March, 2021

On Being a White Thought Leader in the Nonprofit Sector

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

TL;DR: Getting called in and called out comes with the territory of being a thought leader. You need to learn to manage that, regardless of how uncomfortable it is, or find another line of work. .

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6 Ways to Improve Your Nonprofit Email Marketing Right Now

J Campbell Social Marketing

Nonprofit email marketing continues to be a driving force of donations, advocacy, and participation actions for many nonprofits small and large. . With 91% of all US consumers checking email daily, email marketing should be a key element of your nonprofit’s marketing efforts.

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4 specific tips for each stage of the ask

Fundraising Coach

When it comes down to it, successful fundraising is about successfully executing the basics. When you want to raise money for something, be sure to do these fundraising basics : Research. Remember, run your dollar goal through a gift range calculator.

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5 Tips to Use Your Nonprofit Site as A Donor Engagement Tool

Ann Green

By Anne Stefanyk. Your nonprofit website is a valuable tool for modern fundraising. Not only is it the first place prospects look to learn more about your organization, it’s also where current supporters go for updates on your mission and to explore upcoming opportunities.

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Help Your Stakeholders Feel Something

Mission Minded

Learn three ways to create experiences that will deeply connect your stakeholders to your organization and strengthen your brand. The post Help Your Stakeholders Feel Something appeared first on Mission Minded. Blog Nonprofit Branding

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Newsletter: TikTok for Nonprofits with Partnership Programs ; Jersey Mike’s Day of Giving Aims to Raise $8M Today ; How to Reactivate Your Email List

Selfish Giving

Two things this week. First, the Cause Docs will be back TOMORROW at 2pm EDT. The doc joining us will be Mike Hollywood ?? Vice President of Digital at Rocket Social Impact.

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Relevant Messaging Ideas: Be Realistic

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

We are continuing our look into how to apply the 6 Rs of Relevant Messaging today with a focus on being realistic. Let’s review: Rewarding. The benefits of following through on the call to action in the message are clear. Realistic.

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After the Ask: Understanding Nonprofit Payment Processing

Fundraising Coach

Your organization has just made a compelling fundraising ask to your potential donors. Now that one of the hardest parts is over, what are the next steps you should take?

Some Lessons for Nonprofits After Doing my Taxes

Ann Green

I just finished tallying our 2020 donations for our taxes. Always a fun task. Going through all the donation letters and emails triggered a few insights I’d like to share. Sending a yearly donation summary is very helpful.

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Will Your Merger Succeed? Consider This Factor

Mission Minded

Some nonprofit mergers have thrived and others have dissolved. Learn about the key indicator of whether your merger will succeed or fail. The post Will Your Merger Succeed? Consider This Factor appeared first on Mission Minded. Blog Nonprofit Branding Strategic Planning

Newsletter: Turn Your Web Site Into a Partnership Magnet ; Digital Toilet Paper is the First Cause-Related NFT ; Board Game Monopoly Gets Socially Conscious Makeover

Selfish Giving

We had a great Cause Docs clinic last week with Russ Holmes of Sprouts Solutions on building global partnerships. Check out the replay here. Believe it or not, the Cause Docs will be back AGAIN on Thursday, April 1st at 2pm EDT. The doc joining us next week will be Mike Hollywood ??

Social Media and Newsletter Ideas for April 2021

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Looking to fill your editorial calendar next month? We have ideas for newsletter articles, blog posts, social media updates, and more. These ideas come from our Monthly Nonprofit Writing Prompts email newsletter*.

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Which Donor Management Software Should I Pick?

J Campbell Social Marketing

In 2000, Gregg Bossen launched QuickBooks Made Easy for Nonprofits to teach nonprofit organizations how to best use QuickBooks for their specific needs.

Tracking Performance: 6 Fundraising Data Points You Need

Fundraising Coach

Most fundraising professionals know that having good information is the secret to increased revenue, stronger relationships, and more successful appeals.

Navigating the Current Climate One Year Later

Ann Green

We’ve just gone through a tough year. It’s around the one year anniversary of when everything started shutting down in the United States. I know it was earlier in other parts of the world.

How to Get Gender Right in Your School’s Brand and Messages

Mission Minded

Learn three actions your school can take be more inclusive when it comes to incorporating gender into your brand and messages. The post How to Get Gender Right in Your School’s Brand and Messages appeared first on Mission Minded. Blog Independent Schools

Newsletter: Yes! National Companies Will Do Local Cause Marketing ; Grocery Chain Raises $200K During Black History Month ; Why Your Next Fundraiser Should be a Fishing Tournament

Selfish Giving

The Cause Docs are back tomorrow, Thursday, March 18th at 2pm EDT with Russ Holmes , Founder of Sprouts Solutions. Russ will be answering your questions on how you can identify, cultivate and partner with global companies.

Hobbies of Nonprofit Communicators: Music

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I am back with another peek into the new activities nonprofit communicators have picked up during the pandemic. Last week we saw some new pets , and this week we look at a few people who took up a new musical instrument. From Sally Hartman: My new pandemic hobby is playing the piano.

