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Is Community Engagement or Awareness Essential? Depends on Your Mission.

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Will the way an arts organization approaches its communications work vary significantly from a social service agency?

10 Ways to Build Loyalty Among Your Online Community Members

J Campbell Social Marketing

Here are 10 ways to build loyalty among your online community members through celebration and acknowledgement! 1) Plan ahead. Who are they?

Meet the 4 Types of People Who Make Up Your Online Community [Infographic]

J Campbell Social Marketing

Get rid of all the stereotypes that you have about these groups and start thinking of them as your online community. Does that sound familiar?

What does an LGBTQ nonprofit organization do?

Wild Woman Fundraising

So how do you help explain to people what each different organization does? An FtoM organization is not a choir. Harvey Milk. He was 20.

Distressing Disconnect—INSIDE Your Organization! (Part One)

Getting Attention

Take a look at these disconnects in goals and preferred tactics: 65% of communications staff, but just 44% of development staff, feel responsible for community engagement goals. As a consultant who’s been the fly on the wall in so many organizations, I’ve come to see such radical internal disconnects to be the norm.

How to organize your fundraising job search like a pro with Phil Gerard

Wild Woman Fundraising

Phil will be speaking about how to structure and organization your fundraising job search. Mazarine Treyz: Hey, everybody. Welcome. PG: Yeah.

Your Organization’s Superhero

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Tom says this about appeal letters, “Your appeal is not about how wonderful your organization is. The donor is the answer to your problem.

Blending Marketing and Fundraising into Community Engagement Teams

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

My one big caution is that you really do need to treat a new Community Engagement Team as an entirely new entity. Please share in the comments.

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Power of Community Involvement

A Small Change

We are all looking for the secret sauce in reaching out to our communities whether it is the perfect language in your next solicitation letter or the call to action at your next gala. I have been amazed at the value of engaging and being connected in your community. Sort of a development version of “if you build it they will come.”.

Community First, Monetize Later

The Agitator

If you go in looking to engage, interact and build up a community of people who are interested in your mission/brand, then down the road you have a better chance of successfully running a fundraising campaign.” How will you help your community? Which platforms are best suited for your organization? Who to engage?

10 Ways to Celebrate Nonprofit Online Community Members Using Social Media

J Campbell Social Marketing

Today I am hosting the #Commbuild Twitter chat and the topic is creative ways to celebrate online community members. What interests them?

How to Raise Money With Facebook – One Organization’s Success Story

J Campbell Social Marketing

Baldrick’s Foundation contacted me to highlight some of the great strides the organization has taken in the area of social media fundraising.

Is your community suffering from an attack of a charity ideology?

Fundraising Coach

In this ideology, the "good guys" are small organizations with no staff who do not make others uncomfortable, especially by asking people for money.

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Is your community suffering from an attack of a charity ideology?

Fundraising Coach

In this ideology, the "good guys" are small organizations with no staff who do not make others uncomfortable, especially by asking people for money.

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Designing Community Campaigns For Weight Loss

Social Marketing and Social Change

I believe that these community and state efforts need better marketing of weight management. As I've talked about before, wicked problems.

How to Compete for a Chase Community Giving Grant*

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

Chase Community Giving is back for a fifth season. So how can your organization participate? You can read the official rules here.).

#HOWTO: Setup A (Free) Scoop.it Magazine For Your Community

Non Profit Marketing 360

Your organization can connect itself as much or as little as it wants with other social media accounts. We introduced Scoop.it e-magazine site.

You can meet me at the Center for Nonprofit Organizations in February, March and April 2011!

Wild Woman Fundraising

I will be teaching four workshops in February, March and April at the Center for Nonprofit Organizations at 5930 Middle Fiskville Road in Austin!

The Rabbit Hole and Community Engagement

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Beth Ann Spiegel. Guest Post by Beth Ann Spiegel, Fund Development and Communications Associate of The Arc of Atlantic County.

Engaging Your Library Community Through Storytelling and Social Media

J Campbell Social Marketing

Engaging Your Library Community Through Storytelling and Social Media from Julia Campbell – J Campbell Social Marketing.

What Does Your Organization Do? Draw It Out

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Jessica Pullano, who is currently participating in my Mentoring Program , shares how her organization created one to help explain what they do.

How can nonprofits monitor their online reputations?

Wild Woman Fundraising

Distributed chaos — the ‘testing the waters’ stage as various pockets of the organization excitedly do their own thing. So, get your bearings.

