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3 Email List Building Pop-Ups for Your Website

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

During Tuesday’s webinar , we’ll be sharing a ton of great nonprofit examples from our Inspiration Files. Here’s a little preview of some of the website lightboxes or pop-ups we’ve seen and loved recently. These are specifically for building your email list.

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5 Ways You Can Get Meetings with Major Donors (Even When They Won’t Answer their Phone)

iMarketSmart

I hear the following all the time when I ask fundraisers about their efforts to land meetings with major and legacy donors: “I tried calling, but they didn’t answer the phone,” they say. So what’s really happening here.

Easy Ways to Lower Your Stress Levels #NPCOMMLIFE

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

You’re rushed in the morning and you leave your raincoat or umbrella, and it, of course, rains. You didn’t get gas yesterday because you just wanted to get home after a long day and now you have to unexpectedly drive across town to take your child to the doctor.

MarketSmart + The Giving Institute

iMarketSmart

In case you couldn’t tell from the title of today’s blog post, we have some exciting news to share with you! MarketSmart is the newest member of The Giving Institute.

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5 Social Media Video Tips for Nonprofits

J Campbell Social Marketing

What if I told you that Google did a study around year-end giving that discovered that a whopping 57% of people who watch a video for a nonprofit go on to make a donation ? .

6 Ways to Utilize Your Foundation’s Year-End Communications Budget

Mission Minded

The end of the year is approaching and, for foundations and others, that means it’s time to consider how you. The post 6 Ways to Utilize Your Foundation’s Year-End Communications Budget appeared first on Mission Minded. Blog Foundations

Be Thankful for Your Donors

Ann Green

Thanksgiving is coming up and it’s a time of the year in the U.S. when we show gratitude to the special people in our lives. Your donors are special people and they deserve to be showered with gratitude. This doesn’t happen nearly as often as it should.

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Social Good Squad Newsletter 1 – And so it begins!

J Campbell Social Marketing

(Because of email deliverability snafus and Gmail Jail, I am no longer able to add animated GIFs and emojis and other fun things that heaven forbid add personality to my email newsletter. So each week I’ll put it up on my blog. Enjoy!).

Seven Secrets to Creating Compelling Digital Content

Mission Minded

It’s the new reality; your nonprofit, foundation, or independent school needs a blog, or a social media presence — or. The post Seven Secrets to Creating Compelling Digital Content appeared first on Mission Minded. Blog Digital Nonprofit Communications Social Media Storytelling Videos

Tech Upgrades: Combining Speed, Functionality & Safety

CrowdRise

“We are marching down the path of building the best enterprise-grade software for charity fundraising. System scalability and security are top of mind for our customers when it comes to technology." says Chi-Chao Chang, Chief Technology Officer.

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6 Proven Community Engagement Asks

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

An engagement ask is simply another way, besides donating, that people can confirm that they share your values and want to participate in your good work.

3 Reasons You Should Be Thinking about QCDs (Backed By Data + A Free Guide)

iMarketSmart

How many decisions do you make each day? A quick google search yields our answer: somewhere near 35,000. That number may seem intimidating, “How can I make 35,000 decisions a day?” You might find yourself pondering.

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Increase Your Fundraising on Instagram: 4 Ways to Drive Donations at Year-End

J Campbell Social Marketing

Are you using Instagram to get more engagement and to raise awareness about your nonprofit’s work? . Do you want to use the fastest-growing social media platform to increase your fundraising and acquire new donors? .

Can a Book Make You Better?

Mission Minded

This week, as Book Lovers Day approaches, our Mission Minded team members are thinking about one of our core values: The post Can a Book Make You Better? appeared first on Mission Minded. Blog Foundations Independent Schools Nonprofit Communications

Once is Not Enough – Why You Need a Multichannel Fundraising Campaign

Ann Green

Year-end fundraising season is starting to gear up. Perhaps you’ve already mailed an appeal letter or are planning to in the next couple of weeks. Planning is the key word here. If you just send one fundraising letter and wait for the donations to come in, prepare to be disappointed.

Doing More Videos: Getting Over What’s Holding You Back

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

On today’s Video Strategy for Nonprofits webinar, I organized my presentation around the barriers that are holding nonprofits back from fully embracing video as the superior communications channel that it is for so many different marketing goals.

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How Important Is Training for Fundraisers? Very.

iMarketSmart

This time of year is filled with tricks and treats. The end of October seemingly always has something in store for us, whether it be a new costume fad, wacky weather (too hot, or too cold), or the general “all hands on deck” push to execute year-end fundraising strategies.

Increase Your Fundraising on Instagram: 4 Ways to Drive Donations at Year-End

J Campbell Social Marketing

Are you using Instagram to get more engagement and to raise awareness about your nonprofit’s work? . Do you want to use the fastest-growing social media platform to increase your fundraising and acquire new donors? .

