Sat.Feb 11, 2017 - Fri.Feb 17, 2017

How Nonprofit Communicators Spend Their Time (Infographic) #NPCOMM2017

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Do you wonder if other nonprofit communicators are spending as much time on certain tasks as you? Check out the results from the 2017 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report and see for yourself.

Free Nonprofit Resource to Foster Connections and Knowledge Sharing

J Campbell Social Marketing

In the nonprofit sector, professionals often feel that they need to take on everything by themselves. We silo our departments, isolate our fundraising and program staff, and put our heads down to put out the fires that crop up every day as we do our important work.

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Why I don't like crowdfunding

Fundraising Coach

Speaking at a conference recently, fundraisers kept peppering me with questions related to fundraising. Some of those in the audience balanced their entire annual budget on a crowdfunding campaign. That is plain crazy. Yes, crowdfunding has opened up philanthropy and investment to all of us.

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Storytelling Vs. Data. Which Is More Important?

The Agitator

Looking for something to debate over lunch today? Check out Nick Ellinger’s post over at the DonorVoice Blog , where he tackles the age-old debate over the power of storytelling versus data when it comes to fundraising success.

Where’s the Love: Is Your Communications Strategy LGBTQ Inclusive?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Here at Nonprofit Marketing Guide, we believe that cultural competency is an important element of good nonprofit communications. Today, contributing writer Antionette Kerr takes a look at several ways you can improve LGBTQ inclusion in your organization and its communications.

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Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Leanne Poellinger

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Leanne Poellinger. Here’s the latest installment in our series on the “Day in the Life” of nonprofit communicators, where we ask you to describe your day in your own words. We need to hear from you!

HELP! Please….


I really need your help. I funded a study to help you. Basically, we’re trying to help you and your peers understand more about major gift fundraising. I don’t think there are enough studies on the subject.

The Best $5 You’ll Ever Spend. Guaranteed.

The Agitator

“I’m disgusted and frustrated. You should be, too.” ” With those words, Michael Rosen launched his post What are the Obstacles to Improving Donor-Retention Rates? “Once again, the already horrible existing-donor and new-donor retention rates in the USA have further declined, according to the 2016 Donor Retention Report issued recently as part of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and Urban Institute Fundraising Effective Project.”


Ep202: Causely Helps Businesses Grow with Word-of-Mouth Cause Marketing

Selfish Giving

Today on CauseTalk Radio , Megan and I talk to co-founders Matt Sharp and John Rougeux at Causely , a service that helps businesses use cause marketing to grow and build community.

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Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

How is everyone doing out there? Let’s wind down the week with some Mixed Links… It’s time to vote for the 11th Annual DoGooder Video Awards. Does your org have a budget under $2 million? Be part of the 2016 Individual Donor Benchmark Project.

NEWS FLASH: Most of your supporters don’t really want to be in your legacy society


But, oddly, that’s the first thing fundraisers offer legacy gift prospects and those who have disclosed their legacy gift intentions. . The next most popular offer is a pin. I think these offers are pretty lame. Most of your supporters don’t really want to be in your legacy society.

Are you telling these 4 kinds of stories?

Wild Woman Fundraising

Mazarine Treyz: Hey, everybody. Welcome. This is Mazarine Treyz of Wild Woman Fundraising, and today I’m interviewing Vanessa Chase Lockshin of The Storytelling Non-Profit.

Why You Need a Nonprofit Ally in 2017

Selfish Giving

The nonprofit sector is a strong and vibrant community full of people willing to help each other out. And now more than ever, it’s important to come together and work as allies and mentors. The value of being mentored seems pretty obvious: new skills, confidence, friendship, etc.

Everything You Need to Know about Nonprofit Editorial Calendars in 2017 [TOMORROW]

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

It’s time to tame your editorial calendar! Our research shows that nonprofits that use editorial calendars are three times as likely to say they have effective communications. Join us tomorrow for a brand new 60-minute webinar: Everything You Need to Know about.

Sprouts Integrates Local Influencer Marketing

Diva Marketing Blog

In the competitive world of grocery stores most people living in urban areas have many choices. Organic foods, once a competitive advantage, are now available in more than "specialty" grocery stores. The question many in the grocery industry struggles with is.

Do I Have A Job For You!

Wild Woman Fundraising

When I became a fundraiser back in 1997 the professional landscape looked quite different. Recruiters worked mainly with senior individuals. Even after five years of fundraising experience I was still too junior to be taken seriously by recruiters.

Donor Retention … Why Is It So Hard?

The Agitator

Roger’s written a 171-page $24.95 book on it — Retention Fundraising: The New Art and Science of Keeping Your Donors for Life. And yesterday he enthusiastically recommended Jay Love’s 170-page $5.67 Kindle book on it — Stay Together: How to Encourage a Lifetime of Donor Loyalty. Even Jay would agree that the one extra — extremely insightful — page in Roger’s book, the page that costs $19.28 more, is well worth the spend.

10 Most Innovative Nonprofits

The Agitator

In its March issue, Fast Company names the 50 “World’s Most Innovative Companies” The list was topped by Amazon, Google and Uber … not many surprises in their Top 10, although I humbly confess — Luddite that I am — that I did not recognise #8 Twilio, and once past the Top 10, my recognition rate fell well below 50%! Test yourself.

When All Else Fails: Merge

The Agitator

The general inability of large organizations to face change and flexibly deal with it hit home with this recent headline in Toronto’s Globe and Mail : Donation drop forces merger of Canada’s largest cancer charities , The merger of the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) and the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation (CBCF) was triggered by revenue decline of 16% at the CCS and 33% at the CBCF. Both charities had begun to eat heavily into their reserves.