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Use Facebook Live to Raise Money For Your Nonprofit

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Guest Post By John Haydon You already know that Facebook Live lets any nonprofit live-stream fundraising events , breaking news, impact stories, and more, directly from their Facebook Page. But did you know that Facebook lets nonprofits add a donate button to their Facebook Live broadcast ?

Tracking Long-Term Donor Value: The Report You Shouldn't Miss in 2019


While almost all nonprofit professionals recognize the importance of running data-driven programs, most fundraising and digital staff of all levels don’t feel like they have access to the data they need for informing strategic decisions.

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10 Ways to Use Body Language to Close More Major Gifts


Almost 50 years ago, Albert Mehrabian figured out that our words matter least and our body language matters most in face-to-face communications.

How BvB Dallas used CrowdRise to turn their community into a movement


“We needed a place we could advertise and push out, and that could collect our funds and show it in the right way. It needed to be user friendly for our participants, but also offer different levels of involvement for donors.

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators – February 15, 2019

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Bourbon on Rye. Lexington, KY Did y’all have a good week? I hope so! Let’s dive right into the best articles, posts, tips, and more from around the world of marketing and fundraising. Today I share Facebook stats and news and how to get responses to your emails.

How the Sports Industry Can Join Gillette, Nike as a ‘Woke’ Business [SPONSORED]

Selfish Giving

Join Catalist’s Brittany Hill for a FREE one-hour webinar that will highlight the findings from its 2018 research surveying over 1,000 Americans to better understand their perceptions and affinities toward the intersection of sports and social good. Signup HERE.

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4 types of supporters that self-qualify their interest in being in your portfolio/caseload.


If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you probably know that I think donor surveys are great for qualifying and prioritizing your supporters for outreach.

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What’s Your Nonprofit Marketing Maturity Level?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Would you like more nonprofit marketing training but aren’t sure what you need and don’t have a lot of spare time? We can recommend online, self-paced courses for you, and we only need you to answer two questions to do it.

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Rethinking Your Annual Report

Ann Green

What do you think of when you hear annual report? As a donor, you might think boring, long, a waste of resources, something I’m not going to read. As a nonprofit professional, you might think time-consuming, something we always do, something our board wants.

Too much major and legacy gift fundraising is focused on HOW when it should be focused on WHY.


What the heck am I talking about?

Newsletter: How to Partner with Sports Teams ?? ; Domino’s Raises $9.8M for St. Jude ; Greenpeace Saves the Arctic from Shell Oil ??

Selfish Giving

When Brittany Hill from Catalist called me last week she had had enough. Your past two newsletters have been all about the New England Patriots. ?? Blah, blah, blah," she said. Instead of bragging, how about if you actually show your readers why and how to work with sports teams."

What to Do When You Are in the Weeds #NPCOMMLIFE

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

We recently got Hulu and I spent the weekend binging old seasons of Top Chef. My favorites are always the Restaurant Wars episodes where each team has to create a restaurant from scratch in about 24 hours. Watch any show about running a restaurant, and you’ll more than likely hear the phrase “in the weeds” which means they are overwhelmed with work and can’t keep up with demand.

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Show Your Nonprofit’s Email Newsletter Some Love

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Do you think your email newsletter stinks? Do you hate when it’s time to put it together because you just don’t think it’s worth it? Stop treating your newsletter this way! Your organization’s email newsletter has the potential to be a communications powerhouse! You just need to know the strategies, tactics, and design options that make awesome email newsletters.