Best Facebook Groups for Nonprofits

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

It’s a very active, very helpful, and very opinionated group of people in all different kinds of nonprofit work, although fundraising and communications topics seem to dominate.

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!

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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?

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


>> The Best Nonprofit Email Subject Lines of 2015. The post 7 things about email subject lines that will help you save the world appeared first on MarketSmart | . Firstly, email subject lines are actually headlines.

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4 forces primarily responsible for making people charitable


The question for most parents is how best to teach generosity to their children. Fundraising best practices for fundraising charity blog cultivation for major gifts cultivation for planned giving does helping others make you happy feeling you get after helping someone fundraising tips helping others makes us happy helping others makes you feel good helping others makes you happy quote major gift fundraising millionaires should give money to charity Strategy

Want Staff Help with Communications? Start with Photography

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

She created a “photography tips sheet” with procedures for submitting to her up to five of the best photos with descriptions whenever they are participating in something that others might enjoy seeing.

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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Stories help us remember. To make sure you cover all of the basics of story structure here are the beginnings of 7 sentences that can help you with the process. 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? .

The Best of Social Marketing in 2016

Social Marketing and Social Change

What are some of the best papers published in social marketing this past year? This list of 10 represent the best work I came across in journals outside of the social marketing journals - Journal of Social Marketing and Social Marketing Quarterly.

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. Paper Icon Campaign at Whole Foods Helps Launch FoodCorps. Best Cause Marketing

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GREETINGS: 39 Ideas to Help You Rock Your Nonprofit Email Welcome Series

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Your best blog posts. We’re ready to help you. Congratulations, you’ve got new email subscribers! Now what? Dump them in your normal communications stream without recognition or welcome? Welcome them – quickly, warmly, sincerely.

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5 Pro Tips to Help Make This Your Best #GivingTuesday Yet


More than ever, nonprofits are expending a huge amount of resources on this single biggest fundraising day of the year - but that doesn't mean they can't make it easier on themselves and their donors!

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Best Way to Get Timely Input: Review & Approval 2.0

Getting Attention

We began by thanking folks for their time and focus, and asked for their help in gathering and sharing perspectives and wants from their respective departments. 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.

What Type of Communications Team Works Best at Your Nonprofit?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Next week, Kivi is leading a BRAND NEW webinar that will break down each of these four types and help you determine which one if right for your nonprofit. Join us for: The Four Types of Nonprofit Communications Teams: Making the Best Choice for Your Nonprofit.

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Nonprofit Communications Help Wanted – 3 Great Jobs Now Open

Getting Attention

Believe me, working with Carie will be a great opportunity to learn from the best in emerging media! Help Wanted Carie Lewis Colin Delany Nonprofit Communications nonprofit help wanted nonprofit marketing

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.

Interview Questions to Help You Write Great Donor, Volunteer, and Client Profiles for Your Newsletters

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

What’s the best/worst thing to happen since you started working with (the Nonprofit)? Whether they are focused on your clients, donors or volunteers, profiles — or stories about people — should be a integral part of your content marketing plan.

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

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

TechSoup ‘s annual nonprofit storytelling campaign and contest, Storymakers , was created to help nonprofits and social good organizations communicate differently, to build community, and to educate on how to tell powerful and effective stories for a global audience.

12 astounding ways engagement fundraising can help you right now


Here are a dozen ways engagement fundraising helps nonprofits all around the world. The post 12 astounding ways engagement fundraising can help you right now appeared first on MarketSmart, LLC |.

Your fundraising letters helped by zombies

Fundraising Coach

While it's best to have two or three others read the fundraising letter before you send it, sometimes those people miss things too. A handy way zombies can help your fundraising letters I just ran across this handy test on Pinterest.

Good Meets Gadgets: Best Nonprofit Technology Conferences of 2015


Now, thanks to innovators + technologists committed to doing more good, technology has helped broaden the reach of nonprofits further than ever before.

One of the Best Campaign Messages Ever (Case Study)

Getting Attention

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

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

Wild Woman Fundraising

writing a blog and also helping fundraise for the Resource Center in Chicago , a nonprofit that. I currently help them staff their distribution days. >. > Raise More Money: The Best of the Grassroots Fundraising Journal By Kim Klein and Stephanie Roth. BEST FUNDRAISING BLOGS!

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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.

