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Make Your Annual Report Sing: 5 Ways to Choose and Use Stories

Getting Attention

Yet stories aren’t necessarily the first thing nonprofits think of when it comes to putting together an annual report. Be honest.

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Five Tips for Writing a Four-Page Nonprofit Annual Report

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Write an annual report that. 4-Page Annual Report&#. It’s worth your effort to boil your report down to the essentials.

3 Steps to Video Annual Report Success: VolunteerMatch Case Study

Getting Attention

I dug into VolunteerMatch’s recent annual report in video format the minute it reached my inbox. What kind of feedback are you getting?

Evolution of a Nonprofit Annual Report

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Hi there, Thought I’d give you a little report back on our transition to a much shorter annual report. Take it away Katie! doubt it.

Not Your Grandparents’ Annual Report: New Ways to Connect with Readers

Getting Attention

Still not entirely convinced annual reports present opportunity over drudgery ? Of course there are some caveats. Excited? Great.

A 5-step quide to social media strategy for nonprofits

ImpactMax

That person should routinely report significant findings to not only executives, but to all staff members. flickr/luc legay. Then what? Back up.

Another Postcard Annual Report Success Story!

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

“We were inspired by your blog about rethinking annual reports. ” Nicole also sent me the longer  2009 Annual Report for comparison.

Finally some 2012 Statistics for the African Mobile Phone Market

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

Here are some key stats from the report that I found quite interesting: Global mobile phone penetration is at 85% of the world’s population.

8 Tips to Strengthen Your Database to Help Build a Strong Donor Base

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Think of it as "spring cleaning" At least twice a year, run different reports from your database to help look for problems with the data. As your organization grows, so will data management and reporting needs. It is certainly an investment worth making. Standardize data entry procedures. Schedule periodic reviews of data.

10 Marketing Realities Nonprofits Need to Accept to Succeed

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

So I decided to make the first chapter of the book a summary of these assumptions. Reality 1: Marketing is not a dirty word. Stop pretending otherwise.

Get Your Dream Job

Wild Woman Fundraising

Since I started my business in 2009, I’ve helped people get some pretty awesome jobs in nonprofits, government, and the private sector.

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Download Free 2009 Nonprofit Tagline Report -- For Messaging that Connects even in Tough Times

Getting Attention

The just-released 2009 report, based on 1,700 2009 tagline award entries and recent survey responses from 1,900 of your colleague nonprofit communicators, shows that most nonprofits don’t have an organizational tagline that works to make their organizations’ value clear, and easy to remember and repeat. Using  Words that Work.

Action Reports

A Small Change

The report people use to have this conversation is often called “Moves Management” or an “Action Report.” Creating an action report can be a good planning tool that integrates well with your donor database. I use Raiser’s Edge but other databases allow for similar integration.

50 Resources for Getting the Most Out of Google Analytics

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Google Analytics for Beginners: How to Make the Most of Your Traffic Reports - This guide doesn’t cover setup, but it does a great job of helping you to better understand the data being presented. Some of these features include Advanced Segmentation, Custom Reports and Motion Charts. This post covers how to setup and define goals.

Next Steps -- 2009 Nonprofit Tagline Awards

Getting Attention

I've received lots of "what's next" queries in the last week, and wanted to update you on next steps: The Getting Attention team is now reviewing the 1,700+ tagline entries by category, and selecting finalists according to the criteria established in the Nonprofit Tagline Report. You're the heart of this program.

Latest mobile phone statistics from Africa and what this means…

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

800 million people going to bed hungry every day). However, consider these stats: The total African mobile subscriber base is roughly 280.7 revolution. 

Sometimes you shouldn’t Ask for money

Get Fully Funded

Annual Report. Gift Summary report for tax purposes. If you are running a direct mail campaign and sending appeals to your current donors, you are likely sending several fundraising letters throughout the year asking for money. But did you know that you should also send a few mailings that don’t contain an Ask for a gift?

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This Week: Quickie Annual Reports & Making Nonprofit Writing Better

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Tags: Annual Reports Copywriting Nonprofit Communications Online Courses

Rhode Island Census 2009

Fundraising Breakthroughs

Please note, that a good part of Rode Island is a beautiful state that has, in the rhode island census 2009 and respond to your child turning 18 and graduating high school. Your spouse suggests that you contact a Rhode Island real estate appreciates throughout the rhode island census 2009 to have fun. Island Census 2009 Rhode

Last Day to Enter 2009 Tagline Awards -- Deadline Midnight Tonight

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Your nonprofit could be a 2009 Getting Attention Nonprofit Tagline Award winner! All taglines entered will be integrated into the Getting Attention Nonprofit tagline database (and the updated 2009 tagline report). All tagline entrants get a free copy of the report when it's published in late fall! More information here.

2009 Guide Shows Nonprofits Top Tagline Approaches for Stronger Messaging

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My friend Nancy Schwartz has released her new report designed to guide nonprofit organizations to shape effective taglines for their organizations.                                 . Go pick up your copy of the 2009 report.  ( [link] ). The 10 Have-Tos for Successful Taglines. Using  Words that Work.

