Try This: Turn One Edition of Your Print Newsletter into Three Postcards

I’ve heard from several nonprofits lately who are only sending their 4-8 page print newsletters to their supporters twice a year. They wish they were sending it more often, but they just can’t make it happen because of time or budget constraints. My response: What’s the point? Updating your supporters twice a year on your…

Fundraising Auction Tips on Magic Keys Radio, Friday at Noon Eastern

Claire and I are hosting another live edition of Magic Keys Radio and Podcast tomorrow, Friday, February 20 at Noon Eastern (9:00 a.m. Pacific) – this time on fundraising auctions. Our special guest will be Matt Holiday of Holiday Auctions.  Matt has all kinds of great advice on how to make your silent and live…

Help Some Nonprofits Get to the NTC in April – It’s the Place to Be

I’m going to NTEN’s NTC this year (that’s the Nonprofit Technology Network’s Nonprofit Technology Conference) in San Francisco in April. It will be my first time, and I can’t wait, because I know I’ll get to meet in person so many of the friends I’ve made online over the last few years. I’m also excited…

Going from a Print Newsletter to Email: What to Leave Behind

It seems like every nonprofit I’ve talked to in the last few months is either dropping their print newsletter entirely or carefully considering ways to cut back on the expense of publishing it (e.g. publishing fewer pages or printing fewer copies). If you are considering moving from print to email, I recommend starting from scratch…

End-of-Year and Annual Appeal Letters – Join Us Friday

During this Friday’s edition of Magic Keys Radio (December 5, 2008, 1:00 p.m. ET), Claire Meyerhoff, Gail Perry, and I will be talking about those fundraising letters and emails everyone sends out in December. If you aren’t planning to send an appeal this month, you really need to. Make the time. Network for Good processes…

25 Interview Questions to Help You Write Newsletter Profiles

Profiles of donors, volunteers, clients, and other supporters are a staple of nonprofit newsletters. You can also use them in your annual reports and other marketing materials. Today I posted 25 different questions you can ask when interviewing the people you’d like to profile. These questions will help find that special something about the person…