May, 2021

Fundraising Isn’t the Only Thing Nonprofit Communicators Do

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Every now and then, a fundraising consultant will write a post essentially saying that all nonprofit communications and marketing should be driven by fundraising goals and staff, with a few limited exceptions, like media relations and general branding.

How to Create a Volunteer Handbook Your Volunteers Will Use

Get Fully Funded

If your organization relies on volunteers, even just a little, you need a volunteer handbook that spells out expectations, policies, and procedures. A volunteer handbook gives volunteers the information they need about the organization and its mission, and answers any common questions they may have.

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Why Your Nonprofit Needs Both Branding And Marketing Strategies

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! Guest blog by Ryan Ozimek, CEO and co-founder of PICnet.

12 Principles of Donor Love From David Love

iMarketSmart

Today, I’ll be treating you to a guest post written by a true fundraising legend— David Love. . David (also known as The Godfather of Good) started raising money precisely when I was first born… in 1969!

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10 Essential Social Media Tools for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Marketing Insights by GlobalOwls

10 Essential Social Media Tools for Nonprofits. Want to become more effective with your Nonprofit, Social Enterprise or NGO? Check out this line up of great Social Media Marketing Tools for Nonprofits by George.

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Nonprofit Executive Compensation

Foundation Group

The post Nonprofit Executive Compensation appeared first on Foundation Group®. Education Employees/Volunteers Hot Topics Managing a Nonprofit Nonprofit Payroll board of directors intermediate sanctions IRS

Take Your Vacation! #NPCOMMLIFE

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Just a couple of years ago a study came out that showed more than half of Americans did not use all of their vacation days – that added up to 768 million days lost. Last year was even worse since we couldn’t really go anywhere. But could things be changing?

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Digital Storytelling for Nonprofit Fundraisers – Learn how in my new course!

J Campbell Social Marketing

What you absolutely need to know about Storytelling That Sticks : 1) This course will not be offered again in 2021. 2) We will be doing the work together each week, and I’ll review your homework myself! 3) You will get LIFETIME access to the course.

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Why It’s Important to Keep Things Simple

Ann Green

Over the years I’ve realized the importance of keeping things simple. This past year we needed to keep things simple since we were limited in what we could do, especially outside the house. Instead of running back and forth from place to place, we stayed put, although we spent more time online.

SEO and SEM for Your Nonprofit Organization: Understanding the Basics

Nonprofit Marketing Insights by GlobalOwls

SEO and SEM for Your Nonprofit Organization: Understanding the Basics. Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and Search Engine Marketing (SEM) has been one of the standard strategies of businesses that want to expand their online presence.

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State Nonprofit Compliance: Understanding Texas Tax Exemption

Foundation Group

The post State Nonprofit Compliance: Understanding Texas Tax Exemption appeared first on Foundation Group®. Ask the Experts Filings Starting a nonprofit state compliance state tax exemption Texas Form AP 204

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4 Questions About You and Nonprofit Marketing Guide

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

We like to think that we listen well to our Nonprofit Marketing Guide community, but sometimes it’s nice to do a quick check-in. Would you mind answering these four questions for us? It’s quick, I promise! Here is the link if the embedded version is acting up.

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Using Inkind Donations To Help You Grow Your Nonprofit

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The best gift a nonprofit organization can receive is unrestricted cash, but an inkind donation of something your organization needs and would have otherwise purchased is also a high-value gift.

Digital Annual Reports as Marketing Tools: 4 Best Practices

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!

4 Cybersecurity Best Practices for Community Nonprofits

Ann Green

Cybersecurity is a stressor for many nonprofits and community organizations. Make sure you’re doing your part to keep data safe with these best practices. By Jay Love.

Note to Your Values: Time to Get Active!

Mission Minded

Learn how to powerfully articulate your values with active language that tells your stakeholders what you value, and inspires them to join. The post Note to Your Values: Time to Get Active! appeared first on Mission Minded. Blog Nonprofit Branding Nonprofit Communications

What is a Disqualified Person in a Nonprofit?

Foundation Group

The post What is a Disqualified Person in a Nonprofit? appeared first on Foundation Group®.

Understanding How Stories Fit into Story Arcs

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

We in the nonprofit comms and fundraising world talk a lot about storytelling and how to write or tell a good story about a person or situation.

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3 Donor Acknowledgement Ideas & Implementation Tips

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Today’s article dives into a vital topic for nonprofits – letting your supporters know how much they’ve impacted your cause and how much you appreciate them.

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How to Get Your Boss to Invest In Digital Storytelling

J Campbell Social Marketing

Do you struggle with finding the right stories to tell about your nonprofit’s impact? . Do you use digital tools like email and social media to raise awareness for your nonprofit, but can’t seem to get enough engagement or traction? .

