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How many LinkedIn contacts do you have?


The post How many LinkedIn contacts do you have? How can that be possible? Well, that’s a bad reason to evade an engagement opportunity!

Make Contact!

The Agitator

Here’s yet another study from the commercial world that delivers the refrain: Make contact with your customers! Yeah, the study was conducted by Harris Interactive for InContact, a vested interest provider of contact center software. We do all have websites, at least facebook pages, don't we?!]. Volunteer. Download an app.

WARNING: You’re Prohibited From Contacting Donors After 1/1/17

The Agitator

“We regret to inform you that as of January 1, 2017 nonprofits will not be permitted to contact their donors without the express written consent of each donor.” Agitator Disclosure: Those consultants, Demographics Donor retention / loyalty / commitment Nonprofit management Online fundraising and marketing premium

The 4 Donor Groups You Need to Contact Before the End of Year

Fundraising Coach

As we've been approaching the end of year, my coaching clients are asking me to help them prioritize their major gift fundraising contacts.

How do you turn an accidental donor into an ally? Part 1

Wild Woman Fundraising

It’s called “Make your Contacts Count&# by Anne Baber and Lynne Waymon. Hey, ever wondered how to get more donors for your cause?

How To Build Raving Fans, A Huge Email List & Facebook Ads That Work: Lessons from #AOC2014

J Campbell Social Marketing

Heather is a Constant Contact and digital & email marketing expert. With Jillian Vorce at #AOC2014. If you couldn’t be there, I do pity you.

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What’s The Best Cause Marketing Program for My Business?

Selfish Giving

Current customers like me can nominate a kids charity to receive a free Constant Contact account so they can better communicate their message.

Tips for an Effective Contact Us Page

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One of the hardest-working but most underrated pages of any nonprofit website is the "Contact Us" page. What information to include Many organizations wonder how much contact information they should share. "Contact Us" means being reachable through all channels. Here are specifics. Yes, you may get spam.

To Build Trust, Make Sure Your Photos Make Eye Contact With Your Donors


The post To Build Trust, Make Sure Your Photos Make Eye Contact With Your Donors appeared first on MarketSmart. Fundraising

NonProfit Pulse Survey

Social Media Bird Brain

Thought you might be interested in the results of a survey ConstantContact did recently on nonprofits Here's the text: Constant Contact Nonprofit Pulse Survey: Attracting New Supporters Keeps Nonprofits Up at Night Majority of nonprofits see potential of social media marketing to help with engaging supporters WALTHAM, Mass.

Turning Contacts into Donors

Fundraising Breakthroughs

Non-donors don’t.) • Belief—Probably (but he needs to confirm this, which he can begin at Google or Dogpile for bios and community involvement and continue with further personal contact with the people). One of my clients met some people at an annual conference peripherally related to his organization’s cause. They hit it off. Donors give.

The Downside of Personalized Emails

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

You absolutely need to include contact information in your emails (and other forms of communication). You better find out! Know Your Default.

The 5 Things You Need In Your Nonprofit’s Online Newsroom

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Contact information. If you have a single spokesperson or point of contact, that should be really easy to do. Photo by Jurg Vollmer.

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How fast do you respond to your major and planned gift donors’ needs?


They know that: The odds of calling to contact a lead decrease by over 10 times in the 1st hour. After 20 hours every additional dial their salespeople make actually hurts your ability to make contact to qualify a lead. The odds of contacting a lead if called in 5 minutes versus 30 minutes drops 100 times. The list goes on.

Have you ever gone to a sales pitch disguised as workshop?

Wild Woman Fundraising

Constant Contact Sucks Workshops are Sales Pitches. Several years ago, I used Constant Contact at a nonprofit and it was a real pain.

5 Strategies for Using Social Media for Media Relations

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

As you do so, you’ll build a level of credibility that can help you get contacted and — later — pitch ideas. In the U.S.,

Apps I Use for Cause Marketing

Selfish Giving

Constant Contact. Anyone who knows me knows how important my iPhone is to me, especially now that I have the super-fast 4G! Evernote. Dropbox.

Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Janis Walton

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

My contact said he would check with his contact who works within that organization. I sent it to my contact. Janis Walton.

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6 Overlooked Ingredients Your Year-End Emails Need

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Contact information. Linking to an effective contact page that answers how people can contact your nonprofit and why they should want to contact your nonprofit can help donors find the right way to get in touch if they have an important question. An easy to find donation button. A specific call to action.

