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How to Use Social Media for Fundraising [PODCAST + FREE WEBINAR]

J Campbell Social Marketing

The rise in popularity of social media channels over the past decade has fundamentally changed how we connect with one another, how we discover news, and how we consume and share information that matters. How to determine which social media channels on which to focus.

How to Use Hashtags to Promote Your Cause [Free Download]

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Our social media and online campaigns adviser, Kerri Karvetski, has created a new download for you on how to harness the power of hashtags to promote your good cause on social media. List of hashtags relevant to nonprofits.

Free Webinar: How to Get Your Nonprofit Emails Opened

Wild Woman Fundraising

Enewsletters: how to write better ones. Ever wondered what to say, or how to get people to click donate? How do you get people to just look at your email and sign up to be the sponsors for your next event? What kind of photos to use.

How to organize your fundraising job search like a pro with Phil Gerard

Wild Woman Fundraising

This is Mazarine Treyz of Wild Woman Fundraising, and today I am so excited to be interviewing Phil Gerard for our Fundraising Career Conference 2016. Phil will be speaking about how to structure and organization your fundraising job search. Here’s how I met Phil.

How to Establish Thought Leadership within Your Nonprofit

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

If your nonprofit wants to gain notoriety, broaden awareness of your work, establish the credibility of your organization, and attract more supporters and donors, the secret sauce is right inside your organization. Here’s how we do it with clients, and how you can do it yourself.

Reader Questions: How to retain association members?

Wild Woman Fundraising

Recently I was asking around to other Wild Women Fundraisers, and asking them, “ What do you want to learn about, NOW? “I would like to learn more about evaluating ROI for our association members. And it’s hard to figure out what they want.

How to Recognize and Manage Different Work Styles

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Pacific) Carson Tate , author of Work Simply, will join us for a FREE webinar – Work Simply: Embracing the Power of Your Personal Productivity Style. During the webinar, Carson will discuss how to prioritize your work based on the way you think and process information.

INTERVIEW: Lisa Taylor of Challenge Factory Talks Your Career Transition

Wild Woman Fundraising

Are you ready to transition into another job or career? Are you a recent grad who is wondering what to do now that school’s over? Are you in the corporate world looking to transition into the nonprofit world for greater meaning in your work? How you make changes?

Want to do political fundraising? Interview with Joe Garecht of The Fundraising Authority

Wild Woman Fundraising

Joe Garecht is a consultant, author and speaker that helps non-profits raise dramatically more money to fund their work. I chose to interview Joe because I was interested in his political fundraising background. However, when women do run, they win at equal rates to men.”

May 18th Webinar: How to get Mega-Sponsorships!

Wild Woman Fundraising

I’m going to be on National Radio this Saturday! How to get mega-sponsorships. A step-by-step guide to raising money via corporate sponsorships. Do you know how much corporations spend per year on sponsorships? How do you begin to get access to them?

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How to measure ROI of social media? Book Review: Measuring The Networked Nonprofit

Wild Woman Fundraising

All of the approved ways to read this book: ???? Do you want to do social media for your nonprofit? Are you hamstrung because you don’t have permission to do it? How can you measure ROI on social media for your nonprofit? Call to action.

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New Free Webinar: How to Find Volunteers August 29th

Wild Woman Fundraising

And of course you’re on salary so no matter how much more you work, you don’t get more money. And people seem to find things wrong, but never notice what’s going right? Oh, plus, no budget for raises, and of course no budget to hire help for you.

The Wild Woman’s Guide to Social Media Workbook Free Preview!

Wild Woman Fundraising

Mazarine Treyz, with The Wild Woman’s Guide to Fundraising and The Wild Woman’s Guide to Social Media. It also has worksheets to help you stay more private online. See below for a free preview of this workbook. Wild Womans Guide to Social Media Workbook.

Reader Questions: Are you being bullied at work? What can you do?

Wild Woman Fundraising

Recently, a reader wrote to me and asked if I could give her some tips about bullying, for a friend. Identifying the Kind of Bullying someone is trying to do to you: Remember, when you name it, you can claim it. How do you respond when a manage yells at you?

