mixedlinksHope you had a great week! Let’s have some Mixed Links…

July’s Nonprofit Blog Carnival is up! Craig Linton, the Fundraising Detective, hosted the carnival and compiled some great tips on monthly giving programs. The August Nonprofit Blog Carnival will be hosted by yours truly and the theme will be how to play well with others in your organization. You can publish a post on that topic or you can guest blog for us and we’ll include it in the carnival. Learn more.

Nancy Schwartz has started a series on 6 types of stories your nonprofit can tell.

Lori Jacobwith talks about how storytelling and data should work together.

Too many cooks in your nonprofit communication kitchen? Alia at Sea Change Strategies has 11 Reasons Why Your Program Staff Shouldn’t Control Your Marketing.

John Haydon helps guide you through what makes Edgerank, Facebook’s newsfeed algorithm, tick in What’s the Difference Between Likes, Comments and Shares?

The Blackbaud Index was updated this week and shows giving has increased.

Looking to switch to a job in nonprofit marketing? Marlene Oliveira has compiled some advice for you.

For a little Friday fun, check out the When You Work at a Nonprofit tumblr. It’s hilarious.

Nonprofit Training

We have only one spot remaining for our next session of Direct Mail for Small Nonprofits. This two-week online clinic is led by fundraising expert Tom Ahern and includes personalized feedback on your annual appeal letter. This is the last session that will be offered for 2013 so sign up now and get a head start on your fall and end-of-the-year fundraising. Starts Monday, August 5th.

Webinars for All-Access Pass Holders

August 6: Writing Nonprofit Thank You Letters That Inspire Future Gifts 

August 6: Feedback and Fine-Tuning Session: Thank You Letters

August 13 and 20: Taming Your Communications Calendar Six Months at a Time

See you next week!


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