Here are your Mixed Links for the week.

First off, I hope all of my readers in the Northeast are safe and recovering from Hurricane Sandy. Network for Good has set up a Hurricane Sandy disaster relief donation page. It lists several organizations you can donate to safely.

It’s that time of year again — lots of people are launching their annual surveys, including us! Yesterday we opened the annual Nonprofit Communications Trends Survey for 2013 and we already have about 200 responses. Participate in our survey (more than 1,200 nonprofits did last year) and you can request a free copy of the 2013 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report, to be released in January.

Wild Apricot also just began an online survey designed to gather insight into the world of small (and often volunteer-led) membership organizations.  Take the survey now. has recently released their survey results on what motivates young people to volunteer. Joanne Fritz and Nancy Schwartz both share their take on the report.

Have limited staff and hours to spend on online marketing? John Haydon answers Which is Better: Social Media or Email Marketing in a brief video. (Hint: It’s a trick question.)

Pam Grow gives a short lesson in email asks for your nonprofit year-end appeal.

Katya Andresen warns us marketers and fundraisers to Remember That You Are an Interruption.

Ashley Halligan, an analyst at Software Advice, recently published an article outlining how nonprofit organizations can begin the search for and establish lasting relationships with for-profit businesses.

Nonprofit Training

Our training partner has some free webinars coming up you may want to attend. I’ll be presenting How To Report Back To Donors: From Newsletters to Annual Reports on November 19th.

Betsy Baker of Your Grant Authority is presenting a series of 4 webinars on better grant writing. The first webinar begins November 8th. You can register for just one or all four. Webinars:

For Pass Holders Only – November 14: Not Your Grandma’s Pie Chart: Infographics & Data Visualization for Nonprofits

FREE for all – November 15: Improve Your Small-Places Writing: How to Compose Better Subject Lines, Tweets, Headlines, and Other Microcontent

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