2012

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Make Your Nonprofit Messages Stick

Getting Attention

The best infographic ever. Absorb it, print out a full-size copy , and share with colleagues as a gentle reminder. Branding and Messages

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Should Your Nonprofit Use Pinterest?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Should your nonprofit be using Pinterest? Here’s Andria’s specific question. Any insight you might be able to offer would be appreciated.

How to Get Donors to Relate to Your Nonprofit -- and Give More

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Giving is personal. . The closer we feel to a cause, the more likely we are to give. Just how much do personal connections influence giving?

Online and Mobile: The Potential of Personalized Health Information

SocialButterfly

An average 24 year old will spend more time on Facebook than they will with their doctor in 20 years, according to Razorfish Health. 4 Additional Ps.

A long overdue call to action on cyber-bullying

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

I watched Amanda Todd’s tragic video message today. Words can’t possibly express how it makes me feel. But that’s irrelevant anyway.

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#interview: Simone Joyaux, Nonprofit Consultant, Author, and Columnist

Non Profit Marketing 360

She writes a column, “Unraveling Development,” for the Nonprofit Quarterly. MKC: I have difficulty maintaining one blog. Why do you have three?

Pinterest Primer for Nonprofits

ImpactMax

Flickr: stevegarfield. My name is Gayle Thorsen…and I’m a Pinterest addict. Getting Started. Ideas/Best Practices. Role Models.

Don’t Panic! Strategic Planning needn’t be complicated!

NonProfit Branding

Here is a minority view that may lighten your mood. It seems to me that nonprofit thought leaders – especially consultants and blog authors (including me) – are sometimes just a bit overwrought and doctrinaire. Especially when discussing strategic planning. Let’s look at a more relaxed viewpoint. We’ll begin with advice I was given by [.].

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Make Your Annual Report Sing: 5 Ways to Choose and Use Stories

Getting Attention

She provides writing and editing services to universities, health systems and other nonprofits. It’s intuitive in many respects to tell a story.

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The Accidental Rebranding of Komen for the Cure

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Yesterday afternoon, and continuing into today, I believe we are witnessing the accidental rebranding of what is surely one of America’s biggest and most well-known, and even well-loved, nonprofit brands. Komen for the Cure , it seems, is no longer a breast cancer charity, but a pro-life breast cancer charity. It won’t. No more.

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3 Ways to Encourage Monthly Giving

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Want to enable your donors to give more and stop asking them for money all the time? Sounds pretty great, right?). . Image source: Big Stock Photo.

Online and Mobile: The Potential of Personalized Health Information

SocialButterfly

An average 24 year old will spend more time on Facebook than they will with their doctor in 20 years, according to Razofish Health. 4 Additional Ps.

Finally some 2012 Statistics for the African Mobile Phone Market

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

The findings back then were already profound, as were the overall anticipated trends. Clearly there is an appetite for information on this topic.

The Best Cause Marketing of 2011

Cause Related Marketing

One of the things I love about cause marketing is also one of the things I love about my wife; it (like she) continues to surprise me.

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Happy Birthday!

Wild Woman Fundraising

Happy Birthday to my blog! 3 years of rabble rousing! What Wild times we have had in the last 3 years! My mistakes! CONFLICT! Are you kidding me?

What are nonprofits doing with social media? Six interesting stats

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

It’s the week of studies! It’s an opportunity to see how you stack up in all different ways online.

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#INTERVIEW: Debra Askanase, Socialbrite.org Strategist, Offers Useful Advice To Nonprofits Using Social Media

Non Profit Marketing 360

Debra Askanase, founder of Community Organizer 2.0 , is an “engagement strategist” who consults with nonprofit organizations on digital media. Measure.

10 Good Fundraising Ideas for the Novice Fundraiser

Fundraiser Ideas

You don’t have to be a professional to be successful at fundraising. In fact, some of the best fundraisers are so easy anyone can organize them! The following are 10 good fundraising ideas for the novice fundraiser. People love this type of fundraiser. Choose an event where lots of people will be in attendance to maximize your success.

