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

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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!

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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.

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?

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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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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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.

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?

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

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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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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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.

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.

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.

5 Cold Calling Tips to Meet Your Fundraising Goals


The fundraising call has always been a staple of donor outreach. However, changes + advancements in the ways you communicate with your audience means adjusting your approach to the dreaded cold call.

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Give in the Moment: Our Favorite #UNselfies of #GivingTuesday (so far)


At last, #GivingTuesday is upon us! In case you don''t know, the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday is dedicated to giving back after all of the indulgences of the days before.

Why Donation Pages for Nonprofits Usually Suck


Right now, thousands of donors are being scared, confused, bored, or straight up turned away from donating online

Mark your calendar: best conferences for nonprofits in 2015


Believe it or not, it''s already time to start planning for the wealth of marketing, education, and networking opportunities for nonprofits in 2015. nonprofit conferences

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?

50 Best Nonprofit Twitter Accounts to Follow


A frequent assumption is that social media runs itself, but the “build it and they will come” model won’t yield the engagement or impact that you’re looking for.

Best Halloween costumes ever? We dressed up as our favorite nonprofits.


You have just a few hours before your end-of-the-day office costume contest and evening Halloween festivities, but have no idea what to be. Well, we have your back. For the ultimate procrastinator, we''ve got 6 nonprofit costume ideas that you can do with (almost) no planning at all

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Book Yourself an #NpCommFreeDay or Two

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

That’s why it’s important to look at your calendar now, before the chaos, and block out some Nonprofit Communicator Free Days (#npcommfreeday) on your calendar for the rest of 2014. I like this time of year. The air is cooling, and the kids are back in school.

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12 Nonprofit Donation Pages That Don’t Suck


In our last post, we explained why donation pages on nonprofit websites are repelling potential donors.

This is what's wrong with your nonprofit digital strategy


I’ve read and written hundreds of nonprofit digital strategy documents. As a former consultant for the nonprofit space, “I need to create a digital strategy” was something that I heard almost daily. The problem is that you don’t need a digital strategy. You need a strategy.

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).

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.

Nonprofit Communicators Photo-A-Day Challenge! #NPCommPix

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

The inaugural challenge will be this October 1- 31, 2014. See the graphic for the list of prompts for each day in October 2014. If you spend much time at all on Instagram , you’ve seen those Photo-A-Day challenges.

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BRIEF: Make a Bigger Impact by Saying Less [Book Review]

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

On Thursday, August 7, 2014 I’m teaching our webinar on writing brief in the nonprofit world: Writing Short: How to Write Subject Lines, Tweets, Headlines, Facebook Updates and More. Nonprofits do some pretty complex work.

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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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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.

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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MAKE ME A MATCH: 48 Ways to Ask for a Matching Gift in an Email Fundraising Appeal

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Photo Credit: p/aPY4K8. Stuck trying to find new ways to describe your matching gift campaign? Never fear! Use these matching gift phrases in all the right places: Subject line. Preheader. Header. Calls-to-action (be sure to include at least 2 in each email). Sidebars.

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#MixedLinks for Nonprofit Marketers and Fundraisers

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

The 2014 Fundraising Technology Trends Study was released earlier this month. The Fall 2014 edition of the Top 150 Nonprofit Blogs has been released. I hope everyone had a great week!

Your Ideas, Examples, and Problems with Awareness Raising Campaigns

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Submit your blog posts by emailing your permalink to – by end of day Wednesday, August 27, 2014. Next month we’ll be hosting the Nonprofit Blog Carnival, and our theme is Raising Awareness.

Three Musts Before Measuring Your Marketing Really Matters

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

On Wednesday, October 2nd, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. Eastern (10:00 a.m. Pacific), I’m teaching a brand-new webinar called How to Measure Your Nonprofit’s Marketing Success.

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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Takeaways from #GivingTuesday: Lessons Learned on a Collaborative Project

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Beginning in 2014, the groups partnered on a successful community event in conjunction with the opening of a 10,000 seat multi-purpose arena, which then begat the #GivingTuesday campaign. Sean King.

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7 PAC Reporting Errors Your Filing Software Should Help You Avoid


Whether you''ve been filing reports for years or managing your first PAC, you understand the crucial role that filing software plays in making sure the numbers always come out right.

So Excited About The Wordifier – And You Should Be Too

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I am sure you are wondering just what The Wordifier is. Oh it’s no big deal really - it just might be one of the coolest communications tools out there. That’s all.

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