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Ten Signs Your Nonprofit Writing Might Stink | Nonprofit Marketing Guide

By Kivi Leroux Miller, NonProfit Marketing Guide.Com

Your nonprofit does amazing work everyday. Unfortunately, you sometimes get so wrapped up in your work that you forget how to talk about it in ways that everyone else can understand! Sound familiar?

Here are 10 signs that your writing may have tipped over to the dark side. During Nonprofit Writing Stinks! Bring Your Writing Back to Life on August 9, I’ll show you how to bring it back into the warm, happy light.

1. You are cutting and pasting grant application text into your newsletters. This means you are probably using lots of lingo and jargon that people who work in your field get, but the rest of us won’t.

2. You can play Nonprofit Buzzword Bingo with yourself. If you can score a Bingo (or close) by using the words in your newsletter article or on one page of your website, editing that text should shoot to the top of your to-do list.

3. You find yourself skimming your own writing. If you don’t have the patience to actually read what you wrote, what makes you think the rest of us will?

Ten Signs Your Nonprofit Writing Might Stink | Nonprofit Marketing Guide

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