Use Facebook Live to Raise Money For Your Nonprofit

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

How to Use Facebook Live to Raise Money If your nonprofit is based in the US, and your Facebook Page is verified, you can fundraise within a Facebook Live broadcast. For example, Stand Up To Cancer broadcasted news about a high school raised money during a “Sports Day For Charity”.

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators – January 11, 2019

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Find out How Nonprofits Can Raise Money Using YouTube. Here are Ten 2019 Digital Marketing Predictions You Should Probably Ignore. Bayona. New Orleans, LA It’s Friday!

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

J Campbell Social Marketing

Is the Board demanding that you raise more money online? 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?

Goal 183

Why Stories Are Important for Nonprofits

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Whether you want someone to volunteer, donate money, or call their senator, you have to inspire them to act. “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.

Five Features Every Nonprofit Annual Report Should Include

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Why did you spend your time and money the way you did? Instead, use graphics and a short narrative description of how you raised and spent the money. 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.

Report 218

Five Content Marketing Strategy Essentials for Nonprofits

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

The 2019 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report found that the most successful nonprofit communicators were putting significantly more emphasis on content marketing than less effective organizations. I wrote a whole book called Content Marketing for Nonprofits: A Communications Map for Engaging Your Community, Becoming a Favorite Cause, and Raising More Money.

A Few Ways You Can Raise More Money in 2019

Ann Green

If it wasn’t, I have some suggestions about how you can raise more money – both now and throughout the year. This will save you money because you won’t be mailing appeals to people who aren’t going to donate. Happy New Year!

Money 70

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

Wild Woman Fundraising

Us ransoming our futures for the nonprofit to save money? It will include money for a donor database, money to hire part-time data entry staff, money for training the ED in how to manage fundraising in a realistic way and money for the fundraiser to engage in continuing education.

Band 227

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


Asking for money (begging). 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.

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

Wild Woman Fundraising

If you pay people the lowest possible wage, is it ANY WONDER that they are going to be enticed away by the prospect of better money elsewhere? We know how to save money.

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


Rapid technological developments over the past few years have left many nonprofit professionals scrambling to stay up-to-date with the newest tools and techniques without wasting time and money on passing fads.

Trends 149

How to Use Social Media to Raise Money Online

J Campbell Social Marketing

How to Use Social Media to Raise Money Online from Julia Campbell. Description of the webinar: Packed with practical, how-to advice and examples for small nonprofits on a limited budget, this free webinar will show you how to leverage your social media accounts to raise money and strengthen relationships with donors so they give again. Tips and examples of simple ways to use the major platforms – Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube – to raise money and build community.

Newsletter: 150 CSR Execs on 2019 Trends; ‘Rise & Shrine’ Blend Supports Hospital ??; Best TOF Lead Gen Tactics

Selfish Giving

This company gives their employees free vodka and “pot of gold” money they can donate to charities. Two things today. First, thanks to everyone for helping the Selfish Giving newsletter recently achieve three new highs. Last week's newsletter had a 52.6 percent open rate !

How to Market and Promote Your Nonprofit Giving Day

J Campbell Social Marketing

Welcome to the seventh episode of Nonprofit Social Media Nerds , where we discuss and demo social media tools, tech, tips, and tricks.

5 Steps to Prepare Your Nonprofit Digital Strategy for the Instagram Donate Button

J Campbell Social Marketing

These tools helped raise the largest amount of money ever for a social media platform in a single day – $125 million on Giving Tuesday 2018. A donate button on Instagram – could it be true?

Major update to CrowdRise registration (and all the ways it will help you raise more money)


Hi there. We’ve got some pretty big news and can’t wait to tell you about it. CrowdRise Updates Product

News 82

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

Wild Woman Fundraising

I had literally no money despite working full time in nonprofits for years. Sometimes I get worried about money, or about my business. 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.

10 Ways to Use Body Language to Close More Major Gifts


Related Posts: >>How to Use Verbatims and Digital Body Language to Raise More Money. >>7 Almost 50 years ago, Albert Mehrabian figured out that our words matter least and our body language matters most in face-to-face communications.

4 types of supporters that self-qualify their interest in being in your portfolio/caseload.


That, in turn, leads to frustration among staff, costs the organization money (time = money), and potentially annoys constituents. It saves you time and energy (which saves your organization money).

What The Heck Is Progressive Profiling And Why You Need To Do It?


It should not ask for money. It’s about their timing, not yours. Fundraisers, as well as their organization’s leadership and board members, need to come to terms with the fact that donors make decisions based on their timing, needs, wants, desires, and interests, not your organization’s.

It’s too bad that nonprofit leaders and board members thwart risk-taking


They always seem to be lurking, waiting for failure so they can jump in shouting, “How dare you waste money!” I think too many in the nonprofit sector fear failure. Unfortunately, that paralyzes people. It prevents them from making decisions and thwarts innovation.

5 Examples of Nonprofit Storytelling that Compel People to Give

J Campbell Social Marketing

Also meet Ia, a regular person who does not have a lot of money, but still gives, and she tells you why. Nonprofit storytelling is all the rage – but how to do it successfully?

