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Astonishing! If you have more women of color presenting at a conference…

Wild Woman Fundraising

This year at the Fundraising Career Conference , we had 6 women of color presenting, out of 9 presenters in 11 sessions. . Heres’s what I found with this lineup of speakers, after 4 years of running this online conference.

3 things you can do when fundraising is no longer fun and you want a new job.

iMarketSmart

Turnover. If you’ve been in fundraising for any length of time you probably already know that turnover is a problem in the sector. According to the Chronicle of Philanthropy , the average turnover rate of nonprofit fundraisers is sixteen months. Ack! .

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Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Ward 8 – Boston, MA. I hope you all had a fantastic week! Let’s start winding down and check out 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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Top 3 ways to determine whether or not a so-called expert is worth listening to

iMarketSmart

Most people don’t know what the hell they’re talking about. On social media you’ll find a lot of people posting and making comments on posts. At conferences you’ll hear speakers babble on about stuff.

3 Facebook Engagement Wins – Part 1: Straight from the horses mouth

Getting Attention

Thanks to guest blogger Rachel Carnegliaa, a nonprofit marketer and graphic designer promoting parks, trails, and green spaces at the Austin Parks Foundation. . Hey, I have the inside scoop on Facebook, from Facebook (take it with a grain of salt, I guess), and I want to share it with you.

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10 Ways to Become A Stellar Nonprofit Storyteller

J Campbell Social Marketing

I am on a mission to help nonprofits of all sizes become better communicators. This is the third part in a multi-part series on nonprofit storytelling designed to show nonprofits the most effective ways to amplify their stories using digital storytelling techniques. Click for part one and part two.

5 Signs Your Nonprofit Needs a New CRM

EveryAction

We all aspire to live by the age-old mantra “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” but often we get so used to our familiar tools and processes that it can be difficult to know when to honestly evaluate them for broken parts.

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The Fundraising Career Conference ROCKED!

Wild Woman Fundraising

Here’s what people said about the Fundraising Career Conference Presenters! Great 3 days of fantastic presentation material by amazing professionals and speakers.

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators #18NTC Style

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Cane and Table. New Orleans, LA. Greetings from New Orleans! Kivi and I are here for the Nonprofit Technology Conference. For those of you who can’t be with us, I am dedicating today to rounding up communications and marketing breakout sessions from this year.

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Prospect Research and the Consideration Continuum with Kelley McGeehan (Season 2, Episode 8)

iMarketSmart

Kelley McGeehan is Principal Consultant and Owner of McGeehan Research. She is a prospect researcher and in this episode we get a chance to explore why prospect research is valuable, the consideration continuum, why some organizations fail even with the right data at the right time and much more. You can find Kelley at www.McGeehanResearch.com.

Best Practices in Nonprofit Storytelling – How to Structure Your Stories

J Campbell Social Marketing

I am on a mission to help nonprofits of all sizes become better communicators. This is the first of a multi-part series designed to show nonprofits the most effective ways to amplify their stories using digital storytelling techniques. . When you think of storytelling, what comes to mind?

5 Features Environmental Organizations Need From Their CRM

EveryAction

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15 Masks-What type of leader are you?

Wild Woman Fundraising

What’s your leadership personality? When you look at your work, what helps you? What hinders you? Is it people around you? If so, what archetypes could their personalities be playing out? I was chatting with a friend recently about leadership personalities.

How to Get Award-Winning Email Engagement as a Nonprofit

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

When Jen Billow shared with her fellow Communications Director Mentoring Program participants that her organization, the Park City Education Foundation, had received accolades from Constant Contact for their awesome email engagement rates, everyone wanted to know how.

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BENCHMARKING YOURSELF: Ever wonder how you’re doing compared to others?

iMarketSmart

If you’re competitive like me, you probably want to see how your organization compares to its peers. Now you can do that in seconds, for FREE! My team took all the data from our Fundraising Report Card (2,600 organization’s transactions) and built a nifty little live benchmarking app.

Stuck On the Bottom Line

The Agitator

Why, for nearly six decades, has American philanthropy failed to grow beyond a 2% share of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP)? After all, decade after decade athletes break new records, horses run faster, crop yields bloom with increases and on and on.

How to Attract and Keep More Monthly Donors

EveryAction

Monthly donor or sustainer programs are a relatively low-effort and high-impact way to increase donor retention and donor lifetime value, while also providing a steady and predictable stream of revenue that can help your nonprofit better budget and plan for the future.

