Amazon is giving away my book for free today

Fundraising Coach

Amazon is promoting my newest book Nonprofit Social Media: A beginner’s guide to building donor relationships from your desk. On Thursday, July 18, Amazon is giving the Kindle version away for free. ” hits #46 on Amazon’s nonprofit list.

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Amazon Launches AmazonSmile - A Fundraising Mechanism for Nonprofits to Raise Money from Amazon's Customers Through Customers' Purchases

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When you shop at, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to your favorite charitable organization. However, according to Amazon''s website , "Organizations may not promote AmazonSmile by using any offline marketing channels such as print newsletters, direct mail, flyers, etc. Amazon how to new fundraising method

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My Beach Reading List

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

This post includes Amazon affiliate links. When not wiping out, I read some good books at the beach. I spent the first two weeks of July on Ocracoke Island, part vacation and part book writing retreat. I always read a ton when I’m on vacation and this trip was no different.

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A list of mobile apps that I use regularly

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

I have listed them below , organized into three categories. For the record, I currently own an Android based Samsung Galaxy S3 as my smartphone , however my list was quite similar when I was using an iPhone 4 (nearly all of the apps listed below are available on both platforms).

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62 Books to put on Your Nonprofit Leaders Summer Reading List

Fundraising Coach

Here are a few lists to consider. A list of 20 top books selected by A list of 5 surprising books first posted on this blog in 2013. And a list of 44 books being built over on Goodreads. Some Surprising Fundraising Books for Your Summer Reading List.

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My thoughts on Digital Marketing in 2010

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

Tags: Insight List 2010 amazon kindle augmented reality barnes and noble buzzwords cepsm digital marketing e-reader guidelines htc touch iPhone live search Mike Kujawski nexus one palm pre policy predictions Social Media sony twitter Web 2.0

#TECH: Sometimes A Security Breach Is Just A Phonecall Away

Non Profit Marketing 360

The security of our email and our online shopping accounts probably aren’t on the top of our to-do lists. Amazon tech support gave them the ability to see a piece of information — a partial credit card number — that Apple used to release information. What's in your password?

The Holy Trinity of Corporate Social Responsibility

Cause Related Marketing

Starbucks, along with Coke, Amazon, Fedex, Apple, Target, Ford, Nike, Southwest and Nordstrom are the April 2012 cover of Entrepreneur magazine as the “10 most trusted brands” today. And Entrepreneur’s list represents, for the most part, companies who actively engage in the holy trinity of corporate social responsibility. But both have celebrated internal cultures, an important element of CSR Amazon is, I think, the exception that proves the rule.

Building a Web Site: Easy as 1, 2 OR 3?


Amazon–Transactional. Amazon–though primarily transactional–encourages us to give reviews, rate its products, create gift lists and in essence, build community around the purchases we make.

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

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Transform Your Boundaries by Sarri Gilman From the Amazon synopsis: Your boundaries are doing only one thing – trying to take care of you. The Happy, Healthy Nonprofit: Strategies for Impact without Burnout by Beth Kanter and Aliza Sherman From the Amazon synopsis: Steer your organization away from burnout while boosting all-around performance.

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Online Fundraising Success When Surrounded by Skeptics

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

She goes deep into the tactics of exactly how to make it happen, with advice on campaign planning, list segmentation, messaging, metrics and more. All book links in this post are affiliate Amazon links.

Join John Haydon’s Online Book Launch Party!

J Campbell Social Marketing

on Amazon right now: Donor Care: How to Keep Donors Coming Back after the First Gift. Please join us for the virtual book launch for Donor CARE on Wednesday, March 18th! You can purchase your copy (or copies!)

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

Selfish Giving

Thankfully, Rich Maiore and the team at Rocket Social Impact put together a nice list just for you. You can return up to seven Kindle books per month on Amazon. You can return even more - I've done it - but you'll have to call Amazon for the refund.

6 MORE Proven Fundraising Asks

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

The Wish List. This is similar to “Help Us Buy It,” but in a list form, usually with lower dollar items. You can use your own wish list or go with the Wish List feature at Amazon. Can you help us complete the house by purchasing an item from the Wish List?

