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

Ready for Year-End? Here Are 10 Easy Things You Can Do to Raise More Money


We won't waste your time with a lengthy intro. With #GivingTuesday and Year-End fundraising rapidly approaching, we'll get straight to the point. Below are some quick and easy things you can do to raise more money. Go on, crush your fundraising goals! Say Thanks.

WEIGH IN, NONPROFITS: Do You LOVE or HATE Twitter’s New 280 Character Count?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I’ll be honest. My first reaction to Twitter doubling its character count – from 140 to 280 – made me all: via GIPHY. I’m not alone: Twitter users herald new character limits with 280-character howls of despair . We all have 280 characters?

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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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?

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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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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.

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

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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

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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.

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!!

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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

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

“But, It’s Not Industry Standard.”

The Agitator

Next time a consultant defends some indefensible recommendation by telling you “It’s industry standard” … head for the hills. Better yet, fire the consultant. ‘Industry standard’ is to new ideas and suggestions that challenge the status quo what garlic is to vampires.

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?

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

Selfish Giving

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.

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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.

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.

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