Join John Haydon’s Online Book Launch Party!

J Campbell Social Marketing

Please join us for the virtual book launch for Donor CARE on Wednesday, March 18th! In the last few months of this life, John Haydon, author, teacher, trainer, and speaker, completed his legacy book Donor CARE : How to Keep Donors Coming Back After the First Gift.

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Book review - 10 Simple Fundraising Lessons

Fundraising Coach

One of the joys of being a speaker and executive coach is that people send me their books. It definitely helped that he sent me the physical book. The book "10 Simple Fundraising Lessons". The table of contents of Jim's book is: Introduction. Book Review

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5 Questions to Answer Before Deciding to Write a Book

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

And if you like to write, or if you tell good stories, you’ve probably been told, “You should write a book!” As you may remember, Antionette Kerr and I co-founded a non-fiction book publishing company called Bold and Bright Media a couple of years ago. As book authors who are also now publishers, we want to help people explore that question and make the right decision for themselves. 2: What would someone who reads your book do with it?

The Book Arrived Early!

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

My First Peek at the Book. I’ve sometimes compared writing my first book, The Nonprofit Marketing Guide , to having a baby, and the metaphor held true today. Just like our second-born daughter, the book arrived more than a week before it was expected!

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Coming Soon: The CALM not BUSY Book Club

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

In just a couple of weeks, my new book, CALM not BUSY: How to Manage Your Nonprofit’s Communications for Great Results will be released. Bold and Bright Media will release CALM not BUSY as well as Modern Media Relations , a book co-authored by Antionette and Peter Panepento.

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The CALM not BUSY Book Club is Open!

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Today we opened the CALM not BUSY Book Club Group on Facebook. The post The CALM not BUSY Book Club is Open! We have all kinds of fun stuff planned. including new content, live Q & A sessions, and more. We are trying out the new Social Learning tools for Facebook Groups too.

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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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Can a Book Make You Better?

Mission Minded

This week, as Book Lovers Day approaches, our Mission Minded team members are thinking about one of our core values: The post Can a Book Make You Better?

Having a Book Club at Your Nonprofit

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

We love what Melinda Billings at Peacehaven Community Farm came up with to bring key players in her organization together – a book club! Here are several significant outcomes of our book club: 1. What books would work for your book club? Melinda Billings.

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Do You Have a New Job as a Nonprofit Communicator? Download This Free E-Book.

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

If you just started a new job in nonprofit marketing, our free e-book will help you get going and set you up for success. You’ll find a mix of all of the above in the e-book. Download This Free E-Book.

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The Best of SmartIdeas 2017 Book Now Available! – Get it free from us, quantities limited!


Each year we round up the most popular blog posts from the prior year to create a book for our readers. The post The Best of SmartIdeas 2017 Book Now Available! I’m excited to share that the 2017 digest is ready to ship and you can get it for FREE by simply going here.

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Major Gift Fundraising for Small Shops {Book Review}

J Campbell Social Marketing

I have been a fan of Amy Eisenstein’s blog for a while, so when she offered me an advance copy of her new book I jumped at the chance. I had no formal fundraising training when I took my first job as a director of development – and I really wish that this book had been around to guide me!

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Book Yourself an #NpCommFreeDay or Two

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I like this time of year. The air is cooling, and the kids are back in school. It just feels more calm. But before long, the holidays and year-end fundraising season will be upon us.

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Book Review: “The Facebook Marketing Book”

Cause Related Marketing

That’s why I was so glad when the friendly folks at O’Reilly , the tech publishers (et al), sent me a review copy of The Facebook Marketing Book , by Dan Zarrella and Allison Zarrella. The Facebook Marketing Book is arranged almost as picture book with long captions.

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Want a copy of the ‘best of my blog’ book?


