November, 2019

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators November 29, 2019

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Just because most of you in the US are not at work today doesn’t mean I am not bringing you the best articles, posts, tips, and more from around the world of nonprofit marketing and fundraising.

What Does Thanksgiving Have to Do with Fundraising? A Surprising Amount.

iMarketSmart

“You can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed.”. I wasn’t frustrated. If anything, I was disappointed. How could I forget that quote?” I thought to myself. I was sitting in our CEO’s office.

Fundraisers: Stop Blaming Facebook For Donors Not Wanting to Hear From You

J Campbell Social Marketing

It’s year-end giving season, and GivingTuesday is fast approaching. . Nonprofits of all sizes are in a frenzy about the Facebook $7M match ( more on that here ) and whether or not they should use Facebook charitable giving tools. .

Trustee Table: Listen in for an Inspired Approach to Strategic Planning

Mission Minded

If you’re already a listener of The Trustee Table, a podcast from NAIS (National Association of Independent Schools), you know that. The post Trustee Table: Listen in for an Inspired Approach to Strategic Planning appeared first on Mission Minded. Blog Independent Schools

Promoting Your GivingTuesday Campaign: 6 Ideas to Help Amplify Your Results Before Kickoff

Fundraising Report Card

Guest post by Candace Cody from CauseVox. If you’ve ever run a GivingTuesday campaign before, then you know that there’s a whole lot more involved than merely setting up an online fundraising website for one day.

Navigating the #GivingTuesday Waters

Ann Green

I imagine most of you are familiar with #GivingTuesday, the annual giving day that takes place the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. This year it will be on December 3. Perhaps you’ve participated in the past and it’s been successful, or maybe it wasn’t.

5 Trends to Watch for Nonprofit Communicators in 2020

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

The coming weeks are the busiest of the year for nonprofit communicators. GivingTuesday will gobble up much of our attention during the first week of December. Then comes the critical end-of-year giving season.

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How to Use Social Media to Maximize Your #GivingTuesday Campaigns

J Campbell Social Marketing

Giving Tuesday is just around the corner! Wondering how to use social media to best stand out? Your campaign has 24 hours to make the most of this global movement to promote generosity. Giving Tuesday success depends on a great promotions plan – and that includes social media.

Look Behind the Brand: San Francisco Village

Mission Minded

Mission Minded strategist, Rosie Powers, led the creation of a communications campaign to help San Francisco Village reach new members. The post Look Behind the Brand: San Francisco Village appeared first on Mission Minded.

Get over your discomfort and politely ask for money

Fundraising Coach

I recently tweeted "your discomfort with asking is getting in the way of a donor's joy in giving. So get out of the way!" ( Click here to tweet that. ). Since then, I've been getting a lot of questions about how to get over the discomfort! How to politely ask for money.

Be Thankful for Your Donors

Ann Green

Thanksgiving is coming up and it’s a time of the year in the U.S. when we show gratitude to the special people in our lives. Your donors are special people and they deserve to be showered with gratitude. This doesn’t happen nearly as often as it should.

Launching Campaigns a Week or More Ahead of Giving Tuesday

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I’m writing this on Tuesday, November 26, which is one week before Giving Tuesday 2019. I’m getting lots of “Save the Date” email messages from nonprofits. Some of them include soft asks about giving now, ahead of Tuesday.

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5 Ways You Can Get Meetings with Major Donors (Even When They Won’t Answer their Phone)

iMarketSmart

I hear the following all the time when I ask fundraisers about their efforts to land meetings with major and legacy donors: “I tried calling, but they didn’t answer the phone,” they say. So what’s really happening here.

What Nonprofits Need To Know About Facebook’s #GivingTuesday Announcement

J Campbell Social Marketing

Cue the bells, throw the confetti, ring the alarms! Facebook announced that for GivingTuesday this year (December 3) it will be matching up to $7 million USD in donations made on the platform that day.

6 Ways to Utilize Your Foundation’s Year-End Communications Budget

Mission Minded

The end of the year is approaching and, for foundations and others, that means it’s time to consider how you. The post 6 Ways to Utilize Your Foundation’s Year-End Communications Budget appeared first on Mission Minded. Blog Foundations

7 Strategies to Power Your Year-End Fundraising

Fundraising Coach

The final two months of the year are a vital time for nonprofits to reach their fundraising goals. .

Newsletter: You Should Adopt This Creepy Phone Tactic from Wayfair ; Sales of Mr. Rogers’ Iconic Sweater Support Namesake’s Charity ; The Best Charity CEO on Twitter

Selfish Giving

I've written before on how to turn your homepage into a lead-generating machine. You'll need an email pop-up and a service that pings you when a company visits your site (e.g. Leadfeeder, VisitorTrack, Leadberry ). The next step is to take a page from Wayfair's playbook.

Stand Out from the Crowd with a Welcome Series

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

We have only had a little over 300 people take our 2020 Nonprofit Communications Trends Survey , but if these (very) preliminary results hold, then a majority of nonprofit organizations are not sending a welcome series to new subscribers. (By

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3 Reasons You Should Be Thinking about QCDs (Backed By Data + A Free Guide)

iMarketSmart

How many decisions do you make each day? A quick google search yields our answer: somewhere near 35,000. That number may seem intimidating, “How can I make 35,000 decisions a day?” You might find yourself pondering.

