Coming Soon: The CALM not BUSY Book Club

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

In just a couple of weeks, my new book, CALM not BUSY: How to Manage Your Nonprofit’s Communications for Great Results will be released. Bold and Bright Media will release CALM not BUSY as well as Modern Media Relations , a book co-authored by Antionette and Peter Panepento.

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Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

But it’s really hard to get CALM if you are still hanging on to the old ways of working, or the glorification of “busy.” ” Nonprofit communicators constantly complain about how busy they are, and how not having enough time holds them back.

Business Sponsors Are Awesome

A Small Change

When we have come along side our Champions and coach them into creating pathways for partnership at the businesses they own or work for, inviting these same businesses to sponsor our big events follows naturally and is a win win. It’s just that simple.

“Sorry, We’re Too Busy to Improve”

The Agitator

Being busy is not working. In this interview on Wharton Business Radio Highlights and thru his blog Signal vs Noise Jason says “On what?” “No one is working 10-12 hours a day. Taking calls and meetings is a waste.

CALM not BUSY Book: It’s the Top New Release on Amazon

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Yesterday CALM not BUSY: How to Manage Your Nonprofit’s Communications for Great Results became available on Amazon in both paperback and Kindle versions. We’ll be talking much more about CALM not BUSY in the coming weeks, so stay tuned!

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Starting a Business Program- PART 2

A Small Change

When starting your program you can look to develop in a few different ways (cont’d): Have businesses sponsor event or programs. Look at your organization and figure out what is that you have that you can “sell” to a local business. Annual Fundraising board businesses policy

Starting a Business Program- PART 1

A Small Change

How do you start and cultivate relationships with local businesses? I work as the project lead for the business giving program at my work. As you look to start engaging with local businesses it is important to have a gift acceptance policy.

40 Ways to Fundraise with Businesses

Getting Attention

When my friend and colleague, Joe Waters , told me he was writing a hands-on guide to fundraising with businesses (a.k.a. In Fundraising with Businesses , Joe lays out 40 doable ways to partner with businesses to raise money for your cause.

Social Media & Your Small Business [PRESENTATION]

J Campbell Social Marketing

In this slideshow, you will learn: **The impact of social media on business – yes, it can be used for marketing! Creative ideas for using social media to promote your business. Social Media & Your Small Business from Julia Campbell. The post Social Media & Your Small Business [PRESENTATION] appeared first on J Campbell Social Marketing. On Tuesday I provided a presentation to the Revere Chamber of Commerce – here are the slides.

Tool of the Week/Busy, Busy, Busy

Social Media Bird Brain

From Last year was one of the more challenging out of a five year cycle of challenging years for me. This year is looking a lot better so far, but it’s going to take a lot of work to keep that going and I won’t have the focus needed for this blog on a regular basis. So this blog is going on semi-hiatus, which means that I’ll write occasional posts and – at the very least – every. tool Email scheduling Gmail

It’s A Lifestyle Business

Get Fully Funded

There are many business models you can use to create a business for yourself. You want a lifestyle business. A lifestyle business is a business you create to give you the lifestyle you want.

Business to Business Cause Marketing

Cause Related Marketing

But there are examples of B2B (business to business) cause marketing, including the one at the left. Generally cause marketing is targeted to consumers. There’s a lot of moving parts in this promotion, so bear with me for a paragraph or two of explanation.

Are You Too Busy to Succeed?


As Henry David Thoreau pointed out: “It is not enough to be busy, so are the ants! The question is, what are we busy about?” ” I’ve seen so many nonprofits fail to succeed simply because they are too busy. The post Are You Too Busy to Succeed?

#SocialNetworks: Google+ For Business Is Now Open!

Non Profit Marketing 360

Yes, the release of Google+’s Business Pages is the biggest news in social media this week. And in business news. And in design news… The release of business pages within Google+ did not go without incident: Many were led to believe they could get their pages up, only to discover their accounts were not part of the list allowing early adoption – an inconvenience that mirrored the rollout of individual accounts as well.

