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Now, let’s get on with this week’s Mixed Links…
Craig Linton is hosting the Nonprofit Blog Carnival for July and submissions are due this Monday the 28th. This month’s theme is how to keep your donors.
Ever felt like an idiot when calling a business to see if they would sponsor an event? As part of their Common Nonprofit Mistakes and Their Simple Solutions series, Aplos shares how you can make better sales calls to companies. Make sure you check out the cute video…hopefully it won’t hit too close to home.
Michelle Linn at the Content Marketing Institute shows you 5 Steps to Track Your Efforts for effective content marketing. (Hat tip to Lisa Sherrill @lisa_sherrill for sharing this article using #MixedLinks)
Have a lot of people on your email list who just aren’t opening your emails? Karla Capers, Online Director at the Union of Concerned Scientists, guest posts for Nancy Schwartz on how they reactivated their email list.
If you still aren’t convinced a blog is a good thing, Bloomerang has an infographic for you – Why Is Blogging Important?
Gail Perry has the Do’s and Don’ts for a Great Annual Fundraising Plan.
Erica Mills at Claxon Marketing is doing a series of Mission Statement Makeovers on her blog.
Any fellow Harry Potter fans out there? You’ll love this Fundraising, Harry Potter Style post on Fundraiser Grrl.
July 28: Writing Successful Direct Mail In-House with Tom Ahern (Registration is $99 or included with the All-Access Pass)
July 29: Email Newsletters for Nonprofits Part I: Strategies to Make the Most of Your E-Newsletter (Presented at CharityHowTo and free with an All-Access Pass)
August 5: Email Newsletters for Nonprofits Part II: Writing and Designing Great E-Newsletters (Presented at CharityHowTo and free with an All-Access Pass)
Have a great weekend!