Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators January 29, 2016

Happy Friday, everyone! Let’s wrap things up for the week with some Mixed Links… Erica Mills lets us know how much words for nonprofits matter in Great Mission. Bad Statement. Wild Apricot asked what nonprofits do in a year and compiled their answers in The Ultimate Nonprofit Calendar. Big Duck has released its 2016 edition of…

New Report Sheds Light on How NGOs WorldWide Use Technology

Not too shabby, North America. A new research project by the Public Interest Registry and Nonprofit Tech for Good surveyed over 2,700 non-governmental organizations (NGOs) worldwide to gain a better understanding of how NGOs used technology to communicate and engage supporters and donors. According to the report, North American NGOs are ahead, albeit sometimes just…

How to Use Trello for Your Editorial Calendar [Video]

Here’s our third video in this week’s series on editorial calendars for nonprofits. See the earlier videos on using Excel and Google Calendars for editorial calendars and using Asana. If you prefer a project management tool that’s more visually oriented, you may like Trello. Let’s take a look at some ways you could use Trello for an…

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Marketers and Fundraisers January 22, 2016

Let’s stay warm this weekend with some Mixed Links… Today is the last day to get your Nonprofit Blog Carnival submission to Beth Kanter on “What are you doing to be happier and healthier in 2016?“  Bloomerang has introduced “Bloomerang Lite,” a free product for nonprofits with less than $100,000 revenue and 500 constituent records.…

Fundraising and Marketing Teams: Integrated or Separate But Equal?

We need to break down the barriers preventing fundraising and marketing staff from cooperating in order to get the best results. The advice to get rid of “silos” is nothing new. But we have some new data in the 2016 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report that adds a few more good reasons why your nonprofit should…

So, THAT Happened…In-the-Trenches Reflections on December Online Fundraising Campaigns (Add Yours!)

OK, online fundraisers, nap time is OVER! The December fundraising season has come and gone. Some of you may still be crunching the numbers. Others may be on to the next campaign. Either way, it’s time to talk results. What worked? What didn’t? What did we learn, and how will we apply it to future…

More Than Words: Why Visuals Are Critical in Pitching Your Story

If you have been reading our blog the last year, you will probably recognize Peter Panepento. Peter is the principal at Panepento Strategies, a full-service content, digital, and social strategy firm for nonprofits and socially-minded companies. He was formerly an assistant managing editor at The Chronicle of Philanthropy as well.  We are excited to announce…