Mixed Links for Nonprofit Marketers and Fundraisers May 8, 2015

I hope you had a great week! Let’s finish it up with some Mixed Links… Erik Anderson at Donor Dreams is hosting this month’s Nonprofit Blog Carnival. May’s theme is “You Are the Future of Philanthropy.” Learn more and submit your post. Change is inevitable. Just make sure you have the Three Things Your Nonprofit Needs When…

Changes to Our Communications Director Mentoring Program

We are now accepting registrations for Session #8 of the Mentoring Program for Nonprofit Communications Directors. I know many of you have been working towards participation in the program, so I want to point out a few changes we are making this time.   You Pick:  Fundraising Emphasis or Community Engagement Emphasis? Over the past…

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Marketers and Fundraisers April 24, 2015

How was your week? Let’s finish it off with some Mixed Links… The 2015 M+R Benchmarks Study is out! In addition to the insightful metrics you’ll find in this report, you can now enter your own data to see how it compares to the 84 nonprofits they used for the report. Worried about the new changes to the Google…

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Marketers and Fundraisers April 17, 2015

Happy Friday, awesome nonprofit communicators! Let’s cap off the week with some Mixed Links… If you need some ideas for Mother’s Day, Nancy Schwartz tells you How to Make the Most of Mother’s Day. John Haydon has Three Simple Donor Retention Strategies for Social Media. Not sure about participating in local giving days? Learn more in 7…

50+ Nonprofit Instagram Accounts You Should Follow Right Now

Looking for some good examples of nonprofit Instagram accounts? Grab your phone and get inspired. ANIMAL RIGHTS Talia looks like she’s ready for her woolcut next month. That’s the real start of spring! A photo posted by Catskill Animal Sanctuary (@catskill_animal_sanctuary) on Apr 11, 2015 at 12:06pm PDT ASPCA https://instagram.com/aspca Best Friends Animal Society https://instagram.com/bestfriendsanimalsociety…

Donor Newsletter Tips to Bring in the Dough

Does your donor newsletter cost more to send than it brings in? That’s a pretty common trait among donor newsletters, but it’s not the idea of the donor newsletter that’s wrong – it’s how you’re approaching it that’s wrong. Is your donor newsletter longer than 4 pages? Are you sending it as a self-mailer? Did you…

Board Exercise: Communicating to Become a Favorite Cause

I recently contributed to the 10-Minute Board Exercises Series by the Center for Nonprofit Stewardship.  These exercises and worksheets are meant to be incorporated into your board meetings to get board members talking about important issues. My worksheet, Becoming Your Donor’s Favorite Cause, is about helping your board brainstorm ways to solidify your relationships with…

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Marketers and Fundraisers April 10, 2015

Welcome to another round of Mixed Links… Next week is National Volunteer Week and the Nonprofit Toolkit has a graphic you can download to show your appreciation. Wild Apricot also has some National Volunteer Week resources for you. April’s Nonprofit Blog Carnival, hosted by Craig Linton, is dedicated to a great resource for nonprofits – SOFII.…