Happy Friday! Join me for some Mixed Links . . .
Let’s start with some free webinars. Nancy Schwartz is hosting The 4 Keys to Pitch-Perfect Messaging on February 7 at 1:00 p.m. EST. During this webinar, you’ll learn how to create relationships with your supporters through strong messages.
Atlas of Giving released a report indicating that total giving to U.S. nonprofits in 2011 rose 7.5% over 2010. They are hosting a free webinar to highlight more findings from their report as well as the forecast for 2012. To register, go to http://www.infiniteconferencing.com/join and type in the participant code 79508108.
In other fundraising news, Network for Good has some good insights based of a new study by Pew on mobile giving. According to the study, mobile donors are impulsive, social, and tech-saavy.
Lori Halley also provides some insight into a different Pew report — and specific community that may be critical to you — with her post Report Finds Church Membership Active Technology Users.
Jeff Brooks gives us Hints Galore on How to Raise Money with Newsletters.
My regular readers know I am always on the look out for alternatives to the boring lengthy nonprofit annual reports. Debra Askanase has some great examples of video annual reports in her post.
Have you been hearing a lot about Pinterest lately, but not sure why you would need it? 17 Things You Can Pin on Pinterest that Are Not Pillows and Dresses is a great post on how you might be able to take advantage of this new social media channel.
The 2012 Millennial Donor Survey needs your help! Achieve and Johnson, Grossnickle and Associates are conducting a nationwide study to assess the current perceptions, attitudes and preferences of Millennial donors age 20-35. The survey will run until January 31, 2012. If you are interested in working better with Millennials, take a few minutes to complete the survey.
Finally, here’s what’s coming up next in our Nonprofit Marketing Guide Webinar Series . . .
Jan 26: Nonprofit Writing Stinks! How to Bring Your Writing Back to Life
Feb 8: Help! My Logo Sucks! (featuring Julia Reich)
Feb 16: Helping Your Staff and Board Become Great Nonprofit Marketers
Feb 23: Building Your Credibility as an Expert
See you next week!