Learn How to Measure Communications Effectiveness

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But your work as a nonprofit communicator is essential to your nonprofit’s success. And it’s time for you to prove it by showing them what actually works (and what doesn’t). Join us tomorrow and learn how to prove how essential your work is during our next two-part webinar series: Measuring the Effectiveness of Your Communications Work. One of the only webinars on this topic that truly got to the heart of this work.”

How to build trust

Wild Woman Fundraising

Marc, you are also a Franklin Covey certified coach and that you are interested in the subject of trust and how to build trust at organizations. How does lack of trust filter through relationships in a nonprofit? Finally she got him to leave. I wanted to hire for fit.

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How to manage up in your fundraising job

Wild Woman Fundraising

This is Mazarine Treyz of Wild Woman Fundraising and I’m so happy to introduce Kishshana Palmer. So I want you all to think of me as your fixer. So like many folks who we help, I was a lone fundraiser in an organization trying to figure it out. Like oh, should we bow to you?

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Get Your Dream Job

Wild Woman Fundraising

Did you ever wish someone had taught you in high school how to interview, apply for jobs, and succeed in your first 90 days of a job? Mistakes that I cringe to think about now. And I want to keep you from making the mistakes I made. Consulting to gain experience.

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How to stay competitive in your fundraising career

Wild Woman Fundraising

According to LinkedIn , here are the top skills for 2017. What should these skills mean to you, as a nonprofit professional, and as a fundraiser? But as you look at this list, what can you do to stay current, and fresh in fundraising? How does it break down by country?

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How to get your board to start fundraising-starting tonight!

Wild Woman Fundraising

Here’s part four of our interview with Andy Robinson (30 year veteran of board trainings)-in this section he talks about how to help every single board member fundraise for you. MT: What are you going to be teaching at the Nonprofit Leadership Summit ? I’m glad to do them.

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How to get a million dollar sponsorship

Wild Woman Fundraising

Have you ever wondered how to walk in and get a million dollar sponsorship? He first goes to ad agencies to figure out how they work with big corporations, and ask them if they would introduce him to their clients.

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How to structure and staff your planned gift shop for the 21st century

iMarketSmart

Jim Collins, author of the best-selling book Good to Great , has three big recommendations for all organizations: Get the right people on the bus. I think nonprofits tend to fail when it comes to “getting the right people in the right seats.” Attend to needs.

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Do you know how to PRE-Suade in your fundraising?

Wild Woman Fundraising

He talked a lot about how we get people ready to be persuaded. Let me get straight to the point. If you want to keep your job, you need to think about who you’re persuading and how to get them ready to give you donations. How indeed?

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Part 2: How to Write an Appeal Letter 101

Wild Woman Fundraising

how to write your appeal letter. It talks about why direct mail is so important, and gives you some tips on what you need to do. To be effective and eye-catching, your first paragraph needs to have the word “YOU.” This is the word most people listen to.

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How to hire a fundraising consultant

Wild Woman Fundraising

So you want to hire a nonprofit consultant. Here’s how to go about doing it for the best results. Don’t just hire a guy that that guy down the street told you to hire. Maybe you need to figure out where you’re at before you ask someone to help you.

INTERVIEW: How to make your board more effective- with Andy Robinson

Wild Woman Fundraising

This is Mazarine Treyz of Wild Woman Fundraising, and today I am so pleased to chat with Andy Robinson, who has authored many books of wonderful worth, including Selling Social Change. MT: Andy, how long have you been doing board trainings? That’s very satisfying and stimulating to me.

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Complacency is a prelude to disaster

iMarketSmart

Over 10 years ago, when I sold direct marketing services and printing to nonprofits in the DC region, I made a huge sign and put it above my cubicle’s desk to ensure that I’d read it each morning. Why the only thing to fear is fear itself. I know, change is hard.

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How to ask your board members for year-end gifts

iMarketSmart

So I found this article by Gail Perry to be very enlightening. In it, she explains how to tackle the delicate process of annual gift solicitation of board members. Interestingly, the key to the solicitation happens behind the scenes. But you’ll really want to check out her article because she also includes some “DON’Ts” that you will want to read. Show them why they need to give. Click to tweet!

