August, 2017

4 Smart Ways to Use Thank You Videos in Nonprofit Fundraising

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Joshua Clay. We Internet users have a voracious appetite for online video. Video is increasing in nearly every digital channel, from email to web pages to social networks. Done right, it drives clicks and conversions better than text alone.

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40k to 4 Million Views! Boost YOUR YouTube Video Views (Case Study)

Getting Attention

Guest blogger Mark Horvath founded and leads Invisible People who shares how to boost your YouTube views from meh to magnificent. BTW, Mark’s video version of this post features a extra tips not found here.

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How to structure and staff your planned gift shop for the 21st century

iMarketSmart

Jim Collins, author of the best-selling book Good to Great , has three big recommendations for all organizations: Get the right people on the bus. Get the right people in the right seats. Get the wrong people off the bus. So what does this mean for you?

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How Nonprofits Can Be #InstaAwesome on Instagram

J Campbell Social Marketing

Instagram is a marketing powerhouse for brands, companies, and nonprofits alike. If you want to target a younger demographic, Instagram could be for you, with 59% of online adults ages 18-29 active on the network.

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10 Nonprofits to Support on World Humanitarian Day

EveryAction

August 19 is World Humanitarian Day, an annual reminder that humanitarian crises around the world are far from over. Founded by the United Nations , WHD advocates for the "safety and security of humanitarian aid workers, and for the survival, well-being and dignity of people affected by crises.".

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Fundraisers, today you have a chance to feel exactly how your donors feel

iMarketSmart

KHOU 11 News posted this image last night highlighting the fact that this family urgently needed help (and even included their home’s address in the post). Disaster. Friends, our fellow Americans are facing trillions of gallons of water.

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5 Key Decisions Your Nonprofit Needs to Make Before #GivingTuesday

J Campbell Social Marketing

Friendly reminder – #GivingTuesday 2017 is less than 100 days away! It’s tempting to see the astounding fundraising numbers from last year – 1,640,000 gifts made; 177 million raised in over 98 countries – and think that this day of giving will work for your nonprofit.

Building the World You Want: 6 Nonprofit Campaigns to Consider on International Day of Charity

EveryAction

Consider this fact: unless the world tackles inequity today, 167 million children will live in extreme poverty by 2030. While very alarming, this statistic and many others like it aren’t necessarily in the forefront of our minds. Enter, International Day of Charity.

40k to 4 Million Views! Boost YOUR YouTube Video Views (Case Study)

Getting Attention

Guest blogger Mark Horvath founded and leads Invisible People. Today he shares how to boost your YouTube views from meh to magnificent. BTW, Mark’s video version of this post features bonus tips not found here! Here’s Mark… I was thrilled with the performance of Invisible People’s YouTube channel for the last few years. With a focus on homelessness education, an average of 40,000 monthly views was fantastic, or so I thought.

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Want Staff Help with Communications? Start with Photography

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Before social media, nonprofit communicators needed mostly text, and convincing non-communications staff to devote time and energy into writing was (and still is) a challenge. Now, communicators need visuals as much as they need text.

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There are 6 types of workplace values-which one is yours?

Wild Woman Fundraising

Do you manage people at your nonprofit? How could you figure out people’s motivation to help them perform better in their roles? You should definitely come to the Nonprofit Leadership Summit , whether you’re currently a manager, OR you want to be one-AND.

Donor Expectations – Episode 7

iMarketSmart

Greg and Tim discuss the six expectations donors have of non-profits in this episode of Engagement Fundraising. The post Donor Expectations – Episode 7 appeared first on MarketSmart, LLC |.

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How to Create a Story Series for Your Nonprofit

J Campbell Social Marketing

Great storytelling is the best way to capture the attention, as well as the hearts and minds, of your supporters. Using digital tools like your website, email newsletter, and social networks are vital in the quest to get your stories in front of a critical mass of people.

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I'm Coming to Your City. Join Me for a 'Cup of Joe'

Selfish Giving

The dog days of summer are here! But I'm thinking of fall and busy planning my fall speaking/travel schedule. Do you live in or near one of these cities? Washington D.C.

Is There No End To Stupid?

The Agitator

It’s no secret that in the not-too-distant future, organizations in the UK and the European Union could lose access to between 50% and 85% of their donors if they don’t get some form of permission — from those donors — to send communications.

Poor Coverage? No Coverage? No Problem! Earned Media Isn’t the Only Game In Town

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Antionette Kerr. We’ll be talking a lot about media in the next couple of weeks with guests Peter Panepento and Antionette Kerr (today’s guest blogger). Next Tuesday, August 29th, Peter will lead What Reporters Really Want: Building Media Relationships That Get Real Results.

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This is a tremendous opportunity-Interview with Andy Robinson

Wild Woman Fundraising

Andy Robinson, author of Selling Social Change, and Training Your Board, and Everyone Else to Fundraise, was kind enough to let me interview him about the new funding environment-and he had a surprising perspective!

