Kivi Leroux Miller



I’ve created a life filled with work I love. My clients are all nonprofits who are changing the world for the better, and I get to help them. I also get to be my own boss, manage my own time, work from home, and support my family.

It really is the sweet life!  I’d like to help you lead the sweet life too, by getting more nonprofit clients of your own. 



Doing Your Big Picture Communications Timeline

Kristina and I spent most of the Saturday before last working on our Big Picture Communications Timeline for 2016. This is the exercise that I highly recommend nonprofits do before attempting an editorial calendar, and the same goes for consultants too! The steps are just a bit different. For nonprofits, it starts with events and milestones both within and outside of their control, then calls to action, core topics, and story arcs. I devoted the entirety of Chapter 7 in Content Marketing for Nonprofits (Amazon) to the Big Picture Communications Timeline. But doing it for our own company was a bit different. We let our thought leadership goals and training/mentoring programs drive the schedule. We were also explicit about both the content marketing schedule and the advertising schedules, which we had never really sketched out in this much detail before (which is why we felt like we were often working on too many different things at once this year!). Here’s how we tackled it . . Core Topics. I had already decided to do a series of four programs we are calling Marketing Accelerators, one per quarter, and to use those topics as guiding themes for each quarter. So we marked those out on the calendar, including when registration opened (and thus marketing began) as well as when we would be delivering the program. Email List Building and Free Content. Next we mapped out some email list building campaigns and delivery of free content, like free webinars, leading into those Accelerators. Pass Holder Only Benefits. Next we looked at what else we wanted to deliver in the form of training and resources to...