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. You may LOVE doing other kinds of work. .

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 Canada, the Ontario Nonprofit network is throwing down for nonprofit workers, and making traction, legislatively, with their initiative called “ Decent Work.

Cold calling major donors to arrange appointments doesn’t work— but this method does

iMarketSmart

Our cold-calling wasn’t working! Here’s how it works. We turned things around by developing an outreach methodology that involves trust building and value establishment. Then let me know how it works!

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Crying in Your Car After Work? You Have Two Options

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

But that doesn’t mean there won’t be really hard days when you feel like the least favorite person in your organization and break down as soon you leave work. It has some great process advice on how to work through the changes you need to make.

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Work-Life Balance at #15NTC

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

This morning, Stephanie Bowen, Leili Khalessi, Kerala Taylor and I led a session called Paradox but Possible: Hardcore on Work AND Life. Nonprofit Communications Professional Development Greetings from Texas, Y’all!

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Asana—Streamline the Work Behind Your Work (Nonprofit Blog Carnival)

Getting Attention

As nonprofit communicators, we all know what it’s like to try to find balance in our work despite competing priorities, multiple teams and never-ending deadlines. A process for every project : Creating our own templates in Asana enabled us to take the guesswork out of the work.

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Three Ways to Overcome Decision Fatigue in Your #npcomm Work

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I make what feels like a million decisions in managing work and family, and it’s exhausting. There are so many different approaches, so many different “best practices” and not enough time or resources to work through them all.

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Bring Yourself to Work? James Porter Does

Getting Attention

Do you bring yourself—with your passions, personal history, and personality—to work, or do you check “the real you” at the front door? Here’s hoping you bring “all of you” to work. He describes the race, and the cause, then links his passion for his work (and participation in the race) with his experience of being marginalized as a gay boy growing up. Use this inspiring model as motivation to bring one more aspect of yourself to work today.

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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.

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. Get various departments talking to each other and working together to accomplish organization-wide successes.

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3 Big Trends That Should Change the Way You Work Online

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Because of the way Facebook works, people expect you to understand them and to deliver customized, engaging content they want to see. How can you learn more about who’s in your community and give them content that feels like you developed it just for them?

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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.

Bring Yourself to Work? James Porter Does

Getting Attention

Do you bring yourself—with your passions, personal history, and personality—to work, or do you check “the real you” at the front door? Here’s hoping you bring “all of you” to work. He describes the race, and the cause, then links his passion for his work (and participation in the race) with his experience of being marginalized as a gay boy growing up. Use this inspiring model as motivation to bring one more aspect of yourself to work today.

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Hot Topics in May: E-Newsletters, Content Problems, Leadership, Work Boundaries

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Learn how to develop an effective content marketing strategy by avoiding these common problems. Learn how to prevent burnout and respond better to challenges at work. Here’s what’s happening at Nonprofit Marketing Guide this month: Online Training: STARTS TOMORROW!

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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? You could also buy a single Facebook ad that touches hearts and rake in thousands to support your organization’s good work. What does it cost?

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? ” (Personally, I don’t think this is a huge change from what has really worked on Facebook since, well, forever , but I will have more to say on this in the coming days.). I am excited about the forthcoming “Join Group” button and plugin that admins and developers can add to their websites and their emails!

How MarketSmart Works With Partners

iMarketSmart

People often ask me, “How does MarketSmart work with partners (allies) to help nonprofits lower costs and increase revenues?” So, today I thought I’d explain how we work with consultants, consulting firms, direct marketing agencies, CRM software companies and others. An organization’s apps might include the following: Outsourced case for support development. We developed success stories, best practices, and benchmarks.

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

Non Profit Marketing 360

Of course, ‘Liking’ your favorite nonprofit and (re)tweeting its activities can be a real help to advertise its good works. That kind of cross-pollination can work wonders for an organization that has a compelling idea and wants to share it in compelling ways.

More Than Fund Development

A Small Change

Do you ever find that your work is more than just “fundraising”? 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.

