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.

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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!)


Celebrate her life and your organization’s newfound revenue that will support your mission for years to come. Request the budget. Related posts: >> Why nonprofit budgets should be developed in alignment with strategies. >> The Secret: Why people make major gifts and bequests.

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.

How to Create Social Media Video on a Shoestring Budget – Tips & Tools

J Campbell Social Marketing

My fellow Nonprofit Social Media Nerd is certified Social Media Strategist Josh Hirsch , the Director of Mission and Communication for Susan G. The post How to Create Social Media Video on a Shoestring Budget – Tips & Tools appeared first on marketing for the modern nonprofit.

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6 Ways to Utilize Your Foundation’s Year-End Communications Budget

Mission Minded

The post 6 Ways to Utilize Your Foundation’s Year-End Communications Budget appeared first on Mission Minded. The end of the year is approaching and, for foundations and others, that means it’s time to consider how you.

6 Reasons Why Planned Gift Marketing Budgets Are So Small


Here are the reasons why planned gift marketing budgets are so small: 1- Tension. Every dollar invested in planned giving is a dollar taken away from current mission fulfillment. The post 6 Reasons Why Planned Gift Marketing Budgets Are So Small appeared first on MarketSmart.

10 Mission Trip Fundraising Ideas You Can’t Afford to Miss

Fundraiser Ideas

Undertaking a mission can be one of the most fulfilling trips in your lifetime; however, many mission trip participants worry about funding their humanitarian and charitable work. The following are 10 mission trip fundraising ideas that can help make your mission dreams a reality: Business sponsorships. Visit local businesses and ask them to sponsor a portion of your mission trip, such as one day’s worth of expenses. Mission trip dinner.

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Your mission is the gift. Really.

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

Our firm has run programs in which we’ve used specific, mission-based asks in place of incentives and have achieved the same results, with lower costs and higher mission awareness. And, it will become increasingly hard to hit “reset” and re-focus your program on mission.

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. If the funder doesn’t accept marketing grant requests, be prepared to explain how marketing could help your agency better fulfill its mission. Budgeting budget grants Julie Brown Nonprofit Communications nonprofit marketing

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Mission-Driven Careers

Nonprofit Consultant Blog

Those of us who've made a career of the nonprofit sector do it as part of our personal mission. Mission is what drives us to work long hours for below average wages and next to no benefits. Mission is what makes all of that bearable, and even inspiring. We may occasionally be tempted to look for greener pastures, but we always end up back on our missions. Tags: careers Nonprofit jobs mission

Mission Drift: What Is It, Potential Impacts, & Recovery Methods

Seeking Grant Money Today

In everything that any organization does (for-profit or nonprofit) its mission statement, the clear statement that says what an organization does, for whom, how, and sometimes also why, and where; provides clarity, in the case for nonprofit organizations, for anyone and everyone who either volunteers with, works for, donates to, collaborates with, or considers requesting assistance from a nonprofit. The mission statement provides clarity for everyone about that specific nonprofit.

Mission Based Thinking Part Two of Two - Examples Of It Enabling Organizations That Use It

Seeking Grant Money Today

Examples demonstrating how mission-based nonprofit operations best works when it is used effectively by a nonprofit''s staff and volunteers are difficult to come by. In this post I provide examples demonstrating how mission-based thinking can be used among all people operating a single nonprofit from executive leaders through the ranks to day to day staff or volunteers. The mission statement must be the first and guiding principle.

Mission-Based Thinking - Why It Matters, Especially Today - Why It Works, And Examples of It Enabling Organizations That Use It

Seeking Grant Money Today

Mission-based thinking, a staple of contemporary, professional, nonprofit, best practices, is often discussed and explained but examples are more difficult to locate. In this two part post I will explain the critical importance of mission-based thinking in this post. Why Mission-Based Thinking Even Exists On the Radar Oregon Governor Kitzhaber signed a law this June that was the first in the United States. So, the mission is the reason the community members (i.e.

5 Tips to Create Great Video On A Budget: An Infographic


Learn some key points to consider when planning and creating budget videos to entertain supporters and share your nonprofit’s mission online. 5 Tips to Create Great Video On A Budget: An Infographic. Archives. by Zoe Allen.

