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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. One was a hero of the 1960s counterculture.

What a Development AND Communications Director Really Does

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Here’s the original question: I’m seeing so many job ads lately for communications AND development managers/directors. Absolutely.

Why nonprofit budgets should be developed in alignment with strategies


Aligning your budgets with your strategies will help you: Compel both your leadership and staff to develop a long-term vision. Improve morale.

How Web Developers Hurt Their Nonprofit Clients

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

If you are a web developer who does these things, please stop working for nonprofit clients. Enough is enough. adding and renaming menu items).

Firing Your Development Director? It’s not you, it’s me!

Wild Woman Fundraising

REVOLVING DOOR – Development directors are bouncing around and getting fired all the time. Firing Your Development Director?

Give a lunch for professional development

Fundraising Coach

I run into so many nonprofit leaders who don’t “have time” for professional development. We all have 24 hours in a day.

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? Perhaps you already have a list of companies that could donate to your organization.

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. Public Policy

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

Getting Attention

I’ve helped organizations like yours to solve this problem dozens of times. Learn more now.

The Folk Dance of Nonprofit Organizational Development

Fundraising Coach

The Folk Dance of Nonprofit Organizational Development. I find it easier to think of organizational development as a folk dance.

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

Non Profit Marketing 360

Happy New Year to our much-appreciated readers! May your 2012 be notably donor-rich and Mayan-free. The takeaway of the ‘ Will It Blend ?’

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5 Tips for Developing Cause Marketing Partnerships

Selfish Giving

The other day he sent me his bullet points for 5 Tips for Developing Cause Marketing Partnerships. Not long ago I said he should write a book.

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?” Most of the people in the organization have no idea what “development” actually means.

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. They don’t see this as a “job,” they see it as a “career.”

Master the Nonprofit Message Development Process

Getting Attention

Professional Development message focus project message platform messaging nonprofit messagesWhat if you were skilled at the . Save $200.

#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? What does it cost? not nonprofits ?

Goal Setting for Personal and Professional Development

Fundraising Coach

I just love the week of Thanksgiving. Having those few days off to be with family and friends puts me in a reflective mode that I find perfect for formalizing my 2011 goals. I say “formalizing&# because I’m constantly working on my goals, scheduling speaking gigs and clients, and doing marketing. Yeah, I was “one of those&# kids!)

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#Development: Jumo And Join To Create Largest Nonprofit Network

Non Profit Marketing 360

Jumo was started by Chris Hugues , who cut his networking teeth developing Facebook with Mark Zuckerberg.

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.

Watch out for bad website developers!

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

There’s a must-read post over at Kivi Leroux Miller’s blog on how less than scrupulous website developers hurt nonprofit clients by making it hard to update websites, add fresh content and otherwise do things easily for themselves. She specifically notes the importance of developers: 1. Read the full post here.

Asking foundations to fund development staff is a waste?

Wild Woman Fundraising

I’m glad he addressed the fact that funding fundraising does not help as much as funding leadership succession and organizational issues. There.

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


Each post containing outstanding tips that will help you develop a solid planned gift marketing strategy.

WordPress as a flexible development platform


The tools available to web developers for building websites, web tools, apps, sitelets, widgets, etc. Develops Quickly: Through modifying some themes available, building the site in a dynamic fashion, and utilizing powerful third party tools, we are able to build out sites and applications quickly on the WordPress platform.

The Role of the Executive Director in a Development Database

Fundraising Coach

As a database consultant and trainer to non-profits, I am often asked about what role an Executive Director should have in a development database.

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How I came to fundraising: Carrie-Ann Goodfellow, Manager of Development

Wild Woman Fundraising

This week we’re taking the journey of Carrie-Ann Goodfellow, manager of development! Most of us never planned to be in fundraising.

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#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. 56% of companies still block social media (InSites Consulting research).

12 More Interview Questions for your Fundraising job interview

Wild Woman Fundraising

this photo is by Sofia Ajram on Flickr, with David Alexander. Are you looking for a new fundraising or nonprofit job? LOL NO. C’est la vie!

Get Your Dream Job

Wild Woman Fundraising

Worked my way up in various nonprofits as a development assistant, development associate, development officer, and development director.

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#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. Telling stories is one of the elemental qualities of humans.

5 Steps to Consistent Communications (+ Instant Connection)

Getting Attention

Developing a comprehensive, easy-to-use editorial and visual identity style guide (with examples) is the best tool I know to ensure consistency.

Fundraising Careers: Kishshana Palmer Interview: Discover your strengths

Wild Woman Fundraising

For over ten years, she has been advising non-profits on donor/board development, internal fundraising operations and strategic planning. Crazy!

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3 Techniques to Avoid Getting Overwhelmed in 2017

Getting Attention

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

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Let’s open this up to Communications Directors and Development Directors. What do you think? And for fun, what are some of the worst?

Want to be more effective in your fundraising? Get LEAN!

Wild Woman Fundraising

Do you have too much to do? Want to go from this: To This? Are you intrigued? Using Lean Processes in Your Fundraising Office. Register here.

Just ONE Call to Action (Case Study)

Getting Attention

Branding and Messages call to action message development messages Nonprofit Communications nonprofit marketingRemember how frustrating that was.

10 Shocking Scary Secrets of Working in Fundraising

Wild Woman Fundraising

The Development Director can raise a ton of money and the Executive Director can say, “I raised that money, goodbye.” He said, 0.

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5 Ways to Connect Despite Election Frenzy

Getting Attention

Strategy message development Nonprofit Communications nonprofit marketing relevance rulesWe can’t fight it, but we can’t sit it out.

Job opening: Development Director, Hospice of Southern Maine

Fundraising Coach

Today, I learned they’re looking for a development director. The Role of the Executive Director in a Development Database, Part 2. The Role of the Executive Director in a Development Database. It is a tremendous organization doing incredibly important work. FMI: [link]. (c) c) Marc A. Pitman,

Great Nonprofit Marketing Jobs: Moving Up Monday

Getting Attention

Content Development Writer and Editor Education Resource Strategies (Watertown, MA). Chief Strategy and Communications Officer

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Take 10 Minutes: Get Data to Do Comms Right

Getting Attention

Please take 10 minutes right now to respond to the 2017 Nonprofit Communications Trends Survey. Deadline is tomorrow, December 2!