Good Meets Gadgets: Best Nonprofit Technology Conferences of 2015


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

Three Surprises in the 2015 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Haven’t gotten around to reading our 2015 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report yet? However, in 2015, for the first time, we see a significant increase in the planned frequency of both print and email appeals. Download Your Free Copy Now.

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3 Shocking Statistics from the 2015 Nonprofit Email Deliverability Study


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

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.

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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.

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.

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


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

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6 Ways to Make the Most Out of Your Association Membership in 2015


This week kicks off the American Society of Association Executives ’ (ASAE) semiannual Association Management Week and it''s got us thinking: professional associations are hugely essential resources to the individuals that belong to them and the industries they serve.

EveryAction's 8 Most Useful Nonprofit Resources of 2015


With just 5 days to go in 2015, let's look back on the year. What a year! We saw the introduction domains, the first Star Wars film in a decade, the dress that divided the world, and the biggest #GivingTuesday yet

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


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

Official Christmas Cookie of 2015: Cinnamon Almond Crunch Cookies

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

The Official 2015 Christmas Cookie of Nonprofit Marketing Guide. I am usually a dutiful recipe follower, but I’m finally competent enough at baking cookies that I have been freestyling on some recipes lately, including this new one I created this year.

Will you be at AFP 2015 in Baltimore next week?


The post Will you be at AFP 2015 in Baltimore next week? The Association of Fundraising Professionals International Conference is here! Literally!! My firm is located in Maryland, just outside of D.C. Not too far from Baltimore. So, I’ll be heading up that way on Monday, March 30th.

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


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 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!

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Share Your Predictions for 2015

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

It’s time to take the Nonprofit Communications Trends Survey for 2015. and now it’s time to get your predictions for 2015! Your most important communications goals and top priorities for 2015. How often you will send email and direct mail in 2015.

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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.

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.

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%

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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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!

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Getting to the World Social Marketing Conference - 2015

Social Marketing and Social Change

The 3rd biannual World Social Marketing Conference is coming up 19-21 April 2015 in Sydney, Australia.

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.

SHOW US YOUR LISTS! 8 Ideas for Nonprofit Twitter Lists 

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

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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.

50+ Nonprofit Instagram Accounts You Should Follow Right Now

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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.

Hashtags for Every Day of the Week (Nonprofit Edition)

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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 — PSU Dance Marathon (@THON) May 27, 2015.

My Gift To You This Holiday Season


A lot of people have asked me, “Can you really achieve planned gift marketing success online ?” ” They didn’t believe me when I first came on the scene and some still don’t believe me now. “Older donors don’t go online,” they’d say.

Amplifying the Good from 2015

Mission Minded

At Mission Minded, we try our best to live up to our brand promise and tagline—amplify the good—all year round. And once a year, we like to gather some of these amplifications and share them with you.

What Really Happened on #GivingTuesday Last Year? This.

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

What Can We Expect for Giving Tuesday 2015? Is Giving Tuesday just a blip? A giving day only big nonprofits can pull off? Something to skip? According to a new Giving Tuesday report by Blackbaud , Giving Tuesday has definitely made a dent in online giving. Take a look.

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14 Can't-Miss Nonprofit Conferences This Summer


We took a look at our 2015 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar and put together a new list of the summer's most anticipated events - which ones are you attending? With the start of summer just around the corner, the nonprofit conference action for the year is just beginning to heat up!

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

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

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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:

2015 Digital Fundraising To Do List #1 Conversion Rate Optimisation

Giving in a Digital World

In my first post of the New Year ( Why Bitcoin probably shouldn’t be top of your 2015 Digital Fundraising To Do list ) I promised to share some thoughts over the next few weeks about what I believe digital fundraisers should be prioritising on their 2015 To Do lists.

A Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Visual Edition

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Sheena T Abraham (@SheenaTAbraham) June 17, 2015. Last week, Sheena Abraham tweeted this brilliant idea: @kivilm you know what would be cool…comms directors sharing screenshots of their daily calendar & what they have planned!

Our Free Resources on Nonprofit Marketing and Fundraising

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2015 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report. Our main goal at is to provide training, coaching, and mentoring for nonprofit communications pros to help you not only learn your job, but to love your job also.

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

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Dave Tinker, CFRE (@davethecfre) November 2, 2015. Ma Nonprofit Network (@MA_NonprofitNet) November 6, 2015. I hope everyone had a great week! Let’s end things on a good note with some Mixed Links… Please take the 2016 Nonprofit Communications Trends Survey.

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Losing Donors Because of Bad Thank You Letters?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

NEXT WEDNESDAY, November 18th, 2015. Did you know that the quality of your thank you letters can determine whether your donor gives again? Thank-you letters are incredibly important in turning a first-time donor into a life-long giver. Donors want much more than an acknowledgement and receipt.

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Mixed Links for Nonprofit Marketers and Fundraisers

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Let’s finish it off with some Mixed Links… The 2015 M+R Benchmarks Study is out! Here are 3 Shocking Statistics from the 2015 Nonprofit Email Deliverability Study. How was your week?

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#MixedLinks for Nonprofit Marketers and Fundraisers

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

It seems donor retention is improving which aligns with what we saw in our 2015 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report. ” Fundraisers and grant-seekers, see if you agree with Inside Philanthropy’s Top Philanthropy Obsessions in 2015. Happy Friday, everyone!

5 Ways to Fight the Curse of Knowledge in Your Nonprofit

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

By the way, we are presenting a brand new webinar on Thought Leadership for Nonprofits on May 20, 2015). If you are a nonprofit communicator, odds are you are fighting the Curse of Knowledge in your organization in some way, most likely because your program experts and long-time staff have it.

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CASE STUDY: How MomsRising Uses Hashtags to Help Meet Its Mission

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

MomsRising (@MomsRising) January 2, 2015. Image credit: p/7HCgw9. Hashtags and advocacy go together like peanut butter and jelly. The hashtag distills an issue into an instant, searchable sound bite that can not only travel far, but fast.

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Marketers

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

according to the 2015 Fundraising Effectiveness Project (FEP) Survey Report by AFP less than half of donors gave to the same organization two years in a row. It’s Friday so let’s celebrate with some Mixed Links… The Nonprofit Blog Carnival for September is up.

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