Launch Your Team of Year-End Fundraisers: Free Training Th Oct 6

Getting Attention

Join me to learn how to turn your board, staff, and loyal volunteers into a team of passionate and engaging messengers. In this live session, you’ll learn how to: Ask your staff, board, and loyal volunteers for their help as messengers. Let’s join forces and build your team together!

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Nonprofit Marketing Team Roles and Tasks – Who Does What?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I am working with two clients, ASPCApro and the Pittsburgh Park Conservancy , who are both looking at the best ways to staff what are essentially content marketing teams, even though the organizations don’t call them that.

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Trending Sources

How Big Should Your Communications Team Be?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Need some helping making the case for more communications staff? In 2016, 72% of all survey participants said they expected their communications team’s staffing to stay the same size, with only 20 % expecting team staffing to grow. Marketing Team Trends

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Want Staff Help with Communications? Start with Photography

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

We highly encourage all staff to take ‘candids’ and forward them to the marketing team,” says Julie. “As As the marketing team has received and posted these photos, the staff have seen that their contributions are important and impactful which, in turn, continues to turn the wheel.”.

How Employee Matching Gifts Can Help Your Fundraising Team Succeed

Ann Green

This guest post by Adam Weinger gives you some great tips to help you incorporate matching gifts into your fundraising. The following three tips can help your nonprofit’s fundraising efforts go from good to great with an assist from matching gifts! Guest Post by Adam Weinger.

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Empowering Your Team with a Marketing Bank

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Earlier this afternoon, I hosted this month’s free webinar, Helping Your Staff and Board Become Great Nonprofit Marketers. Marketing Team Nonprofit Communications

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Recruiting Corporate Partners with a Small Team: The Edge This Nonprofit Has That You Don't [SPONSORED]

Selfish Giving

Traditional grants from companies have played a major role in helping Operation Warm achieve its mission. However, after an uptick in company requests for sponsorship and cause marketing in 2016, Operation Warm created a dedicated team to focus on corporate partnerships.

Blending Marketing and Fundraising into Community Engagement Teams

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Layla Fry, director of communications for Southwest Key Programs , emailed me this question: “My organization is interested in merging the now separate functions of fundraising and communications into a ‘Community Engagement Team’ as you recommended in your book.

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GREETINGS: 39 Ideas to Help You Rock Your Nonprofit Email Welcome Series

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

We’re ready to help you. Welcome to the Team. Congratulations, you’ve got new email subscribers! Now what? Dump them in your normal communications stream without recognition or welcome? Welcome them – quickly, warmly, sincerely.

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7 Steps to Passionate Volunteer Messengers

Getting Attention

There’s a proven yet seldom-used method to boost success in both dimensions AND extend your organization’s reach and impact without adding budget or hires: Building your team of passionate volunteer messengers. Take these seven steps to launch your team of passionate volunteer messengers.

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Last Chance to Help Us Design the 2016 Trends Survey

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

We’ll also add a couple more demographic questions that will help us analyze the answers to these and other marketing-specific questions better: Size of the communications team.

WANTED: Your Views And Your Help

The Agitator

Adrian Sargeant and the team at the Hartsook Centre for Sustainable Philanthropy and Marc Pitman, CEO of The Concord Leadership Group , need your help. Now’s your chance to make your views known in a helpful and empirical manner. So, if you’re in a leadership role — Director of Development, CEO, COO, Team Leader, etc.)

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What Skills Should a Communications Team Have?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Can you help me answer this question? I’m a member of EARN’s first-ever communications team, and we’re thinking strategically about what roles and functions we’ll need to fill for the coming year. I was wondering if you’d be willing to share any insights or resources into how best to setup a communications team at a nonprofit. Perhaps a better way to frame my question is this: what skill sets do you think a two- to three-person team should have

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Proof that donors want to help you get past the finish line


I’m constantly reminding people that fundraising is about facilitating and helping donors feel good ! To do both, you might want to consider employing the concept of “Goal Proximity” (also known as “ Goal Gradient Helping “).

Share Our Strength, Shake Shack Team Up for Pinup Program

Selfish Giving

The two have teamed up for a cause marketing pinup program called the Great American Shake Sale at ten Shake Shack locations on the East coast. There’s an option for some additional training with me if you need some extra help getting your program going.

Thrive thru Year End: Together!

Getting Attention

The power of teamwork surrounded me this weekend, as I did a triathlon with my beloved Team Triumph pals. I didn’t know how to fix it so was relieved when a race staffer came over to help. Ask them for help, and offer yours. All-Org Marketing Team

How to Use a Street Team to Enhance Your Crowdfunding

Fundraising Coach

One thing I often talk about in my crowdfunding workshops is the importance of creating these campaign evangelists, or an online street team. You need a group of advocates that will help you spread the word. And when you recruit people to be part of your online street team, one of the most important things is to manage expectations so that everyone is on the same page about what is needed and what can be done. And while you’re at it, start thinking “street team.”

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8 Ways Social Media Is Directly Helping the Victims of Typhoon Haiyan

J Campbell Social Marketing

1) People posted calls for help and responses to these calls. Filipina Mai Arnaiz Jardeleza-Cataquiz sent out a call for help via Facebook, tagging a journalist to get attention for her small municipality Estancia.

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How to Define Roles on Communications Projects

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Each person on the team is assigned a letter to indicate their role related to the project as a whole, or to individual tasks, depending on how you organize the work. This person helps the Lead with information, resources, or other assistance.

71 sessions to help your hospital fundraising – for free!

