Sat.Nov 04, 2017 - Fri.Nov 10, 2017

Why you should stop looking for fundraising silver bullets and unicorns.


Many marketers/fundraisers desperately hope to find silver bullets or unicorns. They become enamored by shiny objects that are easy to employ. Usually, these technologies and tactics focus on the top of the funnel, generating awareness or (at best) interest.

How to Coordinate an Army of Nonprofit Social Media Ambassadors on #GivingTuesday (and beyond)

J Campbell Social Marketing

It’s hard to believe, but #GivingTuesday , the international day of giving back, is just 22 days away! If you are planning on leveraging the social media power of that day to ask for donations, you probably know that you can’t do it alone.

Does 6% Decline In 2017 Giving Thru Mid-Year Spell Year-End Trouble?

The Agitator

The Fundraising Effectiveness Project recently released its Quarterly Fundraising Report covering the first half of 2017. It shows a drop in US giving of 6% below 2016’s mid-year level. Should we worry? Perhaps.

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Ep239: Hasbro Expands Online Hub That Teaches Kids How to Stand Up for Others

Selfish Giving

Have you ever had one of these horrible bosses?


According to Toni Coleman, interim editor in chief of CASE’s CURRENTS Magazine, there are 4 types of horrible bosses : The micromanager. The disinterested boss. The bully. The abuser. Have you worked for one of them? If so, please share your story in the comments section below. Or, for tips on how to be a better manager, check out Toni’s article here. Related Posts: >>What’s missing from most nonprofit mission statements? >>3

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Why you need to know the difference between your donor’s implicit vs. explicit needs


Too often fundraisers make assumptions about what donors want. Usually, this is driven by top leaders or board members. They decide, for instance, that it would be great to close more retained life estate gifts. So they instruct their staff to go out there and market them.

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Cosmos. Orange Beach, AL. Good Friday to you all and a special “Hello and thank you” to all you veterans out there! Please join me for some refreshing Mixed Links… If you’ve taken our Annual Nonprofit Communications Trends Survey, thank you!!

Talking Taxes

The Agitator

fundraisers whose attention last week may have been diverted somewhere between the Special Counsel’s indictments of Trump Campaign heavies and the White House Chief of Staff’s lessons in Civil War revisionist history need to be aware of that a major attempt to re-order the U.S.

How to develop more collective power at work

Wild Woman Fundraising

Do you ever wish you had a more stable nonprofit job? With better wages? Better benefits and more vacation time? But… what can you do, right? Well, what if there WERE something you could do to develop more collective power at work?

What’s Next for Engagement Fundraising?


A quick announcement about what’s next for the Engagement Fundraising Podcast. Learn more about MarketSmart at [link]. The post What’s Next for Engagement Fundraising? appeared first on MarketSmart, LLC |. Podcast

Burning Questions Nonprofit Communications Pros Have

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Do you want to know the answers to these questions: How effective do nonprofit communicators feel on specific goals like community engagement, brand and reputation management, and supporting major donor fundraising?

Our EveryAction Hero: United Nations Foundation


Created in 1998, the United Nations Foundation links the United Nations' work with others around the world, helping the UN address a range of global issues, including climate change, global health, women’s empowerment, peace and security, poverty eradication, and more. Their impact also carries over to #GivingTuesday, the biggest giving day of the year.

Relevance Reigns

The Agitator

I just finished reading two articles from mega-consultant McKinsey which were scary. Scary because they illustrate what we poor fundraisers are up against when it comes to marketing. One article was titled What shoppers really want from personalized marketing.

Fundraising 101


Did you know that there is a whole team of human people at CrowdRise dedicated to helping you reach your fundraising goals. Seriously. We love this stuff. Fundraising

5 Strategies to Guard Your To-Do List from What Doesn’t Belong

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Today I presented the first in a two-part webinar series on streamlining your communications workflow. We focused on five strategies for managing what happens to ideas, suggestions, and other potential assignments BEFORE they make it on to your to-do list.

Time to Pivot: From Resistance to Renaissance

A. Fine Blog

My new friend, Kiersten Marek, the founder of Philanthropy Women invited me to write a post about where we as women activists and philanthropists go a year since the Resistance began. So, here is my take: From Resistance to Renaissance: Women Must Embrace their Power for Funding Social Change.

Counting The Days

The Agitator

Only 21 more days to #GivingTuesday, and boy am I counting them! I’m not sure I can endure the unbridled enthusiasm, the sheer ecstasy, the pulsing anticipation with which fundraisers will approach the next three weeks as they prepare for the Big Day. I guess I can understand it … Three weeks to NOT think about atrocious renewal/retention rates. Three weeks to NOT think about steadily declining acquisition rates.

12 incredible examples of peer-to-peer fundraising


Come with us on a magical, tasty walk through sweet peer-to-peer inspiration. We’ll show you 12 real-world examples of organizations just like yours crushing it with peer-to-peer fundraising. Fundraising

What Does YOUR Workday Look Like?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

What’s going on at your desk right now? Tell me all about it! It’s my monthly call for submissions for our Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator blog series, and I want you to share all the things you do on a daily basis to make the world a better place.