Is Blogging Dead?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

BLOGGING IS DEAD – the headline screamed. It was on a blog, of course. And just about every other thing you read about blogging being dead will be on someone’s blog. Yes, blogging has changed a lot since social media came along. Blogging

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You HAVE Your Killer App: Your Website

Getting Attention

Way back when , when social media was new-ish (let’s say 2007), I used this classic baseball analogy to illustrate how social media fit into the communications universe. 1) Website as home base, with email as pitcher (no hits without the pitcher).

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Do you really need to buy a planned giving website?

iMarketSmart

You don’t need to buy a planned giving website. So, you don’t need a complex website to offer sophisticated giving options to your supporters and volunteers when most of that content will appeal to just 0.5% I prefer not to call them websites. LIKE THIS BLOG POST?

3 Powerful Tools to Help You Optimize Your Nonprofit Website

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Want to make your website better? Or, you can refine and test your own website. Find out what your users think and do on your website with these three optimization tools. Be sure to check out their blog post 10 Landing Page Examples For the Social Good. via GIPHY.

3 tips to dramatically increase website donations

Wild Woman Fundraising

When they come to your website, how can you help them take the leap and give to you? When I saw how they were putting the stories of each person they helped on their website, I knew that the multi-social service nonprofit I worked for should also make “modules&# of each program.

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 ! The Nonprofit Blog Carnival needs your posts and insight on choosing goals and objectives for 2016. Here’s how to submit: Write a blog post, or even choose a recent post that fits the theme.

10 Tips to Improve Your Nonprofit Website

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Here are just a few tips on making your website more effective: 1. Include social sharing links on every page of your nonprofit website. Look at your website from the visitor''s perspective. If you were a first-time visitor to your website, would you understand the mission of your organization? Connect to your blog. An organization''s blog is an effective way to share your latest news and online engagement. Read See3 blogs here.)

Make Blogging a Part of Your Social Media Strategy

J Campbell Social Marketing

In this presentation, called Make Blogging a Part of Your Social Media Strategy, I show how smaller nonprofits can get on board with blogging and create a dynamic outlet that grows their supporters and helps them accomplish their goals.

How Does Your Nonprofit Compare In the Blogging Economy?

J Campbell Social Marketing

Ignitespot, a small business accounting firm, has put together a fantastic infographic on the “blogconomy” – the international obsession with blogging that has spurred the economy. million people blog on blogging sites.

Blog Posts Needed: Sharing Progress, Communicating Accomplishments

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

In August, we here at Nonprofit Marketing Guide will be hosting the latest edition of the Nonprofit Blog Carnival. Write a post on your own blog or an article on your website. The Carnival is a round-up of recent posts — like a “best of” — on a particular topic. For example, this month Joanne Fritz at About.com compiled 18 posts all about year-end fundraising.

Have you ever had one of these horrible bosses?

iMarketSmart

LIKE THIS BLOG POST? Fundraising bad boss horror stories bad boss stories reddit bad boss stories work bad boss website charity blog donor cultivation examples of horrible bosses fundraising tips funny bad boss stories good boss stories Philanthropy workplace horror storiesAccording to Toni Coleman, interim editor in chief of CASE’s CURRENTS Magazine, there are 4 types of horrible bosses : The micromanager. The disinterested boss. The bully. The abuser.

How to get tons more traffic for your nonprofit blog

Wild Woman Fundraising

When I first started blogging to build an audience for my book, I read Yaro Starak’s blog. He said that the way he got tons of website visitors and built up his traffic was by commenting on 10 blogs per night.

Nonprofit Blogging Best Practices: Why Your Nonprofit Needs a Blog and How to Create a Great One

J Campbell Social Marketing

The topic will be Nonprofit Blogging Best Practices: Why Your Nonprofit Needs a Blog and How to Create a Great One. Larger nonprofits have been early adopters of blogging, seeing the benefits in increased website traffic, email sign ups and online donations.

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?

