6 Steps to Starting A Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Campaign

Last month Rob Wu, CEO of CauseVox, shared tips he learned from some successful peer-to-peer fundraising campaigns.  Today, Candace Cody of CauseVox joins us to talk about how to start your own peer-to-peer fundraising campaign. ~Kristina Guest Post by Candace Cody of CauseVox Peer-to-peer fundraising campaigns yield significant benefits: more donations, more awareness, more relationships,…

Please Take the 2016 Nonprofit Communications Trends Survey

It’s time to take the Nonprofit Communications Trends Survey for 2016! Last year, over 1,500 nonprofit communicators took our annual Nonprofit Communications Trends Survey . . . and now it’s time to get your predictions for 2016. This report has become the “go to” source for what’s REALLY happening in the world of nonprofit communications and…

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators October 30, 2015

Happy Halloween! Join me for some spooky Mixed Links… First things first, if you need a little help figuring out what scary movie to watch this weekend, here are The Best Halloween Movies and Television Shows on Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Hulu according to Time. Join us Sunday, November 1st, as we begin another #NPCommPix photo…

The 5 Questions Nonprofits Always Ask Me About Fundraising Emails

I love writing email appeals — diving deep into an issue, learning about the inspiring work that nonprofits do, and weaving words that inspire generosity. When I teach others how to write email appeals — through webinars, trainings and consulting work — I get peppered with questions. Some about content, but a lot about mechanics. A good…

Managing Up, Down, and Across Your Nonprofit: What’s Hardest for You?

At Nonprofit Marketing Guide, we love talking about marketing strategies and tactics (obviously). But as you try to implement the ideas you learn here, we often hear back about problems you encounter that have very little to do with marketing. Instead, what gets in the way of getting the work done are relationships with other…

Nonprofit Communications Confidential: Receptionists

Receptionists can be a lifeline for your organization. They can have many responsibilities, including being the heartbeat of the office and the first person clients or supporters talk to, leaving them with a wonderful first impression. Or not. You might also find yourself in this situation, shared with us by a nonprofit communicator through our newest…

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Marketers and Fundraisers October 16, 2015

I hope everyone’s week was as great as mine! Let’s cap things off with some Mixed Links… For a special Halloween-themed treat, take a close look at spooky volunteer behaviors during  Tobi Johnson’s free webinar Your Nightmare Volunteer: How to Manage Difficult Volunteer Behaviors on October 30th. From nightmare volunteers to nightmare bosses, here are 10 Signs…

Calendar Confusion: Year-End Communications on a Summer Fiscal Year

  How do you handle calendar year-end (November-December) communications when your nonprofit’s fiscal year actually ends June 30? That question came up today during our Sharing Your Progress Accelerator program. Here’s the conundrum: If you try to talk about your accomplishments from the last 12 months in December, you are technically in the middle of your…