My mistakes of 2014

Wild Woman Fundraising

If you’re curious about government contracting here’s the latest on what costs you can get covered with a government contract , I wrote about it, good as of November 2014. Conflict 2014 how I made mistakes learned so much mistakes my mistakes so many mistakes so much mistake

Priority 2014: Recommit to Your Privacy Policy

Getting Attention

As I combed the infinite number of 2014 marketing recommendations shared in recent weeks, I was surprised to see this one— review, revise and recommit to your privacy policy. Relationship Building 2014 prediction nonprofit branding Nonprofit Communications nonprofit marketing privacy policy

Our Top Ten Blog Posts of 2014

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

2014 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report [Infographic] (Watch for the 2015 version in early January!). Here are the top ten blog posts we published so far this year, according to unique page views in Google Analytics.

10 Nonprofit Social Media Resolutions for 2014 (part 1)

J Campbell Social Marketing

With technology changing so rapidly and social media moving so quickly, how will you know what to prioritize in 2014? Here are my top 10 nonprofit social media resolutions for 2014: 1) Eliminate silos. It’s not too late to create resolutions for the New Year!

10 Nonprofit Social Media Resolutions for 2014 (part 2 of 2)

J Campbell Social Marketing

With technology changing so rapidly and social media moving so quickly, how will you know what to prioritize in 2014? Here are the last 5 of my top 10 nonprofit social media resolutions for 2014 (the first 5 are here ): 6) Less is more. Part 1 of this two-part series is here.

7 steps to succeed with crowdfunding in 2014

Wild Woman Fundraising

(This article originally appeared in Fundraising Success Magazine in April, 2014). Have you ever thought about doing a kickstarter or indiegogo campaign for your nonprofit?

Forecast Of 2014 Giving

The Agitator

This week the Atlas of Giving released their most recent month-by-month giving forecast for 2014. I talked to Rob Mitchell, Atlas’ CEO, to get his take on 2014 results to date and his insights on what.

3 Things To Do Instead of Facebook Marketing in 2014

J Campbell Social Marketing

Here are 3 things that your organization can focus on in 2014 instead of Facebook. It also includes time to actively promote your organization’s blog – make sure to include that in your marketing plans for 2014. What are you nonprofit’s marketing plans for 2014?

The Secret to Raising More in 2014

Fundraising Coach

Every week, I have a conversation like this with a nonprofit leader: Nonprofit Leader: "We need to find new donors." (As As though there''s a magic bullet, a secret place to find new donors.). Me: "Why do you want to find new donors?".

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R-E-S-P-E-C-T Your Way to Donor Retention

Getting Attention

Donor retention is an absolute priority (again) for 2014. Fundraising: Innovations & Research 2014 priority Blackbaud donor retention Frank Barry fundraising Yet the path to donor retention success remains elusive for so many organizations. How about yours?

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Great “behind-the-scenes” progress in 2013, now let’s get creative!

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

I hope 2014 will mark the death of thinking traditional vs social when it comes to planning advertising campaigns. Compliment Governance Government 2013 social media campaigns 2014 christmas progress public sector Social Media social media guidelines training Web 2.0

The one delusion that keeps you stuck

Wild Woman Fundraising

Nonprofit Consultant women 2014 2015 art buckminster fuller crazy talk ice john dewey joseph stalin karl marx neil postman rousseau stupid talk systemaphilia winter break winter vacation Now I am home on the east coast for winter break. It was HARD to take a break!

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Let’s plan for your fundraising success in 2015!

Wild Woman Fundraising

Collaboration Cultivating donors Keeping a job 2014 2015 fundraising plan fundraising planning fundrasigin plan how to fundraising plan nonprofit planning sample fundraising plan Have you ever wanted to stop running around trying to do too many things at once?

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New Free Webinar: Nov 11th The Brave New World of Donor Databases

Wild Woman Fundraising

DATE: November 11th, 2014. Acknowledgement Appeals Cultivating donors Free Stuff for Nonprofits Fundraising 101 Webinars 2014 free webinars donor databases Finding the best donor database free webinar november nonprofit free webinars Robert Weiner Robert Weiner.

