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. It is based on tried and true methods developed to help people working on boundary issues. The #NPCOMMLIFE series is all about helping each other navigate this industry.

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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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Book Review: Campaign Craft

Wild Woman Fundraising

I’ve been learning more about political fundraising lately, to help a friend of mine run for office. Well, additional money helps the candidate reach more voters. It helps candidates enlist good help. What was this book like? Want to own this book?

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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. If you’ve ever wanted to write, perhaps my story will help you. I started drawing illustrations for the book.

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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? It helps you do a SWOT analysis.

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

Wild Woman Fundraising

Or is it increasing your mindpower to help your staff take more initiative and be more successful? 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?

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Book Review: The Non-Nonprofit

Wild Woman Fundraising

” He talks about his experience with his nonprofit, and says they had success with their programs so they decided to create an education product around what they did, and help more people in colleges stay in school, and reduce recidivism in prisons. Have YOU read the book?

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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. Will you help me in this important effort?

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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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.

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! Quizzes to help your board fundraise. Worksheets for you to use as you go through, making this a truly interactive book.

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Book review: Mindset, A New Psychology of Success

Wild Woman Fundraising

What did you change in your approach to help them learn? The book, Mindset by Carol Dweck, talks about two kinds of people in the world. Let’s put together people who can help solve a problem, regardless of position.”

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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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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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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.

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: ???? Or maybe you help vulnerable populations and people are worried about HIPPA and confidentiality? Beth Kanter and Katie Paine’s new book, Measuring the Networked Nonprofit, helps you answer that question.

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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. But what if you need help figuring out your direction? Why is this book relevant to you?

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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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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. It helps you work towards an ask.

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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! Another helpful part of our group was the use of the worksheets provided online to supplement the reading. Melinda Billings.

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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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Help Write My Essay Paper Explained

SocialButterfly

Although, it may help you to have the ability to earn some changes, it isn’t essential. It’s possible that you get messages or calls with booking requests and you might have a relatively elastic process of tackling it with an effortless program change.

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Essay Help: No Longer a Mystery

SocialButterfly

Essay Help – the Conspiracy. Listing important thoughts will undoubtedly help you never to become lost on the manner. Like the internet purchasing, the matter of internet assignment writing help service also contains a little doubt. The Essay Help Chronicles.

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

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

“Health and nutrition experts know that a diet of fresh foods – vegetables, fruit, meat and dairy products – can help prevent many diseases and obesity. 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. Need Some Help with Being Brief? Nonprofits do some pretty complex work.

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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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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 put them in order, based on their staying power with me — the ones I found most helpful or profound are at the top of the list.

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New Books on Social Marketing

Social Marketing and Social Change

way to broad social change in a world that needs the help.” - Bill. 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.

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…

SocialButterfly

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

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I was so impressed with the creativity in all of your comments that I enlisted the help of Julia Reich Design to illustrate several of the ideas. We’ve turned them into a free download to help you think more creatively about ways to show fundraising progress.

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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! I currently help them staff their distribution days. >. >

This is my Early Thanks Giving! To All!

Wild Woman Fundraising

This is a love note to everyone who has bought a book over the past few days! Thank you so much for reading this blog, for liking my writing, for believing that I have something worthwhile to share in this new book, The Wild Woman’s Guide to Social Media!

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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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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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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 TopNonprofits.com. A list of 5 surprising books first posted on this blog in 2013.

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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. Whether it''s about how we look for "social proof" (and how that impacts fundraising) or reciprocity, Cialdini will help you with your employees, your board, and your donors.

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How can screenwriting help you write your nonprofit story?

Wild Woman Fundraising

But how do we help them find that meaning, through giving to our cause? How can you help people feel as if their lives had been worthwhile, because they helped your cause? ” They could think, “I helped the homeless last week. Why do people give us money?

Ethiopia's 'Sesame Street' Needs Your Help Saving Orphans

Cause Related Marketing

Back in November 2011, after reading the horrifying book Half the Sky by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, I committed to help the plight of girls and women in the developing world.

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!

Asking About Asking – A Book Review

Get Fully Funded

My friend and colleague Kent Stroman has written a book called “ Asking About Asking ” and it’s a must-read for those thinking about or already working with major gifts. The book is an easy read and is chock-full of practical information and stories from the trenches.

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Asking About Asking – A Book Review

Get Fully Funded

My friend and colleague Kent Stroman has written a book called “ Asking About Asking ” and it’s a must-read for those thinking about or already working with major gifts. The book is an easy read and is chock-full of practical information and stories from the trenches.

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