July, 2018

The Nonprofit Fundraising Strategic Plan Guide


For some things, spontaneity is highly desirable, but any fundraising professional will tell you that planning a campaign isn’t one of them.

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When Brainstorming Gets You Nowhere

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Don’t you just love it when you spend a meeting coming up with ideas, and then NONE of them go anywhere? Brainstorming is seriously over-rated — when you do it wrong, which is most of the time! Beth Kanter shares her tips here on how to do brainstorming right.

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10 reasons why donors and fundraisers like Rollover IRA giving


We’re getting pretty good at marketing rollover IRAs here at MarketSmart. Here are some of the things we’ve learned as we’ve crafted a value proposition that generates massive amounts of money for good causes.

4 Ways To Grow Your Email List With Instagram

J Campbell Social Marketing

Instagram is consistently growing in popularity, with 1 billion monthly users and is expected to continue it’s meteoric rise 5% each quarter. 60% of U.S. adult Instagram users visit the site daily. 71% of 18- to 29-year-olds are on Instagram.

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Are you telling the RIGHT story in your fundraising?

Fundraising Coach

Steven Screen is at it again. Steven is an amazing direct mail and fundraising expert. And he has a way of making me feel uncomfortable. He says the best story for raising money is the "incomplete story.".

Finding Data Management Solutions for Arts and Culture Organizations


Arts and culture organizations such as media companies, magazines, public radio stations, museums, theaters, and arts advocates have unique needs when it comes to data management.

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Why you should think more than twice about allowing anonymous responses in donor surveys


Sometimes people ask us why we don’t allow donors to be anonymous when taking donor surveys. I guess they actually believe donors want to be anonymous. I think that’s probably because they (the fundraisers) might prefer to be anonymous.

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5 Simple Tips to Get More Visibility for Your Nonprofit

J Campbell Social Marketing

I recently gave a free educational webinar with Bloomerang, on the topic of Digital PR Basics for Nonprofits- How to Get Visibility for Your Cause. Over 1000 nonprofits registered!

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Make the most of the summer

Fundraising Coach

Last week, I sent my Fundraising Kick subscribers a couple ideas on how to make the most of the different pace of the summer. Although Kicks are written for nonprofit CEO's, I thought this might be helpful to a larger group of people as well. Happy New (fiscal) Year, Kickers!

10 Breakthrough Planned Giving Insights from Chronicle of Philanthropy’s Latest Report


In the Chronicle of Philanthropy’s recent report, 9 Trillion And Counting: How Charities Can Tap Into the Transfer of Wealth , researchers undertake a qualitative and quantitative study of the state of nonprofit planned giving programs.

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators – July 27, 2018

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Town Branch Distillery. Lexington, KY. Good afternoon, you awesome nonprofit communicators! I have searched high and low to find the the best articles, posts, tips, and more from around the world of marketing and fundraising.

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The myth of the disappearing donor


Lots of folks think donors are disappearing. . While populations in the U.S. and other philanthropic countries are still increasing how can it be that donors are disappearing ? Blackbaud’s Vital Signs report found: “The number of households contributing dropped 7% from 2010 – 2015.”

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Are Stories Authentic If You Memorize Them?

Mission Minded

You may get pushback from some of your colleagues when you ask them to take up the discipline of strategic storytelling. At Mission Minded we counsel our clients to craft, tell and retell stories as a way of inspiring belief in the value and impact of their work. We have a formula for it that […]. The post Are Stories Authentic If You Memorize Them? appeared first on Mission Minded.

Dirty Facts About Buy Research Papers Exposed


What Buy Research Papers Is – and What it Is Not. When choosing to purchase research papers no plagiarism, you are able to become. The greatest mistake you could make is to purchase research papers that aren’t original.

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Are You Doing Better in 2018?

Ann Green

It’s hard to believe we’re more than halfway through 2018. It doesn’t seem like that long ago I wrote this post – How to Do Better in 2018. I hope your fundraising and communications are going well so far this year. Are they going well? Are you even paying attention to how things are going?

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Staying Cool: 5 Tips for Beating the Summer Heat While Doing Voter Outreach


Non-partisan civic engagement efforts are so important to the health of our democracy, but how do you protect your canvassers from the record-breaking summer heat? Here are five tips for keeping you and your canvassers safe while they're engaging voters and knocking doors. Stay hydrated. Make sure that you and your canvassers have access to plenty of cold water. The key is to drink as soon as you become thirsty.

Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Eugene J. Patron

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Eugene Patron. Welcome to the latest installment in our series on the “Day in the Life” of nonprofit communicators! This series lets you describe your workday in your own words. We’d love to feature YOU in this series!

