The 2016 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

EveryAction

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

EveryAction

the day donors wake up from their post-Thanksgiving food stupors, reflect on spending too much money during those retail-holidays-that-shall-not-be-named, and decide to offset the materialistic frenzy with some good-for-the-soul charitable giving - and then, of course, they take a selfie. November 28, 2016. November 28, 2016. November 28, 2016. November 29, 2016. November 28, 2016. November 29, 2016. November 29, 2016. November 29, 2016.

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

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Instead, use common sense, save your nonprofit huge amounts of time and money, and create something people will actually look at. Find out how TOMORROW during our FREE webinar: Go Short with Your 2016 Annual Report. Wednesday, November 2, 2016.

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2016 Nonprofit Email Deliverability Study: Spam Still Costing Nonprofits Thousands

EveryAction

Today, EveryAction released the 2016 Nonprofit Email Deliverability Study , an exploration into just how much spam is negatively impacting nonprofit online fundraising. Simply put, better email deliverability practices could actually make you money.

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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. It answers the #1 donor question: “Why Should I Give You My Hard Earned Money?” This will be the only time this training is offered in 2016.

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Is your job really to raise money?

iMarketSmart

– Your job is to facilitate the process of giving money away. Money gets raised after you provide value to your organization’s supporters and make them feel good! Render more and better service than is expected of you and you’ll raise more money.

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

iMarketSmart

The post Finally, you can learn what words work to raise money! 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 ).

Why fundraiser job titles suck and cost you a lot of money!

iMarketSmart

I don’t like these titles and I think they cost nonprofits money! The post Why fundraiser job titles suck and cost you a lot of money! My pal Dr. Russell James is at it again. This time, he researched what fundraiser job titles inspire more engagement, connectivity, and giving.

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The Annual Report Donor List is a Stupid Waste of Time

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Who are these people and why does it matter to me that they gave you money? Let’s get real: to raise more money from me, you have to ask me for more money. Could your annual report fit right in with this scene? It’s time to update your approach.

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

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

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

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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.

How to Raise Money With Facebook – One Organization’s Success Story

J Campbell Social Marketing

It will lead to missed connections with supporters, and thus, a seeming inability to raise money using the platforms. However, raising money using social media, specifically Facebook, can be done. What’s on deck for 2016?

3 Surefire Communication Strategies to Follow Your Events

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

These updates should include: How much you raised and how the money will be used to further your cause. For example, if you hosted an auction to raise money for new school computers, post an update as soon as those computers are ready for students. Kerri Moore.

7 Common Donation Form Mistakes (And How to Avoid Them!) – Part 1

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Putting your donation page out there requires active promotion if you truly want to start raising more money online. Abby Jarvis. Last week, Abby Jarvis finished her two-part series on marketing strategies to drive donors to your donation pages.

How to Ask for a Bequest…And Get It

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Why do organizations in the UK, Canada, and Australia raise more money with bequests than we do in the US? According to Tom: UK fundraising superstar, Stephen Pidgeon, notes that a well-executed bequest marketing program can raise far more money than a major gifts program.

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Use the Power of Pokémon Go for Good (and Have Some Fun)

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Chris Martin (@ChrisMartin17) July 10, 2016. (If pic.twitter.com/S0ipjYTDeY — NYPD 19th Precinct (@NYPD19Pct) July 11, 2016. Jimmy Wong (@jfwong) July 10, 2016. This weekend my Facebook news feed was an extreme mixture of horrible news and people playing Pokémon Go.

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[TOMORROW] Your Very Practical Beginner’s Guide to Online Fundraising

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Tomorrow, Thursday, October 13, 2016. How to use your email list to raise money, from cultivation ideas to concrete tips on crafting e-appeals. Are you tapping into the potential of online fundraising? Online revenue grew 19% in 2015 according to the M+R Benchmarks Report.

Starting Over #10: Understand Money

The Agitator

As part of the Agitator’s Barriers to Growth series I noted that the shortage of investment funds for fundraising is often perceived as a major hurdle. And indeed it is. At least in the minds of far too many boards, CEOs and fundraisers.

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Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Janis Walton

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Individuals were waiting for money and up until now, what I thought I would do first, came second. Janis Walton. 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. Share your day with us!

4 Surefire Ways To Use Social Media To Promote Your Year-End Fundraising Campaign

J Campbell Social Marketing

There’s a lot to learn about using social media tools to raise money, but the busy and stressful year-end fundraising season probably isn’t the time to delve into the depths of analytics and algorithms. IndyShakes (@IndyShakes) October 12, 2016. Guest blog by Candace Cody.

Why I don’t cry foul when I hear how much money sits in DAFs

iMarketSmart

He also writes and speaks often about the slow movement of money OUT of DAF’s into charity bank accounts. Our clients get a growing number of DAF gifts each year because: We (my firm and they) remind their donors to disperse the money (i.e.- Al Cantor is great. He’s a tiger.

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The Heroes and Villains of the Give Local America Story #GiveDayLessons

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

They’ve shown genuine community leadership, rather than just being philanthropic money managers. Let’s talk about the money. It’s a better way to spend money that offering free webinars and discounted software.

Want to Fire Your Online Engagement System?

Getting Attention

They’re all critical to the smooth functioning and ultimate impact of every nonprofit using websites, online tools, and technology to communicate, advocate, and raise money to further their missions.

