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. But dismiss these findings, which I believe apply to donors, at your peril … More than a third (68%) of consumers said that companies who have no other means of contact other than a toll-free number seem outdated. [We

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). Interest 4. Interest. You could send a related article or piece of information related to your cause, organization—or something not directly related to your group but of shared interest to you and the person. Why not stay in touch on your other shared interests?

5 Steps to Running a Campus Voter Registration Program


Today’s college students show skyrocketing levels of political interest and activity , giving Student Activities departments a clear opportunity to provide access to information and resources on campus. higher education organizing voter contact

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. She schooled us on subject lines and the importance of being succinct and interesting in our email communications (lest we get deleted immediately). With Jillian Vorce at #AOC2014.

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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. If they’re interested, invite them to another event, perhaps a protest, or a movie night. Hey, ever wondered how to get more donors for your cause? What have you done about that?

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. social communications Email Constant Contact website social media marketing Small nonprofit small business survey

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How do you turn an accidental donor into an ally? Part 2

Wild Woman Fundraising

I am adapting some of the tools from a book that I’m reading called “Make your Contacts Count&# by Anne Baber and Lynne Waymon. Call them up, ask if their workplace would be interested in having a speaker come and talk about what you do.

Crossing the line or a Creative Cross? MySpace Research with “Dr. Meg”


Interesting research that was first published in the January issue of Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine showed that adult supervision of MySape can raise adolescents’ awareness of how accessible their profiles are online. The research is very interesting, however, I feel an ethical discussion must be had. 29% of those not contacted made changes over the three-month period. Have you heard of Dr. Meg?

Five Signs You Should Double Opt-In Your Emails


Your List is Reaching Thousands of Contacts. Yet, there's also an inverse relationship between the size of a list and your knowledge of its contacts. You're Struggling to Engage Contacts. Interested in learning more about you can opt-in emails using EveryAction?

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They “like” you because they like you

Sea Change Strategies

They came onto Facebook because they are already committed donors and want more contact with you. General Interest Back when I was the “Internet guy” in a direct mail firm (talk about not fitting in), I learned the perils of attributing causation where cause and effect may not really exist. For instance, the presence of a telephone number in a donor’s record correlates with a higher lifetime value. What great testimony to the power of telemarketing, you might think.

Avoid These 10 Mistakes to Get More News Coverage

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

If you see long blocks of type in your draft, find some places where you can break your existing paragraphs into smaller chunks and hit “return” Your reader will thank you — and he or she will be less likely to lose interest.

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Are you doubling down on stupidity?


So now, our contact is desperately trying keep MarketSmart involved in the organization’s fundraising efforts. Thanks to our system , wealthy, passionate donors interested in talking about supporting their mission with major or legacy gifts were raising their hands.

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Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Janis Walton

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

A major celebrity was interested in endorsing our organization and wants to help us get the word out about what we are doing for emergency aid in south Haiti, due to Hurricane Matthew. My contact said he would check with his contact who works within that organization.

3 Ways to Turn #GivingTuesday Donors Into Year-Round Supporters

J Campbell Social Marketing

The main challenge with the donors that come in via Facebook Fundraisers is that many of them don’t elect to share their contact information with you. If you have their contact info , send these donors a special email thanking them specifically for giving via Facebook on Giving Tuesday. .

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Expert Advice about Online Newsrooms, Part 1: Great Content

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Contact information. Assuring access paths to your online content and personnel contact information are current is essential for timely updates, responses and for others to contact your organization with any questions or inquiries they may have about your work. Contact Methods.

GUIDE: Growing and Sustaining your Volunteer Program


Provide your volunteers with a sense of stability by making sure that they have a point of contact at your organization. This can include activists, religious leaders, artists, and philanthropists — anyone with a network and a vested interest in your community.

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What Facebook’s Shift to Privacy Means for Nonprofit Marketers

J Campbell Social Marketing

Remember that Groups are created around topics and interests, not brand identities. The redesigned app is supposed to make it easier to discover relevant and interesting Events in your neighborhood and your community.

Email Reporting 101: How to Use Your Reports to Improve Your Results

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The ideal open rate will differ, based on the size of your audience or how frequently you''re mailing your contact list. At Constant Contact , we usually say that the average email open rate is about 20%. If not, try to reach the contacts by other means to confirm the address.

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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. You can upload up contacts up to 5 times for a maximum of 7,000 contacts per day per page. You can upload a maximum of 5,000 contacts at a time.

Our EveryAction Hero: Rock the Vote


I think one of the most interesting and impactful programs that we’re re launching is “Democracy Class”. We also have a phone banking tool that is populated with contacts so people can can call young voters in swing states.

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6 Ways to Grow Your Email List with Facebook

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Email contacts have more skin in the game. Email analytics helps you understand which topics engage supporters the most, and who’s interested in those topics.

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5 Reasons Nonprofits Shouldn't Miss Out On Peer-to-Peer Fundraising


recent report found that only 9% of younger donors report that their first gift was prompted by receiving promotional materials from a nonprofit, and 20% listed talking to friends or family as the way that they first became interested in donating.

Finding Data Management Solutions for Arts and Culture Organizations


For major donors and most loyal supporters, your donor database software should give your team the ability to track all of the information that they’ll need to remember about each donor - from detailed contact history to the contact information for their family members and financial planners.

