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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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 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 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 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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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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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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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 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 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 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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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 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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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 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 Motivate Board Members: Interview with Simone Joyaux

Wild Woman Fundraising

Recently I interviewed Simone Joyaux about how to get a better board. Mazarine: How long have you been helping people build better boards? A lot of boards are on the continuum from not so good to just plain dysfunctional. Obviously staff have to manage finances.

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How to Create a Facebook Group from Your Facebook Page

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

approaching, many of you are scrambling to figure out how to continue to reach your supporters on the biggest social network of them all. And the many different Group functions available also make it a good choice to connect with your supporters.

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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 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 Do Social Media Spring Cleaning at Your Nonprofit

J Campbell Social Marketing

Spring is in the air – hopefully coming soon to Boston – and it’s time to put a fresh coat of paint on those dusty social media accounts! you may still want to take a close look at those profiles. . Add a video to the Cover. Change the call-to-action button.

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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 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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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 Get Program Staff to Use Your Editorial Calendar

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

You know how I feel about editorial calendars. Information about changing marketing needs was not being properly communicated to the right people. We were missing key opportunities to market efficiently. It was another thing added to their to-do list.

Should We Release a Statement? How to Decide

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

When should your nonprofit release a statement to the news media? Charities have been asking this question with increased frequency in light of a dizzying array of controversial news items that have a clear connection to the nonprofit world. Do you have something meaningful to say?

Interview on how to make your year end appeals more effective

Wild Woman Fundraising

What is the best way to write fundraising appeals? Mazarine Treyz is the author of The Wild Woman’s Guide to Fundraising , and founder of WildWomanFundraising.com, a popular fundraising resource with 50,000 monthly readers. Rewriting an appeal letter : How to Cut out the Gangrene.

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 Use Facebook’s Free Fundraising Tools on #GivingTuesday

J Campbell Social Marketing

On November 28th, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation are matching up to $2 million in funds raised on Facebook for U.S-based Before and after #GivingTuesday, charitable organizations that have signed up to use Facebook’s fundraising tools will pay a 5% fee.).

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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.

Book Review: How to Raise Money for Political Office

Wild Woman Fundraising

In a year and a half, it will be time for another US presidential election, which means it’s a good time to run, since people tend to vote more during presidential election years. Lately I’ve been researching how to do political fundraising for a friend of mine.

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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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 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 Drive Donations for Your Nonprofit Using Facebook Live

J Campbell Social Marketing

While Facebook continues to roll out News Feed changes at an alarming pace, one vital feature not only seems to be insulated from declining reach, but also increasing in popularity – Facebook fundraising. For example, my friend was raising money to celebrate her birthday.

How to Run a Great Text Giving Campaign

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

If you are thinking of starting a text giving campaign, Abby Jarvis of Qgiv is here today to share some tips on how to make it successful. As phones become more ubiquitous, nonprofits are experimenting with different ways to engage donors on their mobile devices.

How to organize your fundraising job search like a pro with Phil Gerard

Wild Woman Fundraising

This is Mazarine Treyz of Wild Woman Fundraising, and today I am so excited to be interviewing Phil Gerard for our Fundraising Career Conference 2016. Phil will be speaking about how to structure and organization your fundraising job search. Here’s how I met Phil.

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How to use verbatims and digital body language to raise more money

iMarketSmart

Here’s one big point from the interview I figured you’d want to read (in case you don’t have time to listen to the whole thing). Getting to know your supporters is a humongous key to success. How many minutes they spend on a certain page.

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How to Streamline Your Review Process and Publish Faster

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

It needs to get out the door or online quickly to be relevant. But a painful review and approval process can cripple your creative work, no matter how good it is. Here’s a menu of elements that you might want to include in your own review and approval process.