Development Fatigue

A Small Change

Are you experiencing “Development Fatigue”? Do you ever feel like you have been asking too much and just don’t have any more “development” left in you? We have to wear a lot of hats in the development world from motivator to advocate, solicitor to coach, and many more. Many donors go through “Donor Fatigue” when they have been asked too often for a donation but that’s not what I’m talking about.

Your Professional Development Plan Is Up To You #NPCOMMLIFE

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

If you’re expecting your organization to create your professional development plan, you are making a big mistake. During this 60-minute webinar , Kivi will show you how to create a professional development plan that puts you on the path to success. RoiAnn Phillips, Past Webinar Attendee The post Your Professional Development Plan Is Up To You #NPCOMMLIFE appeared first on Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog. Professional Development

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Developing a Modern Public Relations Strategy

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Develop personas for those people — and where are the best channels to reach them. Peter Panepento. Last month, Peter Panepento challenged nonprofits to Stop Approaching PR Like It’s 2007. This month’s he’s back to share more about how you can best reach your audience and cultivate relationships with the media. Guest Post by Peter Panepento of Panepento Strategies. You probably wouldn’t expect Bob Dylan to draw inspiration from Frank Sinatra.

5 Considerations for Your #NPCOMM Professional Development Plan

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Earlier today on Facebook Live ( watch the recording now ), I shared five considerations for creating a professional development plan in the nonprofit communications and marketing field. #1: The same goes for your professional development. You can’t go wrong with professional development on those topics. #5: Join us on March 8, 2018 for the new webinar, For Nonprofit Communications Staff Only: How to Create Your Professional Development Plan.

My Professional Development Plan: Get Lost on Purpose

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

In a field that is constantly changing and evolving, like nonprofit communications and marketing, it can be hard to create a professional development plan. On March 8, I’m teaching a brand-new webinar, For Nonprofit Communications Staff Only: How to Create Your Professional Development Plan. The post My Professional Development Plan: Get Lost on Purpose appeared first on Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog. Nonprofit Communications Professional Development

How to Create Your Professional Development Plan

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Forge Your Path to Success with a Professional Development Plan. Join us this Thursday for our next BUDGET-FRIENDLY webinar: For Nonprofit Communications Staff Only: How to Create Your Professional Development Plan. During this 60-minute webinar , Kivi will show you how to create a professional development plan that puts you on the path to success. The post How to Create Your Professional Development Plan appeared first on Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog.

How Web Developers Hurt Their Nonprofit Clients

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

If your web development/design consultant is doing any of these things, they are hurting your organization’s ability to communicate effectively, which is the whole point of having a website. If you are a web developer who does these things, please stop working for nonprofit clients.

Good Things in March: Content Marketing Campaigns, Professional Development, and a Pass Sale

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Here’s what’s happening at Nonprofit Marketing Guide in March: Online Training: March 7: For Nonprofit Communications Staff Only: How to Create Your Professional Development Plan Find out how to create a professional development plan that puts you on the path to success. The post Good Things in March: Content Marketing Campaigns, Professional Development, and a Pass Sale appeared first on Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog.

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Why your job is really about developing heroes, not dollars.

iMarketSmart

Develop that feeling and they’ll give more. The post Why your job is really about developing heroes, not dollars. People want to see themselves as good, just, righteous, and so on. . In other words, they want to be heroic. They want to change the world. They want to feel like they have the power to make the world a better place. They want to be a hero. And they want to reflect on their life (their autobiography) knowing that they were the hero in that story.

Master the Nonprofit Message Development Process

Getting Attention

Imagine this: What if you mastered the message development process so you had a positioning statement, key messages and a sparkling tagline that connected with your supporters and energized your staff, board and volunteers? You’ll finish the program with fully-developed messaging skills, clear understanding of your audiences’ wants and values, and a new and effective tagline ready to launch. What if you were skilled at the . most critical marketing process necessary to.

EveryAction Development: Make Your Fundraising Tools Work For You

EveryAction

With EveryAction Development, we’ve made it truly simple to manage your donors in one, unified platform, giving you more time to focus on your organization’s mission, raise more money, and operate more efficiently. Recently, I caught up with Melissa Wyers, Executive Director of EveryAction, to chat all things EveryAction Development. What is EveryAction Development? EveryAction Development is what nonprofits have wanted but didn’t think was possible.

