Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators – March 22, 2019

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If you are into data, check out The Ultimate List of Email Marketing Stats for 2019. Stay up to date with the Web Design Trends of 2019 [Infographic]. Venkman’s. Atlanta, GA Happy, happy Friday, friends!

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Starting 2019 Off with a BANG!

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Sale ends January 4, 2019. Get Your All-Access Pass January 8 & 10: Communications Planning That Works: Getting Your Goals, Strategies, Objectives and Tactics Right in 2019 Learn how to create an effective communications plan for 2019. The post Starting 2019 Off with a BANG!

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators – March 8, 2019

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Learn more and Register The post Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators – March 8, 2019 appeared first on Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog. I could sure use the weekend!

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Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators – March 2, 2019

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Moving on to the look of your website, here are 13 Website Design Best Practices For 2019. Learn more and Register The post Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators – March 2, 2019 appeared first on Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog. The Louis. Birmingham, AL March is here!

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Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators – February 22, 2019

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This week I have more trends for 2019, marketing to millennials, free tools for nonprofits, and Ryan Reynolds. It’s time for Mixed Links… Kivi shares Tech Trends for Nonprofit Communicators in 2019 over on the NTEN blog. The Depot. Auburn, AL Happy Friday, good people.

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators – February 15, 2019

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Here are 10 Need to Know Facebook Marketing Stats for 2019. Registration is $129 or free with an All-Access Pass Learn More and Register The post Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators – February 15, 2019 appeared first on Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog.

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators – January 18, 2019

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It’s time for Mixed Links… We just released the 2019 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report. Hootsuite lets us know The Best Time to Post on Instagram in 2019 (and the Worst). Cochon Butcher. New Orleans, LA Did you have a good week, friends?

Catch EveryAction at NTC 2019

EveryAction

Want to meet EveryAction at this year's NTC? You've come to the right place for all our panels, demos, and happy hours. We have panels on everything from fundraising automation to donor acquisition and vendor client relationships.

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Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators – January 25, 2019

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Big Duck has put together their Words to Avoid—2019 Edition. January 31: 2019 Nonprofit Communications Trends Learn what your nonprofit friends down the street and around the world say about nonprofit marketing in 2019. Queen and Crescent Hotel Bar. New Orleans, LA Happy Friday!

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators – February 1, 2019

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It’s time for Mixed Links… Let’s kick things off with 22 Social Media Tips From The Pros To Skyrocket Your 2019 ROI. Toups Meatery.

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators – January 11, 2019

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Here are Ten 2019 Digital Marketing Predictions You Should Probably Ignore. Registration is $20 or free with an All-Access Pass Learn More and Register The post Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators – January 11, 2019 appeared first on Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog.

Three Reasons Why Your Nonprofit Needs a Podcast in 2019

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The post Three Reasons Why Your Nonprofit Needs a Podcast in 2019 appeared first on Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog. Some people will find it hard to believe that one of my favorite podcasts is produced by AARP. Twenty-five intriguing episodes of The Perfect Scam podcast series can be found on the nonprofit’s website, and I binge listened to EVERY SINGLE ONE of them over the holidays.

Hot Topics in February: Nonprofit Email Newsletters, Online Press Rooms, and more Trends for 2019

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Registration is $129 or free with an All-Access Pass Learn More and Register 2019 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report Our most popular download of the year – our annual trends report – is out.

How to Crush Your Nonprofit Marketing Goals in 2019 with a Nonprofit Marketing Calendar

J Campbell Social Marketing

Here is my step-by-step guide to crushing your nonprofit marketing goals in 2019 (and beyond) by creating – and sticking to – a Nonprofit Marketing Calendar. Ready to crush your social media marketing in 2019? Ready to crush your social media marketing in 2019?

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2 Weeks into 2019: Where are You Headed?

Getting Attention

This updated marketing plan template takes you from big-picture goals to the right methods, activities, required skills, and budget, and impact! Preview the plan template here. Eeesh! Those New Year’s resolutions—including the ones we set for marketing and fundraising work—are so hard to keep.

