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Fundraising and Marketing Teams: Integrated or Separate But Equal?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

We need to break down the barriers preventing fundraising and marketing staff from cooperating in order to get the best results.

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Your Take: All-Staff Marketing Team (Nonprofit Blog Carnival)

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Here’s how I train orgs like yours to  Extend Your Reach with an All-Staff Messenger Team. All-Org Marketing TeamLisa Rupple, Communications Coordinator at the Community Foundation of Lorain County , wants to brainstorm: My next big project to tackle is employee collaboration for storytelling. Plus, it’s fun!

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Nonprofit Marketing Team Roles and Tasks – Who Does What?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Key point of contact for all major internal and external relationships (eyes, ears, and mouth of the marketing team as a whole). list bait).

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The 2016 - 2017 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar


The 2016 - 2017 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar is ready for upload right into your Google or Outlook Calendar with a single click. Focus.

Pop Your All-Staff Team of Messengers: Nonprofit Blog Carnival

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Please share your questions and tips here, or via a blog post emailed to by Friday, June 24. I’m in love, with a marketing method that’s a game changer for communications, fundraising, and program staff members in organizations like yours— Launching an all-staff team of messengers. Concerns you?

The 2016 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar


The 2015 - 2016 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar is ready for upload right into your Google or Outlook Calendar with a single click. spacer.

How WE Do It! The Best Video Ever

Getting Attention

Watch it and weep, with laughter and recognition (if you’re a working parent, or overloaded in any other way). That’s definitely me! Bonus!

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What Skills Should a Communications Team Have?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

We love the best practices you’ve shared, and are now looking for information related to the actual positions a nonprofit communications team should fill , and what each of those roles should be doing. Perhaps a better way to frame my question is this: what skill sets do you think a two- to three-person team should have ?

Turn Colleagues, Board, & Supporters into Powerful Year-End Fundraisers

Getting Attention

Joking aside, it may seem like your team’s hard work and limited resources won’t be enough. There is a way to move past this seemingly insurmountable barrier—Launch a team of messengers to be your nonprofit’s ambassadors for year end (and beyond). The best part? Are you banging your head against the wall yet? Good news!

3 Steps to a Powerful, All-Organization Team of Messengers

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

This agency is renowned for high-quality service delivery, but even many of the folks who know it best—referring health care providers, current clients and their families—think it provides a far narrower range of services in fewer locations than it currently does.

2 Places to Find the Best FREE Fundraising Resources in the Universe


Claire Axelrad’s Clairification :  The best resource for all kinds of fundraising insights. You can’t lose. She’s a genius. 2.

11 Weeks to Go: Launch Your #GivingTuesday Team!

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

The Best December Ever. First up: Building your #GivingTuesday Team. Enthusiasm + Planning + Execution = Success! Board. Volunteers.

Doing Your Best Work

The Agitator

Are you going to do your best work this week? Indeed, what motivates you to do your best work? ”)? Something else?

Best Cause Marketing Campaigns of 2012

Selfish Giving

I searched through all my posts and  Pinterest boards  from last year and came up with my 2012 picks for best cause marketing campaigns.

8 Interview Guidelines for Capturing the Best Stories

Getting Attention

You might get some of your best information this way. Prepare. But don’t make assumptions based on those things.) Might be.). 2. Record.

You’re the Best—Sharing 11 Sources I Love In Thanks

Getting Attention

You   are the best! It pulls the best, for free, from the content created for Marketing Prof members. So I thank you! Refreshing!

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#SOCIALMEDIA: Online Communication Is A Team Sport

Non Profit Marketing 360

One of the best of the many anomalies of the game is the fact that the O’s Designated Hitter, Chris Davis went 0-for-8, with 5 strikeouts ?

Best Response So Far to End of Year Gifts

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

The award for best response so far goes to the Wilderness Society. But the other ten were given directly through the nonprofit’s website.

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The Best in Social Marketing in 2013

Social Marketing and Social Change

This year I was able to curate the best writing in social marketing over the past 40 years into a 6 volume series on Social Marketing. html].

Obama email team reveals what worked - and didn’t - in election fundraising

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

It highlighted insights from the digital team who sent out fundraising emails for the Obama campaign. There were 18 very smart people on the email team alone, and they often predicted the wrong winners among versions of emails. The best segmentation was based on what donors did - not how they voted or their demographics.

