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Fundraise Across Borders with International Giving on EveryAction

EveryAction

Many large U.S. based nonprofits working in the areas of international development, refugee services, and environmental conservation, among other sectors, perform a significant amount of work and raise a significant amount of money in the United Kingdom, Europe, and Canada.

Three Reasons Why Your Nonprofit Needs a Podcast in 2019

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Some people will find it hard to believe that one of my favorite podcasts is produced by AARP. Twenty-five intriguing episodes of The Perfect Scam podcast series can be found on the nonprofit’s website, and I binge listened to EVERY SINGLE ONE of them over the holidays. From “Love Online Leads to International Lockup” to “A Scammer Tells All,” AARP has found a rather cool and trendy method to deliver its anti-scam message.

The Seven Writing Styles That All Nonprofit Communicators Should Master

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Most nonprofit communicators consider themselves to be good writers. But what really sets apart the great writers in the nonprofit world is mastery of seven distinct types of copywriting. Microcontent Microcontent refers to the short but powerful pieces of copy you find in headlines, subject lines, captions, and tweets. Storytelling Nonprofit storytelling refers to narratives about participants and supporters that include characters, descriptive details, emotions, and plot.

Our EveryAction Hero: Rock the Vote

EveryAction

Rock the Vote has been mobilizing the youth vote for almost 30 years. From GOTV to grassroots organizing, their efforts have helped create unprecedented levels of engagement from young people.

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How to hire a fundraising career consultant

Wild Woman Fundraising

Is it time to get your career to the next level? Here’s what I say! New year, time to get your career in gear! Do you feel like you could use some mentorship, or coaching in your fundraising career? Maybe it’s time to get fundraising career coaching for yourself.

How to Crush Your Nonprofit Marketing Goals in 2019 with a Nonprofit Marketing Calendar

J Campbell Social Marketing

I LOVE goal-setting – and then making an action plan to CRUSH my goals – and the New Year is one of the best times to do it! Getting out brightly colored markers and a new calendar makes me happy, just as when I got my back-to-school supplies as a child! Yes, I was a nerd.).

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Photos to Fire Up Year-End & Protect Privacy

Getting Attention

Flickr: AFGE. Dear Nancy: Our last two year-end campaigns were centered around client stories, each powered by a photo or two. We got fantastic feedback on these stories and I planned to feature similar profiles this year.

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It’s 10 years in and what have you learned?

Wild Woman Fundraising

HERSTORY: In 2008 I had the idea to start a business. i was still working for a nonprofit. but I decided to start writing my book. I called it the CD project. Hilarious. Here I am in my barely furnished apartment in Portland.

10 New Year’s Resolutions for Nonprofit Social Media Managers

J Campbell Social Marketing

This was certainly an interesting year to be a nonprofit social media manager. Between the political climate, the exhausting news cycle, Facebook data breaches, and more – you may be more than just a little bit ready for a break.

Automated Cultivation vs. “Moves Management”

iMarketSmart

I’ve never really felt comfortable with the phrase “moves management.”. If you’re unfamiliar with the term, it refers to a process Gift Officers or other fundraising professionals use for moving donors from cultivation to solicitation. .

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators – January 4, 2019

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Happy New Year! Let’s kick off the end of the first week of 2019 with the best articles, posts, tips, and more from around the world of marketing and fundraising. ENDS TONIGHT! Today is the last day to get the 2019 All-Access Pass for only $499.

The Biggest Digital Fundraising Trends of 2018 (And How To Use Them This Year)

EveryAction

Rapid technological developments over the past few years have left many nonprofit professionals scrambling to stay up-to-date with the newest tools and techniques without wasting time and money on passing fads.

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The creativity that DIY fundraising inspires

CrowdRise

DIY peer-to-peer fundraising, or do-it-yourself fundraising if you’re not into acronyms, is quickly becoming an integral component to the modern nonprofit fundraising toolkit.

My Most Popular Posts of 2018

J Campbell Social Marketing

I wrote over 60 blog posts this year, more than exceeding my goal of one per week. To subscribe to the blog and never miss a post, click here. Here are my most popular posts of 2018: Thanking Event Sponsors: 5 Ways to Thank Corporate Sponsors with Social Media (Without Posting Ugly Logos).

Are You Too Busy to Succeed?

iMarketSmart

As Henry David Thoreau pointed out: “It is not enough to be busy, so are the ants! The question is, what are we busy about?” ” I’ve seen so many nonprofits fail to succeed simply because they are too busy. Activity is not achievement.

Starting 2019 Off with a BANG!

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Here’s what’s happening at Nonprofit Marketing Guide this month: Online Training: LAST DAYS! Save $200 on the Annual All-Access Pass until Friday, January 4th Get access to all of our training webinars, online courses, Private Facebook Group and more for 365 days!

A Few Ways You Can Raise More Money in 2019

Ann Green

Happy New Year! I expect many of you launched a year-end appeal last year. I hope it was successful. If it wasn’t, I have some suggestions about how you can raise more money – both now and throughout the year. Reach out to your lapsed donors. Take advantage of this now.