How Does Your Nonprofit’s Donor Retention Rate Stack Up?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

How do you collect their contact information? Heather Yandow. Kristina. Guest Post by Heather Yandow of Third Space Studio. Growing Your Base.

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Good News For A Friday

The Agitator

Just saw a brief analysis from Constant Contact of what gets emails opened. Constant Contact credits nonprofits with being better at segmenting based upon recipient behavior. And it turns out that, as an industry, the nonprofit sector generates the highest open rates, with an average of 29%. DUH … doesn’t everyone do that?

WHERE ARE MY PEOPLE? 6 Tools and Techniques for Finding Friends and Influencers on Facebook & Twitter

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

This will help (not guarantee) that your page will be suggested to your contacts who are on Facebook in places like Recommended Pages. Press.

3 major donor myths broken by Andrew Olsen


Myth #2: Your best donors will freak out if you contact them multiple times within a few months. You can find them below. Click here.

Fundraising Bravery

The Agitator

Regulatory efforts aimed at imposing an ‘opt in’ system requiring that nonprofits have the donor’s permission before contacting them.

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Why fundraiser job titles suck and cost you a lot of money!


After presenting these fundraiser job titles to people, he asked them, “Who at the charity are you more likely to contact?”

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What Cap’n Crunch Can Teach You About Fundraising

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

People expressed a stronger connection to the brand when the rabbit made eye contact. Make eye contact. degrees.

Why Ignoring GuideStar’s Profile Pages Damages Your PR Strategy

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

They also provide charities with opportunities to provide contact information, social media links, as well as details about their governance practices and diversity measures. Contact information. Effective media relations isn’t always about proactively pitching your organization’s story to reporters and editors. Charting Impact.

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Like You’re Talking to a Friend (Do It Differently: Part 2)

Getting Attention

Results to Date—It’s Working: Many donors have already contacted me to share their appreciation for our friendlier, more inclusive messaging.

The 5 Most Dangerous Donation Page Mistakes & How You Can Fix Them

Wild Woman Fundraising

Having no contact information for different kinds of donations. They want donations of athletic equipment, but the contact info is missing.

Successful Link Building Strategies for Nonprofits

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Nonprofits should feel confident contacting websites with these domains, especially if there’s a direct relevance in mission. Brian Honigman.

Cause-Related Marketing Advisory Boards

Cause Related Marketing

first blush you might think that all you need is Rolodex warriors willing to battle on your behalf.

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16 Content Ideas Your Major and Planned Gift Donors Will Love


Ways to advocate or contact a political figure. Infographics. Short, “self-contained” emails (with no hyperlinks) that include very brief updates. Short letters or online articles (2-3 paragraphs). Highly relevant and targeted medium length YouTube videos. Aim for 2 – 10 minutes ( Subscribe to our YouTube channel ). Quizzes.

Media Relations: Too Valuable NOT to Use

Getting Attention

Twitter or the website of the media outlet often has contact information for journalists. As a U.S. In order to convince U.S. But who?

Throwing UK Fundraising Under the Bus

The Agitator

In effect the new rules say that, for fundraising purposes, in the absence of written permission from the donor charities may no longer contact donors who are on the Telephone Preference Service list — even if the charity has an ongoing business relationship with that donor. It appears to some.

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Want People to Share Your Story? Stop Making It So Hard! Do This Instead.

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

We chatted about how he became a big fan of Twitter, and then he asked me to look at this section on his website called Share Our Story. Gabe himself.

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Nonprofit Crisis Communications: Passover Case Study

Getting Attention

I will keep you informed if new information becomes available, but, if you have any questions or comments, please contact me personally. P.P.S.

Why Deleting People from Your Email List is a Good Thing

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Mail Chimp, Constant Contact, etc.) It’s the same exercise we went through last year when we removed about 15,000 people. Want more?

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How WE Do It! The Best Video Ever

Getting Attention

Taking an action engages us more in the cause and method of response, plus delivers our contact info to Make It Work for future campaigns.

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10 Charity Fundraising Events to Raise Large Amounts of Money

Fundraiser Ideas

Contact local businesses to sponsor t-shirts for entrants and donate items for the goody bags runners receive on the day of the race. Contact local newspapers and radio stations to publicize your event. Contact your local automobile dealer and ask them to either donate the vehicle or donate a portion of the vehicle’s cost.

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Don’t Hire a Full-Time Cause Marketer

Selfish Giving

If this sounds like a good fit for you, contact me. Contact: Contact: Louis.