I am the founder and CEO of Nonprofit Marketing Guide.

Where Focusing on Social Media ROI Fails Us

Back in June, I shared some of my favorite tips for writing Facebook and Twitter updates. In that post, I urged you to think of your social media writing goals in terms of the reaction you were looking for. Do you want someone to DO something, THINK something, or FEEL something in response to what…

Dealing with Info Overload: Lists and Lotteries

I woke up this morning and saw a tweet from Drew at Throwing Light, asking me if I ever deal with information overload. In his own post today, Drew talks about how he blames all the blogs he wants to read for his recent creative slump and explains what he did to overcome. Since I…

Three Essential Nonprofit Marketing Paths for 2011

It’s really easy for nonprofit communicators to get overwhelmed with all of the choices they have to reach out to current and potential supporters. The 2011 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report confirms that, as if there was any doubt. But don’t get sucked into a lot of tactical decisions about which tools to use without first…

Learn Storytelling from NBC’s Making a Difference Reports

I’m a regular watcher of the NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams (usually recorded – it’s part of my nightly wind-down routine), and one of my favorite segments is Making a Difference. For the last few years, the Nightly News has regularly run segments on do-gooders. Because these clips are so popular, NBC recently created…

What’s Exciting and Scary to Nonprofit Marketers

I’ve closed the 2011 Nonprofit Communications Trends Survey . . . thanks to the 785 people who participated! We are analyzing all the data and preparing the report this week. It’s full of really interesting information about the nonprofit sector’s communications plans for 2011, as well as what excites and scares nonprofit marketing professionals about…