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Social Media and Newsletter Ideas for March 2021

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

If you need ideas for your newsletter articles or social media posts next month, then this post is for you! These ideas come from our Monthly Nonprofit Writing Prompts email newsletter*.

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Cold calling major donors to arrange appointments doesn’t work – but this method does

iMarketSmart

No one likes getting cold calls and you probably don’t like making them.

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Email Deliverability Is Down (Meaning Your Emails May Not Be Making It to Inboxes)

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

In doing research for next week’s webinar Email Marketing Trends for Nonprofits webinar series, I came across the 2020 Email Deliverability Benchmark Study done by Validity.

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How to Use Your Nonprofit CRM to Build a Social Media Ambassador Program

J Campbell Social Marketing

guest blog by Tim Sarrantonio , Neon One. Tim Sarrantonio is a team member at Neon One and has more than 10 years of experience working for and volunteering with nonprofits.

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Let Your Donors Know How Much You Appreciate Them

Ann Green

Many donors have gone above and beyond to help nonprofit organizations this past year, despite everything that’s been going on. Often in times of crisis, people find ways to help. This means you need to go above and beyond when you thank them. Are you doing that? Most likely, you’re not.

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We're not selling t-shirts

Fundraising Coach

Fundraising isn't just about raising money one time. If it were, we could sell t-shirts. Fundraising is about connecting values - the values of donors with the values of your cause. Sure, there are times when we just need the transactional. We need to pay the bills.

Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Lindsey Williams

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Lindsey Williams. Here is the latest submission for our Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator series. This series lets you describe your workday in your own words.

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How to Convert Social Media Fans and Followers Into Donors and Long-Term Supporters

J Campbell Social Marketing

Social Media for Social Good Academy is OPEN for enrollment – for a very limited time! Sign up now through February 1, 2021. Click here for all the details ! How to convert social media fans and followers into donors and long-term supporters? That’s the big question, isn’t it?

Why Monthly Giving Makes Sense

Ann Green

A bit of good news from the fundraising world – monthly giving is on the rise! If your organization doesn’t have a monthly/recurring giving program or it’s fairly small, now is a great time to start or grow your monthly giving.

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Doubt in fundraising isn't surprising - it just might be a gift

Fundraising Coach

There are a number of misconceptions about what being a successful nonprofit leader and fundraiser looks like. One of the most common is that the leader needs to be 100% confident. Completely sure about themselves at all times. If they aren't sure, how can they ask donors to give?

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Do You Have an Email Welcome Series for New Subscribers? Probably Not

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Do we sound like a broken record yakking on and on about email marketing? Do we care? We are fired up right now about making sure nonprofits are following email marketing best practices. We’ve pretty much dedicated the entire month of February to email marketing training.

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Celebrate Black History Month Using Brand Values

Mission Minded

Leaning on your brand will not only help you identify what to communicate, but how to communicate about it in a way that is authentic to you. The post Celebrate Black History Month Using Brand Values appeared first on Mission Minded.

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How to Plan Your 2021 Social Media Marketing Calendar

J Campbell Social Marketing

Sign up for the free Nonprofit Marketing Summit to see this session live! The COVID-19 pandemic, the election, and racial justice protests of 2020 have upended the entire nonprofit landscape. It is no longer business as usual for nonprofit fundraisers.

Newsletter: How to Prospect Like a Boss ✊ ; IHOP Cancels National Pancake Day, Still Supports Charity Partner ; How One Nonprofit is Fighting Fake News

Selfish Giving

Two things this week. Join us TODAY at 2pm EST , for a Cause Docs Zoom clinic with Brittany Hill , Founder of Accelerist. Brittany will be answering ALL your questions on HOW TO PROSPECT for corporate partnerships.

On the Road to Better Donor Communication

Ann Green

With all that’s gone on this year, if you’re still sending generic, organization-centered communication, you’re doing a huge disservice. I know there has been some conflict about donor-centered vs community-centered, and I think we can have both. What you don’t want is to be organization-centered.

Social Media and Newsletter Ideas for February 2021

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

No idea what you will talk about on social media next month? Unsure what to include in your newsletter? This post is for you! These ideas come from our Monthly Nonprofit Writing Prompts email newsletter*.

Visual Identity: It’s How You Look

Mission Minded

Effective brand storytelling doesn’t just stem from the accidental use of visually-appealing elements. The post Visual Identity: It’s How You Look appeared first on Mission Minded. Blog Nonprofit Branding Nonprofit Design

Quick Thanks & Encouragement

J Campbell Social Marketing

I received this wonderful email from Steven Screen this week, and he generously agreed to let me publish it here. If there’s one thing I know right now, it’s that Fundraisers are tired. Most of us aren’t “about to quit” tired.

Newsletter: Fill Your Pipeline with the Perfect Prospects ; Cause Product vs. Purchase-Triggered Donation ; Double the Time Prospects Spend on Your Case Studies?

