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The 2016 - 2017 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

EveryAction

Thousands of nonprofit pros rely on our annual Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar to discover skill-building, strategy-slaying, network-enhancing nonprofit events. 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.

Cut the Glut! Wordy Phrases to Eliminate from Your Writing (And Alternatives)

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

We’ve all read those mission statements or fundraising appeals that seem to have smart ideas, but when you take a closer look you realize they just have a lot of words. Shorter is nearly always better. Replace these wordy phrases with their concise alternatives. a majority of = most.

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Thrive thru Year End: Together!

Getting Attention

So many of you have reached out to me recently in total panic, asking for guidance because you’re stressed to the max by pressures of launches, giving day, and year end. Then there’s the biggest one—the pressure of unrealistic expectations (especially your own).

3 things every fundraiser needs to consider before they talk politics in front of their donors

iMarketSmart

I don’t have any data on this whatsoever but something tells me that a good number of fundraisers might lean left when it comes to politics. But what about your donors? Do they lean left or right? Do you know? Could you be alienating them by assuming that their politics align with yours?

4 Surefire Ways To Use Social Media To Promote Your Year-End Fundraising Campaign

J Campbell Social Marketing

Guest blog by Candace Cody. You know that social media is an important component of social fundraising (or peer-to-peer fundraising), but sometimes it can be tricky to know where to start, or exactly what to do.

Nonprofit Branding — Meet the Water Girls (This post is personal!)

NonProfit Branding

It says at the top “this post is personal.” ” The cheery clown signals how lucky our family and company were last September. Colorado’s flood disaster badly messed up Boulder County. Torrents thundered down from the High Country, pushing boulders and trees and houses and trucks through our town’s commercial and residential districts – heading for Nebraska. […]. Fun Stuff Uncategorized

The Ultimate Guide To How To Buy Best Baby Thermometer

Non Profit Marketing 360

A baby thermometer is one of the most important pieces of baby equipment that parents need to buy. In fact, many parents buy more than one.

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What the Web Renewal (canada.ca) Initiative is missing

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

For those of you not familiar with what I am referring to, the Government of Canada (Goc) Web Renewal Initiative aims to streamline the GoC’s web presence through a single central website, Canada.ca . What exactly does that mean?

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Ep190: This Mattress Company Lets You Give Back While You Sleep

Selfish Giving

Never Miss a Show - Sign Up for Email Updates. Today on CauseTalk Radio , Megan and I talk to David Wolfe , Co-Founder and CEO of Leesa Sleep , a certified B-Corp that donates one mattress to a shelter for every ten it sells.

This Blog is on Hiatus

Social Media Bird Brain

With the abundance of very good social media advice and information available now, my own efforts seem superfluous. This is good timing, since I have begun to devote my energies to my fiction and creative nonfiction writing. I'm leaving the blog up for at least another year, since some people may still find a few of the posts relevant. Robyn McIntyre PS: You can find some of my fiction on

5 Inventive Ways Donor Data Can Boost Your EOY Fundraising

EveryAction

EOY (or end-of-year) fundraising can be a critical time for nonprofits. The giving spirit is high, and donors want to know how they can contribute to the causes that they care about. Your organization needs to do more than simply ask your donors for contributions.

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The New Email Metric You Might Want to Try

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Let’s talk about email engagement. Right now, I bet most of you are looking at your open rates and click-through rates, and maybe your click-to-open ratio. The email service providers spoon feed us those numbers, so they are easy to track.

3 Tools to Fuel Fundraising Ambassadors

Getting Attention

We all have an incredible fundraising resource right in front of us— our board member, colleague, and loyal volunteer ambassador s. But most of us look right past them, much less make it appealing or easy for them to participate and succeed!

Why fundraiser job titles suck and cost you a lot of money!

iMarketSmart

My pal Dr. Russell James is at it again. This time, he researched what fundraiser job titles inspire more engagement, connectivity, and giving.

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5 Marketing Tips to Retain Your Mobile Donors

J Campbell Social Marketing

Guest blog by John Killoran. As the process for making mobile donations becomes more and more convenient, your nonprofit may see an uptick in the number of donors craving more interactions via their mobile phones.

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Getting Started with Mobile Fundraising: 5 Ways

Ann Green

By Eric Griego. Almost everyone has a mobile phone these days and that includes your donors. Imagine they’ll see your next fundraising email appeal on their phone and decide to donate right then.

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Best Booklights For Bookaholics

Non Profit Marketing 360

Are you are a bookaholic and can’t leave most loved book even when the room gets dark at the midnight? Are you a workaholic or an enthusiastic author who frequently stays up late in the night to complete the work?

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3 things to do now that #GivingTuesday is over

Fundraising Coach

I've been glad to hear of my clients' #GivingTuesday success. Matching gifts and leveraging peer-to-peer approaches seem to be the most effective reasons for their success. But #GivingTuesday is over, now what?

