Another Friday, another round of Mixed Links!

Communications and Fundraising

The latest Nonprofit Blog Carnival is up at Wild Apricot. May’s theme was Tips for Going Mobile. Britt Bravo, who is currently presenting our Blogging for Nonprofits E-Clinic, is hosting this month’s carnival on Fun Ways Nonprofits Can Use Pinterest and is now taking submissions.

Kristen Hess of Indiana Humanities has a great guest post over at Achieve called the 10 Steps to Solve the Biggest Problem in the World. What’s the biggest problem? Communcating. She gives some useful tips on how to effectively communicate with your supporters.

Gearing up for your Big Event? NTEN shares some FREE apps to better organize your events.

Time Management

The 5 Types of Work That Fill Your Day is a very insightful post on the different types of work we do and how we can best manage it.

For other tips on making the most of your time, see 3 Ways to Reduce Information Overload.


Next Thursday, June 14th, Razoo is hosting a 24-hour online giving competition called Twive and Receive. More than 200 towns around the country will be competing to fundraise for a local nonprofit organization of their choice – and vie for a share of $30,000 in additional donations from Razoo.

Lights. Camera. Help. Nonprofit Film Festival is seeking PSAs, short films and features that focus on good.  LCH, a nonprofit itself, expects to give out a total of approximately $5,000 to the causes represented in the winning films this year.  They are accepting films through June 30, though it’s free to submit through June 15th.  The official selections will be announced by the end of July and the festival will take place at the Spirit of Texas Theater at the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum in Austin, Texas on September 12-14.  Submit now!

And lastly I have two posts from Vertical Response.

The first, How to Handle an Unsubscribe with Style, Class & a Little Sass, give some great examples on how you should handle those who want off your list.

I especially liked this one since I cater to nonprofits whose communications and marketing departments are usually very short staffed. Marketing Lessons from the Little Guy shows how small staff can do big things.

Nonprofit Marketing Training

June 18 – Webinar: AWESOME CAMPAIGNS: How to Plan a Successful Online Fundraiser

Registration for our August session of the Direct Mail for Small Nonprofits has opened. This e-clinic has sold out in the past, so secure your spot today.

Nonprofit Marketing Webinars

For Pass Holders – June 14: Email Marketing and Fundraising Part I: Getting Started

For Pass Holders – June 21: Email Marketing and Fundraising Part II: The Makeovers

For Pass Holders – June 27: How to Find Emotion in Every Mission – Even Without Kids and Puppies (Featuring Karen Zapp)

See the Full Webinar Schedule

Have a great weekend!

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