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.

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.

Developing a Modern Public Relations Strategy

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Today, I’d like to share some suggestions on how your organization can approach its media relations in a more engaging way. Develop personas for those people — and where are the best channels to reach them. Peter Panepento.

#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. They have been sharing their findings over the last couple of weeks, and some of their discoveries show how excited, yet hesitant, many organizations remain when it comes to social networking.

10 Organizations Leading The Way This Mental Health Awareness Month

EveryAction

Whether you are looking for a quality organization to support this month, or a good example of fundraising, volunteer management, and advocacy best practices for nonprofits, this list is a great place to start.

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#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? And for that $5, you’d like 10% of the people who click on your AdWords to get involved with your organization. What does it cost?

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. 3) It’s really a communications job, with development thrown in.

#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.

#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

Master the Nonprofit Message Development Process

Getting Attention

I’ll serve as your guide and coach as you learn to shape messages that connect your organization with the audiences who can help move your mission forward. That will make all the difference for your organization in 2012. What if you were skilled at the .

Why nonprofit budgets should be developed in alignment with strategies

iMarketSmart

Here’s what happened: The organization received 50% less dollars last year due to less deaths and hang-ups with estates that were beyond the fundraiser’s control. Get various departments talking to each other and working together to accomplish organization-wide successes.

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#FUNDRAISING: Maximizing Your Organization’s Return on Fundraising Events

Non Profit Marketing 360

Given how much time, energy and effort tends to go into organizing fundraising events, I thought we might start with one question: Just what is a “fundraising” event? We are pleased to welcome back Susan Emfinger of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

How to develop more collective power at work

Wild Woman Fundraising

Well, what if there WERE something you could do to develop more collective power at work? In the next year, we’re going to be talking a lot more here about how YOU can get decent work at your nonprofit, whether you’re an executive director or a development associate.

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

Non Profit Marketing 360

Consultation and strategy are the foundation – Your organization must be invested not in polished production, but in long-term outreach. Happy New Year to our much-appreciated readers! May your 2012 be notably donor-rich and Mayan-free.

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#Development: LinkedIn For Good Builds Bonds Among Nonprofit Members

Non Profit Marketing 360

One of the first things he and his staff established was a handy-dandy page on their ‘Learning Center’ about how nonprofit individuals and organizations can make the most out of LinkedIn.

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.

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.

#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. We hope you found the interview valuable as your organization ramps up its plans for the upcoming holiday giving season.

Development Work Like Pastoring

A Small Change

These are opportunities to bless a person by helping them understand the difference they have and are already making in your organization. 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. Marc speaks of an experience when he went on a solicitation call to an individual that had previously been very generous to his organization.

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! Zuck wants you to be able to use Instagram to find the communities for the things that you are interested in, so they redesigned Explorer to organize the content around topic channels. .

#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. We hope you found the interview valuable as your organization ramps up its plans for the upcoming holiday giving season.

#Development: Postal Service Rates To Rise on 27 January

Non Profit Marketing 360

If your organization is listed as a nonprofit or charity with the IRS, you can get reductions on many rates by applying for ‘ Authorization to mail at nonprofit prices.’ The post #Development: Postal Service Rates To Rise on 27 January appeared first on Nonprofit Marketing 360.

More Than Fund Development

A Small Change

Especially in a smaller organization, I am often directly advancing and interpreting the mission through donor solicitations. 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.

Can your organization be Great?

Get Fully Funded

You’ve got to have a good Executive Director in place to keep the organization moving forward. But what about people who are already working for your organization who are stuck in the status quo? I read “Good to Great and the Social Sectors” recently.

#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. Even inexpensive video cameras can capture amazing quality nowadays, and sites like Vimeo and YouTube offer free platforms to share your organization’s video with the larger world.

