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Nonprofit Blog Carnival Wants to Know — What’s Your Dream?

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I have the honor of hosting the first Nonprofit Blog Carnival of 2012. Write a blog post or choose a recent post that fits the theme. 

Finally some 2012 Statistics for the African Mobile Phone Market

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

That post alone, to this day, still brings in a great deal of traffic to my blog (via Google of course). There are currently 5.98 Seychelles.

YOU Can Make These Dreams Come True (Nonprofit Blog Carnival)

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Writer Karen Zapp dreams that charities and associations will embrace reader-centric messaging in 2012, putting donors and members in the spotlight.

Six Different Kinds of Nonprofit Blogs

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I first published these six categories of nonprofit blogs way back in 2008. As I said back then, I certainly think you can mix and match blog types, and I bet most  successful blogs do. The News Blog. The Advocacy Blog. These blogs can range from policy wonk to zealous champion, but are very issue-oriented.

How to use a blog to generate planned giving gifts.


And that makes sense because blogs are a cost-effective way to tell stories and build a consistent emotional connection with constituents.

Our Top Posts from 2012

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

In case you missed any of these, here are our Top Ten blog posts from 2012, along with some commentary on why I think they made the Top Ten. 1.

Which is more important? Fundraising or The Olympics?

Wild Woman Fundraising

originally appeared on Wild Woman Fundraising on July 19, 2012. This seems about right. They are getting people banned from Twitter. Misogyny?

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How to get tons more traffic for your nonprofit blog

Wild Woman Fundraising

When I first started blogging to build an audience for my book, I read Yaro Starak’s blog. Or Buy the Ebook.

INTERVIEW: Brock Warner, please tell me about the Canada

Wild Woman Fundraising

Brock: I’d start by bookmarking a few of these great blogs – , , , and

Marketing Beyond The Blog Buzz

Diva Marketing Blog

wondered how different my point of view about blogs was back in the day versus today. 10 + 1 Blog Take Aways -- from 2005. 1.

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Top Ten Articles from 2012 at Nonprofit Marketing Guide

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These are the top article pages we added in 2012, not the top pages overall. Five Ways to Sabotage Your Ask for Support. 5. 

Nonprofit Newsletter Trends and Tips – Nonprofit Blog Carnival

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Welcome to this month’s edition of the Nonprofit Blog Carnival , where we are looking at trends in nonprofit newsletters.

Let’s hear it for Asian Female Nonprofit Leaders!

Wild Woman Fundraising

Okay, you got me, I haven’t done that blog post yet! and subscriber to Wild Woman Fundraising Blog) I think her twitter bio says it best?

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What are you silent about? What needs to be said?

Wild Woman Fundraising

have totally gotten in trouble for things I have said on this blog before. You can use this quote in your enewsletter, or in a blog post.

No Wonder Retention of Online Donors is So Bad

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

also blogged twice in  May  and   July  about  Charity: Water’s  awesome emails reporting back to donors. Let me back up just a tad.

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Are you going to #NTC12? Say hi to me?

Wild Woman Fundraising

Here’s a non-usual blog post. I’m going to the NTEN conference for the first time! Mazarine, you didn’t go to #SXSW for 3 straight years while you lived in Austin, and NOW you’re going to NTEN’s 2012 conference? originally appeared on Wild Woman Fundraising on April 2, 2012. hear you saying.

Successful Link Building Strategies for Nonprofits

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

In addition to your own blogging efforts, be open to guest blogger submissions from donors, advocates, nonprofits and other relevant sources.

Wonderful Response from the American Heart Association

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Dear Kivi, A colleague of mine sent me your blog post called No Wonder Retention of Online Donors is So Bad from August 21, 2012.

Online Fundraising Stats and Trends for Nonprofits

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2012 eNonprofit Benchmarks Study  (M+R and NTEN, which includes only very large orgs in its study). Get people involved and they give more!

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Should Your Nonprofit Use Pinterest?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Hi Kivi, Thank you for all your helpful tools – webinars , blog posts , mixed links , etc. Should your nonprofit be using Pinterest?

Reader Questions: How often should you communicate with your supporters?

