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4 keys to fundraising success you might be overlooking

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The best way to do this is by employing feedback loops that capture self-reported information and nonverbal, digital body language (such as clicks, views, downloads, time-on-site, etc.). In 2009, Dominos Pizza’s stock price was $7.73.

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Online Fundraising Best Practices

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The best way to reach your donors is to connect with them wherever they are – which means everywhere. between 2008 and 2009. ? * Expect an annual email file churn around 17%. Tags: Fundraising Web Site 101 Best Practices Did You Know? *

A Nonprofit by Any Other Name

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So ownership was muddled at best. " This article was reprinted from the June 2009 issue of Free Range Thinking TM. Tags: Nonprofit Marketing Best Practices may find sweeter results, as the Children's Health Environmental Coalition discovered after changing its name to Healthy Child Healthy World. Running a nonprofit with a generic name is like traversing Antarctica dressed entirely in white.

A Sample Donor Appreciation Certificate

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A Wake-Up Call for Fundraisers

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Along with Storytelling as Best Practice, he is author of Why Bad Ads Happen to Good Causes and Why Bad Presentations Happen to Good Causes. He also publishes a monthly journal, free-range thinking, to share best practices in the field. Tags: Fundraising Best Practices When a world-renowned historian discovered there wasn't a single school in his hometown, he decided to raise money to build one.

"Best practices" -- not always the best practice

Donor Power Blog

A lot of fundraisers focus on "best practices." Because being obsessed with best practices can be the road to mediocrity. Best practices" is supposed to be about not making stupid mistakes. Too often, though, "best practices" ends up meaning risk aversion and creativity avoidance. It's not a best practice. So be aware of the best practices. What is everybody doing that's not stupid?

Five Ways to Cultivate Your Donors—Personally

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A dynamic, sought-after speaker both nationally and internationally, Terry's high-energy trainings take the fear out of individual fundraising and give participants a practical, do-able system for long-term financial sustainability. Tags: Fundraising Best Practices We say you must have two personal contacts per year with each of your major donors.

Webinars on Marketing with No Budget, Best Practices and More in March

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Best Practices in Nonprofit Marketing. Each webinar is $35 or you can attend all of them (and any others we host in the next twelve weeks) for just $97 with the All-Access Pass - by far, the best deal available for nonprofit marketing training!

10 Simple Ideas for a Greener Event

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In honor of Earh Day 2009, we bring you 10 simple ideas to make your nonprofit's next event greener--courtesy of our friends at Event 360. Tags: Fundraising Best Practices Apparel. Use eco-friendly apparel including organic cotton, bamboo and recycled polyester. Bottled water. Avoid serving individual bottled water.

Online Marketing Best Practices from the Obama Campaign

Search Marketing for Nonprofits

M+R Strategic Services just released a report outlining the strategies and best practices from the Obama new media campaign and how those practices should be applied to nonprofits and their online marketing and fundraising efforts. Here’s the lead in paragraph: The best news for nonprofits? Corporate Online Marketing Best Practices Applied to Nonprofit Challenges. Tagged: nonprofit online best practices.,

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The Year-end Gift: This Nonprofit Nailed It

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Ensuring Your Emails Get Read

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After a while you will see what type of subject line works best for your audience. If you made it past all the other hurdles, its best not press your luck at this point. Tags: Email 101 Best Practices OK, you have crafted an inspired email that you think will do a great job informing and motivating your audience. But how many people will just hit the delete key without even reading it?

Donation Usability: Increasing Online Giving to Non-Profits and Charities

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2 full-day courses on content usability ( Writing for the Web 1 and Writing for the Web 2 ) at the Usability Week 2009 conference in Washington DC (next week), San Francisco, London, and Sydney. Copyright © 2009 by Jakob Nielsen. Tags: Fundraising Best Practices User research finds significant deficiencies in non-profit organizations' website content, which often fails to provide the info people need to make donation decisions.

Top 10 Reasons for Creating a Communications Plan

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A Couple of Nonprofit Best Practices Lessons From the Real World

Seeking Grant Money Today

The museum's leadership make excellent operations and management decisions in the best interest of the museum's mission statement goal, repeatedly. You and I, as long time supporters (who, through our trust in the organization and the confidence in its programming track record, donate because we believe in the museum's mission), can trust that the museum's leadership makes operations and management decisions based on the best interest of the museum's mission statement.

3 Ways To Tell Your Story: Review of The Nonprofit Marketing Guide, by Kivi Leroux Miller

Wild Woman Fundraising

However, she did mention that you could take a few lessons from this free PDF by Colin Delany from ePolitics.com, on how Obama raised a billion dollars in 2009. The Nonprofit Marketing Guide is an excellent book by Kivi Leroux Miller , and I am sorry it took me this long to read it.

The Procrastinator's Guide to Year-end Fundraising

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With some quick tweaks to your website, as well as incorporating marketing and communications best practices, you will have all the tools you need to to take advantage of the season. Download the presentation slides and full "Procrastinator's Guide" below Related Documents! Is your nonprofit ready to ramp up your online fundraising this holiday season? The last weeks of the year are the biggest and most important for online charitable giving. (In

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The Nonprofit That Understands That Without A Strong Relationship With It's Community, It Stumbles - Is the Nonprofit That Succeeds

Seeking Grant Money Today

has a volunteer base and staff that demonstrates the latest best professional thinking and methods in the professional field (demonstrating the potential for real success that this agency retains), works with like or related other organizations in the community to be sure it (itself) does not repeat methods' or theories' work already being done or work that has already been attempted but did not result in successes, etc.

