The 2016 - 2017 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar


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The 2016 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar


In the past year, thousands of nonprofit pros took advantage of our definitive Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar, and we're so excited to share our brand new 2016 list! 2015 - 2016 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar. 2016 Nonprofit Organizations Institute. Social Capital 2016.

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You Gotta Believe: the Finest #UNselfie Posts of #GivingTuesday 2016


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The 2016 Nonprofit Fundraising Strategic Plan Guide


For some things, spontaneity is highly desirable, but any fundraising professional will tell you that planning a campaign isn’t one of them.

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2016 Nonprofit Email Deliverability Study: Spam Still Costing Nonprofits Thousands


Today, EveryAction released the 2016 Nonprofit Email Deliverability Study , an exploration into just how much spam is negatively impacting nonprofit online fundraising.

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First Returns Indicate Record-Shattering #GivingTuesday 2016 Results

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

First thing’s first – if you participated, how was YOUR #GivingTueday ? Share your results, frustrations, celebrations and ruminations in the comments section. Next, WHOA. Initial results are in and Giving Tuesday keeps experiencing explosive double-digit growth. Now, the results!

EveryAction's 8 Most Useful Nonprofit Resources of 2016


No matter how you slice it, 2016 was a year to remember. The 2016 Fundraising Strategic Plan Guide. The 2016 - 2017 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar. The 100 Best Nonprofit Websites of 2016. The 2016 Nonprofit Email Deliverability Study.

All Your 2016 Goals Start with This Statement [Only Chance in 2016]

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

If you want to raise more money in 2016, you first need to have a fabulous case for support or case statement. This will be the only time this training is offered in 2016.

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Let’s Give! The Big List of National, Local and Collegiate Online Giving Days (2016 Edition)

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

All of these events either have already happened or will happen in 2016. Are you thinking about participating in a Giving Day? Good news! There are so many organizations that have given it a try, and YOU can learn from them (the good AND the bad).

Creating a Short Annual Report for 2016 – Yes, You Can!

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

We just finished our free webinar on Go Short for Your 2016 Nonprofit Annual Report , and we’re excited about how many of the attendees are ready to take this step (and how many already have!). November 30, 2016 – January 18, 2017.

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One of 2016's top 25 Fundraising Experts

Fundraising Coach

You can see more about the list at: 2016 America's Top 25 Fundraising Experts The post One of 2016's top 25 Fundraising Experts appeared first on I'm honored to find myself on the list of America's Top 25 Fundraising Experts.

Go Short with Your 2016 Annual Report [FREE Webinar TOMORROW]

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Find out how TOMORROW during our FREE webinar: Go Short with Your 2016 Annual Report. Wednesday, November 2, 2016. You need to publish an annual report. It’s a best practice.

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[RECAP] Two Tactics for Refreshing Your Social Media Strategy in 2016


The first week of 2016 is halfway over and you're finally getting back into the swing of things, but it's hardly business as usual. You made it! Hopefully, you've taken all of the insightful nonprofit knowledge from 2015 and started applying it to your work in the new year. right? social media community

Using Data Well Tops 2016 Nonprofit Marketing Priorities

Getting Attention

I’ve seen typically broad-ranging predictions for 2016, but these two constants central to our work have been heralded by multiple sources: Data, drawn from all channels, will continue to grow exponentially in volume. Keep posted for more 2016 trends and predictions.

Our Top Ten Blog Posts of 2016

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Here are the Top 10 blog posts published in 2016, according to Google Analytics page views: 10. The 2016 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report [Infographic] by Kivi Leroux Miller. Drum roll, please!

4 things to check as you begin 2016

Fundraising Coach

As we begin 2016, here are some places to check. If your nonprofit typically includes the current year but it doesn't say 2016, make sure that gets updated too. The post 4 things to check as you begin 2016 appeared first on

After-Action Pop-Ups: The Secret to Getting Gifts From Your Online Advocates

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

percent, according to the 2016 M+R Benchmarks Study. Is your nonprofit running petitions and other online advocacy actions? If the answer is “Yes,” then you might want to use after-action popups to transform your advocate’s actions into money.

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Launching Your Nonprofit on Instagram – Plan Carefully or Wing It?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

A video posted by Catskill Animal Sanctuary (@catskill_animal_sanctuary) on Feb 3, 2016 at 7:38am PST. If you’re totally new to the Instagram scene and are looking to gain quick momentum early on, one way of going about it is to tie your launch to an event or fundraiser.

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Are Nonprofits Measuring their Social Media Results?

J Campbell Social Marketing

Care2, hjc, NTEN, and the Resource Alliance have attempted to shed some light on these questions and more with the just-released 2016 Digital Outlook Report. Nonprofits Social Media Strategy 2016 Digital Outlook Report Care2 hjc measurement nonprofit digital trends NTEN the Resource Alliance

2016 Mentoring Program – Registration Now Open

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Registration has just opened for Session #9 of our Communications Director Mentoring Program , taking place January – June 2016. I admit it — this is my favorite program out of everything we do at Nonprofit Marketing Guide.

The Annual Report Donor List is a Stupid Waste of Time

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Could your annual report fit right in with this scene? It’s time to update your approach. If you’ve heard me on an annual reports webinar any time in the last decade, you’ve heard me say some version of this: It’s OK to go short and stop publishing the donor list. Seriously.

