Hot Topics in July: Saving Money, Press Conferences, and Measuring Your Effectiveness

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Registration is $20 or free with an All-Access Pass Learn More and Register July 23 & 25: Measuring the Effectiveness of Your Communications Work [Two-Part Series] Measuring the effectiveness of your nonprofit communications work is hard.

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Use Facebook Live to Raise Money For Your Nonprofit

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

How to Use Facebook Live to Raise Money If your nonprofit is based in the US, and your Facebook Page is verified, you can fundraise within a Facebook Live broadcast. Facebook Live is a super effective way to bring the impact to your supporters.

Is shaming an effective fundraising strategy?

iMarketSmart

Although she still has too much student debt and other priorities, the real reason she kept her money in her wallet was because the email he sent made her feel bad, not good. It is also an excellent investment, ensuring effective stewardship of your charitable giving, as The Princeton Review ranking attests. The post Is shaming an effective fundraising strategy? I was intrigued. .

6 Effective Ways to Thank Donors for a Lasting Relationship

EveryAction

To that point, we’ve compiled 6 effective ways to thank donors this giving season. Some tips to set your thank you letter apart include: A note not only thanking the donor but demonstrating the impact their donation has - donors like to know that their hard earned money is at work.

Measuring Your Communications Effectiveness: 3 Concepts to Keep in Mind

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Measuring the effectiveness of your nonprofit’s communications is a complicated puzzle. You have the effectiveness of specific channels like your website or Facebook page. Those depend on the effectiveness of the content you create.

Effective Bequest Marketing [Webinar Tomorrow]

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Pacific), Tom Ahern, one of the world’s top authorities on “raising more money from the very same donors,” will join us for his popular 90-minute webinar, Marketing Bequests: The Art of Asking for That Final Gift. Tom Ahern. Tomorrow, June 16th at 1 p.m. Eastern (10 a.m.

[Guest Post] The money making secret of effective donor newsletters

Fundraising Coach

The very first time I heard him speak, I learned tactics that transformed my fundraising writing and made it much more effective. You can see him talk about effective donor newsletters by watching this Movie Monday. Newsletters: they’re all about the money…eventually.

How To Find Effective Database Solutions for Social Services Organizations

EveryAction

Effective fundraising, member engagement, and volunteer management all hinge on the ability to collect and easily utilize information about supporters in both online and offline interactions.

Editorial Calendars Increase Effectiveness – Learn How to Master Yours

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Our research shows that nonprofits with effective communications are three times as likely to use an editorial calendar as those who say their communications are ineffective.

Satisfaction vs. Effectiveness

The Agitator

In Other People’s Money , Danny Devito has a great speech that says in part: “You know, at one time there must’ve been dozens of companies makin’ buggy whips. Either way, satisfaction doesn’t equal effectiveness. At DonorVoice, we are constantly monitoring the satisfaction of donors.

Raise More Money by Inspiring P2P Fundraisers

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Trying to think of ways to inspire them to raise money for you is much harder. Sure, some people will sign up for your event because they’re passionate about your cause and want to raise money to make a difference in the world. So how do you inspire those people to raise money?

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3 ways to use direct mail effectively in the age of social media

iMarketSmart

Although direct mail requires printing and postage, we still include it in our marketing plans because it can be effective if you do it right. Then design and print them all at once to gain economies of scale and save money. The post 3 ways to use direct mail effectively in the age of social media appeared first on MarketSmart | . Don’t discount the traditional methods. MarketSmart has generated millions of dollars for clients with direct mail.

Three Wise Investments That Can Help You Raise More Money

Ann Green

Here are three areas you should be investing more money in. The good news is, if you do it right, these investments will help you raise more money. Plain and simple, a good database can help you raise more money.

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Some people make excuses; others raise money

Fundraising Coach

Are you making excuses or raising money? ” (And secretly give yourself a pat on the back for at least making the call although you haven’t raised any money.) Other Possibly Related posts: How to Ask for Money Effectively – Top Mistakes People Make When Fundraising.