Managing Content on the National Wildlife Federation’s Website

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Ever wonder how national nonprofits with hundreds of staff manage all that content on their websites? Kristin has agreed to do a series of blog posts for us later this spring, as NWF more fully develops its “governance&# structure for managing the website.

Creating Website Content: What Do Your Visitors Really Want?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I originally wrote this article as a guest post on the Nonprofit Technology Network’s blog , but just realized I hadn’t shared it with you, so here it is! Your website is out there for all to see. So how can you create website content that all kinds of potential visitors will find interesting and engaging? To keep it simple, let’s group your website visitors into three categories: Strangers: People who know nothing about you.

Is your nonprofit website open for business?

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

Is your nonprofit website sending the right message to potential donors? Here are the top issues that can scare visitors away from your nonprofit website (and how to fix them). Do some internal testing on your website to make sure all of your links are taking visitors where they should.

Nonprofit Blog Carnival: Sharing Progress and Communicating Accomplishments

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Welcome to the August edition of the Nonprofit Blog Carnival! The Foundation Center shared their annual report interactive website. 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. Our topic for this month’s roundup is how you share progress and communicate accomplishments to your supporters. Annual Reports.

Are Print, Email, Website and Social Media Equally Time Consuming?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

If you look at the preliminary results from our 2017 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report Survey, email marketing, print marketing, the website/blog and social media marketing are almost identical in the rankings for how much time nonprofit staff are spending on them.

7 Places You Can Get a Free Fundraising Website

Fundraiser Ideas

One of these resources is a free fundraising website platform. The following are seven of my favorite free fundraising websites. #1: This free fundraising website, GoFundMe.com , is super easy. Once your site is up, you can blog to let your donators know how your fundraiser is going, and what your organization is doing. YouCaring.com is a free fundraising website platform that is similar to GoFundMe.com. The creation of the website is point and click.

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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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[Guest Post] 3 Changes You Should Make To Your Nonprofit Blog Right Now

Fundraising Coach

I’ve asked him to share what he’d recommend for your nonprofit blog. 3 Changes You Should Make To Your Nonprofit Blog Right Now. Nonprofits who have implemented a blog to their website are able to deliver fresh content to their donors, volunteers and patrons.

Marketing Beyond The Blog Buzz

Diva Marketing Blog

Within the past week three people from three different industries (advertising, internal branding and higher education) asked me to contribute to posts they were writing about blogs. . I wondered how different my point of view about blogs was back in the day versus today.

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Single biggest mistake made in nonprofit blogging

Get Fully Funded

and will be speaking on Tuesday about fundraising with blogs. I’ve been looking for good examples of nonprofit blogs to share in my presentation and along the way, I’ve noticed something that I want to share with you. I’ve seen lots of different blogs representing a variety of organizations, but I’ve seen something conspicuously absent from many – an easily-seen “Donate Now&# button. Hello from sunny Baltimore!

How to Ask for Donations on Your Website

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In terms of raising money online, your website has the most potential with two groups of donors: new donors and impulse givers. When these newbies visit your website, what do they see? How about your website's navigation: Is it intuitive? According to recent research, nonprofits could be leaving as much as 10 percent of their online revenue on the table simply due to two website usability issues: content and design.

Nonprofit Newsletter Trends and Tips – Nonprofit Blog Carnival

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Welcome to this month’s edition of the Nonprofit Blog Carnival , where we are looking at trends in nonprofit newsletters. What about Websites? They want to hear about your blog posts with tips, guidelines, and examples for creating (and maintaining) a great nonprofit website.

Six Tips on How To Make Your Website Pinterest Friendly

Diva Marketing Blog

Rather reminds me of the days of when blogs were called journals or diaries. However, along the way we learned that if we thought a little differently that blogs could support business objectives. With very basic website tactics. . Pinterest. Pinterest. Pinterest.

