April, 2019

How This Organization Uses an Internal Newsletter to Keep Their Staff Updated

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

A couple of weeks ago, I shared some tips from other nonprofit communicators on how to communicate internally at your organization as well as other resources on getting people to meet deadlines and the best communications apps to use.

21 Ways Women Learn to be Stuck

Wild Woman Fundraising

Ever want to crow a victory to someone and then have them say, “yes But?” ” Here’s what’s behind that. Perfectionism is a fairly common American female bodied thing. Thus it’s a fairly common nonprofit worker thing.

?? Breaking News: Changes Coming to the Facebook Donate Button ??

J Campbell Social Marketing

Did you get an email from Facebook letting you know that the call-to-action button on your nonprofit Facebook Page is going to be changed and/or eliminated? Several of my clients and colleagues received this email and asked me what it means.

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Our EveryAction Hero: Texas Watch

EveryAction

Texas Watch is a nonpartisan citizen advocacy group founded in 1998. They just celebrated over 20 years of advocating for Texas families.

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8 tips for promoting your charity event on social

CrowdRise

Have a charity event coming up? Whether you’ve started selling tickets, are just beginning to think about your theme, or your event is next week, it’s a good idea to get a good grasp on how you will promote your event. Social Social Fundraising

International Government Communication Forum 2019 – Sharjah, UAE

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

A few weeks ago I was invited to speak at the International Government Communication Forum (IGCF) in Sharhaj, UAE, where this year’s theme was “behaviour change” One of the conference highlights for me was participating on a panel with Dr Abdullah Al-Maghlouth , Director- General of the Centre for Government Communication in Saudi Arabia; and Sir Craig Oliver , Director of Politics and Communications for the former UK Prime Minister David Cameron.

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How to Handle Negative Online Comments

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Flickr Creative Commons photo by Serra Boten. One of my clients recently celebrated a big victory. After months of talking about his desire to get an opinion piece published in The Chronicle of Philanthropy, he achieved his goal.

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3 Essential Elements of Nonprofit Storytelling That Persuades

J Campbell Social Marketing

Nonprofits, no matter their size or mission, are working to change hearts and minds around important issues every single day.

Why treating philanthropists like s#!t is hurting our society.

iMarketSmart

From bad to worse. When I first saw the pictures of the flames engulfing Notre-Dame, I thought to myself, “That’s terrible.” ” But now, that the fire has been extinguished, I’m feeling like something else is even worse.

Webinar Recap: How nonprofits can raise more money through crowdfunding

CrowdRise

Crowdfunding is an incredible way to raise money for your cause and to get your network of supporters involved in your mission. That’s why we recently teamed up with Nonprofit Tech for Good to host a webinar all about the basics of crowdfunding

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Stewardship: The Key to Keeping Corporate Partners Coming Back for Decades [SPONSORED]

Selfish Giving

Too small? You can enlarge this image by clicking on it. Every organization defines stewardship just a little bit differently. They make it their own. They include activities that are both common to the fundraising sector and unique to their nonprofit at the same time.

6 Ways to Grow Your Email List with Facebook

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Guest Post By John Haydon If you’re like most nonprofits, Facebook is your top social network to engage supporters and increase awareness about your nonprofit. However, like most nonprofits, you’ve probably had your fair share of frustrations with Facebook. Dramatically declining reach is the biggie.

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NAME IT! PODCAST! White Fragility

Wild Woman Fundraising

In the nonprofit sector lately, Helen and Mazarine have seen some glaring examples of white fragility. So, we decided to do an episode on what this is, and how we can do better. Are you wondering what white fragility is? how it shows up?

2 Mobile Apps that Will Change the Nonprofit Sector

J Campbell Social Marketing

Love it or hate it – Americans are addicted to their phones. The vast majority of us – 95% – now own a cellphone of some kind. 77% of Americans own smartphones , those extremely powerful mini-computers in the palm of our hands.

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What is donor qualification and why should you care about it?

iMarketSmart

What is donor qualification?

Email deliverability is more than double opt-in

Fundraising Coach

Nonprofits love sending email. It doesn't take all the printing time of direct mail. And it costs less. But what if your emails aren't getting to your list? In the last few weeks, Google and Yahoo have tweaked their algorithms - the systems they use to determine if your email is wanted or unwanted.

Behind the Brand: California Symphony

Mission Minded

Abbey Meyers is a Brand strategist at Mission Minded and the project lead for the recent redesign of the California. The post Behind the Brand: California Symphony appeared first on Mission Minded. Nonprofit Web

Tips for Nonprofit News Writing

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

News Writing is one of the seven writing styles that all nonprofit communicators should master. In the world of nonprofit comms superlatives, news writing wins for the “Writing Style Used Most Often When It Shouldn’t Be.”

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How to prepare for a fundraising job interview

Wild Woman Fundraising

Today we mentioned: Guidestar.org. Claire Axelrad of Charity Clairity. Gallup Strengthsfinder test : To help you find that challenge- a strength in disguise! 66 Resources to rise in your fundraising career – to help you anticipate those tough interview questions!

