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.…

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…

Raising Money with Direct Mail and Donor Newsletters

I love Tom Ahern to bits. He’s so smart and so practical, and he tells it like it is, all while still being a nice, supportive guy — which makes him a perfect partner for our Nonprofit Marketing Guide e-clinics on print fundraising for small nonprofits. Tom doesn’t hold back when he sees a nonprofit…

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Marketers June 15, 2012

Happy Friday, everyone! Here’s this week’s Mixed Links. Communications Guidestar gives some tips on how to handle social media when you aren’t really into it. If you are among the 74% who use your org’s mission statement when talking to your supporters or donors, you have a problem. Most mission statements really only speak to those inside…

From Print to Email: Take Your Newsletter on an Epic Journey – My New E-Book from Network for Good

Print newsletter or email? “To switch or not to switch?” is definitely the question a lot of you have on your minds. To help you answer that question, I have partnered with Network for Good to publish a new e-book From Print to Email: Take Your Newsletter on an Epic Journey. In this free download, I…

What Should You Name Your E-Newsletter?

What should you name your e-newsletter? That’s the question that the MetroWest Health Foundation asked today on Twitter.   Turns out that the current name of the e-newsletter is  . . .  “E-Newsletter.”   Here’s what it looks like. I do have a ton of nonprofit e-newsletters in my inbox called “E-Newsletter” so it’s not like…

Are Members-Only Nonprofit Newsletters Ancient Relics?

This Thursday (April 7, 2011), I’m presenting a webinar called “Rethinking Your Nonprofit Newsletter: Making It More Relevant for Today.”  I first presented this webinar back in September, and one of the big questions that people wanted to discuss was: Is it better to keep your email newsletter to members only or make it openly…