The Nonprofit FAQ

Nonprofit Consultant Blog

The Nonprofit FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) from idealist.org is another great resource with answers to just about any question you may have about nonprofit management, development, regulations, or technology. Many of the answers are presented in short articles posted directly to the Nonprofit FAQ site. Tags: nonprofit , management , resource , FAQs

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Day Job FAQ

Mission Paradox Blog

Over the past few months, some of you have been emailing me with specific questions about the sort of marketing tactics I do on a day to day basis. At first, I was a little wary about answering them.    Just because something works/doesn't work for me doesn't mean you will have the same outcome right? But people have asked, so let me answer a few specific questions. -. Email Marketing: Q.    How often do you email your list?   Once a week, on Wednesdays.

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Q & A on Social Marketing

SocialButterfly

Speaking of experts, I would deem Craig Lefebvre as one of them, and an amazing one. On his blog, he recently posted a set of questions terming it “ An Environmental Scan of Social Marketing.&#

The RIGHT Way to Ask for a Bequest

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

You can also add a “Bequest FAQ” page to your website and offer other resources such as sample bequest language or a bequest information sheet. Did you know organizations in the UK, Canada, and Australia raise more money with bequests than we do in the US?

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7 Steps to Passionate Volunteer Messengers

Getting Attention

Support messengers: How can you boost success via ongoing supports—coaches, FAQs, private Facebook group, training the trainers? You face an uphill battle to recruit volunteers and retain them at ever higher and more effective levels of engagement.

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What is GOTV Anyway? An Explainer for Non-Politicos

EveryAction

Here’s a quick GOTV FAQ to help you get up to speed - and if you need more info (or you're an old hand who already knows all about GOTV), check out this GOTV myth-busting video from The Campaign Workshop.

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7 Steps to Passionate Volunteer Messengers

Getting Attention

Support messengers: How can you boost success via ongoing supports—coaches, FAQs, private Facebook group, training the trainers? You face an uphill battle to recruit volunteers and retain them at ever higher and more effective levels of engagement.

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Showcase Your Experts—Speakers’ Bureau How-Tos

Getting Attention

Find sources—Pull existing marketing, communications, and development messages as well as testimonials from sources such as your case for support, FAQs, annual report and client stories.

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Lost in the Social Media Forest ~ Help!

Diva Marketing Blog

FAQ : Help! This time Darren Rowse asked us to create a posted based on an FAQ. I'm lost in the social media forest and can't find my way. How do I make sense of it all when every day there seems to be a new social media channel?

Lost in the Social Media Forest ~ Help!

Diva Marketing Blog

FAQ : Help! This time Darren Rowse asked us to create a posted based on an FAQ. I'm lost in the social media forest and can't find my way. How do I make sense of it all when every day there seems to be a new social media channel?

5 Steps to Powerful Staff Messengers

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

And make sure you build an accessible FAQ so others can learn from their peers’ experiences. Flickr: OpenUniversity. How often have you banged your head against the wall because you just can’t squeeze any more from your existing team and budget?

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Pump Up Your Nonprofit’s Facebook Page with These 10 Tips

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Use Facebook to interact and provide personalized responses, even for FAQ, not to overbearingly push a product and sell, sell, sell.

Nonprofit Communicators Photo-A-Day Challenge! #NPCommPix

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I’ve posted a longer explanation and FAQs on our website, but here’s the gist of it. If you spend much time at all on Instagram , you’ve seen those Photo-A-Day challenges.

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Empowering Your Team with a Marketing Bank

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

It’s the place where everyone should know to look for things like logos, boilerplate, FAQs, editorial and design style guides, and more. Earlier this afternoon, I hosted this month’s free webinar, Helping Your Staff and Board Become Great Nonprofit Marketers.

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How to Ask Your Current Donors for Bequests – Tactfully!

