Roundup for June 2015

Storytelling

Get Noticed in an Instant With a Visual Story (Ann Green’s Nonprofit Blog)

Why You Need to Tell Your Stories (Ann Green’s Nonprofit Blog)

Helping board members tell their nonprofit story (FundraisingCoach.com)

4 reasons why you should spend less time telling donor stories and more time getting your supporters to tell you their life stories (MarketSmart)

Story-Led Change: A Photojournalist’s Thoughts on the Power of Storytelling (npENGAGE)

Design and Photos

4 Things Non-Designers Should Know About Graphic Design (TechSoup)

Event 360 Partner Spotlight: Gameface Media – Five Tips for Awesome Event Photography (Event Fundraising Blog)

Websites and Blogs

Designing Your Event Website: A Little Bling Goes A Long Way (npENGAGE)

6 Mistakes Associations Make with Their Websites (Wild Apricot)

Six things to consider when your website goes down (Event Fundraising Blog)

Blogging Checklist: Take Your Blog Posts From OK to Spectacular (The PR Toolkit for Nonprofits)

Other Topics

11 props you can use to raise more money at face-to-face meetings (MarketSmart)

More Nonprofits are Reaching Fundraising Goals – 3 Reasons Why (Fundraising Pulse)

Five CRM Mistakes Nonprofits Should Avoid (Idealware)

What Can Our Past Tell Us About Our Future? (npENGAGE)

Nepal Earthquake Roundup: Emergency Fundraising Attention Cycle (Beth’s Blog)

10 Actions to Take This Summer to Increase Donor Retention (“With”isms from Lori)

10 Amazing Environmental Nonprofits You Need to Know About (TechSoup)

Turning Waste into Beautiful Art (TechSoup)

Nonprofit Stories and News

Small Library — Big Service to the Community (TechSoup)

Photo of the Week: The Return of the #BaySelfie (Chesapeake Bay Foundation Blog)

Photo of the Week: And the Winners Are . . . (Chesapeake Bay Foundation Blog)

It’s Cheerful Givers Day! (Cheerful Givers)

Celebrating One Year and Thousands of Animals Helped in Los Angeles (ASPCA Blog)

June 2, 2015 at 3:19 pm Leave a comment

Roundup for March 2015

Fundraising/Donors/Donations

4 Non-negotiable Rules For Asking For Donations Online (Fundraising Pulse)

Are your non-profit donors confused by the things you share? (Get Fully Funded Blog)

9 Things To Do After A Donor Donates (frogloop)

What Makes a Great Donor Newsletter? (Ann Green’s Nonprofit Blog)

The Special Sauce: It’s Not Just for Campaigns Anymore (The Collins Group Blog)

Are You Taking Your Donors on a Journey?  (PhilanTopic)

Steer Clear of Generic (Ann Green’s Nonprofit Blog)

Stories/Storytelling

User-Generated Content: Put your constituents to work! (npENGAGE)

Using Powerful Stories to Stand Out From the Crowd (“With”isms from Lori)

Storytelling tools and resources for nonprofit communicators (Christine Sculati’s Blog)

A new way to share #LifesMoments and milestones (Easter Seals Blog)

Social Media

5 Social Media Lessons for Nonprofits (See What’s Out There)

The 3 Keys to Social Media Success  (J Campbell Social Marketing)

Other Topics

Measuring the Impact of Your Nonprofit Program (Beth’s Blog)

How to Choose the Right Image for Your Website (TechSoup)

Seven Ways to Raise Your Event Satisfaction Results (Event Fundraising Blog)

Event Participant Profiles (Event Fundraising Blog)

5 Ways to Motivate Your Nonprofit’s Volunteers (Engaging Volunteers)

[Infographic] 10 Traits That Make Nonprofits Great (PhilanTopic)

When Data Gets Personal (Idealware)

Nonprofit Stories

Eye Candy: Cherry Blossoms are Starting to Pop!  (Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden)

Teaching Children About Africa Through Read to Feed (Heifer Blog)

Ranchers, Grizzly Bears and the North Cascades (Video) (Scat! Conservation Northwest’s Blog)

March 30, 2015 at 10:03 pm Leave a comment

Roundup for January 2015

Blogging Lessons from Make-a-Wish America (Non-Profit Marketing Blog)

2015 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report (Kivi’s Nonprofit Communications Blog)

Why You Shouldn’t be on Every Social Media Platform (Event Fundraising Blog)

How To Organize Your Stories (The Storytelling Non-Profit)

WHERE ARE MY PEOPLE? 6 Tools and Techniques for Finding Friends and Influencers on Facebook & Twitter (Kivi’s Nonprofit Communications Blog)

Using Infographics in Your Nonprofit Annual Report (Red Rooster Group)

Tell donors the right story with your annual report (Big Duck)

5 Revealing Campaign Metrics You May Be Missing (npENGAGE)

Make Social Media Matter More: Part 1 (Getting Attention)

