Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators March 11, 2016

I hope everyone had a good week. I could really use some Mixed Links… The latest addition to the M+R Toolshed is called If This Then Totally That which helps you find tools and resources for specific problems you may be having. If getting your communications approved at your nonprofit is a difficult process, Nancy Schwartz’s has…

ACTION! 61 Words & Phrases for Email Advocacy Campaigns

Sending a petition, pledge or other advocacy call to action to your email list? Try one of these tried-and-true words and phrases to get the open, click and completion! I’ve combed thousands of emails from top advocacy organizations to get these phrases that work…so you don’t have to! And if you’re interested in learning more about…

Write Your Own Appeal Letter and Raise More [Starts Next Week]

If you want to write a direct mail appeal letter that will blow your supporters away (and raise more money), join us next week for: Writing Successful Direct Mail Appeal Letters In-House with fundraising expert, Tom Ahern BEGINS NEXT MONDAY, MARCH 7th Each session will be recorded. Tom Ahern has proven he can help nonprofits…

3 Reasons to Invest in Your Monthly Giving Program

How many of your donors came back last year? Do you know? If your nonprofit is anything like the 8,000+ organizations that participated in the 2015 Fundraising Effectiveness Project Survey, the answer is….not enough. Retention rates are pretty abysmal in the nonprofit sector, hovering at 43 percent for the past two years. So, how can…

Nonprofits @ the Oscars: How to Photobomb, Newsjack and Steal the Spotlight at the Academy Awards

Nonprofits, are you ready for your moment in the spotlight? The 88th Academy Awards air Feb. 28 and the world will be watching. (Also, some of the world WON’T be watching, in an #OscarsSoWhite protest over the lack of diversity among nominees in the top acting categories.) Watching or not, film will be the center of…

How to Recognize and Manage Different Work Styles

This Thursday, February 11th at 1:00 p.m. Eastern (10:00 a.m. Pacific) Carson Tate, author of Work Simply, will join us for a FREE webinar – Work Simply: Embracing the Power of Your Personal Productivity Style. During the webinar, Carson will discuss how to prioritize your work based on the way you think and process information. You and…

The 5 Things You Need In Your Nonprofit’s Online Newsroom

When nonprofit communicators think about media relations, they often focus on proactively pitching stories and reaching out to reporters and editors. But effective media relations isn’t just about pushing our story ideas on unsuspecting reporters. It’s also about being ready and responsive when a reporter or editor is already pursuing a story. Being responsive isn’t just about being…