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Hobbies of Nonprofit Communicators – Continuing Education

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

We’re wrapping up our look into the new adventures you got into during the past year with a few of you taking on the challenge of continuing your education. Other pandemic hobbies we’ve looked at: Pets. Music. Arts and Crafts. Exercise. Gardening. Podcasts.

How to Make Your Nonprofit Messages Stand Out

Ann Green

The average attention span for humans is a mere eight seconds. Goldfish have longer attention spans, but they lead much simpler lives and aren’t inundated with information the way we are. Goldfish pay more attention than humans (but goldfish can’t make gifts).

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On Being a White Thought Leader in the Nonprofit Sector

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

TL;DR: Getting called in and called out comes with the territory of being a thought leader. You need to learn to manage that, regardless of how uncomfortable it is, or find another line of work. .

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6 Ways to Improve Your Nonprofit Email Marketing Right Now

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. . With 91% of all US consumers checking email daily, email marketing should be a key element of your nonprofit’s marketing efforts.

Your main website sucks at raising major gifts – and here’s why


Most nonprofits have very narcissistic websites that promote how great they are and how well suited they are to accomplish their mission. Sure, it’s true that donors need to have belief and confidence in your organization to help them achieve their philanthropic outcomes.

4 specific tips for each stage of the ask

Fundraising Coach

When it comes down to it, successful fundraising is about successfully executing the basics. When you want to raise money for something, be sure to do these fundraising basics : Research. Remember, run your dollar goal through a gift range calculator.

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5 Tips to Use Your Nonprofit Site as A Donor Engagement Tool

Ann Green

By Anne Stefanyk. Your nonprofit website is a valuable tool for modern fundraising. Not only is it the first place prospects look to learn more about your organization, it’s also where current supporters go for updates on your mission and to explore upcoming opportunities.

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Help stop Asian hate – resources for nonprofits

J Campbell Social Marketing

The deadly mass shootings in Atlanta earlier this week killed eight people – six of them Asian women. Violence against the AAPI (Asians, Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders) community is escalating. So what can we, as nonprofits, do to help?

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


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

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10 Mistakes to Avoid with Your Next Fundraising Video

Mission Minded

If you’re considering a video for your fundraising campaign, avoid these 10 mistakes to ensure your video leads to fundraising success. The post 10 Mistakes to Avoid with Your Next Fundraising Video appeared first on Mission Minded. Blog Digital Nonprofit Communications Nonprofit Fundraising Videos

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How to Engage Donors to Keep Them Giving Year After Year

Ann Green

By Korrin Bishop. As you know, it takes staff time, resources, and diligence to attract new donors to your nonprofit.

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Social Media and Newsletter Ideas for April 2021

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Looking to fill your editorial calendar next month? We have ideas for newsletter articles, blog posts, social media updates, and more. These ideas come from our Monthly Nonprofit Writing Prompts email newsletter*.

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Which Donor Management Software Should I Pick?

J Campbell Social Marketing

In 2000, Gregg Bossen launched QuickBooks Made Easy for Nonprofits to teach nonprofit organizations how to best use QuickBooks for their specific needs.

Newsletter: How to Promote an In-Store Cause Marketing Program ; Luggage Company Makes the Case for Giving ; Keeping Partnership Sales Going During the Slow Summer Months

Selfish Giving

??Reminder: Tomorrow, Thursday, April 8th at 1pm EDT , TikTok Best Practices for Nonprofits with Partnership Programs. REGISTER. ????Last Last month, Brittany Hill from Accelerist delivered an outstanding Cause Docs "clinic" on how to prospect for corporate partnerships.

Help Your Stakeholders Feel Something

Mission Minded

Learn three ways to create experiences that will deeply connect your stakeholders to your organization and strengthen your brand. The post Help Your Stakeholders Feel Something appeared first on Mission Minded. Blog Nonprofit Branding

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Some Lessons for Nonprofits After Doing my Taxes

Ann Green

I just finished tallying our 2020 donations for our taxes. Always a fun task. Going through all the donation letters and emails triggered a few insights I’d like to share. Sending a yearly donation summary is very helpful.

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5 Common Nonprofit Marketing Mistakes

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

We spend a lot of time on this blog talking about the good things you can do to improve your marketing and communications for your nonprofit. But sometimes, it’s also good to frame the conversation around mistakes to avoid. Here are five that quickly come to mind. Not choosing and prioritizing.

Using Social Media to Engage Your Digital Donors

J Campbell Social Marketing

Nic Miller is the Director of Marketing at Fundraise Up , an online fundraising platform with the goal of Fundraise Up uses machine learning, human-centered design—and magic to double your revenue.

After the Ask: Understanding Nonprofit Payment Processing

Fundraising Coach

Your organization has just made a compelling fundraising ask to your potential donors. Now that one of the hardest parts is over, what are the next steps you should take?

