August, 2019

Social Media and Newsletter Ideas for September

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Interested in getting monthly ideas for social media, blog posts, or newsletter articles earlier? Sign up for our Monthly Nonprofit Writing Prompts. I send this email newsletter the first week of every month with prompts for the following month.

6 Tips to Create Better Nonprofit Instagram Stories – According to Instagram

J Campbell Social Marketing

Instagram Stories are taking the social media world by storm, and nonprofits are jumping on board! Nonprofits like DoSomething.org , TWLOHA , Best Buddies , and more are providing insight into their work and build community with their followers through their daily and weekly Stories.

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Finally, the true cause of high fundraiser turnover!

iMarketSmart

Recently a lot of people have been writing about the high level of turnover among fundraisers in our field.

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How to effectively interact with donors

Fundraising Coach

So many fundraising problems can be solved by interacting with donors. Getting to know them. Asking about their interests. Learning their stories. I call it "seeing donors in their natural habitat.".

How to Get Ready for Your Year-End Appeal

Ann Green

Can you believe we’re already halfway through August? Like it or not, September will be here before you know it. Fall is a busy time for nonprofits, especially if you’re doing a year-end appeal. You don’t need to mourn the end of summer yet, but you should start planning for your year-end appeal.

Why You’re Not Ready for New Key Messages

Mission Minded

You may be worried that your messaging is stale, or that you need a new way to tell your organization’s. The post Why You’re Not Ready for New Key Messages appeared first on Mission Minded.

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators – August 23, 2019

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Minero. Atlanta, GA Happy Friday! I hope you had a good week and are ready to join me for the best articles, posts, tips, and more from around the world of nonprofit marketing and fundraising. It’s time for Mixed Links… Are you dealing with Organizational Silos?

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Could this be the true cause of high fundraiser turnover?

iMarketSmart

Recently a lot of people have been writing about the high level of turnover among fundraisers in our field.

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3 steps for less stress in fundraising for the next six months

Fundraising Coach

Do you feel it? The airports and highways are filled with last minute vacation seekers. Back to school supplies are flying off shelves. The school buses are doing practice runs. It's almost the fall.

Show Some Donor Appreciation by Holding an Open House

Ann Green

Many nonprofits do a poor job of showing appreciation to their donors, but you don’t have to be one of them. . There are many ways to show some donor appreciation. One idea is to have an open house at your organization. If you can’t hold one on-site, have it at a restaurant or other venue.

Look Behind the Brand: Army & Navy Academy

Mission Minded

Karen Buck is a Senior Brand Strategist at Mission Minded and co-led the rebranding of our client Army & Navy. The post Look Behind the Brand: Army & Navy Academy appeared first on Mission Minded.

Can’t Get Coverage? 5 Ways to Make Your Own News

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Flickr Creative Commons photo by Steve Bustin. The pursuit of meaningful media coverage is often a frustrating one for nonprofits. The local business journal might, for instance, post short items whenever you make a new appointment to your board.

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Social Fundraising Best Practices for Nonprofits

J Campbell Social Marketing

What is social fundraising? What makes it so powerful? And how can small nonprofits start their own programs to recruit and mobilize social fundraisers for their cause?

The power of convenience: A follow-up to my post about online will-writing tools

iMarketSmart

The power of convenience as an influencer and motivator of outcomes is enormous and should never be underestimated. Ours is a culture of convenience; we expect it in every area of our lives. Amazon.com is growing and profiting because it provides astounding levels of convenience to its customers.

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Engaging your community is made easier with new marketing integrations

CrowdRise

In the nonprofit event world, email communication is still king in driving interest to your fundraising events, ticket sales and registrations, or getting supporters excited about supporting your cause. Marketing CrowdRise Updates

Nonprofit Fundraising: 5 Ways to Expand Community Engagement

Ann Green

By Wayne Elsey. Fundraising is the lifeblood of nonprofit organizations. But, planning and executing effective fundraisers is not an easy task to juggle while pursuing your mission.

Is Your Tagline Too Long? (Or Too Short?)

Mission Minded

A pitch-perfect tagline can be the foundation of all the messages you create about your organization or program. It’s a. The post Is Your Tagline Too Long? (Or Or Too Short?) appeared first on Mission Minded. Blog Nonprofit Copywriting Nonprofit Taglines

5 Questions to Answer Before Deciding to Write a Book

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Many communications professionals — but certainly not all — are natural-born writers. And if you like to write, or if you tell good stories, you’ve probably been told, “You should write a book!” ” So. should you? As you may remember, Antionette Kerr and I co-founded a non-fiction book publishing company called Bold and Bright Media a couple of years ago.

How to Use LinkedIn to Level Up Your Nonprofit

J Campbell Social Marketing

Should your nonprofit be on LinkedIn? What are the advantages and strengths of a dynamic LinkedIn presence for your org? Is it really worth it for nonprofits?

How to ask for a gift: Do you really have to ask?

iMarketSmart

At MarketSmart, we don’t close sales and we don’t close deals. When it comes to how to ask for a gift, you’ll see there’s a parallel with how we conduct sales, and how nonprofits should raise funds.

REVEALED: Should Your Nonprofit Require a Minimum Revenue Commitment from Corporate Partners?

