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…

Fundraising, Tech, and More at the Carnival

Priscilla at Solidariti has posted this week’s edition of the Carnival of Nonprofit Consultants, which includes some links to some new contributing bloggers. Check it out. Next week the Carnival visits Heather at Nonprofit Leadership 601. See you there! P.S. Would you like your blog posts highlighted in the weekly carnival? It’s easy to contribute.…

Social Networking Success: Be Yourself and Let It Go

Have you heard the one about the breast cancer patient on Twitter and the frozen peas yet? If so, you can skip the next paragraph and move on to why I think this is such a great lesson for do-it-yourself nonprofit communicators. If not, here’s the quick summary: Susan Reynolds gets a breast biopsy and…

Using Stories in Your Annual Report; Webinar on Thursday

Using stories in your nonprofit annual report is a great way to bring to life what might otherwise be some stiff writing on your activities and accomplishments. But simply throwing some stories into the text won’t do. You need to be very focused and highly selective about which stories you use and how you tell…

How Would You Market the Importance of Art Education?

Melissa Eckes, a senior at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design in Wisconsin, sent me a message this week asking for ideas on how a local public awareness campaign could increase support for funding arts education in public schools. She’s writing her thesis on the importance of art education and wanted my advice, and…

Nonprofit Marketing as Gift Giving: Which Gifter Are You?

One the biggest challenges organizations face when trying to improve their nonprofit marketing programs is to stop thinking about themselves and to focus on their audience instead. One analogy I use in my nonprofit training courses is gift giving. With the holidays still in our short-term memories, you’ll recognize some of the five types of…

Nonprofit Taglines: So Few Words, So Much Angst

Nonprofit tagline writing can be a tough business. It’s a bit easier for short-term campaigns, but when you are picking the handful of words that will be next to your logo for years on end, it’s a rather daunting task. Before I spout off about a few nonprofit taglines that grabbed my attention recently, I…