Raising Money with Direct Mail and Donor Newsletters

I love Tom Ahern to bits. He’s so smart and so practical, and he tells it like it is, all while still being a nice, supportive guy — which makes him a perfect partner for our Nonprofit Marketing Guide e-clinics on print fundraising for small nonprofits. Tom doesn’t hold back when he sees a nonprofit…

Liking Another Facebook Page Using Your Facebook Page [Video]

On Wednesday, Kristina showed you how to use Facebook as your Page as opposed to your personal profile. In today’s video, she shows you how to “like” another Page as your Facebook Page. Then, you can comment on that Page as your organization. You’ll be able to better represent your organization on Facebook and spread…

End Your Writer’s Block with my Nonprofit Writing Prompts

I try to blog everyday. Then, I also have to write articles for my weekly e-newsletter. Plus write another newsletter to my All-Access Pass Holders, not to mention updating Facebook and Twitter. I’m not going to lie – it’s tough sometimes to come up with ideas. I’ve been there, staring at the computer hoping inspiration…

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators June 29, 2012

Enjoy this week’s edition of Mixed Links! It’s time for the 2012 Nonprofit Tagline Awards (The Taggies) again! I will be judging the contest again this year and encourage you to submit your entry to Nancy Schwartz. It’s free and fast and all entrants will be invited to a free webinar (Aha! Messages: 4 Ways to Test Message Relevance) and…

Question: How Does Your Communications Position Your Nonprofit?

Here’s another chance to get your nonprofit included as an example in my new book. This time, I’m asking about how you are using your communications to position your nonprofit in different ways. Nonprofits can use their communications to position their organizations in many different ways. If you had to pick one goal for how…

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Marketers and Fundraisers June 22, 2012

TGIF! Ready for Mixed Links? Nancy Schwartz’s Nonprofit Messages Survey results show most messages are irrelevant to key audiences. Are you using “Aha! Messages” to boost your connection with your audience? With 76% of nonprofit messages not connecting strongly with their audiences, you might need to rethink some things. Nancy also shares Communications Is Everyone’s Job:…

Answering So What and Who Cares? Preso on Relevant Messaging

Yesterday I presented the lunch keynote for AFP Charlotte on how to make your messaging more relevant, so you are always answering So What? and Who Cares? Those two questions are constantly at work in our heads, both consciously and subconsciously, filtering the thousands of messages we see and hear each day. Use one or more of the…

THIS is Why You Need a Content Strategy

I’ve been working on ways to explain how a nonprofit’s content marketing strategy is different from all the same old nonprofit communications you may have been publishing all along. So I made this chart yesterday. I posted it to Facebook last night and based on the positive reaction there, I hope you’ll like it too.…

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Marketers June 15, 2012

Happy Friday, everyone! Here’s this week’s Mixed Links. Communications Guidestar gives some tips on how to handle social media when you aren’t really into it. If you are among the 74% who use your org’s mission statement when talking to your supporters or donors, you have a problem. Most mission statements really only speak to those inside…