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4 keys to fundraising success you might be overlooking

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In 2009, Dominos Pizza’s stock price was $7.73. Transparency – Openness builds trust. But just the opposite is what really works.

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Online Fundraising Best Practices

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The best way to reach your donors is to connect with them wherever they are – which means everywhere. between 2008 and 2009. ?     * Expect an annual email file churn around 17%. Tags: Fundraising Web Site 101 Best Practices How Does Your Nonprofit Measure Up? Seven Online Fundraising Strategies You Can Do Right Now.

A Nonprofit by Any Other Name

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So ownership was muddled at best. " This article was reprinted from the June 2009 issue of Free Range Thinking TM. Tags: Nonprofit Marketing Best Practices may find sweeter results, as the Children's Health Environmental Coalition discovered after changing its name to Healthy Child Healthy World.

A Sample Donor Appreciation Certificate

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A Wake-Up Call for Fundraisers

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Along with Storytelling as Best Practice, he is author of Why Bad Ads Happen to Good Causes and Why Bad Presentations Happen to Good Causes. He also publishes a monthly journal, free-range thinking, to share best practices in the field. Tags: Fundraising Best Practices "Do you go to school?"

"Best practices" -- not always the best practice

Donor Power Blog

A lot of fundraisers focus on "best practices." Because being obsessed with best practices can be the road to mediocrity. Best practices" is supposed to be about not making stupid mistakes. Too often, though, "best practices" ends up meaning risk aversion and creativity avoidance.

Five Ways to Cultivate Your Donors—Personally

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dynamic, sought-after speaker both nationally and internationally, Terry's high-energy trainings take the fear out of individual fundraising and give participants a practical, do-able system for long-term financial sustainability. Tags: Fundraising Best Practices Know which part of your work your donors care about most.

Webinars on Marketing with No Budget, Best Practices and More in March

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Best Practices in Nonprofit Marketing. I’ve opened registration for some brand-new webinars in March, with two more still to come.

10 Simple Ideas for a Greener Event

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In honor of Earh Day 2009, we bring you 10 simple ideas to make your nonprofit's next event greener--courtesy of our friends at Event 360. Tags: Fundraising Best Practices Apparel. Use eco-friendly apparel including organic cotton, bamboo and recycled polyester. Bottled water. Avoid serving individual bottled water. Styrofoam.

Online Marketing Best Practices from the Obama Campaign

Search Marketing for Nonprofits

M+R Strategic Services just released a report outlining the strategies and best practices from the Obama new media campaign and how those practices should be applied to nonprofits and their online marketing and fundraising efforts. Here’s the lead in paragraph: The best news for nonprofits? It’s a great read.

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The Year-end Gift: This Nonprofit Nailed It

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Ensuring Your Emails Get Read

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After a while you will see what type of subject line works best for your audience. If you made it past all the other hurdles, its best not press your luck at this point. Tags: Email 101 Best Practices OK, you have crafted an inspired email that you think will do a great job informing and motivating your audience.

Donation Usability: Increasing Online Giving to Non-Profits and Charities

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full-day courses on content usability ( Writing for the Web 1 and Writing for the Web 2 ) at the Usability Week 2009 conference in Washington DC (next week), San Francisco, London, and Sydney. Copyright © 2009 by Jakob Nielsen. Tags: Fundraising Best Practices We reimbursed users for this expense after the study.

Top 10 Reasons for Creating a Communications Plan

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A Couple of Nonprofit Best Practices Lessons From the Real World

Seeking Grant Money Today

The museum's leadership make excellent operations and management decisions in the best interest of the museum's mission statement goal, repeatedly. quoted from Bullard in Green's interview with him on December 10, 2009]. Tags: best practices Fundraising for Nonprofits how to leadership quoted from their own website).

3 Ways To Tell Your Story: Review of The Nonprofit Marketing Guide, by Kivi Leroux Miller

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The Nonprofit Marketing Guide is an excellent book by Kivi Leroux Miller , and I am sorry it took me this long to read it. Act 2 The conflict! 3.

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The Procrastinator's Guide to Year-end Fundraising

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With some quick tweaks to your website, as well as incorporating marketing and communications best practices, you will have all the tools you need to to take advantage of the season. Download the presentation slides and full "Procrastinator's Guide" below Related Documents! Eric Rardin (our host!

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The Nonprofit That Understands That Without A Strong Relationship With It's Community, It Stumbles - Is the Nonprofit That Succeeds

Seeking Grant Money Today

See, professional nonprofit best practices, are really just the tried and true methods, thinking, and interactions between a nonprofit and its community that are not just thought of as 'better, so do them'. Tags: best practices volunteers community how to fundraising Donors, today, also want to see results.

