The 2011 Nonprofit Communications Trend Report

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

The 2011 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report is officially available! What scares nonprofit communicators: money woes, hard-to-implement comm strategies & lack of staff time. Thanks to the 780 nonprofits who completed the survey last month, making this report possible.

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Your 2011 Guide to Nonprofit Marketing Wisdom

Getting Attention

We’ve been able to save so much money on production costs for printing, photography and web design, by taking the time to incorporate this. This is your opportunity to learn from the experts to achieve stronger results in 2011: Dive into your 2011 Guide to Nonprofit Marketing Wisdom now.

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You can meet me at the Center for Nonprofit Organizations in February, March and April 2011!

Wild Woman Fundraising

When: Thursday, February 10, 2011 from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. How do you find the people who want to connect with you and grow those relationships and get money? When:Tuesday, February 15, 2011 from 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM.

Will You Look Back With Me on 2011?

Wild Woman Fundraising

What’s the bottom line of 2011? The Biggest Idea of 2011: PARTNERSHIP! . I stretched myself by writing poetry more diligently in 2010 and I’m still doing it in 2011! Saving money. I don’t spend money eating out anymore. Bottom Line on 2011.

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9 Words for Nonprofits to Avoid in 2011

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this phrase continues to get a lot of play from nonprofits, colleges, and others raising money. Sometimes we ask donors to give more money than they usually do ("Take your donation to the next level!"). I'm particularly happy to see fail and wow factor on their 2011 list. Last January's " Words for Nonprofits to Avoid in 2010 " turned out to be Big Duck's most popular blog post of 2010.

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How You Can Get More Money Through Direct Mail: Interview with Jules Brown of “Dear Joan”

Wild Woman Fundraising

Image Creative Commons "Money" by Stuart Dootson). His blog, Dear Joan , is dedicated to helping smaller nonprofits write truly donor focused appeals that get better results and raise more money for your cause. I’m so excited to share this interview with you!

Raise more money with donor-based fundraising

Get Fully Funded

Donor-based fundraising is a key to raising big money and it’s a critical factor in the Get Fully Funded system. Here’s a short video where I talk about donor-based fundraising. Get Fully Funded

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Is Your Online Donation Page Ready for 2011?

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If you have copy on why to give/where the money goes, keep it very, very short. Nonprofit marketing friends and fundraisers, now is a great time to get your online donate form fit for the year! Remember - it should…. Be as short as possible - ideally one page and a minimum of fields. Be branded to your organization (it performs better if it is; worse if it’s not). Have one clear call to action on (Donate! Or, Become a member!).

Raising big money starts with your passion

Get Fully Funded

Your ability to raise BIG money for your nonprofit starts with your passion. Watch this short video (less than 3 minutes) to hear me explain a little about how you can use your passion to raise big money. It’s the key to Getting Fully Funded.

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How Small Nonprofits Can Raise Money on Facebook

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Stay tuned for future posts on (1) how to get your fans to use the Birthday Wish feature in Causes to raise money for you and (2) how to raise money through social media even when you don’t have “cute&# or “heart strings&# projects.

What are YOUR Nonprofit Tech Predictions for 2011?

Wild Woman Fundraising

Claire Sale at TechSoup’s NetSquared just asked a fascinating question: In 2011, what new web/mobile technologies or tactics will help organizations and enterprises create/increase social impact? I think our web tactics in 2011 are going to have to give us 3 things. Where does the money go? You can also show where the money goes, from the Kilowatt hours to building rent. Community Our new web technologies in 2011 are going to help us build community faster.

Raising Money with No Heartstrings to Pull

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Join Susan and me on Tuesday for a FREE webinar: Raising Money Via Social Media: Using Causes and Your Facebook Page.

The Best Local Cause Marketing of 2011 (and 3 that Really Stunk)

Selfish Giving

Here are my picks for the best local cause marketing programs of 2011. This Christmas promotion won’t raise the most money, but it’s unique, creative and memorable. ~~~. Program: KFC, Dairy Queen Sell Pinups to Raise Money for Homeless.

Asking for Money AND Something Else

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I really like this one recommendation from Rachel: Pair an ask for a donation with a “no-money” ask during a campaign. The no-money ask gives your supporters another way to get involved and engaged in your cause whether they want to give financially or not. And it gives you something else to talk about, besides asking for money every time. Here are some of the different kinds of no-money asks that you could pair in a campaign with an ask for a donation.