What Everyone Is Missing About The Giving USA 2018 Annual Report (EF-S03-E01)


Learn what everyone is missing about the 410 billion dollars in giving as reported by Giving USA’s 2018 annual report. Learn more about MarketSmart at [link]. The post What Everyone Is Missing About The Giving USA 2018 Annual Report (EF-S03-E01) appeared first on MarketSmart, LLC |. Podcast

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What Happens When Your Boss Has Different Goals?

The Agitator

Nonprofits need to exist as long as their issue exists. Most deal with long-term problems. Thus, they need to exist in the long-term. That’s why we preach retention above almost all other things – the donors you have are the ones who will sustain you.

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Decent Humans: Lauren Panasewicz at Range of Motion Project


Decent Humans is what we call the incredible community we witness on CrowdRise each and every day doing amazing things for good. And each month, we’re going to highlight a Decent Human in the nonprofit world that’s devoting their time and passion to giving back and making a difference. We hope that by sharing their stories of aid, altruism, and passion, others will be inspired to make an even greater impact on the world we live in

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These 5 Website Mistakes Could be Costing You Donors


Online giving has seen consistent year over year growth, but 66% of nonprofits are worried that they are missing out on opportunities for digital fundraising. By avoiding these five common mistakes, you can ensure that your organization isn't leaving any money on the table.

Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Michele Soli

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Michele Soli. Welcome to the latest installment in our series on the “Day in the Life” of nonprofit communicators! This series lets you describe your workday in your own words. We’d love to feature YOU in this series!

Engagement Fundraising Podcast: The reviews are in!


Podcasting is pretty new for me. I’ve never done it before. But I’m thrilled to see the reviews for the Engagement Fundraising Podcast have been positive. Hooray!! Advisor-Complex Gifting . By Laura Waller from United States.

The High Cost of Undervaluing Gratitude

The Agitator

Today I’ll avoid a detailed foray into important topics like donor identity, commitment and segmentation and instead focus on the simple, human concept of gratitude. With this question: “Why do so many nonprofits fail at the most basic task of saying “Thank You” to their donors?”.

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Learn Something New, Even Though School is Out

Mission Minded

Summer brings the quiet of an empty campus and the focus you need to get through your backlog of emails and articles. Not only is this a time for productivity, it’s also the perfect opportunity to learn something new to help you communicate even more effectively at your school. Why not join the Mission Minded […]. The post Learn Something New, Even Though School is Out appeared first on Mission Minded.

The quickest nonprofit guide to DIY fundraising


DIY (or do-it-yourself) fundraising is a hot topic in the land of peer-to-peer. Not only is it a new channel largely untapped by nonprofits, but it’s also a fundraising method that supporters are wanting to take advantage of. Fundraising

A Nonprofit's Guide to Improving Digital Engagement


We live in a digital world, and while tried and true tactics like direct mail and telemarketing aren’t going away anytime soon, donors and activists increasingly expect nonprofits to communicate with them through digital mediums.

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Want More Monthly Donors? Learn to Love the Lightbox

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Photo by Anastasiia Tarasova on Unsplash. Who doesn’t love a monthly donor? . These loyal supporters are the pillars of solid, progressive fundraising programs.

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How nonprofit organizations can provide more value to generate more revenue in 5 simple steps.


In my last post, I tore up the concept of the disappearing donor. I proclaimed that donors are not disappearing. Rather, our sector’s fundraising practices are driving donors to avoid our communications because most nonprofits fail to understand and provide value. Instead, too many listen to vendors, suppliers, and so-called experts in the field who are driven by their own self-interests— leading the sector to march further downward on the declivity.

Why Donor Opinions Could Steer You Wrong

The Agitator

It’s not their fault; it could be yours. On Monday, Roger talked about the multitude of sins committed in the Charity Commission report. Among them was the flawed approach of asking people why they thought what they thought.

3 Partnership Myths Roasted ; Girl Scouts Partner with Bomb Maker ; Farm Storage Company Puts Your Marketing to Shame

Selfish Giving

Just about every day someone asks for my opinion on something related to corporate partnerships. Frankly, I expend most of my breath debunking myths about partnership practices! My best responses include lots of facts and figures to support my position.

The challenges of nonprofit website design


This is a guest post written by Emma Wolfe, Content Marketing Growth Manager at Elevation, a full-service nonprofit web design agency. Rehauling your nonprofit’s website can be a scary undertaking, and while it might seem advantageous to cut budget corners and DIY the whole thing, we want everyone to first take a deep breath and wait. Design & Branding

Halcyon's By The People Festival: How One Organization is Using Data to Unite People Around Art


Halcyon is a DC-based arts and culture organization that brings together diverse groups of changemakers in art and social enterprise and provides a safe haven for their bold ideas to take flight.

Writing Assignment: Who Is Your Enemy?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

You’ve probably heard that you need to make your supporters the hero of your story. It’s really at the heart of creating supporter-centered communications – talk about how awesome your supporters are for helping as opposed to how awesome you are. But every hero needs a villain, right?