Some of you might already know that I’ve got a book coming out this year on September 18th titled Engagement Fundraising. This complimentary book includes my most viewed and shared blog posts from 2017. Related: >>Engagement Fundraising Book Website: 09/18/2018. >>Get

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Stressed Out? 6 Books Nonprofit Communicators Should Read to Help #NPCOMMLIFE

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

In today’s edition of #NPCOMMLIFE , we suggest a few books you should read to ensure you are setting boundaries, overcoming fear, and preventing burnout. This book provides easy to follow examples and a step by step process to let your boundaries do their job. The book provides a way to apply the information to your own life to deal with the emotions, stress, extreme challenges to your boundaries, and how to really do self-care.

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The New Nonprofit Management 101 Book

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

This book is a comprehensive, incredibly useful how-to manual and resource guide that features practical insights and tips, and provides easy to implement solutions for organizations seeking to meet mission and maximize impact.

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BRIEF: Make a Bigger Impact by Saying Less [Book Review]

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

In his new book, Brief: Make a Bigger Impact by Saying Less (Amazon link), Joe McCormack argues that being brief is essential for everyone. My Favorite Parts of the Book. Nonprofits do some pretty complex work.

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Virtual Book Club Today at 1 ET

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Claire Meyerhoff and I are hosting the second installment of our virtual book club for The Nonprofit Marketing Guide today (Friday) from 1:00 – 1:30 pm ET (10:00 – 10:30 a.m. We’ve sold more than 2,500 copies of the book so far!

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Clarify Your Complicated Communications with Metaphors [Free E-Book]

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

That’s why the e-book includes a simple five-step approach to working with metaphors, including a list of nearly 20 questions you can use to explore a metaphor more fully. Does your nonprofit deal with an issue that is not exactly easy to talk about?

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Books I Recommend — 10 Favorites I Read Last Year

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I read a lot of non-fiction books outside the world of nonprofits and marketing. I’ve read lots of personal productivity books, but this was the most helpful to me personally, by far.

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New Books on Nonprofit Marketing

Non Profit Marketing 360

The books about nonprofit market are suddenly popping up like mushrooms. Finally, in the popular Free category, Hubspot has produced a downloaded e-book on integrating email and social media, a topic that resonates with many nonprofit marketers this season. Book Review Campaigns Cross-Post Fundraising Marketing Nonprofit Philanthropy Resource Cause marketing Hubspot Internet marketing management Non-profit organization

GUEST POST: A Great Idea… Connecting With Donors Through Photo Books


So, here goes… Introducing Daphne Powell and her magical use of photo books for donor stewardship. Connecting with donors through photo books. The photo books are not expensive, and they are easy and fun to create. This is a first!

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Want to Be in My Next Book? Share Your Story!

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I’m working on finishing my next book, which will be called “CALM not BUSY: Managing Your Nonprofit’s Communications for Great Results.” I’d love to include YOU in the book! I need stories and anecdotes for specific sections in the book.

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CALM not BUSY Book: It’s the Top New Release on Amazon

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

My new book is finally out and moving up the charts. . A big thank you to everyone who purchased it right away — you’ve made it the #1 / #2 Hot New Release in Nonprofit Books in less than 24 hours!

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New Books on Social Marketing

Social Marketing and Social Change

Theoretically based; pedagogically focused; transdisciplinary; innovative; and action oriented: this book is right. Books“This is it -- the comprehensive, brainy road map for tackling wicked social problems. It’s all right here: how to create and.

No More Fundraising Thermometers – Free E-Book

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

It may be too late for this year’s annual campaign, but I encourage you to take a hard look at your goals, to get inspired by the e-book, and to think about changes you can make in 2012. I’ve never liked fundraising thermometers.

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Call for Posts – What Book Changed Your (Professional) Life?

Getting Attention

I’m hosting the Nonprofit Blog Carnival this month, and would like to invite all bloggers to share your “one book&# recommendation. Please blog on: What single book (not blog, not conversation, not Facebook page) has changed your life as a nonprofit staffer, consultant or vendor?

What Happens If You Buy My Book Today

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I sent an email about buying my new book out to my email list this morning and in the four hours since then, my Amazon ranking went up 36,645%! The Nonprofit Marketing Guide is currently #312 overall on Amazon, and #1 in nonprofit books and #2 in marketing books.

