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The 2019 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

EveryAction

It's finally here! If you loved our 2018 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar get ready for our new, improved, and updated 2019 calendar! We've searched far and wide for the best and brightest nonprofit conferences from all around the country! These conferences range in size, location, and topic. We have everything from: Fundraising & Grants. Nonprofit Management. Marketing & Communications. Nonprofit Technology, and more! It doesn't just stop here!

Objectives for Your Nonprofit Communications Plan

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

In previous posts, I’ve shared with you the twelve most common nonprofit marketing and communications goals and the twelve most common nonprofit marketing and communications strategies. Today let’s talk about the types of objectives you should have in your communications plan. Objectives are the SMART steps you take to achieve a strategy, and at Nonprofit Marketing Guide, we prefer to define SMART as Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Resourced, and Time-Bound.

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7 Steps to Ethical Storytelling (G.R.E.A.T. Stories)

Getting Attention

Does the protagonist of your story know what she’s getting into—how you’ll use her story, and the risks are of sharing it? Probably not, if you’re like most communicators. Let’s change that. Organizations like ours—that share stories regularly to activate our people—wield power and influence. When a protagonist lends us her story to share, she opens herself up to curiosity, criticism, misunderstanding, and sometimes even physical harm.

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3 reasons why I use curse words (but only one that matters)

iMarketSmart

She told me others would say I was unprofessional. I was asked to lead a roundtable discussion at a conference recently. So I did. And afterward one of the attendees approached me as I got a cup of coffee in the sponsorship expo room. She said, “Greg, I really enjoyed your roundtable discussion but why on earth did you curse… twice? Don’t you worry that people will say you’re unprofessional?”

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How to Do Social Media Spring Cleaning at Your Nonprofit

J Campbell Social Marketing

Spring is in the air – hopefully coming soon to Boston – and it’s time to put a fresh coat of paint on those dusty social media accounts! So much has changed in the digital landscape in just the past few months, all of which makes tightening up and improving your nonprofit social media profiles even more important. Even if you post regularly, keep up with the trends, and get lots of engagement (good for you!), you may still want to take a close look at those profiles. .

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How smart speakers and voice assistants are changing the game

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

It’s been six months now since I equipped my home with three Google Home Mini devices (one on each floor). As an audiophile, my reason for getting them was definitely not for use as speakers to play music (I have proper speakers for that), but rather as a test to see how far artificial intelligence (AI) driven voice-assistants have progressed. I also wanted to observe how this can affect day-to-day behaviours in a full household of five people (I have three kids under the age of five ).

10 Awesome LGBTQ Organizations You Should Support This Pride Month

EveryAction

June is observed as LGBTQ Pride month to commemorate the June 1969 Stonewall Riots and celebrate the vibrant and diverse LGBTQ community. There is no better time to support local and national nonprofits protecting LGBTQ rights and serving the LGBTQ community, and while there are far too many organizations doing great work to list them all, these are a few that we're big fans of. Pride Fund to End Gun Violence The.

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12 Communications Strategies for Nonprofits

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

You set goals, like these twelve communications goals for nonprofits , including community engagement, raising awareness of issues, and fundraising. And every day you manage tactical communications channels like email, social media, print marketing, PR and more. But what’s in the middle? What connects that tactical work to the larger goals? The answer is Communications or Marketing Strategies. .

BEYOND CUTE: Why Nonprofits Should Try Emoji In Their Digital Marketing

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Emoji! These little symbols are exploding in number and placement in our digital lives. Wired called them “the first language born of the digital world.”. In 2015, Oxford Dictionaries named emoji as its “Word” of the Year , when they moved beyond millennial messaging and exploded into the global mainstream. Today, emoji have made their way into almost all forms of digital communication, and beyond.

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20 nonprofit discounts we think you should know about

CrowdRise

We’ve scoured the web to find the best and most beneficial discounts for nonprofits. Because. well, who doesn’t love a good discount. Marketing News, Research & Trends

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GUIDE: Growing and Sustaining your Volunteer Program

EveryAction

If you work at a nonprofit, you know what it feels like to have too much on your plate. You are eager to be as effective as possible, but you can’t do it all by yourself. A thriving volunteer program can help maximize your organization’s impact. By evaluating your existing volunteer program and renewing your focus on recruitment and retention, you can build a thriving and sustainable volunteer program that will propel your work forward. Evaluating Your Existing Volunteer Program.

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Why You Need a Multichannel Fundraising Campaign

Ann Green

Year-end fundraising season is here and it’s the busiest time of the year for most nonprofit organizations. You need to plan carefully. If you just send one fundraising letter and wait for the donations to pour in, you’re chasing rainbows. Your donors are busy and may put your letter aside to handle later, and never get to it. You may be thinking of not using direct mail at all because it’s too expensive, and only sending email appeals. That’s a mistake.

