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5 Creative Examples of Nonprofit Instagram Stories that Engage Supporters

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Guest Post By John Haydon Instagram Stories create an extra layer of visibility for your nonprofit – whenever you want that visibility. Like Snapchat and Messenger Stories , Instagram Stories last for 24 hours. And like Snapchat, stories are told in a series of pictures and videos.

Today I think I’ll take a victory lap. Will you join me?

iMarketSmart

I get things wrong all the time. Back in 1993 when I quit my first ‘real’ job in the newspaper business I predicted printed newspapers would be gone by now. Sure, they are having a hard time these days but they are still kicking!

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How You Can Create a Better Nonprofit Newsletter

Ann Green

A newsletter can be a great way to engage with your donors, but the key word here is can. How often does that actually happen? Unfortunately, not very much because most donor newsletters can be used as a cure for insomnia. They’re too long and filled with boring articles that brag about how wonderful the organization is. It’s possible to create an engaging newsletter your donors will want to read. Here are a few ways to create a better nonprofit newsletter. Think about what your donors want.

Newsletter: Should You Swear in Your Cause Marketing ; Super 8 Launches ‘Don’t Drive Drowsy’ ; Game of Thrones, Red Cross Partner at SXSW

Selfish Giving

A few weeks ago I got a call from a nonprofit with a dilemma. A company approached them about a cause marketing campaign on social media. Great, right? But there was one issue. The campaign involved some pretty strong language, and the nonprofit wasn't sure if they wanted to move forward.

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators – #19NTC Edition

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Meril’s. New Orleans, LA Sadly I am not at the Nonprofit Technology Conference in Portland this year. But that doesn’t mean we have to miss out on everything.

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The 8 Components of Engagement Fundraising

iMarketSmart

There are eight components of my innovative fundraising methodology : 1. Accepting the Pareto principle. We’ve called it the 80/20 rule, but it’s more like the 90/10 rule when applied to fundraising.

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How Do You Manage Your To-Do Lists? #NPCOMMLIFE

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

When we first started the #NPCOMMLIFE series , we heard from several of you needing help with your to-do lists. To-do lists are supposed to make our lives easier, but they can quickly become another hassle when you have so many options out there. Kivi and I have tried A LOT of shared to-do lists including Remember the Milk , Basecamp , and Asana. We have now settled on Google Keep since we also use other Google business products. It’s working… so far.

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Storytelling for Nonprofits: The Creativity Plot

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Welcome back to our Storytelling Series based on the marketing book, Made to Stick (Amazon link) by Chip Heath and Dan Heath. Last week we looked at the Challenge Plot which is similar to a lot of Hollywood movies – hero faces adversity and triumphs in the end! Today we look at: The Creativity Plot Creativity stories create those big “Aha!” moments and tell those “what if we … ” stories that work out in the end, even though the idea may seem a little too crazy or bold at the start.

You Can’t Marry Your Donors After the First Date

iMarketSmart

Donors build relationships with nonprofits the same way they build relationships with people. Slowly! Step 1: Meet through friends. Step 2: Chat a bit. Step 3: Find out what we have in common. Step 4: Get together privately. Step 5: Share memorable experiences. It takes a long time. People don’t suddenly become best friends overnight. It happens through many, lightweight engagement experiences.