How to manage up in your fundraising job

Wild Woman Fundraising

This is Mazarine Treyz of Wild Woman Fundraising and I’m so happy to introduce Kishshana Palmer. So I want you all to think of me as your fixer. So like many folks who we help, I was a lone fundraiser in an organization trying to figure it out. Like oh, should we bow to you?

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Best Practices in Nonprofit Storytelling – How to Structure Your Stories

J Campbell Social Marketing

I am on a mission to help nonprofits of all sizes become better communicators. This is the first of a multi-part series designed to show nonprofits the most effective ways to amplify their stories using digital storytelling techniques. . How would I handle it?

How to structure and staff your planned gift shop for the 21st century

iMarketSmart

Jim Collins, author of the best-selling book Good to Great , has three big recommendations for all organizations: Get the right people on the bus. I think nonprofits tend to fail when it comes to “getting the right people in the right seats.” Attend to needs.

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How to stay competitive in your fundraising career

Wild Woman Fundraising

According to LinkedIn , here are the top skills for 2017. What should these skills mean to you, as a nonprofit professional, and as a fundraiser? But as you look at this list, what can you do to stay current, and fresh in fundraising? How does it break down by country?

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How to Create Your Professional Development Plan

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Forge Your Path to Success with a Professional Development Plan. Join us this Thursday for our next BUDGET-FRIENDLY webinar: For Nonprofit Communications Staff Only: How to Create Your Professional Development Plan. How to Rate Your Own Skills. How to Set Goals.

How To Choose The Best Book Light – Important Tips

Non Profit Marketing 360

A book light is a small reading light, which allows the reader to clip onto a book for enabling to read comfortably. It is one of the best utility tools for a book lover. The book light emits soft light without any hot spots and enables to continue reading for long hours.

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How to Spot & Gather Strong Stories

Getting Attention

When you gather compelling stories—about beneficiaries, donors, or volunteers, or other players—to share in campaigns, thanks, and other communications, you gain a powerful complement to your data and anecdotal understanding of the people you want to engage. Together, these insights forge a shortcut to engaging hearts, minds, and wallets. But it can be tough to source the right stories. Here’s how: 1) Clarify Who Does What.

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How to Get Award-Winning Email Engagement as a Nonprofit

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

When Jen Billow shared with her fellow Communications Director Mentoring Program participants that her organization, the Park City Education Foundation, had received accolades from Constant Contact for their awesome email engagement rates, everyone wanted to know how.

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How to get a job as a major gifts officer-interview with David Rubin

Wild Woman Fundraising

This interview is part of a series to help you rise in your fundraising career. If you’d like to learn even more about rising in you fundraising career, join us at the Fundraising Career Conference in April 2017. How’s that? MT: How did you get started in fundraising?

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How to Shorten Your To-Do List

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Every communications director has a to-do list a mile long, and it gets longer every day. What’s the secret to keeping that list in check? It’s all about creating a workflow for ideas BEFORE they make it onto your editorial calendar or to-do list.

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Get Your Dream Job

Wild Woman Fundraising

Did you ever wish someone had taught you in high school how to interview, apply for jobs, and succeed in your first 90 days of a job? Mistakes that I cringe to think about now. And I want to keep you from making the mistakes I made. Consulting to gain experience.

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How to Motivate Board Members: Interview with Simone Joyaux

Wild Woman Fundraising

Recently I interviewed Simone Joyaux about how to get a better board. Mazarine: How long have you been helping people build better boards? A lot of boards are on the continuum from not so good to just plain dysfunctional. Obviously staff have to manage finances.

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Fundraising Career Pathing – How to Take the Right Job for You

Wild Woman Fundraising

Are you wondering how to get ahead in your fundraising career? Do you know there are things you need to do to get to that next job, but you’re not sure how to look good enough to the hiring manager? to Development Coordinator.

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

iMarketSmart

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). Getting to know your supporters is a humongous key to success. How many minutes they spend on a certain page.

