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Millenials aren’t really that different!

Fundraising Coach

Millenials aren't really different. Millenials aren't very different. Pitman (@marcapitman) May 7, 2015. Used with permission.

Six Different Kinds of Nonprofit Blogs

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

If you are big into social bookmarking or curating, this may be a good fit for you. I first published these six categories of nonprofit blogs way back in 2008. But I think they still work today, four years later. 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.

6 Reasons Your Nonprofit May Not Be Ready For Social Media

J Campbell Social Marketing

Here are 6 reasons that your nonprofit may not be ready for social media. 1)      You just aren’t willing to be open & transparent.

MIND YOUR MICROCONTENT: 8 Little Bits That Can Make a Big Difference In Your Next Email

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Your mileage may vary. Photo credit: https://flic.kr/p/7R6ZER. p/7R6ZER. microcontent. Don’t do that. Mind your microcontent. Hear me out.

Massive geographical and cultural differences in online sharing

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

The survey was published on May 14, 2013. Context. Key explanations for these findings (in my personal opinion). What do these terms mean? .

The Difference Between Transactional, Transformative Cause Marketing

Selfish Giving

At an airport restaurant in Cleveland between flights she explained the difference to me on two napkins. So, did I explain the difference well?

21 Ways to Give Back Through Your Holiday Shopping

J Campbell Social Marketing

It may seem like a small amount, but every little bit counts! 5. They may have an online store or ways to donate while shopping. 12. B.

Annual Report How To: A Different Way to Present Your Print Report Online

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

And older users may have trouble adjusting to these products’ interfaces and sorting through their viewing options. Eileen Fisher. Sam Cohen.

Join Me in a Different Kind of Valentine’s Day this Year

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

Are you hungry? I don’t mean craving food, though you may want a box of chocolates now that I raised the topic. Hence the conflict.”?

Your Biggest Software Implementation Risk? It May Not Be What You Think.

JCA Insights

And yet, the truth of the matter is that vendors who make great software may or may not have services that are right for your organization.

Different Strokes for Different Folks

Ann Green

Here are some ideas for segmenting your lists and ways to personalize letters for different donor groups. Grrrr. Current donors. Lapsed donors.

The Next Best Thing May Already Be Here

Ann Green

But sometimes we need to take a step back, and realize the next best thing may already be here. The next best thing may already be here.

Join Me—Engage Fundraising Conference— May 9, Philly

Getting Attention

You may be wondering why a marketer like me is so enthused about a fundraising conference but I know that 1) Many of you wear both hats, and even if you don’t 2) fundraising and marketing must be strong partners, and the better you understand the other half, the better you’ll be able to move your supporters to act. Immersive.

New studies show online giving up - but results may vary

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

Yes, it’s a downer but it’s also good to provide more reasonable data for all the organizations who are scratching their heads and wondering what they could have done differently last year to clear that 40-percent bar. It’s interesting to compare and contrast the results. 1. It puts overall growth at 40%. percent in 2009.

INTERVIEW: Lisa Taylor of Challenge Factory Talks Your Career Transition

Wild Woman Fundraising

Mazarine: Lisa, what’s the difference between the Canadian and American job markets? We treat them like a totally different culture.

Charity may trump self-interest in motivating employees

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

This experiment took place in two different settings — with sales and sports teams — and looked at a broader range of outcomes. Here’s a fascinating question: Which of the following is more motivating? a. bonus you spend on yourself. b. bonus you spend on someone else. The bottom line? Charity sometimes trumps self-interest.

Reader Questions: Snow White and the 7 Faces of Philanthropy

Wild Woman Fundraising

Parent may have given. Snow White by 12×07 on Deviantart.com. And we’re answering MORE fantastic reader questions today! Naw, try.

Free Webinar: Finding and Keeping Volunteers May 13th

Wild Woman Fundraising

Join us on Tuesday May 13th, 2014, at 1pm ET, 12pm CT, 11am MT, and 10am PT for a free webinar as we learn. Do you have too much to do?

Differences that matter

Mission Paradox Blog

At it's most basic level what we are trying to do is use everything at our disposal, from artistic choice to the way we generate revenue, to create meaningful differences. The hope is that these meaningful differences will cause people to purchase our paintings, downloads our songs and buy tables at our gala events. Probably not. 

Next Level: Hamlin Grange interview

Wild Woman Fundraising

Each of us have a different way. very judgmental kind of stance towards cultural differences. HG: Well, you got my name right. MT: Wow.

