The Nonprofit Newsletter: A Newcomer’s Perspective

Yesterday, I hosted the August edition of the Nonprofit Blog Carnival on nonprofit newsletter trends. Here’s another perspective to add to the mix, from the view of two young nonprofit professionals.  ~Kivi Guest Post by Antoinette Siu and Gillian Gurish of Wiser.org. In my many varied internship experiences over the past year, I have become quite friendly…

Nonprofit Newsletter Trends and Tips – Nonprofit Blog Carnival

Welcome to this month’s edition of the Nonprofit Blog Carnival, where we are looking at trends in nonprofit newsletters. The seemingly simple newsletter, and our reactions to them, aren’t so simple after all as Jen Gonyer-Donohue points out in E-Newsletters: A Riddle, Wrapped in a Mystery, Inside an Enigma. Shari at VolunteerMatch shares the email newsletter…

How Overhauling Our Print Newsletter Helped Us Become More Donor Centric

This Thursday I am hosting the Nonprofit Blog Carnival and this month’s theme is producing nonprofit newsletters in 2012 and beyond.  Rebekah Gienapp, executive director, Workers Interfaith Network, agreed to share her story here about how she overhauled her print newsletter.  ~ Kivi Guest Post by Rebekah Gienapp, Executive Director, Workers Interfaith Network Workers Interfaith Network (WIN) is…

Interesting Stats about Nonprofit Newsletters – and Winners!

Thanks to all of you who took our survey this month on nonprofit newsletters. I’ve shared some of the results already in posts on how social media is influencing newsletters and how often you should send email newsletters to supporters. Here are some other interesting stats from the survey, which was completed by 419 nonprofits.…

Here’s Why Online Fundraising Doesn’t Work

You may be wondering why online fundraising seems to work so great for a few organizations and really poorly for others. And you may have heard that online givers are flaky or fickle, which was reinforced by Blackbaud’s research that concluded that online-acquired donors are more valuable in the long-term than traditional mail-acquired donors, but only…

Six Ways Social Media Has Affected Nonprofit Newsletters

Last week, I asked for your thoughts on how your newsletter has changed, including how your organization’s use of social media has affected your newsletter, whether print or online. Of the 299 people who had answered this particular question when I pulled the data yesterday, a third said that social media had little to no…

The Nonprofit Newsletter – Still All That?

When I first started working in nonprofit communications, the job was really all about the newsletter. The nonprofit newsletter, first in print and then in email, was the mainstay of communications between the nonprofit and its supporters. More than any other piece of communications, the newsletter consumed a lot of staff time and energy, not…

Evolution of a Nonprofit Annual Report

You should all know by now that I love the shorter and more visual nonprofit annual reports as opposed to skimming through 20+ pages of boring financials. I recently received an email from Katie Bryan, communications director at Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement on how their annual report has changed over the years based on the training she’s taken…