What will your attitude help you see?

Get Fully Funded

I believe that our attitudes about our work have a direct impact on the bottom line of our fundraising. Your positive attitude can help you see things in new and different ways. And that willingness stems from a positive attitude about your work. .

How to Approach a Nonprofit Job Interview with a For-Profit Attitude (and Résumé)

EveryAction

When I interviewed for a nonprofit position, I translated my experience working on an internal corporate newsletter into my love of blog writing. Have the right attitude. This guest post originally appeared on Idealist Careers blog.

"I Y'am What I Y'am": Why You Should Always Hire for Attitude

Marketing for Nonprofits

Hire for attitude. But they all agree on one core “people” proposition: They hire for attitude and train for skill. Still, don''t fall into the trap of thinking that skills alone are enough, especially in sales aka fundraising and other customer-facing positions.

New Report on Donor Attitudes

Nonprofit Consultant Blog

The report, The Charitable Impulse , finds that "American donors are passionate and positive about the charities and nonprofits they support. According to a new report by the nonpartisan research organization Public Agenda, "typical giving tends to be based on personal experience and emotional connections." Hopefully most of us knew that already, but it's good to be reminded of it occasionally anyway.

3 Ways + 1 to Get Your Head Back in the Game

Fundraising Coach

One of my favorite thought reprogramming pieces comes from Norman Vincent Peale’s The Power of Positive Thinking : I believe I am always divinely guided. Ask attitudeFundraising is hard. You’re asking people to do something they probably haven’t considered doing yet.

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10 Ways to Use Body Language to Close More Major Gifts

iMarketSmart

His landmark studies (“Decoding of Inconsistent Communications” and “Inference of Attitudes from Nonverbal Communication in Two Channels”) uncovered what elements you should focus on most for effective communications as follows: Body language.

Objectives for Your Nonprofit Communications Plan

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

75% of beginners move to the intermediate level in 6 months) Change in tone, sentiment, attitude or preferences (e.g., the majority of social media comments on our profiles are positive or neutral this year) Increased preparedness or empowerment to act (e.g., In previous posts, I’ve shared with you the twelve most common nonprofit marketing and communications goals and the twelve most common nonprofit marketing and communications strategies.

Starting Over #6: Measuring Donor Experiences

The Agitator

A surprising number of fundraisers fail to understand a basic axiom of a successful organization/donor relationship: It is the actions an organization takes toward its donors (the so-called ‘donor experience’) that determines the attitudepositive or negative — of the donor. In turn, it is the donor’s attitude that determines the donor’s behavior toward the organization — e.g., giving volunteering, staying or leaving.

Your Questions about Building a Culture That Supports Communications?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I’m using a basic definition of culture: The shared assumptions, values, beliefs, attitudes, and standards that govern how people behave. I’m working on a new two-part webinar series for late April on building an organizational culture that supports your communications work. .

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I Don’t Want A Relationship … Do I?

The Agitator

Roger and I are big believers in building donor relationships, based upon positive donor attitudes and experiences, in order to maximize donor lifetime value. However, reading this rundown on successful direct mail tactics employed by candidates in 2012 left me wondering … would I want a ‘donor relationship’ with any of these folks? That led me in turn to: Does any giver really want a ‘donor relationship’ with a charity or nonprofit?

Dueling Cause-Related Marketing Studies

Cause Related Marketing

Four studies have come out this year that aim to measure either directly or obliquely consumer’s attitudes towards cause-related marketing.All the studies have confidence levels of 95 percent or more.

Involve everyone in fundraising

Get Fully Funded

If your staff is friendly and warm, people get a positive impression and they’ll be much more likely to give when the time comes. Put yourself in the donor’s shoes – how does the overall attitude of the nonprofit’s staff affect your interest in giving? Whether they know it or not, everyone in your organization is part of the fundraising process. So you may as well be purposeful about involving them.

Donor Complaints: Why it’s a bad idea to get upset with donors when they complain

iMarketSmart

” Plus, it takes about 12 positive experiences to make up for one unresolved negative experience. Re-set your attitude so you see their complaints as opportunities— not only to make things right but also to expand the relationship further. No one likes to hear complaints. .

