Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators May 13, 2016

Happy Friday, everyone! Join me for some Mixed Links… Peter Panepento tackles the Giving Day fiasco in Give Local America Disaster Offers Lessons for Next Time on Beth Kanter’s blog. (You can follow and contribute to this conversation using #GiveDayLessons) Here are 36 Marketing Blogs your Nonprofit Should Start Reading Today. New to social media? Take a look…

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 April 8, 2016

Happy Friday! Let’s cap off the week with some Mixed Links… Beth Kanter asks that age-old question, Is Your Nonprofit Too Old To Barf Rainbows on Snapchat? Have colleagues that never get their work to you on time? Get some help from this podcast by Margaux O’Malley – When Colleagues Don’t Respect Deadlines. March’s Nonprofit Blog Carnival…