Does Your Board Have to Approve Your Brand?

Mission Minded

Branding — or rebranding — isn’t a quick nor simple process. If you’ve contributed to the deep thinking, investigation, articulation, The post Does Your Board Have to Approve Your Brand? appeared first on Mission Minded.

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Impact Storytelling - translating data to action

Fundraising Coach

Today I was honored to give a webinar with CiviCore on data and impactful stories. I shared one researcher's experience with stumbling on to a form of a story. Then look at studies about using statistics in fundraising versus not using any statistics.

Don’t Let Time Run Out…

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

If you have been a member of the Nonprofit Marketing Guide community for at least a few months, you know Kivi and I celebrate our birthdays with a big All-Access Pass Sale.

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Splitting up the “might consider” stage into two consideration stages

iMarketSmart

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10 Ways to Improve Donor Retention with Social Media [Webinar Replay]

J Campbell Social Marketing

No matter what time of year, it’s always the perfect time to show your donors some love! If you wait until year-end to communicate with and thank your donors, it may be too late.

The Importance of Segmenting Your Donors

Ann Green

Year-end fundraising time is here. I’ve already started receiving appeal letters and I know this is just the beginning. . I get appeals from nonprofit organizations I don’t already support and many of these are generic and impersonal. This is annoying.

Newsletter: Will a Nonprofit’s Bet on Death be a Boon for Partnerships? ; How Brands Gave Thanks on Veterans Day ; Why Your Nonprofit Needs an Explainer Video

Selfish Giving

Marie Curie , a UK-based nonprofit that runs hospices and supports people living with terminal illness, has launched Talkabout , a microsite to get people talking about everyone's favorite topic: dying and death.

3 Things You Can Learn From $58B in Donations

iMarketSmart

If you had $58B, you would be among some interesting company. 58B represents more wealth than Larry Page and Michael Bloomberg, but not enough to surpass Warren Buffett, Bill Gates, and Jeff Bezos.

How to Promote Your #GivingTuesday Campaign To Get More Buzz

J Campbell Social Marketing

Do you want to raise more money and connect with more supporters this year on the global day of giving, #GivingTuesday? This year #GivingTuesday is December 3, and it’s never too early to start planning for a successful campaign!

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Six Inclusive Stock Photography Sites Every Nonprofit Should Have Bookmarked

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

You know you need great photography. But for whatever reason, you don’t have it in-house. Maybe you don’t have the skills or access to a professional.

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The Difference Between Assertive and Aggressive

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Kivi has shared a few posts in recent weeks on how you can stop being a doormat at your organization. It’s a common problem especially for nonprofit communications staff since so many things can be considered “communications.”

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators – November 8, 2019

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Did you have a good week? Let’s wrap it up with the best articles, posts, tips, and more from around the world of nonprofit marketing and fundraising. This week we have trends for 2020, a new Twitter feature, free webinars, and icebreakers for introverts. It’s time for Mixed Links….

Guidelines for Third-Party Fundraisers

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Some very nice person wants to hold a fundraiser for you. GREAT! She wants you to create all the communications for it, including flyers, invitations, posts on social media, etc. UMM, NOT GREAT.

6 MORE Proven Fundraising Asks

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Last week we shared some our favorite fundraising asks , and today we are back with a few more classics that work. To recap the first six: The Match Sponsor/Adopt The Menu Fighting Evil The Single Story The Emergency.

Three Simple Steps to Using Original Photos

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

We get lot of question about the best ways to use photos especially of clients. Today, Holly Bodner joins us to share some tips on using your own photos. Kristina. Holly Bodner. Guest Post by Holly Bodner.

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Mornings and Your Mental Health #NPCOMMLIFE

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

As someone who is not a fan of mornings, most posts about making the most of them leave me rolling my eyes. I don’t care how many articles I read about how the most successful people get up early – I WILL NEVER BE A MORNING PERSON. (By

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators – November 1, 2019

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Ward 8 – Boston, MA. Happy November, Friends! Let’s warm up with the best articles, posts, tips, and more from around the world of nonprofit marketing and fundraising. We have some goodies left over from Halloween, email marketing and LinkedIn news, and how not to pitch a guest post.

Next Month: Checking In with Yourself, Mentoring, and Original Using Photos

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Here’s what’s happening next month at Nonprofit Marketing Guide…. Online Training: You can attend all of our training webinars below with an All-Access Pass. You also get exclusive online courses and downloads, access to our Private Facebook Group and more for 365 days.

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6 Proven Fundraising Asks

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

The last couple of weeks we talked about ways you can ask your community to get involved with your work in ways that don’t involve donating money.