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The Award for Best Pitch Goes To…

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Chloe Greer. Rising Senior Chloe Greer! This is why… I’ve seen hundreds of good, bad and ugly nonprofit pitches as a media correspondent and former producer for the Public News Service.

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5 Core Competencies of Effective Nonprofit Social Media Managers

J Campbell Social Marketing

Data shows that over 50% of nonprofits are active on at least two social media channels. With over 1.5 million nonprofits registered in the US, that’s a pretty significant amount of posting, tweeting, and ‘gramming. .

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Are Sad Photos a Must in Fundraising? No.

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

This question comes up regularly on webinars and in Facebook Groups: What kinds of photos work best in fundraising, and must they be “sad” photos? By “sad” we mean photos where people or animals look visibly upset, hurt, sad, or otherwise clearly in need of assistance.

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9 hard truths your fundraising operation needs to face in the post-pandemic era.


Competition is fierce and everywhere. Nonprofits don’t only compete with other nonprofits. They also compete with private sector businesses and Uncle Sam (the tax collector) for every donor’s “share of wallet and attention.”

[Guest Post] 6 Lessons Learned by Attending Virtual Fundraising Events

Fundraising Coach

On a recent call, I heard a concept that really impressed me. Amanda Herlihy is the Director of Development. South Carolina Governor's School for the Arts & Humanities Foundation. She knew that she was going to have to shift her fundraising events to a virtual format.

4 Resources to Help Shift the Narrative for Equity in Nonprofit Communications

Mission Minded

Nonprofits need to tell stories that begin with the aspiration of the individual, rather than the hurdles they face to help shift the narrative for equity. The post 4 Resources to Help Shift the Narrative for Equity in Nonprofit Communications appeared first on Mission Minded.

What’s Up in July? Huge Discounts, Mentoring Availability, and How to Reuse Content

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Here’s what’s happening this month at Nonprofit Marketing Guide…. Online Training: Save $200 Off Our All-Access Training Pass NOW. Access our webinars, exclusive online courses and downloads, and our Private Facebook Group for 365 days for only $599. That’s a savings of $200 off the regular price.

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Keeping Up With Fundraising Trends (& Predicting New Ones)

J Campbell Social Marketing

Guest Post by John Killoran. Staying up-to-date with current fundraising trends plays a huge role in making sure you maximize incoming revenue.

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A different look at "Deadlines drive donations"

Fundraising Coach

Today is the start of the last week of the fiscal year for many nonprofits. And one thing we know about fundraising: deadlines drive donations. Year after year, we've seen even arbitrary deadlines like galas or the end of the fiscal year generate fundraising bumps. Do Deadlines Make Donors Act?

Do We Need to Be On Campus to Understand Your School?

Mission Minded

If the magic of your school can only be felt by physically experiencing it, your ability to attract families will be limited. The post Do We Need to Be On Campus to Understand Your School? appeared first on Mission Minded. Blog Independent Schools

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators – June 19, 2020

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

The Collins Quarter. Savannah, GA. Good day and a Happy Juneteenth to you, friends. I am here with the best articles, posts, tips, and more from around the world of nonprofit marketing and fundraising.

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Telling Your Stories in the Current Climate

Ann Green

We’re halfway through 2020 and it looks like this will be a year that will stand out in history. We’re having a global pandemic, along with a severe economic downturn. The horrific killing of George Floyd by a police officer spawned protests against racism and police brutality.

How to Set Up The Donate Button and Start Collecting Donations On Your Website [Webinar Replay]

J Campbell Social Marketing

Are you able to collect donations directly from your website? With the new GoFundMe Charity Donate Button, it’s super simple to collect donations for your nonprofit through your own website with only a couple of clicks.

Shopworkers struggling with mental health in lockdown, survey reveals

Fundraising Coach

Almost 40% of retail professionals admit that they have struggled with their mental health during lockdown, new research reveals.

Nonprofits: It’s Time to Think Twice About Facebook

Mission Minded

Perhaps you’re not in a position to move away from Facebook entirely - but there are ways to reduce your organization’s dependence on it. The post Nonprofits: It’s Time to Think Twice About Facebook appeared first on Mission Minded.

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators – July 2, 2020

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Just to confuse us even more on what day it is, I am here on a Thursday with the most helpful articles, posts, tips, and more from around the world of nonprofit marketing and fundraising instead of Friday.

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The 5 C”s of Good Communication

Ann Green

One of the first posts I wrote when I started this blog was the 4 C’s of Good Content (clear, concise, conversational, and compelling). I decided to revisit that post and add a 5th C (connection). I gave it a new title, too.

The Essential Guide to Nonprofit Live Streaming Video: How nonprofits can use live videos to strengthen relationships with donors, members, and supporters

J Campbell Social Marketing

What a… time we are living in. (I I wanted to avoid using the words unprecedented, uncertain, and disruptive.). You have emailed me and messaged me some of your stories about what is going on with your organizations, and it’s heart-breaking. . But many, if not most, of the stories are inspiring.

