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Hashtags for Every Day of the Week (Nonprofit Edition)

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Looking for an easy content idea for Instagram and Twitter? Try a day-of-the-week post with one of these hashtags. Some of them, like #ThrowbackThursday and #InspirationMonday, can even be used on Facebook. 3 quick tips for using this tactic: . Do your research. Hashtag meanings change over time.

[Special Edition] Komen Crumbles: Busted Nonprofit Brand

Getting Attention

Susan G. Komen for the Cure (Komen) has done it again. Three strikes you’re out, Komen! Komen has acted imperiously and (much worse) carelessly against the best interests of its core stakeholders —women who benefit from its support of breast cancer screening and research—to please its major donors and nurture its political connections.

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Let’s Give! The Big List of National, Local and Collegiate Online Giving Days (2016 Edition)

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Are you thinking about participating in a Giving Day? Good news! There are so many organizations that have given it a try, and YOU can learn from them (the good AND the bad). Look at their websites, donation landing pages, countdown clocks, emails, social media accounts, images, and hashtags.

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Nonprofit Communications Confidential: Festivus Edition

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Today is Festivus. Let’s skip the “Feats of Strength” and Festivus dinner, and head straight to the “Airing of Grievances.” ” Here are a few grievances you have shared with us about your work as a nonprofit communicator.

How does an appeal letter edit work?

Wild Woman Fundraising

Draft 2 of their letter, after the preliminary round of edits: <Date> First name, last name. How does an appeal letter edit work? I recently did a series of webinars for National Meals on Wheels, and the latest one was on appeal letters. Here’s a sample letter that someone sent me, asking me for feedback. I decided to re-write the whole letter. Draft 1 of their letter, before I did anything: Dear Friend of <our nonprofit>, Aging is inevitable.

A Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Visual Edition

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Last week, Sheena Abraham tweeted this brilliant idea: @kivilm you know what would be cool…comms directors sharing screenshots of their daily calendar & what they have planned! Sheena T Abraham (@SheenaTAbraham) June 17, 2015.

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Mixed Links for Nonprofit Marketers and Fundraisers – Thanksgiving Edition

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

In honor of yesterday, I am compiling a special “Saying Thanks” edition of Mixed Links. Credit: p/4gvrZp. First off, THANKS to the over 1,100 who have taken our 2016 Nonprofit Communications Trends Survey.

Top Nonprofit Twitter Accounts: 2016 Election Edition


There’s been a lot of talk about this year’s historic Presidential election, but behind the headlines, the real stories are about advocates fighting for change at all levels of government and across the entire country. At EveryAction, we’re proud to work with organizations whose missions reflect the values that built our company and the vision we have for a better, more inclusive world.

Barriers To Growth — Cliff Notes Edition

The Agitator

Several hundred new Agitator readers have come on board since I first launched the ‘Barriers to Growth’ series back in May. And many long-time readers have suggested we put the series in an eBook compilation.

Annual Report Makeover!

Wild Woman Fundraising

Ever had a makeover? Want to see a drastic makeover that really paid off? What a drastic makeover! No, not this one. Read on. Most of us are like that duck on the surface of the water. Calm on the outside, but paddling like hell underneath!

Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Vacation Edition

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Are you actually “there” when you are on vacation? Or are you back at the office? I posted this little twist on our “Day in the Life” of nonprofit communicators series originally last year, but I bet it will still ring true this summer! Before 8:00 a.m.

Should you be worried about your appeal letter?

Wild Woman Fundraising

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BOOK: How to Write Successful Fundraising Appeals, Third Edition


How to Write Successful Fundraising Appeals, Third Edition. To meet the demands of today’s socially connected donors, this new edition explains how to mesh today’s online technologies with direct mail to produce optimal fundraising results.

Top 5 rhetorical questions - holiday edition


It’s the holiday season. That time of year when things are busier, time seems to move faster, and it’s easy to get overwhelmed. Fundraising Marketing

Nonprofit Link Round Up: #15NTC Edition

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

We have had a blast at the 2015 Nonprofit Technology conference in Austin, Texas! Today’s Link Round Up features links we’ve collected this week at #15NTC

Case Study: How can you make your letter appeal better?

Wild Woman Fundraising

Letter with my edits, Version 2. Now look at my edited version. Want to download the full edited appeal letter? I want to give you all of the shortcuts, the fundraising tips, the editing, the quick and dirty ways to get it all done. Draft 1 of the letter, page 1.

How To Edit, Improve, Clarify, and Make A Compelling Case In Your Grant Proposal

Seeking Grant Money Today

Self editing a grant proposal especially when trying, for instance, to raise a $50,000 grant can be daunting. Let's go through a few practice edits, here, to get your mind sharpened for the challenge. Worry about achieving a word count minimum when you get into a third (or more) draft (after you've gone through a couple of drafts because you'll remove a lot of unnecessary words and sentences through the edit process).

Ep234: Brooks, REI Team Up to Support National Parks with Limited Edition Shoes

Selfish Giving

Social Media for Social Change – The Mobility Edition

Selfish Giving

Thanks to everyone who came out to the Social Media Breakfast – Boston today. It was great seeing everyone and talking about the intersection of social change with social media and mobile devices.

Mal Warwick’s How to Write Successful Fundraising Letters, Third Edition coming soon


There’s a completely revised Third Edition of Mal Warwick’s best-selling book How to Write Successful Fundraising Letters coming soon from publisher Wiley.

Free photo editing tools for nonprofits


But there are great free photo editing tools out there that can turn your photos into masterpieces, and allow you to do very creative things with them. More advanced photo editing and manipulation: PIXLR. Fearless Flyer’s 5 of the best photo editing software–for free!