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Sneak peek inside my business

Wild Woman Fundraising

Getting my woman owned business certification and my second government contract from the same agency made me feel like I was on cloud 9! This is my annual report! It’s made with love to catch you up on what I’ve been up to-and where I’m going.

Gatorade Mission Control = True Business Intelligence

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

I know I sound like a broken record whenever I stress the importance of monitoring social media as a form of business intelligence, so instead I thought I’d share this video with you. Insight Videos business intelligence gatorade Government 2.0

Business Giving vs Individual Giving

A Small Change

There are a lot of new and brilliant creative and philanthropic successes in the world of business giving. Social enterprise is happening all around us doing tremendous good; Cause marketing is making us think differently about the products we purchase and the partnerships we create with businesses. I’ve been excited to see some businesses think creatively about their use of social media in connection with nonprofits. Tags: Business and Foundations

I Know You’re Busy, But….

Ann Green

You may be busy, but what are you saying you don’t have time to do? It’s possible to stay on top of things, even if you feel you’re so busy you want to set fire to the paperwork on your desk. What’s keeping you busy?

What Is Business Intelligence?

JCA Insights

At JCA, we spend a lot of time thinking about Business Intelligence (often shortened to simply “BI”). Business Intelligence has been defined many ways. The term was first used in a modern context by Howard Dresner when he called it “a set of concepts and methodologies to improve decision making in a business through the use of facts and fact based systems.” Over the years business intelligence has evolved, but at heart it is still defined in that same way.

Creating the Business of My Dreams

Get Fully Funded

If you’re a consultant to nonprofit organizations, chances are good that you started your business so that you could work for yourself and enjoy the freedom that comes with it. I started my consulting business because I wanted to work for myself.

Small Business Cause Marketing That's Actually Works for Small Businesses

Cause Related Marketing

Yesterday I took a call from a small business owner in Chicago… I’ll call her ‘Roberta’… who wanted to know how cause marketing really worked because it wasn’t working so far for her! Roberta owns a picture framing business and what she meant was that she had made several inquiries at two breast cancer charities. For a small business $5,000 is a major commitment that might not return the investment, so Roberta was chary. But TV isn’t out to gouge small business.

#Communications: ATT Fights Legal Battle Against Its (Business) Customers

Non Profit Marketing 360

The body blows between AT&T and the business and federal regulatory communities continue to mount. The business community, within which companies are bought/merged/broken up on a fairly regular basis, is starting to show some worry as well.

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Which of these 12 Business Launching Lessons have you learned?

Wild Woman Fundraising

The Song Cycles of 2010-2011: How to fail at business by trying mightily. In 2010 and 2011 I started 3 businesses. I helped do market research for other businesses, and that was very useful for me. What you are already doing, naturally, because you enjoy doing it, is probably worth doing as a full-time business. Unless you’re already in the field, or have deep connections in the field and know a lot about it, your business will not succeed.

Is Your Small Nonprofit Getting Too Much Business?

Social Media Bird Brain

I often cite business tools or processes and systems here, but it's not because I think for-profit does it better. So when I see a business article about something I think can be ported over to nonprofit use, I. for-profit competition Baby Boomers philanthrocapitalism Business NPQ nonprofit Small nonprofit

Why Don’t You Run Your Business Like a Nonprofit?

Non Profit Marketing 360

Here’s another thought: if it weren’t for businesses that are run like businesses, most nonprofits wouldn’t even be necessary. Community Nonprofit Business Chuck English mission Nonprofit organizationLet’s give nonprofit consultant Chuck English a nice round of applause for the perfect comeback to one of the most annoying cliches plaguing the independent sector.

Why Don’t You Run Your Business Like a Nonprofit?

Non Profit Marketing 360

Here’s another thought: if it weren’t for businesses that are run like businesses, most nonprofits wouldn’t even be necessary. Community Nonprofit Business Chuck English mission Nonprofit organizationLet’s give nonprofit consultant Chuck English a nice round of applause for the perfect comeback to one of the most annoying cliches plaguing the independent sector.

