Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

Enjoy this week’s edition of Mixed Links!

It’s time for the 2012 Nonprofit Tagline Awards (The Taggies) again! I will be judging the contest again this year and encourage you to submit your entry to Nancy Schwartz. It’s free and fast and all entrants will be invited to a free webinar (Aha! Messages: 4 Ways to Test Message Relevance) and receive access to the fully-updated Nonprofit Tagline Report— the only complete guide to building an organization’s brand in eight words or less—and Database. Awards are open for entries through July 25.

The June edition of the Nonprofit Blog Carnival is up! Britt Bravo has prepared a colorful spread of juicy tips about using Pinterest in your nonprofit social media mix. Get your tips now at Nonprofits and Pinterest.

July’s Nonprofit Blog Carnival will have an Olympics theme with  Craig Linton, the Fundraising Detective, hosting from London. In ‘Swifter, higher, stronger’ – what’s your Olympic gold medal moment?, Craig says, “I’d love to hear your memories of the Olympics and how it has made you a better leader/fundraiser/marketer…” Send your submissions today.

Online Marketing

The Supreme Court ruling on President Obama’s healthcare bill was big news earlier this week. But, as many mainstream news outlets found out, not every news story is suited for Twitter’s rapid fire updates as Mashable tells us in Bewilderment Reigns on Twitter as Healthcare Ruling Drops.

Shelly Kramer at Marketing Profs has some helpful search tips in Forget Google, Use Twitter Search Instead.

You can find some interesting stats on social media metrics, including when to post, in Dan Zarella’s post How to Get More Likes, Comments and Shares on Facebook.

Network for Good is sharing 10 Things Your Nonprofit Home Page Must Have.

Do Old Wives’ Email Marketing Tales Hold True? This post by Vertical Response busts 5 myths of email marketing.

Nonprofit Marketing Training

We are taking registrations for our August session of  Direct Mail for Small Nonprofits with Tom Ahern.

We just opened registration on a new e-clinic Donor Newsletters that Raise More Money, also with Tom Ahern.

Nonprofit Marketing Guide.com Webinars

For Pass Holders – July 19: Writing Thank You Notes That Inspire Future Gifts

For Pass Holders – July 25: Integrating Your Direct Mail, Email, and Social Media Fundraising 

See the Full Webinar Schedule

Keep cool this weekend everyone!