Hope everyone had a good week. Let’s have some Mixed Links!
Today is the LAST DAY the 2013 DoGooder Video Awards will take submissions. The DoGooder Awards recognize the creative and effective use of video in promoting social good.
If you use Google Reader to organize the blogs you read the most, you probably know Google is killing the feature this summer. LifeHacker has some alternatives for you.
Nancy Schwartz is still conducting her super short survey on marketing methods. While it will probably be the shortest survey you’ll take, it will help us gain some insight into how you select your marketing activities.
MarketingProfs has an infographic on How to Get More Facebook Shares.
HubSpot has posted a presentation called 20 Critical Do’s and Don’ts for Clickable Calls-to-Action.
“How To” articles are popular features for blog posts and newsletters. ProBlogger has 7 Simple Steps to Writing Great “How To” Posts. Bonus links included in the article: 8 tips for crafting great blog titles and this post, which gives you 11 techniques for writing your opening lines.
Jeff Brooks is running a blog series called Fundraising Hell (a take-off on Dante’s Inferno). He just released Level 3: The Gluttonous this week. You can also check out Level 1: Virtuous Unbelievers and Level 2: The Lustful.
Next week I am presenting three webinars. Purchase an All-Access Pass to attend these three and all my other live webinars for the next three months. Or you can also register for the CharityHowTo webinars individually.
March 25: Writing Nonprofit Thank You Letters That Inspire Future Gifts at CharityHowTo.com
March 26: How to Create a Nonprofit Annual Report People Will Actually Read at CharityHowTo.com
March 27: How to Use Content Written by Other People: Curation Tips for Nonprofits
Registration has opened for our May 2013 session of Donor Newsletters That Raise More Money. This e-clinic, featuring direct mail expert Tom Ahern, includes over five hours of training and coaching – including direct feedback on your lead article, headline and deck. Space is limited to 24 nonprofits so sign up now.
Nancy Schwartz is presenting a free webinar on March 27th called 4 Steps to Relevant Messages.
The free webinar I was giving for Guidestar on April 3rd has filled up, but they have added another session of Taming Your Communications Calendar Six Months at a Time for April 4th. I’ll be doing a special edition of this same webinar just for our Pass Holders on April 9.
See you next week!