Set Goals for What Matters

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Goals are powerful, especially if you choose only a few. But if you choose two or three realistic, specific goals, and write them down, you are likely to achieve them. But first, make sure you set goals for what matters most.

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Goals for Internal Communications at Nonprofits

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

What are your internal communications goals? It’s time to figure it out and create some, just like you create goals for external communications. Before you can come up with a strategy and tactical plan, it helps to get clear on your goals.

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How to Connect Email Engagement to Your Big Goals

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

But to really connect your email engagement to your bigger organizational goals, you need a lot more information. This week, I analyzed our mailing list in two new ways that gave us information we can actually use to work toward our goals. Because it helps you meet other goals.

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Share G.R.E.A.T. Stories to Advance Your Goals

Getting Attention

Best Buddies International. Like many of you, I’ve been working with storytelling for more than a decade now. And, like many of you, I know we need to do it better. We use too many over-simplified stories—black-and-white stories that don’t ring true.

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Craft Calls to Action That Get You to Goal

Getting Attention

Let me start with sharing some definitions of what comes first ( examples here ): Organizational goals (a max of three at a time) are the steps to take over the next year that will take your organization closer to achieving its mission. Are Your Marketing Goals Easy to Reach or a Stretch?

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Are Your Marketing Goals Easy to Reach Or A Stretch?

Getting Attention

This is a vital issue for your to spend some time on because the challenge level of your nonprofit marketing goals has a huge imapct on whether you get there or not. Ambitious but realistic goals are the way to move your marketing (and your mission) forward, inch by inch!

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How to Crush Your Nonprofit Marketing Goals in 2019 with a Nonprofit Marketing Calendar

J Campbell Social Marketing

I LOVE goal-setting – and then making an action plan to CRUSH my goals – and the New Year is one of the best times to do it! Examples: We ran a #GivingTuesday campaign and raised 75% of our goal. 4) Break down your big goals into actionable objectives.

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Marketing Goals vs. Organizational Goals— A Critical Disctinction

Getting Attention

Spend some time here, even if you think you’ve got this down—this distinction is crucial to setting goals that move your marketing forward in the right direction. Goals are what you want to achieve. Organizational goals (a max of three at a time) are the steps (let’s look one year ahead) that will take your organization to closer to achieving your mission. Organizational Goals. Marketing Goals. Answer these questions to get to the right marketing goals.

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Set Goals To Drive Success

Getting Attention

These research findings on marketers’ most common email goals astounded me. Believe me, I’m a huge fan of goals. 9 goals! Click the chart to see it at full size.).

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How to Crush Your Nonprofit Marketing Goals in 2020

J Campbell Social Marketing

I LOVE goal-setting – and then making an action plan to CRUSH my goals – and the New Year is one of the best times to do it! Examples: We ran a #GivingTuesday campaign and raised 75% of our goal.

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Did You Meet Your Fundraising Goal?

Mission Minded

Did you meet your fundraising goal? The post Did You Meet Your Fundraising Goal? If not, take a look at your brand. For many nonprofits, when your fiscal. appeared first on Mission Minded.

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Unsuccessful #GivingTuesday? 3 Reasons Why You May Not Have Hit Your Goals

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Nonprofits raised nearly $2 billion on GivingTuesday in 2019. And yet, we hear a lot of complaints every year about how it doesn’t work. If you aren’t getting the return you want, Julia Campbell joins us today to encourage you to assess your approach to Giving Tuesday.

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Making Your 2013 Marketing Goals More Clear

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

While that’s helpful, you still need to get much more specific about your annual goals. If you fall in this last group, those who say they are doing it all, you have the most to gain by narrowing your goals. How is your job aligned within your organization?

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5 Cold Calling Tips to Meet Your Fundraising Goals

EveryAction

The fundraising call has always been a staple of donor outreach. However, changes + advancements in the ways you communicate with your audience means adjusting your approach to the dreaded cold call.

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Align Marketing & Fundraising Goals—Kivi’s Takeaway

Getting Attention

Your goals don’t have to be completely in sync, but they must be aligned. If your goals—and all the activity that flows from them, both marketing and fundraising wise—aren’t aligned, you just won’t get anywhere with your outreach on either front.

