The Downside of Personalized Emails

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Including a first name in your email subject lines and greetings instantly personalizes your message and warms the reader to its content. What happens to your nice, personalized email when that first name field is blank in your database? Call me “Unknown” one more time.

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?

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A Personal Statement


Sadly i must say, merely writing a science lab study is actually an day to day job with a discipline person. Exemplary Personal Statements. Good Personal Statement Examples. How To Draft A Personal Statement.

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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Misinformation vs. Disinformation vs. Mal-information

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

I recommend that you ensure your online comms and digital engagement folks are well versed in key definitions from the Council of Europe’s Information Disorder Report: Misinformation : Information that is false, but not created with the intention of causing harm (e.g.

Do You Need More Personality in Your Marketing Mix?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Next Thursday, Jocelyn Harmon will be presenting a new webinar for us called Your Nonprofit’s Face: Adding Personality to Your Marketing Mix. Nonprofits have mixed feelings about marketing, branding and personality. Personality is the sparkle you add to your marketing mix.

How personal should your social media be?

Fundraising Coach

It amazes me that this one person thought I’d notice his unfollowing me. Social media needs to be personal. So it’s good to be personal, even quirky, in your social media communications. But how personal should your nonprofit account be? Most definitely.

Mass marketing, relationships and trust.


One-to-many marketing/fundraising relationships are the same as personal relationships. So as you prepare your next one-to-many marketing/fundraising communication, behave the same way you’d conduct yourself in a one-to-one personal relationship.

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Network Weaving Personalities

A. Fine Blog

My friend, Lisa Colton , wrote fascinating post on the personality of network weavers. Sharing resources, links, and information without expectation of a direct return from that person. Meyer-Briggs for network weavers, she called it.

Is donor retention really where you should focus your time and money?


Then work your ass off to retain those hi-value donors with meaningful, personalized, relevant engagements. Fundraising average donor retention rate 2017 best practices for fundraising charity blog donor attrition donor cultivation donor retention and stewardship donor retention best practices donor retention definition donor retention statistics donor retention strategies how to retain donors major gift fundraising Philanthropy philanthropy blog Strategy

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3 simple steps to get more money from donor-advised funds (DAF’s)


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Social Media Can "Help" Build & Promote Your Personal Brand - Part 1

Diva Marketing Blog

Social media can amplify your personal brand, but the presence itself cannot be a substitute for a personal brand. Personal branding is a sizzling hot topic. However, some say personal branding is little more than a Kimbaya campfire "feel good" song.

Adding Personality to Your Marketing Mix

Marketing for Nonprofits

Next week I have the privilege of doing a new webinar called Your Nonprofit's Face : Adding Personality to Your Marketing Mix with my frolleague Kivi Leroux Miller, author of The Nonprofit Marketing Guide. Nonprofits have mixed feelings about marketing, branding and personality.

Encouragement for the Crazy Marketing/PR/Communications Person Who Wears Many Hats

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Definitely new contacts and resources abound here. Pam Jacobsen. I think a lot of my readers will relate to today’s guest post. Pam Jacobsen shares some of the fun aspects of her multi-task job. Guest Post by Pam Jacobsen, Fort Bend Christian Academy. Can you tell by the title how I’m feeling today? It’s 5:10 p.m. on a Friday and I am the only soul in the building.

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Semantic confusion surrounding modern marketing

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

As a result, I have now included a page of definitions in my Social Media Engagement Workbook, for the sole purpose of setting context. Brand: A collection of experiences and associations connected with a service, a person or any other entity.

The importance of “context”

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

Hence why any good debate always starts with a definition and contextual setting. It is my honest opinion that nobody can rightfully answer that question unless the person that is asking the question elaborates on what they mean by “God&# (religious angle, natural angle, chaos theory, etc…). Tags: Advice context definition Government Presentation seth godin Social Media speaking twitter It’s official, “context&# is my favourite word of the year.

4 things to check as you begin 2016

Fundraising Coach

link] She's definitely got a point. Fundraising Secrets Personal LeadershipI find it so easy to keep looking for the new thing, pressing toward the next deadline, looking for the next big "win," that I tend to forget routine maintenance systems.

13 Secrets of Holiday Fundraising Online | Online Fundraising & Nonprofit Marketing Resources & Tips | Network for Good Learning Center - Learn how to raise money online for your nonprofit

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You should definitely read the whole thing, but in the meantime, here are their ten steps to better online fundraising, PLUS my own three additions. People are more inclined to give if the cause is local or if they know the person asking for help. Tis the season for email marketing.

How to use a job analysis to get the salary you want

Fundraising Coach

Personal LeadershipAs a trained salary negotiation facilitator, I’ve presented facts, resources and strategies to many individuals across the globe to help them enter into and walking away successfully from negotiation conversations.

Privacy? What’s that?

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

As always, I like to start with a definition: “Privacy is the ability of an individual or group to seclude themselves or information about themselves and thereby reveal themselves selectively. When something is private to a person , it usually means there is something within them that is considered inherently special or personally sensitive. Personally, I don’t think so.

