Online Marketing Strategy & Website Makeover – Example from #09NTC

My favorite session at last week’s Nonprofit Technology Conference was “This is Iron Chef . . .  Battle Nonprofit.” Three teams made up of consultants from four different agencies (Beaconfire Consulting, Forum One Communications, Free Range Studios, and Firefly Partners) got together on a Sunday for a strategy and design competition. Their challenge was to…

Nonprofit Blogger Q&A with One of My Favorites

Interplast’s blog is one my top favorites in the nonprofit world, because it does such a fabulous job of sharing success stories and letting readers behind-the-scenes, which are two of the best uses of blogs by nonprofits, in my opinion. (Here’s more on different ways nonprofits can use blogs.  Also see my Blogging for Nonprofits…

What Type of Blog Should Your Nonprofit Write?

This Wednesday’s Webinar: Blogging for Nonprofits: Tips, Traps and Tales October 29, 2008 1:00 p.m. Eastern (10:00 a.m. Pacific) Get the details and register Let’s assume for a minute that your nonprofit should write a blog in the first place (more on that question some other time). What kind of blog should you write? You’ll…

Are You Getting This Blog Via Email? Consider a Reader

Several people have unsubscribed from this blog recently citing “too many updates” — all of them were receiving the feed via email. If you are getting the email version, but aren’t happy with the amount of email it’s creating in your inbox, please consider changing your subscription from email to an RSS reader. RSS readers…

Getting Google & Your Nonprofit Website on Speaking Terms

Next Thursday’s Nonprofit Marketing Guide webinar is on keywords and search engine optimization (SEO) for nonprofits and will feature guest speaker David Westbrook, an SEO expert with lots of nonprofit experience. If you just crinkled your nose and said, “Huh?” or if you are your office’s accidental techie and default webmaster, this webinar is for…

Social Networking Success: Be Yourself and Let It Go

Have you heard the one about the breast cancer patient on Twitter and the frozen peas yet? If so, you can skip the next paragraph and move on to why I think this is such a great lesson for do-it-yourself nonprofit communicators. If not, here’s the quick summary: Susan Reynolds gets a breast biopsy and…

Tips for Nonprofits on Using Social Media Technology

This afternoon at the North Carolina Center for Nonprofits Annual Conference, I attended another great session called “Social Media Technology: How to Raise Money, Recruit Volunteers, and Spread Your Message” by Chris Meade, COO of NPower, Charlotte Region. NPower is a nonprofit consultancy that helps other nonprofits with technology. It has 13 affiliates around the…