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How This Organization Uses an Internal Newsletter to Keep Their Staff Updated

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

A couple of weeks ago, I shared some tips from other nonprofit communicators on how to communicate internally at your organization as well as other resources on getting people to meet deadlines and the best communications apps to use.

How to Raise Money On Instagram Using the Donation Sticker

J Campbell Social Marketing

It’s like Christmas – the Instagram Donation Sticker is finally here! Yes, it may seem like a shiny new object to chase around. But I have 3 reasons why fundraisers should at least pay attention: 1) People of all ages love Instagram, especially younger generations.

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Musical chairs, your donors, and fundraising?


I think fundraisers should recognize that donors are playing a lifelong game of musical chairs. The people you consider to be YOUR donors are circling around many other charities and, from time to time, they ‘sit’ with one that engages them properly and makes them feel good.

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Build Relationships With Your Donors Every Step of the Way

Ann Green

Many nonprofits think fundraising is all about raising money. But raising money is only part of the fundraising equation. Fundraising’s Not About Money (What???). One of the most important things you need to do is to build relationships with your donors.

Tips for Nonprofit News Writing

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

News Writing is one of the seven writing styles that all nonprofit communicators should master. In the world of nonprofit comms superlatives, news writing wins for the “Writing Style Used Most Often When It Shouldn’t Be.”

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5 Ways to Get Your Nonprofit Social Media Campaign to Catch On

J Campbell Social Marketing

Nonprofit marketers from small to large organizations are leveraging social media platforms to grab attention, pique interest, and inspire curiosity in their programs and services.

Why treating philanthropists like s#!t is hurting our society.


From bad to worse. When I first saw the pictures of the flames engulfing Notre-Dame, I thought to myself, “That’s terrible.” ” But now, that the fire has been extinguished, I’m feeling like something else is even worse.

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Hot Topics for May: Blogs, Editorial Calendars and Mentoring Available

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Here’s what’s happening this month at Nonprofit Marketing Guide: Online Training: May 2: Build a Better Nonprofit Blog: Simple Steps to Turn Your Boring Blog Into a Powerhouse Breathe some life into your blog or get the inspiration to start one.

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Newsletter: Take My 2019 Survey ? ; How to Hold on to Partners for Decades ?; Create Better Charts to Show Fundraising Results

Selfish Giving

I'm pulling out the big guns this week and using my handsome pup, Charlie , to encourage you to take my NEW SURVEY! This past weekend as I was crunching the numbers for the salary survey you took earlier this month (you'll be seeing the results soon!),

Build a Toolkit Like This for Your Supporters to Use

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

If you are looking for marketing, fundraising, and communications inspiration outside the nonprofit sector, I suggest you look to political campaigns before looking at corporate ones. They usually start scrappy, focus on issues, and want to recruit individuals for small-donor donations, volunteering and advocacy. Sound familiar? Every time we have a presidential election in the US, we see a big bump in what’s considered best practice in online marketing and fundraising for nonprofits too.

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Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators – May 3, 2019

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

RIP Peter Mayhew May the Force be with you this Friday before Star Wars Day (May the 4th…get it?) I have traveled the galaxy to bring you the best articles, posts, tips, and more from around the world of marketing and fundraising.

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Stewardship: The Key to Keeping Corporate Partners Coming Back for Decades [SPONSORED]

Selfish Giving

Too small? You can enlarge this image by clicking on it. Every organization defines stewardship just a little bit differently. They make it their own. They include activities that are both common to the fundraising sector and unique to their nonprofit at the same time.