The Definition of Fundraising Success

The Agitator

We’ve talked about a few different definitions this week, and about what is and isn’t important. Now I’ll pose a question to which I have a possible answer, but I look to you to give alternate definitions. What’s your definition of fundraising success?

The difference between wealth screening and wealth appending


I want you to cultivate a relationship with me so I can learn how I can make a difference using my wealth to essentially purchase empowerment.” The post The difference between wealth screening and wealth appending appeared first on MarketSmart, LLC |. First, wealth screening. Over the past 10 to 20 years, wealth screening has become a common practice for fundraising shops. But staff should always remember that wealth screening is just a tool.

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The difference one can make

Get Fully Funded

One person can make a big difference in the lives of others. Today I want to share a story about being on the receiving end of the difference one person makes. Broke was definitely a requirement! It was like they were speaking two different languages.

Social media definitions, categories, and top tools of 2016

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

While reviewing some of the existing definitions and beginner resources on the web, I noticed that quite a few could use an update based on how rapidly the social space has evolved over the last few years alone. Key Definitions & Examples. While the most common definitions of social media tend to primarily revolve around the tools themselves, the disruption created by these tools has led to new concepts and terms gaining popularity across various organizations.

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The difference one can make

Get Fully Funded

One person can make a big difference in the lives of others. Today I want to share a story about being on the receiving end of the difference one person makes. Broke was definitely a requirement! It was like they were speaking two different languages.

How to Use the Different Kinds of Heated Hair Rollers

Non Profit Marketing 360

These different heated hair rollers work on specific hair types and curling needs. The Different Types of Heated Hair Rollers and How to Use Them. This hot roller system definitely proves that hot rollers aren’t old-fashioned at all.

Definitions for All of the Different Types of Grants

Seeking Grant Money Today

If you are researching or are about to research (or prospect) for possible grant opportunities for a nonprofit, but you are not sure what each different type of grant is or what each is used for (i.e. It not only provides one of the most complete databases of currently available grants (to fund any specific combination of: cause, for different types of programs or projects, for services provided in different regions all over the world).

Blurred Definitions of Social Good Organizations

A. Fine Blog

which asks interesting questions about the differences, and different treatments of, socially responsible businesses and nonprofits. Nancy Scola of TechPresident sent me a link to her post, “Why Should Non-Profits Get a Break?&# Nancy makes an excellent point when she writes, “the nature of work is changing faster than our old categories for what it [.].

The Difference Between Transactional, Transformative Cause Marketing

Selfish Giving

I’ve been talking to a lot of people about the difference between transactional cause marketing and transformative cause marketing. I’ve concluded that I’m not being very clear on the difference and need this post as much as the people who ask me to explain it to them.

7 reasons why wealth screening your donor list might be an incredibly foolish activity.


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The Difference Between a Fundraising Event and a Party? Your Focus

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Do you know the definition of an “event?&# Do you know the definition of a “party?&# By Guest Blogger and Fundraising Expert. Gail Perry. More than 100 nonprofits have registered for this week’s webinar, Turning Your Fundraising Event into the Best Party in Town.

Cause Marketing vs. Sponsorship – What’s the Difference?

Selfish Giving

One question that popped up and generated a great deal of good discussion was “ What is the difference between sponsorship and cause marketing? ”. In my perspective, the difference between the two is simple. Let me start with my definition of cause marketing.

Differences that matter

Mission Paradox Blog

At it's most basic level what we are trying to do is use everything at our disposal, from artistic choice to the way we generate revenue, to create meaningful differences. The hope is that these meaningful differences will cause people to purchase our paintings, downloads our songs and buy tables at our gala events. That's a difference.     By it's very definition, people who are ambidextrous are not like everybody else.

Semantic confusion surrounding modern marketing

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

Even if two people fundamentally agree on something, they have no way of knowing due to the fact that their initial paradigms are different. As a result, I have now included a page of definitions in my Social Media Engagement Workbook, for the sole purpose of setting context.

The importance of “context”

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

Hence why any good debate always starts with a definition and contextual setting. Otherwise, you could answer yes or no and yet be thinking on an entirely different wavelength, coming from a completely different angle, thus making your response pointless. The point is each of these people see it in a different light. Tags: Advice context definition Government Presentation seth godin Social Media speaking twitter

Splitting up the “might consider” stage into two consideration stages


Our Dashboard scoring algorithm grouped two of your survey’s deferred qualification answers (“Not now, but in the future I would definitely be interested” and “Not now, but in the future I might possibly be interested”) into one consideration, might consider.

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How to Coach Others to Be Better Nonprofit Writers

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Writing for nonprofits is different than writing for other kinds of organizations. We are often trying to accomplish many different things with nonprofit content, and depending on the goal and the intended reader, the style of writing will change.

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What Goes into a Nonprofit Marketing and Communications Plan or Strategy?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

First, let’s address the definitions. Even if you are clear on the distinctions in your own mind, odds are extremely high that others around you use the words differently.

Best Facebook Groups for Nonprofits

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

It’s a very active, very helpful, and very opinionated group of people in all different kinds of nonprofit work, although fundraising and communications topics seem to dominate. It’s definitely still worth joining.

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Tips for Nonprofit News Writing

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Sometimes you can draw readers in more quickly with a different kind of lead, such as using an anecdote, a quote or a quirky detail. It’s not perfect for everything you write as a nonprofit communicator, but it’s definitely one to master!

