Sat.Nov 17, 2018 - Fri.Nov 23, 2018

5 Simple Strategies to Organize Your Nonprofit’s Donor Data

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Jay Love Collecting data is an important part of your job as a nonprofit communicator. But if you aren’t organizing it in a way that is useful, you may be wasting your time and not being as effective as you could be.

Who are you, under that mask?

Wild Woman Fundraising

You never started out wanting to be a fundraiser. But here you are. What do you think of your career so far? Are you satisfied? Are there things you wish you could change, but “oh well, I’m 10-20 years in now, can’t stop?”

4 Easy Ways to Prepare Your Website for End-of-Year Fundraising


The year-end giving season always offers a unique opportunity to engage with your members, donors, and volunteers. It’s a busy time for fundraising, which means you’re competing with a lot of other nonprofits and causes for their attention and support.

How to Tell A Story Across Social Media Platforms

J Campbell Social Marketing

Every Monday I will create a short video answering a question from a member of the Nonprofit Social Media Storytelling Group. We call it #MailbagMonday! Check back ever Monday inside the Group to see if I answer your question! . This week I answer two nonprofit questions that are interrelated.

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators – November 23, 2018

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Happy Thanksgiving to those of you in the US. I am so thankful for you, I have put together the best articles, posts, tips, and more from around the world of marketing and fundraising.

A bunch of reasons why January is NOT necessarily the best time to ‘hit your donor’s mailbox’


Recently I saw a question posted on a discussion board that was inspired by a blog (NOT mine) titled: WHY YOU NEED TO HIT YOUR DONOR’S MAILBOX FIRST THING IN 2019. The question was: Planned/legacy giving marketing – when do you mail? Here’s the response I posted.

Fundraising in the last days of December

Fundraising Coach

Year-end is a huge time for nonprofit's fundraising. There's a debate if the spike in giving is because we ask so much more frequently at this time of year or if it's because people are more generous because of the mix of public and religious holidays combined with the end of the tax year.

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Are You a Nonprofit Communicator Making the World a Better Place?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Of course you are! I would love to get our Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator off to a great start for 2019 which means I need to hear from you! This series is a fun way to help us better understand our community’s needs and to also let other nonprofit communicators know they aren’t alone in the crazy, chaotic world of nonprofit marketing and fundraising. How It Works It’s pretty simple! You just fill out the form below, then send me a picture and your bio.

Something to Be Thankful For: A Great Company Culture (Plus 3 Ways You Can Foster It)

Fundraising Report Card

That’s when it clicked. I didn’t mean to say “work” earlier that day, instead I meant to say “company culture.” I derive meaning from my life by giving to others, and our culture at MarketSmart allows me to do that. It began to crystallize as I watched the road pass by in the window. The post Something to Be Thankful For: A Great Company Culture (Plus 3 Ways You Can Foster It) appeared first on Fundraising Report Card. Culture

Newsletter: Cyber Monday + #GivingTuesday = ; JFK Tweets from Beyond the Gave ??; 10 Best Thanksgiving Movies

Selfish Giving

First, have a wonderful, relaxing and delicious Thanksgiving ! Second, over the long weekend be sure to to check out a great new podcast, Purpose 360. It's hosted by two social purpose supahstahs!: Carol "The Mother of Social Purpose" Cone and Matchfire CEO Chris Noble !

4 Top Marketing Strategies for Nonprofits

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Here’s another quick peek at the data coming in for the 2019 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report ( take the survey here ). This data could change, so if you are reading this after mid-January 2019, download the full report. For the first time, we asked about specific communications strategies. Not goals , not tactics, but strategies.