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[FREE Webinar This Week] How to Share Your Nonprofit’s Progress with Supporters This Fall

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Now, we see nonprofits ramping up that kind of communication several months earlier, in the fall, so that it leads into year-end campaigns.

Three Surprises in the 2015 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report

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Haven’t gotten around to reading our 2015 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report yet? Download Your Free Copy Now. know how it is.

Week of Freebies! On-Demand Webinar: How to Build a Donor Communications Plan That Will Make Them Fall in Love

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Annual Reports. Happy Holidays! We love our readers and think you deserve some goodies. This Appreciated. Included. In the know. Newsletters.

New report: Are nonprofits missing the mark online?

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

Thanks to the folks at Dunham+Company and Next After for such an insightful report and the useful tips included with the findings.

2016 Individual Donor Benchmark Report: Interview with Heather Yandow

Wild Woman Fundraising

MT: How many nonprofits participated in the Individual Donor Benchmark Report this year? Welcome, everybody. So we call them small and mighty.

5 Ways to Get the Media to Cover Your Next Event

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Your charity needs more than a fancy gathering to attract reporters. Last fall, I spoke at an annual gathering of charity leaders in Erie, Pa.

How to Establish Thought Leadership within Your Nonprofit

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Do your homework: pitch reporters who already cover your focus area. Mary Alice Holley. Kristina. CULTIVATE RELATIONSHIPS.

How to Get Your Nonprofit Into the News During the Holidays

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

If you can avoid falling into that trap, your pitch stands a better chance at shining. Identify an Inspiring Volunteer. Spotlight a Trend.

How You’ll Get Inspired & Energized this Summer?

Getting Attention

And how will you integrate that experience and the results into your work approach and/or activities in the fall. BTW, here’s my plan.

Our Free Resources on Nonprofit Marketing and Fundraising

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

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

Wild Woman Fundraising

Best practices for your sponsorship report. Lots of real world examples of sponsorship reports from the best. What are people saying?

5 Star Review: Get the Job! Your Fundraising Career Empowerment Guide

Wild Woman Fundraising

Today you might have read this 5 star review of my new book from Joanne Fritz at The Problem. Why is all of this important anyway?

Become a Member of Our Learning Center – It’s Free!

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With one simple registration you get: Free E-Books and Downloads: 2015 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report. No More Fundraising Thermometers!

How Much Time Does Social Media Marketing Really Take?

J Campbell Social Marketing

10)  Reporting on your progress to your supervisors. What is working and what is falling flat? Social media is free. Right? WRONG. Tweet.

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.

How can you make your nonprofit writing more persuasive?

Wild Woman Fundraising

Don’t fall into the trap of indifference. If you haven’t read that post yet, go read it now. I’ll wait. Are we back?

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

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

With budgets shrinking in many newsrooms, reporters and editors are actually looking for opportunities to get free visuals to accompany their stories.

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3 Steps to Funding Nonprofit Marketing

Getting Attention

Regardless of the type of organization, answers fall into one of these four categories: To recruit potential recipients of direct services. Guest blogger, Julie Brown, is the program director at the  Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation. And true to form, I ask the question that all funders ask:  “Why?”. To attract volunteers.

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Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Kristina Kelly

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

–  Since it is the beginning of the month, I’ll spend my mornings this week pulling analytics for the monthly report. 10:00 a.m.

Why I pay for the Chronicle of Philanthropy

Fundraising Coach

When other media outlets report on philanthropy, they tend to just scratch the surface. So I stopped subscribing. Why I''m subscribing again.


Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

We’ve always urged you to focus on accomplishments not activities in your annual reports , and it’s no different here.

Select the Most Compelling Nonprofit Taglines—5 Minutes, Lots of Learning

Getting Attention

You’ll start building your marketing skills now via the e-newsletter, and learn more about crafting effective taglines with the report and database.

