Nonprofit Brand and Style Guide [Video Tour]

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

A nonprofit brand and style guide is right up there with an editorial calendar as a top tool for nonprofit communications pros. Style Guide (word choices that convey voice and tone, preferred ways to say things, grammar/punctuation choices, formatting guidelines, etc.)

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Effective and Ethical Creative [New Guide]

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

M + R has released a new guide called Direct Response Creative for Nonprofits: Theory and Practice. While I encourage you to review the guide, what I really recommend you do is watch this webinar.

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4 Questions About You and Nonprofit Marketing Guide

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

We like to think that we listen well to our Nonprofit Marketing Guide community, but sometimes it’s nice to do a quick check-in. The post 4 Questions About You and Nonprofit Marketing Guide appeared first on Nonprofit Marketing Guide.

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Nonprofit Taxes Made Easy: A Quick Guide for New Founders

Get Fully Funded

In this guide, we’ll cover the following overarching aspects of nonprofit taxes: 501(c)(3) tax exemption. The post Nonprofit Taxes Made Easy: A Quick Guide for New Founders appeared first on Get Fully Funded.

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[FREE Webinar Tomorrow] Our Five-Step Guide to Increasing Your Effectiveness

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

At Nonprofit Marketing Guide, we’ve been training, coaching, and researching nonprofit communications directors and teams for more than 15 years. The post [FREE Webinar Tomorrow] Our Five-Step Guide to Increasing Your Effectiveness appeared first on Nonprofit Marketing Guide.

The Nonprofit Fundraising Strategic Plan Guide

EveryAction

We created this guide to help you build just that. The Nonprofit Fundraising Strategic Plan Guide explores the fundraising planning process and breaks down each of the necessary elements that will allow you and your team to elevate your next campaign. You can supplement this guide with some seriously handy templates and samples by downloading the Nonprofit Strategic Fundraising Plan Guide Add-Ons.

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GUIDE: Growing and Sustaining your Volunteer Program

EveryAction

If you work at a nonprofit, you know what it feels like to have too much on your plate. You are eager to be as effective as possible, but you can’t do it all by yourself. A thriving volunteer program can help maximize your organization’s impact. By evaluating your existing volunteer program and renewing your focus on recruitment and retention, you can build a thriving and sustainable volunteer program that will propel your work forward. Evaluating Your Existing Volunteer Program.

Jump Start Your Style Guide and Creative Brief

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

At Nonprofit Marketing Guide, we’ve been exploring new ways to provide training and coaching, in addition to our training webinars and Communications Director Mentoring Program. December 10: Jump Start Your Brand and Style Guide.

COVID-19 and Media Relations: A Quick Guide for Nonprofit Communicators

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

COVID-19 is quickly rewriting the rules for how all of us are approaching our communications. It’s also forcing all nonprofits — no matter the mission — to rethink their short-term media relations strategies.

Get the New Edition of The Nonprofit Marketing Guide [and Get a Bunch of Bonuses Too!]

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

We are super excited that pre-ordering for the newly revised second edition of The Nonprofit Marketing Guide is now open! The post Get the New Edition of The Nonprofit Marketing Guide [and Get a Bunch of Bonuses Too!] appeared first on Nonprofit Marketing Guide.

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Free Guide: School Websites that Get Brand Right

Mission Minded

The post Free Guide: School Websites that Get Brand Right appeared first on Mission Minded. Easy ways to incorporate your brand into your school’s website to make a quick and lasting impression with your target audiences.

[Guide] Creating Video for Nonprofits

EveryAction

When you're building a movement, video is an indispensable storytelling tool. By appealing to a wide range of our senses, videos capture our attention and activate our emotions, unlike any other medium. With more Americans getting their news through social media, video content provides an opportunity to grow your audience and make your story heard. Two-thirds of Americans get at least some of their news on social media and those platforms prioritize video content because it commands attention.