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How to get a job as a major gifts officer-interview with David Rubin

Wild Woman Fundraising

This interview is part of a series to help you rise in your fundraising career. If you’d like to learn even more about rising in you fundraising career, join us at the Fundraising Career Conference in April 2017. How’s that? MT: How did you get started in fundraising?

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Tomorrow – Learn How to TACTFULLY Ask for Bequests

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Fundraising expert Tom Ahern believes that the answer may be as simple as not having a marketing plan to ask for those bequests. A simple plan might include: Writing a vision statement that lets donors know how their bequest will help the organization for future generations.

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Part 3: How to Send an Appeal Letter

Wild Woman Fundraising

how to send appeal letters in bulk. If so, now you know why direct mail is important in fundraising, and how to write the parts of an appeal letter. Today we’re going to talk about how to SEND your appeal letter. How to Send Your Letter.

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New Free Webinar: How to Find Volunteers August 29th

Wild Woman Fundraising

And of course you’re on salary so no matter how much more you work, you don’t get more money. And people seem to find things wrong, but never notice what’s going right? Oh, plus, no budget for raises, and of course no budget to hire help for you.

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How to Attract and Keep More Monthly Donors

EveryAction

Monthly donor or sustainer programs are a relatively low-effort and high-impact way to increase donor retention and donor lifetime value, while also providing a steady and predictable stream of revenue that can help your nonprofit better budget and plan for the future.

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How to Make Your Nonprofit Writing More Conversational

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Are you struggling to inspire your readers? You need to write like you’re in a conversation as opposed to a lecture. Who wants to be lectured to? Like it or not, the world just isn’t as formal as it used to be. Does it sound natural to you?

How to lose a donor in 90 days

Wild Woman Fundraising

I was a monthly donor to this nonprofit for years. I was also giving free (and paid) but mostly free advice to the ED. I got solicited by another nonprofit, so I decided to stop giving to them and give my money somewhere else. You don’t tell them how to feel.

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How to prep for your next big ask

iMarketSmart

There’s a ton of information out there about how to ask for a donation. So I thought I’d help with what I believe is the simplest way to prep for your next big ask. Possibly talk to your friends about your answers (the experienced and successful ones).

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Collective Joy = How to Harness the Power of #Occupy for Your Nonprofit Cause

Wild Woman Fundraising

What Barbara Erhenreich AND the Occupy Movement are teaching me is that we need to take the collective expression of protest around the world and have a dance-off. Why would you want to make people dance and sing around your very serious cause? Getting everyone to dance together.

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How to keep your donors in 2016

iMarketSmart

I believe this has led many nonprofits to focus instead on continuously acquiring more donors. Simply stated, it’s easier for a staff member to sign another purchase order to send out more junk mail or to blast out more spam than to engage deeply with their current donor base.

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How to Create Your Professional Development Plan

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Forge Your Path to Success with a Professional Development Plan. Join us this Thursday for our next BUDGET-FRIENDLY webinar: For Nonprofit Communications Staff Only: How to Create Your Professional Development Plan. How to Rate Your Own Skills. How to Set Goals.

How to Collect Donor Data Without Being Annoying

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

One of my first questions for any new nonprofit client is: How good is your data? I’m not asking if they have data, but how good is it? As a marketer, I want to build communication strategies that are founded on research and real insights from everyday donors. Rachel Clemens.

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How to Spot & Gather Strong Stories

Getting Attention

When you gather compelling stories—about beneficiaries, donors, or volunteers, or other players—to share in campaigns, thanks, and other communications, you gain a powerful complement to your data and anecdotal understanding of the people you want to engage. Together, these insights forge a shortcut to engaging hearts, minds, and wallets. But it can be tough to source the right stories. Here’s how: 1) Clarify Who Does What.

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How to get a bigger nonprofit salary? Read what I said in The Chronicle of Philanthropy!

Wild Woman Fundraising

Recently Little House Communications asked me to help them write an article about negotiating your nonprofit salary, for the Chronicle of Philanthropy. How much does the executive director make?”. Treyz encourages her clients to go a step further. How much money did you raise?

