August, 2018

Create a Communications Request Form to Make Life Easier

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Carly Matthew. Last month Kivi did a webinar called “Simple Rules” for Communications Directors: How to Create Easy Routines, Speed Up Your Work, and Get More Done, Painlessly.

EveryAction Receives Growth Investment From Insight Venture Partners To Do More Good

EveryAction

I have great news to share. Many of you know that 2018 has already been a landmark year for EveryAction, our team, and our clients. The over 15,000 nonprofits and campaigns served by EveryAction have raised as much in the first half of this year than was raised during the entirety of 2017.

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Engagement Fundraising in Action with Erin Troia (EF-S03-E03)

iMarketSmart

Greg interviews Erin Troia about her “Engagement Fundraising” experiences. Erin recently finished reading an advanced copy of Engagement Fundraising and tried out some of the concepts she read about in the book. Learn more about MarketSmart at [link].

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7 Ways Your Nonprofit Can Stand Out On Twitter

J Campbell Social Marketing

Nonprofits that want to reach new supporters, establish thought leadership, and be at the forefront of trending news topics need to be on Twitter. Their user-base is nothing to sneeze at: Twitter now claims 330 million monthly active users, and is growing year over year. Want to reach Millennials?

The Debate Over Pay for Assignment

SocialButterfly

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5 New Steps to get you closer to that major gift, grant or sponsorship

Wild Woman Fundraising

Wouldn’t you like to have an easier time raising money? Isn’t it time you started getting solutions to the serious problems that are holding you back in fundraising?

Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Cindy Schrauben

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Cindy Schrauben. 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. A BIG THANK YOU to those of you who submitted your Day in the Life when I asked (begged?) last week!

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To Fundraise is Human (EF-S03-E02)

iMarketSmart

Greg interviews Tim about his “Engagement Fundraising” experiences at MarketSmart. Learn more about MarketSmart at [link]. Learn more about the Engagement Fundraising Book at [link]. The post To Fundraise is Human (EF-S03-E02) appeared first on MarketSmart, LLC |. Podcast

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How to Plan for a Great #GivingTuesday Campaign

J Campbell Social Marketing

Do you want to raise more money and connect with more supporters this #GivingTuesday? You’re in luck! . Today on Facebook Live I talked with special guest all about what goes into planning and executing a successful Giving Tuesday campaign at your nonprofit.

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What is Lead in Love? A Sarai Johnson Interview

Wild Woman Fundraising

?. Learn more or Join us at the Nonprofit Leadership Summit! MT: Hello, everybody! Welcome to this interview with Sarai Johnson, who is so wonderful. She is the CEO of Lean Nonprofit and also an incredible human being. You would be lucky to know her.

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What’s In a Name? Everything

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Juliet may not have thought names were important and Starbucks may think it’s funny to write something ridiculous on your cup, but I am betting your supporters don’t like it too much when you call them something else. People get my name wrong A LOT.

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7 Tips to Make Sure That Your Nonprofit Fundraising Event Doesn't Flop

EveryAction

Nonprofit fundraising events are a great way to raise money and increase your organization’s profile at the same time.

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Want a copy of the ‘best of my blog’ book?

iMarketSmart

Some of you might already know that I’ve got a book coming out this year on September 18th titled Engagement Fundraising. This complimentary book includes my most viewed and shared blog posts from 2017. Hooray! You can pre-order it here. .

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Decent Humans: Ben Kaplan at American Cancer Society

CrowdRise

Decent Humans is what we call the incredible community we witness on CrowdRise each and every day doing amazing things for good. And each month, we’re going to highlight a Decent Human in the nonprofit world that’s devoting their time and passion to giving back and making a difference.

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FREE NONPROFIT LEADERSHIP WEBINAR: The Motivation Myth

Wild Woman Fundraising

FREE NONPROFIT LEADERSHIP WEBINAR: The Motivation Myth. Date: Sept 18, 2018. Time: 1-2pm ET, 10-11am PT. Sign up here. We will not be recording the webinar, so if you want to learn from Mark, you need to show up. . Motivation is a myth.

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Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators – August 31, 2018

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Minero, Atlanta, GA. Can you believe tomorrow is September?!? If only the weather knew that. No matter the heat, I have gathered the hottest articles, posts, tips, and more from around the world of marketing and fundraising just for you.

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The Secret Metric Killing Nonprofit Fundraising (And What To Do About It)

EveryAction

Why your donor prospects lie to you and won’t accept your outreach

iMarketSmart

If you’re like me, you hate being sold. You can sense when a salesperson is trying to get you to do something you’re not quite sure you want to do, at least not yet. It’s a terribly uncomfortable feeling, isn’t it? When I’m at a store or a car dealership (or something like that) and the super-friendly, perky salesperson asks me if I need any help, I almost always say, “No.” ” Even when I DO need help, I sometimes reject their outreach for no good reason.