Get Ready for 2015

Wild Woman Fundraising

Board Collaboration Leadership 2014 2015 fundraising plan fundraising planning how to do a fundraising plan planning for 2015 Yep, those are my toes in the sand! Already thinking about 2015 in the summertime! I don’t know about you, but this year has FLOWN BY for me.

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Free Webinar: Finding and Keeping Volunteers May 13th

Wild Woman Fundraising

Join us on Tuesday May 13th, 2014, at 1pm ET, 12pm CT, 11am MT, and 10am PT for a free webinar as we learn. Free Stuff for Nonprofits Fundraising 101 Volunteers free webinar may 2014 free nonprofit webinars mazarine treyz mazarine treyz webinar presenter Do you have too much to do?

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Our Top 10 Posts from 2014

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

Here at Network for Good, we’re reflecting on 2014 and planning for the upcoming year. But before we dive into 2015, we want to share with you our top blog posts from 2014.

What are your intentions for 2014?

Wild Woman Fundraising

I created community with my meetup group , and I want to do more of this in 2014. What are my words for 2014? So, in 2014, I will work more on balance by not checking email til after noon, writing in the morning, meditating, and saving after 5pm time for friends and family and doing fun stuff. So I know that in 2014 my business is going to do really well. In 2014 I want more joy, also, by doing more dancing!). I hope that my awe continues to grow in 2014!

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Nonprofit Thank You Videos – Binge Watch Here!

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I’ve started my 2014 Playlist of Nonprofit Thank You Videos. I am so excited about next week, not only because it’s Thanksgiving, but because this is when we see a huge wave of nonprofit thank you videos being released. And I LOVE THESE THINGS.

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Nonprofits – Get Out The Vote!

J Campbell Social Marketing

Nonprofits Election 2014 Gloria Steinem Lena Dunham Vote As nonprofit professionals and those who work in the sector, it is our obligation to vote and to get our constituents to vote today. You know that you vote easily on other, trivial matters – American Idol ring a bell?

Most Important Social Media Sites to Nonprofits in 2015

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

In the 2014 report, nonprofits predicted Instagram would be the social network they would add next to their repertoire, and they appear to have followed through in this 2015 data.

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Nonprofits, are you still doubting the power of social media?

J Campbell Social Marketing

Infographics Social Media Infographic social media Social Media 2014 Statistics Still doubting the power of social media? Check out this neat interactive infographic from Digital Insights.

Super Short is Super Sweet: Storytelling that Hooks Digital Donors

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

In my Nonprofit Technology News Celebrity Forecasts for 2014 , one of the most cited themes among charity leaders was the importance of multi-channel fundraising. TechSoup Storymakers 2014 Contest. The contest deadline is September 26, 2014 , so get shooting! Jim Lynch.

The 5 Best Nonprofit Digital Stories from TechSoup’s Storymakers Contest

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Without further ado, we’re thrilled to announce the winners of TechSoup’s Storymakers 2014 contest and to share some words on their behalf. Alexandra Ale Bezdikian. TechSoup’s annual Storymakers contest had some great entries this year.

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7 Ways to Make 2014 the Year of the Donor

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

You can improve the odds of keeping more of your supporters by declaring 2014 the Year of the Donor. How will you make 2014 the Year of the Donor? The good news is that giving continues to grow. The bad news is that donor retention rates aren’t what they should be.

5-Star Storytelling Success Story

Getting Attention

In preparation, we have doubled our Facebook marketing budget for 2014 and will continue to research other social media channels. Guest blogger, Julie Brown, Program Director at the Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation.

Great Nonprofit Marketing Jobs—Movin’ Up Monday

Getting Attention

Nonprofit Marketing Jobs—June 9, 2014. Please post your open nonprofit marketing positions here. Communications Counselor , Full Court Communications (Oakland, CA). Communications Manager , The Education Alliance. New York, NY).

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Takeaways for Communicators: Nonprofit Technology Conference (#14NTC)

Getting Attention

Last week, 501TechNYC—the New York chapter of NTEN’s 501 Tech Clubs —met to recap the 2014 Nonprofit Technology Conference (#14NTC).