How to Shorten Your To-Do List

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Every communications director has a to-do list a mile long, and it gets longer every day. What’s the secret to keeping that list in check? It’s all about creating a workflow for ideas BEFORE they make it onto your editorial calendar or to-do list.

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How to Communicate through Distraction

Getting Attention

How many times did you get distracted already today? It’s no secret that we need to communicate quickly, briefly and on point to grab the attention of folks in a near constant stage of distraction. For most of us, the answer is “not as much as I would like to.”.

How to make a splash! Marketing Your Nonprofit Educational Programs

Wild Woman Fundraising

I’ve never told anyone about this before… I’m about to share a secret that can help keep your association in the black. What can you do to help your association succeed, and how can you get more people to take your fantastic educational programs?

INTERVIEW: How to get substantially more money per donor with Alan Bacharach

Wild Woman Fundraising

Your donors are going to love you for offering planned giving options to them. Because you’re allowing them to give you money instead of the government. Money that they would have to pay in any case can now go to you. Want to learn more? how about you?

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How to Talk to Your Boss About Offensive Communications

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

While you probably can’t control your uncle, as part of your organization’s communications staff, you do have a responsibility to acknowledge those “crunches” and do something about them. Talking to your boss, board, and co-workers about language that divides.

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How to Get Award-Winning Email Engagement as a Nonprofit

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

When Jen Billow shared with her fellow Communications Director Mentoring Program participants that her organization, the Park City Education Foundation, had received accolades from Constant Contact for their awesome email engagement rates, everyone wanted to know how.

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Preparation Pays: How to Create an Effective Media Briefing

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Most nonprofit media relations advice focuses on the mechanics of pitching your story or how to build relationships with reporters. Preparation is a key ingredient of effective media relations and it’s crucial to make sure that anyone who is speaking to a reporter on behalf of your organization is ready to shine when cameras or tape recorders start rolling. When possible, we include a photo to put a face on the reporter.

Fundraising Career Pathing – How to Take the Right Job for You

Wild Woman Fundraising

Are you wondering how to get ahead in your fundraising career? Do you know there are things you need to do to get to that next job, but you’re not sure how to look good enough to the hiring manager? to Development Coordinator.

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How to measure ROI of social media? Book Review: Measuring The Networked Nonprofit

Wild Woman Fundraising

All of the approved ways to read this book: ???? Do you want to do social media for your nonprofit? Are you hamstrung because you don’t have permission to do it? How can you measure ROI on social media for your nonprofit? Call to action.

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How to Define Roles on Communications Projects

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

You can get clarity on important elements of your work processes, like who needs to be consulted and who has the final decision, using a simple roles and responsibilities framework. This person has information or resources needed by “R” to complete the work.

How to Join Us in October

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Here’s what’s happening at Nonprofit Marketing Guide this month: Online Training: October 5: How to Create a Thank-You Video for Supporters Before Thanksgiving with Kivi Leroux Miller. Learn everything you need to create a great thank-you video just in time for Thanksgiving.

How to Master the Art of Repurposing Your Content

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Most people are not going to react the first time they see something. Repurposing is how nonprofits can produce a lot of great content even with a small staff. But it’s more than just cutting and pasting from one channel to the next. There is a right way to reuse your content to get the results you want. And tomorrow, we will show you how to become an expert at this one strategy that could help you WORK LESS, but get BETTER results.

Problems That Plague Nonprofit Content And How to Solve Them

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Does it make people want to stand up and yell, “ YES! ” If not, then you should join Peter Panepento TOMORROW for: The 6 Problems That Plague Nonprofit Content…And How to Solve Them. Encourage your supporters to share your content on their networks.

FREE Webinar: How to make a stunning fundraising resume

Wild Woman Fundraising

Webinar Title: How to Make a Stunning Fundraising Resume. Are you trying to break into fundraising? How can you set yourself apart? How can you improve your resume to help you get that next fundraising job? How to relate unrelated experience on your resume.

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How to ASSURE a Gift

A Small Change

This is a great way to help our board members (and staff) remember each important step in the solicitation process. Maybe mention how the money was spent or what difference it made. S – Story – Tell a story that talks about an area of interest to your donor.

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