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2015 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

We’ve officially released the 2015 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report and infographic. Nonprofit Communications Trends 2015 communications marketing nonprofit trends It’s here!

New Data: Nonprofit Online Marketing and Fundraising Trends in 2015

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Wonder where we get numbers like a typical email open rate for nonprofit e-newsletters , or estimates of how much money you could be raising online? One of those sources is the M+R Benchmarks Study , and the new edition is now available. Here are a few highlights: Online revenue is up!

5 Strategies for 2015 to Make You a Rockstar Fundraiser!

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Today Somya Qureshi is back with another guest post ( read her past posts here ), this time on easy ways to organize your fundraising work in a more strategic way. Guest Post by Somya Qureshi, CEO of Nonprofit Ninja.

Facebook in 2015 – What Nonprofits Need to Know

J Campbell Social Marketing

Here are just 8 things your nonprofit needs to understand about Facebook as we enter 2015: 1) 2015 will be survival of the fittest. In 2015, getting attention on Facebook will require more time spent on research, writing great content and creative visuals.

Week of Freebies! 2015 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

In it, you’ll find what other nonprofits will be doing with their communications in 2015, including their top communications channels and how often they communicate. The 2015 edition will be released on January 7th, but you can request a copy now to be among the first to receive it.

#GivingTuesday 2015 Results: 1 Million Gifts Make a Record-Breaking Day

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Love it or hate it, #GivingTuesday has become a VERY BIG DEAL for nonprofits. By every measure, this giving day has exploded into a new, influential holiday.

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3 Shocking Statistics from the 2015 Nonprofit Email Deliverability Study

EveryAction

Nonprofits have never had a more powerful fundraising tool than they now have in email , but there''s a growing concern that they might be ignoring one of the most important metrics for a successful online fundraising program. email fundraising deliverability

Good Meets Gadgets: Best Nonprofit Technology Conferences of 2015

EveryAction

Luckily, the 2015 Nonprofit Conferences Calendar features ample opportunities throughout the year to hear all the latest nonprofit tech developments.

Top Ten Posts of 2015

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

In case you missed this great stuff, here are our Top 10 blog posts published in 2015, according to Google Analytics page views: 10. 5 Easy Hashtag Hacks for Nonprofit Marketers by Kerri Karvetski. A Great Nonprofit Annual Report in a Fabulous Infographic by Liesl Manone.

6 “Ins” and “Outs” for Your Planned Gift Marketing in 2015

iMarketSmart

The post 6 “Ins” and “Outs” for Your Planned Gift Marketing in 2015 appeared first on MarketSmart. LIKE THIS BLOG POST? PLEASE SHARE IT AND/OR SUBSCRIBE.

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2015 Half-time Fundraising Score

The Agitator

recently issued its 2015 Mid-Year Report. Giving in the first half of 2015 was “exceptionally (and unexpectedly) strong—up a total of 7.6% Atlas’ updated forecast for all of 2015 projects the year will finish 5.6%

Mark your calendar: best conferences for nonprofits in 2015

EveryAction

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

2015 Fundraising Effectiveness Report: Read It and Weep

The Agitator

The AFP/Urban Institute’s 2015 Fundraising Effectiveness Project Report (FEP) is now out. The 2015 Report is based on 8,025 responses from US nonprofits that collectively raised $3.61 The results are nothing short of depressing.

1999 vs 2015: The 7 Greatest Transformations in Nonprofit Web Design

EveryAction

We’ve come a long way since 1999. The web has seen multiple updates to HTML and CSS, witnessed the explosion of video, and the meteoric rise in mobile traffic among many other siesmic shifts

Donor Trends For 2015

The Agitator

Last week, Fundraising Success ran 4 Nonprofit Donor Demographics Trends for 2015 in which four fundraisers offered their prognostications. Actually, most of the comments were more about the future in general, as opposed to 2015 per se. I love to bounce my own speculation against other crystal-ballers, so here goes.

