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Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Kivi is presenting it for PRSA’s Nonprofit Section on March 29 and you can attend free, even if you aren’t a member. Find out how to Hone Your Craft: The Art of Nonprofit Storytelling. Nonprofit Training. Mixed Links Nonprofit Communications

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Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Our friend and Google Analytics expert Eric Squair is doing a free webinar May 31st – How to Identify Your Website’s Most Popular Content. Find out Why Your Nonprofit Should Retweet Its Own Tweets – and How to Do It. Try these 7 Nonprofit Management Tips To Advance Your Career.

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Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Marc Pitman explains It’s Not about Scaring, but Caring when it comes to storytelling. Here are 7 Classic Quotes to Inspire Your Writing. Try these 8 Tips to Improve Your Business Writing (applicable to nonprofit writing too). Nonprofit Training.

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Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators – January 25, 2019

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

This week, we’ve got the state of social media, storytelling, and creating the perfect video. Vanessa Chase Lockshin is having a free webinar February 5th called How to Tell Non-Profit Stories that Pull the Right Heart Strings. Nonprofit Training Opportunities for You FREE!

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Join me for some of the best Mixed Links around… Something that could help you with your nonprofit communiations – How to Add Color and Richness to Your Writing … Without Making Us Want to Barf. Beth Kanter reviews Julia Campbell’s book Storytelling in the Digital Age.

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Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Amanda Mahan

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Amanda Mahan Welcome to the latest installment in our series on the “Day in the Life” of nonprofit communicators! In her free time, Amanda loves to be outside with her family and friends – walking in the woods, digging in her garden, or swimming at the beach.

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators – October 5, 2018

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Today’s post is brought to you by the number 7 and include tips on social media, storytelling, and segmenting lists. It’s time for Mixed Links… Here are some ideas for Writing for Social Media: 7 Tips and Tools. Nonprofit Training Opportunities for You.

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators – June 8, 2018

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I am sharing free webinar info, tips on donor communications, and internet trends. John Haydon shares How to Create Deeper Relationships with Donor Communications. Upcoming Events for Nonprofit Communicators. Registration is FREE for everyone. Vintage Year.

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Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators – June 15, 2018

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

This week we’ll cover stressful nonprofit workplaces, better Facebook posts, inspiring action and more. It’s time for Mixed Links… Beth Kanter dives into Why Nonprofit Workplaces Are Stressful and What To Do About It. Upcoming Events for Nonprofit Communicators.

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Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Join me for some Mixed Links… QGiv has just published its free Mobile Fundraising Field Guide. Early bird pricing for the Nonprofit Storytelling Conference ends today. Nonprofit Training. June 9th – 17th: Writing a Fabulous Case for Support with Tom Ahern.

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Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

TechSoup Global has launched its 3rd Annual Digital Storytelling Challenge. The DoGooder Nonprofit Video Awards program is now taking submissions for its annual video contest. The awards are completely free to enter and open to any eligible nonprofit organization in the U.S.,

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Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Teresa Arnold

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Welcome to the latest installment in our series on the “Day in the Life” of nonprofit communicators, where we ask you to describe your day in your own words. Don’t be shy – tell us what you do in a typical day as a nonprofit communications pro.

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators – December 20, 2019

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Let’s check out the best articles, posts, tips, and more from around the world of nonprofit marketing and fundraising. This week we have some writing tools, email subject lines examples, and combating racism in your storytelling. Nonprofit Training Opportunities for You.

Super Short is Super Sweet: Storytelling that Hooks Digital Donors

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

In my Nonprofit Technology News Celebrity Forecasts for 2014 , one of the most cited themes among charity leaders was the importance of multi-channel fundraising. The Instagram and Vine mobile apps are free micro-video blogging services. Jim Lynch.

Hot Topics in June: Storytelling, Decision Making, and Having a CALM Summer

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Here’s what’s happening at Nonprofit Marketing Guide this month: Online Training: STARTS TOMORROW! Learn the science and secrets of writing a good donor newsletter from Tom Ahern, and you can reap extraordinary rewards. Registration is FREE for EVERYONE!

