A Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Gail Koford

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. Gail Koford is development director at Inter Parish Ministry in Cincinnati, Ohio. IPM is a food and clothing pantry that serves people living in eastern Hamilton County and Clermont County, Ohio. …

Write a Better Case for Support and Direct Mail Appeals

Fundraising expert Tom Ahern is cranking out some great stuff for us this year! We just finished his Donor Newsletters That Raise More Money e-clinic and July brings two more training opportunities for you. The Case for Support Writing a Fabulous Case for Support starts July 9th. You can join us for just the first…

15 Days to More Engaging, Inspiring E-Newsletters [Free Email Course]

Last week we announced that we  were rolling out a new way to organize the tips and advice we give you on our website. While we have organized advice by topic (under the “What are you working on?” section of the homepage), we will now further break down that advice based on experience level, making it easier…

A Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Susan Daughtry

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. Susan Daughtry has a degree in Fine Art and worked for herself in publishing and marketing for 25 years. After she sold her business, she went to a nonprofit…

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Marketers and Fundraisers June 13, 2014

Happy Friday, everyone! Let’s have some Mixed Links… Marc Pitman shares 5½ Things to Say at Your Next Major Gift Solicitation. If different officers in your organization squabble over who a donor “belongs” to, check out Whose Donor Is It Anyway? Do you know Why You Should Recruit Millennials to Boost Your NPO? Looking for content to…

How to Use Hashtags to Promote Your Cause [Free Download]

Our social media and online campaigns adviser, Kerri Karvetski, has created a new download for you on how to harness the power of hashtags to promote your good cause on social media. In case you are brand new to social media, hashtags are words or phrases with the hash symbol (#) in front of them. The…

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Marketers and Communicators

Has this seemed like a long week to anyone else? I am ready for some Mixed Links… Starting things off on a lighter note (Kivi and I thought it was funny, though, if cursing bothers you, best skip this), here are 21 Things You Say In Work Emails, And What They Really Mean. This time of year…

Fundraising to Help Child Abusers, Murderers and Other “Unworthy” People

I’m coming off of my Spring speaking schedule, which means I’ve talked to hundreds of nonprofit communicators and fundraisers over the last few months, trying my best to help them work through their toughest nonprofit communications, marketing, and fundraising challenges. There’s usually one person in the room who sits quietly, often with what appears to…

4 Donor Newsletter Hacks to Increase Donations

Thinking of axing your donor newsletter because it costs more than it’s worth? WAIT! It’s not the idea of the donor newsletter that’s wrong – it’s how you’re approaching it that’s wrong. Luckily we have a smart guy like Tom Ahern around to set us straight! Tom knows how to take a floundering charity newsletter and…