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Take the 2018 Nonprofit Communications Trends Survey Now

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

It’s our most popular download of the year: The Annual Nonprofit Communications Trends Report. We answer the burning questions that nonprofit communications pros have about their work and their colleagues in the sector.

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How To Use Facebook’s Free Fundraising Tools on #GivingTuesday

J Campbell Social Marketing

#GivingTuesday is less than one month away! On November 28th, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation are matching up to $2 million in funds raised on Facebook for U.S-based based nonprofits. Also on #GivingTuesday, Facebook is waiving all fees for donations made on Facebook.

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Giving Tuesday #Inspo: 14 Donation Pages That Know What They’re Doing


Kicking off with #GivingTuesday, year-end fundraising season will be in full swing. This busy time is marked with nonprofits around the world striving for new and exciting ways to engage with potential donors. You need to launch your campaign , test your email deliverability , craft your message , and more. But one of the easiest things you can check off your to-do list is perfecting your donation page. The reality is, an organization’s donation page is often its own greatest enemy.

Where are you spending your marketing dollars?


If your organization has 10,000 active donors, it’s very likely they’ll be categorized as follows: A small number will generate 80-90 percent of the revenue. Mid-level donors will have a lot of potential for major giving.

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Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Brick & Spoon. Orange Beach, AL. Won’t you join me for this week’s Mixed Links… First off, please take a moment to take our Annual Nonprofit Communications Trends Survey to share your experiences and predictions for 2018. Take the survey now.

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Universal Basic Income and Decent Work

Wild Woman Fundraising

“ Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. ” -James Baldwin. Normally I like to talk about you making a higher salary , the Fight for 15 , and other ideas to help you empower yourself in your career.

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Reader Beware, You're in for a Scare: 4th Annual Nonprofit Halloween Celebration


Happy Halloween from all of us at EveryAction! Every year we celebrate by dressing up as some of our favorite nonprofit organizations as a way to recognize their incredible work and commemorate the start of end-of-year fundraising campaigns. So without further ado, here are some of this year's favorites. Drumroll please. International Fund for Animal Welfare. International Fund for Animal Welfare works to rescue and protect animals around the world.

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Breaking Down November

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Here’s what’s happening at Nonprofit Marketing Guide this month: Online Training: November 7 & 9: Streamlining Your Nonprofit’s Communications Workflow with Kivi Leroux Miller.

Are You Thankful for Your Donors?

Ann Green

Thanksgiving is coming up and it’s a time of year in the U.S. when we show gratitude to the special people in our lives. Do you extend this same gratitude to your donors? Sometimes it doesn’t seem that way.

Halloween Fundraising Horror

The Agitator

Today is the first of the traditional three-day observance of Allhallowtide, the time in the liturgical year dedicated to remembering the dead, including saints. Or, for those Agitator readers less liturgically-inclined and more into costume parties and trick or treat, today is Halloween.

5 interesting videos that promote legacy giving


Here are 5 videos for promoting legacy giving. According to LegacyVoice these 5 are the best. I’m not so sure about that. But I do applaud the efforts. What do you think? Do you agree with their selections and think they are the best ? Related Posts: >>3 easy ways to make a video that will inspire legacy or major gifts. >>Why Why you should add video to your website. LIKE THIS BLOG POST? LEAVE YOUR COMMENTS BELOW AND/OR SHARE IT WITH YOUR PEERS!

Streamlining Your Nonprofit’s Communications Workflow

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Tired of the chaos and always feeling behind? It’s time to streamline your communications workflow! Find out how to take charge of your work life using the methods Kivi will share in her next two-part webinar series: Streamlining Your Nonprofit’s Communications Workflow.

Interview With Alex Brown Author of Missionville

Diva Marketing Blog

My pal Alex Brown is a digital pioneer. He was one of the first to teach social media in a higher education setting when social media was called blogs and message boards. However, his heart belongs to the equestrian world. Alex has written several books on fiction works.

Bursting the Organization-Centric Bubble

The Agitator

If you still believe—or even worse, tout the fact– that your organization is the end-all and be-all this will burst your organization-centric bubble. A study just released by The Blackbaud Institute titled Vital Signs: Monitoring Giving Patterns in the Donor Marketplace concludes that…. American donors are more valuable to American nonprofit organizations than the organizations are to the donors.”.

You’ve got leads (identified major donor prospects) but are they ‘outreach-ready’?


People and vendors in our sector talk a lot about identifying donors, but getting them ready to meet with you is a different story. The problem is that most donors simply aren’t ready to talk to you yet. This post was inspired by a horrible meeting. Last week, I met with the Vice President of University Relations at one of the biggest schools in the country. During our chat, I told her that most ‘identified’ major and planned gift prospects need to be cultivated before outreach.

Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Jacklyn Rosado

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Jacklyn Rosado. Welcome to the latest installment in our series on the “Day in the Life” of nonprofit communicators, where we ask you to describe your day in your own words. We’d love to feature YOU in this series!

Interview With Alex Brown Author of Missionville

Diva Marketing Blog

My pal Alex Brown is a digital pioneer. He was one of the first to teach social media in a higher education setting when social media was called blogs and message boards. However, his heart belongs to the equestrian world. Alex has written several books on fiction works.

Stop Telling Your Donors Who They Are

The Agitator

I fear that most nonprofits will fail to heed the alarm bells sounded in the Vital Signs study we reported on earlier this week. Dramatically increased competition in a time of declining numbers of donors — 23.6% more organizations chasing 7% fewer donors.

5 Ways to Cast a Bigger Vision that Raises More Money for Your Cause

Selfish Giving

Photo via louelke on Flickr. Most people are busy. They get caught up in life, and bombarded by hundreds of sales, marketing, and fundraising messages every day. The average person cares about worthy causes and enjoys giving to organizations that are making a different.

Newman's Own Foundation $500k Holiday Challenge Invite


With #GivingTuesday and the holidays fast approaching, we wanted to make sure our nonprofit partners, and really all nonprofits were aware of a great opportunity available to them from Newman’s Own Foundation and CrowdRise. Here’s the invite: Fundraising Marketing

Flying Blind Fundraising

The Agitator

In Make It About Me and More…About Me , Tom and I emphasize the importance of ‘donor identity’ in answering fundraising’s most critically important question: “Why does this donor give?” ” First, let me begin with the following important side note…. As intuitively appealing as it might seem, we can’t get the answer to ‘why’ by simply asking the donor “Why?”.

WANTED: Your Views And Your Help

The Agitator

Adrian Sargeant and the team at the Hartsook Centre for Sustainable Philanthropy and Marc Pitman, CEO of The Concord Leadership Group , need your help. Here’s why. The Hartsook Centre and Concord folks are conducting a new study of nonprofit leadership. The aim of the study is to determine the relationship between leadership styles favored in our sector and the extent to which desirable outcomes (think a thriving culture of philanthropy, for example) may be related to each style.

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Ep238: KIND Invests $20M in Empatico to #SparkEmpathy

Selfish Giving

Today on CauseTalk Radio , Megan and I talk to George Khalaf , Executive Director, Empatico. Empatico is a $20 million initiative from The KIND Foundation , started by KIND Snacks , to broaden kids' world views through meaningful interactions with peers across the globe.