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Week of Freebies! Day 1: Go Short with Your Annual Report

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Instead, use common sense, save your nonprofit huge amounts of time and money, and create something people will actually look at. Go Short with Your Annual Report in 2016. Happy Holidays! It’s that time of year where we show our readers some love with some FREE goodies. .

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5 Ways to Get the Media to Cover Your Next Event

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Nonprofits spend countless hours — and considerable money — to stage gala dinners, peer-to-peer fundraising campaigns, and other events that aim to draw attention to their work and rally their supporters to give to their organizations.

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How to use verbatims and digital body language to raise more money

iMarketSmart

So, if you can help them realize their dreams and feel good and be the hero in their own life story, then you’ll get more money. The post How to use verbatims and digital body language to raise more money appeared first on MarketSmart | .

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What to Do When the Media Gets Your Story Wrong

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

When you manage the reputation of a nonprofit that is working to advance an important mission, incorrect information — particularly if it’s reported in the media — can damage your ability to raise money and effectively advocate for change.

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2 Data-Powered Steps to Boost Donations

Getting Attention

If you want to raise money from individuals, you need a fundraising plan. Organizations using a fundraising plan raised one-third more money from individuals, activated almost double the number of donors, and garnered significantly larger average gifts. Guest blogger Heather Yandow brings more than a decade of experience as an outreach coordinator, coalition leader, project manager, and fundraiser to Third Space Studio’s clients.

5 Things You Need to Know about Nonprofits + Big Data

EveryAction

higher donation page conversions equals more dollars raised, not using data to optimize your website could actually be costing your organization money.

Why fundraisers should take some lessons from stockbrokers

iMarketSmart

With stockbrokers, investors seek to feel good and make money as a result of their engagement, relationship, partnership, and shared vision. They want to know what the heck you’re doing with their money! Think about it this way and I bet you’ll raise more money more efficiently.

Ever wonder what donor advisors tell their clients when it comes to giving their money away?

iMarketSmart

Give the money – clarify how you want to be treated, what you want, and what you don’t want. The post Ever wonder what donor advisors tell their clients when it comes to giving their money away?

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Write Your Way to Connection & Action

Getting Attention

Then learn and laugh as you gobble your way through Jeff Brooks’ new guide to writing great nonprofit content: How to Turn Your Words Into Money: The Master Fundraiser’s Guide to Persuasive Writing. Grab your copy of How to Turn Your Words Into Money today! Writing content marketing Future Fundraising Now How to Turn Your Words Into Money jeff brooks messages Nonprofit Communications nonprofit marketing

Drive Donors to your Online Donation Page with These Six Marketing Strategies, Part 1

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

First-time donors will want to know what you’re going to do with their money. Abby Jarvis. Today we have part 1 in a two-part series by Abby Jarvis of Qgiv on how to promote your online donation page. Read the first three marketing strategies below, then join us next week for the final three.

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Lori Jacobwith looks at whether 2016 Political Fundraising Will Hurt Your Nonprofit Fundraising. June 1 and 2: Donor Newsletters That Raise More Money [Two-Part Series]. Happy Friday!

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5 pieces of advice for nonprofit communicators who want to rock their marketing in 2017

J Campbell Social Marketing

1) Put your money where your mouth is and disavow the Cult of Free. Time and money are most often cited as the reasons why nonprofits do not improve their websites, tell their stories on Facebook, or use email marketing software. Put your money where your mouth is.

Can changing your words help you raise more money?

iMarketSmart

money. The post Can changing your words help you raise more money? Here are some of the most powerful words used frequently in advertising: finally. suddenly. announcing. introducing. improved. amazing. sensational. remarkable. fantastic. revolutionary. startling. miracle. magic. offer. quick. wanted. challenge. compare. better. bargain. hurry. Here are some of the most powerful words used for persuasion: you. because. instantly. results. health. safety. discover. imagine. proven.

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How to Market Text-to-Give to Your Donors

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

It not only allows you to raise money from more donors on the go; it also allows you to do so almost instantaneously. Raise money for a specific project. Let text-to-give be the dream team for your nonprofit organization, and raise more money on the go than ever before!

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Where Should I Pitch My Nonprofit’s Story?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Partnering with local companies to raise money and collect food. If, for instance, you are looking to get elected officials in your state to put more money in the budget for school lunch programs, identify what messages are likely to get them to pay attention and take action.

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The Four Types of Productivity Styles

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

She is an internationally-renowned expert on workplace productivity, whose views have been included in top-tier business media including Bloomberg Businessweek, CBS Money Watch, Fast Company, Forbes, The New York Times, Shape, USA Today, Working Mother and more. Carson Tate.

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

If you aren’t segmenting your email list, John Haydon says Smart Fundraisers Don’t Raise Money This Way. Happy Friday, friends!

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Mobile Fundraising 101: The Basics

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

He’ll be back soon with more details on how to raise money with mobile so stay tuned. smartphones and mobile tablets) to raise money. One of the keys to raising money through mobile is to start out with a very mobile-responsive website or application. John Killoran.

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8 Step Guide to Planning the Perfect Nonprofit Fundraising Event

J Campbell Social Marketing

One factor might be: the fact that most venues charge significantly more money for weekend events, but most of your donors are likely free on the weekend. Could your planning committee be more flexible with your dates if it meant saving a considerable amount of money on a venue?

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True or False? A Quick Guide to Understanding Journalism Ethics

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Journalists aren’t supposed to let the fact that advertisers spend money in their pages or on their networks have any sway over the news they report. If you handle media relations for your nonprofit, it’s important to understand the rules that govern professional journalism.

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