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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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.

My mistakes of 2015

Wild Woman Fundraising

Here are some of my biggest mistakes of 2015. I wanted to rewrite my book, The Wild Woman’s Guide to Social Media, and update it for 2015. Conflict fail learn from my fail mazarine failures failblog fail meme failures of 2015 failures

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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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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.

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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#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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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.

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.

1 Week into 2015: Where are You Headed?

Getting Attention

This practical, doable marketing plan template takes you from goals to benchmarks, work plan, action and impact! Those New Year’s resolutions—including the ones we set for marketing and fundraising work—are so hard to keep.

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

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

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.

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 of.ngo domains, the first Star Wars film in a decade, the dress that divided the world, and the biggest #GivingTuesday yet

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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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Get Ready for 2015

Wild Woman Fundraising

Already thinking about 2015 in the summertime! 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! I don’t know about you, but this year has FLOWN BY for me.

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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%

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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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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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.

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.

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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Free Webinar: Planning for 2015 on 12/4

Wild Woman Fundraising

Take this webinar and plan to succeed in 2015! Uncategorized 2015 fundraising fundraising plan fundraising plan 101 fundraising planning funrasing how to fundraise Are you tired of not having a plan every year? Is the whole “oh no we can’t make payroll” thing getting a little old?

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New Webinar: Planned Giving: It’s Easier than You Think!

Wild Woman Fundraising

Date: Friday, July 17th, 2015. Planned Giving Webinars 2015 webinars bequest giving how to do planned giving July 2015 webinars legacy giving marketing planend giving michael rosen michael rosen says ML innovations nonprofit bequests how to planned giving planned giving marketing webinar

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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.

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.

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.

Best Of The Agitator – 2015 – Bold Losers And Winners

The Agitator

Here at The Agitator we place a high premium on guts and risk-taking. After all, solving the world’s problems requires a lot of both. Sometimes breaking the mold means swimming upstream against conventional wisdom.

It’s a beautiful 2015 nonprofit annual report

Wild Woman Fundraising

Graphic Design for Nonprofits Marketing 2015 2016 annual report nonprofit annual report sample donor centered annual report donor centric healthcare annual report how to do a good annual report how to do infographics nonprofit annual report nonprofit infographics

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Best Of The Agitator – 2015 – Direct Mail Still Not Dead

The Agitator

In fact, 2 of the 10 most popular posts of 2015 involve direct mail. Over the 10 years we’ve been agitating, few topics are the subject of more debate than the all-too-familiar prognostication that direct mail is either dead or dying. We’ve never bought into that myth as you can see from this 2012 post, Direct Mail: The Exquisite Corpse. And neither have a good many of our readers. For an especially spirited denial of the ‘dead’ myth see this 2009 post, Chuck Pruitt is Mad. )

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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My 2015 ‘To do’ List — Recommendation #3

The Agitator

You’ll recall that #2 on my recommended 2015 ‘To do’ list yesterday was getting your nonprofit’s website in top shape for attracting and converting leads.] I was browsing through my email, as one is wont to do, and noticed a praising mention of an unfamiliar nonprofit called Possible Health. And, as donors are wont to do, I went to their website to check them out.

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3 Brutally Honest Appeal Letter Critiques Part 1

Wild Woman Fundraising

Here’s one of many testimonials about our 2015 course, which includes 3 highly useful webinar recordings, and tons of other bonuses: Learn more by clicking the image below. Sooooo I was cleaning out my files the other day and I found the first appeal letter I ever wrote.

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