Online Fundraising Stats and Trends for Nonprofits

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

The number of gifts rose by 20%, with the typical gift size remaining roughly the same, falling by 2% between 2010 and 2011.

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Is Your Nonprofit Prepared for a Media Crisis?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

But also understand that reporters will also be looking for other sources. Thankfully, this campaign will end early next month. and 5 p.m.

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Power of Productive Partnerships: We appreciate ours hugely

Getting Attention

Begin by defining how partnerships can help you achieve your core marketing goals.  Opportunities include content and contact sharing. Care2. Causes.

18 Email Subject Line Strategies That Will Increase Your Open Rates

Wild Woman Fundraising

THIS summer, we’re going to- THIS FALL, look for- THIS WINTER, it’s all about… see what I mean? 5. research report?

3 Ideas for Getting the Word Out to Your Donors About Online Fundraising Campaigns

J Campbell Social Marketing

Generate reports on campaign results to review and improve upon. Guest post by Gretchen Barry. Build it and they will come, right? Well, maybe.

Resource Roundup: Video Annual Reports, Regifting to Charity, Napping for Creativity, Etc.

Fundraising Breakthroughs

Corporate social responsibility: Where businesses fall short. Video killed the radio star: Will YouTube bring an end to printed annual reports

3 Musts for Better Stories

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

There are many components that come together for an amazing story, but without these core elements, your message will fall flat. Everyone knows that storytelling is a win for nonprofits, but not all stories are created equal. To truly resonate with your readers, your story needs to have three essential ingredients: A strong emotional pull.

Don’t waste time trying to copy the #icebucketchallenge

Fundraising Coach

As of Saturday, the ALS Foundation is reporting a total of $62.5 And reaching donors with appeals 2-4 times this fall. Don’t grow weary.

Six Ways Social Media Has Affected Nonprofit Newsletters

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

The responses, some of which I’m quoting below, fall into these six major categories. ” “It’s been a game changer.

10 Best Cause Marketing Promotions of 2016 [SLIDESHARE]

Selfish Giving

million dollars they raised from customers in the fall of 2015. In the fall of 2016 they raised $3.6 This list is just a start. Success!

[Guest Post] 4 Fundraising Questions for Your Board Chair

Fundraising Coach

His new book Better Together: How Top Nonprofit CEOs and Board Chairs Get Happy, Fall in Love, and Change Their World is a great example of that!

Last Chance to Enter 2010 Tagline Awards — Deadline Midnight Tonight

Getting Attention

All tagline entrants get a free copy of the report and access to the database when they are published in late fall!


The Agitator

I stumbled upon a planning report from ad agency Young & Rubicam that offers nine social trend predictions that Y&R believes marketers must address. You will fall in love with. None of the predictions relate specifically to fundraising, but I think you’ll see some implications here.

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4 Steps to Stronger Relationships by Sharing a Laugh

Getting Attention

Humor is tough to integrate effectively into marketing, especially nonprofit marketing. No kidding. Humor brings people together. We shared the joke!

The Accidental Rebranding of Komen for the Cure

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Here’s what happened yesterday afternoon: The AP reported that Komen for the Cure has decided to halt grants to Planned Parenthood that were used for breast cancer screening for low-income women. According to the reports, this decision was made in December and communicated to Planned Parenthood, which urged Komen to reconsider.

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Links Corrected – Spot the Next Great Nonprofit Taglines — Vote for 2010 Nonprofit Tagline Award Winners

Getting Attention

Great Words Promoting Good Causes. Vote now for the winners of the 2010 Taggies — the 3rd Annual Getting Attention Nonprofit Tagline Awards.

Dazzle Your Donors With a Great Story

Ann Green

It was taking a toll on her family and her kids were falling behind in school. If you’re making a difference, you have stories to tell.

What’s Up in August

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Kivi will be presenting two webinars over at August 21: How to Create a Nonprofit Annual Report People Will Actually Read.