What's Wrong with Tom Brady's Partnership with Best Buddies? Everything

Selfish Giving

Photo via Best Buddies International on Flickr. in payments from Best Buddies International , a charity that Brady has reportedly raised $46.5 Best Buddies' contributions to Brady's foundation smack more of fundraising expenses than charitable gifts.

Helping board members tell their nonprofit story

Fundraising Coach

One of the most important tools I've seen is helping board members get comfortable telling their own story. In truth, your nonprofit needs each member to be fully present in order to make the best decisions and give the best guidance possible.

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8 Interview Guidelines for Capturing the Best Stories

Getting Attention

These eight guidelines can help you conduct better interviews and accurately capture the most compelling stories. You might get some of your best information this way.

Do we really need science to help us raise more money?


Mark Twain said, “The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.”. If you want happiness for a lifetime, help someone else.”. The post Do we really need science to help us raise more money? Thanks to scientific research , we now know conclusively that giving to others makes us feel good about ourselves, which in turn, makes us happy. But did we really need science to confirm what so many already knew?

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

Getting Attention

You are the best! These resources help me with that, and I hope they’ll do the same for you: The Agitators Fundraising masters Roger Craver and Tom Belford provide original takes on fundraising that make you think twice, and sometimes even make you laugh.

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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!

Pls Help Now: From Post-Sandy NJ

Getting Attention

Please donate right now to support these regional organizations working hard to help those most affected by the storm. These folks are on the ground, providing services right now and need your help to keep it up. But the Coalition has had a huge increase in folks who need help post-Sandy, and is not receiving the usual food overages from grocery stores and caterers in the past few days (and isn’t likely to for the days to come).

71 sessions to help your hospital fundraising – for free!

Fundraising Coach

Carley, Catherine: Direct Mail Patient Acquisition and Renewal Best Practices. Pitman, Marc: Grateful Patient Programs: Top 10 Best Practices. Weisman, Carol: Help Your Physicians Become Productively Involved in Fundraising (Q&A).

The 5 Best Leadership Books for Nonprofit Leaders

Fundraising Coach

Whether it''s about how we look for "social proof" (and how that impacts fundraising) or reciprocity, Cialdini will help you with your employees, your board, and your donors. This is a treasure trove of wisdom that will help people in our nonprofits have an even greater impact on the world.

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Ethiopia's 'Sesame Street' Needs Your Help Saving Orphans

Cause Related Marketing

Back in November 2011, after reading the horrifying book Half the Sky by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, I committed to help the plight of girls and women in the developing world.

Data Driven Campaigns Can Help Small Nonprofits

Social Media Bird Brain

graphic via Robert Kirrily on Flickr I really dislike numbers, but sometimes it can't be helped. Here's the gist of it: Target your audience for the best returns on your outreach. SSIR has a good article about learning from Obama's data-driven campaigns. They make it about measurement, but I make it about reach. Example: Obama's campaign focused on buying ads in places where they could. data segment research measurement targeting Small nonprofit outreach

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Do you need some help? Where can you get it?

Wild Woman Fundraising

BTW, I want to help you. Okay, enough of ME offering to help you! Here’s how other people can help you! Perhaps volunteermatch can help you. It’s virtual volunteering at its best. he’s always doing fun things to help people. Get help!

The Best of Social Marketing in 2014

Social Marketing and Social Change

To help you out, this is my fourth annual review of papers that document in the peer-reviewed literature how the field is developing (here are the links to the 2011 , 2012 , and 2013 selections). One of my priorities in reviewing the work is how they help strengthen the evidence base for the discipline. Keeping up with the evolution of social marketing research and practice can be a tough problem.

RESOURCE REVIEW: “A Progressive’s Style Guide” Helps Unlock Power of Language to Shape and Change the World

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

” I bristle at rhetoric that taps violent imagery such as “killer idea” and “take your best shot.”. I am a nonprofit copy writer. I believe that words can move people to act, and inspire people to change the world for the better.

Best Of The Agitator – 2015 – Trends and Predictions

The Agitator

Each day during this week between Christmas and New Year’s we’ll run two of 2015’s Top Ten Agitator Posts to help your transition into what we hope will be a terrific 2016! Here’s our wrap-up of the most read and shared Agitator posts of 2015.

3 simple ways fundraisers can improve their LinkedIn profiles to land more meetings and raise more money


Is it written and designed to help you generate more donations or to help you get a job? I help amazing people find meaning in their lives through support of __.”. Most fundraiser’s LinkedIn profiles are screwed up! They look like resumes, not invitations.