21 Ways to Give Back Through Your Holiday Shopping

J Campbell Social Marketing

Love it or hate it, the holiday hysteria is upon us! Thankfully, there are quite a few ways you can give back and pay it forward this holiday season. Here are just 21 ways to give back through your holiday shopping. photo credit: Rev.

How to Get Your Nonprofit Into the News During the Holidays

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

But smart organizations are also planning ahead for another year-end tradition: increased coverage of charities during the holidays. This rush of coverage during the holidays offers some great opportunities for nonprofits that are looking to tell their stories through the media.

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Sharing the MLK, Jr. Holiday in a Culturally Competent Way

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

holiday, including that someone needed to explain, “Why we had the day off.”. Maybe she wondered why I was a little quiet at first, but she didn’t ask and I didn’t bother launching into my spiel about civil rights being a discussion-worthy topic—even if it’s not a notable leader’s holiday.

My Gift To You This Holiday Season


Happy holidays! A big part of my personal mission is to help lots of people whom I might never meet. By subscribing to this blog, you are allowing me to achieve my personal and professional goals. The post My Gift To You This Holiday Season appeared first on MarketSmart | .

#SocialNetworks: Bring Them Back To Facebook For The Holidays

Non Profit Marketing 360

The holiday season is prime gift-giving and donation-giving season. We also reach out to family and friends to share our holiday memories and traditions. Larger charities could encourage daily micro-donations to their various projects, each tied to a personal story.

Guest post: Should you send that card? Personalizing Can KILL Your Major Gifts!

Wild Woman Fundraising

Thank you cards, letters of appreciation and holiday cards – all are a common method of communication and connection with donors. It’s such a simple thing – a holiday card or thank you note – but it’s something that many nonprofits screw up and get dead wrong.

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Want to learn what makes an incredible year end appeal?

Wild Woman Fundraising

We know that around the holidays, people tend to give more, both online and offline. Maybe they want the tax write-off, or because of the holiday spirit, or maybe because you only mail out one appeal letter a year. How Personal Can You Get? She has co-founded a nonprofit as well as being part of a one-person fundraising shop and helped raise fundraising results from a fall appeal to a winter appeal 100% simply by engaging and reactivating donors.

13 Secrets of Holiday Fundraising Online | Online Fundraising & Nonprofit Marketing Resources & Tips | Network for Good Learning Center - Learn how to raise money online for your nonprofit

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Email: First Name: Last Name: 13 Secrets of Holiday Fundraising Online Print this Article By Katya Andresen: Nov 26, 2007 Average: 3.4 People are more inclined to give if the cause is local or if they know the person asking for help. Tis the season for email marketing. We can help.

I Love You—Piggyback Your Content to Notable Days & Headlines (Part 2)

Getting Attention

Piggybacking on Valentine’s Day is an absolute no-brainer for human services organization, as the person-to-person element a crystal clear point of connection. Strategy editorial calendar holiday-jacking newsjacking

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I Miss You and Great Holiday Gift for You: A FREE Book!

Marketing for Nonprofits

If you are thinking about starting a blog for your nonprofit next year (and you should be if you have the bandwith), read Debbie's book over the holidays. Much love to you and yours this holiday season! Hi Friends, I apologize for being MIA lately. I miss you!

Holiday Suggestion: Praline Chocolate Chip Cookie

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I do a lot of baking with my kids this time of year, and last week I noticed that while we had made dozens and dozens of cookies, there wasn’t one that I personally LOVED.

5 Summer Fundraising Ideas for Every Nonprofit

J Campbell Social Marketing

You can even try doing different themes or hosting on holidays like Halloween or St. Events Fundraising Nonprofits Elevation fundraisers guest post In-person events Sara Lowe small nonprofitsGuest post by Sara Lowe.

Creative Fundraising: The Groundhog Day Campaign

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

“Many people give to the hungry and homeless around the holidays of Thanksgiving and Christmas,&# explains Melissa. In retrospect, I think this is a little too close to the holidays, when we receive the majority of our gifts.&#.

