2016

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20 Tips to Energize Dull Nonprofit Writing

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Is your writing dry and boring? A lot of nonprofit messaging is. Use more descriptive nouns and verbs. Add short anecdotes or stories. Talk it out.

5 Steps to Consistent Communications (+ Instant Connection)

Getting Attention

Whether you’re all in on year-end fundraising or working in some 2017 prep, I bet you have some pretty ambitious goals to meet.

How to make the right fundraising decision every time

Wild Woman Fundraising

How can you make the right fundraising decision every time? It’s tied to it, intimately. Want proof? Not corporations. Not bequests. Individuals.

No Nonprofits – You Aren’t Posting Enough On Social Media

J Campbell Social Marketing

The answer? More than you assume ! When I give that answer, I often get this follow up question: But what if we annoy our supporters? 136,000 photos.

The 2016 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

EveryAction

Fundraising. Donor relations. Accounting. Marketing. Nonprofit technology, and more! What are you waiting for? Drop us a line! spacer. Name (a-z).

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Telling Stories that Move Donors to Give

Fundraising Coach

It was the midst of the Great Recession, and about one in ten people across the U.S. were out of work. Amadou was one of them. I knew Amadou.

The Curse of Fundraising Innumeracy

The Agitator

Lots of good stuff apparently came out of last week’s International Fundraising Conference and we’ll be reporting on some of that in the near future.

Your Case for Support: Good Design Will Make it Stronger

Mission Minded

In my last post, I relayed the importance of injecting emotion into your next capital campaign.

A 2017 Media Relations Calendar for Resource-Strapped Nonprofits

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Let’s face it, media relations isn’t near the top of the priority list at most nonprofits. Nor should it be. Create a Quarterly Calendar.

Thrive thru Year End: Together!

Getting Attention

Then there’s the biggest one—the pressure of unrealistic expectations (especially your own). I know because I live it too. But he soon gave up.

4 Myths About Fundraising You Need to Stop Believing

Wild Woman Fundraising

I have talked with so many people about fundraising. Founders. Executive Directors. Board members. and of course, fundraising staff. True? Proof?

Is Nonprofit Social Media A Waste of Time?

J Campbell Social Marketing

Do you find social media to be a big, fat time waster for your nonprofit? You may be thinking: “FINALLY! I was right all along!”. Well, no.

The 2016 - 2017 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

EveryAction

Today, we're excited to announce the all-new list for 2017! Bookmark it, share it, love it, and download it for Google or Outlook. Name (a-z). Focus.

5 lessons fundraisers can learn from Subway (Yes! The sandwich shop)

iMarketSmart

Here are 5 great lessons fundraisers can learn from Subway : 1. Ask for feedback. Say please. . Use the word “YOU” often. Tweet this!

Social media definitions, categories, and top tools of 2016

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

I was recently asked by a client to update an informational section on their website that dealt with the basics of the current social media landscape. The following post is a slightly modified version of what I came up with. Overview. Social Media tools and applications continue to grow in both popularity and usage. Key Definitions & Examples.

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Twitter Search or Instagram Search: Which is Better for Business?

Diva Marketing Blog

Paul wondered if search on Twitter or Instagram could be a good business tool. He kindly offered to share his views and research on Diva Marketing.

Your fundraising letters helped by zombies

Fundraising Coach

Have you ever struggled with the active voice vs. passive voice in your fundraising letters ? Quite funny, isn't it? But it's true! Engage 3.

Would You Approve This Campaign?

The Agitator

By signing up, one millennial could save as many as 50 lives. SOLUTION: Turn to The Martin Agency , noted for, among other great work their.

Is Emotion Missing from Your Capital Campaign?

Mission Minded

Capital campaigns are launched to raise the money to fill a nonprofit organization’s need.

3 Surefire Communication Strategies to Follow Your Events

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Kerri Moore. This summer, Kerri Moore gave us The Ultimate Checklist for marketing events. Kristina. Guest Post by Kerri Moore of Booster. Gift size.

5 Ways to Connect Despite Election Frenzy

Getting Attention

Every election season is a barrier to connection, with people overwhelmed by 24/7 messages from multiple campaigns via multiple channels.

How to pick a fundraising job that you will absolutely love! -with Abbi Haggerty

Wild Woman Fundraising

Mazarine Treyz: Hey, everybody. Welcome. This is Mazarine Treyz of Wild Woman Fundraising and I am so pleased today to be interviewing Abbi L. Abbi L.

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10 Types of Social Media Posts Every Nonprofit Should Be Sending

J Campbell Social Marketing

Guest blog by Adam Weinger. Has your organization hashtagged something recently? Have you looked at how many Facebook posts you’re creating each week?

The 2016 Nonprofit Fundraising Strategic Plan Guide

EveryAction

For some things, spontaneity is highly desirable, but any fundraising professional will tell you that planning a campaign isn’t one of them.

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Most planned gift prospects don’t ever want to meet you

iMarketSmart

That’s right. Most planned gift prospects actually don’t ever want to meet you. But then, guess what? They do! Because most are not rich.

How to quickly identify popular hashtags for a specific event

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

Ever since the early days of Twitter hashtag use, major events had organic hashtag communities form around them (essentially back channel discussions).

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Influencer Marketing: Interview With Danica Kombol

Diva Marketing Blog

To celebrate Diva Marketing's 12th Blog Birthday (!). In her usual style, Danica includes so much more. Enjoy! Let’s start at Influencer Marketing 101.

Mobile Giving 101

Fundraising Coach

Mobile giving is one of the hottest topics in town. It’s more than just texting to give. The Definition of Mobile Giving and More ! #2. Text-to-donate.

When Women Win

The Agitator

to become a federal judge: “Something which we think is impossible now is not impossible in another decade.”.

Rebrand, Rename, Celebrate: 5 Tips For Your Launch

Mission Minded

You’ve come a long way since you first realized your organization needed a rebrand. At first, you thought strategically about your brand and values.

3 Things Successful Nonprofits Do NOW to Prepare for December Online Fundraising

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Source: https://flic.kr/p/8q7cDb. p/8q7cDb. Oh come on!” she said. TOO SOON. Ah, the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. Get your best stories ready.

Use Audience Personas to Connect & Convert (Case Study)

Getting Attention

Thanks to See3 for sharing this useful case study, originally published on the See3 blog. Push your organization to start telling new stories.

“What, me, ask for a raise?” An interview with Marc Pitman

Wild Woman Fundraising

Mazarine Treyz: Hey, everybody. Welcome. It’s so exciting to finally get to work with him. Marc Pitman: Whoa. MT: Right? MP: I do not know. No, no.

5 Ways to Tackle Your Nonprofit’s Fear of Social Media

J Campbell Social Marketing

Starting out on social media can be a scary proposition for many nonprofits. Example: A domestic violence shelter. “We See more at pewinternet.org.