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…

Dashboards to Share Progress: Examples and Tips

You can measure lots and lots of marketing and fundraising numbers. But measuring without adding meaning isn’t very helpful to you, your supporters, or your board. I recommend that you develop some kind of dashboard, ideally a one-pager in something easy like Excel, Word, or Powerpoint, that updates people on your most important metrics, and…

#MixedLinks for Nonprofit Communicators November 21, 2014

Happy Friday! Join me for some Mixed Links… Please take our 2015 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report Survey! The more nonprofit professionals who take the survey, the more robust our 2015 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report will be. Don’t forget – survey takers will be invited to an exclusive Trends Preview Webinar on December 11th (full details are in…

Most Important Social Media Sites to Nonprofits in 2015

More than 800 nonprofits have completed our 2015 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report Survey (please take it now if you are not one of those 800+). Here’s some preliminary data . . . We asked you to put eight social networks in “order of importance to your nonprofit’s communications strategy in 2015.” This is what that ranking…

#MixedLinks for Nonprofit Marketers and Fundraisers October 24, 2014

I hope everyone had a great week! Let’s celebrate with some Mixed Links… Don’t forget to send me your favorite nonprofit marketing and fundraising posts! Just tweet the link using #MixedLinks (and if you have room mention @kristinaleroux), then I will see if it’s a good fit for #MixedLinks. (And give you full credit for the find, of course.)…

Nonprofit Marketing Team Roles and Tasks – Who Does What?

I am working with two clients, ASPCApro and the Pittsburgh Park Conservancy, who are both looking at the best ways to staff what are essentially content marketing teams, even though the organizations don’t call them that. They’ve both asked me for the list of all the roles and responsibilities that should be covered by a…

5 Ways to Harness the Awesome Fundraising Potential of #GivingTuesday

On Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, the Internet exploded with giving. Millions of Tweets, Facebook posts and photos on Instagram celebrated giving back. Donations spiked – technology provider Blackbaud processed a whopping $19.2 million in online donations, up 90 percent from the previous year. What was this seismic philanthropic event? Giving Tuesday. Founded in 2012, Giving…

#MixedLinks for Nonprofit Communicators October 3, 2014

Let’s celebrate the end of the week with a round of Mixed Links… Givelify just released a new white paper called “Nonprofit Fundraising: Removing Roadblocks and Meeting Goals with Mobile Technology.” Aplos has started a funny new blog series on creative approaches to fundraising. Did you miss September’s Nonprofit Blog Carnival? It was published earlier this week…

Three Musts Before Measuring Your Marketing Really Matters

On Wednesday, October  2nd, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. Eastern (10:00 a.m. Pacific), I’m teaching a brand-new webinar called How to Measure Your Nonprofit’s Marketing Success.  I’ve had requests for this topic for a couple of years, and finally got around to producing the webinar, so I hope you’ll join me! We will talk about what numbers…