Improve Your Nonprofit Website’s Search Results – #10NTC Tips

One of the best tactical sessions I attended at NTEN’s Nonprofit Technology Conference week before last was “Optimizing Your Site for Search Engine Performance: And We Ain’t Talkin’ Just Keywords.”  Here is the slide deck.  It’s a mouthful, but it boils down to this one simple idea: Getting Google and other search engines to point…

Creating an Online Marketing Strategy in Two Hours at #10NTC

Last week at the Day of Service at the Nonprofit Technology Conference in Atlanta, I met with Executive Director Megan Anderson and Volunteer Coordinator Courtney Hodges of the Furniture Bank of Metropolitan Atlanta. Each year, the NTEN community helps scores of local nonprofits in the conference’s host city, and this year I signed up to assist…

Why You Must Work with Network for Good and How to Follow Up with Donors

Yesterday in “10 Donations. 3 Thank-Yous. 7 Failures to Communicate,” I shared the results of my recent giving experiment, where only 3 out of 10 national nonprofits acknowledged my gift with a thank-you. These results mimic last year’s, and in the comments on last year’s post, a few people suggested that the fact that the…

More Proof That Storytelling and Gratitude Pay Off

I’ve been working as a volunteer board member with Positive Wellness Alliance (PWA), a small nonprofit that serves low-income people with HIV/AIDS, to incorporate more storytelling and more gratitude into their donor communications. If you’ve been reading this blog for long, you know how strongly I believe in both storytelling and thank-yous as powerful nonprofit…

Ensure Your E-News is Read – Not Dead – on Arrival

I just wrapped up an hour-long teleconference for Network for Good’s Nonprofit 911 series titled “Ensuring Your E-Newsletters are Read – Not Dead – On Arrival This Year.” The focus of the call was on creating a newsletter strategy that really provides value for your readers. I created two new pages at Nonprofit Marketing Guide…

Integrating Your Website, Email Newsletter and Social Media Sites

Tomorrow I’m presenting a brand new webinar on How to Integrate Your Website, Email Newsletter, and Social Media Sites. It was the #1 requested topic in last fall’s survey of what you wanted to see on the weekly webinar series schedule. I have to admit, it’s a rather ambitious topic for one hour. I’m in…

A New Coaching Program for Freelance Writers Serving Nonprofits

This blog is all about helping small nonprofits and one-person marketing departments communicate as effectively as possible with their supporters. Sometimes the best way to do that is to outsource your content creation to a professional freelance writer. The problem is that there really aren’t all that many writers who specialize in producing the kind…