Fundraising Planning for the New Year! Free Webinar January 28th

Wild Woman Fundraising

If your fundraising plan languished in a drawer last year, you’re not alone. And if you’ve never made a fundraising plan before, now is the perfect time to start! Have you finished your fundraising plan for the year yet? Fundraising Planning for the New Year!

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Year-End Fundraising Decisions to Make Now

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I’m coaching a fundraising team at a national nonprofit that wants to revamp its annual communications calendar. As part of that process, we are looking at their editorial calendar for their year-end fundraising campaign, which will include direct mail, email, and social media.

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Year End Fundraising Numbers

The Agitator

A perennial question in fundraising shops between now and the end of January will be, “Did we make the numbers for 2015?” Donor acquisition DonorTrends / DonorVoice Fundraising analytics / data Nonprofit management premium

Death of a Fundraising Evangelist

The Agitator

Tony Elischer, the international fundraising evangelist known for his oft-flamboyant conference presentations and passion for our profession, is dead. The founder of Think Consulting Solutions died January 12 th after a yearlong fight with cancer.

‘Great Fundraising’

The Agitator

“What differentiates great fundraising from the average, good or poor?” ” These are the questions Professors Adrian Sargeant and Jen Shang set out to answer in a year-long study aptly titled: Great Fundraising.

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Mixed Links for Nonprofit Marketers and Fundraisers

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

You’ll be invited to a free preview webinar as well as be among the first to receive the Trends Report when we release it January. Happy Friday the 13th!

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EOY Hacks: 8 Online Fundraising Ideas to Save Money + Time

EveryAction

Me: I know our readers are up to their eyeballs in work from now until January. What can I write about to help them through this crazy time besides end-of-year fundraising? Brilliant Nonprofit Guru: End-of-year fundraising. fundraising

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Marketers and Fundraisers

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

If you like reading reports, Rebecca Davis has a list you can download of 29 studies related to nonprofit marketing and fundraising. Our Annual All-Access Pass is on sale for $499 through January 8th. Cocktails from Minero in Atlanta. Happy Friday!

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Marketers and Fundraisers

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Beth Kanter hosted January’s Nonprofit Blog Carnival and got us heading in the right direction with her theme What Are You Doing to Be Happier and Healthier in 2016 ? Jeff Brooks tell us why bad news works in fundraising. How was your week? Care to join me for some Mixed Links?

What are you planning for? Fundraising Predictions for 2012

Wild Woman Fundraising

Fundraising Predictions 2012. The Atlas of Giving is different than Giving USA in that it gives you PREDICTIONS when your fundraising is most likely to do well. Unless you’re fundraising for the arts or the environment.

12 Digital Fundraising Trends

The Agitator

Bryan Miller at blog Giving in a digital world has made a herculean effort over the month of January to unload a pile of insights about online and mobile fundraising. They’re well-worth looking through … Bryan has a strong fundraising background, both on the agency (Merkle, Rapp Collins) and client (Worldvision, Cancer Research UK) sides. He’s grouped them together in this post , which has the links to each of his 12 January posts on the subject.

Don't put off fundraising planning to the fall!

Fundraising Coach

But taking a break from fundraising in the summer can kill your fundraising. Like finding out that extra fundraising appeal you're adding to the calendar will drop when the already scheduled event invitation does.) So we put of good fundraising tasks until the fall.

Cable News Fundraisers

The Agitator

Tom’s Does Your Fundraising Depend on Urgency posted last week would suggest so. Last January in Better or Worse World ? Communications Direct mail Donor retention / loyalty / commitment Fundraising philosophy/profession premiumIs there a similarity between cable news and the way some nonprofits operate? In Cable News Seth Godin wonders: “What if the fear and maiaise and anger isn’t merely being reported by cable news… “What if it’s being caused by cable news?”

#MixedLinks for Nonprofit Marketers and Fundraisers

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

The Fundraising Effectiveness Project (FEP) has released its findings in inforgraphic form from their latest survey. Heard the recent rumblings that year-end fundraising season is a myth? January 20: Writing a Fabulous Case for Support, Part 1 ($99 or free with an All-Access Pass ).

How to Plan For Fundraising Success in 2014

Wild Woman Fundraising

When you plan your fundraising, you know what’s coming up, and you can achieve a less stressful job! A fundraising plan can help you plan to succeed, by laying out your goals and working backwards. Have you ever wished for more direction in your fundraising program? A fundraising plan can guide you into taking little bites out of the big tasks that are on your plate every day! Have you ever made a fundraising plan?