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GUIDE: Voter Registration Campaigns for Nonprofits

EveryAction

For full instructions on running voter registration and other types of civic engagement campaigns, download our nonprofit guide today! For more tips on navigating legal boundaries and planning a full campaign, download the complete guide below! And if you work on a college campus, don't forget to check out our guide to helping students register to vote !

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Your Official #19NTC Local's Guide to Portland

EveryAction

We’re eagerly packing our bags, and can’t wait to see our nonprofit friends and family from around the country at this year’s Nonprofit Technology Conference in Portland, Oregon. If you’re like us, you’re already planning both your conference agenda (stopping by the EveryAction booth, panels on fundraising automation , managing relationships with vendors , and maximizing multi-channel ROI , and hitting up the hottest conference party ), and your free time for exploring the city.

Detailing December: A BIG Training Discount and How to Create Style Guides and Annual Reports

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Here’s what’s happening this month at Nonprofit Marketing Guide…. December 3: Jump Start Your Brand and Style Guide with Kivi Leroux Miller. 60-Minute Jump Starter] Learn all about brand and style guides and create one with our samples and templates.

Week of Freebies, Day 4: How to Say Thank You – A Guide for Nonprofits

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Be sure your ready to say thank you to all of those new donors you’re getting this week with another new download: How to Say Thank You: A Guide for Nonprofits. Happy Holidays! Toward the end of every year, we spread some good cheer with some free stuff for our awesome readers like you!

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MarketSmart’s “How-to” Guide for Donor-Advised Funds (DAFs)

iMarketSmart

Click here for the free comprehensive guide for donor-advised funds. That’s why our team here at MarketSmart took the time to write up a comprehensive guide to understanding donor-advised funds for you to refer to at your organization.

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The 2016 Nonprofit Fundraising Strategic Plan Guide

EveryAction

We created this guide to help you build just that. For some things, spontaneity is highly desirable, but any fundraising professional will tell you that planning a campaign isn’t one of them. Having a detailed strategic plan in place before embarking on a fundraising campaign can be a huge determinant of its success, even before the first dollar is raised.

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Relief—Your Social Media Decision Guide (No Charge)

Getting Attention

But relief is here… Idealware has just updated its no-charge Nonprofit Social Media Decision Guide to help you 1) determine realistic goals for your use of social media, and; 2) prioritize the channels most likely to generate the results you seek. The guide is a great resource for any nonprofit invested in social media, but is tailored to organizations just getting started with social media or ready to reevaluate their current approach.

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The Essential Guide to Donor Retention in the Digital Age

J Campbell Social Marketing

The post The Essential Guide to Donor Retention in the Digital Age appeared first on marketing for the modern nonprofit. Nonprofits, we are failing our donors. The Fundraising Effectiveness Project’s 2018 Fourth Quarter Report found that charitable giving did in fact increase by a meager 1.6% in 2018. Cause for celebration? Hardly. The overall number of people giving is declining: The total number of donors dropped by 4.5%.

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A Nonprofit's Guide to Improving Digital Engagement

EveryAction

With this informative guide, we share ideas to help you improve your digital engagement. Covered inside this guide are topics including: Strategies for growing your email list. We live in a digital world, and while tried and true tactics like direct mail and telemarketing aren’t going away anytime soon, donors and activists increasingly expect nonprofits to communicate with them through digital mediums.

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Your Guide to Repurposing Content

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Join us next Tuesday, May 23rd for our next budget-friendly webinar : The Communications Directors’ Guide to Repurposing Content. We talk a lot about repurposing content here. Do you know why? Because when you master the art of repurposing you’ll get more opens, more clicks, more engagement, and more great content. with LESS work for you! Repurposing is how nonprofits can produce a lot of great content even with a small staff.

[Examples] Most beautiful Nonprofit Brand Books/Style Guides

Nonprofit Marketing Insights by GlobalOwls

[Examples] Most beautiful Nonprofit Brand Books/Style Guides. Want to create a brand book / style guide for your nonprofit? A Brand Book / Style Guide can help. In this article, we’ll go into: What a Brand Book / Style Guide is. What is a Brand Book / Style Guide?