Hashtags for Every Day of the Week (Nonprofit Edition)

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

AtlantaMusicProject (@ATLmusicproject) May 18, 2015. A photo posted by Last Chance for Animals (@lc4a) on Jun 2, 2015 at 3:47pm PDT. ” ~ Michael Grant #WednesdayWisdom pic.twitter.com/ey3nZVwNVN — PSU Dance Marathon (@THON) May 27, 2015.

50+ Nonprofit Instagram Accounts You Should Follow Right Now

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

A photo posted by Catskill Animal Sanctuary (@catskill_animal_sanctuary) on Apr 11, 2015 at 12:06pm PDT. boyziimen #Nashville #musiccity A photo posted by Nashville Symphony (@nashvillesymphony) on Mar 19, 2015 at 2:15pm PDT. A photo posted by @dosomething on Feb 6, 2015 at 1:36pm PST.

Most Important Social Media Sites to Nonprofits in 2015

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

More than 800 nonprofits have completed our 2015 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report Survey (please take it now if you are not one of those 800+). We asked you to put eight social networks in “order of importance to your nonprofit’s communications strategy in 2015.”

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5 Easy Hashtags Hacks for Nonprofit Marketers

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

First Book (@FirstBook) March 31, 2015. Here’s the video from #15NTC : [link] And the slides: [link] — Ivan Boothe (@rootwork) April 2, 2015. A photo posted by Karin (@gleneriefarm) on Mar 23, 2015 at 7:00am PDT. I’ve been writing here a lot about hashtags lately….with

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7 Free Tools to Improve Your Nonprofit Marketing

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Billy Attar. We know you guys love your nonprofit marketing tools – especially when they are free! Billy Attar of Pipl is here today to share some tools we haven’t even heard of. Let us know what you think and share your favorite tools too! Kristina. Guest Post by Billy Attar of Pipl.

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Social Media Takeovers: 6 Nonprofits That Gave It Up for Good (PLUS: 6 Tips for Getting it Right)

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

A photo posted by SFMOMA (@sfmoma) on Apr 9, 2015 at 12:22pm PDT. A photo posted by Brooklyn Museum (@brooklynmuseum) on Apr 10, 2015 at 6:58am PDT. A photo posted by Int’l Center of Photography (@icp) on Mar 16, 2015 at 10:36am PDT. Image Source: https://flic.kr/p/dzN6Vp.

5 Must-Haves: Your Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Toolkit

Getting Attention

Guest blogger Rob Wu is CEO of CauseVox, a crowdfunding and peer-to-peer fundraising platform used by nonprofits to create fundraising websites. Today, fundraising extends far beyond motivating people to donate. We want engagement, we want other actions, and we want to build a relationship!

Best Of The Agitator – 2015 – Trends and Predictions

The Agitator

Here’s our wrap-up of the most read and shared Agitator posts of 2015. Each day during this week between Christmas and New Year’s we’ll run two of 2015’s Top Ten Agitator Posts to help your transition into what we hope will be a terrific 2016!

4 Ways to Incorporate Corporate Philanthropy into your Digital Fundraising

J Campbell Social Marketing

Guest blog by Adam Weinger. Corporate philanthropy has been a hot button topic recently. If your nonprofit is smart (and I know it is), you want to make the most of the generosity of companies as it relates to your digital fundraising efforts.

Sizzling Nonprofit Marketing Jobs

Getting Attention

Nonprofit Marketing & Communications Jobs—July 14, 2015. Nonprofit Marketing & Communications Jobs—June 22, 2015. Nonprofit Marketing & Communications Jobs—June 15, 2015. This is my 202nd jobs posting, and the final one.

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6 Ways to Get More Online Monthly Donors

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Photo Credit: https://flic.kr/p/aVmeYp. p/aVmeYp. We all know why nonprofits want monthly donors — fantastic ROI, high retention rates and higher lifetime value. So, how do we get them? Specifically, how do we sign more supporters up for an online monthly giving program? First, the basics.

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5 Ways to Make 2015 Filled with “Matterness”

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Here are five ways to make 2015 filled with Matterness: . Allison Fine. Today Allison Fine joins us to talk about what she call “matterness” – making other people matter more in your work.

