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Try the “100 Days” Theme for Your Next Video or Email

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Election years and the inaugurations that follow always include lots of talk about the “First 100 Days.” ” It’s a great theme that we use in one of our most popular downloads, The First 100 Days of Your New Nonprofit Marketing Job.

How to Set Up The Donate Button and Start Collecting Donations On Your Website [Webinar Replay]

J Campbell Social Marketing

Are you able to collect donations directly from your website? With the new GoFundMe Charity Donate Button, it’s super simple to collect donations for your nonprofit through your own website with only a couple of clicks.

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Are Your Comms Helpful Now or Just Adding More Noise?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

In days following the murder of George Floyd. I had no words. This is unusual for me as a journalist, speaker, leadership team member of an advocacy-based nonprofit, and downright talkative person. . Image: Unsplash by munshots. My nonprofit wanted to put out a statement.

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9 hard truths your fundraising operation needs to face in the post-pandemic era.

iMarketSmart

Competition is fierce and everywhere. Nonprofits don’t only compete with other nonprofits. They also compete with private sector businesses and Uncle Sam (the tax collector) for every donor’s “share of wallet and attention.”

The Next Normal – The Future for Nonprofits In A Post-Pandemic World

J Campbell Social Marketing

When I created this series for the Nonprofit Social Media Nerds , I didn’t choose my words wisely. “Post-pandemic world” – What does that mean? Will we ever get there? We certainly aren’t there yet.

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[Guest Post] 6 Lessons Learned by Attending Virtual Fundraising Events

Fundraising Coach

On a recent call, I heard a concept that really impressed me. Amanda Herlihy is the Director of Development. South Carolina Governor's School for the Arts & Humanities Foundation. She knew that she was going to have to shift her fundraising events to a virtual format.

4 Resources to Help Shift the Narrative for Equity in Nonprofit Communications

Mission Minded

Nonprofits need to tell stories that begin with the aspiration of the individual, rather than the hurdles they face to help shift the narrative for equity. The post 4 Resources to Help Shift the Narrative for Equity in Nonprofit Communications appeared first on Mission Minded.

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7 big ideas for raising ‘major gifts of assets’ right now from Dr. Russell James

iMarketSmart

A couple of weeks ago, my longtime friend Dr. Russell James presented his top recommendations for fundraisers to consider especially during the coronavirus era. If you missed the event, don’t worry. You can view the recorded webinar and download the slides here.

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Keeping Up With Fundraising Trends (& Predicting New Ones)

J Campbell Social Marketing

Guest Post by John Killoran. Staying up-to-date with current fundraising trends plays a huge role in making sure you maximize incoming revenue.

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A different look at "Deadlines drive donations"

Fundraising Coach

Today is the start of the last week of the fiscal year for many nonprofits. And one thing we know about fundraising: deadlines drive donations. Year after year, we've seen even arbitrary deadlines like galas or the end of the fiscal year generate fundraising bumps. Do Deadlines Make Donors Act?

Should You Publish a Statement of Solidarity, Support, and Action?

Mission Minded

Your organization's voice is important, because systemic racism has influenced and infiltrated every facet of life and work. The post Should You Publish a Statement of Solidarity, Support, and Action? appeared first on Mission Minded.

Are Sad Photos a Must in Fundraising? No.

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

This question comes up regularly on webinars and in Facebook Groups: What kinds of photos work best in fundraising, and must they be “sad” photos? By “sad” we mean photos where people or animals look visibly upset, hurt, sad, or otherwise clearly in need of assistance.

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Crafting the Perfect Donation Form: 6 Key Features

Ann Green

By John Killoran. In the wake of COVID-19, nonprofits everywhere are rapidly adopting virtual fundraising strategies if they hadn’t already shifted to an online platform.

Donor generosity is astounding

Fundraising Coach

When we entered the pandemic lockdown here in the United States, nonprofits were rightly concerned about potentially plummeting donations. Those of us who'd been in fundraising through disasters and economic downturns, knew there'd be an initial spike in giving.

Nonprofits: It’s Time to Think Twice About Facebook

Mission Minded

Perhaps you’re not in a position to move away from Facebook entirely - but there are ways to reduce your organization’s dependence on it. The post Nonprofits: It’s Time to Think Twice About Facebook appeared first on Mission Minded.

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators – July 2, 2020

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Just to confuse us even more on what day it is, I am here on a Thursday with the most helpful articles, posts, tips, and more from around the world of nonprofit marketing and fundraising instead of Friday.

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Donor Retention Strategies: From CRMs to Annual Reports

Ann Green

By Jay Love. Nonprofit professionals have a lot on their minds.

The Essential Guide to Nonprofit Live Streaming Video: How nonprofits can use live videos to strengthen relationships with donors, members, and supporters

J Campbell Social Marketing

What a… time we are living in. (I I wanted to avoid using the words unprecedented, uncertain, and disruptive.). You have emailed me and messaged me some of your stories about what is going on with your organizations, and it’s heart-breaking. . But many, if not most, of the stories are inspiring.

