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

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Join me to learn how to turn your board, staff, and loyal volunteers into a team of passionate and engaging messengers.

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Nonprofit Marketing Team Roles and Tasks – Who Does What?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

The list I created for them has generated some good conversations within those organizations, so I thought you might find it helpful too!

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How Big Should Your Communications Team Be?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Need some helping making the case for more communications staff? Marketing Team Trends

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What Type of Communications Team Works Best at Your Nonprofit?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

According to our research, 75% of nonprofit communications teams are organized in one of four ways, based on how the workload for the team is created.

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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. About Adam Weinger.

Blending Marketing and Fundraising into Community Engagement Teams

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Can you help us with a restructuring of this sort?&#. They are whole people who want to relate to the causes they care about in multiple ways.

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Last Chance to Help Us Design the 2016 Trends Survey

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I am considering sections on. Compensation/Salaries for nonprofit communications staff. More specifics about how you measure success. Trends

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. Tell them upfront, “I want you to be a part of my team, and here’s what I need from you.” Think “ice bucket challenge.”

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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. Any help would be much appreciated.” Here’s my take. Continuously Learning about Your Supporters.

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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!

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Thrive thru Year End: Together!

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The power of teamwork surrounded me this weekend, as I did a triathlon with my beloved Team Triumph pals. Ask them for help, and offer yours.

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

Wild Woman Fundraising

So my ability to be able to help them work through that, and anybody who’s worked with me will tell you that my style is – I call it OHD.

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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. My Answer.

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. Good news!

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.

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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 ! ” Tweet this! And, guess what?

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? Here are some approaches you might try.

#SOCIALMEDIA: Online Communication Is A Team Sport

Non Profit Marketing 360

It takes a team, and everyone contributes something critical to the overall success. The Internet NEVER SLEEPS, so also this team.”).

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. Most likely you heard something about this tragedy via social media.

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6 Ways to Train All-Org Messengers

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Why not recruit folks already connected with your organization to help as marketing and fundraising ambassadors? Who to ask for help and how.

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.

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

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We helped her feed her family when she had nowhere else to turn. Best of all, Julie wanted to help. Tested Turnaround! Give it a try!

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

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

It’s the ephemeralness of a takeover that helps give it urgency and energy. I had some help putting this post together. p/dzN6Vp.

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. Guest Bloggers Marketing Team

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4 Ways to Save Your Sanity: Review & Approval 2.0

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We asked for help instead of permission, calling it a “Review” process. For many of us, that happens way too often.

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.

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

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. You guys are so smart! There’s no better model for the rest of us.

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.

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. What would you leave off?

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Remember Your Own—Make Internal Communications Matter

Getting Attention

When you’re flying, it’s all too easy to forget the little things that help keep us afloat as we’re running from one meeting to the next.

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Cutting the Workaholic Martyr Crap Starts with You

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Marketing Team Nonprofit Communications Professional Development Do you struggle to find time in your workday to actually sit and think?

Finding Purpose: You and Your Nonprofit

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I liked it a lot, because it helped me explain some concepts to my 11-year-old, who is suddenly concerned about her purpose in life.

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?

Which is more important? Fundraising or The Olympics?

Wild Woman Fundraising

Well, if they could get friends or family to help, they could do several things. This seems about right. They hate knitters. Why is this?

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5 Steps to Powerful Staff Messengers

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

How often have you banged your head against the wall because you just can’t squeeze any more from your existing team and budget?

You’ve Just Been Promoted to Chief of Staff

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Something more like a Chief of Staff to your executive director or senior management team? Leili Khalessi. Listening for problems and concerns.

What Board Members Want Staff to Know

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Here are the top three messages I see board members saying to staff in the yellow notes: Let us know how we can help. Ask for help!

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. Paul R. So do I.

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Creative Brief Boosts Support & Participation (Case Study)

Getting Attention

Most importantly, it boosted my colleagues’ understanding of what was going on and how they could help, which made them feel smart, respected, and involved. As you can imagine, the team’s dedication was a stark contrast to the tension and distress of the main news story. I’m not sure. Be Ready to Pounce When Opportunity Knocks. Try it.