Are Members-Only Nonprofit Newsletters Ancient Relics?

This Thursday (April 7, 2011), I’m presenting a webinar called “Rethinking Your Nonprofit Newsletter: Making It More Relevant for Today.”  I first presented this webinar back in September, and one of the big questions that people wanted to discuss was: Is it better to keep your email newsletter to members only or make it openly…

How Web Developers Hurt Their Nonprofit Clients

I’ve run into more than the usual number of nonprofits who have crappy websites built by consultants lately. I’m not talking subjective design preferences here, but flat-out terrible decisionmaking and implementation. When I’ve questioned the nonprofit communications staff about these websites, the answer is always “The website consultant did it that way.” Enough is enough.…

What Google Has for You #google4np

Yesterday at Google’s DC Headquarters, they gathered about 200 nonprofits, consultants, and bloggers to unveil their latest version of Google for Nonprofits. Google’s had all of its tools of interest to nonprofits on one page for awhile, but here’s what’s different now: They are bundling several services into a suite of tools that you can apply…