Tracking Long-Term Donor Value: The Report You Shouldn't Miss in 2019

EveryAction

While almost all nonprofit professionals recognize the importance of running data-driven programs, most fundraising and digital staff of all levels don’t feel like they have access to the data they need for informing strategic decisions.

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Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Jessica Wuensch

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Jessica Wuensch Welcome to the latest installment in our series on the “Day in the Life” of nonprofit communicators! This series lets you describe your workday in your own words.

Good Things in March: Content Marketing Campaigns, Professional Development, and a Pass Sale

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2019 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report Download our most popular report of the year – our annual trends report.

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5 Creative Examples of Nonprofit Instagram Stories that Engage Supporters

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Guest Post By John Haydon Instagram Stories create an extra layer of visibility for your nonprofit – whenever you want that visibility. Like Snapchat and Messenger Stories , Instagram Stories last for 24 hours. And like Snapchat, stories are told in a series of pictures and videos.

How to Choose a PR Firm for Your Nonprofit

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Photo credit: gotcredit.com For many smaller and mid-sized nonprofits, media relations isn’t a stand-alone function. It’s an activity that is part of someone’s job — or it’s something that is tag-teamed by multiple people. Often, that’s all you need.

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Announcing the Name It! Podcast!

Wild Woman Fundraising

Welcome to Martin Luther King Jr. And welcome to our new podcast! Helen Choi and I met up in November, in Vancouver at AFP Congress. We started talking about the conference theme, disrupting philanthropy. And we started to talk about what we wanted to see for the sector.

Median Salaries for Nonprofit Communications Directors

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nonprofit communications directors in the 2019 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report. Get your full copy of the 2019 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report for additional details and much more data.

5 Truths about Content Marketing Campaigns that Nonprofits Shouldn’t Ignore

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You can still join us for Part II on Thursday, March 21, 2019 (you’ll get a link to today’s recording when you do.) As I watch nonprofits embracing content marketing as a strategy, I see a few places where they just aren’t quite getting it right. I think that’s because they are ignoring five truths about successful content marketing. TRUTH 1: Good content marketing is more about the objective than the content itself. Content is just content.

What Software to Use for a Nonprofit Editorial Calendar

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So we asked the question for the 2019 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report. Source: 2019 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report My recommendation is to start with what you know. For more, see our other posts on nonprofit editorial calendars and watch for upcoming training in May 2019.

How does racism show up in the nonprofit workplace?

Wild Woman Fundraising

Listen, Subscribe and Rate to our new podcast episode, here. We are so psyched to speak with Kishshana Palmer, CEO of Kishshana & Co. and Chief Growth Officer of The Future Project.

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators – #19NTC Edition

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Meril’s. New Orleans, LA Sadly I am not at the Nonprofit Technology Conference in Portland this year. But that doesn’t mean we have to miss out on everything.

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Your Official #19NTC Local's Guide to Portland

EveryAction

A post shared by Citizen Baker (@citizenbaker) on Feb 22, 2019 at 11:55am PST. A post shared by Waffle Window (@wafflewindow) on Mar 2, 2019 at 7:23am PST. A post shared by Delish Brews (@delishbrews) on Feb 28, 2019 at 2:28pm PST.

How Big Should Your Comms Team Be?

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Learn how communications team size correlates with overall organization budget size in this video and in the 2019 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report. Just when and how your nonprofit communications team should grow depends on lots of factors.

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Editorial Calendar Software – Trends for Nonprofits

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Posted by Nonprofit Marketing Guide on Thursday, March 7, 2019 Can’t see the video player? Download your free copy of the 2019 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report too. What software is everyone else using for an editorial calendar? I answer in this quick video. What software should you use for your nonprofit editorial calendar? Find out what everyone else is using for their nonprofit's editorial calendar software.

Avoid These 10 Mistakes to Get More News Coverage

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Flickr Creative Commons photo by Jeff Eaton Many nonprofit communicators have a similar complaint about the news media. It goes something like this: “We have great stories, but nobody covers us.”

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Just say no to #donorlove and say hello to staff love

Wild Woman Fundraising

Are you looking forward to valentine’s day? This time of year always makes me think about the love in our sector. Going out on a limb here. a lot of people are all about donor love. Not me! Nope! I say, “NUTS to donor love, how about staff love? How about THAT?”

