August Course Corrections

The Agitator

On the one hand, the fundraising year is almost two-thirds over. On the other hand, the ‘highest yield’ third of the year is just about to begin.

15 Days to More Engaging, Inspiring E-Newsletters [Free Email Course]

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

The email newsletter page allows you to sign up for our popular 15 Days to More Engaging, Inspiring E-Newsletters email course. Over 2,300 nonprofits have participated in this course that provides an email a day for 15 days.

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Do You Need an Appeal Letter Refresher Course?

Ann Green

Some of these organizations need a refresher course in appeal letter writing. Of course, you can make more than one ask a year, but first I need to be thanked, and thanked well, and hear from you regularly. You may have noticed an influx of appeal letters over the last few weeks.

Rhode Island Golf Course Superintendents

Fundraising Breakthroughs

Many Rhode Island payroll law requires that involuntarily terminated employees must be even more troubling to know that the arresting officer deviated from the rhode island golf course superintendents a lengthy criminal record of has already been placed on probation or commits a new charge / crime. Double check your attorney''s calculations if you change your residency or move out of town the rhode island golf course superintendents as the rhode island golf course superintendents to trial.

New Free E-Course: 15 Days to Better E-Newsletters

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

We’ve turned one of our popular programs on email newsletters into a new free e-course, delivered via (you guessed it) email. Subscribe to the Free Email Course Now.

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Are You Mental? Of Course You Are

Social Media Bird Brain

This week didn't have to have a Friday the 13th in it for me to know it was going to be challenging. Dog sick. Car sick. As early as Tuesday, I knew I was in for it. But while waiting to hear from my dog's vet and my car's mechanic, I came across a couple of interesting items that might have some bearing on social communications, among other things in your small nonprofit world. Automatic Drive.

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Stay The Course Or Step Change Fundraising?

The Agitator

Yes, there are some ‘uncontrollables’ that will influence your fundraising success in 2014 — consumers’ confidence about their economic well-being, major breaking events/tragedies (political or natural), and of course the extent to which you laid proper groundwork (or failed to) in 2013.

Of Course, Achievements Help!

The Agitator

Here’s a nice year-end cultivation video from the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society. Greetings from CPAWS. What makes this video compelling? The concrete achievements noted. Don’t ‘try this at home’ unless you can match this kind of accomplishment specificity. If I were a member, I’d be proud, impressed, affirmed. So much so that I might even: a) up my donation, and b) tell a friend about ‘my’ organization. The folks at CPAWS deserve a raise!

Of Course … The Landing Page

The Agitator

Yesterday we talked about what to test in terms of making email campaigns more effective. And I asked … What did we miss? Reader Dawn Stoner could have said … DUH! Landing pages. But she was more polite, recommending as follows: “Email landing pages!

Social Media Crash Course in 25 Minutes (Podcast)

Getting Attention

What's great is that Dave gave me a gift that I want to share with you: His pithy, punchy 25-minute crash course in social media for nonprofits. Click here to listen now or download for later listening (Right click on a PC or cntrl click on a Mac, and "save file as" to your Desktop) : I had the pleasure of interviewing Dave Evans, author of Social Media Marketing: An Hour a Day, for a social media intensive I taught recently at the Academy for Nonprofit Excellence.

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10 Reasons Why You Should Take My Public Speaking Course

Selfish Giving

That’s why I’ve decided to team up with CharityHowTo.com to deliver my own public speaking training course , which will be grounded in my own experiences speaking before many, many audiences, including teaching public speaking at Penn State. (No,

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When To Change Course?

The Agitator

Yesterday, we asked readers to take our Mid-Year Assessment survey … Has the first half half of 2009 met expectations? How are fundraisers tweaking their programs or adjusting their fundraising investments? We won’t publish results till next week, but early returns suggest that folks are relatively calm at this stage. In that context, here’s some advice from the former chief marketing officer of eBay and Best Buy.

How to Maintain a Healthy Email List and Re-Engage Your Community

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Online CoursesMaintaining a healthy email list is essential to running an effective email marketing or fundraising program. To do that, you need to know: What metrics really matter when it comes to deliverability. Who is engaging with your content. How to re-engage those who aren’t. What to do when they still don’t engage.

