September, 2016

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3 Things Successful Nonprofits Do NOW to Prepare for December Online Fundraising

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Source: p/8q7cDb. Oh come on!” she said. TOO SOON. Ah, the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. Get your best stories ready.

Thrive thru Year End: Together!

Getting Attention

Then there’s the biggest one—the pressure of unrealistic expectations (especially your own). I know because I live it too. But he soon gave up.

6 Ways Your Nonprofit Can Quickly Get More Facebook Engagement

J Campbell Social Marketing

However, as with all changes to the Facebook News Feed, I encourage you to breathe and do not panic. 1) Experiment with Facebook Live video.

Donor Psychology: Do you know what really makes your supporters feel good?


Funny thing about fundraising is that it all boils down to this: Making sure that your supporters feel good! I know, I know. Get the idea? Tweet this!

Guesswork: The Enemy of Retention

The Agitator

The numbers cited in Tom’s post on the Ultimate Collection of Loyalty Statistics are not only frightening, they’re unlikely to improve by continuing down the same path year after year. Donor retention / loyalty / commitment DonorTrends / DonorVoice Fundraising analytics / data premium

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8 Step Guide to Planning the Perfect Nonprofit Fundraising Event

J Campbell Social Marketing

Guest blog by Kerri Moore. Year over year, fundraising events have increased the revenue of nonprofits across the board— smaller nonprofits especially.

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5 things great nonprofits do (according to Veritus Group)


Veritus Group knows more about fundraising than most people learn in a lifetime. They make their projects and programs awesome! Click to tweet!

Erode Your Way to Better Year-End Giving

The Agitator

This week The Agitator and DonorVoice will launch a three-part webinar series on the application of Behavioral Science research to fundraising. Communications Copywriting / creative Direct mail Donor acquisition Donor retention / loyalty / commitment DonorTrends / DonorVoice Fundraising analytics / data Innovation Research premium

Have you written off someone as a lost cause? #followupfriday

Fundraising Coach

A coaching client just told me a powerful story of following up. For about six months, he was following up with three supporters. So did July.

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An #NpComm Showdown on Repurposing Content: Girl Scouts versus Boy Scouts

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Earlier this summer, I mentioned that we’ve been tracking the communications of pairs of national nonprofits working in the same space. VERSUS. .

2 Data-Powered Steps to Boost Donations

Getting Attention

Guest blogger Heather Yandow brings more than a decade of experience as an outreach coordinator, coalition leader, project manager, and fundraiser to Third Space Studio’s clients. The latest Individual Donor Benchmark Report is now available with groundbreaking findings to support small nonprofits with their fundraising efforts. A work plan.

Ep183: Uber Makes Donating Clothes to Goodwill Easy

Selfish Giving

Megan, Ryan and I discuss: Ryan Kuhn, Goodwill. Goodwill was the recent winner of PUBLIC's Cause Marketing Innovation Award.

35 amazing ways to engage and involve your donors and supporters


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.

A New Fundraising Classic

The Agitator

This morning the publisher officially released Data Driven Nonprofits , a book I believe will become a classic in our sector.

Social Media with M+R: How to Measure the Metrics that Matter


Last week, I sat down with Amy Peyrot, Senior Consultant, Social Media Specialist, and resident mathlete at M+R , to discuss all things social media metrics. I also tried out a lot of math jokes on her - check out the video to see how they landed, or read on for the highlights of our conversation. 64:29. About Wistia. message.

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The New Email Metric You Might Want to Try

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Let’s talk about email engagement. The email service providers spoon feed us those numbers, so they are easy to track. 080316 – Opened.

Is there too much fundraising on Facebook?

J Campbell Social Marketing

Or at least what the largest social media company in the world is thinking about. But the questions they presented me with gave me pause.

Ep181: Omni Hotels Books Meals for Needy with "Say Goodnight to Hunger"

Selfish Giving

This action-triggered donation program feeds a family of four dinner for an entire week whenever guests book a stay directly at

Are face-to-face meetings with donors overrated?


When I first got into professional sales at Washingtonian Magazine I was taught that the only way to really sell anything was to get face-to-face with a prospect. That was back in 1988 and I’d agree that, back then, it was true. But today, almost 30 years later, I think face-to-face meetings for most situations might be overrated. Who knows?!

Revealed! The Secret Ingredient For Email Marketing

The Agitator

The secret ingredient? Weekends! Communications Integrated fundraising and marketing Media usage / trends Online fundraising and marketing premium

Protected: The Big Three: Meet Your Year-End Giving Goals

Mission Minded

There is no excerpt because this is a protected post. The post Protected: The Big Three: Meet Your Year-End Giving Goals appeared first on Mission Minded.

How Does Your Nonprofit’s Donor Retention Rate Stack Up?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Heather Yandow. In today’s post,we dive into the Individual Donor Benchmark Report by Third Space Studio and focus on donor retention numbers.

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Getting Started with Mobile Fundraising: 5 Ways

Ann Green

By Eric Griego. Almost everyone has a mobile phone these days and that includes your donors. Eric Griego from @pay shows you how.

Ep180: How Pencils of Promise Does the Most Good by Focusing on Impact

Selfish Giving

Leslie Engle Young, Pencils of Promise. On the show, Megan, Leslie and I discuss: How Leslie got involved with PoP - and she owes it all to Bob Dylan!

How NOT to write a letter to your supporter community


Here’s an old letter from my alma mater. Here’s why: It’s boring. It lacks emotion. It fails to tell a story. way too much).

The Fundraising Ethics Gap

The Agitator

As a kid I vividly remember Grandma Craver shaking her head, and sometimes her fist, at the radio as it blared forth the ravings of an on-air evangelist whom she particularly despised. She would turn away from the radio and sternly warn me, “Roger, just you remember. Everyone who talks about heaven ain’t going there.” As I clicked.

Strategic Communications for Nonprofits [WORKSHOP]

J Campbell Social Marketing

Do you feel that your nonprofit is spinning its wheels when it comes to communicating with supporters and potential donors? This workshop will help.

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Want People to Share Your Story? Stop Making It So Hard! Do This Instead.

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

We chatted about how he became a big fan of Twitter, and then he asked me to look at this section on his website called Share Our Story. Gabe himself.

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Say Thank You Like You Mean It

Ann Green

Year-end fundraising season is underway and many of you may be working on your appeal letters. Here’s how. Do something special for your donors now.

Ep182: Starbucks Launches New Cause Content Platform Upstanders

Selfish Giving

He and his firm are leaders in purpose-driven non-fiction storytelling. On the show, Megan, Russell and I discuss: Russell Sparkman, FusionSpark Media.

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What to do about planned gift marketing when you don’t know what to do…


New subscribers to my blog get a survey asking them what topics they’d like to see me cover. . Planned giving is a new area for me. Staff.

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Because Of You

The Agitator

Communications Online fundraising and marketing premium

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13 Tips to Double Your Digital Fundraising Donations

J Campbell Social Marketing

Guest Post by Stephanie Pous. Adult Americans spend an average of two hours on their smartphones or desktops every day. Are they mobile-friendly?

Cut the Glut! Wordy Phrases to Eliminate from Your Writing (And Alternatives)

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Shorter is nearly always better. Replace these wordy phrases with their concise alternatives. a majority of = most. a sufficient amount of = enough.