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…

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…

Share Your Predictions for 2015

It’s time to take the Nonprofit Communications Trends Survey for 2015. Last year, over 2,100 nonprofit communicators took our annual Nonprofit Communications Trends Survey . . . and now it’s time to get your predictions for 2015! This report has become the “go to” source for what’s REALLY happening in the world of nonprofit communications and…