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Storytelling Works: Capturing Success Stories and Sharing Them

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

This guest post by Allison Monnell demonstrates not only the power of storytelling in nonprofit communications, but just how beneficial it can be to your nonprofit when you integrate a culture of story sharing into your everyday work, as the Chemung ARC has done with its Stringer Success Stories.

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Join me for some Mixed Links… If you aren’t one of these people who can sit down and churn out articles and blog posts in one sitting, try these 5 Ways to Write Faster. Michael Aynsley of Hootsuite shows you How to Write The Best Instagram Captions: Ideas, Tips, and Strategy.

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Mixed Links: Good Stuff for Nonprofit Communicators

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

In the end, it will be a lot easier for our Free Learning Center members and All-Access Pass holders , as well as anyone attending a webinar, to get their nonprofit marketing tips and training, but right now we’re working hard to get all the kinks worked out.

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Mixed Links: Goodies for Nonprofit Communicators

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Gail is also doing a free webinar called Asking for Major Gifts: How to Never, Ever Get Turned Down this Friday, November 13. End-of-year fundraising was also the topic for last month’s Nonprofit Blog Carnival , hosted by Joanne Fritz at About.com. Nonprofit Marketing Training.

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Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators – June 1, 2018

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Today we’re looking at social media, storytelling, the economy and more. Stephanie Stahl shares 4 Secrets of Great Storytellers. Miriam Brosseau tells us How and Why Stories Can Bust Nonprofit Silos on Beth Kanter’s blog. Upcoming Events for Nonprofit Communicators.

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More Proof That Storytelling and Gratitude Pay Off

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I’ve been working as a volunteer board member with Positive Wellness Alliance (PWA), a small nonprofit that serves low-income people with HIV/AIDS, to incorporate more storytelling and more gratitude into their donor communications.

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators – May 25, 2018

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Eric Squair is presenting a free webinar next Thursday, May 31st – How to Identify Your Website’s Most Popular Content. Upcoming Events for Nonprofit Communicators. Registration is $119 for Part 1, $199 for Parts 1 and 2 or free with an All-Access Pass. The Hound.

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The 5 Best Nonprofit Digital Stories from TechSoup’s Storymakers Contest

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

The landscape of communication is evolving at an exponential rate, and digital media creation is riding at the head of the wave. But what remains constant underneath all the change in this digital age is the steady pulse of community storytelling. Alexandra Ale Bezdikian.

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8 Interview Guidelines for Capturing the Best Stories

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She provides writing and editing services to universities, health systems and other nonprofits. As nonprofits continue to realize the value of storytelling in their print and digital communications, strong interview skills are critical for capturing constituent stories.

4 Ways To Make A Story Come Alive

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Guest blogger extraordinaire Laurel Dykema is back with us to share how you can change up your storytelling technique. As nonprofit writers, we share stories about real people … their struggles, victories, and joys. Creative Ideas Guest Bloggers Nonprofit Communications Storytelling

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Mixed Links for Nonprofit Marketers

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Here are this week’s Mixed Links… The “bitty award” for brilliance in direct mail fundraising for small shop nonprofit organizations is accepting applications from now through February 8. Nancy Schwartz is hosting the first Nonprofit Blog Carnival of 2013.

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Why Stories Are Important for Nonprofits

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

“A story is a fact, wrapped in an emotion that compels us to take an action that transforms our world.” – Richard Maxwell and Robert Dickman in The Elements of Persuasion Starting in March, I will share more on how to write stories, but today we get down to the basics in case storytelling isn’t a priority at your nonprofit: Why Stories Work Easier to remember. Stories also work for nonprofits because they come in all shapes, sizes and forms. Storytelling

5 Story Starters You Can Steal

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

You have a new great story to write—about someone your nonprofit has helped. Every year, I write up approximately 200 stories that come from our partners in India. You’re free to “steal” any of these 5 story starters: 1. Laurel Dykema.

