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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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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 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?

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.

How to make the right fundraising decision every time

Wild Woman Fundraising

How can you make the right fundraising decision every time? It’s tied to it, intimately. The right fundraising decision comes from face to face connections with individuals. And individuals are driven to give by relationships. Fundraising is tied to your family.

The 2016 - 2017 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

EveryAction

Thousands of nonprofit pros rely on our annual Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar to discover skill-building, strategy-slaying, network-enhancing nonprofit events. Today, we're excited to announce the all-new list for 2017! 2016 - 2017 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar.

How to prep for your next big ask

iMarketSmart

There’s a ton of information out there about how to ask for a donation. So I thought I’d help with what I believe is the simplest way to prep for your next big ask. Possibly talk to your friends about your answers (the experienced and successful ones).

Do you have bad boundaries?

Wild Woman Fundraising

This is Mazarine Treyz of Wild Woman Fundraising, and I am very, very happy to introduce to you today Sheena Greer of Colludo. Well, I have a couple questions for you because this next year at the career conference, we’re going to dive deeper into boundaries.

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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 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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7 Common Donation Form Mistakes (And How to Avoid Them!) – Part 1

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Last week, Abby Jarvis finished her two-part series on marketing strategies to drive donors to your donation pages. Today, she starts another two-part series on how to avoid common mistakes on your donation forms. We all slip up from time to time. Abby Jarvis.

Want to do political fundraising? Interview with Joe Garecht of The Fundraising Authority

Wild Woman Fundraising

Joe Garecht is a consultant, author and speaker that helps non-profits raise dramatically more money to fund their work. I chose to interview Joe because I was interested in his political fundraising background. However, when women do run, they win at equal rates to men.”

The 2016 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

EveryAction

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? Your opportunity to learn.

How to Get Retweeted

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

If you aren’t sure about the best way for your nonprofit to use Twitter , this webinar will clear that up for you. I asked John to share some of his favorite Twitter tips, and he replied with 13 ways to get retweeted. How would someone like Shel Silverstein tweet ?

Are you a cold-hearted fundraiser or a warm-hearted facilitator?

iMarketSmart

Here’s why: Science and experience have led me to realize that a donor’s objective is usually, first and foremost, to find meaning in their life through giving and to feel good knowing their legacy gift will make an impact.

How to Market Text-to-Give to Your Donors

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

This week he’s back to show you how to market your mobile fundraising campaign. Text-to-give technology gives you the best of both worlds: effectiveness and efficiency. That’s why you have to have a solid marketing plan in place for your text-to-give campaign.

How to Respond to a National Tragedy

Getting Attention

My gut is that’s how many of your supporters and prospects are feeling as well, and what will be top of mind for at least a few more days. Here’s how to communicate best post-catastrophe: 1) Stay relevant. 2) If your organization isn’t working to help the Newtown community or others affected by the tragedy, take a couple of days off. I believe in these causes, but they seem irrelevant today, and are likely to tomorrow.

How You Can Get More Money Through Direct Mail: Interview with Jules Brown of “Dear Joan”

Wild Woman Fundraising

I’m so excited to share this interview with you! His blog, Dear Joan , is dedicated to helping smaller nonprofits write truly donor focused appeals that get better results and raise more money for your cause. I came home determined to a). And keep trying to do it better.

Want to learn what makes an incredible year end appeal?

Wild Woman Fundraising

Do you have trouble getting people to open your nonprofit appeals? . Do you want to learn the tactics of successful appeal copywriting that will help people tear open your envelope and write you a big check? . Whether you are an old pro and just want some new tips, or you’re writing your appeal letter for the first time, you’ll find killer strategies and tried-and-true tactics in this e-course to take your appeal letter to the next level. Where to start?

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How to Get Your Story Told in the Nonprofit Trade Press

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

This is especially true for nonprofits that are looking to earn the attention of potential funders or brand their organizations as experts in fundraising, nonprofit management, talent management, or storytelling. Are you appealing to a specific type of donor and, if so, how?

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Best Nonprofit Videos of the Year

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

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. The Funny for Good Award went to Unbound with Between Two Furnaces. This award went to Tyler Oakley for his work with the Trevor Project.

