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Median Salaries for Nonprofit Communications Directors

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Curious if your salary as a nonprofit communications director is in line with what others are making? There’s a huge range depending on the size of your nonprofit and where you live. Check out the salary data for U.S.

A New Landing Page, Just for Fundraisers

EveryAction

Fundraising professionals often have enormous workloads, so it's critical that they're able to quickly access top-line data about their various fundraising channels and easily accomplish related tasks.

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I dare you to be your own fundraising guru

Wild Woman Fundraising

Recently I checked my library account, and I checked out over 100 books in the last year. Did I read them all? But did I skim all of them? I read most of them. I love learning! When I started out in fundraising, I always wanted more knowledge.

Fundraisers – You’re Missing the Point of Social Media Fundraising

J Campbell Social Marketing

Lately I’ve been seeing a lot of articles, written by my fundraising heroes, that are a little bit grouchy on the subject of social media fundraising. I’m here to give you my side of the social media fundraising argument – because I know that it works.

Why Stories Are Important for Nonprofits

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

“A story is a fact, wrapped in an emotion that compels us to take an action that transforms our world.” – Richard Maxwell and Robert Dickman in The Elements of Persuasion Starting in March, I will share more on how to write stories, but today we get down to the basics in case storytelling isn’t a priority at your nonprofit: Why Stories Work Easier to remember.

Empower Your Supporters to Host Their Own Events on EveryAction

EveryAction

Many nonprofits and campaign organizations regularly empower their supporters to throw their own house parties, host fundraisers, and organize community events.

Follow This Example To See How Automated Cultivation Can Work To Meet Donor Needs.

iMarketSmart

If you were a fundraiser at my alma mater seeking a donation from me for a new building, a progressive campaign might look like this: Step 1 – Awareness. The first step might be an offer (seemingly from you) to see if I’d like a digital version of my yearbook from my graduation year.

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Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators – February 22, 2019

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

The Depot. Auburn, AL Happy Friday, good people. Do you want the best articles, posts, tips, and more from around the world of marketing and fundraising? Of course you do! This week I have more trends for 2019, marketing to millennials, free tools for nonprofits, and Ryan Reynolds.

Avoid this Communications Don’t – “Our Organization Needs Your Input”

Getting Attention

That’s the subject line of this morning’s email from our local Jewish Community Center (JCC), asking for my input on its member survey. My immediate response was to delete it because it’s all about the JCC’s needs and not about what us members need. At least that’s what the subject line conveys! Has your organization ever alienated its audiences doing something like this, something totally narcissistic ?

Break Free From Your Generic Communication

Ann Green

How many times have you received an appeal or thank you letter that never mentions your past giving or that you’re a monthly donor? All you get is a generic, one-size-fits-all letter that doesn’t acknowledge who you are.

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How to Use Social Media to Raise Money Online

J Campbell Social Marketing

My webinar with Nonprofit Tech for Good went so well I wanted to share the slides with you! How to Use Social Media to Raise Money Online from Julia Campbell. Description of the webinar: Packed with practical, how-to advice and examples for small nonprofits on a limited budget, this free webinar will show you how to leverage your social media accounts to raise money and strengthen relationships with donors so they give again.

How to Go from “Plain Content” to “Content Marketing”

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

You make a lot of content. That’s what communications staff do. But are you using that content well? Are you fully implementing a content marketing strategy? To go from plain ol’ content to content marketing, you need to do two things: First, put that content into a format that people will find attractive and relevant. Second, use that content to further your marketing objectives.

All the reasons to see us at Peer-to-Peer Professional Forum

CrowdRise

It’s that time of year. The time when we descend on New Orleans to eat our way through all the beignets ( again ), pretend we’re bold enough to go on a cemetery tour, and most importantly, set up the most fun, informative, and least-boring show booth at the 2019 Peer-to-Peer Professional Forum

CSR Execs on Trends to Pay Attention to in 2019 [SPONSORED]

Selfish Giving

Join Catalist’s Brittany Hill for a FREE one-hour webinar on February 27th that will share the findings of reaching out to more than 150 CSR executives and capturing their thoughts, challenges and predictions for the upcoming year. Signup HERE.

Fundraising Benchmarks — What Can You Learn from $40B in Donations?

Fundraising Report Card

Measuring your organization’s fundraising performance against itself (year over year analysis for example), is the first step towards benchmarking. After that comes peer comparison. The post Fundraising Benchmarks — What Can You Learn from $40B in Donations? appeared first on Fundraising Report Card. Analysis

When Everything Is Going Great at Work #NPCOMMLIFE

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

While we know a lot of you are completely overwhelmed or stressed by your job, we also know a lot of you are out there kicking butt! Your campaigns get attention. Your advocates make change happen. Emails are being opened and checks are being mailed. You are on top of the world! So how do you handle that success? When things go right we tend to react in two very different ways – get cocky and complacent or think we just got lucky.

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Newsletter: 150 CSR Execs on 2019 Trends; ‘Rise & Shrine’ Blend Supports Hospital ??; Best TOF Lead Gen Tactics

Selfish Giving

Two things today. First, thanks to everyone for helping the Selfish Giving newsletter recently achieve three new highs. Last week's newsletter had a 52.6 percent open rate ! Most newsletters are lucky if they get a 20 percent open rate.)