3 Techniques to Avoid Getting Overwhelmed in 2017

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One thing we do know for sure, 2017 will be the year that we will absolutely have to exercise our resilience muscles in order to do our best work and not get slowed down. What new habit will you commit to in 2017 to build your resilience at work ?

A List of Digital, Tech, and Media Trend Reports for 2017

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

Here are some of the better ones that I have come across: We Are Social – Digital in 2017 Global Overview. We Are Social – Digital Yearbook 2017. We Are Social – North America Overview 2017. Deloitte Global – 2017 TMT Predictions.

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Reserve Your Copy of the 2017 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

We totally revamped the 2017 Nonprofit Communications Trends Survey this year, and it’s almost time for us to share the results in the 2017 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report. Find out if 2016 was a good year for nonprofit communications and whether or not 2017 will be better.

Introducing MarketSmart’s 2017 IN’s & OUT’s

iMarketSmart

The post Introducing MarketSmart’s 2017 IN’s & OUT’s appeared first on MarketSmart | . Fundraising 2017 fundraising tips charity blog fundraising tips nonprofit blog nonprofit fundraising do's and don'ts Nonprofit Marketing BlogHappy New Year everyone!

1 Week into 2017: Where are You Headed?

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This practical, doable marketing plan template takes you from goals to benchmarks, work plan, action, and impact! . Eeesh! Those New Year’s resolutions—including the ones we set for marketing and fundraising work—are so hard to keep.

The Big Difference Between Marketing and Fundraising and Why It’s Important

J Campbell Social Marketing

In my years as a full-time nonprofit employee, I was often a one-woman Marketing, Communications, Development, Outreach, Kitchen Sink department. In one position, I was all of those things plus the Volunteer Recruiter and Coordinator!

Nonprofit Web Design 101: 5 Strategies for Beginners

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Jeff Gordy. If your nonprofit’s website hasn’t been a top priority, it’s time to change that. But don’t worry, if you don’t know what to do. Today’s guest post will help you get started. Kristina. Guest Post by Jeff Gordy.

5 Clever Online Engagement Ideas for Nonprofits

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Looking for ways to engage supporters online? Get inspired by these real nonprofit digital engagements! Ask An Artist To Illustrate. Take that hashtag contest to the next level. Invite an artist to illustrate your supporter’s thoughts submitted online. Make a Reading List. Summer’s coming.

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4 Easy Ways to Get Closer & Boost Action

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There’s a proven way for your organization to start and strengthen vital relationships with the people whose support, loyalty, and actions you want—donors, volunteers, and even staff (too often overlooked here). This approach is easy to learn and execute.

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How to Define Roles on Communications Projects

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Communications work is complicated enough as it is. When you aren’t exactly sure who is responsible for what, it gets even more complicated.

3 Realistic Social Media New Year’s Resolutions for Nonprofits

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Here are a few suggestions for starting something good for your social media practice in 2017. I apologize for the headline (and the macarons). I had to get you here and I knew “New Year’s Resolutions,” and sweets, might work.

Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Stacy Harbaugh

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Stacy Harbaugh. Welcome to 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’d love to feature YOU in this series!

Three Ways to Overcome Decision Fatigue in Your #npcomm Work

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

On more than a few occasions, I’ve told friends and family that the gift I most want on my birthday or Mother’s Day is to NOT be asked to make a decision. I make what feels like a million decisions in managing work and family, and it’s exhausting.

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We Want You Back! How to Re-Engage Inactive Email Supporters

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Image: [link]. You’re losing email subscribers. Every month. All year long. They unsubscribe. They bounce. They stop responding. According to M+R Benchmarks, on average, about 24% of subscribers are considered inactive. What’s a nonprofit communicator to do?

Why Deleting People from Your Email List is a Good Thing

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Kristina and I are on the verge of deleting about 10,000 people from our email list here at Nonprofit Marketing Guide. It’s the same exercise we went through last year when we removed about 15,000 people.

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Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Feb 16: Everything You Need to Know about Nonprofit Editorial Calendars in 2017 with Kivi Leroux Miller (Registration is $99 or free with an All-Access Pass or participation in the Planning Your Work Marketing Accelerator ). Happy Friday!

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Prep Today for #GivingTuesday 2017

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

What you should know about your high net worth volunteers?

iMarketSmart

Data Sheets Fundraising Major Giving Planned Giving strategy cultivation for major gifts donor cultivation engagement fundraising major gift fundraising national volunteer appreciation week 2017 National Volunteer Week volunteer programs

5 Things Reporters Really Want From PR Specialists

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This week’s release of The Cision 2017 State of the Media Report provides some interesting insights into what today’s journalists are looking for from media relations professionals. Don’t frustrate the reporters you’re trying to reach.

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Need a Good Day? Focus on Your Little Wins

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

According to research by Teresa Amabile from the Harvard Business School, your best work days likely include making progress – even if it is just a small win — on work you consider meaningful or important.

New Email Study Reveals Nonprofit Spam Rates Soared in 2016

EveryAction

Today, EveryAction releases the highly-anticipated 2017 Nonprofit Email Deliverability Study , an exploration into how much spam is impacting online fundraising programs.