Health Care Social Media Review #30: The Research Edition


This edition of the Health Care Social Media Review (HCSM) provides the latest research your fellow colleagues are studying by highlighting social media research and related resources. This topic for this edition was inspired by some of my own social media research activities.

Nonprofit Blog Carnival - Online Fundraising Edition

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

This month’s edition is on online fundraising , hosted by Get Fully Funded Blog. Next month’s edition will be hosted by the Nonprofit Congress Blog. The Nonprofit Blog Carnival is back! Check it out for some great blog posts on how to raise money online.

Apps for Democracy “Community Edition”

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

crowd sourcing initiative that I always use in my presentations, has just launched a new initiative called Apps for Democracy “Community Edition&#. Apps For Democracy Community Edition from Peter Corbett on Vimeo. I’m heavily buried in the process of preparing my materials for the upcoming MARCOM 2009 conference, however I wanted to post this up rather than just tweet about it. Basically, Apps for Democracy the Washington D.C

Give Thanks! New edition of the Nonprofit Blog Carnival

Get Fully Funded

. . . . The November Nonprofit Blog Carnival is up! The host is Pamela Grow and she has put together The quintessential guide to giving thanks. It will take a while to read everything in this post, so go on over there and get started. There’s a piece in there written by yours truly. .

Give Thanks! New edition of the Nonprofit Blog Carnival

Get Fully Funded

. . . . The November Nonprofit Blog Carnival is up! The host is Pamela Grow and she has put together The quintessential guide to giving thanks. It will take a while to read everything in this post, so go on over there and get started. There’s a piece in there written by yours truly. .

Limited-Edition Cause-Related Marketing

Cause Related Marketing

Right now is selling limited-edition handbags to benefit the Audrey Hepburn Children’s Fund. Still selling $15 pink hoodies and $28 cosmetic bags to benefit your charity? That’s so 2006!Right

13 tips on how NOT to get your annual report read

Wild Woman Fundraising

Because that’s not indicative of the editing quality of the rest of the report, right? Who has time to edit these days, right? Here are some helpful tips that I’ve gathered through the years on how NOT to create an annual report.

Kindle edition of “Ask Without Fear!” reformatted!

Fundraising Coach

I published the first Kindle edition of my fundraising training book almost three years ago! If you already have purchased the Kindle edition, you need to do nothing. Of course, if you don’t have the Kindle edition, what are you waiting for? Kindle edition.

On Becoming Fearless: Sady Doyle edition

Wild Woman Fundraising

“If I wanted to accomplish anything about the issues I cared about, I was going to have to accept criticism and not let it paralyze me.&# -Laurie David. Lately, I’ve been pondering the unchangeable nature of the universe.

How to Define Roles on Communications Projects

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

She may also do a final proofread or edit content for tone or style. She works with program staff who are Contributors for that particular edition to draft articles about their projects. She then edits those articles and gets the newsletter formatted.

NONPROFIT BRANDING: More Bang for Your Marketing Buck – the Limited Edition Gambit

NonProfit Branding

Used as a Limited Edition Collectors Series, the upscale EyeMax Mug has a great history of enhancing nonprofit brands and gift renewals. The secret? Just start a collector’s series featuring photos and paintings that represent your mission, your program and/or your community! Make it an interactive project which involves your constituents.

The Art of Cause Marketing

Cause Related Marketing

The New Yorker ought to offer a limited edition hand-signed signed by the artist Frantz Zephirin, say 100 pieces on canvas. Janus Alden Keene Cause Marketing Database Haiti Earthquake Limited Edition The New Yorker Frantz Zephirin

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Try This: Turn One Edition of Your Print Newsletter into Three Postcards

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

And each edition of a print newsletter typically costs thousands to print and mail, not including staff time. I’ve heard from several nonprofits lately who are only sending their 4-8 page print newsletters to their supporters twice a year.

7 things about email subject lines that will help you save the world


Edit them, edit them some more, then edit them again. Firstly, email subject lines are actually headlines. The great advertising legend David Ogilvy once said, “On average, five times as many people read the headlines as read body copy.

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5 Clever Online Engagement Ideas for Nonprofits

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Hashtags for Every Day of the Week (Nonprofit Edition). Looking for ways to engage supporters online? Get inspired by these real nonprofit digital engagements! Ask An Artist To Illustrate. Take that hashtag contest to the next level.

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Stupid nonprofit ads: Leo Burnett edition

Donor Power Blog

Leo Burnett was a legend in the advertising industry. He founded a venerable ad agency now called Leo Burnett Worldwide (warning: excessively conceptual website).

20 Tips to Energize Dull Nonprofit Writing

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Edit your cutting and pasting. While I’m all for repurposing content, it does require editing. If you are constantly cutting and pasting text without editing it for its new purpose, it’s going to feel old and worn out eventually. Is your writing dry and boring?

How to Bring Great Content Home Every Time

Getting Attention

Copy editing —checking for spelling, grammar, consistency and accuracy. ” Here’s the thing—”Sometimes” copy editing isn’t enough. If no one else is available, put your completed writing aside for a day then come back to it for a self-edit.

“Stop It. Fix It.”

The Agitator

A week from today The Giving Institute will release the 2015 Edition of Giving USA , the annual compendium of charitable giving trends and estimates. Thus the data in the ‘2014 Edition’ is that for 2013. And the data for the ‘2015 Edition’ will be for 2014. You can pre-order your copy here , and you can read The NonProfit Times summary of the 2014 edition here.

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