Three Holiday Fundraising Clichés to Avoid

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Here are three holiday fundraising pet peeves that make me say "Bah, humbug!" Unless you are actually working to save snowmen, reindeer, fir trees -- or any other emblem of the winter holidays, don’t use any of these as the star of your fundraising appeal. Giving a donation is a highly personal and emotional act; don’t take me out of the moment by using the same phrases I can read in Kohl’s ad.

Rhode Island Holidays

Fundraising Breakthroughs

To my surprise, I found what I believe is appropriate under the rhode island holidays can help hook you up with a separate offense of violating a no contact order. These societies united, and in 1663 King Charles II of England granted them a royal contract, providing for a greater level of self-government than any other colony in the rhode island holidays and you are legally separated. Island Rhode Holidays

Case Study: How can you make your letter appeal better?

Wild Woman Fundraising

Notice there are statistics mixed in with the story, there are two stories, and that the letter tells the story of the founder in the third person. Picture: I took out the stock photograph and kept the picture of the real person she also enclosed. Draft 1 of the letter, page 1.

Holiday Inn Providence Rhode Island

Fundraising Breakthroughs

These penalties have a Rhode Island Public Defender's website for information related to felony charges and for one year filing is the holiday inn providence rhode island a job, increase of income of a stenographer. After the holiday inn providence rhode island can review the holiday inn providence rhode island and attempt to show those to the holiday inn providence rhode island in willful contempt and to think about all the insurance adjuster.

3 Quick Tips to Maximize Your Fundraising Efforts

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or even by volunteering for a favored cause, there are numerous ways to encourage supporters to show their commitment to your cause long after the holiday giving season ends. Get rid of extra or unwanted holiday gifts. Fundraising Personal Fundraising

10 Ways To Engage Donors And Boost Donations This Holiday Season

Ann Green

Capitalize on generosity this holiday season as you engage donors and boost donations. Create a Seasonal Holiday Campaign. Deck the halls and give your seasonal donation campaign a holiday flare. Post a picture of a rescue dog sporting a holiday wreath. Get Personal.

What is the Value of a Holiday Greeting

A. Fine Blog

They didn’t come from a person, didn’t link to an interesting article or sermon, didn’t invite me to anything. My personal opinion (as if I’d give you anything but!) Just as telemarketing calls still make money from some lonely person somewhere.

#HowTo: Online Anonymity & Security Pivotal For Holiday Season

Non Profit Marketing 360

Though no personal information seemed to be purloined, the attack was PR nightmare: TechSoup services tech and security support for nonprofits throughout the US. We don’t intend to be scare-mongers on this blog with so many stories on internet/cloud security.

Bust Out and Break the Rules

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I was: Hopelessly behind on holiday cooking. when Make It Work slipped a surprise into my email with “A Little Holiday Humor.”. The email text plus the graphic meme (above) delivered the promised laugh, wrapped in a memorable message: “The holiday season brings a lot of great things.

The Best Donor Thank You Note I Have Ever Received

Wild Woman Fundraising

Happy Holidays. Once they got a fundraising person I didn’t even hear from the executive director anymore. This is the best thank you note I’ve ever gotten.

7 Tips for Building an Incredibly Useful Email Swipe File

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I’ve spent a lot of time training subscriptions to stay out of my inbox, which should be reserved for personal email. LABEL AND FILTER BY HOLIDAYS. You can add multiple tags and filters, so let’s get granular and filter by holiday. Not holidays, but I also label: Surveys.

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3 Bonus Holiday Fundraising Tips: A Companion the Procrastinator's Guide to Year-end Fundraising

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In addition to the 10 holiday fundraising tips from Sea Change Strategies and Care2 in the "Guide to Year-end Fundraising," here are three bonus tips to consider. People are more inclined to give if the cause is local or if they know the person asking for help.

Nonprofit Crisis Communications: Passover Case Study

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And this one, coming on the eve of such an important holiday, was especially frightening. Please try to enjoy a very sweet and wonderful Passover and holiday season —Alan is as positive and forward-looking as possible. Bonds with us by speaking personally, with a first-person approach.

3 Things Successful Nonprofits Do NOW to Prepare for December Online Fundraising

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I agreed, and we had a laugh about how I forbid holiday music until after Thanksgiving. In such a high-stakes campaign, you need your most compelling personal stories that show how donors can make a difference. Source: https://flic.kr/p/8q7cDb. p/8q7cDb.

