Trying to figure out what to do for Valentine’s Day? Or is V-Day not really your thing? Either way, you need to check out what Generosity Day is all about. Instead of forging V-Day connections with one person via chocolate, candlelight and a card, the people behind this project want to forge G-Day connections with as many people as possible – including complete strangers – by saying YES to every opportunity to be nice, help out, or delight with generosity. I’ll be doing this not only in my personal life, but professionally too — watch for a blog post on the 14th.
TechSoup Global has launched its 3rd Annual Digital Storytelling Challenge. During the one-month challenge, TechSoup Global will host a series of interactive events including Twitter Chats, live webinars, and trainings designed to help nonprofits produce a one-minute video or five-picture Flickr slideshow that tells the story of its organization. Get in on this great training!
The DoGooder Nonprofit Video Awards program is now taking submissions for its annual video contest. The awards are completely free to enter and open to any eligible nonprofit organization in the U.S., U.K, Canada and Australia. There are categories for different size organizations and submissions are open until February 29th.
The Nonprofit Blog Carnival is taking submissions for the February edition. Marc Pitman will be hosting and wants to know “How Do Your Take Care of Yourself?” Write your blog post and submit it to Marc by February 27th. January’s edition of the carnival is up on Nancy Schwartz’s blog. Last month’s theme was You Can Make Dreams Come True.
I recently published a post for NTEN called “Keeping Them Coming Back for More: Your Communications Arcs.” Learn how to structure your communications to keep your supporters interested and tuned in.
If you are interested in learning more about Google+, check out Nonprofit Toolbox: Google+
For more on nonprofit communications, marketing and fundraising, check out our webinar training schedule.
FREE – February 16: Helping Your Staff and Board Become Great Nonprofit Marketers
For Pass Holders – February 23: Building Your Credibility as an Expert
For Pass Holders – February 29: Messaging Q and A with Nancy Schwartz
For Pass Holders – March 7: Creating Awesome Content: Ideas for Nonprofit Writers
FREE – March 20: Making the Ask: How to Ask So People Give, Volunteer and More
See you next week!