What is Crowdfunding and How Can It Work for My Nonprofit?
Apr03

What is Crowdfunding and How Can It Work for My Nonprofit?

In last week’s Mixed Links, we shared an infographic on  Cracking the Crowdfunding Code, but thought we might need to expand a little bit about what crowdfunding is before you jump into those statistics. Crowdfunding is pretty much what it sounds like – getting a large group of people to give you money for a project. You probably first heard about crowdfunding in relation to independent artists or small start-ups. But...

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How Are You Segmenting Your Email List?
Feb04

How Are You Segmenting Your Email List?

Coming up with a real strategy for how to segment your email list is one of the changes I recommend nonprofits make in 2014. I’m working with a favorite client this month on making some of those strategic decisions about how they can build out the records in their email list so they can segment in more meaningful ways given their programmatic goals. We are experimenting with our own list at Nonprofit Marketing Guide. And...

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Nonprofit Hashtags You Should Keep an Eye On
Aug08

Nonprofit Hashtags You Should Keep an Eye On

In yesterday’s post on registering a hashtag, we talked a little bit about how useful hashtags can be when trying to categorize your social media posts by topic. Here are some hashtags specific to the nonprofit field that you should add to your listening dashboard. Twitter Chats #nptalk - Weekly Wednesdays, 3:00 -4:00 pm EST. Learn more. #ynpchat – First Wednesday of the month, 4:00 -5:00 pm EST. For young nonprofit...

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Can I Register a Hashtag?
Aug07

Can I Register a Hashtag?

 Hashtags are a great way to organize your social media updates and to find others who are talking about the same things you are talking about. Hashtags are definitely here to stay, with Facebook recently adding the feature to their network, following Twitter and Instagram. Here’s a little hashtag #background: Adding a hashtag (#) before a keyword or phrase (no spaces between words in that phrase) turns that phrase into a link....

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Mixed Links for Nonprofit Marketers
May10

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Marketers

It’s finally starting to feel a little more like spring here in NC. Let’s celebrate with some Mixed Links! I’ve reopened the application process for our Nonprofit Marketing Guide Mentoring Program for communications directors and executive directors who do it all. The new six-month session begins July 1 and we have 10 slots open. We’ve already heard from some great candidates, so let us know if you are...

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Tech Tools Comm Directors Love #13NTC
Apr29

Tech Tools Comm Directors Love #13NTC

When we were at the 2013 Nonprofit Technology Conference a few weeks ago, we asked nonprofit marketers and communicators a series of three questions. One was, “What is the one tech tool you couldn’t do your job without?” Here is what we heard: “Google Apps runs my whole life. I can’t live without Google calendar and Asana.com for project management.” – Leili Khalessi, Communications Director at Red...

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