Nonprofit Writing Prompts for August

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

But now you are less than two weeks away from August and have no idea what you are gonna write about. August is also: Family Fun Month. August is back to school time for lots of folks. We’ll send prompts for September the first week of August.

Christmas In August — Again

The Agitator

A year ago, with the release of the mid-year results of the Blackbaud Charitable Index — online and offline — we reminded readers now is a great time to make sure they get their share of year-end giving.

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What Your Sponsors REALLY Want: August 9th

Wild Woman Fundraising

August 9th, 2012 3pm EDT OR September 6th, 3pm EDT. Join us on August 9th, 3pm EDT. Click here to buy August 8th now. August 3rd , 3pm EDT. What Your Sponsors REALLY Want: August 9th originally appeared on Wild Woman Fundraising on August 2, 2012.

New Free Webinar: How to Find Volunteers August 29th

Wild Woman Fundraising

Take this Free webinar on August 29th, 3pm EDT, 2pm CST, 1pm MT, 12pm PDT. New Free Webinar: How to Find Volunteers August 29th originally appeared on Wild Woman Fundraising on August 20, 2012.

Call in to my interview with Tony Martignetti on Nonprofit Radio August 5th

Wild Woman Fundraising

When: 1pm-2pm EST, August 5th, which is FRIDAY. This week I will be talking with Tony Martignetti , who is pretty darn special. He just interviewed one of my favorite nonprofit peeps, Gail Perry, author of Fired-Up Fundraising: Turn Board Passion Into Action.

What’s Up in August

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Here’s what’s happening in August at Nonprofit Marketing Guide. August 14th: Direct Mail for Small Nonprofits E-Clinic. FREE Webinar - August 22: Help! August 28: Writing Thank You Notes That Inspire Future Gifts.

FREE Webinar: August 19th How to Expand Your Mindset on Growing Your Nonprofit

Wild Woman Fundraising

DATE: August 19, 2016. Next Level Fundraising Conference Webinars August 2016 webinar earned income free webinar mazarine treyz nonprofit entrepreneur nonprofit entrepreneurialismFREE Webinar: How to expand your mindset on growing your nonprofit. TIME: 12:00PM – 1:00PM PT.

August 26th-Women’s Equality Day!

Wild Woman Fundraising

August 26th of each year is designated in the United States as Women’s Equality Day. “We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men AND WOMEN are created equal.&# -Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott.

August Resource Round-up

A Small Change

Jobs for Change. Obama’s movement of change has started a website to promote socially conscious jobs. This site is about promoting work in nonprofit, government, and social enterprise. If you’re looking for this kind of job, this is a neat project that is starting to get some attention. 12 for 12k. 12 for 12k is an online organization using blogging and the internet to raise $12,000 every month for 12 months–each month focusing on a different charity.

Measuring nonprofit effectiveness and what’s next for GuideStar

Wild Woman Fundraising

Fundraising person, make it part of your job You wanted to mention the August 11th impact call. Lindsay J.K. Nichols. Interview recording here: Transcript below: Mazarine Treyz: Hi Lindsay! Thanks for chatting with me today. Tell me more about what you do at GuideStar.

August Sabbatical

A. Fine Blog

I’ve decided to be European this summer and take the month of August off. So, you all hold down the fort, I’ll be back in September. Uncategorized Sabbatical

Friday Futures – Nonprofit Marketing Jobs – August 26, 2011

Getting Attention

Please post your nonprofit marketing position here — FT or PT staff, consulting or internship opportunities. NEW OPPORTUNITIES. 1) Communications Specialist , Democracy North Carolina , (Durham, NC).

Friday Futures – Nonprofit Marketing Jobs – August 12, 2011

Getting Attention

Please post your nonprofit marketing position here — FT or PT staff, consulting or internship opportunities. NEW OPPORTUNITIES. 1) Assistant Director of Communications , Atlantic Council , (Washington, D.C.). 2) Communications Intern , The Case Foundation , (Washington, D.C.).