The Southern Oregon Historical Society Has Raised Some Eyebrows. What Could They Have Done Differently?

Seeking Grant Money Today

Since May 2009, artifact sales have totaled $155,176." Reuwsaat said the attempts to contact the Cheyenne and Sioux were more related to discovering additional information about the shirt's provenance rather than to sell it. "If money were no object, it would be a different story," she said. "We wish we could have given it away.

How A Capital Campaign Is Different From Most Other Fundraising Methods

Seeking Grant Money Today

Where capital campaigns differ from any other type of fundraising campaign or fundraising method is most noticeably how much money is usually needed to be raised in order for the goal of building or buying a new building to be achieved. Is your nonprofit organization considering or planning to build or buy a building? This is normal.

Someone Has To Say It: The Nonprofit's Founder May Not Be the Best Executive Director or Board President Candidate (and Should Certainly Not Be Both)

Seeking Grant Money Today

You may think your new nonprofit is too small, or ask 'who am I to reach out and advertise for the best in this field'? If though, a nonprofit is led by one person mostly (as they occupy the head of the directors and also run day to day operations) it may not appear like a wise investment for the donor. It's a mouthful sentence. Maybe.

To Make a Difference, Must You Choose?

SocialButterfly

To make a difference or to bring about the illusive and often intangible “change&# …must we choose? Making a Difference.

Tough Decision Made In The Best Interest Of Constituents May Be A Good Solution In This Economy

Seeking Grant Money Today

This may be where the organization learns who is a team player and who is focused on the best for the organization's mission statement; and who is not. This week - we want to list for nonprofits who are in tight spots some options and alternatives to operating as normal. Decisions do not have to be about the economy. We're in this together.

#SM4NP: ROI Via Social Media May Be Elusive, But It’s Not Ephemeral

Non Profit Marketing 360

“They will happily do this because you made a difference in their lives and did something they would NEVER have expected.

3 Ways Prospect Research Can Help Nonprofits Raise More Money at Events

EveryAction

If so, you may be missing out on some key pieces of information about your attendees that may make all the difference in your fundraising goals.

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

SocialButterfly

Despite the landscape and view people may hold when they think of today’s journalism, enrollment in journalism school has INCREASED !

The Downside of Personalized Emails

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Now, imagine if one of your supporters received an email from you that said: “Unknown, You Make a Difference!” You better find out!

The Difference Between a Fundraising Event and a Party? Your Focus

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Our events may be a time to thank and honor donors, or it may be a house party to introduce new people to the cause. Gail Perry.

See What Your E-Newsletter Looks Like in Different Email Programs

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

different email programs. That’s because email programs (called email clients) process HTML in different ways. “Oh, no!

3 Powerful Tools to Help You Optimize Your Nonprofit Website

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

You could check out your aspirational peers for best practices, but your supporters may react quite differently if you try the same tactics.

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Tom Belford looks at some different reasons why retention rates are so bad in Are We Getting Roasted? Happy Friday, everyone! Tips for others.”.

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See The Difference and the game changing potential of Charity Choice Consolidation websites

Giving in a Digital World

However, what I find particularly interesting about See the Difference is just how they describe their vision for the site.

See The Difference and the game changing potential of Charity Choice Consolidation websites

Giving in a Digital World

However, what I find particularly interesting about See the Difference is just how they describe their vision for the site.

A different point of view.

Nonprofit Consultant Blog

They don't have the money to risk $50-75 per hour on grants that may not get funded. One of the most popular posts on this blog is one the earliest. It is also the one that seems to upset the most people. I'm referring, of course, to my posting on nonprofit grant writing fees versus commissions. Until last week.

Descriptions of Different Grant Proposal Documents' Formats

Seeking Grant Money Today

Do you know the different document formats that you will need when applying for grants? Always keep in mind that each foundation is different and wants/requests different information, and prefers not to receive other information or items. Maybe you aren't sure what a LOI is. Don't know what guidelines are? Fancy paper?

Where to Start in Your Pursuit of #CALMnotBUSY

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

It may be that the WHAT — the work you are doing — doesn’t mesh well with where you are doing it or when you are doing it.

5 Quick Ways to Improve Your Nonprofit Email Newsletter

J Campbell Social Marketing

Emails should be demonstrating the ways that you make a different every day, as well as inspiring people to become involved in your mission.

Craft a Positive “Page Not Found” Experience

Getting Attention

Although a technical glitch may (or may not) get your visitors to your error page, respond with clear and accessible language.