Sat.Aug 12, 2017 - Fri.Aug 18, 2017

Want Staff Help with Communications? Start with Photography

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Before social media, nonprofit communicators needed mostly text, and convincing non-communications staff to devote time and energy into writing was (and still is) a challenge. Now, communicators need visuals as much as they need text.

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5 Key Decisions Your Nonprofit Needs to Make Before #GivingTuesday

J Campbell Social Marketing

Friendly reminder – #GivingTuesday 2017 is less than 100 days away! It’s tempting to see the astounding fundraising numbers from last year – 1,640,000 gifts made; 177 million raised in over 98 countries – and think that this day of giving will work for your nonprofit.

Content Offers Donors Love – Episode 6

iMarketSmart

Learn why content offers work, what things to keep in mind as you create content, and some content ideas that donors will love! Learn more about MarketSmart at [link]. The post Content Offers Donors Love – Episode 6 appeared first on MarketSmart, LLC |.

This is a tremendous opportunity-Interview with Andy Robinson

Wild Woman Fundraising

Andy Robinson, author of Selling Social Change, and Training Your Board, and Everyone Else to Fundraise, was kind enough to let me interview him about the new funding environment-and he had a surprising perspective!

Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Thomas Negron

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Thomas Negron and Ruby. Welcome to 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’d love to feature YOU in this series!

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Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Venkman’s. Atlanta, GA. Let’s wrap up this week with some Mixed Links… If you are Not Sure What to Post on Social Media, here are 10 Content Ideas That Work. Did you ever think You’d Be a Better Communicator If You Weren’t So Afraid of Embarrassing Yourself ?

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I'm Coming to Your City. Join Me for a 'Cup of Joe'

Selfish Giving

The dog days of summer are here! But I'm thinking of fall and busy planning my fall speaking/travel schedule. Do you live in or near one of these cities? Washington D.C.

Is There No End To Stupid?

The Agitator

It’s no secret that in the not-too-distant future, organizations in the UK and the European Union could lose access to between 50% and 85% of their donors if they don’t get some form of permission — from those donors — to send communications.

7 great old quotes about philanthropy

iMarketSmart

Abraham Lincoln famously said, “When I do good, I feel good; when I do bad, I feel bad; and that’s my religion.”. Booker T. Washington said, “If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else” and also said, “Those who are happiest are those who do the most for others.”. Winston Churchill said, “We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.”. The Dalai Lama said, “If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.”.

Creating a Partnership Between Fundraisers and Marketers [TOMORROW]

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Do your fundraising and communications staffs work together well? It can be a challenge to get everyone on the same page. Especially if neither department has a clear understanding of what the other one is trying to do.

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Ep228: Donate Your Cash Back Rewards to Good Causes with 'Charity Charge'

Selfish Giving

Today on CauseTalk Radio , Megan and I talk to Stephen Garten , CEO of Charity Charge , a socially conscious credit card. Unlike most credit cards which earn you bonus points or miles, a Charity Charge credit card allows cardholders to earn 1% cash back to ANY nonprofit of their choice.

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Jeff Sessions Would Like a List of Visitors to Your Website

The Agitator

Sandwiched between the revulsion that is Charlottesville on Saturday and the immoral ravings of Donald Trump on Monday and Tuesday was a little-noted revelation that should concern every nonprofit concerned with free speech and the right to protect their donors and volunteers from public exposure.

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How Nonprofit CRM Management Can Improve Donor Stewardship

Ann Green

By John Killoran. If your organization is looking for ways to amp up your donor stewardship and build better relationships with supporters, look no further than your nonprofit Customer Relationship Management (CRM). That’s right!

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Crowdfunding And The Rampage In Charlottesville

The Agitator

Within hours of the sickening and sordid rampage in Charlottesville last Saturday my Facebook account, emails and podcasts were filled with links to crowdfunding appeals for those injured.

How Smithfield Foods is Doing Well by Doing Good (And What You Can Learn From Them) [SPONSORED]

Selfish Giving

If you’re operating in the cause marketing space and you’ve never heard of Smithfield Foods , you’re missing out. This is a company that exemplifies what it means to leverage the power of doing good while building its national and regional brands.

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Jeff Sessions Would Like a List of Visitors to Your Website

The Agitator

Sandwiched between the revulsion that is Charlottesville on Saturday and the immoral ravings of Donald Trump on Monday and Tuesday was a little noted revelation that should concern every nonprofit concerned with free speech and the right to protect their donors and volunteers from public exposure.

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How Far Away Are Your Donors?

The Agitator

As one of my avocations, I publish a magazine in a small market with about 160,000 residents. It’s too fancy a publication for too small an audience in a world that’s going digital, so I lose some money.

It’s 40% About The Offer

The Agitator

Effective fundraising appeals require the convergence of right audience/prospect, strong and clear offer, and compelling creative. You’ve probably heard the ’40/40/20′ direct marketing adage that attributes the contribution each of these elements makes thusly: 40% of success due to right mailing list (proper targeting). 40% due to offer (you are asking your prospect to do something, after all). 20% due to creative (copywriters and designers don’t like to hear this!).