Can raising money be like building furniture?

iMarketSmart

It takes longer to do it this way and I don’t think the quality is actually any better. Using nails and such to drive the pieces together, furniture can be made expeditiously and at low cost. That’s how furniture companies get the job done these days.

How to Build An Army of Online Brand Ambassadors

J Campbell Social Marketing

On Tuesday I was pleased to present a webinar with Nonprofit Webinars (a service of 4Good) on the topic: How to Build An Army of Online Brand Ambassadors , part of their Tech Tuesdays series. The slides are here: How to Build An Army of Online Brand Ambassadors from Julia Campbell. What are some creative ways that you can build buzz and spread the word about your nonprofit on the cheap? How to structure and operate a board effectively.

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How to manage up in your fundraising job

Wild Woman Fundraising

This is Mazarine Treyz of Wild Woman Fundraising and I’m so happy to introduce Kishshana Palmer. So I want you all to think of me as your fixer. So like many folks who we help, I was a lone fundraiser in an organization trying to figure it out. Like oh, should we bow to you?

Part 3: How to Send an Appeal Letter

Wild Woman Fundraising

how to send appeal letters in bulk. If so, now you know why direct mail is important in fundraising, and how to write the parts of an appeal letter. Today we’re going to talk about how to SEND your appeal letter. How to Send Your Letter.

How to organize your fundraising job search like a pro with Phil Gerard

Wild Woman Fundraising

This is Mazarine Treyz of Wild Woman Fundraising, and today I am so excited to be interviewing Phil Gerard for our Fundraising Career Conference 2016. Phil will be speaking about how to structure and organization your fundraising job search. Here’s how I met Phil.

How to Build a Fundraising Tribe for #GivingTuesday

J Campbell Social Marketing

Thanksgiving holiday, and is a way to inspire people to focus on a spirit of giving following the crazy commercialism of their Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping sprees. First things first, you need to give your tribe a reason to feel connected to your campaign.

How to make the right fundraising decision every time

Wild Woman Fundraising

How can you make the right fundraising decision every time? It’s tied to it, intimately. The right fundraising decision comes from face to face connections with individuals. And individuals are driven to give by relationships. Fundraising is tied to your family.

Case Study: How to negotiate your nonprofit salary?

Wild Woman Fundraising

Are you getting to the age when you are not interested in accepting $28,000 a year anymore? Yeah, that’s so far from the current typical nonprofit wage as to see the curvature of the universe. Have you ever wondered how to negotiate for a nonprofit salary?

3 tips to dramatically increase website donations

Wild Woman Fundraising

How can you take advantage of the fact that people are often online with their credit cards in their hands? Do you want to take advantage of the fact that your donors are online, looking for things to do? Tip of the hat to Katya’s Marketing Blog for this first one!

Want to get that next grant? 5 steps to start building relationships with foundations

Wild Woman Fundraising

You ask what we’d like to see more of. I’m great at writing grants but not as great at building a relationship with the foundations. Can you help draw me a picture of how that starts and builds? Sure, here’s how to start building relationships with foundations. Then ask if it would be okay if you kept in touch with them from time to time, perhaps twice a year or once a quarter. Want to get that next grant?

How To Use Social Media To Connect With Donors & Supporters

J Campbell Social Marketing

Yesterday I presented a webinar with 4Good and Nonprofit Webinars on the topic of using social media to connect and build relationships with donors. The slides and audio are up on their website if you want to experience the entire webinar (I promise it’s worth it!) How do you use social media to cultivate donors and show them where their money is going? . Fundraising Nonprofits Social Media building relationships donor cultivation online fundraising

How to get tons more traffic for your nonprofit blog

Wild Woman Fundraising

Mazarine Treyz, with The Wild Woman’s Guide to Fundraising and The Wild Woman’s Guide to Social Media. When I first started blogging to build an audience for my book, I read Yaro Starak’s blog. You don’t want to make a spam comment.

How to Recognize and Manage Different Work Styles

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

During the webinar, Carson will discuss how to prioritize your work based on the way you think and process information. You and your staff should take the Productivity Style Assessment now to find your match then come back and read this post to learn more about working together.

