2019

Six Inclusive Stock Photography Sites Every Nonprofit Should Have Bookmarked

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

You know you need great photography. But for whatever reason, you don’t have it in-house. Maybe you don’t have the skills or access to a professional.

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Are Your Messages Repeatable & Retweetable?

Getting Attention

G uest post by Sam Horn. Are you preparing an important communication? Whether it’s a report to your boss or board, [annual report, or donor thank-you campaign], its success depends a lot on whether people can remember what you said. Because if they can’t, all the hours (weeks?)

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EveryAction Acquires DonorTrends

EveryAction

Predictive Analytics Fundraising Product Fuels EveryAction’s Rise in Nonprofit Market. Washington, D.C., June 6, 2019 – EveryAction, a leading software provider for nonprofit fundraisers, announced today that it has acquired DonorTrends.

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How to Thank Facebook Donors (Even If You Don’t Have Their Contact Info)

J Campbell Social Marketing

Are you not using Facebook Fundraisers because you don’t know how to thank Facebook donors that come to you from the platform?

Top 10 Reasons Why Fundraisers Might Be Uncomfortable ‘Making The Ask’

iMarketSmart

Let me know what you think about my top 10 reasons why some fundraisers might be uncomfortable making the ask : 10. They are in the wrong job and should be doing something else; 9. They are poorly trained (or not trained at all) and, therefore, don’t know how and when to do it; 8.

The murky waters of government employment and political neutrality

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

The Government of Canada has a generally well-written Values and Ethics Code , which public servants must abide by.

Why your fundraising stories don't work

Fundraising Coach

During my time as a leadership and fundraising coach, I've helped thousands of nonprofit leaders clarify their fundraising stories. Nearly all make the same mistake: they forget the audience - the donors. Take hospitals for instance.

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More Trending

Does Your Board Have to Approve Your Brand?

Mission Minded

Branding — or rebranding — isn’t a quick nor simple process. If you’ve contributed to the deep thinking, investigation, articulation, The post Does Your Board Have to Approve Your Brand? appeared first on Mission Minded.

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How to Get Ready for Your Year-End Appeal

Ann Green

Can you believe we’re already halfway through August? Like it or not, September will be here before you know it. Fall is a busy time for nonprofits, especially if you’re doing a year-end appeal. You don’t need to mourn the end of summer yet, but you should start planning for your year-end appeal.

Newsletter: Warm Leads from Your Homepage; Bridgestone Raises $2.8M for BGCA ; Museum Launches ‘How to be an American’ Podcast

Selfish Giving

Everyone wants more hot leads (direct inquiries from potential partners). But what about warm leads (someone who shows interest in your organization)? Would you like more warm leads if I showed you two ways to get them??? Okay, here you go.

6 Ways to Stay Motivated in the Summer and Still Get Work Done

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I don’t know about you, but sitting at my desk all day is really hard right now. Like near impossible. Here are a few ways to stay motivated during the sweet summertime months when all of that work still needs to get done. Give more time to strategic thinking and professional development.

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July 23 Free Webinar: Launch Team of Passionate Messengers

Getting Attention

Learn how to ask, train, and support your team in this free webinar on July 23. Register now. We all have an incredible resource right in front of us — our colleagues, board, donors, volunteers, and members.

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EveryAction Acquires ActionKit

EveryAction

Innovative Talent and Digital Product Add to EveryAction’s Rapid Growth. Washington, D.C., May 8, 2019 – EveryAction, a leading provider of software serving over 15,000 nonprofits, announced today that it has acquired We Also Walk Dogs Inc., more commonly known by their product’s name, ActionKit.

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How to Raise Money On Instagram Using the Donation Sticker

J Campbell Social Marketing

It’s like Christmas – the Instagram Donation Sticker is finally here! Yes, it may seem like a shiny new object to chase around. But I have 3 reasons why fundraisers should at least pay attention: 1) People of all ages love Instagram, especially younger generations.

Musical chairs, your donors, and fundraising?

iMarketSmart

I think fundraisers should recognize that donors are playing a lifelong game of musical chairs. The people you consider to be YOUR donors are circling around many other charities and, from time to time, they ‘sit’ with one that engages them properly and makes them feel good.

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Misinformation vs. Disinformation vs. Mal-information

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

Quite a bit of my consulting work lately has focused on helping clients counter false information spreading online.

Get over your discomfort and politely ask for money

Fundraising Coach

I recently tweeted "your discomfort with asking is getting in the way of a donor's joy in giving. So get out of the way!" ( Click here to tweet that. ). Since then, I've been getting a lot of questions about how to get over the discomfort! How to politely ask for money.

Webinar Recap: How nonprofits can raise more money through crowdfunding

CrowdRise

Crowdfunding is an incredible way to raise money for your cause and to get your network of supporters involved in your mission. That’s why we recently teamed up with Nonprofit Tech for Good to host a webinar all about the basics of crowdfunding

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Did You Meet Your Fundraising Goal?

Mission Minded

Did you meet your fundraising goal? If not, take a look at your brand. For many nonprofits, when your fiscal. The post Did You Meet Your Fundraising Goal? appeared first on Mission Minded.

