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Launch Your Team of Year-End Fundraisers: Free Training Th Oct 6

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Join me to learn how to turn your board, staff, and loyal volunteers into a team of passionate and engaging messengers.

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Fundraising and Marketing Teams: Integrated or Separate But Equal?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

We need to break down the barriers preventing fundraising and marketing staff from cooperating in order to get the best results.

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Extend Your Reach with a Staff Messenger Team

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urge you to launch—ask, train, support, and thank— your team of passionate employee messengers. But most of us look right past them.

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Your Take: All-Staff Marketing Team (Nonprofit Blog Carnival)

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Here’s how I train orgs like yours to  Extend Your Reach with an All-Staff Messenger Team. Here’s how to  Ask and Train Your Board to be Powerful Messengers (Hands-On) , via fundraising experts Andrea Kihlstedt and Andy Robinson. July’s carnival is hosted by fundraiser-with-finesse Sheena Greer.

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Pop Your All-Staff Team of Messengers: Nonprofit Blog Carnival

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Please share your questions and tips here, or via a blog post emailed to by Friday, June 24. I’m in love, with a marketing method that’s a game changer for communications, fundraising, and program staff members in organizations like yours— Launching an all-staff team of messengers. Concerns you?

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How Employee Matching Gifts Can Help Your Fundraising Team Succeed

Ann Green

Many of you are gearing up for your year-end fundraising campaign. Incorporate matching gifts into your fundraising events.

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Ep187: Evite, Pledgeling Team Up to Turn Birthday Parties Into Fundraisers for Charity

Selfish Giving

Evite Donations is a free tool that turns every Evite event into an opportunity to give back. Never Miss a Show - Sign Up for Email Updates.

Wisdom for Executive Directors Managing Communications Teams

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

What words of wisdom would you add for executive directors who want to better manage their communications teams? “When am I being a cat?”

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People First—4 Steps To Your All-Org Marketing Team

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The new fundraiser tries to get her idea taken seriously. 100% of employees involved! Why Can’t We Be Friends.

5 Leadership Failures That Hurt Communications and Fundraising

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

The world of marketing and fundraising is changing, and fast. No Real Strategy. Strategy, by definition, requires choices to be made.

Thrive thru Year End: Together!

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Here are some ways teamwork can boost productivity and satisfaction in your org : Extend Reach & Results w/Your All-Org Team of Messengers.

Why fundraisers should take some lessons from stockbrokers


Then it dawned on me that wealthy people make financial transactions with stockbrokers and fundraisers in similar ways. Bad service. Tweet this!

Marketing Fundraising Events: The Ultimate Checklist

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Holding a fundraising event soon? Marketing your fundraising event is a necessity to attract attendees. Fundraising Guest Bloggers

Which is more important? Fundraising or The Olympics?

Wild Woman Fundraising

” So, which is more important, fundraising or the Olympics? Holley and Sarah could potentially spend time fundraising for their careers.

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Obama email team reveals what worked - and didn’t - in election fundraising

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

M+R had a fascinating post* last week about political fundraising. It highlighted insights from the digital team who sent out fundraising emails for the Obama campaign. While political fundraising is its own animal, I do think many of these insights apply to all forms of fundraising. The whole post is here.

The 2016 Nonprofit Fundraising Strategic Plan Guide


For some things, spontaneity is highly desirable, but any fundraising professional will tell you that planning a campaign isn’t one of them.

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4 Ways to Incorporate Corporate Philanthropy into your Digital Fundraising

J Campbell Social Marketing

If you’re wondering how to combine the generosity of businesses and your nonprofit’s online fundraising strategy, you’ve come to the right place!

Build Your Message Team: Part 4—Grow Energy, Insights & Skills

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Imagine this—You’ve asked your colleagues and volunteers to develop their skills in engaging supporters, and trained them as a message team.

Year-End Fundraising Decisions to Make Now

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I’m coaching a fundraising team at a national nonprofit that wants to revamp its annual communications calendar. For example.

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

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Introducing a new fundraising spokesperson—one of our clients  (an individual who’s benefited from our donors’ support). Give it a try!

#SOCIALMEDIA: Online Communication Is A Team Sport

Non Profit Marketing 360

It takes a team, and everyone contributes something critical to the overall success. The Internet NEVER SLEEPS, so also this team.”).

