Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators – January 11, 2019

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Find out How Nonprofits Can Raise Money Using YouTube. Registration is $129 or free with an All-Access Pass Learn More and Register January 24: Five Easy Steps to Launch Your Nonprofit’s Podcast Learn how you can use podcasts to increase engagement and spread your organization’s message.

EOY Hacks: 8 Online Fundraising Ideas to Save Money + Time


Me: I know our readers are up to their eyeballs in work from now until January. This time of year, the only thing nonprofit pros need more than fundraising ideas is more time and money to implement them.

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Twitter Webinar January 30!

Fundraising Coach

There’s even a special price if you sign up by January 16. Learn how you can raise serious money in a 4.5 I’m excited to be giving a webinar with Don Philabaum called Twitter Your Way to Contributions! You may remember, Don as a guest on my Ask Without Fear! Radio Show. He’s been a leader in the field of donor relations.

Firing Your Development Director? It’s not you, it’s me!

Wild Woman Fundraising

” That’s right, nonprofits are putting all of that pressure on one person, and it needs to be about everyone helping the organization make more money, in whatever capacity they can. originally appeared on Wild Woman Fundraising on January 21, 2013. picture by mb21 on Flickr.

Forget The Message. Just Send Money!

The Agitator

“The most poorly written mail I get is from people who want my money.&#. –January 26 post signed by “Disgruntled Writer&#. The lesson I’ve learned in 40 years as a copywriter is this: Even if only 50% of your clients can read, you can be absolutely certain that 100% of them are convinced they can write!

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Two Year Seed Money Grants Available to Programs Promoting Education and Equity for Women and Girls

Seeking Grant Money Today

American Association of University Women Accepting Applications for Community Action Grants Deadline: January 15, 2008 The American Association of University Women ( [link] ) Community Action Grants provide seed money to individual women, AAUW branches, and AAUW state organizations, as well as local community-based nonprofit organizations for innovative programs or non-degree research projects that promote education and equity for women and girls.

#MixedLinks for Nonprofit Marketers

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Gail Perry is hosting a webinar on January 13th -RoadMap to Fundraising Success in 2015: for Board Members, CEOs and Development Staff. Check out Elizabeth Russell’s new mystery novel, Other People’s Money , set in the charitable foundation world in Atlanta. Happy 2015!

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators – November 2, 2018

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Julia Campbell shares 5 Ways to Use Social Media to Raise More Money at Year-end. January – June 2019 : The Communications Director Mentoring Program. Best of Fridays to you, kind friends!

Go Short with Your 2016 Annual Report [FREE Webinar TOMORROW]

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Instead, use common sense, save your nonprofit huge amounts of time and money, and create something people will actually look at. Explain how you can get coaching from Kivi Leroux Miller as you create your own short annual report and have it ready to publish by January 30, 2017.

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New Year Resolution: Ask More!

Fundraising Coach

Whether you love or hate New Year Resolutions, millions of people use January 1 to start new habits. But you don’t have a development effort if you don’t ask for money. As a fundraiser, not asking for money is tantamount to malpractice. Your job is to raise money. You need to ask people to take the specific action of giving money. Ask ask without fear asking for money

How Often Should We Mail that Newsletter?

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If you have lots of individual donors who you raise money from, you should likely do a print donor newsletter and do it so well that it actually raises even more money from those people for you. Everyone else will have to wait until January 7 when the report is released to the public.

We’ll Keep Up With It All So You Don’t Have To

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From now until January 4, 2019, our Annual All-Access Pass is $200 off. Sale ends January 4, 2019. I was recently emailing with someone who worked in a fast-paced, for-profit job for years but said she was finding that “nonprofit marketing has A LOT of moving parts.”

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

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Find out How to Use Facebook Live to Raise Money For Your Nonprofit with John Haydon. Starts January 10: Nonprofit Marketing Accelerator – Report Back to Your Community: Creating a Short Annual Report for 2017. Everyone back to work yet?

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5 Digital Fundraising Trends for Nonprofits in 2019

J Campbell Social Marketing

Ocasio-Cortez, the 29-year-old representative from New York’s 14th congressional district, who will become the youngest serving congresswoman ever come January. IRS #tax #taxes #money #TaxRefund #TaxTime #TaxTips #TaxPlanning #BeTaxReady #GetReady.