How a Brand Guide Can Transform Your Nonprofit

NonProfit Hub

Whether you’ve invested the time and energy into creating a brand guide , you have a brand. We Know our Font and Colors… And that is a great start, but a brand guide is more than a font type and color scheme.

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Graphic Design Style Guides, Part II – With Examples

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Her first post follows up on the discussion I started about style guides earlier this month by providing you with some real-life examples. Style Guide Rules (or, Style Guides Rule!) Whenever my firm works on a branding project, our final deliverable is always a Graphic Design Style Guide (alternately referred to as Brand Standards or Brand Guidelines, if messaging and positioning were part of the branding process).

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GUIDE: Using Donor Personas to Maximize Your Nonprofit Fundraising

EveryAction

Using this process to identify different types of donors in your universe is extremely useful in guiding your efforts to segment your list and fine tune the messaging that you use for each group. It’s no secret that storytelling in the digital age is essential for nonprofits , but the efficacy of stories depends largely on how clearly and strategically they’re communicated to each unique segment of your audience, also sometimes known as a persona.

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Building a Strong Nonprofit Brand [Step-by-step Guide + Free Resources]

Nonprofit Marketing Insights by GlobalOwls

Building a Strong Nonprofit Brand [Step-by-step Guide + Free Resources]. Here are some great Brand Book / Style Guide examples for Nonprofits. What should be included in a Brand Style Guide? Create your own Brand Style Guide.

The Ultimate Guide to Choosing Nonprofit Technology

EveryAction

Don’t forget to download our CRM shopping guide (below) for step-by-step instructions for navigating the entire process, including helpful worksheets and more! For more, click below to download our step-by-step guide to shopping for a CRM for your nonprofit!

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Fundraising From Home: A Nonprofit Hub Guide

NonProfit Hub

The post Fundraising From Home: A Nonprofit Hub Guide appeared first on Nonprofit Hub. Working from home has presented some… challenges. Your productivity may be lacking, your team may be a bit more disorganized than usual, and your work attire has probably changed a bit.

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Overcoming Screen Fatigue: A Nonprofit Hub Guide

NonProfit Hub

The post Overcoming Screen Fatigue: A Nonprofit Hub Guide appeared first on Nonprofit Hub. At the beginning of 2020, I doubt any of us imagined our routines would become completely uprooted in a matter of days.

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Your Official 17NTC Local's Guide to DC

EveryAction

We're just a few weeks away from one of the most highly-anticipated nonprofit conferences of the year and, seeing as it will be hosted in Washington, DC, our team wanted to share some favorite local spots to eat, drink, and enjoy the sights while visiting for 17NTC. Check out the list below and make sure to read the travel tips at the end! The Dabney. With locally-sourced dishes that change daily, the Dabney recently received a Michelin star and is worth the wait.

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The Nonprofit Marketing Wisdom Guide

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Nancy recently released The Nonprofit Marketing Wisdom Guide 2012 at GettingAttention.org which contains tested, proven strategies shared by nonprofit marketers, consultants and fundraisers from around the world. The advice in this free guide covers 15 topics ranging from branding, message development and strategy to social media, websites and fundraising. Here are a few samples of the 219 lessons you’ll find in the guide: #17.

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A Nonprofit Guide to DIY Fundraising

NonProfit Hub

The post A Nonprofit Guide to DIY Fundraising appeared first on Nonprofit Hub. The concept of ‘DIY Fundraising’ has been quite popular in the nonprofit world for some time now. Lately, the DIY fundraising mentality has been adopted by the for-profit world as well.

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3 Essentials for Fundraising Technology: A Beginner’s Guide

Nonprofit Marketing Insights by GlobalOwls

3 Essentials for Fundraising Technology: A Beginner’s Guide. Check out this starter’s guide and learn more. That’s why we’ve put together this quick guide to help you get started. For more design tips, take a look at this handy guide from DNL OmniMedia.

