It’s Friday! Let’s party with some Mixed Links…
So how many of you watched the Super Bowl? I am a Patriots fan (Dad’s from Boston) so I had a pretty good night. Vu over at Nonprofit with Balls on the other hand…not so much. But at least he got a blog post out of it – read 5 lessons for nonprofits from the Seahawks’ bizarre Super Bowl loss.
Speaking of the Super Bowl, didn’t it seem like the commercials were way more serious this year? Especially the one on domestic violence from No More. While the story behind it was compelling (and frightening), see why DoSomething.org still deems the ad a failure.
Last chance! Submissions for the for the 2015 DoGooder National Video Awards are due February 8th.
January’s Nonprofit Blog Carnival is up over on Beth Kanter’s blog. Check out Personal Productivity Tips from around the nonprofit world.
This infographic from the Classy Blog gives you steps to create a compelling and effective story.
If you need to get some love from the locals, try these 7 Steps to Make Your Nonprofit Brand Known Locally.
You have probably heard about Humans of New York and the money they were able to raise for Mott Hall Bridges Academy (spoiler alert if you haven’t heard – it was over $1 million). Erin Duff at npEngage shares What We Can Learn from That Success.
How many of the 6 Characteristics of a Well-Run Nonprofit does your organization have?
February 10: Nonprofit Annual Reports Donors Will Actually Read
February 25: Right-Things, Right-Now Marketing: Your One-Page Path to Job Satisfaction and Unequaled Results
March 2: HOLY HASHTAGS: How to Use Hashtags to Promote Your Cause on Social Networks and Beyond
March 9: Writing Direct Mail Appeal Letters, Part 1
Have a great weekend! I know what I’ll be doing Sunday night!