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Week of Freebies! Day 1: Go Short with Your Annual Report

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Instead, use common sense, save your nonprofit huge amounts of time and money, and create something people will actually look at. Sale ends January 6th, 2017. Happy Holidays! It’s that time of year where we show our readers some love with some FREE goodies. .

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Weekly Webinars Start Back Up on Thursday

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January 13: Nonprofit Writing Stinks! January 20: Writing for Social Media. January 27: Writing to Raise More Money. After a nice holiday break, our Weekly Webinar Series resumes on Thursday. Here’s the schedule through February. Bring Your Writing Back to Life.

What To Do When Your Nonprofit Doesn't Spend All of an Awarded Grant's Money.And Why.

Seeking Grant Money Today

Sometimes there is leftover money from a grant that your nonprofit received. She mentioned that the nonprofit that she works for recently discovered that they had a bit of 'extra money' after spending as much as they could of it on the specific project that it was awarded to the organization for. Given this nonprofit best practice in developing relationships with donors, it is wise, then, to see the extra money from the grant donation from the grant donor's point of view, always.

The Year of the Awesome

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Save $200 off the regular price now through Friday, January 6, 2017. Beyond December: Raise Money Throughout the Year with These Seasonal Fundraising Campaigns.

Year-End Fundraising Decisions to Make Now

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Matches can be powerful incentives, especially for smaller donors, because it allows them to “double their money.” I recommend thinking about the week or two before Thanksgiving all the way through early January.

What’s Up in April

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Tom Ahern and I will lead this online clinic and show you how to improve your direct mail appeals and raise more money, even from a small list. April 11: Where’s the Grant Money for Your Marketing and Communications? Recorded January 26, 2012. Recorded January 19, 2012.

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Creating an Abundance of Time

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Time and money — we never seem to have enough of either in the nonprofit sector. In theory, you can raise an unlimited amount of money with the right skills and dedication to the job. It’s about treating our time as something more precious than money.

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#MixedLinks for Nonprofit Marketers and Fundraisers

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January’s Nonprofit Blog Carnival is up over on Beth Kanter’s blog. 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).

Mark This Off Your To-Do List Before You Leave for the Holidays

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Sale ends January 5, 2018. Sale ends January 5, 2018. I know even $499 can be a lot of money for small nonprofits with little to no training budget, but the investment is worth it. 2018 is shaping up to be a challenging year for nonprofits.

Newsletter: Cause Marketing vs Corporate Giving ??; Are Dollars Stores the Next Tobacco Companies? ; Newsjacking the New Aquaman Movie

Selfish Giving

As the above graph highlights, there's relatively little money in traditional corporate giving (aka philanthropy) as companies continue to give less and less. Second, the real money is in customers and employees - and not the company checkbook. Raise as much money as you can with it.

I Expected More

Ann Green

Okay, now it’s later – the middle of January. Only three organizations sent me thank you letters, and two of them came in mid-January. I get that you’re trying to raise money, but there are times when you should just show gratitude.

REVEALED: Jerry Panas’ secrets of attracting wealthy supporters


In January, Inside Philanthropy interviewed legendary fundraiser Jerold Panas to discover his secrets of attracting wealthy supporters. Is Your Job Really to Raise Money? Here’s his list: It isn’t about your organization or its needs. Rather, it’s about the donor and their needs. Go big or go home because big projects tap into donors’ dreams. Go in person to get the most generous contributions.

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My Year-End Advice? Use real words. Mostly verbs. Not too much.

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If you don’t, you’re leaving money on the table. The end of your campaign is a Thank You email, sent in the beginning of January.). Photo credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/28681973@N00/15053486347/. OK, copywriters. Listen up. It’s year-end fundraising time.

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Oy, Another Year. Who Knew?

Non Profit Marketing 360

When 2013 began last January, who could have anticipated that, a mere 12 months later, we would be doing this all over again? After thoroughly digesting the most important trends of our times, I confidently predict these developments in 2014: 12 new studies will reveal that Facebook is useful for engaging supporters but lousy at raising money. Yes, it’s another year.

8 Ways Digital Storytelling Will Make Your Nonprofit Better

J Campbell Social Marketing

Donors are giving you their money, and they want to know that they are affecting change in real lives. Pew Internet found that, as of January 2014, 74 percent of online adults eighteen years of age and older use social networking sites.

