Need Writing Ideas? Try These Prompts

At the start of each month, we send at least 10 writing prompts (usually more) to the subscribers of our Monthly Nonprofit Writing Prompts E-Newsletter. These prompts help you come up with ideas for articles, stories, press releases, blog posts, Facebook updates, letters, and other content. We send them a month ahead so you’ll have time to think…

Powerfully Memorable, in 8 Words or Less (Case Study)

Every single nonprofit org—across size, budget, location and cause—shares a priceless opportunity to position its organizations, programs, fundraising campaigns and special events. And yes, that means your organization. Start to rock relevant messages and you’ll join a growing cadre of healthy organizations whose messages help to build awareness of their impact and value. That’ll place your…

Marketing Time Savers: Tools to Improve Your Writing

    Even if you like to write like I do, it can still feel like it takes forever to produce something good. And let’s face it, time is not something you have a whole lot of.  Below are five online writing tools we like and that were also recommended by friends. They’ll help you…

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…

Marketing Time Savers: My 3 Favorite Gmail Hacks

At Nonprofit Marketing Guide, we use Google Apps for Work to manage our email, calendars, etc.  As a two-person company, we don’t have lots of time to waste. And neither do you. So if you are a Google Apps or Gmail user, you might like my three favorite Gmail hacks. (I know these work on…

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,…