Giving Money is the Easiest Thing to Do

NTEN and CharityDynamics have released a new report called “Nonprofit Donor Engagement Benchmark Study: Insights into Donor Engagement Behavior and Preferences.” It includes a number of fun facts: — The vast number of people who give to charity give to multiple charities. — It pays to become a donor’s “favorite” charity, because individuals give 67%…

Get Ready for #GivingTuesday

As the people at #GivingTuesday say, “We have a day for giving thanks. We have two for getting deals….Wouldn’t it be great to have a day for giving back?” And that’s what #GivingTuesday is all about – changing the typical consumer mentality that occurs between Thanksgiving and Christmas and turning our attention toward helping others. This year #GivingTuesday is…

My Favorite Post-Sandy Email

I received lots of post-Sandy email from nonprofits, with content all over the map, from direct pleas for assistance for those affected, to educational and advocacy emails tying severe weather to climate change. In looking through them all, one stands out: This email I received the day after the storm passed through Washington, DC from…

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators November 2, 2012

Here are your Mixed Links for the week. First off, I hope all of my readers in the Northeast are safe and recovering from Hurricane Sandy. Network for Good has set up a Hurricane Sandy disaster relief donation page. It lists several organizations you can donate to safely. It’s that time of year again — lots of…

Fabulous Example of Facebook Engagement from COTN

I’ve been working with one of my coaching clients, Children of the Nations, on their fall fundraising campaign, which they call Hope for the Children.  In addition to the direct asks for financial support, I suggested that they come up with several “engagement” asks to pair with the ask for money throughout the campaign, which…

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Marketers October 19, 2012

Happy Friday! It’s Mixed Links time… First off, a quick update on our fundraiser for Positive Wellness Alliance. Every year, we host a free webinar where we collect a $10 donation for PWA. So far, you’ve donated over $1400! Thank you! This year’s webinar is Three Stories Every Nonprofit Should Be Telling and it will take place…

Reality Check: Why You Need an Online Marketing Strategy

At the beginning of many of my marketing workshops, I present a reality check with some of the latest statistics, so I thought I’d share some of my favorites with you here. Today’s reality check is on why you need an online marketing strategy, in addition to a print strategy. I continue to hear some…

Mixed Links on Nonprofit Marketing and Fundraising September 28, 2012

It’s Friday so let’s have some Mixed Links! Messaging Voting for the 2012 Nonprofit Taglines Awards Competition ends next Friday, October 5th.  It only takes about 5 minutes and may actually help you consider whether your tagline is working or not. Vote today! What do you think of your mission statement? Here is a challenge: see…