Nonprofit Blog Carnival: Sharing Progress and Communicating Accomplishments
Aug31

Nonprofit Blog Carnival: Sharing Progress and Communicating Accomplishments

Welcome to the August edition of the Nonprofit Blog Carnival! We’re glad you’re here. Our topic for this month’s roundup is how you share progress and communicate accomplishments to your supporters. Annual Reports Ayda Sanver answers the question Do Your Really Need to Print an Annual Report? In this post, Reporting Impact, consultant Rebecca Davis, PhD, CFRE, talks about the five questions behind the Charting Impact...

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Mixed Links for Nonprofit Marketers and Fundraisers
Aug28

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Marketers and Fundraisers

Good Friday to you, good people! Shall we indulge in some Mixed Links… John Haydon shares the good news that nonprofits can now add a “donate” button to their Facebook Page and Ads. (Want to learn more about using Facebook Ads for your nonprofit, join John for Fundraising with Facebook Ads – Going Beyond Just Boosting Posts next Thursday, September 3rd.) Submissions for this month’s Nonprofit Blog Carnival...

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SHOW US YOUR LISTS! 8 Ideas for Nonprofit Twitter Lists 
Aug27

SHOW US YOUR LISTS! 8 Ideas for Nonprofit Twitter Lists 

Every time I teach a Twitter class, I’m surprised at how many seasoned Twitter users DON’T use lists. A Twitter list is a curated group of Twitter users. It is an incredibly useful feature that makes Twitter much more manageable. You can create your own lists or subscribe to lists created by others. Here’s the help section on creating and using Twitter lists. Lists are for reading, not sending. In other words, you can’t use a...

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The Downside of Personalized Emails
Aug26

The Downside of Personalized Emails

You absolutely need to include contact information in your emails (and other forms of communication). Including a first name in your email subject lines and greetings instantly personalizes your message and warms the reader to its content. It’s an email marketing best practice. But lots of times the only contact information you have is an email address. What happens to your nice, personalized email when that first name field is...

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The Accelerator: Do What Normally Takes 3 Months in Just 6 Weeks
Aug25

The Accelerator: Do What Normally Takes 3 Months in Just 6 Weeks

    I hear comments like these all the time — and these are real comments from our recent survey . . . I spend too much time doing things that aren’t important and don’t have time left for what really matters. My “do this eventually” list is growing and out of control. I am overwhelmed and juggling too many priorities. Sound familiar? Don’t you wish you could just make a decision, do the...

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Coaching Consultants on Getting More Nonprofit Clients
Aug24

Coaching Consultants on Getting More Nonprofit Clients

My first professional love is working with nonprofits on their communications and marketing — training, advising, and coaching them — I think of it as the sweet life. My second love is helping others who want to live that sweet life too by dedicating their consulting or freelancing careers to serving the nonprofit sector like I do. We need more consultants and freelancers who “get it” if we are all going to...

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