Here are several announcements and links that I think you’ll find helpful.
Fundraising . . .
For this month’s Nonprofit Blog Carnival, Nancy Schwartz shares the path to year-end communications and fundraising success.
Network for Good has published a free guide called “25 Steps to Fall and Holiday Fundraising Success.”
America’s Giving Challenge is back on. In addition to the big prize, they are also awarding daily prizes, so rallying all of your supporters to give on one particular today could be fruitful. What counts is the number of donors, not the total amount raised. That means small gifts ($10 min) are just as meaningful as big gifts. It’s all being run through Facebook Causes this year, wrapping up November 6. Katya Andresen shares some great tips on doing it right.
Jeff Brooks, formerly of Donor Power Blog, is now blogging at Future Fundraising Now. Jeff is one of my favorite bloggers and when he left one job for another, the old employer insisted on keeping ownership of what always appeared to be a personal blog, at least to me. Weird. Anyway, change your blogrolls and your subscriptions to keep up with Jeff’s witty take on fundraising today.
Convio has ranked the most generous small and big cities, based on the $777 million dollars in online donations they processed in 2008.
Blogging . . .
Abny Santicola at Fundraising Success Magazine did a great job summarizing my webinar on nonprofit blogging.
Beth Kanter offers seven tips for measuring the success of your blog. I just signed up for PostRank’s Analytics package based on Beth’s recommendation.
Want to listen to some of the hot young voices in the nonprofit blogosphere? Check out the new Nonprofit Millennial Bloggers Alliance.
More on Social Media and Online Marketing . . .
Nedra Weinreich recently shared this link to a long list of social media policies on the Social Marketing listserv. If you are trying to create a social media policy for your organization, no need to start from scratch.
The Agitator is reviewing nonprofit online marketing strategies. Here is the review of Habitat for Humanity’s website, etc.
Upcoming Webinars & E-Clinics . . .
And finally, a quick reminder about our upcoming webinars and a special e-clinic on online fundraising:
October 15: On-the-Spot E-Newsletter Makeovers: Get Your E-Newsletter into Shape
October 28: Focusing on Photos: From Cool Composition to Rock the Stock
October 29: Better Ways to Use Statistics in Your Nonprofit Marketing
November 4: Special E-Clinic: Online Fundraising Bootcamp (only 13 spaces left!)
November 12: Getting Media Attention for Your Good Cause
November 18: Quickie Annual Reports: Simple Ways to Share Results with Supporters
Webinars are $35 each or included with your All-Access Pass. The Online Fundraising E-Clinic is $75.