Carnival #29: This Week’s Best on Social Marketing

Nedra at Spare Change has posted this week’s edition of the Carnival of Nonprofit Consultants with the week’s best posts on social marketing. It includes several posts on creative ways to get your audience’s attention and to make your messages more lasting. I’m hosting the Carnival here next week and the theme is “Newsletters.” What…

Connecting with Your Audience – A Fundraising Essential

There is no such thing as the “general public” in nonprofit communications, and especially in fundraising. From the core of your message to how you deliver it, your communications need to target specific people or at least specific groups of people. But if developing a targeted communications plan is a new concept for you, knowing…

Carnival of Nonprofit Consultants #27

This week Carnival-goers should skip on over to Donor Power Blog where Jeff Brooks has assembled an edition with advice and commentary on charity rating services, motivating your audiences, the impact of corporate funding, making cause-related marketing work, connecting with donors in meaningful ways, how people learn, and annual reports — All good stuff. Next…

“Blogging for Nonprofits” Course – Free Notes

In December 2006, I taught a “Blogging for Nonprofits” workshop as part of Duke University’s certificate program in nonprofit management. You can access the course materials here: Kivi’s “Blogging for Nonprofits” Course. Here is the course outline. Blogging Basics What is a Blog? Blogging Lingo How Blogs are Different from Other Online Tools How Nonprofits…

Top 5 Annual Report Questions

The Columbus Foundation asked me to write an article  on annual reports for  one of their newsletters. That article appears below. If you’d like a customized article for your foundation or association newsletter on  nonprofit annual reports or another nonprofit communications topic, contact me at kivi  *AT*  writing911.com  or  336-499-5816. Even though nonprofit organizations aren’t…