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Cost Per Dollar Raised, What It Means, and How to Stay on Top of It

Fundraising Report Card

Cost per dollar raised, or CPDR, is not discussed as often as donor acquisition cost or donor retention. Rather, this somewhat underrated metric is tied carefully to both. Staying on top of CPDR is critical to understanding the donations made to your organization and what they mean.

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3 Musts for a Stand-Out Admissions Campaign This Year

Mission Minded

Learn the three points of focus your school's admissions campaign must have to be effective in 2020/21. The post 3 Musts for a Stand-Out Admissions Campaign This Year appeared first on Mission Minded. Blog Independent Schools

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators – June 19, 2020

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

The Collins Quarter. Savannah, GA. Good day and a Happy Juneteenth to you, friends. I am here with the best articles, posts, tips, and more from around the world of nonprofit marketing and fundraising.

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Telling Your Stories in the Current Climate

Ann Green

We’re halfway through 2020 and it looks like this will be a year that will stand out in history. We’re having a global pandemic, along with a severe economic downturn. The horrific killing of George Floyd by a police officer spawned protests against racism and police brutality.

How to Get More People to Sign-Up for Your Event [Webinar Replay]

J Campbell Social Marketing

If you have a campaign on GoFundMe Charity or are considering launching one, the Registration and Ticketing functionality is a great feature that can help you reach your campaign’s goals. Important: You cannot add registration if a donation has already been made to your campaign.

Donor Retention: 6 Things You Need to Know

Fundraising Report Card

Donor retention is one of the most important things to keep in mind when running a charity or a nonprofit. As we’ve discussed in the past, donor retention refers to the number of donors who gave to your organization last business period (year, quarter, etc.)

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5 Reasons Your School Should Print a Viewbook This Year

Mission Minded

With many people staying at home and unable to experience your campus, printed pieces that arrive via mail have greater impact. The post 5 Reasons Your School Should Print a Viewbook This Year appeared first on Mission Minded. Blog Independent Schools

Social Media and Newsletter Ideas for June 2020*

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

These writing ideas come from our Monthly Nonprofit Writing Prompts email newsletter. You can use them for social media, blog posts, newsletter articles, and more. If you would like these ideas sent to your inbox a month in advance, sign up for our Monthly Nonprofit Writing Prompts.

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The 5 C”s of Good Communication

Ann Green

One of the first posts I wrote when I started this blog was the 4 C’s of Good Content (clear, concise, conversational, and compelling). I decided to revisit that post and add a 5th C (connection). I gave it a new title, too.

Storytelling That Sticks: Deep Dive Q&A Into My New Program for Nonprofits

J Campbell Social Marketing

Got questions about my new program for nonprofits? Here are the answers! Enrollment closes at midnight on May 31. . I had a bunch of questions come in about my new course, Storytelling That Sticks, so I decided to write a quick blog post. .

Donor Acquisition: What is It? And How Do You Optimize It?

Fundraising Report Card

Simply put, donor acquisition is the number of first-time donors you’ve acquired within a given time frame.

BLACK LIVES MATTER.

Mission Minded

Mission Minded as a company unequivocally stands alongside our allies in the social justice movement who are calling for systemic changes in policing, prison, education, immigration, and social services. The post BLACK LIVES MATTER. appeared first on Mission Minded.

Summer All-Access Pass Discount Available!

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Even though this summer isn’t like anything else we’ve been through before, we are still giving you our Summer All-Access Pass Discount.

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Corporate Partnerships & The Law: Unrelated Business Income Tax (UBIT)

Selfish Giving

This is the final part of a four-part series on the four key legal issues you - my readers! requested guidance on in the Selfish Giving / Accelerist Partnership Law Survey you completed last year.

What I Commit to Doing Differently

J Campbell Social Marketing

This morning I gave the opening keynote at the Collaborative Virtual Sessions, organized by Classy. My talk was supposed to be on tactical ways to pivot your fundraising strategy in the light of COVID-19. But, I had much more to say that I felt needed to be said. .

7 Fundraising and Charity Metrics to Measure Your Success

Fundraising Report Card

In any organization, be it for-profit or non-profit (as well as everything in between), metrics are essential. They help organizations to measure their successes and failures. They aid them in analyzing what brought them to either result.

When Not To Lead

Nonprofit Consultant Blog

To be a successful blogger we are told, "Be authoritative! Demonstrate your expertise!" But the truth is, all any of us can ever do is to write from our limited experience, share the lessons we have learned, and hope it helps somebody in their own journey. In the end, we are all in a constant process of learning. Even the so-called experts and teachers - if they're good at what they do - are still learning.

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Social Media and Newsletter Ideas for July 2020

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

These writing ideas come from our Monthly Nonprofit Writing Prompts email newsletter*. You can use them for social media, blog posts, newsletter articles, and more. If you would like these ideas sent to your inbox a month in advance, sign up for our Monthly Nonprofit Writing Prompts.

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Newsletter: How Shoppers Hear About Brand-Supported Causes ; Help for Partnership Professionals Looking for Work ; Aldi Sells Lemony Products to Benefit Alex’s Lemonade Stand

Selfish Giving

Are you a corporate partnership professional that's out of work? I want to try to help in two ways. Let me know that you are looking. I've heard from many of you already and have forwarded several jobs to people - usually in advance of publishing them in my newsletter.