12 Marketing Blogs Nonprofit Communicators Should Read

It’s a blessing that we have so many awesome bloggers to follow in the nonprofit marketing and fundraising communications world. It’s also a curse — too many to follow gets overwhelming fast! To help combat the overwhelm while still actively encouraging you to keep reading, Kristina curates content for you in our Friday Mixed Links…

What’s Your Personal Productivity Style? [FREE WEBINAR]

One of my favorite books from last year? Work Simply: Embracing the Power of Your Personal Productivity Style by Carson Tate. I am so excited about this book because it makes so much sense. Whether or not any particular productivity tip will work for you or not depends on your personal productivity style. If you’ve been frustrated…

BRIEF: Make a Bigger Impact by Saying Less [Book Review]

Nonprofits do some pretty complex work. As a communications professional, it’s your job to simplify that work into language and images that others can understand and be motivated by — in as few words as possible. In his new book, Brief: Make a Bigger Impact by Saying Less (Amazon link),  Joe McCormack argues that being brief…

21 Stupid Things Nonprofit Marketers Should Stop Doing [Slideshow]

We just wrapped up today’s free webinar on Stupid Things Nonprofit Marketers Can Stop Doing. Over 1,000 people registered and about 14% participated in our community fundraiser for the homeless shelter in the small town where I live that almost had to close because of a bed bug infestation. THANK YOU! I will be dropping…

Fundraiser’s Guide to Irresistible Communications – Book Review

I often advise people who are writing email newsletters, for example, that if you highlight everything by overusing bold and underline, you end up highlighting nothing. I should have followed my own advice when reading The Fundraiser’s Guide to Irresistible Communications: Real-World, Field-Tested Strategies for Raising More Money by one of my favorite bloggers and direct mail…