How to Recognize and Manage Different Work Styles

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Pacific) Carson Tate , author of Work Simply, will join us for a FREE webinar – Work Simply: Embracing the Power of Your Personal Productivity Style. During the webinar, Carson will discuss how to prioritize your work based on the way you think and process information.

Somehow, 2018 Feels Different

Selfish Giving

2018 is only a few hours old and it already feels different to me. I have a few commercial projects that we’ve been working on which represent some wonderful design opportunities and I am looking forward to sharing them with you.

Like You’re Talking to a Friend (Do It Differently: Part 2)

Getting Attention

Welcome back to our new Do-It-Differently series , featuring fresh ideas from the field. Results to Date—It’s Working: Many donors have already contacted me to share their appreciation for our friendlier, more inclusive messaging.

The difference one can make

Get Fully Funded

One person can make a big difference in the lives of others. Today I want to share a story about being on the receiving end of the difference one person makes. It was like they were speaking two different languages. What’s the difference one person makes?

Different Strokes for Different Folks

Ann Green

Spend some time going through your records to get information about your donors and segment them into different groups. Here are some ideas for segmenting your lists and ways to personalize letters for different donor groups. After all, they should be passionate about your work.

The difference between goals vs. quotas for major gifts and planned gifts fundraisers

iMarketSmart

Here’s the difference between a goal and a quota. And they work like hell to achieve them. The post The difference between goals vs. quotas for major gifts and planned gifts fundraisers appeared first on MarketSmart, LLC |. I am a big believer in setting goals with my staff, not administering quotas. When we sit down to set goals, I prefer to collaborate with my staff, not dictate activities to them.

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Why you need to know the difference between your donor’s implicit vs. explicit needs

iMarketSmart

Sure, that might have worked 25 years ago, before you had the technology to understand what each of your supporters was thinking. But that isn’t how it works today. Know the difference. Too often fundraisers make assumptions about what donors want.

How Content Marketing Is Different – The Terminology

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

It’s the difference between “interruption” marketing tactics that scream “Look at me! Inbound marketing works on reporters too! On Tuesday, I shared a Theory of Change for nonprofit marketing.

Why the difference between “we” and “they” is so tremendous?

iMarketSmart

That’s also where her husband used to work. And now, the difference between we and they. That’s when I realized that the difference between “ we ” and “ they ” is a substantial one. The post Why the difference between “we” and “they” is so tremendous?

The Big Difference Between Marketing and Fundraising and Why It’s Important

J Campbell Social Marketing

The two should be working together and not at cross-purposes, but they require completely different strategies and unique skillsets. Fundraisers need to be more strategic and more thoughtful in their work.

The difference one can make

Get Fully Funded

One person can make a big difference in the lives of others. Today I want to share a story about being on the receiving end of the difference one person makes. It was like they were speaking two different languages. What’s the difference one person makes?

Let Your People Do the Talking (Do It Differently: Part 1)

Getting Attention

Our first post in the 2016 Do-It-Differently series, featuring fresh ideas from the field. Traditionally, our ED produced all year-end content, reviewing the past year’s work and impact. Thanks to Renee Thompson, director of philanthropy, Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee.

Work Our Audience-Driven News Climate

Getting Attention

But today it’s a different story—Increasingly, audience interests shape journalists’ decisions on what’s news. How YOU Can Work this Trend to Benefit YOUR Organization. Thanks to guest blogger Mollie Katz, Multimedia Strategist at Mollie Katz Communications.

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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Thinking Critically, Thinking Differently

A Small Change

Some of the terms we used were different than the terms they used, and it helped to talk from both perspectives. As nonprofit professionals, we have unique and sometimes different perspectives because we are inside the organization. We often know what the actual obstacles are to making a difference, not just the perceived obstacles. Related posts: Talking About Religion: Going Deeper Ask Out Loud Interdisciplinary Work What Motivates Giving?

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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Six Different Kinds of Nonprofit Blogs

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

But I think they still work today, four years later. what works and what doesn’t) and helping us “see the light.” Create a storytelling blog where you share lots of anecdotes about the people you are helping, the partners you work with, the volunteers and donors who help you, and the staff and board who keep everything moving forward. If you want to capture your staff’s passion for their work without having an “official blog”.

Finding Dignity in Work

Wild Woman Fundraising

If you work in an at-will environment and have little to no respect shown for your efforts, you are not alone. Why do we accept that lack of dignity and respect at work is the way things have to be? I came into work on time. Conflict bad boss bullying work uh oh.

