#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…

No Time For a Full Campaign? My 3 Must-Do Tactics for Your Year-End Online Fundraiser

Recently, a nonprofit communicator asked me, what are the top three things small nonprofits should do between now and the end of the year to boost online fundraising? If you are a Nonprofit Marketing Guide pass holder, be sure to check out the recording and slides for “The Beginner’s Guide to Planning a Successful Year-End…

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Marketers and Fundraisers November 20, 2015

Happy almost Thanksgiving for those of you in the United States! Let’s be thankful with some Mixed Links… We’ve had over 1,000 take the 2016 Nonprofit Communications Trends Survey, (THANKS!) but we’d like even more to really get the best data possible. Please take a few minutes to help us out. You’ll be invited to a…

What Prevents You from Getting Your Best Work Done

We’ve added several new questions to the 2016 Nonprofit Communications Trends Survey (take it now!), including: How big of a problem are these situations in preventing you from getting your best work done at your nonprofit? We presented 10 choices, and asked for relative rankings from “no problem” through “serious problem.” While these results are just…

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…