Welcome to another edition of Mixed Links, a weekly roundup of good stuff for nonprofit communicators.
I had some technical difficulties yesterday (Windows . . . Grrr . . . ), so I not only broke my daily blogging streak but also had to postpone yesterday’s webinar. So, the silver lining is that if you wanted to attend, you still can! Writing to Raise More Money has been rescheduled for Wednesday, February 2.
Want to give back to someone and get some cool stuff in the process? The 2011 NTC Scholarship Silent Auction is now open and I have donated an All-Access Pass. You’ll need to create an account first, but then you can peruse the great things they have for auction. Proceeds help a deserving NPTechie attend this year’s NTC. Convio matches every dollar and they sent about 57 people last year using these scholarships.
Nancy Schwartz over at Getting Attention.org has released her 2011 Guide to Nonprofit Marketing Wisdom. It features 127, yes 127, lessons learned from other nonprofit marketers.
Wild Apricot revealed its findings from its Blog Reader Survey. Survey respondents ranked membership engagement and communications as the top issue they are facing.
Are you sure your volunteers’ needs are being met? Joanne Fritz of About.com wrote a guest blog post on The Fundraising Coach called, Are Nonprofits Keeping Up With the New Volunteer? This post discusses a recent Canadian study on volunteerism.
Osocio has announced its nominees for Osocio’s Best Campaign of 2010. The winner will be announced on February 7th. There are some very interesting and creative ideas. Check them out.
Finally, a little perspective on branding from Katya Andresen. Her post, A Brand Rant – and Three Little Ideas for Making Your Brand Shine, reminds us, “Your brand isn’t what you seek to project. It’s how people perceive you.”
That’s it until next week . . . I am in Jacksonville, NC this morning and Wilmington, NC this afternoon doing storytelling workshops. I’ll share some storytelling tips with you next week.