Why nonprofit budgets should be developed in alignment with strategies


Unfortunately, their marketing budget for the following year was reduced by 50%. So, the powers-that-be cut the marketing budget for the next year (this year) by 50%. For instance, if you have a 3-year strategic plan, then you should have a 3-year budget.

Deliver this Budget to Drive Marketing Impact: Comms Plan Pt1

Getting Attention

The hands-down, most hated and most frequently-avoided marketing task is budgeting. Now’s to get past this bias and take the time to absorb this four-part series on budgeting guidelines. That’s my marketing plan and what I use to create my budget.

Nonprofit Communications Budgets: How Big Should Yours Be?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I know many of you are working on your 2017 budgets now, so rather than make you wait until mid-January to get the budget information from our 2017 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report, I’m sharing it with you today.

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5 things you should do when you get a big bequest (to ensure that your marketing budget increases!)


Request the budget. Related posts: >> Why nonprofit budgets should be developed in alignment with strategies. >> The Secret: Why people make major gifts and bequests. The post 5 things you should do when you get a big bequest (to ensure that your marketing budget increases!)

Show Me Your Budget

The Agitator

As we near the end of 2016 some folks will be checking the rear-view mirror to determine how they did and whether they met their goals. Others will be looking out the front windshield and focusing on their plans and goals for 2017.

No Virginia, Your To-Do List is NOT Your Marketing Plan: Marketing Budgets, Part 1

Getting Attention

The hands-down, most hated and most frequently-avoided marketing task is budgeting. But I urge you to get past this bias and take the time to absorb this four-part series on budgeting guidelines. That’s my marketing plan and what I use to create my budget.

When You Have a Little Extra Left in the Marketing Budget

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Sure, it’s more common in our line of work to be short on funds, but every now and then, like the end of the fiscal year, you might just find yourself with a little left over that you’d really like to spend. That’s the situation Kathy Powell is in.

Where are you spending your marketing dollars?


If your organization has 10,000 active donors, it’s very likely they’ll be categorized as follows: A small number will generate 80-90 percent of the revenue. Mid-level donors will have a lot of potential for major giving.

What Conferences Should Nonprofit Marketers Budget for and Attend?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

We are currently working on our FY13 budget, and I have been researching relevant professional development opportunities not to be missed. It just took place earlier this month, but start budgeting for April 11-13, 2013 in Minneapolis. I received this email today, and it’s question I get a lot. Dear Kivi, I am a new communications specialist working for an adult charter school.

3 simple steps to conduct predictive analytics on a shoestring budget


So I thought I’d give you 3 simple steps to do it on a shoestring budget. The post 3 simple steps to conduct predictive analytics on a shoestring budget appeared first on MarketSmart | .

Poorly optimized Google Adwords copy could be wasting a quarter of your search budget

Giving in a Digital World

The difference between you having a QS of 10 and a QS of 1 can mean that you’re saving as much as 30% on your annual budget – or paying up to 600% over the odds for every click.

3 Steps to Funding Nonprofit Marketing

Getting Attention

A sustainability plan for marketing efforts after the grant period, such as a board commitment to add marketing/advertising to the organizational budget. Budgeting budget grants Julie Brown Nonprofit Communications nonprofit marketing Guest blogger, Julie Brown, is the program director at the Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation. Julie is intrigued by storytelling, and the opportunity it offers to inspire donors and volunteers to act.

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2015 Digital Fundraising To Do List #3 Allocate Budget For Paid Social Media

Giving in a Digital World

Once you understand the options, allocate a testing budget and design some proper, robust tests to assess the real potential of paid social activity to directly support your fundraising programme. The writing has been on the wall for a couple of years now.

Who is more important… your donors or the beneficiaries of their gifts?


Related posts: >> Is your marketing budget properly aligned with the 80/20 rule? >> Why nonprofit budgets should be developed in alignment with strategies. Organizations spend a lot of time and effort focusing on what they will do with the money they receive from donors.

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Want a Bigger Budget for Your Planned Gift Marketing Efforts?


Here’s a strategy that will help you get a bigger budget for your planned gift marketing efforts. Try it and your budget will grow. The post Want a Bigger Budget for Your Planned Gift Marketing Efforts?

Use Projections to Guide Decision Making: Nonprofit Marketing Budgets, Part 3 (of 4)

Getting Attention

Dive into this third installment in my series to learn how to shape and use budget projections. I feel like my marketing budget is just made up. Secondly, tracking expenses versus projections during the course of your budget year is the only way to keep on track with your marketing budget; the equivalent of benchmarking for your marketing dollars. Assess quarterly, to make sure you’re expenses aren’t exceeding your budget, and again at year end. Budgeting

Revisiting the University Budget Clowns

NonProfit Branding

The last post expressed this heresy: despite self-serving claims by university administrators, higher education budgets are driven by political constituencies, not by institutional priorities. This budget circus is an adverse environment for the radio station without a strong internal constituency.

How You Can Print and Mail Without Breaking Your Budget

Ann Green

Increase your printing and mailing budget. Can you budget more for printing and mailing? If you can’t increase your current budget, find additional sources of unrestricted funding to cover these costs. It’s possible to print and mail without breaking your budget.

Nonprofit Comms Team Size, Budget and Salary [Infographic] #NPCOMM2017

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Here’s the first on team staffing, budgets, and salaries. The 2017 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report is officially available! We have so much to share that we are doing three infographics. We’ll share another next week. Thanks so much to everyone who participated in the survey and special thanks to those of you who submitted photos. The engagement team at the Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic is rocking the report cover and our first infographic.

How Does Your Planned Gift Marketing Budget Compare With This Chart?


