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How NPR and PBS Engage Digital Audiences (An #npcomm Showdown)

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Earlier this summer, I mentioned that we’ve been tracking the communications of pairs of national nonprofits working in the same space.

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Are Shorter Facebook Posts Better? NPR Analyzes 3,000 Posts to Find Out

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

On the first look, NPR found that shorter posts — about 40 characters — DID perform better when measured by click-through rate. Source: [link].

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Behind the Scenes @ NPR’s Car Talk: At Least 10 Surprising Facts About Tom & Ray

NonProfit Branding

CONTEXT: Tricks, Tips & Taboos PROTECTION: Guarding & Repairing Brands PUBLIC RADIO: Marketing & Fundraising Uncategorized brand management brand protection Car Talk how to brand mass media Nonprofit marketing public relations Tom & Ray VisABILITYTom and Ray of Car Talk are retiring.  So now we reflect on [.].

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Nonprofit Crisis Communications: What The American Red Cross Should Do Now

J Campbell Social Marketing

usually hate these kinds of stories because they feed into this pervasive believe that large nonprofit organizations are corrupt and ineffective.

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50+ Nonprofit Instagram Accounts You Should Follow Right Now

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Looking for some good examples of nonprofits on Instagram? National Public Radio https://instagram.com/npr. ANIMAL RIGHTS. EDUCATION.

Craft a Positive “Page Not Found” Experience

Getting Attention

Follow my “Nonprofit Website Error Pages” Board on Pinterest. 4) Get Visitors to the Content They Want, a.s.a.p. 404 error page).

2 Strategies to Help Your Nonprofit Go Viral

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Komen for the Cure during its spat with Planned Parenthood or NPR following the release of secret recordings of one of its top fundraisers.

Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Michelle Scharlock

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Don’t be shy – tell us what you do in a  typical day as a nonprofit communications pro. Michelle Scharlock. Kristina. and globally.

Guy Kawasaki’s top ten social media tips for nonprofits

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

He provided his top ten social media tips for nonprofits. Your nonprofit will have “earned the right” to ask for help. Passion - Google+.

Storytelling is for fundraising NOT for nonprofit marketing!

Fundraising Coach

In a recent NPR interview, Mann says that this unwanted public attention caused him to realize how important it was to clearly articulating research.

Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Katie Todd

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Tell us what you do in a  typical day as a nonprofit communications pro. Thank goodness for NPR’s All Things Considered!

To Protect The NPR Brand, His Retired Mother Worked The Assembly Line.

NonProfit Branding

While celebrating Mother’s Day, Janice and I reflected on the factory owner who put his elderly mother to work in his factory. On the night shift! He had a problem. She could solve it. Her new job? Help protect our clients’ brands. Outfits like Car Talk, Morning Edition and All Things Considered. We’re writing about [.].

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The Red Cross and Glass Houses

Fundraising Coach

NPR's Laura Sullivan to Red Cross' David Meltzer. NPR and Pro Publica's reporting seems fair, detailed, and well-balanced.

A warning about fall fundraising appeals

Fundraising Coach

But listening to NPR's All Things Considered on my ride home this evening, I remembered how much more challenging political mailing will make your fundraising this fall. What ways are you testing to make your nonprofit's fall fundraising stand out? Fall fundraising is hard enough. Tell us here in the comments!

Nonprofit Link Round Up

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

Nice to see our friend and NTEN CEO Amy Sample Ward featured in this NPR piece: Crowdfunded Campaigns For Nepal Are Huge.

The Hat Never Comes Off

JCA Insights

Whatever your political sensibilities, the tape of the NPR Foundation’s former top fundraiser sharing unguarded opinions to build rapport in a lunch with people posing as left-leaning potential major donors is decidedly cringe-worthy. JCA provides strategic consulting to the world’s leading nonprofits. Yes, there’s the rub.

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NONPROFIT BRANDING: Confession. Apology. Explanation.

NonProfit Branding

So, I am using this post to tell our readers I must take a break from writing the Nonprofit Branding Blog. Uncategorized Clooney; Pitt; NPR; nonprofit branding; Nonprofit marketingI’ll explain this Brad Pitt photo in a minute.  It’s a big task. No lack of commitment here: [.].

On the Radio: Great Examples of Stories Bringing Life to Complex Issues

Mission Minded

And yet many communicators in the nonprofit sector forget about the power of story and instead bog down their audiences with data, jargon, statistics and facts that end up creating [.]. There’s no question that stories are an essential gateway to understanding complex issues.

Nonprofit Link Round Up

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

Kivi’s Nonprofit Communications Blog has a list of hashtags you can use every day of the week. What are your fundraising pet peeves? No worries.

Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Kassie Pelan

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Tell us what you do in a  typical day as a nonprofit communications pro. Kassie Pelan. Want to be featured in this series?  Day in the Life

I Love You—Piggyback Your Content to Notable Days & Headlines (Part 2)

Getting Attention

Another winner is NPR’s annual set of online Valentine’s Day cards for fans to share with their loved ones. Relevance rules!

