Sat.Jul 22, 2017 - Fri.Jul 28, 2017

Lessons from the Boy Scouts Controversy: Be Prepared

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Even if you have no connection to Boy Scouts of America, you are probably well aware of the organization’s motto: Be Prepared. But in the wake of President Donald Trump’s address to the organization’s Jamboree this week, it appears BSA’s media relations team wasn’t following that motto.

Why Oprah Winfrey gives money to build schools in Africa (the 8 components of impactful giving)


You might have known that Oprah was a philanthropist; but did you know why? Most people think they know Oprah Winfrey, one of the richest self-made women in the world. Having survived rape and child molestation she became pregnant at the age of 14.

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How to Collect Stories About Your Nonprofit [WORKSHEET]

J Campbell Social Marketing

Last week’s lesson in Storytelling Summer School detailed the 5 types of stories you need to actively collect and share about your nonprofit and it’s impact. (If If you didn’t grab the free Story Collection Worksheet , grab it here.).

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Interview with Jeff Schreifels-What to do in times of turmoil

Wild Woman Fundraising

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Jeff Schreifels, senior partner at the Veritus Group, a major gifts consulting firm, on what nonprofits are doing now in this time of economic uncertainty, and what we SHOULD be doing.

Should Nonprofits Use Video for Internal Communications?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Damien Johnson. Distributing information to your entire organization can be difficult, especially in a time of transition. Damien Johnson was a member of our Communications Director Mentoring Program and shared this great idea on using video for internal communications. Kristina.

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Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Vacation Edition

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Are you actually “there” when you are on vacation? Or are you back at the office? I posted this little twist on our “Day in the Life” of nonprofit communicators series originally last year, but I bet it will still ring true this summer! Before 8:00 a.m.

Donor Surveys – Episode 3


Learn the power of surveys, what words to use, why donors like them, how best to utilize them, and much more. Learn more about MarketSmart at [link]. The post Donor Surveys – Episode 3 appeared first on MarketSmart, LLC |. Podcast

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104 Mobile Marketing Facts

The Agitator

Are you reading this email on a mobile device? Industry stats would suggest that 7 out of 10 of you are.

Ep225: How National NPOs Can Work Effectively with Field Offices on Corporate Partnerships

Selfish Giving

Today on CauseTalk Radio , Megan I talk to Mollye Rhea , President of Atlanta-based For Momentum , on what's needed for a national corporate partnership to succeed both for the national headquarters and the field offices.

Become a Thought Leader and Media Darling

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

If you are interested in becoming a thought leader or cultivating better media relations at your nonprofit, our next Nonprofit Marketing Accelerator is for you: Marketing Your Expertise: Becoming a Thought Leader and Media Darling.

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Top Fundraising Ideas for Health Related Non-profit Organizations

Exactask Marketing

Because of the always changing political climate, it can be scary to think about where funding will come from in future years. One way to mitigate the effects of major changes is to diversify your fundraising channels. Switching up your fundraising strategies can be effective.

Communications Breakdown

The Agitator

It was a rainy weekend where I live, so I spent an inordinate amount of time browsing through YouTube videos. I used to read books. Now I watch videos on an iPad (in a room surrounded by bookshelves, for old-time sake).

3 Blunt Partnership Questions Every Business Should Ask a Nonprofit [Sponsored Infographic]

Selfish Giving

Years ago when I would meet with businesses to discuss cause marketing it was all about explaining what cause marketing was and how they could benefit from it. Business owners were hesitant because they were unsure if they should "profit" from a nonprofit partnership.

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Plonk, Missoula, MT. It’s finally Friday! Let’s end the week strong with some fresh Mixed Links… Apparently, Facebook Is Now Letting Brands and Media Companies Create Their Own Groups Within Pages. Hootsuite shares 4 ways to get people to like you on social media.

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Are you just putting out fires?

Fundraising Coach

Here's the text of an email I sent to subscribers of the free #FollowUpFriday email list. Versions of this process helped keep me sane as a fundraiser so I thought I'd share it here. Good morning! Yesterday I felt overwhelmed by the demands on my time. Projects needing completing.

Eminence vs. Evidence In Fundraising

The Agitator

Slowly, ever so slowly, fundraising is emerging from its Dark Ages of reliance on myth, tribal wisdom, and so-called ‘best practices’ For generations, fundraising ‘know how’ has been driven by anecdotes and passed-along rules of thumb largely free of any empirical or scientific validation. Examples of our trade’s reliance on received wisdom abound.

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Vice Cream

The Agitator

My second video-inspired post of the week is triggered by an enthusiastic review of Vice Cream’s marketing campaign by Melissa Ward at Target Marketing, for her regular Friday “What were they thinking?’ ’ feature.

Eminence vs Evidence In Fundraising – Part 2

The Agitator

Judging from readers’ Comments to Part 1 of this series there’s a truly felt need and desire for collecting — and sharing — proper fundraising research and findings. Two questions arise. Just what is ‘proper’ research? And, ‘how’ can this information best be shared? What Is ‘Proper’ Research? The definition of what constitutes ‘proper’ research can get complicated — overly complicated — very fast.

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