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Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Happy Friday! Join me for some Mixed Links… Have you done your year-end fundraising debrief yet? If you need more help getting started, here is How To Conduct An End of Year (EOY) Fundraising Review & Audit.

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Your donors want to find meaning in their lives. But are you helping them?

iMarketSmart

Sick of my rants yet? I’ve droned on and on about the fact that your job is to make your donors feel good and to facilitate the exchange of dollars for value. And, of course, value is in the eye of the beholder (the donor’s eyes).

The Rage-Donation

The Agitator

Ashley Fetters has written an interesting pice in GQ magazine titled, The Rise of the ‘Rage-Donation’ A fun read. What she’s talking about is the flood of post-election donations to nonprofits in the US.

From Cause Marketing to Corporate Causes

Selfish Giving

You do really great work. In fact, you tell people about it all of the time (be honest). You tell family, friends, colleagues, donors, and potential donors. Of course, why wouldn’t you tell them? Your not-for-profit organization really is making a transformative difference in people lives.

Five Ways to Plan for the Unexpected, #NPComm Style

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I’m teaching about editorial calendars a lot this month, and here’s one of the key lessons: Stay strategic while also making room for the unexpected. You don’t know what’s going to happen in the future.

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How the Super Bowl Inspired Nonprofit Marketing in Atlanta

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Kathy Powell shared this post with me on Sunday — before Super Bowl LI. It was a heartbreaker for Falcons fans like Kathy.

Rise Up! Fly In!

The Agitator

This is a Call to Action. The 100-year-old charitable tax deduction is under imminent threat and nonprofits are gearing up for a fight.

Play

Wild Woman Fundraising

MT: Hey, everybody. This is Mazarine Treyz of Wild Woman Fundraising, and today I am so pleased to be interviewing Sheena Greer of Colludo about play. Sheena will be speaking about this subject at our Fundraising Career Conference 2017 , and Sheena, welcome. SG: Thank you so much for having me.

All the Rage: Fundraising on Fury and Revenge

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Fundraising isn’t all lofty and inspiring. Lately, a lot of it is quite angry. And quite successful. via GIPHY. Outrage over President Trump’s immigrant ban helped the ACLU raise more money online in one weekend than in all of 2016. .

Planning Your Editorial Calendar This Year

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

We’ve always known what a difference an editorial calendar makes. Our Trends Report research shows that nonprofits with effective communications are three times as likely to use an editorial calendar as those who say their communications are ineffective.

Do you trust your executive director?

Wild Woman Fundraising

When I was working full time in fundraising, I ran into a problem. Maybe you had this problem too? My boss didn’t seem to trust me. I would put in the hours, do the work, raise the money, and I would still feel like my boss didn’t trust me. Then, I started not trusting my boss.

Is Not. Is.

The Agitator

This post is not a plug for Visme, although Visme does have a cool, user-friendly tool for creating infographics. However, it is a plug for infographics … and better data visualization in general by nonprofits.

Fake News. Fake Fundraising.

The Agitator

Sooner or later the fake news scams, hoaxes and parodies that marked this past campaign season on social media had to spill over into online fundraising.

Defending Black Lives Matter … And The Alt-Right

The Agitator

Make no mistake. Ever since the U.S. Presidential election political and ideological polarization has increased not diminished. It’s a dangerous trend that should concern and alert every nonprofit with a mission to advocate a point of view. Now, as much as any time in history, it is essential that individuals be able to express and promote their viewpoints through affiliation with like-minded organizations, without exposing themselves to a legal, personal or political attacks of intimidation.

Defending Black Lives Matter and the Alt-Right

The Agitator

Make no mistake. Ever since the U.S. Presidential election political and ideological polarization has increased not diminished. It’s a dangerous trend that should concern and alert every nonprofit with a mission to advocate a point view. Now, as much as any time in history, it is essential that individuals be able to express and promote their viewpoints through affiliation with like-minded organizations without exposing themselves to a legal, personal or political attacks of intimidation.