Poll: What’s Hard about Nonprofit Content Marketing?

What are your biggest nonprofit content marketing challenges? Marketing Profs and the Content Marketing Institute recently released a survey of business-to-business communicators, and found that producing the kind of content that engages prospects/customers was the top challenge, followed by producing enough content, and having a budget to produce content.   I’d love to know what…

No More Fundraising Thermometers – Free E-Book

I’ve never liked fundraising thermometers. For me, unless you are fundraising to increase global warming or to pay for a new heating system in your building, temperature rising in a thermometer really doesn’t make much sense as a visual for achieving fundraising goals. Sure, most people understand what you are saying, because fundraising thermometers have…

How I Found Out What Our Supporters Really Want to See on Our Facebook Page

      In today’s guest post, Kate Antoniades shows how planning ahead and paying attention to what your fans, friends, and followers react to can make all the difference in your social media marketing. She also proves that social media can work at the local level.  Thanks Kate, for sharing a super easy way…

Could Good Photography Make All the Difference for You?

Today at Shelter’s Edge, the blog by ASPCApro (for animal sheltering professionals and volunteers), they ask, “Can we save more lives simply by taking better pictures?” ASPCApro is considering whether or not to do formal research on this question, but the anecdotal evidence is pretty striking. Show us cute, in-focus photos of cats and dogs…

Creating a Two-Page Nonprofit Annual Report

You know I am a fan of the “new and improved” nonprofit annual report — which I define as anything that is shorter, clearer, and easier for donors to understand than traditional annual reports. I especially like two- and four-pagers and videos. I’m collecting samples of “new and improved” nonprofit annual reports on this wiki,…

Too Much Content or Not Enough?

I’ve been doing a fair amount of consulting lately with nonprofits on their content marketing strategies, as well as talking with lots of nonprofits about how they handle content creation and distribution, and I see nonprofits falling into two different camps with different needs: Nonprofits  That Don’t Have Enough Content These are the groups who…