Development Work Like Pastoring

A Small Change

I’m not sure he would share my theory that development work is like pastoring, but he had a story that I think still illustrates my point. I’m not making a claim that pastors are like development officers, only that there are some similarities in the way we work with people. Related posts: More Than Fund Development Development Fatigue Interdisciplinary Work Moves Management or Relationship Management Fund Development Job Websites.

#DEVELOPMENT: How Much Cash Is Required To Land A Donation?

Non Profit Marketing 360

Did the time and money spent developing a program or launching a campaign prove to be worth the support? The post #DEVELOPMENT: How Much Cash Is Required To Land A Donation? What does it cost? How often do nonprofits reach out to donors potential and actual online, yet have no real sense of how successful the outreach was? Dan Norris , founder of the online-analytics service Informly offers a tool to help you make that call.

#DEVELOPMENT: Social-Networking Is Good, But Conversation-Building Is Better

Non Profit Marketing 360

And of course, nonprofits and charities should be encouraging that kind of assistance from its followers, so be sure to develop materials and information that will grasp people’s attention. Difficult to say that social networks have already grown to be mature means of communication. Moreover, some platforms shoot wide and far ( vis Facebook for everyone), while others target a specific subset of the social-media community ( vis Epernicus for the scientific community).

What a Development AND Communications Director Really Does

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

There’s a great conversation happening about whether one person can be both the communications and the development director in the Nonprofit Communications Professionals Facebook Group. Here’s the original question: I’m seeing so many job ads lately for communications AND development managers/directors. 3) It’s really a communications job, with development thrown in.

More Than Fund Development

A Small Change

With major gifts fundraising I spend a lot of my time interpreting the future direction of the organization and working with specific program leaders around what financial dollars would mean for their program development. As a development professional you have a unique perspective connecting community need and interest. You have an understanding of what it takes to develop a proposal, what other organizations are doing as well as what other donors are funding.

What Should Nonprofit Leaders Expect from the Development Officer?

Get Fully Funded

As a consultant to nonprofits, my blood just boils when I am asked by executive directors or board members, “So, we are thinking about hiring a development officer, how long it will take before this person is raising more money than the salary we pay them?” This question indicates that these leaders really do not understand development or the role of a development officer in their organization.

Developing a Plan to Approach Companies

Fundraising Coach

At least you only have one person to research and one major relationship to develop. You can develop a worksheet or use the one in my book to help you determine the information you need to know: Who is the decision maker How accessible is this person? This last item, of course, assumes that you can get to the decision maker, which brings up the subject of gatekeepers—often the bane of a development officer’s existence.

#Development: Jumo And Good.is Join To Create Largest Nonprofit Network

Non Profit Marketing 360

We have followed the development of the Jumo website and network over the last year or so, and that organization has recently announced a development ‘merger’ with Good.is Jumo was started by Chris Hugues , who cut his networking teeth developing Facebook with Mark Zuckerberg. Then follow their merger and development to see how their work can work for you and your organization.

Why nonprofit budgets should be developed in alignment with strategies

iMarketSmart

Aligning your budgets with your strategies will help you: Compel both your leadership and staff to develop a long-term vision. Develop key performance indicators and metrics that are important and worth measuring. The post Why nonprofit budgets should be developed in alignment with strategies appeared first on MarketSmart | . One of our clients achieved extraordinary results last year.

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Behavioral Economics and Policy Development

Social Marketing and Social Change

Behavioral economics has emerged as a major driver of regulatory policy around the world in the past five years. Regulatory Policy and Behavioural Economics , authored by Pete Lunn, explores more than 60 examples of how behavioral science has been explicitly used to design and deliver better regulations.

Hot Topics in March: Development Plans, Co-Workers Using Offensive Language, Photography, and More

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Mar 8: For Nonprofit Communications Staff Only: How to Create Your Professional Development Plan. Learn how to create a professional development plan that puts you on the path to success. Kivi will continue to talk about professional development and her new CALM not BUSY book. The post Hot Topics in March: Development Plans, Co-Workers Using Offensive Language, Photography, and More appeared first on Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog.

