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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How to Send a Nonprofit Appeal and Get Results

Get Fully Funded

Direct mail is a valuable fundraising strategy, but figuring out how to send a nonprofit appeal can be confusing. It seems like it should be simple. You’re just mailing a letter asking for a donation, right? But there are dozens of ways it can go wrong.

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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.

How to Learn SEO in 2021 [Newbie-Friendly Guide]

Nonprofit Marketing Insights by GlobalOwls

How to Learn SEO in 2021 [Newbie-Friendly Guide]. A special guest post by Visme’s Marketing Manager, Sergey Aliokhin to get you started on learning SEO. Needless to say that SEO changes rapidly.

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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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How to Categorize Donations

Foundation Group

The post How to Categorize Donations appeared first on Foundation Group®. Ask the Experts Funding Managing a Nonprofit donations online donations revenue

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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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.

Non-Profit Marketing: How to Win Supporters and Donors Online

Nonprofit Marketing Insights by GlobalOwls

Non-Profit Marketing: How to Win Supporters and Donors Online. A special guest post by Michael Akinlaby to help nonprofits, NGOs and Social Enterprises utilize the power of content marketing to win supporters and donors online.

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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Don’t Under (or Over) Register for Charitable Solicitations

Foundation Group

The post Don’t Under (or Over) Register for Charitable Solicitations appeared first on Foundation Group®. Education Filings Funding Management/Operations Managing a Nonprofit charitable solicitations registration

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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Is the Google Ad Grant Right for Your Nonprofit?

Get Fully Funded

The world of nonprofits is diverse. Organizations all over the country do their best to make the world a better place. While some nonprofits have secure resources, most are keenly aware of the perpetual cycle of securing the materials they need for success.

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Help stop Asian hate – resources for nonprofits

J Campbell Social Marketing

The deadly mass shootings in Atlanta earlier this week killed eight people – six of them Asian women. Violence against the AAPI (Asians, Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders) community is escalating. So what can we, as nonprofits, do to help?

Free Stock Photos for your Nonprofit, NGO or Social Enterprise

Nonprofit Marketing Insights by GlobalOwls

Get thousands of free stock photos for your nonprofit, NGO or Social Enterprise. Win the hearts of your audience with breathtaking stock images. Great images say more than one thousand words.

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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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How to Build a Stronger Team: On Zoom or In-person

NonProfit Hub

This blog was sponsored by Fiverr. Our teams have been tested in this last year. The move to working remotely was less of a transition and more of an overhaul of everything we were used to. Teams were forced to work online , trying to brainstorm, collaborate and connect at a distance ?

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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.

How to Move Facebook Followers to Your Nonprofit Email List

Get Fully Funded

Facebook is a powerful marketing tool for small nonprofits, but the real gold is in a robust nonprofit email list. You might be surprised to learn that email is a more reliable way to reach your supporters and build relationships with them.

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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.

Nonprofits: Upgrade Your Social Media Marketing Strategy through Social Media Automation

Nonprofit Marketing Insights by GlobalOwls

Social Media Optimization Tips for Nonprofits and NGOs. A special guest post by Chris Makara to help nonprofits, NGOs and Social Enterprises understand the benefits of Social Media Automation.

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.

Private Foundation vs Private Operating Foundation: Understanding the Key Differences

Foundation Group

The post Private Foundation vs Private Operating Foundation: Understanding the Key Differences appeared first on Foundation Group®. Education Private Foundation Purpose Starting a nonprofit asset test endowment test income test private foundation Private Operating Foundation support test

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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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?

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.

Tools To Help Write Quality Articles Faster

Nonprofit Marketing Insights by GlobalOwls

Tools To Help Write Quality Articles Faster. Writing articles isn’t easy, but these tools will help you make the process faster and easier Here’s a list of the most essential tools that you absolutely need to try out at least once.

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Build Donor Engagement Before You Start A Campaign 

NonProfit Hub

When a nonprofit organization decides to undertake a capital campaign, it has most likely identified a need and developed a project to address that need. Usually, the campaign is designed to resource the project.

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How to Categorize Operations Revenue

Foundation Group

The post How to Categorize Operations Revenue appeared first on Foundation Group®. Ask the Experts Funding Managing a Nonprofit fundraising membership nonprofit funding program revenue rental income revenue Unrelated Business Income

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.

Make Time for Some Spring Cleaning

Ann Green

Spring is officially here and depending on where you live, it may or may not feel like it. Here in Boston, we’re starting to see the beginning of warmer weather. I’ve been hearing a lot about spring cleaning lately. I know, groan.

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!

Amazing Tools for Your Online Business Stack

Nonprofit Marketing Insights by GlobalOwls

Amazing Tools for Your Online Business Stack. Do you want to grow your business? You’ll need the right tools for the job. Check out which Tools to include in your Online Business Stack. Inaugurating tools into your marketing stack is nothing to worry about.

3 Common Nonprofit Board Myths

NonProfit Hub

Your board is one of your most important assets. Don’t get bogged down by those who don’t have your cause in mind. Here are 3 common nonprofit board myths. Myth #1 Board Members Can’t be Fired. Last year, shortly after the news broke that Florida GOP Rep.

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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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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.

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.