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Involve everyone in fundraising

Get Fully Funded

If your staff is friendly and warm, people get a positive impression and they’ll be much more likely to give when the time comes. Put yourself in the donor’s shoes – how does the overall attitude of the nonprofit’s staff affect your interest in giving? Whether they know it or not, everyone in your organization is part of the fundraising process. So you may as well be purposeful about involving them.

Involve everyone in fundraising

Get Fully Funded

If your staff is friendly and warm, people get a positive impression and they’ll be much more likely to give when the time comes. Put yourself in the donor’s shoes – how does the overall attitude of the nonprofit’s staff affect your interest in giving? Whether they know it or not, everyone in your organization is part of the fundraising process. So you may as well be purposeful about involving them.

Shifting from Campaign to Cause

SocialButterfly

attitude influenced. During the presentation, I presented additional data points on how positioning a public health effort as a cause when working with women can be especially effective.

Building Allies

A Small Change

As a new employee you want to find your way in the organization= you don’t know the existing attitudes (positive or negative), and have little ingrained thinking about the organization. I find the first few months are so important at a new job. I recently read the book The First 90 Days. One of the key items that the book talks about is building allies. This is so important for us in fundraising as we often end up touching the entire organization.

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Interview with Sarah Durham, Nonprofit Communications Strategist & Author of “Brandraising”

Non Profit Marketing 360

If a small organization reads the book and says, ‘I can’t do this whole thing but I can understand the concepts of positioning and personality and I can try to be more deliberate in how I communicate’, I see it as progress. Have you also seen attitudes change about communication?

10 Ways to Use Body Language to Close More Major Gifts?

iMarketSmart

His landmark studies ( “Decoding of Inconsistent Communications” and “Inference of Attitudes from Nonverbal Communication in Two Channels”) uncovered w hat elements you should focus on most for effective communications as follows: Body language = 55%.

What did you make of your suffering this year?

Wild Woman Fundraising

Meaning can be created through doing a deed, or creating a work, by experiencing something or someone (By experiencing culture, nature, goodness, truth, beauty or by loving someone) or by the attitude we take toward unavoidable suffering. This is why Positive Psychology is Nonsense.

Writing a strategic social media engagement plan

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

What are their personal attitudes towards the topic at hand? Positioning & Unique Value Proposition. I often get asked how I structure my actual written strategic social media engagement plans when working with a public sector or non-profit organization.

What Are Your Non-Negotiables?

SocialButterfly

But, they do provide a focus and help us cultivate an internal culture, mindset and attitude towards our work. For example, I once was in an interview where the person asked: If I was hired, what could I do before now and then to prepare for the position?

Be careful what you think!

Get Fully Funded

Have an Attitude of Gratitude. Dump the negative ones and focus on the positive. If your organization is having trouble raising money right now and you’re blaming it on the economy, I want you to stop. There are lots of nonprofits who are doing just fine. Many of my clients are raising more money this year than last year. Attendance at annual dinners and galas is up. Donors are still giving and many have increased their gifts.

Boomers: Bummed, Overcast, Sickly

The Agitator

The Boomer Project recently compiled some studies on the attitudes and outlook of the Boomer generation … you know, the ones you’re counting on for all that money in your fundraising plan. In the four studies they looked at, the Boomer generation was consistently less positive than other generations. Maybe … but "bad attitude" notwithstanding, surely you still gotta target them !

Do I Have A Job For You!

Wild Woman Fundraising

However, if a recruiter believes that a candidate is a great fit for a position the recruiter’s recommendations positions the candidate advantageously. A recruiter must always keep positive, respectful relationships with candidates.

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Job Details: Dec 14, 2012

Getting Attention

The person who fills this position will also be in charge of maintaining two websites as well as developing and implementing social media strategies. This position will require copyediting, managing the design and publication of reports and materials, and supervising vendors. S/he will possess a can-do attitude and the flexibility and good humor necessary among staff in a small office. Position will be open until filled. 1) Communications/Policy Project Manager.

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Cold calling major donors to arrange appointments doesn’t work— but this method does

iMarketSmart

The negatives were outweighing the positives and they were piling up fast. Attitude is 80% of the battle. No one likes getting cold calls and you probably don’t like making them.

