Repurpose Your Content for Consistent Storytelling

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Guest Video/Post by Mark Horvath, founder of Invisible People. That repurposed content, or rerun because it was a television show, actually had a great response when it aired the second time. Over the years I kind of got in the habit of only posting new content.

Should Nonprofits Use Video for Internal Communications?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Damien Johnson was a member of our Communications Director Mentoring Program and shared this great idea on using video for internal communications. It wasn’t until a recent change in executive management that the idea of sending our message through video came about. Damien Johnson.

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Video Interview: How the Nature Conservancy Gathers Content

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

That’s part of Jenna’s job, which she talks about in this video interview. Content Curation Content Marketing interview nature conservancyAt South by Southwest, I met Jenna Boig, digital lead for North America, with The Nature Conservancy.

An #NpComm Showdown on Repurposing Content: Girl Scouts versus Boy Scouts

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Perhaps it was the flurry of adorable back to school photos that inspired me to write a review of how the Girl Scouts of the USA and the Boy Scouts of America handle repurposing content for the third installment of the #NpComm Showdown.

Nonprofit Video Experts Share Tips & Tools: #501TechNYC (Part 1)

Getting Attention

It’s so challenging for nonprofits to get video right, especially with limited budgets and bandwidth. Ensure that the video is designed to advance priority goals, and is one of the best methods of doing so. Powerful videos require planning, lots and lots of planning.

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40k to 4 Million Views! Boost YOUR YouTube Video Views (Case Study)

Getting Attention

BTW, Mark’s video version of this post features a extra tips not found here. The lightbulb really went off when I typed “homeless” into the YouTube search bar.Invisible People undoubtedly has more videos from homeless people than any other content creator.

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3 Easy Ways Nonprofits Can Use Content Curation to Cure an Ailing Blog

J Campbell Social Marketing

Content curation! Content curation is the act of collecting, filtering and sharing the best information on a specific topic. Content curation is the act of collecting, filtering & sharing the best info on specific… Click To Tweet – Powered By CoSchedule.

Tips for Silent Videos (Or When People Turn Off Your Sound)

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

On Thursday, I’m presenting a webinar on how to create a great thank you video for your supporters. We’ll talk about the best scripts and soundtracks for these kinds of videos, but what about when you post them on social media and your supporters see it with the sound off?

Downsides to the global democratization and sharing of content

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

284 million monthly active users –>This is people actually using the platform and creating content on a regular basis. Many have praised this kind of democratization of content online (i.e. There are major downsides to content democratization.

16 Content Ideas Your Major and Planned Gift Donors Will Love


Highly relevant and targeted medium length YouTube videos. Highly relevant and targeted longer YouTube videos (more than 10 minutes). >> 5 Content Marketing Ideas that Inspire Action (With Examples). >> The post 16 Content Ideas Your Major and Planned Gift Donors Will Love appeared first on MarketSmart | . Infographics. Short, “self-contained” emails (with no hyperlinks) that include very brief updates.

Editorial Calendar Basics [New Video]

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Today I’m sharing the third video in our new series from the Communications Coaching Program for Executive Directors (we call it the CoCoa Club for short.). In this video, we cover the basics with grid and calendar formats. ( Can’t see the video player?

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Wow Experiences and Liquid Content


Coca-Cola achieves that with Coca-Cola Journey largely thanks to its smart packaging and display of quality content. As Laura Kisailus of Forum One recently posted, “ Visual media reigns supreme…consider the packaging of your content across the social web.”

Practice Makes Progress—Into Focus Nonprofit Video Guide

Getting Attention

See3 and friends have just released Into Focus , the first-ever benchmark guide to video in the nonprofit sector. It’s a good read based on solid research, with these key takeaways: Video is important and getting more so. Bring your content to life across channels and formats.

How ASPCApro Manages Content Creation

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

That’s why I was really excited to talk with Pune Dracker (rhymes with Moonraker ), Director of Content and Editorial Services (she manages the blog and social media), and Valerie Sheppard, Director of E-Learning (she manages the e-newsletter) for ASPCA Pro.