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STARTS TODAY – Measuring the Effectiveness of Your Communications Work

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Measuring the effectiveness of your nonprofit communications work is hard. Join us tomorrow for a BRAND NEW webinar series: Measuring the Effectiveness of Your Communications Work. Don’t let the idea of measuring your work intimidate you.

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. So why should nonprofits and charitable giving be any different? Do you work for a CRM or other software company?

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3 things you can do when fundraising is no longer fun and you want a new job.

iMarketSmart

Some try it and go back to working for a nonprofit. Get a different position or leave the sector entirely. . Turnover. If you’ve been in fundraising for any length of time you probably already know that turnover is a problem in the sector.

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Doing things differently in government

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

A few simple examples of things I have learned to do differently over the last 2 weeks: floss with one hand. What everyone should be thinking about is how they are going to do things differently to achieve the same (or better) results given their handicap (i.e Untethered offices: If employees were trusted to work from home during morning rush hour alone, that would potentially save millions. Two weeks ago I managed to seriously fracture my humerus bone.

Massive geographical and cultural differences in online sharing

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

Cultural differences –> When comparing the two extremes of Saudi Arabia (61% sharing) to Japan (4% sharing) using Geert Hofstede’s cultural dimensions , a noticeable difference can be found in the “Individualism vs. Collectivism” dimension.

Why do people at work treat me this way?

Wild Woman Fundraising

Sometimes it makes them treat us as if we were different. I’ve seen all of these responses and more, when I go in to work at nonprofits. What are you giving up to work at a nonprofit? And what would you be giving up to work at a corporation? Are you a Catwoman?

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More About the Difference Between Buying and Donating…

iMarketSmart

I said that I think the problem with fundraising is that nonprofits think fundraising is “different” from other forms of marketing and sales when it isn’t. Decide that it’s time to end the old ways that aren’t working.

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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Universal Basic Income and Decent Work

Wild Woman Fundraising

It allows you to go back to school, create a business, find more meaningful work, spend more time with your family, even pay bills on time, pay down debt, imagine! In my view breaking the link between paid work and survival would be a good thing.

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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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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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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. Just like any other generation, we come with some similarities from our upbringing, but for the most part, other parts of our identity make a big difference in our approach to life.

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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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MIND YOUR MICROCONTENT: 8 Little Bits That Can Make a Big Difference In Your Next Email

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Make it work! Is the P.S. old school or still working? I say, still working, use strategically, mostly for fundraising emails, and always with a call to action. Photo credit: https://flic.kr/p/7R6ZER. p/7R6ZER. microcontent.

5 Strategies to Reach and Engage Young People In Your Nonprofit Work

J Campbell Social Marketing

These are all frequent questions posed in my work with nonprofits large and small. Because “getting young people involved” can mean many different things, this is a challenge that does not lend itself to a one-size-fits-all solution.

Telephoning Works

The Agitator

How to use the phone across different fundraising programs. And I wish they talked more about the ROI of different campaigns, given that many fundraisers would have doubts, not about the efficacy of telephone contact, but its cost-effectiveness.

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To Make a Difference, Must You Choose?

SocialButterfly

To make a difference or to bring about the illusive and often intangible “change&# …must we choose? What I mean is this: In the non-profit and social change arena, must you choose a cause to rally behind and make your life’s work to make an impact? Making a Difference.

Interdisciplinary Work

A Small Change

Pull in someone who works with your database to talk about how to segment your approach with different donors. We all work with donors in a different way using methods and techniques that illicit different responses and information. Your introverted staff will have a different kind of conversation with a donor than your extroverted staff. We all benefit from a diversified approach to our projects and donors.

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Chunking Out Your Time: What Works for You?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Read virtually anything on productivity, and you’ll come across the concept of chunking out your time: working on one specific thing at a specific time. But how you actually do that can take lots of different forms, including. What works for you?

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5 Ways to Make Progress Daily and Keep Your #NPCOMM Work on Track

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Making a little progress every day is really important to staying motivated and happy in your work. But when you feel like you are getting pulled in a hundred different directions, as many nonprofit communicators are, that can be tough. Let us know which ones work best for you!

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Work Your Small (Case Study: Meals on Wheels)

Getting Attention

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. I am working hard to develop a low-budget marketing program that engages each audience segment. And my plans are based on what I know works in our region—community events, not multi-million dollar ad budgets.

#Tech: Same Apps With Different Experiences On iPhone (5?) & Android

Non Profit Marketing 360

You might be surprised to hear that the reviewers at Retrevo argue that many apps that work on both platforms are much easier and more convenient to use on an Android phone. But: The difference lies in how they do it – and the key reason they are better on Android is because of the widgets.