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A 2017 Media Relations Calendar for Resource-Strapped Nonprofits

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Let’s face it, media relations isn’t near the top of the priority list at most nonprofits. Nor should it be. Nonprofits don’t exist to grab sexy headlines.

You Still Have Time to Try These 7 Giving Tuesday Tactics 

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Giving Tuesday is 12 days away. Are you ready? Whether you’re almost done with prep or seriously behind the eight ball, here are some flourishes and finishing touches you still have time to implement. Open Your Donation Form As Soon as Possible. If people want to give early, let them.

Cut the Glut! Wordy Phrases to Eliminate from Your Writing (And Alternatives)

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

We’ve all read those mission statements or fundraising appeals that seem to have smart ideas, but when you take a closer look you realize they just have a lot of words. Shorter is nearly always better. Replace these wordy phrases with their concise alternatives. a majority of = most.

How Many Stars Would You Give Your Nonprofit’s Communications?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

In the 2017 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report Survey, which is open for you to participate in through December 2, we are asking a new question: How would you rate the overall effectiveness of your nonprofit’s communications in 2016?

6 themes you need to recognize about your major donors in the digital era


Fundraising Major Giving Digital Marketing fundraising in 2016 fundraising tips major donor fundraising major gift fundraising major gift marketing philanthropy blogMajor and planned gift donors want to engage on multiple channels. Tweet this!

Editorial Calendars for Nonprofits: Excel and Google Calendars [Video]

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Want help setting up your editorial calendar for 2016? It starts February 8, 2016. Ready to get organized with an editorial calendar for your nonprofit? This week we’ll show you how to set up editorial calendars in several different formats.

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Good and Bad News: Communicators More Strategic, But Less Focused

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

43% say the “extent to which urgent tasks overtook important ones” in 2016 was somewhat or much worse. I just pulled some preliminary data from our 2017 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report Survey.

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Getting Our Big Picture Organized for 2016

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Kristina and I spent most of Saturday working on our Big Picture Communications Timeline for 2016. Get everyone on the same page in your organization by doing your Big Picture Communications Timeline for 2016 before the end of the year.

The New Email Metric You Might Want to Try

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Let’s talk about email engagement. Right now, I bet most of you are looking at your open rates and click-through rates, and maybe your click-to-open ratio. The email service providers spoon feed us those numbers, so they are easy to track.

Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Sara Maldonado

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Sara Maldonado. 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. We want more stories! Don’t be shy – tell us what you do in a typical day as a nonprofit communications pro. .

Getting Other People to Meet Your Deadlines

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

It’s a common frustration for nonprofit communications directors who are trying to work collaboratively with staff: getting people to meet their deadlines. This is a hard first step, but one that’s essential: If you want someone to meet your deadlines, they have to believe it’s important to do so.

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Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

November 2: Go Short with Your 2016 Annual Report (FREE!). How are all you nasty witches and warlocks out there in Nonprofit Communicatorland?

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How to Get Your Nonprofit Into the News During the Holidays

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

But smart organizations are also planning ahead for another year-end tradition: increased coverage of charities during the holidays.

5 Inventive Ways Donor Data Can Boost Your EOY Fundraising


EOY (or end-of-year) fundraising can be a critical time for nonprofits. The giving spirit is high, and donors want to know how they can contribute to the causes that they care about. Your organization needs to do more than simply ask your donors for contributions.

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3 Surefire Communication Strategies to Follow Your Events

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Kerri Moore. This summer, Kerri Moore gave us The Ultimate Checklist for marketing events. Today she’s back with some ideas on what to do after your event is over. Kristina. Guest Post by Kerri Moore of Booster.

How You Can Do Better in 2016

Ann Green

Here’s wishing you a successful 2016. Happy New Year! I hope you had a good holiday. I also hope 2015 was a good year for your organization. The New Year is a good time to evaluate what worked and what didn’t last year. Here are a few areas that I think need improvement.

DON’T MISS THIS: 70 Email Subject Lines Ideas for Fundraising, Advocacy and Event Deadlines

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Want your supporters to pay more attention to deadlines? Use one of these email subject lines: a race to the finish. across the finish line. almost over. are you in? are you missing out? can we count on you? can you make it by midnight. can’t be short. can’t wait. coming up short. days left.

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Nonprofit Communications Budgets: How Big Should Yours Be?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I know many of you are working on your 2017 budgets now, so rather than make you wait until mid-January to get the budget information from our 2017 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report, I’m sharing it with you today. I hope you can use this data to make the case for increasing your budget!

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Prep Today for #GivingTuesday 2017

Getting Attention

It’s #GivingTuesday 2016, the best day to do vital prep work for #GivingTuesday 2017.

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Begins 11/30/15: Nonprofit Marketing Accelerator – Report Back to Your Community: Creating a Short Annual Report for 2016. How’s everyone holding up out there?

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New Email Study Reveals Nonprofit Spam Rates Soared in 2016


Based on the latest benchmark figures from M+R, our study found that over 18 percent of nonprofit fundraising emails ended up in junk folders in 2016.

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Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

If you do email marketing, you should check out The State of Email List Growth in 2016. How was your week? Relax and have some Mixed Links with me… Emily Peck tackles the recent Clinton controversy and workplace culture at large in Working While Sick Isn’t a Hillary Thing.

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