Mixed Links for Nonprofit Marketers and Fundraisers

Happy Friday, everyone! Time for Mixed Links.

Surveys

We’re helping NTEN.org conduct research about nonprofit technology budgets and practices. There will be a free report for nonprofits with key benchmarks to help you with budget planning and grant proposals, but first we need YOUR help by participating in the survey. And there’s even a chance to win a $500 Amazon gift card for those who complete it before December 21st. Take the survey now.

We also need more nonprofits to take the 2013 Nonprofit Communications Trends survey. Please take the survey and then forward this link to your nonprofit colleagues: www.kivilm.com/2013 Those who take the survey will be the first to receive the 2013 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report. You can also register for a free webinar on December 12th that will preview the results of the survey before the full report is released in January.

Online Marketing and Fundraising

Creating a blog based on the stories and experiences of your volunteers is a great way to spread the passion of your volunteers to others. How to Build a Volunteer Blog with Form and Function can help you figure out if this type of blog is right for you and what to do to get started.

John Haydon has Six Simple Tactics To Improve Your Facebook Fan Engagement.

Ezra Billinkoff and Alli Bailey of M+R Research Labs share 8 Tips on Facebook Images for a Cause. (For my more conservative readers, all of their examples are politically charged, but you should still learn from the how-tos.)

Recent research also shows that photos can be more persuasive. Katya Andresen writes how you can use photos to help make your point.

The Agitator explains some best practices for fundraising in the wake of a disaster.

Wild Apricot shares some Fresh Ideas for Fundraising Events.

Nonprofit Training

Our training partner CharityHowTo.com has some free webinars coming up you may want to attend. I’ll be presenting How To Report Back To Donors: From Newsletters to Annual Reports on November 19th.

NonprofitMarketingGuide.com Webinars:

For Pass Holders Only – November 14: Not Your Grandma’s Pie Chart: Infographics & Data Visualization for Nonprofits

FREE for all – November 15: Improve Your Small-Places Writing: How to Compose Better Subject Lines, Tweets, Headlines, and Other Microcontent

Talk to you next week!

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