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Website Design: What’s In, What’s Out

Non Profit Marketing 360

Branded Out Loud, a blog about communications design, offers its list of what’s cool and what’s yesterday’s news on nonprofit websites, with plenty of visuals to make the point. Nonprofit design Graphic design Information Graphic website

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Nonprofit Storyteller of the Week – Women for Women International

J Campbell Social Marketing

Through their website , blog , email newsletter and a variety of social media channels they share the personal, heart-wrenching stories of the women they serve and other women who inspire them in their mission.

Diva Marketing Blog Acquired. Almost! Part I

Diva Marketing Blog

Girlfriend, I must admit it is a heady experience to be singled out from all the millions of marketing blogs to swim with the big fish. Diva Marketing maybe a wee blog but I'm proud to say it has street cred. . He talked about a link on the "new Diva Marketing blog" back to my website.

The 4 levels of donor commitment according to Mal Warwick

iMarketSmart

Here they are: The Tourist – No commitment: These folks are not likely to give you money but they do respond to freebies and use your website to gather information. LIKE THIS BLOG POST?

Building awareness for planned giving is easier and less expensive than ever

iMarketSmart

If you have traffic on your website, you have a chance to promote planned giving for pennies per click. Retargeting advertising allows you to create ads that will appear for your supporters as they navigate other websites AFTER they recently visited yours. LIKE THIS BLOG POST?

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Why you don’t need to update your planned giving web pages as much as you might think

iMarketSmart

Microsites are not websites. Planned giving pages sold by outside vendors are microsites while your organization’s main online presence is a website. LIKE THIS BLOG POST? Planned Giving strategy best practices for planned giving Digital Marketing donor cultivation fundraising tips Planned Giving Marketing planned giving web pages planned giving website tipsA longstanding misconception has been spread around for too long.

9 Ways to Make Your Next Website Really, Really Good

Mission Minded

Do you think your organization’s website isn’t your job? Since your website can help you raise more money, recruit more volunteers and gather momentum for your mission, making sure it’s top-notch is the job of nearly everyone at your organization – including you. Blog News Nonprofit Branding Nonprofit Communications Nonprofit Copywriting Nonprofit Design Nonprofit Web

13 signs your website is out of date

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

Do you have the website equivalent of scrunchies and shoulder pads? I stumbled across what that looks like at post over at Branded Out Loud with 13 signs your website is out of date. oops, I have that on this blog).

8 Ways Nonprofits Can Implement A Mobile Strategy

J Campbell Social Marketing

Implementing a mobile strategy is no longer an option for nonprofits, because in less than a year more of your supporters will visit your website from a mobile device than from their desktop computer. 3) Create your website with responsive design.

Live Blogging from Cause Marketing Forum – Day 2

Selfish Giving

The CMF website has been upgraded, it has an interesting blog and active Twitter handle. What a great Cause Marketing Forum Conference this year. Day two featured an excellent lineup with lots of good and interesting speakers.

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Why Aren't More Nonprofits Using Pop-Ups on Their Websites?

Selfish Giving

Source: SumoMe If you are a new visitor to my website you probably saw my "welcome mat" that drops down and asks you to join my email newsletter list. (I That's why you are thinking, "Why would I want a welcome mat or pop-up on my website. But that's another blog post ??.)

5 Tips For Increasing Traffic to Your Nonprofit’s Website

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They'll help raise your nonprofit website's visibility with search engines so that people will find your site much more easily. More importantly, it helps you easily create meta titles and descriptions for each blog post or page you put up. That's why it's a good idea to have a blog that you post to on a regular basis. Blogs are an easy way to keep your website fresh. I'm not an SEO expert, and I've never played one on TV.

Watch out for bad website developers!

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

There’s a must-read post over at Kivi Leroux Miller’s blog on how less than scrupulous website developers hurt nonprofit clients by making it hard to update websites, add fresh content and otherwise do things easily for themselves. This is an important post, because all too often, nonprofits with bad websites hire someone to create a good site -only to learn their new site is impossible for them to maintain.