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10 Organizations Leading The Way This Mental Health Awareness Month

EveryAction

Approximately 1 in 5 American adults experiences some sort of mental illness in any given year. Since 1949, May has been observed as Mental Health Awareness month to bring attention the ongoing need for proper support and health care services for those affected.

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Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Caroline Guy

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Caroline Guy. Welcome to the latest installment in our series on the “Day in the Life” of nonprofit communicators! This series lets you describe your workday in your own words. We’d love to feature YOU in this series!

Using What Is Dissertation

SocialButterfly

Using What Is Dissertation. What You Must Know About What Is Dissertation. Consistently ask a second opinion, generally, you can miss to several one’s misstates so it’s always a good concept to question somebody else to critique your work for you personally.

Before and After Annual Reports from our Annual Reports Masterclass

Wild Woman Fundraising

Are you wondering what an annual report that can get you donations looks like? Check out the annual reports below! Leslie writes, . “I took your annual report masterclass last year, and this year we got a big donation as a direct result of our 2016 annual report!

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5 Steps to Running a Campus Voter Registration Program

EveryAction

For universities searching for ways to both grow students' engagement on campus and develop their education and participation as active citizens, voter registration programs have become an increasingly popular activity.

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The four words that increased click-through by 42%

The Agitator

“As a medical professional”…. That was simple, no? They certainly aren’t the types of words you would usually use to increase click-through, response, and conversion rates. And, alas, they may not work for you.

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Time for a Change! What Communications Leadership Looks Like

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Let’s Shift That Culture and Make Some Real Progress! There is more to effective nonprofit communications than following best practices. To get the best results, there needs to be a fundamental shift in how you lead your communications staff and the team culture you foster.

School Branding at it’s Best: Where Intellect and Imagination are Intertwined

Mission Minded

What makes San Francisco Day School different from other K-8 schools in San Francisco? It’s the place where intellect and imagination are intertwined every day. So students light up with the call and capacity to take on the complexities of their day and of a diverse world.

Is it time to dump donor ‘scores’?

iMarketSmart

Are scores really worth the trouble? It seems like every service provider has a scoring system for your donors. They've got capacity scores, likelihood scores, and MarketSmart even has an engagement score. But I have yet to find a fundraiser who solely relies on a score for anything. Why score? I think most major and legacy gift fundraisers really want to know three things: Does the supporter have capacity to make a meaningful impact?

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Generating Leads By Combining Identity and Programmatic Outreach

The Agitator

The natural assumption is that most donors to the American Hangnail Society either have hangnails or care about someone who does. Yes, as you can tell, we are anonymizing a disease-focused charity. There is not, to my knowledge, an American Hangnail Society (AHS). (Yet;

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

The Bombay Club. New Orleans, LA. Happy Friday, friends! Time to wind down the week with the best articles, posts, tips, and more from around the world of marketing and fundraising. It’s time for Mixed Links….

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How Making Smart Investments Will Help You Raise More Money

Ann Green

Those of you with a July 1 fiscal year start date are most likely working on your budget for next year. Some of you may have a calendar year budget, so you’ll be working on yours later in the year.

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7 big reasons why capacity is so hard to uncover (how the rich hide their wealth)

iMarketSmart

Here’s how the ultra-rich make sure you can’t figure out how much money they really have: They figure out ways to evade taxes entirely. They use offshore accounts and tax havens (although the government is clamping down on this). They put assets in other people’s names (usually with trusts for family members). They might even create shell companies and layer them to make it hard to follow the trail. They never ever reveal how much they really make to anyone no matter what.

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The Opposite of “More” Is Not “Less”; It’s “Better”

The Agitator

For generations direct response fundraisers have been steering the fundraising car with little more than two controls: the gas pedal and the brake pedal. Want more monthly donors? Invest more money. More prospecting. More F2F. More DRTV. More campaigns to reactivate lapsed sustainers.

Last Chance to Take Our Survey on Boundaries at Work

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Do Your Bosses and Co-Workers Respect Your Boundaries? Ahead of next week’s two-part series focusing on how to stop being overwhelmed and preventing burnout at work , we have been gathering data on how boundaries are respected at your organization.

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The 1,000 biggest challenges facing nonprofits today

CrowdRise

All industries have challenges… and the nonprofit world is no exception. So, when we asked 1,000 nonprofits who use CrowdRise by GoFundMe to let us know what their biggest challenges were, we found the responses really eye opening. There were so many commonalities that we weren’t expecting outside of what you may immediately think of as a nonprofit challenge. News, Research & Trends

Beyond the Basics with Donor Retention (Season 1, Episode 5)

Fundraising Report Card

Learn just how important donor retention is and how to make smarter decisions to improve retention and donation revenue. Download the Metrics That Matter eBook at [link] Click here to listen on YouTube! Topic Timestamps Donor retention [02:00] Overall revenue impact? [03:10] 03:10] What mistakes do people make analyzing this data? [06:06] 06:06] Segmenting your data [06:46] … Continue reading "Beyond the Basics with Donor Retention (Season 1, Episode 5)".

Channel vs. Identity: Two Go In; One Comes Out

The Agitator

The words we use shape our thinking. A recent study , for example, showed you can change how people want to stop crime by how you describe it (by more than the divide between Democrats and Republicans). If crime is a “beast preying” on the city, you want more punitive crackdowns. If it’s a “virus infecting” the city, you want more reforms to address the root causes of crime. Unfortunately, the same thing happens when we open Excel.

Newsletter: Thinkers vs Feelers vs Deferrers ; IKEA Encourages School Kids to Bully Plant ; Why Does This Bee Have a QR Code Glued to It?

Selfish Giving

The next time you're on a call with a partnership prospect I want you decide what kind of decision maker they are. I’ve decided that decision makers can be lumped into one of these three groups: Thinkers, Feelers and Deferrers.

4 technology tools worth the investment for nonprofits

CrowdRise

Investment as it relates to growth is a major topic right now in the nonprofit space and, as we dug into last month , one of the key ways you can actually lower overhead is to take more of your fundraising online. Social Marketing

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Cause Connection: A Simple, Underused Donor Identity

The Agitator

The last two days have covered two examples of health charities that have increased their revenues by differentiating based on cause connection. That is, they looked differently at those who either had the disease they are working to abate or had been treated by their facility and those who didn’t have this type of cause connection. Two important points here.

Ep265: How Echoing Green Turns Business Leaders Into Social Sector Mentors

Selfish Giving

Today on CauseTalk Radio , Megan and I talk to Kate Hayes , Director of Direct Impact for Echoing Green about their unique efforts to spot emerging mid-career business leaders and invest deeply in their success to accelerate their impact in the social sector.

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