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

You can also add a “Bequest FAQ” page to your website and offer other resources such as sample bequest language or a bequest information sheet. Did you know organizations in the UK, Canada, and Australia raise more money with bequests than we do in the US?

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5 Must-Haves: Your Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Toolkit

Getting Attention

Include an FAQ sheet with your toolkit to help your participants satisfy their prospects and save you from an overflowing inbox of repetitive questions!

Do you even market to donors, bro?

Wild Woman Fundraising

I asked them, Do you have an FAQ? This is your donor. Your average donor is a woman over the age of 60. She can’t read the tiny writing you put on your appeal letter. She may not even open emails from your nonprofit. How do you reach her? This is your typical donor! She is lifting!

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Editorial Planning When Everything Is Up in the Air

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Think about how-to articles, top ten lists, reviews, case studies, FAQs, histories and other timeless content on your core topics that other people will find useful. You know that an editorial calendar is a great tool, in theory.

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Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Kallie Rollenhagen

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

to 10:00 a.m – Right after the 7:30 am meeting, I send around action items to the team and try to take care of my pieces, reviewing draft FAQs page and webinar PowerPoint, right away. Kallie Rollenhagen.

Google Gives a Gift Horse

The Agitator

On its FAQ, Google says: “Will I receive donor contact information? Back in January, I talked about how Facebook set up donation processing for nonprofits. I’d largely advised not using the service, because Facebook controls the donor and the donor relationship. And there’s news! No, silly; it’s not that Facebook has rethought its policy and is giving us more donor data.

Red Cross Holiday Catalog Showcases Donor Impact -- Take this Cue!

Getting Attention

The organization has also done a great job in providing useful context for its transition to this still unusual strategy with its catalog FAQs. The American Red Cross does a stellar job in showing precisely how a donor's gift will be used in its first-time holiday catalog.The catalog is definitely inspired by the Heifer Foundation 's long-running holiday catalog, but the Red Cross has done a great job here.

Preview of coming attractions.

Nonprofit Consultant Blog

Now, on the Carnival FAQ: What's a blog carnival? Next Monday I will again be honored to host the Carnival of Nonprofit Consultants. click here to learn about blog carnivals What's the carnival of nonprofit consultants all about? click here for the nitty gritty of this carnival How do I submit my posts to the carnival? you'll find that answer by clicking right about here Thanks & See you next Monday!

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Build Your Message Team: Part Three—Skill Building

Getting Attention

Messenger hotline and online FAQs for ongoing questions and guidance. Asking every staff member and leader to become an effective messenger, and training them to do so, is a high-impact, low-investment marketing strategy for every nonprofit, but one that’s frequently overlooked.

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How the open data movement could benefit from using a marketing approach

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

With the initial app there was nothing, now with the WorldBank dataset app I noticed at least some FAQ’s , but still no clear calls to actions.

Social Media Tips From Around The Web

Diva Marketing Blog

Day 2: FAQ Post: Lost In the Social Media Forest ~ Help! Who remembers the Pets.com once famous icon? The world of the internet is one of here today and gone tomorrow.

Social Media Tips From Around The Web

Diva Marketing Blog

Day 2: FAQ Post: Lost In the Social Media Forest ~ Help! Who remembers the Pets.com once famous icon? The world of the internet is one of here today and gone tomorrow.

One Today … As In $1

The Agitator

All this is explained (including how to get the app and sign up your nonprofit) on One Today’s FAQ page, here. I’ve generally been skeptical of fundraising/giving tactics that create a wall between donors and recipient causes and organizations.

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The 5 Most Dangerous Donation Page Mistakes & How You Can Fix Them

Wild Woman Fundraising

All of these questions and more can be answered in an FAQ on your donate page. Last week I went to London to speak at the Institute of Fundraising’s National Fundraising Convention.

Vote With Your Mission!