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Build a GREAT Media Relations Plan from Scratch

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

This is an intensive course that runs September 12th through October 3rd. Nonprofit Communications Online Courses

Tomorrow – Learn How to TACTFULLY Ask for Bequests

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Nonprofit Communications Online CoursesWhy do organizations in the UK, Canada, and Australia raise more money with bequests than we do in the US? Fundraising expert Tom Ahern believes that the answer may be as simple as not having a marketing plan to ask for those bequests.

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Media Relations Without Reporters?!?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Online CoursesIf you are…. Tired of begging for media coverage. Wondering how to engage social media activists and citizen journalists. Or wanting more control over telling your own stories. Then I have some good news! You don’t have to rely on journalists to cover your nonprofit and hope they get your story right.

Yes, another "favorite" list from 2010--but ours is THE BEST list of course

Donor Power Blog

What would an end-of year blog post be if it did not include some sort of list? And so, we bring you a list that while relatively abridged (we only have 4 items to share with you), is great food for thought as we close out this year and start to think about what the new year will hold for the nonprofit world.

Hot Topics for September: Media Relations, Healthy Email Engagement, and Bequests Marketing

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Nonprofit Communications Online CoursesHere’s what’s happening at Nonprofit Marketing Guide this month: Online Training: September 5*: Yes! You Can Become a Media Darling. Learn how to get the media attention you deserve for your work.

How to Talk to Your Boss About Offensive Communications

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Online CoursesIf you missed it, Antionette Kerr’s blog post from last week talked about “crunchy” conversations – those discussions when someone says something offensive and your body immediately reacts negatively.

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How to Master the Art of Repurposing Your Content

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Nonprofit Communications Online CoursesWhy should you repurpose your content? Because when you master the art of repurposing, you’ll get more opens…more clicks…more engagement…and more great content…with LESS work for you! Not only does repurposing save you time, it just makes good marketing sense. Most people are not going to react the first time they see something. BUT if they see it in an email, on your blog, and then on Facebook, they will pay attention.

Problems That Plague Nonprofit Content And How to Solve Them

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Nonprofit Communications Online CoursesStop Wasting Time with Bad Content. Does your content capture imagination? Does it spark emotions? Does it make people want to stand up and yell, “ YES! I WILL SUPPORT THIS GREAT CAUSE!

Writing a Fabulous Case for Support

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Online CoursesYour case for support explains what your organization does, why you do it, and why others should support you in doing it. It answers a donor’s first question: “Why Should I Give You My Hard Earned Money?”

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FREE WEBINAR – 25 Nonprofit Communications Examples That Will Inspire Your Own Work

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Nonprofit Communications Online CoursesLooking for great examples of nonprofit communications to inspire your own work? Join us for: From the Swipe File: 25 Nonprofit Communications Examples That Will Inspire Your Own Work. FREE WEBINAR. Presented by Kivi Leroux Miller. Thursday, August 16, 2018. 1:00 p.m. Eastern (10:00 a.m. Pacific). Recording available if you can’t attend live, but you must register before 12:45 P.M. ET the day of the webinar. REGISTRATION IS FREE!

Are You a New or “Accidental” Communications Director? Join Us Tomorrow

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Nonprofit Communications Online CoursesIf you just started your nonprofit communications job OR if you have a communications job, but no formal communications background, our FREE webinar tomorrow is for YOU !

Your Nonprofit Annual Report – Shorter and Faster

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

We’ve been hearing that for a while now, which is why we started developing short, intensive courses with step-by-step coaching. We call these courses Nonprofit Marketing Accelerators. Annual Reports Online Courses

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Blog Readers, Save $200 Off Our Annual All-Access Pass

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Nonprofit Communications Online CoursesSave $200 off our Annual All-Access Pass now through July 6, 2018. No coupon code to enter. Your savings will show up at checkout. Learn more about the All-Access Pass and save $200.

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Do Your Bosses and Co-Workers Respect Your Boundaries? [Anonymous Survey]

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Culture of Communications Nonprofit Communications Online CoursesYou want me to do what, when? At the end of the month author and psychotherapist Sarri Gilman is joining us for a two-part webinar series called Transform Your Boundaries and Get Better Results.

