Nonprofit Carnival is Up at Aspiration

Heather Carpenter has posted this week’s Carnival of Nonprofit Consultants at her Aspiration blog. This week’s topics include open source software, website mistakes, authenticity, coaching, fundraising proposal failures, and more. Heather is going back to school, so she’ll now be blogging in a new location. The Carnival heads next to Katya’s Nonprofit Marketing Blog and…

Carnival Looks at Nonprofit Partnerships

This week’s Carnival of Nonprofit Consultants looks at nonprofit partnerships. You’ll find some interesting case studies compiled by Leila Johnson at Data-Scribe, this week’s host. Next week the Carnival travels back to Solidariti in Australia. Want to know more about the Carnival, such as how to submit your own posts for consideration? Get the details…

Carnival of Nonprofit Consultants #47

Michele Martin at the Bamboo Project has posted this week’s Carnival of Nonprofit Consultants. You’ll find tips on using contests to create loyalty, entering the American Express Members Project, using online tools with your board, getting out of your outreach rut, working with offending donors, UNICEF’s celebrity marketing campaign, managing compensation in your nonprofit and…

AmEx Members Project – Tips for Doing It Right

If you watch any late night TV, you’ve probably seen the American Express commercials with Sheryl Crow, Ellen DeGeneres and others promoting the new Members Project. For every card member who registers at MembersProject.com, American Express will donate $1 toward a $5 million grant to a single project, selected in part by member voting. How…

Big Nonprofit Communications Tip: Have an Opinion

I have long advocated that one way to make your newsletter and other nonprofit marketing materials more interesting is to share your opinions, not just objective reporting on your work and your issues. Jeff at Donor Power Blog says this is a good idea in fundraising too. Why? Because opinions tend to be more entertaining,…