Storytelling for Nonprofits: The Connection Plot

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

We’re wrapping up our Storytelling Series based on the marketing book, Made to Stick (Amazon link) by Chip Heath and Dan Heath today. What You Need to Write the Connection Plot: A small, specific situation or event Connections within the story and with the reader’s heart/soul A surprise, discovery, or epiphany A connection to a greater, universal human experience Homework: List the small events that have much larger meaning for your organization.

21 Ways to Give Back Through Your Holiday Shopping

J Campbell Social Marketing

For a list of their marketplaces , visit their website. Amazon Smile. Doing some shopping on Amazon? Make sure to choose a charity to support via Amazon Smile and Amazon will donate 0.5% Amazon Wish List. photo credit: Rev.

Social Media and Newsletter Ideas for November 2019

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Think about sales, bargains, prices, Amazon, mark-downs, malls, Black Friday, close-outs, grocery lists, shopping carts, aisles, cash register, lines, secret shoppers, credit, returns, eBay, yard sales, convenience store, coupons.

Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Madeline Kronenberg

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Once I’ve cleared my inbox, I formulate my to-do list the old-school way – through a handwritten checklist. I create advocacy resources, dream up new ways we can support our advocates, and work through the projects on my to-do list.

Storytelling for Nonprofits: The Creativity Plot

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Welcome back to our Storytelling Series based on the marketing book, Made to Stick (Amazon link) by Chip Heath and Dan Heath. Last week we looked at the Challenge Plot which is similar to a lot of Hollywood movies – hero faces adversity and triumphs in the end! Today we look at: The Creativity Plot Creativity stories create those big “Aha!”

What Happens If You Buy My Book Today

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I sent an email about buying my new book out to my email list this morning and in the four hours since then, my Amazon ranking went up 36,645%! The Nonprofit Marketing Guide is currently #312 overall on Amazon, and #1 in nonprofit books and #2 in marketing books.

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KindleUnlimited offers a great marketing opportunity for your library!

Fundraising Coach

A few weeks ago, Amazon announced KindleUnlimited. For $10/month, you can read from their list of books, and listen to some of them on Audible. Almost everyone knows Amazon. A quick Google search on "KindleUnlimited" shows thousands of posts about Amazon''s new service.

#MixedLinks for Nonprofit Marketers and Fundraisers

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Last week, I linked to Debra Askanase’s post, An Unexpected Nonprofit Fundraising Story that discussed using Amazon Wish Lists to ask for the goods you need. Nonprofit Hub has some more tips on doing that in How to Go From ‘Wish List’ to ‘Donation List’.

Where Marketing is Headed in 2012

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Register to Receive a Copy of the 2012 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report (releasing to the mailing list next week). Get We Are All Weird by Seth Godin (Amazon link). Get Little Bets by Peter Sims (Amazon link). Get Newsjacking by David Meerman Scott (Amazon link).

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5 Ways to #KonMari Your Digital Life

J Campbell Social Marketing

me to instantly see a list of all your subscription emails. This includes Spotify playlists, Amazon wish lists that you haven’t updated in forever, Goodreads book lists, and more. .

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Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Alexandra Tomko

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I have a continual to-do list by my desk that I cross off and add things to daily – I check in on that and see what I have for the day! Alexandra Tomko.

Suggested Reading for Goal Setting

Fundraising Coach

Here are some of the books that have helped me over the years: Stephen Covey’s “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People&# [amazon affiliate link], Roger & Rebecca Merrill’s “First Things First&# [amazon affiliate link], Maxwell Maltz’s Psycho-Cybernetics [amazon affiliate link], Glenn Bland’s Success! What books would you add to this list? In earlier posts , I gave a brief overview a goal setting process I use.

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I am a disruptor


And here’s a partial list of well-known companies that are disruptive innovators: Apple’s iTunes replaced record stores. And, Amazon is trying to reinvent shopping. NewSci is also doing it with “big data” to remove the structured database warehouses you all currently use to manage your lists. I’m proud to be a disruptor. I’ve been this way all my life. I can’t help it.

