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Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Melanie Swiftney

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Melanie Swiftney. We’d love to feature YOU in this series!  Melanie Swiftney has been a communicator for most of her life. 10:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m.

A List of Digital, Tech, and Media Trend Reports for 2017

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

Here are some of the better ones that I have come across: We Are Social – Digital in 2017 Global Overview. Internet World Stats Website.

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?

iMarketSmart

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.

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

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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.

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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Storytelling Vs. Data. Which Is More Important?

The Agitator

Looking for something to debate over lunch today? What do you think?

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How Nonprofit Communicators Spend Their Time (Infographic) #NPCOMM2017

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Do you wonder if other nonprofit communicators are spending as much time on certain tasks as you? Want to share this infographic? Trends

Are you hunting mice or antelopes? [Guest post from T.J. McGovern]

iMarketSmart

The following is a guest post thanks to my friend T.J. McGovern, Owner/Principal at McGovern Consulting Group  (McG). lioness cannot live on mice.

Ep201: SoCal Honda Dealers 'Causejack' Super Bowl for Charity

Selfish Giving

Never Miss a Show - Signup for Email Updates. On the show, Megan, Patrick and I discuss: Patrick Adams, Secret Weapon Marketing.

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!

The Rage-Donation

The Agitator

Ashley Fetters has written an interesting pice in GQ magazine titled, The Rise of the ‘Rage-Donation’ A fun read.

19 reasons why nonprofit donor surveys are awesome

iMarketSmart

They give your supporters an opportunity to have a dialogue with you and your brand. They help you recognize how they might want to give.

Ep203: Cracker Barrel Rocks Veterans Lives with 'Operation Rocker'

Selfish Giving

One creative fundraiser launched last summer was Operation Rocker. On the show, Megan, Sloane, and I discuss: Sloane Lucas, Cracker Barrel.

Tithing from the IRA Rollover

Fundraising Coach

The donor must have been at least age 70½ when the distribution was made. The total QCDs for the year can't be more than $100,000. IRS Pub. 590¬B.

Who Will Get The Money?

The Agitator

No, I’m not letting small organizations totally off the hook for improving their fundraising. Donor acquisition Donor retention / loyalty / commitment Fundraising philosophy/profession Nonprofit management premium

Why Deleting People from Your Email List is a Good Thing

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Kristina and I are on the verge of deleting about 10,000 people from our email list here at Nonprofit Marketing Guide. That is not a wacky number.

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HELP! Please….

iMarketSmart

I really need your help. funded a study to help you. Together we created some questions we believe will help you and the sector tremendously. And more.

Ep202: Causely Helps Businesses Grow with Word-of-Mouth Cause Marketing

Selfish Giving

With Causely, the business benefits from a big increase in word-of-mouth (typically a 4-6x increase in social media impressions!). CTR - EP202. First.

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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.

Trump Is Actually Making America Great Again

The Agitator

Here at Agitator Global HQ we never know what’s going to pop out of the morning mail bag. Just look at the progress made since the election.”

Five Ways to Plan for the Unexpected, #NPComm Style

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

You don’t know what’s going to happen in the future. So you need to accept that reality. Being Agile is the A in CALM. How would you react?

NEWS FLASH: Most of your supporters don’t really want to be in your legacy society

iMarketSmart

But, oddly, that’s the first thing fundraisers offer legacy gift prospects and those who have disclosed their legacy gift intentions. .

Why You Need a Nonprofit Ally in 2017

Selfish Giving

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

Is Your Newsletter Boring?

Ann Green

There’s a good chance the answer to this question is yes. That’s because most donor newsletters can be used as a cure for insomnia. Don’t worry.

What Do You See In Your Crystal Ball?

The Agitator

Over at the UK’s 101Fundraising, Matthew Sherrington has bravely shared his thoughts on the changes and trends he thinks will affect fundraising over the next five years or so. His 12 insights from the crystal ball are well-informed, cover most aspects of fundraising, and well worth a read. Two in particular resonated with me.

December is Over, but Fundraising Shouldn’t Be

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

These Seasonal Fundraising Campaigns. BRAND NEW WEBINAR. Thursday, March 2, 2017. 1:00 p.m. Eastern (10:00 a.m. Pacific). Registration is $50.

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.

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

EveryAction

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.

Can Your Organization Pass the Donor-Centered Test?

Ann Green

I recently received a newsletter from an organization that focused mainly on themselves, then their clients, and then barely mentioned their donors. There’s no question this organization does good work, but their newsletter failed the donor-centered test. Unfortunately, they’re not the only guilty culprits. Take a few minutes to find out.

The Best $5 You’ll Ever Spend. Guaranteed.

The Agitator

“I’m disgusted and frustrated. You should be, too.” ” With those words, Michael Rosen launched his post What are the Obstacles to Improving Donor-Retention Rates? Breaking Out of the Status Quo Communications Donor retention / loyalty / commitment Fundraising philosophy/profession Nonprofit management premium

All the Rage: Fundraising on Fury and Revenge

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Fundraising isn’t all lofty and inspiring. Lately, a lot of it is quite angry. And quite successful. via GIPHY. McConnell’s silencing of Sen.

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.