Life-Changing Nonprofit Marketing Jobs

Getting Attention

Nonprofit Marketing & Communications Jobs—June 8, 2015. Nonprofit Marketing & Communications Jobs—June 1, 2015. Nonprofit Marketing & Communications Jobs—May 18, 2015.

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4 Ways to Segment Your Donors for More Effective Marketing

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Sarah Tedesco. We’ve talked before about segmenting your email list to send more relevant communications. Today, Sarah Tedesco, Executive Vice President at DonorSearch , shares some ways to segment your donor lists specifically. Kristina. Guest Post by Sarah Tedesco of DonorSearch.

4 More Clever Ways to Improve Your Thank You Letters

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

As we mentioned last week, first-time donor retention is a measly 19%. You can do so much better with just a few small changes. Start with the first thing your donors get after giving – the thank you! Last week we gave you 5 fresh ideas for thank yous. Today we give you 4 more: 1.

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YOU! Nonprofit Communications Jobs

Getting Attention

Nonprofit Marketing & Communications Jobs—January 20, 2015. Nonprofit Marketing & Communications Jobs—January 12, 2015. Nonprofit Marketing & Communications Jobs—January 6, 2015. Please post YOUR nonprofit marketing job here.

Attitude of Gratitude: our Favorite #UNselfies from #GivingTuesday 2015

EveryAction

Ready or not, it's #GivingTuesday! The single busiest giving day of the year is here, and with it comes one of our favorite social media campaigns, the #UNselfie. social media #givingtuesday

YOU HAD ME AT HELLO: 54 Ideas For Strong Leads And Smooth Transitions in Your Appeals and Action Alerts

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Photo Credit: https://flic.kr/p/oQdBuA. p/oQdBuA. Do you break out in a sweat trying to write the first line of your email appeal or advocacy alert? And do you struggle with connecting ideas in your donor communications? . You’re not alone.

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2 Essential Mobile Apps Your Nonprofit Should Be Using

J Campbell Social Marketing

Winners will be announced December 7, 2015 , with prizes awarded by December 31, 2015. Millennials – that elusive group of donors over which every nonprofit salivates – have identified that they prefer giving more frequent, smaller gifts.

The 3 Worst Mistakes a Nonprofit Can Make When Trying to Acknowledge Online Donors

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Gretchen Barry. We often talk about how your thank yous may be the most important communication you send. Below you’ll find some of the most common errors you make when thanking donors who gave online. Kristina. Guest Post by Gretchen Barry of NonprofitEasy.

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SHOW US YOUR LISTS! 8 Ideas for Nonprofit Twitter Lists 

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Human Rights Watch (@hrw) May 13, 2015. . List Mapping now available via @tweepsmap pic.twitter.com/gwX21H7VVE — TweepsMap (@tweepsmap) July 21, 2015. wqW5zvaw4K — UN Foundation (@unfoundation) June 26, 2015.

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Crazy Great Nonprofit Communications Jobs

Getting Attention

Nonprofit Marketing & Communications Jobs—June 1, 2015. Nonprofit Marketing & Communications Jobs—May 18, 2015. Nonprofit Marketing & Communications Jobs—May 11, 2015. Post YOUR comms job here —nonprofits, grantmakers, B Corps & vendors serving nonprofits.

5 Clever Ways to Improve Your Thank Your Letters

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Donors are Testing Nonprofits, and Nonprofits Are Failing. According to the Fundraising Effectiveness Project, first-time donor retention is a measly 19%. While repeat donor retention is much better at 63%, that still means 1 in 3 current donors don’t give again.

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To-Die-For Nonprofit Communications Jobs

Getting Attention

Nonprofit Marketing & Communications Jobs—February 2, 2015. Nonprofit Marketing & Communications Jobs—January 26, 2015. Nonprofit Marketing & Communications Jobs—January 20, 2015. Please post YOUR nonprofit marketing job here.

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Sharing Your Progress: 12 Phrases that Give Your Donors Credit for Helping

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

“Sharing Your Progress” season is coming up fast. That’s when you talk about the highlights and victories of your year, and thank donors for helping you make it happen.

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