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Reserve Your Copy of the 2020 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

We’ve closed the 2020 Nonprofit Communications Trends Survey and are pouring through the answers of the 600+ nonprofit professionals who took the survey. Here are a few preliminary tidbits we’ve pulled already: Most Comms Directors Feel Valued and Respected. If You Don’t, Get Out.

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Newsletter: Goodwill’s Winning Model for Influencer-Brand Partnerships ; Flutie Flakes are Back After 20 Years ; Three Research Methods to Get to Know Your Audience

Selfish Giving

You could learn a lot about influencer marketing from Lauren Lawson-Zilai , senior director of PR at Goodwill™ Industries International.

Six Inclusive Stock Photography Sites Every Nonprofit Should Have Bookmarked

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

You know you need great photography. But for whatever reason, you don’t have it in-house. Maybe you don’t have the skills or access to a professional.

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MarketSmart’s “How-to” Guide for Donor-Advised Funds (DAFs)


Click here for the free comprehensive guide for donor-advised funds. Trends come and go, but donor-advised funds are forever. I’m not quite sure that’s the quote, but I think it goes something like that.

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What Nonprofits Need To Know About Facebook’s #GivingTuesday Announcement

J Campbell Social Marketing

Cue the bells, throw the confetti, ring the alarms! Facebook announced that for GivingTuesday this year (December 3) it will be matching up to $7 million USD in donations made on the platform that day.

Be Thankful for Your Donors

Ann Green

Thanksgiving is coming up and it’s a time of the year in the U.S. when we show gratitude to the special people in our lives. Your donors are special people and they deserve to be showered with gratitude. This doesn’t happen nearly as often as it should.

Corporate Partnerships & The Law: Registration & Reporting Requirements ??

Selfish Giving

This is the second-part of a four-part series on the four key legal issues you - my readers! requested guidance on in the Selfish Giving / Accelerist Partnership Law Survey you completed last spring.

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What Does Thanksgiving Have to Do with Fundraising? A Surprising Amount.


“You can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed.”. I wasn’t frustrated. If anything, I was disappointed. How could I forget that quote?” I thought to myself. I was sitting in our CEO’s office.

Increase Your Fundraising on Instagram: 4 Ways to Drive Donations at Year-End

J Campbell Social Marketing

Are you using Instagram to get more engagement and to raise awareness about your nonprofit’s work? . Do you want to use the fastest-growing social media platform to increase your fundraising and acquire new donors? .

How to Put Together a Communications Calendar

Ann Green

In my last few posts, I’ve emphasized the importance of keeping in touch with your donors throughout the year. Some nonprofit organizations are good at communicating with their donors, but many are not. Often the only times you hear from these organizations is when they’re asking for donations.

3 Email List Building Pop-Ups for Your Website

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

During Tuesday’s webinar , we’ll be sharing a ton of great nonprofit examples from our Inspiration Files. Here’s a little preview of some of the website lightboxes or pop-ups we’ve seen and loved recently. These are specifically for building your email list.

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5 Online Year-End Fundraising Stats You Can Use to Help Craft Your Campaign


This guest post on year-end fundraising stats is from Nathan Hill at NextAfter. Every development professional understands the importance of year-end fundraising.

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10 Ways to Improve Donor Retention with Social Media [Webinar Replay]

J Campbell Social Marketing

No matter what time of year, it’s always the perfect time to show your donors some love! If you wait until year-end to communicate with and thank your donors, it may be too late.

7 Donation Page Strategies That Actually Convert

Fundraising Coach

Over the past few years, charitable giving has evolved with online donations rising as its new star. If you’re not including a digital giving option by now, your organization is almost certainly missing out.

Navigating the #GivingTuesday Waters

Ann Green

I imagine most of you are familiar with #GivingTuesday, the annual giving day that takes place the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. This year it will be on December 3. Perhaps you’ve participated in the past and it’s been successful, or maybe it wasn’t.

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators November 22, 2019

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Happy Friday, everyone! Let’s dive right in to the best articles, posts, tips, and more from around the world of nonprofit marketing and fundraising. This week we have 2020 trends, NTC scholarship opportunities, hurt feelings, social media news, what to include in job posts and more.

5 Ways You Can Get Meetings with Major Donors (Even When They Won’t Answer their Phone)


I hear the following all the time when I ask fundraisers about their efforts to land meetings with major and legacy donors: “I tried calling, but they didn’t answer the phone,” they say. So what’s really happening here.

Fundraisers: Stop Blaming Facebook For Donors Not Wanting to Hear From You

J Campbell Social Marketing

It’s year-end giving season, and GivingTuesday is fast approaching. . Nonprofits of all sizes are in a frenzy about the Facebook $7M match ( more on that here ) and whether or not they should use Facebook charitable giving tools. .

Get over your discomfort and politely ask for money

Fundraising Coach

I recently tweeted "your discomfort with asking is getting in the way of a donor's joy in giving. So get out of the way!" ( Click here to tweet that. ). Since then, I've been getting a lot of questions about how to get over the discomfort! How to politely ask for money.

Promoting Your GivingTuesday Campaign: 6 Ideas to Help Amplify Your Results Before Kickoff

Fundraising Report Card

Guest post by Candace Cody from CauseVox. If you’ve ever run a GivingTuesday campaign before, then you know that there’s a whole lot more involved than merely setting up an online fundraising website for one day.

