Welcome to this week’s Mixed Links!
Tuesday, February 22, I am presenting a webinar hosted by my good friends at Network for Good called 9 Tips to Improve Your Small-places Writing: How to Compose Better Microcontent and Social Network Updates. This is part of Network for Good’s Nonprofit 911 training series and registration is FREE.
CharityHowTo.com also has several free webinars coming up with topics such as Facebook and Google Analytics. You can check out the full schedule here.
If you’re just getting started building your nonprofit website or need to revamp your existing one, Wild Apricot Blog has a great post on Building a Non-Profit Website: Choices, Choices! This is based on Andy Giesler’s 3 part series and will highlight just about everything you need to know before you start building your website.
The Innogive Conference, co-hosted by NTEN, on March 16 in Washington, DC focuses on the subject of mobile giving, one of the most talked about fundraising and communications tools. Along with the Verizon Foundation, they will be providing 100 FREE attendance slots for non-profit organizations interested in attending. If your organization has ever been interested in mobile fundraising this is a fantastic opportunity to learn more! Also, check out Shane Ketterman’s post on Copyblogger, 5 Tips for Better Results with Mobile Email Marketing.
Katya Andresen has some good stuff about branding in, “A Brand Rant – and Three Little Ideas for Making Your Brand Shine.”
Network for Good wants to help you amp up engagement with their Online Giving Index. This Index builds on data and observations from The Online Giving Study will be updated quarterly.
Changes are coming to Facebook Pages. If your nonprofit has a Facebook page John Haydon tells you “Everything You Need To Know About Facebook’s Epic Upgrade To Pages.”
See3, in partnership with YouTube, is accepting submissions for the 5th Annual DoGooder Nonprofit Video Awards. There are categories for Best Small, Medium, and Large nonprofit organization videos, as well as the new Best Thrifty Video category for videos produced for under $500. Winners will have the chance to win one of four $2500 grants generously provided by the Case Foundation, awesome video cameras from Flip Video, a free registration to next year’s Nonprofit Technology Conference provided by NTEN and more.
Do you belong to a professional association and ever wondered why exactly? Some great dialogue has been brewing on this subject for the past month especially focused on ASAE. Check out Jamie Notter’s take on thing in his post, “Just What Am I Joining?” and Allyson Kapin’s report on “Membership Renewals Take a Dive.”