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7 Nonprofit Campaigns We Can't #RESIST


Every successful campaign starts with a moment. This year, no moment has been more controversial than the rollout of the recent immigration ban.

Why Deleting People from Your Email List is a Good Thing

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Kristina and I are on the verge of deleting about 10,000 people from our email list here at Nonprofit Marketing Guide. That is not a wacky number.

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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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Your donors want to find meaning in their lives. But are you helping them?


And, of course, value is in the eye of the beholder (the donor’s eyes). That’s why they sought you out. That’s why they engaged.

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Free Nonprofit Resource to Foster Connections and Knowledge Sharing

J Campbell Social Marketing

In the nonprofit sector, professionals often feel that they need to take on everything by themselves. The goal? Nonprofits mentorship

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Donor Centricity — The Missing Ingredient

The Agitator

No matter how much you try, you really can’ t call yourself ‘donor centric’ unless you’re actively seeking donor feedback. And on and.

From Cause Marketing to Corporate Causes

Selfish Giving

You do really great work. In fact, you tell people about it all of the time (be honest). Of course, why wouldn’t you tell them? Increased innovation 4.

Do You Need a Really a Nonprofit Mentor?

Fundraising Coach

The nonprofit sector is a strong and vibrant community full of people willing to help each other out. They get stuff done. The goal?

Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Melanie Swiftney

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Melanie Swiftney. We’d love to feature YOU in this series!  Melanie Swiftney has been a communicator for most of her life. 10:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m.

Count legacy gift dollars, not promises


The goal for legacy gift fundraising is to raise money right? Counting Legacy Society members is counting points. For instance: 1. Let’s face it.

Storytelling Vs. Data. Which Is More Important?

The Agitator

Looking for something to debate over lunch today? What do you think?

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

Selfish Giving

One creative fundraiser launched last summer was Operation Rocker. On the show, Megan, Sloane, and I discuss: Sloane Lucas, Cracker Barrel.

Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Communications: 5 Mistakes You’re Making (And How to Fix Them!)

J Campbell Social Marketing

Guest blog by  Adam Weinger. Their friends and family donate directly to them, and the money they raise goes back to your nonprofit. But don’t worry!

How Nonprofit Communicators Spend Their Time (Infographic) #NPCOMM2017

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Do you wonder if other nonprofit communicators are spending as much time on certain tasks as you? Want to share this infographic? Trends

19 reasons why nonprofit donor surveys are awesome


They give your supporters an opportunity to have a dialogue with you and your brand. They help you recognize how they might want to give.

Who Will Get The Money?

The Agitator

No, I’m not letting small organizations totally off the hook for improving their fundraising. Donor acquisition Donor retention / loyalty / commitment Fundraising philosophy/profession Nonprofit management premium

Ep201: SoCal Honda Dealers 'Causejack' Super Bowl for Charity

Selfish Giving

Never Miss a Show - Signup for Email Updates. On the show, Megan, Patrick and I discuss: Patrick Adams, Secret Weapon Marketing.

Where Did All Our Donors Go?

Ann Green

The ACLU saw a record number of donations come in right after the Trump administration enacted its travel ban. Yikes! This should not be happening.

HELP! Please….


I really need your help. funded a study to help you. Together we created some questions we believe will help you and the sector tremendously. And more.

The Rage-Donation

The Agitator

Ashley Fetters has written an interesting pice in GQ magazine titled, The Rise of the ‘Rage-Donation’ A fun read.

Ep202: Causely Helps Businesses Grow with Word-of-Mouth Cause Marketing

Selfish Giving

With Causely, the business benefits from a big increase in word-of-mouth (typically a 4-6x increase in social media impressions!). CTR - EP202. First.

Is Your Newsletter Boring?

Ann Green

There’s a good chance the answer to this question is yes. That’s because most donor newsletters can be used as a cure for insomnia. Don’t worry.

Five Ways to Plan for the Unexpected, #NPComm Style

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

You don’t know what’s going to happen in the future. So you need to accept that reality. Being Agile is the A in CALM. How would you react?

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NEWS FLASH: Most of your supporters don’t really want to be in your legacy society


But, oddly, that’s the first thing fundraisers offer legacy gift prospects and those who have disclosed their legacy gift intentions. .

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Trump Is Actually Making America Great Again

The Agitator

Here at Agitator Global HQ we never know what’s going to pop out of the morning mail bag. Just look at the progress made since the election.”

Why You Need a Nonprofit Ally in 2017

Selfish Giving

The nonprofit sector is a strong and vibrant community full of people willing to help each other out. They get stuff done. The goal?

Can Your Organization Pass the Donor-Centered Test?

Ann Green

I recently received a newsletter from an organization that focused mainly on themselves, then their clients, and then barely mentioned their donors. There’s no question this organization does good work, but their newsletter failed the donor-centered test. Unfortunately, they’re not the only guilty culprits. Take a few minutes to find out.

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.

Do you have Fundraising GRIT?

Wild Woman Fundraising

What is fundraising GRIT? Grit is a combination of passion and perseverance. spark- something you’re interested in. Ask for a helping hand.

The Best $5 You’ll Ever Spend. Guaranteed.

The Agitator

“I’m disgusted and frustrated. You should be, too.” ” With those words, Michael Rosen launched his post What are the Obstacles to Improving Donor-Retention Rates? Breaking Out of the Status Quo Communications Donor retention / loyalty / commitment Fundraising philosophy/profession Nonprofit management premium

Sprouts Integrates Local Influencer Marketing

Diva Marketing Blog

 In the competitive world of grocery stores most people living in urban areas have many choices. Sprouts is building community at the local level. .

All the Rage: Fundraising on Fury and Revenge

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Fundraising isn’t all lofty and inspiring. Lately, a lot of it is quite angry. And quite successful. via GIPHY. McConnell’s silencing of Sen.

How the Super Bowl Inspired Nonprofit Marketing in Atlanta

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Kathy Powell shared this post with me on Sunday — before Super Bowl LI. It was a heartbreaker for Falcons fans like Kathy. Kathy Powell.

5 Strategies for Using Social Media for Media Relations

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

During my days as a newspaper reporter and editor, I was always on the lookout for story ideas. They came through something I observed.