The 10 Keys to Nonprofit Communications Success

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

What are all of the things that nonprofit communications teams need to think about and potentially act on to be successful? To put some structure around it, so that you can start to understand your choices and then make them, we’ve identified ten keys to nonprofit communications success.

Nonprofit Communicators, Share Your Day

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

We’ve been able to re-start our Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator blog series with three new submissions from readers like you! What goes on in a typical day in your life as a nonprofit communicator?

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Hobbies of Nonprofit Communicators: Music

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I am back with another peek into the new activities nonprofit communicators have picked up during the pandemic. The post Hobbies of Nonprofit Communicators: Music appeared first on Nonprofit Marketing Guide.

2021 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report [Download Now]

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Today we are excited to release the 2021 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report! Nonprofit Communications Nonprofit Marketing TrendsIt’s here!

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Fundraising Isn’t the Only Thing Nonprofit Communicators Do

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Every now and then, a fundraising consultant will write a post essentially saying that all nonprofit communications and marketing should be driven by fundraising goals and staff, with a few limited exceptions, like media relations and general branding.

What Nonprofit Communications Directors Should Name and Own

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

” Here are some of the ideas and issues you should be naming and owning in your nonprofit as a communications director. The Marketing and Communications Planning Documents. What should your marketing and/or communications plans look like? I use this quote from Thomas L.

Hobbies of Nonprofit Communicators: Gardening

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Communications work is so stressful for me in my current position, and working the earth has always been peaceful to me. When the pandemic hit, I looked at my life and thought ‘I love nonprofit communications but I must find something more peaceful and less stressful or find a balance.’

Hobbies of Nonprofit Communicators – Podcasts

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Today, let’s take a look at podcasts nonprofit communicators got into during the last year. The Smart Communications Podcast. The post Hobbies of Nonprofit Communicators – Podcasts appeared first on Nonprofit Marketing Guide.

Hobbies of Nonprofit Communicators: Exercise

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

The post Hobbies of Nonprofit Communicators: Exercise appeared first on Nonprofit Marketing Guide. Welcome back to another look into the new hobbies you have picked up over the last year. We’ve looked at: Pets. Music. Arts and Crafts.

Hobbies of Nonprofit Communicators #NPCOMMLIFE

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

We got so many fantastic responses, we are switching gears from our Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator series to a new mini-series: Hobbies of Nonprofit Communicators.

Pandemic Creates More Planning and Collaboration on Communications

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

In the survey for the upcoming 2021 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report, we asked three questions about the impact of the pandemic on your communications work. We also asked about how the pandemic affected the level of control communicators felt they had over their own workload.

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Nonprofit Communications 101 [Free Online Course]

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

If you are new to either nonprofit work or communications work, then we have a FREE online, self-paced, video course for you in our new Learning Center. During Nonprofit Communications 101 , you will learn about: The Five Stages of Communications Effectiveness.

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Is Your Nonprofit Work Called Marketing, Communications, or Something Else?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I participate in numerous social media groups for nonprofit communicators, and several times a year, someone wants to debate the difference between marketing and communications. Nonprofit Communications definition

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators – July 16, 2021

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Nonprofit Communicators, Share Your Day. Budget-Friendly, 60-Minute Webinar] Learn how to set up communications protocols that allow you to react quickly and effectively to any crisis. August 12: The Communications Directors’ Guide to Repurposing Content with Kivi Leroux Miller.

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Hobbies of Nonprofit Communicators – Continuing Education

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

The post Hobbies of Nonprofit Communicators – Continuing Education appeared first on Nonprofit Marketing Guide. We’re wrapping up our look into the new adventures you got into during the past year with a few of you taking on the challenge of continuing your education.

Hobbies of Nonprofit Communicators: New Pets

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Last week we mentioned we would be switching gears from our Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator series to a new mini-series: Hobbies of Nonprofit Communicators. The post Hobbies of Nonprofit Communicators: New Pets appeared first on Nonprofit Marketing Guide.

Which Communications Plan Should You Create Now? [Decision Tree]

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

When you talk about creating a “communications plan” or a “marketing plan,” you are actually talking about creating one of five different documents that have different purposes. Big Picture Communications Timeline.

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Measuring Communications Objectives on a Scale

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Measuring communications and marketing work is a challenge because we often have way too many goals and objectives , so it’s hard to decide what matters most. But again, I think there are many opportunities to use these scales in measuring communications performance too.

Hobbies of Nonprofit Communicators #NPCOMMLIFE

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

We got so many fantastic responses, we are switching gears from our Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator series to a new mini-series: Hobbies of Nonprofit Communicators. The post Hobbies of Nonprofit Communicators #NPCOMMLIFE appeared first on Nonprofit Marketing Guide.

Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Emily Wills

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Here is the latest submission for our Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator series. Tell us what you do in a typical day as a nonprofit communications pro by filling out the form below. Emily Wills.

Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Lindsey Williams

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Here is the latest submission for our Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator series. Lindsey’s Bio: My name is Lindsey Williams and I am the Multimedia Communications Coordinator at the Specially Gifted Foundation. Lindsey Williams.

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators – July 9, 2021

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Catch Up on Our Content from This Week… Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Emily Wills. Budget-Friendly, 60-Minute Webinar] Learn how to set up communications protocols that allow you to react quickly and effectively to any crisis. The Depot. Auburn, AL.

