Dashboards to Share Progress: Examples and Tips

You can measure lots and lots of marketing and fundraising numbers. But measuring without adding meaning isn’t very helpful to you, your supporters, or your board. I recommend that you develop some kind of dashboard, ideally a one-pager in something easy like Excel, Word, or Powerpoint, that updates people on your most important metrics, and…

MAKE ME A MATCH: 48 Ways to Ask for a Matching Gift in an Email Fundraising Appeal

Stuck trying to find new ways to describe your matching gift campaign? Never fear! Use these matching gift phrases in all the right places: Subject line Preheader Header Calls-to-action (be sure to include at least 2 in each email) Sidebars P.S. Donation landing page Good luck fundraisers! Contribute today to make sure we can match…

Most Important Social Media Sites to Nonprofits in 2015

More than 800 nonprofits have completed our 2015 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report Survey (please take it now if you are not one of those 800+). Here’s some preliminary data . . . We asked you to put eight social networks in “order of importance to your nonprofit’s communications strategy in 2015.” This is what that ranking…

So Excited About The Wordifier – And You Should Be Too

I am sure you are wondering just what The Wordifier is. Oh it’s no big deal really – it just might be one of the coolest communications tools out there. That’s all. A few months ago Erica Mills of Claxon Marketing joined us for one of our Feedback and Fine-Tuning Webinars and told me about this…

Share Your Predictions for 2015

It’s time to take the Nonprofit Communications Trends Survey for 2015. Last year, over 2,100 nonprofit communicators took our annual Nonprofit Communications Trends Survey . . . and now it’s time to get your predictions for 2015! This report has become the “go to” source for what’s REALLY happening in the world of nonprofit communications and…

KICK IT UP A NOTCH: 4 Smart Ways to Boost Your Year-End Online Fundraising

Fundraising goal established. CHECK. Compelling stories selected. CHECK. Email arc created. CHECK. Donation landing page updated. CHECK. Sounds like your year-end online fundraising campaign is off to a solid start. Wanna kick it up a notch? Try one of these 4 tactics to boost your online fundraising this December. 1) Offer a Match and Promote…

Build Your Email List for Year-End Giving

Integrating email campaigns with your direct mail appeal letter is a great way to get your supporters’ attention during the busy year-end fundraising season. If you need more emails, then we have a great resource to help you build your email list. Download Get Started with Email Acquisition Campaigns: Tactics, Apps and Real-World Examples to…

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Our main goal at NonprofitMarketingGuide.com is to provide training and mentoring for nonprofits who have small communications staffs and budgets, but big enthusiasm and ideas. 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 don’t have a budget at all…

The 5 Best Nonprofit Digital Stories from TechSoup’s Storymakers Contest

TechSoup’s annual Storymakers contest had some great entries this year. Watch the winners and see what you can learn from them.  ~Kivi Guest Post by Alexandra (Ale) Bezdikian of TechSoup The world is changing. The landscape of communication is evolving at an exponential rate, and digital media creation is riding at the head of the wave. In…