Photos: A Must Have Part of Your Social Media Strategy (The PR Toolkit for Nonprofits)

Can I Use That Image for My Website or Newsletter? (TechSoup)

Using Social Media to Recruit, Engage and Grow Your Membership (Wild Apricot)

Beyond the Hashtag – 10 Steps to a Nonprofit Online Engagement Campaign (About.com Nonprofit Charitable Orgs)

Time For Some #DonorLove (Ann Green’s Nonprofit Blog)

The Awareness Calendar: Raising Visibility for Your Cause (The PR Toolkit for Nonprofits)

January 31, 2015 at 8:12 pm Leave a comment

Roundup for December 2014

3 Best Practices to Rock Your Blog (frogloop)

Know your blogging terminology (Communicate and Howe!)

MIND YOUR MICROCONTENT: 8 Little Bits That Can Make a Big Difference In Your Next Email (Kivi’s Nonprofit Communications Blog)

Stay Connected Throughout the Year by Using a Communications Calendar (Ann Green’s Nonprofit Blog)

Agendas for Weekly, Monthly and Quarterly Editorial Meetings (Kivi’s Nonprofit Communications Blog)

Five Ways to Improve Your Fundraising and Communications in 2015 (Ann Green’s Nonprofit Blog)

A Powerful & Simple Way to Increase Visibility (“With”isms from Lori)

Instagram Marketing for Nonprofits: 5 Sites for Inspiration (TechSoup)

Questions to Ask About Your Fundraising, Halfway Through the Holiday Push (DonationPay Blog)

Wrap Up Fundraising in 2014 With 8 Helpful Resources (Get Fully Funded)

10 Tips on How to Rock Your Event Social Media (Event Fundraising Blog)

End of Year Posts

14 Engaging Volunteers Posts That Ruled 2014 (Engaging Volunteers)

Drum roll! Our 10 favorite blog posts of 2014 (Easter Seals Blog)

Our Most Popular Videos of 2014 (Wayne Pacelle: A Humane Nation)

10 Most Popular Posts of 2014 (Social Velocity)

14 DC SCORES stories from an action-packed 2014 (DC SCORES)

Celebrating an Amazing Year of Happy Tails (ASPCA Blog)

The Year in Photos: 2014 (Heifer Blog)

Our Top Ten Blog Posts of 2014 (Kivi’s Nonprofit Communications Blog)

Top 15 Blog Posts In 2014 (Wild Apricot Blog)

Our Top 10 Posts from 2014 (The Non-Profit Marketing Blog)

The top 14 of 2014 (Communicate and Howe!)

December 31, 2014 at 11:10 am Leave a comment

Roundup for November 2014

4 Ways to Use Your Nonprofit Blog for #GivingTuesday Storytelling (TechSoup)

The Ultimate Tool for Managing Your Organization’s Social Strategy: LightBox Collaborative Editorial Calendar 2015 Edition (Beth’s Blog)

10 Must Have Year-End Fundraising Tips (frogloop)

Creating Stories that Compel: Video Storytelling for Nonprofits (Community Organizer 2.0)

Make Me A Match: 48 Ways to Ask for a Matching Gift in an Email Fundraising (Kivi’s Nonprofit Communications Blog)

Nonprofit Thank You Videos – Binge Watch Here! (Kivi’s Nonprofit Communications Blog)

ADA around the world through Storify (HelpAge International Blogs)

How Many Social Channels Should Our Nonprofit Use? (Beth’s Blog)

Five Best Practices and Tips for Hosting Tweet Chats and Twitter Parties (Event Fundraising Blog)

Nonprofit Marketing: Learn Why Your Website Visitors Aren’t Donating (The Nonprofit Resource Blog)

3 Actions You Can Take if Your Nonprofit Website Looks Like a Brochure and Acts Like a File Cabinet (MarketSmart)

How Great Website Design Drives Connection & Action (Getting Attention)

Nonprofit Marketing: 10 Web Design Tips That Will Increase Your Online Donations (The Nonprofit Resource Blog)

Drive Action: Bring Me Up to Date (Case Study) (Getting Attention)

How Nonprofits Continue To Get Facebook Marketing All Wrong (J Campbell Social Marketing)

Nonprofits – It’s your fault (J Campbell Social Marketing)

Communications: The Nonprofit Nervous System (See3 Blog)

Nonprofit Content Marketing in 2015: Storytelling and Visual Content Top the Charts, But What Else Did We Learn? (npENGAGE)

Data! Data! Data! Where to Start? (Kivi’s Nonprofit Communications Blog)

Top 6 reasons nonprofits should use a CRM (ASU Lodestar Center Blog)

Mission Matters (Sarah W Mackey)

Five Things You Can Do To Get Media Attention (The PR Toolkit for Nonprofits)

Volunteers give Gold Creek a face-lift (Scat! Conservation Northwest’s Blog)

November 30, 2014 at 4:02 pm Leave a comment

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