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FREE New Webinar: Make Better Nonprofit Annual Reports Now! April 13th, 2013

Wild Woman Fundraising

Cost: FREE. Do you want to improve on last year’s annual report? Nonprofit annual reports don’t have to be difficult, but so few of us ever get any real instruction on how to make a good one! What to include and what to leave out in your annual report.

How To Tell a Powerful Fundraising Story

Fundraising Coach

But how do we actually tell powerful stories? Three simple steps to telling a powerful fundraising story. Since human beings are wired for story, you'd think it would be easy for us to tell our nonprofits' stories, don't you? Click here to tweet that. ).

How to Make Online Donations Simple for Potential Donors

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

It happens all the time, but have you done everything you can to prevent that? Abby Jarvis joins us today to share some tips on creating a simple online donation process.~Kivi. The decision to donate to a charity is an emotional one. Make your website easy to navigate.

How to Raise Your E-Newsletter Open Rate [Results from Our Experiment]

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Trying to improve the open rates for your email newsletters? We tried two of these tactics in the last six months with our weekly email newsletter here at Nonprofit Marketing Guide, and we’d like to share the results with you. The open rate slipped to about 15%.

How do you turn an accidental donor into an ally? Part 1

Wild Woman Fundraising

Hey, ever wondered how to get more donors for your cause? I’m reading a book right now that I think would help you find new donors and help them want to give to your organization. It’s all about how people start to know, like, and trust you.

7 Free Tools to Improve Your Nonprofit Marketing

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

We know you guys love your nonprofit marketing tools – especially when they are free! Billy Attar of Pipl is here today to share some tools we haven’t even heard of. We marketers are always on the lookout for new tools to make our work easier. How to get it.

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How to Do Your Own Nonprofit Communications Audit [Training]

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Maybe you added an email newsletter to your print newsletter, and started paying more attention to your website. Now you are wondering whether to add Pinterest and Instagram — all the while maintaining your print communications and media relations.

How to Streamline Your Review Process and Publish Faster

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

It needs to get out the door or online quickly to be relevant. But a painful review and approval process can cripple your creative work, no matter how good it is. Here’s a menu of elements that you might want to include in your own review and approval process.

Week of Freebies! How to Use Hashtags

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

It’s that time of year where we show our readers some love with some FREE goodies. . Harness the power of hashtags to promote your good cause on social media with How to Use Hashtags to Promote Your Cause. List of hashtags relevant to nonprofits.

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Reader Questions! I want…. EVERYTHING FUNDRAISING! Okay then.

Wild Woman Fundraising

Recently I asked my most fantabulous enewsletter subscribers (if you want to be one, click here ) what they wanted to learn more about, because, let’s face it, Most people don’t plan to get into fundraising. Of course, you can’t ask questions if you don’t know who to ask or if you’re afraid of looking stupid. Now, I am blessed to be with an organization I’m so passionate about, but I am the ENTIRE Development Team.

How to Use Memes to Spread Your Nonprofit's Message

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Merriam-Webster.com defines a meme as an idea, behavior, or usage that spreads from person to person. " and typing "0.7734" to reveal " hello " on an upside calculator were popular memes in the preinternet era. Now is the time to let your artistic skills shine.

How to Create a Better Annual Report

Ann Green

Often it’s for worse since many of them are long, boring booklets that put your donors to sleep. You don’t have to do an annual report, but you do need to share accomplishments with your donors. Here are a few things to keep in mind to help you create a better annual report.

How to Get Your Nonprofit Grant-Ready: Free Webinar Tomorrow

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

There is grant money available for nonprofits of all kinds, but you have to do some homework before you start applying for the grants. Well, of course, but that’s just now how it works. Go back to the beginning – why was your nonprofit formed to begin with? Betsy Baker.

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

J Campbell Social Marketing

This week I am pleased to present a guest post from Adam Weinger of Double the Donation. . Imagine using the Pony Express to make matching gift appeals. With all due respect to horses, your messages probably won’t arrive in the timely manner you desire.