Why is it So Hard to be Donor-Centered?

Ann Green

The term donor-centered is pretty self-explanatory. It means focusing on your donors’ needs and interests, acknowledging them in your letters and other communication, and taking into account that not all donors are the same. If it’s so obvious, then why are many nonprofits so bad at it?

Inclusive Conversations: Are Your Communications Making FRIENDS or FOES with People of Color?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

CultureStrike’s Julio Salgado reimagines 90’s sitcoms with diverse casts. A lot of my peers grew up watching the popular 90’s sitcom FRIENDS. But not me.

Mass marketing, relationships and trust.

iMarketSmart

One-to-many marketing/fundraising relationships are the same as personal relationships. Trust is essential. But, if you send spammy emails and direct mailers that are impersonal, irrelevant, interruptive, and annoying, your supporters won’t trust you or your employer.

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8 Ways That Nonprofit Digital Storytelling Can Advance Your Cause

J Campbell Social Marketing

I am on a mission to help nonprofits of all sizes become better communicators. This is the second part in a multi-part series on nonprofit storytelling designed to show nonprofits the most effective ways to amplify their stories using digital storytelling techniques. . There is a myriad of benefits that can be gained through a strategic online foray into storytelling—benefits that will resonate throughout the entire organization, from donors to clients to staff.

The Road to the Big Easy: EveryAction at #18NTC

EveryAction

As our team settles into post-conference life, we're looking back at a whirlwind of a week spent in beautiful New Orleans for one of our favorite nonprofit conferences: the 2018 Nonprofit Technology Conference. Here's a recap of all the fun! Booth Buzz. Fortunately, we snapped a picture of our booth before the crowds assembled.

How Well Do You Know Your Donors?

Ann Green

You already have a core group of donors and other supporters, but how well do you know them?

Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Nancy Valentine

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Nancy Valentine. Welcome to our 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!

Do you aim your messages at supporters or targets?

iMarketSmart

Unfortunately just about all of us are capable of conceiving of people as just functions rather than human beings.

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(Lack of) Speed Kills

The Agitator

When Amazon started, people were nervous about providing a credit card number in hope that their books would arrive. Don’t @ me, 25-and-unders, this was a real thing.) Will my book arrive? Will it be what I intended? Is this whole Internet thing a scam?

How This Nonprofit Added Four Six-Figure Event Sponsors In 18-Months [SPONSORED]

Selfish Giving

Elyse Meardon is proud of her work with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMN) - and rightfully so. As managing director of CMN’s signature dance marathon program, she and her team are stewards of the fastest growing peer-to-peer fundraiser in the country!

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Why You Need a Good Donor Database

Ann Green

What type of donor database do you have, or do you even have one at all? If you’re using Excel instead of a database because it’s free, stop doing that. A spreadsheet is not a database. Your Worst Fundraising Enemy.

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Monarch. Kansas City, MO. Photo Credit: Deena Davis. It’s that time again! Are you ready for 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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Using Facebook to Acquire Donors with Mark Santiago (Season 2, Episode 7)

iMarketSmart

Mark Santiago from Converge.Digital shares how to use Facebook strategically to build trust and acquire new donors. For more info about how Converge helps nonprofits get more donors, visit: Converge.Digital. You can also download Mark’s free Facebook Fundraising Blueprint here: www.converge.digital/facebookfundraisingblueprint. Click here to listen on YouTube! Topic Timestamps. Who is Mark Santiago? [02:36]. 02:36]. Facebook [04:37]. Quality versus quantity [05:30].

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Confucius on Fundraising Tech Tools

The Agitator

The other day I received an email from the admirably and voraciously curious Simone Joyaux attaching the 2018 Global NGO Technology Report listing the “10 Most Effective Tools” for online use by nonprofits around the world. Simone asked: “Do you believe the nonprofits are “correct”?

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Social fundraising data report for nonprofits - powered by CrowdRise and GoFundMe

CrowdRise

The Social fundraising data report for nonprofits was created to use the massive amount of GoFundMe data tracked through campaigns, donations, and social sharing to help nonprofits better understand and use social fundraising. Marketing Data

Diva Foodies - My Newest (Ad)Venture!

Diva Marketing Blog

Diva Foodies , is a sister company to Bloomberg Marketing , serving the food industry. . I am delighted to work with people who are passionate about their business including foodprenerus, chefs, cookbook authors, media companies and caterers.

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Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Angel Mills

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Angel Mills. Welcome to our 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!