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4 ways to make your fundraising campaign work harder at the end of the year

CrowdRise

With just a couple weeks left in 2018, we’ve got some quick tips you can use to maximize the last few days of the year. Not only are your supporters in the giving mood during the holiday season, but we’ve found that many of them are looking for new ways to help your organization reach it's goals

5 Examples of Nonprofit Storytelling that Compel People to Give

J Campbell Social Marketing

Nonprofit storytelling is all the rage – but how to do it successfully? In my presentations and workshops with nonprofits, I review a simple storytelling framework for nonprofits and explicitly show them how to collect, craft, and share stories based on the framework.

Are You Ready to Engage?

iMarketSmart

If you have been following our past posts, you should have a deep understanding of Engagement Fundraising and its fundamental concepts by now. You may even be contemplating restructuring your team to be more efficient and effective. But the question remains: Are you ready to engage?

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators – January 11, 2019

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Bayona. New Orleans, LA It’s Friday! Let’s wind down this week with some of the best articles, posts, tips, and more from around the world of marketing and fundraising. It’s time for Mixed Links… Behind the ball on making New Year’s Resolutions?

Your Donors Want to Hear From You. A Communications Calendar Will Help.

Ann Green

Some nonprofit organizations do a good job of communicating with their donors, but many do not. Often the only times you hear from organizations is when they’re asking for donations. Raising money is only part of the fundraising equation.

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Nonprofit donor data hygiene: Why a clean up now means long-term benefits

CrowdRise

Has this ever happened to you

Newsletter: Why You Should Use Twitter in 2019 ; A Millennial-Friendly Charity Platform ; Will New Tax Laws Hurt Giving?

Selfish Giving

The day I was born it was a chilly 36 degrees. I know this for a fact because I was a spry 40-year old on December 1, 2007, the day I signed up for the social networking site Twitter. I've been active on Twitter ever since and it's by far my favorite social media site.

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3 scientific concepts you should understand and use properly to break through the noise and gain your supporters’ attention.

iMarketSmart

People are busy. They’re also drowning in information, data, marketing, and fundraising communications. Gaining their attention isn’t easy. Here are 3 scientific concepts to help you break through the noise: signaling theory, the mere exposure theory, and the Baader-Meinhof Phenomenon.

Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Al Rosenberg

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Al Rosenberg 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.

Is This The Best You Can Do?

Ann Green

I sometimes wonder if nonprofit organizations are doing the best they can when they communicate with their donors. Unfortunately, there are a lot of examples of poor communication out there. It doesn’t have to be like this.

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Decent Humans: Matthew Wollack at Wolverine Human Services

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.

Newsletter: Cause Marketing vs Corporate Giving ??; Are Dollars Stores the Next Tobacco Companies? ; Newsjacking the New Aquaman Movie

Selfish Giving

From the mailbag: Joe, I'm curious.why do you emphasize cause marketing over corporate revenue and the numerous opportunities for engagement apart from cause marketing?

Free Webinar: 9 Useful Proven Strategies To Get The Major Donor Visit (Claire Axelrad)

iMarketSmart

I’m excited to share that Clairification Claire (Claire Axelrad) will be hosting a webinar with us on Tuesday, January 8th at 2 PM EST. This is one you won’t want to miss. Start the year off strong by learning from Claire some great tips on setting appointments with major donors.

The Managers and Boards That Don’t Care about Communications Results

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

It’s a management maxim: We measure what we care about, and we care about what we measure. So if you want your executive management team and/or board to care more about marketing and communications, are you doing your part by suggesting how they measure your communications work ? Odds are extremely low that they will come up with the right measurements on their own — you really need to step up on this one and suggest some communications objectives and measures.

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2 Ways You Can Become a Data-driven Nonprofit in 2019

Fundraising Report Card

Transitioning your organization into one that is fueled by numbers, metrics, and data-driven decisions is not impossible. Yes, organizations with larger endowments may have been able to bypass some of the challenges you face (budget, staff, etc.), but we can use their successes as a roadmap for implementing data-driven practices at the small or mid-size scale. The post 2 Ways You Can Become a Data-driven Nonprofit in 2019 appeared first on Fundraising Report Card. Culture

Webinar Recap: 5 ways to get in front of your post-campaign planning

CrowdRise

Didn’t get a chance to check out our webinar about post-campaign planning? Not to worry, we’ve got you covered

Newsletter: Cause Marketing is Getting Harder ; Businesses are Replanting Trees in California ; The Power of a Simple Postcard

Selfish Giving

The latest data shows that big companies are employing a larger percentage of the workforce. That's not great news for local nonprofits that rely on smaller, regional businesses for cause marketing programs.

Here are my IN’s & OUT’s for 2019… what do you think about them?

iMarketSmart

Being disrespectful, interrupting & annoying supporters. Spray-n’-pray marketing. Show up n’ throw up presentations. Treating donors like ATM machines. Asking for money (begging). Counting numbers of new Legacy Society members. Shaming donors into giving at events that cost a lot.

Writing More Visual Microcontent

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Using photos or graphics in your communications is an important strategy. But there are times and places where you have to rely on words alone to create a scene and engage your reader. Microcontent, as defined by Jakob Nielsen, is short content that needs to be immediately clear and inviting to a reader, and which still make sense when removed from its original context. Many writers use adjectives and adverbs as their go-to way to create a picture in a reader’s mind.

A Foolproof Strategy to Retain Lapsed Donors

Fundraising Report Card

No BS, no trickery, no cajoling… here’s a foolproof way you can retain your soon-to-be lapsed donors. The post A Foolproof Strategy to Retain Lapsed Donors appeared first on Fundraising Report Card. Analysis

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