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Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

The Bombay Club. New Orleans, LA. Happy Friday, friends! Time to wind down the week with the best articles, posts, tips, and more from around the world of marketing and fundraising. It’s time for Mixed Links….

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10 Organizations Leading The Way This Mental Health Awareness Month

EveryAction

Approximately 1 in 5 American adults experiences some sort of mental illness in any given year. Since 1949, May has been observed as Mental Health Awareness month to bring attention the ongoing need for proper support and health care services for those affected.

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Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Caroline Guy

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Caroline Guy. 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!

This ONE Thing Transforms Your Marketing & Fundraising

Getting Attention

Flickr: Robyn Anderson. The opportunity you have in front of you today is SO big, that it’ can seem overwhelming. …. You’ve decided to take another look at your engagement practices (Yea, yea, yea!), rather than just doing it.

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Why can the Up-to- date Deal Rooms prove useful to the chamber counsels?

SocialButterfly

In correspondence with the fact that the Due Diligence rooms are widely spread in the whole world in our generation, it goes without saying that you know that the Electronic Repositories have a lot of pluses which can be crucial for the financial sphere and other crucial realms.

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This ONE Thing Transforms Your Marketing & Fundraising

Getting Attention

Flickr: Robyn Anderson. The opportunity you have in front of you today is SO big, that it’ can seem overwhelming. …. You’ve decided to take another look at your engagement practices (Yea, yea, yea!), rather than just doing it.

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4 Simple Guidelines For Your Nonprofit Social Media Storytelling Strategy

J Campbell Social Marketing

Creating a vibrant, effective, and workable social media storytelling strategy can be daunting for many nonprofits, especially small and grassroots organizations with little to no staff capacity or tech savvy. It doesn’t have to be!

The single difference between above average and below average fundraisers

iMarketSmart

Above average fundraisers have developed the ability to create and deliver value where the donor has never thought to look for it. Related Posts: >>Value. Donor Offer Value Checklist. LIKE THIS BLOG POST? LEAVE YOUR COMMENTS BELOW AND/OR SHARE IT WITH YOUR PEERS!

Crying in Your Car After Work? You Have Two Options

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Earlier today I interviewed an awesome nonprofit communications director about how she transformed the culture of communications at her organization.

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Before and After Annual Reports from our Annual Reports Masterclass

Wild Woman Fundraising

Are you wondering what an annual report that can get you donations looks like? Check out the annual reports below! Leslie writes, . “I took your annual report masterclass last year, and this year we got a big donation as a direct result of our 2016 annual report!

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5 Steps to Running a Campus Voter Registration Program

EveryAction

For universities searching for ways to both grow students' engagement on campus and develop their education and participation as active citizens, voter registration programs have become an increasingly popular activity.

How to Drive Social Media Engagement with Your Nonprofit Storytelling [WEBINAR]

J Campbell Social Marketing

Today at noon ET I am giving a free webinar with DipJar , all about my favorite topic – social media engagement through nonprofit storytelling!

Fundraising Climate Change (EF-S02-E09)

iMarketSmart

The climate has changed for donors, nonprofits, and fundraising. Learn about this change and how to adapt to meet these new donor expectations. Learn more about MarketSmart at [link]. The post Fundraising Climate Change (EF-S02-E09) appeared first on MarketSmart, LLC |. Podcast

M+R Benchmarks Study

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

The M+R Benchmarks Study came out last week. As always, it’s jam packed with lots of insightful information that will help you better understand the online world and how it works for nonprofits. They had 154 nonprofits participating in the study who contributed data for the 2017 calendar year.

Annual Report Resources Roundup!

Wild Woman Fundraising

Are you working on your annual report right now? I’ve written a few annual reports over the years- And I’ve edited a LOT more! I’ve taught the Annual Report Masterclass since 2015, and I’ve taught the Annual Report e-course since 2014.

Planned Giving 101: What Nonprofits Need to Know

EveryAction

One of today’s biggest areas of growth for nonprofit fundraising is Planned Giving. It is estimated that over the next 25 years nearly $6 trillion will transfer to charitable organizations through bequests, trusts and other planned gifts.

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Dining With Donors

The Agitator

It had been years since I visited an all-night diner. So, the other night, road weary and longing for a cheeseburger and fries, I pulled into a real live, old-fashioned, aluminum clad diner and made my way to a booth with its own jukebox. Heaven. BUT… something was amiss. Out of place. Unfamiliar.

Do email open rates matter?

iMarketSmart

Not really. Not much. Look, many browsers automatically open emails these days. That warps the metrics. Instead of asking about open rates, you should be asking more important questions such as: Do our donors engage with our emails? Do they click on them? Do they go to the web page?

Time for a Change! What Communications Leadership Looks Like

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Let’s Shift That Culture and Make Some Real Progress! There is more to effective nonprofit communications than following best practices. To get the best results, there needs to be a fundamental shift in how you lead your communications staff and the team culture you foster.

