If You Could Tell Consultants One Thing.

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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

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? Hiring Consultants Nonprofit Communications

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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. Nonprofit Communications Professional Development consulting freelancing

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.

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. Hiring Consultants Nonprofit Communications

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. If you are a freelancer or consultant serving nonprofits (or want to be), I hope you’ll join us!

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. Are you already a consultant?

4 great reasons to hire a capital campaign consultant

iMarketSmart

Getting an experienced consultant onboard will increase your chances of success exponentially. The post 4 great reasons to hire a capital campaign consultant appeared first on MarketSmart, LLC |. Fundraising Lead Generation strategy capital campaign consultant capital campaign consulting firms capital campaign plan charity blog nonprofit operations advice nonprofit tips reasons to hire a fundraising consultantLarge amounts of money are at stake.

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.

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

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.

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.

5 Easy Steps: A Guide to Hiring a Fundraising Consultant

Fundraising Coach

Hiring a fundraising consultant, while incredibly important, can be tricky. Understand your organization When it comes to hiring a fundraising consultant, you’ll first need to understand your organization inside and out. Most consultants will have preset packages you can choose from.

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.

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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…).

#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.

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.

#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.

#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. A former Development Director for nonprofits, she has written Fundraising Buffet and co-wrote 7 Essential Steps to Raising Money by Mail.

#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.

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.

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. 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.

#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.

#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. NPM360: Have the top burner issues changed since you started consulting? Blogging has been a great marketing tool for my consulting and my speaking.

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: 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. That’s where I have my nonprofit experience as a staff member, and I’ve been on multiple boards of small organizations, volunteered a lot, and consulted with a lot of those small groups.

"Have the consultant do it"?

Nonprofit Consultant Blog

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

#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. That’s where I have my nonprofit experience as a staff member, and I’ve been on multiple boards of small organizations, volunteered a lot, and consulted with a lot of those small groups.

#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.

#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. MKC: Have the top burner issues changed since you started consulting? Blogging has been a great marketing tool for my consulting and my speaking.

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. Fundraising charity blog disney engagement fundraising fundraising consultants how i built my fundraising consultancy Philanthropy podcast

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. Many consultants can design a scope of work for you that fits your budget. Hiring Consultants Nonprofit PR

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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. Marc A.

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

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.

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!

Carnival of Nonprofit Consultants

Nonprofit Consultant Blog

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

You Might Need New Tech More than New Staff

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Accidental Techies Advocacy Content Marketing Fundraising Hiring Consultants Nonprofit Communications Nonprofit Marketing Strategy nptech Online Tools TrendsWe've Moved! Update your Reader Now.