Dinner Invitation

The Agitator

Back on 24 August I received my dinner invitation from ‘friend’ Hillary Clinton. Actually, of course, it was a pitch to offer up my contact info to go into a draw that might win me dinner with the candidate on the campaign trail … Friend — I’d like to get to know you, and I can’t think of a better way to do that than sitting down to dinner together.

Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser

Fundraiser Ideas

A spaghetti dinner fundraiser is a classic fundraiser , but it is classic for a reason: It’s remarkably easy and it is a near sure-fire money-maker. For those who are unfamiliar with how to run a successful spaghetti dinner fundraiser, don’t worry, there’s not much to know.

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Facing Social Change at the Dinner Table

SocialButterfly

For me, social change can be as simple as the inspiration that sits across from you at the dinner table. My dad, Scott Rampy, is a free agent advocate, activist, and fundraiser working to end multiple sclerosis. He’s also humble.

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Invite Your Person(a) to Thanksgiving Dinner

Getting Attention

The past few weeks have been busy speaking- and webinar/seminar-wise, with a focus on the secret to messaging that connects — understanding the folks you hope to engage and motivate to act. That’s my rap of late: because it’s so important but so often overlooked. Knowing what matters to your network (a.k.a. target audiences), and how they live their lives, is your key to engaging and motivating them. But knowing your network is vital for reasons far beyond effective marketing.

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The dinner party we really should be having

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

A couple of years ago, I was invited to an unusual dinner party. This was my introduction to the Jeffersonian Dinner. Ready to have that dinner party? (This is a post I wrote for LinkedIn and wanted to share!).

The Road to the Big Easy: EveryAction at #18NTC

EveryAction

Panel Praise: Raise More Money and Make it Home to Dinner on Time. As our team settles into post-conference life, we're looking back at a whirlwind of a week spent in beautiful New Orleans for one of our favorite nonprofit conferences: the 2018 Nonprofit Technology Conference. Here's a recap of all the fun! Booth Buzz. Fortunately, we snapped a picture of our booth before the crowds assembled.

Is Your Event On-Brand?

Mission Minded

Yours might be a five-course fundraising dinner, or it might be a casual Christmas party at a colleague’s home. This time of year, nonprofit organizations often celebrate their important work (and their coworkers) with parties or other special events.

Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Erin Graichen

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I usually leave the office by 3:30 at the latest to get my kids, and run home to cook dinner. Erin Graichen. Welcome to the latest installment in our series on the “Day in the Life” of nonprofit communicators! This series lets you describe your workday in your own words.

Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Sara Maldonado

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Upon my arrival, I mingle with other LA nonprofit workers and philanthropists at a silent auction and then head into the ballroom for dinner. After a lovely dinner and ceremony, I head home to give my fiancé a drive-by hello and head to bed to get some rest. Sara Maldonado.

What “Wheel of Fortune” Can Teach You About Your Brand

Mission Minded

We didn’t spend every dinner in front of the TV, but when we did, I loved to solve the puzzle. I grew up watching the television show “Wheel of Fortune.” I loved Pat Sayjak. I loved filling in the blanks. Now that I look back on it, I think it’s possible those early word puzzle […]. Blog Nonprofit Branding

Second Chance Prom

Fundraiser Ideas

Charge a little more than people would usually pay to attend a fundraising dinner. This is a particularly fun fundraising idea. Not only does it have the potential to raise a lot of money for your organization, but it will be one event people will be talking about for years.

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Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Thomas Negron

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Time for another walk and dinner for Stella. After my dinner I clear out my in-box to zero and update my to-do list. Thomas Negron and Ruby.

What “Wheel of Fortune” Can Teach You About Your Brand

Mission Minded

We didn’t spend every dinner in front of the TV, but when we did, I loved to solve the puzzle. I grew up watching the television show “Wheel of Fortune.” I loved Pat Sayjak. I loved filling in the blanks. Now that I look back on it, I think it’s possible those early word puzzle […]. Blog Nonprofit Branding

9 Great Fundraising Ideas for When Everything Else Hasn’t Worked

Fundraiser Ideas

Spaghetti Dinner – With donations from local grocery stores, money raised from a spaghetti dinner can be almost entirely profit for your group. Advertise your dinner heavily and have members presell tickets so you know how much to prepare before the event. Related posts: How to Plan a Great Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser. Fundraising is critical to your organization.

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Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Sarah Tarnopolsky

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

3:45 – 4:00 pm – An afternoon cup of tea and an energy ball, as I know I won’t eat dinner until late tonight. Then I eat dinner (leftovers from the night before), do the dishes (also left over from the night before), watch a little TV and head to bed to read. Sarah Tarnopolsky.

Still Time! Turn Colleagues into Powerful Year-End Fundraisers

Getting Attention

Define a clear and narrow goal for your team of messengers—It could be talking up your year-end campaign to friends and family over holiday dinners or urging their peeps to give the moment a last-minute leading gift comes in the door. We’re counting down to the year-end giving finish line. Are you banging your head against the wall yet? Joking aside, it may seem like your team’s hard work and limited resources aren’t enough. Yet you know how much you could bring in, if only….

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Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Melanie Swiftney

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

– We have a lot of community events over lunch and dinner that often make the day longer, but I typically leave the office at 5pm. I exercise before my husband gets home, then we eat dinner while watching a show on Netflix. Melanie Swiftney.

How to Become a Stellar Nonprofit Storyteller

J Campbell Social Marketing

Are you telling the story in front of a group of one hundred people, at an intimate dinner, or during a Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) session? In my last post, I described some of the benefits of combining the powerful one-two punch of great stories and social media.

