Cold calling major donors to arrange appointments doesn’t work— but this method does

iMarketSmart

Our cold-calling wasn’t working! Here’s how it works. This will work for you too but you have to recognize that engagement calling involves a mandatory two-step process involving the following components: CALL #1. Then let me know how it works!

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4 Ways Executive Directors Need to Help Communications Staff

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Define the work. Delegate the work, including decisions. Discuss the work often. The post 4 Ways Executive Directors Need to Help Communications Staff appeared first on Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog.

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Last Chance to Take Our Survey on Boundaries at Work

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Ahead of next week’s two-part series focusing on how to stop being overwhelmed and preventing burnout at work , we have been gathering data on how boundaries are respected at your organization. Do Your Bosses and Co-Workers Respect Your Boundaries?

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The Truth behind Nonprofit Marketing Help-Wanteds

Getting Attention

In response to this increasingly varied (fragmented, you could say) range of nonprofit marketing and communications roles, I’m inspired to dig into these help-wanted calls to action—assessing the range of skills, personal qualities and experience called for; and their relationship with reality.

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Want Staff Help with Communications? Start with Photography

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Two nonprofits recently shared with me how they made this work for them. Scarlett says it took awhile to get everyone on board, but investing time in building good relationships with everyone she works with has paid off.

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Help Me Create #MixedLinks

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

We always get very positive feedback about these posts, but I think they can be even better – with your help! While there is no shortage of content out there that is helpful to you as a nonprofit communicator, I, try as I might, cannot read everything on the Internet (shocking, I know).

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3 Big Trends That Should Change the Way You Work Online

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Because of the way Facebook works, people expect you to understand them and to deliver customized, engaging content they want to see. Because Google is always right there to help, people expect accurate answers and instant help whenever they have questions or problems.

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Asana—Streamline the Work Behind Your Work (Nonprofit Blog Carnival)

Getting Attention

She’s also on the board for The Yoga Seed Collective and couldn’t help but make a few yoga-related puns below. As nonprofit communicators, we all know what it’s like to try to find balance in our work despite competing priorities, multiple teams and never-ending deadlines.

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5 Ways to Help Get Your Executive Director Excited About Marketing

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Your ED, the one person who could help put more resources toward your communications and marketing ideas, seems to have a hard time getting behind your ideas. If you have an annual organization plan of work, even better. Work with your development person. Angela Crist.

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12 astounding ways engagement fundraising can help you right now

iMarketSmart

Here are a dozen ways engagement fundraising helps nonprofits all around the world. My simplest explanation of how engagement fundraising works. The post 12 astounding ways engagement fundraising can help you right now appeared first on MarketSmart, LLC |.

Bring Yourself to Work? James Porter Does

Getting Attention

Do you bring yourself—with your passions, personal history, and personality—to work, or do you check “the real you” at the front door? Here’s hoping you bring “all of you” to work. He describes the race, and the cause, then links his passion for his work (and participation in the race) with his experience of being marginalized as a gay boy growing up. Use this inspiring model as motivation to bring one more aspect of yourself to work today.

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Finding Dignity in Work

Wild Woman Fundraising

If you work in an at-will environment and have little to no respect shown for your efforts, you are not alone. Why do we accept that lack of dignity and respect at work is the way things have to be? I came into work on time. Then I helped him make $250,000 the year I was there.

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Help! My job is eating my life!

Wild Woman Fundraising

Her presentation was on boundaries at work. Sheena is the founder of Colludo, a nonprofit communications agency that helps nonprofits communicate more effectively. You can read more about her work at [link].

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How MarketSmart Works With Partners

iMarketSmart

People often ask me, “How does MarketSmart work with partners (allies) to help nonprofits lower costs and increase revenues?” So, today I thought I’d explain how we work with consultants, consulting firms, direct marketing agencies, CRM software companies and others. First, it’s important to recognize that there’s a myriad of service firms available to help nonprofits. Our platform helps nonprofits raise more money more efficiently.

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STARTS TODAY – Measuring the Effectiveness of Your Communications Work

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Measuring the effectiveness of your nonprofit communications work is hard. Join us tomorrow for a BRAND NEW webinar series: Measuring the Effectiveness of Your Communications Work. Don’t let the idea of measuring your work intimidate you.

How to Work With a Social Media Consultant

J Campbell Social Marketing

This situation may call for a social media consultant to help you build your online communities, create great content and manage your time effectively. Despite your best intentions and great ideas, perhaps you do not know how to begin to work with a consultant or what to expect.

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

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

We’re ready to help you. How is it working for you? 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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Ep261: The Mom Project Helps Moms Return to Work on Their Terms

Selfish Giving

This initiative supports professional development among mid-to-upper level working professionals. How does the Returnship Program help BP source better candidates. Allison, is this program typical of how you traditionally work with companies?

Nonprofit Communications Help Wanted – 3 Great Jobs Now Open

Getting Attention

Believe me, working with Carie will be a great opportunity to learn from the best in emerging media! Help Wanted Carie Lewis Colin Delany Nonprofit Communications nonprofit help wanted nonprofit marketing

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Work Your Proper Hours

Wild Woman Fundraising

Work Your Proper Hours! Why is staying late equivocated to working hard? You could probably get all of your work done in 3 hours and have the rest of the day to play. Their article is called: Work Your Proper Hours: A Campaign Against Unpaid Overtime.

