Top 100 Posts and 10 Hottest Topics for 2009 - Nonprofit Marketing  

It’s always fun at this time of the year to look back at what’s happened. I’m having a good time on this post as I get to find all sorts of great stuff that I somehow missed during the year. So without further set, I’m happy to announce the Top Posts and Topics as defined by Social Filtering - meaning by everyone involved directly or indirectly in the Nonprofit Marketing Zone.

  1. Ten Things Your Home Page Must Have- Fundraising 123, May 27, 2009
  2. Best blogs for fundraisers- Donor Power Blog, February 3, 2009
  3. ROI of Listening: 17 Things to Do with What You Hear- Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog, August 18, 2009
  4. 3 Experts Share Secrets of Effective Branding in a Social Media World -- 09NTC- Getting Attention, April 27, 2009
  5. Sharing your knowledge base: Meet the user’s needs, think beyond PDFs- ImpactMax, March 22, 2009
  6. 10 Things You Need to Do Prior to Diving into Social Media- Fundraising 123, April 29, 2009
  7. Try the Air Force approach to social media- Donor Power Blog, January 21, 2009
  8. Branding Your Org in Social Media - Tips from #09NTC- Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog, April 28, 2009
  9. Where's Your Org's Social Media Policy?- Getting Attention, April 23, 2009
  10. Dear May 2009 Graduate, Here’s 40 Reasons to Still Study Journalism- SocialButterfly, June 3, 2009
  11. Andy Goodman Ruined My Life. Now I Want to Ruin Yours.- Sea Change Strategies, March 29, 2009
  12. A Sample Government Blogging Policy- Public Sector Marketing 2.0, February 4, 2009
  13. Demographics of Social Network Users (and Other Audience Research)- Social Marketing and Social Change, February 23, 2009
  14. How My Nonprofit Plans To Use Social Media- Selfish Giving, July 30, 2009
  15. Using Twitter and Facebook in your year-end fundraising letter strategy- Fundraising Coach, November 3, 2009
  16. Want To Try Something New?- The Agitator, September 30, 2009
  17. How nonprofits can succeed in the new sustainability paradigm: 6 big lessons from social media- ImpactMax, March 15, 2009
  18. Five Things You Should Never Say to an Online Donor- Fundraising 123, May 14, 2009
  19. What Are Social Media Metrics for the Arts?- smArts and Culture, March 15, 2009
  20. 10 Marketing Realities Nonprofits Need to Accept to Succeed- Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog, August 7, 2009
  21. Social Media Crash Course in 25 Minutes (Podcast)- Getting Attention, April 21, 2009
  22. Design Thinking, Social Marketing and Behavior Change- Social Marketing and Social Change, July 28, 2009
  23. Foursquare: Social Media for Cause Marketing- Selfish Giving, October 13, 2009
  24. Youtube now offering FREE branded YouTube channels for government orgs- Public Sector Marketing 2.0, November 9, 2009
  25. Help with writing your Social Media guidelines – from over 70 different organisations- Giving in a Digital World, September 21, 2009
  26. Your Fundraising Priorities- The Agitator, September 29, 2009
  27. A 5-step quide to social media strategy for nonprofits- ImpactMax, August 31, 2009
  28. 14 Easy Ways to Grow Your Email List - Fundraising 123, June 24, 2009
  29. How to pitch a blogger- Nonprofit Marketing Blog, February 20, 2009
  30. A Content Creation Strategy for Nonprofits: The Webinar Slides- Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog, July 24, 2009
  31. E-newletters don't work, says expert- Donor Power Blog, March 12, 2009
  32. 11 Ways to Kick Ass in Your Next Cause Marketing Preso- Selfish Giving, August 13, 2009
  33. Phillip Kotler on Marketing 3.0- Social Marketing and Social Change, October 11, 2009
  34. Twitter for Cause Marketers- Selfish Giving, December 17, 2008
  35. Why aren’t you using Google Docs yet?- Public Sector Marketing 2.0, July 28, 2009
  36. Hispanic Surge On Facebook- The Agitator, May 7, 2009
  37. Tips for Giving Social Media Projects to Interns- Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog, January 27, 2009
  38. Best First Step into Social Media -- Monitoring Your Nonprofit's Reputation and Issues- Getting Attention, November 2, 2009
  39. Fundraising Campaign in a Box- Fundraising 123, May 1, 2009
  40. Is philanthropy ready for the new consumer?- Nonprofit Marketing Blog, October 2, 2009
  41. My Five Favorite Twitter Tools- Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog, July 8, 2009
  42. Evaluation Methods - How Can A Nonprofit Use Them To Raise More Money More Often- Seeking Grant Money Today , February 15, 2009
  43. Same monitoring tools, new look, more functionality.- Public Sector Marketing 2.0, May 20, 2009
  44. A case for Twitter, Facebook, & social media for healthcare fundraisers- Fundraising Coach, April 15, 2009
  45. 10 Things to Avoid in Email Campaigns, January 7, 2009
  46. 4 Reasons Facebook Might Not be Right for Your Nonprofit- Marketing for Nonprofits, June 23, 2009
