My Favorite Tool for Online Photo Galleries

I’ve played around with lots of different photo galleries, both free and for a fee, for both clients and for my personal blog, where I keep my far-flung family happy with lots of kid photos. I’ve decided that I like Shozam the best (formerly Web Gallery Wizard) and here’s why. It gives me complete control…

New E-Book on Writing Annual Reports – Save $5

I’ve just released my new e-book, “How to Write a Nonprofit Annual Report” and am offering you, my blog readers, a $5 off coupon, if you download the e-book by August 31, 2007. Here is the coupon code you’ll need: 329855 The e-book is compilation of practically everything I have written to date on nonprofit…

Nonprofit Marketing: Pick the Right Tool

Jeff at Donor Power Blog asks, “Just how useless is publicity?” Pretty darn useless for direct fundraising, says Jeff. This is a good example of how your nonprofit marketing strategy needs to match tactics like publicity with your goals and audiences. Getting favorable press coverage will not cause someone to pull out the credit card.…

Getting the Jargon Out of Your Nonprofit Marketing

As I copyedit text supplied by my nonprofit clients, I am constantly removing jargon. While phrases like “capacity building” and “fostering innovation” may mean something to your foundation funders, these terms usually have no meaning to the people you are serving with the grant the foundation gave you. Never cut and paste your grant application…

Nonprofit Leadership @ This Week’s Carnival

Hello Carnival Goers – This week’s Carnival of Nonprofit Consultants — a weekly roundup of the best of the nonprofit blogosphere — is up this week at Perspectives from the Pipeline and the theme is Nonprofit Leadership. Our host Rosetta Thurman has highlighted posts that emphasize simple gestures, taking the reins, transitioning into a new…

At the Carnival: Top-Five Lists for Nonprofits

Katya at Nonprofit Marketing Blog is this week’s host for the Carnival of Nonprofit Consultants and it’s a bevy of fun and insight in the form of lots of top-five lists. Katya has categorized them for us in “Marketing Wisdom,” “Fundraising Inspiration,” and “Other Top Fives.” You’ll also see just how people met Katya’s “bikini,…

Five Questions about Print Newsletters

Last week I taught my “Strategies for Successful Nonprofit Newsletters” workshop through Duke University’s certificate program in nonprofit management. The workshop focuses mostly on print newsletters, and here are the top five questions that participants said they wanted answered during the course. You get my bottom-line, three-second answers here. Follow the links to www.nonprofitmarketingguide.com for…

Seeking Great NGO-BIZ Environmental Partnerships

In addition to helping nonprofits with their print and online communications, I also do some freelance writing on the side and am now contributing to GreenBiz.com. I wrote this week’s feature article, “Corporate Giants Find Success in Unexpected Partnerships” about Dell’s environmental partnerships with Goodwill and the National Cristina Foundation and Abitibi-Consolidated’s partnerships with thousands…

Nonprofit Carnival is Up at Aspiration

Heather Carpenter has posted this week’s Carnival of Nonprofit Consultants at her Aspiration blog. This week’s topics include open source software, website mistakes, authenticity, coaching, fundraising proposal failures, and more. Heather is going back to school, so she’ll now be blogging in a new location. The Carnival heads next to Katya’s Nonprofit Marketing Blog and…