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NonProfit Branding

Background here; announcement below: We put the Nonprofit Branding Blog on hiatus over the Holidays so we could focus on developing a new VisABILITY service. In my last post (the one with Julie Bowen and Brad Pitt) I promised readers of this blog would receive a preview before the new service goes public. An email on [.].

The Best of Social Marketing in 2014

Social Marketing and Social Change

Shifting from a topical focus, the last three articles are concerned with Place - the piece of the marketing mix that too often ends up being how messages are distributed rather than focusing on ''where’ behaviors are engaged in. Mass media health communication campaigns combined with health-related product distribution. Diehl, S.J.,

#Resource: Survey Of E-Mail Distribution Services For Nonprofits

Non Profit Marketing 360

Image via Wikipedia. This is a repost of an article that originally appeared in August, 2010. What is your budget for email communications?

Distributed Marketing the Key to Your Fundraising Success

Marketing for Nonprofits

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Distributed Marketing - The Key to Your Fundraising Success?

Marketing for Nonprofits

I received the email above from my boss this week and it got me thinking again about the power of distributed marketing. Read on. Good luck!

Nonprofit Communications Budgets: How Big Should Yours Be?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Then look at the colored bars above it, and you’ll see the distribution of the various communications budget sizes. Stay tuned for more!

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How a “Place” Strategy Can Change the World: Meet ColaLife


Thought: What distribution channels currently exist in your community that can be leveraged for social good? How exactly? Donate.

Nonprofit Storytelling Breaking Bad Style

Getting Attention

Distribution is everything—Even the most moving stories will fall flat if you don’t get them out there right.

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

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

This will likely be much more limited in distribution. That question came up today during our Sharing Your Progress Accelerator program.

Social Media and News Nonprofits

Social Media Bird Brain

From PEW Research PEW Research has come out with a new study that shows refinement of the data coming through about how news is distributed via social media.

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How to Bring Great Content Home Every Time

Getting Attention

But… Are you investing the time and resource to polish that compelling content before you distribute it? Of course not. Copywriting

Facebook Finally Admits That You Do Have to Pay for Ads to Reach Your Fans

J Campbell Social Marketing

In plain English, this means that “organic distribution” – posts that are not sponsored or promoted – will go way down. How wrong they are.

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Creating a Short Annual Report for 2016 – Yes, You Can!

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Almost 2,200 people registered for this webinar and about 700 participated in this poll. That is such great progress! Postcards. Infographics.

It was bound to happen sooner or later, here’s why and what to do…


Unlike creating a foundation, with a DAF there’s no rule forcing an individual to distribute the money right away. LIKE THIS BLOG POST?

Tithing from the IRA Rollover

Fundraising Coach

The donor must have been at least age 70½ when the distribution was made. The total QCDs for the year can't be more than $100,000. IRS Pub.

5 Steps to Powerhouse E-Newsletters (Case Study)

Getting Attention

As you muscle through engaging donors and other supporters in the actions you need, it’s crucial to have your thank you and  follow-up ready to roll.

Ep199: How One Vermont Grocery Store Raised $300,000 for Charity

Selfish Giving

How City Market distributes the money it raises to charities. community-owned food cooperative in downtown Burlington, Vermont. First Name *.

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

Getting Attention

Our first post in the 2016 Do-It-Differently series, featuring fresh ideas from the field. Tested Turnaround!  Best of all, Julie wanted to help.

Great Nonprofit Marketing Jobs—Monday Matters!

Getting Attention

Communications & Marketing Administrator, Healthcare Distribution Management Association (Arlington, VA). Please post your open nonprofit marketing positions here. Communications Associate , Newman’s Own Foundations. Westport, CT). Communications Strategist , Society of Professional Journalists (Indianapolis, IN). WebRep. noRating.

Dorothy Day Was a Right On Woman!

Wild Woman Fundraising

Day was an American journalist, social activist and devout Catholic convert; she advocated the Catholic economic theory of Distributism. Ideals.