Bring Your Experience to Your Community (Case Study: Curtis Institute)

Getting Attention

Take a look at how these organizations invite supporters behind the scenes to strengthen these crucial relationships. Subscribe today.

#COMMUNICATIONS: Is Your Organization Moving At The Speed Of Mobile?

Non Profit Marketing 360

And with those technological changes come changes of habit and expectation. Click to enlarge questions. Related articles.

3 Steps to a Powerful, All-Organization Team of Messengers

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

I recently completed an all-new message platform for the largest human services organization in Massachusetts. The platform included a tagline, positioning statement, talking points or key messages at organization and program level, and elevator conversation.

Using Facebook Targeting to Boost Performance on Organic and Promoted Posts

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Now page mangers can take advantage of those same targeting tools on organic content. Organic Post Interest Targeting. Drew Bernard.

10 Twitter Tips for Nonprofit Organizations

Fundraising 123

" Simple and powerful, Twitter is a must for nonprofit organizations. Build community. is much more about having personality, inspiring conversation, and building online community. How can you build community on Twitter if you won’t even participate with your followers? Authenticity before marketing. Be authentic.

#INTERVIEW: Debra Askanase, Socialbrite.org Strategist, Offers Useful Advice To Nonprofits Using Social Media

Non Profit Marketing 360

Debra Askanase, founder of Community Organizer 2.0 , is an “engagement strategist” who consults with nonprofit organizations on digital media.

Can Your Organization Pass the Donor-Centered Test?

Ann Green

I recently received a newsletter from an organization that focused mainly on themselves, then their clients, and then barely mentioned their donors. There’s no question this organization does good work, but their newsletter failed the donor-centered test. Can your organization pass the donor-centered test? Fundraising Appeals.

Is Your Organization Donor-Centered? Find Out by Taking This Quiz

Ann Green

Are your fundraising appeals focused too much on your organization – rambling on about how great you are? and not On behalf of X organization.

Why you can’t have a huge, active community paying attention at all times

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

A lot of organizations (both nonprofit and for-profit) start with a dedicated following. Then they try to grow their community bigger and bigger. I’m often asked, “How do we scale our dedicated fan base?” ” Here’s the challenge. But it’s not. The audience starts disengaging and dwindling. So decide.

Grants for Community Public Lands Organizations

Seeking Grant Money Today

offers Every Day Grants to support nonprofit organization volunteers working to improve and encourage responsible use of public land sites in the United States.These organizations are sometimes known as "friends group." From The Foundation Center. [As Contact: Link to Complete RFP. RFP grants environment the foundation center

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How to Get Everyone in your Organization on the Same Page

Ann Green

What would happen if you got your staff or board together and asked them to give a short description of what your organization does?

#Development: Establishing Goals To Ensure Integrating Social Media In Your Organization’s Growth Plans

Non Profit Marketing 360

The latter can bring clients and customers well beyond your original target audience to your organization. Tough to argue against that one.

Birders, Bowlers and Baristas: Igniting Passion Communities

Sea Change Strategies

Instead of valuing big lists, we should focus on finding and stewarding our passion communities. Join us and learn: Attributes of a passion community. How to find and segment your passion communities. I – like you – have many passions. I’m a music fanatic. I’m a yogi. I’m a non profit marketing geek. I’m a lover of tequila.

10 Reasons Your Nonprofit Needs to Be On Google+

J Campbell Social Marketing

Users create profiles and then have the option to create a Company Page , similar to a Facebook Page for businesses, organizations or brands. .

11 Elements of Fierce Loyalty to Keep Your Donors

Wild Woman Fundraising

Think about creating an online community for your nonprofit.You may say, well, we already have a website! Maybe you have a community manifesto.

Want to be more effective in your fundraising? Get LEAN!

Wild Woman Fundraising

Then come to my presentation at the Center for Nonprofit Organizations on March 8th from 9:30am to 12pm. Do you have too much to do? Digg this!

No Nonprofits – You Aren’t Posting Enough On Social Media

J Campbell Social Marketing

I certainly don’t want to hear from every organization and business that I follow several times per day. The answer? More than you assume !

Natural Helper Networks in Community Social Marketing Programs

Social Marketing and Social Change

Boehm (2009) described a social marketing perspective to volunteer efforts operated by a nonprofit organization in Israel. Roncarati et al.