October, 2016

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Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Hope you had a great week! Hubspot shared an infographic on What Successful Marketing Looks Like Today. Looking for attention on Instagram?

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What’s your fundraising asking style?


According to Brian Saber, “Your ‘Asking Style’ is based on your personality and unique set of strengths in fundraising.”

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

Getting Attention

Register Now: Thursday, October 6 at 1pm EDT. Train them so they’re eager to share key messages to drive giving.

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The 2016 - 2017 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar


Today, we're excited to announce the all-new list for 2017! Bookmark it, share it, love it, and download it for Google or Outlook. Name (a-z). Focus.

The Online Nonprofit Leadership Summit Rocked SO HARD!

Wild Woman Fundraising

Last week we did our incredible Nonprofit Leadership Summit, with 12 presentations over 3 days for nonprofits all over the world! This was so worth it.

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How to Maintain Your Brand in a Video Conference Call

Mission Minded

This is a question most of us will face at one […].

Challenges of an Interim Executive Director

Nonprofit Consultant Blog

Several weeks ago I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Kirsten Bullock for her Nonprofit Leaders Network podcast. The conversation turned quickly to my experiences over the years as an Interim Executive Director. Kirsten asked great questions, and the time on the phone with her passed quickly.

Once is Not Enough,and Why You Need a Multichannel Fundraising Campaign

Ann Green

If you think you can send one fundraising appeal and then wait for the donations to pour in, you’re in for a rude awakening. BEFORE YOU START.

Serious Fundraisers Take Telemarketing Seriously

The Agitator

“If there ever there were a medium where nonprofits consistently get it wrong, it’s telemarketing.” That’s the way I began the post  Ring!

The Happy Healthy Nonprofit Marketer: Marketing Success from the Inside Out

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

We are all about helping you not only learn your job but love your job. Part of loving your job is taking care of yourself to avoid burnout. Kristina.

Why everyone talks about segmenting emails but hardly anyone ever does it


They’ll talk about it at conferences. You’ll read about it in the Chronicle of Philanthropy. Sounds good. Because it’s hard to do!

Do you need help planning a #GivingTuesday campaign?

J Campbell Social Marketing

I know what’s going to happen. Right? Well, not exactly. Thousands of nonprofits have that exact same idea. million in 2014 to a whopping $116.4 million

Ep186: Supermarket Chain Finds Cause Marketing Success Outside the Checkout Line

Selfish Giving

Never Miss a Show - Sign up for Email Updates. On the show, Megan, Christy and I discuss: Christy Phillips-Brown, Food Lion.

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A truth about major gift fundraising

Fundraising Coach

Major gift fundraising can be a wonderful experience for donors and for the nonprofit. The results are great - both for donors and for the nonprofits.

Don’t Forget Your Mail

The Agitator

I love the mail. love checking my mailbox — a real mail box with a red flag — six days a week. Indeed I even have two mailboxes … and one is actually at a real post office! treasure my copper mailbox key. Communications Copywriting / creative Direct mail premium

How We Created Our (First-Ever) Brand Identity

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Cindy Olnick. Today’s guest post is by one of the panelists, Cindy Olnick.  ~Kristina. Kristina. The Team. Mantra #1: This Is Not a Democracy.

How MarketSmart Works With Partners


People often ask me, “How does MarketSmart work with partners (allies) to help nonprofits lower costs and increase revenues?” ” It’s a good question. Many people see the link on our website about our partner program. Or, stumble upon  Phyllis’ video. And, we are not a direct response agency — anymore. Tweet this!

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Low-Cost Fundraising: 6 Innovative Ideas

Ann Green

By Kerri Moore. It’s hard to raise money and it’s more difficult if you have limited resources. An investment in your donors, that is. Used batteries.

Ep185: The Story Behind Big Lots' $50 Million Gift to Nationwide Children's Hospital

Selfish Giving

Big Lots Charity Pinup for the 2016 Program. Last fall, Big Lots mobilized its nearly 1,500 stores and raised $2.2 million!

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What is GOTV Anyway? An Explainer for Non-Politicos


Not to worry! OK, so what does GOTV stand for? GOTV stands for Get Out The Vote, which is the final phase of a field campaign. When is GOTV conducted?

Hanging Up On Your Donors

The Agitator

Obviously the decision — announced in a humorous memo (see below) — is ricocheting around the higher ed and other nonprofit sectors.

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

What time is it? Mixed Links time! EveryAction has created a  Nonprofit Donor Persona Template you can download. Want more people to find your website?

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Proof that donors want to help you get past the finish line


I’m constantly reminding people that fundraising is about facilitating and helping donors feel good ! ” Tweet this! And, guess what?

The Ultimate Guide To How To Buy Best Baby Thermometer

Non Profit Marketing 360

A baby thermometer is one of the most important pieces of baby equipment that parents need to buy. In fact, many parents buy more than one.

Ep184: How This Pet Hospital Chain Used POS to Raise $2.5 Million for Charity

Selfish Giving

On the show, Megan, Kim and I discuss: Kim Van Syoc, Banfield Foundation. Joe introduces Megan and Kim to the elusive "cockerdoodle." They gave $2.5

This hospice appeal made more than ever before

Wild Woman Fundraising

Here’s a hospice appeal that I consulted on, that raised more than ever before for a hospice on the east coast. love that! and $68.78 in 2014.

Fundraiser, You’re Not Alone

The Agitator

For much of the year, fundraisers can at least pretend to ourselves that our cause or charity is the the only game in town (of course our donors know better). Right! Of course that’s never true (you’ve. Breaking Out of the Status Quo Communications Copywriting / creative Integrated fundraising and marketing premium

Powerful Segmentation Ideas for Year-End Online Fundraising Campaigns

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Are all your email subscribers the same? Of course not! Some donate. Some volunteer. Some do both. Did you hear about the new zoning proposal?”

7 things about email subject lines that will help you save the world


Firstly, email subject lines are actually headlines. So, when you have written your headline, you have spent eighty cents out of your dollar.”


Best Booklights For Bookaholics

Non Profit Marketing 360

Are you are a bookaholic and can’t leave most loved book even when the room gets dark at the midnight? LuminoLite Rechargeable 4 LED Book Light.

Death to “we are experiencing higher than normal call volume”.

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

Last week I finally found the time to dedicate an entire day to calling various home service providers and product brands with which I have been having issues with throughout the year. In most of the cases I had made a note to call as the issue arose, however other priorities kept creeping up. This was the day I was going to get it all done.

We need endings

Wild Woman Fundraising

What can you give your donor? Endings. Like my friend Vanessa Chase of The Storytelling Nonprofit says, “We need endings.” times a charm!

Does Your Fundraising Depend Upon Urgency?

The Agitator

How many people will die, be imprisoned or tortured, sleep on the street, go without water or food, be denied (something, anything) … if you don’t RESPOND TODAY ? Most fundraisers have been brought up to stress urgency, urgency, more urgency. But now we live in a constantly agitated state.

Is Your Nonprofit Prepared for a Media Crisis?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

The Presidential election has become — quite unfortunately — a daily case study in crisis communications. Are you prepared? and 5 p.m.

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