The most effective way to raise money for your walk or run page

Blue Sky Collaborative

The most effective peer to peer fundraiser asks the right people, makes the ask in person, on the phone or by email, and asks more than once. Fundraising is personal and is done on the ground. If you think, posting. Bikeathons Fundraising Tips Marathon Fundraising Mobile Fundraising Online Fundraising Peer to Peer Fundraising Third Party Fundraising Viral Fundraising Walkathons

Effectively Communicating What Your Cause Really Does

Cause Related Marketing

With GoodGoes.org Save the Children effectively communicates what saving children looks like at the ground level in the developing world. In effect it’s a kind of blog, with posts from Save the Children health workers in a half dozen countries on four continents.

14 Tips for Making Your Nonprofit Email More Effective

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How do you measure your email effectiveness? Zarrella says, "Show me the money." Dan Zarrella , a social media researcher and author, recently revealed in a Hubspot webinar a trove of statistical analysis on email marketing. Zarrella parsed 9.5

Why spend the money?

Get Fully Funded

Investing in yourself has a magnificent ripple effect that touches just about everything in the organization, because you start doing your job better. For a nonprofit, there’s no better place to invest money. Instead, make sure that what you get for the money is well worth it. If you are a nonprofit director, you know that the budget line item for training and development is often the first one to go when things get tight. But this is SO short-sighted!

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5 Ways Your Nonprofit Can Raise Money Like charity:water

J Campbell Social Marketing

You may have heard of the mammoth success of the nonprofit charity:water and its effectiveness in raising money online. Here are 5 ways that your small nonprofit can start raising money and awareness just like charity:water: 1) Learn the model.

Ready for Year-End? Here Are 10 Easy Things You Can Do to Raise More Money

EveryAction

Below are some quick and easy things you can do to raise more money. A good photo doesn’t need much text to be effective. We won't waste your time with a lengthy intro. With #GivingTuesday and Year-End fundraising rapidly approaching, we'll get straight to the point.

Feeling Good Or Feeling Effective

The Agitator

Are you looking to feel good or feel effective? ’ About two weeks ago I read this column in the NY Times — Donating, and Making Sure the Money Is Put to Work. When you personally make a charitable contribution, what’s really going on? You could take the coward’s way out and say ‘Both!’ I set it aside because it left me feeling uneasy.

How to effectively ask for advice

Fundraising Coach

Last week, I was at a meeting and heard a board member say: “Ask a man for advice, and he’ll give you money. Ask a man for money, and he’ll give you advice. Think about the times you as a board member or nonprofit employee told someone you were asking for money.

A Few Ways You Can Raise More Money in 2019

Ann Green

If it wasn’t, I have some suggestions about how you can raise more money – both now and throughout the year. This will save you money because you won’t be mailing appeals to people who aren’t going to donate. Happy New Year!

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Increasing Donations: The Essential Ingredients of Effective Nonprofit Web Design

Ann Green

But that’s the biggest – and to be fair – the easiest mistake to make, thinking that an effective design is also fancy. Your goal is to get people to give larger amounts of money than they’d donate if they wouldn’t receive suggested giving amounts. By Dishan Jay.

The Secret to Effectively Marketing Your Fundraising Event

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Your goals should be to increase ticket sales, improve word of mouth buzz, create more invested supporters, and ultimately raise more money. But if you focus on just one more thing, your marketing can be exponentially more effective. Because fundraising events can be expensive, it''s important to maximize your investment with a targeted outreach strategy.

Top 7 Fundraising In’s and Out’s for 2018

iMarketSmart

OUT: Listening to snake oil salespeople who have never had to raise money for a living (face it, they just want you to buy what they’re selling). OUT: Making donors feel bad , twisting their arms, telling them to give ’til it hurts and shaming them.

It’s My Party and I’ll Save You Money If I Want To

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Here are a few of the webinars we have coming up this fall: How to Measure the Effectiveness of Your Communications Work (Two-Part Series) with Kivi Leroux Miller. Ok, that doesn’t really roll off the tongue, does it? But it is my birthday this Saturday.

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How Small Nonprofits Can Raise Money on Facebook

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Susan says these new changes will help small nonprofits give their small-dollar donors a “big donor experience.&# All together, these new tools make it easy and time-efficient for small nonprofits to run effective online fundraising campaigns.