Five Things That You Can Learn from “The Long Tail” for Marketing Your Nonprofit

Wild Woman Fundraising

Think Niche: One distribution method doesn’t fit all. Long Tail Parakeet. What is the Long Tail? Number of words: 874. Help me find it.

Repurpose Your Content for Consistent Storytelling

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Guest Video/Post by Mark Horvath, founder of Invisible People. The show aired on Friday nights in primetime. It was a big deal. True story!

7 Ways to Increase the Open Rate of Your Nonprofit Email Newsletter


This doesn''t mean you should scrap the operation entirely, but there are likely some serious adjustments that need to be made.

Ep189: Dunkin' Rebrands Foundation to Bring More "Joy In Childhood"

Selfish Giving

Will more companies follow Dunkin's lead and create foundations to raise and distribute money? Never Miss a Show - Sign Up for Email Updates.

3 powerful planned giving quotes from famous and not-so-famous people


“Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree.”. Fundraising Planned Giving

5 Must-Haves: Your Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Toolkit

Getting Attention

Guest blogger Rob Wu is CEO of CauseVox, a crowdfunding and peer-to-peer fundraising platform used by nonprofits to create fundraising websites. Bonus!

How to Fundraise in the Wake of Disaster

Getting Attention

Be proactive and specific in conveying the process for distributing donations and where/how/when the money will be spent.

Communicate NOW on Govt. Shutdown Impact (Case Study)

Getting Attention

Make that connection, clearly and simply, and reach out today. “We are referencing the shutdown in all channels—social, website, email.

MUST READ: “Fundraising Bright Spots” Highlights Orgs That Are Beating the Odds in Individual Giving

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Fundraising is Distributed Broadly Across Staff, Board, and Volunteers. ” – FUNDRAISING BRIGHT SPOTS. It’s about relationships.

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Ep203: Cracker Barrel Rocks Veterans Lives with 'Operation Rocker'

Selfish Giving

What was Operation Homefront's process for distributing the rockers. One creative fundraiser launched last summer was Operation Rocker.

Feeling Good Or Feeling Effective

The Agitator

The article describes the author’s almost anguished effort to establish the efficacy of his donation to the Against Malaria Foundation , a London-based organization that distributes insecticide-treated bed nets in Africa. When you personally make a charitable contribution, what’s really going on? What could possibly be wrong.

Gates Foundations Seeks Communications Proposals—Game Changer

Getting Attention

At last—funding specifically directed to communications!  This RFP is focused on development organizations but I hope more funding will follow from Gates and other foundations, as a recognition of how crucial engagement is to achieving organizational and programmatic goals. Anyone with a great idea is encouraged to apply.

A Few Tools of the Data Archeologist: Tips for Preparing Data for Cleanup or Conversion

JCA Insights

Column Value Distribution Profile – evaluates columns to determine distinct values and their percentage of distribution.

Use What You Know to Help Tell Your Story

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

This was exactly the full circle we envisioned in building an open, collective, and distributed system for sharing social sector research.

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More Than Words: Why Visuals Are Critical in Pitching Your Story

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Peter Panepento. If you have been reading our blog the last year, you will probably recognize Peter Panepento. Welcome, Peter! Kristina. times.

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A list of some humongous bequests that should get your planned giving team psyched up for only 3 seconds!


350 million from Michael Jackson who distributed most of his wealth to good causes. Let it sink in.  Then DELETE IT!  Forget about it.

Empathy Map Your Way to Relevant Messages

Getting Attention

Now you’re ready to use the Empathy Map to define messages, tone, content and distribution strategies for your nonprofit. And the value?

The Best of Social Marketing in 2016

Social Marketing and Social Change

Assessing program coverage of two approaches to distributing a complementary feeding supplement to infants and young children in Ghana. 2016).

6 Ways You Should Suggest Your Donors Use Their DAFs


For timed distributions of bequests. For memorials. For bequests. For giving appreciated stock. For teaching their kids about charity.

Get More Video Views & Shares: #501TechNYC (Part 2)

Getting Attention

Distribution & Promotion Checklist. Read Part One. Here’s more of what I learned from them: What’s Happening with Video at.

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