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How to use verbatims and digital body language to raise more money


Here’s one big point from the interview I figured you’d want to read (in case you don’t have time to listen to the whole thing).

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Nonprofit Blogging Best Practices: Why Your Nonprofit Needs a Blog and How to Create a Great One

J Campbell Social Marketing

The topic will be Nonprofit Blogging Best Practices: Why Your Nonprofit Needs a Blog and How to Create a Great One. Tweet.

How to prep for your next big ask


There’s a ton of information out there about how to ask for a donation. Practice out loud. Lawyers practice law.

8 Great Ways to End Emails or Letters


So here are some great ways to end emails you send to donors: 1. First name], you will be so glad that you decided to help! Whew!

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Reader Questions: Does adding extra stuff your appeal mailing work?

Wild Woman Fundraising

This was at the end of the webinar, and I really did not know the answer to this one. Adding things to your mailing can either help OR hurt you.

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How to Do Your Own Nonprofit Communications Audit [Training]

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Maybe you added an email newsletter to your print newsletter, and started paying more attention to your website. Eastern (10:00 a.m

A Brilliant Stewardship Plan for Legacy Society Donors From Down Under


You need to have a ‘bequest communication plan’ in place. ”. There’s brilliance down under! . 2 bequest newsletters. Visits. Great job Sharon!

7 major principles for major gift fundraising (including planned gifts)


By calculating dollars given according to various news reports, I determined that the top 50 people gave a total of approximately $10.2

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How to Tell a Story that Feels Your Own in 30 Seconds

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It captures the idea that the best stories are the ones in which we see ourselves: “It is our ability to imagine ourselves in a story’s circumstances that makes stories work.”. Andy explained in Free Range Thinking how this works: Consider, for example, the story of a homeless person we’ll call Ted.

6 reasons why some donors prefer to stay anonymous


They have religious reasons for anonymity (this is the #2 reason according to the same survey study mentioned above). Related Posts. >>

“Dear donor, you rock! Here’s why…” Jeff Brooks’ powerful donor outreach formula


If you want to know how to communicate with your donors, I strongly recommend you listen to whatever Jeff Brooks says.

How to Raise More Money from Matching Gifts Using Email and Social Media

J Campbell Social Marketing

This week I am pleased to present a guest post from Adam Weinger of Double the Donation. . A link to your dedicated matching gift page.

9 simple pointers for writing better emails and letters to your donors


I failed to get into business school. I hoped to be a business major at the University of Maryland in the 80’s. But my ability to read, comprehend and recapitulate the institution’s business lessons was not so good. I didn’t make the cut and failed to get even close to acceptance into the business school.

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How fast do you respond to your major and planned gift donors’ needs?


The private sector knows all about responding to leads. They know that: The odds of calling to contact a lead decrease by over 10 times in the 1st hour. The odds of calling to qualify a lead decrease by over 6 times in the 1st hour. I say this because very few nonprofits make it easy for donors to become leads.

Writing for the Web—How to Get it Right

Mission Minded

Our clients always look forward to this important milestone (and so do we!). Blog Nonprofit Branding Nonprofit Communications Nonprofit Copywriting Nonprofit Messaging Nonprofit Web best practices better writing brand branding communication communications web writingCreating a new website takes […].

Why everyone talks about segmenting emails but hardly anyone ever does it


Online discussion groups will say it’s the key to marketing success! Because it’s hard to do! The know-how exists.

Why you should join mastermind groups instead of attending conferences


Sure, there are some good reasons to go to them. I’m not saying you should never go to conferences. Go here.

How NOT to design the perfect fundraising campaign


Today I would like to discuss how NOT to design the perfect fundraising campaign. Some 3,800 factors were analyzed.

How NOT to write a letter to your supporter community


Although this letter is meant for the “community” (non-donors and donors), this is NOT how you should ever address people.

6 ways you can be an effective nonprofit leader

Wild Woman Fundraising

First off, if you like how I write, you are going to LOVE how I teach. Just go here to check that out! I am so happy!

How to create the ultimate donation page

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

Online giving is a generous procrastinator’s saving grace, but how much you raise online will depend on the donation experience you offer.