Using Social Media to Engage Your Digital Donors

J Campbell Social Marketing

Nic Miller is the Director of Marketing at Fundraise Up , an online fundraising platform with the goal of Fundraise Up uses machine learning, human-centered design—and magic to double your revenue.

Are You Seizing the Moment?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I don’t know if you feel it or not, but I certainly do: There’s a shift happening right now in the role of communications and marketing at nonprofits.

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Relevant Messaging Ideas: Be Responsive

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

We’re halfway through our look into the 6 Rs of Relevant Messaging. Today, we look at how to be responsive. But first, a quick review in case you need to catch up: Rewarding. The benefits of following through on the call to action in the message are clear. Realistic.

10 Questions to Ask to Remove Your Marketing and Communications Bottlenecks

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Much of the success in communications and marketing work is creating smooth workflows and eliminating bottlenecks in those flows. Marketing and communications bottlenecks can look like. People missing deadlines or otherwise not doing what they said they would do.

Relevant Messaging Ideas: Be Rewarding

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

A couple of weeks ago I shared our 6 R’s of Relevant Messaging checklist in So What? Making Your Messaging More Relevant. Over the next few weeks, I will share some ideas for each one of the 6 Rs. Let’s review those first: Rewarding.

Hobbies of Nonprofit Communicators: Gardening

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Let’s get back to our series on the new hobbies you picked up during quarantine. We’ve looked at: Pets. Music. Arts and Crafts. Exercise. Today let’s check out gardening projects. From Katrina VanHuss: I have taken an interest in “winter sowing.”

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators – March 12, 2021

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Bow & Arrow, Auburn, AL. Are you ready for the most helpful articles, posts, tips, and more from around the world of nonprofit marketing and fundraising? This week we have donor retention emails, how to write like Hemingway, a guide to Google Grants, and more.

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Trying Boldly and Trying Again

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I used to serve on a nonprofit board whose mantra was “Be bold and mighty forces will come to your aid” ( Basil King ). One of my personal mantras is “Live your life in draft.” ” (I’m not sure where I got that one.) .

Too Many Cards? Here’s What to Do Next.

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

If you’ve been playing with our Nonprofit Communications Strategic Planning Card Deck, you might be wondering how many cards are too many for one person to handle. Sticking with the card deck metaphor, I’m referring to the cards you are using as “your hand.”

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Get the New Edition of The Nonprofit Marketing Guide [and Get a Bunch of Bonuses Too!]

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

We are super excited that pre-ordering for the newly revised second edition of The Nonprofit Marketing Guide is now open! The first edition came out 11 years ago, and this new edition is fully updated with all that we’ve learned in the last decade.

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Relevant Messaging Ideas: Be Real Time

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

We’re making our way through the 6 Rs of Relevant Messaging. Today, we look at how to be real time. Let’s review what we’ve talked about so far: Rewarding. The benefits of following through on the call to action in the message are clear. Realistic.

[FLASH SALE] Attend ALL of our Webinars and Workshops for $599

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Every year Kivi and I celebrate our birthdays by inviting more people to join our All-Access Pass Holder Community and offering them a discount of $200. Her birthday is Wednesday, March 31st so it’s time for a FLASH SALE! Now through March 31st, you can get your All-Access Pass for only $599.

Hobbies of Nonprofit Communicators: Exercise

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Welcome back to another look into the new hobbies you have picked up over the last year. We’ve looked at: Pets. Music. Arts and Crafts. And today we are looking a couple of people who took up exercising.

Hobbies of Nonprofit Communicators: Arts and Crafts

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Welcome back to another look into the new hobbies you have picked up over the last year. We’ve looked at sweet pets and music in the last two weeks. Today, we look at a variety of hobbies I am categorizing as arts and crafts. From Rayline Manni: Glycerin soap making with my 10 year old.

Last Day to Get the Book Bonuses!

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Friends, today is the last day to purchase your copy of The Nonprofit Marketing Guide, Second Edition , and get the book bonuses! Get all the details here. The post Last Day to Get the Book Bonuses! appeared first on Nonprofit Marketing Guide. Nonprofit Communications

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Take Charge of Your Work and Jump Start Your Email Welcome Series This Month

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Here’s what’s happening this month at Nonprofit Marketing Guide…. Online Training: SAVE $200 March 29th – 31st on the All-Access Training Pass.

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How to Get New Donors Through Digital Marketing

J Campbell Social Marketing

Chris Barlow is the Director of Beeline, has been in marketing and sales for 14 years, and masterfully puts his two youngest down for a nap every day. He expected to work in a cause-focused career when he grew up, but was surprised to discover his passion for business.

5 Ways to Improve Your Virtual Events and Engage Your Online Community

J Campbell Social Marketing

This post is a guest blog by Ryan Ozimek of PICnet. Have you signed up for my new online master class for nonprofits? Sign up here: How to Stand Out In the Inbox – Nonprofit Email Strategies That Actually Work!

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators – March 26, 2021

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Queen and Crescent Hotel Bar. New Orleans, LA. This week seems like it has lasted three. Whaddya say we wind down with the most helpful articles, posts, tips, and more from around the world of nonprofit marketing and fundraising?

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