Powerful Segmentation Ideas for Year-End Online Fundraising Campaigns

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

As you approach your year-end fundraising planning, consider these segmentation strategies for your campaign: Transactional. Of course not!

5 Simple Ways to Motivate Your Fundraising Team

Fundraiser Ideas

When I think about how I came up with the skills to motivate my fundraising team, I remember a team I was on years ago. The fundraising leader knew exactly what to do to make us excited, which ended up exciting our contributors. never felt so inspired and motivated to sell as I did in that fundraising team.

Retreats – taking time to reflect with your team

Fundraising Coach

“Advance&# or “retreat,&# the fact still remains that time away with your team is a powerful tool in your fundraising tool kit.

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When Fundraising is Your Marketing Goal – And Not

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Content Marketing Fundraising Marketing Team Nonprofit Communications Nonprofit Marketing StrategyWe've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: [link] Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us. We've Moved! Update your Reader Now.

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10 Exciting Fundraising Ideas for Sports Teams

Fundraiser Ideas

Sports teams often have to raise money for a variety of reasons. Whatever the reason your team needs to raise money, here are 10 exciting fundraising ideas for sports teams: Fast Pitch Fundraiser – This is a great fundraiser for baseball teams. 10 Fun Fundraising Ideas to Excite Any Audience.

4 Steps to Moving Your Marketing and Fundraising Teams to a Productive Partnership (Case Study)

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Dear Nancy, Our organization is preparing for a new structure in which it’s likely that Communications and Resource Generation (Fundraising) will become one department. It’s the only hope for a strong marketing-fundraising partnership. Have you experienced any of these mergers where the department heads became Co-Directors?

21 Stupid Things You Can Stop Doing [Infographic and Recording]

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We''ve Moved! Update your Reader Now. We''ve Moved! Update your Reader Now.

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4 Ways to Save Your Sanity: Review & Approval 2.0

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There is a better way—be as strategic in your review and approval process, as you are with your marketing and fundraising work.

Fundraising Careers: Kishshana Palmer Interview: Discover your strengths

Wild Woman Fundraising

The Virtual Fundraising Career Conference is coming up fast, April 13th to 15th, and I am so psyched! Fundraising is a tough job. Crazy!

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‘Great Fundraising’

The Agitator

“What differentiates great fundraising from the average, good or poor?” As in 2X, 3X or 4X their organization’s ‘normal’ income. Roger.

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What a Development AND Communications Director Really Does

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

One integrated team of several people? Leadership Marketing Team Nonprofit CommunicationsAgree/disagree? Absolutely.

Align Marketing & Fundraising Goals—Kivi’s Takeaway

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More guidance on closing the marketing-fundraising divide: 4 Ways to Keep the Marketing-Fundraising Love Alive. Oh yeah, they do.

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15 telephone call do’s for major and legacy gift fundraisers


Be a team player. 3-to-1 Major Gift Fundraising. Fundraising fundraising tips nonprofit marketing Telemarketing15 Do’s.

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Remember Your Own—Make Internal Communications Matter

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But it’s vital to keep your team (and others) in the loop. I’m sure you’re thinking, “One more email to read? No thanks!” uild relationships.

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Finding Purpose: You and Your Nonprofit

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Then I got to thinking about how this relates to nonprofit marketing and fundraising itself.

Are you fundraising for Africa? Read this!

Wild Woman Fundraising

My role was to raise UCF’s profile, fundraise, communicate with donors, help develop the local team’s skills – and fundraise some more!

Our Free Resources on Nonprofit Marketing and Fundraising

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Multi-Channel Fundraising Campaign Worksheet. No More Fundraising Thermometers! That’s where our Free Membership level comes in.

Creative Brief Boosts Support & Participation (Case Study)

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My last Meals on Wheels communications case study touched on the advantages of communicating and fundraising for a smaller nonprofit. As you can imagine, the team’s dedication was a stark contrast to the tension and distress of the main news story. Here’s how to put a creative brief to work: Document Your Outreach: Two Examples.

9 Tips From 3 Successful Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Campaigns

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Looking for some inspiration for your peer-to-peer fundraising campaign? Share Posts And Stories From Fundraisers. Rob Wu. Kristina.