Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators October 30, 2015

Happy Halloween! Join me for some spooky Mixed Links… First things first, if you need a little help figuring out what scary movie to watch this weekend, here are The Best Halloween Movies and Television Shows on Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Hulu according to Time. Join us Sunday, November 1st, as we begin another #NPCommPix photo…

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Marketers and Fundraisers October 16, 2015

I hope everyone’s week was as great as mine! Let’s cap things off with some Mixed Links… For a special Halloween-themed treat, take a close look at spooky volunteer behaviors during  Tobi Johnson’s free webinar Your Nightmare Volunteer: How to Manage Difficult Volunteer Behaviors on October 30th. From nightmare volunteers to nightmare bosses, here are 10 Signs…

Community Nonprofits, Communicate Like the Experts You Are!

When I talk to community-based nonprofits that serve local or regional areas about content marketing or thought leadership, I often hear excuses like, “We aren’t the experts. The national groups are. Why would anyone listen to us about this issue, when we just serve this little corner of the world?” While national groups may have…

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Marketers and Fundraisers September 25, 2015

Greetings from beautiful Orange Beach, Alabama! I am at a tennis tournament this weekend, but I wouldn’t miss our Mixed Links time together… You have until Monday, September 28 to submit a post for this month’s Nonprofit Blog Carnival. The Carnival is hosted by Mary Cahalane, and the theme is How Do You Give Thanks. Check out…

What Question Would You Ask 2,000 Nonprofit Communications Directors?

  Every year in January, we release the Nonprofit Communications Trends Report. But, naturally, there are quite a few steps that come before that, including developing the list of questions, which we are starting on now. Some questions are perennial, like: Which communications channels are most important? How often will you communicate via print and…

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators September 18, 2015

It’s almost time for the weekend! Let’s celebrate with some Mixed Links… Does someone at your organization need to work on being a better listener? Bath Kanter gives us some Ways that Emerging Nonprofit Leaders Can Build Virtuoso Listening Skills. Candace Cody shares 4 Kinds Of #GivingTuesday Social Media Posts That Get Engagement. Sandy Rees recently updated her…

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Marketers and Fundraisers September 11, 2015

I hope everyone had a good week. Please join me for some Mixed Links… Let’s kick things off with some bold thinking. If you’re trying to get your nonprofit to appear less wishy-washy, you will appreciate this comic The Power of Polarization. Jonathan Simmons encourages new thinking and collaboration in Five Ways Charity Leaders Can Encourage…

Nonprofit Blog Carnival: Sharing Progress and Communicating Accomplishments

Welcome to the August edition of the Nonprofit Blog Carnival! We’re glad you’re here. Our topic for this month’s roundup is how you share progress and communicate accomplishments to your supporters. Annual Reports Ayda Sanver answers the question Do Your Really Need to Print an Annual Report? In this post, Reporting Impact, consultant Rebecca Davis, PhD,…