If You Could Tell Consultants One Thing.

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

If you could tell consultants, freelance writers, graphic designers, and other people your nonprofits hires Just One Thing about working for nonprofit clients, what would it be? Lots of consultants read this blog so you are doing a public service. Hiring Consultants Your Advice What do they not understand about nonprofits? What would make your working relationship soooo much better? Please share your advice in the comments.

Nonprofits and Consultants: Best and Worst Experiences?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

If you work for a nonprofit, what are your best and worst experiences working with consultants and freelancers? If you are a consultant or freelancer, what are your best and worst experiences working with nonprofit clients? We’ll share the results from both perspectives — what nonprofits say and what consultants say — later in the month. Hiring Consultants Nonprofit Communications Inquiring minds want to know.

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Why You Should Hire a Fundraising Consultant – Episode 15

iMarketSmart

On today’s episode we discuss fundraising consultants and why you as a fundraiser should consider hiring one. Check out the How I Built My Fundraising Consultancy Podcast on Apple Podcasts , Google Play , Stitcher and other podcast directories. The post Why You Should Hire a Fundraising Consultant – Episode 15 appeared first on MarketSmart, LLC |.

Consultants and Freelancers – Get More Nonprofit Clients

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

And I want other consultants and freelancers to be able to make it work as a career choice too, because I believe nonprofits are better served by people who are fully dedicated to the sector’s success. So, one of my side projects from Nonprofit Marketing Guide is a blog and coaching program to do that just: help other consultants and freelancers get nonprofit clients and do a great job providing services to them. I love working for nonprofit clients. It’s the sweet life.

Coaching Consultants on Getting More Nonprofit Clients

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

My second love is helping others who want to live that sweet life too by dedicating their consulting or freelancing careers to serving the nonprofit sector like I do. We need more consultants and freelancers who “get it” if we are all going to keep changing the world for the better. It’s mostly a blog, but I do offer a group coaching program , as well as individual coaching for consultants who need to work on their own marketing strategies.

New Site for Freelancers and Consultants: GetNonprofitClients.com

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Freelancers and consultants who specialize in serving nonprofit clients are a small part of our Nonprofit Marketing Guide community, but one that I enjoy working with. I get lots of calls and emails from writers, designers, and consultants who want to learn how they can make their businesses work serving the nonprofit sector. (I If you are a freelancer or consultant serving nonprofits (or want to be), I hope you’ll join us! Hiring Consultants Nonprofit Communications

Considering Consulting to Nonprofits? Advice from the Pros

Getting Attention

Guest bloggers, Julia Reich, a designer and brand strategist at Stone Soup Creative and Marlene Oliveira, a copywriter and communications consultant at moflow and founder of the Nonprofit MarCommunity recap their #15NTC session on nonprofit consulting. At last month’s Nonprofit Technology Conference, we hosted a session on making the move from in-house nonprofit professional to consultant serving the sector. Are you already a consultant?

13 Paths to Productivity & Satisfaction—Nonprofit Staff & Consultants

Getting Attention

6) “ You don’t have to work 100+ hours/week to be a great nonprofit leader ,” says Natasha Golinsky, consultant to nonprofit start-ups. 11) Crowdsourcing is one of the best productivity methods I know (if you do it right, reaching out to the right folks with a clear, specific request for insight or action), and that’s just how communications consultant Marlene Oliveira developed this roundup post of methods, tips and tools that smart folks in the field use to boost productivity.

Open Government Consultation

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

In the spirit of openness, I have decided to publicly share my open-ended responses to the ongoing Canadian Open Government Consultation , which has been taking place since December 6th, 2011 and is scheduled to end January 16th, 2012. The consultation covers questions on Open Data , Open Information , Open Dialogue and the Open Government Strategy. For more information on this initiative, please consult this news release.

How to Grow Your Nonprofit Consultancy

Fundraising Report Card

Over the next fifteen minutes we’ll discuss proven and documented techniques you can implement to win business, grow your consultancy, and check all of those boxes off our original checklist (while still maintaining your sanity). The post How to Grow Your Nonprofit Consultancy appeared first on Fundraising Report Card. Consultants Corner

How to Work With a Social Media Consultant

J Campbell Social Marketing

This situation may call for a social media consultant to help you build your online communities, create great content and manage your time effectively. Despite your best intentions and great ideas, perhaps you do not know how to begin to work with a consultant or what to expect. If you are currently working with a social media consultant or considering an engagement, read this first. Absolutely anyone can hang out a shingle and say they are a social media consultant.

