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Objectives for Your Nonprofit Communications Plan

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

In previous posts, I’ve shared with you the twelve most common nonprofit marketing and communications goals and the twelve most common nonprofit marketing and communications strategies. Today let’s talk about the types of objectives you should have in your communications plan. Objectives are the SMART steps you take to achieve a strategy, and at Nonprofit Marketing Guide, we prefer to define SMART as Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Resourced, and Time-Bound.

3 Tools Power Ambassadors to Year-End Wins

Getting Attention

We all have an incredible marketing and fundraising resource right in front of us— our colleague, board member, and loyal volunteer ambassador s. But most of us look right past them! You STILL HAVE TIME to launch your team of messengers to advance your year-end campaigns.

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2018's Best Giving Tuesday Campaigns


With Giving Tuesday behind us, it's time to highlight just a few of the organizations who ran stellar campaigns, activated supporters, and beat their fundraising goals. Successful fundraising campaigns come in many shapes and sizes, and not every tactic works for every organization's audience.

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5 Digital Fundraising Trends for Nonprofits in 2019

J Campbell Social Marketing

Planning for 2019 is in full swing, so it’s time to assess current and upcoming trends in digital fundraising and how your nonprofit can leverage them for maximum impact. Before we begin, please note: This is not a TO DO list!

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Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators – December 7, 2018

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

SpringHouse. Lake Martin, AL Who is ready for the weekend? And who is ready for the best articles, posts, tips, and more from around the world of marketing and fundraising? This week I have social media inspiration, nonprofit blogs to read, email ROI, and ELMO.

My 2018 Annual Report

Wild Woman Fundraising

Last week I talked about my mistakes. This week, I bring you my 2018 annual report. This is a chance for me to tell you what I’ve done this year that I’m proud of. And things I’m so grateful for! Favorite twitter jokes of 2018? I got you.

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8 Annual Reports We Love


Annual Reports are a staple of nonprofit life, but are they worth it?

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December is HOT: Pass Sale, Annual Reports and Mentoring Opportunities

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Here’s what’s happening at Nonprofit Marketing Guide this month: Online Training: Save $200 on the Annual All-Access Pass Get access to all of our training webinars, online courses, Private Facebook Group and more for 365 days! The All-Access Pass is on sale for $499.

5 Simple Steps for Fundraising Success Thanks to Marc Pitman


A Welcome Discovery! I came across this terrific little book while I was home, nursing a really bad cold this past week. I bought it a long time ago but somehow failed to read it. Big mistake! It’s titled Ask Without Fear, written by Marc Pitman and it’s a dandy!

Get fundraising unstuck by reframing

Fundraising Coach

I just returned from training NGO leaders in Lebanon. Prior to the training, I spent time studying Lebanese philanthropy and interviewing people who'd registered. Fundraising is clearly getting harder. I kept hearing the two reasons it was particularly hard in Lebanon were.

How to Create Your 2019 Digital Content Strategy

J Campbell Social Marketing

Welcome to the fifth episode of Nonprofit Social Media Nerds , where we discuss and demo social media tools, tech, tips, and tricks.

Are You Ready for 2019?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

2019 will be here before you know it. Are you ready for it? We have A LOT already planned for 2019 and we want you to come along on what will be a wild but wonderful ride. Do you want tips and best practices to help you get your work done? Got it!

Exciting addition to the team!


On December 3rd , we shared an exciting announcement that nonprofit fundraising veteran, Dan Doyle is joining our Fundraising Report Card team!

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Some Observations From the Year-End Fundraising Season

Ann Green

We’re right in the thick of year-end fundraising season. If you have a campaign underway, I hope it’s going well for you, although it may be too early to tell. A good fundraising campaign is more than just sending out a bunch of appeals and hoping the donations come in.

How The Empowerment Plan used CrowdRise to evolve and expand their online fundraising


“When it was time to migrate to an online fundraising platform, we were excited that this was what CrowdRise was intended to do. The platform makes it easy for donors to engage with our mission, and makes it easy to donate.

Take Some of the Stress Out of This Month with These Nonprofit Writing Prompts

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

The end of the year is BUUUUSSY. Stressing out about trying to come up with social media posts or ideas for your blog or newsletter is the last thing you need to be doing. Use these writing prompts taken from our Monthly Nonprofit Writing Prompts email newsletter to help you think a little more creatively about your communications for this month. If you need prompts for next year too, sign up for our the newsletter.

Imagine: One extra call each day.


I simply love inspirational quotes. Here’s one I recently came across from Thomas Edison. He once said, “The successful person has a habit of doing the things failures don’t like to do.” ” That led me to think about calling donors.

Newsletter: Crush Your Goals with Influencers ; ‘Alexa, Donate to Toys for Tots’ ; The Insanity of the Teddy Bear Toss

Selfish Giving

Sticker announcement + let’s talk 2019 nonprofit conferences


We recently went out to all you Decent Humans and asked for your vote on which sticker we should make for the upcoming 2019 conference season. And, the results are in

The Best Answer I’ve Ever Heard to “What Does Leadership Mean to You?”

Fundraising Report Card

“What does leadership mean to you?” Ever since we started hiring for four positions at once, I’ve been asking a lot of candidates this question. if you’re reading this, checkout our current open positions!) Well, I think it means not being afraid to roll up your sleeves every once in a while and doing … Continue reading "The Best Answer I’ve Ever Heard to “What Does Leadership Mean to You?”". The post The Best Answer I’ve Ever Heard to “What Does Leadership Mean to You?”

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