Are You Doing Better in 2018?

Ann Green

Spend Time Actually PLANNING to Raise More Money for Your Cause. Then make a plan do the same thing in January for anyone who didn’t give. A monthly or recurring giving program is a great way to raise more money. It’s hard to believe we’re more than halfway through 2018.

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Monthly Giving Mistakes

Ann Green

Recognizing that you know your donors can help you raise more money. I mentioned before that monthly giving allows you to raise extra money. Monthly giving is a great way to raise additional revenue and boost your retention rate.

The Alden Keene Cause Marketing Stock Index Dramatically Outperforms Other Indices

Cause Related Marketing

From January 1, 1997 to Jan 1, 2013 the Keene’s total growth rate was 342.21%. Well, if on January 1, 1997 you put $1,000 each into index funds that invest in the Dow, the S&P 500, the NASDAQ Composite, the Wilshire 5000, and the Keene, on January 1, 2013 you would have $2032.18 I don’t have the beta ratios yet, but in the down years of 2000 and 2001, the Keene lost less money than the other indices in the comparison.

NEW Webinar: Keeping Your Donors: Stewardship 101 on Feb 12th

Wild Woman Fundraising

Wouldn’t you like to work a little less hard to make money for your nonprofit? NEW Webinar: Keeping Your Donors: Stewardship 101 on Feb 12th originally appeared on Wild Woman Fundraising on January 30, 2013.

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Four Free E-Books with Nonprofit Marketing Advice

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January 27: Writing to Raise More Money. Is your collection of Nonprofit Marketing Guide e-books complete? When you register for a free membership with our Learning Center , you can download all four of these e-books at no charge: 2011 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report.

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Best Response So Far to End of Year Gifts

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On January 5, I received this email: Here’s what I like about it: Specifically references a year-end gift to remind me that, yeah, I did give them some money last week.

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#MixedLinks for Nonprofit Marketers and Fundraisers

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If you would like to receive a copy of the 2015 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report when it’s released in January, you can request your copy now. December 8: Donor Newsletters That Raise More Money, Part 1 with Tom Ahern. Was this a long week for anyone else?

Ten Changes to Make in 2012: Free Webinar Thursday

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Our first free webinar of 2012 is coming up this Thursday, January 5: Ten Changes to Make in 2012. You need a way to track the relationship with your cause (does this person donate money, or volunteer, or do they come to your events?) Thursday, January 5, 2012. Happy New Year!

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Announcing the 2018 Fundraising Career Conference

Wild Woman Fundraising

How to make your nonprofit more effective and raise more money . But in January, we’re charging only $18 for this entire online conference, with all new sessions relevant to your nonprofit leadership RIGHT NOW. Dear Nonprofit Girlfriend, . We need help. .

Mixed Links: Goodies for Nonprofit Communicators

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It’s full of advice on what you can be doing right now to make sure that you raise as much money as possible in the next 8 weeks. Joanne will be taking over management of the Carnival from me in January. Apply here by January 15.

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WHERE ARE MY PEOPLE? 6 Tools and Techniques for Finding Friends and Influencers on Facebook & Twitter

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For more tips and examples, join me next Thursday, January 15th at 1:00 p.m. These are the followers who are more likely to spread your message, swing debate in your favor, and give more deeply of their time and money.

Tactics—Step 4 in strategic communications planning for nonprofits


What messages and information might be most resonant in January—after the holidays at the beginning of a new year? Devote adequate time to planning next year’s strategy and budget You will be so grateful in January. flickr/popculturegeek.

Slaying the Dragon of No

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Tom Ahern was gracious enough to let us reprint this article that originally appeared in his January newsletter. Money is the trump card. You see, money is the trump card. ” I answer, “I help charities make a lot more money.” Then mention money.

YOU Can Bring These Dreams To Life— Nonprofit Blog Carnival

Getting Attention

Welcome to the Nonprofit Blog Carniva l round-up for January. inspired me to ask fellow bloggers to speak out on their big dream for their organization, cause or the nonprofit community this year, and how they’ll make it real , as they did in last January’s carnival. A no marketing, no money, no mission wake-up call is Elaine Fogel’s dream. My dad, Manny Schwartz, together with Martin Luther King, Jr.,