Our Little Known Commonality (& why is this a secret?)

NonProfit Branding

Our Little Known Commonality – Perhaps fifteen years ago audience research funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting produced a an unexpected finding. It caused a strong reaction among PubRadio Insiders – disbelief, amusement, skepticism, initial rejection. And then acknowledgement grew and the new insight proved PubRadio was on the right public-service track. The finding: the average […].

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A Small Change

Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start writing

Ep181: Omni Hotels Books Meals for Needy with "Say Goodnight to Hunger"

Selfish Giving

Today on CauseTalk Radio , Megan and I talk to Peter Strebel , Chief Marketing Officer at Omni Hotels & Resorts , about Say Goodnight to Hunger (#SayGoodnightToHunger).

The 2016 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

EveryAction

In the past year, thousands of nonprofit pros took advantage of our definitive Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar, and we're so excited to share our brand new 2016 list!

You Still Have Time to Try These 7 Giving Tuesday Tactics 

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Giving Tuesday is 12 days away. Are you ready? Whether you’re almost done with prep or seriously behind the eight ball, here are some flourishes and finishing touches you still have time to implement. Open Your Donation Form As Soon as Possible. If people want to give early, let them.

Prep Today for #GivingTuesday 2017

Getting Attention

It’s #GivingTuesday 2016, the best day to do vital prep work for #GivingTuesday 2017.

Donor Complaints: Why it’s a bad idea to get upset with donors when they complain

iMarketSmart

No one likes to hear complaints. . But when you work for a nonprofit or a private sector business, you need to welcome complaints. Here’s why: Donor complaints are opportunities in disguise. Think about this: Only 4% of dissatisfied customers actually voice their complaints.

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8 Step Guide to Planning the Perfect Nonprofit Fundraising Event

J Campbell Social Marketing

Guest blog by Kerri Moore. With the advent and extent of social media marketing, nonprofit organizations are able to spread the word about their fundraising events farther and wider than ever before.

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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). Over the years, as the use of Twitter grew among brands and organizations, the use of top-down branded hashtags became increasingly common.

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Cracked Heels Problem- Best Heel Cream

Non Profit Marketing 360

This is all about the best foot cream for cracked heels and why it helps to cure them. Cracked heels are a very common complaint, and it is a thing which can cause lots of discomforts if steps are not taken to cure it or at least prevent it getting worse. What causes cracked heels? […].

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Have you written off someone as a lost cause? #followupfriday

Fundraising Coach

A coaching client just told me a powerful story of following up. For about six months, he was following up with three supporters. Each had made small donations in the past, less then $1,000 each. After about five months of following up, one donor said he'd make a gift "this quarter."

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Harley Davidson, Your Nonprofit & a Mystery of Life!

NonProfit Branding

Hard to believe – more money is spent on products with Harley Davidson logos than on the actual motorcycles. Much more money! Revenue from garish caps, shirts, jackets, and banners greatly exceeds revenue from noisy metal. Rejoice! This proves a point about branding. Your logo has more leverage than you realize. A useful product with […].

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Say Thank You Like You Mean It

Ann Green

Year-end fundraising season is underway and many of you may be working on your appeal letters. But have you given any thought to how you’ll thank your donors? If you’re thinking that’s something you can worry about after your appeal letters go out, you’re making a huge mistake.

Ep182: Starbucks Launches New Cause Content Platform Upstanders

Selfish Giving

Today on CauseTalk Radio , Megan and I talk to Russell Sparkman , CEO of FusionSpark Media , about Upstanders , a new purpose-driven web series from Starbucks.

2016 Nonprofit Email Deliverability Study: Spam Still Costing Nonprofits Thousands

EveryAction

Today, EveryAction released the 2016 Nonprofit Email Deliverability Study , an exploration into just how much spam is negatively impacting nonprofit online fundraising.

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The Annual Report Donor List is a Stupid Waste of Time

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Could your annual report fit right in with this scene? It’s time to update your approach. If you’ve heard me on an annual reports webinar any time in the last decade, you’ve heard me say some version of this: It’s OK to go short and stop publishing the donor list. Seriously.

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Heartfelt, Relevant Messages Build Bridges (Case Study: StoryCorps)

Getting Attention

This morning’s election news dug into the divide that’s fracturing the U.S. Hearing the stats on how deep and broad these divisions are—rural vs. urban, men vs. women, those with post-secondary education vs. those without—wasn’t surprising.

Why not create a donor appreciation department?

iMarketSmart

Does your organization really appreciate its supporters? Many private businesses have customer service departments because they want to increase the lifetime value of each customer. So, why wouldn’t nonprofits create customer service departments too?

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

J Campbell Social Marketing

A common question that I receive from nonprofits on social media: How often should we post on Facebook/tweet on Twitter/post on Instagram/share on LinkedIn, etc.? . 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?