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Must You Limit Your Goals and Strategies to Be Successful? Maybe Not.

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

For the ninth edition of the Nonprofit Communications Trends Report , I wanted to go deeper into the communications goals and strategies nonprofits were using. I assumed that organizations with fewer high priority goals and strategies would be more effective. The most effective organizations reported what I originally thought was a ridiculous number of high priority goals and strategies (and still do, at some level).

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The difference between goals vs. quotas for major gifts and planned gifts fundraisers

iMarketSmart

I am a big believer in setting goals with my staff, not administering quotas. When we sit down to set goals, I prefer to collaborate with my staff, not dictate activities to them. Here’s the difference between a goal and a quota. Goal: The object of a person’s ambition or effort; an aim or desired result. The important thing about goal-setting (in my experience) is that it really begins in the hiring process. They love setting goals.

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Free Webinar on Setting Your Marketing Goals

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Join Nancy Schwartz and me for a free webinar on setting your marketing goals. We want to help you see how, by simply taking a little time to set some clear marketing goals, you can drastically increase your impact and build leadership support for your marketing plan.

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How to Set Nonprofit Marketing Goals that Build Your Impact & Satisfaction

Getting Attention

Set the Big-Picture Marketing Goals that. So we’ve decided to show you exactly where to start, with setting your goals, in this free 30-minute webinar. Join us for this free 30-minute webinar to learn how to set clear marketing goals for your organization.

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Is announcing your goal killing your fundraising?

Fundraising Coach

But could announcing your goal kill your ability to raise funds? Neuroscience and goal setting. In just three minutes, Derek reviews 90 years of research that indicates: “Telling someone your goal makes it less likely to happen.” A fun look at SMART goal setting!

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Timing Depends on Goals — Relevance Rules

Getting Attention

Thanks to marketing master Dan Zarrella for pointing out this obvious (but often overlooked) clue to relevance — look at behavior to date.

Get SMART about fundraising goals

Get Fully Funded

As I kick off a series of posts on planning, I thought it would be good to talk first about goals. Setting goals for your fundraising plan is the obvious first step. Is your goal to “raise more money than last year” or “get more donors”? Do yourself a big favor and make your goals SMART. It’s a way to set goals that you can easily create action plans for and later determine if you’ve met them or not. Make sure your goals are easily measured.

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I Was Afraid of This: E-Newsletter Goals

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When Fundraising is Your Marketing Goal – And Not

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Setting 2012 Goals and Christmas

Fundraising Coach

If you’d like to freak out your family members by asking them what they’d like to do with you in 2012, check out my plan for setting goals. Writing goals and focusing your subconscious. Personal leadership magnet goals magnetgoals

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Raising Awareness is Not a Goal

Ann Green

When you’re putting together your marketing and communications plans, do you include raising awareness as one of your goals? If you do, that’s a problem because raising awareness is not a goal. Instead of a goal, think of it as a first step.

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When You Don’t Meet Your Fundraising Goal

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Only 43 Percent of Organizations Met Their Major Gift Fundraising Goals in 2019

iMarketSmart

Less donors and more dollars equates to larger average donation amounts, and a growing reliance on major donors to help charities attain their fundraising goals. More and more charities are finding themselves relying on large dollar donors to help them attain their fundraising goals.

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A note about setting fundraising goals

Get Fully Funded

Setting goals is a key part of creating a plan. How you create your goals is equally important. True story: I’ve asked nonprofits to share their goals with me and they say “raise more money&# or “raise a lot of money&#. Those are not good goals. Be as specific as you can when setting goals and you’ll be much more likely to achieve them. Once you set a goal, be sure that you know HOW you will achieve it.

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Did You Meet Your Admissions Goals? If Not, Take a Look at Your Brand

Mission Minded

The post Did You Meet Your Admissions Goals? For many independent schools, when your admissions season ends (if you’re lucky enough to fill all your seats and actually. If Not, Take a Look at Your Brand appeared first on Mission Minded.

