Should Your Nonprofit Use Pinterest?

Should your nonprofit be using Pinterest? Surely someone in your organization has brought that question up by now, and you, like Andria below, may be wondering just how to use Pinterest effectively, if you use it all. Here’s Andria’s specific question . . . Hi Kivi, Thank you for all your helpful tools – webinars,…

How to Make Your Messaging More Relevant

I’m headed to Austin, Texas today to teach a workshop I’m calling “So What and Who Cares? Getting Your Communications Right in 2012” for the Texas Association of Nonprofit Organizations. You answer the So What? question by making your messaging as relevant as possible to the people you are communicating with. But what does that…

Successful Online Fundraising Campaigns – Tips from @karvetski

Kerri Karvetski is a wonderful nonprofit copywriter and online strategist (and she also teaches the webinars in our Social Media Starter Kit series). I recently interviewed Kerri for some tips on how to put together a good online fundraising campaign. Kerri’s Campaign Tips: Develop a Story Arc with Multiple Emails Set Public Goals with Your…

Email Marketing Stats and Trends for Nonprofits

On Wednesday, I shared how nonprofits are using social media according to reports released over the last few weeks. Today, we are going to take a look at email marketing and fundraising using data from these reports: Sage Nonprofit Solutions Email Marketing Report 2012 (Sage) 2012 Online Marketing Nonprofit Benchmark Index Study (Convio) 2012 eNonprofit Benchmarks…

Mixed Links and Pass Winners

Welcome to a special Friday the 13th edition of Mixed Links. No black cats or broken mirrors here though. We’re bringing the good stuff today including some lucky folks who won All-Access Passes and individual webinar registrations! Let’s get started… NTC For those of who who couldn’t make it to the 2012 Nonprofit Technology Conference…

One Big Myth about Direct Mail Appeal Letters

Each time we hold our Direct Mail for Small Nonprofits E-clinic, Tom Ahern and I have to help the participants overcome their pre-conceived ideas of what makes a great direct mail appeal letter. And one of the biggest challenges is trying to convince our participants (and their team) that they do NOT have to keep their…