Fewer Gifts Expected This Holiday Season

Donor Power Blog

  The study, which was commissioned by World Vision , found that less than 40% of Americans expect to give a charitable donation as a holiday gift this year, compared with nearly 50% last year.   While this is concerning news to all charities, it’s particularly worrisome to those that rely heavily on holiday and year-end gift giving. Some of the largest U.S.

Holiday Online Giving Will Top $4 Billion

The Agitator

Based on research conducted for them by Forrester Research, Convio estimates that online giving to nonprofits in the US will top $4 billion this holiday season (Nov 1-Dec 31 — up from $3.1 Some items that caught my attention (all figures are US) … More than 63% of online consumers (111 million people) plan to use the Internet to donate to charities of their choice during the upcoming holiday season, up from 51% in 2008.

Holidays in July: Get a Jump on End-of-the-Year Fundraising

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or you may be able to stick in those procrastinators' minds when the holiday season rolls around. For our special "Holiday in July" issue, check out our five tips for kicking off your holiday fundraising: First things first: Make sure your organization can accept online donations. Highlight a volunteer, a person you've helped, a kitten you placed in a new home. Supporters choose to donate to organizations for a variety of reasons. Here 's a list of a few.)

Op Eds: Writing Leads that Grab Readers by the Lapels

Getting Attention

What events do you have on the calendar — holidays, anniversaries, movie premieres, legislative actions, report releases — that might create an opportunity for placing an op ed this year?

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3 Techniques to Avoid Getting Overwhelmed in 2017

Getting Attention

For many of us, the holiday vacation time probably did not come fast enough. The conversation helps them both become more aware of where they are overloaded at work or even in their personal lives.

Fine-tuning your holiday appeal

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

If it feels flat, have the appeal come from someone else - a donor, volunteer or person helped by your programs. Tonight and tomorrow, I’m online at The Network for Good , our online community of nonprofits, providing advice on appeals that charities have bravely posted for comment. Come by to weigh in. Here is the advice I’ve been giving: 1. A year-end online appeal should be short and sweet. It has only two functions: to inspire and to ask.

3 ways to make the most of the last days of December

Fundraising Coach

This is typically an odd time for fundraisers: we’re stuck between the sense that everyone is celebrating a holiday and the reality that a large percentage of gifts are yet to come in. Research Personal Leadership

Halloween How-Tos: Right-Things, Right-Now Marketing

Getting Attention

Of course Halloween personal safety is vital, but I’m left unclear what it has to do with the Girl Scouts. Note: The post would be even stronger if it made a direct link between an aspect of the holiday and some element of the Girl Scout brand program or goals.

Adding Matterness Into Your Holiday Giving

A. Fine Blog

The idea of thanking every donor personally is, of course, overwhelming. However, there is an opportunity to showcase your thankfulness by taking to your social media channels and thanking one person publicly as a representative of others. By helping them to tell their story about your cause and thanking them personally and publicly, others will feel good about how your organization treats its people. [Note: This article is cross-posted at the Nonprofit Times.].

Holiday Social Media Lessons From The Silver Screen

Diva Marketing Blog

Imagine a site where you can start a conversation with a real person about what matters to you regarding a product or service. Imagine a site where you can talk to a real person who doesn't respond with an FAQ list. And with that Max and I wish you a holiday full of joy.

7 Year-End Fundraising Practices That Work All Year

Fundraising Coach

Giving Tuesday and holiday-themed asks are just the beginning of the strategies that nonprofits employ for the end-of-year season. Hone in on a particular person or community that was helped by your organization. For example, you can: Use other holidays.

Freebies – The First 100 Days of Your Nonprofit Marketing Job

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Happy Holidays! The list will help you succeed personally and will also help your nonprofit create a marketing program that works well for your good cause. We love our readers and think you deserve some goodies.

A 2017 Media Relations Calendar for Resource-Strapped Nonprofits

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

For example, you already know that during the fourth quarter, your local media will be scrambling to find great human interest stories for the holidays — so you can begin looking now for an inspiring story about one of your organization’s volunteers.