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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I hate being vulnerable.

Wild Woman Fundraising

I hate being vulnerable. That’s what I said last night. I was crying. We get into nonprofits because we are good at solving problems. Or good at taking care of people. We’re taught to think of others first. But there’s a dark side to this.

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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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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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.

Our EveryAction Hero: World Central Kitchen


World Central Kitchen was founded by chef and activist José Andres in the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. Since then the organization has grown to work in 10 different countries. Using the expertise of its Chef Network, WCK works to empower people to be a part of the solution with a focus on health, education, jobs, and disaster relief. I called up Jeanette Morelan from WCK to talk about food as an agent for change and some of their recent work around the world.

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How to Plan a Media Tour to Tell Your Nonprofit’s Story

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

One way to earn better coverage is to get out of the office and meet reporters face to face. Flickr Creative Commons photo by Per Egevad. If you’re like most nonprofit communicators, your go-to move is to send a press release to the media whenever your organization announces something new.

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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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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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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.

How can you deal with a rapidly changing world?

Wild Woman Fundraising

It’s hard out there right now. There’s so much up in the air, and there’s so much uncertainty about government funding for our US nonprofits.

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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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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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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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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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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.

If You’re Making a Difference,You Have Stories to Tell

Ann Green

When your donors open your appeal letter or newsletter, do you bore them with a bunch of mind-numbing statistics, or do you share a story about how the Clark family moved out of a shelter and into a home of their own? Donors want to hear your stories.

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!

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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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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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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.

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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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!

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!

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.

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.

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.

A Picture Really is Worth a 1000 Words

Ann Green

I’m sure you’re familiar with the phrase “A picture is worth a 1000 words.” It’s become somewhat of a cliche, but it’s also quite relevant in this time of information overload. Donors get so many messages from different sources that sometimes they don’t want to read another word.

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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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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.

The Reality Distortion Field: Focusing on the One

The Agitator

There is a famous study in nonprofit marketing showing that an appeal that tells the story of a child does better than an appeal that tells that same story with information about the general problem of poverty in Africa.

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.

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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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.".