4 Steps to Year-End Balance, Energy, & Focus (Beth Kanter)

Getting Attention

There’s no better gift than learning from a friend. And what a treat I had recently, learning self-care at work techniques from Beth Kanter , a fellow speaker at the JCamp 180 conference. We all know how pressured year-end is, especially on the fundraising side. That makes it an ideal time to jumpstart Beth’s approach (developed with Aliza Sherman, her co-author of The Happy Healthy Nonprofit: Strategies for Impact Without Burnout ).

3 simple steps to break your transactional, spray-and-pray fundraising addiction

iMarketSmart

Nonprofits tend to get addicted to transactions. Of course addictions are hard to break. But that doesn’t mean they shouldn’t be broken at all. Too often, nonprofits get addicted to making requests for transactions (solicitations) aimed mostly toward low-capacity supporters even though most of the funding already comes from major donors (including bequests).

What is Facebook Doing for #GivingTuesday 2018?

J Campbell Social Marketing

#GivingTuesday 2018 is coming up fast! Last year 45 million dollars were raised on Facebook on #GivingTuesday, marking 15% of the total amount raised! That’s almost half a million people giving money, to more than 46,000 organizations. The best part? 75% were first-time donors on Facebook, and 20% have donated again via Facebook. This isn’t a moment, it’s a movement! .

Global internet statistics for 2018

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

It’s that time of year again when digital stats aggregators update their numbers and various annual summary reports come out based on research conducted in the previous calendar year. Here are a few general highlights I put together recently after going through various reports. If you’re interested in the data sources, I covered my favourites in this blog post last year. Most have now come out with 2018 versions of their reports. General.

2018's Best Giving Tuesday Campaigns

EveryAction

With Giving Tuesday behind us, it's time to highlight just a few of the organizations who ran stellar campaigns, activated supporters, and beat their fundraising goals. Successful fundraising campaigns come in many shapes and sizes, and not every tactic works for every organization's audience. Each of these five organizations exemplifies different ways to make industry best practices and technology tools work in a way that resonates with their supporter base.

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Why You Should Start Creating a Mid-Level Donor Program ASAP

EveryAction

By focusing a little extra energy on your mid-level donors, you can raise more money and create a quality pipeline for your major gifts officers. Successful mid-level donor programs are all about providing donors with a personal touch while maintaining the analytic discipline that allows you to scale your programming. When you’re managing an understaffed development team, you’re always rearranging your to-do list. You’re constantly making decisions about what you can afford to prioritize.

12 Ways to Add More Hygge to Your Office

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

If you are on Instagram or Pinterest at all, you can’t help but run into a lot of hygge-inspired photography. The photo at the top of this post isn’t mine, but the smaller ones below are.) Hygge is the Danish concept of coziness, comfort, warmth, and charm that gets Danes through the long, cold, dark winters. It’s about enjoying and indulging in the small things, even when the environment around you is much less hospitable or pleasurable.

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[Guest Post] 3 Surprising Things I Learned From Making Recurring Donations to 115 Nonprofits

Fundraising Coach

Monthly giving is important for nonprofits. But are we doing it well? To test, Brady Josephson ran an experiment involving giving to 115 nonprofits. And I'm honored that he agreed to write about his findings. Brady is the Vice President of Innovation and Optimization at NextAfter - a fundraising research lab. No stranger to nonprofits and technology, he's widely cited in multiple media outlets. He can be reached on Twitter @bradyjosephson. 3 months. 115 nonprofits. 345 donations.

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Why You Should Implement an Automated Email Welcome Series for New Donors

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Katelyn Baughan. If you haven’t set up some type of welcome series for new donors, you are missing out on a great chance to build a relationship. Katelyn Baughan created an automated welcome series for The Children’s Inn at NIH that nurtured new donors over time instead of throwing them into regular email marketing. Today, Katelyn shares how the new welcome series fit into their revamped email marketing strategy, how it was implemented, and its results. Kristina.

5 Simple Strategies to Organize Your Nonprofit’s Donor Data

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Jay Love Collecting data is an important part of your job as a nonprofit communicator. But if you aren’t organizing it in a way that is useful, you may be wasting your time and not being as effective as you could be. Jay Love of Bloomerang joins us today to give you ideas on organizing all of your data.

Ia Critical Essay on Immigration Custom Essay Writing Service – What Is It?

SocialButterfly

What Everybody Dislikes About Ia Critical Essay on Immigration Custom Essay Writing Service and Why. My point is that it has a specific sort of person to be a cardiologist. Whenever you plan your essay and also jot down the things you’re very likely to chat about on your draft, then you are going to have tons of points to discuss. You all have to do exactly something similar using the subsequent two paragraphs.

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Get the Right Story to the Right Journalist: Media Relations Success

Getting Attention

So many organizations I follow or work with have become strong and savvy communicators. It’s thrilling to see nonprofits like yours put communications to work effectively despite time, talent, and budget constraints. . However, there’s one communications method that remains poorly utilized by most organizations—media relations.

