Book Review: Campaign Craft

Wild Woman Fundraising

What was this book like? It was my favorite intro book about US political campaigns. Want to own this book? Just leave a comment below, explaining why you want the book, best comment wins the book! Book Netraising social media Web 2.0

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Win this book! Inspiring Generosity

Wild Woman Fundraising

This week I’m giving away a book! You may remember this book, Inspiring Generosity, with tons of good quotes to help your donors give to you. Give me a good reason why you deserve this book in the comments below, and you could win it!

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Book Giveaway: The Sponsorship Seeker’s Toolkit

Wild Woman Fundraising

This week I’d like to share with you a book that has been a good friend as I’ve sought sponsorship over the years. This book is 10 years old, but it still relevant for today. What makes this book good? This book helps you do a competitor analysis.

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

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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.

Book Review: Major Gift Fundraising for Small Shops

Wild Woman Fundraising

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Book Review: Fired up Fundraising by Gail Perry

Wild Woman Fundraising

This book was a lot of fun to read. Add this book to your toolkit! Because, bottom line, this book helps you help your board fundraise more effectively. If your board is lackluster and dragging, you’ve got your marching orders in this book!

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5 Unexpected Books for Your Nonprofit Reading List- to have your best year ever

Wild Woman Fundraising

Here are five books that can show you the hidden leadership pieces you’re missing, to get the most out of your team, and the most out of an uncertain time. Why is this book unexpected? Here’s just one small gem from this book. Here’s an example of the power of this book.

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The Book Arrived Early!

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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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Book Review: How to Raise Money for Political Office

Wild Woman Fundraising

This week I’m reviewing a book called How to Raise Money for Political Office by Brandon Lewis. This book has many concrete examples of how to write political fundraising communications, like letters, emails, reply devices and invites. Hey it’s election season!

Book review: Mindset, A New Psychology of Success

Wild Woman Fundraising

The book, Mindset by Carol Dweck, talks about two kinds of people in the world. Book Fundraising Career Conference Leadership women book review carol s. Were you ever in a position to teach someone who seemed very smart? How did you teach them?

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The Wild Woman’s Guide to Fundraising Book is Here!

Wild Woman Fundraising

I am so excited and proud to announce to you that my book, The Wild Woman’s Guide to Fundraising, is now available as a physical book! Worksheets for you to use as you go through, making this a truly interactive book. I just got back from the printers! So Happy!

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How I published my book, Part 2

Wild Woman Fundraising

Have you ever wanted to write a book? I have loved books ever since I was four years old. And I always thought writing a book was this mystical process. The first post is here , about the beginning of my journey to write a book. But you can do this with a book.

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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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Coming Soon: The CALM not BUSY Book Club

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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!

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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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Modern Media Relations for Nonprofits – New Book, New Webinar

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Our good friends Antionette Kerr and Peter Panepento have been working together to bring you a brand new book – Modern Media Relations for Nonprofits: Creating an Effective PR Strategy for Today’s World. approach to media relations from their upcoming book.

Book Review: Firing Lousy Board Members

Wild Woman Fundraising

So I’m in the midst of reading Simone Joyaux’s new book, Firing Lousy Board Members. If only I had had this book just a year ago! So, what will this book help you do? If you are an executive director or board chair, you will like this book too.

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

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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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How to measure ROI of social media? Book Review: Measuring The Networked Nonprofit

Wild Woman Fundraising

All of the approved ways to read this book: ???? Beth Kanter and Katie Paine’s new book, Measuring the Networked Nonprofit, helps you answer that question. The first thing you should probably do is read Beth Kanter’s first book, The Networked Nonprofit.

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Book Reviews: With Charity for All VS. Charity Case

Wild Woman Fundraising

So I’m going to give you a breakdown of two books. Charity Case, Dan Pallotta’s new book, about what’s wrong with the sector and what to do about it, following up from his book, Uncharitable, in 2010, which I wrote about here and here and here and here.

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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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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Book Review: It’s not just about the money

Wild Woman Fundraising

Recently I started reading Richard Perry and Jeff Schreifel’s new book about major gifts. There was a funny concept in this book that I liked-. This book has a checklist on exactly how to hire the right major gifts officer. This book shares how. I liked this book.

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Book Review: Pam Slim’s Body of Work

Wild Woman Fundraising

The trouble with books like “How to be, do, or have anything you want” or “What color is your parachute” is that they make certain assumptions about you. Why is this book relevant to you? Where did this book come from? So, should you read this book?

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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.

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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The New Nonprofit Management 101 Book

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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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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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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

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

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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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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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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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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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Book Review: Fundraising with Businesses by Joe Waters

Wild Woman Fundraising

My friend Joe Waters just came out with a new book, called Fundraising with businesses. This book talks about ALL of the different ways that businesses can help your nonprofit succeed, far beyond sponsorship. BTW I don’t get any commission for promoting this book.

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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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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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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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5th Grade Book Summary – Is it a Scam?


The Most Popular 5th Grade Book Summary. A Secret Weapon for 5th Grade Book Summary. The Awful Side of 5th Grade Book Summary. Lies You’ve Been Told About 5th Grade Book Summary. Facts, Fiction and 5th Grade Book Summary. Instead, you would like the own report to invite folks to read the book Set your thesis announcement at the face of your own outline so that you don’t shed sight of it and ramble off-topic.

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.

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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The Next #read4change Book is…


You voted, and now, Actions Speak Loudest by Robert McKinnon will be our next #read4change book. All funds raised from sales of the book go back to the causes and organizations featured within its pages. RECOMMEND a book. VOTE each month on which book we should read.

No More Fundraising Thermometers – Free E-Book

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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?