#MixedLinks for Nonprofit Communicators
Jan23

#MixedLinks for Nonprofit Communicators

Hope you had a great week! Let’s dive right into some Mixed Links… The week started off with a bit of a brouhaha (love that word!) between fundraisers and marketers. Luckily, cooler heads prevailed and now everyone is happy – for the most part. If there is still animosity between your fundraising staff and your marketing staff, read Nancy Schwartz’s 4 Steps to a Powerful Marketing-Fundraising Partnership—Better...

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Consultants and Freelancers – Get More Nonprofit Clients
Jan22

Consultants and Freelancers – Get More Nonprofit Clients

I love working for nonprofit clients. It’s the sweet life. And I want other consultants and freelancers to be able to make it work as a career choice too, because I believe nonprofits are better served by people who are fully dedicated to the sector’s success. So, one of my side projects from Nonprofit Marketing Guide is a blog and coaching program to do that just: help other consultants and freelancers get nonprofit...

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REPORT: Facebook Levels Off While Instagram Rises
Jan21

REPORT: Facebook Levels Off While Instagram Rises

Image source: https://flic.kr/p/7CdtRG (Reading this on email? Be sure to click over to the post to see the graphics.) Nonprofits, it’s time to see other people (besides those on Facebook). According to the latest research from Pew Research Center, more Americans are branching out from Facebook to try second and third social networks. Instagram in particular jumped 16% percent in the 18-29 age bracket, and 9 percent overall...

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Marketing is Killing Fundraising. Seriously???
Jan20

Marketing is Killing Fundraising. Seriously???

  Some fundraising bloggers/consultants have discovered a terrifying new boogeyman – the work of nonprofit marketing directors! Hurry, get the pitchforks and the lighter fluid. We got us some branding hocus pocus witches to burn! Oh, haven’t you heard the hysteria? Yep, nonprofit marketing and branding are apparently killing fundraising. Killing it, they say! “Marketing takes your organization the WRONG WAY.”...

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How Was Your Day, Dear?
Jan19

How Was Your Day, Dear?

We started our Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator series back in 2013. It’s been a great success and has allowed us to get a glimpse into the everyday, nitty-gritty things you have to do for your job as a nonprofit communicator. It’s a popular series, but one we can’t continue without your help! We need to hear from more of you, out in the field, doing your thing. Share your day with us by filling out the...

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#MixedLinks for Nonprofit Marketers and Fundraisers
Jan16

#MixedLinks for Nonprofit Marketers and Fundraisers

Happy Friday, everyone! Let’s cap off this chilly week with some Mixed Links (and maybe a little dancing)… New survey results from Pew Research show that while Facebook is still the top dog among social networks, its growth has slowed especially compared to Pinterest, Instagram, and Twitter. The Fundraising Effectiveness Project (FEP) has released its findings in inforgraphic form from their latest survey. It seems donor...

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