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Within 2 Minutes She Owned a Piece of Our Souls.

NonProfit Branding

At a conference in Breckenridge last Thursday, Dawn Engle commanded the attention of 75 corporate and government leaders.Two minutes into her story she owned a piece of our souls! Now she’s about to inspire you. Standing at the podium, referring to her own extraordinary experience, she claimed: the only problem with having a damn fool [.].

Nonprofit Blog Carnival Wants to Know — What’s Your Dream?

Getting Attention

I have the honor of hosting the first Nonprofit Blog Carnival of 2012. Want to submit? Write a blog post or choose a recent post that fits the theme.

No Wonder Retention of Online Donors is So Bad

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I promised to share what happened when I gave online gifts to 20 national nonprofits at the end of 2011. Let me back up just a tad. No direct mail.

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The 4 Key Qualities of Amazing Thank You Letters

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We all know thanking donors is important, but sometimes it’s easily brushed aside as one more item on our to-do lists. Put your donors – and your thank you process – first this year by including these four key components for effective and memorable donor thank you letters. Be Personal. Take the time to customize your thank you letters. Be Tangible.

A Glow-In-The-Dark Design Solution to Behavior Change

SocialButterfly

Hopefully [they] checked for that already.” And yes, it takes training.) ” How It Works. How are you applying design in your work?

Gamification can change behaviour. I have proof.

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

This post has been on my mind for a while now, and a recent article on the topic from Policy Horizons Canada finally brought this to the top of my “blog topics” list (which seems to have a leaking hole in it these days…sorry about that). ” – Wikipedia. Example 1: My FitBit . So where is the gamification element?

The Worst Cause Marketing of 2011

Cause Related Marketing

Pathology, that is trying to figure out what went wrong, is both fun and entertaining. was no better.) But that’s the smallest cost to Groupon.

Hey Slacker, high five!

Wild Woman Fundraising

Enclosed: A picture of me in the middle of writing an incredibly important blog post. Uh huh. What’s the point of slacker bloggers like me?

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The sign that says it all when it comes to marketing

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

During a morning run, I saw this sign outside a church in my Washington DC neighborhood. I had to snap a photo. Connection before education.

Customer Loyalty is not Customer Retention

Non Profit Marketing 360

One popular application of a customer retention strategy is a loyalty campaign or loyalty program. Just about every business has one, and we love to see our customers completing loyalty programs that truly drive their customers to new levels of engagement. Lets look at a few areas of customer retention that loyalty programs do not address.

10 Ways to Creatively Ask Friends and Family for Money

Fundraiser Ideas

“Oh no, here she comes with another solicitation for money for a fundraiser.”. Do you often feel as though your friends and family think that when you approach them? If so, you are not alone. I always felt like my friends and family felt obligated to give me money when I was doing a fundraiser. I hated to make them feel that way. No related posts.

How To Measure Media Cost & Results When Promoting Your Nonprofit (TV, Newspaper, Billboards, Branding Products, etc.)

NonProfit Branding

The Research: Many media – billboards, TV, newspapers, skywriters, etc – can promote your brand. Each has different impacts. And different costs. Here’s a look at the research that compares expense and results. This is information you will want to keep for reference.)

Nonprofit Marketing Wisdom Guide 2012: Free, Just Published

Getting Attention

Diversity of goals, perspective and experiences. How to know your supporters, so you can connect more strongly with them. Strategy

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Successful Link Building Strategies for Nonprofits

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Brian Honigman. But it’s really important! Guest Post by Brian Honigman of LunaMetrics. Link building is an essential part of any SEO strategy.

6 Foolproof Tips for Great Nonprofit Content

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It’s imperative to remember that our job as fundraisers is to write compelling stories that engage our donors. Photo source: Big Stock Photo. .

Health Care Social Media Review #14: Health Literacy Gems and Treasures

SocialButterfly

photo by Robin M. Ashford. We are all patients. Health Literacy Coming of Age. What’s in a name? Taking steps forward. Patient demands.