Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators July 15, 2016

Join me for some Mixed Links… Share your nonprofit communications success story with Big Duck and us in this survey. Here’s What Your Nonprofit Needs to Know About Facebook’s New Fundraising Tools. Joan Garry shows you How to Select First Rate Board Members. Looking to remove the word “very” from your writing? Print out these 128 Words…

Will You Let Everyone Know? 3 Examples, Oodles of Tips (and 23 Real Emails) to Support Your Next “Share This” Call to Action

Let me start by declaring what this post IS NOT about. It’s not about making an image or video go viral. It’s also not about “post to Facebook” or “share on Twitter” messages after a supporter has donated or signed a petition (the after-action social share). It IS about how nonprofits can move the needle…

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators July 8, 2016

The message for today is “Be kind to each other.” Here’s this week’s Mixed Links… We are doing some research with Big Duck on the ingredients of nonprofit communications success. Share your nonprofit communications success story with us in this survey. Double the Donation has started a new blog carnival on Fundraising Strategies & Nonprofit Tech.…

RESOURCE REVIEW: “A Progressive’s Style Guide” Helps Unlock Power of Language to Shape and Change the World

I am a nonprofit copy writer. I believe that words can move people to act, and inspire people to change the world for the better. So when I heard about “A Progressive’s Style Guide” (pdf),  I both flinched, and lurched to download it. It’s no secret that I lean left in my politics, but I know that…

Where Should I Pitch My Nonprofit’s Story?

Many nonprofits use the “spray and pray” technique when they are pitching their stories to the media. They spray their pitches everywhere and pray that somebody picks them up. But if your organization is interested in having its messages connect with your ideal audiences — and if it wants more success landing meaningful media coverage — it’s…