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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?

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.

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. Naw son! Tuesday April 19th. Only $49.99.

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

Getting Attention

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

2016 Mentoring Program – Registration Now Open

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Registration has just opened for Session #9 of our Communications Director Mentoring Program , taking place January – June 2016.

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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. We all have 24 hours in a day.

The single worst way to evaluate your planned giving program


I think looking solely at recent revenue might be the single worst way to evaluate a planned giving program. “How do you know?”

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.

[Guest Post] Top 10 Tips for Growing Your Matching Gift Program

Fundraising Coach

Top 10 Tips for Growing Your Matching Gift Program. That’s the principle behind matching gift programs. You're going to love this!

How to create a monthly giving program.

A Small Change

A great example of this is IJM’s Freedom Partner program: “As a freedom partner you can send justice – right now.” Annual Fundraising

EAST: A Method for Applying Insights in Social Marketing Programs

Social Marketing and Social Change

A proven solution is to prompt people to identify the barriers to action, and develop a specific plan to address them. Make it Easy. Perhaps.

Fundraising QuickStart Program

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ANNOUNCING THE FUNDRAISING QUICK START PROGRAM! That’s what you’ll find in the Fundraising QuickStart program. Register now! No fluff.

What Should Nonprofit Leaders Expect from the Development Officer?

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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.

Foursquare Cause Marketing Starts with Loyalty Programs

Selfish Giving

The challenge was Finagle’s traditional loyalty program, the Frequent Finagler , which was expensive and it wasn’t social.

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. Casey Foundation. Casey Foundation.

How DecentWork can take your nonprofit to the next level: Interview with Cathy Taylor, Executive Director, Ontario Nonprofit Network

Wild Woman Fundraising

MT: For the CEOs and the executive directors listening, and the board members, they may be struggling to make their programs effective. Welcome.

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.

Master the Nonprofit Message Development Process

Getting Attention

And I have a proven way to take you there via this private group learning program. What if you were skilled at the . Save $200.

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.

#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?

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Goal Setting for Personal and Professional Development

Fundraising Coach

I believe a good goal setting program is really about increasing the quality of your life. Learn how you can set up a brand new fundraising program, or re-tool your existing fundraising, to raise serious money for your cause. I just love the week of Thanksgiving. I’ve been setting goals since I was a kid. Get it all onto a list.

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The Best of Social Marketing in 2016

Social Marketing and Social Change

Assessing program coverage of two approaches to distributing a complementary feeding supplement to infants and young children in Ghana. 2016).

6 ways you can be an effective nonprofit leader

Wild Woman Fundraising

Push yourself to develop new skills and go beyond your comfort zone. Flickr image by GinasPics. For the THIRD TIME IN A ROW! I am so happy!

Nonprofit Marketing Mentoring Program – Accepting Applications for 2013

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I’ve opened the application process for the third session of the program, which will take place January – June 2013.

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Super Retention Program – Cerebral Palsy Alliance

The Agitator

He writes: “Like many developed fundraising countries, face-to-face recruitment of donors is huge in Australia. Yesterday I complained … only ONE retention superstar had responded from our Agitator audience — Colorado Public Radio. But I shouldn’t complain; it’s quality that counts. Average year.

7 Solid Reasons Why You Should Kill Your Printed Planned Giving Newsletter


In fact, I think all of them might have been developed by the same vendor. I know, I know… you love your planned giving newsletter. Oh my!

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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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The Nonprofit Marketing Mentoring Program

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

See if This Mentoring Program is Right for You ! Nonprofit Communications Professional Development mentoringBuilding Your Marketing Team.

5 Steps to Consistent Communications (+ Instant Connection)

Getting Attention

That your organization delivers several programs in your cause area. You wouldn’t be reading this otherwise.

Creating Personas for Priority Groups of Social Marketing Programs

Social Marketing and Social Change

These traits should help staff and partners connect with the type of person who is your program priority. Married and/or Cohabiting Urban Man.

Incentives for Change in Public Health and Social Marketing Programs

Social Marketing and Social Change

Charging fees for this screening service is much like the product pricing models used in social marketing programs in developing countries.

Want to have TOO MANY major donors? Read this.

Wild Woman Fundraising

We know that if we care about the future of our nonprofit, we need to start cultivating major donor relationships, and start our major gift program.

Natural Helper Networks in Community Social Marketing Programs

Social Marketing and Social Change

Applying social marketing in the development of a volunteer program. Roncarati et al. From: Lefebvre, R.C (in in press). 2009). Eng, E.,

4 things pizza and major gift fundraising have in common


Later on, my kids wanted Domino’s Pizza. Honestly, I don’t like their food. It was a great experience! LIKE THIS BLOG POST?

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Next? Nonprofit Communications Jobs

Getting Attention

Communications & Fund Development Manager Yakima Humane Society (Yakima, WA). Communications Director UC Student Association (Oakland, CA).

Integrating channels to spark hot monthly giving programs


No doubt, a robust monthly giving program provides many benefits. Success Factors: Building program that engages around the core mission.

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Concept Testing: The Most Important Step for Social Marketing Research

Social Marketing and Social Change

Concepts are the ‘big ideas’ for your campaign or program. Audience Research Campaigns and Programs Research MethodsInspired to change?

25 OMG Nonprofit Communications Jobs: Moving Up Monday

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Development & Communications Associate Lillian’s List of North Carolina (Raleigh, NC). Please post your nonprofit marketing jobs here.

YOU! Nonprofit Communications Jobs

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Director of Development and Communications Muso (San Francisco, CA). Please post YOUR nonprofit marketing job here. San Rafael, CA).

13 Paths to Productivity & Satisfaction—Nonprofit Staff & Consultants

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Even better, Beth’s literally put this method into motion in recent weeks, with her ambitious walking program. Hollywood, this one’s for you!