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What’s the Why Behind Your Nonprofit Communications Job?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

” Exactly how you define nonprofit marketing and how you define your job as a nonprofit communicator depends a lot on your specific situation — but it’s essential that you do so. You might start with one of the most common purposes for nonprofit communicators: engagement.

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Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators – June 25, 2021

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Catch Up on Our Content from This Week… Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Veronica Brown. Communications Director Mentoring Program. We just opened registration for the next session of our Mentoring Program for Nonprofit Communications Directors.

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Hobbies of Nonprofit Communicators: Arts and Crafts

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The post Hobbies of Nonprofit Communicators: Arts and Crafts appeared first on Nonprofit Marketing Guide. Welcome back to another look into the new hobbies you have picked up over the last year. We’ve looked at sweet pets and music in the last two weeks.

Coworkers Who Communicate All Day, Every Day

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

With more nonprofit professionals working from home during the pandemic, some of you are experiencing a new problem: coworkers and bosses who suddenly want to be in constant communication with you. But you might want to look at larger internal communications and office culture issues too.

How to Write a Collaborative Communications Strategy

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

When Cathy White shared with our Mentoring Program participants the collaborative process she went through to create her communications strategy, I knew other communications directors would be interested in hearing about it too. What does this pillar mean for communications?

Another Little Peek at What Nonprofit Communicators Need

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At Nonprofit Marketing Guide, we are here to help nonprofit communications pros: Learn Your Job : Getting training and coaching no matter your experience level with nonprofit communications and marketing. Most of them have been working in nonprofit communications for 1-6 years.

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators – May 14, 2021

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Lila Tublin believes you may not be communicating clearly enough in Plain Language for Nonprofits. What’s the Why Behind Your Nonprofit Communications Job? Fundraising Isn’t the Only Thing Nonprofit Communicators Do. Communications Director Mentoring Program. Auburn, AL.

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Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators – November 20, 2020

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Our ability to produce our most popular download – the annual Nonprofit Communications Trends Report – depends entirely on your participation in the annual survey. Take the 2021 Nonprofit Communications Trends Survey now. Mixed Links Nonprofit Communications

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators – June 11, 2021

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Communications Director Mentoring Program. We just opened registration for the next session of our Mentoring Program for Nonprofit Communications Directors. July 8: Communications Planning That Works Master Class with Kivi Leroux Miller. Happy Friday!

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Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Veronica Brown

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Here is the latest submission for our Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator series. Veronica’s Bio: My name is Veronica Brown and I am the Communications and Advancement Specialist for the Dominican Sisters of Springfield, IL. Veronica Brown.

12 Communications Strategies for Nonprofits

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

You set goals, like these twelve communications goals for nonprofits , including community engagement, raising awareness of issues, and fundraising. And every day you manage tactical communications channels like email, social media, print marketing, PR and more. The answer is Communications or Marketing Strategies. . Unfortunately, if you spend much time searching for nonprofit communications strategies what you most often find is content about goals or tactics.

Goals for Internal Communications at Nonprofits

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

What are your internal communications goals? It’s time to figure it out and create some, just like you create goals for external communications. Nearly 40% of nonprofit communications staff say that internal communications to other staff and the board are an essential or high priority. Only 10% of nonprofit comms staff said that internal communications is not a priority for them at all. Internal Communications

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Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators – April 16, 2021

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Hobbies of Nonprofit Communicators – Continuing Education. Nonprofit Communications 101 [Free Online Course]. What Nonprofit Communications Directors Should Name and Own. Cosmos. Orange Beach, AL. Happy Friday, Friends!

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Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Nicole Gustafson

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Here is the latest submission for our Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator series. Jackson Center’s social media accounts and oversees the production of the quarterly newsletter, press releases, promotional materials, and other communications. Nicole Gustafson.

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators – June 4, 2021

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

This week we have tips on fostering your creativity, enthusiastic writing, inclusive communications, social media fundraising, and more. Scott Wescott at Turn Two Communications talked to Kelly Hessler, a D.C.-based Which Communications Plan Should You Create Now? Homecoming.

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Objectives for Your Nonprofit Communications Plan

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

In previous posts, I’ve shared with you the twelve most common nonprofit marketing and communications goals and the twelve most common nonprofit marketing and communications strategies. Today let’s talk about the types of objectives you should have in your communications plan. That said, SMART is not really enough guidance on what a nonprofit communications team should consider an objective.

10 Questions to Ask to Remove Your Marketing and Communications Bottlenecks

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Much of the success in communications and marketing work is creating smooth workflows and eliminating bottlenecks in those flows. Marketing and communications bottlenecks can look like. Nonprofit Communications Team Productivity bottleneck process workflow

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators – January 8, 2021

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Kick 2021 Off with a Bang: 25% Off Annual All-Access Pass, Communications Planning Workshop and 2021 Trends. January 21: Communications Planning for 2021 Master Class with Kivi Leroux Miller. Will 2021 be better than 2020?

Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Lindsey Williams

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Here is the latest submission for our Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator series. Lindsey’s Bio: My name is Lindsey Williams and I am the Multimedia Communications Coordinator at the Specially Gifted Foundation. Lindsey Williams.

What Nonprofit Communicators Should Binge Watch #NPCOMMLIFE

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I know very few nonprofit communicators are laying around all day binge-watching TV. Most of you are working from home still trying to make the world a better place.

Download Your 2020 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

The 2020 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report has both good news and bad news to share, compiled from the answers of 625 nonprofit communications professionals who took our annual survey in November 2019. Communications staff mostly feel valued and respected in their organizations.

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