7 Ways to Repurpose Old Content into New

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Nonprofits have always had many content buckets that needed to be filled regularly, from print newsletters and other direct mail to reports for boards and funders. No one produces completely original content all the time. Here are seven of the best ways to repurpose content.

The Four Ts of Content Consistency

Diva Marketing Blog

Let’s look at this from a slightly different point of view: content consistency. . I look at content consistency from two perspectives. However, the format might be a blog, video, podcast or photos/images. I call that ‘now I care content.’

Video Making for Fun and For (Non)Profits

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Video may not be the most widely used marketing channel, but it is definitely one of the fastest growing. Video, when done right, can grab your audience’s attention and make a lasting impression. Just watch what your videos are associated with! Sean King.

Junction C: Where Creating and Curating Meet Content and Conversation

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

It’s where creating and curating meet content and conversation, and I think it’s a place where most nonprofit communicators should be working. Over the next few weeks, I’ll share video interviews with. May 25: Creating Awesome Content: Ideas for Nonprofit Writers.

How to Use Live-Streaming Video to Share Stories as They Happen

J Campbell Social Marketing

So what is “live-streaming video”? Live-streaming means filming a video as it happens and broadcasting it via social media. This may sound terrifying to the uninitiated but take note: Live-streaming video is the most popular form of video content on the web today.

Managing Content on the National Wildlife Federation’s Website

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Ever wonder how national nonprofits with hundreds of staff manage all that content on their websites? My camera battery died toward the end of the video, so sorry for the abrupt end of the interview.). May 25: Creating Awesome Content: Ideas for Nonprofit Writers.

5 Ways to Build Online Authority Using Content Marketing - A Guest Post By Paul Chaney

Diva Marketing Blog

5 Ways to Build Online Authority Using Content Marketing. One of the best ways to establish your online authority is through the use of content marketing. Create Content in the Form of a Blog. And one of the best ways to create such content is through a blog.

Turn Your Year-End Campaign Into Year-Round Success [Video]

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Let me explain… (Can’t see the video? As I mentioned in the video, the Creating a 12-Month Community Engagement and Fundraising Plan training program gives you three options to choose from.

Creating Website Content: What Do Your Visitors Really Want?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

So how can you create website content that all kinds of potential visitors will find interesting and engaging? What kind of content does your website need for each of these groups? Images tell stories too – often better than words – so don’t forget photographs and video as you create your website content. Give them pass-along content like short videos and sample email text that they can share with their friends.

My test for great digital fundraising content

Giving in a Digital World

Yet all too often I still see online fundraising content that looks just like traditional printed material pasted onscreen or into an email (especially when it comes to those generic, text-heavy monthly eNewsletters that so many orgs persist in sending me).

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How to 10X Your Cause Marketing with Content Marketing: 3 Strategic Approaches

Selfish Giving

Last week I spoke at the annual Engage for Good Conference in Chicago on how nonprofits can dramatically increase their cause marketing success with content marketing. The potential of content marketing for cause marketing goes beyond just raising money with companies with cause marketing.

11 Rules for Video Fundraising

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Using video in your fundraising campaign can be an easy and effective way to tell a story and capture the attention of your supporters. How does video fit in your nonprofit's fundraising strategy? Apply these 11 important principles to get the most out of your video efforts. Why is it that the person watching the video should care, and why now? . Maybe it is, “Share this video.” Video is one of many tools. Video is best as the center of a campaign.

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Video Interview: VolunteerMatch’s Content Marketing Strategy

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Robert talks about how VolunteerMatch has moved away from paid advertising toward content marketing — creating multimedia content that draws people in. Sorry the video quality is so bad, but what Robert says is worth listening to!).

Video Lifts Email Response

The Agitator

The other day I saw this item claiming that “marketers using video in email have increased their click-through and conversion rates, and are generating forty percent higher monthly revenue than those that do not use video.” But also wise to test video in your email. Interestingly, the reason most marketers gave for not trying video was simply lack of appropriate content.

