These were the highest traffic blog posts in 2010. Interestingly, four of them weren’t written in 2010! And you’ve really liked, my new series of guest bloggers. 40% of the top ten were written by them.
Thanks for helping make this a great year!
- #10 Fundraising letters that connect with your donors [written in 2008]
This post includes real fundraising letters I used for the same fundraising event in different years. A sort of “before” and “after.” Read them and see if you’d agree that the second is better. And offer your own suggestions if you’d like!
- #9 5 Tips for increasing traffic to your nonprofit Website
A part of my Question Marc? series, this offers a basic start in search engine optimization (SEO). It ends with tips from some Twitter folks.
- #8 Question Marc: Are there creative ways to publicly thank donors?
Another in the Question Marc? series, this post looks at ways to recognize donors.
- #7 Year-end fundraising through the mail [written by Sandy Rees]
This is a quick look at planning your fall fundraising appeals. You might want to look at it now to be reading for next fall!
- #6 7 ways to thank a donor [guest post written by David Mersky]
David’s reminder to thank donors seven times seems to have been very well received by you all! Read it again, it’s great!
- #5 Getting started with social media [guest post written by Frank Barry]
Social media offers lots of opportunities for nonprofits. Frank makes it easy to understand.
- #4 Why it’s time for you to say good-bye to free wifi [guest post written by Peter Shankman]
This post warns about the dangers of using free wifi. Check out the comments for ways to surf safely.
- #3 3 Twitter habits that irritate me [written in 2009]
This post was an experiment. Many people recommend making controversial blog posts. So I tried that “tone.” It wasn’t for me. I’d rather be helpful than abrasive. But the comments, and the fact that this received as many views on 12/26 as my entire site receives in a week, shows that either the tone or the content strikes a cord with you all!
- #2 Start your year-end fundraising letter strategy today [written in 2009]
Written in March 2009, this is still helping nonprofits plan their year-end strategy.
- #1 Twitter for nonprofits [written in 2008]
This was my original post on using Twitter for nonprofit fundraising! This post includes links to other posts I’ve written on using Twitter.