How To Find the Right Database For Social Justice and Advocacy Nonprofits


For major donors and most loyal supporters, your donor database software should give your team the ability to track all of the information that they’ll need to remember about each donor - from detailed contact history to the contact information for their family members and financial planners.

How To Find Effective Database Solutions for Social Services Organizations


For major donors and most loyal supporters, your donor database software should give your team the ability to track all of the information that they’ll need to remember about each donor - from detailed contact history to the contact information for their family members and financial planners.

Why the Canadian Digital Service is a major milestone for Canada.

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

You can help spread the word about its services, or contact CDS directly if you’re interested in partnering and working on something together ( see details here ).

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5 Simple Tips to Get More Visibility for Your Nonprofit

J Campbell Social Marketing

Time saved; Great content; A unique perspective; Something new, fresh, and interesting. Make sure you are contacting the correct person at the newspaper and media outlet! There MUST be an interesting angle for them to pay attention.

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Top 10 Ways You Can Benefit from Conducting a Donor Survey


Generate leads – Get major donor and legacy gift prospects to raise their hands showing interest in giving or volunteering. Capture vital information – Uncover demographic information you simply can’t buy while learning why each supporter cares, their life story, and their wants, needs, interests and desires so you can cultivate the relationship properly and have meaningful one-to-one conversations. Raise money – If you want advice, ask for money. If you want money ask for advice.

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Stop Complaining about Lineups and Just Vote!

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

In the interest of full disclosure, I’ve had the privilege of doing some consulting and training work for Elections Canada but it had absolutely nothing to do with that]. Here are your options if you want to contact Elections Canada directly. Dear “ frustrated advance poll voters ” in Canada. I really think that we should be treating the fact that there were such long lineups at some of the advance polling stations this weekend as great news.

Pick Up the Phone

A Small Change

I find that email can be a great way to contact a large number of people at one time. Donors will often talk about their giving interests or why they give to your organization. I want to start by saying I have this problem as well.

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5 Strategies for Using Social Media for Media Relations

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

25 percent of journalists report that they use social media to make new contacts and 12 percent report that they have published stories based on information found on social media. It helps to understand his or her interests.

WealthEngine Integration Brings Powerful Donor Research Tool to EveryAction Users


Interested in learning more about the new WealthEngine + EveryAction partnership? At EveryAction, we know that major gifts officers and other development professionals need to have as much information as possible about their prospective donors in order to fine-tune their "fundraising asks.". With that in mind, we've built a powerful new integration with WealthEngine to provide nonprofit fundraising pros with that information, ultimately helping them raise more money. What is WealthEngine?

GUIDE: Using Donor Personas to Maximize Your Nonprofit Fundraising


Sending personalized communications, geared toward supporters' interests and preferences is much more effective than broad mass communication, and personas are the tool used to identify exactly who messages should be personalized for.

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Don’t Get Lost in the Shuffle. Make Your Messages Stand Out

Ann Green

Maybe it’s to donate, volunteer, attend an event, or contact her legislators. What would she be interested in or what would make him take action? I usually scan through the burgeoning list to see what looks interesting. Keep her interested.

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2 Mobile Apps that Will Change the Nonprofit Sector

J Campbell Social Marketing

So Bush designed the mobile app Point , which allows users to pick the causes they are interested in and indicate when they are available to volunteer, for example, mornings or weekends. Love it or hate it – Americans are addicted to their phones.

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How to Use Email and Social Media to Create an Exceptional First-Time Donor Experience

J Campbell Social Marketing

Savvy businesses also provide webinars on topics that are of interest to their customers, as a way to build affinity for their brand and grow their email contact list. . Interested in learning more about email marketing for nonprofits?

5 Ways to Get Your Nonprofit Social Media Campaign to Catch On

J Campbell Social Marketing

Nonprofit marketers from small to large organizations are leveraging social media platforms to grab attention, pique interest, and inspire curiosity in their programs and services. Don’t ask me to like, to share, to comment, to make a 5 minute video, and to call everyone in my contact list.

The Nonprofit Fundraising Strategic Plan Guide


Consider additional or “honorary” fundraising team roles to help offset some work for staff and/or generate additional interest in your campaign. For some things, spontaneity is highly desirable, but any fundraising professional will tell you that planning a campaign isn’t one of them.

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When your employees go too far on social media…

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

Case Overview: The employee worked at a care home and established a blog, she claimed, to keep in contact with some former co-workers. If you are interested in obtaining some more recent legal examples of this sort (including ones specific to the public sector) please feel free to contact me.

5 Ways to Create a Nonprofit Press Release that Gets Results

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Here''s how you can optimize your press releases to attract interest and quickly establish your credibility. Include a media contact section. Name the best person the media can contact regarding your press release, with a name, title, telephone number, and email address. Include someone who can talk to the media and is an interested party who is knowledgeable about the info in the release, such as a spokesperson, marketer, or PR maven.

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Are you taking notes?

A Small Change

It’s always a win during in-person meetings when our supporters and prospects share about their families, work, interests, passions, and other colors that shape their story. Try to maintain eye contact when writing, this helps keep the momentum going.

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It’s likely to check our website even to enter contact all our service team in order that they inform you exactly everything you can receive if you cover for article now or to understand the most recent supplies.

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The Write My College Application Essay Cover Up


Our site for these admission services is available on our site or you’ll be able to contact our customer care incase you require ready services to purchase. Tons of students have a tendency to compose letters solely for the interest of it.