Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators – January 18, 2019

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

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?

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.

Starting 2019 Off with a BANG!

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

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 – January 4, 2019

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Let’s kick off the end of the first week of 2019 with the best articles, posts, tips, and more from around the world of marketing and fundraising. Today is the last day to get the 2019 All-Access Pass for only $499. Happy New Year!

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators – January 11, 2019

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

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

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

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.

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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Five Features Every Nonprofit Annual Report Should Include

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

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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27 Communications and Marketing Tactics for Nonprofits

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

In previous posts, we’ve shared the most common marketing and communications goals , strategies , and objectives for nonprofits. Today, let’s complete the list by talking about tactics. Tactics are the tools you use to pursue the objectives associated with your strategy. Tactics include both communications channels like email, PR and social media, as well as specific types of content like storytelling or infographics.

Fundraise Across Borders with International Giving on EveryAction

EveryAction

Many large U.S. based nonprofits working in the areas of international development, refugee services, and environmental conservation, among other sectors, perform a significant amount of work and raise a significant amount of money in the United Kingdom, Europe, and Canada.

The Managers and Boards That Don’t Care about Communications Results

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

New data from our 2019 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report (to be released in full on January 16) suggests we have a problem. It’s a management maxim: We measure what we care about, and we care about what we measure. So if you want your executive management team and/or board to care more about marketing and communications, are you doing your part by suggesting how they measure your communications work ?

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Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Al Rosenberg

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Al Rosenberg 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.

The Biggest Digital Fundraising Trends of 2018 (And How To Use Them This Year)

EveryAction

In the sphere of digital fundraising, the patterns observed in 2018 will continue to inform how nonprofits should build their fundraising strategy for 2019 and the coming years.

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Writing More Visual Microcontent

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Using photos or graphics in your communications is an important strategy. But there are times and places where you have to rely on words alone to create a scene and engage your reader. Microcontent, as defined by Jakob Nielsen, is short content that needs to be immediately clear and inviting to a reader, and which still make sense when removed from its original context. Many writers use adjectives and adverbs as their go-to way to create a picture in a reader’s mind.

Here are my IN’s & OUT’s for 2019… what do you think about them?

iMarketSmart

The post Here are my IN’s & OUT’s for 2019… what do you think about them? Being disrespectful, interrupting & annoying supporters. Spray-n’-pray marketing. Show up n’ throw up presentations. Treating donors like ATM machines. Asking for money (begging).

Stressed Out? 6 Books Nonprofit Communicators Should Read to Help #NPCOMMLIFE

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

In today’s edition of #NPCOMMLIFE , we suggest a few books you should read to ensure you are setting boundaries, overcoming fear, and preventing burnout. Transform Your Boundaries by Sarri Gilman From the Amazon synopsis: Your boundaries are doing only one thing – trying to take care of you. This book provides easy to follow examples and a step by step process to let your boundaries do their job. It is based on tried and true methods developed to help people working on boundary issues.

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A Few Ways You Can Raise More Money in 2019

Ann Green

Happy New Year! I expect many of you launched a year-end appeal last year. I hope it was successful. If it wasn’t, I have some suggestions about how you can raise more money – both now and throughout the year. Reach out to your lapsed donors. Take advantage of this now.

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It’s 10 years in and what have you learned?

Wild Woman Fundraising

HERSTORY: In 2008 I had the idea to start a business. i was still working for a nonprofit. but I decided to start writing my book. I called it the CD project. Hilarious. Here I am in my barely furnished apartment in Portland.

How to hire a fundraising career consultant

Wild Woman Fundraising

Is it time to get your career to the next level? Here’s what I say! New year, time to get your career in gear! Do you feel like you could use some mentorship, or coaching in your fundraising career? Maybe it’s time to get fundraising career coaching for yourself.

Newsletter: Why You Should Use Twitter in 2019 ; A Millennial-Friendly Charity Platform ; Will New Tax Laws Hurt Giving?

Selfish Giving

If you're on Twitter and are interested in sharing and learning in 2019, follow me at @JoeWaters. A few more suggestions if you want to join me on Twitter in 2019: 1. Whatever way we communicate in 2019, I'm looking forward to talking to you! ??

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2 Ways You Can Become a Data-driven Nonprofit in 2019

Fundraising Report Card

The post 2 Ways You Can Become a Data-driven Nonprofit in 2019 appeared first on Fundraising Report Card. Transitioning your organization into one that is fueled by numbers, metrics, and data-driven decisions is not impossible. Yes, organizations with larger endowments may have been able to bypass some of the challenges you face (budget, staff, etc.), but we can use their successes as a roadmap for implementing data-driven practices at the small or mid-size scale.

The Four Selfs

iMarketSmart

I think donors like to qualify themselves, educate themselves, involve themselves, and solicit themselves. I call these the “four selfs” of Engagement Fundraising: Self-qualification Self-education. Self-involvement. Self-solicitation. Self-qualification.

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5 Examples of Nonprofit Storytelling that Compel People to Give

J Campbell Social Marketing

Nonprofit storytelling is all the rage – but how to do it successfully? In my presentations and workshops with nonprofits, I review a simple storytelling framework for nonprofits and explicitly show them how to collect, craft, and share stories based on the framework.

Automated Cultivation vs. “Moves Management”

iMarketSmart

I’ve never really felt comfortable with the phrase “moves management.”. If you’re unfamiliar with the term, it refers to a process Gift Officers or other fundraising professionals use for moving donors from cultivation to solicitation. .

