5 Clever Online Engagement Ideas for Nonprofits

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Nevertheless, it’s a great engagement idea for small digital spaces such as Twitter. If you want to unleash your supporter’s creativity, invite them to submit ideas for a bumper sticker contest. MORE IDEAS. A Super Effective Online Fundraising Tool: The “Wins” Blog Post.

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Newsletter and Blog Post Ideas for Summer

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Need some new ideas for your newsletter, blog, or social media? Enjoy the sun with a cool drink in hand and cook up some summer article ideas of your own. Ideas for Nonprofit WritersConsider one of these five summer-inspired themes: 1) Summer Heat.

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50+ Ideas on What You Can Blog About

Wild Woman Fundraising

If you’re blogging and feeling stuck, you are not alone! Take it from someone who has blogged since 1999, blogging is HARD! In November 2009 I started to blog to market my book, The Wild Woman’s Guide to Fundraising. 100+ Blogging Ideas Worksheets.

Need Some Blog Post or Newsletter Article Ideas?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Blogging Content Curation Content Marketing Copywriting Creative Ideas E-Newsletters Ideas for Nonprofit Writers Nonprofit Communications Writing for the Web We''ve Moved! Update your Reader Now.

Need Ideas? Here Are Our Writing Prompts for April

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

At the start of each month, we send at least 10 writing prompts to the subscribers of our Monthly Nonprofit Writing Prompts E-Newsletter to get them thinking about articles, stories, press releases, blog posts, Facebook updates, letters, and other content for the following month.

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Send Me Your Kooky, Quirky, and Off-Beat Ideas

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Which brings me to the title of today’s post, and why I want to hear about your kooky, quirky, and off-beat ideas for nonprofit marketing and fundraising. I am hosting the Nonprofit Blog Carnival in August, and that’s our theme. Love the daily blogging?

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Creative Ideas for Nonprofit Writers for October and Beyond

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

While that may be true, “they” don’t mention how hard it is trying to come up with fresh ideas that resonate with your readers. We send the e-newsletter at the beginning of the month with ideas for the following month. “Content is King,” they say.

10 Simple Fundraising Ideas for Individuals

Fundraiser Ideas

Following are 10 simple fundraising ideas that you can implement: Door-to-door. Everyone likes home-baked goodies, which is why a bake sale is one of our simple fundraising ideas! Just because you’re an individual raising money, doesn’t mean you can’t ask groups for help, which is why this one made our list of simple fundraising ideas. Ask others to repost your information, to maximize the power of number nine on our list of simple fundraising ideas.

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3 Easy Ways Nonprofits Can Use Content Curation to Cure an Ailing Blog

J Campbell Social Marketing

Blogging is a vital piece of the online fundraising and digital marketing puzzle for nonprofit organizations, yet so many do it poorly. But I don’t have the time keep up with the blog!”. So what is the cure for an ailing nonprofit blog? photo credit: Claus Rebler via photopin cc.

Six Different Kinds of Nonprofit Blogs

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I first published these six categories of nonprofit blogs way back in 2008. As I said back then, I certainly think you can mix and match blog types, and I bet most successful blogs do. But I also think that it’s helpful to have one primary direction in mind and to categorize nonprofit blogs based on what your organization hopes to achieve by blogging and how you want your nonprofit to be perceived by your blog’s readers. The News Blog. Blogging

Nonprofit Blog Carnival: Going Beyond Resolutions (Call for Submissions)

J Campbell Social Marketing

I am very excited to be hosting the February 2016 Nonprofit Blog Carnival ! I have my own ideas about the importance of creating, implementing, and measuring SMART objectives in conjunction with big goals – but I want to hear yours! So, what exactly is a Nonprofit Blog Carnival?

16 Content Ideas Your Major and Planned Gift Donors Will Love

iMarketSmart

A blog post sharing a story about the impact your cause is having on someone’s life. >> 5 Content Marketing Ideas that Inspire Action (With Examples). >> The post 16 Content Ideas Your Major and Planned Gift Donors Will Love appeared first on MarketSmart | . Infographics. Short, “self-contained” emails (with no hyperlinks) that include very brief updates. Short letters or online articles (2-3 paragraphs).

8 simple ideas to involve your donors and build deeper connections

iMarketSmart

LIKE THIS BLOG POST? The post 8 simple ideas to involve your donors and build deeper connections appeared first on MarketSmart | . Montgomery was a famous author in the early 1900’s. Her novels were internationally renowned. She once said, “Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” ” This is so true. Involvement is one of the best ways to build seriously deep connections.

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YOU Can Make These Dreams Come True (Nonprofit Blog Carnival)

Getting Attention

Martin Luther King inspired me to ask fellow bloggers to join me in the January Nonprofit Blog Carnival , to “pick any dream you have—for your cause, organization or the nonprofit sector—and share it and how you plan to make it real.”

