Sat.Oct 20, 2018 - Fri.Oct 26, 2018

Why You Should Implement an Automated Email Welcome Series for New Donors

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Katelyn Baughan. If you haven’t set up some type of welcome series for new donors, you are missing out on a great chance to build a relationship.

7 Steps to Ethical Storytelling (G.R.E.A.T. Stories)

Getting Attention

Does the protagonist of your story know what she’s getting into—how you’ll use her story, and the risks are of sharing it? Probably not, if you’re like most communicators. Let’s change that.

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The 6 Scariest Monsters Nonprofit Fundraisers Are Facing This Halloween

EveryAction

This October 31 st , it’s not ghosts and ghouls that most nonprofit fundraisers are worried about.

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Šukran (thank you), Sharjah Government Media Bureau!

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

Last month I had the privilege of being invited by the Sharjah Government Media Bureau’s International Government Communication Centre (IGCC) to train government communications professionals in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates (UAE).

How to Make Your Year-End Media Pitch

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Flickr Creative Commons photo by Steve Baker. It keeps getting harder for nonprofits to get news coverage — particularly in local markets where media organizations are slashing their reporting staffs and shrinking their news holes.

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The Definitive Menu of Engagement Fundraising Marketing Channels

iMarketSmart

We know that it’s not always easy to determine where you should be focusing your efforts (and your dollars).

How to Grab Attention and Avoid Storytelling Fatigue at Year-End

J Campbell Social Marketing

It’s year-end fundraising time! WHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE! Giving Tuesday, holiday campaigns, annual reports, Thanksgiving – you name it, nonprofits are going full force these next two months to get their share of the year-end giving pie. And it’s a big pie.

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Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators – October 26, 2018

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

My porch. Auburn, AL. I hope everyone had a great week! Let’s end it with a bang by taking a look at the best articles, posts, tips, and more from around the world of marketing and fundraising.

How it is to be a millennial listening to a 60+ year old white man’s life advice

Wild Woman Fundraising

I went to a talk for business leaders last week, and the first speaker was a 63 year old tall white man.

Now you can hear me on the ‘Freakshow’!

iMarketSmart

My pal Brady Josephson (self-proclaimed charity nerd) had me on his relatively new podcast titled: The Generosity Freakshow. I encourage you to take a listen.

3 Online Donor Retention Tips That Everyone Should Know

J Campbell Social Marketing

Guest blog by Lomesh Shah, CEO of NonProfitEasy. Your nonprofit’s supporters help with everything from advocacy to donations, making them essential for maintaining high success rates for mission-oriented projects. So how do you maximize donor retention? Start with prioritizing donor engagement.

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Are You in Charge of Your Nonprofit’s Digital Transformation by Default?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

If you aren’t following Marketoonist by Tom Fishburne, you are missing out. His recent cartoons on Digital Transformation are perfect for so many nonprofits. There’s the one about the virtual meeting on digital transformation where the tech doesn’t work and someone asks for a fax. And the one where the boss talks about how important digital transformation is. and then passes it off to the summer intern. Digital transformation isn’t just about communications.

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Why You Need a Multichannel Fundraising Campaign

Ann Green

Year-end fundraising season is here and it’s the busiest time of the year for most nonprofit organizations. You need to plan carefully. If you just send one fundraising letter and wait for the donations to pour in, you’re chasing rainbows.

Auctions vs. sweepstakes: What’s best for your nonprofit?

CrowdRise

Auctions can be a staple of many nonprofit events, such as dinners, galas, and even school fundraisers. But are they the right strategy for your nonprofit

Newsletter: Newsjacking for Causes ; How Businesses Can Raise Money from the Stage ; Marketing Channels with Highest ROI

Selfish Giving

I got a great question from a reader last week. Given the current political environment, it's clear that Americans are interested in supporting brands that have deep engagement with a relevant social issue. I'm curious how you see nonprofits fitting into this conversation.

How to Build Donor Loyalty

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

We are very excited to have donor research expert Adrian Sargeant join us for a brand new webinar this month on donor loyalty. If you think you should be making more money from your current list of supporters, this webinar is for you! Adrian will show you the latest research and findings from the world of donor retention and how you can apply it during a BRAND NEW WEBINAR you won’t want to miss: How to Build Donor Loyalty: Lessons from Testing and Research.

#GivingTuesday - Proof that social fundraising works

CrowdRise

# GivingTuesday is an incredible day in November (the 27th of November this year, to be exact) when the world comes together to share their support for the causes they're passionate about.