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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. 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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Fundraising and Marketing Teams: Integrated or Separate But Equal?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

In 39% of nonprofits, you’ll find an integrated team, with marketing and fundraising working together on an equal level under the same manager.

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Extend Your Reach with a Staff Messenger Team

Getting Attention

I urge you to launch—ask, train, support, and thank— your team of passionate employee messengers. But most of us look right past them.

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Launch Your Team of Year-End Fundraisers: Free Training Th Oct 6

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Join me to learn how to turn your board, staff, and loyal volunteers into a team of passionate and engaging messengers.

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Nonprofit Marketing Team Roles and Tasks – Who Does What?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Key point of contact for all major internal and external relationships (eyes, ears, and mouth of the marketing team as a whole). list bait).

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10 Ways to Build Loyalty Among Your Online Community Members

J Campbell Social Marketing

Building up sheer numbers of Likes and views, without motivating people to take action, is misguided. My guess is – very, very few if any.

Build Your Message Team: Part 4—Grow Energy, Insights & Skills

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Imagine this—You’ve asked your colleagues and volunteers to develop their skills in engaging supporters, and trained them as a message team.

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People First—4 Steps To Your All-Org Marketing Team

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Learn more about developing your all-org marketing team: 8 Ways to Build a Team of Effective Messengers.

Use Compelling Models to Build Marketing Buy-In

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” That opening marke the kick off of your all-org marketing team. More Guidance on All-Org Marketing Teams. Go to it!

11 Weeks to Go: Launch Your #GivingTuesday Team!

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

First up: Building your #GivingTuesday Team. The Best December Ever. Enthusiasm + Planning + Execution = Success! Board. Volunteers.

Turn Colleagues, Board, & Supporters into Powerful Year-End Fundraisers

Getting Attention

Joking aside, it may seem like your team’s hard work and limited resources won’t be enough. There is a way to move past this seemingly insurmountable barrier—Launch a team of messengers to be your nonprofit’s ambassadors for year end (and beyond). Identify a small group of folks most likely to succeed as your first team of messengers.

BUILD a new Millennial Platform for Engagement

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

You must BUILD it – and here’s how: B e unified as an organization about working with the generation. By Kari Saratovsky and Derrick Feldmann.

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

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Building content repurposing into your work flow is essential to both your marketing success and your productivity. What’s our message to them?

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Getting Other People to Meet Your Deadlines

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Take a cue from reality TV and build in some friendly competition for those carrots and sticks. Here are some approaches you might try.

6 Ways to Train All-Org Messengers

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4) Build on your messengers’ personal passions. All-Org Marketing TeamFlickr: Chip Griffin. Credit: Rachel Calderon. Win-win.

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

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

CALM Marketing Team Nonprofit Marketing Strategy Publication ManagementThey are How-To Rules, Timing Rules, and Coordination Rules.

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4 Ways to Save Your Sanity: Review & Approval 2.0

Getting Attention

Sharing our approach helped build our team members’ understanding of, and engagement and confidence in, our branding work.

Social Media Takeovers: 6 Nonprofits That Gave It Up for Good (PLUS: 6 Tips for Getting it Right)

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Build excitement for your takeover by promoting it across multiple networks, including email. Image Source: p/dzN6Vp.

Build Your Message Team: Part One

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Your organization too can benefit hugely by pioneering an all-org message team. The Solution: A Confident, Well-Trained Message Team.

Treat Donors as Partners to Build Long-Term Giving — A Child’s Right Does It Right

Getting Attention

Take a look right now at this outstanding example of showing it (not saying it) from a child’s right (acr)! When we fix it, we will let you know.

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Build Your Message Team: Part Three—Skill Building

Getting Attention

Here is the type of training and tools you’ll need to build your colleagues’ message delivery skills. Message platform.

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

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Join Kivi and Me for this Free Webinar. Learn How to. Set the Big-Picture Marketing Goals that. Take You Where You Want to Go! Aargh!

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What a Development AND Communications Director Really Does

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

One integrated team of several people? Leadership Marketing Team Nonprofit CommunicationsAgree/disagree? Absolutely.

5 Steps to Powerful Staff Messengers

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

How often have you banged your head against the wall because you just can’t squeeze any more from your existing team and budget?

Build Your Message Team: Part Two—Groundwork

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Secure leadership buy in by sharing the value of your all-org message team. Start here with Part One. You’re off and running.

Which is more important? Fundraising or The Olympics?

Wild Woman Fundraising

They are putting surface-to-air missiles on top of East Londoner’s buildings, without their permission! This seems about right. Misogyny?

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13 Behaviors to start building trust at your organization

Wild Woman Fundraising

So the level of maturity and trust building is also – again, without throwing a tantrum, saying this is something that I’ve noticed, being here.

You’ve Just Been Promoted to Chief of Staff

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Something more like a Chief of Staff to your executive director or senior management team? Leili Khalessi. Listening for problems and concerns.

4 Steps to Moving Your Marketing and Fundraising Teams to a Productive Partnership (Case Study)

Getting Attention

In fact, the marketing-fundraising divide — whether these teams are joined in a single department or not — is one of the most common challenges nonprofits must tackle. Build on real, compelling success stories, well-honed and widely shared and discussed as the glue of your fundraising and marketing conversations. Thank you!

Communications Is Everyone’s Job:Proof Point (Video)

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Then take the next steps to bring this strategy to life: 8 Steps to Building Your Team of Powerful Messengers. Subscribe today.

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Stop the Communications-Program Tug of War

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You know it’s likely to hurt, rather than help, build relationships with prospective supporters and participants. I think you see what I mean.

Building Social Media Business Relationships With The Mundane

Diva Marketing Blog

For my 2 cents, the special sauce of social media, and now social networks, is the opportunity to build and sustain relationships. Wicked cool.

The Theory of Change Behind Nonprofit Marketing

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Content Marketing Marketing Team Nonprofit Communications Nonprofit Marketing Strategy Professional DevelopmentWhat do you think?

Top 10 Things to Look For in New Board Members

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

If you want to learn more, this Thursday Gail will join us for a Pass Holder webinar called 7 Steps to Enlist and Build Your Dream Team Board.

Social Media Can "Help" Build & Promote Your Personal Brand - Part 1

Diva Marketing Blog

To prep for the talk, I reached out to a few women, who hold corporate jobs and are using social media to build and promote their personal brands.

Work Your Small (Case Study: Meals on Wheels)

Getting Attention

The tension grew by the moment as my team struggled to serve both areas with the same resources. Our team goes beyond ringing the doorbell and handing over a meal to provide wellness evaluations and connections to related services. That Was Then. The annual budget was nearly one billion dollars, with our $2.3 Sounds like a lot, right?

3 vital ways to build your nonprofit brand from a maestro of branding

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

and he now heads the team tending to PayPal’s brand. I want to share his wisdom here, because I believe building great brands is one of our sector’s greatest weaknesses. When it comes to building brands, it seems as if ours should be an easy job. Allen has led brand marketing at Apple, Amazon and Yahoo!,

Creating a Culture Where Everyone is a Marketer

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Of course, attending smaller staff meetings would be ideal to build a more personal relationship with staff, so if you have time to do that, do it.

Is your Donation Page letting you down? Try this 7-step formula for building a high converting page


Do not ask your IT team to write copy—and please never write donation page copy by committee. If the answer is yes, keep it on the page.

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What’s a Reasonable Amount of Content to Produce?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Content Marketing Marketing Team Nonprofit Communications Nonprofit Marketing Strategy Professional DevelopmentHow ambitious your goals are.