#Development: Postal Service Rates To Rise on 27 January

Non Profit Marketing 360

We hope you will join us for our ongoing conversation with a successful thought leader in the world of fundraising! The post #Development: Postal Service Rates To Rise on 27 January appeared first on Nonprofit Marketing 360. Forever stamps still good after the 27th.

Fundraising Year In Review

The Agitator

As we head for 2011’s fundraising finish line The Atlas of Giving on Friday reported that overall giving this year will finish 7.4% We’ll know more when The Atlas of Giving releases its 2012 Forecast in mid-January. Much like the CIA once monitored the wheat harvest in the old Soviet Union, Ethan Boldt over at DirectMarketingIQ reports the top 5 fundraising direct mail trends in 2011. Is the fact that premium use doubled in the fundraising sector significant?

Mixed Links on Nonprofit Marketing and Fundraising

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Social Media + Fundraising. Allison Fine talks with Katya Andresen of Network for Good and Lena Shaw of the University of California at San Francisco about using social media for fundraising over at The Chronicle of Philanthropy. Is social fundraising the wave of the future?

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#GRANTS: WLR Automotive Group Looking To Give $25K Away In January

Non Profit Marketing 360

As a part of that celebration, and to give thanks back to the community who have supported the company, its owners have opened up nominations for charitable organizations and nonprofits to win grants of $5000 next January. Click to nominate an organization.

2015 Digital Fundraising To Do List #1 Conversion Rate Optimisation

Giving in a Digital World

In my first post of the New Year ( Why Bitcoin probably shouldn’t be top of your 2015 Digital Fundraising To Do list ) I promised to share some thoughts over the next few weeks about what I believe digital fundraisers should be prioritising on their 2015 To Do lists.

The missing link in fundraising programs

Fundraising Coach

Whether your fiscal year starts now or is only part of the way through, January is a good time to evaluate your fundraising progress. To help you're planning, here's an email I sent our Fundraising Kick subscribers yesterday. We do some planning: numbers of gifts, people to ask, activity goals for fundraising staff and leadership. January is a great month for that. You’re creating a blueprint for the relational infrastructure of your fundraising program.

Using Psychology To Fundraise

The Agitator

Back in January I noted an article by Claire Axelrad — 9 Valuable Shortcuts to Influence Nonprofit Donors — in which she described how to use some proven precepts of persuasion psychology to improve your fundraising prowess. Here’s another go at the same theme … this time 15 ways psychology can boost commerce sales from ClickZ provides the tips … with illustrations of each approach at work. So, what makes a consumer buy?

My test for great digital fundraising content

Giving in a Digital World

Yet all too often I still see online fundraising content that looks just like traditional printed material pasted onscreen or into an email (especially when it comes to those generic, text-heavy monthly eNewsletters that so many orgs persist in sending me).

YOU! Nonprofit Communications Jobs

Getting Attention

Nonprofit Marketing & Communications Jobs—January 20, 2015. Nonprofit Marketing & Communications Jobs—January 12, 2015. Nonprofit Marketing & Communications Jobs—January 6, 2015. Please post YOUR nonprofit marketing job here.

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2015 Digital Fundraising To Do List #3 Allocate Budget For Paid Social Media

Giving in a Digital World

So, what’s a fundraiser to do in the new ‘Pay to Play’ world of Social Media Promotion? Begin by conducting a careful and honest review of just how well your own Facebook activity is really performing in support of fundraising. 2 Get Serious About Email Fundraising.

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Marketers and Fundraisers

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Our Annual All-Access Pass is on sale for $499 through January 8th. Two weeks to get your Christmas shopping done! Let’s put that off for a bit and just share some Mixed Links… Lori Jacobwith shares 7 Ways to Make Your Donors Feel Great Today.

Next Level: Setting up your first fundraiser to succeed

Wild Woman Fundraising

This is the second part of my interview with Linda Lysakowski, principal of Linda Lysakowski consulting, on how to make that first fundraising hire and set that fundraiser up to succeed. So have you helped non-profits make their first fundraising hire before?

