What Nonprofit Leaders Think about Communications

Here at Nonprofit Marketing Guide, we survey communications and fundraising staff all the time. So it’s interesting for me to hear what staff who aren’t directly responsible for those functions have to say about nonprofit marketing. Marc Pitman of the Concord Leadership Group recently surveyed over 1,000 nonprofit leaders, 60% of whom are executive directors…

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators April 29, 2016

Happy Friday! Join me for some Mixed Links… The Nonprofit Blog Carnival for April has been published. See Erik Anderson’s blog for advice to your younger-fundraising-self. Craig Linton at Fundraising Detective blog will host the May 2016 Nonprofit Blog Carnival. The theme will be “Leadership in Fundraising: the best or worst boss you ever had. What did you…

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…