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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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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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6 Ways to Grow Your Email List with Facebook

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Guest Post By John Haydon If you’re like most nonprofits, Facebook is your top social network to engage supporters and increase awareness about your nonprofit. However, like most nonprofits, you’ve probably had your fair share of frustrations with Facebook. Dramatically declining reach is the biggie.

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21 Ways Women Learn to be Stuck

Wild Woman Fundraising

Ever want to crow a victory to someone and then have them say, “yes But?” ” Here’s what’s behind that. Perfectionism is a fairly common American female bodied thing. Thus it’s a fairly common nonprofit worker thing.

?? Breaking News: Changes Coming to the Facebook Donate Button ??

J Campbell Social Marketing

Did you get an email from Facebook letting you know that the call-to-action button on your nonprofit Facebook Page is going to be changed and/or eliminated? Several of my clients and colleagues received this email and asked me what it means.

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Our EveryAction Hero: Texas Watch

EveryAction

Texas Watch is a nonpartisan citizen advocacy group founded in 1998. They just celebrated over 20 years of advocating for Texas families.

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International Government Communication Forum 2019 – Sharjah, UAE

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

A few weeks ago I was invited to speak at the International Government Communication Forum (IGCF) in Sharhaj, UAE, where this year’s theme was “behaviour change” One of the conference highlights for me was participating on a panel with Dr Abdullah Al-Maghlouth , Director- General of the Centre for Government Communication in Saudi Arabia; and Sir Craig Oliver , Director of Politics and Communications for the former UK Prime Minister David Cameron.

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No, Millennials aren’t entitled. And they don’t want a participation trophy.

Wild Woman Fundraising

This post is a response to the Rogare report talking about millennial fundraisers and their tendency to job hop. It quotes Staying Power, by employee retention expert Cara Silletto. She sees this short tenure from Millennials as a trend to be confronted and dealt with.

Is Facebook Getting Rid of the News Feed? What Nonprofit Marketers Need to Know

J Campbell Social Marketing

The winds of change are blowing hard at Facebook, and the potential implications for nonprofit digital marketers are huge. To put it lightly… Facebook has been battling some significant negative press coverage lately. .

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What is donor qualification and why should you care about it?

iMarketSmart

What is donor qualification?

Behind the Brand: California Symphony

Mission Minded

Abbey Meyers is a Brand strategist at Mission Minded and the project lead for the recent redesign of the California. The post Behind the Brand: California Symphony appeared first on Mission Minded. Nonprofit Web

Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Elizabeth Leslie

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Elizabeth Leslie and her daughter Payton who comes to vote with her in every election. 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.

NAME IT! PODCAST! White Fragility

Wild Woman Fundraising

In the nonprofit sector lately, Helen and Mazarine have seen some glaring examples of white fragility. So, we decided to do an episode on what this is, and how we can do better. Are you wondering what white fragility is? how it shows up?

3 Essential Elements of Nonprofit Storytelling That Persuades

J Campbell Social Marketing

Nonprofits, no matter their size or mission, are working to change hearts and minds around important issues every single day.

Are you doubling down on stupidity?

iMarketSmart

A client recently told us she was being asked by her leadership to consider cancelling her MarketSmart subscription. . She told us that last year, during Q4, the organization decided to spend more money on Giving Tuesday and its end-of-year marketing.

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Romayne Levee Appointed as Mission Minded’s Director of Education Strategy

Mission Minded

If you’ve worked with Romayne Levee on a project you know she brings a dogged approach to ensuring Mission Minded clients. The post Romayne Levee Appointed as Mission Minded’s Director of Education Strategy appeared first on Mission Minded.

The Future of Social Media for Nonprofits? Here’s What I Think

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I’ve been doing a ton of research and thinking about social media strategies for nonprofits, especially those of you without dedicated social media staff, ahead of the two new webinars I am teaching in April: Social Media Strategies for Nonprofits that Won’t Waste Your Time. What is most likely to work regardless of the platform or future algorithm changes? The framework above is what I am recommending and what I’ll be teaching in the webinars.

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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How to understand your donor’s consideration process so you generate more major gifts

iMarketSmart

First things first. Too often fundraisers, board members, and nonprofit leaders spend way too much time thinking and talking about their organization’s or their employee’s process for raising major gifts (including legacy gifts).