How to Raise More Money from Matching Gifts Using Email and Social Media

J Campbell Social Marketing

Matching gifts are an easy way to boost fundraising by earning free money, and we’ve got the tips to help you increase donor awareness through social media and email. Fundraising is tough, and matching gifts are a rare way for nonprofits to capitalize on free money from many donations.

[Guest Post] Three Ways Nonprofits Can Use Promotional Products Effectively

Fundraising Coach

So I asked her if she’d write a post on how nonprofits can use them effectively. Three Ways Nonprofits Can Use Promotional Products Effectively. Most fundraisers and nonprofit marketers share one major objective – to raise more money for the mission!

How Making Smart Investments Will Help You Raise More Money

Ann Green

You’ve probably heard the phrase you need to spend money to make money. Here are three areas you should be investing more money in. If you do it right, these investments will help you raise more money. If money is tight, you don’t have to mail that often.

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Effective Reporting Back in Cause Marketing

Cause Related Marketing

Last time around the statement included a bulleted list of the positive effects of the program, customized to Alden Keene. Alden Keene & Associates got its annual renewable energy report the other day from our electric utility, Rocky Mountain Power.

The Beauty Effect In Fundraising

The Agitator

Don’t they know that it’s ‘beauty’ that really matters when it comes to money. Demand topics like: The beneficial effects of a ‘beautiful’ or ‘handsome’ signer pictured on the dm letter. The ‘beauty effect’ is the new trend.

10 Engaging, Effective Team Fundraising Ideas

Fundraiser Ideas

Your team can advertise its services as expert dog walkers before and after school in order to raise money for your activities. This can often produce significant amounts of money for your team, making it one of the most effective team fundraising ideas. Local businesses may be willing to participate in discount card programs in order to help your team raise money. Your team raises money by selling these coupon books/discount cards.

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Two Don’t-Miss Tools for More Effective Nonprofit Events

Getting Attention

orgs to leverage tech tools and best practices to manage, promote and raise money through successful events. Current org users include The Craigslist Foundation, Full Circle Fund, Citizen Effect and NTEN.

Two Don’t-Miss Tools for More Effective Nonprofit Events

Getting Attention

orgs to leverage tech tools and best practices to manage, promote and raise money through successful events. Current org users include The Craigslist Foundation, Full Circle Fund, Citizen Effect and NTEN.

[Guest Post] How to Make Your Fundraising Plans for Next Year Better… and More Effective

Fundraising Coach

How to Make Your Fundraising Plans for Next Year Better… and More Effective. It’s vitally important that our organizations make plans that not only inspire, but that also lay out an effective fundraising strategy for our team to follow.

3 Tips for Effective Fundraising Letters

Fundraising Coach

And even with social media getting all the press, fundraising letters are what is still faithfully bringing in money for nonprofits. Share and Enjoy: Other Possibly Related posts: How to write effective fundraising letters. 3 wicked easy tips to make your fundraising phone calls more effective. Every other Tuesday, I send out my free email newsletter. I’m amazed that next year will be it’s tenth year in publication!

Fundraising When Money Is Tight

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Participants can expect: An overview of how the economy affects fundraising Step-by-step tips for developing an effective fundraising strategy during a downturn Practical steps organizations can take to survive (and thrive!) Nobody can predict our economic future.

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How to Get People to Raise Money for Your Nonprofit Using Facebook

J Campbell Social Marketing

In this post, I will give you a detailed step-by-step guide to get your online community excited about raising money for your nonprofit using Facebook. My clients often say to me, “No one has raised any money for us using Facebook.

The Ripple Effect – A Large Donation Shows Two Trends at Work

The Agitator

They have created a cryptocurrency (like Bitcoin, but not Bitcoin) called XRP to help send money globally. For perspective, asking for 10% more money increased the amount of time to complete the loan by 13%. FUNDRAISING BULLETIN!

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10 traits of terrible major and legacy gift fundraisers

iMarketSmart

Talking about how great they are at raising money; 7. 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.

The simplest and most effective 6-step major gift and planned gift marketing strategy ever

iMarketSmart

If your marketing strategy doesn’t include these steps, you are probably costing your organization a lot of money. Don’t you owe it to your supporters to steward their funds by cutting costs while raising more money more efficiently? The post The simplest and most effective 6-step major gift and planned gift marketing strategy ever appeared first on MarketSmart | . Employ donor surveys.