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3 Techniques to Avoid Getting Overwhelmed in 2017

Getting Attention

Guest bloggers Beth Kanter & Aliza Sherman wrote The Happy, Healthy Nonprofit , a must read for communicators & fundraisers.

3 Realistic Social Media New Year’s Resolutions for Nonprofits

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I apologize for the headline (and the macarons). I had to get you here and I knew “New Year’s Resolutions,” and sweets, might work. ManageFlitter.

I must sound like a broken record but here’s more nonprofit data that will inspire you to focus more on major donors


Similarly, donations increased +57% during the same period from people making $500,000 or more (the top 1%). So, what should you do? Should we fret?

Free Nonprofit Resource to Foster Connections and Knowledge Sharing

J Campbell Social Marketing

In the nonprofit sector, professionals often feel that they need to take on everything by themselves. The goal? Nonprofits mentorship MissionBox.com

The Best of Social Marketing in 2016

Social Marketing and Social Change

What are some of the best papers published in social marketing this past year? Aaron et al. 2016). PLoS One ; Oct 18;11(10):e0162462. pone.0162462.

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Radio For Small Business, Interview with Lee Kantor & Stone Payton Business RadioX

Diva Marketing Blog

H ow to get the word out about your company and products is a one of the biggest challenges facing many small business owners. Ask more why questions.

How to Create a Better Annual Report

Ann Green

It’s annual report season, for better or for worse. Often it’s for worse since many of them are long, boring booklets that put your donors to sleep.

The Music that Moves the City: San Francisco Opera Announces 2017-18 Season

Mission Minded

Mission Minded is excited to share our design work in support of San Francisco Opera’s 2017-18 season. As Matthew Shilvock takes the helm as General Director, San Francisco Opera’s season campaign communicates the strong connection between the vitality of the arts and the vitality of San Francisco.

1 Week into 2017: Where are You Headed?

Getting Attention

This practical, doable marketing plan template takes you from goals to benchmarks, work plan, action, and impact! . Eeesh!

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Happy Friday! Join me for some Mixed Links… Have you done your year-end fundraising debrief  yet? Have you been fooled? Don’t be afraid.

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Your donors want to find meaning in their lives. But are you helping them?


And, of course, value is in the eye of the beholder (the donor’s eyes). That’s why they sought you out. That’s why they engaged.

What your Facebook “Likes” can reveal about you

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

I recently came across the work of Stanford psychologist and social data researcher Michal Kosinski , who has developed a method to analyze people in minute detail based on their Facebook activity. He He is currently a leading expert in psychometrics, a data-driven sub-branch of psychology. billion people). billion can still be massive.

Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Communications: 5 Mistakes You’re Making (And How to Fix Them!)

J Campbell Social Marketing

Guest blog by  Adam Weinger. Their friends and family donate directly to them, and the money they raise goes back to your nonprofit. But don’t worry!

Ep198: How One Nonprofit Raises Millions With the Gaming Industry

Selfish Giving

Dan was last on the show in November 2015. Since then, the endowment has expanded on its cause marketing and the Endowment's impact.

The Dangerous Dictum Of “Mail More, Make More”

The Agitator

I love home remedies and old folk tales. They have their place in the Farmer’s Almanac and on embroidered wall hangings, but they’re grossly over-used and too often accepted as ‘truth’ or ‘best practices’ in fundraising.

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The missing link in fundraising programs

Fundraising Coach

Whether your fiscal year starts now or is only part of the way through, January is a good time to evaluate your fundraising progress. To help you're planning, here's an email I sent our Fundraising Kick subscribers yesterday. Good morning, Kickers! Listening to a conversation between Stephen R. Covey and his son Stephen M.R. Person by person. Ask 4.

Do you have Fundraising GRIT?

Wild Woman Fundraising

What is fundraising GRIT? Grit is a combination of passion and perseverance. spark- something you’re interested in. Ask for a helping hand.

Let Your Donors Know How Much You Appreciate Them

Ann Green

Valentine’s Day is coming up and it’s a perfect opportunity to thank your donors and show how much you appreciate their support. Here are some ideas.

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10 Reasons Every Home Should Have an Essential Oil Diffuser

Non Profit Marketing 360

With a lot of artificial air fresheners with harmful chemicals these days, it is good to resort to something that falls into the natural side.

6 Ways to Train All-Org Messengers

Getting Attention

Flickr: Chip Griffin. Why not recruit folks already  connected with your organization to help as marketing and fundraising ambassadors? Win-win.

Where’s the Love: Is Your Communications Strategy LGBTQ Inclusive?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Here at Nonprofit Marketing Guide, we believe that cultural competency is an important element of good nonprofit communications. policies. Be Flexible.

What Fundraisers Can Learn From Restaurants and Waiters


People give billions of dollars each year to waiters for a lot of the same reasons they give to charities. 1. Sympathy. 5. Empathy. Ph.D, CFP.

7 Nonprofit Campaigns We Can't #RESIST


Every successful campaign starts with a moment. This year, no moment has been more controversial than the rollout of the recent immigration ban.

My Three Words for 2017

J Campbell Social Marketing

Can you condense your New Year’s Resolutions down to just three words? Why Three Words? Print them out, paste them up, keep them close by. FOCUS.

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From Cause Marketing to Corporate Causes

Selfish Giving

You do really great work. In fact, you tell people about it all of the time (be honest). Of course, why wouldn’t you tell them? Increased innovation 4.

The FACTS About Matching Gifts

The Agitator

In a year-end post,  Please Don’t Eat the Poinsettia , I noted that the field of fundraising is filled with lots of myths, aphorisms and the equivalent of ‘old wives tales’. Some are true, some are not, and many persist for which there’s little proof one way or the other. Cindy Courtier wrote to.

Do You Need a Really a Nonprofit Mentor?

Fundraising Coach

The nonprofit sector is a strong and vibrant community full of people willing to help each other out. They get stuff done. The goal?

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I was wrong

Wild Woman Fundraising

Today we have an article by Gayle Gifford, who is so right, while I was so wrong. It mostly comes from program income. Seriously. Check it out.

Where Did All Our Donors Go?

Ann Green

The ACLU saw a record number of donations come in right after the Trump administration enacted its travel ban. Yikes! This should not be happening.

Sprouts Integrates Local Influencer Marketing

Diva Marketing Blog

 In the competitive world of grocery stores most people living in urban areas have many choices. Sprouts is building community at the local level. .

How well do you utilize marketing in your social media and mHealth efforts?

Social Marketing and Social Change

How well do you utilize the 5Es? ".it If we fail to do all five, we are failing them and ourselves. And failure in our work is not an option.".

Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Justyna Krygowska

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Justyna Krygowska. We need to hear from you! Don’t be shy – tell us what you do in a  typical day as a nonprofit communications pro. .

Introducing MarketSmart’s 2017 IN’s & OUT’s


Happy New Year everyone! Each year my IN’s & OUT’s usually get passed around and shared quite a bit. For others, they inspire!

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Leading the Resistance: 28 Organizations You Can (and Should) Support Today


The last few days have been equal parts terrifying, challenging, and complicated. There's a long fight ahead, but for issues that stir you, one simple, positive thing you can do today is give - your time, money, voice, or attention - because so many organizations need your urgent support. LGBTQ Rights. Immigration & Refugees. Legal Advocacy.