Interview Questions to Help You Write Great Donor, Volunteer, and Client Profiles for Your Newsletters

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

The specific questions you ask and how you word them will depend on the relationship between that person and your organization, how much time you have, and how long you want the profile to be. Here are my 25 favorite interview questions. Do you have any other go-to questions we missed?

10 fundraising interview questions to help you succeed in your career

Wild Woman Fundraising

Here are some questions that you can ask in your interview, and why you should be asking these questions. First and most important question. The reason you want to ask this question is you want to know right away if they have realistic or unrealistic goals for your position.

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[Question Marc] Help! My board wants to do another event!

Fundraising Coach

Dear Marc, Help!! You have to believe the board isn''t trying to kill your team but that they are truly trying to help. It''s just that they don''t know how to help. Here are some ways to help your board focus on effectiveness. The post [Question Marc] Help!

12 Fundraising Questions Major and Planned Gift Officers Should Be Asking


I think this axiom might need a bit of a tweak as follows: The number one reason why people give is because they were asked questions about themselves before they were asked to give. Would you be interested in learning more about how I can help you to be remembered in that way?

12 More Interview Questions for your Fundraising job interview

Wild Woman Fundraising

INC magazine thinks they can figure you out, psychologically, with these 7 questions. Here’s what INC magazine thinks are important interview questions to “weed out the bad hires” 1. I have been asked this question, and you can go in two directions here.

5 questions to ask your planned giving marketing vendor


Most, will get stuck on question one. If they get past question one, they probably won’t be able to answer the other four. Related posts: >> It’s About Questions, Not Presentations. >> 10 Simple Questions Your Technology Vendor Should be Able to Answer. >> 9 Questions to Help You Determine If Your Results Are Good. >> 12 Essential Questions To Ask When Buying Fundraising Software.

What Questions Do You Include in Donor Surveys?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I’m getting a lot of questions about questions — the ones you should ask donors or other supporters of your work in surveys. What questions do you include in your donor surveys? Need some help getting started with your own survey?

Reader Questions: Snow White and the 7 Faces of Philanthropy

Wild Woman Fundraising

And we’re answering MORE fantastic reader questions today! He decided he wanted to take a personal interest, not just for the survivors of domestic violence, but also to help his business’ bottom line. Snow White by 12×07 on

HELP! Please….


I really need your help. I funded a study to help you. Basically, we’re trying to help you and your peers understand more about major gift fundraising. Together we created some questions we believe will help you and the sector tremendously. The post HELP!

Last Chance to Help Us Design the 2016 Trends Survey

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

In the next week, I’ll be finalizing the questions for the 2016 Nonprofit Communications Trends Survey, so we can start taking your responses on Monday, November 2.

Reader Questions! I want…. EVERYTHING FUNDRAISING! Okay then.

Wild Woman Fundraising

Except ask questions about stuff you don’t know? Of course, you can’t ask questions if you don’t know who to ask or if you’re afraid of looking stupid. If that also has described you at some point in the past, you might like this reader question. Reader Questions! Here’s a wonderful question from a fabulous, talented and successful fundraiser in Oregon! These tips will help you raise more money online. Got questions?

Reader Questions: What are the best fundraising blogs & books?

Wild Woman Fundraising

This question is from the marvelous Shuai in California, who will start a nonprofit one day, and wants to know ALL about fundraising, and also, specifically, about which fundraising blogs and books she should read! I currently help them staff their distribution days. >. >

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[INTERVIEW] 8 Questions Answered about Online Fundraising!

Wild Woman Fundraising

During my maternity leave, I decided that I wanted to find a role that would help combine my experience and passion for marketing with my desire (as a new mom) to help kids. What are some email marketing strategies that you’ve found that helps people give? Get Schooled!

2 Strategies to Help Your Nonprofit Go Viral

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

It’s a question you’ve likely heard at some point from your executive director or board chair. And following the runaway success of last summer’s Ice Bucket Challenge, it’s likely that this question has been dogging you even more lately. Peter Panepento.

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Why do people at work treat me this way?

Wild Woman Fundraising

What if there was a book that could help you ask the right questions to explore your unexamined concepts about money? We need to examine our own concepts so we can help donors examine theirs. Examining what you believe about money can help you be a better fundraiser.

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Five Questions about Nonprofit Annual Reports

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Here are five common questions I get about nonprofit annual reports , along with my answers. Your annual report should flow from the answers to these questions. Don’t assume that readers will automatically understand how your activities help you achieve your mission.

7 things about email subject lines that will help you save the world


” Ask a question. The post 7 things about email subject lines that will help you save the world appeared first on MarketSmart | . Firstly, email subject lines are actually headlines.

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What does an LGBTQ nonprofit organization do?

Wild Woman Fundraising

First of all, LGBTQ means Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning. So how do you help explain to people what each different organization does? If they had been around on the internet in 2001, that would have been helpful!

Lost in the Social Media Forest ~ Help!

Diva Marketing Blog

FAQ : Help! A couple of "IF - Then What " questions that can and should be used with any new social media channel or feature you're considering investing in. 3 additional suggestions that may lessen the stress and even help you enjoy the journey!

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Reader Questions: How can you measure if your mailings are working?

Wild Woman Fundraising

This time, we are answering questions about DATA and your Mailing List! 3 ideas to help you get email addresses despite Canadian privacy laws: Paper survey sent to past donors , “Help us get to know you!” That’s a headscratcher all right!

Supporter Survey Questions for Nonprofits

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

On Monday, I shared some links to some national polling and survey data to help you learn more about your target audiences. What questions should you ask to find out what people want to read in your newsletter or on your blog? Other questions along those lines are.

