Sorry I stood you up the last few weeks for our Mixed Links. If you haven’t heard, we are in the middle of a huge systems upgrade. In the end, it will be a lot easier for our Free Learning Center members and All-Access Pass holders, as well as anyone attending a webinar, to get their nonprofit marketing tips and training, but right now we’re working hard to get all the kinks worked out. Thanks for your patience!

We all know this is crunch time for fundraising. I am teaching a webinar for the folks at called Online Fundraising Fundamentals-Tools and Strategies for Success. On December 14th, I’ll be discussing how to integrate your marketing strategy with your online fundraising in order to create the best results possible. If you have yet to really get your online fundraising system in gear, this webinar is for you.

We’ve got some more fundraising tips for you from our good friends at Network for Good, especially those of you relying on events to bring in the bucks. Download a copy of their new e-book The Big Event – 5 Tips for Making Your Next Event a Great Success.

Speaking of Network for Good e-books, have you downloaded the new one I wrote for them? It’s called Big Impact in Small Places: 9 Ways to Write Better Email Subject Lines, Headlines, Tweets and Facebook Updates.

The recording for a podcast I did for the Foundation Center is now available. I discuss my book and several other topics, including developing personas to reach audiences, developing powerful messages, storytelling, and raising your profile as an expert in the field.

The Foundation Center also recently released a report with some good news. According to the report, Moving Beyond the Economic Crisis: Foundations Assess the Impact and Their Response,  U.S. foundations “will likely begin to increase their overall giving modestly in 2011.”

LoyaltyClicks released a report on how major nonprofits are currently using technology in their organizations and their plans for tech in 2011. The report reviews total engagement, the use of tools like social media, and how mobile technology plays into the mix. Check out the report summary on

In case you missed the November Nonprofit Blog Carnival, Pamela Grow has collected some great advice on getting over your grant writing fears.  December’s Carnival will be hosted by Joanne Fritz and she is calling for submissions now. We will be discussing New Year’s Resolutions and trends for 2011. You can get the details here.

Near North Carolina (it’s my current home state)? The NCTech4Good Conference is an annual day-long event that offers information and networking for staff, consultants, and volunteers for all North Carolina nonprofits and similar organizations. They are currently accepting proposals for sessions for the April 15, 2011 conference.  To submit a proposal, just register on their site and submit! The deadline is December 10, so get on it.

Have a great weekend!

Published On: December 4, 2010|Categories: Mixed Links, Nonprofit Marketing Trends|

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