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Why Voice and Tone Might Be the Secret Sauce to Social Fundraising Success

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Gary Wohlfeill. Finding donors on social media comes down to being true to yourself and your cause. How do you make sure you’re doing that? By having a consistent voice and tone. Gary Wohlfeill explains how you can in today’s post. Kristina.

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Top 3 ways to determine whether or not a so-called expert is worth listening to


Most people don’t know what the hell they’re talking about. On social media you’ll find a lot of people posting and making comments on posts. At conferences you’ll hear speakers babble on about stuff.

The Fundraising Career Conference ROCKED!

Wild Woman Fundraising

Here’s what people said about the Fundraising Career Conference Presenters! Great 3 days of fantastic presentation material by amazing professionals and speakers.

5 Signs Your Nonprofit Needs a New CRM


We all aspire to live by the age-old mantra “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” but often we get so used to our familiar tools and processes that it can be difficult to know when to honestly evaluate them for broken parts.

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Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators #18NTC Style

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Cane and Table. New Orleans, LA. Greetings from New Orleans! Kivi and I are here for the Nonprofit Technology Conference. For those of you who can’t be with us, I am dedicating today to rounding up communications and marketing breakout sessions from this year.

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How to Get Award-Winning Email Engagement as a Nonprofit

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

When Jen Billow shared with her fellow Communications Director Mentoring Program participants that her organization, the Park City Education Foundation, had received accolades from Constant Contact for their awesome email engagement rates, everyone wanted to know how.

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Do you aim your messages at supporters or targets?


Unfortunately just about all of us are capable of conceiving of people as just functions rather than human beings.

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Stuck On the Bottom Line

The Agitator

Why, for nearly six decades, has American philanthropy failed to grow beyond a 2% share of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP)? After all, decade after decade athletes break new records, horses run faster, crop yields bloom with increases and on and on.

How Well Do You Know Your Donors?

Ann Green

You already have a core group of donors and other supporters, but how well do you know them?

Inclusive Conversations: Are Your Communications Making FRIENDS or FOES with People of Color?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

CultureStrike’s Julio Salgado reimagines 90’s sitcoms with diverse casts. A lot of my peers grew up watching the popular 90’s sitcom FRIENDS. But not me.

8 Ways That Nonprofit Digital Storytelling Can Advance Your Cause

J Campbell Social Marketing

I am on a mission to help nonprofits of all sizes become better communicators. This is the second part in a multi-part series on nonprofit storytelling designed to show nonprofits the most effective ways to amplify their stories using digital storytelling techniques. . There is a myriad of benefits that can be gained through a strategic online foray into storytelling—benefits that will resonate throughout the entire organization, from donors to clients to staff.

Direct Mail is not Yet Dead

The Agitator

We’ve had some fun this week, talking about blockchains and voice-recognition systems and such. None of this matters if you can’t block and tackle with mail. That’s right, mail isn’t dead. And I know you know it isn’t dead. But from some recent discussions with Agitator Nation members, not all our bosses and board members know that it isn’t dead. So here are my arguments for continued use of the mail.

Diva Foodies - My Newest (Ad)Venture!

Diva Marketing Blog

Diva Foodies , is a sister company to Bloomberg Marketing , serving the food industry. . I am delighted to work with people who are passionate about their business including foodprenerus, chefs, cookbook authors, media companies and caterers.

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Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Amanda Welliver

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Amanda Welliver. Welcome to our latest installment in our series on the “Day in the Life” of nonprofit communicators! This series lets you describe your workday in your own words. We’d love to feature YOU in this series!

3 Key Fundraising Metrics Your Board Members Want to See at the Next Annual Meeting

Fundraising Report Card

Today we’ll walk through 3 metrics you’ll absolutely want to share with your board members at the next annual meeting. These metrics come from our team’s experience presenting to dozens of boards over the past few years. The post 3 Key Fundraising Metrics Your Board Members Want to See at the Next Annual Meeting appeared first on Fundraising Report Card. Analysis

Alexa, Please Save a Life

The Agitator

Last Monday, Amazon announced that Echo with Alexa will now allow you to donate to one of 48 charities with voice commands. They also said this list will continue to grow. (Of Of course it will; Amazon has thousands of charities signed up with their payment info through Amazon Smile.).

We’re going to the IFC and 18NTC fundraising conferences so you don’t have to


We’ll be swimming in beignets and gumbo starting tomorrow as we attend both The 2018 International Fundraising Conference and the Nonprofit Technology Conference in New Orleans, April 11th through April 17th. Are you going? If not, no worries, we’ll be covering it all live. Here’s what we’ll be up to. Events Marketing

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Ep260: Finding Purpose: One Man's Journey from Attorney to Chocolate Maker

Selfish Giving

Today on CauseTalk Radio , Megan and I talk to Shawn Askinosie , Founder & CEO of Askinosie Chocolate and author of the new book, Meaningful Work: A Quest to Do Great Business, Find Your Calling, and Feed Your Soul. On the show, Megan Shawn and I discuss: Shawn Askinosie, Askinosie Chocolate.

The Ripple Effect – A Large Donation Shows Two Trends at Work

The Agitator

FUNDRAISING BULLETIN! “An enterprise blockchain cryptocurrency company just funded every classroom project request on” ” Yes, I realize that half of that sentence wouldn’t have made a bit of sense five years ago. It may not even make full sense now.

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Live from 18NTC: The evolution and continued rise of mobile donations


This week, the CrowdRise team has descended upon New Orleans to eat some po’ boys and attend two of the biggest nonprofit fundraising conferences of the year: The 2018 International Fundraising Conference and the Nonprofit Technology Conference , from April 11th through April 17th. And, lucky for those who couldn’t make it, we’re live-blogging our favorite fundraising sessions along the way. (So So sorry you can’t download the po’ boys to enjoy at home.). Events Marketing

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Doing Good While Doing Harm

The Agitator

This afternoon Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will testify before a joint session of the Senate Judiciary Committee and the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee on the company’s recent Cambridge Analytica privacy scandal , in which personal data from some 50 million , 87million , maybe far far more million users ended up in the hands of an outside research firm that worked with the Trump campaign, all without those users’ permission.

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Cycling + social fundraising: A perfect match


Social fundraising has become a must in an event’s toolkit, and cycling events are no exception. Fundraising Marketing

Newsletter: Search Begins for Top 30 Biz Fundraising Programs; Lawyer Pleads Guilty to Sweet Crime; "Alexa, Donate to My Favorite Cause"

Selfish Giving

Are you watching the AMC series The Terror ? It's about the 1847 British expedition to find the Northwest Passage. There are two ships, the HMS Erebus and Terror.