We Are Running an Email Re-Engagement Campaign and People Have Feelings

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

It’s an email marketing best practice to keep a healthy mailing list. And that’s not just one of those shiny new things “marketing gurus” tell you to do that don’t really matter in the long run – having an outdated email list will affect your email deliverability.

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Newsletter: Will a Nonprofit’s Bet on Death be a Boon for Partnerships? ; How Brands Gave Thanks on Veterans Day ; Why Your Nonprofit Needs an Explainer Video

Selfish Giving

Marie Curie , a UK-based nonprofit that runs hospices and supports people living with terminal illness, has launched Talkabout , a microsite to get people talking about everyone's favorite topic: dying and death.

How to Use Social Media to Maximize Your #GivingTuesday Campaigns

J Campbell Social Marketing

Giving Tuesday is just around the corner! Wondering how to use social media to best stand out? Your campaign has 24 hours to make the most of this global movement to promote generosity. Giving Tuesday success depends on a great promotions plan – and that includes social media.

A surprising way to better fundraising

Fundraising Coach

Improving fundraising is a never-ending quest for nonprofit leaders. But recent research shows a startling discovery on how to make your fundraising better.

Make Your New Donors Feel Welcome

Ann Green

As your year-end donations come in, you may notice you have some new donors. Don’t jump for joy yet, the likelihood these donors will stick with you continues to drop. . You’ve focused a lot of time and energy on acquiring your new donors. Now you need to work on keeping them for a long time.

What Does 2020 Hold for Nonprofit Communications?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

How will you use social media in 2020? Will you share uplifting stories, ask for donations or inform followers about your programs? Do you use Facebook Groups? Instagram Stories? Streaming video? What about your email marketing plans for next year? How often do you send your email newsletter?

Newsletter: In Which States Should Your Corporate Partner Register? ; 25 Most Philanthropic Companies in Arizona ; How to Monitor Your Competitors

Selfish Giving

The holiday gifts ??are are coming three weeks early thanks to Karen Wu at Perlman & Perlman ! Karen just finished the second installment of her four-part series on the four key legal issues you - my readers!

GivingTuesday 2019 Wrap Up – How to Follow Up After Your #GivingTuesday Campaign

J Campbell Social Marketing

The final numbers are still being calculated, but GivingTuesday 2019 is shaping up to be a huge success! . CEO Asha Curran reported on Twitter: The numbers are in. 511M was donated online on #GivingTuesday yesterday–a 28% increase from 2018. Projected online + offline donations: $1.95B.

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Trustee Table: Listen in for an Inspired Approach to Strategic Planning

Mission Minded

If you’re already a listener of The Trustee Table, a podcast from NAIS (National Association of Independent Schools), you know that. The post Trustee Table: Listen in for an Inspired Approach to Strategic Planning appeared first on Mission Minded. Blog Independent Schools

How Can Google’s G Suite Help my Nonprofit Thrive?


Archives. by Zoe Allen. Find out how to use Google’s free G Suite for Nonprofits to become more efficient and maximise your impact. Personalised emails, great collaboration software, secure communications – all for free. What is G Suite?

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators – November 15, 2019

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Hello, Friends! It’s cold and rainy here, but I have the hottest articles, posts, tips, and more from around the world of nonprofit marketing and fundraising. This week we talk about Instagram likes disappearing, year-end fundraising tips, ghostwriting, inclusive stock photography and more.

Newsletter: You Should Adopt This Creepy Phone Tactic from Wayfair ; Sales of Mr. Rogers’ Iconic Sweater Support Namesake’s Charity ; The Best Charity CEO on Twitter

Selfish Giving

I've written before on how to turn your homepage into a lead-generating machine. You'll need an email pop-up and a service that pings you when a company visits your site (e.g. Leadfeeder, VisitorTrack, Leadberry ). The next step is to take a page from Wayfair's playbook.

Social Good Squad Newsletter 1 – And so it begins!

J Campbell Social Marketing

(Because of email deliverability snafus and Gmail Jail, I am no longer able to add animated GIFs and emojis and other fun things that heaven forbid add personality to my email newsletter. So each week I’ll put it up on my blog. Enjoy!).

Look Behind the Brand: San Francisco Village

Mission Minded

Mission Minded strategist, Rosie Powers, led the creation of a communications campaign to help San Francisco Village reach new members. The post Look Behind the Brand: San Francisco Village appeared first on Mission Minded.

Instagram for Nonprofits: A Beginner’s Guide


Archives. by Zoe Allen. Find out how you can leverage one of the fastest growing social media platforms to reach a huge new audience. Inspire potential supporters with compelling images on Instagram. Instagram is a unique visual content sharing social media platform with a fast-growing audience.

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Stand Out from the Crowd with a Welcome Series

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

We have only had a little over 300 people take our 2020 Nonprofit Communications Trends Survey , but if these (very) preliminary results hold, then a majority of nonprofit organizations are not sending a welcome series to new subscribers. (By

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Newsletter: Am I Too Small for Corporate Partnerships? ; 25,000 Salvation Army Kettles Go Cashless; The Causes Influencers Most Want to Work With

Selfish Giving

The second most popular article in last week's newsletter was Am I Too Small for a Corporate Partnership. I agree with everything the authors wrote. No nonprofit is too small for a corporate partnership! Yay.right?