I hope everyone had a great week! Let’s celebrate with some Mixed Links…
Don’t forget to send me your favorite nonprofit marketing and fundraising posts! Just tweet the link using #MixedLinks (and if you have room mention @kristinaleroux), then I will see if it’s a good fit for #MixedLinks. (And give you full credit for the find, of course.)
The 2014 Fundraising Technology Trends Study was released earlier this month. The study found that nonprofits who blogged and used video tend to be more successful than those who do not.
Like taking quizzes? Spitfire has created a new tool that assesses a nonprofit’s communications plan and branding.
The Fall 2014 edition of the Top 150 Nonprofit Blogs has been released. These are apparently the most popular blogs in the nonprofit industry. We’re 15, so thanks!
Monday is the last day to submit your post for the Nonprofit Blog Carnival. October’s Carnival is hosted by Claire Axelrad. The theme is TRICKS or TREATS – How Do You Get and Sustain Major Gifts?
Network for Good has a series of posts on participating in Giving Tuesday. (You should also check out Kerri Karvetski’s post 5 Ways to Harness the Awesome Fundraising Potential of Giving Tuesday)
Gail Perry shares some insight from Roger Craver’s new book, Retention Fundraising, in 7 Ways to Create Highly Committed Donors.
Dreading your next board retreat? Jay Love over at Bloomerang gives you 4 Ways To Make Your Next Board Retreat A Major Success.
To get started with your holiday campaign, Stay Classy has posted Free Templates: Super Email Appeals for Your Holiday Fundraising Campaign.
If you are looking for training opportunities but don’t have any extra money to spend, Wild Apricot has listed 23 Free Non-profit Webinars for November 2014.
And finally, to help get you ready for Halloween next week, we have Three Nonprofit Ghost Stories to Send Chills Up Your Spine.
October 28 and November 4: Donor Thank You Basics: Thank You Letters That Inspire Future Gifts
Have a great weekend!