After attending an amazing non-profit technology conference last weekend, I found myself gravitating towards all things data related this week. Geeky, I know. But I can’t help it! Data is truly one of those things that I find endlessly fascinating. I really do believe that data can solve most of the problems we encounter in fundraising, and perhaps even most problems we face in life.
Don’t believe me? Check out Fast Company’s article on Nate Silver – it will blow your mind!
Aside from my fascination with data this week, here are some of the other things that have caught my attention.
A great post from Claire Axelrad – What Texting Your Kid and Nonprofit Social Media Have in Common
How to Convert Emails Into Blog Post Content from John Haydon – a great way to think about your content marketing strategy.
Gail Perry writes about Newsletter Strategies That Will Open Your Donors’ Hearts and Wallets. I especially liked her reminder to have clarity about your newsletter’s purpose.
From Seth’s Blog – Measuring Without Measuring. A fresh take on organization growth and effective metrics.
3 Quick Ways to Perk Up Your Email Marketing Efforts from Copyblogger. These might be written for small businesses, but are definitely applicable to non-profits.
The always brillant Beth Kanter shares How to Make Sense of Your Social Media Metrics
Interesting report – Foundation Transparency: what non-profits want
I hope you have a fabulous and relaxing weekend!