June, 2021

Social Media, Blog, and Newsletter Ideas for July 2021

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

A lot of you operate on smaller staffs during the summer, so if you need a spark of inspiration for next month’s editorial calendar, these writing prompts can help. These ideas come from our Monthly Nonprofit Writing Prompts email newsletter.

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Why You Should Run Your Nonprofit Like a Business

Get Fully Funded

You started your nonprofit because you saw a need in your community and felt inspired to meet that need. But doing good doesn’t pay the nonprofit’s bills, unfortunately. To make this happen, you MUST think of your nonprofit like a business — and run it that way.

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How to put marketing automation to work for your nonprofit’s fundraising

iMarketSmart

Catching up. If you read all my previous posts (starting here) about how you can use marketing automation to raise more major and legacy gifts, you’re probably starting to see how powerful this technology can be for your nonprofit’s fundraising operations.

10 Specific Ways to Use Nonprofit Storytelling in Your Next Fundraising Campaign

J Campbell Social Marketing

My storytelling course for nonprofits is OPEN! Learn more and enroll – last chance to get in this year! In a recent Facebook Live mini-training, I provide specific examples of digital storytelling tactics to use during your next fundraising campaign.

Client Spotlight: Feeding Caribbean, Inc.

Foundation Group

The post Client Spotlight: Feeding Caribbean, Inc. appeared first on Foundation Group®. Clients Purpose 501(c)(3) 501c3 nonprofit charitable purpose client client spotlight mission

How to Create Engaging Short Videos for Social Media

Nonprofit Marketing Insights by GlobalOwls

How to Create Engaging Short Videos for Social Media. Do you want to shine on Social Media? Creating Short Engaging Videos is a must. Check out the following tips to get started.

Are Awareness and Thought Leadership Legit Nonprofit Marketing Goals?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Raising awareness and thought leadership are two of twelve nonprofit marketing goals in our Nonprofit Communications Strategic Planning Card Deck (Amazon).

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Top 10 ways marketing automation helps nonprofits raise more money for less

iMarketSmart

Quick review. In my previous post I outlined the 3 types of marketing automation tools fundraising operations really should understand. Plus I recommended you deploy high-level automation to support the raising of major and planned gifts. Plus, I said it can help you move your mid-level donors up.

Smart Strategies to Build Corporate Partnerships – Moving Beyond Events

J Campbell Social Marketing

Join me and my friends at Thread Strategies for a free webinar on June 16: Smart Strategies to Build Corporate Partnerships! Guest post by Loree Lipstein, Thread Strategies.

The 5 C’s of Good Nonprofit Communication

Ann Green

I want to revisit a topic I’ve written about in the past and that’s the 5 C’s of good nonprofit communication. It’s important to keep these 5 C’s in mind when you’re writing a fundraising appeal, thank you letter, update, or any type of donor communication. Is it Clear? What is your intention?

The Accounting Basics Every Nonprofit Team Member Should Know

NonProfit Hub

Financial literacy is an area where “fake until you make it” doesn’t apply. In a sector where budgets are typically tight, there is no position exempt from understanding some basic accounting principles.

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Did You Schedule Your Vacation Time Yet?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I just saw on Facebook that Nonprofit AF’s Vu Le is taking some time off to recharge and thinks you should too. Kivi is on vacation this week.

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When and How to Pay Yourself a Nonprofit Salary

Get Fully Funded

As the founder of a new nonprofit, you are probably doing everything yourself and working for free instead of taking a nonprofit salary. . I get it. Everything seems important and you really, really want to get your new organization up and running so you can do the work of changing lives.

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3 types of marketing automation fundraising operations need to understand (including one you really need to deploy right away)

iMarketSmart

In this previous post we discussed the fact that lower-level, basic automation works better for raising low-dollar donors. . That’s why you need more sophisticated automation if you want to raise major gifts and planned gifts, and you want to move mid-level donors up the pyramid.

A nonprofit fundraising plan that adjusts with the time

Fundraising Coach

Today's guest post is from T. Clay Buck, Founder & Principal of TCBFundraising. A Master Trainer, Clay also teaches at the University of Nevada. He's been on all sides of a nonprofit - running the fundraising, analyzing nonprofit databases, and consulting to nonprofits.

Free Guide: School Websites that Get Brand Right

Mission Minded

Easy ways to incorporate your brand into your school’s website to make a quick and lasting impression with your target audiences. The post Free Guide: School Websites that Get Brand Right appeared first on Mission Minded. Blog Digital Nonprofit Branding Nonprofit Web

6 Ways to Align Your Web Design and Social Media Strategy

J Campbell Social Marketing

Join my new, on demand Free Masterclass: 3 Must-Have Elements of Social Media Content that Converts. How to start building a thriving social media community for your nonprofit or library right now!

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5 Ways Nonprofit Comms Directors Often Need to Lead Their Organizations

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

“But is this really my responsibility?” ” That’s the response I sometimes get when I’m encouraging a nonprofit communications director to step up and start an often-hard conversation within their organizations. Of course, it’s usually not their job, technically.

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Best Practices When Running a Product Fundraiser

Get Fully Funded

It would be nice if a product fundraiser miraculously raised money on its own, right? You offer something for sale that benefits a nonprofit, and people scoop it up! Alas…they don’t.

