Our Top Ten Blog Posts of 2016

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Here are the Top 10 blog posts published in 2016, according to Google Analytics page views: 10. Wordy Phrases to Eliminate from Your Writing (And Alternatives) by Kristina Leroux. Drum roll, please!

Nonprofit Writing Prompts for September

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

and haven’t quite figured out your content calendar for next month, then use these prompts for your blog posts, social media updates or newsletter articles for next month taken from our Monthly Nonprofit Writing Prompts Email Newsletter : On the Calendar. Blog Round Up.

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Marketing Time Savers: Tools to Improve Your Writing

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Even if you like to write like I do, it can still feel like it takes forever to produce something good. Below are five online writing tools we like and that were also recommended by friends. Is there a writing tool you use all the time?

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

iMarketSmart

So, I decided to become a journalism major instead even though I wasn’t very good at writing. Anyway, in one of my first classes, the Professor told us to pick up The Elements of Style by Strunk and White — the timeless guide and companion for anyone who needs to write (that includes you). Here are 9 gems from it that might help you write better communications to benefit your donors. Your writing should not be designed to impress your donors.

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February’s Nonprofit Blog Carnival: Going Beyond Resolutions

J Campbell Social Marketing

This month’s Nonprofit Blog Carnival gave nonprofit bloggers an opportunity to share posts address the importance of creating, implementing, and measuring SMART objectives in conjunction with big goals. What is a Nonprofit Blog Carnival?

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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

New Year’s resolutions are often lofty, mile-high, pie-in-the-sky statements, such as “I want to lose 50 pounds,” “I’m going to write a best-selling book,” and “I’m definitely starting my own dog walking business.” Happy February!

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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.

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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.

Nonprofit Blog Carnival Wants to Know — What’s Your Dream?

Getting Attention

I have the honor of hosting the first Nonprofit Blog Carnival of 2012. Pick any dream you have — for your cause, organization or the nonprofit sector — and write about it, and how you plan to make it real. Write a blog post or choose a recent post that fits the theme.

Nonprofit Writing Prompts for August

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

But now you are less than two weeks away from August and have no idea what you are gonna write about. Here are some ideas for blog posts, social media updates or newsletter articles for next month taken from our Monthly Nonprofit Writing Prompts Email Newsletter : On the Calendar.

How to Blog Daily

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I’ve been blogging Monday – Friday (or darn close) for about 18 months now. Even if you don’t follow it exactly (and I rarely do), it helps you keep on track with the kinds of things you want your blog to be known for. Get help with the blog admin. The easiest posts to write are the ones that you are emotional about in some way, whether it’s excited, or impressed, or annoyed. When the mood strikes, scrap what’s scheduled and write it!

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

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Profiles are perfect for newsletters and can easily be re-purposed for your blog, website, annual report, or even social media. To write a good profile about a client, donor, volunteer or other supporter of your nonprofit organization, you need to see several sides of that person.

Newsletter and Blog Post Ideas for Summer

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Need some new ideas for your newsletter, blog, or social media? Health organizations can write about ways to eat healthy or exercise while traveling. Consider one of these five summer-inspired themes: 1) Summer Heat. How does hot weather impact your services or your clients?

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 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.

Results of My Daily Blogging Experiment

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

On January 3, 2011, I started a daily blogging experiment — and by “daily&# I actually meant business daily, Monday – Friday. Katya Andresen did the same thing, but really did blog every day, including weekends. Love the daily blogging?

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! I seem to write only about terrible nonprofits. Ridiculous and Insulting Fundraising ideas Blog: Solo Teabagging.

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Writing Prompts for March

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Here are a few writing prompts to get you thinking creatively about March topics. If you were on our Nonprofit Writing Prompts email list, you would have received these a month ago. Sign up for our free Nonprofit Writing Prompts. Love the daily blogging?

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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. What to Write About. Donor-centered writing that shares credit for an accomplishment with donors. Write a post on your own blog or an article on your website. Just write for your usual audience. The Carnival is a round-up of recent posts — like a “best of” — on a particular topic.

20 Resuscitation Tips for Lifeless Writing

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

It’s nonprofit writing! Not all nonprofit writing, of course, but a fair amount of it. Here are 20 ways you can bring your writing back to life. Then go back and write. Make the reason you are writing crystal clear. Love the daily blogging?

