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?

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How to Build Trust in Your #NPCOMM Competence

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Even though your boss knows you can do the work, she still thinks she can do it better, therefore she won’t delegate it to you. Your boss says social media is your job, but wants to approve the wording of most posts in advance. Her tweaks seem minor to you, but major to her.

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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?

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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 stay competitive in your fundraising career

Wild Woman Fundraising

According to LinkedIn , here are the top skills for 2017. What should these skills mean to you, as a nonprofit professional, and as a fundraiser? But as you look at this list, what can you do to stay current, and fresh in fundraising? How does it break down by country?

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How to Spot & Gather Strong Stories

Getting Attention

When you gather compelling stories—about beneficiaries, donors, or volunteers, or other players—to share in campaigns, thanks, and other communications, you gain a powerful complement to your data and anecdotal understanding of the people you want to engage. Together, these insights forge a shortcut to engaging hearts, minds, and wallets. But it can be tough to source the right stories. Here’s how: 1) Clarify Who Does What.

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Do you know how to PRE-Suade in your fundraising?

Wild Woman Fundraising

He talked a lot about how we get people ready to be persuaded. Let me get straight to the point. If you want to keep your job, you need to think about who you’re persuading and how to get them ready to give you donations. How indeed?

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13 Behaviors to start building trust at your organization

Wild Woman Fundraising

Here’s a diagram you can use to understand interactions at your nonprofit. MT: So what if I’m a new executive director and I want my board to trust me? You talked earlier about how boards can bully executive directors. They were responding to a campaign appeal.

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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.

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INTERVIEW: How to make your board more effective- with Andy Robinson

Wild Woman Fundraising

This is Mazarine Treyz of Wild Woman Fundraising, and today I am so pleased to chat with Andy Robinson, who has authored many books of wonderful worth, including Selling Social Change. MT: Andy, how long have you been doing board trainings? That’s very satisfying and stimulating to me.

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How to get a job as a major gifts officer-interview with David Rubin

Wild Woman Fundraising

This interview is part of a series to help you rise in your fundraising career. If you’d like to learn even more about rising in you fundraising career, join us at the Fundraising Career Conference in April 2017. How’s that? MT: How did you get started in fundraising?

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Problems That Plague Nonprofit Content And How to Solve Them

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Does it make people want to stand up and yell, “ YES! ” If not, then you should join Peter Panepento TOMORROW for: The 6 Problems That Plague Nonprofit Content…And How to Solve Them. Encourage your supporters to share your content on their networks.

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.

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Fundraising Career Pathing – How to Take the Right Job for You

Wild Woman Fundraising

Are you wondering how to get ahead in your fundraising career? Do you know there are things you need to do to get to that next job, but you’re not sure how to look good enough to the hiring manager? to Development Coordinator.

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Building Trust with ABCD

Wild Woman Fundraising

Do you want to build trust? If you are in a new position, you need to build trust, deliberately, with your coworkers. If you have new people reporting to you, you need to build trust with them. Which one of these do you need to work on?

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How To Brand A Nonprofit With Low Cost & High Impact

NonProfit Branding

Want to get the biggest bang for your branding buck? They bring us right to Burke’s Unified Law of Mug Power : Without a logo, a generic thing holds a beverage, but no affection. There is an incredible nonprofit bonus to the cost/benefit of logo mugs as branding tools! .

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How to Attract and Keep More Monthly Donors

EveryAction

Monthly donor or sustainer programs are a relatively low-effort and high-impact way to increase donor retention and donor lifetime value, while also providing a steady and predictable stream of revenue that can help your nonprofit better budget and plan for the future.

How to Get Program Staff to Use Your Editorial Calendar

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

You know how I feel about editorial calendars. Information about changing marketing needs was not being properly communicated to the right people. We were missing key opportunities to market efficiently. It was another thing added to their to-do list.

Book Review: How to Raise Money for Political Office

Wild Woman Fundraising

In a year and a half, it will be time for another US presidential election, which means it’s a good time to run, since people tend to vote more during presidential election years. Lately I’ve been researching how to do political fundraising for a friend of mine.

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.

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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.

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Do you trust your executive director?

Wild Woman Fundraising

My boss didn’t seem to trust me. According to J. Berkshire at The Chronicle of Philanthropy, 50% of fundraisers in top jobs want to quit, because of their relationship with their boss. How can you gain people’s trust? Allow people to make decisions.

