Sat.Jan 21, 2017 - Fri.Jan 27, 2017

Nonprofit Communications in the Fake News Era

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

One of the byproducts of the nasty 2016 Election is the explosion of so-called ‘fake news’ — false information that is presented as fact by websites that appear to be authored by journalists but are instead authored by those looking to deceive (or in some cases create satire).

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6 Ways to Train All-Org Messengers

Getting Attention

Flickr: Chip Griffin. The pressure is on to connect and mobilize your people as the world in which we work grows increasingly complex, crowded, and uncertain. Why not recruit folks already connected with your organization to help as marketing and fundraising ambassadors?

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8 simple ideas to involve your donors and build deeper connections


Montgomery was a famous author in the early 1900’s. Her novels were internationally renowned. She once said, “Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” ” This is so true. Involvement is one of the best ways to build seriously deep connections. It can mean the difference between no gift and the ultimate gift. There are millions of ways you can do this. Here are eight of them: Be transparent and give them access with a personal tour.

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How to Create a Better Annual Report

Ann Green

It’s annual report season, for better or for worse. Often it’s for worse since many of them are long, boring booklets that put your donors to sleep. You don’t have to do an annual report, but you do need to share accomplishments with your donors.

Is Community Engagement or Awareness Essential? Depends on Your Mission.

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Will the way an arts organization approaches its communications work vary significantly from a social service agency? Over the seven years that we’ve done the Nonprofit Communications Trends Report , we’ve seen few significant differences between nonprofits with different missions.

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Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Justyna Krygowska

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Justyna Krygowska. Here’s the latest installment in our series on the “Day in the Life” of nonprofit communicators, where we ask you to describe your day in your own words. We need to hear from you!

Cats And Dogs And Donors

The Agitator

In one of his most clever and amusing posts ever, What my cat taught me about fundraising , fundraising creative Jeff Brooks gives us an important warning about relationships built upon delusions.

How to build trust

Wild Woman Fundraising

Mazarine Treyz: Hey, everybody. Welcome. This is Mazarine Treyz of Wild Woman Fundraising, and today we’re interviewing Marc Pitman, author of Ask Without Fear and the founder of the Concord Leadership Group. He advises nonprofits about leadership and fundraising.

How well do you utilize marketing in your social media and mHealth efforts?

Social Marketing and Social Change

It seems like a good time to revisit some big ideas about our mental models and the use of social, mobile and other technologies for helping people adopt new behaviors. How well do you utilize the 5Es? ".it

Editorial Calendars Increase Effectiveness – Learn How to Master Yours

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

You have too much content to create, too many communications channels to manage and too little time for any of it, right? The urgent overtakes the important. Priorities get lost in the chaos. You can’t get everyone on the same page. You are not alone. In fact, this is very common in nonprofits.

Climate Change And The Small Gift Donor

The Agitator

Ten years ago, in Danger Ahead , Tom and I warned of steady decline in the overall number of smaller gift donors. Although many heard the warning, few apparently did anything about it. Today, a decade later the downward spiral continues.

Have you ever been betrayed?

Wild Woman Fundraising

I remember my last fundraising job, sitting in my chair at my desk, late into the night, week after week, month after month, trying to get ahead of my task list. I thought that maybe, just maybe, my boss would give me a raise, or a better title, if I worked harder and did 5 people’s jobs.

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Good day to you, fine madams and sirs! Let us partake of some Mixed Links… In time for Valentine’s Day (and Groundhog Day – just read the article), Brain Clark reminds us to view Content Marketing as Seduction. Chris Brogan answers Why Is It So Hard to Make Content?

How to stay competitive in your fundraising career

Wild Woman Fundraising

According to LinkedIn , here are the top skills for 2017. Here are the hottest, most in-demand skills around the world: Cloud and Distributed Computing. Statistical Analysis and Data Mining. Web Architecture and Development Framework. Middleware and Integration Software. User Interface Design.


Tips From The E-Commerce World

The Agitator

I was fishing (not phishing) for some e-marketing tips and came across an article titled, Eight Myths E-Commerce Marketers Must Stop Believing In. Overall, the article is more pertinent to commercial marketers, but it did include a couple of points worth passing along. First, it was great to read about the acquisition myth: “Traditionally, most marketers were focused on top-of-the-funnel activities.

Snap Out Of It!

The Agitator

In his post Friday — Presidential Inauguration Day in the U.S. — Roger admonished us … “My greatest concern today is for those who have become mired in fear, bogged down in some naïve cynicism, intent on tweeting and texting their shared disappointment and rage in a self-reinforcing loop of misery and despair. Snap out of it! Get to work. There’s hope to spread … Among the most fortunate folks on this Inauguration Day are fundraisers.