What Nonprofits Need to Know from Facebook’s F8 Developer Conference

J Campbell Social Marketing

Didn’t have time to watch the first day of Facebook’s F8 Developer Conference? I’ve got you covered. In this video, I cover the most important announcements and news that nonprofits need to know after the first day of the F8 conference. What’s new from Facebook, why is it important, and what are the implications for nonprofits? . Facebook Is Taking Things Personally.

5 Tech Best Practices Universities Should Use To Keep Alumni Connected

EveryAction

In this blog series, we're focusing on how Higher Educational Institutions use technology to communicate with and engage their students and alumni. Don't miss the first installment, covering how Student Activities offices are using digital tactics to increase engagement on campus !

What to Do When Cost-to-Acquire Lies to You

The Agitator

I’ve argued cost-to-acquire (CTA) and lifetime value were the two metrics that mattered most. The idea is that if lifetime value is going to be higher than the cost of acquiring, acquire that donor. If not, you need lower acquisition costs or higher lifetime value.

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The Day of Reckoning (Season 2, Episode 10)

iMarketSmart

The day of reckoning is coming for nonprofits all across the world. Will your organization be ready? Learn what is coming and how to be ready. Learn more about MarketSmart at [link]. The post The Day of Reckoning (Season 2, Episode 10) appeared first on MarketSmart, LLC |. Podcast

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School Branding at it’s Best: Where Intellect and Imagination are Intertwined

Mission Minded

What makes San Francisco Day School different from other K-8 schools in San Francisco? It’s the place where intellect and imagination are intertwined every day. So students light up with the call and capacity to take on the complexities of their day and of a diverse world.

5 Tech Best Practices Universities Should Use To Keep Alumni Connected

EveryAction

In this blog series, we're focusing on how Higher Educational Institutions use technology to communicate with and engage their students and alumni. Don't miss the first installment, covering how Student Activities offices are using digital tactics to increase engagement on campus !

The four words that increased click-through by 42%

The Agitator

“As a medical professional”…. That was simple, no? They certainly aren’t the types of words you would usually use to increase click-through, response, and conversion rates. And, alas, they may not work for you.

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Is it time to dump donor ‘scores’?

iMarketSmart

Are scores really worth the trouble? It seems like every service provider has a scoring system for your donors. They've got capacity scores, likelihood scores, and MarketSmart even has an engagement score. But I have yet to find a fundraiser who solely relies on a score for anything. Why score? I think most major and legacy gift fundraisers really want to know three things: Does the supporter have capacity to make a meaningful impact?

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Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

May the 4th be with you, friends! I have used the Force to gather the best articles, posts, tips, and more from around the galaxy of marketing and fundraising. It’s time for Mixed Links…. Do your colleagues respect your boundaries at work? Take this survey and let us know.

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How Making Smart Investments Will Help You Raise More Money

Ann Green

Those of you with a July 1 fiscal year start date are most likely working on your budget for next year. Some of you may have a calendar year budget, so you’ll be working on yours later in the year.

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The Best Email Solicitation I Ever Read

Mission Minded

I wrote this post six years ago and it contains relevant information today. Whether you send emails to ask for financial support, volunteers, or to encourage action and engagement, apply the six lessons at the end of this post to ensure what you write is something people actually want to read. Jennie Winton At Mission […]. The post The Best Email Solicitation I Ever Read appeared first on Mission Minded. Blog Nonprofit Communications Nonprofit Fundraising

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When Have You Acquired a Donor?

The Agitator

When you received their donation, right? Once you have their sweet sweet cheddar in your bank account, the person has made a donation. Thus they are a donor. They have been acquired. Q.E.D. On to the next blog post. But let’s consider this in reverse. You go to a new restaurant.

7 big reasons why capacity is so hard to uncover (how the rich hide their wealth)

iMarketSmart

Here’s how the ultra-rich make sure you can’t figure out how much money they really have: They figure out ways to evade taxes entirely. They use offshore accounts and tax havens (although the government is clamping down on this). They put assets in other people’s names (usually with trusts for family members). They might even create shell companies and layer them to make it hard to follow the trail. They never ever reveal how much they really make to anyone no matter what.

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Problems That Plague Nonprofit Content And How to Solve Them

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Stop Wasting Time with Bad Content. Does your content capture imagination? Does it spark emotions? Does it make people want to stand up and yell, “ YES! I WILL SUPPORT THIS GREAT CAUSE!

Appeal Letter Do’s and Don’ts

Ann Green

It’s spring appeal time and all of a sudden my mailbox is filled with requests for donations. Some good and some that could use improvement. Whether you’re planning a spring appeal or one later in the year, here are a few lessons, courtesy of this week’s mail.