If our key priorities are increasing membership, increasing member engagement and demonstrating member value, perhaps you should create a blog or reinvigorate your existing blog. You may have lots of great content on your website, but it is static content that doesn’t enable two-way communication. A blog is an interactive tool. It offers a steady stream of fresh content through regularly schedule blog posts and also allows readers to ask questions, make comments, and share information or links through the blog’s comments.
Claire Axelrad’s Clairification blog, which was one of our Best Fundraising Blog winners in the 2013 Fundraising Professionals of the Year Awards, got more nominations than any single submission in any category of any year of the awards. Last month, we announced the award winners; this month we’d like to formally introduce you to the blog. Here are some of Claire’s favorite recent posts.
Wow, we here at FundRaising Success had a collective Sally-Field-winning-the-Oscar moment — you know, "You like me! You really like me!" — yesterday when we realized that we were just 12 "friends" away from 1,000 on our Facebook page and 18 followers away from 3,000 on Twitter.
Starting today, folks, sharp-as-a-tack fundraising smarty-pants Angie Moore will be blogging for FundRaising Success, under the title Navigating Off the Napkin. You can read her posts at the NON blog here. Angie is a partner at Donor Voice.
Pick any dream you have — for your cause, organization or the nonprofit sector — and write about it, and how you plan to make it real. Write a blog post or choose a recent post that fits the theme. E-mail your post to firstname.lastname@example.org, or use this submission form.
Submissions are due by the end of the day on Friday, Jan. 27.
Check out blog posts from Frogloop and Katya's Non-Profit Marketing Blog.
Read recent posts from the Step by Step Fundraising and The Chronicle of Philanthropy Rising Tithe blogs.
Check out recent posts from the Have Fun/Do Good and Technology of the Nonprofit and Philanthropic Sector blogs.
Check out recent posts from the Selfish Giving and Chronicle of Philanthropy World View blogs.
Check out posts from the Too Busy to Fundraise and Future Fundraising Now blogs.