13 Paths to Productivity & Satisfaction—Nonprofit Staff & Consultants

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12) Movement is one of the methods Beth Kanter credits for her satisfaction and productivity, and she explains the whys and hows of movement as productivity boon here. P.S. Get nonprofit marketing tools , templates, case studies & tips delivered right to your in-box!

What to Listen for in Donor Onboarding

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Satisfaction with their experience : when you reach out to donors based on only transactional information, you are assuming they are happy with their experience. In this case, it’s imperative to learn this factor and segment on this immediately at acquisition.

#SOCIALNETWORKS: StumbleUpon An Early & Still Independent Social Network Web Searcher

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So you have the added satisfaction of using an independent site that, in no small way, set the foundation for the mega-platforms of social networking that would rise upon it. Creating social networks before anyone knew what they were.

Onboarding: The Fierce Urgency of Listening

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The full story is available in detail here but some important points: Commitment and satisfaction were the most predictive variables in their modeling. The unofficial motto of Seinfeld, according to Larry David, was “No hugging, no learning.”

Feedback Week: Unexpressed Desires

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This week, we’ll go through each of these categories of the most common comments to see what changes you can make to increase your donors’ satisfaction (other than donor services – apparently people generally already love donor services people!).

TESTING: Go Beyond Individual Communications

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We’ve preached soliciting feedback from your donors immediately , including commitment, satisfaction, identity, and preference information. When you want to find out if your control package could be beaten, you test a different communication against it.

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More On Second Gifts — Part 2

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Case Example. They also measured one other variable that made a difference and that’s satisfaction with donor experiences. High commitment, high satisfaction: This is what you love to have. Low commitment, low satisfaction: I’m surprised you could sign these people up.

Your Nonprofit Marketing To-Do List Can Up Your Productivity & Satisfaction

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The biggest challenge I have is being realistic–breaking down large projects into discrete tasks that can be “checked off the list&# which generates a motivating sense of satisfaction. Take three minutes to view this pithy video guide to shaping a to-do list that’ll increase your productivity and satisfaction. Last Friday, like every Friday, I ended the workday by composing a to-do list for the following week.

Gobsmacked!

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Back at Nonprofit Marketing: Rejeuvenated & Recalibrating

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Can reality meet desire in my case? all-around personal satisfaction) vs. the career-building/brand development/income lens I’ve used as a primary filter for so long. I’ll be sharing my progress (or not) in morphing my professional and personal satisfaction. P.S. Get more nonprofit marketing tools , templates, case studies & tips delivered right to your in-box!

6 Now-or-Never Summer Reboots

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6) Connect with peers in the field to build satisfaction and smarts: Graphic designer Julia Reich uses summertime’s slight dip in her firm’s client work to build relationships (and strategic alliances) with other nonprofit marketers.

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Cause Marketing From the Mouths of Kids

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The case study that was given to the students I judged had to do with a chain of electronics superstores. Nonetheless, customer satisfaction was low because shoppers said they felt pressure to buy more than they needed or wanted. Customer Satisfaction Surveys DECA the Ultimate Question cause marketingLast Friday I was a judge at my State’s DECA convention and a student suggested a way to track customer service that has real potential as a cause marketing overlay.

4 Steps to Year-End Balance, Energy, & Focus (Beth Kanter)

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Convince the powers that be of the value of self-care , from fewer absences and sick days to lower healthcare costs and increased employee satisfaction. P.S. Get more nonprofit engagement tools , tips, templates & case studies delivered to your inbox!

Thrive thru Year End: Together!

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bonding and satisfaction. long-term bonding, and satisfaction all around. Here are some ways teamwork can boost productivity and satisfaction in your org : Extend Reach & Results w/Your All-Org Team of Messengers.

Give 10 Minutes: Get the Benchmarks & Data You Need

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Job satisfaction litmus test : We’ve seen many reports on job satisfaction, or the lack thereof, especially from development directors and executive directors. P.S. Get more nonprofit marketing tools , templates, case studies & tips delivered right to your in-box!

#MixedLinks for Nonprofit Marketers and Fundraisers

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In other news, NTEN, Care2, and hjc have just released the first annual Digital Strategy Outlook Report which includes case studies from nonprofits and seven steps for digital strategy success in 2015. Credit: https://flic.kr/p/4Aipnc. p/4Aipnc. How was your week?

Part 2: Get to Stronger Supporter Relationships (Peer Guidance)

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Bonus—Greater satisfaction in doing the most important things right, and a far greater chance of increased impact! . P.S. Get more nonprofit marketing tools , templates, case studies & tips delivered right to your in-box!

Craft a Positive “Page Not Found” Experience

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Flip Frustration to Satisfaction. P.S. Get more nonprofit marketing tools , templates, case studies & tips delivered right to your inbox!

5 Ways to Stay Smart & Engaged

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It’s the ONLY way to ensure our marketing and fundraising content is relevant, while fueling our personal satisfaction. P.S. Get more nonprofit marketing tools , templates, case studies & tips delivered right to your in-box!

