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We’ll Keep Up With It All So You Don’t Have To

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I was recently emailing with someone who worked in a fast-paced, for-profit job for years but said she was finding that “nonprofit marketing has A LOT of moving parts.” ” Sound familiar?

Photos to Fire Up Year-End & Protect Privacy

Getting Attention

Flickr: AFGE. Dear Nancy: Our last two year-end campaigns were centered around client stories, each powered by a photo or two. We got fantastic feedback on these stories and I planned to feature similar profiles this year.

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The 2019 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

EveryAction

It's finally here! If you loved our 2018 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar get ready for our new, improved, and updated 2019 calendar! We've searched far and wide for the best and brightest nonprofit conferences from all around the country! These conferences range in size, location, and topic.

12 Ways to Add More Hygge to Your Office

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

If you are on Instagram or Pinterest at all, you can’t help but run into a lot of hygge-inspired photography. The photo at the top of this post isn’t mine, but the smaller ones below are.)

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4 Steps to Year-End Balance, Energy, & Focus (Beth Kanter)

Getting Attention

There’s no better gift than learning from a friend. And what a treat I had recently, learning self-care at work techniques from Beth Kanter , a fellow speaker at the JCamp 180 conference. We all know how pressured year-end is, especially on the fundraising side.

3 Ways to Turn #GivingTuesday Donors Into Year-Round Supporters

J Campbell Social Marketing

As you probably know Giving Tuesday is right around the corner. This year it’s on November 27th. I have seen nonprofits spend so much time this year working on their campaigns, creating buzz and excitement, thinking of ways to bring in new donors and get supporters excited before year-end.

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Who are you, under that mask?

Wild Woman Fundraising

You never started out wanting to be a fundraiser. But here you are. What do you think of your career so far? Are you satisfied? Are there things you wish you could change, but “oh well, I’m 10-20 years in now, can’t stop?”

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How the Hemophilia Federation of America Created Their Thank You Video

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Emily Roush-Bobolz. Thanksgiving may be next week, but year-end is a great time to thank your supporters. If you don’t think you can pull together a thank-you video quickly, Emily Roush-Bobolz, Communications Manager at the Hemophilia Federation of America shares how she did just that.

Which Story to Share? (G.R.E.A.T. Stories)

Getting Attention

Sometimes we have so many strong stories available that it’s hard to select the best ones to feature in a specific campaign. At other times, it seems impossible to source the right story or find a fitting one to harvest from the story bank. I’ve been there.

5 Digital Fundraising Trends for Nonprofits in 2019

J Campbell Social Marketing

Planning for 2019 is in full swing, so it’s time to assess current and upcoming trends in digital fundraising and how your nonprofit can leverage them for maximum impact. Before we begin, please note: This is not a TO DO list!

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My Failures of 2018- What’s in YOUR pot of foolishness?

Wild Woman Fundraising

What is in YOUR pot of foolishness? Recently i went to the Seattle art museum with my friend Vanessa Chase. This is a picture of one of my favorite exhibits, made with the active participation of people whose culture this is.

8 Annual Reports We Love

EveryAction

Annual Reports are a staple of nonprofit life, but are they worth it?

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5 Simple Strategies to Organize Your Nonprofit’s Donor Data

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Jay Love Collecting data is an important part of your job as a nonprofit communicator. But if you aren’t organizing it in a way that is useful, you may be wasting your time and not being as effective as you could be.

3 Tools Power Ambassadors to Year-End Wins

Getting Attention

We all have an incredible marketing and fundraising resource right in front of us— our colleague, board member, and loyal volunteer ambassador s. But most of us look right past them! You STILL HAVE TIME to launch your team of messengers to advance your year-end campaigns.

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How to Gain Support for an “Unsexy” Cause

J Campbell Social Marketing

Every Monday I will create a short video answering a question from a member of the Nonprofit Social Media Storytelling Group. We call it #MailbagMonday! Check back every Monday inside the Group to see if I answer your question! .

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10 most popular posts of 2018

Wild Woman Fundraising

If you’ve ever wondered what the most popular posts are in this fundraising blog- which is increasingly becoming a career blog, and a leadership blog, well, wonder no longer! I give you: The 10 most popular articles of 2018 plus ONE MORE.

4 Easy Ways to Prepare Your Website for End-of-Year Fundraising

EveryAction

The year-end giving season always offers a unique opportunity to engage with your members, donors, and volunteers. It’s a busy time for fundraising, which means you’re competing with a lot of other nonprofits and causes for their attention and support.

Do You Skip Thanksgiving Too?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Back off, Old Man. It ain’t your time yet. How annoying is it that department stores skip over Thanksgiving and go right to Christmas?

Top 3 reasons why major gift or legacy gift officers don’t have enough face-to-face meetings with donors

iMarketSmart

I hear a lot of people complaining about gift officers not meeting with enough donors. Usually, these complaints come from people who don’t really do much face-to-face fundraising on their own. Instead, interestingly, they manage people who do.