Wanted: Powerful Nonprofit Taglines -- Enter 2009 Tagline Awards Today

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Take 3 minutes now to enter your nonprofit's tagline here.   All entrants will receive a free copy of the fully-updated 2009 Nonprofit Tagline Report in late 2009. Your organization could be one of this year's Getting Attention Nonprofit Tagline Award winners!  Enter today.

Answers to Your ? on 2009 Getting Attention Nonprofit Tagline Awards

Getting Attention

Just hit 300 entries (after just 1 day) in the 2009 Getting Attention Nonprofit Tagline Awards. Release, fully-updated 2009 Nonprofit Tagline Report: December .  Yahoo! Enter here right now, while it's on your mind. Deadline is July 31st. And please spread the word to your peers, grantees and other networks! It's confusing!

In the Red Last FY? What to Put in Your Annual Report

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Because we were in the red last year, I had a huge argument with other board members when I said I wanted to do an annual report. They

Dear May 2009 Graduate, Here’s 40 Reasons to Still Study Journalism

SocialButterfly

However, when my High School Senior, Class of 2009 cousin asked me about it the other weekend, I was thrilled. Jobs are being cut. Get ready.

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. P.S. Subscribe now to the Getting Attention e-update to get your free copy of the 2009 Getting Attention Nonprofit Tagline Report (due in late fall), filled with best practices, trends and a directory of over 2,500 nonprofit taglines.

Lending for Change -- 700th Entry in 2009 Tagline Awards -- Enter Your Tagline Today

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Here's the 7th "don't" from the 2008 Nonprofit Tagline Report : 7. When you do, you'll automatically get a free copy of the fully-updated 2009 Nonprofit Tagline Report. I love this tagline from The Loan Fund , an alternative lender in New Mexico. It's as short as you can get, but informative and memorable.

First step in strategic communications planning: Communications audits

ImpactMax

annual report—March; enewsletters—Jan, April, August, Nov.). flickr/joebeone. It may be your biggest conservation tool. Make a list.

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Fundraising warning: Don’t limit your fishing to the smallest pond

Fundraising Coach

Within the last couple weeks, there was an article about another nonprofit closing. Individuals. People like you and me. Pitman, FundraisingCoach.com.

America's Giving Challenge: Assessment and Reflection Report

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Download the full report below Related Documents. Thousands of individuals competed for donors, donations, and matching awards for their favorite charitable causes as part of the Case Foundation’s first-ever Giving Challenge. Here are a few of the highlights: The Giving Challenge raised $1.8

Fundraisers Divided On 2009

The Agitator

The verdict is in from Agitator readers … 2009 fundraising for the first half of 2009 is, well, so-so! Here’s the topline of how you are viewing 2009 to date: 1. Has your program performed better or worse in the first half of 2009 compared to the last half of 2008? Not bad under the circumstances. Agree?

2009 email fundraising and advocacy benchmark report just released

Giving in a Digital World

You can download a free copy of the 2009 report here.

2009 email fundraising and advocacy benchmark report just released

Giving in a Digital World

You can download a free copy of the 2009 report here.

Fundraisers Adjust 2009 Strategies

The Agitator

Yesterday we reported the quantitative results from The Agitator’s Mid-Year Fundraising Assessment survey. No question … fundraisers will earn their keep in 2009! Those responses indicated relative calm at this stage of the fundraising year. Commented another: “The economy will continue to be a problem.

Popular Fundraising Models

A Small Change

Related posts: Crystal Reports: Bitter or Sweet? Gaining Fundraising Support Action Reports Musings on the Future of Fundraising. From Penelope Burk to Terry Axelrod, there are a lot of different models and fundraising programs out there. Benevon - Terry Axelrod: Focuses on event fundraising using a tried and true program format.

The Fundraising Effectiveness Report

The Agitator

I am totally embarrassed to admit that I’ve just taken my first look at the 2010 Fundraising Effectiveness Report produced by the Association of Fundraising Professionals. The Report is based on 1,982 responses from US nonprofits who collectively raised $1.5 The results in the 2010 Report are, well, depressing.

Marketing a Total Response to H1N1

Social Marketing and Social Change

Los Angeles Times August 17, 2009 - Health officials had predicted having 120 million doses of vaccine ready by mid October. CBS News.

What to Do When the Media Gets Your Story Wrong

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

2009 piece in Nieman Reports estimates that only 1 in 10 news sources actually reach out to newspapers about errors they’ve identified.

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

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Learn More 124-page report on Donation Usability with 58 design guidelines and 111 screenshots of sites that worked well or poorly in user testing is available for download. Copyright © 2009 by Jakob Nielsen. In 2008, non-profits got about 10% of their donations online, according to a survey by Target Analytics. Indeed, it was 3.6

Ensuring Your Emails Get Read

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being reported as a Spammer. We can't risk our reputations on cheap subject lines like "People will starve if you don't help" A recent major study found that 69% of subscribers base their decision to report your message as spam on the subject line. But how many people will just hit the delete key without even reading it?