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All the things from AFP ICON 2019

CrowdRise

Oh San Antonio. How we love thee. Your Tex-Mex, your cowboy boots, your conference halls. In short, we had a great time at the show this year. We descended on the AFP ICON 2019 conference equipped with matching tee shirts, a selfie station, and a strong craving for tacos

Are you doubling down on stupidity?

iMarketSmart

A client recently told us she was being asked by her leadership to consider cancelling her MarketSmart subscription. . She told us that last year, during Q4, the organization decided to spend more money on Giving Tuesday and its end-of-year marketing.

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Build Relationships With Your Donors Every Step of the Way

Ann Green

Many nonprofits think fundraising is all about raising money. But raising money is only part of the fundraising equation. Fundraising’s Not About Money (What???). One of the most important things you need to do is to build relationships with your donors.

Will Paid Search Pay Off for Your Nonprofit?

Mission Minded

You hopefully already know that using your independent school or nonprofit’s brand as a basis for marketing is essential. But, The post Will Paid Search Pay Off for Your Nonprofit? appeared first on Mission Minded. Blog Nonprofit Web

Being More Social on Social Media: Where to Start?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I just finished Part 1 of our webinar series on Social Media Strategies That Won’t Waste Your Time. Today was all about the “Be Personal” left-hand side of the diagram. After I went through each section, I did a quick poll to see what participants thought they would work on first.

Kishshana Palmer talks Managing Up In Your Fundraising Job (join us and tell us about your experience?)

Wild Woman Fundraising

Hey have you ever had a boss who didn’t understand your job? Who told you, “I trust you” or “Just do it”? Me too. So, let’s talk managing up. Also If you want to learn how to manage up, j oin us on May 7th for our webinar on Managing up! .

Live from AFP ICON: 4 issues & trends affecting fundraising in the US

CrowdRise

This week, the CrowdRise by GoFundMe team is in San Antonio for the AFP ICON 2019 conference, and also to get in a few bites of Tex-Mex.

How to understand your donor’s consideration process so you generate more major gifts

iMarketSmart

First things first. Too often fundraisers, board members, and nonprofit leaders spend way too much time thinking and talking about their organization’s or their employee’s process for raising major gifts (including legacy gifts).

Newsletter: Why Your Content Needs to Be #1 ; Watch Bee Porn for a Cause ; Earth Day Campaigns from Silk, Apple & The North Face

Selfish Giving

Last week, I discussed the importance of focusing on your website and building an email list. Twitter, Facebook, Instagram , guest posting and SEO are all valuable, but they are all means to end: driving people to your website and signing up for email updates.

Setting up solicitations based on hardwiring

Fundraising Coach

One of the hardest stages of asking for money is getting the appointment. The good news is that getting the appointment is mostly about consistency and polite persistence. But hardwiring plays a role too.

Creating Faster, More Relevant Content on Social Media

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I just finished Part 2 of our webinar series on Social Media Strategies for Nonprofits that Won’t Waste Your Time. On Tuesday, we covered the Be Personal side of this framework : Today, we moved to the right side: Be Practical.

Stories that get worn out

Wild Woman Fundraising

I have a friend who is visibly tired of the nonprofit scarcity story. She is sick of the blame game, the struggle story, the pointing the finger about why we JUST CAN’T CHANGE the board, or the budget, or get more staff. She’s sick of it. And she’s not alone.

Seeing the World Through Your Donors’ Eyes

Ann Green

In my last post, I wrote about the importance of staying donor-centered. Now let’s take it a step further. Try to think like your donors. Visualize one donor or a type of donor and imagine how they will respond to your communication. Get to know your donors better. You may have a hard time with this if you don’t know your donors very well. One way to get to know them better is to send short surveys. The key here is short. Ask a few questions at a time. 3 Examples of Nonprofit Donor Surveys.

Why the Easy Choice Isn’t On-Brand

Mission Minded

The moment of truth is upon you. You’ve approved your budget, wrangled myriad stakeholders, invested hard-won funds, devoted months of. The post Why the Easy Choice Isn’t On-Brand appeared first on Mission Minded. Blog Nonprofit Branding Nonprofit Design Nonprofit Fundraising Nonprofit Messaging Nonprofit Naming Nonprofit Taglines Nonprofit Web

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Newsletter: Social Media vs Website: Which is Best? ; St. Jude’s Cause Marketing Tops $1 Billion ; Two Revolts Against Selfish Selfie Culture

Selfish Giving

The people who read my newsletter are corporate partnership pros, but the section that is most popular with readers is not "Partnership Notes." It's "Marketing Your Cause" - and with good reason! You realize that the better you market your cause, the easier it will be to recruit corporate partners.

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How to Grow Your Nonprofit Consultancy

Fundraising Report Card

Over the next fifteen minutes we’ll discuss proven and documented techniques you can implement to win business, grow your consultancy, and check all of those boxes off our original checklist (while still maintaining your sanity). The post How to Grow Your Nonprofit Consultancy appeared first on Fundraising Report Card. Consultants Corner

How to Coach Others to Be Better Nonprofit Writers

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Writing for nonprofits is different than writing for other kinds of organizations. We are often trying to accomplish many different things with nonprofit content, and depending on the goal and the intended reader, the style of writing will change.

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[VIDEO] Sample Fundraising Cover Letters and Resumes

Wild Woman Fundraising

I just got back from AFP ICON and presented on all about fundraising resumes and cover letters at my session. Want to see what we learned about? Here are 4 videos to help you write a better fundraising resume and cover letter today. Sample Fundraising Resumes.

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