Selfish Giving

The docs are back! No, we can't heal the broken hearts ??of of Kansas City Chiefs fans (or Patriots fans for that matter) ?????- but we can address your partnership woes! Remember, we're not real doctors, we're cause doctors (or Cause Docs !)???????

Online Community-Building for Nonprofit Members

Ann Green

How important is online community-building for your nonprofit members? Read our guide to learn how online engagements can strengthen your membership base. By Jake Fabbri. Creating a membership program for your nonprofit is a smart way to increase fundraising and donor stewardship.

Collaborating and Working Remotely: Advice from a Nonprofit Communications Director Who’s Done It For Years

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Anna Mullen and her colleagues at the National Farm to School Network have always worked remotely. She shared some great advice on doing so successfully with others in her cohort of the Communications Director Mentoring Program last year.

What Will Your Team Gain From Working at Home?

Mission Minded

Mission Minded's remote work culture tips gained from working remotely since our founding in 2002. The post What Will Your Team Gain From Working at Home? appeared first on Mission Minded.

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Why You Need To Get Your Board to Embrace Digital Fundraising

J Campbell Social Marketing

Social Media for Social Good Academy is OPEN for enrollment – for a very limited time! Sign up now through February 1, 2021. Click here for all the details ! Why You Need To Get Your Board to Embrace Digital Fundraising.

Newsletter: Winning with Corporate Partners in 2021 Begins Today ; How to Hire Your Team’s First Marketer ; NFL, Nike Court a New Football Market: Girls

Selfish Giving

Two announcements this week. Two great upcoming events. I'm looking forward to seeing you at one or both of these events! Engage for Good's Winning with Corporate Partners in 2021 begins TODAY and continues through Friday. This is going to be a great event! Check it out and signup here!

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How to Create Your 2020 Annual Report

Ann Green

The nonprofit annual report is a mixed bag. Organizations do need to share accomplishments and show gratitude to their donors, but many annual reports are done poorly. They’re often too long, boring, and basically a demonstration of the organization patting itself on the back.

So What? Making Your Messaging More Relevant

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

The amount of email sent each year is in the billions and is only going up. See this projection : Source: [link]. So how will you make your way through the clutter in everyone’s inbox and stand out? By answering the question: So What?

How to Screen Funding Partnerships for Brand Risk

Mission Minded

Is your nonprofit willing to accept donations no matter where they come from? What are the tradeoffs? The post How to Screen Funding Partnerships for Brand Risk appeared first on Mission Minded. Blog Nonprofit Branding

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[FREE MASTERCLASS] 3 Must-Have Elements of Social Media Content that Converts

J Campbell Social Marketing

How to start building a thriving social media community for your nonprofit right now – WITHOUT a big team, lots of tech overwhelm, or getting stuck on the question “What do I do next?”.

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Newsletter: Join Me at Corporate Partnerships Everywhere ; Five Video Ideas to Generate Partnership Leads ; Is Clubhouse a Gold Mine for Nonprofits?

Selfish Giving

Three things this week. Dan Cohen of Cause Partners did a wicked awesome job last week laying down the knowledge on selling corporate partnerships. This is a Cause Docs clinic you either don't want to miss or should listen to again! You can watch the replay here. It's well worth your time.

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Some Comms Teams Thrived During the Pandemic. Others Not So Much.

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Last week, we shared that we found in the 2021 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report that a majority of nonprofits said they did more communications planning (63%) and that the level of internal collaboration on the communications workload went up (57%) as a result of the pandemic.

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2021 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report [Download Now]

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

It’s here! Today we are excited to release the 2021 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report!

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Make Your Vacation Part of Your 2021 Plan Now

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

In the survey for the upcoming 2021 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report, we asked whether nonprofit communicators agreed or disagreed with this statement: I regularly take all of the paid time off that I am entitled to each year.

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Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators _ February 12, 2021

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Happy Almost Valentine’s Day! If one of your love languages is “acts of service” I am here for you with my curated list of the most helpful articles, posts, tips, and more from around the world of nonprofit marketing and fundraising.

Hobbies of Nonprofit Communicators: New Pets

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Last week we mentioned we would be switching gears from our Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator series to a new mini-series: Hobbies of Nonprofit Communicators. We’ll be looking at some of the new hobbies or adventures your fellow nonprofit communicators started during the pandemic!

Effective and Ethical Creative [New Guide]

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

M + R has released a new guide called Direct Response Creative for Nonprofits: Theory and Practice. That rather dry name belies the very interesting content inside. It’s really all about creating communications that are effective AND consistent with your values and ethics.

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Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators – January 29, 2021

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

The Collins Quarter. Savannah, GA. Happy Friday! I hope you had a great week. We’re finishing it off strong with the most helpful articles, posts, tips, and more from around the world of nonprofit marketing and fundraising.

Did You Make a Great Plan, Then Never Look at It Again?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

It’s so exciting. you get others in your organization to finally focus on communications and you create a marketing strategy. Or maybe you set aside the time to finally create your editorial calendar. You are fired up! And then. it just sits there, never to be looked at again.

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