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Raise more money with donor-based fundraising

Get Fully Funded

Donor-based fundraising is a key to raising big money and it’s a critical factor in the Get Fully Funded system. Here’s a short video where I talk about donor-based fundraising. Get Fully Funded

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Raise more money with donor-based fundraising

Get Fully Funded

Donor-based fundraising is a key to raising big money and it’s a critical factor in the Get Fully Funded system. Here’s a short video where I talk about donor-based fundraising. Get Fully Funded

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Fundraising Themes for 2011 – 1

The Agitator

I’ve seen a number of fundraisers proffer their wish lists or predictions for 2011, and would like to pass some along. They want effective use of their money. The Agitator will even offer some too (after we’ve read everybody else’s, of course!). Here are some thoughts from Fraser Green at Good Works. He calls his essay New Year Nostradamus.

The Best Cause Marketing of 2011

Cause Related Marketing

Here are 10 cause marketing efforts or campaigns, culled from more than 200 posts in 2011, that were cool or fun or smart or effective or innovative or surprising. Here in date order of the original post are my top eleven Best Cause Marketing Efforts of 2011.

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Focus on the mission, not the money

Get Fully Funded

Too many times, nonprofit Fundraisers get so focused on the money that they forget to communicate about the mission. Keep this in mind: it’s not about the money you need. When you share from that point of view, your appeals take on a much richer tone than if you’re just begging for money. I’ve seen this in direct mail appeals, grant proposals, and major donor visits. . It’s about fulfilling your organization’s mission.

The Worst Cause Marketing of 2011

Cause Related Marketing

in 2011 thanks in part to our fascination with the pathology of crime. Yesterday's post, was my annual list of the best cause marketing of 2011. Royalties is one way celebrities make money from endorsements.

Susan Emfinger Discusses The Difficulties and Faulty Assumptions of Raising Money

Non Profit Marketing 360

Yet, a May 2011 study sponsored by Deloitte Center for Financial Services estimates that the number of U.S. millionaire households will double by 2011. Susan Emfinger of UMBC.

SLIDESHOW: These tips will help you raise more money online

Wild Woman Fundraising

First Name: Last Name: Email: SLIDESHOW: These tips will help you raise more money online originally appeared on Wild Woman Fundraising on November 25, 2011. Integrated Marketing – Overman. View more presentations from Eric Overman.

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International Social Marketing Association: 2011 Review

Social Marketing and Social Change

In 2011, the International Social Marketing Association (iSMA) has been developing the promise to be the catalyst for a global infrastructure to serve social marketing practice, education, research and management. On behalf of all the Board members, we are thankful for the many social marketers who have contributed money to support the development of the association over the past several years - especially our Founders.

Blogworld 2011: Yes, Virginia, There are Blogging Superheroes

Selfish Giving

Pat was true to form and a very sincere, friendly guy – just like he is on his fabulous blog that teaches people how to make money from blogging in their underwear! Me with one of my blog heroes: Darrens Rowse of Problogger. I'm the bald guy!

Cause Marketing 101: 5 Tactics for Raising Money from Businesses

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This isn't about companies giving you money. Cause marketing raises money and raises awareness because you are gaining access to your partner's most valuable asset - their customers. . This is one of the cheapest strategies, but one of the most lucrative ways to raise money. The real money in cause marketing is not in the company - it's in their consumers (with the exception of the Facebook "Likes" programs).

10 Charity Fundraising Events to Raise Large Amounts of Money

Fundraiser Ideas

When your charitable cause needs large amounts of money, charity fundraising events can be your best option. The following are 10 charity fundraising events that, if implemented correctly, are sure to raise large amounts of money for your organization: Charity walk. Add raffle items or a 50-50 raffle to raise even more money. The huge funds generated by these events can be used for a single project or the ongoing operations of your charitable organization.

Where is the money for our schools?

Wild Woman Fundraising

I mean, they are just going to make even more money. The zombie corporations are holding the money hostage. We need to free that money through legislative action. Protests are nice and all, but what is really going to get politicians to pay attention to you is the communities that you can encourage to vote one way or another based on the politicians stance on certain issues, like money for schools versus no taxes for corporations.

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Reader Questions: Do you need more money in the mail? 3 steps

Wild Woman Fundraising

Give them these choices: “Does it make business sense to give to your organization, because it saves money in local taxes? Appeals Cultivating donors Fundraising Philanthropy charity cultivating donors Diabetes Tasmania direct mail get lots of checks in the mail gifthub mazarine treyz more money in the mail nonprofit phil cubeta philanthropists reasons for giving surveymonkey the seven faces of philanthropy twitter

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Facebook Versus Real Money

The Agitator

And if you take file size up a few notches, to 100,000 or 300,000, it would seem that there’s really big money to be made with this tool. Yesterday we noted Facebook’s new Resource section for nonprofits, and quoted FB’s own figure of $5 million being raised through its Causes application. Laudable. But one Agitator reader noted with a hint of sarcasm … $5 million in five years from some 50 million Facebook users wasn’t exactly a fundraising avalanche!