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The Importance of Segmenting Your Donors

Ann Green

Year-end fundraising time is here. I’ve already started receiving appeal letters and I know this is just the beginning. . I get appeals from nonprofit organizations I don’t already support and many of these are generic and impersonal. This is annoying.

How the Sports Industry Can Join Gillette, Nike as a ‘Woke’ Business [SPONSORED]

Selfish Giving

Join Catalist’s Brittany Hill for a FREE one-hour webinar that will highlight the findings from its 2018 research surveying over 1,000 Americans to better understand their perceptions and affinities toward the intersection of sports and social good. Signup HERE.

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7 Mistakes to Avoid with Email Newsletters

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

With the advent of social media, it seems like you constantly hear cries of “Email is dead!” ” That isn’t exactly true based on a recent survey of small to medium business by SharpSpring and Ascend2.

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2 Weeks into 2019: Where are You Headed?

Getting Attention

This updated marketing plan template takes you from big-picture goals to the right methods, activities, required skills, and budget, and impact! Preview the plan template here. Eeesh! Those New Year’s resolutions—including the ones we set for marketing and fundraising work—are so hard to keep.

What We Learned About Digital Engagement from the 2019 M+R Benchmarks Report

EveryAction

Every year, nonprofit consultants M+R release their annual Benchmarks report , which provides an overview of digital trends in the sector.

?? Breaking News: Changes Coming to the Facebook Donate Button ??

J Campbell Social Marketing

Did you get an email from Facebook letting you know that the call-to-action button on your nonprofit Facebook Page is going to be changed and/or eliminated? Several of my clients and colleagues received this email and asked me what it means.

It’s too bad that nonprofit leaders and board members thwart risk-taking

iMarketSmart

I think too many in the nonprofit sector fear failure. Unfortunately, that paralyzes people. It prevents them from making decisions and thwarts innovation. In most cases it isn’t the fundraisers fault. They want to take risks.

Basic Social Media Intelligence (SOCMINT) Tools To Help Fight Disinformation

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

Over the past year, I’ve had a significant increase in the number of client requests for custom consulting and/or training help relating to combating the spread of disinformation. I thought I’d share some recent slides (edited to remove any client sensitive information of course), where I provide some useful tools for any newbies to the field of OSINT / SOCMINT. But first, what the heck am I talking about? Disinformation is false information spread deliberately to deceive.

How to effectively interact with donors

Fundraising Coach

So many fundraising problems can be solved by interacting with donors. Getting to know them. Asking about their interests. Learning their stories. I call it "seeing donors in their natural habitat.".

Why you’ll want to come see us at AFP ICON

CrowdRise

We’re heading to San Antonio. And not just for the tex-mex or a leisurely stroll along the River Walk. We’re coming to hit up the AFP ICON conference in a big way. We’re talking tee shirt giveaways, a candlelit dinner, and maybe even a selfie station

How to Call Out the President’s Racism When Your Organization’s Mission isn’t Specifically Tied to Social Justice

Mission Minded

Recently, a client approached me with a challenge: is there a way that our organization can call out the President. The post How to Call Out the President’s Racism When Your Organization’s Mission isn’t Specifically Tied to Social Justice appeared first on Mission Minded.

Show Some Donor Appreciation by Holding an Open House

Ann Green

Many nonprofits do a poor job of showing appreciation to their donors, but you don’t have to be one of them. . There are many ways to show some donor appreciation. One idea is to have an open house at your organization. If you can’t hold one on-site, have it at a restaurant or other venue.

Newsletter: Why You Should Use Twitter in 2019 ; A Millennial-Friendly Charity Platform ; Will New Tax Laws Hurt Giving?

Selfish Giving

The day I was born it was a chilly 36 degrees. I know this for a fact because I was a spry 40-year old on December 1, 2007, the day I signed up for the social networking site Twitter. I've been active on Twitter ever since and it's by far my favorite social media site.

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15 Authentic Moments to Create on Social Media

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Successful social media strategies demand authenticity. But what does that actually look like when you are juggling a million different tasks, trying your best to stay strategic, and work in a boring office environment that’s not exactly photogenic?

Avoid this Communications Don’t – “Our Organization Needs Your Input”

Getting Attention

That’s the subject line of this morning’s email from our local Jewish Community Center (JCC), asking for my input on its member survey. My immediate response was to delete it because it’s all about the JCC’s needs and not about what us members need. At least that’s what the subject line conveys! Has your organization ever alienated its audiences doing something like this, something totally narcissistic ?

The State of Nonprofit Donor Retention (And What To Do About It)

EveryAction

As a general rule, retaining existing donors costs less than acquiring new ones. Current donors are a curated universe who have already demonstrated a belief in your organization’s mission, and willingness to take action toward it.

What Facebook’s Shift to Privacy Means for Nonprofit Marketers

J Campbell Social Marketing

In March, Mark Zuckerberg promised a new direction and a new future for Facebook – and for the Internet. In a 3,200 word blog post , the Facebook founder and CEO declared that Facebook would shift its focus away from public posts to “a privacy-focused communications platform.”.

GUEST POST: A Great Idea… Connecting With Donors Through Photo Books

iMarketSmart

This is a first! I’ve never had anyone write a guest post for my blog. But when I saw what Daphne Powell was doing to grow relationships with her donors, I reached out to her to see if she might consider telling you her story.

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