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A Real World Example Demonstrating Why Nonprofits' Mission Statements Are More Important Than The Almighty Dollar

Seeking Grant Money Today

On Thursday, though, I spotted a news item that I think is, at a minimum, informative and more than that, probably a good example of when and how a nonprofit can run into conflicts of interest when weighing the organization's very reason for existing and operating (its mission statement) against a donor's wishes. If we look at Jarvis' decision objectively, we need to refer to the National Park Service's mission statement (as stated on their website ), ".to

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

Non Profit Marketing 360

According to the EcoMedia mission statement , “We’ve developed partnerships with cities across America, all of which have environmental projects in need of funding. The CBS/EcoMedia partnership sees as its mission the opportunity to fund longer-term environmental projects that might be struggling to get longer-term financing or exposure to the public.

Interview with Sarah Durham, Nonprofit Communications Strategist & Author of “Brandraising”

Non Profit Marketing 360

Sarah Durham left the world of corporate communications and marketing in 1994 to launch Big Duck , an agency that works exclusively with nonprofit organizations to help them communicate effectively so they can fulfill their missions.

#INTERVIEW: Chris Forbes, Co-Author of Guerilla Marketing for Nonprofits, Offers Great Advice to Groups

Non Profit Marketing 360

I got involved with activities in my church and in college, and with overseas projects and missions and international students. Chris Forbes is the co-author of Guerrilla Marketing for Nonprofits and a certified guerrilla-marketing coach.

#SM4NP: Kony 2012 Will Get A Sequel & More Context Today

Non Profit Marketing 360

When does your mission become ideology? Today is the day. Probably. As any Hollywood mogul will confirm, when your movie is watched by 100 million people, you need to make a sequel. That market is just too big to pass up.

#SocialNetworks: Does Your Nonprofit Still Doubt There’s an ROI For Social Media?

Non Profit Marketing 360

Or, if not, that you tinker with the presentation without losing sight of your mission.

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#INTERVIEW: Chris Forbes, Co-Author of Guerilla Marketing for Nonprofits, Offers Great Advice to Groups

Non Profit Marketing 360

I got involved with activities in my church and in college, and with overseas projects and missions and international students. Chris Forbes is the co-author of Guerrilla Marketing for Nonprofits and a certified guerrilla-marketing coach.

NASA/JPL's Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity's Landing (Or Not) Tonight: A Great Example of Donors Watching for Mission Based Success In Deciding Whether to Give Again Or Not

Seeking Grant Money Today

I repeatedly explain in this blog about how nonprofit organizations (which include government agencies) best increase and further their support (including financial support) through demonstrable achievements and mission-based successes. It only makes logical sense that donors (in NASA's case - elected officials wringing hands over a federal budget) feel confident further investing (donating) in successful operations that demonstrate they are viable, efficient, relevant, and successful.

How and Where Resources Exist to Keep One Step Ahead For Prudent, Conservative, and Effective Budgeting and Planning in the Rebounding Economy

Seeking Grant Money Today

As the economy slowly recovers, it is difficult for nonprofits to plan out, budget for, and feel somewhat confident proceeding with fundraising. The safest bet is to remain conservative in one's financial estimates, continue to cut as much spending as possible, lessen expenses without negatively impacting the organization's mission and its goals, and to save. It feels like one step forward, two steps back, and then another step forward, and so on.

This Could Be the Perfect Time to Start Your Nonprofit Podcast. Learn How Tomorrow

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

You need to be able to: Challenge myths and stereotypes about your mission Share insights from your organization’s thought leaders Provide public service announcements to your community Share voices and stories of the people you serve.

Top Three Takeaways from the Nonprofit Overhead Challenge

Nonprofit Consultant Blog

In other words, anything that isn''t directly mission-related programming. You need to understand the true cost of running your organization, and be able to defend when spending more on overhead is necessary to achieve growth and deliver on your mission.

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Why the Easy Choice Isn’t On-Brand

Mission Minded

You’ve approved your budget, wrangled myriad stakeholders, invested hard-won funds, devoted months of. The post Why the Easy Choice Isn’t On-Brand appeared first on Mission Minded. The moment of truth is upon you. Blog Nonprofit Branding Nonprofit Design Nonprofit Fundraising Nonprofit Messaging Nonprofit Naming Nonprofit Taglines Nonprofit Web

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5 Ways to Energize Your Team

Mission Minded

Maybe your organization needed a new theme for your fundraiser, creative ideas for a strategic partnership, or a better way to approach a budget challenge. At Mission Minded […]. The post 5 Ways to Energize Your Team appeared first on Mission Minded.

