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Blogging Your Nonprofit Career

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This PowerPoint illustrates my presentation during WordPress Day 2015 at the Austin Convention Center, March 3, 2015 (an official "precon" event associated with the Nonprofit Technology Conference).

To reach an article on my blog about how I began to blog (with many helpful links at the conclusion), see: http://carolynmappleton.com/home-2/posts/blogging/.

Thank you for visiting. My new email: carolynmappleton@gmail.com.

For more about WordPress Day, see the website: http://15ntcwpday.nten.org/speakers/.

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Blogging Your Nonprofit Career

  1. 1. BLOGGINGYOUR NONPROFIT CAREER ON WORDPRESS C A R O LY N M . A P P L E T O N , C F R E W O R D P R E S S D AY 2 0 1 5 A U S T I N C O N V E N T I O N C E N T E R
  2. 2. 2010 Nonprofit Technology Conference CNN Center, Atlanta - Andrew Sullivan of The Atlantic with Holly Ross -
  3. 3. Carolyn’s Nonprofit Blog GlobalVisitation: More than 200 nations (3 years)
  4. 4. StakeYour Claim
  5. 5. “Beginnings are the hardest part. Getting started, going from nothing to something, can be difficult, and it is no small feat.” J.D. Rucker, Sochable
  6. 6. Hater “Hating, the result of being a hater, is not exactly jealousy. The hater doesn’t really want to be the person he or she hates, rather the hater wants to knock someone else down a notch.” Urban Dictionary
  7. 7. “You can’t copy anybody and end with anything. If you copy, it means you’re working without any real feeling.” Billie Holiday
  8. 8. Your Blog isYour Legacy  Tell stories with accuracy  Choose appropriate stories and leave others to memory  Handle storytelling gracefully  Give credit where credit is due  Polish before publishing, then again later, as needed  But don’t be afraid to tell the truth The truth from your point of view is what is interesting to your audience.
  9. 9. “Progressive Hacking”
  10. 10. Current “Look”: The WilsonTheme
  11. 11. Carolyn’s Nonprofit Blog Stats
  12. 12. “Think of your content as a single light in a dark forest … If you can get more people to turn on identical lights, the cumulative brightness will increase, and you'll be able to attract more people from greater distances.” Jayson DeMers, Search Engine Watch (August, 2014)
  13. 13. Time for Questions!
  14. 14. Thank you! Carolyn M. Appleton, CFRE Carolyn’s Nonprofit Blog: carolynmappleton.com 512-954-4477 carolyn.appleton@att.net
  15. 15. Thanks to Fotolia, Google Search, Microsoft Office, Sonic Editions and more for the photographs used in this PowerPoint presentation. Thanks to NTEN and WordPress for making Carolyn’s Nonprofit Blog possible. Find this presentation on SlideShare: slideshare.net/Cappleton All rights reserved.

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