#COMMUNICATIONS: A Storm & A Second Cause Disruptions That Remind Us Of Need For Vigilance (& Backups)

Non Profit Marketing 360

From the perspective of communication and technology, the storm knocked out servers at Amazon, Instagram, Pinterest, and Netflix , and the first two of that list especially struggled through the weekend. Storms knock Amazon Web Services offline (

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Writer’s Block Giving You Nightmares? Fight Back With Our Monthly Prompts

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Nearly 7,500 nonprofits are on the free Writing Prompts list now. Think about sales, bargains, prices, Amazon, mark-downs, close-outs, grocery lists, shopping carts, aisles, cash register, lines, secret shoppers, credit, returns, eBay, QVC, yard sales, convenience store, coupons.

The bots are coming! Are you ready?

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

general personal assistant bots such as Siri [Apple], Cortana [Microsoft], Echo [Amazon], Google Assistant [Google]). Quick replies, buttons, persistent menus, list templates, carousels). External bot listing sites and stores (e.g.

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Creating an Abundance of Time

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I am in a constant battle with myself over the bulging calendar and to-do lists. This list is straight from our Nonprofit Communications Trends Survey, and we’ll elaborate on this in more detail in January.

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


We’ve all come to expect the Amazon level of service when we shop online. The content can take the form of a video, a quiz, a game, an e-book – the list is endless, as long as it’s personal and valuable to that individual. It’s about their timing, not yours.

Books I Recommend — 10 Favorites I Read Last Year

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I’ve put them in order, based on their staying power with me — the ones I found most helpful or profound are at the top of the list. This is really a glorified list of hundreds of coaching questions organized in a few different ways, but it’s a handy reference.

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Be One of the 100 Nonprofits Featured in My New Book

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I’m writing the follow-up to my first book, The Nonprofit Marketing Guide: High-Impact, Low-Cost Ways to Build Support for Your Good Cause (Amazon) this year, and my goal is to include the nonprofit communications stories of 100 different nonprofits. What content do you create specifically to build your email or social media lists? Have you shared your nonprofit communications story with me yet?

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Global internet statistics for 2018

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

Google Home and Amazon Echo). With the popularity and constant data-driven evolution of massive online commerce platforms such as Amazon and Alibaba, user barriers have been greatly reduced.

Integrating Social Data into Decision Making (5 Free Tools)

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

And while admittedly most of actual complex data mining is happening behind the firewalls of Apple, Google, Facebook and Amazon , there are numerous free tools available that allow you to access a good chunk of this data, since much of it is in the public domain.

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How to Make Your Online Thanks Yous More Personal

Ann Green

First, make a list of words you associate with gratitude. Your landing page is your first chance to say thank you and it’s usually about as engaging as an Amazon receipt. Many people donate online now. There’s a good reason for this. It’s usually fast and easy, or at least it should be.

Time to stop pointing fingers at Facebook and take some responsibility ourselves.

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

An example of this could be: I understand that for this device/app to work, the following personal data will be collected: [list of data fields]. Don’t for a second think that Google, Amazon, and Netflix don’t have some seriously powerful data about you.

Traits of a Good Nonprofit Guerilla Marketer

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We list all twelve traits of a Guerrilla marketers personality in our book. Pre-order now on Amazon ; in stores July 2nd.

10 Most Innovative Nonprofits

The Agitator

In its March issue, Fast Company names the 50 “World’s Most Innovative Companies” The list was topped by Amazon, Google and Uber … not many surprises in their Top 10, although I humbly confess — Luddite that I am — that I did not recognise #8 Twilio, and once past the Top 10, my recognition rate fell well below 50%!

Interview With Alex Brown Author of Missionville

Diva Marketing Blog

One review on Amazon UK, by a lady who knows horses, but not horse racing in America, was very positive about the accessibility of the book. . Diva Marketing : From a review on Amazon – “ It's hard-hitting, controversial, and makes one think.” My pal Alex Brown is a digital pioneer.

Interview With Alex Brown Author of Missionville

Diva Marketing Blog

One review on Amazon UK, by a lady who knows horses, but not horse racing in America, was very positive about the accessibility of the book. . Diva Marketing : From a review on Amazon – “ It's hard-hitting, controversial, and makes one think.” My pal Alex Brown is a digital pioneer.

Alexa, Please Save a Life

The Agitator

Last Monday, Amazon announced that Echo with Alexa will now allow you to donate to one of 48 charities with voice commands. They also said this list will continue to grow. (Of Of course it will; Amazon has thousands of charities signed up with their payment info through Amazon Smile.).