October, 2016

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The Happy Healthy Nonprofit Marketer: Marketing Success from the Inside Out

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

We are all about helping you not only learn your job but love your job. Part of loving your job is taking care of yourself to avoid burnout. Kristina.

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The 2016 - 2017 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

EveryAction

Today, we're excited to announce the all-new list for 2017! Bookmark it, share it, love it, and download it for Google or Outlook. Name (a-z). Focus.

Launch Your Team of Year-End Fundraisers: Free Training Th Oct 6

Getting Attention

Register Now: Thursday, October 6 at 1pm EDT. Train them so they’re eager to share key messages to drive giving.

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How many LinkedIn contacts do you have?

iMarketSmart

How can that be possible? Maybe they haven’t connected with their supporters because their LinkedIn profile is not up-to-date. Well, think again!

The Online Nonprofit Leadership Summit Rocked SO HARD!

Wild Woman Fundraising

Last week we did our incredible Nonprofit Leadership Summit, with 12 presentations over 3 days for nonprofits all over the world! This was so worth it.

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Turn Colleagues, Board, & Supporters into Powerful Year-End Fundraisers

Getting Attention

We’re in count down to year-end fundraising season, with its relentless pressure and never-ending to-dos. Are you banging your head against the wall yet? Joking aside, it may seem like your team’s hard work and limited resources won’t be enough. Yet you know how much you could bring in, if only…. Good news! The best part?

What’s your fundraising asking style?

iMarketSmart

According to Brian Saber, “Your ‘Asking Style’ is based on your personality and unique set of strengths in fundraising.”

How to Maintain Your Brand in a Video Conference Call

Mission Minded

This is a question most of us will face at one […].

Who’s On The Fundraising Revolution ‘Purge’ List?

The Agitator

There’s no question that if organizations are to thrive in a future marked by fast-moving change a substantial transformation in mindset, methods and metrics is essential. Over and over The Agitator has attempted to deal with why these changes are essential. A sampling our thoughts on Mindset here. Methods here and here.

Getting Other People to Meet Your Deadlines

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

This is a hard first step, but one that’s essential: If you want someone to meet your deadlines, they have to believe it’s important to do so.

Challenges of an Interim Executive Director

Nonprofit Consultant Blog

Several weeks ago I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Kirsten Bullock for her Nonprofit Leaders Network podcast. The conversation turned quickly to my experiences over the years as an Interim Executive Director. Kirsten asked great questions, and the time on the phone with her passed quickly.

Ep187: Evite, Pledgeling Team Up to Turn Birthday Parties Into Fundraisers for Charity

Selfish Giving

Evite Donations is a free tool that turns every Evite event into an opportunity to give back. Never Miss a Show - Sign Up for Email Updates.

Donor Complaints: Why it’s a bad idea to get upset with donors when they complain

iMarketSmart

No one likes to hear complaints. . But when you work for a nonprofit or a private sector business, you need to welcome complaints. I’m not happy!”

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Do you need help planning a #GivingTuesday campaign?

J Campbell Social Marketing

I know what’s going to happen. Right? Well, not exactly. Thousands of nonprofits have that exact same idea. million in 2014 to a whopping $116.4

Best U.S. Political Ad Of 2016

The Agitator

Agitator readers in the U.S. have been inundated with political ads of all kinds. An estimated $4.4 billion in TV spending alone. Up from $3.8

Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Sarah Tarnopolsky

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Sarah Tarnopolsky. Share your day with us! Don’t be shy – tell us what you do in a typical day as a nonprofit communications pro. .

What is GOTV Anyway? An Explainer for Non-Politicos

EveryAction

Not to worry! OK, so what does GOTV stand for? GOTV stands for Get Out The Vote, which is the final phase of a field campaign. When is GOTV conducted?

Ep186: Supermarket Chain Finds Cause Marketing Success Outside the Checkout Line

Selfish Giving

Never Miss a Show - Sign up for Email Updates. On the show, Megan, Christy and I discuss: Christy Phillips-Brown, Food Lion.

