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Watch the fundraising objections fall to the floor

Fundraising Coach

One of the exercises involved overcoming objections…even before they come up. Use the answers to objections in your cultivation!

Watch the fundraising objections fall to the floor

Fundraising Coach

One of the exercises involved overcoming objections…even before they come up. Use the answers to objections in your cultivation!

Carnival Submissions: Handling Objections

A Small Change

Every nonprofit professional has a list of objections they hear regularly. Or, emailing your post’s link nonprofitcarnival (at) gmail.com.

Nonprofit Blog Carnival: Handling Objections

A Small Change

I am hosting this month’s  Nonprofit Blog Carnival featuring common objections. Barb Maduell has some great tips for how to L.I.S.T.E.N.

[Guest Post] How to Overcome Objections in Scheduling Your Fundraising Solicitation Meetings

Fundraising Coach

How to Overcome Objections in Scheduling Your Fundraising Solicitation Meetings. These objections aren’t hard to deal with.

My Big Fat Problem With Social Media Measurement

J Campbell Social Marketing

The more specific you can be, the easier it will be to measure your efforts. 2)     Choose objectives for the Twitter campaign. Dig deeper.

February’s Nonprofit Blog Carnival: Going Beyond Resolutions

J Campbell Social Marketing

Establishing SMART objectives will give you that road map. With your SMART objectives, you know where you are going.

Nonprofit Blog Carnival: Going Beyond Resolutions (Call for Submissions)

J Campbell Social Marketing

The Nonprofit Blog Carnival needs your posts and insight on choosing goals and objectives for 2016. Happy February! ”).

Beware of Bright Shiny Objects

Ann Green

But that bright shiny object may not be the answer you’re looking for. It can be tempting to jump on the latest craze and try something new.

Donor Fatigue – the rest of the story

Fundraising Coach

Ask Fundraising Secrets ObjectionsIn his recent post, Jeff Brooks agreed with my “ Donor Fatigue ” video. And he went a step further. It's o.k.

The Red Cross and Glass Houses

Fundraising Coach

Love (Stewardship) Board Members Objections donor stewardship red cross transparencyYou obviously have that information. And worse, about us.

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Fundraising Secret #39: Learn to love objections

Fundraising Coach

If you’re going to ask people for money, you’ve got to learn to love objections. Working on a session for the APRA conference in Boston, I’m relearning how fun objections can be. Seriously, if there were no objections, we wouldn’t be needed. Objections show the donor is interacting with what you say.

Training Your Board to Raise Money – a book for your new year

Fundraising Coach

Love (Stewardship) Board Members Book Review Objections board members I love finding practical tools that can help nonprofits thrive. Engage 3.

3 Ways the Lance Armstrong Foundation can Survive

Fundraising Coach

ObjectionsToday’s news is reporting Lance Armstrong’s decision to not fight the doping charges. Harness social media NOW.

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Question: Objections?

A Small Change

What kinds of objections do you have at your organization? Each organization seems to have the classic question with which it has to deal. What responses and techniques have you used to overcome them?

Government obsession with newspaper coverage

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

I asked a senior government communications employee for their communications objectives the other day. Tags: Rant communications Google google analytics google insights marketing newspapers objectives search If they did, they would know that a few things have changed. In fact, over 2 Billion searches are performed on Google each day.

Donor’s don’t need another best friend!

Fundraising Coach

Ask Objections donor stewardshipAbout a week ago, I was able to do a Twitter chat on “loving your donors” and showing them appreciation.

Emergency relief in the Philippines and fundraising for your nonprofit

Fundraising Coach

How to answer the relief effort objection. Ask Objections major gift fundraising Support typhoon relief in mission-related ways.

What your funders want to see: Subjective vs. Objective Measurements

Wild Woman Fundraising

Tags: Grants Measuring Effectiveness fundraising barbara ehrenreich camilla nevill chris hedges disgust donors empire of illusion foundations funders illusion of happiness jenny holzer medicalization of emotions new philanthropy capital blog qualitative or quantative subjective or objective trying to be happy

Fundraising Secret #39: Learn to love objections

Fundraising Coach

If you’re going to ask people for money, you’ve got to learn to love objections. Working on a session for the APRA conference in Boston, I’m relearning how fun objections can be. Seriously, if there were no objections, we wouldn’t be needed. Objections show the donor is interacting with what you say.