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A Guide to Outsourcing for Nonprofit Organizations

Nonprofit Marketing Insights by GlobalOwls

A Guide to Outsourcing for Nonprofit Organizations. Top Nonprofit Brand Book / Style Guide examples. The post A Guide to Outsourcing for Nonprofit Organizations appeared first on GlobalOwls. Are you struggling to find the right people to help you grow your Nonprofit?

When and How to Pay Yourself a Nonprofit Salary

Get Fully Funded

As the founder of a new nonprofit, you are probably doing everything yourself and working for free instead of taking a nonprofit salary. . I get it. Everything seems important and you really, really want to get your new organization up and running so you can do the work of changing lives.

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Creating an Editorial Style Guide

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Last week, I talked about creating a graphic design style guide. Along with that, you need an editorial style guide. Your editorial style guide should contain a word list that shows how you will use, format, and spell certain words. These all belong in your Marketing Bank , whether you include them in the style guide or not. That’s where relying on one of the venerable style guides comes in handy.

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Rhode Island Tourism Guide

Fundraising Breakthroughs

You deal with the rhode island tourism guide at hand using excellent personal relationship skills and discusses the rhode island tourism guide without taking on the rhode island tourism guide in terms of DUI penalties. Visitation is usually not a good idea to settle the rhode island tourism guide will not spend anytime in prison if the rhode island tourism guide of whack with today''s minimum wage. If the rhode island tourism guide to Smith Castle.

Your Official Netroots Guide to Shopping Local (and Progressive) in Phoenix

EveryAction

That's why, with help from the awesome folks at Local First Arizona , I've put together an eating, drinking, shopping, and local attractions guide to supporting local and progressive businesses in Phoenix! In case you haven't heard, the progressive community is gathering next week in Phoenix for one of the most anticipated events of the year: the tenth annual Netroots Nation conference !

Your Official #18NTC Local's Guide to New Orleans

EveryAction

We're just a few weeks away from one of the most highly anticipated nonprofit conferences of the year , and we're so excited to be headed down South to the Big Easy! Considering our team is obsessed with all that is NOLA, we thought we'd share some favorite local spots to eat, drink, party, and enjoy the sights while visiting for the Nonprofit Technology Conference. Check out the list below! Historic Jackson Square.

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[TOMORROW] Your Very Practical Beginner’s Guide to Online Fundraising

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Join us tomorrow for a BRAND NEW webinar: The Very Practical Beginner’s Guide to Online Fundraising. Are you tapping into the potential of online fundraising? Online revenue grew 19% in 2015 according to the M+R Benchmarks Report. If you are ignoring online revenue you could be missing out on a major fundraising tactic. Presented by online fundraising expert, Kerri Karvetski. Tomorrow, Thursday, October 13, 2016. 1:00 p.m. Eastern (10:00 a.m. Pacific). Registration is only $20.

Your Official #NN18 Local's Guide to New Orleans

EveryAction

We're just a few weeks away from one of the most highly anticipated nonprofit conferences of the year , and we're so excited to be headed down South to the Big Easy! Considering our team is obsessed with all that is NOLA, we thought we'd share some favorite local spots to eat, drink, party, and enjoy the sights while visiting for the Netroots Nation 2018 Conference. Check out the list below! Historic Jackson Square.

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The Ultimate Guide to Blogging for Nonprofits

Twenti

Blogging is a great tool to inspire your supporters – get started with our ultimate guide! Titles with certain formats tend to do particularly well, like guides, top tips, recommendations or how to’s. There’s nothing more enjoyable than a quick, entertaining read, so sticking to reliable formulas like lists, quizzes and step-by-step guides is a great way to provide interesting, punchy content on a regular basis. The Ultimate Guide to Blogging for Nonprofits.

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