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No More Fundraising Thermometers – Free E-Book

I’ve never liked fundraising thermometers. For me, unless you are fundraising to increase global warming or to pay for a new heating system in your building, temperature rising in a thermometer really doesn’t make much sense as a visual for achieving fundraising goals. Sure, most people understand what you are saying, because fundraising thermometers have…

How Mature Is Your Email Marketing Program?

I just received this interesting chart from MarketingSherpa about the evolution of email marketing in the business world. They asked respondents to say whether they were in the trial (beginner), transition, or strategic (advanced) phase for several components of email marketing, as a way to gauge the maturity of an email marketing program.   Here’s…

What Nonprofits Can Learn from Political Campaigns

Political campaigns, especially in presidential years, are great testing grounds for new communications and fundraising techniques that eventually transfer over to the nonprofit world. Howard Dean revolutionized small-dollar online giving and Barack Obama was the first to integrate mobile/texting both for campaign advocacy and fundraising. I wonder what we’ll learn about in the coming year?…

How I Found Out What Our Supporters Really Want to See on Our Facebook Page

      In today’s guest post, Kate Antoniades shows how planning ahead and paying attention to what your fans, friends, and followers react to can make all the difference in your social media marketing. She also proves that social media can work at the local level.  Thanks Kate, for sharing a super easy way…

Quick and Dirty Marketing Plans – Need 3 Volunteers

Later this afternoon, I’ll be sending an email to everyone who has registered so far for Wednesday’s free webinar on How to Write a Quick and Dirty Nonprofit Marketing Plan, looking for three volunteers. During the webinar, I’ll walk those three people through the creation of their plans on the spot. Register now if you…