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Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators – October 12, 2018

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Before we get into the finest links of the land, it’s my birthday this weekend and we are celebrating by inviting all of you to become All-Access Pass Holders AND save $200 while you’re at it.

Get the Right Story to the Right Journalist: Media Relations Success

Getting Attention

So many organizations I follow or work with have become strong and savvy communicators. It’s thrilling to see nonprofits like yours put communications to work effectively despite time, talent, and budget constraints. .

Need Something Like Canva But for Video?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Nonprofits love Canva for creating quick, good-looking graphics. Don’t you wish there was something just as quick and easy for video? I know I do. Yes, I have video editing software, but sometimes it’s overkill and takes too long to work through.

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Share G.R.E.A.T. Stories to Advance Your Goals

Getting Attention

Best Buddies International. Like many of you, I’ve been working with storytelling for more than a decade now. And, like many of you, I know we need to do it better. We use too many over-simplified stories—black-and-white stories that don’t ring true.

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Here's 28 Reasons Why Your Nonprofit Should Switch to EveryAction

EveryAction

Thousands of nonprofits use EveryAction every day to raise money, manage offline fundraising through pledges and grants, send emails, run nonprofit digital advocacy campaigns, and so much more. If you're not already an EveryAction user, here's 50 reasons to make the switch today. #1.

My Simplest Explanation of How Engagement Fundraising Works

iMarketSmart

Engagement fundraising (a phrase I coined many years ago) is powerful. I’ve been talking about this for about 10 years (ever since I revamped my marketing agency to only work with nonprofits).

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This Nonprofit Leadership Summit was the best one yet! You can still get the recordings

Wild Woman Fundraising

The Nonprofit Leadership Summit is over-but if you’re bummed that you missed it, you can still get access to the recordings and the 25 CFRE credits. We have people still wanting the recordings even if they couldn’t be there in person.

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How success and happiness relate to the raising of money

iMarketSmart

Everyone wants success and happiness in their lives. Sadly, too many people are misled or misdirected by the media and teachers about what success and happiness are really all about.

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Above the Turmoil

Wild Woman Fundraising

As we end the Nonprofit Leadership Summit this year, I am struck by how much our current time mirrors 1939. if history is indeed repeating itself, what can we say about the current times, and what does this mean for our tactics in the uncertain future?

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Ask the Expert: Starting and Hosting a Podcast

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Podcasts are growing and can be wonderful communications tools for nonprofits. Some causes are using podcasts to share advocacy information with members and supporters, others are repurposing educational and informational content to reach wider audiences.

3 Simple Ways to Improve Your Nonprofit Digital Storytelling TODAY

J Campbell Social Marketing

Welcome to the third episode of Nonprofit Social Media Nerds , where we discuss and demo social media tools, tech, tips, and tricks.

7 Tips to Make This Year Your Best #GivingTuesday Ever

EveryAction

#GivingTuesday is right around the corner! Whether you’re still putting together your plan, or just double checking to make sure that everything is ready to go, here are seven tips to decrease your stress and increase your fundraising this year.

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Top 10 Reasons Why Gift Officers Won’t Make Outbound Calls to Donors

iMarketSmart

The reasons why fundraisers won’t make outbound calls to donors is because they are: FEARFUL: They fear rejection. CONFUSED: They don’t know what to say. UNDISCIPLINED: They haven’t set aside time in their calendar. DISORGANIZED: They haven’t put a system in place for banging out the calls efficiently. DISTRACTED: Their leadership or colleagues distract them with less important concerns (like meetings to discuss making calls).

5 Unexpected Books for Your Nonprofit Reading List- to have your best year ever

Wild Woman Fundraising

What is it that will set you up for success in 2019? Is it answering another email? Is it connecting with a person “just to talk”? Or is it increasing your mindpower to help your staff take more initiative and be more successful?

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Let’s Get Wiser (and More Awesome) with Age

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

It’s my birthday Sunday! While I am the one turning the big double-four, I want you awesome, hard-working people to have the goodies. And by goodies, I mean EVERYTHING you need to be a smart, amazing nonprofit communications professional for the next year: Practical ideas that work? CHECK!

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A Quick Guide to Using Technology Throughout the Donor Engagement Process

J Campbell Social Marketing

Guest post by Amanda Peterson, Enlightened Digital. The way people communicate continues to evolve as technology advances. For nonprofits, this reliance on new technology may mean that it is becoming more and more challenging to maintain effective donor relationships.

5 Easy Ways Nonprofits Can Use Testing to Increase Digital Engagement

EveryAction

There’s no secret trick to instantly improving digital engagement for nonprofits. While it’s important to follow standard best practices, engagement rates depend highly on the preferences of one’s audience, which can vary greatly between nonprofits who serve a diverse array of communities and issues.

