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 ? Guest bloggers Beth Kanter & Aliza Sherman wrote The Happy, Healthy Nonprofit , a must read for communicators & fundraisers. If there is one thing we can agree on, it is that that last quarter of 2016 was especially stressful.

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. Request your copy now. New questions included: What hindered and what helped your communications work in 2016?

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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! Each year my IN’s & OUT’s usually get passed around and shared quite a bit. Sometimes they ruffle some feathers. For others, they inspire! What do you think of this year’s collection?

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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.

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. And while I adored (and still adore) the Shonda Rimes book The Year of Yes (it’s a must-read), I am going to make 2017 the Year of Thoughtful, Purposeful No. What are your three words for 2017? The post My Three Words for 2017 appeared first on JCSM.

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2017 Major Gifts Fundraising Benchmark Study – Episode 13

iMarketSmart

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].

Everything You Need to Know about Nonprofit Editorial Calendars in 2017 [TOMORROW]

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Nonprofit Editorial Calendars in 2017. Thursday, February 16, 2017. Don’t make 2017 more stressful than it has to be. It’s time to tame your editorial calendar! Our research shows that nonprofits that use editorial calendars are three times as likely to say they have effective communications. Join us tomorrow for a brand new 60-minute webinar: Everything You Need to Know about. 1:00 p.m. Eastern (10:00 a.m. Pacific).

1 Week into 2017: Where are You Headed?

Getting Attention

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. That’s because most resolutions are action items, rather than goals (the real “what we want to get to”).

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.

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Prep Today for #GivingTuesday 2017

Getting Attention

It’s #GivingTuesday 2016, the best day to do vital prep work for #GivingTuesday 2017. Whether your organization is a passionate participant or still weighing joining the movement, you have lots to learn from watching colleague and competitive organizations execute their #GivingTuesday campaigns.

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

iMarketSmart

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

iMarketSmart

Digital Marketing Direct Marketing Fundraising Lead Generation 2017 fundraising tips charity blog exclusivity strategy exclusivity technique marketing fundraising tactics power of exclusivity velvet rope marketingUnlike populist fundraisers (who treat everyone the same), engagement fundraisers aim to find and build relationships with “first class passengers”— people who are willing to “pay” more (with major and legacy gifts). .

Get More Media Coverage in 2017

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Is your nonprofit resolving to get more coverage in the media in 2017? Media relations expert Peter Panepento will show you how during his BRAND NEW webinar: Get More Media Coverage for Your Nonprofit in 2017. During this insightful, one-hour webinar, you’ll get practical advice for how to get more media coverage for your organization in 2017 and beyond, with a particular focus on planning and executing strategies for: getting media coverage for your events.

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3 simple ways fundraisers can improve their LinkedIn profiles to land more meetings and raise more money

iMarketSmart

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HELP! Please….

iMarketSmart

Fundraising Major Giving strategy 2017 major gifts fundraising benchmark survey fundraising survey major donor cultivation major donor fundraising major gifts fundraising benchmark survey marketsmart marketsmart benchmark report non profit benchmarking report nonprofit benchmark survey nonprofit marketing tips online marketing benchmark study for nonprofits Philanthropy production and efficiency studyI really need your help. I funded a study to help you.

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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. Deloitte Global – 2017 TMT Summary Predictions Infographics. Deloitte – 2017 Tech Trends – The Kinetic Enterprise. Analysys Mason – Africa Telecoms Outlook 2017.

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Creating Your Fundraising Caseload – Part 2 (Episode 17)

iMarketSmart

Podcast charity development officer performance metrics engagement fundraising major gift conference 2017 major gift cultivation major gift fundraising major gift officer accountability major gift officer expectations major gift officer performance evaluation major gift officer performance metrics principal gift fundraising principal gifts vs major giftsOn today’s episode we continue discussing creating a strong fundraising caseload.

19 reasons why nonprofit donor surveys are awesome

iMarketSmart

Fundraising Lead Generation Major Giving Planned Giving strategy 2017 fundraising tips charity blog charity survey questions donor feedback survey donor surveys freebies for non profit organizations fundraising tips nonprofit marketing nonprofit survey questions nonprofit surveysHere are 19 reasons why nonprofit donor surveys are awesome: They help you learn about why your donors care about your mission, how their life story entwines with your mission and why they give.

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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 programsGreat volunteer opportunities and experiences are essential for your nonprofit ( as discussed before ). Here’s what the data shows your high net worth volunteers are looking for! Having issues viewing the image below? Click here.