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Register Now for Free Webinar on Thursday on Defining Your Target Audience

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Thanks to the more than 200 people who voted on the topic of this Thursday’s free webinar! Registration is free and open now. “Nonprofit Writing Stinks!&# Tags: Nonprofit Communications Nonprofit Marketing Strategy Online Courses

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Mixed Links: Free Training, Special Deals, and Fab Info

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Free Training on E-Newsletters. I’m doing another free conference call for Network for Good’s Nonprofit 911 series, this time on Ensuring Your E-Newsletters are Read – Not Dead – On Arrival This Year. A Nonprofit Messaging Crisis.

Best Photos & Captions for Persuasion Power

Getting Attention

Q: D ear Nancy, I’d love your advice on how to write effective photo captions. P.S. Be sure to download this free e-guide, The Book That Changed My Life. 129 top reading picks from nonprofit leaders around the world. storytelling captions Nonprofit Communications nonprofit marketing photo visual storytellingI’m starting work on our annual report, and want to make the photos and captions sing!

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What’s Up in October

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Here’s what’s happening at Nonprofit Marketing Guide.com this month…. FREE Live Webinar – October 24: Three Stories Every Nonprofit Should Be Telling. Learn how to write three different kinds of stories that will inspire your supporters.

Story Wars: Interview with Jonah Sachs, Part 1

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Jonah is also the co-founder and creative director of Free Range Studios. Thanks for talking with us today about how nonprofits can do better story telling. Tell me why it’s so important that nonprofits get this right.

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Marketers and Fundraisers

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Let’s check out the good stuff on the net this week with my Mixed Links… Big thanks to Amy Butcher for sharing this post with me on Twitter – Five Undeniable Reasons Your Nonprofit Needs a Blog. Nonprofit Training. Mixed Links Nonprofit Communications

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April Action: Google Analytics, Social Media Strategies, and Growing Your Email List

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Here’s what’s happening this month at Nonprofit Marketing Guide: Online Training: April 4: Using Google Analytics to Grow and Engage Your Email List Learn how to use Google Analytics to boost your email marketing. Nonprofit Training

Four Common Problems with Donor, Client, and Volunteer Profiles

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I’m always talking about the power of storytelling in nonprofit marketing, and a lot of those stories end up taking the form of personal profiles of donors, clients, volunteers and other supporters and partners. Free Webinar on Tuesday, June 9.

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How NPR and PBS Engage Digital Audiences (An #npcomm Showdown)

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Earlier this summer, I mentioned that we’ve been tracking the communications of pairs of national nonprofits working in the same space. Antionette is a nonprofit leader, syndicated journalist and lover of poetry.

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Hot Topics in February: Nonprofit Email Newsletters, Online Press Rooms, and more Trends for 2019

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Here’s what’s happening at Nonprofit Marketing Guide in February: Online Training: February 7: What’s Missing from Your Online Newsroom (Hint, It’s Not a Press Release) Find out what goes into making a great online newsroom and become a media darling.

The Heroes and Villains of the Give Local America Story #GiveDayLessons

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

We talk a lot about storytelling in the nonprofit sector: how stories build through their first, second, and third acts and how all story arcs need beginnings, middles, and ends. When I do storytelling training, I compare the stories that nonprofits tell to a TV series.

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Marketers

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Every year, we host a free webinar where we collect a $10 donation for PWA. This year’s webinar is Three Stories Every Nonprofit Should Be Telling and it will take place next Wednesday, October 24th. Nonprofit Training. Happy Friday!

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What’s Up in August

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Here’s what’s happening in August at Nonprofit Marketing Guide. August 14th: Direct Mail for Small Nonprofits E-Clinic. He’ll show you how you can raise money with direct mail even if you’re a small nonprofit. FREE Webinar - August 22: Help!

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What’s Up in July

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Here’s what’s happening in July at Nonprofit Marketing Guide.com. We will be sending our free Nonprofit Monthly Writing Prompts for August later this week. As always, our Free Membership has lots of resources including e-books and recorded webinars.

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Mixed Links for Nonprofit Marketers

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

The Blackbaud Index reports some good news for small nonprofits: The Index found that three-month overall giving for small organizations (prior year revenue of < $1 million) increased 18.2% Be sure to add your favorite writing pet peeves in the comment section. Love free stuff?

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