[FREE Webinar This Week] How to Share Your Nonprofit’s Progress with Supporters This Fall

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Now, we see nonprofits ramping up that kind of communication several months earlier, in the fall, so that it leads into year-end campaigns. Join us for: How to Share Your Nonprofit’s Progress with Supporters This Fall. Annual Reports Content Curation Nonprofit Communications

Three Surprises in the 2015 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report

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Haven’t gotten around to reading our 2015 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report yet? Here are three surprises in this year’s report. Download Your Free Copy Now. I know how it is. My reading pile is sky high too. Donor Retention is Finally a Priority.

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7 Key Takeaways for Cause Marketers from America's Checkout Champions Report [SPONSORED]

Selfish Giving

If you haven't checked out the 2017 America's Charity Checkout Champions report, it's a must-read for anyone in the cause marketing space. Pouring over the report, I came away with seven key takeaways for cause marketers. The Lazy Fundraiser's Guide to Raising Six Figures This Fall 2.

Week of Freebies! On-Demand Webinar: How to Build a Donor Communications Plan That Will Make Them Fall in Love

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This free recorded webinar How to Build a Donor Communications Plan That Will Make Them Fall in Love will show you how you can create a donor communications plan that makes donors feel. Annual Reports. Happy Holidays! We love our readers and think you deserve some goodies.

New report: Are nonprofits missing the mark online?

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

The new Online Fundraising Scorecard report from Dunham+Company and Next After points to some key areas where nonprofits may be falling short in their online campaigns.

What makes a good annual report letter from a director?

Wild Woman Fundraising

Are you starting to write your annual report? What makes a good letter from a director in your annual report? Well, here’s a letter from the board chair in the first annual report I made, in 2007. Here’s a letter from the board chair in my first annual report.

5 Ways to Get the Media to Cover Your Next Event

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Your charity needs more than a fancy gathering to attract reporters. To get the attention of reporters, your event needs to provide them with enough of a news hook to justify taking time away from pursuing other stories to be there. But you know what does appeal to reporters?

How to Establish Thought Leadership within Your Nonprofit

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Science researchers, policy wonks, arts and culture critics – every nonprofit can find an influential reporter who’s hungry for content to showcase your mission and impact. Do your homework: pitch reporters who already cover your focus area. Mary Alice Holley.

How You’ll Get Inspired & Energized this Summer?

Getting Attention

And how will you integrate that experience and the results into your work approach and/or activities in the fall. I’ll report out via a guest post for Network for Good. I’m seeking your ideas this time round!

How to Get Your Nonprofit Into the News During the Holidays

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

When the first Salvation Army bell ringers start setting their kettles outside of local shopping malls, their chiming bells seemingly send a signal to editors and reporters that they should be covering what’s happening in their nonprofit community.

Did you know that there’s no better time to ask for sponsorship than right now?

Wild Woman Fundraising

According to the IEG sponsorship report, the majority of sponsors are making decisions in the 4th quarter about how to spend their sponsorship dollars next year. Best practices for your sponsorship report. Lots of real world examples of sponsorship reports from the best.

5 Star Review: Get the Job! Your Fundraising Career Empowerment Guide

Wild Woman Fundraising

Here is a small piece of the review: According to a recent report from CompassPoint, Underdeveloped: A National Study of Challenges Facing Nonprofit Fundraising , fundraisers are too often set up for failure by a system that is broken.

Our Free Resources on Nonprofit Marketing and Fundraising

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With one simple registration you get: Free E-Books and Downloads: 2015 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report. Free Recorded Webinars: How to Build a Donor Communications Plan That Will Make Them Fall in Love.

How Much Time Does Social Media Marketing Really Take?

J Campbell Social Marketing

10) Reporting on your progress to your supervisors. Preparing reports and attending meetings or conference calls to discuss progress towards social media goals. What is working and what is falling flat? I’ve noticed a disturbing trend in the nonprofit sector.

6 Now-or-Never Summer Reboots

Getting Attention

Instead, I set out an a discovery mission—asking fellow nonprofit staffers and consultants how they reboot to tee up for a great fall and forward. That’s where I often fall. That focus gears me up and preps me for the busy fall season,” reports Caroline Avakian.

How can you make your nonprofit writing more persuasive?

Wild Woman Fundraising

Sometimes I read nonprofit brochures, annual reports, e-newsletters or appeal letters that read like this: “All over the world, people are suffering. Don’t fall into the trap of indifference.

The Kinds of Meetings Communications Directors Need

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

For example, which programs are rising or falling in importance over the next several months? Beware: these are not just “status report” meetings. Another day, another meeting. Or three, or five.

More Than Words: Why Visuals Are Critical in Pitching Your Story

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

While a well-written release with a grabby headline and a juicy news hook might have been enough to get reporters to pick up the phone a decade ago, that’s not the case anymore. The challenge, of course, is that compelling visuals don’t just fall out of the sky. Peter Panepento.

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3 Steps to Funding Nonprofit Marketing

Getting Attention

Regardless of the type of organization, answers fall into one of these four categories: To recruit potential recipients of direct services. The marketing grants are still in process and we continue to monitor interim reporting, but here’s what we have learned so far. Guest blogger, Julie Brown, is the program director at the Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation. Julie is intrigued by storytelling, and the opportunity it offers to inspire donors and volunteers to act.

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Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Kristina Kelly

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

– Since it is the beginning of the month, I’ll spend my mornings this week pulling analytics for the monthly report. – I save my content and reports, check the channels, and schedule content for the next day before heading out around 4:00 p.m. Kristina Kelly.

