Mixed Links for Nonprofit Marketers and Fundraisers July 17, 2015

Happy Friday, everyone – I hope you had a great week! Let’s finish it off with some Mixed Links… We love Claire Meyerhoff for her straight-talk, and she’s dishing that out in spades in Your Donor Stories Are BAD. But here’s storytelling done right – Watch this Brilliant Second-by-Second Storytelling Masterpiece. Joanne Fritz is taking submissions…

5 Super Solid Ways To Engage Your Supporters Online (PLUS 28 Affordable Tools to Help You Do It)

Are you out of ideas for engaging supporters online? Try one of these tried and true digital engagement tactics to strengthen your relationships, move members to act, and build support for your programs and mission. 1) Try a Petition or Pledge This is a bread-and-butter tactic for advocacy organizations, but lots of orgs can use…

Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Katie Houston

Here’s the latest installment in our series on the “Day in the Life” of nonprofit communicators, where we ask you to describe your day in your own words. We’d love to hear from you too! Tell us what you do in a typical day as a nonprofit communications pro. ~Kristina Katie Houston is Marketing & PR Coordinator at…

Let’s Make These Sessions for Communications Directors Happen

It’s time for community voting on sessions for the next Nonprofit Tech Conference by NTEN, happening in San Jose on March 23-25, 2016. This is the conference I always recommend first to communications directors who want to know which national conference to attend, and I will definitely be there. Let’s get some great sessions especially…

Should Your Direct Mail Appeal Letters Be Kept to One Page?

During our direct mail appeal letter training, we invariably get asked about appeal letter length: How many pages should our letter be? Anyone have great success with anything over 2 pages? Everyone on my team is very afraid of anything over a page. Direct Mail expert Tom Ahern shoots down the one-page myth immediately. In his words,…

Our Free Resources on Nonprofit Marketing and Fundraising

  Our main goal at NonprofitMarketingGuide.com is to provide training, coaching, and mentoring for nonprofit communications pros to help you not only learn your job, but to love your job also. While we think our All-Access Pass is the most affordable and comprehensive nonprofit marketing training you can find, we understand that some of you…

What Really Happened on #GivingTuesday Last Year? This.

Is Giving Tuesday just a blip? A giving day only big nonprofits can pull off? Something to skip? Nope. According to a new Giving Tuesday report by Blackbaud, Giving Tuesday has definitely made a dent in online giving. Take a look. Double-Digit, Year-Over-Year Growth in Online Donations Since 2012 Online Average Gift Amounts Exceed $100 for Most Organizations…