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How to Prepare Your Nonprofit for a PR Crisis

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Flickr Creative Commons photo by fotologic. Sometimes, bad things happen to good organizations. Because of this, even the best-run nonprofits need to have a crisis communications plan.

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Simultaneous Strategic Planning and Branding with Sterne School

Mission Minded

If your organization is considering undertaking both strategic planning and branding work, you might consider tackling both simultaneously. Doing this. The post Simultaneous Strategic Planning and Branding with Sterne School appeared first on Mission Minded.

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The Nonprofit Email Apocalypse is Coming

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

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Here’s what I learned about leadership in 2019. I hope it helps you!

iMarketSmart

Leadership is NOT about ‘managing’ people, bossing them around, or being a tyrant and it ISN’T about showing people how great YOU are either. Instead, it’s about helping coachable people that have passion and character become great.

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11 Strategic Ways to Grow Your Nonprofit Social Media Followers This Year

J Campbell Social Marketing

Nonprofits use social media platforms every single day to connect with constituents , raise awareness for causes, and collect donations.

Donor Relationships: 5 Challenges and How to Overcome Them

Ann Green

by Steven Shattuck. Donor relationship development is vital for your nonprofit’s retention rate and revenue consistency. Overcome the challenges of relationship building.

Book review - 10 Simple Fundraising Lessons

Fundraising Coach

One of the joys of being a speaker and executive coach is that people send me their books. I have such a long reading list, that I usually take a l-o-n-g time reading the ones that are sent to me. I'm glad I didn't wait to read Jim Eskin's. (It It definitely helped that he sent me the physical book.

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Donor-advised Funds Are Misunderstood, Bound to Be Regulated, and Not Going Anywhere

iMarketSmart

“Have you read this one?”. “Zach, hold on I didn’t even finish the other articles you sent me yet.” ” I guess I was being a bit overwhelming. Okay, yeah, I’m sorry. It’s just there is SO much out there on DAFs right now. It’s hard to keep up.”.

6 Nonprofit Email Marketing Resolutions for 2020

J Campbell Social Marketing

Nonprofit email marketing continues to be a driving force of donations, advocacy, and participation actions for many nonprofits small and large. . This is despite the fact that most of us dread opening our inboxes in the morning and feel like we are drowning in email ! .

How to Put Together a Communications Calendar

Ann Green

In my last few posts, I’ve emphasized the importance of keeping in touch with your donors throughout the year. Some nonprofit organizations are good at communicating with their donors, but many are not. Often the only times you hear from these organizations is when they’re asking for donations.

[Guest Post] Expanding Your Money Mindset

Fundraising Coach

Changing the way you think about money is a vital key to becoming successful at fundraising. In this guest post, Andrea Waltz points out an important area for us to address. Andrea is the author of "Go for No!

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How to Address Negative Online Comments About Your Nonprofit

J Campbell Social Marketing

Addressing negative online comments about your nonprofit – something that every single nonprofit social media manager has had to deal with at one point or another. .

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Looking at the New Year with 20/20 Vision

Ann Green

Happy New Year, everyone! Wow, it’s 2020, and I couldn’t resist the 20/20 pun. Not only are we entering a new year, we’re also entering a new decade. Many people use the New Year to make changes and improvements in their lives. You can do the same for your nonprofit organization. .

The Ever-Changing Digital World: How to Feel Less “Arghh” and More “Ahh”

Mission Minded

Social and digital media have become vital components of most modern marketing strategies. They are cost-effective, easy to manage, and. The post The Ever-Changing Digital World: How to Feel Less “Arghh” and More “Ahh” appeared first on Mission Minded.

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Online Fundraising Success When Surrounded by Skeptics

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

When we were helping Jen Newmeyer brainstorm the title for her new book, as soon as one of us said, “ The Insider’s Guide to Online Fundraising: Finding Success When Surrounded by Skeptics, ” we knew we had it.

5 Ways to Keep Motivation After the Year-End Giving Season

Fundraising Coach

There’s no denying that year-end giving is a powerful force. After all, some reports suggest as much as one-third of all annual giving occurs in December alone! However, once the final numbers are calculated and the year-end campaigns end, what happens then?

5 Habits of Successful Nonprofit Social Media Managers in 2020

J Campbell Social Marketing

In the world of nonprofit social media, the landscape is changing so rapidly, and it’s becoming harder and harder to build community in our hyper-connected world. .

Soliciting Item Donations for Auctions: 5 Best Practices

Fundraising Report Card

This is a guest post from our friends OneCause. Running a charity auction involves tracking many moving parts. But, one of the most important elements of your event is the items you procure. Without a solid list of auction items, you’ll have a harder time hitting your fundraising goals.

Does Your Logo and Visual Identity Send the Right Signals?