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The Nonprofit Fundraising Strategic Plan Guide


Simply put, this section describes who you are, what you believe in, your fundraising campaign vision, the steps to achieve it, and, most importantly, how this plan reinforces your organization’s mission. Budget.

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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.

7 Signs Your Communications Strategy Isn’t Strategic

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

While you can certainly have communications goals in and of themselves, most of your communications work should be in service of larger mission-oriented or fundraising goals. ” What does it mean in the context of your organization and its mission?

Professional Photography: 4 Reasons to Invest In It

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

As super humans charged with telling the world about your work with little-to-no budget, photography should be your #1 ally. Save that precious text space for the link to your donation page and let the real emotions of your mission tell their own story. Angela Crist.

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5 Reasons Nonprofits Shouldn't Miss Out On Peer-to-Peer Fundraising


There’s nothing wrong with that - after all, these are your supporters - but they can only give so much every year, so you’ll also want to find ways to connect with new people who support your mission but aren’t in your general contact base.

Avoid the 3 Biggest Mistakes of Fundraising in a Recession

Fundraising Coach

Cutting fundraising and marketing budgets. When money gets tight, the knee-jerk reaction seems to be to cut the fundraising and marketing budgets. What to do: Rather than cutting budgets and staff, seek to make the programs and people more effective.

Is Crowd Sourcing A Viable Sustainable Way for Nonprofits to Raise and Retain Support? No.

Seeking Grant Money Today

By looking at their own mission statement, their organization's current mission-based goals, and by conducting a cost/benefit analysis of the effort taken to achieve the goal (whether its public outreach such as marketing and PR or whether its fundraising or volunteer recruitment, etc.). Each organization is of course different (as is each organization's goals and budget) and each nonprofit's leadership is wise to weigh new modes of outreach before implementing it.

How Do We Afford Grant Writing?

Seeking Grant Money Today

likes what you are doing, likes your organization, and sees a future for your work and mission statement. Next, they will have to research who will donate to your agency (based on your mission, cause, and work) and they will have to whittle this list down to 'who will most likely donate a grant to us based on our work and mission and their history of giving?' Perhaps they're each partially paid for by your current operating budget.

The Ultimate Guide to Choosing Nonprofit Technology


Choosing the right nonprofit software can seem like an overwhelming task, from getting each stakeholder on board, to researching all of your options and hoping to find one that fits both your needs and your budget, to actually transitioning to and implementing the new system.

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How to Prepare Your Nonprofit for a PR Crisis

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Your organization does great work and has a mission — don’t be afraid to make the media and the public aware of what you do and why you do it. Flickr Creative Commons photo by fotologic. Sometimes, bad things happen to good organizations.

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10 Reasons to Attend the Nonprofit Social Media Summit

J Campbell Social Marketing

Susu will share details on how to define your target audience, identify your objectives, set a manageable budget, and of course, how to measure results for growth and improvement. Josh Hirsch, one half of the Nonprofit Social Media Nerds and Director of Mission and Communication at Susan G.

3 Quick Tips on Creating Social Media Video that Stands Out

J Campbell Social Marketing

Even nonprofits on a shoestring budget can accomplish great things with social media video. Even nonprofits without kittens and puppies can share insider peeks into their work, exclusive access to their mission, stories about their impact. .

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The simplest targeting approach for uncovering planned gifts


So, if you’re marketing budget is tight and you’re looking to uncover hidden gifts, why not target your staff and you network of estate planning advisers first? Advisers that have a passion for the organization’s mission.

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#MixedLinks for Nonprofit Marketers and Fundraisers

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

A few weeks ago, we told you about our friend Erica Mills’ mission statement makeovers. Now, she’s flipping that on its head and hosting the WORST Nonprofit Mission Statement Contest. September 3: How to Raise Awareness for Your Cause on a Budget.

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Marketing is Killing Fundraising. Seriously???

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

To serve the missions of their nonprofits, most communications/marketing directors have multiple goals, of which fundraising is just one. Totally depends on the organization, its mission, how it is funded, etc. Few people in the nonprofit world get the budget they need.