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Give Your Online Donors The Recognition They Deserve

Ann Green

Many people donate online now. There’s a good reason for this. It’s usually fast and easy, or at least it should be. One problem with online donations is the poor thank yous that come after your donor has given you a gift.

Is Growing Good?

Wild Woman Fundraising

In our growth obsessed culture, which worships the tech giants and calls them geniuses for growing often beyond the bounds of what is healthy, or sustainable for the business, should our nonprofits seek to grow? When we raise more, we can do more. Growth is seen as a natural outcome of success in fundraising, but can we sustain the money necessary to continue new positions or programs? Often growth brings problems we are not ready for. Here’s an example.

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Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators – October 5, 2018

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

It’s October – my favorite month! Let’s kick back with our favorite pumpkin spiced beverages and peruse the best articles, posts, tips, and more from around the world of marketing and fundraising.

Decent Humans: Michael Hund at EB Research Partnership

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.

GUIDE: Growing and Sustaining your Volunteer Program

EveryAction

If you work at a nonprofit, you know what it feels like to have too much on your plate. You are eager to be as effective as possible, but you can’t do it all by yourself. A thriving volunteer program can help maximize your organization’s impact.

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5 Ways to Optimize Your Web Presence for Mobile Donors

Ann Green

By John Killoran . Developing your website and ensuring your donors have the ability to donate to your organization online was a great undertaking for you. You probably saw a spike in donations and donor engagement. But did you know there’s a way to make online giving even more effective?

Come Together: How a Single Video Can Unite Your Organization

Mission Minded

If your school or organization operates on more than one campus a sound strategy is required to ensure you’re seen as a single organization, with a single mission, and a single brand. It can be tempting to talk about the advantages of each location, its unique offerings, or character.

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Curating Content Versus Stealing It

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Curating content – or gathering resources published by others – is a great content marketing tool for nonprofits. It saves you from having to constantly create original content and positions your organization as a trusted source your followers can turn to for important information. It also subtly lets people know that you are so confident in your own work, and in your position within your field or community, that you have no problem highlighting the good work of others.

Webinar Recap: The Social Guide to Modern Event Fundraising

CrowdRise

Didn’t have a chance to catch our webinar The Social Guide to Modern Event Fundraising ? Not to worry, we’ve got you covered

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GUIDE: Using Donor Personas to Maximize Your Nonprofit Fundraising

EveryAction

It’s no secret that storytelling in the digital age is essential for nonprofits , but the efficacy of stories depends largely on how clearly and strategically they’re communicated to each unique segment of your audience, also sometimes known as a persona.

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How Will You Welcome Your New Donors?

Ann Green

One of your year-end fundraising goals may be to get new donors. That’s fine, but a better goal is to keep these donors. The retention rate for new donors is a dismal 23%. Put simply, over ¾’s of your new donors won’t donate again.

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One Simple Rule for Fundraising Success

Fundraising Report Card

Yogi Berra once said, “If you don’t know where you’re going, you’ll wind up somewhere else.” That sentiment couldn’t be more true when it comes to achieving fundraising success. The post One Simple Rule for Fundraising Success appeared first on Fundraising Report Card. Culture

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Hashtag Hijack: Nonprofits Take Advantage of the #PresidentialAlert

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

If you live in the United States, you probably received a notification yesterday from FEMA and President Trump. While the system is designed to warn us in case of a national emergency, considering the political climate of today the memes started QUICKLY.

Decent Humans: Dani McArthur at BvB Dallas

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.

3 Steps to Getting Your Board More Involved in Fundraising

EveryAction

Getting development teams and their nonprofit boards to work in alignment can be challenging. Tensions often arise when both sides start to feel that they aren’t getting the support they need. Fundraisers often lament that board members are shirking their commitment to helping fundraise.

The Best Way to Roll Out Your New Brand

Mission Minded

How to Stand out in the #GivingTuesday Crowd

Fundraising Report Card

To suggest that fundraising has become saturated would be an understatement. There are more than 1.5 million nonprofits in the United States alone, many with overlapping missions and visions. Nonetheless, each works tirelessly to secure your financial contribution. The post How to Stand out in the #GivingTuesday Crowd appeared first on Fundraising Report Card. Culture

Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Celeste Kaufman

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Celeste Kaufman. 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!

5 simple ways to boost your donate button

CrowdRise

As the nonprofit world moves more and more online, organizations are embracing various functionality that not only help to enhance their supporter’s online experience with their cause, but also, their bottom line

Our EveryAction Hero: St. John's Hospital Foundation

EveryAction

John's Hospital Foundation has been working since 1999 to support St. John's Medical Center.