Mission Minded

Contrary to common misconception, your logo is not your brand. It’s a powerful symbol for your brand. Think of your. The post Does Your Logo and Visual Identity Send the Right Signals? appeared first on Mission Minded. Blog Nonprofit Branding Nonprofit Design

No Wonder Defining Comms Success is So Hard!

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I am deep into the data analysis for the 2020 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report , which we’ll release next week. For the first time ever, we surveyed nonprofit communications staff on objectives for their work. We asked them to pick their top 3 of 12 choices.

Newsletter: Join Me for a February Meetup in Tampa ; Nothing Can Stop Cause Marketing in Holland ; Does Your Nonprofit Really Need a Gala?

Selfish Giving

I'm super excited to be joining the Southeast Produce Council and its 2,500 members at Southern Exposure , their annual conference next month in Tampa, Florida. What a great time to escape the cold of Boston's winter! ??????

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How to Crush Your Nonprofit Marketing Goals in 2020

J Campbell Social Marketing

I LOVE goal-setting – and then making an action plan to CRUSH my goals – and the New Year is one of the best times to do it! Getting out brightly colored markers and a new calendar makes me happy, just as when I got my back-to-school supplies as a child! Post-its etc. .

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Creating a Unique Value Proposition for Your Nonprofit (Part 2)

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Yesterday and today, we welcome guest blogger Sean Kosofsky to explain an important marketing concept for all nonprofits to understand: Your Unique Value Proposition (UVP). What is it and how do you get one? Read on! Guest Post by Sean Kosofsky.

This Thank You Email Gave Me the Warm and Fuzzies

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

One day last month, I may or may not have been avoiding work and was down one of those Wikipedia rabbit holes I so often find myself.

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Let’s Hear Those 2020 Resolutions for Your Workplace!

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

A new year can hold so many new possibilities! Yes, it’s just another day on your calendar really, but January 1st can be a symbolic reset button that allows us to be so much better in the upcoming year. Or maybe you crushed 2019 and just want to maintain your awesomeness.

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators – January 10, 2020

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

The Little Duck Diner. Savannah, GA. We made it through the first full week of 2020! How’s everyone doing so far? Let’s wind it down with the best articles, posts, tips, and more from around the world of nonprofit marketing and fundraising. It’s time for Mixed Links….

Creating a Unique Value Proposition for Your Nonprofit (Part 1)

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Today and tomorrow, we welcome guest blogger Sean Kosofsky to explain an important marketing concept for all nonprofits to understand: Your Unique Value Proposition (UVP). What is it and how do you get one? Read on! Guest Post by Sean Kosofsky. Sean Kosofsky.

The Difference Between Content Marketing and Permission-Based Marketing

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Permission-Based Marketing and Content Marketing are the two most popular marketing strategies in the nonprofit sector, according to our Nonprofit Communications Trends Report research.

Forget the Elevator Speeches and Give Your Board Members a Word-of-the-Month

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I was recently contacted by Julianne Buck, executive director of the Community Foundation of Grundy County about the Monthly Nonprofit Writing Prompts I send.

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Download Your 2020 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

It’s here ! The 2020 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report has both good news and bad news to share, compiled from the answers of 625 nonprofit communications professionals who took our annual survey in November 2019. It’s free to download.

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The Skills Nonprofit Communicators Want to Build

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

The 2020 Nonprofit Communications Trends Survey is officially closed. Getting lost in the data crosstabs will begin soon!

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Unsuccessful #GivingTuesday? 3 Reasons Why You May Not Have Hit Your Goals

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Nonprofits raised nearly $2 billion on GivingTuesday in 2019. And yet, we hear a lot of complaints every year about how it doesn’t work. If you aren’t getting the return you want, Julia Campbell joins us today to encourage you to assess your approach to Giving Tuesday.

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Week of Freebies, Day 4: The 2020 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

It’s the last day of our Week of Freebies! Let’s look forward to next year with: The 2020 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report.

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Week of Freebies, Day 1: Social Media and Newsletter Ideas for Every Month

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Happy Holidays to our awesome readers! Let’s kick off this week of free stuff with: Monthly Nonprofit Writing Prompts. Let’s take some of the grief out of nonprofit writing and smash through your writer’s block!

Our Top Blog Posts of 2019

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

What Do You Want to Read About in 2020?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Last week, we revealed our Top Ten Blog Posts of 2019. Annual reports, social media, and email did well as usual. Now, we want to know what we should focus on in 2020?

Starting 2020 Off Right: Save $200 on Your Training Pass, Get Communications Planning Tips, the Trends Report and More

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Here’s what’s happening this month at Nonprofit Marketing Guide…. Online Training: Annual All-Access Pass Sale Ends Monday. Our BIG sale on the All-Access Pass winds down in just a few days. Save $200 on the best way to attend all of our training webinars.