Join Me? Engage Fundraising Conf—April 10 ($75 Discount)

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Engage (run by my friends at Fundraising Success ) takes the in-depth, full meal approach to programming–featuring just a few case studies discussed by folks in multiple roles at each organization. Add to that the kind of peer-to-peer learning and opportunity to develop relationships with peers and experts possible only in a small gathering, and you have a recipe for personal and professional satisfaction.

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Social Media Road Map—Book Giveaway

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It’s your passport to impact, focus and satisfaction. P.S. Get more in-depth case studies, templates and tools, and guidance for nonprofit marketing success in the twice-monthly Getting Attention e-update.

The Work behind Your Work: Your Methods & Wants for Nonprofit Blog Carnival

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Or, if there’s specific issue, person or gap that’s blocking you from the outcomes and satisfaction you desire, please blog on that. P.S. Get nonprofit marketing tools , templates, case studies & tips delivered right to your in-box!

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Bring Yourself to Work? James Porter Does

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It’s the only way to feel fully at ease in your job, to nurture the relationships you need for success and satisfaction (for you and your organization), and to bring the greatest value to your role and responsibilities. P.S. Get more nonprofit marketing tools , templates, case studies & tips delivered right to your inbox!

This ONE Thing Transforms Your Marketing & Fundraising

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Your prospects and supporters are just like you—Individuals want, and in many cases, expect, content and programs to be customized to their preferences, habits, and history of action. P.S. Get more nonprofit engagement tools , tips, templates & case studies delivered to your inbox!

6 Ways to Train All-Org Messengers

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Then launch them with this toolkit in hand, so they generate the greatest engagement, donations, and personal satisfaction possible. P.S. Get more nonprofit marketing tools , templates, case studies & tips delivered right to your inbox! Flickr: Chip Griffin.

Bring Yourself to Work? James Porter Does

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It’s the only way to feel fully at ease in your job, to nurture the relationships you need for success and satisfaction (for you and your organization), and to bring the greatest value to your role and responsibilities. P.S. Get more nonprofit marketing tools , templates, case studies & tips delivered right to your inbox!

How to Up Your Marketing Effectiveness & Productivity -- Via Steinbeck & Hemingway

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But growing your skills, growth and satisfaction in your communications work is something we can work on together. Here are my famous-male-author-inspired strategies for growing my satisfaction and skills this year. So I'm striving to increase my patience and comfort level with the process of my projects, convinced that vacilando is going to make a huge difference in my work satisfaction and impact!

Announcing the 2013 IMAB Integrated Marketing Award winners

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Canadian Cancer Society in Saskatchewan won in the category of The Donor for demonstrating how an integrated marketing campaign or program had an impact on donor satisfaction and the donor experience.

Announcing the 2014 IMAB Integrated Marketing Award winners

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Montgomery Area Food Bank , won in the category of The Donor for demonstrating how an integrated marketing campaign or program had an impact on donor satisfaction and the donor experience. The Redwood , a Toronto-based shelter for women and children who have fled abusive situations, won in the category of The Practice for sharing its real world case study highlighting best practices in the field of integrated marketing.

This ONE Thing Transforms Your Marketing & Fundraising

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Your prospects and supporters are just like you—Individuals want, and in many cases, expect, content and programs to be customized to their preferences, habits, and history of action. P.S. Get more nonprofit engagement tools , tips, templates & case studies delivered to your inbox!

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Do Your Donors Call You?

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An old friend of ours pointed us to this relationship management case study about American Express in the Financial Times (free registration required). Customer satisfaction improved substantially too. What percentage of your donors or members call your nonprofit … for any reason? What’s the overall volume? And what about ‘over-the-transom’ calls from people not yet connected to you?

Natural Helper Networks in Community Social Marketing Programs

Social Marketing and Social Change

The idea of using informal helping networks in public health programs traces its roots to studies of South African primary health care centers in the 1940s and 1950s. Product evaluation in a social marketing and community development context: A case study and initial report.

The Best in Social Marketing in 2013

Social Marketing and Social Change

Some articles on the list were experimental studies or reviews of work on specific topics, several tackled new territory for marketing, and others honed in on specific issues that are important to the growth of the field. A systematic review of quantitative studies.

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Education Sector Flunks Online Fundraising

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The Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) recently did a study of online fundraising at more than 550 colleges, universities and independent schools. " If you fundraise for an educational institution, the CASE study and Steve’s analysis are "must read." The rest of our readers … you’re entitled to a bit of smug satisfaction today!

Coca-Cola, Fundraising and the DMA

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Case study here. In a session on “Understanding Satisfaction with the Donor Experience”, Anie Moore of Merkle , Alia Hamilton of CMI , and Craig Wood of the Clarity Group , revealed a just completed study on four health charities and how improvement in key areas of satisfaction leads to increased retention … and how this information is used to prioritize marketing investment for the greatest gains within specific segments.

McDonalds' Secret of Success: Rediscovering Marketing

Social Marketing and Social Change

The noteworthy idea here for social marketers and policy makers is that it is a great case study of what happens when a company - or you organization or agency - rediscovers marketing or applies it for the first time. We have a responsibility to maintain an inclusive work environment where everyone feels valued and accepted, to provide training and other opportunities for personal and professional growth, and to promote job satisfaction.