#MixedLinks for Nonprofit Marketers and Fundraisers January 16, 2015

Happy Friday, everyone! Let’s cap off this chilly week with some Mixed Links (and maybe a little dancing)… New survey results from Pew Research show that while Facebook is still the top dog among social networks, its growth has slowed especially compared to Pinterest, Instagram, and Twitter. The Fundraising Effectiveness Project (FEP) has released its findings…

Market Like a Ballroom Dancer— They Lead, You Follow

At the end of last year, we announced that nonprofit messaging and branding expert Nancy Schwartz of GettingAttention.org would be joining our team of advisers along with Kerri Karvetski and Tom Ahern.  She’ll be leading webinars, providing coaching, and writing blog posts for us among other things. Here is her first post for 2015 on a few nationwide trends that…

Use the Trends Report to Fight the Stupid

  We’ve been producing the Nonprofit Communications Trends Report for five years for lots of different reasons. You ask us questions all the time, especially about things like communications frequency and whether you really have to “do” a certain communications channel. We wanted data for you, to supplement our own so-called “expert” opinions. I wanted…

Our Top Ten Blog Posts of 2014

Here are the top ten blog posts we published so far this year, according to unique page views in Google Analytics. Spoiler Alert: You love “how we did it” guest posts from other nonprofit communicators, especially when they are talking about their annual reports, and Kerri’s social media tips.  We’re so glad you agree with…

Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Philip Masembe

Here’s the latest installment in our series on the “Day in the Life” of nonprofit communicators, where we ask you to describe your day in your own words.   Would YOU like to be featured in this series? Tell us what you do in a typical day as a nonprofit communications pro. Philip Masembe is a communications and advertising professional…

#Mixed Links for Nonprofit Marketers and Fundraisers

Are you ready for the holidays? Me neither! Let’s commiserate over some Mixed Links… Early Bird registration for the 2015 Nonprofit Technology Conference in Austin ends December 15th. The conference will take place March 4th – 6th. Kivi and I hope to see you there! 99designs has launched their third annual “12 Days of Design” initiative, part of their 99nonprofits…

How Often Should We Mail that Newsletter?

More than 1200 nonprofits have completed our 2015 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report Survey (please take it now if you are not one of those 1200, as we’ll close the survey down on Tuesday). I’ve just pulled some preliminary data about how often nonprofits say they will mail their newsletters, and of course, it depends on whether…