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Your Vote Needed: Which Newsletter Article is Hardest?

Next week will be “Newsletter Week” at Nonprofit Communications, including a post with tips on writing the hardest kind of newsletter article, as determined by this blog’s readers (you!). Problem is, right now there is a four-way tie between “Donor or Volunteer Profiles,” “Program Updates,” “How-to Articles or Tips” and “Event Summaries.” Vote now and…

Carnival #36: Professional Development for Nonprofit Marketers

Nancy Schwartz at Getting Attention has posted this week’s edition of the Carnival of Nonprofit Consultants. Nonprofit marketers have more opportunities for professional development that you may have realized. No matter your situation, the posts in this edition will help you find ways to boost your skills and knowledge in this growing and exciting field.

Help Wanted: I’m Hiring Freelance Writers/Editors

I’m interested in hiring a handful of freelance writers/editors who are familiar with InDesign, Dreamweaver, WordPress and/or Joomla to help me get a number of exciting projects off the back burner. You’ll find the details here. Help me find some good help and I’ll be able to double the amount of resources I can get…

Make These Changes When You Redesign Your Website

Jakob Nielsen’s Alertbox for March 12 (always a must-read e-newsletter) covers “10 High-Profit Redesign Priorities.” The tips are focused on ROI — return on investment — for commercial sites, but many of the tips are applicable to nonprofits too. Here are a few of my favorites, with some comments. — Publish an email newsletter, if…

Carnival of Nonprofit Consultants #35

Heather Carpenter at Aspiration Tech has posted this week’s edition of the Carnival. You’ll find posts on learning what donors want, finding your core message, retaining baby boomer volunteers, executive compensation and more. Check it out and recommend the carnival feed to your friends! Next week we’ll be at Getting Attention with Nancy Schwartz.

Let’s Rewrite Some Newsletter Headlines

Copyblogger is showing people how he would rewrite some of their blog headlines, including notes on why he made the changes he did. I do a similar exercise in my newsletter writing courses and it’s always fun. So, let’s try it here. Either leave a comment or send an email to me at kivi *AT*…

Where Do You Find Freelance Writers?

This question came in to me recently on AskKivi.com: “Do you have any referrals to non-profit/charity writers who can write brochures? I don’t want a full service firm, I want a consultant who has written copy for charities: direct mail, annual reports, brochures, promotional/fundraising pieces, etc.” As a full-time freelance writer, I’ve found that most…

How to Start a Blog Carnival: Five Tips from Experience

As the founder of the Carnival of Nonprofit Consultants, I’m happy to see that the success of this carnival has inspired two of our participants to start their own carnivals. Sean Stannard-Stockton at Tactical Philanthropy started The Giving Carnival and Michele Martin at the Bamboo Project started the Wiki Carnival. A quick web search will…