Three thoughts on writing

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

I love and hate to write. Here are three pieces of advice based on my daily struggle with blogging, fiction and work-related writing. Writing is that way - casting you forever in the role of novice, whether you enjoy it or not. If you write something that makes you want to hide or erase, keep going straight to that feeling. This is the work of writing. Write what you want to read, say what must, lay down what matters to you.

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! get advice on how to write grants, perhaps some grant samples, and just.

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Want to Write Better Messages? Look to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Mission Minded

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11 Tips On How to Write Original Appeal Letters

Wild Woman Fundraising

How can you be brave and stand up and write something different than has been tried before? I found them at James Altrucher’s blog, then rewrote them for a nonprofit fundraising perspective. Take out the first three paragraphs you write. Read before you write.

Blogging Daily Starting Monday

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I’ve decided to start blogging daily (or darn close) as of January 3, 2010. For you, I hope this means even more opportunities to participate in your professional community through dialogue in the blog’s comments and other places the feed appears (e.g. I love writing.

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Writing for the Web—How to Get it Right

Mission Minded

Blog Nonprofit Branding Nonprofit Communications Nonprofit Copywriting Nonprofit Messaging Nonprofit Web best practices better writing brand branding communication communications web writingOne of the most rewarding parts of executing a new brand is rolling out a new website. Seeing your organization’s colors, imagery, and messaging come together for the first time in a dynamic new site is exciting. Our clients always look forward to this important milestone (and so do we!).

This Blog is on Hiatus

Social Media Bird Brain

This is good timing, since I have begun to devote my energies to my fiction and creative nonfiction writing. I'm leaving the blog up for at least another year, since some people may still find a few of the posts relevant. With the abundance of very good social media advice and information available now, my own efforts seem superfluous. Robyn McIntyre PS: You can find some of my fiction on

Why I Write - Blog Hop "Old Fashion" Meme

Diva Marketing Blog

When BBF Yvonne DiVita, author/founder of Lipsticking and BlogPaws , asked me to play along on an ''old fashion'' blog meme or blog hop, I immediately said yes. Blog memes were popular before blogs were social media. I write most everywhere. Why do I write.

Nonprofit Writing Prompts for March

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Use these prompts taken from our Monthly Nonprofit Writing Prompts Email Newsletter for your blog posts, social media updates or newsletter articles. (If If you want ideas every month, sign up for our Monthly Nonprofit Writing Prompts E-Newsletter.

Nonprofit Blog Carnival: Handling Objections

A Small Change

I am hosting this month’s Nonprofit Blog Carnival featuring common objections. This is a quote that Jane Kuechle on her blog Kuechle Consulting heard many times when she worked for United Way. Each of the authors below has provided some great content for us.

[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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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. Write talking points. Just write. Write something.”

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How to Write Posts People Will Remember

Fundraising Coach

This post seemed perfectly suited to help your nonprofit retool your blog so Darren’s graciously let me republish this it here. I am fortunate enough to meet quite a few of my blog’s readers face-to-face at conferences. What people don’t remember about your blog.

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?

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E-Clinics on Nonprofit Writing and Online Fundraising

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

20 Days to More Powerful Nonprofit Writing. This e-clinic is for up to 12 nonprofit communications professionals who want to hone their writing skills, focusing specifically on communications with donors and other supporters. We’ll cover a variety of topics, from getting away from nonprofit jargon and formal, stilted language, to using emotional stories and compelling statistics effectively in your writing. Love the daily blogging?

Tips for Writing Facebook and Twitter Updates

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

We’ll be talking more about online marketing and writing for social media during our webinars in July. *. Watch for guest posts at Beth’s Blog and Have Fun – Do Good on Thursday. You know they have to be short.

Would You Like Monthly Nonprofit Writing Prompts?

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Do you struggle with what to write about in your newsletter or blog? I’d send you March writing prompts or story ideas at the beginning of February), would you subscribe? Chris Brogan’s Blog Topics : Chris is offering 10 weekly blogging topics for $9.97

Get Your Dream Job

Wild Woman Fundraising

Would you like to learn more about what you truly want to do in fundraising, learn how to write a better cover letter and resume, interview strong, and become truly irresistible to nonprofit employers? Her nonprofit blog has over 40,000 monthly readers.

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