We’re starting the second half of 2015 with a BANG! It’s #NPCommPix time with a brand new partner!

We are so pleased to be partnering with the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network to promote and participate in the photo-a-day challenge this month. YNPN is an outstanding resource for young people to get professional development and networking in their area. With 45+ YNPN chapters across the country, you can connect to “your people” in most major cities!

Okay, back to the photo-a-day challenge. This is our FOURTH challenge and you’ve already contributed more than 3,100 photos to the Instagram hashtag – WOW!!! If you need inspiration, checkout past month participants on our Tumblr blog or check out our profiles of past #NPCommPix All-Stars.

This challenge is for nonprofit folks who touch communications in some way – be it full-time, part-time, REALLY part-time or volunteer-time. We want to see your world. It can be from your personal account or from your organization’s account. It doesn’t matter, just snap away.

Kivi of the Nonprofit Marketing Guide and the BC/DC Ideas crew love to see how nonprofit professionals make it happen every day. How you bring your mission to life through the people, technology and tools you interact with every day.

Who wants to share?

Join us for #NPCommPix!

Below is the list of challenges for each day. Please share this image on your own Instagram, Twitter, blogs and any other social media.


We’ll be posting the photo prompt on @BCDCIdeas, @KiviLM & @YNPNNational each day to keep you inspired (and so you can remember – we’re all crazy busy and it’s easy to forget).

We’ll start snapping on July 1 and keep going through July 31.

To participate

1. Share the image below on your Instagram feed. Get your colleagues playing – feel free to share it on FB to your page, and on Pinterest or Twitter, too! More the merrier!!


2. Follow @BCDCIdeas + @KiviLM@YNPNNational on Instagram. We’ll be posting each day’s prompt to the feed to remind you to take your photo!

3. Post your response to each day’s prompt on your Instagram feed.

4. Make SURE to tag every challenge image #NPCommPix  We’ll be reposting our favorites throughout the month.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I participate? Super easy. Look at the prompt for the day. If it’s the 5th day of the month, look at prompt 5. Take a picture that is somehow related to the prompt. It can be literal or not. We love metaphors and funny interpretations too! Whatever comes to mind for you is the right picture to take.

Post it to your favorite social media networks with the hashtag #npcommpix. That’s it!

Of course, we also recommend that you use the hashtag to see what others are posting too, and to like/favorite/comment the ones you like best, but that’s entirely up to you.

Do I need to sign up? Nope. Just start using the hashtag #npcommpix when you post your photo to Instagram or Twitter or any other place you are playing.

Where do I post? We recommend Instagram and Twitter, but you can play anywhere. If you spend a lot of time on Pinterest or Flickr or your own blog, post there too. You can also post to the Nonprofit Marketing Guide Facebook page if you want: fb.com/nonprofitmarketingguide. Just be sure to use the hashtag #npcommpix wherever you post.

What if I miss some days? Play when you can! This is supposed to be fun, not a burden. Catch up if you want, or just skip the days you missed. Entirely up to you.

What do you mean by . . . .? Nice try, but we aren’t going to interpret the prompts for you! Photograph whatever comes to mind or whatever seems right at the time.

Who is behind this? Kivi Leroux Miller of NonprofitMarketingGuide.com and Dawn Crawford of BC/DC Ideas.

Why are you doing this? We love our jobs, and want nonprofit communicators to love their jobs too. That means finding the fun in the work, and we hope this challenge is a quick, easy way to do that.

Are you going to do it again next month? We host quarterly photo-a-day challenges.

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