Sat.Jan 06, 2018 - Fri.Jan 12, 2018

How Nonprofits Can Get More Social Media Engagement in 2018

J Campbell Social Marketing

Nonprofits small and large dived into social media last year, and some found huge success – but many did not get the results that they expected. I hear these social media laments all the time from nonprofits: “Social media algorithms have killed our engagement this year.”. “It’s

What’s Your Ideal Week Like? Here’s Mine.

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Leadership and productivity guy Michael Hyatt talks about planning your ideal week so that you can schedule your actual work weeks in a way that hopefully approximates what you want your life to look like.

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Building Trust with ABCD

Wild Woman Fundraising

Do you want to build trust? If you are in a new position, you need to build trust, deliberately, with your coworkers. If you have new people reporting to you, you need to build trust with them.

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11 best practices for your legacy society communications


When it comes to legacy gifts, most fundraisers spend too much time focused on uncovering hidden gifts or closing more of them. Sure, it’s important to find out who planned a secret gift and to inspire donors to make them.

There Are Big Changes Coming to Facebook – What Your Nonprofit Needs to Know

J Campbell Social Marketing

Facebook just announced another sweeping change to the News Feed. As many nonprofits know, organic (unpaid) reach and post engagement from Pages has gone down in recent months, with fewer and fewer people seeing Page posts.

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Penrose. Oakland, CA. Happy Friday, dear friends! How are your New Year’s Resolutions coming along? If one of them was to learn more, then I can help with today’s collection of links from around the world of marketing and communications. It’s time for Mixed Links….

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Announcing the 2018 Fundraising Career Conference

Wild Woman Fundraising

Dear Nonprofit Girlfriend, . We need help. . All you have to do is turn on the news to see this. . NO ONE could argue that our leadership needs help. Some might even say, “What leadership? I see no leadership.” ” We are moving backwards in so many areas. .

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Facebook Giveth…

The Agitator

“Timeo Danaos et dona ferentes” (“I fear the Greeks, even when they bear gifts”). — Virgil, Aeneid. Facebook has announced that it is eliminating its five percent transaction fee on donations to nonprofits (personal fundraisers still have a 6.9% + $.30 30 fee in the US).

Mobile Giving: 2 Strategies to Improve Your Nonprofit’s ROI

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Steve Page. If you’ve decided 2018 is the year your nonprofit is going to embrace mobile fundraising campaigns, Steve Page of MobileCause has some great tips and resources for you in today’s post. Kristina. Guest Post by Steve Page.

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Increasing Donations: The Essential Ingredients of Effective Nonprofit Web Design

Ann Green

By Dishan Jay. Good web design is a bit like clean air. You never really think of it, until the garbage truck passes you by and you realize how indispensable it is. It’s often dismissed until lack of it becomes a hazard. The same thing happens with nonprofits and design.

Building awareness for planned giving is easier and less expensive than ever


Promoting planned giving doesn’t have to be expensive. If you have traffic on your website, you have a chance to promote planned giving for pennies per click. Try retargeting ads! What is retargeting?

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… And Facebook Taketh Away

The Agitator

Yesterday, we talked about transaction-fee-free donations through Facebook and how, all other things equal, you’d probably rather own the constituent relationship, thank you very much.

Communications Directors Want to MORE and LESS of This

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Here’s another little sneak peek at the data we’ll share in the full 2018 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report next week. We asked you what you wanted to do MORE of in 2018. . The big theme here is getting more organized and strategic, with planning and analytics.

Is Your Nonprofit Ready for Product Licensing?

Selfish Giving

ASPCA is a great example of a nonprofit that profits from product licensing agreements. Years ago when I was writing Cause Marketing for Dummies , Joanna and I had to write a short section on product licensing.

Building a Fundraising Program Takes Time

Fundraising Report Card

Fundraising plans, starting a major gifts program, engaging in a capital campaign and a host of other nonprofit initiatives are like caverns — they take time, diligence and patience to develop. The post Building a Fundraising Program Takes Time appeared first on Fundraising Report Card. Culture

Fundraising Beyond @RealDonaldTrump

The Agitator

I confess. I spend far too much time transfixed by happenings on social media than I should.

Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Susan Yingling

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Susan Yingling. Welcome to our first installment for 2018 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!

How we innovated nonprofit fundraising fees


There have always been costs associated with nonprofit fundraising. Whether it’s renting the hall for your dinner event, the fee your bank charges for the organization’s checking account, or even the gas you burn on the way to the bank to cash all those gala checks, there is little fundraising that can be done 100% free of costs. Product Marketing

Ep247: Emoji Reaction Project Turns Your Facebook Into Activism

Selfish Giving

Today on CauseTalk Radio , Megan and I talk to Dana Stalker and Rachel Frederick , associate creative directors at Droga5 , an advertising agency that has developed the Emoji Reaction Project.

Google Giveth and Google Taketh Away

The Agitator

For those who weren’t reading search engine marketing news over the holidays, instead spending “quality time” with “family” and “friends,” there was an earthquake for nonprofits who use Google Grants. I must preface this with the fact that Google is the only major advertising platform I know of with a program like Google Grants. Facebook won’t give you free advertising on its platform (perhaps the reason it’s now eliminating transaction fees – more on this later this week).

The Bots are Here: Nonprofit Friends or Foes?

A. Fine Blog

That long awaited moment is here: robots have become a regular part of our daily lives. But are they here to help or hurt us? Beth Kanter and I explore this question in a post called: The Robots Are Here: How Nonprofits Can Make Sure They Save Rather Than Kill Us.

WANTED: VP of Video Game Fundraising

The Agitator

Chances are your organization doesn’t have a fundraiser in charge of video game fundraising. Does this mean you may already be missing out on some pretty big bucks and an even bigger future? I ask the question only because of the remarkably meteoric rise of online recreational gaming and its fundraising potential. Each month 100 million folks watch their favorite personalities play video games on Twitch —an Amazon-owned online network that claim to reach half of the millennial males in the U.S.