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Mixed Links for Nonprofit Marketers and Fundraisers September 25, 2015

Greetings from beautiful Orange Beach, Alabama! I am at a tennis tournament this weekend, but I wouldn’t miss our Mixed Links time together… You have until Monday, September 28 to submit a post for this month’s Nonprofit Blog Carnival. The Carnival is hosted by Mary Cahalane, and the theme is How Do You Give Thanks. Check out…

24/7 Access to the Training You Need to Change the World

With our All-Access Training Pass, you get the latest training on a wide variety of topics – from annual reports, direct mail, and thank you letters to websites, email, and social media. Take a look at these live webinars coming up in the next several weeks: How to Tame Your Wild and Unwieldy Nonprofit Editorial Calendar (Includes new e-book…

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators September 18, 2015

It’s almost time for the weekend! Let’s celebrate with some Mixed Links… Does someone at your organization need to work on being a better listener? Bath Kanter gives us some Ways that Emerging Nonprofit Leaders Can Build Virtuoso Listening Skills. Candace Cody shares 4 Kinds Of #GivingTuesday Social Media Posts That Get Engagement. Sandy Rees recently updated her…

Nonprofits Should Play Offense, Not Defense, to Improve Reputation

When being criticized, do you get defensive and go on the attack? While standing up for your cause isn’t a bad thing, Peter Panepento talks about how a proactive approach with transparent storytelling is better in the long run. ~Kristina Guest Post by Peter Panepento of Panepento Strategies When was the last time you changed a mind…

4 Ways to Segment Your Donors for More Effective Marketing

We’ve talked before about segmenting your email list to send more relevant communications. Today, Sarah Tedesco, Executive Vice President at DonorSearch, shares some ways to segment your donor lists specifically. ~Kristina Guest Post by Sarah Tedesco of DonorSearch Donors want and need to be treated like the unique people that they are. That’s easier said than done though.…

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Marketers and Fundraisers September 11, 2015

I hope everyone had a good week. Please join me for some Mixed Links… Let’s kick things off with some bold thinking. If you’re trying to get your nonprofit to appear less wishy-washy, you will appreciate this comic The Power of Polarization. Jonathan Simmons encourages new thinking and collaboration in Five Ways Charity Leaders Can Encourage…

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators September 4, 2015

I am so ready for the weekend. Let’s distract ourselves with some Mixed Links… Mary Cahalane is hosting September’s Nonprofit Blog Carnival and is taking submissions. The theme will be How Do You Say Thanks. Beth Kanter has more advice on productive meetings – this time she talks about how you can be a better…

The 3 Worst Mistakes a Nonprofit Can Make When Trying to Acknowledge Online Donors

We often talk about how your thank yous may be the most important communication you send. Below you’ll find some of the most common errors you make when thanking donors who gave online. ~Kristina Guest Post by Gretchen Barry of NonprofitEasy Online fundraising may no longer be the wild west of the nonprofit community, but…

Nonprofit Blog Carnival: Sharing Progress and Communicating Accomplishments

Welcome to the August edition of the Nonprofit Blog Carnival! We’re glad you’re here. Our topic for this month’s roundup is how you share progress and communicate accomplishments to your supporters. Annual Reports Ayda Sanver answers the question Do Your Really Need to Print an Annual Report? In this post, Reporting Impact, consultant Rebecca Davis, PhD,…

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Marketers and Fundraisers August 28, 2015

Good Friday to you, good people! Shall we indulge in some Mixed Links… John Haydon shares the good news that nonprofits can now add a “donate” button to their Facebook Page and Ads. (Want to learn more about using Facebook Ads for your nonprofit, join John for Fundraising with Facebook Ads – Going Beyond Just Boosting…