Sat.Sep 02, 2017 - Fri.Sep 08, 2017

6 Time-Saving Scheduling Tools Recommended by Fellow Nonprofits

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Scheduling a meeting shouldn’t be hard. But all too often, it feels like: via GIPHY. The back-and-forth is enough to suck your soul dry. Thankfully, there are apps to improve the process.

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Why the Canadian Digital Service is a major milestone for Canada.

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

Over the course of the past two decades there have been numerous initiatives / movements relating to the Government of Canada and the digital space. I can see why it’s hard for people to get excited about yet another one.

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10 Simple Ways Nonprofits Can Prepare for A Successful #GivingTuesday

J Campbell Social Marketing

#GivingTuesday , the international day of giving, is set for November 28th this year! Last year, the total amount donated on #GivingTuesday was $168 million, up from $116.7 million in 2015. GivingTuesday is certainly growing in popularity, but success on this special giving day comes with a caveat.

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Could your volunteers solve most of your fundraising problems?


Volunteerism is the gateway drug leading to major giving and legacy gifts. Proof can be found in the 2016 U.S. Trust® Study of High Net Worth Philanthropy. The study is based on a survey of U.S.

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Penrose. Oakland, CA. Did you have a good week? Let’s end it the right way with some Mixed Links… Looking to add a little spark to your social media plans? Try these 4 Easy Ways to Take Social Media Marketing to the Next Level.

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How Will Hurricane Harvey Affect Year-End Giving?

The Agitator

In 2005 the devastation from Hurricanes Katrina and Rita triggered $6.5 billion in donations and pledges from individual citizens, foundations, and corporations, according to the 2007 Giving USA report, an annual snapshot of American philanthropy.

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Appeal Letter Writing 101

Ann Green

September is here and you know that means. Yes, it’s year-end appeal season – the time many nonprofits rely on to raise a good chunk of their revenue. While your donors will be receiving a multitude of appeal letters, many organizations seem to go on autopilot and send a generic, boring appeal. You can make yours stand out by giving some thought to it. Let’s get back to basics with a little appeal letter writing 101. Make a good first impression.

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Navigating the Media Relations Trifecta of Earned, Paid, and Owned Media

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Are you… Tired of begging for media coverage? Wondering how to engage social media activists and citizen journalists? Or wanting more control over telling your own stories? The good news is you don’t have to rely on journalists to cover your nonprofit and hope they get your story right.

10 Awesome [xyz] Ideas For Nonprofits

The Agitator

I enjoy speculating about email subject lines. If I added another word or two instead of [xyz] to the subject line of this email, do you think it would increase or decrease the open rate? However I’m already digressing. This isn’t a post about subject lines. But it is about how important the digital environment now is to nonprofit marketing and fundraising. The actual title of the NonProfitPro article that caught my attention was: 10 Awesome Marketing Ideas for Nonprofits.

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Ep230: Lowe's Raises $1.5 Million with In-Store Fundraiser, Will Renovate 50 Boys & Girls Clubs

Selfish Giving

Today on CauseTalk Radio , Megan and I talk to James Frison , Director, Community Relations for Lowe's , about Renovation Across the Nation , an annual $2.5

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My New Engagement Fundraising Podcast: The reviews are in!


Whenever I do something new, I get a little nervous. “Will they like it? Will they “get” it? What if the New Jersey boy in me is too crass?”

What’s Happening in September

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Here’s what’s happening at Nonprofit Marketing Guide this month: Online Training: September 7: Navigating the Media Relations Trifecta of Earned, Paid, and Owned Media with Antionette Kerr. Learn the three types of media and how you can get better at each of them.

Disaster Giving

The Agitator

Yesterday Roger wrote about Hurricane Harvey and the tide of donations coming in, raising the question, how might this hugely generous response affect year-end giving for non-disaster-related nonprofits and charities. His post offers advice on doing the best you can — if you’re one of those other organizations — to stay in front of your donors and continue to win their support.

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How Texas Businesses are Helping Hurricane Harvey Victims

Selfish Giving

Hurricane Harvey was a one-in-a-thousand-year rain event dumping nearly 25 trillion gallons of rainwater on the gulf coast. Most of the affected people were Texans, hearty and independent folk whose pride in their state leads them to take care of their own at a time like this.

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What Flood Waters Can’t Conceal

The Agitator

Like millions of folks a good deal of my attention over the past 10 days has focused on the rising waters and the flood of destruction and misery inflicted on the people and animals of Houston by Hurricane Harvey. As we await developments surrounding a potentially fresh disaster– Hurricane Irma now barreling toward the U.S. — I wanted to share some impressions from the week of the Houston storm.