Why you’ll want to come see us at AFP ICON

CrowdRise

We’re heading to San Antonio. And not just for the tex-mex or a leisurely stroll along the River Walk. We’re coming to hit up the AFP ICON conference in a big way. We’re talking tee shirt giveaways, a candlelit dinner, and maybe even a selfie station

Creating Faster, More Relevant Content on Social Media

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I just finished Part 2 of our webinar series on Social Media Strategies for Nonprofits that Won’t Waste Your Time. On Tuesday, we covered the Be Personal side of this framework : Today, we moved to the right side: Be Practical.

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! .

Why Your School Looks So Last Year

Mission Minded

One of the most effective things independent schools can do to build community, increase enrollment, and boost donor dollars is. The post Why Your School Looks So Last Year appeared first on Mission Minded. Blog Independent Schools Nonprofit Communications Nonprofit Design

3 tips for your fundraising career

iMarketSmart

Always add value. The best way to ensure that you have a job all the time is to make it a point to consistently try to add value to the lives of all the people with whom you come in contact. Everyone! Always! That includes the waitress, the janitor, and the guy who parks your car.

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8 tips for promoting your charity event on social

CrowdRise

Have a charity event coming up? Whether you’ve started selling tickets, are just beginning to think about your theme, or your event is next week, it’s a good idea to get a good grasp on how you will promote your event. Social Social Fundraising

How to Coach Others to Be Better Nonprofit Writers

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Writing for nonprofits is different than writing for other kinds of organizations. We are often trying to accomplish many different things with nonprofit content, and depending on the goal and the intended reader, the style of writing will change.

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Stories that get worn out

Wild Woman Fundraising

I have a friend who is visibly tired of the nonprofit scarcity story. She is sick of the blame game, the struggle story, the pointing the finger about why we JUST CAN’T CHANGE the board, or the budget, or get more staff. She’s sick of it. And she’s not alone.

Will Paid Search Pay Off for Your Nonprofit?

Mission Minded

You hopefully already know that using your independent school or nonprofit’s brand as a basis for marketing is essential. But, The post Will Paid Search Pay Off for Your Nonprofit? appeared first on Mission Minded. Blog Nonprofit Web

Thanking vs. Appreciating

iMarketSmart

Mechanized thank you’s. I’ve been thinking that, perhaps, too many organizations have turned thanking into an automated obligation. They realize it’s something they’re supposed to do. So, they do it as cost-efficiently as possible.

All the things from AFP ICON 2019

CrowdRise

Oh San Antonio. How we love thee. Your Tex-Mex, your cowboy boots, your conference halls. In short, we had a great time at the show this year. We descended on the AFP ICON 2019 conference equipped with matching tee shirts, a selfie station, and a strong craving for tacos

Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Amanda Mahan

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Amanda Mahan 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.

[VIDEO] Sample Fundraising Cover Letters and Resumes

Wild Woman Fundraising

I just got back from AFP ICON and presented on all about fundraising resumes and cover letters at my session. Want to see what we learned about? Here are 4 videos to help you write a better fundraising resume and cover letter today. Sample Fundraising Resumes.

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The Importance of Keeping Things Simple

Ann Green

Over the years I’ve come to find the value of keeping things simple. Whether it’s preparing a dish with just a few ingredients or not cramming my schedule with one thing after another. But keeping it simple doesn’t have to mean a bare bones existence.

What is 3-to-1 Major Gift Fundraising?

iMarketSmart

Let’s face it, your supporters want something in exchange for their cash. But, sadly, many nonprofits don’t give. This compelled me to come up with a simple methodology that I call “ 3-to-1 Major Gift Fundraising.

Live from AFP ICON: 4 issues & trends affecting fundraising in the US

CrowdRise

This week, the CrowdRise by GoFundMe team is in San Antonio for the AFP ICON 2019 conference, and also to get in a few bites of Tex-Mex.

Here’s why Captain Marvel is an expression of white supremacy

Wild Woman Fundraising

Hoo boy. Are you ready for this? I hope so! In the spirit of NAMING IT, I am going to Name It! when it comes to a popular feel-good movie- Captain Marvel. Hold onto your hats! “Hollywood and the mass media are completely militarized. Look at all the war movies they are doing.”

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Seeing the World Through Your Donors’ Eyes

Ann Green

In my last post, I wrote about the importance of staying donor-centered. Now let’s take it a step further. Try to think like your donors. Visualize one donor or a type of donor and imagine how they will respond to your communication. Get to know your donors better. You may have a hard time with this if you don’t know your donors very well. One way to get to know them better is to send short surveys. The key here is short. Ask a few questions at a time. 3 Examples of Nonprofit Donor Surveys.