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Is Your Nonprofit Work Called Marketing, Communications, or Something Else?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I participate in numerous social media groups for nonprofit communicators, and several times a year, someone wants to debate the difference between marketing and communications. Sometimes words like public relations or outreach are also thrown in the mix. Many of these debates center on which words should be included in someone’s job title or team name.

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What is a major gift fundraiser to do with all this free time?

Fundraising Coach

For decades, we've known that face-to-face meetings were the best way to raise major gifts. Talking directly to people. Taking them on a tour of the project. Being in the same space as the donors.

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Get a Head Start on Your Year-End Fundraising Campaign

Ann Green

We’re already halfway through August. Pandemic or not, we still have seasons and fall is traditionally fundraising season for nonprofit organizations. If you had a campaign planned for this fall, but are thinking against it, don’t do that. You should still do your campaign. You can’t raise money if you don’t ask. Yes, it will be harder, which is why you should start planning it now.

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators – August 14, 2020

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Happy Friday! Let’s dive into the coolest articles, posts, tips, and more from around the world of nonprofit marketing and fundraising.

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Newsletter: The 2020 Virtual Events Research Report ? ; 5 Reasons to Over-Communicate with Your Audience (and What to Say) ; Should Nonprofits Invest in ‘Tiny Billboards’?

Selfish Giving

Two quick notes this week on COOL JOBS IN CAUSE (One of the most popular sections in my newsletter, especially these day!) First, over the past few weeks, several readers have contacted me to advocate that I include salary information in my job postings. I think this is a good practice and reflects the larger trend of salary transparency that we're seeing around hiring. Moving forward, I encourage you to submit positions with a salary or range of salary.

4 Smart Donor Segmentation Strategies for Nonprofits

Fundraising Coach

As a nonprofit professional, you know how important it is to cultivate deep and meaningful relationships with your supporters. It’s even more important to work toward these relationships during difficult times. . To effectively build these relationships, times of social and economic chaos present the perfect opportunity for increasing your communications with donors. .

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Are You Enough? When the Need for Self-Improvement Becomes a Bad Thing #NPCOMMLIFE

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Lately my Instagram and Facebook feeds are filled with the positive affirmation: YOU ARE ENOUGH. I have seen this phrase everywhere from hashtags to t-shirts. And I love it. I see it and think “Heck yeah, I am enough!” ” But then I keep scrolling and see diet plans, organizational tips, fancy recipes, makeup tutorials, and productivity hacks. And I think “Oof. Am I enough?”

Is Your Communications Staff Ready for the Next Emergency? Crisis Communications Training Tomorrow

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

2020 is barely halfway over and to say we have faced a lot is an understatement. You’ve dealt with cancellations, social justice proclamations, misinformation, and more. But those communications teams who already had a crisis communications protocol in place were in the best position to move forward no matter what came their way.

Charity Auctions: 3 Best Practices for Fundraising Success

Fundraising Coach

Charity auctions are some of the most profitable events nonprofits can host. They provide donors with a new way to support your nonprofit and they’re highly cost-effective. Not to mention, they’re incredibly flexible and can be adapted for a variety of audiences and goals. Especially right now in the midst of COVID-19 , organizations can’t risk losing supporters’ attention and engagement. Because of this, you’ll need to go into your nonprofit’s fundraising auction with an informed perspective.