Let’s get ready for the weekend with some Mixed Links (and the recipe to an actual mixed drink!).
Congrats and Good Luck to the fabulous Amy Sample Ward who is now the CEO for NTEN.
Erik Anderson had a great response to his call for letters to board members for the May Nonprofit Blog Carnival. Lori Halley at Wild Apricot is hosting the June carnival. Her theme is “Data for Good” and she is accepting submissions now.
If you are having trouble coming up with blog post ideas, John Haydon shows you How to Convert Emails Into Blog Post Content.
How many meetings or conversations do you have before a decision is made at your organization? Allyson Kapin has a post a lot of you can probably relate to, Don’t Let Endless Meetings Derail Decision-Making.
Karen Zapp shares some tips on writing better fundraising copy.
Not getting that word of mouth marketing you crave? Jeff Brooks has some advice on how to give your donors something to talk about.
Amy Bills of Blackbaud has 3 Donation Form Tweaks That Will Quickly Improve Online Fundraising.
To end the week on a lighter note, check out the very funny Fundraiser Grrrl on Tumblr.
June 6: Marketing Bequests: The Delicate Art of Asking for That Final Gift. Learn how to tactfully ask for bequests from your current donors with fundraising expert, Tom Ahern. Registration for this webinar is $75. (Free for All-Access Pass Holders)
For All-Access Pass Holders:
June 11 and 18: How To Do Your Own Nonprofit Communications Audit
And on a Tastier Note . . .
Kristina visited for Memorial Day Weekend and instead of working on the new book marketing strategy like we were supposed to, we spent much of the weekend researching, perfecting, and trying various concoctions in order to determine the Official Summer Signature Cocktail of Nonprofit Marketing Guide. Enjoy!
Cilantro Cucumber Cooler
We began by infusing vodka with cucumbers overnight. (As you can see from the picture, we used a mason jar, since we used the vodka bottle to make ginger infused vodka — but that’s a different recipe.). We also made a batch of simple syrup (we used a 1:1 ratio of sugar to water). Store both in the fridge.
- 1/2 cup infused cucumbers
- Handful of cilantro
- Juice of 1 lime
- 3 oz cucumber-infused vodka
- 2 oz simple syrup
1. Put cucumbers, cilantro and lime juice in a cocktail shaker and muddle.
2. Add vodka, simple syrup and ice then shake for about 20 seconds.
3. Pour mixture over ice in lowball glass. (You can strain out the cucumber and cilantro, but we liked it with everything dumped in the glass!)
4. Garnish with cucumber slice or sprig of cilantro.
Have a great weekend (and always drink responsibly)!