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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 Use Social Media for Fundraising [PODCAST + FREE WEBINAR]

J Campbell Social Marketing

The rise in popularity of social media channels over the past decade has fundamentally changed how we connect with one another, how we discover news, and how we consume and share information that matters. How to determine which social media channels on which to focus.

Annual Report Makeover!

Wild Woman Fundraising

Want to see a drastic makeover that really paid off? We’ve got 5 people’s jobs, and we’re supposed to do them all in a mere 70 hour work week. I’m going to break it down for you, why one is better than the other. Way to take the ball and run with it!

The Best Cause Marketing of 2011

Cause Related Marketing

One of the things I love about cause marketing is also one of the things I love about my wife; it (like she) continues to surprise me. Here in date order of the original post are my top eleven Best Cause Marketing Efforts of 2011. The headline served as a clear to action.

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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. Now you are wondering whether to add Pinterest and Instagram — all the while maintaining your print communications and media relations.

I am learning how to write. How about you?

Wild Woman Fundraising

I am always learning how to write. It does get easier, but there’s always another mountain to climb. For right now, for example, I feel like I’ve got appeal letters nailed, but I’m learning how to write a screenplay. This is hard enough to do.

Reader Questions! I want…. EVERYTHING FUNDRAISING! Okay then.

Wild Woman Fundraising

Recently I asked my most fantabulous enewsletter subscribers (if you want to be one, click here ) what they wanted to learn more about, because, let’s face it, Most people don’t plan to get into fundraising. Of course, you can’t ask questions if you don’t know who to ask or if you’re afraid of looking stupid. Now, I am blessed to be with an organization I’m so passionate about, but I am the ENTIRE Development Team.

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.

NEW Webinar: How to start your major gifts program with Amy Eisenstein

Wild Woman Fundraising

Are you wondering how to get major gifts? Major gifts are the best way to fundraise. So What is the most effective way to raise money from individuals? Face to face major gift fundraising. Of course, this is the thing that people are most scared to do.

Free Webinar: Rockstar Nonprofit Presentations Feburary 20th

Wild Woman Fundraising

How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Are you looking to talk more persuasively for your cause? Do you want to have a bigger impact for your nonprofit through speaking? This webinar will show you how to give a successful presentation and bring more money to your organization.

How to discover planned gifts using interns because you can’t afford a telemarketing firm

iMarketSmart

Have the intern view videos, read reports and talk to program staff (and beneficiaries) so they are familiar with stories about the impact your organization delivers. Write a letter to the donors but have the intern personalize and duplicate it, hand address envelopes, and mail them to donors letting them know the intern will be calling the following week. Explain why (to thank you and to ask you some quick questions to learn about you just a bit).

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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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When Reporters Are Looking for You: How to Respond to Journalists’ Queries

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

You don’t have to rely solely on your own pitches to get your organization quoted or cited in the media. Sometimes, you can get coverage by connecting with journalists when they are looking to find an expert as they report their own stories.

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. . Imagine using the Pony Express to make matching gift appeals. With all due respect to horses, your messages probably won’t arrive in the timely manner you desire.

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.

How to Attract Corporate Partners with Your Nonprofit Website

Selfish Giving

The zero moment of truth refers to the point in the buying cycle when the consumer researches a product, often before the seller even knows that they exist. I hadn't either until I stumbled upon their site thanks to my go-to peeps for all thinks British, Howard Lake and Johnny Five.

50+ Ideas on What You Can Blog About

Wild Woman Fundraising

Mazarine Treyz, with The Wild Woman’s Guide to Fundraising and The Wild Woman’s Guide to Social Media. It’s a lot of work and you have to do it every week. In November 2009 I started to blog to market my book, The Wild Woman’s Guide to Fundraising.

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How to Take a Modern Approach to Nonprofit Brand Awareness

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Rather than broadcasting static messages to vast audiences, charities can now seek direct engagement with targeted communities and create dynamic, two-way conversations. If your charity is still stuck in the rut of an anachronistic one-way advertising model, it''s time to adopt the modern approach to brand awareness! Here''s how: Social value: Targeted marketing.

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Nonprofits @ the Oscars: How to Photobomb, Newsjack and Steal the Spotlight at the Academy Awards

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Watching or not, film will be the center of attention surrounding the event, and nonprofits have a huge opportunity to connect with this moment and steal a slice of limelight, also known as newsjacking. Bridge of Spies – Right to fair trial. SOME TACTICS TO TRY.