Ready for Anything: Don’t Forget the Tech!

As the recent Komen and KONY 2012 controversies show, having a crisis plan is essential. But what happens when you have  a great reaction to something good you have done? You need a plan for that too! Kyla Cromer offer some tips on getting ready.   ~ Kivi Guest Post by Kyla Cromer When your organization is…

Successful Link Building Strategies for Nonprofits

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is one of those things that a lot of nonprofits don’t want to think about, because they think it’s too hard to understand, or too difficult to keep up with. But it’s really important! In today’s guest post, Brian Honigman shares a few simple ways to boost your SEO through link…

Privacy Without Pain: A Primer for Nonprofits

Yesterday, David Schulz warned us about the need to protect the private information of our participants and supporters. Today David explains the 8 basic principals involved in protecting the information you store so you don’t become the kind of example he shared yesterday. ~Kivi Guest Post by David Schulz Privacy is a cherished right.  But…

How Well Are You Protecting Your Supporters’ and Participants’ Privacy?

What measures does your nonprofit take to ensure your supporters’ and participants’ private information is safe? How often do you discuss the issue of privacy in relation to both your clients and your supporters? In today’s guest post, David Schulz provides a sobering reminder of what can happen if we aren’t making privacy an issue.…

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators and Fundraisers

Welcome to another round of Mixed Links! We’ve got some great social media and communications posts today. This post by Kari Saratovsky not only sheds some light on the recent rise in Pinterest, but also shares some great infographics on Millennials. Check out The Millennial Story, Told By Infographic(s). Think Facebook was confusing before? Beth Kanter…

Seeing Your Marketing Future in the Obama Re-Election Campaign

As I’ve said before, presidential campaigns are great for nonprofit marketers and fundraisers because they give us a sneak peek into how we’ll be engaging our supporters and motivating them to volunteer and donate in the years to come. The current edition of Newsweek has a very interesting description of what the Obama campaign is…

What Nonprofits Can Learn from Political Campaigns

Political campaigns, especially in presidential years, are great testing grounds for new communications and fundraising techniques that eventually transfer over to the nonprofit world. Howard Dean revolutionized small-dollar online giving and Barack Obama was the first to integrate mobile/texting both for campaign advocacy and fundraising. I wonder what we’ll learn about in the coming year?…

Seven Ways Social Media Improves Accountability

Most nonprofits understand the potential power of social media to connect with both old and new supporters, advocates, and clients. But have you considered how social media like blogging, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube can be used to increase your organization’s accountability to and transparency with those same people? Social media can help you improve your…

Creating Website Content: What Do Your Visitors Really Want?

I originally wrote this article as a guest post on the Nonprofit Technology Network’s blog, but just realized I hadn’t shared it with you, so here it is! Your website is out there for all to see. You never know who’s going to end up visiting. So how can you create website content that all kinds…