Nonprofit Consultant Blog

Yes, it is, and CalNonprofits has conveniently included a legal FAQ on the Vote With Your Mission website. Check the FAQ (or talk to the lawyer on your board) for more detailed guidelines when it comes to ballot measures and issues. A new initiative from the California Association of Nonprofits (aka CalNonprofits ) is the Vote With Your Mission virtual campaign.

How Nonprofits Can Use Facebook Groups

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Full list of Facebook Group features and FAQs. As the community engagement manager at Nonprofit Marketing Guide.com, I have set up a lot of Facebook Groups, and unlike some other changes Facebook has made that people find annoying, the latest updates have made Groups even more functional.

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Resource Roundup: Monkey Philanthropists, Donors Without Borders, Twitter, etc.

Fundraising Breakthroughs

Is it form or content?: Fund Raising at the Speed of Twitter. Have you taken the donor-centric pledge ? Thanks for the memories: When Should You Give Up on Donors ? Donors without borders: charity-affiliated trips. Some thinking on Charities and Celebrities.

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Evergreen Content – Why You Need It and Where It Goes

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

how to apply, basic tasks that volunteers do, FAQs). Evergreen Content - Why You Need It and Where It Goes. Evergreen content is information that stays fresh from season to season, much like an evergreen tree. You may not need to change it all, or to only make minor tweaks from time to time.

Startup with No Money

Fundraising Breakthroughs

of Aristarcus Communication in Oak View, California on idealist.org's FAQ for start ups is exactly right. I'm getting ready to create a workshop on funding and fundraising for start-up nonprofits and ran across this blunt answer to a not-uncommon initial question: Can I start a nonprofit with $0? Not what people want to hear, the answer provided by Channing Hillway, Ph.D., The answer isn't yes

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11 ways to make your website more enchanting

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

Provide an FAQ page. According to Guy Kawasaki , former Chief Evangelist of Apple, you need an enchanting website to pull people to your story. Kawasaki’s most recent book, Enchantment: The Art of Changing Hearts, Minds, and Actions , offers 11 ways to do so. I’m sharing them here.

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#Interview: Mike Kujawski, VP at the Centre of Excellence for Public Sector Marketing, Blogger & Speaker on Social Media

Non Profit Marketing 360

So early on, I started writing blog posts that actually were answers to common questions I was getting, almost like an FAQ. Mike Kujawski is Vice President of Strategic Marketing & Digital Engagement at the Centre of Excellence for Public Sector Marketing ( CEPSM ).

Improve your nonprofit website by moving down the ladder

Wild Woman Fundraising

So for example, if you’re a cancer charity, they’re the ones typing “Multiple_myeloma FAQ” or “Cancer caretaker meetup Kansas city” into their search engine to see what comes up.

Grants for Creative "Place-Making" Arts Or Design Nonprofits' and Artists' Projects Fostering Community Identity and Revitalizing Economics

Seeking Grant Money Today

Complete program guidelines, an FAQ, and information on previously funded projects are available at the NEA Web site." From The Foundation Center. [If If you are interested in this grant opportunity, click "Link to Complete RFP" at the end of this blog post for more information].

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Year Long Fellowship for Emerging Independent Film Producers

Seeking Grant Money Today

Visit the Sundance Web site for complete program guidelines, the application, and an FAQ. From The Foundation Center. [If If you are interested in this opportunity, for more information, click "Link to Complete RFP" at the end of this post].

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What's an Email Address Worth?

Fundraising 123

FAQs Q: How is drop-off measured? How to Measure the Value of an Online Supporter Over here at Care2 we get this question a lot. And we should. Any nonprofit seeking to recruit online supporters should rightly be concerned with the ultimate value derived from such supporters.

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High School Or College Students From Around the World Invited To Apply for Science Essay Competition

Seeking Grant Money Today

Complete program information, an FAQ, and entry procedures are available at the New Frontiers in Astronomy and Cosmology Web site. From The Foundation Center. [If If you have any questions about this award opportunity, or want more information on it, click "Link to Complete RFP" at the end of this blog post].