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1 Week into 2017: Where are You Headed?

Getting Attention

This practical, doable marketing plan template takes you from goals to benchmarks, work plan, action, and impact! . Eeesh!

Sharing the MLK, Jr. Holiday in a Culturally Competent Way

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Working effectively cross-culturally is an especially important topic for people working in nonprofit communications. Go beyond the cliché! no BS).

How to ensure that your letter signer will sign your fundraising letter even if he/she doesn’t like it


I’ll skip to the end and tell you how: Set some ground rules with whoever you ask to sign your fundraising letter. Because it looks weird (i.e.

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Make Me Smile, Not Smirk

The Agitator

Most of what I did receive turned me off … I’m now a dedicated year-end NON-giver.

The missing link in fundraising programs

Fundraising Coach

Whether your fiscal year starts now or is only part of the way through, January is a good time to evaluate your fundraising progress. To help you're planning, here's an email I sent our Fundraising Kick subscribers yesterday. Good morning, Kickers! Listening to a conversation between Stephen R. Covey and his son Stephen M.R. Person by person. Ask 4.

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Ep197: Millennial Start-Up Love Your Melon is Putting a Cap on Pediatric Cancer

Selfish Giving

Today on CauseTalk Radio , Megan and I talk to Alex Meysman , national event director at Love Your Melon (LYM). LYM raised $2.5 million in 2016.

Nonprofit Communicators, It’s Time to Level Up!

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I recently contributed an article to the Communications Network’s biannual journal, Change Agent , called It’s Time to Level Up!

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly in Year-End Fundraising – Part One

Ann Green

At the end of November, I made year- end donations to 25 organizations. Some organizations are doing a better job of communicating than others.

A Bountiful Reward For Giving Thanks

The Agitator

In November The Agitator reported on a creative alternative to #GivingTuesday called #ThanksGivingTuesday. Organized by Heather McGinness , VP of Advancement at Concordia College-New York , this all-stakeholder event is testament to the power of genuine gratitude, skillful communication, and a mighty respect for donors.

The Gig Economy and the Nonprofit Sector

Wild Woman Fundraising

This month Yes Magazine published a happy go lucky article about the gig economy and how we should all LOVE IT because it gives us SO MUCH FLEXIBILITY!

Communications Staff Confidence is Up, But Satisfaction is Down

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

We’ll release the 2017 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report on Tuesday, January 17 and I’m so excited to share it!

10 Reasons Every Home Should Have an Essential Oil Diffuser

Non Profit Marketing 360

With a lot of artificial air fresheners with harmful chemicals these days, it is good to resort to something that falls into the natural side.

The Forgotten Skill Of Basic Respect

The Agitator

Surprising” because both reported the lousy, rude, awful, very bad treatment of donors. Frankly, I was under the belief, apparently mistaken, that virtually every fundraiser possessed the fundamental skill of decent manners and respect for donors. After all, there. Fundraising philosophy/profession Nonprofit management premium

Making a living without a job-An interview with Barbara Winter

Wild Woman Fundraising

Mazarine Treyz: Hey, everybody. Welcome. This book has been an inspiration for me throughout my path through entrepreneurship. I was excited. MT: Wow.

Let Us Hear All About Your Day!

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Sadly, I am out of stories to share for our Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator Series. Won’t you send in yours? Don’t be shy!

What Fundraising Skills Are You Lacking?

The Agitator

I just sent a short article to my daughter, a newbie working at Saatchi & Saatchi. She has a very good intuitive sense of how to go about sizing up the ‘market’ for various brands, products and services, but I’ve gently urged her to match her instincts with a deeper capacity for analytics.