Millenials aren’t really that different!

Fundraising Coach

If your charity is stuck focusing on the WW II generation donor with the PBS/NPR attitude of "just do your part," you're preparing for extinction.

#interview: John Burke of VisABILITY and owner of the “Nonprofit Branding” Blog

Non Profit Marketing 360

John is the primary author of the Nonprofit Branding blog. And at hand was an NPR station that worked for me. We were not experts.

#interview: John Burke of VisABILITY and owner of the “Nonprofit Branding” Blog

Non Profit Marketing 360

John is the primary author of the Nonprofit Branding blog. And at hand was an NPR station that worked for me. We were not experts.

How To Brand A Nonprofit With Low Cost & High Impact

NonProfit Branding

Hint: There is a reason nonprofits annually invest nearly $20 million on logo-mugs. . $20 Million! Apply your nonprofit logo and BINGO!

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3 Ways the Lance Armstrong Foundation can Survive

Fundraising Coach

Herein lies one of the biggest challenges for nonprofits that are branded around a personality. The Foundation needs to get ahead of the story.

#COMMUNICATIONS: Keep Storytelling In Forefront, Whatever Platforms You Use

Non Profit Marketing 360

Well, often nonprofits and charities don’t want that kind of attention. ” (quoted from the NPR article linked above).

Carl Kassel Bobblehead – wasting a treasure on eBay!

NonProfit Branding

So, when Wait Wait, Don’t Tell Me was rolling out, NPR asked us to make one of these for each station manager in the nation. Your supporters love Limited Edition Branding Items. So do pubradio station managers. Most of them. Instead of treasuring his collector’s edition Bobblehead, one guy went eBay! You won’t believe how [.].

#interview: John Burke of VisABILITY and owner of the “Nonprofit Branding” Blog

Non Profit Marketing 360

After distinguished careers in a variety of nonprofit organizations, John Burke and his wife, Janice Gavan, founded VisABILITY in 1985 to supply logo-imprinted branding products to public radio stations for on-air fundraising premiums. John is the primary author of the Nonprofit Branding blog.  MKC:  How did VisABILITY come about?

How PBS can turn the presidential debate into fundraising gold

Fundraising Coach

This is just the thing that savvy nonprofits can use to raise millions of dollars. First off, I didn’t watch the debates tonight.

#Aging: Some American Cities Meeting The Challenges Of Boomer Residents

Non Profit Marketing 360

NYC has added 4 seconds to each crosswalk. But many neighborhoods are making great strides through the “Age-Friendly NYC&# program.

Political junk mail can hurt your fall fundraising letters

Fundraising Coach

If you’re like many nonprofits, you’ve sent a fall fundraising appeal this month and you plan on sending one towards the end of the year.

Humor is the lubricant for spreading great ideas

Fundraising Coach

I love helping nonprofits communicate their story more clearly. In the comments there is a link to a couple of examples of nonprofit tweets.

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Better Donor Communications, Or Creative Destruction?

The Agitator

Let me posit that too many nonprofits out there are not making a difference. But that’s often what happens. ” Amen!

4 questions to ask before checking the box

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

A few years ago, Bonny Wolf told a great story on NPR that goes something like this: In Chicago, a friend cuts off the end of roast beef before she cooks it. Established nonprofits and companies create cultures that inadvertently lock in this dynamic. She does it because her mother does it. The reason? ” about every last thing.

“What, me, ask for a raise?” An interview with Marc Pitman

Wild Woman Fundraising

He had been doing incredible work with nonprofits around the country and around the world for years and years, and Marc has never spoken for me before.

Tis the Season for Bad Cause Marketing

Selfish Giving

According to the contest organizers, the nonprofit takes kids with cancer, disabilities, etc. I couldn’t make up this stuff if I tried.

On the Radio: Great Examples of Stories Bringing Life to Complex Issues

Mission Minded

And yet many communicators in the nonprofit sector forget about the power of story and instead bog down their audiences with data, jargon, statistics and facts that end up [.]. There’s no question that stories are an essential gateway to understanding complex issues.

Homeless man leaves $4 million estate

Fundraising Coach

Perhaps you’ve heard his name on NPR : “Support for NPR comes from the estate of Richard Leroy Walters, whose life was enriched by NPR, and whose bequest seeks to encourage others to discover public radio.&#. What if nonprofits did fundraising like the Big 3? million to a diabetes group. Engage 3.

Homeless man leaves $4 million estate

Fundraising Coach

Perhaps you’ve heard his name on NPR : “Support for NPR comes from the estate of Richard Leroy Walters, whose life was enriched by NPR, and whose bequest seeks to encourage others to discover public radio.&#. Ask Fundraising Secrets Odd Samples & Tools npr planned giving richard leroy walter surprises