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Getting Through a Summer Funk #NPCOMMLIFE

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Working during the summer can be rough. Friends are posting pictures of their awesome vacations while you are stuck in the office. Productivity can plummet and motivation can be non-existent. “ I just wanna be outside! ” you internally scream as you stare out the window.

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Here’s what’s missing from moves management.

iMarketSmart

Something about the term moves management has always made me feel uneasy. When I first heard the phrase I figured it was all about managing the moves fundraisers make to get donors to move forward in the decision-making process, and I was right. Wikipedia says : Moves management is a term used primarily with the non-profit sector in relationship to donor development. It refers to the process by which a prospective donor is moved from cultivation to solicitation.

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5 Social Media Survival Strategies for the Small Shop Fundraiser

J Campbell Social Marketing

Are you spending your days creating content for every social media imaginable — and getting very little in return? I was invited to give a presentation on Pamela Grow’s Motivate Monday webinar this week, and the topic was Social Media Survival Strategies for the Small Shop Fundraiser. Get the slides here. Looking for simple, actionable social media strategies for your nonprofit? Join me at the inaugural Nonprofit Social Media Summit! In Boston on August 29th – don’t miss out!

Why you should come to the Nonprofit Storytelling Conference? Alumni tell you.

Fundraising Coach

Wondering why you should come to this year's Nonprofit Storytelling Conference ? I could share why I think you should. It's an event like none I've ever been able to be part of. But as a co-producer of the conference, you'd expect me to say that. So here are some comments posted just this week from Conference alum! Our fundraising results have doubled.". This week, Diane Wheatley said that the Nonprofit Storytelling Conference has helped them double their fundraising results.

Tell the Stories Your Donors Want to Hear

Ann Green

How often do you use stories when you communicate with your donors? Most likely, not enough. That’s a mistake because people respond better to stories. . Imagine your donors opening an appeal letter or newsletter and glossing over a bunch of mind-numbing statistics as opposed to being captivated by a story about how the Mason family moved out of a shelter and into a home of their own. Donors want to hear your stories.

A digest of last year’s best blog posts (titled ‘The Best Of SmartIdeas’) is now available… for FREE.

iMarketSmart

If you’ve ever hoped for a digest of my best posts, today is your lucky day! Each year, my staff review the data to determine which posts were viewed and shared the most. Then they pull the copy from the most popular articles to create a brief, easy-to-read digest. You can get it now, for free. But only while supplies last, so don’t delay! Just go here to make your request. Then, we’ll ship it out to you at no cost whatsoever.

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Newsletter: Should Partners Make a Minimum Commitment? ; GameStop Salutes ‘The Brave’ with POS Fundraiser ; ACLU is Rocking Instagram Without Photos

Selfish Giving

Newsletter reader Trish Conklin , Director of Corporate Sponsorships at One Warm Coat , had a great idea for a survey question: Does your nonprofit require corporate partners to make a minimum revenue commitment? The commitment could be upfront, or for a specific fundraiser when it's unclear how much will be raised (e.g. POS program, donation boxes, purchase or action triggered donation, etc.) so you ask the partner to guarantee a specific amount.

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