Blogs vs. Facebook for Nonprofits, by Gayle Thorsen

Posted on 14 November 2011

Gayle Thorsen (pictured at left) is back with another great article to share with us here at Step By Step Fundraising!  Over the past year, Gayle has been kind enough to share with us her recent articles from her blog ImpactMax.   Gayle has been in the nonprofit communications world for more than 25 years, the […]

Your nonprofit doesn’t need a blog, by Joanna Miles

Posted on 26 April 2011

Greetings!  I would like to welcome back guest author Joanna Miles. Joanna is a marketing consultant at Beaconfire, where she works with clients to create successful fundraising campaigns and online communications, and uses analytics to help engage users online. Beaconfire helps nonprofit organizations that serve good causes accomplish great things on the Internet by designing […]

Cultivate new supporters fast: A five-week “on-boarding” plan for nonprofits, By Gayle Thorsen

Posted on 16 March 2011

I’d like to welcome Gayle Thorsen (pictured at left) to the Step By Step Fundraising Blog.  Gayle has been kind enough to share with us one of her recent articles from her blog ImpactMax.  I first came across Gayle’s writing on a Blog Carnival hosted by Sandra Sims, the founder of SBSF. Gayle has been […]

Did I Really Write That? A Facebook Faux Pas…

Posted on 19 February 2011

Recently, I read a very insightful article titled Fearing What They’ll Say on Facebook on a terrific site called Kivi’s Nonprofit Communication Blog. In her article, blogger Kivi Leroux Miller wrote about the challenges non-profit organizations face in determining what is appropriate for employees and other representatives to share on the non-profit’s Facebook page or […]

Roundup: Internet Strategies for Nonprofits

Posted on 19 February 2010

Today’s link roundup includes advice regarding a variety of internet strategies for nonprofits: Integrating Your Web Site and Database for Greater Donor Engagement by Robin Fisk, FundraisingSuccess Are you new to blogging? Read this simple primer. by Sandra Sims, Cause Blogger Online Outreach on a Budget – the January Nonprofit Blog Carnival, issueLab’s Footnotes 15 […]

Blogging for Online Fundraising Success

Posted on 12 November 2009

Does your nonprofit have a blog?  I recently began a six part series on this topic over at This series is for anyone interested in promoting an idea or non-commercial message via blogs. Nonprofits, volunteers, activists and collectively those who I call “cause enthusiasts” can all find many benefits in blogging. The truth is, […]

Examples of Great NonProfit Websites & Blogs

Posted on 30 October 2008

Yesterday I was pleased to present a seminar in Dallas at OEG Fundraising Conference all about Online Fundraising.  Originally there was to be another presenter for this nearly two hour time block, but he dropped out last minute.  So it was all me. This was fine as I’d prepared a presentation that was a general […]