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3 Things Successful Nonprofits Do NOW to Prepare for December Online Fundraising

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

For most of you, December is the biggest online fundraising month of the year. Source: p/8q7cDb. she said. TOO SOON.

December is Over, but Fundraising Shouldn’t Be

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

These Seasonal Fundraising Campaigns. BRAND NEW WEBINAR. Thursday, March 2, 2017. 1:00 p.m. Eastern (10:00 a.m. Pacific). Registration is $50.

Could December be the month when you will LOSE the most donors?


December seems to be when too many nonprofits make it all about them— bragging about how great they are or whining about their problems. Maybe.

What’s Happening this December?


December is a big month already–full of holidays and reflection as we prepare for the next year. Where will you be this December? December Events. Yet there’s also a lot happening in the world of good–in more ways than one. Individual Events and Observances. World AIDS Day. Dec. 1, 2010, Worldwide. TEDWomen.

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4 Tips for Successful Online Fundraising this December

Fundraising Coach

recent seven year analysis of online giving conducted by Network for Good indicates that over 30% of all online giving happens in December.

100 New Donors by December 3rd

Fundraising Coach

Could you use 100 new donors by December 3rd? Other Possibly Related posts: Extreme Fundraising Special Edition—December 29, 2003.

How to do telephone fundraising in December

Fundraising Coach

December 31st is a crucial deadline for fundraising. At this point in the year, you’ve already sent your direct mail fundraising letter.

What’s Up in December

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Buy the Annual All-Access Pass during the month of December and save $100. FREE Live Webinar – December 12: Preview of 2013 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report. December 17: FREE: Free Webinar: How To Report Back To Donors: From Newsletters to Annual Reports   (Free). Our Annual All-Access Pass is on sale! Great!

The Final Word on Year-End Fundraising: Five Things You Can Still Do to Boost Your December Income

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Strategically, you really only have two things to do between now and December 31 st.   You need to inspire your audience and to make sure that you are asking for funds. This year, send emails on December 27 th , December 29 th and December 31 st. It’s that time of year again. Well, cheer up! What makes you proud?

Double December Giving with #GivingTuesday!

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

For all fundraisers, November and December are the playoffs and Superbowl. If you could invest energy in a program that could double the growth of your December giving, of course you’d do it, right? It’s game time! What a great time of year! That’s what #GivingTuesday may do for your organization

So, THAT Happened…In-the-Trenches Reflections on December Online Fundraising Campaigns (Add Yours!)

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

The December fundraising season has come and gone. These five donors gave in December as opposed to May and June. p/3cF1TQ. What worked?

3 ways to make the most of the last days of December

Fundraising Coach

Other Possibly Related posts: 100 New Donors by December 3rd. But in reality, that week will be quite slow. Use this time to. Plan a retreat.

Is September the new December?

Sea Change Strategies

Here are four tips to prep you for December now in September. (1) Get your SEO and Google Ads up to snuff. . Test lay-out. Test copy.

Friday Futures – Nonprofit Marketing Jobs – December 16, 2011

Getting Attention

Please post your nonprofit marketing position here — FT or PT staff, consulting or internship opportunities.

Friday Futures – Nonprofit Marketing Jobs – December 2, 2011

Getting Attention

Please post your nonprofit marketing position here — FT or PT staff, consulting or internship opportunities. and Catherine T. 10) Senior Communications Specialist , Society for Science & the Public , (Washington, D.C.). 11) Senior Interactive Marketing Consultant , Beaconfire , (Arlington, VA). 12) Strategist , Big Duck , (Brooklyn, NY).

Calendar Confusion: Year-End Communications on a Summer Fiscal Year

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

How do you handle calendar year-end (November-December) communications when your nonprofit’s fiscal year actually ends June 30?

November/December Fundraising Tasks

Fundraising Breakthroughs

A few years ago, I wrote up a list of to dos and themes for each month of the fundraiser's year. still refer to it at times when I need a breather or a spark. What else should be added

Seven Incredible Hours in December: How to Make the Most of Year-End Giving

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It probably comes as no surprise to you that December is the biggest month for giving. But what you may not realize is that 15% of December's donations happen on the 31 st of the month.  December is a busy month for everyone. So if you want the folks giving in December to keep giving, you need to take care of them.

Take 10 Minutes: Get Data to Do Comms Right

Getting Attention

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

YOUR Next Nonprofit Marketing Job

Getting Attention

Nonprofit Marketing & Communications Jobs—December 15, 2014. Nonprofit Marketing & Communications Jobs—December 8, 2014.