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7 big reasons why capacity is so hard to uncover (how the rich hide their wealth)

iMarketSmart

Here’s how the ultra-rich make sure you can’t figure out how much money they really have: They figure out ways to evade taxes entirely. They might even create shell companies and layer them to make it hard to follow the trail. They never ever reveal how much they really make to anyone no matter what. The post 7 big reasons why capacity is so hard to uncover (how the rich hide their wealth) appeared first on MarketSmart, LLC |.

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How to Do Social Media Spring Cleaning at Your Nonprofit

J Campbell Social Marketing

Spring is in the air – hopefully coming soon to Boston – and it’s time to put a fresh coat of paint on those dusty social media accounts! you may still want to take a close look at those profiles. . Add a video to the Cover. Change the call-to-action button.

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Top 3 ways to determine whether or not a so-called expert is worth listening to

iMarketSmart

And, in publications, you’ll read articles that no one questions prior to publication. For better or worse, the world today allows anyone to have a voice whether their comments and ideas work or not. Too often they fail to properly vet a speaker.

There Are Only Three Ways to Raise More Money

iMarketSmart

Of course, time is finite — we all are limited to just 24 hours in a day, but money (funding) is theoretically uncapped, and having more of it generally equates to having a larger impact on the world. Yes, the answer to the “how do we raise more money?”

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Interview on how to make your year end appeals more effective

Wild Woman Fundraising

What is the best way to write fundraising appeals? Mazarine Treyz is the author of The Wild Woman’s Guide to Fundraising , and founder of WildWomanFundraising.com, a popular fundraising resource with 50,000 monthly readers. A Winning Formula to write your Appeal Letter.

How to prospect and qualify major donors with Jeff Scheifels- Free Webinar

Wild Woman Fundraising

Come to our free one hour webinar on September 23rd, 10am-11am PT! “How to Prospect and Qualify Major Donors for Your Nonprofit,” September 23rd, 10am PT -11am PT, and learn how to find major donors for your nonprofit! Click here to join us.

How To Use Facebook’s Free Fundraising Tools on #GivingTuesday

J Campbell Social Marketing

On November 28th, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation are matching up to $2 million in funds raised on Facebook for U.S-based Before and after #GivingTuesday, charitable organizations that have signed up to use Facebook’s fundraising tools will pay a 5% fee.).

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Want to have TOO MANY major donors? Read this.

Wild Woman Fundraising

We know that events are the slowest way to make money for a nonprofit. We know that if we care about the future of our nonprofit, we need to start cultivating major donor relationships, and start our major gift program. How can you start to develop these relationships?

How to Streamline Your Review Process and Publish Faster

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

It needs to get out the door or online quickly to be relevant. But a painful review and approval process can cripple your creative work, no matter how good it is. Here’s a menu of elements that you might want to include in your own review and approval process.

How to organize your fundraising job search like a pro with Phil Gerard

Wild Woman Fundraising

This is Mazarine Treyz of Wild Woman Fundraising, and today I am so excited to be interviewing Phil Gerard for our Fundraising Career Conference 2016. Phil will be speaking about how to structure and organization your fundraising job search. Here’s how I met Phil.

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How to Run a Great Text Giving Campaign

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

If you are thinking of starting a text giving campaign, Abby Jarvis of Qgiv is here today to share some tips on how to make it successful. As phones become more ubiquitous, nonprofits are experimenting with different ways to engage donors on their mobile devices.

How to Spot & Gather Strong Stories

Getting Attention

When you gather compelling stories—about beneficiaries, donors, or volunteers, or other players—to share in campaigns, thanks, and other communications, you gain a powerful complement to your data and anecdotal understanding of the people you want to engage. Together, these insights forge a shortcut to engaging hearts, minds, and wallets. But it can be tough to source the right stories. Here’s how: 1) Clarify Who Does What.