  47. Fed’s Office of Social Innovation is Sooooo 1998- A. Fine Blog, May 6, 2009
  48. Nonprofit Video Production Tips- Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog, March 9, 2009
  49. Emotional messaging works; rational messaging hurts- Donor Power Blog, August 5, 2009
  50. Communications audits: Media Analysis- ImpactMax, July 27, 2009
  51. Nonprofit E-newsletters: Find the Ideal Length and Frequency- Fundraising 123, July 8, 2009
  52. What absolutely must go on your home page- Nonprofit Marketing Blog, May 19, 2009
  53. 13 Nonprofits Honored for Outstanding Taglines: "Nothing Stops a Bullet Like a Job" Pulls Top Honors for Homeboy Industries- Getting Attention, October 20, 2009
  54. Online Fundraisers – Back To Basics- The Agitator, October 22, 2009
  55. Social Models for Marketing: Social Networks- Social Marketing and Social Change, October 15, 2009
  56. Cause Marketing for Small Nonprofits: Jake’s Ride- Selfish Giving, September 23, 2009
  57. Future of Fundraising is Hiding in Blackbaud Results- A. Fine Blog, March 18, 2009
  58. Direct Mail Isn’t Dying – But Sometimes I Wish It Would- Sea Change Strategies, August 6, 2009
  59. Making Theory Relevant: A Case from Family Planning- Social Marketing and Social Change, August 3, 2009
  60. Finding and following a niche community in 60 seconds- Public Sector Marketing 2.0, July 24, 2009
  61. Nonprofit Social Network Survey Released- A. Fine Blog, April 28, 2009
  62. Engagement = $$- The Agitator, August 2, 2009
  63. Help Me Convince My Boss To Use Social Media- Selfish Giving, July 8, 2009
  64. The ROI for Social Media Fundraising- Fundraising Breakthroughs , February 11, 2009
  65. How to Raise $2 Million in One Night- Selfish Giving, May 19, 2009
  66. Free Buzz monitoring Tools- Search Marketing for Nonprofits, February 3, 2009
  67. Fundraising Secret #34: Ditch your email newsletter?- Fundraising Coach, February 24, 2009
  68. 8 Tips for Email Fundraising, January 7, 2009
  69. More Tips On Using Social Media- The Agitator, February 25, 2009
  70. Social Models for Marketing: An Overview- Social Marketing and Social Change, October 7, 2009
  71. Join the conversation in Twitter - get social with “social media”- Fundraising Coach, July 11, 2009
  72. A New Relationship with Donors- A. Fine Blog, May 26, 2009
  73. Cause Marketing in the Age of Free- Selfish Giving, June 30, 2009
  74. What Grant Writing Is, and What It Is Not...- Seeking Grant Money Today , June 21, 2009
  75. Mozilla's strategy to learn from- Advertising Hints, June 12, 2009
  76. Developing Strategies for Social Media- Social Marketing and Social Change, July 14, 2009
  77. Don’t let Twitter anxiety cloud your focus on key online priorities- Giving in a Digital World, April 7, 2009
  78. Twitter: A Translation Guide- Fundraising Coach, February 20, 2009
  79. 13 Secrets of Holiday Fundraising Online, January 7, 2009
  80. First Steps in Working Social Media for Your Org: Report from Norfolk- Getting Attention, March 25, 2009
  81. Twitter Fundraising: Operation Smile's 140 Smiles Campaign- GenerationYGive, July 26, 2009
  82. Reasons Your Organization Should Blog- A Small Change, August 12, 2009
  83. Social Media Policies - Part 3 - Official Outposts- Association Marketing Springboard, March 30, 2009
  84. Top 10 Things Donors Want from Your Nonprofit’s Website- Get Fully Funded, October 28, 2009
  85. Inspiring donors: Why your Guidestar profile matters -- a lot!- Nonprofit PR - Communications with a Purpose, August 21, 2009
  86. Video for Nonprofits: Break Free- Blue Sky Collaborative, December 29, 2008
  87. The Worst 11 Cause Marketing Campaigns of 2008- Cause Related Marketing, January 15, 2009
  88. We Can't Afford to Lose the National Center for Health Marketing- Spare Change, August 31, 2009
  89. Social Media Policy - It's Alive, Alive!! Or Oughta Be- Social Media Bird Brain, August 9, 2009
  90. What Should a Website Cost?- Fundraising 123, April 7, 2009
  91. Secrets to social media campaigns: New Case Foundation report- Nonprofit Marketing Blog, June 23, 2009
  92. First step in strategic communications planning: Communications audits- ImpactMax, July 22, 2009
  93. 10 Twitter Tips for Nonprofit Organizations- Fundraising 123, March 18, 2009
  94. How Artists Use Twitter- smArts and Culture, April 27, 2009
  95. 6-Minute Guide to Winning Fundraising Campaigns- Fundraising 123, May 6, 2009
  96. Social networks: hold your horses- Donor Power Blog, February 9, 2009
  97. Five Tips for Writing a Four-Page Nonprofit Annual Report- Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog, January 12, 2009
  98. 3 Ways to Make Board Members Better Messengers- Getting Attention, May 14, 2009
  99. Five Things We’re Forgetting When We Take Our Fundraising Online- Fundraising 123, March 25, 2009
  100. See What Your E-Newsletter Looks Like in Different Email Programs- Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog, January 6, 2009