Are you coming to my free webinar today? What do you mean you wanted more notice?

Wild Woman Fundraising

Since it wouldn’t be worth my time to go 1,000 miles for one person, how about we all stay put and if you want to learn from me, you take a webinar? So I’m giving a FREE Webinar today 12:30–1pm CST on Using social media to enhance your network!

How to Build An Army of Online Brand Ambassadors

J Campbell Social Marketing

On Tuesday I was pleased to present a webinar with Nonprofit Webinars (a service of 4Good) on the topic: How to Build An Army of Online Brand Ambassadors , part of their Tech Tuesdays series. The slides are here: How to Build An Army of Online Brand Ambassadors from Julia Campbell. People who want to spread the word about your cause, raising money and awareness are by far your greatest online asset – if they are identified, engaged and acknowledged correctly!

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Free Webinar: How to get people to open your e-newsletters June 10th

Wild Woman Fundraising

How can you get your open rates up? Join us for a free webinar on how to get people to open your e-newsletters on June 10th , 12pm PT, 1pm MT, 2pm CT and 3pm ET! When you send: Day and Time and how it can supercharge your open rates. Click here to join us!

Nonprofits @ the Oscars: How to Photobomb, Newsjack and Steal the Spotlight at the Academy Awards

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Watching or not, film will be the center of attention surrounding the event, and nonprofits have a huge opportunity to connect with this moment and steal a slice of limelight, also known as newsjacking. Bridge of Spies – Right to fair trial. SOME TACTICS TO TRY.

How to Get Others to Buy Into Your Cause

Getting Attention

So learn how to get better at it! Are you cringing, thinking “what’s she off on now,” about to click to another web page or all of the above? Please take a deep breath, because I believe that what I have to say here is vital to your cause. How Do [.]

Free Webinar: Planning for 2015 on 12/4

Wild Woman Fundraising

Or have you been thrown into your role, with no one to guide you and your boss just saying “Do it”? How NOT to make a fundraising plan. Take this webinar and plan to succeed in 2015! Are you tired of not having a plan every year?

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

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Long gone are the days when you waited until February or March to talk about your annual accomplishments. If you believe in the Ask, Thank, Report cycle of good donor communications , you need to do some of that thanking and reporting before you launch your year-end campaigns.

11 Tips On How to Write Original Appeal Letters

Wild Woman Fundraising

So how can you come right out and be more original with your appeal letters? How can you be brave and stand up and write something different than has been tried before? Often your first three paragraphs are just a warm-up to the story. They need to be thrown into that story.

HATE your job? You are not alone. Join us on April 7th.

Wild Woman Fundraising

And there are like, SO MANY things to say about this! Do you wish you could do your job instead of having to be dragged down by people who don’t get what you do and who just tell you NO every time you want to do something innovative? Do you feel powerless to speak up for yourself or you will be fired? If the answer to any of these questions is yes, it’s time for a new job. And it’s free, so no reimbursement forms to sign!

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How do you tell your nonprofit’s story in 8 easy steps?

Wild Woman Fundraising

Nonprofits and libraries can use digital storytelling to reach new audiences, attract donors, and demonstrate impact. Organizations submit stories in video or 5 pictures that they keep as a vital resource for promoting their work and connecting to their constituents. Go here to submit.

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How to Measure the Impact of Your Nonprofit Marketing

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Ever since super-smart statistician Nate Silver brought presidential campaign data to the headlines in 2012, we’ve become a metrics-obsessed nation. That’s changed the life of most marketers I know, who have been asked (pressured even, in some cases) to harvest and analyze more data than ever before. The right marketing measures deliver huge value to your organization…. The all-about-me/insight-free approach will always be a huge fail.

How to Motivate Board Members: Interview with Simone Joyaux

Wild Woman Fundraising

Recently I interviewed Simone Joyaux about how to get a better board. Mazarine: How long have you been helping people build better boards? A lot of boards are on the continuum from not so good to just plain dysfunctional. Obviously staff have to manage finances.