Enter the #WhyIVolunteer Photo Contest: Show Off Your Impact by Aug. 24

Getting Attention

Visual storytelling is one of the most powerful marketing and fundraising strategies there is, and volunteers are some of your most impassioned supporters. So why not ask them to tell your story with their photos and videos?

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Silver BBs and Culture with Andrew Olsen (Season 2, Episode 6)


31 Aug 2017. 24 Aug 2017. 17 Aug 2017. 10 Aug 2017. 03 Aug 2017. Joining Engagement Fundraising is Andrew Olsen, senior vice president of Newport One. If you are a fundraiser trying to find that silver bullet then this episode is for you. Andrew will be diving into why there are no silver bullets or unicorns and instead why it takes a lot of little things to make a big impact. Click here to listen on YouTube! Topic Timestamps. Silver BBs? [02:35]. 02:35].

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Who Is This Guy? (Season 3, Episode 4)


23 Aug 2018. 09 Aug 2018. 31 Aug 2017. 24 Aug 2017. 17 Aug 2017. 10 Aug 2017. 03 Aug 2017. Learn who Greg Warner is and why you should listen to him in this retrospective episode of Engagement Fundraising. Click here to listen on YouTube! Topic Timestamps. Introduction [00:00]. Time Travel! [02:07]. 02:07]. Art and Design [04:24]. Copy mixed with art [06:02]. Creating ads back then [07:59]. College [12:39]. Ad Sales [17:29]. Byron [19:08].

Aug 100

Prospect Research and the Consideration Continuum with Kelley McGeehan (Season 2, Episode 8)


31 Aug 2017. 24 Aug 2017. 17 Aug 2017. 10 Aug 2017. 03 Aug 2017. Kelley McGeehan is Principal Consultant and Owner of McGeehan Research. She is a prospect researcher and in this episode we get a chance to explore why prospect research is valuable, the consideration continuum, why some organizations fail even with the right data at the right time and much more. You can find Kelley at www.McGeehanResearch.com.

Using Facebook to Acquire Donors with Mark Santiago (Season 2, Episode 7)


31 Aug 2017. 24 Aug 2017. 17 Aug 2017. 10 Aug 2017. 03 Aug 2017. Mark Santiago from Converge.Digital shares how to use Facebook strategically to build trust and acquire new donors. For more info about how Converge helps nonprofits get more donors, visit: Converge.Digital. You can also download Mark’s free Facebook Fundraising Blueprint here: www.converge.digital/facebookfundraisingblueprint. Click here to listen on YouTube! Topic Timestamps.

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Don’t Miss This Great Stuff Happening in August

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Here’s what’s happening at Nonprofit Marketing Guide this month: Online Training: Aug 2: Thought Leadership for Nonprofits: Marketing to Build Your Authority and Share Expertise with Kivi Leroux Miller.

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Three Reasons Why Your Nonprofit Needs a Podcast in 2019

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Some people will find it hard to believe that one of my favorite podcasts is produced by AARP. Twenty-five intriguing episodes of The Perfect Scam podcast series can be found on the nonprofit’s website, and I binge listened to EVERY SINGLE ONE of them over the holidays. From “Love Online Leads to International Lockup” to “A Scammer Tells All,” AARP has found a rather cool and trendy method to deliver its anti-scam message.

The 2018 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar


Jul 31 - Aug 2. Aug 1 - 4. Aug 2 - 4. Aug 18 - 21. It's finally here! If you loved our 2017 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar get ready for our new, improved, and updated 2018 calendar!

The 2019 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar


Aug 10 - 13. It's finally here! If you loved our 2018 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar get ready for our new, improved, and updated 2019 calendar! We've searched far and wide for the best and brightest nonprofit conferences from all around the country!

More Silent Auction Ideas: Involve Local Artists!

The Biddery Blog

Bids will open Tuesday and close Friday, Aug. Another great idea similar to our School Silent Auction post. Request local artist to paint a piece for your auction. In return, offer them advertising and on-site marketing opportunities.

44 Social Media Books for 2009-2010 Plus One

Diva Marketing Blog

Socialnomics: How social media transforms the way we live and do business by Erik Qualman - Aug 24, 2009 17. International Communications Strategy: Developments in Cross-Cultural Communications, PR and Social Media by Silvia Cambie and Yang-May Ooi - Aug 28, 2009 20. Ta da.

Aug 99

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

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

AUG – Give OUT Day. 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).

Integrating Social Data into Decision Making (5 Free Tools)

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

Example: The weeks of Feb 12, March 11, and Aug 19th consistently show a surge in search volume for volunteer” every year for the last three years.

