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. We know you don’t always have the budget for training.

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.

The single worst way to evaluate your planned giving program

iMarketSmart

I think looking solely at recent revenue might be the single worst way to evaluate a planned giving program. By answering those questions and reviewing the metrics, you’d get a good handle on how your planned giving program’s marketing is really doing.

Communications Mentoring Program – Fundraisers Welcome!

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Session #8 of our Communications Director Mentoring Program starts July 1, and we are already half-way full. So, if you are a development director with major communications responsibilities, we’d love to have you in the program!

How to Get Program Staff to Use Your Editorial Calendar

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Our director of development met Kivi at a conference and was introduced to the idea of an editorial calendar. Marketing Staff Build the Plan and Program Staff Can Tweak It. Do you have a success story for getting program staff to participate in editorial planning and management?

The Heart of a Program Staffer

A Small Change

I think that every person that gets into fundraising has the same heart as a program staffer. And if that investment is really going to effect the organization and make change then the development officer needs to understand and support why that investment is being made.

Don’t Be a Gopher: Nonprofit Marketing and Program Sustainability

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Is program sustainability something your nonprofit talks about? More than ever, program sustainability is a concern for nonprofits and the grantmaking organizations that fund them. Promoters of Program Sustainability. “If Kylie Hutchinson.

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.

Referrals Program

A Small Change

The most powerful prospect program is one where individuals introduce their friends and associates to your organization. Building a program where donors, volunteers, and especially board members feel comfortable referring their friends will provide huge benefits to your organization. At the hospital I work for, I am developing a referral program that encourages volunteers to invite people for a tour of the facility. Starting a Business Program- PART 1 Tuna or Caviar?

Changes to Our Communications Director Mentoring Program

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

We are now accepting registrations for Session #8 of the Mentoring Program for Nonprofit Communications Directors. I know many of you have been working towards participation in the program, so I want to point out a few changes we are making this time.

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? What if you were skilled at the .

How to create a monthly giving program.

A Small Change

Here are three keys to a successful monthly giving program: Invite people to join something (don’t merely ask them to give monthly): Now we’re talking about branding: creating a monthly giving program with a unique name and voice that fits with the mission of your organization.

The Nonprofit Marketing Mentoring Program

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I believe it’s a high-quality mentoring program that combines the best of both worlds, and that’s what I have tried to create with the Nonprofit Marketing Guide Mentoring Program. See if This Mentoring Program is Right for You !

#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?

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.

More Than Fund Development

A Small Change

This can happen through storytelling with a direct mail appeal, donor tours, and connecting donors with cutting edge ideas of program staff. 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.

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. Seats are limited to a maximum of 10, and the program starts July 6.

Building a Fundraising Program Takes Time

Fundraising Report Card

Fundraising plans, starting a major gifts program, engaging in a capital campaign and a host of other nonprofit initiatives are like caverns — they take time, diligence and patience to develop. The post Building a Fundraising Program Takes Time appeared first on Fundraising Report Card.

Fundraising QuickStart Program

Get Fully Funded

ANNOUNCING THE FUNDRAISING QUICK START PROGRAM! The Fundraising QuickStart program is a 6-week webinar series designed to help you zero in on the strategies that are guaranteed to raise the funds your nonprofit needs NOW! That’s what you’ll find in the Fundraising QuickStart program.

Yes, Rosemary-There Is a 2010 Nonprofit Tagline Awards Program

Getting Attention

Rosemary Roussil, Development Officer at the Metropolitan Washington Ear, emailed me yesterday. She was eager to know if we were running a 2010 Nonprofit Tagline Awards Program. I’m excited about this year’s awards program.

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#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. Christina Attard writes the “ Ask Better-Give Smarter ” Blog.

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.

Nonprofit Marketing Mentoring Program – Accepting Applications for 2013

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

That’s why I created the Nonprofit Marketing Guide Mentoring Program : to bring it all together for you, so you can make more strategic, methodical decisions, rather than running around with a new, too-long to-do list every week. See if This Mentoring Program is Right for You !

Starting a Business Program- PART 1

A Small Change

I work as the project lead for the business giving program at my work. When starting your program you can look to develop in a few different ways: Work with local businesses employees. How do you start and cultivate relationships with local businesses?