Webinar recap: 6 nonprofit event fundraising hacks

CrowdRise

Nonprofit fundraising events can be a great opportunity to bring the support of donors, volunteers, and fundraisers together in real life to rally around your cause, whether it’s through a nationwide 5k or a local bowl-a-thon. Events

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2 Free Webinar Recordings + 2 new chances to join us for fundraising planning and next level fundraising webinars

Wild Woman Fundraising

In this blog post, I’m breaking all the rules. I’m giving you not one but TWO free webinar recordings, a fascinating interview- and two more chances to come to free fundraising webinars in the next few weeks. If you like free stuff, please read on.

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Inclusive Conversations: Are You Tired of Fake Equity?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Is your organization’s equity fake AF? Vu Le of Nonprofit AF breaks it down in Is Equity the New Coconut Water? Honestly, it’s really refreshing that everyone is talking about equity; as refreshing as an ice-cold carton of organic coconut water.

Nonprofit Social Media 101: Lessons from Indivisible

EveryAction

We recently sat down with Becka Wall, a Social Media Strategist at Individual Project and former Assistant Director of Digital Content Strategy at NARAL Pro-Choice America, to talk about the basics of running social media for an organization or campaign.

15 Reasons Why Colleges and Universities Better Start Raising Money Much FASTER!!!

iMarketSmart

According to Glassdoor , the following 15 companies no longer require college degrees. Google. Ernst and Young EY. Penguin Random House. Costco. Whole Foods. Hilton. Publix. Apple. Starbucks. Nordstrom. Home Depot. Bank of America. Chipotle. Lowe’s. Related Posts: >>Webinar: How Colleges and Universities Are Using Donor Surveys to Raise More Major and Planned Gifts. Engagement Fundraising in 7 Simple Bullet-Points. LIKE THIS BLOG POST?

Year End: Optimizing Monthly Giving

The Agitator

It’s not too late to take make adjustments to your monthly giving progress that will boost recurring giving returns in this year-end quarter. Even if you’re overwhelmed and can’t take these key steps right now, there is a wealth of evidence you need to absorb and act on as soon as humanly possible.

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Literary Arts Appeal Letter Critique

Wild Woman Fundraising

So, Literary Arts, you sent an appeal letter to me. Thanks! NOW I get to critique you! You’re so lucky, really. I’m just telling you how you can be better. This particular appeal letter is from Literary Arts. Tagline: Find Your Story Here. Literary Arts Appeal Letter 2017.

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Bloggers, Here’s Where Nonprofits Say They Need Your Help

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I just finished presenting a free webinar with 25 real-world examples from 25 different nonprofits that communications directors can use to inspire their own work.

We Launched a Product Feedback Group to Help Us Create Better Products

EveryAction

We're always looking for ways to incorporate user feedback in our product development process. That’s why we’re launching the Product Feedback Group , to connect EveryAction users directly with our product team.

9 Tips to Help You Start and Maintain a Major or Legacy Giving Conversation

iMarketSmart

Before you can even get to ‘the ask’ you’ve got to start and maintain a conversation. Here are some pointers to do just that: Don’t show up and throw up. Right? That’s when a fundraiser does most of the talking while the donor politely listens to them spew facts and figures. It might make the fundraiser feel like an authority, but it rarely results in a gift. Don’t tell people what you want…ask them what they want.

TEST RESULTS: You Raise More Money When You Listen to Donors’ Preferences

The Agitator

We know that, given the options, many donors would give more if they could direct where their gift went (see, for example, here and here ). Yet restricted giving is a giant pain for most fundraisers.

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9 mistakes to avoid in your appeal letter this fall

Wild Woman Fundraising

It’s that time of year again, when I talk about appeal letters and how they can be better! If you want to make your appeal letter better, just click here and let’s chat! Here’s the appeal letter I got from a nonprofit where I used to be a monthly donor.

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Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators – August 10, 2018

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Cane and Table. New Orleans, LA. Good Friday to you all! Join me as I gather the best articles, posts, tips, and more from around the world of marketing and fundraising.

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Writing (and Testing) Great Nonprofit Emails

EveryAction

Crafting smart and effective emails can be challenging. Every list is different and there is no one-size-fits-all approach to writing effective emails. Luckily, there are a few tried-and-true principles to guide your writing. Once you've got something drafted, take the time to test your emails. Test everything from messaging to subject lines. Knowing your list well will empower you to be a more effective communicator and fundraiser. Writing Effective Emails. Set your intention.

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