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Motivate Colleagues to Spot & Gather 5-Star Stories

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Flickr: Carlos Ubeda. Here’s how to ask, train, support, and reward the front-line folks who have the. greatest access to 5-star stories!

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How a Small Nonprofit President Got a Big Spot in The New York Times’ Room for Debate

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

It’s more difficult than ever for nonprofits to get media coverage. were never even seen by many of their intended recipients.

MUST READ: “Fundraising Bright Spots” Highlights Orgs That Are Beating the Odds in Individual Giving

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

” – FUNDRAISING BRIGHT SPOTS. Many of the Bright Spots identify as social justice movement-building organizations.

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The Sweet Spot of Cause Marketing

Cause Related Marketing

While cause marketing can work when only two of the three circles intersect, there's a sweet spot when all three intersect.

The Six Envelope Hot Spots

The Agitator

Do you know the six outer envelope ‘hot spots’? The other elements of a direct mail package can be weak — or even fail — yet the package can succeed. The single exception of course is the envelope! An envelope that is opened is 100% successful; a mailing that is unopened is a 100% failure.

5 Spots Left in Online Fundraising Bootcamp E-Clinic Weds.

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

There are five spots left in this Wednesday’s Online Fundraising Bootcamp - a special e-clinic limited to just 20 nonprofits.

Spot the Next Great Nonprofit Tagline!

Getting Attention

Vote now (but once only) for the 2009 Getting Attention Nonprofit Tagline Awards. Voting will: Sharpen your understanding of what works and what doesn't communications-wise. Inform and inspire your organization's messaging. Give you the chance to register for the free 2009 Nonprofit Tagline Report , with 2,500 tagline examples. Only one vote please.

Is Your Nonprofit Hitting the "She Spot?"

Marketing for Nonprofits

Tags: marketing to women online marketing frogloop Care2 The She Spot

17 Spots Left on My “Coolest-Hottest Friends” List!

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I turned 40 this week and as part of the ongoing celebration, I am raising $500 for Positive Wellness Alliance through my online network. want to give a BIG THANKS to those who have contributed so far: Via the Facebook Birthday Cause App for a total of $345: Alnisa Allgood. Nancy Schwartz. Jono Smith. Ginette Isenberg. Holly Ross. Rachel Wood-Pena.

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.

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

Getting Attention

Vote now for the winners of the 2010 Taggies — the Getting Attention Nonprofit Tagline Awards. Now it’s your turn to select the best of!

Free Webinar: September 13th- New Research on how your nonprofit can succeed in 2017

Wild Woman Fundraising

Did you read the Bright Spots Report from the Haas Jr Fund and Compasspoint, or the Individual Donor Benchmark Report? Date: Sep 13, 2016.

Last call for coaching: 2 spots left

Mission Paradox Blog

Two more arts marketing coaching spots are left, deadline for signing up is Friday.    Details live here

Trio of Online Marketing Webinars Coming in Feb. - Reserve Your Spot Now

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Looking for an online marketing crash course for your nonprofit? have a trio of three webinars just for you. How often should you email your list?

Nonprofit Communicators, You Can Speak with Authority in 2017

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

The next six-month session begins January 1st, and registration is open now. A $500 deposit holds your spot. Learn more here. .

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Optimizing Your Donation Pages to Increase Giving: A Bright Spot in a Tough Economy

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Download Donordigital's brand new report, Landing on Gold: Optimizing your donation landing pages to increase giving: a bright spot in a tough economy and find out what's working. Your e-mail and web copy may persuade people to "click to donate now." Assuming average gift size is unchanged.)

Why should you be finding new donors now?

Wild Woman Fundraising

Why should you be finding new donors now? How can you do it? Why are tests important? Go here to read part one. HY: That’s a great question. Run that.

2016 Individual Donor Benchmark Report: Interview with Heather Yandow

Wild Woman Fundraising

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

Find the bright spots: My favorite part of Switch

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

My favorite idea from the marvelous book Switch is bright spots. PLEASE take three minutes and be enlightened with this great advice

What do the best nonprofit websites look like?

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

Good news - there is a great article highlighting 31 one of them (thanks to my colleague Allison for spotting it).

