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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

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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.

Ever wonder about the history of philanthropy and fundraising? Here it is!

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Thanks to the good people at the National Philanthropic Trust , now you can take a journey online to learn about the history of modern philanthropy. The post Ever wonder about the history of philanthropy and fundraising? This is so cool! You’re going to love it!

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

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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!

How to Get Your Nonprofit Into the News During the Holidays

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He was formerly an assistant managing editor at The Chronicle of Philanthropy and a senior vice president at The Council on Foundations. But smart organizations are also planning ahead for another year-end tradition: increased coverage of charities during the holidays.

Stop complaining because your success is up to you

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All of us have been there. Sometimes we find ourselves stuck in situations that just plain suck! Think yours is worse than someone else’s? Think again. Many felt that Jim Thorpe, a Native American from Oklahoma, was the greatest athlete of the 20th century.

Is Your Nonprofit Prepared for a Media Crisis?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

He was formerly an assistant managing editor at The Chronicle of Philanthropy and a senior vice president at The Council on Foundations. The Presidential election has become — quite unfortunately — a daily case study in crisis communications.

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10 Tips for Getting Your Op-Ed Placed

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He was formerly an assistant managing editor at The Chronicle of Philanthropy and a senior vice president at The Council on Foundations. A well-placed op-ed can help your nonprofit call attention to an important issue or change minds about a controversial topic.

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8 Great Ways to End Emails or Letters

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Cultivation starts and ends with great communication. Goodbyes are just as important as hellos. So here are some great ways to end emails you send to donors: 1. First name], I’m really counting on you!

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Are you chasing wealthy people or philanthropists?

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Fundraising strategy Charitable People vs. Philanthropists donor cultivation philanthropic mindsets Philanthropy philanthropy blogWealthy people are not necessarily philanthropists. But philanthropists are usually wealthy.

Is your job really to raise money?

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Why not create a donor appreciation department?

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Unhappy at Your Communications Job? Slip This to Your ED

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Last week, the Chronicle of Philanthropy published an op-ed I wrote called Why Your Communications Directors is Unhappy and What to Do About It (Subscription required, unfortunately.) . I elaborate in these two pages from the report (pdf): Tips for EDs from 2016 Trends Report.

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

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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

5 lessons fundraisers can learn from Subway (Yes! The sandwich shop)

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12 Fundraising Questions Major and Planned Gift Officers Should Be Asking

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Who inspired you in your life, your work and your philanthropy? Everyone says the number one reason why people give is because they were asked.

Focus!

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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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The Top 7 reasons why philanthropists quit Boards

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Related Posts. >> 9 reasons why it’s time to uncover philanthropic mindsets. >> Charity vs. Philanthropy and Charitable People vs. Philanthropists. Fundraising board of directors fundraising board fundraising insights nonprofit board philanthropists Philanthropy philanthropy blog

Are you being tested?

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Related Posts. >> How to get a million dollar donation. >> Charity vs. Philanthropy and Charitable People vs. Philanthropists. Mark Zuckerberg’s big $100 million gift in 2010.

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What to Do When the Media Gets Your Story Wrong

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He was formerly an assistant managing editor at The Chronicle of Philanthropy and a senior vice president at The Council on Foundations. There’s an adage in public relations that there’s no such thing as bad publicity.

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The 5 Hottest Nonprofit Conferences of Summer '16

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From our 2016 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar , here are five hot summer events that are sure to bring the heat. 2016 Nonprofit Marketing Conference. First up, the 2016 Nonprofit Marketing Conference kicks off today in Washington, DC. Netroots Nation 2016.

How to prep for your next big ask

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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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When Reporters Are Looking for You: How to Respond to Journalists’ Queries

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He was formerly an assistant managing editor at The Chronicle of Philanthropy and a senior vice president at The Council on Foundations. Work with Kivi and Peter on your plan when you sign up for the next Nonprofit Marketing Accelerator , which starts August 15, 2016.

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5 Ways to Get the Media to Cover Your Next Event

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He was formerly an assistant managing editor at The Chronicle of Philanthropy and a senior vice president at The Council on Foundations. Your charity needs more than a fancy gathering to attract reporters. It needs a news hook.

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Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

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Join me for our first round of Mixed Links in 2016… A quick note before we dive in, our 2016 Annual All-Access Pass sale ends today. Beth Kanter will host the Carnival in January and is calling for submissions on “ What are you doing to be happier and healthier in 2016?

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9 reasons why it’s time to uncover philanthropic mindsets

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> Inside the Mind of Your Major Donor: The Science Behind Major Giving and Philanthropy. >> >> Charity vs. Philanthropy and Charitable People vs. Philanthropists. I think organizations should do whatever it takes to uncover philanthropic mindsets because: 1.

Groupthink sucks (here’s how to avoid it)

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Recommendations. >> How Online Trends in 2016 Will Impact Your Nonprofit. >> Nonprofit Trends And Strategies You Need To Know. Remember Candid Camera? In this old episode, they set out to prove how easy it is to get someone to conform. Click here to see the video.

Should your donors be given a chance to “tip” your organization?

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Are you confused by that headline? Here’s what I mean: I think it would be interesting for us to test allowing donors the opportunity to decide how much of their donation goes toward overhead.

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

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It’s more difficult than ever for nonprofits to get media coverage. But it’s not impossible — especially if they are willing to do more than pepper news editors with press releases. As the communications manager for a small education nonprofit in Bethesda, Md.,

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

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Don’t ever ask someone to give until it hurts

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

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Recently I was interviewed by a woman named Mazarine at Wild Woman Fundraising ! You can hear the interview here. Here’s one big point from the interview I figured you’d want to read (in case you don’t have time to listen to the whole thing).

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Why fundraisers should take some lessons from stockbrokers

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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.

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

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5 things great nonprofits do (according to Veritus Group)

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Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

philanthropy is in the hands of Gen X and Millennials , and that could mean trouble. Happy Friday, friends! Will you join me for some Mixed Links… If you are interested in our training webinars, check out our yearly Annual All-Access Pass Sale going on now.

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Where Should I Pitch My Nonprofit’s Story?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

He was formerly an assistant managing editor at The Chronicle of Philanthropy and a senior vice president at The Council on Foundations. Photo by Jeronimo del Villar. Many nonprofits use the “spray and pray” technique when they are pitching their stories to the media.

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True or False? A Quick Guide to Understanding Journalism Ethics

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

He was formerly an assistant managing editor at The Chronicle of Philanthropy and a senior vice president at The Council on Foundations. If you handle media relations for your nonprofit, it’s important to understand the rules that govern professional journalism.

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Want the best of Smartideas for free?

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I love my staff!! They are so thoughtful! They figured that some of our thousands of blog subscribers might want a super-concise book of my best blog posts. So, they went through all of my posts from 2015 and pulled the blog posts that generated the highest response rates from all of you.

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A Simple Guide to Injecting Colorful Quotes Into Your News Release

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

He was formerly an assistant managing editor at The Chronicle of Philanthropy and a senior vice president at The Council on Foundations. When your nonprofit sends a press release to a reporter or editor, it’s immediately facing stiff competition for coverage.

How to calculate how much revenue you could have with a mid-level donor migration plan to inspire major gifts

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The top 10 reasons why your donor outreach fails

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It’s boring. #9. It’s impersonal. #8. It’s irrelevant. #7. It lacks emotion. #6. It’s confusing. #5. It fails to tell the donor what you want them to do. #4. It fails to prove “what’s in it for them” #3.