Happy Friday! It’s once again time for some delicious Mixed Links.

Crisis Management and Communications

Melissa Agnes has a new report on Social Media Crisis Planning For Non-Profit Organizations.

The Chronicle of Philanthropy shares Why Livestrong Will Survive Lance Armstrong’s Struggles.

I also recently did a presentation on nonprofit social media crisis communications for the Virginia Association of Fundraising Executives. You can view the slide deck at SlideShare.

And Nancy Schwartz addresses how to tread lightly when crises not directly related to your organization happen in Danger Ahead – Piggybacking on Tragedy.

Internet Marketing

September’s Nonprofit Blog Carnival is being hosted by Big Duck and the topic is your website. If you have a blog post with some great website tips, then see these submission guidelines. Also, I hosted the August carnival on newsletters.

Upworthy has a funny but extremely informative slide deck called 10 Ways to Win the Interwebs on how to create the biggest impact you can with your content. Hint: It’s all about headlines!

John Haydon gives us Six Powerful Ways To Make Your Website More Social

And Justyn Hintze advises A Photo A Day Keeps Lack of Engagement Away.


Overall giving has increased according to Network for Good. Read more highlights from the second quarter findings in the Digital Giving Index.

Grizzard also shows increased giving,  and have recently studied first-time online gifts to Rescue Missions . The results show a median of 35% of first-time online gifts could be matched back to direct mail appeals. Their results indicate there is a strong connection between direct mail appeals and online gifts. To find out more, check out the complete case study.

Finally don’t forget to vote for your favorite nonprofit tagline. Your votes determine the winner of the 2012 Getting Attention Nonprofit Tagline Awards.

Nonprofit Training

Registration continues for this month’s e-clinic Donor Newsletters that Raise More Money with Tom Ahern. Tom can help your print newsletter raise more money.

Nonprofit Marketing Guide.com Webinars

For Pass Holders Only – October 4: Measuring Your Nonprofit Marketing Success

For Pass Holders Only – October 10: Social Media Starter Kit: Facebook for Nonprofits

Have a good weekend!

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