Fundraising Coach

Twiford, Lise: Managing and Fostering Your Hospital Development Team. Heim, Marcy: Creating Life-Long Major Giving Relationships – A Team Sport! Weisman, Carol: Help Your Physicians Become Productively Involved in Fundraising (Q&A). And be able to share them with your team.

#SOCIALMEDIA: Online Communication Is A Team Sport

Non Profit Marketing 360

It takes a team, and everyone contributes something critical to the overall success. Whatever the extent of your staff, you need to structure a social-media team who are dedicated to listening, contributing, and monitoring your outreach both quantitatively and qualitatively.

Turn Colleagues, Board, & Supporters into Powerful Year-End Fundraisers

Getting Attention

Joking aside, it may seem like your team’s hard work and limited resources won’t be enough. There is a way to move past this seemingly insurmountable barrier—Launch a team of messengers to be your nonprofit’s ambassadors for year end (and beyond). They’re already motivated to help you reach your goals. Identify a small group of folks most likely to succeed as your first team of messengers. 3) Ask for their help and tell them what they’ll get in return.

Getting Other People to Meet Your Deadlines

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Want to go even further, and provide some personalized help to your staff contributors? Instead of saying “your blog post is due in six weeks,” consider breaking that down into some intermediate deadlines that will help the person bite off a chunk at a time.

[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!

This one trick helped her go from $100K to $300K with her annual event

Wild Woman Fundraising

KP: Sure, so I am the VP of External Affairs for an amazing organization called Food Corps, and that is my day job where I am in charge of our fundraising team, our communications and marketing team, and our policy team. So when I talk with my team, I talk about look, guys.

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Let Your People Do the Talking (Do It Differently: Part 1)

Getting Attention

But last year, we decided to ask one of our clients to share her story of what donors have done for her family, along with her thanks and a request for more support to help folks like her. We helped her feed her family when she had nowhere else to turn.

6 Ways to Train All-Org Messengers

Getting Attention

Why not recruit folks already connected with your organization to help as marketing and fundraising ambassadors? Vague requests such as “spread the word” or “help us meet our goals” are more likely to push prospective ambassadors away than to mobilize them for action!

Communications Directors, Step Up and Lead

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

In my role as a coach , I help communications directors challenge their limiting beliefs such as. CALM Marketing Team Nonprofit Communications Professional Development

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Social Media Takeovers: 6 Nonprofits That Gave It Up for Good (PLUS: 6 Tips for Getting it Right)

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Since the voice might shift when coming from someone else, and they’d likely be speaking in first person singular, make sure it’s clear to your audience that this is a takeover (a hashtag, and the name of the person in every caption can help clarify). Image Source:

Simple Rules, Part I: How to Make Better and Faster #NpComm Decisions

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

” They help us simplify complex systems and decisions so that we can move more quickly through our daily lives at work and home. This rule helps you focus on content you can use in many different ways over content that is too niche. Prioritizing Rules help you rank alternatives.

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4 Ways to Save Your Sanity: Review & Approval 2.0

Getting Attention

We asked for help instead of permission, calling it a “Review” process. This reframing helped to change participant expectations and gave us more leeway to ignore off-target input. This helped participants understand: We had a clear and proven method of developing the new brand.

Did LinkedIn help nonprofits & leave nonprofit professionals behind?

Nonprofit Consultant Blog

I have taken part in a couple of free nonprofit technology trainings provided by LinkedIn and have enjoyed meeting their enthusiastic and caring team. Some time back I blogged about LinkedIn's (then new) Board Connect Service as a great new resource for nonprofit organizations.

5 Leadership Failures That Hurt Communications and Fundraising

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Can you help fix them? Marketing Team Nonprofit Communications Nonprofit Marketing Strategy Professional Development Trends leadership

What a Development AND Communications Director Really Does

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I hear from people in these roles all the time, begging for help on how to be more strategic. One integrated team of several people? Leadership Marketing Team Nonprofit Communications

Having a Book Club at Your Nonprofit

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Another helpful part of our group was the use of the worksheets provided online to supplement the reading. These were useful in helping us determine our Participants, Supporters, and Influencers (PSIs) and formally identify our style and voice. Guest Bloggers Marketing Team

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5 Simple Ways to Motivate Your Fundraising Team

Fundraiser Ideas

When I think about how I came up with the skills to motivate my fundraising team, I remember a team I was on years ago. I never felt so inspired and motivated to sell as I did in that fundraising team. Looking back now, there were five reasons why that particular fundraising team motived me more than any others did. The money we raised from the fundraiser helped us pay for our plane tickets, where we stayed, food and the supplies we donated to the people we helped. #1:

Help KFC Earn Its Cause Marketing Wings

Selfish Giving

In this post, we team up and invite all cause marketers to pitch in for a public brainstorm for KFC about what types of cause marketing partnerships might make more sense for the quick serve chain. Megan Strand of joined me in writing this post today!

Too Much to Do? These Two Books Can Help

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I recently finished two books that I found helpful, and I think busy nonprofit marketers can learn from them too. Instead, I’m going to focus on the few things in each book that I found especially helpful and memorable. ” That support helps you continue toward more action.

3 Resources to Help You Raise Six-Figures with Charity Pinups

Selfish Giving

As a former fundraiser for Children’s Miracle Network , he helped raise tens of millions of dollars with paper icons. Here are three sources that will help you join the six-figure club of charity pinup fundraisers. Paul R.

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Best Way to Get Timely Input: Review & Approval 2.0

Getting Attention

We worked hard to shape a participation process , with staff teams representing each department’s point of view, to springboard brand development. This brand team was brought into the process from the very beginning via two group working sessions. We began by thanking folks for their time and focus, and asked for their help in gathering and sharing perspectives and wants from their respective departments. You guys are so smart!