Wild Woman Fundraising

wrote a blog post about it. originally appeared on Wild Woman Fundraising on September 10, 2012. wanted to share them with you.

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Your Nonprofit is in Trouble. How? Read on.

Wild Woman Fundraising

Then in January 2012, from the NonprofitQuarterly: New Benefit Corps are a message to nonprofits ? Well, aside from the Great Depression 2.0,

Freebies: 2012 Trends Report and Webinar

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2012 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report and Free Webinar: Ten Changes to Make in 2012. What excites you about your work in 2012?

Infographics & Data Visualization: Not Your Grandmother’s Pie Chart – Part 1

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Infographics are all the rage, so I asked graphic designer Julia Reich to tell us all she knows about producing them. Introduction. Charts. Graphs.

Nonprofit Blog Carnival – Self-care for nonprofit staff and fundraisers

Fundraising Coach

Here is the Nonprofit Blog Carnival roundup. Katya Andreesen is hosting next month’s Nonprofit Blog Carnival. Love (Stewardship

A long overdue call to action on cyber-bullying

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

touched upon this briefly in a blog post I wrote during the Vancouver Hockey Riot back in 2011. But that’s irrelevant anyway.

#INTERVIEW: Debra Askanase, Strategist, Offers Useful Advice To Nonprofits Using Social Media

Non Profit Marketing 360

The interview was conducted by Don Akchin, a principal of Nonprofit Marketing 360 and a frequent contributor to the MKCREATIVE blog. Measure.

The RIGHT Way to Tell Your Story via Video

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Let me know here so I can address them in future blog posts! Nonprofits have too much on the line—and too many inspiring stories—for this.

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Health Care Social Media Review #14: Health Literacy Gems and Treasures


Healthcare-related tweets have increased by 51% in 2012! They highlight the results on their blog. photo by Robin M. Ashford. conference.

Lessons from KONY 2012

A. Fine Blog

But I had heard of viral videos, and the Kony 2012 video produced by Invisible Children is viral on steroids. Neither had I. Spadework.

Happy Birthday!

Wild Woman Fundraising

Happy Birthday to my blog! Presenting 10 imaginary nonprofit blogs. originally appeared on Wild Woman Fundraising on December 18, 2012.

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Take it or leave it

Wild Woman Fundraising

First Name: Last Name: Email: Take it or leave it originally appeared on Wild Woman Fundraising on March 15, 2012. this Nonprofit job. Take it?

Building an Effective Nonprofit Mobile Strategy

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Love the daily blogging? Tonia Zampieri. Guest Post by Tonia Zampieri of  Atlantic Business Technologies. But I’m concerned. Good luck!

How to Respond to a National Tragedy

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Instead, craft your outreach for later in the week so you’ll organize most powerfully,  galvanizing disheartened supporters to join you in acting for a better future. 4) Whatever your issue focus, review and hold what’s already queued up to email or post on your blog for the next few days. Especially since I feel so helpless.

How do you take care of yourself? | Nonprofit Blog Carnival

Fundraising Coach

I’m thrilled to be hosting the Nonprofit Blog Carnival for February! Nonprofit blog readers. Nonprofit bloggers. Stay inspired?

Now You Can Learn The Secret to Major Gifts Fundraising: Much Ado About Language

Wild Woman Fundraising

Now You Can Learn The Secret to Major Gifts Fundraising: Much Ado About Language originally appeared on Wild Woman Fundraising on May 3, 2012.

How Ryan Gosling Thanked a Major Donor

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Check out several of the “Hey Girl” Tumblr blogs here. Love the daily blogging? also happen to know she thinks he’s hot.

Your Big Dream for 2013? Nonprofit Blog Carnival Wants to Know

Getting Attention

Just describe your dream—for your cause, organization or the nonprofit sector—and how you plan to make it real in a blog post or article. P.P.S.

Hey Slacker, high five!

Wild Woman Fundraising

Enclosed: A picture of me in the middle of writing an incredibly important blog post. Uh huh. Are you bored of slacktivism? Look at it this way.

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Download 2012 Trends Report; Free Webinar on 1/5

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Only ¼ of nonprofits (24%) have a written and approved marketing plan for 2012. These are the Big Six of nonprofit communications.