Branding Is for Cattle – A Lesson for Nonprofits

I have to admit, I am thoroughly sick of all the nonprofit branding talk, so when I saw “Branding Is for Cattle: What Really Matters to CEOs” in the MarketingProfs e-newsletter, I clicked on it immediately. The point of the article is that marketers who get all wound up in branding often forget why they…

Blogtipping: Three “New to Me” Blogs at “Give & Take”

It’s the first of the month, which is Blogtipping Day. This month I selected three blogs I hadn’t read before from the list at Philanthropy.com’s Give & Take section. It’s the Chronicle of Philanthropy’s section on the nonprofit blogosphere and they have a nice list of nonprofit blogs on the site. I’m also getting a…

How to Write an Event Summary for Your Newsletter

Whether it’s a board meeting, a seminar, or a conference, the events your organization hosts or attends can provide great fodder for newsletter articles — if you highlight the most important points and forget about the rest.When you start writing an event summary, you may be tempted to regurgitate the agenda with a few extra…

Carnival Of Nonprofit Consultants #38

Heather Carpenter at Aspiration Tech has posted this week’s edition of the Carnival of Nonprofit Consultants, which includes posts on fundraising, public speaking, accountability, burnout, sharing photos online, and the Nonprofit Technology Conference. Read all about it here. Next week, the Carnival returns home to Nonprofit Communications. The theme for next week will be “Overlooked…

Your Vote Needed: Which Newsletter Article is Hardest?

Next week will be “Newsletter Week” at Nonprofit Communications, including a post with tips on writing the hardest kind of newsletter article, as determined by this blog’s readers (you!). Problem is, right now there is a four-way tie between “Donor or Volunteer Profiles,” “Program Updates,” “How-to Articles or Tips” and “Event Summaries.” Vote now and…

Carnival #36: Professional Development for Nonprofit Marketers

Nancy Schwartz at Getting Attention has posted this week’s edition of the Carnival of Nonprofit Consultants. Nonprofit marketers have more opportunities for professional development that you may have realized. No matter your situation, the posts in this edition will help you find ways to boost your skills and knowledge in this growing and exciting field.