Sat.Jan 28, 2017 - Fri.Feb 03, 2017

What Fundraisers Can Learn From Restaurants and Waiters


People give billions of dollars each year to waiters for a lot of the same reasons they give to charities. Social conformity (simply because it’s something you are supposed to do). Reciprocity (in exchange for something of value – service).

Building Effective Nonprofit Communications Teams (Infographic) #NPCOMM2017

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Much of our 2017 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report is about effectiveness. For communicators, there are lots of different ways to talk about effectiveness — what it looks like, how to measure it, and how to get more of it out of your team. Today we are sharing our second infographic from the report (here’s the first on communications team size, budget, and salaries ).

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Radio For Small Business, Interview with Lee Kantor & Stone Payton Business RadioX

Diva Marketing Blog

H ow to get the word out about your company and products is a one of the biggest challenges facing many small business owners. As we often discuss on Diva Marketing, the digital world provides a multitude of of opportunities from blogs to social networks to online advertising.

My Three Words for 2017

J Campbell Social Marketing

Can you condense your New Year’s Resolutions down to just three words? Yes I know it’s February, but bear with me, it’s still the start of a new year!). Why Three Words?

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5 questions to ask your planned giving marketing vendor


How many highly qualified planned giving leads did you generate for my nonprofit last year? How many of those leads could also be major gift donors? Who among those leads has a donor advised fund or family foundation? Why do each of those leads care about my organization’s mission? In the minds of each of those leads, how does my organization rank compared to other charities? Are we their top choice for giving? Most, will get stuck on question one.

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Ep200: How Values & Culture Impact CSR Efforts

Selfish Giving

Today on CauseTalk Radio , Megan and I talk to Jessica Li , Assistant Professor of Marketing at the University of Kansas , about a new article that explores how corporate social responsibility efforts are perceived by different cultures.

Tom Ahern Wants To Know … And So Should You

The Agitator

Lots of great questions and comments popped up in response to The Dangerous Dictum of “Mail more. Make more” Especially appropriate was a question by Tom Ahern : “Is there a bottom line for various sized groups?” Of course, as other commenters noted, there are different approaches depending on the organization or type of organization.

Need Strategic Guidance? Ask Them to Slice the Pie

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Do you have a hard time getting strategic direction for your communications work out of your management team? Don’t worry – you aren’t alone. It’s a common predicament for communications staff.

5 reasons why you should “connect” with me on LinkedIn


I’d like to connect with you on LinkedIn. Full disclosure: I pretty much like to connect with everyone in the fundraising/nonprofit sector on LinkedIn. By doing so, all of my connections get to see what I’m up to and that’s pretty good for business. But you can benefit too.

Tithing from the IRA Rollover

Fundraising Coach

Charitable Gift IRA Rollover: The Past In 2006 I was visiting with a donor who was very excited about the recent Pension Protection Act that enabled him to give from his IRA to charity.

What Do You See In Your Crystal Ball?

The Agitator

Over at the UK’s 101Fundraising, Matthew Sherrington has bravely shared his thoughts on the changes and trends he thinks will affect fundraising over the next five years or so. His 12 insights from the crystal ball are well-informed, cover most aspects of fundraising, and well worth a read. Two in particular resonated with me. “Expectations of funders and supporters alike are changing , and are more demanding.

Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Winston C. Trumpet

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Winston C. Trumpet. 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!

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13 Behaviors to start building trust at your organization

Wild Woman Fundraising

Here is the invisible thing that’s holding you back in your work. Here’s a diagram you can use to understand interactions at your nonprofit. MT: So what if I’m a new executive director and I want my board to trust me? You talked earlier about how boards can bully executive directors.

Leading the Resistance: 28 Organizations You Can (and Should) Support Today


The last few days have been equal parts terrifying, challenging, and complicated. There's a long fight ahead, but for issues that stir you, one simple, positive thing you can do today is give - your time, money, voice, or attention - because so many organizations need your urgent support. At EveryAction, we live and work by the motto "Build the World You Want."

Are You A Beggar Or A Fundraiser?

The Agitator

This marketer, writing in Targeted Marketing , clearly has had enough of the unceasing fundraising appeals he’s received from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. Here’s the eighth message, which pushed him over the edge. And here’s his reaction … “Final notice”?

What’s Going on in February

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Here’s what’s happening at Nonprofit Marketing Guide this month: Coaching: Starts Feb 08: Nonprofit Marketing Accelerator – Planning Your Work: Mastering Your Editorial Calendar in 2017.

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6 circles that will change your world

Wild Woman Fundraising

Read about the invisible thing that holds you back at your nonprofit. MT: Let’s say that for example, I’m a new development director and I want my executive director to trust me. How would I start making this happen? MP: I think it’s called transactional analysis.

How to get your donors to clean up your database for you


The post How to get your donors to clean up your database for you appeared first on MarketSmart | . Fundraising

Do You Want To Be Wanted?

The Agitator

Would you believe it took a study to discover we want to be wanted?!

Bring It On!

The Agitator

It’s terrifically gratifying to see the public abhorrence to President Trump’s idiocy regarding immigrations and refugee bans, the environment, family planning and abortion services … and he’s barely getting started. Sorry if you’re on Trump’s wavelength on these issues, but I can’t think of a less inflammatory word than ‘idiocy’, and The Agitator is, after all, about agitating.]