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62 Books to put on Your Nonprofit Leaders Summer Reading List

Fundraising Coach

As you're looking to go, consider taking a book with you. And since you're a nonprofit leader, I'd suggest you make that book one on fundraising. A list of 20 top books selected by A list of 5 surprising books first posted on this blog in 2013.

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What Book Has Changed Your (Professional) Life?

Getting Attention

WHAT’S YOUR ONE BOOK? A few weeks ago, long-time colleague Steve Damiano, Director of Professional Development at New York City’s Support Center for Nonprofit Management, asked me to recommend a few marketing books for his nephew, soon to graduate with a marketing degree.

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Join the Nonprofit Marketing Guide Book Club on Third Fridays

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

So, Claire Meyerhoff, our resident media relations pro, and I are turning our Magic Keys Radio and Podcast into a virtual book club meeting on the third Fridays for the rest of this year, starting this Friday. But it’s not a book club without you.

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Pre-Order My Book Now – Attend a Free Webinar and Get Other Goodies

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Nonprofit Communications The Book We''ve Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: [link] Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us. We''ve Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: [link] Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.

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Your Boss Self and Your Worker Self [Book Review]

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

One of the books I’m working my way through is How to be a Productivity Ninja: Worry Less, Achieve More and Love What You Do (Amazon). ” From the book. The book goes on to explain more about how you separate the two and how to set up systems to reinforce the CORD method.

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The 5 Best Leadership Books for Nonprofit Leaders

Fundraising Coach

An executive coaching client recently asked me about my favorite 2 or 3 leadership books. This book shows you the way. Sir James Whitmore''s book Coaching for Performance was part of the curriculum for my certification as a Franklin Covey Coach.

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What the New Book Will Look Like – Pre-Order List

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Nonprofit Communications The BookWe've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: [link] Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us. We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: [link] Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.

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Social Media Road Map—Book Giveaway

Getting Attention

Noland Hoshino, Zan McColloch-Lussier and Ash Shepherd teamed up to produce the Social Media Road Map , an all-you-need-but-not more mini-guide to help nonprofits like yours plan, implement and measure your social media engagement.

You’re Invited! Book Parties in DC and Raleigh

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

The release of my new book, The Nonprofit Marketing Guide: High-Impact, Low-Cost Ways to Build Support for Your Good Cause , is finally less than a month away! To celebrate, we are hosting two book parties and you are invited. We’ll have eats, drinks, and books for sale.

Resources: Brain-Bending Books

Non Profit Marketing 360

It’s back-to-school time, and since learning is lifelong, here are some recent books to expand your horizons within the nonprofit world. Simple Development Systems , by Pamela Grow, promises to be a”guide to donor-centric fundraising for the one-person shop.” ” She writes a popular fundraising blog.

5 Surprising Fundraising Books for Your Summer Reading

Fundraising Coach

One of the best ways I’ve found to doing that is reading good books. Here are five fundraising “must-have” books that you should consider reading this summer. 5 Book Reading List for Nonprofit Fundraising. In my own book Ask Without Fear!

Top 8 reasons why you might want to read my new book: Engagement Fundraising


Here are 8 reasons why you might want to read my new book: Engagement Fundraising. Here are 8 reasons why you might want to read my new book: Engagement Fundraising. Apple Books. To better understand fundraising from the major donor perspective.

15 Books that Could Change Your (Professional) Life – What Book Changed Yours?

Getting Attention

When I asked nonprofit bloggers—and other members of the Getting Attention community—to share the single book that has most influenced their professional lives, I had no idea what I’d hear back. There’s still time to submit yours – please share the book that most changed your professional life here. I’ll publish all recommendations (some 60 already) in a free report — Books that Could Change Your (Nonprofit Professional) Life report.

Thank You to Everyone Who Helped with the Book

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Writing a book can be a very lonely experience. But at the same time, writing a book like The Nonprofit Marketing Guide is a group project, and I feel like I had scores of co-authors. In this slideshow, I thank many of the people who are featured in the book directly and indirectly.

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