Epiphany! This struck me like a lightning bolt

Wild Woman Fundraising

According to GuideStar’s 2014 white paper, female chief executives’ salaries at nonprofits in 2012 trailed that of their male counterparts by as much as 23% depending on the organization’s size. The investment for this webinar is $ 127 , on sale for $87 until November 1st, 2014.

19 Fantastic Nonprofit Marketing Jobs—Movin’ Up Monday

Getting Attention

Nonprofit Marketing Jobs—March 10, 2014. Please post your open nonprofit marketing position here —for full- or part-time staff, consulting or internship opportunities. New Opportunities.

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Free Webinar: Fundraising on a Shoestring Feb 11th 10am

Wild Woman Fundraising

Join us on February 11th, 2014 for Fundraising on a Shoestring, a Free one-hour webinar at 10am. Are you trying to fundraise on a small budget? Get tools and tricks you can use to help make the most of your nonprofit dollars!

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18 habits every fundraiser should have by their first 6 months on the job

Wild Woman Fundraising

You may have heard of Steven Covey’s habits of highly effective people. But what about fundraisers? What’s one thing you could do, each week, each day, or each month to be more effective in your role, whether you’re just starting out or you have 10 years of experience?

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Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Lindsay Nichols

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I then had a team meeting with the head of our community foundation program, DonorEdge, and my boss and one of my employees to discuss how we could maximize the social media engagement and blog coverage of the 2014 DonorEdge Learning Community Annual Meeting that had recently taken place.

Get More from Your Donor Database

Getting Attention

That’s why I’ll be blogging lots of tips, tools and case studies on building out and using your database(s) to improve your supporter’s experience in 2014—via segmentation, serving customization content and personalization. Welcome to guest blogger, James Porter.

Great Nonprofit Marketing Jobs: Moving Up Monday

Getting Attention

Nonprofit Marketing & Communications Jobs—November 24, 2014. Nonprofit Marketing & Communications Jobs—November 17, 2014. Nonprofit Marketing & Communications Jobs—November 10, 2014. Post YOUR open nonprofit marketing and communications positions here.

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Blocking Access to Social Media is now “Against Policy”

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

To the Canadian federal “govies” out there that may have missed the memo, a crucial policy instrument called PANDU took effect exactly one year ago (excluding section 6.1.3 , which kicked-in 7 months later). What is PANDU? PANDU stands for Policy on Acceptable Network and Device Use.

Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Nancy Levesque

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

In 2014 we partnered with the U.S. Nancy Levesque. Here’s the latest installment in our series on the “Day in the Life” of nonprofit communicators, where we ask you to describe your day in your own words. . Want to be featured in this series?

What Board Members Want Staff to Know

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

At a recent workshop with more than 200 nonprofit board and staff members, we did an exercise where board members shared what they secretly wanted staff to know on yellow notes, and staff shared what they wanted board members to know on pink notes.

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Want Better Payoffs From Your Donor Communication? Start Customizing It

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Somya Qureshi. Last month we heard from Somya Qureshi from on the easiest place to get started with collecting data. Today she has some ideas on how to take that donor data and turn it into a communications startegy.

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Sample Calendars: How Often to Send Direct Mail and Email [Video and Download]

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I talk about the first part of the training, Calendars That Connect , which we’ll present on Monday, October 20, 2014.

Creating Your Nonprofit’s Version of the #IceBucketChallenge

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

It’s the question that thousands of nonprofit communications and development staff will be asked over the next several weeks: What’s our version of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge ?

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Your New Nonprofit Marketing Job?—Movin’ Up Monday

Getting Attention

Nonprofit Marketing Jobs—March 17, 2014. Please post your open nonprofit marketing position here —for full- or part-time staff, consulting or internship opportunities. New Opportunities.

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4 Doable Steps to Donor Love—Via Mal Warwick

Getting Attention

Donor communications that connect—that appreciate, energize and activate your prospects and donors—are THE key to fundraising success. That’s nothing new. What you may not know though, is how few organizations do donor communications well. So if that’s your organization, you’re not alone!

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