Be CALM, Not BUSY #CALMnotBUSY

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

We’ve always urged you to focus on accomplishments not activities in your annual reports , and it’s no different here. Then people fall short, and we blame them personally. Back in August, I offered a new mantra for nonprofit communications pros: Get CALM.

Online Fundraising Stats and Trends for Nonprofits

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Last month, I highlighted some benchmarks in both social media and email marketing that were released in recent reports so that you could see how your nonprofit stacked up.

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Select the Most Compelling Nonprofit Taglines—5 Minutes, Lots of Learning

Getting Attention

P.S. Subscribe now to the Getting Attention e-update and be the first to get your free 2013 Getting Attention Nonprofit Tagline Report (due in late fall), filled with best practices and trends plus access to the updated online database of over 6,000 nonprofit taglines.

Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Wendy Hayes

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

– Meetings might fall here or in the afternoon. – Afternoon is usually when I will plan to get a big chunk of creative done or a report. Wendy Hayes.

Why I pay for the Chronicle of Philanthropy

Fundraising Coach

When other media outlets report on philanthropy, they tend to just scratch the surface. But the Chronicle''s reporters like Holly Hall (and until recently Peter Panepento) have dedicated their entire journalistic skills to reporting on philanthropy.

Power of Productive Partnerships: We appreciate ours hugely

Getting Attention

Building mutually-satisfying partnerships with organizations complementary to yours is one of the most effective marketing strategies I know, and one of the least costly in terms of budget and time. Begin by defining how partnerships can help you achieve your core marketing goals.

Is Your Nonprofit Prepared for a Media Crisis?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Nearly every day this fall — and sometimes more than once a day — one or both of the major candidates has been forced to respond to a crisis, whether it’s negative news about his or her past with the release of damning audio or leaked emails, or through his or her own missteps.

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18 Email Subject Line Strategies That Will Increase Your Open Rates

Wild Woman Fundraising

THIS summer, we’re going to- THIS FALL, look for- THIS WINTER, it’s all about… see what I mean? A research report? Are you tasked with sending out your nonprofit’s e-newsletter? Has it been a few weeks or a few months since you sent out your last one?

3 Ideas for Getting the Word Out to Your Donors About Online Fundraising Campaigns

J Campbell Social Marketing

Generate reports on campaign results to review and improve upon. By using a database for support, you’re eliminating human error and helping ensure that prospects and donors don’t fall through the cracks. Guest post by Gretchen Barry. Build it and they will come, right? Well, maybe.

Resource Roundup: Video Annual Reports, Regifting to Charity, Napping for Creativity, Etc.

Fundraising Breakthroughs

Corporate social responsibility: Where businesses fall short. Video killed the radio star: Will YouTube bring an end to printed annual reports ? Will history repeat itself?: Foundation giving remains flat to positive during recessions. From bad to worse?:

3 Musts for Better Stories

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

There are many components that come together for an amazing story, but without these core elements, your message will fall flat. In our next free webinar , I’ll walk through a simple framework for more compelling stories that will help you connect with donors, raise more money, and retain supporters by reporting your impact in a highly memorable and relatable way. Everyone knows that storytelling is a win for nonprofits, but not all stories are created equal.

Six Ways Social Media Has Affected Nonprofit Newsletters

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

The responses, some of which I’m quoting below, fall into these six major categories. ” “We used to hold an issue back a week or two if we knew something was coming that needed to be reported in a timely manner.

Is Your Organization Behaving Like United Airlines?

The Agitator

United Airlines found itself at the center of a social media cyclone, media revolt and falling stock price this week, after a horrifying video that went viral.

Last Chance to Enter 2010 Tagline Awards — Deadline Midnight Tonight

Getting Attention

And, even if you don’t win this time roun d , all entrants will be invited to join me this fall in a game-changing webinar: How to Build Leadership Support for Critical Marketing Projects. Your nonprofit could be a 2010 Getting Attention Nonprofit Tagline Award winner!

Predictions

The Agitator

I stumbled upon a planning report from ad agency Young & Rubicam that offers nine social trend predictions that Y&R believes marketers must address. You will fall in love with. None of the predictions relate specifically to fundraising, but I think you’ll see some implications here. Besides, it’s Friday … time to stretch your brain a bit beyond all that fundraising minutiae. Here are Y&R’s predictions.

4 Steps to Stronger Relationships by Sharing a Laugh

Getting Attention

Humor is tough to integrate effectively into marketing, especially nonprofit marketing. We see a lot more of it in consumer marketing, where the issue covered isn’t so serious or meaningful.

The Accidental Rebranding of Komen for the Cure

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Here’s what happened yesterday afternoon: The AP reported that Komen for the Cure has decided to halt grants to Planned Parenthood that were used for breast cancer screening for low-income women. According to the reports, this decision was made in December and communicated to Planned Parenthood, which urged Komen to reconsider.

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Links Corrected – Spot the Next Great Nonprofit Taglines — Vote for 2010 Nonprofit Tagline Award Winners

Getting Attention

P.S. Subscribe now to the Getting Attention e-update to be the first to to get your free copy of the 2011 Getting Attention Nonprofit Tagline Report (due in late fall), filled with best practices and trends plus access to the new online database of over 4,800 nonprofit taglines.

What’s Up in August

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This is the last session we will offer in 2012 , so if you want to take advantage of Tom Ahern’s expertise for your fall appeals and end of the year fundraising, you need to sign up now ! Here’s what’s happening in August at Nonprofit Marketing Guide. Training Open to Everyone.