Mixed Links for Nonprofit Marketers and Fundraisers

Happy Friday everyone! Join me for some Mixed Links . . .

Constant Contact released results from their 2012 Nonprofit Pulse Survey. The survey findings are consistent with what we found in our own Nonprofit Communications Trends Report: nonprofits are concerned about finding and connecting with supporters, and are excited about the role of social media in helping them meet those challenges.

VolunteerMatch is hosting the #WhyIVolunteer Photo Contest. Volunteers submit (via Facebook and Pinterest) a photo of their volunteer work in action and one sentence explaining why they love volunteering. The submission that gets the most combined Likes and Repins will get the volunteer — and the nonprofit they serve — featured as one of the monthly spotlights on the VolunteerMatch homepage.

Where Does Fundraising Begin? You might be surprised by what The Agitator has to say.

Regular readers know I am always on the lookout for creative annual reports that people would actually take the time to look at. Katya Andresen found a great one. In fact, she says it’s The Best Darn Annual Report I’ve Seen This Year.

You’ll find a great tip from John Haydon on where to look for blog post ideas in How To Find Hidden Blog Posts In Your Emails.

You can find tips on how to use social media to get big donors in a guest post by Geri Stengel on Beth Kanter’s blog.

Wild Apricot has compiled some Refreshing Ideas for Donor Communications, including my post on how Charity: Water reported back to donors.

Last week I shared some links on photography. For more inspiration, Mashable has 10 nonprofits who are using Instagram with great results.

Nonprofit Training

Direct Mail for Small Nonprofits with Tom Ahern starts Tuesday. This will be our last session in 2012 so save yourself some stress and get that appeal letter done early AND the right way.

Registration continues for Donor Newsletters that Raise More Money, also with Tom Ahern. Tom can help your print newsletter raise more money.

Nonprofit Marketing Guide.com Webinars

For Pass Holders – August 15: So What and Who Cares Part I: How to Make Your Messaging More Meaningful and Memorable

FREE for Everyone – August 22: Help! My Logo Sucks! (featuring Julia Reich)

For Pass Holders – August 23: So What and Who Cares Part II: Messaging Makeovers

See the Full Webinar Schedule

Have a great weekend!

Author: Kristina Leroux, Community Engagement Manager

I am the Community Engagement Manager at Nonprofit Marketing Guide.com.

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