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We’ll Keep Up With It All So You Don’t Have To

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I was recently emailing with someone who worked in a fast-paced, for-profit job for years but said she was finding that “nonprofit marketing has A LOT of moving parts.” ” Sound familiar?

Photos to Fire Up Year-End & Protect Privacy

Getting Attention

Flickr: AFGE. Dear Nancy: Our last two year-end campaigns were centered around client stories, each powered by a photo or two. We got fantastic feedback on these stories and I planned to feature similar profiles this year.

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10 most popular posts of 2018

Wild Woman Fundraising

If you’ve ever wondered what the most popular posts are in this fundraising blog- which is increasingly becoming a career blog, and a leadership blog, well, wonder no longer! I give you: The 10 most popular articles of 2018 plus ONE MORE.

My Most Popular Posts of 2018

J Campbell Social Marketing

I wrote over 60 blog posts this year, more than exceeding my goal of one per week. To subscribe to the blog and never miss a post, click here. Here are my most popular posts of 2018: Thanking Event Sponsors: 5 Ways to Thank Corporate Sponsors with Social Media (Without Posting Ugly Logos).

Less Stress This Year-End Season? Yes, Please! #NPCOMMLife

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

This time of year is extra busy – understatement of the week, right? You not only have to deal with the regular stress of the holidays, but also the added strain of year-end campaigns at your organization. Even if you have nothing to do with fundraising at your organization, I thought we could all benefit from some tips on how to relieve some of that extra stress that crops up during this time of year.

Top 3 reasons why major gift or legacy gift officers don’t have enough face-to-face meetings with donors


I hear a lot of people complaining about gift officers not meeting with enough donors. Usually, these complaints come from people who don’t really do much face-to-face fundraising on their own. Instead, interestingly, they manage people who do.

A nonprofit’s guide to bringing fundraising events online


We often talk about how the modern nonprofit is bringing an increasing number of events and fundraising efforts ‘online.’ But what does that all really mean? How do you take something that’s so tangible and experiential and get that same energy for the components you move online?

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Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators – December 14, 2018

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I hope you all had a great week! Please, join me as we dive into the best articles, posts, tips, and more from around the world of marketing and fundraising. Today we look forward to 2019, learn how to deal with online bullies and how to be more like Bill Belichick.

What to do when a supporter notifies you that they left your organization in their estate plan but won’t take your calls.


I know, it’s frustrating. You want to thank them but they won’t respond to your outreach. First things first. There are a bunch of reasons why they won’t reply. Perhaps they are private people. Perhaps they’re afraid you’ll ask them for more money. Or, maybe they like to engage with your organization and its mission , but YOU are an entirely different story. They have their reasons.

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Webinar Recap: 5 ways to get in front of your post-campaign planning


Didn’t get a chance to check out our webinar about post-campaign planning? Not to worry, we’ve got you covered

Newsletter: How to Close Any Deal in Five Meetings ; Lux Brand Barneys Launches #Centiments ; Six Novels on Philanthropy

Selfish Giving

[ NOTE: A big thanks to the 60+ people that subscribed to my newsletter this past week. Welcome! You'll enjoy this newsletter more if you read this first.] Have you ever heard of the Rule of 5 ? Last month, in the Wall Street Journal , columnist Andy Kessler asserted that five is the exact number of meetings you need to close any deal. I think this is right (or pretty close) when it comes to closing corporate partnership pacts.

Your Invitation to the CALM not BUSY Club

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

We’ve rebooted the CALM not BUSY Book Club this week, and I would love for more people to join us! Instead of treating the book club like a traditional reading club, we are focusing on how you apply #CALMnotBUSY in the real world. Each week, I’m posting a challenging scenario based on real stories from communications directors.

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What’s Your Marketing Maturity Level? Take this Super-Fast Quiz and Find Out!

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Seriously, this quiz is only two multiple-choice questions, but don’t let me get ahead of myself… Our New Approach to Training that Meets You Where You Are In 2019, we are introducing a new way for you to manage your professional development called the Five Levels of Marketing Maturity.