energy into making the world a better place. Our impact spans the horizon of life; from addressing health, cultural, and societal challenges to creating excitement, entertainment, and activities that bring us all together in community. We are doing big, important work that impacts the lives of the people…

Part I: Charity Village’s ‘20 Questions’ for the Nonprofit Sector

For their 20th anniversary, Charity Village has asked the nonprofit sector to share our collective wisdom through answering some of their ‘20 questions’. We love the idea, and decided to enlist some of our staff to help add to the growing wealth of answers! Check back later this week for more. Visit Charity Village’s website…

Our Rebrand Journey

There are many journeys in life, but none quite like a rebrand journey. Over the last four years Volunteer Alberta, our staff and board have been on the long and winding rebrand-road with our 25 year-old organization. Typically a rebrand adventure like ours can take between 3-5 years from start to finish. And there are…