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Why everyone talks about segmenting emails but hardly anyone ever does it

iMarketSmart

They’ll talk about it at conferences. You’ll read about it in the Chronicle of Philanthropy. Sounds good. Because it’s hard to do!

Once is Not Enough,and Why You Need a Multichannel Fundraising Campaign

Ann Green

If you think you can send one fundraising appeal and then wait for the donations to pour in, you’re in for a rude awakening. BEFORE YOU START.

Serious Fundraisers Take Telemarketing Seriously

The Agitator

“If there ever there were a medium where nonprofits consistently get it wrong, it’s telemarketing.” That’s the way I began the post Ring!

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Hope you had a great week! Hubspot shared an infographic on What Successful Marketing Looks Like Today. Looking for attention on Instagram?

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Want to Fire Your Online Engagement System?

Getting Attention

If the title of this blog post resonates with you, you have lots of company. . Nothing like the pressure of year-end to highlight those lacks. NeonCRM.

Ep185: The Story Behind Big Lots' $50 Million Gift to Nationwide Children's Hospital

Selfish Giving

Big Lots Charity Pinup for the 2016 Program. Last fall, Big Lots mobilized its nearly 1,500 stores and raised $2.2 million!

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The 7 biggest mistakes weak major gift officers make repeatedly

iMarketSmart

Wasting time in-house letting themselves get caught up in meetings, activities, or office politics. Forgetting to ask donors lots of questions about why they care, where their interests lie and what they want to accomplish. Talking too much (especially about themselves) — Don’t be a show up and throw up fundraiser ! Can you add to my list?

Low-Cost Fundraising: 6 Innovative Ideas

Ann Green

By Kerri Moore. It’s hard to raise money and it’s more difficult if you have limited resources. An investment in your donors, that is. Used batteries.

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The Curse of Testing Illiteracy

The Agitator

Breaking Out of the Status Quo Direct mail Fundraising analytics / data Nonprofit management Research Uncategorized premium

DON’T MISS THIS: 70 Email Subject Lines Ideas for Fundraising, Advocacy and Event Deadlines

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Want your supporters to pay more attention to deadlines? Use one of these email subject lines: a race to the finish. across the finish line. days left.

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A truth about major gift fundraising

Fundraising Coach

Major gift fundraising can be a wonderful experience for donors and for the nonprofit. The results are great - both for donors and for the nonprofits.

Ep184: How This Pet Hospital Chain Used POS to Raise $2.5 Million for Charity

Selfish Giving

On the show, Megan, Kim and I discuss: Kim Van Syoc, Banfield Foundation. Joe introduces Megan and Kim to the elusive "cockerdoodle." They gave $2.5

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How MarketSmart Works With Partners

iMarketSmart

People often ask me, “How does MarketSmart work with partners (allies) to help nonprofits lower costs and increase revenues?” ” It’s a good question. Many people see the link on our website about our partner program. Or, stumble upon Phyllis’ video. And, we are not a direct response agency — anymore. Tweet this!

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3rd Annual EveryAction Nonprofit Halloween Costume Parade

EveryAction

Happy Halloween from all of us at EveryAction! Each year, our staff marks the occasion by dressing up as some of our favorite nonprofit organizations as a way to recognize their incredible work and the start of end-of-year fundraising push with some fun. Audubon. Black Cat Rescue. Born This Way Foundation. Children's Literacy Initiative. Greenpeace.

Trick Or Treat?

The Agitator

It’s Halloween for most of our readers tonight. I guess clown costumes are out (for you U.S. readers). Tricks are out too, for fundraisers. Instead, take a moment as you start the week and treat yourself. Think about the most memorable donation you personally have ever made. What was it? Who received it? How were you asked? The 400 to 1 match?

Powerful Segmentation Ideas for Year-End Online Fundraising Campaigns

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Are all your email subscribers the same? Of course not! Some donate. Some volunteer. Some do both. Did you hear about the new zoning proposal?”