How to Make Your Print Marketing More Affordable

Print newsletters have been the default communications tactic for nonprofits forever.  Even though I now believe the default should be an e-newsletter, and we are seeing more and more nonprofits drop their print newsletters in favor of email,  print still remains an important tactic for many organizations. If you decide that sending a print newsletter…

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…

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…

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…

Applying the Hot Marketing Trends to Your Newsletters

Last Friday, I had the pleasure of speaking at the National Capital Gift Planning Council’s Annual “Planned Giving Days” conference in Washington DC. Planned giving refers to philanthropy in estate planning, like leaving money to a charity in your will or setting up a charitable gift annuity. My friend Rob Blizard, who was coordinating the…

Five Sure Signs Your Print Newsletter Is Really Boring

This week’s webinar at Nonprofit Marketing Guide.com is “Ten Easy Fixes for Your Boring Print Newsletter.” It’s on Wednesday, January 23, 2008 from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Eastern (11:00 a.m. Pacific). Registration is $49. Not sure if you should take this webinar or not? See if your print newsletter is showing any of these signs…