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A different frame of reference. Every once in a while someone comes along to change things. They say a few words differently or help you see things from a divergent perspective. That’s what Kevin Fitzpatrick did with his ‘One Visit Away’ podcast. Link to the Apple podcast.

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Social Media and Newsletter Ideas for November 2020

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Have some gaps to fill in your editorial calendar for next month? The suggestions below should help! (If If you aren’t using an editorial calendar we HIGHLY recommend you do! You can learn Everything You Need to Know about Editorial Calendars for 2021 in our next two-part webinar series. ).

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10 Hopeful Things for the Nonprofit Sector (and for our world)

J Campbell Social Marketing

I was lucky enough to have spent 2 days as the MC and host for the amazing virtual conference Cause Camp 2020! Though we couldn’t be in person, and I definitely have a Streamyard hangover, it was a fabulous two days of learning and connecting. I think it might be my true calling. (If

Your Next Digital Campaign: How to Plan

Mission Minded

Whether you’re a nonprofit trying to attract donors or a school seeking to reach prospective families, a digital campaign must have a thoughtful, brand-centered strategy in order to succeed. The post Your Next Digital Campaign: How to Plan appeared first on Mission Minded.

Top 10 Capital Campaign Mistakes Revealed


Can you add to this list? Failure to conduct a feasibility study. Failure to pay attention to the results of the feasibility study. Failure to build an appropriate campaign leadership team. Failure to obtain deep and broad stakeholder buy-in.

How to Stage a Successful Virtual News Conference

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

The nonprofit One Warm Coat used a virtual news conference to kick off its annual winter coat drive campaign. Nonprofit communicators are preparing for a year-end giving season unlike any other.

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10 Ways to Use Visual Storytelling In Your #GivingTuesday Campaign

J Campbell Social Marketing

GivingTuesday is fast approaching, and even if you don’t want to raise money, you can always inspire! Get my free #GivingTuesday Campaign Checklist here! . In a year of unprecedented hardship and loss, storytelling connects us.

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Raise More Money With a Multichannel Fundraising Campaign

Ann Green

Year-end fundraising season is starting to gear up. This is a year-end like no other. The pandemic, economic downturn, heightened awareness of systemic racism, climate disasters, and political turmoil have turned our world upside down. Yet, the need for your services is growing among all this. . If you’ve always relied on year-end for the bulk of your revenue, but are thinking about sitting this one out, please don’t do that.

Forget the Scares. Let’s Talk About Your Hopes This Halloween

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Every other year or so around Halloween I revisit a blog post about what scares you to help us all face what’s holding us back. Here are the 2016 and 2018 posts.).

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Editorial Calendars: Do You Have Calendar Brain or Spreadsheet Brain?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

It’s one of those top perennial questions for nonprofit communications directors: What does your editorial calendar look like? What software is it in? There is no single right answer, although there are certainly editorial calendar trends and preferences in our sector. Before you make the right choice for yourself and your organization, you have to answer this question: Do you have spreadsheet brain or calendar brain?

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators – October 30, 2020

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Boo to you! Ready for some frightfully helpful articles, posts, tips, and more from around the world of nonprofit marketing and fundraising? This week we have free fonts, social media stats and tips, podcast ideas, scary stories, and more.