Mixed Links: Good Stuff for Nonprofit Communicators February 20, 2009

Happy Friday! Here are some “Mixed Links” – my version of a Friday cocktail hour of refreshing stuff for nonprofit communicators. Using Social Media (and Looking Good While Doing It) First and foremost, I ask you to contribute to the Nonprofit Technology Network’s Scholarship Fund to get underfunded nonprofits to the Nonprofit Technology Conference in…

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…

Freebie: How to Write a Great Elevator Pitch – The Recording

Did you miss this month’s free webinar on how to write a nonprofit elevator pitch? No worries – the recording is now available online and it’s free with registration. During the webinar, I reveal my five favorite formulas for nonprofit elevator pitches and apply them to real nonprofits who participated in the webinar live, including…

Nonprofit Blogger Q&A with One of My Favorites

Interplast’s blog is one my top favorites in the nonprofit world, because it does such a fabulous job of sharing success stories and letting readers behind-the-scenes, which are two of the best uses of blogs by nonprofits, in my opinion. (Here’s more on different ways nonprofits can use blogs.  Also see my Blogging for Nonprofits…

Feeding Your Nonprofit’s Biggest Fans

What makes someone a big fan of your nonprofit? It’s not that different from what makes someone a big fan of a sports team. 1. There’s an Emotional Connection. Your cause touches something deep inside of them and makes them willing to do crazy things for you. Sports fans paint their faces and wear weird…

How to Write a Great Elevator Pitch – Free Webinar

Wake Forest University’s business school is holding its 10th Annual Elevator Competition soon. Teams of MBA students have to pitch their business plans to venture capitalist judges during a two-minute elevator ride. The finalists then get to make a 20-minute presentation on their business plans, with the winners getting cash and prizes. I first mentioned…

The First 100 Days of Your Nonprofit Marketing Job – Download the New E-Book

Late yesterday, in celebration of President Obama’s inauguration, I released a new free e-book called “The First 100 Days of Your New Nonprofit Marketing Job.” It’s a list of 100 tasks that you should try to complete within 100 days of starting your new job. The list will help you succeed personally and will also…

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…

Positioning Your Nonprofit as an Expert Source

Be the One They Call. “How to Position Your Nonprofit as an Expert Source”Webinar on Thursday, January 22 at Noon Eastern. Registration is just $35. If you are interested in how you can increase your organization’s visibility and credibility — and position your staff as expert sources for the media, policymakers and others — you’ll…