Sat.Oct 27, 2018 - Fri.Nov 02, 2018

5 Ways to Connect in Uncertain Times (Midterm Elections & Beyond)

Getting Attention

Every election season is a barrier to connection, with people overwhelmed by 24/7 messages from multiple campaigns via multiple channels. But connecting this fall—through the noise of so many contentious midterm elections—is particularly tough.

8 Tips for Proofreading from a Reformed Grammar Nerd

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Let’s start with a cartoon in honor of Halloween: <SHUDDERS> Yesterday, I shared a few things that scare me and what I am doing about it. I also encouraged you to share what scares you too. Would “bad grammar” make your list? I didn’t include it on my list because I am actually trying to let go of the “grammar nerd” in me. At least when it comes to things like texting and commenting on social media.

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What is Facebook Doing for #GivingTuesday 2018?

J Campbell Social Marketing

#GivingTuesday 2018 is coming up fast! Last year 45 million dollars were raised on Facebook on #GivingTuesday, marking 15% of the total amount raised! That’s almost half a million people giving money, to more than 46,000 organizations. The best part?

How I leave voicemail messages that get returned

iMarketSmart

Generally here’s how I leave messages that get returned: APPRECIATION: I say ‘thank you’ (and I get sort of ’emotional and gracious’ in my tone… without going overboard). It’s important to convey emotion so you sound relatable… human!

The science behind why social fundraising works

CrowdRise

When embraced, social fundraising can be an incredibly successful way for nonprofits to engage, empower, and activate their community of supporters.

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On Tap This Month: Trends Survey, Graphic Design, and, Of Course, Thanksgiving

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Here’s what’s happening at Nonprofit Marketing Guide this month: Online Training: November 6: Your Design Is Full of C.R.A.P.: Using the Four Principles of Graphic Design to Create Images that Engage Audiences and Make Your Organization Look Good.

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It’s Time for Some Tough Love On Nonprofit Facebook Fundraisers

J Campbell Social Marketing

Nonprofits – it’s about time that I provide some tough love and real talk about a controversial, divisive issue facing our nation: Facebook Fundraisers. Let me know if any of this sounds familiar.

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Incorporating Monthly Giving Into Your Fundraising

Ann Green

Image via Bloomerang. Most of you are getting ready to launch your year-end appeal if you haven’t already done so. I hope your organization also has a monthly/recurring giving program.

Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Brenda Bennett

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Brenda Bennett. Welcome to the latest installment in our series on the “Day in the Life” of nonprofit communicators! 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m – This series lets you describe your workday in your own words.

Newsletter: 5 Halloween Costumes for Cause Marketers; Midas Fixes Cars for Needy ; Fundraising Lessons from Scary Movies

Selfish Giving

It's Halloween ??so so let's have some fun! The question I get every October (Ok, not really, but let's pretend) is "Joe, I love cause marketing so much. What's the perfect costume for a cause marketer?" Good question! I recommend five costumes: 1.

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Here’s What Supporters “Buy” When They Donate to Charity

iMarketSmart

I think buying and donating are the same. Here’s why. When I give money to a charity, I am buying: A chance to be moved by someone’s story in an emotional way. An opportunity to feel I’m not powerless in the face of need and can help (this is especially true during disasters).

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators – November 2, 2018

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Best of Fridays to you, kind friends! I have searched high and low for the best articles, posts, tips, and more from around the world of marketing and fundraising and have returned to you with tales of bad press, creepy personalization, and effective social media!

What Really Scares You This Halloween?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I just finished binging The Haunting of Hill House last weekend and, man, did it get to me! When I was growing up, Jason, Freddie, and Michael Myers ruled the horror screens. And they scared me to death. I still get creeped out if someone makes that “chhh chhh chhh ha ha ha” sound from Friday the 13th. And I blame Nightmare on Elm Street for my night-owl tendencies to this very day.

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