Little Known Ways to Gain Mobile Supporters

To help your nonprofit understand the benefits of having a mobile marketing strategy and how to implement one, we asked the good folks at The mGive Foundation to guest blog for us. Earlier, they let us know the top reasons to use mobile. Today Jenifer Snyder outlines several ways to starting building your mobile list.  ~Kivi Guest…

How Often Should Nonprofits Send Email and Direct Mail?

In this year’s Nonprofit Communications Trends Survey for 2014, we are asking the questions about communications frequency a little differently. We’ve split appeals with a call to action (like “donate now”) from newsletters or other informational communications. We’ve heard from 605 nonprofits so far (our goal is 2,000), and here’s what the preliminary results tell…

Your Top 7 Nonprofit Marketing Training Priorities [Survey Results]

Last month, we asked for your feedback on training topics for our 2014 Webinar Series. Today I’m sharing the top seven most popular webinar topics out of the list of 14 we gave you, in order, along with our plans to meet those needs. Also, congrats to three winners of All-Access Passes through the random…

Early Results: Marketers More Overworked than Fundraisers?

We are asking for your predictions and insights this month for the 2014 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report. Please take the trends survey now. As of right now, 415 nonprofit staff have completed the survey. We are asking a new question this year: Do you feel overworked, underworked, or is your workload about right? The preliminary results…

A Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Suzanne Rhodes

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. Suzanne Underwood Rhodes is the director of public affairs at Mercy Medical Airlift in Virginia Beach and recently celebrated her 10th anniversary of service there. Besides publishing…

Want to Write Faster AND More Effectively? [FREE Webinar]

One of the biggest challenges for nonprofit marketers and fundraisers is producing all of the content you need to do your job well. Everywhere you look on your to-do list is something new that you need to write – direct mail, emails, newsletters, your website, social media, blog posts, advertising, proposals . . . it…

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Marketers November 1, 2013

Happy Friday! Let’s chase all that Halloween candy with some Mixed Links… A few weeks ago, we shared the giving habits of Canadians versus Americans to shed some light on the differences (and similarities) between the two countries. This new infographic reviews the differences between Canadian and American media consumption habits. The end of the year will…

A Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Danielle Travis

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.  Danielle Travis is a one-person marketing department for Bayaud Enterprises, an organization providing services for individuals facing major barriers to competitive employment. She’s got a passion for…

Fundraising with the Undead – Nonprofits Embrace the Zombie Apocalypse

If the Zombie Apocalypse is not really a thing, then why are zombies everywhere? The Walking Dead, World War Z (the book – I am not acknowledging the movie unless they change the title. Plus, zombies don’t move that fast!), Shaun of the Dead, Call of Duty: Black Ops II, Warm Bodies, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Resident…