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Fundraising Isn’t the Only Thing Nonprofit Communicators Do

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Every now and then, a fundraising consultant will write a post essentially saying that all nonprofit communications and marketing should be driven by fundraising goals and staff, with a few limited exceptions, like media relations and general branding.

How to Create a Volunteer Handbook Your Volunteers Will Use

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If your organization relies on volunteers, even just a little, you need a volunteer handbook that spells out expectations, policies, and procedures. A volunteer handbook gives volunteers the information they need about the organization and its mission, and answers any common questions they may have.

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The Pandemic Pause: Can We Be Gracious When We Meet Again?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Tara Collins. Today’s post comes from long-time friend of Nonprofit Marketing Guide, Tara Collins. I love her plea for patience and grace as we begin meeting up again in person.

How to Build an Online Community: 4 Ways to Get Started

J Campbell Social Marketing

Today’s article on how to build an online community is such an important topic for nonprofits as they navigate the challenges of fundraising both during and after the pandemic.

How to Handle Copyrights in Your Nonprofit

Foundation Group

The post How to Handle Copyrights in Your Nonprofit appeared first on Foundation Group®. Ask the Experts Education Managing a Nonprofit conflict of interest copyright intellectual property nonprofit

Let’s Try to Stop Using Jargon So Much

Ann Green

Over the last year, we’ve seen many examples of real problems affecting real people. We’ve also seen more authenticity. So why are some nonprofit organizations still using jargon in their donor communication?

How to Find and Work with a Nonprofit Virtual Assistant

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Sometimes the only thing standing between you and launching a successful fundraising campaign to fund a new, needed program is an extra set of hands. It may make sense to hire someone to give you that help, especially if that person has the skills you need and can work remotely.

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State Nonprofit Compliance: Understanding Texas Tax Exemption

Foundation Group

The post State Nonprofit Compliance: Understanding Texas Tax Exemption appeared first on Foundation Group®. Ask the Experts Filings Starting a nonprofit state compliance state tax exemption Texas Form AP 204

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What Do You Believe? Your Organization’s Story

Mission Minded

Read about the Belief Message, the most important message your nonprofit can have to capture the attention and interest of potential supporters. The post What Do You Believe? Your Organization’s Story appeared first on Mission Minded. Blog Nonprofit Communications Nonprofit Messaging

Social Media and Newsletter Ideas for May 2021

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Don’t rack your brain trying to think of clever ideas for your social media updates, blog posts, or newsletter articles. These writing prompts can crush that writer’s block! These ideas come from our Monthly Nonprofit Writing Prompts email newsletter*.

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5 Website Features All New Nonprofits Should Know and Use

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Your website is vital to keep your nonprofit running by enabling you to connect with donors, volunteers, and members that provide needed support.

3 problems with the major gift as carrot analogy

Fundraising Coach

Have you ever been about to ask for a major gift only to be warned about the carrot in the garden? It goes something like this: "Sure, you could ask them now. But it might be better to wait. You see, if you were to pull a carrot now, it might come up really small.

What Is A Group Exemption?

Foundation Group

The post What Is A Group Exemption? appeared first on Foundation Group®. Board of Directors/Governance Education Starting a nonprofit form 1023 Form 990 group exemption

The 4 Stories Your Organization Should Be Able to Tell

Mission Minded

Learn about the four essential story types every organization needs to succeed, centering those you serve. The post The 4 Stories Your Organization Should Be Able to Tell appeared first on Mission Minded. Blog Nonprofit Communications Storytelling

8 Things I Found Interesting in the 2021 M+R Benchmarks Study

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

The M+R Benchmarks Study for 2021 came out late last week. I recommend you check out the full report for yourself, but these are the (sometimes random) things I found most interesting. The big one that just can’t be ignored was online revenue increased a whopping 32%.

3 Ways to Build Trust with Donors in a Virtual World

NonProfit Hub

How do you build trust with donors? These days, it can be easier to get the attention of thousands of little fish online than a few big fish right in your own pond. It’s the law of large numbers.

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Going beyond a no in your nonprofit fundraising ask

Fundraising Coach

I recently heard author Andrea Waltz remind fundraisers to " go for no! " (That's the name of her book too.) It's a reminder that too often we give up before the donor has really made a decision. Reframing Failure. She also shared the need for us to reframe the word "no."

Successfully Collaborating With a Fundraising Consultant

Fundraising Report Card

Today’s article topic dives into best practices for nonprofits bringing in fundraising consultants. It’s such an important topic for nonprofits to ensure they make the most of what can be a very fruitful collaboration.

Tools to Tackle Common Entrepreneurial Obstacles

Nonprofit Marketing Insights by GlobalOwls

Tools to Tackle Common Entrepreneurial Obstacles. Are you starting jour journey of becoming an Entrepreneur? Here are some common obstacles and tools that can help you out. Entrepreneurs face a wide range of obstacles during their professional careers, which vary in size, duration, and severity.

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Toxic Productivity: Is There Such a Thing as Being Too Productive? #NPCOMMLIFE

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

We talk a lot about productivity especially as part of this #NPCOMLIFE series. Tips for being productive are sought out across all industries. The nonprofit space is no different (or some would say worse since you often find yourself with fewer resources).