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Why Visitors Abandon Your Website (And How to Fix It)

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

There, in the demographic data, lay a discovery: visitors over the age of 55 were half as likely to come back to the site than those in any other age range. When we began to unpack this problem and try to understand what factors were actually causing it, we quickly narrowed it down.

Best Booklights For Bookaholics

Non Profit Marketing 360

Are you a workaholic or an enthusiastic author who frequently stays up late in the night to complete the work? Are you a business person who needs to invest just your time travelling and working? Here are the best booklights for the year: IKEA Kulla Table Lamp.

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How to Ask for a Bequest…And Get It

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Fundraising expert Tom Ahern believes that the answer may be as simple as not having a marketing plan to ask for those bequests. A simple plan might include: Writing a vision statement that lets donors know how their bequest will help the organization for future generations.

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12 Tips on How to be a Good Nonprofit Leader: Shackleton Style!

Wild Woman Fundraising

Take these tools and learn how you will be when you are executive director, or board chair, or president. Think about how you would change what is currently happening if no good model is right in front of you. How can you be a good nonprofit leader? Leaders are willing to venture in new directions, seize new opportunities, and learn new skills. Leaders broaden cultural and social horizons and learn to see things from different perspectives.

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Mass marketing, relationships and trust.

iMarketSmart

One-to-many marketing/fundraising relationships are the same as personal relationships. They’ll feel that you abused the permission they granted you when they opted in to receive your communications (assuming they opted in at all).

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How to do a better board training (with Andy Robinson)

Wild Woman Fundraising

I got the chance to ask Andy, board trainer extraordinaire of TrainYourBoard.com , my most burning questions about board training. SO of course, I asked him to solve my problems-and asked him how I could be unconsciously holding myself back as a trainer. So give them stuff to do.

How to make a splash! Marketing Your Nonprofit Educational Programs

Wild Woman Fundraising

I’ve never told anyone about this before… I’m about to share a secret that can help keep your association in the black. What can you do to help your association succeed, and how can you get more people to take your fantastic educational programs?

The 2018 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

EveryAction

If you loved our 2017 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar get ready for our new, improved, and updated 2018 calendar! We've searched far and wide for the best and brightest nonprofit conferences from all around the country! Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar 2018.

How to get tremendous satisfaction from satisfaction

iMarketSmart

If you learn how to truly satisfy their needs, you will be tremendously satisfied too. How do you do this? Listen to them. And, respond to them by adding value to their lives. Recommendations. >> 5 Opportunities to Boost Giving, Donor Loyalty, and Job Satisfaction. >> Another highly requested blog post on why people give. The post How to get tremendous satisfaction from satisfaction appeared first on MarketSmart | .

If asking for donations makes you uncomfortable, read this now!

iMarketSmart

Recently I was asked the following: “The whole idea of the ‘ask’ is very uncomfortable to me. How can I become more comfortable with it?” Your donor is not ready to be asked. When it comes to ‘asking,’ timing is important.

Is donor qualification more important than donor identification?

iMarketSmart

Or you might enlist the help of a wealth screening or predictive analytics and modeling firm to help you identify the best donors for your portfolio. They might not want to have a personal relationship with you (or any other fundraiser). How to build and refresh your caseload.

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Only the Best for You

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Starting in just a few hours, we are kicking off a great quarter of training on everything from fundraising appeals – both direct mail and email – to Facebook Ads and donation pages to working smarter in general. Learn how to work faster and smarter and more effectively.

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Ever feel like you’re running in place?

Wild Woman Fundraising

Have you ever wondered how to get government grants or contracts for your nonprofit? Have you ever wondered how to do a capital campaign for your nonprofit? Do you want to help your board members support your mission more effectively?

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How To Brand A Nonprofit With Low Cost & High Impact

NonProfit Branding

Want to get the biggest bang for your branding buck? They bring us right to Burke’s Unified Law of Mug Power : Without a logo, a generic thing holds a beverage, but no affection. There is an incredible nonprofit bonus to the cost/benefit of logo mugs as branding tools! .

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