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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?

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While the percentage of “integrated” teams versus “separate but equal” teams is similar, we found some stark differences.

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Extend Your Reach with a Staff Messenger Team

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You know what you need to do but can’t push beyond limited time and budgets. 2) Your colleagues are already discussing your organization—a lot.

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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. It’s a big shift from how my organization has done its communications, since always. Expand the voice, style, and perspective of your organization’s content to increase engagement, and keep it fresh. Plus, it’s fun!

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Nonprofit Marketing Team Roles and Tasks – Who Does What?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

The list I created for them has generated some good conversations within those organizations, so I thought you might find it helpful too!

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Blending Marketing and Fundraising into Community Engagement Teams

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Nancy Schwartz also offers some helpful advice in  4 Steps to Moving Your Marketing and Fundraising Teams to a Productive Partnership. Great!

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

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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.

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

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These four steps—clear and doable by every organization, really—have the potential to absolutely transform your organization, so take some time here.

How Employee Matching Gifts Can Help Your Fundraising Team Succeed

Ann Green

Your nonprofit likely feels like it is doing all that it can to raise money to keep your organization’s engine running. About Adam Weinger.

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How to organize your fundraising job search like a pro with Phil Gerard

Wild Woman Fundraising

Phil will be speaking about how to structure and organization your fundraising job search. Mazarine Treyz: Hey, everybody. Welcome. PG: Yeah.

What Skills Should a Communications Team Have?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

We love the best practices you’ve shared, and are now looking for information related to the actual positions a nonprofit communications team should fill , and what each of those roles should be doing. Perhaps a better way to frame my question is this: what skill sets do you think a two- to three-person team should have ? Great!

Thrive thru Year End: Together!

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Methods for addressing those pressures are you- and organization-specific, but some game-changing strategies work across the board.

Turn Colleagues, Board, & Supporters into Powerful Year-End Fundraisers

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Joking aside, it may seem like your team’s hard work and limited resources won’t be enough. There is a way to move past this seemingly insurmountable barrier—Launch a team of messengers to be your nonprofit’s ambassadors for year end (and beyond). Identify a small group of folks most likely to succeed as your first team of messengers.

How to Organize Your Nonprofit’s Photos

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How do you organize your photos so you can actually find what you need? It can be overwhelming to know how to organize all those photos.

#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.”).

How to Raise Money With Facebook – One Organization’s Success Story

J Campbell Social Marketing

Baldrick’s Foundation contacted me to highlight some of the great strides the organization has taken in the area of social media fundraising.

Strengthen your organization with a sacred story

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

Storytelling champion Andy Goodman reminds us that stories can also work within our organizations to inspire and build stronger teams. Simply put, these are the stories that tell the story of how and why your organization was founded. Creation stories. Who started it? ” Value stories. Striving to improve stories.

11 Weeks to Go: Launch Your #GivingTuesday Team!

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

First up: Building your #GivingTuesday Team. The most pivotal person on #GivingTuesday is the leader of your team – the Envoy of Enthusiasm.

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

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It’s the ultimate low-hanging fruit for organizations like yours. Make sure your leadership is aware of the team effort.

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

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Keeping It All about Our Donors, Not Our Organization. That’s how most organizations do it, after all. Tested Turnaround!  Give it a try!

Having a Book Club at Your Nonprofit

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We love what Melinda Billings at Peacehaven Community Farm came up with to bring key players in her organization together – a book club!

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4 Ways to Save Your Sanity: Review & Approval 2.0

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We let them know we’d be asking them to solicit input from their team members and share the brand purpose, process, and elements back out.

Best Way to Get Timely Input: Review & Approval 2.0

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You can imagine the complexity of marketing an organization that’s so diverse programmatically and geographically. We worked hard to shape  a participation process , with staff teams representing each department’s point of view, to springboard brand development. You guys are so smart! Win-win-win. Try drop-ins! !

Social Media Takeovers: 6 Nonprofits That Gave It Up for Good (PLUS: 6 Tips for Getting it Right)

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Fast hands get the job done and Team Olek is working non-stop for the Ball. Image Source: p/dzN6Vp. Maybe. SFMOMA.

5 Leadership Failures That Hurt Communications and Fundraising

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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. never felt so inspired and motivated to sell as I did in that fundraising team. Looking back now, there were five reasons why that particular fundraising team motived me more than any others did. Other

Cutting the Workaholic Martyr Crap Starts with You

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To plan for what are strategically the best new moves for your organization? Marketing Team Nonprofit Communications Professional Development

What a Development AND Communications Director Really Does

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

One integrated team of several people? Of course, sometimes this is the best the organization can do. Agree/disagree? Absolutely.

No Hard Choices = No Strategy and No Leadership

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Her organization’s leaders, the executive director and a committee of board members, had commissioned the strategy from a consultant.

Finding Purpose: You and Your Nonprofit

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5 Steps to Powerful Staff Messengers

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

How often have you banged your head against the wall because you just can’t squeeze any more from your existing team and budget?

Creative Brief Boosts Support & Participation (Case Study)

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Today, I’d like to share one of the greatest challenges—Many smaller organizations, like mine, don’t have an explicit, documented process for creative workflow. Perhaps these organizations’ smaller staff size creates the illusion that a process is not needed. I’m not sure. Be Ready to Pounce When Opportunity Knocks. Try it.

You’ve Just Been Promoted to Chief of Staff

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But what if you could transform your role away from that and into something much more valuable to your organization and fulfilling for you?

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. Flock of Flamingos – This is a fun fundraising idea for sports teams.

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. Readers, what are your strategies to strengthen the marketing-fundraising partnership in your organization? Mennonite Central Committee East Coast. Thank you!

Board Members: Your Communication Kings & Queens

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These Kings and Queens of Communications are–or should be–your organization’s number one messengers. Your organization’s greatest needs. 

My Communications Director is an Idiot

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Is this happening within your organization (or in one you know)? Marketing Team Nonprofit CommunicationsNothing strange there.

Stop the Communications-Program Tug of War

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This makes perfect sense to me, as is or slightly revised to fit the culture and personalities in your organization. think you see what I mean.

How to organize marketing around your supporters instead of your org chart

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

A common mistake in marketing (and fundraising, for that matter) is to organize your efforts according to your organization chart.