5 Ways to Build Meaningful Board Engagement

NonProfit Hub

Nonprofit work may be the one arena where you’re expected to inspire your bosses as well as provide them with ways to serve and hold them accountable. It’s a tricky business.

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A Leader’s Social Media Presence: 4 Ways to Make It Count

Fundraising Coach

Do you doubt the power of your, and your nonprofit’s, social media presence to be a powerful tool for connecting with supporters? Maybe you’ve maintained your brand across profiles and networks, regularly posted, and even used advertisements to reach new audiences.

Newsletter: Close More Partnerships by 'Warming Up’ Prospects ; Drink Well and Give Back to the National Parks; If You Own One of These Paintings You Won't Have to Fundraise Ever Again

Selfish Giving

Two housekeeping items this week. ???? ? when you send me things to include in my newsletter! Job openings, success stories, new campaigns - keep them coming.

Will guest blogging still work this 2021?

Nonprofit Marketing Insights by GlobalOwls

Will guest blogging still work this 2021? Are you looking to build a Strong Brand and Improve your SEO and wondering if Guest Blogging will still help? Check out our views below. Guest blogging has been a hot topic of debate amongst content marketers for quite some time now.

How to Delegate: From Doing It All to Having Staff

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

It’s so exciting. you’ve been a comms team of one forever and now you get to hire someone! You go through the process and find the perfect person.

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How Can Leaders Support Boundaries?

NonProfit Hub

Boundaries are needed in many areas of our lives: finances, relationships, friendships, how we spend our free time, and how we spend our time at work. Establishing them and sticking to them can be challenging. But, like a moat around a castle, boundaries are meant to protect. .

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Fundraising in the Black: 4 Accounting Best Practices

Fundraising Coach

Effective organizational management is imperative for nonprofits to be successful in achieving their missions. Today, Jon Osterburg, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Jitasa, lends the knowledge he's gained helping over 100 nonprofits globally with their finances.

Newsletter: How Top Nonprofits Staff Their Partnership Teams ; 10 Sponsorship Request Letters Every Nonprofit Needs ?? ; This Beer Tastes Horrible (But It’s All for a Good Cause)

Selfish Giving

We had a great Cause Docs clinic last week on Engaging Your Board in Selling Corporate Partnerships! You can watch the replay here. What should we tackle next on Cause Docs??? Take my 2-question survey. 2-Question Survey. ?? Partnership Notes 1.

Social Shopping: The New eCommerce Revolution

Nonprofit Marketing Insights by GlobalOwls

Social Shopping: The New eCommerce Revolution. Think about how big Amazon and Facebook are in their separate sectors and imagine what wonders it would bring if we merge them. That’s what social shopping does. The word “social” is essential when it comes to eCommerce.

White Women as Nonprofit Gatekeepers [Recommended Listen]

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

If you are a white woman working in the nonprofit sector, then do yourself a favor and listen to The Ethical Rainmaker: White Women as Gatekeepers , an interview of Fleur Larsen by podcaster Michelle Shireen Muri. One of the key quotes is “Helping is the sunny side of control.”

Good Finds for Nonprofits: Engagement Communities

NonProfit Hub

Each week we’ll bring you a new resource that we think could revolutionize the nonprofit sector—or at least your workweek. It may be an app, platform, podcast, or product that will help you do more good.

Learn digital strategies for NPOs from the top experts of 2021!


Digital Strategy Summit (May 3 – 7) is five incredible days of content for charities, nonprofit organizations, and action groups. This is an inspirational line-up of expert speakers with actionable advice for every nonprofit professional or activist who wants to further their mission online in 2021.

Newsletter: Competing Caterpillar Cakes Spark Retail War for Charity ; Perfect T-Shirt to Get Vaccinated in Benefits Great Cause ; The Era of Corporate Political Responsibility is Upon Us

Selfish Giving

????The Cause Docs ?? are back TOMORROW at 2pm EDT. Joining us are Nanette Fridman , President of Fridman Strategies, Inc. and Melissa Radin Goldstone , Founder of Freestyle Strategy.

A Nonprofit’s Guide to Connecting Social Media Efforts to Your Website

Nonprofit Marketing Insights by GlobalOwls

A Nonprofit’s Guide to Connecting Social Media Efforts to Your Website. Do you want to make the most out of your Social Media efforts? See how your Nonprofit can make sure that your followers are also visiting your website and donate.

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Want a Nonprofit Communications Training Plan? Here Is Where to Start

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Whether you are just starting your nonprofit communications journey or have been at this a while, we have a plan for you. Just take a quick 2-question quiz and you will be given a training plan based on your level of expertise. Take the Quiz and Get Started.

6 Skills Nonprofit Job Seekers Need to Have

NonProfit Hub

Writing a flawless resume, winning the competition, and landing a job is never easy. It always requires marketing yourself the right way. And, often, simply showing your qualifications is not enough. This is true for the traditional job market.

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Brushing up on your email marketing fundamentals!


Email marketing, put simply, is the use of an email platform to send a message to a large group of people that have opted-in to communications from your charity. Email Marketing Online Marketing email fundraising