Here’s the good stuff on the web for you!
Happy Friday! I’m back home after a great week in Alaska at the Alaska Nonprofit Summit. Let’s dive into some Mixed Links . . .
Nonprofit Technology Conference Round Up, Including Some Great Sessions We Missed
Cartoonist Rob Cottingham shares his Sketchnotes from 13NTC. Check out his awesome illustrations of several interesting sessions, including one I did on content marketing.
Debra Askanase shared a wonderful summary of a session also sketched by Rob on how to get your fans to do something for your cause in Real World Supporter Engagement from MomsRising and Washington Trails Association.
Will Coley shares his slides and notes from his session with Sasha Aslanian and Valencia McMurray, What Public Radio Can Teach Nonprofits About Effective Storytelling. You can also find his slides and notes from Benefits of Content Curation with Beth Kanter.
Farra Trompeter of Big Duck has a nice wrap up in What We Learned at NTEN’s 2013 Nonprofit Technology Conference.
Peter Campbell is concerned about keeping the tech in the Nonprofit Technology Conference in his post, NTEN, NTC And Technology. It’s an interesting issue . . . I, for one, am constantly recommending this conference as the one national conference to attend, because it’s most focused on the issues we discuss in the nonprofit marketing world. And I’m not the only one who thinks so, or the concerns Peter raises wouldn’t be an issue. Rather than thinking of this as communicators taking over a tech conference, I hope we as one big professional nonprofit community can acknowledge the great need for professional development across the board, and I urge NTEN to rise to the challenge of serving both IT and communications/fundraising staff equally well.
NTEN has also posted Got #13ntc Withdrawal? The Communities of Practice Can Help.
Communications and Fundraising
How do you show appreciation for your followers on Facebook? John Haydon has Five Creative Ways to Thank Your Facebook Fans.
Pam Grow has Easy Money for Nonprofits (or maybe not).
Katya Andresen shares some key findings from a new report on How Truly Great Fundraising Can Flourish.
And finally, here’s a lighthearted slideshow from MarketingProfs called You Know You Are a Marketer If…
Webinars included with an All-Access Pass:
April 30: Show and Tell: Tech Tools We Can’t Live Without
May 2: Email Newsletters: What Works for Nonprofits and What Doesn’t
May 6: Writing Short: How to Write Subject Lines, Tweets, Headlines, Facebook Updates and More
Training Open to Everyone:
Registration has opened for our May 2013 session of Donor Newsletters That Raise More Money and seats are filling up fast! This e-clinic, featuring direct mail expert Tom Ahern, includes over five hours of training and coaching – including one-onone feedback on your lead article, headline and deck. Space is limited to 24 nonprofits so sign up now.
Allyson Kapin and Amy Sample Ward are having a free webinar on social media on May 9th. Learn more.
Have a great week!