Mixed Links: Can’t Miss Goodies for Nonprofit Communicators

mixedlinksHere’s a tasty mix of links that I think you’ll find interesting or helpful as you build support for your good cause . . . Happy Friday!

The next edition of the Nonprofit Blog Carnival (founded by yours truly) is coming up and the theme is nonprofit technology. Here’s how to submit your blog post (deadline today!). I’ll send you the link when the Carnival is posted next week.

Have you voted on the topic for the free webinar I’m hosting on July 23? If not, please vote now. Registration will open on July 1. (Just opened registration for five new webinars yesterday with some great guest speakers – check them out!)

Nancy Schwartz has opened up nominations for the 2009 Tagline Awards. A strong tagline does double-duty, extending your organization’s name and mission, while delivering a focused, memorable and repeatable message to your base. Enter your tagline and Nancy will send you a free copy of the fully updated 2009 Nonprofit Tagline Report later this year. It’s the only complete guide to building your org’s brand in 8 words or less — filled with how-tos, don’t-dos and models. You can now follow Nancy’s tagline award news on Twitter at @orgtaglines.

Katya Andresen provides a nice summary of the report written by Beth Kanter and Allison Fine on the lessons learned about fundraising through social media from the Giving Challenge that the Case Foundation sponsored with Parade Magazine last year. I’m adding the full report to my reading pile.

Katya has also had some great posts lately on how nonprofits can tell better stories. Check out this and this.

The Cone Nonprofit Power Brand 100 is the first public ranking in the United States to value nonprofit organizations by more than financial standing alone. Which nonprofit brands top the list? YMCA, Salvation Army, and United Way are the top three.

New to the nonprofit tech world? Heather Carpenter has created a great all-in-one-place intro to the field (and challenged me to do the same for nonprofit marketing! I’m working on it.)

NTEN offers some tips for nonprofits on online communications that don’t suck.

Here’s how to add an email sign-up form to a Facebook page. Haven’t tried it yet, but sounds like a really good way to offer Facebook fans a more direct way to connect with you. Thanks to John Haydon for the tip. Speaking of Facebook, here are 4 reasons why Facebook might not be right for your organization from Jocelyn Harmon. Jocelyn is going to do a webinar for us in August on how to add personality to your marketing mix.

Enjoy your weekend!

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