Fun-Learning-Me! CAUSE CAMP 3/26-27

Getting Attention

Unique single-track-design (all participants go through the conference sessions together, as a single group) ensures you get to learn from EVERY best-of-the-best session and benefit from the cross-pollination of points of view across functions, from EDs, to grant managers, program staff, and fundraisers. Listen! I’m booked to speak at Cause Camp 2018 and I’d love you to join me.

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Starting a Business Program- PART 2

A Small Change

When starting your program you can look to develop in a few different ways (cont’d): Have businesses sponsor event or programs. Read PART 1 about working with employee groups and setting up a gift acceptance policy.

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

Non Profit Marketing 360

And they are only further extended with the collection of information from rewards programs and loyalty cards. The post #DEVELOPMENT: Do You Have Big Plans For Your Big Data? The latest buzz concept is ‘Big Data.’

Developing a Plan to Approach Companies

Fundraising Coach

operating, capital, endowment, program)? 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.

Communications Directors: Want Your Own Coaching Program?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

This week I started an intensive month-long coaching program for freelance writers who want to serve nonprofit clients. I limited the program to just 10 freelance writers, because I wanted the whole group to be able to interact and for me to be able to answer questions directly and fully.

NEW Webinar: How to start your major gifts program with Amy Eisenstein

Wild Woman Fundraising

But luckily this year I’ve managed to get Amy Eisenstein to come and present for us and help us all get over our fears of starting our major gifts program and asking in person for major gifts. NEW Webinar: The Major Gifts Challenge: How to Start (or Grow) Your Major Gifts Program.

How to rock your development plan: Webinar April 19th

Wild Woman Fundraising

Wild Woman Fundraising: With a One-Page Development Plan! You need a one-page development plan. How do you start planning your major gifts program and prospect research? A sample one page development plan that everyone, from board to executive director to staff will understand!

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Starting Your Major Gifts Program

Wild Woman Fundraising

Once you’ve gotten over that, Here are 3 objectives of a major gift program. Judith Nichols is a development practitioner, author and consultant with a variety of not-for-profit clients across the USA, Canada, Australia, South America, the United Kingdom, and Europe. This is part one in a series of ten on major gifts. What are major gifts? Gifts that make a significant difference for your organization. Why pursue leadership or major gifts?

Fun-Learning-Me! CAUSE CAMP 3/26-27

Getting Attention

Unique single-track-design (all participants go through the conference sessions together, as a single group) ensures you get to learn from EVERY best-of-the-best session and benefit from the cross-pollination of points of view across functions, from EDs, to grant managers, program staff, and fundraisers. Listen! I’m booked to speak at Cause Camp 2018 and I’d love you to join me.

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Partner with Program Staff & Your Network for More Marketing Impact

Getting Attention

Invest 4 minutes in watching this energizing video from the Kids Count program team at the Annie E. Here program staff Laura Speer and Don Crary discuss their conviction that effective marketing is integral to program success (hallelujah!)

Ep258: Taco Bell's Unique Scholarship Program Funds Dreamers, Innovators & Creators

Selfish Giving

Today on CauseTalk Radio , Megan and I talk to Bjorn Erland , Vice President of People & Experience at Taco Bell and Jennifer Walker , Director of Strategic Development at Taco Bell Foundation , about the award of $3 million in scholarships through its Live Más Scholarship program. What kind of research did you do to create your education programs? Walk us through the Live Más Scholarship program, how it got started and what it entails.

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.

Development 301: Managing & Motivating Others, Part 3

Wild Woman Fundraising

Ask this person to lead a task force to discover best practices, and design a program for measuring and celebrating the productivity of each employee. This person can be generous, and likes to develop bonds with others through knowing their goals. This person will make claims to excellence, and you need to help them keep benchmarks for developing their strengths.

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.

How Nimble are Your Development Skills?

Wild Woman Fundraising

So here’s how you can apply this to development. Today you learn a program like Raiser’s Edge. Maybe you were on the program side and decided that your skills were more suited to fundraising. fundraising realtime web social media development donorperfect effort mobile giving new databases new learning new technology nimble passion raisers edge risk salesforce skills Can you take your skills into the 21st century?

4 things pizza and major gift fundraising have in common

iMarketSmart

Fundraising Lead Generation Planned Giving charity blog charity blog posts developing a major gifts program major gifts fundraising strategy tips for major donor cultivation

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