Social Media Video Primer

The Agitator

Especially if you work in a small nonprofit, you’ll find this video presentation by Tim Bete – 19 ways nonprofits can use social media to connect with donors — quite helpful. Don’t know what kind of content to create. Don't Miss these Posts You Deserve a Raise charities communications creativity new media nonprofit management nonprofits online activism online advocacy online fundraising online publishing online video social networking

Social Media Content Is Sitting Right in Front of You

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

Content for your social media channels is sitting right in front of you. Your website, donor appeals, and newsletters are just waiting to be translated into a Facebook post, tweet, or YouTube video. Repurposing content can take some time, but once you get the hang of it, you’ll start thinking of ideas to feed your social channels in your sleep. To help get your creative juices flowing, here are some quick tips and content ideas for Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram

Online Video Grows, Driven By Mobile

The Agitator

The latest figures from comScore show that online video viewing continues its upward trajectory — 87% of the US internet audience watched online video in September 2013, consuming 46 billion content videos (average length, 5.1 What a surprise!

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Charity Videos Get Viewed

The Agitator

Yesterday I wrote about the march of online video into the media repertoire of mainstream America. Basically, everybody watches them, and an impressive and growing percentage of us originate our own video content and post it on the web … even if it’s just marking a friend’s wedding or our dog’s best trick. Or about how posting videos of people dancing at your sister’s wedding relates to fundraising.

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Sample Calendars: How Often to Send Direct Mail and Email [Video and Download]

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Watch this video to learn about the six new communications calendars I’ve created for you as part of our brand-new training, Creating a 12-Month Community Engagement and Fundraising Plan. Can’t see the video?

5 Ways Your Nonprofit Can Raise Money Like charity:water

J Campbell Social Marketing

All of their content, online and otherwise, focuses on inspiring people. Ask yourself: Is the content that you put out there inspiring? You manage to inspire someone with a tweet, a story, a Facebook post, an email or a great video.

The Top 4 Tips for Nonprofit Video Projects

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The author readies for a video shoot. " A strategy is important because it''ll guide you as you decide who you want to collaborate with creatively, which content to include in your nonprofit film, the spokespeople to use on-camera, the budget for your project, and many other critical decisions. As with any other marketing exercise, developing the right strategy for your video project will come down to three main questions: What is your message?

Engage Prospects With Visual Content

The Agitator

From Marketo , seven reasons why visual content is more compelling than text … Less Time – According to a 3M Corporation study, we process visual information 60,000 times faster than text. Visual content can do it in an instant, and connect it with the company’s brand. More Shared – On Facebook, photos are shared more than status updates or links, and videos are shared more than photos.

Is your nonprofit content URGENT?

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

Don’t miss it: today, Kivi Leroux Miller , author of Content Marketing for Nonprofits , is our guest expert for a free webinar where she’ll show you how quality content can improve your nonprofit outreach. Now, read on for a quick way to check your content for key success factors. If creating compelling content can help you make the case for giving and hold the attention of supporters, exactly how do you come up with the best stuff for your nonprofit?

Phoning In The Content And The Money

The Agitator

The first point to note is that all of these folks are now publishers of content. Remember how cameras used to be banned from concerts and other events where content was assumed to be controlled (to protect IP and create marketing. communications email marketing media usage online fundraising online publishing online video pew internet project social networking premium Digital world monitor comScore has released the latest figures on smartphone ownership in the US.

How to Create and Use a Nonprofit Social Media Calendar [with template]

J Campbell Social Marketing

For example, a local food bank could create content based on this Topic Theme Calendar: Monday – Nutrition Monday – Share a nutrition tip or current news story about nutrition or nutrition myths. 4) Start adding content! 6) Do not just look internally for content!

Interview With Alex Brown On "Non Glory" A Video Series

Diva Marketing Blog

Video is where many see the growth of digital media. When Alex told me about an innovative video project he was launching for a rather controversial topic that once again combined Alex's love of horse and social media I was excited to learn more. . I don't watch slaughter videos online.