Are You Too Busy to Succeed?

iMarketSmart

As Henry David Thoreau pointed out: “It is not enough to be busy, so are the ants! The question is, what are we busy about?” ” I’ve seen so many nonprofits fail to succeed simply because they are too busy. Activity is not achievement.

Are You Ready to Engage?

iMarketSmart

If you have been following our past posts, you should have a deep understanding of Engagement Fundraising and its fundamental concepts by now. You may even be contemplating restructuring your team to be more efficient and effective. But the question remains: Are you ready to engage?

3 scientific concepts you should understand and use properly to break through the noise and gain your supporters’ attention.

iMarketSmart

People are busy. They’re also drowning in information, data, marketing, and fundraising communications. Gaining their attention isn’t easy. Here are 3 scientific concepts to help you break through the noise: signaling theory, the mere exposure theory, and the Baader-Meinhof Phenomenon.

Free Webinar: 9 Useful Proven Strategies To Get The Major Donor Visit (Claire Axelrad)

iMarketSmart

I’m excited to share that Clairification Claire (Claire Axelrad) will be hosting a webinar with us on Tuesday, January 8th at 2 PM EST. This is one you won’t want to miss. Start the year off strong by learning from Claire some great tips on setting appointments with major donors.

Is This The Best You Can Do?

Ann Green

I sometimes wonder if nonprofit organizations are doing the best they can when they communicate with their donors. Unfortunately, there are a lot of examples of poor communication out there. It doesn’t have to be like this.

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The creativity that DIY fundraising inspires

CrowdRise

DIY peer-to-peer fundraising, or do-it-yourself fundraising if you’re not into acronyms, is quickly becoming an integral component to the modern nonprofit fundraising toolkit.

Newsletter: Conference Tips for Introverts ; Which Companies are Helping Federal Workers? ; Wall Supporter Builds 3.5 Million Name Email List

Selfish Giving

Since the beginning of the year, several of you have emailed me asking about conferences to attend in 2019. Thankfully, Rich Maiore and the team at Rocket Social Impact put together a nice list just for you. Thanks, Rich! But can I be honest? I don't really like attending conferences.

Filling in your fundraising gaps with DIY

CrowdRise

From a business standpoint, whether you’re for-profit or not-for-profit, the start of a new year really can be a time where you can gain momentum from reviewing what’s worked, what hasn’t, and commit to trying to new things and creating new plans of attack. Fundraising

Nonprofit donor data hygiene: Why a clean up now means long-term benefits

CrowdRise

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What 8 fundraising experts had to say about taking their events to the next level

CrowdRise

Fundraising for an event, whether it’s a fun run, gala, dinner, or 5k, is a staple in the nonprofit community. But, taking these events and adding in social fundraising, ticketing and registration, fundraising minimums, and more can really enhance your event and take it to the next level.

Newsletter: Cause Marketing vs Corporate Giving ??; Are Dollars Stores the Next Tobacco Companies? ; Newsjacking the New Aquaman Movie

Selfish Giving

8 fundraising trends to watch in 2019. From the mailbag: Joe, I'm curious.why do you emphasize cause marketing over corporate revenue and the numerous opportunities for engagement apart from cause marketing?

The 2019 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

EveryAction

If you loved our 2018 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar get ready for our new, improved, and updated 2019 calendar! Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar 2019. 2019 Nonprofit Organizations Institute. 2019 Nonprofit Organizations Institute. Social Capital 2019.

5 simple additions to boost your next nonprofit event

CrowdRise

With the start of a new year, it’s always good to take a step back and not only assess what’s working and what’s not working so well, but also see what you can layer on top of what you’re already doing to make an even bigger impact in the coming months

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A Foolproof Strategy to Retain Lapsed Donors

Fundraising Report Card

No BS, no trickery, no cajoling… here’s a foolproof way you can retain your soon-to-be lapsed donors. The post A Foolproof Strategy to Retain Lapsed Donors appeared first on Fundraising Report Card. Analysis

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How Jam Kancer in the Kan made it simple to make an impact with CrowdRise

CrowdRise

"Having not been computer savvy, when looking at CrowdRise, I was like, ‘wow, this is pretty simple. I can do this.’ Then I had to sell the platform to the people who were fundraising with us. But if I can do it, I knew they could do it. It's really that simple.

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Are You Ready for 2019?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

2019 will be here before you know it. We have A LOT already planned for 2019 and we want you to come along on what will be a wild but wonderful ride. Sale ends January 4, 2019. What’s New for 2019? This sale ends January 4, 2019.

5 Digital Fundraising Trends for Nonprofits in 2019

J Campbell Social Marketing

Planning for 2019 is in full swing, so it’s time to assess current and upcoming trends in digital fundraising and how your nonprofit can leverage them for maximum impact. Join the flock of people preparing to be tax ready come 2019.

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Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators – Getting Ready for 2019 Edition

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

But don’t despair – I am looking to the future and gathered the best articles and posts on marketing and fundraising trends and advice for 2019. Before you leave for the holidays, get your Annual All-Access Pass and be set for all of 2019! Sale ends January 4, 2019.

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Week of Freebies, Day 3: 2019 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

This report is compiled from the answers of over 600 nonprofit professionals who took our 2019 Nonprofit Communications Trends Survey in November. We will release the full report on January 16, 2019. Sale ends January 4th, 2019. Happy Holidays!

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