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Gentle Nonsense, It's Dadaism Month!

Fundraising Breakthroughs

4, April 1, March 28 (coincidentally my birthday), July 15, Aug. 2, Aug. 7, Aug. 16, Aug. Today I break the rules of professional business blogging and blog-blab on about ideas pretty much unrelated to my blog's topic (fundraising and social change, for those still tuned in). My ol' college buddy Boog Highberger, current mayor of Lawrence, KS (Go Jayhawks) and unwavering Gentle Anarchist, has declared International Dadism Month. To be celebrated on Feb.

Aug 40

The secret behind year-end fundraising fall appeals

Fundraising Coach

As a broad generalization, I recommend sending a mailing: now (late Aug/early Sept). Fall is upon us and that means year-end giving is right around the corner. If you haven’t written your year end appeals over the summer , then now is the time to get those done!

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Yet Another FREE Learning Opportunity for Nonprofits

Marketing for Nonprofits

The smart folks over at Frogloop - a blog which also helps nonprofits use the Internet to change the world - are holding a FREE webinar on Aug. 21 2:00 EDT to share tips and tricks for doing advocacy and cultivating donors through e-mail. They believe (as do I) that, while it's not the sexiest online tool, EMAIL is still hands down the best way to raise money and engage folks online. Check it out! Jocelyn.

Aug 32

The 2016 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar


Aug 2 - 3. Aug 5 - 7. In the past year, thousands of nonprofit pros took advantage of our definitive Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar, and we're so excited to share our brand new 2016 list!

Social Change & Other Dates and Holidays

Fundraising Breakthroughs

22 International Earth Day May 3, 1971 First NPR broadcast May 5 Cinco de Mayo May 15 Int’l Midwives Day May 18 Int’l Museum Day June 2, 1692: Salem Witch Trials June 10, 1943: Ballpoint pens patented June 19 Juneteenth June 21 Summer Solstice June 28-29, 1969: Stonewall July 2 Halfway Day (182nd day) Aug. 18, 1920 19th Amendment Aug. 3 Mindfulness Day Feb. 9 Lunar New Year, rooster Feb. 19, 1942 Internment March 1, 1961 Peace Corps est. Mar. 4 World Day of Prayer Mar.

Aug 40

Barack Obama-Presidential Candidate, Fundraiser Blackbelt


An announcement is expected before the Democratic National Convention, which begins Aug.

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Do You Need More Personality in Your Marketing Mix?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

And please join us on Aug 6th. Next Thursday, Jocelyn Harmon will be presenting a new webinar for us called Your Nonprofit’s Face: Adding Personality to Your Marketing Mix. I asked Jocelyn to give us a little preview with a guest post. Here’s Jocelyn.

Come Chat With Me Next Tuesday!

Marketing for Nonprofits

I'm leading a workshop next Tuesday morning (Aug. 19) from 9:30 - 11:30 at the Center for Nonprofit Advancement in Washington, DC called Rise Above the Noise: Online Strategies and Tools for Success. Don't you love wonky workshop titles?) If you're thinking about wading into the waters of Web 2.0 by starting a blog, participating in a social network, doing online video, or syndicating your best content or just want to get better at what you're already doing - register today !

Aug 32

Fundraising Success You Can't Buy

Nonprofit Consultant Blog

Well, here's a great Facebook fundraising success story : The story began Aug. These days more and more nonprofit agencies are looking to online social networking tools and sites, such as Facebook, to see how they can use them to increase donations (and if you're not on Facebook, why aren't you?). 11, when Jenni Ware of Redwood City lost her wallet at Trader Joe's, and a woman standing behind her in line — Carolee Hazard of Menlo Park — offered to pay the stranger's $207 grocery bill.

Adding Matterness Into Your Holiday Giving

A. Fine Blog

In return, institutions get the best kind of participant, a “sticky” one (To Keep Your Customers, Keep it Simple, Patrick Spenner and Karen Freeman, Aug 9, 2013, HBR) who is a repeat donor or volunteer and ambassador who recommends the organization to other people. [Note: This article is cross-posted at the Nonprofit Times.]. Giving Tuesday was , more or less kicking off the giving season.

Adding Personality to Your Marketing Mix

Marketing for Nonprofits

And please join us on Aug 6th. Next week I have the privilege of doing a new webinar called Your Nonprofit's Face : Adding Personality to Your Marketing Mix with my frolleague Kivi Leroux Miller, author of The Nonprofit Marketing Guide.