How to Raise Grant Money, Even In This Economy.

Seeking Grant Money Today

Any organizations that are successfully raising grants, during this tough economy, are creating programs that are needed and efficient, operating their organization professionally, and succeeding at their mission thinking about what any donor/investor would want (which is what the community wants, too); the needs in the community that the organization serves are being addressed in the best possible way that they can be.

Vote for the Best Nonprofit Taglines -- 2009 Getting Attention Nonprofit Tagline Awards

Getting Attention

Place your vote today for the 2009 Getting Attention Nonprofit Tagline Awards. So many of these taglines are effective, but they all can't be the best. Now it's your turn to select which are the best in class. P.S. Subscribe now to the Getting Attention e-update to get your free copy of the 2009 Getting Attention Nonprofit Tagline Report (due in late fall), filled with best practices, trends and a directory of over 2,500 nonprofit taglines.

Using Social Media to Decrease E-Mail Unsubscribe Rates

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Conducted by ROI Research, the study is based on an April 2009 survey of over 4000 consumers in 13 countries. Tags: Social Networking Email 101 Best Practices

The 2009 Pracrastinator’s Guide to Year-End Fundraising

Sea Change Strategies

If you’ve been stressed about everything you need to do to meet your fundraising goals for 2009, don’t panic. Tags: Best Practices Fundraising General Interest Strategy Just read the newest version of the Procrastinator’s Guide to Year-End Fundraising. Sea Change and Care2 teamed up to detail eleven steps to keep you on track with fundraising and engaging your donors this holiday season.

What Would Google Do?

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First step in strategic communications planning: Communications audits

ImpactMax

You need to know where you are to figure out where you want to go next and how best to get there. Audits assess your current communications practices and products, and highlight areas that need improvement. See my free ebook about best practices in nonprofit website design.)

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Twitter Follow-and-Fundraise Follow-Up with @ChildFund

SocialButterfly

Given a very limited budget, we thought getting someone who was established with an existing community, and some experience dealing with bloggers was the best way to go.

Twitter Follow-and-Fundraise Follow-Up with @ChildFund

SocialButterfly

Given a very limited budget, we thought getting someone who was established with an existing community, and some experience dealing with bloggers was the best way to go.

2009 Webinar Schedule & the Pass Winners Are.

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I’ve published the preliminary schedule for the 2009 Nonprofit Marketing Guide Webinar Series. Best Practices in Nonprofit Communications (scheduled for March 5). Photo by Snapr on Flickr.

The Jusk Ask Strategy

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To learn more, join Tom Suddes on Network for Good's June 23, 2009 Nonprofit 911 teleconference. Tags: Fundraising Best Practices Get a VISIT. NOT AN APPOINTMENT (THINK 'Doctor/Dentist' !) With a QUALIFIED PROSPECT/POTENTIAL INVESTOR. NOT A DONOR (THINK 'Blood/Organ' !) To do DISCOVERY. NOT TALK, TALK, TALK (THINK 'Blah, Blah, Blah' !) To SHARE THE STORY. NOT MORE INFORMATION (THINK 'glazed eyes' !) To PRESENT THE OPPORTUNITY. NOT ASK FOR MONEY (THINK 'Beggar' !)

Optimizing Your Donation Pages to Increase Giving: A Bright Spot in a Tough Economy

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Indeed, landing page testing and optimization may be the closest thing non-profits have to a magic bullet in 2009 — and it's one of the surest ways we've found to help our clients raise more money in a tough economy. Tags: Fundraising Best Practices Your e-mail and web copy may persuade people to "click to donate now." " But often only 20% — sometimes as few as 10% — of the people who land on a donation page actually complete the transaction.

Fundraisers Adjust 2009 Strategies

The Agitator

On the positive side, we have a lot of best practices to establish here, so in the end I believe we’ll hold our own this year." No question … fundraisers will earn their keep in 2009! Yesterday we reported the quantitative results from The Agitator’s Mid-Year Fundraising Assessment survey. Those responses indicated relative calm at this stage of the fundraising year.

Government Blogging Presentation

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

My thoughts and opinions on this “stone age&# policy are part of a discussion for a future post… Government Blogging - Best Practices & Tips for Success. Social Media blogging tips Government Blogging Presentation government blogging examples best practices Canadian Government Web 2.0

Build It and They Will Come? Not for Online Fundraising!

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From Nonprofit Social Media Strategist to Social Media Change Agent and Beyond

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Fundraising Campaign in a Box

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Sell Better with Stories

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You want to look professional, so hire the best you can. Source: [link] Copyright © 2009 SYS-CON Media, Inc. - Tags: Nonprofit Marketing Best Practices If you heard that a certain type of fox is endangered, would you be moved to act? How about if you heard that a mama fox was trying to keep herself and her litter safe as their forest disappears? Now that's different. There's a story there with actual individuals being affected.

Web Marketing for Fundraisers: Get Found, Get Traffic, Get Ahead

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The 5 Rules of Social Media for Non Profits (and everyone else!)

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The Power of the Premium: Convincing Prospective Donors to Give

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This is what a fundraising email looks like

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And in terms of email marketing best practices, this email is also very effective: The email includes an opt-out link at the bottom. Thanks so much, Fred O'Regan President - From: Dick Green Sent: Friday, March 27, 2009 3:52 PM To: Fred O'Regan Subject: Urgent: N. Best, Dick This message was sent to XXXX. Tags: Email 101 Best Practices Nonprofits often email us here at Network for Good asking for examples of a fundraising email.

Connecting with Donors through Your Database

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