Mixed Links for Nonprofit Marketers

Good stuff on the webHappy Friday! Let’s have some Mixed Links…

Weigh the pros and cons of different events types with Getting Started With Independent Fundraising Events.

Jeff Brooks says you can’t blame the economy for faltering fundraising anymore.

And if you have been making excuses for your poor fundraising, Marc Pitman has some ideas on raising money instead of making excuses.

Earlier this month, I posted Blackbaud’s new study and infographic on generational giving. Frank Barry of Blackbaud has the Top 5 Fundraising Ideas from The Next Generation of American Giving [+Slides].

Amanda Marcucci of Impact DC shares some Great Donor Letter Opening Lines.

Are you rocking your online presence? Allyson Kaplin has some tips for you if not.

John Haydon shares the latest changes on Facebook promotion guidelines.

In other social media news, this man was so upset with an airline, he purchased a promoted tweet to spread the word. Got us thinking . . . how could your supporters use promoted tweets to get the word out for you? Or call out your adversaries in advocacy debates?

Want to get on the data bandwagon? NTEN shares a Case Study on How NOT to Design a Data Driven Experiment.

Now that you know what not to do, Beth Kanter has Top Ten Chart Secrets from A Nonprofit Data Nerd.

Nonprofit Training

September 10 and 24: Email Newsletters: What Works for Nonprofits and What Doesn’t

September 19: Feedback and Fine-Tuning Session: Facebook 

See you next week  . . . maybe in person? I’ll be at the Texas Nonprofit Summit later in the week. Let me know if you’ll be there too!

  • Steve Lanning

    Hi, Kivi,
    I was on my new nonprofit friend’s About. com column, saw your name and had to write.
    Over the last 40 years I’ve been on the other side of the desk as a vendor, but since I sold my National Association of Business Coaches (still seller’s remorse there!), I started a ‘ministry’ 501(c)(3) with a large ‘advertised on TV help you form your nonprofit.’ Worst mistake I think I’ve made over the last 41 years in business!

    I did finally find ‘the’ nonprofit formation resource but it was too late for me. I wrote a report about my experience so that others wouldn’t have to follow in my footsteps. Do you know anyone in the nonprofit world who would be willing to read it (about 15 minutes) and tell me if it is helpful?

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