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Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Jenna Czaplewski

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Jenna Czaplewski. Welcome to our latest installment in our series on the “Day in the Life” of nonprofit communicators! This series lets you describe your workday in your own words. We’d love to feature YOU in this series!

Thanking Donors: 10 Ways To Show #DonorGratitude On A Shoestring Budget

J Campbell Social Marketing

No matter what time of year, it’s always the perfect time to show your donors some love. If you wait until year-end when thanking donors, or right before you are asking for another gift, it may be too late.

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Get a Taste of the Fundraising Career Conference 2018

Wild Woman Fundraising

How do you know if this Fundraising Career Conference is for you? How about I give you a TASTE of our incredible presenters before the conference? Sound good? We have a session on Assertiveness – Speak Your Truth and Get a Raise!

Your Official #18NTC Local's Guide to New Orleans


We're just a few weeks away from one of the most highly anticipated nonprofit conferences of the year , and we're so excited to be headed down South to the Big Easy! Considering our team is obsessed with all that is NOLA, we thought we'd share some favorite local spots to eat, drink, party, and enjoy the sights while visiting for the Nonprofit Technology Conference. Check out the list below! Historic Jackson Square.

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Professional Photography: 4 Reasons to Invest In It

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Angela Crist. Self-proclaimed “recovering nonprofit CEO, Angela Crist, joins us again to talk about the importance of professional photography. Kristina. Guest Post by Angela Crist. Have you ever pulled back on a marketing piece to avoid scrutiny for “spending too much on marketing”?

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How asking for advice helps fundraisers: (1) qualify donors for their portfolios AND (2) build deeper relationships


Your donors want a partner, not a solicitor. Partners ask for advice before asking for money. Partners looking for advice are looking to collaborate. Partners requesting advice are less threatening. Partners requesting advice motivate supporters to ‘lean’ in. Partners requesting advice inspire exponentially more dollars throughout their long-term, mutually beneficial relationships. Your donors’ first gift is their time and effort.

[VIDEO] How do you keep your good fundraisers? Interview with Kishshana Palmer

Wild Woman Fundraising

Want to learn more from Kishshana Palmer? Come to the Fundraising Career Conference April 2 4 and 6th! Transcript. MT: Okay, everybody. Welcome. Today’s conversation with Kishshana is going to be about, basically, how do you keep your good people and what do you lose when they don’t stay? Kishshana.

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How to Talk to Your Boss About Offensive Communications

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

If you missed it, Antionette Kerr’s blog post from last week talked about “crunchy” conversations – those discussions when someone says something offensive and your body immediately reacts negatively.

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Silver BBs and Culture with Andrew Olsen (Season 2, Episode 6)


Joining Engagement Fundraising is Andrew Olsen, senior vice president of Newport One. If you are a fundraiser trying to find that silver bullet then this episode is for you. Andrew will be diving into why there are no silver bullets or unicorns and instead why it takes a lot of little things to make a big impact. Click here to listen on YouTube! Topic Timestamps. Silver BBs? [02:35]. 02:35]. How to work in organizations with difficult boards? [05:52]. 05:52].

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How Donors Choose Among Nonprofits: The Role of Identity

The Agitator

There’s an old joke at the right that often feels like nonprofit marketing. While we do and should have ambitions of expanding the charitable giving pie, we also want to secure our own organization’s piece of said pie.

Nonprofits on Facebook: Is It Time To Break-Up With Facebook?

J Campbell Social Marketing

Updated: Elon Musk deleted the Facebook Pages for Tesla and SpaceX ; Sonos pulled their Facebook Ads. What a week for Facebook! TechCrunch calling for Mark Zuckerberg’s resignation. They claim they didn’t – but look at that headline!).

Your Questions about Building a Culture That Supports Communications?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I’m working on a new two-part webinar series for late April on building an organizational culture that supports your communications work. . I’d love to hear what questions or challenges you are facing in the comments. Or you can email me directly. .

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Is donor retention really where you should focus your time and money?


The market/sector has been ‘flooded’ with people talking about donor retention for many years now. Many of them make money selling software and services that supposedly help fundraisers improve their donor retention. Yet after all their talk, the statistics say that donor retention just keeps going down. The number of donors giving to charity keeps declining while total charitable dollars keep increasing. In other words, there’s been a narrowing of the funnel.

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Segmenting “Cost To Acquire” Using Identity

The Agitator

A couple months ago, I argued that cost to acquire (CTA) was one of only two metrics that matter in a deep, comprehensive way. The other one, for those who like spoilers, was donor lifetime value.). And yet, CTA can lie. If one acquisition mail package has a response rate of 1.1%

Deconstructing Your Jargon

Ann Green

I’m not a fan of jargon, but nonprofit organizations seem to love it. If I see one more appeal letter, thank you letter, and newsletter article laced with terms like at-risk youth, underserved communities, leverage, and impactful, I’m going to scream.

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Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

The Hound. Auburn, AL. As you’re winding down your week, join me for the best articles, posts, tips, and more from around the world of marketing and fundraising. It’s time for Mixed Links…. Missed the CALM not BUSY webinar?

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How to increase the likelihood that your major or legacy donor prospects will engage in a meaningful conversation with you by 700%


Follow-up failure. Follow-up failure is prevalent in every business category around the world. In 2011, the Harvard Business Review studied 2,241 U.S. companies to see how quickly they followed up on web-generated leads. What they found was alarming considering the astronomical amounts of resources that private-sector businesses spend on generating leads. Their data showed that: • 37 percent responded within an hour. • 16 percent responded within 1–24 hours. •

Low Risk Approach to High Reward Discovery

The Agitator

Yesterday Roger outlined the failings of alleged-segmentation systems that aren’t customized to your organization. Today, I’d like to suggest a proven, low-risk approach to dramatic improvement through better segmentation.

Webinar Recap: Shannon Malloy at Cure JM


Missed our webinar How to get more peer-to-peer fundraisers in 2018 ? No worries. We’ve got you covered. Marketing

R.I.P. Toys "R" Us ??; 25 Retail Influencers to Follow ?; Are Supermarkets Next Hot Spot for Fundraising Events?

Selfish Giving

The nonprofit community lost an important corporate partner last week when Toys "R" Us announced it was closing all of its U.S. stores.

Taming Facebook with identity

The Agitator

Facebook gave us the first hit free: get your constituents to like your page and you’ll be able to talk with them on their platform free. What they meant was “get your constituents to append their own interest data to Facebook’s copious data stores and Facebook will sell it to others.”.

Fantasyland Fundraising

The Agitator

Grandma Craver always advised: “Never wake a sleeping snake to kill it.”. And generally, I try to follow her advice. But, over the weekend The New York Times ran a blockbuster of a piece How Trump Consultants Exploited the Facebook Data of Millions.

Decent Humans: Laura Glaza at The Allstate Foundation


Decent Humans is what we call the incredible community we witness on CrowdRise each and every day doing amazing things for good. And each month, we’re going to highlight a Decent Human in the nonprofit world that’s devoting their time and passion to giving back and making a difference. We hope that by sharing their stories of aid, altruism, and passion, others will be inspired to make an even greater impact on the world we live in. Marketing Decent Humans

Ep257: How Organizations Can Measure the Success of Social Impact Programs

Selfish Giving

Photo via Cecilia Snyder on Flickr. Today on CauseTalk Radio , Megan and I talk to Perry Yeatman , CEO, Perry Yeatman Global Partners , External Director, Mission Measurement about how companies and nonprofits can measure the success of social impact programs.