10 traits of terrible major and legacy gift fundraisers

iMarketSmart

Sadly, I’ve witnessed all of these but I truly believe #1 is the worst. Here are my top 10 traits of terrible fundraisers that drive major donors away: . Showing up late; 9. Failing to do something that was promised; 8. Talking about how great they are at raising money; 7. Pitching or presenting instead of collaborating; 6. Forgetting what was discussed last time; 5. Lacking gratitude and appreciation; 4. Pressuring, guilting or shaming; 3. Noticeably lacking true passion for the cause; 2.

How Nonprofits Can Get More Social Media Engagement in 2018

J Campbell Social Marketing

Nonprofits small and large dived into social media last year, and some found huge success – but many did not get the results that they expected. I hear these social media laments all the time from nonprofits: “Social media algorithms have killed our engagement this year.”. “It’s It’s so hard to cut through the noise and clutter on Facebook.”. “Do Do you really have to spend a ton of money on ads to reach people?”.

Šukran (thank you), Sharjah Government Media Bureau!

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

Last month I had the privilege of being invited by the Sharjah Government Media Bureau’s International Government Communication Centre (IGCC) to train government communications professionals in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates (UAE). Just like in most growing economies, digital citizen behaviours and expectations are changing at a rapid pace while the government attempts to keep up.

Take the 2019 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. Each year, more than 1,000 nonprofit communicators complete the annual Nonprofit Communications Trends Survey. and now it’s time to look ahead to 2019. The Nonprofit Communications Trends Report is the “go to” source for what’s REALLY happening in the world of nonprofit communications and fundraising.

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11 Hispanic and Latino Organizations Everyone Should Know

EveryAction

Hispanic Heritage Month, officially founded in 1968 , occurs each year from September 15 to October 15, a period which includes the anniversary of independence of eight Latin American countries. During National Hispanic Heritage Month in the U.S., we recognize the contributions made by and the important presence of Hispanic and Latino Americans to the United States, and celebrate their heritage and culture.

8 Tips for Proofreading from a Reformed Grammar Nerd

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Let’s start with a cartoon in honor of Halloween: <SHUDDERS> Yesterday, I shared a few things that scare me and what I am doing about it. I also encouraged you to share what scares you too. Would “bad grammar” make your list? I didn’t include it on my list because I am actually trying to let go of the “grammar nerd” in me. At least when it comes to things like texting and commenting on social media.

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Best Practices for Your Email Unsubscribe Page

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

It’s no fun when someone unsubscribes from your email list. But let’s face it. it’s actually much better for your sender reputation to have them unsubscribe than it is for them to never open another email or even worse, to hit the spam button. That’s why you should make unsubscribing from your email list easy. Don’t try to hide the unsubscribe link. Don’t make them log in with a password to unsubscribe.

6 Ways to Show More Personality in Your Content

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

A few months ago, we talked about How Your Nonprofit’s Personality Influences Content and broke down why we need to see your nonprofit’s personality in your communications. At the end of that post, we listed 50 positive personality traits and asked you to pick three to five that you wanted your supporters to associate with you. Once you decide your traits, use the following tips to add more personality to your communications: Write in the first and second person as much as possible.

Need Something Like Canva But for Video?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Nonprofits love Canva for creating quick, good-looking graphics. Don’t you wish there was something just as quick and easy for video? I know I do. Yes, I have video editing software, but sometimes it’s overkill and takes too long to work through. I thought there had to be something much easier by now, so I googled “Canva for video” and sure enough, one company is trying to market themselves in that way: Typito.

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Writing Paper Service Help!

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At length, in the event that you choose a writer kind that is specific to work with, the purchase price may be much higher. Regardless of what is one’s essay’s purpose, there’s a number. It is crucial that you understand whether the job is in process if you obtain essays on line or has already been completed. In case you are not pleased about some facet of your sample article you have the capability to request a complimentary revision.

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Share G.R.E.A.T. Stories to Advance Your Goals

Getting Attention

Best Buddies International. Like many of you, I’ve been working with storytelling for more than a decade now. And, like many of you, I know we need to do it better. We use too many over-simplified stories—black-and-white stories that don’t ring true. Stories that are all about us, don’t have relevance to our supporters, or don’t map to our organizational identity. Stories that leave the reader or listener thinking “so what.”.

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Why your job is to get donors to talk to themselves.

iMarketSmart

Your job is not to come up with words and images that will persuade or convince people to give. Instead, your job is to come up with words and images that will inspire people to persuade or convince themselves to give. You cannot make people do anything. Inspiring self-talk is the key. . It’s only when people talk to themselves that they make decisions. Therefore, your job is to engage donors in a way that inspires self-talk that makes them feel good.

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4 Simple Guidelines For Your Nonprofit Social Media Storytelling Strategy

J Campbell Social Marketing

Creating a vibrant, effective, and workable social media storytelling strategy can be daunting for many nonprofits, especially small and grassroots organizations with little to no staff capacity or tech savvy. It doesn’t have to be! To begin, take out a piece of paper or your phone and answer this question: “What do our supporters want to hear from us?”. This one answer should guide all of your social media storytelling efforts and provide the backbone of your strategy.