Hottest Nonprofit Marketing Topics for 2009 Hot Topics Social Media (703)

  1. Where's Your Org's Social Media Policy?, April 23, 2009
  2. Social Media Crash Course in 25 Minutes (Podcast), April 21, 2009
  3. How My Nonprofit Plans To Use Social Media, July 30, 2009
  4. 3 Experts Share Secrets of Effective Branding in a Social Media World -- 09NTC, April 27, 2009

Twitter (433)

  1. My Five Favorite Twitter Tools, July 8, 2009
  2. Twitter for Cause Marketers, December 17, 2008
  3. How Artists Use Twitter, April 27, 2009
  4. 10 Twitter Tips for Nonprofit Organizations, March 18, 2009

Online Fundraising (341)

  1. Online Fundraisers – Back To Basics, October 22, 2009
  2. Online Fundraising Strong Despite Economy, May 14, 2009
  3. Online Fundraising Up Over 2008?, July 7, 2009
  4. Online fundraising continues to rise, April 3, 2009

Communications (842)

  1. Communications audits: Media Analysis, July 27, 2009
  2. First step in strategic communications planning: Communications audits, July 22, 2009
  3. Social and Risk Communication During Times of Crisis, April 27, 2009
  4. Communications audit: Step three—your digital identity, August 5, 2009

Facebook (402)

  1. Wash Post Disses Causes on Facebook, April 22, 2009
  2. Using Twitter and Facebook in your year-end fundraising letter strategy, November 3, 2009
  3. Handy demographics application for Facebook Fundraisers, January 28, 2009
  4. 4 Reasons Facebook Might Not be Right for Your Nonprofit, June 23, 2009

Social Network (388)

  1. Demographics of Social Network Users (and Other Audience Research), February 23, 2009
  2. Televised Social Networks, January 8, 2009
  3. Nonprofit Social Network Survey Released, April 28, 2009
  4. Social networks: hold your horses, February 9, 2009

Webinar (195)

  1. A Content Creation Strategy for Nonprofits: The Webinar Slides, July 24, 2009
  2. How to Write a Great Elevator Pitch - Free Webinar, January 23, 2009
  3. Dialing In, Logging On and Nodding Off: The True Costs of Teleconferences, Videoconferences and Webinars, July 27, 2009
  4. Webinars for Nonprofits: Getting Started, July 5, 2009

Free (597)

  1. Cause Marketing in the Age of Free, June 30, 2009
  2. Free tool of the week: Stock photos online, April 15, 2009
  3. Free Buzz monitoring Tools, February 3, 2009
  4. Free tool of the week: Prezi rates a WOW!, May 20, 2009

Audience (451)

  1. Demographics of Social Network Users (and Other Audience Research), February 23, 2009
  2. I'm in an Audience State-of-Mind, September 16, 2009
  3. National Wildlife Federation Puts Base to Work to Design Website that Works FOR Them, March 12, 2009
  4. Here's How to Solicit Free & Vital Input on Your Web Site Design, & Make Your Base Love You More than Ever!, June 10, 2009

Email (583)

  1. 14 Easy Ways to Grow Your Email List , June 24, 2009
  2. This is what a fundraising email looks like, March 27, 2009
  3. See What Your E-Newsletter Looks Like in Different Email Programs, January 6, 2009
  4. Fundraising Secret #34: Ditch your email newsletter?, February 24, 2009

Tools (552)

  1. My Five Favorite Twitter Tools, July 8, 2009
  2. Same monitoring tools, new look, more functionality., May 20, 2009
  3. Nonprofit Video Production Tips, March 9, 2009
  4. A fun tool for better fundraising copy, December 10, 2008