Included in the form is a question that asks, “What is the size of your planned giving marketing budget?” How does your planned gift marketing budget compare? Notice that 31% of colleges or universities have planned giving marketing budgets that exceed $100,000 per year.

How to research your audience if you have no budget for consultants

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

If you have no research budget at all, try to glean what you can from those around you in your daily work. A reader of this blog, Joe, asked me the following question in response to my post on diagnosing message problems. He says: Can you point us toward some resources for understanding our audiences’ mindsets? Good questions to ask, good ways to ask questions, etc. For organizations without the resources to hire an expert researcher, where can we start learning how to do it right?

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Why Your Nonprofit Needs to Get Political – Now

J Campbell Social Marketing

With today’s public roll out of Trumps’ budget proposal , the implications for our sector are important and very dire. We need to not only pay attention to this budget for our own knowledge, we also need to bring these issues to the attention of our supporters and our constituents.

Jeepers creepers! Eliminate your fear about grant budgets!

Get Fully Funded

Unfortunately, the thought of creating a budget to go with the narrative or the application strikes fear in the hearts of the bravest Fundraisers. Here are some ideas to help you overcome the fear and be on your way to creating a successful budget. Now, let’s have a look at what a program budget for a grant really is. A program/project budget is more than just a list of expenditures. If the funder has a specific budget form or format, use it.

Can I get a hell yes? Thank you RE:Philanthropy & Dan Pallotta!

Wild Woman Fundraising

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How to Create A Budget For A Grant Proposal and Also, How To Budget In Order To Afford Grant Writing

Seeking Grant Money Today

The Word "Gets" Is In "Budgets" Your New Program or Project Design Must Be Clear Before Applying for Grants How and Where Resources Exist To Keep One Step Ahead for Prudent, Conservative and Effective Budgeting and Planning In the Rebounding Economy. grant writing cost budgeting how toHow Do We Afford Grant Writing?

Does Size Matter?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

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Your 2011 Guide to Nonprofit Marketing Wisdom

Getting Attention

Strategy budget e-newsletter fundraising Getting Attention media relations message development Nonprofit Communications nonprofit marketing Social MediaThank you for all of the questions, stories and feedback you share with me.

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Ramp Up Your Marketing Budget to What You REALLY Need: Nonprofit Marketing Budgets, Part 2 (of 4)

Getting Attention

Once you review those goals with leadership, and get approval, then clearly and concretely connect the dots between your proposed budget and what you want to accomplish in a way that’s easily accessible. Nonprofit Marketing Budgets: Part One.

The Importance of Proper Positioning for Charities in Today's Economy

Cause Related Marketing

On the one side because of cutbacks in funding from government and donors, budgets are down and probably going to get worse before they get better. Wait a minute, you say, when you go to the airport there’s also Budget, and Alamo and Enterprise and a handful of others.

About Budgeting and Affording Grant Writing

Seeking Grant Money Today

Not sure how your nonprofit will afford a grant writer? Planning Your Organization's Grant Writing Expense and How Do We Afford Grant Writing. how to

Is Your Marketing Budget Properly Aligned With the 80/20 Rule?


Here’s a quick and easy worksheet to help you see if your budget is appropriated properly with the 80/20 rule. The post Is Your Marketing Budget Properly Aligned With the 80/20 Rule?

6 Reasons Why Planned Gift Marketing Budgets Are So Small


Here are the reasons why planned gift marketing budgets are so small: 1- Tension. The post 6 Reasons Why Planned Gift Marketing Budgets Are So Small appeared first on MarketSmart.

Join Me – The Art & Science of Nonprofit Marketing – June 23 w/Special Discount

Getting Attention

Tara and I will guide you through the smartest ways your nonprofit can engage your target audiences on a tight budget—and how to convince others in your organizations how and why they should invest in marketing. Don’t miss this chance to learn about vital but often overlooked techniques and tools vital to maximizing your impact without blowing your budget.

Get UnStuck! Boost Marketing Impact w/o Extra Budget or Hires [THIS WEEK]

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Here are three compelling reasons—based on research findings to reassure your boss and board—to start helping your colleagues market your cause a.s.a.p.: 1) You’ll never have enough time, talent on hand, or budget to communicate the way you need to. Flickr: bobjagendorf.

Budgeting and measuring online conversations


She noted that many people think of online efforts in terms of campaigns and budgets-a campaign ends once a budget for that campaign runs out. Special note: I am updating my blogroll with many of the cool blogs I learned about this week.

#Development: Make The Nonprofit Video – Don’t Sweat The ‘Viral’

Non Profit Marketing 360

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#ENVIRO: CBS/EcoMedia Partnership Expands To Bring Advertising To Green Nonprofits

Non Profit Marketing 360

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#PROAGING: Republican Budget Realigns Medicare But Ignores Long-Term Care

Non Profit Marketing 360

The Rand budget also privatizes the Transportation Security Agency (returning it to the status it was on September 11th, 2001 ? Paul, DeMint, and Lee propose FY2013 Budget.

A few useful widgets from CMHC

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

In the case of the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) , among numerous other things, I managed to find some useful consumer home buying widgets: Household Budget Calculator : Compare your income with your current or planned expenses and debt payments and see what you can afford. Whenever I work with a new client, I always enjoy the “internal document/material review&# phase quite a bit as I get to learn a great deal about the organization in a short period of time.

Double Budget

Mission Paradox Blog

During my early days I would keep two budgets for artistic events.    If a designer was cutting me a break and working for 1/3 of their normal rate I would note that in my double budget.   Having the other budget on hand is a constant reminder of the need to generate more resources.  It's important to remember what things actually cost, even if you're not paying some (or all) of those costs.