Freelancers/Consultants: How to Work for Nonprofit Clients

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

In addition to everything we do at Nonprofit Marketing Guide directly for nonprofits, I also have a small side project that helps freelance writers and consultants do a better job serving their own nonprofit clients.

SRDC Open Data Consultation Debrief

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

The SRDC Open Data Consultation was an invitation only event, which I had the pleasure of participating in. SRDC Open Data Consultation – May 6th, 2011. Debrief Open Data asthmapolis Canada community accounts consultation eatsure vancouver fitbit Government 2.0 Over the next few blog posts I will debrief a few of the many events I attended this Spring. I have included only key takeaways and interesting insights (ok, well I find them interesting anyway…).

5 Easy Steps: A Guide to Hiring a Fundraising Consultant

Fundraising Coach

Hiring a fundraising consultant, while incredibly important, can be tricky. We’ve broken the process down to 5 simple steps to help you figure it all out: Understand your organization Read up on consulting services Use your network Be thorough throughout the hiring process Communicate and sign Read on to see our tips for hiring a fundraising consultant ! There are two important steps to consider as you’re preparing your nonprofit for a fundraising consultant: A.

Seeking WordPress Consultant or Firm— Is it you?

Getting Attention

Small nonprofit marketing firm (that’s us!) seeks WordPress expert or small firm for ongoing maintenance of two main (and a few mini-) websites and email client (Emma, for now), and for special development projects. Role is virtual, so you can be anywhere in U.S. need some hours that overlap with me on the east coast). Skills required include WordPress, HTML, CSS, & some PHP.

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Social Media Experts, Gurus, Consultants & Strategists

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

Then in early 2008, the real rush came in as the field became more legitimate and the term “ social media consultant &# emerged. What are you an expert, guru, consultant in exactly? Tags: Advice Rant consultant expert google insights guru job description personal brand search trends Social Media strategist terms

Working Effectively with Consultants: Tips for Nonprofits

ImpactMax

Having now sat on both sides of the nonprofit desk—hiring consultants and being hired as a consultant—I’ve learned something about creating productive relationships between nonprofits and freelancers. Look around before you interview consultants for a project.

#interview: Simone Joyaux, Nonprofit Consultant, Author, and Columnist

Non Profit Marketing 360

Simone Joyaux is an internationally recognized consultant to the nonprofit sector on fund development, board development, and strategic planning and management. In the late ‘90s I was doing a consulting project in Tucson, Arizona, for a women’s fund. A lot of organizations and a lot of fundraising consultants have lost this.

How to Get a 30-Minute Consulting Appointment with Me

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I’ve made some changes to our All-Access Pass to Nonprofit Marketing Guide that now make it easier for you to get a quick consultation with me on whatever issues you are struggling with at the moment. Office Hours consultations are an additional $75 per meeting.

#Inteview: Amy Eisenstein, Fundraising Consultant and Author of 50 Asks in 50 Weeks

Non Profit Marketing 360

Amy Eisenstein is a “no nonsense” fundraising consultant for local and national nonprofits. AMY: The big shops invest in training, in all sorts of specialists and consultants, so even though they’re often struggling as well, they have more resources to put into development. NPM360: On your website you offer “no nonsense consulting” and I was wondering what that means. NPM360: What are the issues that keep your consulting clients awake at night?

Fundraising Consultants: When Should You Hire One?

Fundraiser Ideas

In many cases, nonprofit organizations and charities should consider retaining the services of professional fundraising consultants if they experience reduced donations or fail to meet fundraising goals on a consistent basis. Fundraising consultants can offer valuable insight into the techniques and strategies most likely to attract new donors in today’s competitive fundraising environment.

#Interview: Sandy Rees, Owner of the “Get Fully Funded” Blog and Fundraising Consultant

Non Profit Marketing 360

Sandy Rees writes the “ Get Fully Funded ” blog in addition to consulting and coaching nonprofit leaders on fundraising. Blogs Communications Cross-Post Development Donor Acquisition Facebook Fundraising How-to Nonprofit Permission Marketing Perspectives Philanthropy Twitter Business development donor acquisition donor cultivation giving marketing Non-profit organization nonprofit consultant Organization Social Media United States

#interview: Tom Ahern — Author, Award-Winning Journalist, and Communications Consultant

Non Profit Marketing 360

An award-winning magazine journalist, he has written case statements for numerous campaigns and is a popular communications trainer and consultant. Tom Ahern is the author of four books on fundraising communications, with a fifth on the way. The interview was conducted by Don Akchin, a principal of Nonprofit Marketing 360 and a frequent contributor to the MKCREATIVE blog. NPM360: You’ve written four books.