8 Organizations to Support this Black History Month

EveryAction

From ensuring equal access to education to advocating for mental health awareness to creating black history for future generations, all of these organizations inspire us, and we hope they inspire you too. From recruiting, developing and sustaining Black teachers for schools, BTP works to develop recruitment strategies, create support structures and even conduct research to ensure long term sustainability for Black teachers.

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. This is a huge area of concern for many organizations.

#Development: Action Group ‘Do Something’ Grows Huge Through Small Smartphones

Non Profit Marketing 360

And yet, without careful consideration of the stories your organization wants to tell, and how it wants to target constituencies within the various social-media outlets, the effort can seem maddeningly diffuse.

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

Non Profit Marketing 360

Version two contains more tools for donor and cash-flow management, and those tools came from the ongoing collaboration that the team strives to build with the organizations that use the platform. In particular, Causevox has put a good deal of effort in helping organizations tell engaging stories. The Causevox platform could be the ideal means to get that story out and to bring donors and volunteers back into your organization. Causevox moves to version 2.

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. HELP WANTED – Organizations aren’t finding enough qualified candidates for the jobs. Fund development is viewed and valued as a mission-aligned program of the organization.

#HOWTO: Efficiently Monitor Your Organization’s Busy Social Networks

Non Profit Marketing 360

For the biggest organizations (think: The Onion, World Wildlife Fund , CBS News.) that is, with organizations that really need to track social-networking data in various guises and configurations. Need help taming those updates and retweets?

Do You Need to Hire A Development Director?

Wild Woman Fundraising

Then you need to hire a Director of Development. Not a Development Coordinator. Not a Development Associate. A Development Director. This is one of the most corrupt and confusing parts of nonprofit work, when a nonprofit only has a development manager, a development associate or development officer, and not a development director. For example, when I was a development associate at a previous nonprofit, I was writing and sending mailings.

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. Let’s open this up to Communications Directors and Development Directors.

Distressing Disconnect—INSIDE Your Organization! (Part One)

Getting Attention

Take a look at these disconnects in goals and preferred tactics: 65% of communications staff, but just 44% of development staff, feel responsible for community engagement goals. Just 12% of communications staff, but 72% of development staff, feel directly responsible for fundraising goals. Development staff (along with communications directors) than EDs value YouTube, while EDs value LinkedIn more (than you and the fundraising folks). Surprising, distressing but all too true!

#SOCIALNETWORKS: Facebook Adds Handy Scheduling Features To Organizations’ Pages

Non Profit Marketing 360

Facebook is not known for its simple elegance, and some recent developments might not change that fact. But Facebook developers have added some great features to organizational accounts and Pages.

Developing a Plan to Approach Companies

Fundraising Coach

Perhaps you already have a list of companies that could donate to your organization. You can make up a grid using the following questions: Does this foundation support our type of organization? 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?

#HOWTO: Efficiently Monitor Your Organization’s Busy Social Networks

Non Profit Marketing 360

For the biggest organizations (think: The Onion, World Wildlife Fund, CBS News.) that is, with organizations that really need to track social-networking data in various guises and configurations. Need help taming those updates and retweets?

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

Non Profit Marketing 360

Though ‘numbers don’t lie,’ statistics do, so an organization must know how it’s going to parse the data is collecting and what it hopes to achieve with the effort. The post #DEVELOPMENT: Do You Have Big Plans For Your Big Data?

#COMMUNICATIONS: Is Your Organization Moving At The Speed Of Mobile?

Non Profit Marketing 360

The speed and ease with which people respond to text messages offers the opportunity to keep them connected with developments and decisions at your nonprofit in almost real time.

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#TECH: How and Why To Develop A Google+ Page For Your Nonprofit

Non Profit Marketing 360

Yesterday we looked at how to pin something of interest to Pinterest, and why such activity can draw many many eyeballs to that interest and then to your organization. Though the status and interest of Google+ remains an open question, we remain confident that it supplies a number of features that are not difficult to use yet create a well-organized presence for any nonprofit or individual. And she presents the ways Google+ might influence searches for your organization ?

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