Changing the Way We Do Business

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I have a problem that I’m sure you are all too familiar with: I have too much to do, and not enough hours in the day to do it. So I’m taking my own advice, and narrowing down some of what we’ll do at Nonprofit Marketing Guide in 2012.

Rhode Island Business Opportunity

Fundraising Breakthroughs

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Radio For Small Business, Interview with Lee Kantor & Stone Payton Business RadioX

Diva Marketing Blog

H ow to get the word out about your company and products is a one of the biggest challenges facing many small business owners. Recently I had the pleasure of meeting two guys in Atlanta who have a little different approach on how to promote your business.

Big Cause Marketing From a Small Business

Cause Related Marketing

Utah Jazz Facebook AlphaGraphics Real Salt Lake Small Business Cause-Related Marketing Junior AchievementYears ago Junior Achievement had one of the most cleared-eyed policy manuals on cause marketing I’ve ever come across.

Determining Attrition in Service-Based Businesses

Non Profit Marketing 360

Determining customer retention in a professional service business is one of the most difficult business metrics to calculate. In this post, we’ll take at look at how you should position you retention efforts to keep the customers that keep you in business. One reason for this is the lack of key indicators that product goods retailers benefit from such as close, repetitive purchases, related products and services, lower priced items, and continual need.

Annual Women & Business Conference

Cause Related Marketing

ShouldaImagine an existing event with a successful 30-year history aimed at women in business. Tags: American Express Dress for Success Wells Fargo Children's Miracle Network Women and Business Conference Utah Business Magazine cause-related marketing Frankl Salt Lake Chamber cause marketing Coulda Woulda?

#HOWTO: Efficiently Monitor Your Organization’s Busy Social Networks

Non Profit Marketing 360

But if you want efficient tools for monitoring and updating your business’s social media, we’d like to suggest a few dashboards that can cull your various accounts into one place, allow scheduling of posts, and offer ways to save and/or reply to specific messages.

Rhode Island Businesses

Fundraising Breakthroughs

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#Aging: Establishing A Business For Baby Boomers Calls For A Long-Distance Run

Non Profit Marketing 360

While starting a new business is rarely seen as a sport, there are many parallels. One of my end goals is to take the business to “destinations” outside of Baltimore. I would love to grow this business so that we can be of assistance to families in many other metropolitan areas.

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One Idea For Cause Marketing That Works for Small Business

Cause Related Marketing

Neither option was well-suited to a small business like Roberta’s. Roberta has a generous impulse and she wants to help, but her ability to do so is severely limited by the size of her business. Imagine instead a cause marketing effort that is low cost for both the cause and the small business, and yet delivers real value for both parties. The cause carves out a piece of its Facebook page for a section called something like ‘Small Business Champions.’

Ep265: How Echoing Green Turns Business Leaders Into Social Sector Mentors

Selfish Giving

Today on CauseTalk Radio , Megan and I talk to Kate Hayes , Director of Direct Impact for Echoing Green about their unique efforts to spot emerging mid-career business leaders and invest deeply in their success to accelerate their impact in the social sector.

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Twitter Search or Instagram Search: Which is Better for Business?

Diva Marketing Blog

Paul wondered if search on Twitter or Instagram could be a good business tool. He is currently a Staff Writer for Small Business Trends and also maintains a client- base of small to mid-size companies. Twitter Search or Instagram Search: Which is Better for Business? -

The Recession Business

Blue Sky Collaborative

I jsut received another invitation to a webinar about "recession-proofing' my business. It turns out that the turbulence in the world markets have spawned the "What To Do About the Recession" industry. For nonprofits, there are certainly many issues to

Weaving Cause Marketing into Your Business Model

Cause Related Marketing

There’s probably five or so businesses that cubicle drones (and others) tend to dream of starting: a winery; a restaurant; a specialty retail store; a food business based on an old family recipe; or a toy business.