"Have the consultant do it"?

The Nonprofit Consultant

The title of this post is written with tongue in cheek, but it does get to what's often a fine line between consulting and contracting. Even when talking with other nonprofit consultants, we don't always agree on where we should draw the line between performing tasks for our client organizations and empowering them to perform these tasks themselves. facilitation capacity building contracting grant writing Nonprofit strategic planning consulting

10 Dumbest Words Used By Fundraising Consultants

The Agitator

Specifically, I’m singling out those fundraising, branding and communications consultants whose misuse of words and aversion to simplicity and clarity only serve to muddy the waters with their confusion. Here are my Top 10 Lighting Bug Words that I pray are soon excised from the Consultant’s Lexicon: Integrate – unless something is being physically combined, steer clear of this word. I’m not raising all this to poke fun at the consulting community.

#Interview: Tiffany Applegate, Co-Founder of X Factor Consulting – Enhancing the Sustainability of Nonprofit Organizations

Non Profit Marketing 360

Tiffany Applegate is co-founder of X Factor Consulting , which works to enhance the sustainability of nonprofit organizations. With her marketing degree and MBA, she left the corporate world for the nonprofit sphere, and has been consulting since 2005. You can learn more about Tiffany and X Factor Consulting at her website or her blog , or connect with her directly through LinkedIn or Twitter.

#Interview: Tiffany Applegate, Co-Founder of X Factor Consulting – Enhancing the Sustainability of Nonprofit Organizations

Non Profit Marketing 360

Tiffany Applegate is co-founder of X Factor Consulting , which works to enhance the sustainability of nonprofit organizations. With her marketing degree and MBA, she left the corporate world for the nonprofit sphere, and has been consulting since 2005. You can learn more about Tiffany and X Factor Consulting at her website or her blog , or connect with her directly through LinkedIn or Twitter.

#Interview: Gail Perry, Fundraising Consultant, Trainer & Author of Fired-Up Fundraising

Non Profit Marketing 360

Gail Perry is a fundraising consultant and trainer and the author of Fired-Up Fundraising: Turn Your Board’s Passion into Action. My consulting clients are struggling to learn how to take donors who are identified as potential major prospects and bring them into the major prospect arena by closing a gift. NPM360: Have the top burner issues changed since you started consulting? Blogging has been a great marketing tool for my consulting and my speaking.

#INTERVIEW: Kivi Leroux Miller, Consultant, Trainer and Blogger on Nonprofit Communications

Non Profit Marketing 360

Kivi Leroux Miller is a successful consultant, trainer and blogger on nonprofit communications. KIVI: My goal from the beginning has really been to help the small nonprofit organizations that don’t have the money to hire staff or to hire big consulting firms, but because of the Internet – especially – can do some very powerful things with just a little bit of time and a little bit of creativity.

Humble Cause Marketing Consultant Mocks Mighty Ketchum

Cause Related Marketing

If you were the CEO of a food company, what would be your top priority for the company?Making Making a profit, you say? Employing people? Providing food to people who want or need it? Supporting your family?Ha, Ha, silly you.In

#INTERVIEW: Kivi Leroux Miller, Consultant, Trainer and Blogger on Nonprofit Communications

Non Profit Marketing 360

Kivi Leroux Miller is a successful consultant, trainer and blogger on nonprofit communications. KIVI: My goal from the beginning has really been to help the small nonprofit organizations that don’t have the money to hire staff or to hire big consulting firms, but because of the Internet – especially – can do some very powerful things with just a little bit of time and a little bit of creativity.

#INTERVIEW: Sybil Stershic, Consultant, Blogger, & Author of Taking Care of the People Who Matter Most

Non Profit Marketing 360

Sybil Stershic, founder of Quality Service Marketing , is a long-time consultant and blogger on internal marketing and the author of Taking Care of the People Who Matter Most: A Guide to Employee-Customer Care. A former chairperson of the American Marketing Association Board of Directors , she continues to lead workshops fort AMA including its “ Nonprofit Marketing Boot Camps.”

#Interview: Gail Perry, Fundraising Consultant, Trainer & Author of Fired-Up Fundraising

Non Profit Marketing 360

Gail Perry is a fundraising consultant and trainer and the author of Fired-Up Fundraising: Turn Your Board’s Passion into Action. My consulting clients are struggling to learn how to take donors who are identified as potential major prospects and bring them into the major prospect arena by closing a gift. MKC: Have the top burner issues changed since you started consulting? Blogging has been a great marketing tool for my consulting and my speaking.