NEW: These 6 Questions Will Help You Get That Corporate Sponsorship

Wild Woman Fundraising

6 questions you need to ask to help get that corporate sponsorship. Because most people don’t ask these questions. Maybe you can help them do that. This will help you get a sense of what their PR priorities are. How can you help their employees feel better about coming to work each day? You can help them feel as if they’re making a difference by paying them to volunteer with you, or get people to give to you at the cash register. .

9 questions to help you determine if your results are good


If you’re up to the task, here are 9 questions you should ask yourself to determine if your planned gift marketing results are good or not: How many people visited your planned giving website last month? _. Sometimes we don’t want to look at the results of our marketing efforts. .

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Telling Stories When You Help Indirectly

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Several great questions have come in via Facebook about storytelling, including this one, which I hear just about every time I teach a storytelling workshop: How can I use stories if we are several steps removed from the people receiving the help? Explain that you want to tell stories that help demonstrate the real-world impact of your work, and ask them to share. One Warm Coat helps other nonprofits and individuals organize coat drives.

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Helping board members tell their nonprofit story

Fundraising Coach

One of the most important tools I've seen is helping board members get comfortable telling their own story. She visibly relaxed when she learned that "just" telling her story was a huge help! Questions to help board members share their story.

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Persuasion in Three Questions

Social Media Bird Brain

Ross Guberman writes books to help lawyers get past the heretofore and whereas in their writing, making it “punchier.” Image via In this interview with Nell Minow on BNet, he discusses some of these techniques, many of which have made it into blog posts here. But once piece of advice, cited at the end of the article, really caught my eye. Guberman asks, “’What three things do I want

7 Questions your Fundraising Plan MUST Answer

Get Fully Funded

One of the things I shared was the 7 questions your fundraising plan MUST answer. If you’re currently wrestling with a fundraising plan and you’d like help, I invite you to check out the virtual retreat I’m leading on Friday, Feb 19 to walk you through my “Simple Success&# Fundraising Plan. Yesterday, I led a webinar to teach people my “Simple Success&# Fundraising Plan.

12 questions to ask yourself to avoid disrespecting your supporters


Here are some questions to ask yourself to see if you are disrespecting your supporters. 9 Questions to Help You Determine If Your Results Are Good. 9 Questions Fundraisers Need to Ask Themselves In Order to Improve In 2014.

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Reader Questions: Does adding extra stuff your appeal mailing work?

Wild Woman Fundraising

Recently I was leading a webinar for CharityHowTo called “Tons of Money in the Mail&# and a person asked this question: “What should we include in our direct mail? Adding things to your mailing can either help OR hurt you.

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Reader Questions: How to retain association members?

Wild Woman Fundraising

What questions should you ask your members? This will help you speak to exactly what your membership cares about most, and keep your members engaged by working with them to solve their particular problems. Reader Questions: How to retain association members?

Reader Questions: How to get businesses to give you donations in 3 steps?

Wild Woman Fundraising

We are answering reader questions this week! Questions! Get a database to help you keep track of everything and everyone you reach out to. Reader Questions: How to get businesses to give you donations in 3 steps? There are many! I loved this one so much that I just had to share. They make us smarter!

4 questions to help you stay true to your brand

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

When you feel this urge, it’s important to think about how you answer these four questions: 1. Answering these four key questions will ultimately help you answer a fifth: are your actions and outreach consistent with your organization’s core identity? Most organizations go to great lengths to carefully craft a mission statement, outline a vision, and develop a tagline to clarify their place in the world.

[Question Marc] Conversation starters for cold calls

Fundraising Coach

I recently received this question from a client: I have a question for you. So tell them you have something to show them (an annual report, blueprints of construction, a video thank you from families helped). Other Possibly Related posts: Question Marc.

How to Make Your Meetings Happy and Productive???3 Questions You Can Ask

Getting Attention

Ask these three questions. How You Got Here. What is the winding path of your life, that has brought you to the work you do? Hildy Gottlieb of Creating the Future asks this question at the beginning of every event. Every time I begin a training or facilitation or even sometimes a keynote address, I ask people to turn to their neighbor and spend a few moments asking and answering those two questions. Try asking this question at the start of your next Board meeting.

[Guest Post] 4 Fundraising Questions for Your Board Chair

Fundraising Coach

His energy, optimism, and experience make a powerful force for helping nonprofits. 4 Fundraising Questions for Your Board Chair. Be like Jami, and start a strategic conversation with your board chair using these four provocative questions: 1. What''s Your Best Question?

7 Questions on Marketing Automation for Nonprofits


Marcella Vitulli: Short answer: because, with the right preparation, automation will take hours of work off of your to-do list and help you reach more supporters across channels automatically. And actually, I think automation can help make it easier for nonprofits to bounce back from mistakes.

Acquisition: Asking The Wrong Question

The Agitator

To begin specifically by tackling one of the questions that is both over-used and little understood: the true cost of acquisition. And why it’s inevitably the wrong question for donors to worry about.

Five Questions to Help Your Small Nonprofit Choose a Professional Video Producer

Social Media Bird Brain

The last post in our series of four on using video is by Madeleine Hammond. Madeleine is a marketing executive at Skeleton Productions - one of the UK''s leading video production companies. If producing a video is part of your nonprofit''s marketing strategy, one of the first - and most important - decisions you will face is who to work with. Sure, you want a company with all the necessary. professional video small nonprofits video video production

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The 4 Questions You Need To Answer When Raising Money Online

J Campbell Social Marketing

In order to reach donors and compel them to give online, your nonprofit needs to answer these 4 questions: 1) Why are we fundraising, and why right now? want to know exactly what the money is going to, who it will help and why it’s needed right now.

Creative Brief Questions: What’s Included in Yours?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Using a creative brief forces you to consider important questions before you get started. It’s also a wonderful collaboration tool that helps your team work out potential conflicts before you spend a lot of time on the project.