Do you really need MORE gift officers to raise more money?

iMarketSmart

Too many nonprofits mistakenly assume that the best way to increase major gifts fundraising is to hire more major gifts officers. . To a point, this might be true. But it’s simply not cost-efficient. And because of turnover, it’s hard to sustain. Plus, remember what happened to Blockbuster.

How to Ask for Money for Your Nonprofit

Foundation Group

The post How to Ask for Money for Your Nonprofit appeared first on Foundation Group®. Funding donations fundraising nonprofit funding nonprofit fundraising online donations

Making Connections With Your Monthly Donors

Ann Green

Monthly giving on the rise. If you haven’t capitalized on this, what are you waiting for? This post won’t focus too much on starting or growing a monthly/recurring giving program, although if you’re interested in that, here’s more information. 10 Quick Tips to Create a Great Monthly Giving Program. I want to focus on making connections with the monthly donors you already have.

Top Free Blog Title Generator Tools for Writing Better Headlines

Nonprofit Marketing Insights by GlobalOwls

Top Free Blog Title Generator Tools for Writing Better Headlines. Start Writing Better Headlines with these Blog Title Generator Tools and improve your SEO, Social Media engagement and Email Open rates. Check out our list below.

6 Messaging Options for Email Re-Engagement Campaigns

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Time and time again we have implored you keep a clean, healthy email list. It’s essential to having a successful email marketing program. That means not sending emails to people who no longer engage with your content.

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Webinar: A Fresh Formula for Capital Campaign Success

Mission Minded

Join us on June 30th for our webinar, “A Fresh Formula for Capital Campaigns: How to Create Powerful Communications and Successful Outreach.”. The post Webinar: A Fresh Formula for Capital Campaign Success appeared first on Mission Minded.

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Can your nonprofit organization afford to invest in marketing automation?

iMarketSmart

SPOILER ALERT: You can’t afford not to automate your fundraising operations. In my previous post , I promised to examine whether or not you can afford to invest in automating your team’s more mundane tasks. So let’s jump in! . First, consider why major gifts fundraisers fire their employers.

Client Spotlight: HB Ranch Donkey Rescue, Inc.

Foundation Group

The post Client Spotlight: HB Ranch Donkey Rescue, Inc. appeared first on Foundation Group®. Clients Purpose 501(c)(3) 501c3 nonprofit animal rescue charitable purpose client client spotlight

Your Fundraising Strategy: The Nonprofit Digital Checklist

Fundraising Report Card

Your website is the heart of your virtual fundraising strategy. Ensure you’re ready to start earning donations by making and ticking off your digital checklist. The post Your Fundraising Strategy: The Nonprofit Digital Checklist appeared first on Fundraising Report Card.

Writing a Nonprofit Business Plan in 10 Steps

Nonprofit Marketing Insights by GlobalOwls

Writing a Nonprofit Business Plan in 10 Steps. Do you want to start a successful Nonprofit Organization? Take the time and write a Business Plan that covers your organisation’s essentials. A business plan is a great starting point for a rising organization.

Is This the End of Email Open Rate Tracking?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

You may have seen the latest batch of announcements from Apple about the privacy changes they are making to their software, including this one: In the Mail app, Mail Privacy Protection stops senders from using invisible pixels to collect information about the user.

How to Know if Your Organization is Ready to Embark on a Post-Pandemic Strategic Plan

Mission Minded

Hear what organization leaders who are kicking off strategic planning initiatives right now, are telling us about how they knew it was time. . The post How to Know if Your Organization is Ready to Embark on a Post-Pandemic Strategic Plan appeared first on Mission Minded. Blog Strategic Planning

How marketing automation helps nonprofits raise more major gifts, planned gifts and mid-level gifts at lower cost

iMarketSmart

Quick review. In my previous post I outlined the reasons why nonprofit fundraising operations need marketing automation so they raise money more cost-efficiently.

5 Things You Must Do If The IRS Revokes Your 501(c)(3) Status

Foundation Group

The post 5 Things You Must Do If The IRS Revokes Your 501(c)(3) Status appeared first on Foundation Group®. Filings Management/Operations Managing a Nonprofit form 1023 Form 990 IRS nonprofit incorporation revocation of tax exempt status

The State of Video Marketing in 2021: What it Means for Nonprofits

J Campbell Social Marketing

Guest blog by Leah Diviney, Content Manager at Biteable. At the end of 2020, we surveyed 694 marketers to find out how and why they use video (or don’t use video) as part of their work. Some of the results surprised us and some were more expected.

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7 Social Management Hacks for Small Businesses

Nonprofit Marketing Insights by GlobalOwls

7 Social Management Hacks for Small Businesses. Social Media Marketing is here to stay. How do you make sure your Small Business is taking advantage of the opportunities? Check out our top Hacks. Social media has become increasingly important for marketing and engaging with customers.

Which Communications Plan Should You Create Now? [Decision Tree]

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

When you talk about creating a “communications plan” or a “marketing plan,” you are actually talking about creating one of five different documents that have different purposes. Marketing Strategy. Quick and Dirty Marketing Plan. Big Picture Communications Timeline.

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8 Resources to Help Shift the Narrative for Equity in Nonprofit Communications

Mission Minded

Change the power dynamic and tell stories that begin with the aspirations of those your organization serves rather than the hurdles they face. The post 8 Resources to Help Shift the Narrative for Equity in Nonprofit Communications appeared first on Mission Minded.