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Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators – July 20, 2018

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Bourbon on Rye. Lexington, KY. Happy Friday! Ready for the the best articles, posts, tips, and more from around the world of marketing and fundraising? Today, we look at fundraising, fonts, and Facebook among other things.

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I hate being vulnerable.

Wild Woman Fundraising

I hate being vulnerable. That’s what I said last night. I was crying. We get into nonprofits because we are good at solving problems. Or good at taking care of people. We’re taught to think of others first. But there’s a dark side to this.

Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Eugene J. Patron

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Eugene Patron. Welcome to the latest installment in our series on the “Day in the Life” of nonprofit communicators! This series lets you describe your workday in your own words. We’d love to feature YOU in this series!

Engagement Fundraising Podcast: The reviews are in!

iMarketSmart

Podcasting is pretty new for me. I’ve never done it before. But I’m thrilled to see the reviews for the Engagement Fundraising Podcast have been positive. Hooray!! Advisor-Complex Gifting . By Laura Waller from United States.

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There’s no crafting employment we can not manage with. A smart collection of the habit presented essay formulating business that must result in your essay actually ends in the top credit score.

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Dirty Facts About Buy Research Papers Exposed

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What Buy Research Papers Is – and What it Is Not. When choosing to purchase research papers no plagiarism, you are able to become. The greatest mistake you could make is to purchase research papers that aren’t original.

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Halcyon's By The People Festival: How One Organization is Using Data to Unite People Around Art

EveryAction

Halcyon is a DC-based arts and culture organization that brings together diverse groups of changemakers in art and social enterprise and provides a safe haven for their bold ideas to take flight.

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators – July 13, 2018

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Ruby Slipper. New Orleans, LA. Is this Friday the 13th is treating you kindly? Lucky you, I was able to find the best articles, posts, tips, and more from around the world of marketing and fundraising. We’ve got lots on social media this week with some email KPIs thrown in for good measure.

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How can you deal with a rapidly changing world?

Wild Woman Fundraising

It’s hard out there right now. There’s so much up in the air, and there’s so much uncertainty about government funding for our US nonprofits.

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How nonprofit organizations can provide more value to generate more revenue in 5 simple steps.

iMarketSmart

In my last post, I tore up the concept of the disappearing donor. I proclaimed that donors are not disappearing. Rather, our sector’s fundraising practices are driving donors to avoid our communications because most nonprofits fail to understand and provide value. Instead, too many listen to vendors, suppliers, and so-called experts in the field who are driven by their own self-interests— leading the sector to march further downward on the declivity.

The New Bother About Penning Essays

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You’re gonna be flanked by writing articles industry experts over the plan of arrangement positioning, and just after you choose to purchasing essay and pick and choose an designated journalist, important things may very well get far more inspiring.

Finding Data Management Solutions for Arts and Culture Organizations

EveryAction

Arts and culture organizations such as media companies, magazines, public radio stations, museums, theaters, and arts advocates have unique needs when it comes to data management.

Worry Less about Spam Blocking and More about Email Engagement, Part II

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

On Tuesday, I shared with you the “new” metrics for email engagement , which include whether your emails are read before they are deleted and whether people are replying to or forwarding them.

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What Happens When Your Boss Has Different Goals?

The Agitator

Nonprofits need to exist as long as their issue exists. Most deal with long-term problems. Thus, they need to exist in the long-term. That’s why we preach retention above almost all other things – the donors you have are the ones who will sustain you.

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The difference between wealth screening and wealth appending

iMarketSmart

First, wealth screening. Over the past 10 to 20 years, wealth screening has become a common practice for fundraising shops. But staff should always remember that wealth screening is just a tool. And, tools can be used to break stuff as much as they can be used to build stuff. Or, in some cases, staff might actually use wealth screening to delay their activities.

Are Stories Authentic If You Memorize Them?

Mission Minded

You may get pushback from some of your colleagues when you ask them to take up the discipline of strategic storytelling. At Mission Minded we counsel our clients to craft, tell and retell stories as a way of inspiring belief in the value and impact of their work. We have a formula for it that […]. The post Are Stories Authentic If You Memorize Them? appeared first on Mission Minded.

10 Breakthrough Planned Giving Insights from Chronicle of Philanthropy’s Latest Report

EveryAction

In the Chronicle of Philanthropy’s recent report, 9 Trillion And Counting: How Charities Can Tap Into the Transfer of Wealth , researchers undertake a qualitative and quantitative study of the state of nonprofit planned giving programs.