Selfish Giving

The survey results are in on asking corporate partners for a minimum revenue commitment (MRC). There are four parts to this post. The graphs showing the results. I took these right from the Survey Monkey survey my email subscribers completed in July.

How You (and Your Staff) Can Write Better

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Writing is an essential skill for nonprofit communicators from communications directors on down. Wouldn’t it also be helpful if other staff members could help with storytelling, news reports, or updates from the field?

Level Up Your Nonprofit Marketing [FREE Webinar This Week]

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

At Nonprofit Marketing Guide, we’ve been training, coaching, and researching nonprofit communications directors and teams for more than 15 years.

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Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators – August 30, 2019

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Good day to you! How is everyone’s Friday going so far? I invite you to join me as we dive into the best articles, posts, tips, and more from around the world of nonprofit marketing and fundraising. It’s time for Mixed Links… Change.org gives some insight into Crafting Headlines for Change: The Art and Science of Petition Titles. Jeff Brooks tells us What we can learn from the worst thank you letter ever written.

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5 Strategic Conversations Your Comms Team Should Be Having

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

If you are interested in leveling up your team’s communications work, you should be having these five conversations. Find your team’s Marketing Maturity Level here and get a customized training plan (it’s free). How can we think further ahead? The most effective communications teams are agile and can act quickly as new assignments and opportunities come up.

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What Do You Need to “Love” Your Job?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Our #NPCOMMLIFE blog series is aimed at helping you by sharing tips and insights on how to create boundaries, take care of yourself, and avoid stress at work. Here are some examples: Boundaries You Need to Be Productive How to Establish Boundaries at Your Nonprofit Job How Do You Manage Your To-Do Lists? Is Time Management the Key to Happiness? 6 Ways to Stay Motivated in the Summer and Still Get Work Done How Do You Communicate Between Departments? What Else Do You Need?

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Boundaries You Need to Be Productive #NPCommLife

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Earlier this month, I shared some tips on How to Establish Boundaries at Your Nonprofit Job which focused on tips that will prevent you from burning out and being overwhelmed. Today we will look at a different set of boundaries – ones you need to establish with co-workers.

How to Use LinkedIn to Level Up Your Nonprofit

J Campbell Social Marketing

Should your nonprofit be on LinkedIn? What are the advantages and strengths of a dynamic LinkedIn presence for your org? Is it really worth it for nonprofits?

Online will-making tools: My pros and cons.

iMarketSmart

Brace yourself. . This is a long post because there’s a lot to be said. . I wrote it because digital will-writing tools are popping up to help your supporters facilitate their planning conveniently online. That’s creating both opportunities and challenges for fundraisers.

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Are your letters to major donors and donor prospects any good?

iMarketSmart

Direct mail is NOT dead! However, ‘ spray and pray ‘ direct mail should be! Long live one-to-one, highly relevant, personalized communications— including direct mail letters! Direct mail letters are powerful because, when done right, they make donors feel good.

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GUEST POST: A Great Idea… Connecting With Donors Through Photo Books

iMarketSmart

This is a first! I’ve never had anyone write a guest post for my blog. But when I saw what Daphne Powell was doing to grow relationships with her donors, I reached out to her to see if she might consider telling you her story.

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If you like VERITUS GROUP and you like me… now you can get both together!

iMarketSmart

Alignment. Have you ever met someone for the first time but felt like you had known them forever? Like you had a mysterious connection instantly? That’s how I felt when I first met Richard Perry and Jeff Schreifels (from Veritus Group) in Philadelphia years ago.

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Newsletter: SEO for Corporate Partnerships ; Liquid Death Murders Plastics in the Ocean ; Next Big Nonprofit Fundraiser is…Mermaiding? ???

Selfish Giving

Like most things in digital marketing, SEO (i.e. Search Engine Optimization) is getting harder. According to SEO leader Rand Fishkin , less than half the searches on Google will result in a click. What does this mean for you and your corporate partnership program?

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Newsletter: Should You Ask Partners for a Minimum Revenue Commitment? ; UK Chicken Shops Ask Diners to Go #KnifeFree ; Google’s Unusual Plan for Disaster Relief

Selfish Giving

The survey results are in on asking corporate partners for a minimum revenue commitment (MRC). You can view them here. There are four parts to this post. The graphs showing the results. I took these right from the Survey Monkey survey you completed in July.

Newsletter: How to Process Point-of-Sale Donations ; Rival Clubs Offer Charity Donations to Customers That Abandon SoulCycle ??? ; Five Nonprofit Chatbots That are Worth Talking To

Selfish Giving

Newsletter reader Robyn had a great question last week. Here's the question and my answer. I am trying to find out how local businesses partner with us to raise funds. For example, we have some local businesses that want to help us raise funds the week of Boulder Pride (i.e.

Newsletter: Impact Measurement + Case Study = ? ; Zippo is Fighting Fire with Fire ; The Face of this Cancer Bike-a-thon was a Fake

Selfish Giving

I write case studies for organizations and many have the same challenge: they don't have a lot to say. Getting a few quotes from the partner is expected (and important!). But wouldn't it be great if you had some hard data that the partnership actually worked?