Going beyond a no in your nonprofit fundraising ask

Fundraising Coach

I recently heard author Andrea Waltz remind fundraisers to " go for no! " (That's the name of her book too.) It's a reminder that too often we give up before the donor has really made a decision. Reframing Failure. She also shared the need for us to reframe the word "no."

Graduation Is a Brand Signal

Mission Minded

If you hold graduation ceremonies, your organization has a huge opportunity to reinforce your brand. We’re not just talking about school colors. The post Graduation Is a Brand Signal appeared first on Mission Minded. Blog Independent Schools Nonprofit Branding

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How Fundraising is Like Strength Training

Ann Green

I’ve been doing strength training with a personal trainer for about three and a half years. My initial assessment was humbling, to say the least, and at the beginning, there were several times I wondered “Why am I doing this?”. But I’ve benefited so much.

Toxic Productivity: Is There Such a Thing as Being Too Productive? #NPCOMMLIFE

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

We talk a lot about productivity especially as part of this #NPCOMLIFE series. Tips for being productive are sought out across all industries. The nonprofit space is no different (or some would say worse since you often find yourself with fewer resources).

How to Pay Your Nonprofit’s Staff

Foundation Group

The post How to Pay Your Nonprofit’s Staff appeared first on Foundation Group®. Education Employees/Volunteers Managing a Nonprofit Nonprofit Payroll 501(c)(3) IRS

How to Build an Online Community: 4 Ways to Get Started

J Campbell Social Marketing

Today’s article on how to build an online community is such an important topic for nonprofits as they navigate the challenges of fundraising both during and after the pandemic.

How to Make the Most of Your Next Text-to-Donate Campaign

Fundraising Coach

In today’s fundraising landscape, the importance of mobile platforms cannot be overstated. Researchers estimate that by 2025, almost 75% of internet users worldwide will only use their smartphones to access the internet.

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What Do You Believe? Your Organization’s Story

Mission Minded

Read about the Belief Message, the most important message your nonprofit can have to capture the attention and interest of potential supporters. The post What Do You Believe? Your Organization’s Story appeared first on Mission Minded. Blog Nonprofit Communications Nonprofit Messaging

Mass Customization: 5 Benefits That Can Make Your Company More Competitive

Nonprofit Marketing Insights by GlobalOwls

Mass Customization: 5 Benefits That Can Make Your Company More Competitive. Mass Production has ruled the world since Henry Ford. With a new generation rising, it’s time to make way for Mass Customization and Sustainability. In recent decades, the world has thrived on mass production.

What Have You Learned from the Lockdown?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

While we aren’t completely out of the woods yet, things definitely seem to be trending in the right direction. The past year was rough, no doubt, but let’s take a minute or two to look at what lessons we learned from it. Here are a few of mine: I need to exercise.

Newsletter: Influencer Marketing for Nonprofits ; Why You Should be Targeting Directors Instead of CEOs ; Are you a ‘Geriatric Millennial’?

Selfish Giving

The Cause Docs are back! ???? Joining us on Thursday, June 3rd at 2pm EDT is Lauren Lawson-Zilai , Senior Director of Public Relations & National Spokesperson for Goodwill Industries International. Lauren will be answering your questions on how to identify and work with influencers.

5 Social Media Storytelling Trends for Nonprofits

J Campbell Social Marketing

These are the slides from a presentation that I did for Pamela Grow’s Motivate Monday. Archives are here. My topic was 5 social media storytelling trends for nonprofits. I discussed TikTok, Stories, Livestreaming, Audio apps, and Takeovers.

Nonprofit Mission and Case Statements: 4 Top Tips

Fundraising Coach

Today's article covers an integral project for all nonprofits - creating and refining mission and case statements. These documents are a vital foundation for all communication activities a nonprofit will undertake, as Grant Cobb, Head of Marketing and Analytics at GivingMail, explains.

Beyond Ad Targeting: What the iOS Changes Mean for Your Digital Strategy

Mission Minded

Learn how to stay ahead of curve and creatively overcome iOS hurdles to begin the next chapter in deeply engaging your audiences online. The post Beyond Ad Targeting: What the iOS Changes Mean for Your Digital Strategy appeared first on Mission Minded. Blog Digital Social Media

How to Choose A Really Great Team Management Software?

Nonprofit Marketing Insights by GlobalOwls

How to Choose A Really Great Team Management Software? There are many Great Team Management Software available, but how do you select the one that fits your needs best? Check out our tips below. What is one thing that you have noticed?

What’s the Why Behind Your Nonprofit Communications Job?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

In the second edition of The Nonprofit Marketing Guide , I wrote.

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Newsletter: Add This Industry to Your Prospect List Now ; Everything Old is New Again as Pizza Hut Launches New Book It! ; For Career Success You Need a Signature Move

Selfish Giving

I'm helping my 89-year-old mom settle into her new home this week. I took this picture to showoff my bed-making skills! Pretty good, right? My mom didn't agree as she has a 36-step process for making a bed and I missed a few steps. She said I still have a lot to learn!