One Big Myth about Direct Mail Appeal Letters

Each time we hold our Direct Mail for Small Nonprofits E-clinic, Tom Ahern and I have to help the participants overcome their pre-conceived ideas of what makes a great direct mail appeal letter. And one of the biggest challenges is trying to convince our participants (and their team) that they do NOT have to keep their…

Do Your Staff and/or Board Need a Marketing Retreat?

During last week’s free webinar on Helping Your Staff and Board Become Great Nonprofit Marketers (register to watch the recording), I asked nonprofit  marketers to tell me why they didn’t currently have the level of cooperation they might like from their fellow staff members and board of directors. Of the 300 or so participants, almost half (48%)…

What Skills Should a Communications Team Have?

Can you help me answer this question? “My name is Matt Silva, and I work for a nonprofit based in San Francisco called EARN. At EARN, we give low-income working families the power to create prosperity for generations. I’m a member of EARN’s first-ever communications team, and we’re thinking strategically about what roles and functions…

Free Webinar on Setting Your Marketing Goals

When Nancy Schwartz and I first put our heads together on how to team up to help nonprofits strengthen their marketing impact, marketing planning was at the top of our list. We want to help you see how, by simply taking a little time to set some clear marketing goals, you can drastically increase your impact and…