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Karen Nilsen

Hi I’m Karen. I want to share with you the tactics I’ve used to build digital power and engage a supporter base of millions. Are you ready? Let’s get started!

The TWO Objectives You Need to Meet in Every Email

Every time you email your supporter, you’re doing much more than delivering a message. You’re cultivating a relationship. If your organization relies on—or hopes to rely on—a digital audience to sustain its work,...

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Every time you email your supporter, you’re doing much more than delivering a message. You’re cultivating a relationship. If...

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Engage Your Reader’s Emotional Brain

Inboxes aren’t often exciting places. Neither are the majority of web pages, if we’re honest. This can work to your advantage. Your content will stand out when you can reach your supporter’s emotional brain. This is...

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Inboxes aren’t often exciting places. Neither are the majority of web pages, if we’re honest. This can work to your advantage. Your...

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Articulate Your ‘Theory of Change’

You might know definitively that your call-to-action (CTA) is the single-most strategic thing your supporters can do today to help your cause. But don’t expect anyone to take your word for it. Make the effort to...

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You might know definitively that your call-to-action (CTA) is the single-most strategic thing your supporters can do today to help your cause...

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6 Ways to Make Headlines Click-Worthy (Not Click-Baity)

On the surface, it looks like the purpose of a headline is to introduce the content of a webpage. But of course—you know that’s not it at all! Your headline’s strategic function is to gain buy-in...

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On the surface, it looks like the purpose of a headline is to introduce the content of a webpage. But of course—you...

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Top 10 Ways to Turbocharge Your Digital Comms

Let’s be honest, this stuff is hard. Never in human history has there been a communication medium more competitive than the Internet. Never has our collective attention span been more fleeting. As much as...

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Let’s be honest, this stuff is hard. Never in human history has there been a communication medium more competitive than the Internet...

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Here’s Why You Should Be a Rule Breaker

Technology moves at light-speed. Every day, smart people are pushing the boundaries of digital design, user experience, and communication. If we hope to change the world, that needs to include us. Learn to...

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Technology moves at light-speed. Every day, smart people are pushing the boundaries of digital design, user experience, and communication. If we hope...

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