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Where are the Problem Spots on Your Website’s Home Page?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

During yesterday’s webinar on “Successful Nonprofit Websites: How to Make Your Website Work for You,&# I asked participants to rank their own websites on 8 of the 10 criteria we discussed. About 30 people participated, mostly from small nonprofits, producing some interesting results from their own evaluations of their websites.

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

It’s time for some Mixed Links… The #NPBaton on Instagram still has a few spots open in October if you are interested in taking the baton.

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Blogher DC Hits the "She Spot"

Marketing for Nonprofits

Kudos to the whole team at Blogher who really hit the "she spot" yesterday at the DC Reach Out Tour. It's the brain child of Lisa Witter and Lisa Chen who just wrote this fantastic book - The She Spot | Why Woman are the Market for Changing the World - and How to Reach Them. No, I didn't coin the term. Just wish I did). Cheers!

Going Viral: A Small Nonprofit Gets National Attention

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

Look at what works, not what is broken: Positive deviance and bright spots

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

calling this approach “bright spots.&#. We need to switch from archaeological problem solving to bright-spot evangelizing. Try it.

Editorial Calendar How-Tos for Nonprofits [FREE WEBINAR]

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Get the full details and claim your spot now. Start off 2016 by bringing some order to your nonprofit’s communications chaos. Pacific.

Free Nonprofit Resource to Foster Connections and Knowledge Sharing

J Campbell Social Marketing

promising nonprofit start-up founder can connect with an experienced leader who points out blind spots and encourages a drive toward success.

Online giving: A lively spot in the lackluster economy

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

We just had a happy moment at my job. In a sign of the steady growth in online giving, even amid the recent recession, Network for Good has now processed over $300 million in online donations to more than 50,000 charities since we got started. This year, we’ve distributed money to 60% more charities than last year. That is good news.

How Long Does It Take? Track Your Time to Find Out!

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

How long should you spend working on an email newsletter? How much time do you need to invest in Facebook or Twitter to improve your engagement?

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Lolly, Lolly, Lolly, Get Your Hashtags Here

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Can you spot the hashtags in this tweet: Fillable Or Simple Button: Which Version Is Better For Getting Donations? Eastern (10:00 a.m.

“Switch” the Way You Ask for Action – 11NTC

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Focusing on the bright spots would mean asking the people who have already liked the page why they did so. Those are your bright spots.

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Hidden Donor Frustration Experiences On Your Website

The Agitator

In a post titled Is Your. Donor retention / loyalty / commitment Online fundraising and marketing premium

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What I learned about the Texas Nonprofit Sector

Wild Woman Fundraising

Barry Silverberg, President, Barry Silverberg, President and CEO of TANO, (Texas Association for Nonprofit Organizations) knows a LOT!

Fundraisers … Grade Your Website

The Agitator

My sweet spot is more in analyzing data and issues. I confess. I’m no techie. So when it comes to websites, I focus on content and engagement yields. So when I saw this pitch from Hubspot to run a website through their ‘Website Grader’ , I was intrigued. I ran The Agitator through. Moments later we.

Drive Action: Bring Me Up to Date (Case Study)

Getting Attention

They do a fantastic job of it: Since 2002, GlobalGiving has raised $151,783,082 from 407,034 donors who have supported 10,812 projects. Consider it?

Donor Newsletter Tips to Bring in the Dough

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Registration is limited to just 12 nonprofits (4 spots are already filled) and is $449. Reserve your spot now ). “Logic?

Marketing Fundraising Events: The Ultimate Checklist

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Promote mobile giving or text-to-give for on-the-spot donations. Kerri Moore. Holding a fundraising event soon? Pick your star features!

35 amazing ways to engage and involve your donors and supporters


Blogs (make sure you have a spot for comments). If you’re stuck wondering how to involve your supporters with your mission, look no further. Here are 35 ideas from a stream of my consciousness. 1. Surveys. 2. Quizzes. 3. Invitations to join a board or committee. 4. Games. 5. Polls. 6. Videos. 7. Advocacy or activism opportunities. 8.

Are you measuring the right performance metrics?


You can spot trends so you can raise more money, more efficiently. I’m so proud of my team, especially Zach Shefska and Arash Soheili.

What’s not to Like about Facebook Likes?

Giving in a Digital World

Hat tip to @harveymckinnon of  Harvey McKinnon Associates in Canada for spotting it).