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How to create a road map for your goals

Fundraising Coach

Now is a great time to review your goals. (I I have blogged about goal setting here.). As you review your goals, you may find your behind on some. Creating a road map will help jump start those goals. Make sure the goal is worded so that it is: Specific.

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A fun look at SMART goal setting!

Fundraising Coach

In the last post on goal setting , we looked at how to identify goals for all areas of your life. I firmly believe that if you did nothing more than write those goals down, you’ll be exponentially more effective at accomplishing them. But you can speed up the process by creating a road map for each goal you want to accomplish. One of the most common ways to teach the components of effective goal setting is using the acronym S.M.A.R.T.:

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How to Set Your Year-End Fundraising Goal

Fundraising 123

It may sound like an obvious question but many organizations don't approach year-end fundraising with clear, concrete goals. Without defined goals, it's pretty tough to if you're actually succeeding. . Keep these key pointers in mind: Set a specific goal for your year-end fundraising campaign. . Before you finalize your plans, know whether your overall goal is to add a specific number of new donors or to reach a certain donation level.

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Goal Setting for Personal and Professional Development

Fundraising Coach

Having those few days off to be with family and friends puts me in a reflective mode that I find perfect for formalizing my 2011 goals. I say “formalizing&# because I’m constantly working on my goals, scheduling speaking gigs and clients, and doing marketing. I’ve been setting goals since I was a kid. But recently, I’ve been getting more questions about how to set goals. For me, goals are not just about achievement.

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Wreck the resolutions! Join the Free Goal Setting Mastermind Call

Fundraising Coach

Lets set goals for 2011 that will bring us through the year. There have been lots of great talks about goal setting here at FundraisingCoach.com. So please join me on a free goal setting mastermind call on Thursday, December 30 at 1 p.m. A fun look at SMART goal setting!

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4 hours of free leadership, goal-setting, and fundraising training

Fundraising Coach

Nonprofit Leadership Goal-Setting. Which is all about setting goals. I was able to share a couple versions of this for personal and organizational goal-setting. NonprofitHub - Hubinar: Setting Goals for Leading a Nonprofit.

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Suggested Reading for Goal Setting

Fundraising Coach

In earlier posts , I gave a brief overview a goal setting process I use. Share and Enjoy: Other Possibly Related posts: Goal Setting for Personal and Professional Development. A fun look at SMART goal setting! Free Goal Setting Mastermind Call! Book Review Samples & Tools goal setting goals leadership magnetgoalsAnd I warned that nothing about it was original.

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All Your 2016 Goals Start with This Statement [Only Chance in 2016]

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

If you want to raise more money in 2016, you first need to have a fabulous case for support or case statement. Your case for support explains what your organization does, why you do it, and why others should support you in doing it.

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What’s the Goal of Your Email Newsletter?

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What Happens When Your Boss Has Different Goals?

The Agitator

Not everyone shares this goal. This manager has a different goal from the organization’s goal. And, as a manager, they have the power to manage toward subverting the organization’s goal in favor of their own. How do we get these goals back in line?

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How to Set a #GivingTuesday Goal

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

Whether you’re launching your first #GivingTuesday campaign or planning a triumphant return, the first step in planning your success is to set your sights on a clear goal for your team and supporters to rally around. Another way to plan your overall donation goal by using a giving pyramid.

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Creating an environment for goal success

Fundraising Coach

Yesterday’s free goal setting mastermind was a lot of fun! The hour flew by without my mentioning one of the most important steps in successfully accomplish goals is crafting your environment. And apparently they set a goal to not let months go by without seeing each other!

TODAY-How to Set Marketing Goals that Increase Impact – Free Webinar – 3 ET, Noon PT

Getting Attention

Set the Big-Picture Marketing Goals that. So we’ve decided to show you exactly where to start, with setting your goals, in today’s free 30-minute webinar. Join us for this free 30-minute webinar to learn how to set clear marketing goals for your organization. Planning and Evaluation kivi leroux miller marketing goals marketing planning Nonprofit Communications nonprofit marketing professional development trainingJoin Kivi and Me for this Free Webinar.

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