Give a lunch for professional development

Fundraising Coach

It may not change the world around us, but what we believe can definitely impact how we perceive reality. and “Any final thing that you would say to the one-person development professional listening to this interview?”

The secret for nonprofits recovering from a recession

Fundraising Coach

You may need to ask a bit differently, but you definitely shouldn’t stop. Even more importantly, I’m a “safe person” they can bounce ideas off of in a way they can’t to their boss or staff.

We need high-S people!

Fundraising Coach

Tweet I love the DISC personality assessment, especially as taught by Personality Insights. As we got to the library, she even said how awesome it was to be the only person in the backseat–she got all the room to herself. We definitely need S’s on our team.

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GUIDE: Growing and Sustaining your Volunteer Program


Make sure they know that they can reach out to one person to ask questions and share success stories with. If you think that your volunteers will be more candid in person, offer to take a few of your volunteers out to coffee and ask their advice.

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Encourage repeat gifts

Get Fully Funded

“78% of individual donors said they would definitely or probably give again to a charity that provided them with prompt, personal gift acknowledgement followed sometime later with a meaningful update on the program they had funded. Penelope Burk. What can you do to provide your donors with a meaningful update?

Best Facebook Groups for Nonprofits

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Just about every day, I talk to a nonprofit staff person who thinks she is alone with the challenge or drama or weird situation she is in at work. It’s definitely still worth joining.

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How Nonprofit Comms Staff Are Getting Training

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

My personal favorite national conference for nonprofit communications directors is the NTC. . For the 5% of you that did not participate in any training at all last year, you definitely need to make a change in 2018!

Inclusive Conversations: Are You Tired of Fake Equity?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Well, there’s a TON of debate about the definition. I first heard the term in a nonprofit Facebook group for Nonprofit Unicorn Persons of Color. Is your organization’s equity fake AF? Vu Le of Nonprofit AF breaks it down in Is Equity the New Coconut Water?

How to Define Roles on Communications Projects

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

This person is the one doing the work. This person has the final say. This person has information or resources needed by “R” to complete the work. Let’s take a closer look at this new definition. Communications work is complicated enough as it is.

Want Better Payoffs From Your Donor Communication? Start Customizing It

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

While you cannot take their loyalty for granted, they definitely are happy with your current communication style. This is an important segment, and definitely needs special attention. Somya Qureshi.

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CROWDFUNDING: Who’s Giving…To What and Where

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

A few definitions: Everyday Giving – donations made via your website for general funds, monthly giving and tribute gifts. Peer-to-Peer – donations made to a personal fundraising page for a run, walk, ride or other event, or DIY campaign such as “donate your birthday.”.

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Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators – October 11, 2019

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Beth Kanter gives Four Tips To Boost Your Personal Resilience While Doing Nonprofit Work. And finally if cussing offends you, skip this last link, but if you’re OK with it, check out The Definitive Guide to Conveying Your True Feelings With Work-Appropriate Emails.

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. If you are the kind of person who will record a one-minute video 10 times to try to get it just right (yep, that’s me), you just might find live video very freeing!

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Nonprofit Social Media 101: Lessons from Indivisible


If you watch Instagram, you can see that it's mostly personal anecdotes. It's a very personal platform, and people don't want to just see your organization's graphics, they also want to know what your organization is doing.

Joe Rogan, true crime, and the 2nd podcasting revolution

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

has definitely helped this medium grow. In 2007 I subscribed to and became a regular listener of my first podcast, Mitch Joel’s Six Pixels of Separation.

Need a Good Day? Focus on Your Little Wins

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Nonprofits are built for meaningful work almost by definition. Three of these four are definite problems in the nonprofit sector.

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.

Here’s What I Know About College Essay Samples


The aforementioned definitions reveal that population training involves so many activities that one definition can not cover them all. Every single essay is going to get definite aim. Research perform doesn’t need to be expensive foryou personally.

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The Upside to On line Essay Blogger


You could be selected that you have an impressive essay that’s properly custom-made for you personally on a amount you’re capable. Optimism you will definitely learn from it and consequently will likely have the ability to give you superb essay aid to some!

5 Key Decisions Your Nonprofit Needs to Make Before #GivingTuesday

J Campbell Social Marketing

It’s definitely worthwhile to consider planning a dedicated online fundraising campaign around this day – it is a GIVING day, after all. Does your nonprofit have a person in place to manage all of these moving pieces?

Blocking Access to Social Media is now “Against Policy”

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

This is also the policy that informs authorized users as to what constitutes “acceptable behaviour” in both their personal and professional use of social media.

The Simply writing Essays Mask


You will definitely get in touch with your editor and supply your requirements. Any time you browse our site for suggestions that can help you generate your personal essay, you will come across quite a few useful tips. An essay is definitely a simple get the job done of nonfiction.

How to Improve and Develop Process at Your Nonprofit


For our purposes, let’s use this definition: a set of sequential activities and tasks that, once completed, will accomplish an organizational goal. Our definition of process seems very straightforward and like I mentioned above it is sort of “simple.” Developing process is tricky.