Sat.Jan 07, 2017 - Fri.Jan 13, 2017

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! Those New Year’s resolutions—including the ones we set for marketing and fundraising work—are so hard to keep.

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

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Contributing Writer Antionette Kerr will be blogging this year for us on several topics, including cultural competency in nonprofit marketing and fundraising. Working effectively cross-culturally is an especially important topic for people working in nonprofit communications.

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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. Usually, a letter signer won’t sign a fundraising letter for the following reasons: a. Because it doesn’t sound like her. Because it looks weird (i.e.

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Make Me Smile, Not Smirk

The Agitator

Given that I’m hiding out in New Zealand, I probably received far fewer email fundraising appeals than most Agitator readers during the end-of-the-year bombardment. [In

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. Covey last week reminded me of the work you do with major donors.

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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. Because I was worried about people who would be left behind in the new administration, 11 of these were new donations.

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!

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). The online retailer donates 50% of the profits from each sale made to find a cure for pediatric cancer and to support families impacted by cancer.

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. I checked back with Heather last week to find out how the bottom line turned out.

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! But what if we want safety as well as flexibility? What then? Should you consult, or should you work full time? What will make you happier?

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! We’ve uncovered some really interesting trends that I think will go a long way in continuing to build the effectiveness of communications teams.

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 best essential oil diffusers have been gathering more and more attention lately because of their numerous advantages and benefits.

The Forgotten Skill Of Basic Respect

The Agitator

Yesterday Tom asked, What Fundraising Skills are You Lacking? , and commenced to offer up his preference for metrics-oriented skills as the ‘most important’ while conceding equal importance to qualitative skills like ‘getting serious about planned giving’, ‘better story telling’, and ‘building a retention culture’ The evening before Tom’s post appeared I received a surprising email and an equally troubling opinion piece.

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

Wild Woman Fundraising

Mazarine Treyz: Hey, everybody. Welcome. This is Mazarine Treyz of Wild Woman Fundraising and today I am talking with Barbara Winter, the author of Making a Living Without a Job. This book has been an inspiration for me throughout my path through entrepreneurship. I’ve given it to other people.

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?

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. So this article about customer data, Most marketers consider data analysis skills more important than social media skills , gave me a bit of welcome ammunition.