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How the Hemophilia Federation of America Created Their Thank You Video

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Emily Roush-Bobolz. Thanksgiving may be next week, but year-end is a great time to thank your supporters. If you don’t think you can pull together a thank-you video quickly, Emily Roush-Bobolz, Communications Manager at the Hemophilia Federation of America shares how she did just that.

3 Easy Ways To Make Your Nonprofit's Email Program Stand Out Today [With Free Templates]


For most nonprofits, email is the backbone of their digital fundraising program. However, as all digital fundraisers know, effective email fundraising consists of far more than sending out an ask for donations.

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Which Story to Share? (G.R.E.A.T. Stories)

Getting Attention

Sometimes we have so many strong stories available that it’s hard to select the best ones to feature in a specific campaign. At other times, it seems impossible to source the right story or find a fitting one to harvest from the story bank. I’ve been there.

How to Gain Support for an “Unsexy” Cause

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 every Monday inside the Group to see if I answer your question! .

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Do You Skip Thanksgiving Too?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Back off, Old Man. It ain’t your time yet. How annoying is it that department stores skip over Thanksgiving and go right to Christmas?

4 simple concepts that can help you raise sophisticated transformational gifts


I like this blog post written by Greg Ring over at The Giving Crowd. . In it, he outlines his Four C’s of Successful Fundraising. Although, I’m not sure why he calls it that since there are a lot more than four C’s in the post.

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Make #GivingTuesday More Than Just a Giving Day

Ann Green

I’m sure you’ve all heard of #GivingTuesday, the annual giving day that takes place the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. This year it will be on November 27. Perhaps you’ve participated in the past and it’s been successful, or maybe it wasn’t. Perhaps you’re planning to participate for the first time.

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Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators – November 16, 2018

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Baby, it’s cold outside! Let’s warm up with the best articles, posts, tips, and more from around the world of marketing and fundraising.

3 (Foolproof) Ways to Set Data-Driven Fundraising Goals for 2019

Fundraising Report Card

Not all organizations run on the calendar year, but if yours does, you know that we've entered "crunch time." Budgets are set, the fundraising calendar is in place, and 2019 is looking you squarely in the eyes. During these last few weeks of the calendar year it's important you feel confident in your fundraising goal for 2019. The post 3 (Foolproof) Ways to Set Data-Driven Fundraising Goals for 2019 appeared first on Fundraising Report Card. Analysis

How Experience Camps enabled their donors to do more with CrowdRise


“W e have so many storytellers, so CrowdRise was a natural platform for us to be able to monetize the value of that and put more fuel in the engine of Experience Camps.

Less Is More: Limit the Decision-Makers for Your Next Capital Campaign

Mission Minded

Many of our clients are elbow deep in capital and endowment campaigns right now. From independent schools to arts and culture organizations to social service nonprofits, shoring up facilities and finances is having a moment.

Defining Your Niche Is an Essential Part of Your Content Strategy

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

While you probably aren’t the only nonprofit working in your field, you could be the only one providing a certain kind of information on a specific topic to a specific type of participant or supporter. That’s your niche. Think about restaurants. Sure, there are a few places that serve cuisine from all over the world and do it well, but they are seriously outnumbered by the ones that specialize in Mexican, Chinese, surf-and-turf, or bar food, etc.

Newsletter: Harry’s Cuts Deep with Pledge to Men’s Mental Health; Big Brothers Big Sisters Rebrands ; Lessons on Attracting Veteran Volunteers from Team Rubicon

Selfish Giving

A few housekeeping items today: 1. "I I thought we were friends?" [For For those who receive email newsletter] Does the salutation at the top say "Hi, Cause Marketer." I'd rather address you by your first name!

An expert guide to effective fundraising recruitment using email


The holiday season is such an incredible time to consider launching a peer-to-peer opportunity for your supporters. But when it comes to engaging your supporters, it’s hard to cut through the noise this time of year

How Long Should Your Nonprofit Annual Report Be?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

About 100 people have taken the 2019 Nonprofit Communications Trends Survey to date (we like to hear from 1,000 – take the survey here ). One of the new questions we asked is: “Which format is your nonprofit most likely to use for its next annual report? Please pick the primary format, even if you will convert it to additional formats.” ” Here’s how the answers shake out so far. 8-20 page print document and PDF – 35%. Infographic annual report – 21%.

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