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

Getting Attention

A process for every project : Creating our own templates in Asana enabled us to take the guesswork out of the work. I shared my favorite (free!*)

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Developing a Modern Public Relations Strategy

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

We can no longer rely solely on news releases, stories about donations and annual galas, or announcements about our work. Peter Panepento.

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.

Do you have bad boundaries?

Wild Woman Fundraising

SG: Well, I think boundary issues, there’s really no separating work from life. I’m working exactly where I need to be. Welcome.

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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?

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. Rant over.

Development Fatigue

A Small Change

Are you experiencing “Development Fatigue”? Don’t forget what cause or issue you are working for. Do your best to keep work at work.

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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How MarketSmart Works With Partners


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. Do you work for a CRM or other software company?

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How to Recognize and Manage Different Work Styles

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

During the webinar, Carson will discuss how to prioritize your work based on the way you think and process information. Carson Tate. Kristina.

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. CEO-Led.

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Simple Rules, Part II: How to Get Better #NpComm Work Done Faster

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Today, let’s look at three more, this time related to work processes, or how to do things better. Humans use coordination rules too!

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13 Paths to Productivity & Satisfaction—Nonprofit Staff & Consultants

Getting Attention

6) “ You don’t have to work 100+ hours/week to be a great nonprofit leader ,” says Natasha Golinsky, consultant to nonprofit start-ups. P.P.S.

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?

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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. If there is a sole development staff person, they are going to be filling the role of development director, whether they are called the development director or not.

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.

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.

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).

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.

6 Now-or-Never Summer Reboots

Getting Attention

Not only is it necessary, but I find that it fuels my work and creativity; making me much more productive during my work time,” she says.

Announcing the Fundraising Career Conference

Wild Woman Fundraising

Linda is the author of Recruiting and Training Fundraising Volunteers ; The Development Plan; Fundraising as a Career: What, Are You Crazy?

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.

You CAN Have It All

Getting Attention

But about halfway through the conference, I felt totally depleted… I was stressed by balancing my work responsibilities, things back home and the many choices I had before me in Austin. That’s what motivated us to deliver the session, hoping to share recommendations and tools to balance work and life. Howdy y’all! Thanks!

Work Your Small (Case Study: Meals on Wheels)

Getting Attention

In 2013, I was the Director of Marketing for an international humanitarian development nonprofit. million marketing budget funding the work of three departments and 13 staff members. Now, just over two years later, I find myself at a much different organization— Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland—working in a much different way.

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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Do you want to know who REALLY has cause fatigue?

Wild Woman Fundraising

Are YOU getting properly thanked for all of the hard work you do? It hasn’t worked out so far. Why should it start working out now?

#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. Happy New Year to our much-appreciated readers! ’ button. YouTube

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Good Intentions Are Not Enough

Wild Woman Fundraising

If you have ever done international aid work, if you’ve ever been to another country to try to help people, this blog is a must-read.

Do you have a “super job”?

Wild Woman Fundraising

It said, “Speeded up, more work for no pay.&# Mother Jones Cover, More Work, No Pay. Go have fun and let life develop as it may.

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

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.

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It's Not Working - Mobile Apps and Your Small Nonprofit

Social Media Bird Brain

application mobile development project management functional requirements design Small nonprofit Via WebMapSolutions I''ve been known to encourage the integration of mobile into your social media communications strategy. I really believe this is becoming the future. But what''s involved in setting up a.

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 play by the rules, because they know the rules work.

Working with Bosses and Volunteers

Get Fully Funded

How to Work With Bosses and Volunteers to Raise More Money. I remember working as a Development Director and not liking my boss much.

One Book That Could Change Your Work Life

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

So here’s the concept: Little bets are low-risk actions taken to discover, develop, and test an idea. question. How does this play out?

Are you a wage slave at your nonprofit? Take this quiz!

Wild Woman Fundraising

Do you have an at-will employment contract or do you work in an at-will state? Are You a Wage Slave? Is there no room for advancement? Hmmmmm.

#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 ?

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The Donor Retention Project works!

Fundraising Coach

So grateful this is helping our staff, CEO and Board fully engage in Development. Laura Alpert, VP for Development and Marketing.

Goal Setting for Personal and Professional Development

Fundraising Coach

I say “formalizing&# because I’m constantly working on my goals, scheduling speaking gigs and clients, and doing marketing. Just working on this let my wife know that I valued her and loved her. What systems work for you? I just love the week of Thanksgiving. I’ve been setting goals since I was a kid. Why 100?

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