How to Use a Notable Day to Spur Engagement, Action & List-Building(Case Study: Oxfam America)

Getting Attention

Yesterday was International Women’s Day (IWD), an occasion to celebrate the accomplishments of women worldwide. But today, I want to share with you the particularly compelling, creative and all-inclusive campaign launched by Oxfam America(OA) around its International Women’s Day 2012 Award.

INTERVIEW: Lisa Taylor of Challenge Factory Talks Your Career Transition

Wild Woman Fundraising

Are you ready to transition into another job or career? Are you a recent grad who is wondering what to do now that school’s over? Are you in the corporate world looking to transition into the nonprofit world for greater meaning in your work? How you make changes?

Want to do political fundraising? Interview with Joe Garecht of The Fundraising Authority

Wild Woman Fundraising

Joe Garecht is a consultant, author and speaker that helps non-profits raise dramatically more money to fund their work. I chose to interview Joe because I was interested in his political fundraising background. However, when women do run, they win at equal rates to men.”

May 18th Webinar: How to get Mega-Sponsorships!

Wild Woman Fundraising

I’m going to be on National Radio this Saturday! How to get mega-sponsorships. A step-by-step guide to raising money via corporate sponsorships. Do you know how much corporations spend per year on sponsorships? How do you begin to get access to them?

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Simple Rules, Part I: How to Make Better and Faster #NpComm Decisions

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

In their book, Simple Rules: How to Thrive in a Complex World (Amazon), Donald Sull and Kathleen M. Sull and Eisenhardt offer three different kinds of rules to provide frameworks for making better decisions: Boundary Rules, Prioritizing Rules, and Stopping Rules.

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How to build trust

Wild Woman Fundraising

Marc, you are also a Franklin Covey certified coach and that you are interested in the subject of trust and how to build trust at organizations. How does lack of trust filter through relationships in a nonprofit? Finally she got him to leave. How can I make it good?

How to Get Your Story Told in the Nonprofit Trade Press

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

When nonprofits build their media relations strategies, they often focus on getting their stories told in the local media or in the national mainstream press. Are you appealing to a specific type of donor and, if so, how? Pay Attention to Trends.

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Want to learn what makes an incredible year end appeal?

Wild Woman Fundraising

Do you have trouble getting people to open your nonprofit appeals? . Do you want to learn the tactics of successful appeal copywriting that will help people tear open your envelope and write you a big check? . Whether you are an old pro and just want some new tips, or you’re writing your appeal letter for the first time, you’ll find killer strategies and tried-and-true tactics in this e-course to take your appeal letter to the next level. Where to start?

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May 26th Webinar: Move on up! And give yourself a leg up the career ladder!

Wild Woman Fundraising

A step-by-step guide to getting the attention you deserve for your accomplishments and expertise. What can you do to move on up and take control of your career? What can you do to make yourself irresistible to employers? How do you start from nothing? Move on up!

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Find your dream job with these 3 simple steps

iMarketSmart

Here’s how to start with the end in mind so you can be resolute in finding the best fitting job for you and your dreams. As you look at opportunities and go on interviews, make sure to look at your scorecard so you can remember what to look for and ask about during your visits.

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How do you turn an accidental donor into an ally? Part 2

Wild Woman Fundraising

How to get more donors. So now, we’re talking about how to make an associate, after just being an acquaintance. Send them an email and ask them to take an online survey about what they care about, what problems they have, etc. Invite them to something.

Want to have TOO MANY major donors? Read this.

Wild Woman Fundraising

We know that events are the slowest way to make money for a nonprofit. We know that if we care about the future of our nonprofit, we need to start cultivating major donor relationships, and start our major gift program. How can you start to develop these relationships?

How to Get More People At Your Nonprofit Event Using Facebook

J Campbell Social Marketing

In-person events are a great way to energize supporters and connect directly with donors and volunteers. Having a multichannel approach to promoting and advertising the event is sure to garner more attendees and more buzz. 3) To target or not? 8) Build up buzz.

How to Do Your Own Nonprofit Communications Audit [Training]

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Maybe you added an email newsletter to your print newsletter, and started paying more attention to your website. Now you are wondering whether to add Pinterest and Instagram — all the while maintaining your print communications and media relations.

