3 Techniques to Avoid Getting Overwhelmed in 2017

Getting Attention

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 ?

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


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!

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.

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.

2017 Major Gifts Fundraising Benchmark Study – Episode 13


On today’s episode we discuss the 2017 Major Gifts Fundraising Benchmark Study. The post 2017 Major Gifts Fundraising Benchmark Study – Episode 13 appeared first on MarketSmart, LLC |. This study is the first of its kind by focusing on major gifts. You can download the report at [link].

#GivingTuesday 2017 Recap – What Worked and What Didn’t

J Campbell Social Marketing

The post #GivingTuesday 2017 Recap – What Worked and What Didn’t appeared first on JCSM. The results are in – this year was the biggest Giving Tuesday yet! According to the Giving Tuesday Facebook Page, Giving Tuesday 2018: **$274 million raised online. **2.4 million gifts. **$110.98

Will you be at Blackbaud’s BBCON next week? I will!


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Our Top Blog Posts of 2017

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Here are the Top 10 Blog Posts published by Nonprofit Marketing Guide in 2017, according to Google Analytics page views: 126 Email Subject Line Ideas for Your #GivingTuesday Campaigns by Kerri Karvetski. A 2017 Media Relations Calendar for Resource-Strapped Nonprofits by Peter Panepento. The post Our Top Blog Posts of 2017 appeared first on Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog.

The 2016 - 2017 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar


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.

Does 6% Decline In 2017 Giving Thru Mid-Year Spell Year-End Trouble?

The Agitator

The Fundraising Effectiveness Project recently released its Quarterly Fundraising Report covering the first half of 2017. As we head into the home stretch of 2017 now’s the time to pull out all the stops. The FEP will soon release its report on giving through September 30, 2017.

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New Facebook Features and Why They Matter

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

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9 ways to be a more human fundraiser in 2017


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.

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.

How Nonprofit Communicators Spend Their Time (Infographic) #NPCOMM2017

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Check out the results from the 2017 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report and see for yourself. Do you wonder if other nonprofit communicators are spending as much time on certain tasks as you?

What you should know about your high net worth volunteers?


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Introducing the First Ever Major Gifts Fundraising Benchmark Study


Today, I’m thrilled to introduce the 2017 Major Gifts Fundraising Benchmark Study. Click here to access the full 2017 Major Gifts Fundraising Benchmark Study. The first-ever benchmark study on major gifts fundraising.

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Check out the infographics from the 2017 Global NGO Online Technology Report to see how your organization stacks up. Starts November 28: Nonprofit Marketing Accelerator – Report Back to Your Community: Creating a Short Annual Report for 2017. The Bombay Club. New Orleans, LA.

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5 Books I Read in 2017 That Made Me a Better Cause Marketer

Selfish Giving

During 2017, I also reviewed two new books on cause marketing that I recommend: Give to Profit: How to Grow Your Business by Supporting Charities and Social Causes Path to Purpose: How to Use Cause Marketing to Build a More Meaningful and Profitable Brand What books would you add to this list?

There’s power in exclusivity but are you using it?


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3 Realistic Social Media New Year’s Resolutions for Nonprofits

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

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.

Cold calling major donors to arrange appointments doesn’t work— but this method does


No one likes getting cold calls and you probably don’t like making them.

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Nonprofit Web Design 101: 5 Strategies for Beginners

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

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.

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5 Clever Online Engagement Ideas for Nonprofits

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

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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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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Should Nonprofits Use Video for Internal Communications?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Damien Johnson. Distributing information to your entire organization can be difficult, especially in a time of transition. Damien Johnson was a member of our Communications Director Mentoring Program and shared this great idea on using video for internal communications. Kristina.

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What’s Essential to Good Nonprofit Communications in 2017?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Fashion essentials change from person to person, but as a nonprofit communicator, you must have these 6 essentials to do your best work in 2017: How to schedule your communication s with editorial calendars and other planning tools. Sale ends January 6, 2017.

3 Ways to Stay Safe from Cyber Attack

Getting Attention

Yes, this has to matter to you. The current global cyber attack , built on ransomware, could wreck your communications impact and a lot more. If or when your organization gets hacked, it’ll bring all activity—including communications and fundraising—to an absolute standstill.

Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Seth J. Katzen

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Seth J. Katzen. 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!

There Are Only Three Ways to Raise More Money


Every nonprofit organization needs more of two things: time and money. Okay, every organization (nonprofit or for-profit) could use more of those two resources.

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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!

How Nonprofits Can Be #InstaAwesome on Instagram

J Campbell Social Marketing

Instagram is a marketing powerhouse for brands, companies, and nonprofits alike. If you want to target a younger demographic, Instagram could be for you, with 59% of online adults ages 18-29 active on the network.

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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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4 Easy Ways to Get Closer & Boost Action

Getting Attention

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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7 Planning Steps for a Short Annual Report

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

One of the beautiful things about a short annual report (think 2-4 pager, infographic or video) is that you don’t have to spend nearly as much time creating the thing. But there is a catch. . . You have to spend more time planning it.

8 Productivity Practices You Might Want to Try

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

It’s tough to implement methods that keep your nonprofit marketing organized and on track when you can’t effectively manage your own time, attention and energy.

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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The most powerful motivators of major gifts and legacy gifts.


Remembrance. Honor. Memorialize. Pay tribute. Fairness. Right wrongs. Give back. Hormones. Oxytocin “the love hormone” Cortisol for focus. Brain. Neurons transmitting information. Mirror neurons support empathy. Religion. Find meaning. Satisfy dictates. Allay guilt. Social.

How We Cleaned Up Our Email List and Re-Engaged Our Subscribers

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Aubrey Brennan. We love to hear how it goes when you’ve used one of our tactics! Today’s post comes from Aubrey Brennan of Green Bay Botanical Garden who took our suggestions regarding finding engaged email subscribers and deleting everyone else.

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Trends That Will Shape PR in 2018

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Yet in 2017 we’ve seen the growth of specific trends that might reasonably be expected to continue through next year. What can PR professionals expect in 2018? Despite the accelerated pace of change, new directions don’t always announce themselves with great clarity.

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How To Use Facebook’s Free Fundraising Tools on #GivingTuesday

J Campbell Social Marketing

#GivingTuesday is less than one month away! On November 28th, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation are matching up to $2 million in funds raised on Facebook for U.S-based based nonprofits. Also on #GivingTuesday, Facebook is waiving all fees for donations made on Facebook.

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