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

Getting Attention

Staff and Consultants Aliza Sherman annual giving beth kanter fundraising Gina Schmeling Happy Healthy Nonprofit JCamp 180 Conference year-end campaignThere’s no better gift than learning from a friend.

This week on the podcasts

iMarketSmart

Coming up next week on How I Built My Fundraising Consultancy is an interview with Larry Raff, president of Copley Raff, Inc. If you haven’t listened recently there are now interviews with tons of brilliant fundraising consultants including Gail Perry, Katherine DeFoyd, Kathy Swayze, Phyllis Freedman, Julie Carter, and many more. Fundraising charity blog disney engagement fundraising fundraising consultants how i built my fundraising consultancy Philanthropy podcast

7 Tips for Finding Your Very Best Communications Consultant

Mission Minded

Finding a great communications consultant can be a challenge. Here are 7 guidelines for attracting the very best consultant for your next project. Whether you’re concerned about style, timing, or budget, finding your match means making smart decisions before you’re ready to sign the contract. Create Your Dream Team. Make sure you have the […]. Blog Nonprofit Branding Nonprofit Communications Nonprofit Training

Carnival of Nonprofit Consultants

Fundraising Breakthroughs

This week, Fundraising Breakthroughs hosts the Carnival of Nonprofit Consultants. My proposal to fellow nonprofit organization capacity-building consultants: This week, let’s all recommend that each of our clients appoint one board member to this position, assign a specific staff person to provide (limited but reliable) support. To follow the Carnival of Nonprofit Consultants, no matter which blog is hosting, you can subscribe to the Carnival feed.

Clients & Consultants: Punch Bowl Survey Results

The Agitator

Many thanks to the Agitator readers who responded to our Punch Bowl Survey, looking at perceptions fundraising consultants and clients have of one another. Here are two examples … From a client: “GOOD consultants (and there are many) keep their ear to the ground and are able to test with multiple clients and then hopefully others (us!) But 53% of clients said they learned something from their consultants ‘once in a blue moon’ or even less!

How to Choose a PR Firm for Your Nonprofit

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

For many nonprofits, finding a consultant or freelancer can be a daunting task. It always helps to know your goals before you start shopping for a consultant or firm. Having an idea of your needs will help you provide potential consultants with the parameters they need to bid on your project. Many consultants can design a scope of work for you that fits your budget. I’m happy to help you identify your needs and give you advice on finding the right consultant.

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#Interview: Marc Pitman, Owner of the “Fundraising Coach” Blog, Author, and Fundraising Consultant

Non Profit Marketing 360

Pitman writes the Fundraising Coach blog , in addition to writing books, giving seminars, engaging in social media and consulting with clients. His own fundraising career began at a small New England liberal arts college, but by 1999 he found the consulting life fulfilled his desire to teach and help people. Marc A. Marc was interviewed from his home in rural Maine by Don Akchin, a principal of Nonprofit Marketing 360 and a frequent contributor to the MKCREATIVE blog.

Carnival of Nonprofit Consultants

The Nonprofit Consultant

It is my honor, once again, to host the Carnival of Nonprofit Consultants. Thank you for joining us on this round-up of what's happening on the nonprofit consulting blogs. Tags: Nonprofit blog carnivals strategic planning fundraising carnival of nonprofit consultants consulting For those new to blog carnivals, they are a fun way to focus in on a topic and learn about new blogs. This particular carnival was founded by Kivi Leroux Miller of writing911.com.

The Post Wherein I Take Credit for a Campaign I Wasn’t Consulted On

Cause Related Marketing

Penney announced yesterday a campaign whereby they will ask customers to round-up their change to the nearest dollar and send the money to the retailer’s long-standing efforts on behalf of afterschool programs. The campaign is called ‘ Pennies From Heaven ’ and the goal is to generate 100 million pennies, or $1 million. Pennies is also selling a limited-edition change purse for $9.99

What Are You & Your Consultants Afraid Of

The Agitator

Even more telling are the responses from the consultants, who had more excuses for not wanting their clients to participate than we have shirts. However, most of the consultants and agencies who subscribe to The Agitator didn’t respond at all. But it seems most folks, be they consultants or fundraising managers, don’t see any problem, or could care less, or are simply too perplexed about their historically low retention numbers.