Share Our Strength, Shake Shack Team Up for Pinup Program

Selfish Giving

The two have teamed up for a cause marketing pinup program called the Great American Shake Sale at ten Shake Shack locations on the East coast.

Let Your People Do the Talking (Do It Differently: Part 1)

Getting Attention

Best of all, Julie wanted to help. All-Org Marketing Team all-staff messengers fundraising storytelling year-endTested Turnaround! 

Having a Book Club at Your Nonprofit

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Guest Bloggers Marketing TeamMelinda Billings. We’ve been talking about ways to include other staff members in your work. Kristina.

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5 Leadership Failures That Hurt Communications and Fundraising

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

What is the best way to reach a goal? No Real Strategy. Strategy, by definition, requires choices to be made. No Sense of Priorities.

5 Simple Ways to Motivate Your Fundraising Team

Fundraiser Ideas

When I think about how I came up with the skills to motivate my fundraising team, I remember a team I was on years ago. never felt so inspired and motivated to sell as I did in that fundraising team. Looking back now, there were five reasons why that particular fundraising team motived me more than any others did. Other

What a Development AND Communications Director Really Does

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

One integrated team of several people? Of course, sometimes this is the best the organization can do. Agree/disagree? Absolutely.

Cutting the Workaholic Martyr Crap Starts with You

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

To plan for what are strategically the best new moves for your organization? Marketing Team Nonprofit Communications Professional Development

No Hard Choices = No Strategy and No Leadership

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Hiring Consultants Marketing Team Nonprofit Communications Nonprofit Marketing Strategy leadership This is not a strategy. Or was it her?

Remember Your Own—Make Internal Communications Matter

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But it’s vital to keep your team (and others) in the loop. I’m sure you’re thinking, “One more email to read? No thanks!” uild relationships.

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6 big recommendations from Abila’s donor loyalty study about content.


“Content is money!” ” That’s what Abila says. Here are 6 big recommendations from Abila’s donor loyalty study: 1.

The Best Event I Ever Had

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My best event ever was not even my event at all. told the NFG team about my dilemma and my lack of good judgment in promising something this big in such a short amount of time. know that does not make sense, but please allow me this brief explanation. After over 17 years of planning, I was just recovering from a huge fundraising event.

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Which is more important? Fundraising or The Olympics?

Wild Woman Fundraising

In last year’s weightlifting world championships, she bested every other American—both female and male. This seems about right. Misogyny?

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You’ve Just Been Promoted to Chief of Staff

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Something more like a Chief of Staff to your executive director or senior management team? Explore the possibility in Leili’s guest post.

10 Exciting Fundraising Ideas for Sports Teams

Fundraiser Ideas

Sports teams often have to raise money for a variety of reasons. Whatever the reason your team needs to raise money, here are 10 exciting fundraising ideas for sports teams: Fast Pitch Fundraiser – This is a great fundraiser for baseball teams. Again, a participation fee is the best way to make money with this fundraiser.

4 Steps to Moving Your Marketing and Fundraising Teams to a Productive Partnership (Case Study)

Getting Attention

All the best, Larry Guengerich, Communications Coordinator. In fact, the marketing-fundraising divide — whether these teams are joined in a single department or not — is one of the most common challenges nonprofits must tackle. Have you experienced any of these mergers where the department heads became Co-Directors?

How to Streamline Your Review Process and Publish Faster

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

You had the perfect holiday story lined up, but program staff wavered about whether the subject of the story was really the best client to highlight.

9 Tips for Creating an Editorial Calendar Chock Full of What Your Community Wants

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Diane Greenhalgh. Diane Greenhalgh joins us again with some more great ideas on creating content for your nonprofit.

Which Group Buying Site is Best for Cause Marketing?

Selfish Giving

Here’s my pick for the best and my thoughts on the rest. But all daily deal sites are not ideal for your cause marketing business plan.

Making the Case to the Team, Board, or Executive Director

Seeking Grant Money Today

Sometimes, you believe in implementing something new to the nonprofit: a fundraising campaign, a thank the donor event, a money saving method, a volunteer and community partners raising campaign, but someone on the team, or a board member or two, or maybe the executive director does not get it. In this moment, do not despair. Guess what?

Infographic: Inside the mind of a KICKASS community manager!

Wild Woman Fundraising

Are you tweeting for your cause or company? Are you posting on facebook for your cause? Then you’re a community manager. This guy? Or her?