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Simple Rules, Part I: How to Make Better and Faster #NpComm Decisions

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

In their book, Simple Rules: How to Thrive in a Complex World (Amazon), Donald Sull and Kathleen M. Prioritizing Rules help you rank alternatives.

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Just ONE Call to Action (Case Study)

Getting Attention

Remember when you were a teen and your mom told you to clean up your room, call your grandmother, and set the table all within the same five minutes.

Here’s why when it comes to planned gifts, it isn’t necessarily ALL about the relationship


I have two questions that I ask people when they say that planned gift fundraising “is all about the relationship.” ” I ask, “How many gifts did you/your organization receive last year that ‘came over the transom’? ” The answer is always something like, “70%, 80% or 90%.” Focus on why not how.

Thanks In Advance

The Agitator

Believe it or not, those three words — Thanks in advance — have magical properties.

Simple Rules, Part II: How to Get Better #NpComm Work Done Faster

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Yesterday I introduced you to some of the concepts from Donald Sull’s and Kathleen M. How-To Rules guide the basics of executing tasks.

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What Type of Communications Team Works Best at Your Nonprofit?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

According to our research, 75% of nonprofit communications teams are organized in one of four ways, based on how the workload for the team is created.

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Ep205: This Waste Disposal Company Gives Nonprofits Trash Bags Full of Money

Selfish Giving

Never Miss a Show - Sign Up for Email Updates. On show, Megan, James and I discuss: James Mitchner, Waste Industries. What's the criteria?

7 Questions You Must Answer to Get the Right Kind of Facebook Fans

J Campbell Social Marketing

Love it or hate it, Facebook reigns supreme over the social media landscape.

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Can You Tell Your Supporters That a CGA Can Deliver "GUARANTEED" Income or Not?


I attended a local monthly planned giving event a while back and learned a lot about how not to market charitable gift annuities. So what gives?

Give Your Newsletter a Reason to Live

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

We are getting ready for our next Nonprofit Marketing Accelerator – Updating Your Community: Integrating E-Newsletters and Social Media.

Spending On Retention Marketing

The Agitator

I looked in particular at expected spending on retention. More respondents (50%) expected to increase their spend on acquisition.]

Enough With the Jargon

Ann Green

Nonprofits love their jargon, don’t they? You see appeal letters, thank you letters, and newsletter articles laced with terms like at-risk youth, underserved communities, leverage, and impactful. I think people use jargon because it’s an insider language and it makes them feel like they’re “in the know” in their professional world. Jargon fixes.

The single worst way to evaluate your planned giving program


Recently someone told me that their current planned giving marketing efforts were not working. “How do you know?” ” I asked. Huh?

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Happy Friday, awesome people out there! Let’s kill some time today reading the freshest Mixed Links… Is the world getting you down?

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Has Your Organization Been Hacked?

The Agitator

Nonprofit groups breathing a sigh of relief because, unlike their organizational cousins in politics, they’re not targets of Russian hacking should take another and deeper breath–and gasp. Click Here for Story and Videos ]. Communications Media usage / trends Nonprofit management premium

Do you know how to PRE-Suade in your fundraising?

Wild Woman Fundraising

Everyone knows about persuasion, but what about PRE-suasion? Recently I was reading a book called Pre-suasion by Robert Cialdini. WE believe in this.

I Give It A ‘B’

The Agitator

Recently I received a Quarterly Impact Report from Possible , a nonprofit providing health care services in Nepal. On the one. Communications premium