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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Navigating the Current Climate One Year Later

Ann Green

We’ve just gone through a tough year. It’s around the one year anniversary of when everything started shutting down in the United States. I know it was earlier in other parts of the world.

Hobbies of Nonprofit Communicators: Music

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I am back with another peek into the new activities nonprofit communicators have picked up during the pandemic. Last week we saw some new pets , and this week we look at a few people who took up a new musical instrument. From Sally Hartman: My new pandemic hobby is playing the piano.

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.

Tracking Performance: 6 Fundraising Data Points You Need

Fundraising Coach

Most fundraising professionals know that having good information is the secret to increased revenue, stronger relationships, and more successful appeals.

Newsletter: TikTok for Nonprofits with Partnership Programs ; Jersey Mike’s Day of Giving Aims to Raise $8M Today ; How to Reactivate Your Email List

Selfish Giving

Two things this week. First, the Cause Docs will be back TOMORROW at 2pm EDT. The doc joining us will be Mike Hollywood ?? Vice President of Digital at Rocket Social Impact.

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Are You Seizing the Moment?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I don’t know if you feel it or not, but I certainly do: There’s a shift happening right now in the role of communications and marketing at nonprofits.

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How to Get New Donors Through Digital Marketing

J Campbell Social Marketing

Chris Barlow is the Director of Beeline, has been in marketing and sales for 14 years, and masterfully puts his two youngest down for a nap every day. He expected to work in a cause-focused career when he grew up, but was surprised to discover his passion for business.

Will Your Merger Succeed? Consider This Factor

Mission Minded

Some nonprofit mergers have thrived and others have dissolved. Learn about the key indicator of whether your merger will succeed or fail. The post Will Your Merger Succeed? Consider This Factor appeared first on Mission Minded. Blog Nonprofit Branding Strategic Planning

Newsletter: Turn Your Web Site Into a Partnership Magnet ; Digital Toilet Paper is the First Cause-Related NFT ; Board Game Monopoly Gets Socially Conscious Makeover

Selfish Giving

We had a great Cause Docs clinic last week with Russ Holmes of Sprouts Solutions on building global partnerships. Check out the replay here. Believe it or not, the Cause Docs will be back AGAIN on Thursday, April 1st at 2pm EDT. The doc joining us next week will be Mike Hollywood ??

Make Time for Some Spring Cleaning

Ann Green

Spring is officially here and depending on where you live, it may or may not feel like it. Here in Boston, we’re starting to see the beginning of warmer weather. I’ve been hearing a lot about spring cleaning lately. I know, groan.

Relevant Messaging Ideas: Be Responsive

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

We’re halfway through our look into the 6 Rs of Relevant Messaging. Today, we look at how to be responsive. But first, a quick review in case you need to catch up: Rewarding. The benefits of following through on the call to action in the message are clear. Realistic.

5 Ways to Improve Your Virtual Events and Engage Your Online Community

J Campbell Social Marketing

This post is a guest blog by Ryan Ozimek of PICnet. Have you signed up for my new online master class for nonprofits? Sign up here: How to Stand Out In the Inbox – Nonprofit Email Strategies That Actually Work!

How to Get Gender Right in Your School’s Brand and Messages

Mission Minded

Learn three actions your school can take be more inclusive when it comes to incorporating gender into your brand and messages. The post How to Get Gender Right in Your School’s Brand and Messages appeared first on Mission Minded. Blog Independent Schools

Newsletter: Yes! National Companies Will Do Local Cause Marketing ; Grocery Chain Raises $200K During Black History Month ; Why Your Next Fundraiser Should be a Fishing Tournament

Selfish Giving

The Cause Docs are back tomorrow, Thursday, March 18th at 2pm EDT with Russ Holmes , Founder of Sprouts Solutions. Russ will be answering your questions on how you can identify, cultivate and partner with global companies.

How You Can Create a More Engaging Nonprofit Newsletter

Ann Green

In theory, a newsletter can be a great way to engage with your donors. In reality, that often doesn’t happen because most donor newsletters can be used as a cure for insomnia. They’re too long and filled with boring articles that brag about how wonderful the organization is.

10 Questions to Ask to Remove Your Marketing and Communications Bottlenecks

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Much of the success in communications and marketing work is creating smooth workflows and eliminating bottlenecks in those flows. Marketing and communications bottlenecks can look like. People missing deadlines or otherwise not doing what they said they would do.

How to Stand Out In the Inbox – Email Marketing Mastery for Nonprofits

J Campbell Social Marketing

Brand new live training: How to Stand Out In the Inbox – Email Marketing Mastery for Nonprofits. How to get your emails delivered, opened, and read -and how to build a community anxious to hear from you! Enroll in Course for $47.