Highlights from the 2016 M+R Benchmarks Study: Focus on the Big Trends

Last week, the 2016 M+R Benchmarks Study was released with an emphasis on what’s changed since 2006 when this study was first released. Here are five key facts from this year’s study that would have been unthinkable just ten years ago: Overall, 13% of online gifts were made from mobile devices – a number that…

MUST READ: “Fundraising Bright Spots” Highlights Orgs That Are Beating the Odds in Individual Giving

“What if the answers to nonprofits’ fundraising challenges were already all around us?” – FUNDRAISING BRIGHT SPOTS Successful fundraising isn’t just about money. It’s about relationships. The orgs that understand this have happy, repeat donors. So who’s doing well with individual giving? FUNDRAISING BRIGHT SPOTS: Strategies and Inspiration From Social Change Organizations Raising Money From Individual…

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators March 11, 2016

I hope everyone had a good week. I could really use some Mixed Links… The latest addition to the M+R Toolshed is called If This Then Totally That which helps you find tools and resources for specific problems you may be having. If getting your communications approved at your nonprofit is a difficult process, Nancy Schwartz’s has…

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Marketers and Fundraisers March 4, 2016

Happy Friday! Join me for some Mixed Links… Kivi was on Tony Martignetti Nonprofit Radio last week talking about how to Communicate With Your Communicators. Kivi is also doing a free webinar for Bloomerang on March 17th called How to Write an Email Newsletter That Doesn’t Suck. Hootsuite shows you How to Make a Social Media Content Calendar. If…

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Marketers and Fundraisers February 26, 2016

We’ve almost made it to the weekend! Let’s celebrate with some Mixed Links… Are you a nonprofit with a budget under $2 million? Sign up to take the Individual Donor Benchmark Survey. Facebook listened to its users and now you can do more than just “like” posts. See Facebook Reaction Buttons: What Nonprofit Marketers Will Love by John Haydon.…