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Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Happy Friday! Join me for some Mixed Links… Have you done your year-end fundraising debrief  yet? Have you been fooled? Don’t be afraid.

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2014 Year-End Giving Results in Big Win Online for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

Last year was no exception and we saw a lot of “generous procrastinators” giving big online in December 2014. In December 2014, 22% more donations were made to charities through Network for Good compared to December 2013. raised on December 2. compared to 2013. Stay tuned!

3 things to do now that #GivingTuesday is over

Fundraising Coach

recording of that interview is at: [link] Keep asking There's still plenty of December left. But #GivingTuesday is over, now what?

6 Things You Must Discuss In Your Year-End Online Fundraising Planning

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

December is coming. DECEMBER IS COMING! Here’s what going on in December: Dec. 1, Giving Tuesday. Are you ready? . Please join me!

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Less IS More, but Harder

Getting Attention

Malala Fund (@MalalaFund) December 10, 2014. 17-year-old Malala Yousafzai gave an unforgettable speech as she accepted her Nobel Peace Prize today. Despite her youth, Malala’s words show her insight and communications finesse! In fact, this core message from the speech is an unbeatable combo of passion, specificity and brevity.

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Submit Your Photos for the 2017 Trends Report

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Can you help by submitting your photos by next Friday, December 30? You should too! Yes, we need YOU to be a Trends Report Model! Thank you!

2 Essential Mobile Apps Your Nonprofit Should Be Using

J Campbell Social Marketing

Nonprofits who sign up now for givn ’s 90-day free trial can compete for cash prizes through #GivingTuesday (December 1 ). Mobile apps.

Landmark study reveals online giving hat trick: donor experience, December and disaster

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

Online giving spikes during the month of December and large-scale disasters. million gifts to 66,470 different nonprofits from 2003-2009.

You Still Have Time to Try These 7 Giving Tuesday Tactics 

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

GirlsOnTheRun STL (@gotrstl) December 1, 2015. Giving Tuesday is 12 days away. Are you ready? Open Your Donation Form As Soon as Possible.

The Big Squeeze

The Agitator

The Big Squeeze has begun, fittingly with a December 1st ‘Giving Tuesday’ December is the month when all ‘good’ fundraisers try to squeeze every last bit of coin they can from current donors, using the most intensive, intrusive and organization-centric techniques possible. Rather it’s scorched earth time.

Ooh! Aah! Jobs for Nonprofit Communicators

Getting Attention

Nonprofit Marketing & Communications Jobs—December 8, 2014. Nonprofit Marketing & Communications Jobs—December 1, 2014. Please post your open nonprofit marketing positions here. Change Communications Specialist and Employee Communications Specialist Howard Hughes Medical Institute (Chevy Chase, MD). Clarksburg, MD).

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Now is the time to send your Holiday Appeal!

Wild Woman Fundraising

Tags: Appeals Book Cultivating donors Fundraising appeal appealing through letters charity holiday letter christmas fundraising letter holiday how to get money in december mazarine treyz

My Year-End Advice? Use real words. Mostly verbs. Not too much.

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

You’re probably planning to crank up your nonprofit’s email schedule with fundraising appeals in December. OK, copywriters. Promise!

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25 OMG Nonprofit Communications Jobs: Moving Up Monday

Getting Attention

Nonprofit Marketing & Communications Jobs—December 22, 2014. Nonprofit Marketing & Communications Jobs—December 15, 2014.

How to Raise Your E-Newsletter Open Rate [Results from Our Experiment]

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

From mid-September to mid-December, we raised the open rate to an average of 17% — a great improvement over 11%. Then we cut the list.

Social Media Is Not a Marketing Strategy


There, I said it. Social media in and of itself is not a strategy (gasp). It does not replace a solid marketing approach or even a communications plan.

Farewell And Hello

The Agitator

After nearly 6 years and 600 posts the crowdblog 101 Fundraising will release its last official post on December 22nd.

Year-End Benchmarking

The Agitator

Assessing how well your last-ditch December fundraising went. As you read this today, is that what you’re expecting? Good news?

Camelbak Announces New Cause Marketing Effort for

Cause Related Marketing

You may have seen Matt Damon,’s cofounder, telling David Letterman about the bottle during an appearance in December 2010.

Social Media Is Not a Marketing Strategy


There, I said it. Social media in and of itself is not a strategy (gasp). It does not replace a solid marketing approach or even a communications plan.