Shiny Object Addiction: A 7-Step Program

Selfish Giving

My name is Joe and I have Shiny Object Addiction. write about these new shiny objects with gusto, but I feel Estrella’s anxiety and pain.

How to Measure the Performance of your Government Social Media Initiative

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

Objective: To attain an average rating of at least 9/10 on our annual online brand reputation survey this year for the question relating to trust.

An objective eye

Mission Paradox Blog

As an art marketer, I'm paid to be objective.   The closer you are to a situation and the more confident you are about your abilities in a particular situation, the harder it is to be objective. So I had to develop some tools to help me be a more objective marketer.  That honesty is the key to objectivity.

Social Marketing to Achieve National Health Objectives

Social Marketing and Social Change

Social marketing was included among the 10-year national health objectives for the US that were announced yesterday by the Department of Health and Human Services. As you might expect, dozens of suggestions for objectives were received through the public comment period and in a number of teleconferences. HC/HIT–13.1 HC/HIT–13.2

Social Marketing Objectives for Healthy People 2020

Social Marketing and Social Change

One arena in which social marketing could 'be at the table' are the Health People 2020 objectives - the national health priorities for the decade. Whether there will be ANY draft objectives related to social marketing will now be in the hands on the Federal Interagency Workgroup (FIW) over the Summer.

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Find out how to create communications objectives from nonprofit strategic goals. What time is it? Mixed Links time! Nonprofit Training.

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Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Happy Friday, everyone! Find out how you can take advantage of YouTube’s donation cards. NTEN staff have shared their social media pet peeves.

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National Objectives for Health Communication and Health Information Technology

Social Marketing and Social Change

In a process that began more than 15 months ago , the US national health objectives are beginning to take final form. Yesterday, the Federal Interagency Workgroup (FIW) approved 13 objectives for the Health Communication and Health Information Technology area. Then let's gets started! That's for another time to consider.

Your fundraising letters helped by zombies

Fundraising Coach

It's so easy to slip into the passive voice, thinking it sounds more "objective" or "business-like." Quite funny, isn't it? But it's true!

Successful Facebook Advertising on Less than $2 a Day

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Define Your Objective. Is your objective to increase awareness, acquire email addresses and grow fundraising, or have people sign a petition?

It's Funny - But Not On YOUR Account

Social Media Bird Brain

Here''s an object lesson in what can happen when you put an intern in charge of your Twitter account without supervision or - apparently - even occasional oversight. Image via Vocativ.com In past posts, I''ve warned about the dangers of thinking youth was a prerequisite for handling your small nonprofit''s social media accounts.

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Making Your 2013 Marketing Goals More Clear

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Where you are on this spectrum will determine your specific objectives for the coming year. How is your job aligned within your organization?

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4 powerful major gift “probing closes” (for moving your proposal forward)

iMarketSmart

A probing close is yet another phrase I made up. I do that… a lot. ” to your proposal. What would you like to see happen next?

Track the real-time social pulse of your city in 60 seconds

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

Well, so far I’m 4 for 4 in terms of my objective of producing one “ Learn in 60 Seconds &# video every week for the next two months.

What’s Essential to Good Nonprofit Communications in 2017?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Little black dresses and pumps. Blue jeans and flats. Cargo shorts and tennis shoes. How to update your community with newsletters and social media.

The internet of things

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

When many objects act in unison, they are referred to as having ambient intelligence.”  Definition. ”  -Techopedia. Key Statistic.

Are you a foundation looking for nonprofits to fund? Consider this.

Wild Woman Fundraising

These objects do not even have free will. And our universe of people we try to help has way more than 3 objects in it. Of course you do.

Get over it and ask!

Fundraising Coach

Ask Objections ask ask without fear nonprofit fundraising nonprofit leadership[Warning: rant in progress]. Stop it with the excuses. Rant over].

Are you chasing wealthy people or philanthropists?

iMarketSmart

Wealthy people are not necessarily philanthropists. But philanthropists are usually wealthy. Don’t get me wrong. Wealth screening is great.

How will we know if we have achieved success with social media?

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

Rather than saying something abstract (albeit true) such as “the ROI of social media engagement is that your organization will still exist in 5 years&# , I usually prefer to throw the ball back in the question issuers court: What are your objectives? the age old ROI issue)  by a someone from my client’s senior management team.