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The 2016 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

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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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Charity vs. Philanthropy and Charitable People vs. Philanthropists

iMarketSmart

Philanthropy – Making an investment that stimulates other investments or provides opportunity for others. In addition to helping people learn about your organization, its programs, and its impact, I think you should help them learn what philanthropy is all about.

5 reasons fundraisers won’t call their hot leads

iMarketSmart

Here are 5 proven reasons why fundraisers won’t call their leads to ask for donations: Fear of rejection: This is the most common reason for call reluctance. Nine out of ten times, your hot lead will be glad you did. But if you offer your hot leads value when you reach out to them, they’ll be glad you interrupted whatever they were doing. Be real with your hot leads.

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12 Fundraising Questions Major and Planned Gift Officers Should Be Asking

iMarketSmart

Who inspired you in your life, your work and your philanthropy? >> 12 Questions that Lead to a Better Fundraising Story. >> Everyone says the number one reason why people give is because they were asked.

A harsh reality most fundraisers don’t want to face

iMarketSmart

What donors value is often their time without you and not their time with you. That’s right. I said it. And I know it’s hard to take. Sadly, as time goes on, the value your donors place on their time will only grow since the more money people have, the less time they have. Tweet this!

Is your job really to raise money?

iMarketSmart

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Why everyone talks about segmenting emails but hardly anyone ever does it

iMarketSmart

You’ll read about it in the Chronicle of Philanthropy. Fundraising Lead Generation strategy best practices for fundraising email list segmentation email segmentation strategy philanthropy blog segmented email campaigns segmenting email lists

Focus!

iMarketSmart

Thanks to Giving USA and Third Sector’s Gross Domestic Philanthropy report , we now know that the United States continues to be the most charitable nation on the planet. A chart from Third Sector’s Report.

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How to prep for your next big ask

iMarketSmart

Fundraising Lead Generation Major Giving Planned Giving asking for a donation best practices for fundraising How to ask for a donation philanthropy blogThere’s a ton of information out there about how to ask for a donation.

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Is Your Nonprofit Prepared for a Media Crisis?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

In some cases, though, you might choose to have your communications lead or your board chair fill this role. He was formerly an assistant managing editor at The Chronicle of Philanthropy and a senior vice president at The Council on Foundations.

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Don’t ever ask someone to give until it hurts

iMarketSmart

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5 Inventive Ways Donor Data Can Boost Your EOY Fundraising

EveryAction

In an election year, the climate leading up to the year-end season is pretty political. About the author: Ryan Woroniecki is the Vice President of Strategic Partnerships at DonorSearch , a prospect research, screening, and analytics company that focuses on proven philanthropy.

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7 Solid Reasons Why You Should Kill Your Printed Planned Giving Newsletter

iMarketSmart

In fact, one of our clients generates planned gifts and leads as a result of the newsletter we produce for them AND they also generate $200,000 in cash per issue. I know, I know… you love your planned giving newsletter.

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Fail more.

iMarketSmart

Fundraising Major Giving Planned Giving best practices for planned giving donor cultivation engagement fundraising Lead generation for planned giving leads major donor fundraising major gift marketing marketing marketing tips Philanthropy results Selling“ I have not failed.

Why fundraisers should take some lessons from stockbrokers

iMarketSmart

In March of this year I stumbled on an article written for stockbrokers (financial advisors) that I found interesting because it recounted the top three reasons why clients leave: Poor investment advice. Bad service. Poor communications. Also, it said “People die, move away, divorce.

The top 10 reasons why your donor outreach fails

iMarketSmart

Recommendations. >> The Nonprofit Times: Scoring donors and adding prospects. >> 5 thoughts that might lead your supporters to feel donor remorse. It’s boring. #9. It’s impersonal. #8. It’s irrelevant. #7. It lacks emotion. #6. It’s confusing. #5.

What to do instead of the crusty old estate planning seminars you run hoping to generate planned gifts?

iMarketSmart

Those that come forward will obviously care about the organization’s future— qualified leads. Fundraising Lead Generation Planned Giving estate planning fundraising advice fundraising blog legacy gift marketing nonprofit lead gen tips Philanthropy planned gift fundraising tips planned gift marketingI’m not sure the old-fashioned estate planning seminars really work to generate legacy gifts. They’re expensive since time is the same as money.

Finally, you can learn what words work to raise money!

iMarketSmart

Last year I worked with Dr. Russell James to present his findings in the ground-breaking webinar titled Words that Work (get the quick-read eBook here ). In it, he presented evidence that many of the words we use in the sector are actually off-putting to our supporters.

How to break the most vicious cycle that hamstrings your organization’s growth

iMarketSmart

I recently stumbled upon a study that was jointly conducted by the Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy at the Urban Institute and the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University.

Are face-to-face meetings with donors overrated?

iMarketSmart

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6 reasons why some donors prefer to stay anonymous

iMarketSmart

They do not want fundraisers from other organizations to ask them for money (this is the #1 reason according to the Center on Philanthropy study conducted in 1991 titled “Survey on Anonymous Giving”).

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Why not create a donor appreciation department?

iMarketSmart

Recommendations from other blogs. >> 3 Sure-Fire Ways to Lose Nonprofit Donors. >> Who Will Lead Us Out of The Wrong Marketing Patradigm We’re Stuck In? Does your organization really appreciate its supporters?

