Afraid of Twitter? 5 Quick Tips

I’ve been tweeting for a while so I sometimes forget many people are still wary of Twitter. Facebook has become a norm in nonprofit communications, but Twitter still has many hold outs. Laurel Dykema offers a newbie perspective on tweeting and how to get started. ~Kivi Guest Post by Laurel Dykema of Mission India I’ll admit it—when…

Best Nonprofit Videos of the Year 2013

While at the Nonprofit Technology Conference last week in Minneapolis, we were on hand to see the winners of the 2013 DoGooder Video Awards announced. Four finalists were chosen for each category and then the winners were selected by the public. The winner of the Best of Nonprofit Video Award was the Rainforest Alliance’s “Follow the Frog” video.…

I Was Afraid of This: E-Newsletter Goals

I really, really appreciate everyone who took the time to answer my recent survey questions about email newsletter goals and metrics — more than 600 of you! When I was listing choices for e-newsletter goals as I wrote the survey, I tried to come up with some choices that were pretty specific and some that…

Creating Content on the Topics You Want to be Known for

Your nonprofit wants to be known as a go-to organization on a certain list of topics, right? So if someone in your community, or a reporter, or a legislator has a question about that topic, you want them to think about your nonprofit first, or you want your website to come up first in search…

Creating Content While at Conferences Like #13NTC

Later this week, I’ll be attending the Nonprofit Technology Conference in Minneapolis. Aside from the fact that I will be leaving 80-degree, Spring-Has-Finally-Sprung weather in North Carolina for a snow storm in Minneapolis, I am really looking forward to the big show. I take my reputation as a prolific creator of high-quality content for nonprofits…

What’s the Goal of Your Email Newsletter?

I’m putting together a new webinar on nonprofit email newsletter strategy that I’ll present at CharityHowTo on April 16 and again on May 2. I’m also working on a new free download for you. Can you help by completing this quick survey on your email newsletter’s goals? When you complete the survey, you can enter…

No April Fool’s Joke – Email Response Rates Drop – A Lot

The seventh annual eNonprofit Benchmarks Study by M+R Strategic Services and NTEN has been released. This report examines the online performance of some of the country’s leading nonprofits, including American Red Cross, Sierra Club, AARP and the Human Rights Campaign to gauge the latest trends in online fundraising and advocacy. The results have a  “It was the best of time,…