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Inside Scoop: Powerful Testimonials from Your Peers

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Guest blogger Karen Petersen is a 12-year veteran of nonprofit fundraising. She currently serves as Director of Annual and Planned Giving at the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology , in Huntsville, Ala. In my previous life, I was a TV reporter. My favorite part of the job was interviewing people and weaving their words together with mine to construct a compelling story. Little has changed since I changed careers. In fundraising, we are all storytellers!

The 2016 - 2017 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

EveryAction

Today, we're excited to announce the all-new list for 2017! The 2016 - 2017 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar is ready for upload right into your Google or Outlook Calendar with a single click. 2016 - 2017 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar. 2017 Creating Change Conference.

Is Community Engagement or Awareness Essential? Depends on Your Mission.

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Over 70% of nonprofits working in Other Public Benefit Research or Advocacy; Environment and Animals; and Human Services, Housing, Food, and Jobs said community engagement was a high or essential priority for 2017 (left side of the graph).

Bring Yourself to Work? James Porter Does

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Do you bring yourself—with your passions, personal history, and personality—to work, or do you check “the real you” at the front door? Here’s hoping you bring “all of you” to work. It’s the only way to feel fully at ease in your job, to nurture the relationships you need for success and satisfaction (for you and your organization), and to bring the greatest value to your role and responsibilities. Take James Porter, director of communications at The End Fund.

Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Melanie Swiftney

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Melanie Swiftney. Welcome to 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’d love to feature YOU in this series!

Where’s the Love: Is Your Communications Strategy LGBTQ Inclusive?

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Here at Nonprofit Marketing Guide, we believe that cultural competency is an important element of good nonprofit communications. Today, contributing writer Antionette Kerr takes a look at several ways you can improve LGBTQ inclusion in your organization and its communications.

9 ways to be a more human fundraiser in 2017

iMarketSmart

The post 9 ways to be a more human fundraiser in 2017 appeared first on MarketSmart | . As your supporters get bombarded with more and more messages from advertisers and competitors (other fundraisers) you’ll need to stand out. The best way to do that is to be more human, authentic and real. Here are nine ways to do just that this year: . Share personal stories with your donors. Be real. Be open, honest and transparent.

Breaking Down Silos: Integrating Marketing and Fundraising Departments #17NTCteam

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Kivi was part of a fantastic session at last week’s Nonprofit Technology Conference called Breaking Down Silos: Integrating Marketing and Fundraising Departments. Kivi, along with Big Duck CEO Sarah Durham, led a panel that consisted of Hannah B.

Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Kallie Rollenhagen

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Kallie Rollenhagen. Welcome to 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’d love to feature YOU in this series!

5 Strategies for Using Social Media for Media Relations

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During my days as a newspaper reporter and editor, I was always on the lookout for story ideas. More often than not, these ideas didn’t come through news releases or pitches. They came through something I observed. Through a conversation with a neighbor.

6 Ways to Train All-Org Messengers

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Now’s the time to select, ask, and train your ambassadors to jump on board to help meet your 2017 goals. Flickr: Chip Griffin. The pressure is on to connect and mobilize your people as the world in which we work grows increasingly complex, crowded, and uncertain.

Are you a cold-hearted fundraiser or a warm-hearted facilitator?

iMarketSmart

The flow chart below makes me very uncomfortable. Here’s why: Science and experience have led me to realize that a donor’s objective is usually, first and foremost, to find meaning in their life through giving and to feel good knowing their legacy gift will make an impact.

Simple Rules, Part I: How to Make Better and Faster #NpComm Decisions

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

In their book, Simple Rules: How to Thrive in a Complex World (Amazon), Donald Sull and Kathleen M. Eisenhardt define simple rules as “shortcut strategies that save time and effort by focusing our attention and simplifying the way we process information.”

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Just ONE Call to Action (Case Study)

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Remember when you were a teen and your mom told you to clean up your room, call your grandmother, and set the table all within the same five minutes. Remember how frustrating that was.

Deliver this Budget to Drive Marketing Impact: Comms Plan Pt1

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The hands-down, most hated and most frequently-avoided marketing task is budgeting. You all tell me that! Now’s to get past this bias and take the time to absorb this four-part series on budgeting guidelines.

A 2017 Media Relations Calendar for Resource-Strapped Nonprofits

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

With the New Year upon us, let’s resolve to do that planning now and create a media-relations calendar that will help guide your work for 2017. If you’re interested in developing a more structured media relations strategy for your nonprofit in 2017, join me on Thursday, Dec.

My Three Words for 2017

J Campbell Social Marketing

This is why I chose SIMPLIFY as one of my words for 2017. With the word FOCUS in full view, for 2017, I am going to only commit my time and my creativity to projects and work that will get me to my next goal. What are your three words for 2017?

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Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Justyna Krygowska

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Justyna Krygowska. 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 need to hear from you!

5 Strategies to Build Better Relationships with Your Mobile Donors

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John Killoran. John Killoran, CEO of @Pay , guest posts for us today on making sure you have a plan to cultivate relationships with your mobile donors. Kristina. Guest Post by John Killoran.