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Social Media and Newsletter Ideas for November 2019

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

These writing ideas come from our Monthly Nonprofit Writing Prompts email newsletter. You can use them for social media, blog posts, newsletter articles, and more. If you would like these ideas sent to your inbox a month in advance, sign up for our Monthly Nonprofit Writing Prompts.

3 Things You Can Learn From $58B in Donations


If you had $58B, you would be among some interesting company. 58B represents more wealth than Larry Page and Michael Bloomberg, but not enough to surpass Warren Buffett, Bill Gates, and Jeff Bezos.

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Does Your Board Have to Approve Your Brand?

Mission Minded

Branding — or rebranding — isn’t a quick nor simple process. If you’ve contributed to the deep thinking, investigation, articulation, The post Does Your Board Have to Approve Your Brand? appeared first on Mission Minded.

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The Importance of Segmenting Your Donors

Ann Green

Year-end fundraising time is here. I’ve already started receiving appeal letters and I know this is just the beginning. . I get appeals from nonprofit organizations I don’t already support and many of these are generic and impersonal. This is annoying.

How to Connect Your Communications With Your Mission

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

When resources are limited and pressure is high, it’s easy to fall into bad habits with our communications. This is especially true in the nonprofit world, where communicators are constantly having to raise enough money to keep the lights on while also achieving the mission. So we take shortcuts.

Splitting up the “might consider” stage into two consideration stages


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Impact Storytelling - translating data to action

Fundraising Coach

Today I was honored to give a webinar with CiviCore on data and impactful stories. I shared one researcher's experience with stumbling on to a form of a story. Then look at studies about using statistics in fundraising versus not using any statistics.

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Communications Directors: “Doormat” Isn’t in Your Job Description

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Doormats get walked on all day long. You don’t want to be a doormat. And yet, all too often, we see nonprofit communications staff behaving in ways that reinforce these “let me wipe my dirty feet all over you” bad behaviors in others. You might be a doormat — or at a minimum, sending doormat signals — in your nonprofit communications job if you. Let other people put things on your to-do list, no questions asked. via GIPHY.

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6 MORE Proven Community Engagement Asks

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Last week I shared some ways you can ask your community to show their support that don’t involve donating. Here is a quick recap: Sign a Pledge Watch Video and Share Take the Quiz Ask an Expert a Question Download a Guide Honor a Memory.

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators – October 25, 2019

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

The Louis. Birmingham, AL. I hope everyone had a good week. Let’s wrap it up with the best articles, posts, tips, and more from around the world of nonprofit marketing and fundraising.