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Stop shaming your supporters!

iMarketSmart

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Why the difference between “we” and “they” is so tremendous?

iMarketSmart

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4 keys to fundraising success you might be overlooking

iMarketSmart

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Why the first gift really shouldn’t count

iMarketSmart

At MarketSmart, we get super-excited when a new organization signs up to work with us. And why not? It is, after all, a genuine thrill to acquire a new client. But I always admonish my staff that the first investment made by a new client shouldn’t really count.

Do you have a ‘commendation mindset’?

iMarketSmart

Fundraising Lead Generation Major Giving Planned Giving strategy charity charity blog charity organizations donor stewardship tips donor-centricity fundraising tips for nonprofits healthcare fundraising higher education fundraising major gift marketing tips Philanthropy relationship fundraising top philanthropy blogsMark Twain once said, “I can live for two months on a good compliment.”

Dr. Russell James’ Greatest Hits: Free webinars and eBooks

iMarketSmart

Fundraising Major Giving Planned Giving strategy best practices for fundraising case development case loads Dr. Russell James fundraising resources Lead generation for planned giving major gift fundraising marketing for nonprofits nonprofit marketing tips Philanthropy philanthropy blogWant more interesting research from Dr. James? Here you go: News from the Ivory Tower: Webinar. Words that Work: Webinar. Words that Work: eBook.

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What to Do When the Media Gets Your Story Wrong

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

In a developing story online, it could lead to a new version that includes your organization’s viewpoint. All of this leads me to a final point: use your own channels. There’s an adage in public relations that there’s no such thing as bad publicity.

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How fast do you respond to your major and planned gift donors’ needs?

iMarketSmart

The private sector knows all about responding to leads. They know that: The odds of calling to contact a lead decrease by over 10 times in the 1st hour. The odds of calling to qualify a lead decrease by over 6 times in the 1st hour. After 20 hours every additional dial their salespeople make actually hurts your ability to make contact to qualify a lead. The odds of contacting a lead if called in 5 minutes versus 30 minutes drops 100 times.

How a Small Nonprofit President Got a Big Spot in The New York Times’ Room for Debate

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Facing public pressure, the university’s president has since resigned — and CDI has helped lead a larger discussion about the issues surrounding low-income and first-generation college students. It’s more difficult than ever for nonprofits to get media coverage.

3 simple steps to conduct predictive analytics on a shoestring budget

iMarketSmart

>> How Big Data Is Changing Philanthropy. Fundraising Lead Generation strategy 8/20 rule best practices for planned giving cultivation for major gifts Predictive Analytics Predictive Analytics for Nonprofits

5 things you should do when you get a big bequest (to ensure that your marketing budget increases!)

iMarketSmart

During her tenure, we helped her conduct a couple of simple marketing efforts that uncovered more than 200 previously undisclosed legacy gifts (new legacy society members) and thousands of leads. My pal ( Tricia Benson ) used to work at Human Rights Campaign.

Where Should I Pitch My Nonprofit’s Story?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

But attempting to develop messages that reach everybody leads to watered-down messages that fail to inspire anyone to take meaningful action. He was formerly an assistant managing editor at The Chronicle of Philanthropy and a senior vice president at The Council on Foundations.

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A Simple Guide to Injecting Colorful Quotes Into Your News Release

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

” A good example: “When we interviewed Jane, it was clear that she brings the passion, energy, and expertise that we need to lead Sunshine’s upcoming expansion.

Donor Psychology: Do you know what really makes your supporters feel good?

iMarketSmart

So now the question is: Do you know what will make each major donor and each planned gift lead or supporter feel good about their decision give to your organization? There’s a donor survey platform that raises money and generates leads.

7 key questions for qualifying your major gift and planned gift prospects

iMarketSmart

Fundraising Lead Generation Major Giving Planned Giving best practices for fundraising nonprofit marketing tactics nonprofit marketing tips PhilanthropyThe funny thing about fundraising is that just about every nonprofit has plenty of data, plenty of prospects, and some even have wealth screened data— so they have plenty of prospects that they know have the capacity to give. But are they qualified?

If you’re asking yourself whether or not direct mail is dead, then you’re asking the wrong question

iMarketSmart

Fundraising Lead Generation strategy best practices for fundraising Direct mail donor-centric fundraising engagement fundraising Is direct mail dead? nonprofit marketing Philanthropy relationship fundraisingThere’s too much talk about whether or not direct mail is dead. Of course it is NOT dead! I get direct mail delivered to me every day. The question shouldn’t be about whether it is dead or not.

Press Release 101: Why You Need a Good ‘Nut Graph’

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

We’ll investigate how topics like how to write compelling headlines and leads, how to add more color and bite to your quotes, and what to include in your cover notes. Your nonprofit faces long odds whenever it sends a press release to a reporter or editor.

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Why reciprocity must be an essential tool in your fundraising toolbox

iMarketSmart

Here’s why: The law of reciprocity (that everyone on earth obeys) usually leads to unfair exchanges.

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Top 10 Sources: Nonprofit Communications Jobs

Getting Attention

Idealist : This leading source of nonprofit jobs worldwide is THE place to start your search. Philanthropy News Digest Jobs : Opportunities at nonprofit organizations, foundations and other grantmakers, schools, and universities, easily searchable by job type and location.

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Is Your Donor “Endangered”?

iMarketSmart

Saying “NO” Only Leads to Frustration. Fundraising donor retention Philanthropy Richard ShapiroSometimes it’s who you know not what you know. Fortunately for me, my cousin Richard (who I know) is the foremost authority on customer service.

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