Friday Futures – Nonprofit Marketing Jobs – August 8, 2011

Getting Attention

Please post your nonprofit marketing position here — FT or PT staff, consulting or internship opportunities. NEW OPPORTUNITIES. 1) Associate Communications Officer , The David and Lucile Packard Foundation , (Los Altos, CA).

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

August 2: Thought Leadership for Nonprofits: Marketing to Build Your Authority and Share Expertise with Kivi Leroux Miller (Registration is FREE for everyone). Plonk, Missoula, MT. It’s finally Friday!

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The New Email Metric You Might Want to Try

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

So I decided to find out by analyzing four newsletters in August. I started by going back to the email reports for the e-newsletters we sent on August 3, 10, 17, and 24. In August! Again, in August. It’s August! Zilch for opens in August for 14,114 people.

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August Webinars: Email Prospect List, Personality, Low Budget, Donate Pages

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Here is our August webinar lineup. Tuesday, August 4: Beyond Viral: Building Your Email List through Paid Marketing. Thursday, August 6: Your Nonprofit’s Face: Adding Personality to Your Marketing Mix. Wednesday, August 12: Nonprofit Marketing on Next to No Budget.

How Nonprofit E-Newsletters are Changing

Wild Woman Fundraising

If you’re reading this after August 22nd, I’ve got another webinar on getting donations through enewsletters on September 12th. This is part of the August Nonprofit Blog Carnival by Joanne Fritz, nonprofit editor of About.com. They aren’t.

Free Webinar: Starting Earned Income Streams for Your Nonprofit August 6th

Wild Woman Fundraising

Click here to join us on August 6th at 1pm ET, 12pm CT, 11am MT and 10am PT for a fascinating presentation! Are you getting rejected for grants right and left? Are you just not getting the monthly donor numbers that you want yet? How else can you raise money for your cause?

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Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

August 4: Ask Kivi Anything! August 10: BE CALM not BUSY: The Secrets Behind Smart and Successful Nonprofit Marketing ( REGISTRATION IS ONLY $20 ). August 15 – September 23rd: Marketing Your Expertise: Becoming a Thought Leader and Media Darling. Happy Friday!

5 Clever Online Engagement Ideas for Nonprofits

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Back-to-School season begins in August. 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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Creating a Partnership Between Fundraisers and Marketers [TOMORROW]

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TOMORROW, August 17th. Do your fundraising and communications staffs work together well? It can be a challenge to get everyone on the same page. Especially if neither department has a clear understanding of what the other one is trying to do.

Send Me Your Kooky, Quirky, and Off-Beat Ideas

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I am hosting the Nonprofit Blog Carnival in August, and that’s our theme. If you don’t write a blog, but still want to participate, post your ideas or links in the comments below, and I will compile them into a round-up post I’ll share here in late August.

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Come on out and meet me at the 501 Tech Club on August 16th!

Wild Woman Fundraising

When: Monday, August 16. I have a terrible confession: Even though I was active in the 501 tech club in Portland, I’ve never been to the 501 tech club in Austin! But all of that is about to change! This week, in fact, today, I’m going to be attending the 501 tech club in Austin! Who knows what I’ll find out there? Well, how nonprofits can get concrete measurable results from social media, most likely! Do you want to meet me there?

Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Seth J. Katzen

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Since his arrival in August 2010, the Federation has been recognized by key charity evaluators – Charity Navigator/Four Star Rating, GuideStar/Platinum Seal of Transparency and Great Nonprofits/Top-. Seth J. Katzen.

The Secrets Behind Smart and Successful Nonprofit Marketing

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Wednesday, August 10th at 1:00 p.m. Join us next Wednesday, August 10th at 1:00 p.m. “I’m just too busy!” ” you scream to yourself. But all nonprofit communicators have a lot of their plates, so why do some thrive while others merely survive?

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

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August 10: Be CALM not BUSY: The Secrets Behind Smart and Successful Nonprofit Marketing ( REGISTRATION IS ONLY $20 ). August 23rd: Modern Media Relations for Nonprofits: Creating a PR Strategy for Today’s World . It’s Friday.

