The 2016 - 2017 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar


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My mistakes of 2016

Wild Woman Fundraising

Conflict 2016 2016 mistakes brene brown facebook ads mistakes my best mistakes my mistakes saturn talking about feeelings vulnerabilityEach year I talk about my mistakes! Here are my mistakes from 2011 , 2012 , 2013 , and 2014 and 2015. And 23 of my fundraising career mistakes, too !

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My 2016 Annual Report

Wild Woman Fundraising

Goodbye 2016! Here are my mistakes for 2016. If you’d like to read my annual report for 2016, just click here or the image below to download the PDF. It’s the end of the year! FINALLY! Hello 2017! What a bumpy road! What a surprise this year was.

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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.

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


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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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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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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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Top Nonprofit Twitter Accounts: 2016 Election Edition


October 26, 2016. September 22, 2016. October 19, 2016. August 30, 2016. October 19, 2016. September 27, 2016. There’s been a lot of talk about this year’s historic Presidential election, but behind the headlines, the real stories are about advocates fighting for change at all levels of government and across the entire country.

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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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!

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.

The 2016 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report [Infographic]

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Download your copy of the full 2016 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report here! We’ll be sharing a lot more detail from the report over the next several weeks. Here’s the first of two infographics, including new data on communications team size. Watch for the second one tomorrow, with new data on salaries! Nonprofit Communications Trends

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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!

[PREVIEW] Top Nonprofit Conferences of Spring 2016


Why we like it: each year, 16NTC attracts some of the best and brightest in the third sector, both in the crowd and on the stage, and 2016 is no different. Best for: fundraisers interested in upping their game across the board in 2016. GEO 2016 National Conference.

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8 Social Media Trends to Watch Out For in 2016 (Infographic)

J Campbell Social Marketing

What’s on tap in digital marketing for 2016? The post 8 Social Media Trends to Watch Out For in 2016 (Infographic) appeared first on JCSM. Infographics Social Media 2016 CJG Digital Marketing Meerkat Periscope social media trends

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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).

Learn the most effective way to fundraise April 4th-5th, 2016

Wild Woman Fundraising

We’re going to switch gears a little bit to the Next Level Fundraising Conference April 4th-5th, 2016, right before the Fundraising Career Conference April 6th-8th, 2016, and you’re going to be teaching a session there on how to do major gifts fundraising.

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2016 Portrait of a Nonprofit Communications Director [Infographic]

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Download your copy of the full 2016 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report here! Today we are sharing the second of two infographics for this year’s trends report. ( Here’s the first one, on communications channels, frequency and teams. ). See below to discover: How many communications directors and coordinators plan to leave their jobs in the next two years. The biggest challenges for communications staff.

Highlights from the 2016 M+R Benchmarks Study: Focus on the Big Trends

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Last week, the 2016 M+R Benchmarks Study was released with an emphasis on what’s changed since 2006 when this study was first released. Download your copy of the 2016 M+R Benchmarks Study now and then let us know how you use it to start conversations in your office.

Social media definitions, categories, and top tools of 2016

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

Listed below are the top 20 global social media tools as of January 2016 , ranked by the amount of active users in descending order: Facebook. The post Social media definitions, categories, and top tools of 2016 appeared first on Navigating Digital Disruption. I was recently asked by a client to update an informational section on their website that dealt with the basics of the current social media landscape.

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.

This hospice appeal made more than ever before

Wild Woman Fundraising

Here’s a hospice appeal that I consulted on, that raised more than ever before for a hospice on the east coast. This person also took my year end appeals course and ran with it.

Best U.S. Political Ad Of 2016

The Agitator

Here, from the campaign of Gerald Daugherty, running for re-election as a Travis County Commissioner (Austin, Texas) is my choice for the best campaign ad of 2016. Agitator readers in the U.S. have been inundated with political ads of all kinds. An estimated $4.4 billion in TV spending alone.

[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

Smart Priorities For 2016

The Agitator

I’m reminded of this by Pamela Grow’s recent article — Top 10 Things Smart Fundraisers Will Be Doing in 2016. In a recent post I reminded Agitator readers of Roger’s top ‘To Do’ item for any fundraiser in any new year — keep educating yourself. One of the easiest ways is to sign up for some of the blogs and e-newsletters proffered by your fundraising colleagues. We include a heap of good sources on our blogroll here.

FREE Webinar: How to make a stunning fundraising resume

Wild Woman Fundraising

When: February 11th, 2016. Join us for a free webinar on February 11th, 2016 and learn: 1. Join us for the Fundraising Career Conference April 6-7-8th 2016! Webinar Title: How to Make a Stunning Fundraising Resume. Time: 12pm PT, 1pm MT, 2pm CT, 3pm ET. Cost: FREE. Register here.

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The Online Nonprofit Leadership Summit Rocked SO HARD!

Wild Woman Fundraising

Last week we did our incredible Nonprofit Leadership Summit, with 12 presentations over 3 days for nonprofits all over the world! We had people join us from Nigeria, from Costa Rica, all over Canada, all over the USA, and many other places. The quality of the attendees was just unbelievable.

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Interview on how to make your year end appeals more effective

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Why You Should “Go Short” With Your Nonprofit’s Annual Report

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Learn how during this free 60-minute On Demand Webinar: Go Short with Your 2016 Annual Report. To wrap up 2016, go short with your annual report! Go Short with Your 2016 Annual Report. FREE On Demand Webinar. Long annual reports just don’t make sense for most nonprofits now.

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Why should you be finding new donors now?

Wild Woman Fundraising

This is Part two of our interview with Heather Yandow on the 2016 Individual Donor Benchmark Report. Join her and Stephanie Roth at the Free Webinar on September 13th, 2016 , with their new research on how you can succeed in fundraising in 2017! Why should you be finding new donors now?

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Best of 2016: More Gold For The Lapsed Donor Mine

The Agitator

We sifted through our posts for a few of the ‘most-read’ of 2016. Perhaps as the year closes, you’re regretting losing as many donors as you did. Can they be retrieved?

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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

How Can Nonprofits Communicate to Two Americas?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

And regardless of where your organization falls on this spectrum, it is made up of employees, board members, donors, and volunteers who likely hold very strong opinions about the 2016 presidential campaign and our president-elect. It’s Kivi here.

We’re in trouble now! Giving outlook from Atlas of Giving

Wild Woman Fundraising

What’s the big, scary thing happening right now with charitable giving that you’ve put out in your May 2016 report? It’s not been a major correction quite yet, but GDP, we’re getting revisions downward in predictions for GDP for 2016. Mazarine Treyz: Hey, everybody. Welcome.

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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Want People to Share Your Story? Stop Making It So Hard! Do This Instead.

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Gabe O’Neill (@KidsAreHeroes) May 17, 2016. A few weeks ago, in preparation for my Nonprofit Marketing Guide Tweet Like a Boss Pass Holder webinar, I had a wonderful conversation with Kids Are Heroes founder Gabe O’Neill.

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Best of 2016: Would You Approve This Campaign?

The Agitator

We’ve been sifting through our posts for a few ‘must-reads’ from 2016. But for now, to close out 2016, we simply urge you in the year ahead: Be Brave! Here’s one that is mostly in praise of someone’s else’s excellent work.

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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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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.

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.