Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators – April 3, 2020

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

My porch. Auburn, AL. I hope you are all adjusting well to our new normal. One thing that won’t change anytime soon is I will still bring you the best articles, posts, tips, and more from around the world of nonprofit marketing and fundraising every Friday.

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Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators – March 27, 2020

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Sale ends April 1, 2020. How is everyone holding up out there? I am still trying to find the best articles, posts, tips, and more from around the world of nonprofit marketing and fundraising, but heads up – it’s going to be a lot of coronavirus-related talk.

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Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators – Coronavirus Edition March 13, 2020

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

The Best Video Conferencing Software for 2020. Town Branch Distillery. Lexington, KY. Good thing we’ve been practicing “social distancing” for these little Friday get-togethers.

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Download Your 2020 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

The 2020 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report has both good news and bad news to share, compiled from the answers of 625 nonprofit communications professionals who took our annual survey in November 2019. Which professional skills they would like to develop in 2020. It’s here !

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Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators – March 20, 2020

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Happy Spring! Hope everyone is doing their best as we head into another week of self-quarantines and social distancing. Luckily we still have the best articles, posts, tips, and more from around the world of nonprofit marketing and fundraising.

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How Nonprofits Should Adapt Their Social Media Strategy in 2020

J Campbell Social Marketing

Watch the recording of my most recent live webinar: How Nonprofits Should Adapt Their Social Media Strategy in 2020. The post How Nonprofits Should Adapt Their Social Media Strategy in 2020 appeared first on marketing for the modern nonprofit.

Facebook in 2020 – What Nonprofits Need to Know

J Campbell Social Marketing

The social media landscape of 2020 looks vastly different from the one in which Facebook entered the market, February 2004. What are the changes, trends, and upcoming shifts that nonprofits need to know about Facebook in particular in 2020? .

5 Habits of Successful Nonprofit Social Media Managers in 2020

J Campbell Social Marketing

The post 5 Habits of Successful Nonprofit Social Media Managers in 2020 appeared first on marketing for the modern nonprofit. Nonprofits Social Media Strategy Time Management 2020 planning new year resolutions nonprofit social media manager

Communicating about Coronavirus and Your Events, Part 2

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Last week, I shared a post highlighting how the organizers of two nonprofit conferences — NTC and Create Good — were messaging attendees regarding their decision-making in the wake of the coronavirus epidemic (now pandemic).

Starting 2020 Off Right: Save $200 on Your Training Pass, Get Communications Planning Tips, the Trends Report and More

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

For only $599, you get to attend all of our live webinars in 2020, watch the last SIX months of recorded webinars, enroll in exclusive self-paced courses, and get support from peers and industry experts. Two-Part Series] Learn how to create an effective communications plan for 2020.

COVID-19 and Media Relations: A Quick Guide for Nonprofit Communicators

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

COVID-19 is quickly rewriting the rules for how all of us are approaching our communications. It’s also forcing all nonprofits — no matter the mission — to rethink their short-term media relations strategies.

What Nonprofit Communicators Should Binge Watch #NPCOMMLIFE

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I know very few nonprofit communicators are laying around all day binge-watching TV. Most of you are working from home still trying to make the world a better place.

Social Media for Social Good Academy 2020 – DOORS ARE OPEN!

J Campbell Social Marketing

The post Social Media for Social Good Academy 2020 – DOORS ARE OPEN! The essential, step-by-step blueprint for taming the social media chaos, building a community of fans that rave about you, and getting your work day back on track.

CALM not BUSY is Now Just $9.99

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Now is a fabulous time to implement the CALM not BUSY approach to your nonprofit communications work. There’s already a ton of disruption and people are learning new ways to work together. So why not implement new ways to be Collaborative, Agile, Logical, and Methodical in your work?

Things That Can Still Happen in April: Learn Social Media Strategies, Tips for Direct and Online Fundraising and How to Be CALM

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Sale ends TONIGHT, April 1, 2020. The 2020 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report. Here’s what’s happening this Month at Nonprofit Marketing Guide…. Online Training: Ends TONIGHT!: The All-Access Pass Discount. Save $200 off the Annual All-Access Pass.

