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.

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.

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

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

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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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.

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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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

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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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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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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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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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

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.

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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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.

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).

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Amanda Mahan

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Amanda Mahan 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.

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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Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Ash Bruxvoort

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Ash Bruxvoort 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. Ash Bruxvoort coordinates communications for the Women, Food and Agriculture Network.

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators – April 26, 2019

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

The Trellis Room. Mobile, AL We’re in the Endgame now… for this week at least! Spoiler alert – you are about the see the best articles, posts, tips, and more from around the world of marketing and fundraising.

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How to Amplify Your Nonprofit’s Message

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

You want others to get the word out about you and your cause. You want them to be talking about you. It’s the start of going viral – the holy grail of marketers everywhere. Everyone wants to know how to make that happen. There are lots of articles out there about upping your chances of being the next big hit on the Internet. You can follow best practices, but it all starts with the quality of your message.

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April Action: Google Analytics, Social Media Strategies, and Growing Your Email List

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Here’s what’s happening this month at Nonprofit Marketing Guide: Online Training: April 4: Using Google Analytics to Grow and Engage Your Email List Learn how to use Google Analytics to boost your email marketing.

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators – April 12, 2019

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Zambra. Asheville, NC I hope everyone had a great week! Are my fellow Game of Thrones fans ready for the beginning of the end?!? Let’s finish this work week with a little bit less drama and check out the best articles, posts, tips, and more from around the world of marketing and fundraising.

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[THIS WEEK] Learn How to Use Google Analytics to Grow and Engage Your Email List

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Boost Your Email Marketing with Google Analytics If you are only using Google Analytics to track website visitors, you are missing out. This week’s webinar will show you how GA can give you the insights you need to take your email list growth and engagement to the next level.

Document, Don’t Create. Does Your Nonprofit Follow This Advice?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Gary Vaynerchuk has lots of great marketing advice, but one of my favorite bits is “ Document, Don’t Create.” ” (Spoiler alert: Go to the end of this post to see how I just did this on Instagram!) Gary says that the hunger to create perfect content cripples you, and yet in order to get the most from social media, you have to share content consistently. Nonprofits understand this struggle more than most, I think.

Social Media Strategy: Show Up and Hang Out

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

The conversations around nonprofit social media strategy too often focus on the “media” part: What to post and when. But what about the “social” part? That’s the real magic of social media, and remembering that will serve you well in 2019 and beyond. After all, it’s the reason that people keep using social media, despite all the negativity around it.