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Consider What Went Wrong … Then Fall On Your Knees

The Agitator

But maybe — over some spiked punch at the office Christmas party — you are contemplating and chatting about your year’s performance — yours individually and your organization’s. hope there’s plenty of good cheer … lots of success to celebrate. Fundraising philosophy/profession premium

What does an LGBTQ nonprofit organization do?

Wild Woman Fundraising

So how do you help explain to people what each different organization does? where can I get help Who does a GLBTQ organization help?

3 ways to jumpstart year end giving by planning your fall fundraising now

Fundraising Coach

Here are 3 tips to help you jumpstart your fall fundraising. Political junk mail can hurt your fall fundraising letters. Ask year end

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10 Shocking Scary Secrets of Working in Fundraising

Wild Woman Fundraising

So they tell the Development Director to push hard, and use the DD as the “fall guy.” Scary by Marco Mazzei from Flickr. He said, 0.

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Facebook Unveils Its New Fall Look

Non Profit Marketing 360

In August and September, Facebook announced changes in the features of both individual and organization pages. These changes are potentially far-reaching. She has posted three provocative reviews of the new features, along with some sensible advice about keeping priorities in order. invite you to read her words  here ,  here  and  here.

What Your Sponsors REALLY Want: August 9th

Wild Woman Fundraising

August 9th, 2012 3pm EDT OR September 6th, 3pm EDT. Are you worried about your next big event? Are you afraid of what sponsors are thinking? Thank you!”

#FUNDRAISING: Maximizing Your Organization’s Return on Fundraising Events

Non Profit Marketing 360

health organization invites volunteers to a “party” designed to inform their friends and family about the need for regular health screenings.

Free Teleseminar on Fall Email Fundraising & More This Week

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Your Best Email Campaign Ever: 4 Steps to a Winning Strategy This Fall. During this free Nonprofit911 training call sponsored by Network for Good, I’ll be talking about what you can do this fall through your email communications to help set yourself up for bigger gifts in December. Tuesday, September 15. Wednesday, September 16.

50 More of the Best Nonprofit Twitter Accounts to Follow Right Now

EveryAction

That's why, just in time to revamp your timeline for the fall, we thought you could use 50 more social-savvy organizations to follow, fav, and RT.

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How to Get Your Nonprofit Into the News During the Holidays

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

But smart organizations are also planning ahead for another year-end tradition: increased coverage of charities during the holidays.

The Top 22 Art Fundraising Ideas

Fundraiser Ideas

Creating custom postcards and stationary with student art would make a great fall fundraiser, as many parents would love to transform their child’s art into attractive holiday cards that they can send to family and friends. Custom postcards and stationary.  Many parents would buy this as a keepsake. Your group could paint for 24 hours. 

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Grants for People, Organizations, & Agencies Working To Create Sustainable Fisheries In the United States

Seeking Grant Money Today

All persons, organizations, and agencies (excluding employees of the federal government) working on projects designed to ensure sustainable U.S. The majority of awards under the program will fall in the range of $50,000 to $200,000. In its funding round in April, the fund awarded nearly $2.25 fisheries are eligible to apply.

A quick note on social media governance

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

There are some general best practices and trends that I’m noticing are emerging in modern “social” organizations. Here are some governance recommendations based on these “best practices”: Social media strategy should fall under the portfolio of marketing , communications or equivalent. Nobody “owns” it. What are you noticing?

FREE Fall Fundraising Success Guide for You!

Marketing for Nonprofits

My friends at Network for Good have created a new guide to help you glide through year-end fundraising called 25 Steps to Fall & Holiday Fundraising Success. While email addresses gathered organically usually perform better than appended email addresses, the low cost of email appending is a great way to jumpstart your list.

What makes a successful nonprofit organization?

Get Fully Funded

Have you ever looked around at other nonprofit organizations and wondered what makes them so succesful? . Whatever it is that looks good to you, there are reasons why some organizations are more successful than others.  In almost every case, it boils down to leadership.

How to Establish Thought Leadership within Your Nonprofit

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Your field experts and executive leaders are primed to be champions for your organization and thought leaders in the media. Mary Alice Holley.

Want to Achieve Something Great? Remember WHY Your Organization Exists in the First Place.

Marketing for Nonprofits

Don't fall into the political trap of getting stuck on winning for its' own sake. This will surely help you, your colleagues and your organization to reach the moon. Thomas Friedman had a very compelling editorial in the New York Times on Sunday called, It's Still Halftime in America. What journey are we on today? Balancing the budget?

My Summer (Uh, I Mean Fall) Reading List

Marketing for Nonprofits

Here is my fall reading list. He also shows how organizations often get in the way of organizing. And you? Jacobs. Next up.

Use Audience Personas to Connect & Convert (Case Study)

Getting Attention

An excellent way to narrow in on your organization’s audience is to develop audience personas. Audience Put your audience first.