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Does the Raiser’s Edge Help Raise Money?

JCA Insights

Does any fundraising software really help raise money? The Raiser’s Edge has sophisticated functionality to manage virtually every facet of the most complex fundraising program, but it can only help raise money when senior leadership mandates that all staff use the system. Which board members are actively raising money? Should it?

Fundraising Secrets from the DonorPerfect conference!

Wild Woman Fundraising

Interesting facts: Individuals give 87% of the money in America. What you need to know: Donor Advised Funds received significant money in 2010. This is where the money is going. The other place money is going is into Planned Giving, and you need to set up that program ASAP.

Who will listen to the dead?

Wild Woman Fundraising

All there was was money. Everything became money, and money became everything. Money treated us as if we were things,and we died. Los Angeles became the first major city to vote out Corporate Personhood on December 7th, 2011. How to Move your Money. Join Us.

Fundraising Tips for Twestival Local 2011 Organizers

Fundraising Coach

It’s also about raising money so they can do even more! Make sure that 100% of the money raised goes to the charity, not event costs. If you know organizers in other cities, a little healthy competition can help everyone raise more money!

Reader Questions: Humane Society Fundraising, how to overcome: “I only give to people”

Wild Woman Fundraising

Dear Mazarine, It is sometimes difficult raising money for animals , especially in the south. So, how to agitate for money for pets? The more you get in front of people and teach them about the beauty of being a pet owner, and the sadness of an abused pet, the more money you will get.

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Ketchum's Living in Its Own Private Idaho When it Comes to Cause Marketing

Cause Related Marketing

In my conversations with nonprofits I’ve never found any that were actually making money through Facebook Causes. Indeed, the only people that have ever made money from Facebook is Mark Zuckerberg, his venture capital equity partners, and Goldman Sachs.

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Hidden Money for your nonprofit

Wild Woman Fundraising

We're already scheduled to give away almost $1 Billion in 2011! Tags: Fundraising clayton gibson exceed llc free money gift cards helping nonprofits homeowners advantage usa interview money realtors realty giving selling your house Exceed is a for-profit company that was created in 2005 to fund non-profit organizations through an innovative affiliate program better than anything I've ever seen.

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How to Raise Money: 10 Tips Every Group Needs to Consider

Fundraiser Ideas

Many administrators are left wondering how to raise money in this difficult economic environment. The secret to raising money is really no secret at all; in general, persistence and commitment are essential elements of success in the fundraising world. Here are 10 tips on how to raise money even when the economy is at its worst: Make your presence felt. Related posts: Sell Used Electronics to Raise Money Quickly.

Top 10 Blog Posts in 2011

Fundraising Coach

Here are the list of the top 10 most popular posts published here on FundraisingCoach.com in 2011. # How to Make More Money with Your Next Silent Auction by Sherry Truhlar of www.RedAppleAuctions.com. # most popular blog post published here in 2011 was… [drum roll please]: How to Write Effective Fundraising Letters. Fundraising Tips for Twestival Local 2011 Organizers. The year is coming to a close so it’s the season for “Top 10 Lists,” right?

Product Spotlight Demo: Turn Supporters’ Time into Money through Polling and Surveys

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This allows supporters to contribute to your nonprofit who may not otherwise be willing or able to donate money to your organization. . We track who is taking the surveys then send you a donation through Network for Good who then distributes the money to you monthly. . Highlight it as an opportunity to give time, instead of asking for money. At Research for Good, we partner with nonprofits just like yours to turn your supporters' time into revenue for your organization.

3 tips to dramatically increase website donations

Wild Woman Fundraising

Due to a number of issues, that never happened on the website, but every time I looked at it, I thought, “How much money are we leaving on the table because people get overwhelmed by everything that we do?&#. Have you ever bought something online? OF COURSE! You know it!

How to rock your development plan: Webinar April 19th

Wild Woman Fundraising

A step-by-step guide to planning that magical plan that will help you raise all the money you need. THIS is why you’re not making the money you need to make! Wild Woman Fundraising: With a One-Page Development Plan! Naw son!

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Are you coming to my free webinar today? What do you mean you wanted more notice?

Wild Woman Fundraising

How do you make money on the side with what you already know? So I’ve been having lots of local events here in Austin, but I’ve also been getting people in other places saying, “Hey, come and see us!&#

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Reader Questions: Does adding extra stuff your appeal mailing work?

Wild Woman Fundraising

Recently I was leading a webinar for CharityHowTo called “Tons of Money in the Mail&# and a person asked this question: “What should we include in our direct mail? Would a sticky note or brochure dramatically increase or decrease our money raised via appeals?&#.

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