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Best Facebook Groups for Nonprofits

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Just about every day, I talk to a nonprofit staff person who thinks she is alone with the challenge or drama or weird situation she is in at work. And 95% of the time, I assure her I’ve heard it before.

The 2016 - 2017 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar


Thousands of nonprofit pros rely on our annual Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar to discover skill-building, strategy-slaying, network-enhancing nonprofit events. Attract more attendees with a sweet Best Conference badge for your website - just email us!

The 2016 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar


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! On the list and want a sweet Best Conference badge for your website?

Best Nonprofit Videos of the Year

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Best Nonprofit Video Award. The Best Nonprofit Video went to The Cystic Fibrosis Trust for their video The Breath Before. Last week Kivi and I were on hand to see the winners of the 2015 DoGooder Awards during the Nonprofit Technology Conference in Austin, TX.

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The Best Cause Marketing of 2011

Cause Related Marketing

Here in date order of the original post are my top eleven Best Cause Marketing Efforts of 2011. One of the best such efforts came from Budweiser, which asked men to forgo shaving to save water. But what I like best was the enthusiasm with which the bag boy sold it to me!

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How WE Do It! The Best Video Ever

Getting Attention

Watch it and weep, with laughter and recognition (if you’re a working parent, or overloaded in any other way). That’s definitely me! Is it you? This video from Make It Work —a community making things better for hardworking women, men and families across the country—works wonders.

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What are the best and worst times to post on social media networks?

J Campbell Social Marketing

But what times are best to post to your audience? Disclaimer: There is no one size fits all in social media, just helpful guidelines and best practices. created a helpful infographic listing the best and worst times to post on each of the main social networks.

Storytelling: The First Best Thing

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Nonprofit Marketing Best PracticesStorytelling is the single most powerful communications tool you have available, bar none. But many good causes tend to have problems telling good stories even though people have been communicating through stories for thousands of years. . So, what makes narrative so powerful? . Stories help us remember. When you have facts you want people to remember, it's much more likely they will be remembered if you contain those facts within a story. .

Mark your calendar: best conferences for nonprofits in 2015


Believe it or not, it''s already time to start planning for the wealth of marketing, education, and networking opportunities for nonprofits in 2015. nonprofit conferences

The Best Cause Marketing of 2010

Cause Related Marketing

What follows are, in my judgment, the 10 best cause marketing campaigns of the year. I’ve listed the top ten in no special order, although I will say that I think the Subaru effort profiled at the bottom of this post is the best of the best.

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Best Nonprofit Videos of the Year

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

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50 Best Nonprofit Twitter Accounts to Follow


A frequent assumption is that social media runs itself, but the “build it and they will come” model won’t yield the engagement or impact that you’re looking for.

Best Way to Get Timely Input: Review & Approval 2.0

Getting Attention

You guys are so smart! I love it when you share a marketing technique that’s made all the difference in the world to you. There’s no better model for the rest of us. Thanks today to Jennifer Johnson, director of marketing & communications at Advocates. I had the pleasure of working with Jen to develop a brand, website strategy, and marketing plan for Advocates—a human services agency providing a breadth of programs and services throughout Massachusetts.

Reader Questions: What are the best fundraising blogs & books?

Wild Woman Fundraising

Raise More Money: The Best of the Grassroots Fundraising Journal By Kim Klein and Stephanie Roth. BEST FUNDRAISING BLOGS! If anyone else wants to weigh in with the best fundraising blogs and books, please leave a comment!

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Only the Best for You

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

You can register for most of these individually by visiting the Weekly Webinar Series homepage , but if you want to get the very best deal and attend ALL of the webinars here, purchase the Quarterly All-Access Pass for only $199.

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The 5 Best Nonprofit Digital Stories from TechSoup’s Storymakers Contest

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Best Story Overall (Grand Prize). Best New Storyteller, for an organization new to storytelling. Alexandra Ale Bezdikian. TechSoup’s annual Storymakers contest had some great entries this year. Watch the winners and see what you can learn from them.

Communications Team Models: What’s Best for Your Nonprofit?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

That’s what I’m talking about this week on Thursday, during a budget-friendly $20 webinar called “The Four Types of Communications Teams: Making the Best Choice for Your Nonprofit.”

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Best of 2016: More Gold For The Lapsed Donor Mine

The Agitator

We sifted through our posts for a few of the ‘most-read’ of 2016. Perhaps as the year closes, you’re regretting losing as many donors as you did. Can they be retrieved?

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Best U.S. Political Ad Of 2016

The Agitator

Here, from the campaign of Gerald Daugherty, running for re-election as a Travis County Commissioner (Austin, Texas) is my choice for the best campaign ad of 2016. Agitator readers in the U.S. have been inundated with political ads of all kinds. An estimated $4.4 billion in TV spending alone.

10 Best Cause Marketing Promotions of 2016 [SLIDESHARE]

Selfish Giving

10 Best Cause Marketing Promotions of 2016 from Selfish Giving Welcome to my annual 10 Best Cause Marketing Promotions of 2016. My 10 Best posts are by far the most popular piece of content I’ve ever published on my blog – or anywhere else for that matter.

