Reward Your Supporters with Your Messaging

Last week I mentioned that one of the chapters in my new book and a new webinar I’m teaching on messaging are devoted to the Six R’s of Relevant Messaging for nonprofits. I shared some tips on being more “Real Time” and today let’s look at being more “Rewarding.” How can you reward people with your messaging? Easy. Use the second…

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Marketers and Fundraisers June 21, 2013

Happy Friday! Let’s have some Mixed Links… Lori Halley at Wild Apricot blog is hosting this month’s Nonprofit Blog Carnival and this month’s theme is data for good. Submissions are due this Tuesday, June 25th. Facebook added a hashtag feature last week, so you know John Haydon has some ways nonprofits can use hashtags for their…

Nonprofit Videos: Best Practices and Benchmarks

See3, YouTube and Edelman recently released Into Focus, a benchmark report and guide for nonprofits using video. This first-of-its-kind report provides both detailed close-ups of video best practices, and a broad look at the future of video communications on the nonprofit sector. Key Takeaways 80% of respondents said video is important to their organization today 91%…

Need Some Blog Post or Newsletter Article Ideas?

As content creators, we all know how hard it is trying to come up with fresh ideas that will be interesting to your readers. Inspiration can be hard to come by some days, but that’s where our Monthly Nonprofit Writing Prompts come in. Every month we send out a free e-newsletter designed specifically to help you come…

How to Get Better Stories from Your Staff and Board

Earlier this month, I wrote a post on ways to get your board involved with your communications and marketing. Kathy Swayze, who recently led a storytelling webinar for us, shares some more ideas on getting your board (and staff members) to capture better stories for your organization. ~Kivi  Guest Post by Kathy Swayze, Impact Communications Do…

Stupid Things Nonprofit Marketers Can Stop Doing [FREE Webinar]

Are you doing any of these things: Compiling data you’ll never use Updating the newest social network no one else is using Focusing on including all your keywords instead of relevant content Using industry jargon only you understand Chasing after the next “big thing” Letting your board dictate what content you publish Talking at your…

Young Leaders: Cut the BS

I loved this commencement video by Jon Lovett, former Obama speechwriter and comedian. It’s very funny and yet still very insightful advice from a 30-year-old. As a 44-year-old — officially “old” to college grads — I love listening to smart young ones. I was usually the youngest one in the room early in my career…