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Nonprofit Donor Management: 4 Awesome Best Practices

Fundraising Coach

Proper donor management is the key to effective fundraising. When you have accessible data about your donors that is stored well and easy to sift through, your nonprofit will have the tools you need in order to build relationships with those supporters. .

3 Musts for a Stand-Out Admissions Campaign This Year

Mission Minded

Learn the three points of focus your school's admissions campaign must have to be effective in 2020/21. The post 3 Musts for a Stand-Out Admissions Campaign This Year appeared first on Mission Minded. Blog Independent Schools

Summer All-Access Pass Discount Available!

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Even though this summer isn’t like anything else we’ve been through before, we are still giving you our Summer All-Access Pass Discount.

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Cost Per Dollar Raised, What It Means, and How to Stay on Top of It

Fundraising Report Card

Cost per dollar raised, or CPDR, is not discussed as often as donor acquisition cost or donor retention. Rather, this somewhat underrated metric is tied carefully to both. Staying on top of CPDR is critical to understanding the donations made to your organization and what they mean.

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How to Get More People to Sign-Up for Your Event [Webinar Replay]

J Campbell Social Marketing

If you have a campaign on GoFundMe Charity or are considering launching one, the Registration and Ticketing functionality is a great feature that can help you reach your campaign’s goals. Important: You cannot add registration if a donation has already been made to your campaign.

Donor generosity is astounding

Fundraising Coach

When we entered the pandemic lockdown here in the United States, nonprofits were rightly concerned about potentially plummeting donations. Those of us who'd been in fundraising through disasters and economic downturns, knew there'd be an initial spike in giving.

Newsletter: Free Partnership Webinar Today ; Are Vending Machines The Next Big Partnership Opportunity? ; Your Fundraising Comms Should Create ‘Virtuous Circle’

Selfish Giving

That's how many people are attending today's webinar! Join me, Brittany Hill of Accelerist and Brian Lim , of the MS Society of Canada at 3pm EDT TODAY for How to Build Partnerships in a Recession. Plus, it's FREE ! See you at 3pm. ?? Partnership Notes 1.

Social Media and Newsletter Ideas for July 2020

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

These writing ideas come from our Monthly Nonprofit Writing Prompts email newsletter*. You can use them for social media, blog posts, newsletter articles, and more. If you would like these ideas sent to your inbox a month in advance, sign up for our Monthly Nonprofit Writing Prompts.

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Donor Retention: 6 Things You Need to Know

Fundraising Report Card

Donor retention is one of the most important things to keep in mind when running a charity or a nonprofit. As we’ve discussed in the past, donor retention refers to the number of donors who gave to your organization last business period (year, quarter, etc.)

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Mission Minded

Mission Minded as a company unequivocally stands alongside our allies in the social justice movement who are calling for systemic changes in policing, prison, education, immigration, and social services. The post BLACK LIVES MATTER. appeared first on Mission Minded.

How to Engage With Your Donors by Using Visual Stories

Ann Green

Getting your donors’attention in the best of times is hard enough and we’re not in the best of times right now. In my last post, I wrote about the importance of telling your stories. Written stories are great, but donors may not have the time or energy to read a story right now. .

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Corporate Partnerships & The Law: Unrelated Business Income Tax (UBIT)

Selfish Giving

This is the final part of a four-part series on the four key legal issues you - my readers! requested guidance on in the Selfish Giving / Accelerist Partnership Law Survey you completed last year.

Try the “100 Days” Theme for Your Next Video or Email

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Election years and the inaugurations that follow always include lots of talk about the “First 100 Days.” ” It’s a great theme that we use in one of our most popular downloads, The First 100 Days of Your New Nonprofit Marketing Job.

Donor Acquisition: What is It? And How Do You Optimize It?

Fundraising Report Card

Simply put, donor acquisition is the number of first-time donors you’ve acquired within a given time frame.

Top 10 Environmental Nonprofits


Top 10 Environmental Nonprofits. by Olivia Warnes. A rundown of how these great nonprofit are working to save the planet from the brink of a climate crisis. 10 Nonprofits that need your help to save the planet!

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A Day in the Life of a Quarantined Nonprofit Communicator – Kimberly Green

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Kimberly Green and Franklin. Here is another submission for our Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Quarantine Edition. Let’s see how everyone else is doing out there adapting. Kimberly’s Bio: Kimberly Green is the Community Outreach Manager for PAWS NY.

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How Long Will That 64% Open Rate Last?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

A Day in the Life of a Quarantined Nonprofit Communicator – Punita Khanna

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Punita Khanna. Here is another submission for our Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Quarantine Edition. Let’s see how everyone else is doing out there adapting.

Share a Story for My Next Book?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I’m so excited that Wiley & Sons has finally agreed to do a revised edition of my first book, The Nonprofit Marketing Guide! It’s 11 years old and definitely ready for a refresh! I would love to include as many of our nonprofit friends as possible in the new book.

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