My 2018 Annual Report

Wild Woman Fundraising

Last week I talked about my mistakes. This week, I bring you my 2018 annual report. This is a chance for me to tell you what I’ve done this year that I’m proud of. And things I’m so grateful for! Favorite twitter jokes of 2018? I got you.

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3 Easy Ways To Make Your Nonprofit's Email Program Stand Out Today [With Free Templates]

EveryAction

For most nonprofits, email is the backbone of their digital fundraising program. However, as all digital fundraisers know, effective email fundraising consists of far more than sending out an ask for donations.

The Secret Ingredient That Will Help Your Next Media Pitch Stand Out

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Volunteers can often be great spokespeople for nonprofits that are looking to tell their stories in the media. Creative Commons photo courtesy of DC Central Kitchen). Nonprofits face an uphill battle when they pitch stories to the media.

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How Can My Small Nonprofit Cut Through the Clutter and Reach More People?

J Campbell Social Marketing

Every Monday I will create a short video answering a question from a member of the Nonprofit Social Media Storytelling Group. We call it #MailbagMonday! Check back every Monday inside the Group to see if I answer your question! .

3 simple steps to break your transactional, spray-and-pray fundraising addiction

iMarketSmart

Nonprofits tend to get addicted to transactions. Of course addictions are hard to break. But that doesn’t mean they shouldn’t be broken at all.

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10 tunes to work to-and take you into fun winter times

Wild Woman Fundraising

How do you get through your workday? Is it podcasts? Is it music? Is it a combo of both? I tend to go with music when I’m working, because podcasts can be distracting to me. I like podcasts when I’m driving.

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Our EveryAction Hero: Middle East Children's Alliance

EveryAction

The Middle East Children’s Alliance (MECA) works to protect the rights and improve the lives of children in the Middle East through aid, empowerment and education. This year they're celebrating 30 years of serving the region. With programs ranging from education, sports, income generation and more, we’re proud to stand with such an incredible organization! Earlier this month I spoke with MECA’s Development Director, Deborah Agre, to talk about some recent campaigns as well as year-end strategy!

Objectives for Your Nonprofit Communications Plan

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

In previous posts, I’ve shared with you the twelve most common nonprofit marketing and communications goals and the twelve most common nonprofit marketing and communications strategies. Today let’s talk about the types of objectives you should have in your communications plan. Objectives are the SMART steps you take to achieve a strategy, and at Nonprofit Marketing Guide, we prefer to define SMART as Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Resourced, and Time-Bound.

How to Tell A Story Across Social Media Platforms

J Campbell Social Marketing

Every Monday I will create a short video answering a question from a member of the Nonprofit Social Media Storytelling Group. We call it #MailbagMonday! Check back ever Monday inside the Group to see if I answer your question! . This week I answer two nonprofit questions that are interrelated.

5 Simple Steps for Fundraising Success Thanks to Marc Pitman

iMarketSmart

A Welcome Discovery! I came across this terrific little book while I was home, nursing a really bad cold this past week. I bought it a long time ago but somehow failed to read it. Big mistake! It’s titled Ask Without Fear, written by Marc Pitman and it’s a dandy!

Make #GivingTuesday More Than Just a Giving Day

Ann Green

I’m sure you’ve all heard of #GivingTuesday, the annual giving day that takes place the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. This year it will be on November 27. Perhaps you’ve participated in the past and it’s been successful, or maybe it wasn’t. Perhaps you’re planning to participate for the first time.

A nonprofit’s guide to bringing fundraising events online

CrowdRise

We often talk about how the modern nonprofit is bringing an increasing number of events and fundraising efforts ‘online.’ But what does that all really mean? How do you take something that’s so tangible and experiential and get that same energy for the components you move online?

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How to Address Common Digital Content Creation Challenges

J Campbell Social Marketing

Every Monday I will create a short video answering a question from a member of the Nonprofit Social Media Storytelling Group. We call it #MailbagMonday! Check back each Monday inside the Group to see if I answer your question! .

Exciting addition to the team!

iMarketSmart

On December 3rd , we shared an exciting announcement that nonprofit fundraising veteran, Dan Doyle is joining our Fundraising Report Card team!

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What Comes Next

Ann Green

I imagine most of you have sent out your year-end appeal. You may think your work is done for now, but it’s not. In fact, what comes next is even more important, especially if you want to keep your donors for a long time. Fundraising isn’t just about raising money.

Webinar Recap: 5 ways to get in front of your post-campaign planning

CrowdRise

Didn’t get a chance to check out our webinar about post-campaign planning? Not to worry, we’ve got you covered

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators – December 7, 2018

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

SpringHouse. Lake Martin, AL Who is ready for the weekend? And who is ready for the best articles, posts, tips, and more from around the world of marketing and fundraising? This week I have social media inspiration, nonprofit blogs to read, email ROI, and ELMO.

3 Ways to Build Up Excitement Leading Up to #GivingTuesday and Year-End Giving

J Campbell Social Marketing

As you probably know Giving Tuesday is right around the corner. This year it’s on November 27th. Hopefully if you are launching a campaign you’ve spent some time creating a plan and calendar for the day of and what comes after.

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