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How to Be Relevant Now (And What NOT to Say)

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Nonprofit communicators are full of anxiety right now about messaging, from what to say, to how often, and where to say it. Let’s get two common questions out the way. Should we stop messaging if our work has nothing to do with coronavirus?

Thank You for the New Design, Facebook. Because Nonprofits Need MORE Disruption Right Now.

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Have you noticed this on the top of your desktop Facebook? We’ve known that another major Facebook redesign — called FB5 because it’s the fifth major redesign — was in the works for a while now. But what a wonderful time to fully roll it out! (I

Which Core Topics Do We Talk About Now?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Every nonprofit communicator should have a list of what we call Core Topics or the topics you want to be known for and that you will talk about often in your content marketing strategy. Let’s say you have a list of 5-10 core topics. How do you decide when to talk about each one of them?

The Nonprofit Email Apocalypse is Coming

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

It’s time (actually it’s past time, right now, in early 2020) to evaluate where you are and what you need to do.

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THE WAY FORWARD: PART 2 OF 3 FOR MARKETING MAJOR AND LEGACY GIFTS IN THE CORONAVIRUS ERA

iMarketSmart

This is part 2 of 3 in a series. For the previous post, go he re. Kill self-doubt. Some in your organization might be saying things like: “Our major donors’ investment portfolios have been decimated. There’s no way they’ll give.” I want to help you quash this negative train of thought right now.

The Way Forward: Part 1 of 3 for Marketing Major and Legacy Gifts in the Coronavirus Era

iMarketSmart

Don’t Panic. It’s the first rule of crisis management. When we panic we make bad decisions. Many of us have been facing closures, lockdowns and other extreme measures around the pandemic for almost a month, and every organization is thinking about how they can cut nonessential costs.

Make Your Office More Comfortable – Wherever It Is Now

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Kivi originally shared what hygge is and this helpful list back in November of 2018. But first off, let’s define hygge: Hygge is the Danish concept of coziness, comfort, warmth, and charm that gets Danes through the long, cold, dark winters.

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This Could Be the Perfect Time to Start Your Nonprofit Podcast. Learn How Tomorrow

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Thursday, March 19, 2020. As we all try to navigate the changes to how we work and live over the next few months or so, creative forms of digital communication s will be more important than ever.

A pep talk for fundraisers like you!

iMarketSmart

We are going to get through this, and history proves it. For many of us, this is not the first economic downturn we have seen in our careers.When we look at the Great Recession of 2008, giving declined only slightly.

How to Write a Collaborative Communications Strategy

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

When Cathy White shared with our Mentoring Program participants the collaborative process she went through to create her communications strategy, I knew other communications directors would be interested in hearing about it too. Cathy White. Guest Post by Cathy White.

No Wonder Defining Comms Success is So Hard!

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I am deep into the data analysis for the 2020 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report , which we’ll release next week. For the first time ever, we surveyed nonprofit communications staff on objectives for their work. We asked them to pick their top 3 of 12 choices.

How to Communicate with Your Donors, Members, and Online Community Right Now – #NPCOVID19

J Campbell Social Marketing

I’ve been thinking about you. I want you to be safe. You ARE social distancing, right? Just checking. Many of you have reached out asking me what to do RIGHT NOW. What to post on social media? Should we even post? Should we talk about COVID-19? Or post happy things? How much email to send?

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators – January 17, 2020

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Have you tried these 3 Evolving Social Media Trends to Embrace in 2020 ? Hootsuite put together this list of 100+ Social Media Demographics that Matter to Marketers in 2020. Two-Part Series] Learn how to create an effective communications plan for 2020. Penrose. Oakland, CA.

Join Us Wednesday: The Donor CARE Party and Training

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

On Wednesday, March 18, the nonprofit fundraising and marketing community will be celebrating the release of John Haydon’s final book, Donor CARE: How to Keep Donors Coming Back after the First Gift. Yes, it’s on Amazon now, BUT WAIT!