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GUIDE: Growing and Sustaining your Volunteer Program


Within one type of work, consider what different tiers of responsibility look like. You can definitely recruit these folks to volunteer, but consider other needs that they can help you deliver on. If you work at a nonprofit, you know what it feels like to have too much on your plate.

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7 Reasons Why You Might Just Love Doing Live Videos Instead of Recorded Ones

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

That was definitely my experience when I started experimenting with live video a couple of years ago. Preparation is different (and easier). If you are a little bit leary of trying live video, you might just be surprised by how much better you like it compared to pre-recorded videos.

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From Print to Email: Take Your Newsletter on an Epic Journey – My New E-Book from Network for Good

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

” is definitely the question a lot of you have on your minds. It’s technically the same animal the whole time, but it’s a very different creature in each stage of life. It’s always a newsletter, but the print version and the email version are different – very different.

The Nonprofit Fundraising Strategic Plan Guide


Be sure to provide a full picture of the expenses you expect to incur, not just snapshots at different points along your timeline. This is definitely an “ask” worth making!

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The Downside of Personalized Emails

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Now, imagine if one of your supporters received an email from you that said: “Unknown, You Make a Difference!” Using the example above, our email would say: “Friend, You Make a Difference!” Call me “Unknown” one more time.

Want Better Payoffs From Your Donor Communication? Start Customizing It

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Now that these different kinds of donors have been identified, as retained, new and lapsed donors, the next step is to explore customization of your marketing communication to address specific needs of these identified segments. Somya Qureshi.

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Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Valaree DonFrancesco

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

– I am definitely not a morning person, especially pre-coffee, so mornings are spent enjoying a little bit of peace and quiet with my orange tabby, Thor after my SO leaves for his job.

Our EveryAction Hero: Reproductive Health Access Project


The 2016 election definitely threw us for a loop. We were so hopeful that we would be dealing with a different administration and that we would really be able to push ahead and make some positive changes at the federal level in terms of expanding access to abortion and contraception. It's just been easier to cater to these different audiences and have plans in place for them.

Is Your Workload Too Heavy?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

While these results are not final, it’s definitely an issue we know a lot of you have. How much content does a typical communications team produce, and how often do they use different communications channels?

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Nonprofit Social Media 101: Lessons from Indivisible


How do you define that voice differently across different platforms?

Newsjacking: From Roadkill to Rock Stars

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Tom’s scenario of newsjacking is slightly different from our original definition though. During the wee hours of the morning of April 8 th , I received a call from Tom Harrison, director of the award-winning North Carolina Black Bear Festival and Bear-ology Museum.

Mobile Fundraising 101: The Basics

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Let’s begin with the basic definition of mobile fundraising. The Definition of Mobile Fundraising. With the basic definition of mobile fundraising under your belt, it’s now time to explore the definitions of other popular terms associated with mobile. John Killoran.

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7 ways your competitors are stealing your gifts


Planned gifts are often the largest gifts a donor ever makes to a nonprofit, and they are certainly counted among the largest gifts many nonprofits ever receive.

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Professional Photography: 4 Reasons to Invest In It

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Most people won’t or can’t see the difference between professional and cell phone pics. But they WILL have a different experience with your communication when it’s peppered with targeted, curated photos. Start Small, But Definitely Start. Angela Crist.

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Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Laurice Grae-Hauck

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

– After I purge the email for the “emergencies” (really, in arts marketing I’d love a definition of “emergency”) I tackle the quick responses. And they need different sized images?!

The Upside to On line Essay Blogger


In different instance, you could possibly blog about your exclusive advancement by incorporating effortless helpful hints. Optimism you will definitely learn from it and consequently will likely have the ability to give you superb essay aid to some!

The Hardest, and Easiest, Parts of the Job

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Time and money are always at the top of these lists in the nonprofit world, and it’s no different here. But inability to measure effectiveness and lack of clear strategy come next on the list, and there’s definitely something you can do about those two.

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Five Content Marketing Strategy Essentials for Nonprofits

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Essential #1: Just Because You Make Content Doesn’t Mean You Are Doing Content Marketing Here’s my definition of content marketing, which appears in my book, Content Marketing for Nonprofits : Content marketing for nonprofits is creating and sharing relevant and valuable content that attracts, motivates, engages, and inspires your participants, supporters, and influencers to help you achieve your mission. Great content can help people think or feel differently about an issue.

5 Ways to Effectively Use Your CRM


A CRM is no different than any other tool that your nonprofit uses, in the sense that there is a difference between using it well enough to get by, and really getting the most bang for your buck.

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Thanking Donors: 10 Ways To Show #DonorGratitude On A Shoestring Budget

J Campbell Social Marketing

Ia is grateful for the real difference her donation will make because 100% will go to a neighbor when they need help most.” You have definitely seen the funny, sarcastic electronic cards created by Some E-Card s.

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Nonprofit Email Newsletter Design from Walden School [Before and After]

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Our Director likes to write a weekly note (we call it his e-cover) and then there was a list of announcements from all different constituents. It’s still pretty long for an email newsletter, but it’s definitely easier to read.

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Find Your Frequent Email Readers Using Excel

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Karin and Heidi use two different approaches, and both require that you have some Excel skills. Definitely worth it for this extra insight. Back in September, I told you about our experiment to see who our most loyal newsletter readers were.

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Feeling Isolated, Overwhelmed or Frustrated?

Getting Attention

Based on what I hear from many marketers and fundraisers like you, you and I have lots in common that way, even as we have our differences. I’m a solopreneur , and so have chosen to work in a way that’s somewhat isolated by definition.

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