Evolution of a Nonprofit Annual Report

You should all know by now that I love the shorter and more visual nonprofit annual reports as opposed to skimming through 20+ pages of boring financials. I recently received an email from Katie Bryan, communications director at Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement on how their annual report has changed over the years based on the training she’s taken…

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Marketers July 20, 2012

Happy Friday! Ready for a round of Mixed Links? Internet Marketing Need a new website? Geoff Staples with WPMU.org (a Wordpress development blog) shares How to Successfully Create a Non-Profit Website on a Limited (Or Non-Existent) Budget. Did you know 7 in 10 smartphone or tablet users conduct at least one Web-based activity solely with their mobile…

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators June 29, 2012

Enjoy this week’s edition of Mixed Links! It’s time for the 2012 Nonprofit Tagline Awards (The Taggies) again! I will be judging the contest again this year and encourage you to submit your entry to Nancy Schwartz. It’s free and fast and all entrants will be invited to a free webinar (Aha! Messages: 4 Ways to Test Message Relevance) and…

Nonprofit Video – What’s It Really Worth?

Videos are a great way to engage and inspire your supporters and Lights. Camera. Help. is a nonprofit organization that encourages other nonprofits to use film and video to tell their stories. You may know them from their Lights. Camera. Help. Film Festival. They are currently conducting a survey of nonprofits about their use of video.…

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Marketers and Fundraisers June 22, 2012

TGIF! Ready for Mixed Links? Nancy Schwartz’s Nonprofit Messages Survey results show most messages are irrelevant to key audiences. Are you using “Aha! Messages” to boost your connection with your audience? With 76% of nonprofit messages not connecting strongly with their audiences, you might need to rethink some things. Nancy also shares Communications Is Everyone’s Job:…

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Marketers June 15, 2012

Happy Friday, everyone! Here’s this week’s Mixed Links. Communications Guidestar gives some tips on how to handle social media when you aren’t really into it. If you are among the 74% who use your org’s mission statement when talking to your supporters or donors, you have a problem. Most mission statements really only speak to those inside…

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Marketers and Fundraisers June 8, 2012

Another Friday, another round of Mixed Links! Communications and Fundraising The latest Nonprofit Blog Carnival is up at Wild Apricot. May’s theme was Tips for Going Mobile. Britt Bravo, who is currently presenting our Blogging for Nonprofits E-Clinic, is hosting this month’s carnival on Fun Ways Nonprofits Can Use Pinterest and is now taking submissions. Kristen…

Infographics & Data Visualization: Not Your Grandmother’s Pie Chart – Part 4

This is the fourth and final post in a series by Julia Reich on infographics for nonprofits. Tuesday we talked about why to use them, Wednesday we looked at using infographics as part of your marketing toolkit, and Thursday reviewed ways to get started. Today we wrap up with some additional benefits of infographics.  ~Kivi Guest…

Infographics & Data Visualization: Not Your Grandmother’s Pie Chart – Part 3

This is the third in a series of guest posts by Julia Reich on infographics for nonprofits. Tuesday we talked about why to use them, and yesterday we discussed using infographics as part of your marketing toolkit, with examples on how and where to use them. Today we’re discussing how you can get started. ~Kivi…

Infographics & Data Visualization: Not Your Grandmother’s Pie Chart – Part 2

Yesterday we talked about the rise of infographics as a growing marketing trend in the nonprofit world, and how useful they are in making complex ideas easily understandable, allowing your audiences  to learn and connect with you. Today we are looking at infographics as part of your marketing toolkit, with examples and ideas on how and…