Here's what grabbed my attention from the nonprofit blogs recently.
How to Help After Hurricane Sandy. Britt Bravo, of Have Fun - Do Good, pulled together this list of information sources and how to help after the super storm of last week.
Network for Good's Hurricane Sandy Relief page encourages a text donation to three organizations providing help in the hurricane struck areas.
Charity Navigator has a list of top rated charities working on relief to survivors of the hurricane. Browse this list of more than 25 organizations and determine which is doing the work you most want to support.
7 Tips for Quick Response During a Time of Need. Your organization might not have been affected by a hurricane, but it's a sure bet that you'll experience some kind of crisis eventually. These tips from npengage are a must read so you can be prepared for the unexpected but inevitable.
Nonprofit Blog Carnival
The October Nonprofit Blog Carnival, hosted by npengage, brought together a bundle of good advice about Multichannel Campaigns. Whether you're an old hand at these or just getting started, there is something to chew on here.
Pamela Grow is the host for the November Nonprofit Blog Carnival and has declared that the theme is all about gratitude...to your donors. Check out her call for submissions at How are you cultivating an attitude of gratitude?
Fundraising, Social Media, Politics
- Changes to Facebook's News Feed and What It Means for Your Non-profit. Marissa Garza, writing at DonorDreams, slices and dices the changes at FB that have been frustrating many charities. It's about the changes in "reach." You're not reaching all of your followers on FB, but Marissa explains why and provides some tips for dealing with the changes.
- Four mistakes Christian charities make when approaching donors. Redina Kolaneci, writing at Fundraising Trend Spotter, addresses some of the mistakes she finds that faith-based charities often make and suggests how to do better.
- How #Giving Tuesday Is Using Social Media Ambassadors (on LinkedIn) Beth Kanter uses the Giving Tuesday campaign to illustrate how to create and then unleash ambassadors for a good cause. This is a terrific case study as well as a reminder of the Giving Tuesday event.
- Role of the Board of Directors vs. Role of the Executive Director. If you're a new nonprofit or just thinking about starting one, this article should be very helpful. Mollie Cuillinane is a lawyer who specializes in nonprofits, plus she is a writer of uncommon clarity.
- 5 Email Marketing Lessons From The Obama Campaign. I have to admit that I'm an Obama supporter and thus have witnessed almost every email the campaign has sent. And, frankly, I was impressed. This post from Kissmetrics makes it clear why they are so good most of the time, and where they weren't.
- Looking for Big Insight Into Small Membership Organizations. Wild Apricot is out to help staffers at small membership nonprofits. Help Wild Apricot gather information by filling out a survey and sign up to receive the full report that will result. A great way to learn what your peers are doing, trends, and best practices.
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