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How NOT to write a letter to your supporter community


Here’s an old letter from my alma mater. Here’s why: It’s boring. It lacks emotion. It fails to tell a story. way too much).

Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Erika Olson

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Erika Olson. Please share too! Don’t be shy – tell us what you do in a  typical day as a nonprofit communications pro. . 30-9:00 PM: YOGA.

The Fundraising Ethics Gap

The Agitator

As a kid I vividly remember Grandma Craver shaking her head, and sometimes her fist, at the radio as it blared forth the ravings of an on-air evangelist whom she particularly despised. She would turn away from the radio and sternly warn me, “Roger, just you remember.  Everyone who talks about heaven ain’t going there.” As I clicked.

8 Step Guide to Planning the Perfect Nonprofit Fundraising Event

J Campbell Social Marketing

Guest blog by Kerri Moore. Year over year, fundraising events have increased the revenue of nonprofits across the board— smaller nonprofits especially.

5 things great nonprofits do (according to Veritus Group)


Veritus Group knows more about fundraising than most people learn in a lifetime. Here’s They make their projects and programs awesome!

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Here’s why your donors are not coming back

Wild Woman Fundraising

Read part one of this interview with Ellen Bristol and learn how to start looking at your fundraising and measuring it in a different way. Intrigued?

Yes, Your Open Rates Are Wrong. But You Can Still Use Them.

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

The main concern is that if the open rate data is bad, any additional analysis like I suggested is also bad. Bye Felicia!”

The top 10 signs that it’s time to fire your employer


Most people I know are actually willing to earn less money as long as they love their job. Are you one of them? Do you love your job? If not, why? Does your organization stink? Let’s face it, some nonprofits just aren’t worth it. They’re screwed up. They need to be fired— by you! Here are the biggest reasons fundraisers quit their jobs.

Social Media with M+R: How to Measure the Metrics that Matter


Last week, I sat down with Amy Peyrot, Senior Consultant, Social Media Specialist, and resident mathlete at M+R , to discuss all things social media metrics. also tried out a lot of math jokes on her - check out the video to see how they landed, or read on for the highlights of our conversation. 64:29. About Wistia. message. Ready to start posting?

INTERVIEW: Ellen Bristol Fundraising the SMART Way

Wild Woman Fundraising

Hey, everybody. Welcome. Thank you so much for being here, Ellen. EB: Oh, it’s such a pleasure and I’m another wild woman. MT: Thank you, Ellen.

Cut the Glut! Wordy Phrases to Eliminate from Your Writing (And Alternatives)

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Shorter is nearly always better. Replace these wordy phrases with their concise alternatives. majority of = most. sufficient amount of = enough.

Revealed! The Secret Ingredient For Email Marketing

The Agitator

The secret ingredient? Weekends! Communications Integrated fundraising and marketing Media usage / trends Online fundraising and marketing premium

Ep182: Starbucks Launches New Cause Content Platform Upstanders

Selfish Giving

He and his firm are leaders in purpose-driven non-fiction storytelling. On the show, Megan, Russell and I discuss: Russell Sparkman, FusionSpark Media.

Getting Started with Mobile Fundraising: 5 Ways

Ann Green

By Eric Griego. Almost everyone has a mobile phone these days and that includes your donors. Eric Griego from @pay shows you how.

The New Email Metric You Might Want to Try

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Let’s talk about email engagement. The email service providers spoon feed us those numbers, so they are easy to track. 080316 – Opened.


The Agitator

Roger and I are rather passionate when it comes to preaching the donor retention gospel. And we’re always on the watch to see how our cousins in the corporate marketing arena come at the retention (often ‘turn’ for them) challenge. Donor acquisition Donor retention / loyalty / commitment premium

Goldilocks Fundraising

The Agitator

You may think you don’t have an over-solicitation problem, but your donors  think otherwise. That’s the premise The Agitator and DonorVoice will explore at Noon EST today in the 2nd of our behavioral science webinars titled, Capitalizing on Donor Intent:  Increasiing the Number of Donor Gifts Per Year. You can read.