6 best practices for delivering progress reports to your major gift and legacy supporters


Here are my 5 best practices for delivering fundraising progress reports: 1. Here’s how two charities do it: Click on this email below to see the web page: The post 6 best practices for delivering progress reports to your major gift and legacy supporters appeared first on MarketSmart |.

One of the Best Campaign Messages Ever (Case Study)

Getting Attention

Go ahead. Call me a message geek! I wear it proudly. Honestly, I just can’t help it. When I see a memorable message like this one working so well, I get happy. And I’m feeling it right now.

Nonprofit Videos: Best Practices and Benchmarks

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

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What Prevents You from Getting Your Best Work Done

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

We’ve added several new questions to the 2016 Nonprofit Communications Trends Survey ( take it now! ), including: How big of a problem are these situations in preventing you from getting your best work done at your nonprofit?

Good Meets Gadgets: Best Nonprofit Technology Conferences of 2015


It''s almost hard to imagine what life at a nonprofit was like before we could blast out fundraising emails, share stories over Facebook, or issue a call-to-action via Twitter. Remember those days? ).

Who are the best nonprofits on Pinterest?

J Campbell Social Marketing

Today, released their list of the 30 Best Pinners to Follow on Pinterest. Here are a few ideas for the Best Nonprofit Pinners list: Noland Hoshino – [link]. Who would be in your 30 Best Nonprofit Pinners list? The post Who are the best nonprofits on Pinterest?

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The best 2-step plan for legacy gift marketing


The post The best 2-step plan for legacy gift marketing appeared first on MarketSmart |. Generate leads using social norms, family reminders and non-death-related packages. Social norms = “Many of our supporters have done this too!”

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Best of 2016: What’s Next?

The Agitator

We’ve sifted through our files for a few of our most-read posts of 2016. Here’s the advice Roger gave fundraisers the day after the US Presidential election went to Donald Trump. What’s Next? We all woke up on this post-election morning to uncertainty and turmoil. What does the election of Donald Trump mean? Of course, no one really knows. Fear, anger, hope, disappointment, rage and joy bounce off our collective emotional wall.

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Two Steps to Make the Best of Donor Advised Funds


The post Two Steps to Make the Best of Donor Advised Funds appeared first on MarketSmart. Uncover who among your supporters has a donor advised fund. Just ask them the very simple question: Do you have a donor advised fund? Cultivate relationships with your supporters who have DAFs.

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Is That Your Best Line?

Social Media Bird Brain

Because I''m a writer, I often click on links to writing productivity ideas and tools and insights for making my writing better. While clicking on a few of these links, I found some good information on subject lines and lead-ins. Defining the Term By better writing, I mean writing social media posts. We can all use tips on writing better blog posts, better appeal letters, better grants, but.

The 5 Best Leadership Books for Nonprofit Leaders

Fundraising Coach

An executive coaching client recently asked me about my favorite 2 or 3 leadership books. Here are the first five that came to mind. Not surprisingly, each one is within easy reach of my desk. And I find myself thinking about their concepts or quoting them practically every week.

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Best Cause Marketing Campaigns of 2012

Selfish Giving

I searched through all my posts and Pinterest boards from last year and came up with my 2012 picks for best cause marketing campaigns. Best Point-of-Sale Program: Share Our Strength & Shake Shack. Best Purchase-Triggered Program: Team USA & Raise Our Flag.

8 Interview Guidelines for Capturing the Best Stories

Getting Attention

You might get some of your best information this way. Guest blogger Kimberlee Roth , one of our team’s valued writers, has cribbed for the Chicago Tribune and The Chronicle of Philanthropy among other publications.

The Best in Social Marketing in 2013

Social Marketing and Social Change

This year I was able to curate the best writing in social marketing over the past 40 years into a 6 volume series on Social Marketing. Enjoy your reading and my very best for a great 2014!

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You’re the Best—Sharing 11 Sources I Love In Thanks

Getting Attention

You are the best! It pulls the best, for free, from the content created for Marketing Prof members. You push me with your questions and comments, keeping me thinking, learning and growing. And you push back when you disagree, forcing me to make a better case (or rethink my point).

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I want your posts: What’s your best advice?

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

The theme is “best advice” - what was the one, best piece of professional advice you ever got and why? You can also share your own best single piece of advice for people who work at nonprofits. Image via Fanpop. For the month of April, I’m hosting the nonprofit blog carnival.

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Nonprofit blog carnival: Your 25 pieces of best advice

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

A carnival is a mix of contributions from bloggers and readers on a shared theme, and I chose the theme, “best advice.”. I asked you the following question: What was the one, best piece of professional advice you ever got and why?

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Best Response So Far to End of Year Gifts

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

The award for best response so far goes to the Wilderness Society.

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The best way to predict the future is to invent it


The post The best way to predict the future is to invent it appeared first on MarketSmart | . I was tired of waiting. When I was just a donor, I was frustrated with the letters, newsletters, and emails I received from my beloved charities. They were insulting. Off-putting.

What do the best nonprofit websites look like?

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

I often get asked for examples of beautiful nonprofit websites. Good news - there is a great article highlighting 31 one of them (thanks to my colleague Allison for spotting it). Check out these inspiring examples here. I especially like the Kidzeum, a Network for Good customer

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