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#Development: Make The Nonprofit Video – Don’t Sweat The ‘Viral’

Non Profit Marketing 360

The Marketing Director at the time, George Wright, heard about the testing and thought the company could develop videos of the blenders taking on various non-food products. Advice Blogs Campaigns Case Study Cause Marketing Community Development Fundraising Marketing Marketing Budget Marketing Skills Nonprofit Storytelling Technology Video Blendtec Business communication development marketing Non-profit organization Social network video Viral video Will It Blend?

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Give a lunch for professional development

Fundraising Coach

I run into so many nonprofit leaders who don’t “have time” for professional development. Invest one lunch per week in professional development. When I was employed by a nonprofit hospital, I made it a habit of investing one lunch a week in professional development. and “Any final thing that you would say to the one-person development professional listening to this interview?”

8 posts that will help you develop a solid planned gift marketing strategy

iMarketSmart

Each post containing outstanding tips that will help you develop a solid planned gift marketing strategy. Share this post: The post 8 posts that will help you develop a solid planned gift marketing strategy appeared first on MarketSmart |. Here’s a sort of “Greatest Hits” list. Read these 8 blog posts and you should have all you need to decide where you want to go, and how you want to get there.

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Best and Worst Job Interview Questions for Comm and Development Directors?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Ashlie Hutcherson, Associate Development Director at Almost Home , emailed me yesterday asking if I’d write a blog post on questions to ask during interviews with Development Director candidates. Ashlie says that applicants for the Development Director job at her organization have already completed a prescreening phone interview and a face-to-face interview with the Executive Director. Let’s open this up to Communications Directors and Development Directors.

Your Chance to Develop a Compelling, Easy-to-Remember Tagline in Under Two Months

Getting Attention

Now you can fix this too-common problem in less than two months, with hands-on guidance from me as I lead you through an 11-step tagline development process — with guaranteed results.

What Does it Mean to Be a Development Professional?

A Small Change

As fundraisers, we often refer to ourselves as “development professionals” or “development pros.” I like this terminology, because at their best, fundraising staff members, consultants, and development directors are professionals. The True Development Pro. To me, a true development professional is defined by two things: a commitment to the profession, and an ethical and mission-based approach to fundraising.

How to Improve and Develop Process at Your Nonprofit

Fundraising Report Card

How then can we take what is considered best practice in the for-profit space and make use of it at your development shop? The post How to Improve and Develop Process at Your Nonprofit appeared first on Fundraising Report Card. Unlike other business-focused resources though, I have great empathy and understanding for the unique circumstances and challenges nonprofit organizations face.

#Development: LinkedIn For Good Builds Bonds Among Nonprofit Members

Non Profit Marketing 360

Part One considers how LinkedIn For Good started, and how people can still influence its development. Advice Communications Desktop Apps Development Marketing Media Review Nonprofit Site Administration Social Media Technology Video Web and Print Business Charitable organization communication Employment LinkedIn Non-profit organization Online Communities Social network Social network service SocialBrite.org

#INTERVIEW: Christina Attard, Philanthropic Advisor, Blogger, and Development Director

Non Profit Marketing 360

As a philanthropic adviser, she helps both nonprofits with their development programming and individuals planning tax-smart donations. She has been a Gift Planning Officer at two Canadian universities and is currently the Development Director for a Christian diocese in Regina, Saskatchewan. Christina Attard writes the “ Ask Better-Give Smarter ” Blog.

#Development: How To Make A Video And Make It Grow Your Outreach

Non Profit Marketing 360

In the nonprofit world, one of the great developments in media is video. Getting into some of the practical challenges of making a video, and making that video part of a larger strategy of client/donor development strategy, requires a bit more effort. Telling stories is one of the elemental qualities of humans. We love to tell them, hear them, and watch them.

#INTERVIEW: Rob Wu of Causevox Tells Us About Developments In Online Fundraising (Part II)

Non Profit Marketing 360

In particular, he stresses how nonprofits like OneGirl.org in Australia participated in the development and refinements that brought about version 2.o. The coders and developers at Causevox clearly see mobile communications and seamless sharing as the means to improve outreach in the near future. Earlier this month we posted our first interview with Rob Wu , co-founder of the online fundraising and social-media platform Causevox.