Susan G, Komen Organization's Experience Is the Devil In the Details (for Us and Not Just Komen)

Seeking Grant Money Today

When a nonprofit that has not taken any political stands before is perceived as having done so by the public (and that public is either for or not in agreement about that particular political stance) harm has indeed been done to the organization's brand (and its ability to raise all kinds of support). If I were to go into Susan G.

It’s Today! Google Test Your Website

Getting Attention

Others (like Getting Attention.org , for now) will be penalized in rankings which will cause organic search traffic. Dedicated Mobile Site.

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6 Now-or-Never Summer Reboots

Getting Attention

Instead, I set out an a discovery mission—asking fellow nonprofit staffers and consultants how they reboot to tee up for a great fall and forward.

Our Free Resources on Nonprofit Marketing and Fundraising

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Free Recorded Webinars: How to Build a Donor Communications Plan That Will Make Them Fall in Love. 2015 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report.

The O2 Sabbatical Award: Elevating leaders, lifting organizations

Mission Minded

What happens to a stellar nonprofit organization when its equally stellar executive director takes a three-month leave of absence? Fall apart?” you say? Wrong. It gets stronger. Blog News

5 Strategies for 2015 to Make You a Rockstar Fundraiser!

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

It may feel like you’re saving money at that moment, but in reality, it is robbing the organization of the true value you bring to the table!

Did you know that there’s no better time to ask for sponsorship than right now?

Wild Woman Fundraising

There is literally no better time than now to start asking for sponsorships for next year. How will you take advantage of this opportunity? Thank you!”

6 Ways to Get More Online Monthly Donors

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Before engaging in the 6 tactics below, you should organize your monthly giving program: Name it. Photo Credit: https://flic.kr/p/aVmeYp.

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Woulda Coulda Shoulda #GivingTuesday

Getting Attention

Would you have generated donations your organizations wouldn’t have gotten otherwise if you had participated in this year’s #GivingTuesday ? Next, ink a #Giving Tuesday planning date into your early summer calendar, ideally as part of your fall and year-end campaign planning. Archive the emails for review down the line.

#SM4NP: How Is Facebook’s Timeline Doing In Drawing New Traffic?

Non Profit Marketing 360

especially when Timeline was rolled out to a subset of organizations and companies on FB ? We all like to be liked. The early signals ?

Is Your Organization a Survivor, Freezer, of Self-Destructor?

GenerationYGive

As I listened to Mr. Sherwood, it occurred to me, that in times of crises of their own, organizations can also be divided into the survivors, freezers, and self-destructors categories , and I would imagine they break out across a similar 10-80-10% ration. These organizations, during good times, planned and rehearsed for the bad.

3 Steps to Revive Your Email List

Getting Attention

She has worked for advocacy organizations since 1996. . It’s a common problem, for nonprofit organizations and beyond, and one that’s crucial to address. One change I’d like to make is adding an email to the series to re-engage people before  they fall into the inactive pool.

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You In? Mother’s Day Marketing

Getting Attention

It’s a wonderful concept clearly tied to the organization’s mission and impact and affordable. Take It Forward. Honor your mother.

How Much Time Does Social Media Marketing Really Take?

J Campbell Social Marketing

What is working and what is falling flat? I’ve noticed a disturbing trend in the nonprofit sector. Social media is free. Right? WRONG. Tweet.

Email Welcome Magic: Huge Opportunity, Here’s How

Getting Attention

I’m on vacation rejuvenating, clearing space, and building energy for a productive fall and winter. So don’t. Email 3: The Ask.

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The Secrets Behind Smart and Successful Nonprofit Marketing

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Help others in your organization see the big picture and how their parts fit into it. “I’m just too busy!” ET (10:00 a.m.

How To Tell Your Strength Story: Nonprofit Storytelling #5 1/2

Getting Attention

This is the last in my six types of stories your organization has to tell series on how to find, shape and share your strength story. Thanks!

The 3 Worst Mistakes a Nonprofit Can Make When Trying to Acknowledge Online Donors

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Industry standards surrounding how organizations utilize their online presences have been shifting, but they are slowly solidifying. Kristina.

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The 5 Best Nonprofit Digital Stories from TechSoup’s Storymakers Contest

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Best New Storyteller, for an organization new to storytelling. Alexandra Ale Bezdikian. Watch the winners and see what you can learn from them.

How to Translate Your Program Into a Compelling Video

Getting Attention

Guest blogger, Annie Escobar has created over 60 videos for over 30 purpose driven organizations. Let’s be honest. Find a Protagonist.

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Get Your People Out of the Heat & Into Action

Getting Attention

To find the most effective ways to do so, I asked colleagues in the field what (if anything) they do differently to get summer giving and other participation sizzling, These superstars came back with this slew of great practices: Is Summer: Sizzling or Slow for Your Organization (and Your Role)? The Jury’s Still Out. Some Slowdown! Invent.