Good Stuff on the web for nonprofit communicatorsGreetings from Alaska!  Here’s your edition of Mixed Links for the week . . .

Here are a few posts in response to the terrible events that happened in Boston earlier this week. Our hearts are with those families affected by the tragedies in Boston and in West, Texas.

Nancy Schwartz: How to Communicate in the Midst of Tragedy: 9-Step Checklist

Joanne Fritz: Top 6 Tips for Effective Nonprofit Crisis Planning

John Haydon: Hope is the Engine that Will Move Boston Forward

Joe Waters via Razoo: How to Help the Victims of the Boston Explosion

Charity Navigator: Boston Bombing – How to Help?

Mashable: 10 Touching Acts of Kindness at the Boston Marathon

Other Communications and Fundraising Posts

TechSoup has started the 2013 Digital Storytelling Challenge and is looking for submissions. Create a short video (up to 90 seconds) or a five-image slide show and enter it by April 30 to win prizes.

Gail Perry shares Top 10 Trends: How Major Donors are Changing and What To Do About It.

Mazarine Treyz shows you a preview of her recent presentation How to Create Your Fundraising Plan. (You can find the link to the full presentation as well.)

Earlier this month we reported that the annual eNonprofit Benchmarks Study showed a decline in response rates in email. Mike Snusz shares some Fundraising Ideas to Reverse the Trend of Declining Email Response Rates.

If you didn’t make it to NTC last week, JD Lasica gives his Highlights of 2013 Nonprofit Technology Conference via Socialbrite.

Nancy Schwartz is still conducting  her super short survey on marketing methods. This 5 minute (tops!) survey will help us gain some insight into how you select your marketing activities.

Training

Webinars included with an All-Access Pass:

April 30: Show and Tell: Tech Tools We Can’t Live Without

May 2: Email Newsletters: What Works for Nonprofits and What Doesn’t

May 6: Writing Short: How to Write Subject Lines, Tweets, Headlines, Facebook Updates and More

E-Clinic Open to Everyone:

Registration has opened for our May 2013 session of Donor Newsletters That Raise More Money and seats are filling up fast! This e-clinic, featuring direct mail expert Tom Ahern, includes over five hours of training and coaching – including one-onone feedback on your lead article, headline and deck. Space is limited to 24 nonprofits so sign up now.

Have a great week!

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