#Development: Postal Service Rates To Rise on 27 January

Non Profit Marketing 360

The post #Development: Postal Service Rates To Rise on 27 January appeared first on Nonprofit Marketing 360. Forever stamps still good after the 27th. We have managed to put off the so-called ‘fiscal cliff’ for a couple of months, but we can’t avoid the changes in postal rates coming in a couple of weeks. Thanks to our fine business partners at Ecoprint in Silver Spring, Maryland , for the heads-up!

#VIDEO: Rob Wu of Causevox Tells Us About Developments In Online Fundraising (Part II)

Non Profit Marketing 360

In particular, he stresses how nonprofits like OneGirl.org in Australia participated in the development and refinements that brought about version 2.o. The coders and developers at Causevox clearly see mobile communications and seamless sharing as the means to improve outreach in the near future. The post #VIDEO: Rob Wu of Causevox Tells Us About Developments In Online Fundraising (Part II) appeared first on Nonprofit Marketing 360.

#Development: Establishing Goals To Ensure Integrating Social Media In Your Organization’s Growth Plans

Non Profit Marketing 360

Steve and Dado's 4 Phases of developing a Social-Media Strategy. Steven Van Belleghem , branding and word-of-mouth strategist at InSites Consulting , and Dado Van Peteghem , strategic consultant at DearMedia , have spent the spring interviewing numerous companies and large nonprofits in the US and Europe to explore what (if anything) these companies were doing to develop their social networks.

#INTERVIEW: Rob Wu of Causevox Tells Us About Developments In Online Fundraising

Non Profit Marketing 360

Advice Branding Campaigns Case Study Cause Marketing Communications Community Crowdfunding Design Development Donor Acquisition Fundraising Grants and Funding Interview Marketing Nonprofit Public Media Public Relations Site Administration Social Media Storytelling Video Video Interview Web and Print CauseVox Charitable organization communication marketing New York City Non-profit organization philanthropy Rob Wu Technology web 2.0Causevox moves to version 2.

Hospital Corporate Development Summit

Selfish Giving

Thanks to everyone who came out to the Hospital Corporate Development Summit today in Chicago. I meant it in my presentation that I hope this is just the beginning of our conversation on hospital corporate development in general and cause marketing for hospitals in particular.

#DEVELOPMENT: Do You Have Big Plans For Your Big Data? Not So Fast…

Non Profit Marketing 360

The post #DEVELOPMENT: Do You Have Big Plans For Your Big Data? Development Fundraising Apache Hadoop Big Data BigData development Facebook IBM Marketing and Advertising NoSQL Online Communities Performance indicator Social network Statistics Technology TwitterThe latest buzz concept is ‘Big Data.’ ’ Like most buzz concepts/ words, its definition leaves much up to the mouth of the speaker.

Beyond The Thermometer: Developing a Culture for Your Peer to Peer Campaign

Blue Sky Collaborative

Successful Entrepreneurs will tell you, "You can't be all things to all people." It's cliched, but undeniable. The same principle applies to your peer to peer fundraising campaign. Take a look at these 4 distinct campaigns and their target audiences.

40+ Web Design and Development Resources for Beginners

Blue Sky Collaborative

40+ Web Design and Development Resources for Beginners. For the boot-strapping nonprofit marketer - here's a nice consolidated list of web design and development resources that, with a little practice, will help you significantly improve your organization's web site.

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#Development: Listening To Social Networks An Important Investment Too

Non Profit Marketing 360

The field got built only after Ray listened. Yesterday we talked about creating content on your business’s or nonprofit’s website that will bring new readers to your site, deepen the loyalty of those already in contact with it, and turn more of them into customers, volunteers, and donors. The creation of such content requires some investment. Staff – at least some staff hours – have to be dedicated to research and writing.

What Nonprofits Need to Know from Facebook’s F8 Developer Conference

J Campbell Social Marketing

Didn’t have time to watch the first day of Facebook’s F8 Developer Conference? I am excited about the forthcoming “Join Group” button and plugin that admins and developers can add to their websites and their emails! The post What Nonprofits Need to Know from Facebook’s F8 Developer Conference appeared first on marketing for the modern nonprofit. I’ve got you covered.