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Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators #GivingTuesday Edition – October 19, 2018

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

New Orleans, LA. Everyone ready for the weekend? Technology has been my enemy this week, but I won’t let that stop me from bringing you the best links!

Five 2018 Political Campaign Trends that Nonprofits Should Use Too

EveryAction

As the 2018 midterm elections near, it’s likely hard to ignore the ads, phone calls, mail pieces, and emails from political campaigns in your area reminding you to vote.

Are you avoiding your donors?

iMarketSmart

Too often I’ve seen some ‘fundraisers’ do whatever they can to avoid actually talking to donors. “I can’t call ’em yet. I’m waiting for the wealth screening.'” ” “I really should send a letter to first.”

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Here’s your magic wand for our nonprofit future

Wild Woman Fundraising

Fun fact- I used to work for a psychic hotline. My psychic hotline name was… Maxine Future. Pretty funny, huh? In seriousness though, this interview will help you predict the future. Really. Do you ever wish you had a crystal ball to let you know what is going to happen?

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6 Ways to Show More Personality in Your Content

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

A few months ago, we talked about How Your Nonprofit’s Personality Influences Content and broke down why we need to see your nonprofit’s personality in your communications. At the end of that post, we listed 50 positive personality traits and asked you to pick three to five that you wanted your supporters to associate with you. Once you decide your traits, use the following tips to add more personality to your communications: Write in the first and second person as much as possible.

8 Secrets To Writing a Great Nonprofit RPF With Ease [Free Template]

EveryAction

When your nonprofit needs a new vendor or consultant, the standard course of action is to send out a Request for Proposal (RFP) - indicating that your organization is interested in receiving information from vendors.

Free Download: Engagement Fundraising – Introduction and Chapter 1!

iMarketSmart

Today’s your chance to read the introduction and chapter 1 of Engagement Fundraising for free! We are offering a free PDF of the book up through page 34. Click here to download it now! Leave your comments below to share your favorite part from the opening of the book! Related Posts: >>Top 8 reasons why you might want to read my new book: Engagement Fundraising. Engagement Fundraising: Free PDF Download – Introduction and Chapter 1.

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What Should You Measure? Ask These 5 Questions First

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I just finished up our two-part webinar series on how to measure the effectiveness of your communications work. (If If you missed it, All-Access Pass Holders get access to the recordings). Part of the challenge with answering the “what should we measure” and “what numbers should I pay attention to” questions for nonprofits is that it depends. It depends first and foremost on your goals.

How Will You Welcome Your New Donors?

Ann Green

One of your year-end fundraising goals may be to get new donors. That’s fine, but a better goal is to keep these donors. The retention rate for new donors is a dismal 23%. Put simply, over ¾’s of your new donors won’t donate again.

Is Growing Good?

Wild Woman Fundraising

In our growth obsessed culture, which worships the tech giants and calls them geniuses for growing often beyond the bounds of what is healthy, or sustainable for the business, should our nonprofits seek to grow? When we raise more, we can do more. Growth is seen as a natural outcome of success in fundraising, but can we sustain the money necessary to continue new positions or programs? Often growth brings problems we are not ready for. Here’s an example.

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Issue Revolution Study Reveals Top 5 Social Issues Americans Want Companies to Support [Sponsored]

Selfish Giving

As we head into the fourth quarter of 2018, one can’t help but to look back at what a year it was! Let’s reflect: It was only a little over a year ago that Hurricane Harvey slammed the Texas coast inflicting a record-setting $125 billion in damage to the area.

Learn How to Measure Communications Effectiveness

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

STARTS TOMORROW! Measuring the effectiveness of your communications work can be confusing. But your work as a nonprofit communicator is essential to your nonprofit’s success. And it’s time for you to prove it by showing them what actually works (and what doesn’t). Join us tomorrow and learn how to prove how essential your work is during our next two-part webinar series: Measuring the Effectiveness of Your Communications Work.

CrowdRise by GoFundMe Announces 2018 Holiday Challenge

CrowdRise

R edwood City, CA | October 18, 2018 -- CrowdRise by GoFundMe, the world’s largest social fundraising platform dedicated to nonprofits, today announces its annual Holiday Challenge, a fundraising competition for charities.

3 Tips to NAIL Your Year End Board Report

Fundraising Report Card

Take these 3 motifs and apply them over the next few months. You can do this, your board will be appreciative, and your organization will grow stronger because of it. The post 3 Tips to NAIL Your Year End Board Report appeared first on Fundraising Report Card. Culture

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Do You Believe? The New, Improved Minute Message Model

Mission Minded

If you know Mission Minded you probably know our Minute Message Model. Clients tells us again and again it galvanizes their community with focused, unique messages that everyone wants to use. And, because one of our lived values at Mission Minded is to improve, always, we knew the Minute Message Model could be made better […]. The post Do You Believe? The New, Improved Minute Message Model appeared first on Mission Minded.

How Was Your Day? Tell Us All About It

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Are you looking for our latest submission for A Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator? ME TOO! I am running out of days and need to hear from you awesome nonprofit communicators doing your thing, making the world a better place. Tell us all about the day-to-day work that keeps your organization going. What’s going on at your desk right now? Are you chugging coffee all day? Do you hate your donor management system? Have meetings all day? Do you eat lunch at your desk?

Decent Humans: Dani McArthur at BvB Dallas

CrowdRise

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.

Newsletter: 10 Commandments of Cause Marketing ?? ; Podcasting is the New Blogging ; Companies to the Rescue

Selfish Giving

I think we can all agree that it's been one heck of a year! Massive hurricanes, the #MeToo movement, celebrity suicides, school shootings. Crazy, right? ?? But as a cause marketer, here are the three questions I want answered.