Let’s treat donors like piggy banks, not ATMs!


Of course, you can’t expect to get money out of a piggy bank unless you first make deposits. Stay with me on this. That framework has resulted in positive outcomes for eons. That’s why you should treat your supporters like piggy banks! You, the fundraiser, must make deposits first.

Donors 130

Newsletter: Super Bowl LIII Cause Marketing Challenge ; Businesses are Paying Off Nonprofits to Change Regulations ; Social Networks People are Spending Time on in 2019

Selfish Giving

Business gives nonprofit money. Here's your 2019 events calendar. Which social networks will people spend the most time on in 2019??? I'm in major prep mode for Super Bowl LIII on Sunday. I have my New England Patriots shirt, hat and socks.

Isn’t it time you leveraged technology so you can be the fundraiser you always wanted to be?


Your challenges thwarting your attempts to provide amazing donor experiences can be overcome, and the good news is that it won’t require adding more staff or paying them more money so they stick around longer (although that’s not a bad thing). . Let technology do what you don’t do well.

CRM 130

The Four Selfs


They don’t just give their time; they give their money, too. 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.

Opt-in 130

Automated Cultivation vs. “Moves Management”


I do like the concept of moves management because it is donor-centric (it’s about the donor, not just their money). I’ve never really felt comfortable with the phrase “moves management.”.

Are You Too Busy to Succeed?


I do what I am good at doing and let others do the rest— even if it costs money. 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?”

Are You Ready to Engage?


Donors are treated better, fundraisers can focus on highly qualified prospects who are ready to act, and charities raise more money for their beneficiaries.

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


Repetition costs money, so it’s important to try to do it at low cost – while remembering that no one likes the friend who only calls when he needs money! People are busy. They’re also drowning in information, data, marketing, and fundraising communications.

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


When to talk about money. 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.

Newsletter: How to Partner with Sports Teams ?? ; Domino’s Raises $9.8M for St. Jude ; Greenpeace Saves the Arctic from Shell Oil ??

Selfish Giving

They raised a ton of money for St. When the federal shutdown shutdown this nonprofit's #1 fundraiser, the seven-person team (without a development person) took to the phones, email and social media to raise money. When Brittany Hill from Catalist called me last week she had had enough.

Break Free From Your Generic Communication

Ann Green

One reason (among many) to segment your donors is it can help you raise more money. Your donors will feel appreciated and may give you more money. How many times have you received an appeal or thank you letter that never mentions your past giving or that you’re a monthly donor?

Free 57

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.

Trends 216

Are You Boring Your Donors By Bragging Too Much?

Ann Green

They wouldn’t have given you money if they didn’t think highly of you. I’m sure you’ve been stuck in a conversation with someone who brags about all the wonderful things he’s done or talks too much about herself while ignoring you.

Get Ready to Show Some #DonorLove

Ann Green

These may not be the ones who give you the most money. When was the last time you thanked your donors? I mean really thanked them. That lame, automatic thank you email you sent after your year-end appeal doesn’t cut it.

Cards 62

Newsletter: "Kondo-ing" Corporate Partnerships ; Big Changes at the Target Foundation ; Gillette's #MeToo Ad Gets Mixed Reviews

Selfish Giving

Go where the money is. For local or regional nonprofits the money is in mid-size business-to-consumer private companies that have multiple stores and heavy foot traffic. If you haven't heard of Marie Kondo you must be living in a (cluttered) cave.

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. They've never not refunded my money.) I'm no fan of Trump's Wall , but the vet who started a GoFundMe page to raise money to fund it made a smart move.

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

Selfish Giving

As the above graph highlights, there's relatively little money in traditional corporate giving (aka philanthropy) as companies continue to give less and less. Second, the real money is in customers and employees - and not the company checkbook. Raise as much money as you can with it.

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


Kancer Jam hosts the event and uses the CrowdRise fundraising team platform, and fundraisers raise money to play Kan Jam next to one of their favorite NHL stars. "Having not been computer savvy, when looking at CrowdRise, I was like, ‘wow, this is pretty simple. I can do this.’

URL 52

How to Create Your 2019 Digital Content Strategy

J Campbell Social Marketing

Do you have a well-defined plan and strategy for the content you are going to share on digital channels in 2019? Why is having a Digital Content Strategy for your nonprofit crucial to success heading into 2019? Make a plan to collect and share more stories in 2019.

10 New Year’s Resolutions for Nonprofit Social Media Managers

J Campbell Social Marketing

Fortunately or unfortunately, depending on how you look at your job, this means that nonprofit social media managers will most likely still have work to do in 2019. After you have earned the attention of your followers and earned their trust, you can ask them for money.

We’ll Keep Up With It All So You Don’t Have To

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

How will you keep up with it all in 2019? And we have added several new nonprofit communications training webinars for 2019 to help you navigate this always-evolving landscape. From now until January 4, 2019, our Annual All-Access Pass is $200 off. Sale ends January 4, 2019.