How to Raise Grant Money, Even In This Economy.

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Vote for the Best Nonprofit Taglines -- 2009 Getting Attention Nonprofit Tagline Awards

Getting Attention

Place your vote today for the 2009 Getting Attention Nonprofit Tagline Awards. So many of these taglines are effective, but they all can't be the best. Now it's your turn to select which are the best in class. The organizations behind these taglines have done a fantastic job in putting well-selected words to build their brands.

Using Social Media to Decrease E-Mail Unsubscribe Rates

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Conducted by ROI Research, the study is based on an April 2009 survey of over 4000 consumers in 13 countries. Why is that? Be Transparent.

The 2009 Pracrastinator’s Guide to Year-End Fundraising

Sea Change Strategies

If you’ve been stressed about everything you need to do to meet your fundraising goals for 2009, don’t panic. Tags: Best Practices Fundraising General Interest Strategy Just read the newest version of the Procrastinator’s Guide to Year-End Fundraising. Register here: [link]. Happy and successful fundraising!

What Would Google Do?

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First step in strategic communications planning: Communications audits

ImpactMax

You need to know where you are to figure out where you want to go next and how best to get there. flickr/joebeone. No way around that.).

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Twitter Follow-and-Fundraise Follow-Up with @ChildFund

SocialButterfly

Therefore, I invite you to hear from David Hylton (pictured below), the voice behind @ChildFund’s Twitter, in the following interview. Overall?

Twitter Follow-and-Fundraise Follow-Up with @ChildFund

SocialButterfly

Therefore, I invite you to hear from David Hylton (pictured below), the voice behind @ChildFund’s Twitter, in the following interview. Overall?

2009 Webinar Schedule & the Pass Winners Are.

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Photo by Snapr on Flickr. I’ve published the preliminary schedule for the 2009 Nonprofit Marketing Guide Webinar Series.

The Jusk Ask Strategy

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To learn more, join Tom Suddes on Network for Good's June 23, 2009 Nonprofit 911 teleconference. Tags: Fundraising Best Practices Get a VISIT. NOT AN APPOINTMENT (THINK 'Doctor/Dentist' !) With a QUALIFIED PROSPECT/POTENTIAL INVESTOR. NOT A DONOR (THINK 'Blood/Organ' !) To do DISCOVERY. NOT ASK FOR MONEY (THINK 'Beggar' !)

Optimizing Your Donation Pages to Increase Giving: A Bright Spot in a Tough Economy

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Indeed, landing page testing and optimization may be the closest thing non-profits have to a magic bullet in 2009 — and it's one of the surest ways we've found to help our clients raise more money in a tough economy. Tags: Fundraising Best Practices Your e-mail and web copy may persuade people to "click to donate now."

Fundraisers Adjust 2009 Strategies

The Agitator

On the positive side, we have a lot of best practices to establish here, so in the end I believe we’ll hold our own this year." Today we’re releasing the verbatim responses to the survey. No question … fundraisers will earn their keep in 2009! These themes emerged. 1. More online fundraising. 5.

Government Blogging Presentation

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

My thoughts and opinions on this “stone age&# policy are part of a discussion for a future post… Government Blogging - Best Practices & Tips for Success. Social Media blogging tips Government Blogging Presentation government blogging examples best practices Canadian Government Web 2.0 tags: government 2.0

Build It and They Will Come? Not for Online Fundraising!

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From Nonprofit Social Media Strategist to Social Media Change Agent and Beyond

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Fundraising Campaign in a Box

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Sell Better with Stories

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You want to look professional, so hire the best you can. Source: [link] Copyright © 2009 SYS-CON Media, Inc. - All Rights Reserved. Tags: Nonprofit Marketing Best Practices If you heard that a certain type of fox is endangered, would you be moved to act? Now that's different. Make the most of this unsolicited praise.

Web Marketing for Fundraisers: Get Found, Get Traffic, Get Ahead

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The 5 Rules of Social Media for Non Profits (and everyone else!)

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The Power of the Premium: Convincing Prospective Donors to Give

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Connecting with Donors through Your Database

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This is what a fundraising email looks like

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And in terms of email marketing best practices, this email is also very effective: The email includes an opt-out link at the bottom. Thanks so much, Fred O'Regan President - From: Dick Green Sent: Friday, March 27, 2009 3:52 PM To: Fred O'Regan Subject: Urgent: N. Best, Dick This message was sent to XXXX. Why now?