This is what I call Mixed Links – an occasional tasty cocktail of great links for nonprofit communicators.
September 29: Fear v. Hope: Using Emotions in Your Nonprofit Communications
Join me for this writing workshop via webinar, where we’ll explore how to make your writing more powerful by using emotions, both positive and negative.
October 8: Who’s Talking About You and What Are They Saying? Listening to Online Conversations
Learn how to listen to online conversations about your organization and the issues you care about using free and affordable tools. Great for market research, finding new supporters, developing your expertise and more.
The weekly webinar series schedule for the rest of the year is almost complete and I’ll be opening registration for webinars in October – December later this week.
Nancy Schwartz of Getting Attention has culled down 1,700 nonprofit taglines to the 60 best of the year and now she needs you to vote on the very best. She asks you to rank them as good, better, and excellent. Take a minute after you go through the list to see if you can spot trends in your own rankings. I certainly did when I tried it. I seemed to like best the ones that either emphasized both the “how” and the “why” and those that were clever while still clear and meaningful.
Nonprofit Blog Carnival
Nancy is also hosting the next edition of the Nonprofit Blog Carnival and she wants to know what tops your to-do list for the last quarter of the year. Write a blog post about it and share it with Nancy by September 25, and maybe you’ll see yourself in the Carnival.
Missed today’s webinar on 10 Ways to Engage Your Facebook Fans? No worries. Get the All-Access Pass and you can watch the recording and download the handouts starting tomorrow (and of course, you can attend the next 12 weeks of webinars too!)
Last week I presented “Your Best Email Campaign Ever: 4 Steps to a Winning Strategy This Fall” as a Nonprofit 911 teleseminar. You can now get my quick outline, a full transcript, and the mp3 recording.
The Case Foundation is providing all kinds of training and resources on using social media as part of their Gear Up for Giving campaign, in anticipation of another America’s Giving Challenge.
Jeff Brooks offers some thoughts on What the Web Changes About Fundraising.
VolunteerMatch now has a widget that you can put on your website, blog, etc. that will allow people to search for volunteer opportunities right from your site.
Some Food for Thought
Sasha Dichter asks, Too Much Nonprofit Marketing?