The Work behind Your Work: Your Methods & Wants for Nonprofit Blog Carnival

Getting Attention

I’m thrilled to host April’s Nonprofit Blog Carnival, and hope you’ll blog on this topic so vital to the power of our field and momentum of our causes— the methods and tools you use to stay focused, productive and happy on the job (or the barrier that keeps you from getting there). Cover productivity, planning, and/or getting great ideas out of your head and into action. Submit Your Blog Post by April 25.

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15 ideas for virtual volunteers from the Virtual Volunteering Guidebook

Wild Woman Fundraising

Just to get an idea of who is already on board with the idea of virtual volunteers, and who would potentially welcome it. Then you can slowly start to introduce virtual volunteering ideas around the office. Compiling a list of blogs relating to a specific topic.

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Presenting 10 Imaginary Nonprofit Blogs

Wild Woman Fundraising

Welcome to my post about imaginary nonprofit blogs! Feel free to write your own imaginary blogs in the comments! Nonprofit Cardboard Signs Blog: This blog is all about standing by the onramp, watching the cars roll by, waiting for someone to hire you.

Your Ideas, Examples, and Problems with Awareness Raising Campaigns

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Next month we’ll be hosting the Nonprofit Blog Carnival, and our theme is Raising Awareness. Write a post about an awareness raising campaign you liked, ideas for how to do it, problems you’ve encountered, or whatever else you can come up with on the theme.

The 5 p’s of engagement fundraising

iMarketSmart

LIKE THIS BLOG POST? Digital Marketing Fundraising Lead Generation strategy best charity blogs charity donor centered fundraising donor centric communications donor engagement ideas donor retention ideas1- Permission. Donors have immense power these days.

#ProAging: A Few Gift Ideas For Older Family Members

Non Profit Marketing 360

’ In the process of working up that story we came across this brief list of gift ideas for some of those same grandparents: A Grandparents’ Tech Gift Guide. The blogger who is developing the list is Michele McGraw of northern Virginia, and her site, ‘Scraps of My Geek Life’, is one of the cuter and more engaging tech blogs we’ve come across. Earlier today we posted a story concerning DoSomething.org’s drive, ‘Grandparents Gone Wired.’

25 Social Engagement Ideas

Diva Marketing Blog

Taking our cue from social media crowd sourcing the smart participants created a list of 25 ideas that they agreed I could share with you. . 25 Social Engagement Ideas. Idea: a one word answer. Engagement : E motional involvement or commitment Merriam-Webster.

38 Ideas For Your Pinterest Strategy

Diva Marketing Blog

As part of client work and creating workshops on Pinterest I develope a running list of ideas. Link images that you upload to an appropriate web/blog page. How can they be included on your digital assets such as websites or blogs so that you can include them on Pinterest? .

Blogs vs. Facebook for Nonprofits

ImpactMax

Over the past few months, I’ve helped a couple nonprofit clients who are ready to move into social media decide whether to go with a blog or Facebook. (I’ll If you truly don’t have the staff time to blog at least once a week or make a Facebook update twice a week, you shouldn’t be considering either medium. With limited funds and staff time—where do each of these nonprofits begin branching out to more social media: a blog or Facebook?

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

Wild Woman Fundraising

This question is from the marvelous Shuai in California, who will start a nonprofit one day, and wants to know ALL about fundraising, and also, specifically, about which fundraising blogs and books she should read! BEST FUNDRAISING BLOGS!

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Read with Me: Making Ideas Happen

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Here is the first book selection: Making Ideas Happen: Overcoming the Obstacles Between Vision and Reality ( Amazon link ) by Scott Belsky. Scott’s premise is that great ideas aren’t enough. Creative Ideas Nonprofit Communications Professional Development Read with Me

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35 amazing ways to engage and involve your donors and supporters

iMarketSmart

Here are 35 ideas from a stream of my consciousness. Blogs (make sure you have a spot for comments). LIKE THIS BLOG POST? If you’re stuck wondering how to involve your supporters with your mission, look no further. Surveys. Quizzes. Invitations to join a board or committee. Games. Polls. Videos. Advocacy or activism opportunities. Podcasts. Testimonials. Online chat tools. Webinars. Streaming live events. Question and answer sessions. Tell your story opportunities.

Are you hunting mice or antelopes? [Guest post from T.J. McGovern]

iMarketSmart

LIKE THIS BLOG POST? Fundraising Major Giving Planned Giving charity blog free fundraising ideas Lead Generation major gift marketing tips non-profit fundraising ideas online fundraising tips successful fundraising ideas T.J.

