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End-of-Year and Annual Appeal Letters – Join Us Friday

During this Friday’s edition of Magic Keys Radio (December 5, 2008, 1:00 p.m. ET), Claire Meyerhoff, Gail Perry, and I will be talking about those fundraising letters and emails everyone sends out in December. If you aren’t planning to send an appeal this month, you really need to. Make the time. Network for Good processes…

“What’s the Buzz” – Listening Webinar Recording Now Online

Last week, Lindy Dreyer (SocialFish.org) and I hosted a free half-hour webinar called “What’s the Buzz? Find Out Who’s Talking About Your Organization and Issues Online”  – or what’s called “social media listening” by the Web 2.0 cool kids. We talked about why you should be listening to online conversations and how you can use…

25 Interview Questions to Help You Write Newsletter Profiles

Profiles of donors, volunteers, clients, and other supporters are a staple of nonprofit newsletters. You can also use them in your annual reports and other marketing materials. Today I posted 25 different questions you can ask when interviewing the people you’d like to profile. These questions will help find that special something about the person…

Writing Supporter Profiles: Some Interviewing Tips

Nonprofits use personal profiles (aka personality profiles) all the time. You’ll often find them under headings like Volunteer Spotlight, Friends of (Your Issue), and Meet the Board.  Nonprofits also use profiles as one form of storytelling to put a specific human face on their programs, accomplishments, needs, and advocacy positions. Every good profile starts with…

Freebies! Webinar on Thursday, Magic Keys Radio on Friday

You can get some good free advice from me and a couple of other smart nonprofit marketing gals this week. Free webinar on social media listening, Thursday, November 13. Register now. On Thursday, November 13 at Noon Eastern (9:00 a.m. Pacific), I’m hosting a free half-hour webinar with Lindy Dreyer called “What’s the Buzz? Find…

Can Storytelling and Good Online Writing Mix?

Maybe not, if you believe what Jakob Nielsen says about writing styles for print versus the web. Neilsen (whose Alertbox e-newsletter is a must-read) writes: In print, you can spice up linear narrative with anecdotes and individual examples that support a storytelling approach to exposition. On the Web, such content often feels like filler; it…