5 Tips + 25 Ideas + 3 Tools to Take Your Nonprofit Events Virtual In the Age of Coronavirus – #NPCOVID19

J Campbell Social Marketing

GiveSTL day is scheduled for May 7, 2020, with a robust website explaining why the need now is greater than ever. . The coronavirus pandemic is sweeping across the globe. Human behavior itself is shifting towards online and digital as we social distance to slow the spread and save lives. .

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Find Your Happy Place #NPCOMMLIFE

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Just a quick reminder: Don’t forget to take care of your mental health as well as your physical health during the next few months. You need to have a safe place you can go to mentally to help you re-center and feel happy.

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This Thank You Email Gave Me the Warm and Fuzzies

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

As you start 2020, think about how you can revamp your thank you responses so your donors will give again and again. One day last month, I may or may not have been avoiding work and was down one of those Wikipedia rabbit holes I so often find myself.

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How to Prepare Your Nonprofit for a PR Crisis

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Flickr Creative Commons photo by fotologic. Sometimes, bad things happen to good organizations. Because of this, even the best-run nonprofits need to have a crisis communications plan.

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Online Fundraising Success When Surrounded by Skeptics

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

When we were helping Jen Newmeyer brainstorm the title for her new book, as soon as one of us said, “ The Insider’s Guide to Online Fundraising: Finding Success When Surrounded by Skeptics, ” we knew we had it.

THE WAY FORWARD: PART 3 OF 3 FOR MARKETING MAJOR AND LEGACY GIFTS IN THE CORONAVIRUS ERA

iMarketSmart

Interestingly, if you use GoogleTrends to conduct an analysis of Google search terms such as “how to make a will” and “making a will,” searches for those terms are at an all-time high right now (March 30, 2020). This is part 3 of 3 in a series. For the first post, go here and for the second post, go here. Engage and offer, don’t ask. We’ve been hearing from a lot of organizations over the past few weeks, and many are putting a total hold on communications to their donors.

??BREAKING NEWS??#GivingTuesday Announces Day of Fundraising & Action in Response to Coronavirus – #GivingTuesdayNow #NPCOVID19

J Campbell Social Marketing

In response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19, GivingTuesday is hosting #GivingTuesdayNow, a global day of giving and unity, set to take place on May 5, 2020.

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A Wake-Up Call for P2P Fundraisers

J Campbell Social Marketing

Check out my slides from the 2020 Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Forum. It’s NOT business as usual for nonprofits.

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Here’s what I learned about leadership in 2019. I hope it helps you!

iMarketSmart

Leadership is NOT about ‘managing’ people, bossing them around, or being a tyrant and it ISN’T about showing people how great YOU are either. Instead, it’s about helping coachable people that have passion and character become great.

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A Glossary of Key Fundraising Terms, Jargon, and Vocabulary You Need to Know

iMarketSmart

You might be interested in reviewing the 2020 Major Gift Benchmark Study. Every profession has its fair share of jargon. Fundraising, and nonprofits in general, are no exception. Fundraising terms, acronyms, and jargon are as varied and valid as any other industry.

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Two Examples of How to Cultivate Your Donors (Even When They Aren’t Your Donors)

iMarketSmart

Just last week we teased the release of the 2020 Major Gift Benchmark Study. Yes, we need to analyze the outcomes from the 2020 Major Gift Benchmark Study and determine which processes and systems provide the best “bang for your buck.”

3 Simple Fundraising Metrics for Nonprofits (and How to Calculate Them)

iMarketSmart

Google search “fundraising metrics” and you’ll find plenty of blog posts and articles. In fact, you’ll come across too many. It can be overwhelming to figure out what fundraising metrics your nonprofit should track and measure.

Nonprofit Coronavirus Resources – #NPCOVID19

J Campbell Social Marketing

Rather than send a bunch of emails and post random things in random places, I have created a Nonprofit Coronavirus Resource hub that I can easily update. There is a TON of information flowing around out there and I want to keep it all in one place.

The Difference Between Content Marketing and Permission-Based Marketing

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Permission-Based Marketing and Content Marketing are the two most popular marketing strategies in the nonprofit sector, according to our Nonprofit Communications Trends Report research.