Week of Freebies! Reserve 2016 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report

Happy Holidays! It’s that time of year where we show our readers some love with some FREE goodies. While this is the last official day of the Week of Freebies here at the blog, we offer free downloads and resources from Nonprofit Marketing Guide all year long. Our annual Nonprofit Communications Trends Survey is our most popular…

Week of Freebies! Relevant Messaging Checklist

Happy Holidays! It’s that time of year where we show our readers some love with some FREE goodies.  When you are trying to create messaging that is more relevant to your participants, supporters, and influencers, use our Six R’s of Relevant Messaging. Rewarding Realistic Real-Time Responsive Revealing Refreshing Here’s a quick checklist for you to print…

Week of Freebies! Multi-Channel Fundraising Campaign Worksheet

Happy Holidays! It’s that time of year where we show our readers some love with some FREE goodies.  Get a jump on your 2016 online fundraising campaigns — from your website to email appeals to social networks — with our Multi-Channel Fundraising Campaign Worksheet. This 11-page worksheet will walk you through creating goals for your…

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…