How can nonprofits monitor their online reputations?

Wild Woman Fundraising

AKA, “How can nonprofits monitor their online reputations?&# So I really have to write about it. According to The Agitator blog and Forrester research , (the industry standard on measuring social media) there are five stages of social media. Decide what you want to measure.

Firing Your Development Director? It’s not you, it’s me!

Wild Woman Fundraising

This post is in response to the Compasspoint report, Underdeveloped: A national study of challenges facing nonprofit fundraising. Well, when “ Most people in the organization (across positions) act as ambassadors and engage in relationship building. THAT is how you learn.

Simple Rules, Part II: How to Get Better #NpComm Work Done Faster

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Yesterday I introduced you to some of the concepts from Donald Sull’s and Kathleen M. Eisenhardt’s Simple Rules: How to Thrive in a Complex World (Amazon). Today, let’s look at three more, this time related to work processes, or how to do things better.

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Interview with a planned giver, Paul Nazareth: What’s your fundraising journey?

Wild Woman Fundraising

You know it’s going to end with wookies in metal bikinis. I know this is a big question, but here it is, how do you think the American and Canadian fundraising environments are different? How did you get started in college fundraising? And they want everyone to pitch in.

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Build Your Nonprofit Story Bank (Case Study)

Getting Attention

Welcome to guest blogger Meghan Hurley, Special Events Intern at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and a senior at Loyola University Maryland. . Congrats to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) for 40 years of persistent work to improve access to, and quality of, health care.

How To Build Raving Fans, A Huge Email List & Facebook Ads That Work: Lessons from #AOC2014

J Campbell Social Marketing

The 2014 Agents of Change Conference was packed with insightful, useful information that I cannot wait to fully digest and use! It was a pleasure to watch them speak and learn from their experiences. And make sure to sign up next year – I know I’ll be there!

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Building Effective Nonprofit Communications Teams (Infographic) #NPCOMM2017

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

For communicators, there are lots of different ways to talk about effectiveness — what it looks like, how to measure it, and how to get more of it out of your team. Want to share this infographic? Much of our 2017 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report is about effectiveness. Today we are sharing our second infographic from the report (here’s the first on communications team size, budget, and salaries ).

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How to Take a Modern Approach to Nonprofit Brand Awareness

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Rather than broadcasting static messages to vast audiences, charities can now seek direct engagement with targeted communities and create dynamic, two-way conversations. If your charity is still stuck in the rut of an anachronistic one-way advertising model, it''s time to adopt the modern approach to brand awareness! Here''s how: Social value: Targeted marketing.

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How to Set Nonprofit Marketing Goals that Build Your Impact & Satisfaction

Getting Attention

Learn How to. Take You Where You Want to Go! And worse, you don’t know where to start to fix it. You’re frustrated by how hard you’re working without generating the results you expect, and that your organization needs. Join Kivi and Me for this Free Webinar.

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How to pick a fundraising job that you will absolutely love! -with Abbi Haggerty

Wild Woman Fundraising

This is Mazarine Treyz of Wild Woman Fundraising and I am so pleased today to be interviewing Abbi L. She’s actually going to be speaking about her PhD research, which I’m just so excited about. So I’m going to let her introduce herself a little bit. MT: Amen to that.

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How to Get Others to Buy Into Your Cause

Getting Attention

So learn how to get better at it! Are you cringing, thinking “what’s she off on now,” about to click to another web page or all of the above? Please take a deep breath, because I believe that what I have to say here is vital to your cause. How Do [.]

How to Motivate Board Members: Interview with Simone Joyaux

Wild Woman Fundraising

Recently I interviewed Simone Joyaux about how to get a better board. Mazarine: How long have you been helping people build better boards? A lot of boards are on the continuum from not so good to just plain dysfunctional. Obviously staff have to manage finances.

Want to Preview The Wild Woman’s Guide to Social Media?

Wild Woman Fundraising

Mazarine Treyz, with The Wild Woman’s Guide to Fundraising and The Wild Woman’s Guide to Social Media. If you want to learn how to succeed in marketing your business or nonprofit online, starting from zero, this is the book for you.

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