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E-Clinics on Nonprofit Writing and Online Fundraising

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

It starts next Thursday, January 13, and costs $299. Online Fundraising Boot Camp for Small Nonprofits and Small Fundraising Departments. If you didn’t quite have your act together for year-end online fundraising in 2010, now is the time to fix that. This series starts Tuesday, January 18 and costs $125 for NTEN members and $250 for nonmembers. (I I’m offering two special e-clinics this month. 20 Days to More Powerful Nonprofit Writing.

INTERVIEW: With Craig Linton, The Fundraising Detective!

Wild Woman Fundraising

He’s a fabulous researcher for fundraising and always has good links on fundraising articles, AND I just shared a train compartment with him last month, and he was all “HEY!” Like, do the fundraising professionals in the UK get taken for granted, just like in the US?

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

Fundraising Coach

I''ve been enjoying Joe Garecht''s work at The Fundraising Authority for years. And I''m thrilled that he''ll be teaching in The Nonprofit Academy in January. And you can read about his upcoming webinar, and join the Academy, at: How to Write a Successful Non-Profit Fundraising Plan.

Upcoming Fundraising Coach Speaking and Trainings

Fundraising Coach

Here are the upcoming trainings and talks for November 2014 into January 2015. Fundraising Training and Keynotes. I''ll be sharing how to apply major gift fundraising strategies to your auctions and special events! Instead, a dozen of the country''s top fundraising experts will be showing you sequentially how to tell your nonprofit''s story. We''re intending for every organization to leave with a detailed 12-month plan for fundraising in 2015.

6 Ways to Get More Online Monthly Donors

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Launch a Monthly Donor Campaign in January. Launch a 2-3 email campaign to current donors in January, inviting them to join your monthly giving program. Fundraising Nonprofit CommunicationsPhoto Credit: https://flic.kr/p/aVmeYp. p/aVmeYp.

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To-Die-For Nonprofit Communications Jobs

Getting Attention

Nonprofit Marketing & Communications Jobs—January 26, 2015. Nonprofit Marketing & Communications Jobs—January 20, 2015. Please post YOUR nonprofit marketing job here. Associate Director, Development Communications. Michael J. Fox Foundation (New York, NY).

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REVEALED: Jerry Panas’ secrets of attracting wealthy supporters

iMarketSmart

In January, Inside Philanthropy interviewed legendary fundraiser Jerold Panas to discover his secrets of attracting wealthy supporters. Related Posts: >>The Rule of 7 vs. 3 to 1 Fundraising. >>Is Here’s his list: It isn’t about your organization or its needs. Rather, it’s about the donor and their needs. Go big or go home because big projects tap into donors’ dreams. Go in person to get the most generous contributions.

Imagine! Nonprofit Marketing Jobs

Getting Attention

Nonprofit Marketing & Communications Jobs—January 26, 2015. Nonprofit Marketing & Communications Jobs—January 20, 2015. Nonprofit Marketing & Communications Jobs—January 12, 2015. Please post YOUR nonprofit marketing job here.

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Do you want to master fundraising?

Wild Woman Fundraising

I was recently reading a book called “Mastery” and it struck me that it could be applied to fundraising. How do you know you’ve mastered fundraising? How do you attain fundraising mastery? What was the last fundraising book you read?

Great Nonprofit Marketing Jobs

Getting Attention

Nonprofit Marketing & Communications Jobs—January 12, 2015. Nonprofit Marketing & Communications Jobs—January 6, 2015. Please post YOUR nonprofit marketing job here. Associate Director of Media Relations American Rivers (Washington, D.C.).

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A Brilliant Stewardship Plan for Legacy Society Donors From Down Under

iMarketSmart

She also recommends using an Excel spreadsheet to list all the months of the year and all the activities you will do such as: January – call each bequestor to wish them a Happy New Year. Too many fundraisers aim only to get people to say, “ You’re in my plan!

Three Fundraising Lessons from a 365-Day Experiment

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

When Marta Lindsey, the communications and development director at TransForm , told me about her experiment to see what she could learn about fundraising from all the charity solicitations that arrived in her mailbox over one year, I immediately asked if she would share the story with you.

12 Digital Fundraising Trends for 2012 – A Quick Round-up

Giving in a Digital World

Back at the start of January I set myself the target of publishing twelve posts on trends I think are going to prove important to digital fundraisers this year – both as a means of kick-starting my own thinking after the holiday season and to help inform your planning considerations at this key time in the year. Trend #10 – Social Media Fundraising Growing-up. Trend #12 – Digital Fundraising Staff Shortages.