What’s Exciting about 2012: A Sneak Peek

We’ve opened up our second annual survey on nonprofit communications trends (please take it now!) and about 250 nonprofits have participated so far. Here is an early peek at what nonprofit communicators say is exciting about 2012: New Websites Many nonprofits have realized that old brochure-style websites don’t work anymore and have invested in making…

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Marketers and Fundraisers October 21, 2011

We’ve got a little bit of everything this week, so let’s dive right in to some Mixed Links! Earlier this week, I presented my webinar “Telling Powerful Stories about Everyday People.” In that webinar I talk about avoiding “boring bio syndrome” and Nancy Schwartz has done a great job of explaining just How to Transform…

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Marketers and Fundraisers September 23, 2011

Happy Friday! I’m in Edmonton, Alberta today at the Alberta EcoTrust Foundation’s River Rally. I hear there will be margaritas at my evening keynote tonight  . . .  Something tells me I should skip Happy Hour! So here are some Mixed Links instead. TIME SENSITIVE: Voting closes today for potential NTEN conference sessions. Check out Nancy…

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators August 19, 2011

Happy Friday, everyone! Let’s unwind with a few mixed links – good stuff for nonprofit communicators. Social Media For great insights into nonprofits and Facebook, NTEN has released the 2011 Benchmarks Extra: Facebook which dissects data from 34 nonprofits. Just “like” their Facebook page to receive the report. Carie Lewis of HSUS shares a great…

Microvolunteering: Small Jobs on Your Own Time #mds11

Today I’m live blogging parts of the 2011 Millennial Donor Summit, a virtual conference. This session is called the Microvolunteering Revolution, presented by Jacob Colker of Sparked.com (@jacobcolker on Twitter) Most volunteering still happens offline, of course, but there are significant barriers to it. It can be hard to find the right opportunity, you might have…