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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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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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 ?

My failures of 2017

Wild Woman Fundraising

NOW 2017! FAILURES/MISTAKES OF 2017! It’s time to be totally blunt and honest with you. I’m usually honest-but not this open.

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.

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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.

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.

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!

Prep Today for #GivingTuesday 2017

Getting Attention

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

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.

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

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All of Wild Woman’s Best Fundraising Advice of 2017…in One little Article.

Wild Woman Fundraising

FUNDRAISING ADVICE: I leave you with my most popular posts of 2017. What a crazy year! It has been so difficult, for so many of us. We have moved backwards in so many areas. And we have moved forward in others. But we still need to continue to push forward in 2018.

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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. You can do it!

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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.

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

iMarketSmart

Most fundraiser’s LinkedIn profiles are screwed up! They look like resumes, not invitations. After all, are you trying to raise money or are you looking for another job?

New Facebook Features and Why They Matter

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

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Top Marketing Tactics For 2017

The Agitator

Target Marketing recently surveyed its readers (including NonProfitPro ) regarding their expected use of various marketing tactics and technologies in 2017. From a list of 22 tactics/technologies, here are those where 40% or more of marketers expect to increase their budgets: Top Marketing Tactics for 2017. Content marketing (blogs. white papers, infographics, etc) — 59%. Online video — 50%. Personalisation — 47%. Lead nurturing — 44%.

Creating Your Fundraising Caseload – Part 2 (Episode 17)

iMarketSmart

On today’s episode we continue discussing creating a strong fundraising caseload. Listen to episode 16 for the first part of this discussion. The post Creating Your Fundraising Caseload – Part 2 (Episode 17) appeared first on MarketSmart, LLC |.

HELP! Please….

iMarketSmart

I really need your help. I funded a study to help you. Basically, we’re trying to help you and your peers understand more about major gift fundraising. I don’t think there are enough studies on the subject.

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Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Reports have this 2017 Giving Tuesday the Highest on Record. Get ahead on your media relations for 2018 by asking these 4 questions about your media impact in 2017. December 7: Go Short with Your 2017 Nonprofit Annual Report with Kivi Leroux Miller. Good Friday to you all!

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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.

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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.

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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19 reasons why nonprofit donor surveys are awesome

iMarketSmart

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What you should know about your high net worth volunteers?

iMarketSmart

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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.

New Charity Village Salary Survey Highlights

Wild Woman Fundraising

Jen Ross (Director, Marketing) of Charity Village was kind enough to answer a few of these questions for me about CharityVillage’s new 2017 salary survey. Mazarine Treyz: What is the main difference between your 2013 salary survey and the 2017 survey?

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10 Most Popular Cause Marketing Posts of 2017

Selfish Giving

I took a peek into my Google analytics this weekend and here are the ten most popular cause marketing posts on Selfish Giving in 2017. Like usual, there was lots of controversy around purchase triggered donations in 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!

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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.

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.

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.

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?

Your Key Metrics In Minutes For A Stellar 2017

The Agitator

I’m making this observation again at the start of the year because if you haven’t already done so, now is the time you should have some Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) from 2016 in hand to drive your 2017 actions.

How We Curate Content for Social Media (and Added More Followers)

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Maggie Siemer. Curating content should really be a no-brainer. It provides valuable resources for your followers and you don’t have to create anything new.

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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.

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

iMarketSmart

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Inclusive Conversations: Make a Statement of Inclusion for 2018

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

As 2017 draws to a close —those deep cultural divisions that have been exposed aren’t exactly going away. Antionette Kerr is back with us today for another post in the series we are calling “Inclusive Conversations.”