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Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Madeline Kronenberg

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Madeline Kronenberg 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.

Are Your Messages Repeatable & Retweetable?

Getting Attention

G uest post by Sam Horn. Are you preparing an important communication? Whether it’s a report to your boss or board, [annual report, or donor thank-you campaign], its success depends a lot on whether people can remember what you said. Because if they can’t, all the hours (weeks?)

How to Rock Instagram without Photos

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

While Instagram is definitely a visual platform and photos are best, you can still manage a successful Instagram strategy without photography. Just take a look at the ACLU’s feed and stories.

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6 Simple Interview Questions You Need to Ask to Find a Good Fundraising Job

Wild Woman Fundraising

Fundraising jobs are hard! They don’t have to be this hard though, IF you ask the right questions in your interview. This interview is a two way street, and you need to see if this job is going to support you or not.

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What We Learned About Digital Engagement from the 2019 M+R Benchmarks Report

EveryAction

Every year, nonprofit consultants M+R release their annual Benchmarks report , which provides an overview of digital trends in the sector.

What Facebook’s Shift to Privacy Means for Nonprofit Marketers

J Campbell Social Marketing

In March, Mark Zuckerberg promised a new direction and a new future for Facebook – and for the Internet. In a 3,200 word blog post , the Facebook founder and CEO declared that Facebook would shift its focus away from public posts to “a privacy-focused communications platform.”.

15 Authentic Moments to Create on Social Media

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Successful social media strategies demand authenticity. But what does that actually look like when you are juggling a million different tasks, trying your best to stay strategic, and work in a boring office environment that’s not exactly photogenic?

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Engagement Calling Metrics for Lead Outreach Associates Tasked With Arranging Meetings With Major Donor & Legacy Donor Prospects

iMarketSmart

Engagement calling, not cold calling! About 1 1/2 years ago I introduced the concept of Engagement Calling as the best way to land appointments with highly qualified, major gift donor prospects (much better than cold calling). But back then I failed to provide metrics for managing the process.

EveryAction Acquires ActionKit

EveryAction

Innovative Talent and Digital Product Add to EveryAction’s Rapid Growth. Washington, D.C., May 8, 2019 – EveryAction, a leading provider of software serving over 15,000 nonprofits, announced today that it has acquired We Also Walk Dogs Inc., more commonly known by their product’s name, ActionKit.

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How to Raise Money On Instagram Using the Donation Sticker

J Campbell Social Marketing

It’s like Christmas – the Instagram Donation Sticker is finally here! Yes, it may seem like a shiny new object to chase around. But I have 3 reasons why fundraisers should at least pay attention: 1) People of all ages love Instagram, especially younger generations.

How This Organization Uses an Internal Newsletter to Keep Their Staff Updated

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

A couple of weeks ago, I shared some tips from other nonprofit communicators on how to communicate internally at your organization as well as other resources on getting people to meet deadlines and the best communications apps to use.

New Podcast! Social Justice Funder Interview: The NeedMor Fund

Wild Woman Fundraising

In this interview with Mary Sobecki, executive director of the NeedMor Fund, we talk about why involving people in the community in grantmaking decisions is important. Check out the NeedMor Fund! Chris Hedges writes, “When we cannot tell ourselves the truth about our past, we become trapped in it.

7 Data Points That Prove ‘Fundraising Climate Change’ Is Real And Happening Now

iMarketSmart

What’s in a name? In my book (titled Engagement Fundraising ) I briefly described the changes affecting nonprofits and their fundraising staff. The label I applied to the trend was ‘Fundraising Climate Change.’

Why your fundraising stories don't work

Fundraising Coach

During my time as a leadership and fundraising coach, I've helped thousands of nonprofit leaders clarify their fundraising stories. Nearly all make the same mistake: they forget the audience - the donors. Take hospitals for instance.

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30 Quick Ways to Spice Up Your Nonprofit Social Media Accounts

J Campbell Social Marketing

Spring is here (well, maybe not in Boston but everywhere else)! With it comes new energy, fresh ideas, and the motivation to try new things – on your nonprofit social media accounts! .

How to prepare for a fundraising job interview

Wild Woman Fundraising

Today we mentioned: Guidestar.org. Claire Axelrad of Charity Clairity. Gallup Strengthsfinder test : To help you find that challenge- a strength in disguise! 66 Resources to rise in your fundraising career – to help you anticipate those tough interview questions!

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Why hardly anyone reads your planned giving newsletter (and what you can do about it).

iMarketSmart

Confusing? Too often planned giving newsletters are written by lawyers and the lawyers at nonprofits think they are just dandy. However, most of your supporters are not lawyers. Did they opt-in? Your planned giving newsletter is designed to educate people about planned gifts, right?

Let’s Skip the Formalities

Ann Green

Why is it that so many nonprofit newsletters, annual reports, and even fundraising letters sound like a Ph.D. thesis? Why are they so formal and impersonal? It often seems as if someone likes to show off their big vocabulary.

