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…

Charity Newsletters – Extraordinary Experiences … for the Rest of Us

Today we have more goodies from Tom Ahern on how to write more successful fundraising newsletters. Don’t forget he joins us next week for our new e-clinic Donor Newsletters That Raise More Money. We have just 8 seats left! ~Kivi Guest Post by Tom Ahern Simone Joyaux calls them “extraordinary experiences.” It’s a phrase she adopted…

Using Social Media in Fundraising

On Friday, I taught a workshop called Social Media: Your On-Ramp to Future Fundraising at the annual conference of the North Carolina Center for Nonprofits. I’m sharing the deck with you here. Social Media: Your On-Ramp to Future Fundraising from Kivi Leroux Miller While everyone wants to focus on peer-to-peer fundraising in social media, you…

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators September 14, 2012

Happy Friday! It’s once again time for some delicious Mixed Links. Crisis Management and Communications Melissa Agnes has a new report on Social Media Crisis Planning For Non-Profit Organizations. The Chronicle of Philanthropy shares Why Livestrong Will Survive Lance Armstrong’s Struggles. I also recently did a presentation on nonprofit social media crisis communications for the Virginia…

Wonderful Response from the American Heart Association

A couple of weeks ago, I shared with you what kind of communications I received from twenty different national nonprofits after giving year-end gifts in the last days of 2011. The results were very mixed, with about a 1/3 of the organizations doing what I would consider good online donor retention, 1/3 doing it inconsistently,…

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…