CROWDFUNDING: Who’s Giving…To What and Where

Peer pressure works. Strangers make the smallest gifts. And love ‘em or hate ‘em, matches and prizes drive donations. These are some of the insights offered in the Donation Trends by Channel: 2016 Donor Data Report by online fundraising platform Kimbia and nonprofit marketing agency Strength in Members. The report uses data from 1.2 million…

7 Signs Your Communications Strategy Isn’t Strategic

You are so excited because your nonprofit is getting ready to do some strategic planning and you think you might — finally! — get some real strategic direction for your communications plan. Don’t hold your breath. While it’s fabulous that many nonprofits are recognizing the value of strategic communications plans, the sad fact is that…

4 Smart Ways to Use Thank You Videos in Nonprofit Fundraising

Joshua Clay We Internet users have a voracious appetite for online video. Video is increasing in nearly every digital channel, from email to web pages to social networks. Done right, it drives clicks and conversions better than text alone. Marketers across the spectrum are planning to increase their use of videos to educate, service, and…

Don’t Miss This Great Stuff Happening in August

Here’s what’s happening at Nonprofit Marketing Guide this month: Online Training: Aug 2: Thought Leadership for Nonprofits: Marketing to Build Your Authority and Share Expertise with Kivi Leroux Miller Learn how to become a well-known thought leader whose work, knowledge, and experience are actively sought out by others Registration is FREE for everyone Learn More…

Become a Thought Leader and Media Darling

If you are interested in becoming a thought leader or cultivating better media relations at your nonprofit, our next Nonprofit Marketing Accelerator is for you: Marketing Your Expertise: Becoming a Thought Leader and Media Darling During the six-week program, you and your team will develop a Thought Leadership and/or Media Communications Plan. With my coaching, help from guest…

Lessons from the Boy Scouts Controversy: Be Prepared

Even if you have no connection to Boy Scouts of America, you are probably well aware of the organization’s motto: Be Prepared. But in the wake of President Donald Trump’s address to the organization’s Jamboree this week, it appears BSA’s media relations team wasn’t following that motto. And the backlash the organization is facing this…

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators July 21, 2017

Good Friday afternoon, folks! Let’s end this week on a high note with some Mixed Links… M+R shares 10 Rules for a Brilliant Brainstorm with some help from Tina Fey. Now you can Ask a Question, Get an Answer in Google Analytics. Marc Pitman explains It’s Not about Scaring, but Caring when it comes to storytelling. Here are 7…

NONPROFITS: 15 Instagram Tips, Tricks and Features You Don’t Want to Miss

“You don’t take a photograph. You ask quietly to borrow it.” — Unknown The photo social network Instagram is on its way to 1 billion users, alongside Facebook and WhatsApp. In the past two years, Instagram has doubled its monthly active user base to 700 million, and the pace of growth is accelerating. That makes Instagram twice…

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators July 7, 2017

Happy Friday, everyone! Let’s end the week by sharing some Mixed Links… EXPIRES TODAY! Today is the last day to save $200 on our Annual All-Access Pass by using the promo code HOTSAVINGS. Learn more about the All-Access Pass and enter promo code HOTSAVINGS to save $200 Chris Brogan thinks Watching and Listening are the New Reading. Find out How to…

FACEBOOK DUMP: Catch Up With 22 of the Latest Posts on Features, Fundraising, Ads and Engagement

Two. Billion. Monthly. Users. Facebook hit this momentous milestone late last month. If Facebook were a country, it would be the most populous nation on earth, far surpassing China’s population of 1.4 billion. Whoa. Facebook even changed its mission for the first time in its 13 year history, from “to give people the power to…