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Social Good Squad Newsletter 1 – And so it begins!

J Campbell Social Marketing

(Because of email deliverability snafus and Gmail Jail, I am no longer able to add animated GIFs and emojis and other fun things that heaven forbid add personality to my email newsletter. So each week I’ll put it up on my blog. Enjoy!).

Seven Secrets to Creating Compelling Digital Content

Mission Minded

It’s the new reality; your nonprofit, foundation, or independent school needs a blog, or a social media presence — or. The post Seven Secrets to Creating Compelling Digital Content appeared first on Mission Minded. Blog Digital Nonprofit Communications Social Media Storytelling Videos

How Can Google’s G Suite Help my Nonprofit Thrive?

Twenti

Archives. by Zoe Allen. Find out how to use Google’s free G Suite for Nonprofits to become more efficient and maximise your impact. Personalised emails, great collaboration software, secure communications – all for free. What is G Suite?

Newsletter: Am I Too Small for Corporate Partnerships? ; 25,000 Salvation Army Kettles Go Cashless; The Causes Influencers Most Want to Work With

Selfish Giving

The second most popular article in last week's newsletter was Am I Too Small for a Corporate Partnership. I agree with everything the authors wrote. No nonprofit is too small for a corporate partnership! Yay.right?

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators November 22, 2019

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Happy Friday, everyone! Let’s dive right in to the best articles, posts, tips, and more from around the world of nonprofit marketing and fundraising. This week we have 2020 trends, NTC scholarship opportunities, hurt feelings, social media news, what to include in job posts and more.

Social Media and Newsletter Ideas for December 2019

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

These writing ideas come from our Monthly Nonprofit Writing Prompts email newsletter. You can use them for social media, blog posts, newsletter articles, and more. If you would like these ideas sent to your inbox a month in advance, sign up for our Monthly Nonprofit Writing Prompts.

Should You Stop Sending Email to Complainers?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

We recently sent our entire email list through a scrubbing process. It was the first time we’d ever done that, so I was a little anxious about what we’d find. We’ve been good about removing hard bounces and anyone who complains by hitting the spam button.

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We Are Running an Email Re-Engagement Campaign and People Have Feelings

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

It’s an email marketing best practice to keep a healthy mailing list. And that’s not just one of those shiny new things “marketing gurus” tell you to do that don’t really matter in the long run – having an outdated email list will affect your email deliverability.

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What Does 2020 Hold for Nonprofit Communications?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

How will you use social media in 2020? Will you share uplifting stories, ask for donations or inform followers about your programs? Do you use Facebook Groups? Instagram Stories? Streaming video? What about your email marketing plans for next year? How often do you send your email newsletter?

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators – November 15, 2019

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Hello, Friends! It’s cold and rainy here, but I have the hottest articles, posts, tips, and more from around the world of nonprofit marketing and fundraising. This week we talk about Instagram likes disappearing, year-end fundraising tips, ghostwriting, inclusive stock photography and more.

3 Email List Building Pop-Ups for Your Website

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

During Tuesday’s webinar , we’ll be sharing a ton of great nonprofit examples from our Inspiration Files. Here’s a little preview of some of the website lightboxes or pop-ups we’ve seen and loved recently. These are specifically for building your email list.

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Six Inclusive Stock Photography Sites Every Nonprofit Should Have Bookmarked

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

You know you need great photography. But for whatever reason, you don’t have it in-house. Maybe you don’t have the skills or access to a professional.

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The Difference Between Assertive and Aggressive

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Kivi has shared a few posts in recent weeks on how you can stop being a doormat at your organization. It’s a common problem especially for nonprofit communications staff since so many things can be considered “communications.”

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators – November 8, 2019

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Did you have a good week? Let’s wrap it up with the best articles, posts, tips, and more from around the world of nonprofit marketing and fundraising. This week we have trends for 2020, a new Twitter feature, free webinars, and icebreakers for introverts. It’s time for Mixed Links….

Guidelines for Third-Party Fundraisers

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Some very nice person wants to hold a fundraiser for you. GREAT! She wants you to create all the communications for it, including flyers, invitations, posts on social media, etc. UMM, NOT GREAT.

6 MORE Proven Fundraising Asks

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Last week we shared some our favorite fundraising asks , and today we are back with a few more classics that work. To recap the first six: The Match Sponsor/Adopt The Menu Fighting Evil The Single Story The Emergency.

Three Simple Steps to Using Original Photos

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

We get lot of question about the best ways to use photos especially of clients. Today, Holly Bodner joins us to share some tips on using your own photos. Kristina. Holly Bodner. Guest Post by Holly Bodner.

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Mornings and Your Mental Health #NPCOMMLIFE

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

As someone who is not a fan of mornings, most posts about making the most of them leave me rolling my eyes. I don’t care how many articles I read about how the most successful people get up early – I WILL NEVER BE A MORNING PERSON. (By