Writing Assignment: Who Is Your Enemy?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

You’ve probably heard that you need to make your supporters the hero of your story. It’s really at the heart of creating supporter-centered communications – talk about how awesome your supporters are for helping as opposed to how awesome you are. But every hero needs a villain, right?

Decent Humans: Lauren Panasewicz at Range of Motion Project

CrowdRise

Decent Humans is what we call the incredible community we witness on CrowdRise each and every day doing amazing things for good. And each month, we’re going to highlight a Decent Human in the nonprofit world that’s devoting their time and passion to giving back and making a difference. We hope that by sharing their stories of aid, altruism, and passion, others will be inspired to make an even greater impact on the world we live in

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11 reasons why donors and organizations love charitable gift annuities

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Why donors like CGAs.

See Ya Later, Regulator

The Agitator

We know that trust in nonprofits is waning. You can see it in the Edelman Trust Barometer that we talked about in February, along with the reasons why trust is important to fundraising.

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A Nonprofit's Guide to Improving Digital Engagement

EveryAction

We live in a digital world, and while tried and true tactics like direct mail and telemarketing aren’t going away anytime soon, donors and activists increasingly expect nonprofits to communicate with them through digital mediums.

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Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators – July 6, 2018

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Hope everyone in the US had a safe Independence Day (and everyone else had a safe regular ol’ Wednesday)! I took some time out from BBQ and fireworks to find you the best articles, posts, tips, and more from around the world of marketing and fundraising.

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If You’re Making a Difference,You Have Stories to Tell

Ann Green

When your donors open your appeal letter or newsletter, do you bore them with a bunch of mind-numbing statistics, or do you share a story about how the Clark family moved out of a shelter and into a home of their own? Donors want to hear your stories.

Newsletter: Did World Cup Sponsors Miss Goal on Purpose? ; A Company That is Growing Sales by Being Spicy

Selfish Giving

As promised two weeks ago, this is a super-abbreviated version of my newsletter as I'm finishing up my summer vacation to England. It's been fun! But I'm looking forward to returning to regular programming next week. Cheers! Partnership notes. ??Did Did World Cup sponsors score nil goals on purpose

How Donor Opinion Can Steer You Right

The Agitator

Yesterday’s post ccataloged a multitude of reasons surveys and donor listening could steer you wrong. That said, there are many things we must ask donors that are both easy to answer accurately and vital for us to know: How easy was the online donation process?

How To Find the Right Database For Social Justice and Advocacy Nonprofits

EveryAction

For nonprofits doing political advocacy and social justice work, having solid data management practices can sometimes be an afterthought.

What’s Happening in July? Better Websites, Simple Rules, and a Pass Sale

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Here’s what’s happening at Nonprofit Marketing Guide this month: All-Access Pass Sale. Through this Friday, July 6th, you can save $200 off our Annual All-Access Pass.

A Picture Really is Worth a 1000 Words

Ann Green

I’m sure you’re familiar with the phrase “A picture is worth a 1000 words.” It’s become somewhat of a cliche, but it’s also quite relevant in this time of information overload. Donors get so many messages from different sources that sometimes they don’t want to read another word.

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Newsletter: Did World Cup Sponsors Miss Goal on Purpose? ; A Company That is Growing Sales by Being Spicy

Selfish Giving

As promised two weeks ago, this is a super-abbreviated version of my newsletter as I'm finishing up my summer vacation to England. It's been fun! But I'm looking forward to returning to regular programming next week. Cheers! Partnership notes. ??Did Did World Cup sponsors score nil goals on purpose

The Oldest Profession in Fundraising

The Agitator

How To Find Effective Database Solutions for Social Services Organizations

EveryAction

For social services organizations such as food banks, shelters, and community centers, managing data well is a critical part of keeping their doors open to members of the community in need of their services.

When to Stop Snail Mailing and Emailing People, Part I

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

If email engagement is the goal (see last week’s posts here and here on why that is) and snail mail keeps getting more expensive, it makes sense in both channels to more carefully manage who is on your mailing lists so you only send to people who may actually consume that content, right? That means that you need to decide when you will STOP emailing and snail mailing people and remove them from your active lists.

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Why micro-donations are the future of fundraising

CrowdRise

It’s no secret that large gifts from high-wealth donors are important to nonprofit sustainability. But what about your super motivated supporters who don’t have the disposable income to donate month after month? Maybe they’re your best volunteers or always give a donation around the holidays, but could they be an untapped source of revenue? News, Research & Trends