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Here’s a way to achieve work-life balance at your nonprofit job

Wild Woman Fundraising

She and I have been working together for the last year and I’ve just got so many incredible thing from working with her and things I think you need to know as a nonprofit professional and a fundraising professional. To help folks heal things, but start with your dinner plate.

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Universal Basic Income and Decent Work

Wild Woman Fundraising

Normally I like to talk about you making a higher salary , the Fight for 15 , and other ideas to help you empower yourself in your career. However, today, I want to talk with you about something that could help you even more. Here’s their PDF toolkit for decent work.

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Facebook’s Third Big Change This Year Could Actually Help Small Nonprofits

J Campbell Social Marketing

In his words: “I’m changing the goal I give our product teams from focusing on helping you find relevant content to helping you have more meaningful social interactions.” How will it work? The brilliant minds at Facebook have been busy so far in 2018!

What Type of Communications Team Works Best at Your Nonprofit?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Next week, Kivi is leading a BRAND NEW webinar that will break down each of these four types and help you determine which one if right for your nonprofit. That has major implications for the effectiveness of your communications work, depending on your goals.

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#GivingTuesday 2017 Recap – What Worked and What Didn’t

J Campbell Social Marketing

Here are the numbers in nifty, shareable graphics: Case Studies – What Worked . Giving Fuel ended up working out incredibly well for Crossroad. Kristi explained, “While trying to be helpful it seems as if Facebook was complicated and less than helpful to many.” .

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Bring Yourself to Work? James Porter Does

Getting Attention

Do you bring yourself—with your passions, personal history, and personality—to work, or do you check “the real you” at the front door? Here’s hoping you bring “all of you” to work. He describes the race, and the cause, then links his passion for his work (and participation in the race) with his experience of being marginalized as a gay boy growing up. Use this inspiring model as motivation to bring one more aspect of yourself to work today.

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How Making Smart Investments Will Help You Raise More Money

Ann Green

Those of you with a July 1 fiscal year start date are most likely working on your budget for next year. Some of you may have a calendar year budget, so you’ll be working on yours later in the year. If you do it right, these investments will help you raise more money.

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Do you have bad boundaries?

Wild Woman Fundraising

So I wanted to ask you since we’ve both had fundraising jobs and worked in nonprofits for a long time, what happens when people who work at nonprofits don’t have good boundaries? SG: Well, I think boundary issues, there’s really no separating work from life.

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Are you using your best skills at work?

Wild Woman Fundraising

Luckily, Marcus Buckingham HAS written a book that helps you find the sweet spot in your job or career where you can pinpoint the exact activities that help you shine. So for example, this is how I feel in my fundraising work for nonprofits.

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Stay Focused at Work: 4 Ideas You Can Try

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Pick just one and see if using it every day for a week helps you feel more focused at work. If you work in an open floor plan office, or the office culture is very conversational, you may need to give others around you cues for when you shouldn’t be interrupted.

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5 Strategies to Reach and Engage Young People In Your Nonprofit Work

J Campbell Social Marketing

These are all frequent questions posed in my work with nonprofits large and small. However, there are certain, strategic ways that you can use to get started reaching and engaging young people in the work of your nonprofit. Posts that work Twitter or LinkedIn may not work on Instagram.

Hang with Amazing Nonprofit Marketers and Do Awesome Work

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

We’ve created a community of nonprofit communicators who are working on the same issues and dealing with the same struggles as you. And they are ready to help you with whatever you are facing along with our expert group of advisers.

Ethiopia's 'Sesame Street' Needs Your Help Saving Orphans

Cause Related Marketing

Back in November 2011, after reading the horrifying book Half the Sky by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, I committed to help the plight of girls and women in the developing world.

Put Your Social Network to Work for a Worthy Cause

Cause Related Marketing

But you know that the education of girls helps inoculate them against child marriage, and is highly correlated with advancements in society and economic growth. HopeMob helps you mobilize the support of your social network on behalf of causes you care about, called ‘Stories.’

Spread the work around

Get Fully Funded

If you working on raising the money of your dreams, you should always be on the lookout for people who can help advance your cause. After all, you can’t do it yourself and many hands make light work. The right people can be infinitely helpful to your organization: they can volunteer, they can donate money or stuff, they can help spread the word, and they can connect you to other people who can be tremendous resources for your organization.

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Use What You Know to Help Tell Your Story

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

But alongside that important work – and the thoughtfulness of a good communications strategy – is the need for the social sector to more actively adopt an open knowledge sharing approach. Mainly they wanted to help their site users and staff to find and share their research.

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5 Ways to Make Progress Daily and Keep Your #NPCOMM Work on Track

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Making a little progress every day is really important to staying motivated and happy in your work. Let us know which ones work best for you! We know that music can motivate us and make us feel more successful when exercising, and the same can be true at work.

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

Wild Woman Fundraising

It’s a really exciting organization that just does really amazing work around helping kids to grow up healthy, to know where good food comes from, to fall in love with it, and to eat it every day. So that kind of leads into what you’re best at, which is helping people. We work.

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2 Strategies to Help Your Nonprofit Go Viral

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

In his latest guest post for us on PR for nonprofits, Peter Panepento explains how the culture of your organization is much more important to your work than coming up with a clever video. It created a page on its site that helped donors learn about the disease and the organization, for sure.

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Play

Wild Woman Fundraising

As well as making connections between work and play. They’re the hardest working people. My parents just never seemed to stop working. Why does creativity help us in our nonprofit work? So those feel good chemicals can also help relieve pain.