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3 Tools to Fuel Fundraising Ambassadors

Getting Attention

We all have an incredible fundraising resource right in front of us— our board member, colleague, and loyal volunteer ambassador s. The trick is.

Here’s one great legacy giving promotion


I love this legacy giving promotion. It’s actually a placeholder for your beer!


You Still Have Time to Try These 7 Giving Tuesday Tactics 

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Giving Tuesday is 12 days away. Are you ready? Open Your Donation Form As Soon as Possible. If people want to give early, let them.

7 Solid Reasons Why You Should Kill Your Printed Planned Giving Newsletter


I know, I know… you love your planned giving newsletter. And, as they say, once an object is in motion, it stays in motion. 200,000 each issue!!!

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The Agitator

In the flood of #GivingTuesday emails washing over our in-boxes yesterday, one powerful message stood out.

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It was bound to happen sooner or later, here’s why and what to do…


It was bound to happen sooner or later. know some folks have their gripes with donor-advised funds. I’ll save that stuff for another blog post.

Mirror, Mirror On The Wall

The Agitator

Who’s the fairest of them all? Ever wonder how your organization is doing compared to other nonprofits in your community?

Ep192: What Cause-Conscious Millennials Want from Their Employer

Selfish Giving

On the show, Megan, Alison and I discuss: Alison DaSilva, Cone Communications. Why Millennials are so important to companies. The Cone Olympics???

How Can Nonprofits Communicate to Two Americas?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

It’s Kivi here. We are also very much about being pragmatic and keeping it real. which brings us to our recent presidential election.

Take 10 Minutes: Get Data to Do Comms Right

Getting Attention

Please  take 10 minutes right now to respond to the  2017 Nonprofit Communications Trends Survey. Deadline is tomorrow, December 2! 

Show Me Your Budget

The Agitator

As we near the end of 2016 some folks will be checking the rear-view mirror to determine how they did and whether they met their goals.

Educating donors is not fundraising

Fundraising Coach

I've been hearing a well-meaning but fundraising killing myth while talking to many groups and training many boards over the last few months.

Good and Bad News: Communicators More Strategic, But Less Focused

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I just pulled some preliminary data from our  2017 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report  Survey. That’s the good news! We’ll see.

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5 Marketing Tips to Retain Your Mobile Donors

J Campbell Social Marketing

Guest blog by John Killoran. Start texting your donors. Use a multi-channel communications approach. Send thank-you notes through mobile channels.

Want more planned gifts? Focus on why not how


There are a whole bunch of so-called “marketing companies” out there that say they help nonprofits get more planned gifts. have a lot of issues with these firms. Here’s why: 1- Too often they seem to be too interested in selling cookie-cutter websites, spam emails, and printed newsletters than achieving real results. Can you justify that?

One Bucket Or Many?

The Agitator

But wait, as our pal Jeff Brooks at Future Fundraising Now recently blogged , maybe there is a useful enhancement of the image.

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How to Use a Street Team to Enhance Your Crowdfunding

Fundraising Coach

Crowdfunding is a term you hear thrown around in both the nonprofit and for-profit worlds these days, but few people have really grasped—and put into practice—exactly what it is. The way I’d define crowdfunding is with these three words: online social fundraising. Accepting donations online is not really innovative anymore, to be honest. Follow up.

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Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

How’s everyone holding up out there? Sarah Durham talks about  Managing through Game-Changing Moments. until December 2nd. On YouTube?

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4 Surefire Ways To Use Social Media To Promote Your Year-End Fundraising Campaign

J Campbell Social Marketing

Guest blog by Candace Cody. Instead, consider the basics of what you want your social media to do. What do you want them to know about you?

5 ideas you should share with supporters to close more year-end major gifts


Whenever I see articles about year-end giving for major gifts, they always seem to say the same things such as, “Don’t forget to look at your list and — most of all — ask!” ” I figure you already know that stuff. So here’s my list of 5 practical ideas to help you close more big gifts at the end of this year. ” 1.

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Losing Donors In The Sea of Sameness

The Agitator

When will some fundraisers wake up to the fact that the tragedy of donor flight is largely self-inflicted. Either post.

Mission Minded Wins National Marketing Awards

Mission Minded

We feel so lucky to have had the chance to lead the rebranding efforts for these two extraordinary schools. Each project was a joy […].

How Many Stars Would You Give Your Nonprofit’s Communications?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

We give you a five-star scale, from Not At All Effective (1 star) to Extremely Effective (5 stars). stars, or slightly better than Somewhat Effective.

What You Don’t Know About Visual Marketing On Facebook

J Campbell Social Marketing

Guest blog by Rebecca Hill. Visuals are everything on social media. Facebook posts with images see 2.3 X more engagement than those without images.

5 Inventive Ways Donor Data Can Boost Your EOY Fundraising


EOY (or end-of-year) fundraising can be a critical time for nonprofits. Building a deeper fundraising strategy can help you: Raise more funds.


Which Fundraising Stat Impresses You Most?

The Agitator

In his Friday post , Roger asked: How many donors must we lose before we learn? The Chronicle of Philanthropy reported  that initial results from #GivingTuesday show terrific growth. As they put it, the initial “haul” of #GivingTuesday looks to be $168 million, up from the estimated $117 million last year. And it’s.

Ep191: This Austin Startup Helps Homeless with "Socks for Souls"

Selfish Giving

Today on CauseTalk Radio , Megan and I talk to Ryan Harmon , CEO & Co-founder of Press Cleaners. Never Miss a Show - Sign Up for Email Updates.

Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Sara Maldonado

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Sara Maldonado. We want more stories! Don’t be shy – tell us what you do in a  typical day as a nonprofit communications pro. . 10:00 a.m.

Imagine this.


Imagine this. You want to be there to facilitate their giving experience. You want to help them support your mission so they feel good. Thank you.

How To Choose The Best Book Light – Important Tips

Non Profit Marketing 360

A book light is a small reading light, which allows the reader to clip onto a book for enabling to read comfortably. Light output. Duration of the use.

All About Meeting Needs

The Agitator

Any decent salesperson knows (and practises) that successful selling involves meeting customers’ needs, not selling the product or service.

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Ep193: Virgin America's 'Operation Chihuahua' Airlifts Dogs to Forever Homes

Selfish Giving

On the show, Megan, Abby and I discuss: Abby Lunardini, Virgin America. How Virgin American went to the dogs! Joe tests Abby's knowledge of Chihuahuas!

Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Angela Mrozinski

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Angela Mrozinski. Here’s the latest installment in our series on the  “Day in the Life”  of nonprofit communicators, where we ask you to describe your day in your own words. We need to hear from you! Don’t be shy – tell us what you do in a  typical day as a nonprofit communications pro. . Angela got her B.S. 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

My mistakes of 2016

Wild Woman Fundraising

Each year I talk about my mistakes! Here are my mistakes from 2011 , 2012 , 2013 , and 2014 and 2015. And 23 of my fundraising career mistakes, too !

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