Monday Morning Motivation

Get Fully Funded

Recently, my daughter had a friend over for dinner. As we were setting the table and giggling, this young girl confessed that she was really nervous the first time she had dinner with us a week or so before. “Why?&# She said she had never had a “sit-down&# dinner before and wasn’t sure what to expect. Sometimes you just don’t know how you impact someone’s life. The work of your nonprofit is important. Don’t forget that.

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Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Angel Mills

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

When I arrive home I prepare dinner, relax and I am usually in bed by 11 to do it all over again tomorrow. Angel Mills. Welcome to our latest installment in our series on the “Day in the Life” of nonprofit communicators! This series lets you describe your workday in your own words.

5 Features Environmental Organizations Need From Their CRM

EveryAction

The same principle applies to in-person activities like galas, dinners, and even volunteer events: having a registration and donation system that is completely digital communicates to donors that your organization can be trusted to use their money in a way that aligns with their values.

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Protest or Persuade? A Quick Guide to Communications Strategy During These Divided Times

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Protest or persuade? That is the question your nonprofit should be asking as our nation’s political and cultural war intensifies. How you answer could help define how you are viewed by the public and your donors for years to come.

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Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – José Rodríguez

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

– In the evening after dinner, I still spend some time reading and learning. José Rodríguez. Welcome to our latest installment in our series on the “Day in the Life” of nonprofit communicators! This series lets you describe your workday in your own words.

Business Sponsors Are Awesome

A Small Change

Verbal recognition during dinner and name and logo displayed during live auction. It’s just that simple.

At your event, make sure the Ask is right.

A Small Change

Arguably, one of the biggest things to absolutely get right at your fundraising dinner, gala, or extravaganza, is the Ask.

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Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Amie Bennight

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Or a good conversation for dinner chat with husband. What’s for dinner? Amie Bennight. Here’s the latest installment in our series on the “Day in the Life” of nonprofit communicators, where we ask you to describe your day in your own words. Want to be featured in this series?

I Have No Idea What You’re Talking About [Nonprofit Jargon]

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

And then take them out for dinner because they are a good friend for doing that. Every workplace has it. Every fandom has it. Every group of like-minded people has it. I am speaking of the dreaded JARGON, of course!

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Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Carina Johnson

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Then it’s home for a good long walk or gym, then dinner, a movie, and bed! Carina Johnson. Here’s the latest installment in our series on the “Day in the Life” of nonprofit communicators, where we ask you to describe your day in your own words. Share your day with us!

Stop Fishing. Start Engaging.

iMarketSmart

You’d cold call a donor to set up a meeting at breakfast, lunch or dinner by saying, “I’d like to update you on…” this or that. Remember the old days?

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Party for a Party’s Sake

A Small Change

But, is a reception, lunch, ground breaking ceremony, auction or dinner what you need? This post is part of a series on non-profit events. From time to time I will have guest authors write in on topics they have an expertise in.

I really need some new material!

A Small Change

In an elevator, over dinner, at the podium, in a tweet, or in an appeal letter. As Development professionals, we are story tellers. We are deft and creative about sending messages to our supporters and prospects that generate a response.

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Quote of the Week: Are We Ever Done Working?

SocialButterfly

I was out at dinner tonight and overheard another table. Working with a purpose–no matter what that purpose is–whether it be to put dinner on the table, to provide opportunity for your family to doing what you love, matters.

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Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Nancy Valentine

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Once I’m home, I write that list down, then either start preparing dinner, or fill up a glass of water for my paint brushes. Nancy Valentine. Welcome to our latest installment in our series on the “Day in the Life” of nonprofit communicators!

Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Rachel Braver

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I eat lunch at my desk while checking my personal accounts and look up recipes for dinner. After 4:00 pm: I head out around 4 and do some grocery shopping and relax a bit before cooking dinner. Rachel Braver.

10 Ways to Become A Stellar Nonprofit Storyteller

J Campbell Social Marketing

Are you telling the story in front of a group of one hundred people, at an intimate dinner, or during a Reddit AMA? I am on a mission to help nonprofits of all sizes become better communicators.

35 amazing ways to engage and involve your donors and supporters

iMarketSmart

Events (dinners, golf tournaments, 5k races, etc.). If you’re stuck wondering how to involve your supporters with your mission, look no further. Here are 35 ideas from a stream of my consciousness. Surveys. Quizzes. Invitations to join a board or committee. Games. Polls. Videos. Advocacy or activism opportunities. Podcasts. Testimonials. Online chat tools. Webinars. Streaming live events. Question and answer sessions. Tell your story opportunities. Infographics. Reports or eBooks.

Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Scarlett Bauman

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

– I had two back to back webinars today so I had no choice but to eat my leftover salad from last night’s dinner at my desk during the webinars. Scarlett Bauman. Welcome to our latest installment in our series on the “Day in the Life” of nonprofit communicators!

I Told You It Would Never End!

The Agitator

Exactly two weeks ago I ‘boasted’ of my invitation to have dinner with Hillary Clinton … all I had to do was provide some further info about myself.

Stop shaming your supporters!

iMarketSmart

It’s very lonely being a CEO so I like to get together for breakfast, lunch, or dinner with my pals so we can blow off steam and share fresh ideas. So I’m out having lunch with one of my fellow CEO buddies. I do that a lot.

What’s Your Ideal Week Like? Here’s Mine.

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Some people also schedule lunch and dinner. Leadership and productivity guy Michael Hyatt talks about planning your ideal week so that you can schedule your actual work weeks in a way that hopefully approximates what you want your life to look like.

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