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#PRESSRELEASE: The Knowledge Fountain Launches Online Learning Website (Live Instructors) Aimed at Nonprofits

Non Profit Marketing 360

The Knowledge Fountain , which launched October 1, 2013, is offering a spectrum of courses online covering fundraising, communications, organizational development, social media, and productivity software.

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How Nonprofit Leaders Should Use Twitter

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

NOTE: This webinar is NOT an “Introductory to Twitter” course. Online CoursesNonprofit leaders should be using Twitter! Becoming a thought leader or just a good ED or CEO means listening to and connecting with your constituents regarding your core issues.

Hot Topics in June: Storytelling, Decision Making, and Having a CALM Summer

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Nonprofit Communications Online CoursesHere’s what’s happening at Nonprofit Marketing Guide this month: Online Training: STARTS TOMORROW! June 5 & 6: Donor Newsletters That Raise More Money.

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Everything You Need to Know About Editorial Calendars in 2018

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Online CoursesAre you sick of us talking about editorial calendars yet?

What’s Essential to Good Nonprofit Communications in 2017?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

What you get with an All-Access Pass : BEST PRACTICES – live webinars, expert coaching, e-books, webinar recordings, and e-courses on more than a dozen topics. Nonprofit Communications Online CoursesLittle black dresses and pumps. Blue jeans and flats. Cargo shorts and tennis shoes.

How to Say Thank You and Share Your Successes with Your Supporters

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Online CoursesBudget-Friendly Webinar TOMORROW, December 8th. 1:00 P.M. Eastern (10:00 A.M. Pacific). Recording included if you can’t join us live, but you must register in advance. Great communications after the first gift are what leads to the second gift.

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Will You Be the Next to Apologize?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Online CoursesNonprofit Communications Is Changing. But Are You Changing With It? Yes, nonprofits are supposed to help the world, but that doesn’t make them immune from making huge mistakes and hurting people.

How to Create Your Professional Development Plan

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Online CoursesForge Your Path to Success with a Professional Development Plan. We know you don’t always have the budget for training. That’s why every few months we offer a deeply discounted webinar.

Editorial Calendars Increase Effectiveness – Learn How to Master Yours

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Editorial Calendars Online CoursesYou have too much content to create, too many communications channels to manage and too little time for any of it, right? The urgent overtakes the important. Priorities get lost in the chaos. You can’t get everyone on the same page. You are not alone.

Thrive as a Nonprofit Communicator with These Simple Rules

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Nonprofit Communications Online CoursesFor all of you overwhelmed nonprofit communicators who are sick of long to-do lists and reacting to situations instead of planning ahead, THIS NEW WEBINAR IS FOR YOU! And it’s a “Budget-Friendly” webinar which means registration is only $20 for tomorrow’s: “Simple Rules” for Communications Directors: How to Create Easy Routines, Speed Up Your Work, and Get More Done, Painlessly.

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How to Create a Thank-You Video for Supporters Before Thanksgiving

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Online CoursesThanksgiving is the perfect time to release a thank-you video for your supporters. Think it’s impossible to create one that quickly? Think again!

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Only the Best for You

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Find out what works with your communnications and learn how to chart a strategic, reasonable course forward. Nonprofit Communications Online Courses

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Mark This Off Your To-Do List Before You Leave for the Holidays

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

More details on what you get with an All-Access Pass : BEST PRACTICES – live webinars, expert coaching, e-books, webinar recordings, and e-courses on more than a dozen topics. Of course, we’ll still cover our most popular topics too like: Annual Reports.

How to Ask for a Bequest…And Get It

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Fundraising Online CoursesWhy do organizations in the UK, Canada, and Australia raise more money with bequests than we do in the US? Fundraising expert Tom Ahern believes that the answer may be as simple as not having a marketing plan to ask for those bequests.

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It’s My Party and I’ll Save You Money If I Want To

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Online CoursesOk, that doesn’t really roll off the tongue, does it? But it is my birthday this Saturday. And to celebrate I am chopping $200 off the price of our Annual All-Access Pass. Today and tomorrow only, you can get our Annual All-Access Training Pass for only $499.

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[TOMORROW] Your Very Practical Beginner’s Guide to Online Fundraising

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Fundraising Online CoursesAre you tapping into the potential of online fundraising? Online revenue grew 19% in 2015 according to the M+R Benchmarks Report. If you are ignoring online revenue you could be missing out on a major fundraising tactic.