Good writing skills are essential for virtually every nonprofit job.
Whether you draft appeals, grant proposals, annual reports, Twitter posts, or internal memos, you need to write clearly and persuasively to advance your organization's cause (and to progress along the career ladder.)
Below is the transcript of a live online discussion with two experts who specialize in helping people who work at nonprofits hone their writing skills.
Joseph Barbato, president of a communications consultancy that bears his name, has been managing editorial projects for colleges, hospitals, and large nonprofit organizations since 1979. His books include Writing for a Good Cause: The Complete Guide to Crafting Proposals and Other Persuasive Pieces for Nonprofits.
Kerri Karvetski is a marketer, copywriter, consultant, and social-media trainer who works with nonprofits like Amnesty International USA, Natural Resources Defense Council, Teaching the Hudson Valley, and others. She owns the consultancy Company K Media and blogs about online tools and strategy for people who handle nonprofit communications.