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7 Nonprofits Fighting for Immigrant Rights

EveryAction

There are nearly 800,000 people protected under Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). DACA paved the way for these children of immigrants to obtain work authorization and relief from deportation, enabling them to go on to universities and build careers and families. With the announcement of DACA’s repeal, the program has stopped accepting new applications. For those currently in the program, their work permits and legal status will begin expiring March 2018.

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. 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.

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. We’ll be covering these 6 topics in-depth in 2017 as part of our All-Access Pass Program. That’s $200 off the regular price and less than $10 a week for access to everything you need to make a splash in 2017. Sale ends January 6, 2017.

4 things you need to know to qualify your major gift and planned gift prospects

iMarketSmart

Lead Generation Major Giving Planned Giving 2017 fundraising tips best practices for fundraising charity blog donor cultivation tips Fundraising fundraising blog major donor cultivation plan major gift fundraising nonprofit marketing tips Planned Giving MarketingWhat follows are the 4 things you need to know in order to close more gifts faster: 1. Who has the capacity to give. Why they care. When you should reach out to them. What you should say.

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

iMarketSmart

Digital Marketing Direct Marketing Fundraising Lead Generation 2017 fundraising tips charity blog exclusivity strategy exclusivity technique marketing fundraising tactics power of exclusivity velvet rope marketingUnlike populist fundraisers (who treat everyone the same), engagement fundraisers aim to find and build relationships with “first class passengers”— people who are willing to “pay” more (with major and legacy gifts). .

Thanksgiving Day 2017

The Agitator

Today, Americans will celebrate Thanksgiving, a national holiday also observed in Canada (last month) as well as some of the Caribbean Islands and Liberia. For our readers in the UK, we’ll note that while Thanksgiving has no place in British tradition there seems to be a growing trend for let’s call it “Britsgiving”.

NEWS FLASH: Most of your supporters don’t really want to be in your legacy society

iMarketSmart

Fundraising Major Giving Planned Giving strategy 2017 fundraising tips charitable giving charity blog establishing a legacy society fundraising mistakes legacy societies major gift marketing mistakes marketsmartBut, oddly, that’s the first thing fundraisers offer legacy gift prospects and those who have disclosed their legacy gift intentions. . The next most popular offer is a pin. I think these offers are pretty lame.

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The 2018 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

EveryAction

If you loved our 2017 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar get ready for our new, improved, and updated 2018 calendar! With diverse workshops, high-level plenary sessions, and an awards banquet, InterAction’s 2017 Forum creates a stimulating environment for participants to engage with colleagues and partners from a variety of sectors to forge common solutions to pressing global challenges. It's finally here!

Why go to Amazon when you can get it here for free?

iMarketSmart

Digital Marketing Fundraising Lead Generation Major Giving Planned Giving asking styles best books on major gifts fundraising best fundraising books 2017 best practices for planned giving books on fundraising cultivation for major gifts fundraising books on amazon greg warner major gift cultivation nonprofit marketing relationship fundraisingEach year my amazing staff grab the best, most popular blog posts from the prior year to create a book for our readers. .

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New Facebook Features and Why They Matter

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

Digital Trends General Social Media 2017 AR augmented reality Bots chatbots Developers Conference digital trends 2017 F8 Facebook facebook trends mark zuckerberg Messenger 2.0 Last week, Facebook held its annual F8 conference where Mark Zuckerberg and team typically set the direction for global digital technology. I mean that last part literally. What Facebook invests time and resources in tends to set the course for the entire digital ecosystem.

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. But here’s the thing – I don’t believe in New Year’s resolutions. I think if you want to make a change, now is as good a time as any. Still, the start of a New Year is a time to rethink things, take a look at the big picture, and start something good.

Measuring Your Communications Effectiveness: 3 Concepts to Keep in Mind

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I’ll be teaching a two-part webinar series on October 17 and 19, 2017 to give you the tools to do that sorting at your nonprofit. Measuring the effectiveness of your nonprofit’s communications is a complicated puzzle. You have the effectiveness of specific channels like your website or Facebook page. Those depend on the effectiveness of the content you create. That depends on the effectiveness of your editorial calendar.