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Come hear what it’s like to be an executive director at the Nonprofit Career Club on August 10th!

Wild Woman Fundraising

On August 10th, from 5:30 to 6:30pm at 2500 Exposition, Howson Branch Library, we are going to hear what it’s really like from Sue Thornton, former executive director of Texas Impact and Texas Dentists for Healthy Smiles. Have you ever wondered what it’s like to sit on the other side of that desk? Have you ever wondered how people get to be executive directors?

6 Advanced Twitter Features for Nonprofits

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As of August 2016, Twitter has 313 million monthly active users. If you or your nonprofit are one of them, explore these little known Twitter features that might make the social network more useful for you and your followers. 1) Night Mode.

Free Webinar: How to Get Your Nonprofit Emails Opened

Wild Woman Fundraising

Join us on August 22nd at 3pm EDT, 2pm CDT, 1pm MT, 12pm PDT, for a free webinar to help you get more enewsletter opens and signups and DONATIONS. August 22nd, 3pm EDT, 2pm CT, 1pm MT, 12pm PDT, Get on it! Enewsletters: how to write better ones.

Checklist: Is My Message Relevant?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Today’s recording will be available tomorrow afternoon, and Part II takes place on August 23.). I taught “So What and Who Cares, Part I: How to Make Your Messaging More Meaningful and Memorable” today for our All-Access Pass Holders.

Modern Media Relations for Nonprofits [New Webinar]

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Tuesday, August 23rd. Are you having trouble getting the media to cover your nonprofit? The rules for getting that coverage have definitely changed with the advent of digital media. Stop relying on old press releases and learn how to connect with today’s generation of journalists.

Blog Posts Needed: Sharing Progress, Communicating Accomplishments

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

In August, we here at Nonprofit Marketing Guide will be hosting the latest edition of the Nonprofit Blog Carnival. Deadline for submissions: Friday, August 28, 2015. Publication of roundup: Monday, August 31, 2015. The Carnival is a round-up of recent posts — like a “best of” — on a particular topic. For example, this month Joanne Fritz at About.com compiled 18 posts all about year-end fundraising.

Don't Wing It! Major Gifts Webinar with Kathie Kramer Ryan

Fundraising Coach

The Nonprofit Academy Members’ August Webinar. August 14, 1pm ET (noon CT / 11am MT / 10am PT). Don’t Wing It! Major Gift Mistakes Even Smart Fundraisers Make.

Throwing UK Fundraising Under the Bus

The Agitator

On August 18 IoF announced an Update to the Code of Fundraising Practice. A number of thoughtful and concerned UK Agitator readers weighed in this week expressing a range of emotions from distress to disgust over what some termed the Institute of Fundraising’s (IoF) latest “betrayal” of the sector.

I’ll Take My Fundraising Cannibalism On the Rocks

The Agitator

According to the New York Times , between June 1 and August 13 participants. As of yesterday, the high visibility ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’ had produced $15.6 million from existing donors, plus 307,598 new donors for The ALS Association.

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

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August 15 – September 23rd: Marketing Your Expertise: Becoming a Thought Leader and Media Darling. Join me for some Mixed Links… Share your nonprofit communications success story with Big Duck and us in this survey.

6 Tips for Launching Your Own Member Month Campaign

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Choose a slower month – March, April, May or September — but not too slow (July and August are tough months for most orgs) — for your member month. You want to stand out on your own, but not get lost in vacation months like July and August. December is done.

Still-Time Summer Marketing Sizzlers

Getting Attention

We slowed our email earlier in the summer, back up now that it’s August. We don’t publish our newsletter for K-12 audiences in June or July but just started it up again now that it’s August. —Laura Norvig, Digital Media Strategist, ETR. Part 1. Dig in a.s.a.p.

The Remarkable “Wet Blanket Challenge”

The Agitator

Last month the ALS Association won fundraising’s equivalent of the Mega Million Power Ball Lottery — picking up 3 million donors and $100+ million in August alone from the “Ice Bucket Challenge”.