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5 Visual Marketing Tips for Small Nonprofits

J Campbell Social Marketing

There is no doubt that visual marketing rules the social web. The visual marketing mantra of “Show, Don’t Tell” can be heard loud and clear via the most successful social media content.

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How to Handle Negative Online Comments

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Flickr Creative Commons photo by Serra Boten. One of my clients recently celebrated a big victory. After months of talking about his desire to get an opinion piece published in The Chronicle of Philanthropy, he achieved his goal.

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Kishshana Palmer talks Managing Up In Your Fundraising Job (join us and tell us about your experience?)

Wild Woman Fundraising

Hey have you ever had a boss who didn’t understand your job? Who told you, “I trust you” or “Just do it”? Me too. So, let’s talk managing up. Also If you want to learn how to manage up, j oin us on May 7th for our webinar on Managing up! .

All About Fundraising Climate Change (And What You Can Do About It)

iMarketSmart

The world of fundraising is facing a climate change. For years, the environment has been shifting. The storm clouds have been gathering. I’ve been talking about this for approximately 10 years. And now, finally, the day of reckoning is upon us.

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Apply Yourself: Listen in for Brand-Focused Inspiration

Mission Minded

You may already be a listener of Apply Yourself, a podcast from Tim McDonough of Finalsite. He’s passionate about interesting. The post Apply Yourself: Listen in for Brand-Focused Inspiration appeared first on Mission Minded. Blog Independent Schools Nonprofit Branding

5 Ways to Get Your Nonprofit Social Media Campaign to Catch On

J Campbell Social Marketing

Nonprofit marketers from small to large organizations are leveraging social media platforms to grab attention, pique interest, and inspire curiosity in their programs and services.

Tips for Nonprofit News Writing

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

News Writing is one of the seven writing styles that all nonprofit communicators should master. In the world of nonprofit comms superlatives, news writing wins for the “Writing Style Used Most Often When It Shouldn’t Be.”

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3 Steps to Fix Your Fundraising Career

Wild Woman Fundraising

The cure for the common fundraising career! Are you ready to rise? Let’s go! I want to help you rise in your career. But first, we have to figure out what’s holding you back. Are you aware of the systems that are acting all around you?

18 takeaways from my recent appearance on the Giving Back Podcast

iMarketSmart

This was a super-fun interview on The Giving Back Podcast. But if you don’t have time to listen to it, here are some notes my staff wrote down after listening.

Webinar Recap: How nonprofits can raise more money through crowdfunding

CrowdRise

Crowdfunding is an incredible way to raise money for your cause and to get your network of supporters involved in your mission. That’s why we recently teamed up with Nonprofit Tech for Good to host a webinar all about the basics of crowdfunding

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2 Mobile Apps that Will Change the Nonprofit Sector

J Campbell Social Marketing

Love it or hate it – Americans are addicted to their phones. The vast majority of us – 95% – now own a cellphone of some kind. 77% of Americans own smartphones , those extremely powerful mini-computers in the palm of our hands.

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Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Jennifer Peifer

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Jennifer Peifer 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. Jennifer Peifer has worked in nonprofit communications for close to 20 years.

Did You Meet Your Admissions Goals? If Not, Take a Look at Your Brand

Mission Minded

For many independent schools, when your admissions season ends (if you’re lucky enough to fill all your seats and actually. The post Did You Meet Your Admissions Goals? If Not, Take a Look at Your Brand appeared first on Mission Minded.

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Musical chairs, your donors, and fundraising?

iMarketSmart

I think fundraisers should recognize that donors are playing a lifelong game of musical chairs. The people you consider to be YOUR donors are circling around many other charities and, from time to time, they ‘sit’ with one that engages them properly and makes them feel good.

Don’t Get Lost in the Shuffle. Make Your Messages Stand Out

Ann Green

Information overload is an understatement right now. We’re bombarded by messages of all kinds from many different sources. How can your nonprofit keep up with all this? You want to communicate with your donors, but you don’t want your messages to get lost in the shuffle.

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[Question Marc] What is a good voicemail script for fundraising?

Fundraising Coach

QUESTION: What should I do when I call potential donors but only reach their voicemail? Should I leave a message? If yes, whats a good "script.". MY ANSWER: Great question. Years ago, the norm was to not leave a voicemail the first couple times. Only maybe on the third attempt.

What Goes into a Nonprofit Marketing and Communications Plan or Strategy?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Ever been asked to create a marketing strategy or a communications plan for your nonprofit without any further guidance? You aren’t alone! Let’s sort it all out, so you can figure out what you really need to create. First, let’s address the definitions.

Social Media Stories That Succeed

Mission Minded

Stop me if you’ve heard this story, but Stories—as in the increasingly popular way to share content on social media—are. The post Social Media Stories That Succeed appeared first on Mission Minded. Blog Digital Nonprofit Web

Why treating philanthropists like s#!t is hurting our society.

iMarketSmart

From bad to worse. When I first saw the pictures of the flames engulfing Notre-Dame, I thought to myself, “That’s terrible.” ” But now, that the fire has been extinguished, I’m feeling like something else is even worse.