Nonprofit Blog Carnival: Sharing Progress and Communicating Accomplishments

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Welcome to the August edition of the Nonprofit Blog Carnival! In One Nonprofit’s Anniversary Celebration Turns into a Bright Idea , Lincoln Arneal of Nonprofit Hub shows how one nonprofit’s anniversary celebration became a community-wide source of pride. We recently shared Getting the Media Interested in a Milestone with Dallas CASA on our blog. Nonprofit Blog Carnival Nonprofit CommunicationsWe’re glad you’re here.

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

iMarketSmart

LIKE THIS BLOG POST? Fundraising Lead Generation best fundraising emails fundraising email ideas fundraising emails best practices lead generation for major gifts major donor fundraising major gift fundraising blog marketing planned gifts nonprofit email marketing planned gift marketing ideasI failed to get into business school. I hoped to be a business major at the University of Maryland in the 80’s.

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A Brilliant Stewardship Plan for Legacy Society Donors From Down Under

iMarketSmart

LIKE THIS BLOG POST? There’s brilliance down under! . A while back on my LinkedIn Group (Major and Planned Gift Marketers) , Sharon Wangman outlined a stewardship plan for Legacy Society donors/members.

Have a great fundraising idea? Prototype it.

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

Since I imagine the readership of this blog has thousands of big fundraising ideas, I’m inviting you to participate! So how do you prototype fundraising ideas? Last week, The Jimmy Fund launched its “ Big Ideas Contest ,” a competition that encourages community involvement in the prototyping of new fundraising ideas on a large scale. What a great idea to engage both the business community and the public in a collective effort to help conquer cancer.

One Idea For Cause Marketing That Works for Small Business

Cause Related Marketing

But like a blog post it gets displaced from top status over time, yet remains searchable. Last Thursday, March 22, 2012 I took a call from a small businessperson I called Roberta who asked in effect, ‘how can my small company work with a cause to benefit us both?’ I posted about her call last Friday. She had contacted two breast cancer charities about cause marketing; a local one I called Athena Charity and a national one I identified as Artemis Charity. All the names have been changed).

Why fundraisers should take some lessons from stockbrokers

iMarketSmart

LIKE THIS BLOG POST? In March of this year I stumbled on an article written for stockbrokers (financial advisors) that I found interesting because it recounted the top three reasons why clients leave: Poor investment advice. Bad service. Poor communications.

4 Ideas for Expanding Your Email Horizons

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Our friends at the Emma Blog , have pulled together a few of their favorite ideas into a field guide to email adventure. Some are side routes to explore, others are full-on, pack-a-lot-of-granola expeditions. Either way, you’ll find all kinds of ways to expand your email horizons. Launch a Welcome Note. Someone says hi to you. How lovely. Now wait three weeks and say hi back. Wait, that’s no good.

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5 ideas you should share with supporters to close more year-end major gifts

iMarketSmart

So here’s my list of 5 practical ideas to help you close more big gifts at the end of this year. LIKE THIS BLOG POST? The post 5 ideas you should share with supporters to close more year-end major gifts appeared first on MarketSmart | . Whenever I see articles about year-end giving for major gifts, they always seem to say the same things such as, “Don’t forget to look at your list and — most of all — ask!” ” I figure you already know that stuff.

Why fundraiser job titles suck and cost you a lot of money!

iMarketSmart

LEAVE YOUR COMMENTS BELOW OR SHARE THIS BLOG POST WITH YOUR PEERS! My pal Dr. Russell James is at it again. This time, he researched what fundraiser job titles inspire more engagement, connectivity, and giving.

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Nonprofit blog carnival: Your 25 pieces of best advice

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

For the month of April, I’m hosting the nonprofit blog carnival. Incredibly, Shari Ilsen of the VolunteerMatch blog had David Mamet as a high school instructor. For those of you looking for a job in the environmental field, Lori Whalen lays out a list of ideas on her blog.

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Why not create a donor appreciation department?

iMarketSmart

Recommendations from other blogs. >> 3 Sure-Fire Ways to Lose Nonprofit Donors. >> Who Will Lead Us Out of The Wrong Marketing Patradigm We’re Stuck In? LIKE THIS BLOG POST? Does your organization really appreciate its supporters?

5 Tips for Nonprofit Blogging Success

Wild Woman Fundraising

Well, I never thought when I started blogging in 1999 that it would be anything but a hobby to keep people on track with my various movements in foreign lands. But since that time, blogging has become a business and I’m happy to say that it is also my business now. How can you blog for your nonprofit, blog consistently, providing value, telling stories, and helping people give to you and connect with your mission?

Our Top Ten Blog Posts of 2014

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Here are the top ten blog posts we published so far this year, according to unique page views in Google Analytics. Get Ready For February: Valentine’s Day Campaign Planning & Ideas for Nonprofits (by Kerri Karvetski). Top Ten Ideas for Raising Awareness.