Email as a Fundraising Tool – Episode 4

iMarketSmart

Learn how to use email in a way donors love, how to use it to track engagement, some pitfalls to avoid, and much more. Visit iMarketSmart.com to learn more about MarketSmart. The post Email as a Fundraising Tool – Episode 4 appeared first on MarketSmart, LLC |.

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How To Fill Out A Nonprofit Digital Storytelling Calendar

J Campbell Social Marketing

Storytelling Summer School is in session! Haven’t signed up yet? Not to worry! Sign up here and you will get access to all previous and future lessons. . In this week’s lesson, I walk you through the topics and ideas to enter into your Digital Storytelling Calendar.

Ep228: Donate Your Cash Back Rewards to Good Causes with 'Charity Charge'

Selfish Giving

Today on CauseTalk Radio , Megan and I talk to Stephen Garten , CEO of Charity Charge , a socially conscious credit card. Unlike most credit cards which earn you bonus points or miles, a Charity Charge credit card allows cardholders to earn 1% cash back to ANY nonprofit of their choice.

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Jeff Sessions Would Like a List of Visitors to Your Website

The Agitator

Sandwiched between the revulsion that is Charlottesville on Saturday and the immoral ravings of Donald Trump on Monday and Tuesday was a little-noted revelation that should concern every nonprofit concerned with free speech and the right to protect their donors and volunteers from public exposure.

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Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Tiffany Magennis

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Tiffany Magennis. Welcome to the latest installment in our series on the “Day in the Life” of nonprofit communicators, where we ask you to describe your day in your own words. We’d love to feature YOU in this series!

Interview with Jennifer Chandler, National Council of Nonprofits

Wild Woman Fundraising

Recently I had the pleasure of interviewing Jennifer Chandler, Vice President for the National Council of Nonprofits, an association of nonprofit associations nationally, that helps advocate at the federal level for nonprofits.

Why People Give – Episode 8

iMarketSmart

In this episode Greg and Tim discuss why people give to nonprofits. Learn the motivations and incentives that inspire giving by listening. The post Why People Give – Episode 8 appeared first on MarketSmart, LLC |.

How to Combat Common Nonprofit Digital Storytelling Challenges

J Campbell Social Marketing

Storytelling Summer School is in session! Haven’t signed up yet? Not to worry! Sign up here and you will get access to all previous and future lessons. .

Ep226: Ohio Ice Cream Maker Raises Cold Cash to Cream Cancer

Selfish Giving

Today on CauseTalk Radio , Megan and I talk to Luconda Dager , President of Velvet Ice Cream , about their long-term partnership with Pelotonia , a grassroots bike tour that funds cancer research at The Ohio State University.

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Are You Quarantining Your Major Donors?

The Agitator

“You’ll never get milk from a cow by sending it a letter.” That’s what my fundraising buddies told me 47 years ago when I left university major gift fundraising to help launch a new, direct mail-driven nonprofit called Common Cause.

7 Signs Your Communications Strategy Isn’t Strategic

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

You are so excited because your nonprofit is getting ready to do some strategic planning and you think you might — finally! — get some real strategic direction for your communications plan. Don’t hold your breath.

Interview with Erik Anderson

Wild Woman Fundraising

If you’re a nonprofit who has been wondering how to adjust your plans with so much uncertainty, you DEFINITELY want to listen to this interview.

Content Offers Donors Love – Episode 6

iMarketSmart

Learn why content offers work, what things to keep in mind as you create content, and some content ideas that donors will love! Learn more about MarketSmart at [link]. The post Content Offers Donors Love – Episode 6 appeared first on MarketSmart, LLC |.

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

J Campbell Social Marketing

Storytelling Summer School is in session! Haven’t signed up yet? Not to worry! Sign up here and you will get access to all previous and future lessons. . In this week’s lesson, I give specific examples of digital storytelling tactics to use during your next fundraising campaign.

Ep229: Zappos Sponsors Pet Adoptions with 'Friends on Us Fridays'

Selfish Giving

[Note on Today's Podcast: Megan and were testing a new way to record the show and everything was going great. until afterward when we listened to the audio. Something was off with my microphone and I sound very, very weird (Yes, more so than usual!). Megan thought it was hilarious!

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Crowdfunding And The Rampage In Charlottesville

The Agitator

Within hours of the sickening and sordid rampage in Charlottesville last Saturday my Facebook account, emails and podcasts were filled with links to crowdfunding appeals for those injured.

Is Blogging Dead?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I remember it like it was yesterday, the day I first heard the news. BLOGGING IS DEAD – the headline screamed. “No! This can’t be!” ” I thought to myself while staring at my computer screen sipping my cup of chai tea. But like any good story, this one has a twist.

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