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Use Facebook Live to Raise Money For Your Nonprofit

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Guest Post By John Haydon You already know that Facebook Live lets any nonprofit live-stream fundraising events , breaking news, impact stories, and more, directly from their Facebook Page. But did you know that Facebook lets nonprofits add a donate button to their Facebook Live broadcast ?

How the Nonprofit Sector Captures Us- And Refuses to Let Us Go.

Wild Woman Fundraising

Have you ever wanted to leave the sector, but you’re 5 to 10 years in, and it’s looking like you can’t leave? What keeps you stuck? What makes you stay? Recently I was talking with a friend of mine who is looking for a job.

Storytelling for Nonprofits: The Connection Plot

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We’re wrapping up our Storytelling Series based on the marketing book, Made to Stick (Amazon link) by Chip Heath and Dan Heath today. We have broken down the Challenge Plot and the Creativity Plot and how nonprofits can use them in their stories. Today we look at: The Connection Plot Of the three different story plots, this one is the hardest to pull off. If you don’t get it right, your story will sound sappy or manipulative.

How Often Should You Report Results?

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Below I’m sharing a quick video with some stats from our 2019 Trends Report, but I think you’ll also find these resources helpful too: Not sure what you should measure? Posted by Nonprofit Marketing Guide on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 Can’t see the video player? If you aren’t reporting your communications results regularly to your management and board, you need to start.

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Announcing 3 New Useful Leadership, Careers and Appeal Letter Pages

Wild Woman Fundraising

Can you believe this? WildWomanFundraising.com has over 1,000 posts on it! From over 10 years of writing! That’s a lot! So I made 3 new pages for you, where you can find all of my most useful posts, ALL in one place! The first page is all about Fundraising Careers.

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How Do You Manage Your To-Do Lists? #NPCOMMLIFE

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More apps you can consider: The 40 Best To-Do List Apps (includes grocery lists as well as apps for work) Top 10 Best To Do List Apps to Simplify Your Task Management in 2019 How do you manage your to-do lists? When we first started the #NPCOMMLIFE series , we heard from several of you needing help with your to-do lists. To-do lists are supposed to make our lives easier, but they can quickly become another hassle when you have so many options out there.

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Our undiscovered self cripples us.

Wild Woman Fundraising

When you don’t know yourself-. When you don’t know others… You’re hostage to the … UNSPEAKABLE! Like Michael Jackson says, “You’ve been hit by-You’ve been struck by! The UNSPEAKABLE!”

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A New Landing Page, Just for Fundraisers

EveryAction

Fundraising professionals often have enormous workloads, so it's critical that they're able to quickly access top-line data about their various fundraising channels and easily accomplish related tasks.

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Five Features Every Nonprofit Annual Report Should Include

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We really push for you to create a shorter, more visual nonprofit annual report here as opposed to long print reports. Shorter annual reports don’t take as many resources, can be shared more easily, and will be read more often. But whether you have an infographic, a video, a 4-page, or a 40-page annual report, there are five elements essential to a successful nonprofit annual report.

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Why Stories Are Important for Nonprofits

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“A story is a fact, wrapped in an emotion that compels us to take an action that transforms our world.” – Richard Maxwell and Robert Dickman in The Elements of Persuasion Starting in March, I will share more on how to write stories, but today we get down to the basics in case storytelling isn’t a priority at your nonprofit: Why Stories Work Easier to remember.

The Seven Writing Styles That All Nonprofit Communicators Should Master

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In the 2019 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report , nonprofit communicators said they were most confident in news writing, storytelling, donor-centered copywriting, and lifestyle writing , in that order. Most nonprofit communicators consider themselves to be good writers. But what really sets apart the great writers in the nonprofit world is mastery of seven distinct types of copywriting.

Storytelling for Nonprofits: The Challenge Plot

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A few weeks ago I shared Why Stories Are Important for Nonprofits and promised some more ideas on how to actually write those stories. In their marketing book, Made to Stick (Amazon link), Chip Heath and Dan Heath identify three different types of inspirational stories: the Challenge Plot, the Creativity Plot and the Connection Plot. They each have very basic elements that anyone can use especially if you are just starting out with storytelling.