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4 Myths About Fundraising You Need to Stop Believing

Wild Woman Fundraising

I am all for positive affirmations to get you through the night, but this is magical thinking. If you’re thinking about hiring for a more senior fundraising position, do not make the mistake of overlooking someone you currently have in a more junior fundraising role.

3 baby steps to overcoming fear and asking for a gift

Get Fully Funded

It takes a few simple steps, a positive attitude, a little support, and a good dose of courage. Afterward, write a short description of your experience, positive or negative. Whether the experience was positive or negative, think for a moment if this is how you want fundraising to be for you. Asking for money can be a scary thing.

Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Em Hall

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

– but giving myself the time and space to contemplate the day, or just enjoy reading an article in the paper, helps me head into the office with a positive attitude and a desire to jump right into the day’s task list. Em Hall.

Featured Fundraiser: Miriam Barnett

A Small Change

Mission plus passion plus connection equals positive change. Live with an attitude of abundance and don’t slip into scarcity thinking. This month’s Featured Fundraiser is Miriam Barnett.

Be careful what you think!

Get Fully Funded

Have an Attitude of Gratitude. Dump the negative ones and focus on the positive. If your organization is having trouble raising money right now and you’re blaming it on the economy, I want you to stop. There are lots of nonprofits who are doing just fine. Many of my clients are raising more money this year than last year. Attendance at annual dinners and galas is up. Donors are still giving and many have increased their gifts.

Coca-Cola, Fundraising and the DMA

The Agitator

Results – seemed to reflect many of the conferees’ own attitudes. Donor Attitude” is the far too long-neglected, yet equally valuable, flip side of the fundraising coin. It is the donor’s ‘attitude’ that drives the donor’s ‘behavior’ Important, and also little understood, is the reality that donor ‘attitude’ is determined by the actions an organization itself takes – actions the organization completely controls.

Study Links NFL Sponsorship and Purchasing Decisions. Does it apply to Cause Marketing?

Cause Related Marketing

The study also found that: “Passionate fans—those who watch or attend and prefer the NFL as an entertainment alternative—have more positive attitudes toward the official sponsors of the NFL than do less passionate fans." A study from Kirk Wakefield, Ph.D.

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New Cause Marketing Study Suggests that Consumers Feel Empowered When They Choose the Cause

Cause Related Marketing

Consumers are more likely to feel positively about their moneys contributing to projects that are close to their intended goals (the ‘goal proximity’ factor).

Don’t Be the Next Blockbuster

The Agitator

I was struck by Cindy Courtier’s comment to Nick’s post on the importance of donor identity and commitment when it comes to creating positive and effective communications with donors.

Having trouble holding onto your fundraising staff? Here’s why.

Wild Woman Fundraising

I rece ntly finished Donor Centered Leadership by Penelope Burk of the Cygnus Research Group. Have you read this book yet?

Why do people at work treat me this way?

Wild Woman Fundraising

These attitudes often show the other person’s attitudes about money more than they are a reflection on us, on who we are, personally. But what are our own attitudes about money? Are you a Catwoman? So often, as fundraisers, we are charged with raising all of this money.

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The Best of Social Marketing in 2016

Social Marketing and Social Change

Almost one-half of studies reported positive, statistically significant results. Child survival had proportionately the greatest number of studies using experimental designs, reporting health outcomes, and reporting positive, statistically significant results.

Fundraising QuickStart Program

Get Fully Funded

Your mindset and personal attitudes will make or break your ability to engage donors and prospects in your mission. To raise money and Get Fully Funded, you MUST keep your head in the game and maintain a positive attitude, no matter what the economy is doing.

The Best in Social Marketing in 2013

Social Marketing and Social Change

Both studies employed comparison populations and reported positive results in attracting and maintaining engagement with their programs. Of the total of 34 studies, 4 reported no changes and 23 reported positive changes in eating behaviors.

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In the Red Last FY? What to Put in Your Annual Report

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

There are PLENTY of ways to put a positive spin on it and highlight all of your good work to motivate more donations. It’s all about the attitude in your messaging.

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A Pink Ribbon Cause Marketing Partner Cool Enough for Oakley

Cause Related Marketing

Here’s how Oakley positions the relationship on its website : "Young athletes feel indestructible. It’s an attitude that lets them challenge all limits. Oakley is a really cool brand of sunglasses worn by very cool people.