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Get Your Dream Job

Wild Woman Fundraising

Did you ever wish someone had taught you in high school how to interview, apply for jobs, and succeed in your first 90 days of a job?

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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. . Now is the time to define what results you and your organization want to achieve. Who are you trying to reach?

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Craft Calls to Action That Get You to Goal

Getting Attention

Your call to action is what connects your supporters and partners with your org—you have to have it and it better be clear and doable.

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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.

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

Getting Attention

Learn How to. Set the Big-Picture Marketing Goals that. Take You Where You Want to Go! Aargh! Monday, May 2, 2011.

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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? Phonecalls.

How to Recognize and Manage Different Work Styles

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

During the webinar, Carson will discuss how to prioritize your work based on the way you think and process information. Carson Tate.

How to Market Text-to-Give to Your Donors

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

This week he’s back to show you how to market your mobile fundraising campaign. Set Attainable Goals. John Killoran.

How to prep for your next big ask


There’s a ton of information out there about how to ask for a donation. Print the cheat sheet below. Think. Think some more.

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.). What is it you want to accomplish?

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How to get a bigger nonprofit salary? Read what I said in The Chronicle of Philanthropy!

Wild Woman Fundraising

Recently Little House Communications asked me to help them write an article about negotiating your nonprofit salary, for the Chronicle of Philanthropy.

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? The open rate slipped to about 15%. First, we changed the content.

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. Click here to tweet that. ).

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. Setting Your Marketing Goals to Increase Your Impact.

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How to Plan for and Execute a Successful Crowdfunding Campaign

J Campbell Social Marketing

billion in 2012 to fund more than one million individual campaigns globally. C rowdfunding platforms such as Kickstarter raised $2.7

Are you stuck on the fundraising treadmill?

Wild Woman Fundraising

Have you ever had this happen to you? We’ve been conditioned to look for flaws, sure, but this is ri.goddamn.diculous. A reprimand.

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7 Common Donation Form Mistakes (And How to Avoid Them!) – Part 2

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Not forcing donors to make an account. But nonprofits are trying to change that! Abby Jarvis. Kristina. Making a good first impression.

I am learning how to write. How about you?

Wild Woman Fundraising

I am always learning how to write. It does get easier, but there’s always another mountain to climb. It was hard to write.

How to Use Memes to Spread Your Nonprofit's Message

Fundraising 123 defines a meme as an idea, behavior, or usage that spreads from person to person. " Who shot J.R. ?" Get creative.

When Reporters Are Looking for You: How to Respond to Journalists’ Queries

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

You don’t have to rely solely on your own pitches to get your organization quoted or cited in the media.

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

Wild Woman Fundraising

Last week I went to London to speak at the Institute of Fundraising’s National Fundraising Convention. How does it work?

Interview with a planned giver, Paul Nazareth: What’s your fundraising journey?

Wild Woman Fundraising

You know it’s going to end with wookies in metal bikinis. How did you get started in college fundraising? Submit this to Netvibes.

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How to pick a fundraising job that you will absolutely love! -with Abbi Haggerty

Wild Woman Fundraising

This is Mazarine Treyz of Wild Woman Fundraising and I am so pleased today to be interviewing Abbi L. MT: Amen to that. Welcome. Abbi L.

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How to Measure the Impact of Your Nonprofit Marketing

Fundraising 123

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. And you fail. Source is everything.

How to Set the Big-Picture Marketing Goals that Get You Where You Want to Go

Fundraising 123

Goals are what you want to achieve. Complete the sentence: "We want to." " And goals are where you need to start your marketing planning, as each step of the planning process is shaped to take you there - where you want to go. List no more than two organizational goals. Nancy E.

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How To Tell Your Impact Story: Nonprofit Storytelling, Part 5

Getting Attention

Today I’m going to show you how to shape and share another of the six types of stories your organization has to tell —your success story.

Do you have ten stories?

Wild Woman Fundraising

How can you help people start to know, like, and trust you, and want to hire you for that next position? How did it feel?

Annual Report Makeover!

Wild Woman Fundraising

Want to see a drastic makeover that really paid off? I’m going to break it down for you, why one is better than the other. Read on.

Having trouble holding onto your fundraising staff? Here’s why.

Wild Woman Fundraising

You simply cannot call every donor or write a hand-written thank you note to every donor. Do any of these sound familiar to you?

12 Tips on How to be a Good Nonprofit Leader: Shackleton Style!

Wild Woman Fundraising

Take these tools and learn how you will be when you are executive director, or board chair, or president. Think about how you would change what is currently happening if no good model is right in front of you. How can you be a good nonprofit leader? Leaders keep the door open to staff members and are generous with information.

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Change Is Hard—How To Get Through It

Getting Attention

We: Hired a great technical expert to help us make the transition to our new platform (Mail Chimp) as seamless as possible. Thanks!

Fundraising Careers: Kishshana Palmer Interview: Discover your strengths

Wild Woman Fundraising

The Virtual Fundraising Career Conference is coming up fast, April 13th to 15th, and I am so psyched! Are you going to be there? MT: Wow.

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Announcing the Fundraising Career Conference

Wild Woman Fundraising

Did you read Underdeveloped, the research report that rocked the nonprofit world to its core? And many others (To Be Announced).

How to Measure the Performance of your Government Social Media Initiative

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

Goal: To significantly increase the overall level of trust Canadians place in our organization. Create goals at each level of reporting.

Goal, Motivation, Conflict

Wild Woman Fundraising

How do you know if your nonprofit story is any good? How can you make it better? Mazarine with Goal, Motivation, Conflict.

How does an appeal letter edit work?

Wild Woman Fundraising

I decided to re-write the whole letter. We all think about it from time to time – when to retire, maybe moving to a warmer climate or downsizing to a condo, spending more time with grandchildren, enjoying a favorite hobby or pursing new interests. Her income is enough to cover her monthly expenses.

How to Plan For Fundraising Success in 2014

Wild Woman Fundraising

Have you ever wanted to stop running around trying to do too many things at once? Are you wondering how to make a bigger impact in 2014? A fundraising plan can help you plan to succeed, by laying out your goals and working backwards. Have you just been thrown to the wolves, with no one to lead you?

My Big Fat Problem With Social Media Measurement

J Campbell Social Marketing

I think it’s fantastic when nonprofits want to measure their social media efforts. How will you know that you have taken the right road?

How to Turn Donors into Fundraisers

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

Want to add new donors and more donations to your fundraising results this year? One of the best ways to expand your reach and attract new supporters is by tapping into the networks of your existing supporters with a social fundraising campaign. So, how do you do it? Here are 11 tips for turning donors into fundraisers.

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.

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