Sat.Jun 22, 2019 - Fri.Jun 28, 2019

6 Ways to Stay Motivated in the Summer and Still Get Work Done

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I don’t know about you, but sitting at my desk all day is really hard right now. Like near impossible. Here are a few ways to stay motivated during the sweet summertime months when all of that work still needs to get done. Give more time to strategic thinking and professional development.

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How to Launch a Grassroots Micro-Influencer Campaign for Your Nonprofit

J Campbell Social Marketing

Do you hear the word “influencer” and think of a million dollar campaign? Not anymore! You already have micro-influencers in your online community just waiting to get more involved with your organization!

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Are you a dictatorial boss or a dynamic nonprofit leader?


I think too many nonprofit leaders don’t really know how to lead. Instead they just boss people around. Having a title means you have authority. But authority isn’t the same as leadership. In fact, too often people get into positions of authority only to become dictators, not leaders.

Are your donors missing the picture?

Fundraising Coach

When you send an email, are your donors missing the picture? Seriously. Many may not have images automatically open. So all you get it a weird blank space. And possibly some words. Those words are the "alt" text.

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators – June 28, 2019

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Toups Meatery. New Orleans, LA It’s Friday! Before we get to the best articles, posts, tips, and more from around the world of nonprofit marketing and fundraising, I wanted to remind you about our Summer All-Access Pass Sale.

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Creating a Thank You Plan Will Help You Stay Focused on Gratitude All Year Round

Ann Green

Have you seen the recent posts from the Agitator blog about thanking your donors? It’s worth reading, as are all Agitator posts. They cite a study where thank you calls didn’t result in an increase in donations. Thanks, But No Thanks.

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How to get your donors to respond to you WITHOUT asking them to respond to you


Does polite persistence really work any more? When I first got into sales, my uncle told me that polite persistence was the key to achieving results. He said that I needed to be gentle but tenacious. Like water dripping on a rock again and again until it finally wears away the stone.

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Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Pam Georgiana

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Pam Georgiana Welcome to the 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. Pam Georgiana, MBA is the Vice President of Engagement for Lutheran Social Services in Ohio.

[Guest Post] Using your data to build real relationships

Fundraising Coach

Today's guest post is from Neon One's Tim Sarrantonio. He's a fundraiser, a database whiz, and regular conference speaker. A more complete bio comes after this article. You can see his most recent thoughts GIFs on Twitter @midwesttgs. How to use data to build authentic relationships with prospects.

Save $200 During Our Summer All-Access Pass Sale

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

You can get our Annual All-Access Pass for only $499. Sale ends July 3rd, 2019. We know many nonprofits are on a summer fiscal year, and you might need to use this year’s money in the next few days. you might have a new budget starting on July 1. you may just know a good deal when you see one.

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Follow These 7 Tips to Improve Your Nonprofit’s Media Relations ROI

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Flickr Creative Commons photo by Steve Bustin. Now more than ever, journalists need good PR people.

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