Official Christmas Cookie of 2015: Cinnamon Almond Crunch Cookies

I am usually a dutiful recipe follower, but I’m finally competent enough at baking cookies that I have been freestyling on some recipes lately, including this new one I created this year. It’s a mashup of sorts, inspired by this recipe for Disney’s Cinnamon  Glazed Almonds and this recipe for Toffee Almond Sandies. Enjoy! Cinnamon…

Are Shorter Facebook Posts Better? NPR Analyzes 3,000 Posts to Find Out

In October National Public Radio released an interesting analysis of how the length of lead-in text affects post performance on Facebook. The organization pulled all its link posts from the last six months — over 3,000 in all — and analyzed post performance in groups of 40-character increments. On the first look, NPR found that shorter…

Annual Report Webinar and E-Book for Special Holiday Price of Only $20!

How to Create a Nonprofit Annual Report People Will Actually Read Presented by Kivi Leroux Miller Tomorrow, Wednesday, December 9, 2015 1:00 p.m. Eastern (10:00 a.m. Pacific) Registration is ONLY $20! Space is limited. Your Donors Want to See Results Before They’ll Give Again. But that doesn’t mean you have to write and design a…

Nonprofit Communications Confidential: Unrealistic Expectations

We’re back with a new Nonprofit Communications Confidential! This week we’ll take a look at the completely unrealistic expectations your boss puts on you. It’s enough to drive you to drink! Here are a few workload frustrations you shared with us: My boss never considers my workload when assigning a new task. Also, she assigns tasks by…

#GivingTuesday 2015 Results: 1 Million Gifts Make a Record-Breaking Day

Love it or hate it, #GivingTuesday has become a VERY BIG DEAL for nonprofits. By every measure, this giving day has exploded into a new, influential holiday. According to the Case Foundation, which set out this year to measure the collective reach of Giving Tuesday, total online donations processed on Giving Tuesday more than doubled from…

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Marketers and Fundraisers – Thanksgiving Edition

In honor of yesterday, I am compiling a special “Saying Thanks” edition of Mixed Links. First off, THANKS to the over 1,100 who have taken our 2016 Nonprofit Communications Trends Survey. If you haven’t taken it yet, please take a few minutes to help us out! You’ll be invited to a free preview webinar and…

We’d Be More Successful If . . .

We’ve heard from nearly 1,300 nonprofit staff via our 2016 Nonprofit Communications Trends Survey. Please take it now if you haven’t already.  In one of the new questions, we ask you to fill in the blank: Our communications/marketing would be more successful if _________________. Here’s a quick word cloud with the answers to date: More…