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Why some people rise in fundraising

Wild Woman Fundraising

Check out the first post in this series, all about how to get that fundraising job ! And if you’d like to learn even more about moving on up in fundraising, then join us at the Fundraising Career Conference, April 17, 19 and 21st, 2017. Want to get a bigger salary ?

Why Visitors Abandon Your Website (And How to Fix It)

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

There, in the demographic data, lay a discovery: visitors over the age of 55 were half as likely to come back to the site than those in any other age range. When we began to unpack this problem and try to understand what factors were actually causing it, we quickly narrowed it down.

How to Spot & Gather Strong Stories

Getting Attention

When you gather compelling stories—about beneficiaries, donors, or volunteers, or other players—to share in campaigns, thanks, and other communications, you gain a powerful complement to your data and anecdotal understanding of the people you want to engage. Together, these insights forge a shortcut to engaging hearts, minds, and wallets. But it can be tough to source the right stories. Here’s how: 1) Clarify Who Does What.

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3 reasons why your donors and donor prospects won’t call you back.

iMarketSmart

Thanks to our system, lots of donors disclosed that they already left her organization in their estate plans and many more donor prospects said they might consider such a gift. ” She continued saying, “after all, they left our organization in their estate plan” (as if that meant the donor should be more likely to respond to her outreach). They feel that you haven’t given them a good reason to call you back! If so, how? Frustration!

REVEALED: Jerry Panas’ secrets of attracting wealthy supporters

iMarketSmart

In January, Inside Philanthropy interviewed legendary fundraiser Jerold Panas to discover his secrets of attracting wealthy supporters. Go in person to get the most generous contributions. Avoid dining with donors in restaurants; they make it hard for you to focus on them. Bring two, three, four or more to meetings with donors as long as they have something to add. Remember to ask. Focus on building a solid board and staff.

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Week of Freebies! On-Demand Webinar: How to Build a Donor Communications Plan That Will Make Them Fall in Love

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

How people feel about your nonprofit matters more than what they think about it. This free recorded webinar How to Build a Donor Communications Plan That Will Make Them Fall in Love will show you how you can create a donor communications plan that makes donors feel.

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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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Are you wondering how to attain mastery in fundraising?

Wild Woman Fundraising

Throughout this book there are stories about how people overcame incredible odds to attain mastery. They did it by seeking out mentors, by learning about human nature, by devoting themselves to one area of research, and taking risks. So I tried to distract myself.

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How to make a splash! Marketing Your Nonprofit Educational Programs

Wild Woman Fundraising

I’ve never told anyone about this before… I’m about to share a secret that can help keep your association in the black. What can you do to help your association succeed, and how can you get more people to take your fantastic educational programs?

How to Establish Thought Leadership within Your Nonprofit

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

If your nonprofit wants to gain notoriety, broaden awareness of your work, establish the credibility of your organization, and attract more supporters and donors, the secret sauce is right inside your organization. Here’s how we do it with clients, and how you can do it yourself.

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How to Build Leadership Support for Critical Nonprofit Marketing Projects— Only for Tagline Award Entrants

Getting Attention

I have some exciting news to share -. Here’s why: You’ve told me time and time again how much marketing work you want and need to do to advance your organization’s mission. How to Defend Your Marketing Budget, Even in Tough Times.

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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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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?

Ever feel like you’re running in place?

Wild Woman Fundraising

Have you ever wondered how to get government grants or contracts for your nonprofit? Have you ever wondered how to do a capital campaign for your nonprofit? Do you want to help your board members support your mission more effectively? Maybe you want a new building.

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How to speak your donor’s language and get major gifts

Wild Woman Fundraising

So sometimes I am lucky enough to meet one of my e-newsletter subscribers, in person! Last year, I got a chance to meet Lisa Kelly Zuba. I relished every moment of our meeting, and realized that she brought some useful knowledge to the table, namely, how to get major gifts!

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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 Show Impact In Your Nonprofit Donor Thank You Video

J Campbell Social Marketing

Donor retention is a huge problem for the nonprofit sector, according to the Fundraising Effectiveness Project Survey Report. How can nonprofits buck this trend and keep more donors engaged? It’s important to note that donor thank you videos are not traditional fundraising videos.

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How to Use Your Smartphone to Make a Donor Thank You Video  

J Campbell Social Marketing

Bloomerang found that for every 100 donors gained by nonprofits in 2016, 99 were lost due to attrition. The reason for this high level of attrition is that nonprofits tend to do a poor job of keeping donors informed about the impact and the results of their gift. .

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