How can nonprofits monitor their online reputations?

Wild Woman Fundraising

AKA, “How can nonprofits monitor their online reputations?&# So I really have to write about it. Decide what you want to measure.

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


They understand how important headlines are.” Click here to see our definitive list of engagement fundraising channels.

How to Build a Fundraising Tribe for #GivingTuesday

J Campbell Social Marketing

But, with such a grassroots concept, having a loyal and engaged tribe to rally around your cause is crucial for #GivingTuesday success.

Why you need to think of yourself as a facilitator


Supporters give to satisfy a need Tweet This! Supporters give because they trust your organization to satisfy that need. Tweet This!

From Planning A Nonprofit's Grant Writing Work, to How Each Step of the Grant Raising Process Is Conducted According to Professional Best Practices (and Why).

Seeking Grant Money Today

How To Plan Out This Year's Grant Seeking What Information Goes Into A Grant Proposal? Here's What to Do. grant writing goal how toApplying for Grants Through the Grant Donor's Online Grant Application Wizard or Program Received Press After You've Mailed A Few Grant Requests?

It ain’t friendraising… it’s fundraising


Usually, it is believed that extroverts make the best sales people (and fundraisers). But, according to tons of recent research including this paper written by Adam M. My take on it: Extroverts tend to be very outgoing, social and overtly expressive. They want to be friends with people. Popular opinion is wrong.

6 Foolproof Tips for Great Nonprofit Content

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It’s imperative to remember that our job as fundraisers is to write compelling stories that engage our donors. Thanks!” Add images.

What to do about planned gift marketing when you don’t know what to do…


New subscribers to my blog get a survey asking them what topics they’d like to see me cover. . Click to tweet! Staff.

How to get mobile donors to convert


For most nonprofits, there’s been a steady growth in the use of smart phones and tablets by visitors to their websites. It’s pretty simple.

How to Tap into the Heart and Soul of Your Organization When You Write

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Dickerson posits that one of the reasons for this is that many of us are conditioned by our education to write “for a professor who is no longer there” while what we need to be doing is writing for the audience that is there: donors. Those go on the placard next to the picture that tells you the boring details about the art.

Are you a show up and throw up fundraiser?


Are you truly, sincerely interested in the answers to your questions? -Do They talk a lot and say very little. Their focus is all wrong.

Want to learn fundraising or social media? Check Out These New November Webinars & Workshops!

Wild Woman Fundraising

November 19th, How to Find new Donors for your Nonprofit NOW! I hope to see you at these webinars, it will be so fun! Learn more.

Donor Churn: How To Stop It Before It Starts

The Agitator

Few organizations truly understand why donors leave, let alone know when the donor makes the decision to leave. And for good reason. That’s.

The Top 10 Ways Nonprofits Can Use Visuals

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Infographics are a fun way to visualize data in a shareable format. Have a powerful fact to share? Show event success to sponsors.

3 Ways To Tell Your Story: Review of The Nonprofit Marketing Guide, by Kivi Leroux Miller

Wild Woman Fundraising

The Nonprofit Marketing Guide is an excellent book by Kivi Leroux Miller , and I am sorry it took me this long to read it. Act 2 The conflict!

How to Test Your Nonprofit Emails

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Sending the most effective emails to your donors do es n''t have to be a gu essing game. Even the smallest nonprofits can use simple testing methods to uncover the subject line s, content and calls to action that inspire supporters to give. Decide which message worked the best and then mail to the rest of the list.

3 Metrics Your Nonprofit Should Measure Using Google Analytics

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The audience location metrics enable you to specifically determine the geographic areas that your site content is reaching.

How to use a job analysis to get the salary you want

Fundraising Coach

At first I could only think about how completing this exercise would serve the institution. Even in nonprofit jobs. Personal Leadership

How to Get Your Board on Board with Social Fundraising

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

Looking for a new way to get your board involved with your fundraising efforts? A social fundraising campaign can help make it easier for your board members to fulfill their “give or get” commitment to your organization. This especially applies to your board members. Make It Easy. Pretty sweet, right?