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Is This an Email, a Meeting or an Instant Message?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

We know that nonprofits rely on email and meetings for internal communications — in fact, they over-rely on them!

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Why asking for a degree in fundraising is a bad idea

Wild Woman Fundraising

In the last several years, I have seen a disturbing trend. It’s requiring degrees in a discipline that seems to require experience more than a degree to do well. For instance. Outreach. I have a friend who has 20+ years experience in outreach, but no college degree.

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Giving increased.7% but you won’t hear anyone celebrating and that’s really too bad

iMarketSmart

Remember when the Lilly School predicted at least a $13 billion drop in giving due to the Trump Tax Cut (which would have taken us to $376 billion)? Instead, we saw a.7% rise in real dollars to $427.71 billion. They should have egg on their faces for their doomsday prediction.

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What Fundraising and Strength Training Have in Common

Ann Green

About a year and a half ago I started doing strength training with a personal trainer. My initial assessment was humbling, to say the least, and at the beginning, there were several times I wondered “Why am I doing this?”. But I’ve benefited so much.

Goals for Internal Communications at Nonprofits

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

What are your internal communications goals? Not sure? It’s time to figure it out and create some, just like you create goals for external communications.

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Newsletter: How Much Do Partnership Pros Make in 2019? [INFOGRAPHIC] ; Why Your Nonprofit Needs an Audience Strategist ; Newman’s Own Wants More Companies to Follow Profits-to-Charity Model

Selfish Giving

Robert Rose over the Content Marketing Institute has written a helpful article on the The 7 Core Roles of a 2020 Content Marketing Team.

Why major and legacy donors think your fundraising communications stink!

iMarketSmart

First, it is not all your fault. Well then, can we blame it on leadership? Leadership should share the burden of blame because fundraisers tend to feel a lot of pressure to do what’s always been done. In many cases they are driven (by leadership) to avoid trying anything new in case it doesn’t work.

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Are Press Releases Still Relevant?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

As a media correspondent, Antionette Kerr has seen A LOT of bad press releases. But despite the changing ways nonprofits get in touch with the media, press releases can still be an important part of your media and PR strategy.

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Tell Us What Your Work Day Is Like

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

How is your day going so far? We would love to hear what your typical Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator looks like for our popular blog series. Tell us all about the day-to-day work that keeps your organization going. What’s going on at your desk right now? Are you chugging coffee all day?

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Why major and legacy donors think your fundraising sucks.

iMarketSmart

First, it is not all your fault. Well then, can we blame it on leadership? Leadership should share the burden of blame because fundraisers tend to feel a lot of pressure to do what’s always been done. In many cases they are driven (by leadership) to avoid trying anything new in case it doesn’t work.

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