10 Shocking Scary Secrets of Working in Fundraising

Wild Woman Fundraising

Today I met a former Development Director at a networking meeting, he laid some knowledge on me about nonprofits which I found PARTICULARLY INTERESTING. The Development Director can raise a ton of money and the Executive Director can say, “I raised that money, goodbye.”

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

Non Profit Marketing 360

In case we are not here in 360 days, let’s get right to work. 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.

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#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 Then follow their merger and development to see how their work can work for you and your organization.

#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.

Here’s a way to achieve work-life balance at your nonprofit job

Wild Woman Fundraising

She and I have been working together for the last year and I’ve just got so many incredible thing from working with her and things I think you need to know as a nonprofit professional and a fundraising professional. Let’s see what works for you, right?

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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 |.

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What Type of Communications Team Works Best at Your Nonprofit?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

How the communications strategy is developed, and how the workload is created and managed day to day, is very different in each model. That has major implications for the effectiveness of your communications work, depending on your goals.

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Working in Canada goes Mobile

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

Essentially these are government services that I have discovered through my consulting work, which are not always well known, yet extremely valuable. It was initially developed for skilled immigrants looking to work in Canada, however once you try it out yourself you’ll realize that it’s useful for domestic audiences as well. There is also the very useful branded Working in Canada YouTube Channel with useful videos and enabled comments.

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#GivingTuesday 2017 Recap – What Worked and What Didn’t

J Campbell Social Marketing

Here are the numbers in nifty, shareable graphics: Case Studies – What Worked . One of my community members, Kristi Geiger, the Development Director at Crossroad Child & Family Services in Fort Wayne, Indiana, said to me that her Giving Tuesday was, in all caps, “FANTASTIC.”.

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The Work behind Your Work: Your Methods & Wants for Nonprofit Blog Carnival

Getting Attention

This is the work behind our work. . That’s the work behind our work. We focused on marketing work there but the discussion got so deep and passionate that I wanted to expand it to include all of you, across functions. Professional Development #14MARK #14NTC Allyson Kapin big duck Nonprofit Blog Carnival Sarah Durham

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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.

Reader Questions: Are you being bullied at work? What can you do?

Wild Woman Fundraising

This work draws on policies that they have put in place to protect their workers. What we want to work towards is getting enough attention around it to change policies and make sure bullies learn that they can’t continue their bad behavior. How can you resist manipulation at work?

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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. Fund development is viewed and valued as a mission-aligned program of the organization. I’ve written how to hire a development director. Firing Your Development Director?

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. It’s time to start agitating for your correct title, development director.

Do you have bad boundaries?

Wild Woman Fundraising

So I wanted to ask you since we’ve both had fundraising jobs and worked in nonprofits for a long time, what happens when people who work at nonprofits don’t have good boundaries? SG: Well, I think boundary issues, there’s really no separating work from life.

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Behavioral Economics and Policy Development

Social Marketing and Social Change

Much more work empirical work is needed to understand when and how the simplification of information improves decisions" (p.44). Behavioral economics has emerged as a major driver of regulatory policy around the world in the past five years.

Marketing Your Cause to Millennials—What Works

Getting Attention

Guest blogger, Chapin Cole is a proud Millennial who works in nonprofit development in the California Bay Area. What has worked for you? She blogs here on getting successful yet stress-free as a nonprofit staffer. The Secret to Marketing to Millennials—There Isn’t One.

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Work is a State of Mind, Not a Place

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

A recent survey of business executives concluded that work isn’t really a place any longer — it’s a state of mind. Marketing Team Nonprofit Communications nptech Professional Development

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Development 301: Managing & Motivating Others, Part 3

Wild Woman Fundraising

The first part in this series talks about their book, “Now, Discover Your Strengths,&# the ideas behind it, and begins to talk about how to manage the 34 different types at work. This person is not so interested in fixing broken things, but rather taking things that work and figuring out how to maximize their performance. They can help people be more excited about their work, and they are more creative than most people. What works best on you?

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? See if any of your staff members or board members work for or have relatives working for the company who might be able to get the “inside scoop” on the company’s interests.