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators – Looking Ahead to 2017

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Let’s celebrate the final edition of Mixed Links for 2016 by focusing on the year ahead… Get everything you need to make 2017 great – training, support, collaboration, and more – with our Annual All-Access. To be more productive in 2017, here are 10 Bad Habits You Must Eliminate From Your Daily Routine. Try these 6 Things You Can Do in January to Make Your Blog Better in 2017. Here are Five Content Marketing Trends to Watch in 2017.

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Free #GivingTuesday Tips, Ideas, and Resources

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

George Weiner shares +29 Ideas for #GivingTuesday 2017 you haven’t thought of. Causevox shares #GivingTuesday 2017: How To Plan A Successful Fundraising Campaign. #GivingTuesday is only 47 days away so I thought I would compile a list of blog posts, articles, and other resources out there to help you make it a successful day. You don’t think #GivingTuesday is worth it? Well you aren’t alone, so let’s start there… Is Giving Tuesday Worth the Bother?

WEIGH IN, NONPROFITS: Do You LOVE or HATE Twitter’s New 280 Character Count?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Stephen Colbert (@StephenAtHome) November 8, 2017. christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) November 8, 2017. RAN (@RAN) November 8, 2017. Chester Zoo (@chesterzoo) November 8, 2017. ICP (@ICPhotog) November 8, 2017. I’ll be honest. My first reaction to Twitter doubling its character count – from 140 to 280 – made me all: via GIPHY. I’m not alone: Twitter users herald new character limits with 280-character howls of despair . We all have 280 characters?

Creating a Thank-You Video in a Day – How This Nonprofit Did It

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Angela Crist. Last week Angela Crist, CEO of Findlay Hope House, reached out to me and Kivi about a thank you video they created after attending our recent webinar. It was so simple, yet so effective, we had to have her tell you the story! Kristina. Guest Post by Angela Crist. I’ve been keeping my eye on creative thank-you videos for a couple years, mulling over ways my organization could put one together that was: Mission-centric without being overly cheesy. Time and financially inexpensive.

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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. Download the 2017 Nonprofit Email Deliverability Guide and register for our webinar on May 31 - we'll be reviewing the findings and our expert will be answering your deliverability questions.

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What’s Your Attitude For 2017?

The Agitator

Of course Roger and I wish you all the best for 2017. Have a great year! But the festivities are over (unless you live in New Zealand, where we tend to chill out for the entire month of January). Time to get down to business. And I wonder what attitude you are bringing to your fundraising work in the new year. Optimistic? Grumpy? Hopefully … optimistic. As Seth Godin noted in a recent post , “Attitude is the most important choice any of us will make.”

The Year of the Awesome

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

OK technically it’s the Year of the Rooster, but for nonprofit communicators like you, 2017 could very well be THE YEAR OF THE AWESOME! You can have your very own YEAR OF THE AWESOME in 2017 with our Annual All-Access Pass. Save $200 off the regular price now through Friday, January 6, 2017. Also new for 2017: Tom Ahern’s Fundraising Webinars are NOW INCLUDED with the 2017 All-Access Pass. Be Set for 2017.

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Nonprofit Hub shares 4 Things We Learned from #GivingTuesday 2017. Starts January 10: Nonprofit Marketing Accelerator – Report Back to Your Community: Creating a Short Annual Report for 2017. Vintage Year. Montgomery, AL. Happy Friday, excellent ones! I’ve gathered the finest links for you from around the world of marketing and communications. Join me for Mixed Links… John Haydon shows you How to Create a Prosperous Fundraising Campaign.

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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). Download your free copy of the 2017 Trends Report now. Will the way an arts organization approaches its communications work vary significantly from a social service agency?

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? Photo via Austin Kirk on Flickr. I read a ton of books this past year! I read everything: fiction, history, biography, marketing, technology, memoir, old books, new books etc.

Leading the Resistance: 28 Organizations You Can (and Should) Support Today

EveryAction

The last few days have been equal parts terrifying, challenging, and complicated. There's a long fight ahead, but for issues that stir you, one simple, positive thing you can do today is give - your time, money, voice, or attention - because so many organizations need your urgent support. At EveryAction, we live and work by the motto "Build the World You Want."

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GREETINGS: 39 Ideas to Help You Rock Your Nonprofit Email Welcome Series

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Congratulations, you’ve got new email subscribers! Now what? Dump them in your normal communications stream without recognition or welcome? Welcome them – quickly, warmly, sincerely. The welcome email may be the single most important email you send. Welcome emails confirm permission and set expectations with the subscriber. Welcome emails are four times more likely to be opened, and five times more likely to get click-throughs.

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