How to Do Your Own Nonprofit Communications Audit [Training]

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Maybe you added an email newsletter to your print newsletter, and started paying more attention to your website. Now you are wondering whether to add Pinterest and Instagram — all the while maintaining your print communications and media relations.

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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Would you like to learn how to grade your boss? Here’s your checklist

Wild Woman Fundraising

Do you want a clear system to figure out if your nonprofit boss is doing right by your organization or not? How do you provide oversight and make sure that your organization stays on track? Do you need a model to figure out how to make sure your nonprofit leader is doing a good job? Strives to acquire tech knowledge needed to succeed. Effectively manages technology to increase productivity. Defers to others when they have more expertise.

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

Getting Attention

Join me to learn how to turn your board, staff, and loyal volunteers into a team of passionate and engaging messengers. In this live session, you’ll learn how to: Ask your staff, board, and loyal volunteers for their help as messengers.

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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.

How To Tell Your Strength Story: Nonprofit Storytelling #5 1/2

Getting Attention

This is the last in my six types of stories your organization has to tell series on how to find, shape and share your strength story. Prospects will think you’re just like every other nonprofit, and that’s death to us marketers and fundraisers.

How to Raise Your E-Newsletter Open Rate [Results from Our Experiment]

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Trying to improve the open rates for your email newsletters? We tried two of these tactics in the last six months with our weekly email newsletter here at Nonprofit Marketing Guide, and we’d like to share the results with you. The open rate slipped to about 15%.

Want to learn what makes an incredible year end appeal?

Wild Woman Fundraising

Do you have trouble getting people to open your nonprofit appeals? . Do you want to learn the tactics of successful appeal copywriting that will help people tear open your envelope and write you a big check? . Whether you are an old pro and just want some new tips, or you’re writing your appeal letter for the first time, you’ll find killer strategies and tried-and-true tactics in this e-course to take your appeal letter to the next level. Where to start?

Leadership Training

Fundraising Coach

One of the joys of my work is getting to speak at conferences and inspire boards. Since, I''m often asked "When are you coming to my area?", This just happened, but here I was privileged to do the closing keynote for the conference. Do you want me to come to your area?

How to Translate Your Program Into a Compelling Video

Getting Attention

She believes there is more good than bad in our world, and she’s driven to share the stories she’s heard that prove this. When an organization comes to me and says, “We want a video about our program,” I always cringe a little bit. Ask Questions that Lead to Storytelling.

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How to Solve Any Nonprofit Marketing Problem [New Video]

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

So I’m sharing my no-fail, sure-fire way to get you closer to a solution, no matter the problem. (If If you’ve taken a lot of our training, you should recognize the method!). ( Please leave comments and questions below, and I’ll get right back to you!

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Firing Your Development Director? It’s not you, it’s me!

Wild Woman Fundraising

This post is in response to the Compasspoint report, Underdeveloped: A national study of challenges facing nonprofit fundraising. Organizational systems are established to support donors. I’ve written how to hire a development director. THAT is how you learn.

How to Perform the “You” Test for Donor-Centered Communications – Do You Pass?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

You know that donor-centered communications are vital to getting and keeping your supporters. Here is how he does it in Microsoft Word. Then Replace All: After you select replace all, another dialogue box will tell you how many times it found the word “you.”

A tale of two cities (in your appeal letter)

Wild Woman Fundraising

I’ve written about it before,(Check out my first post on how to write a story for your appeal letter here ) but today I want to ask you to think about another concept on how to write stories for your appeal letter. How could you do this?

How to Build An Army of Online Brand Ambassadors

J Campbell Social Marketing

On Tuesday I was pleased to present a webinar with Nonprofit Webinars (a service of 4Good) on the topic: How to Build An Army of Online Brand Ambassadors , part of their Tech Tuesdays series. The slides are here: How to Build An Army of Online Brand Ambassadors from Julia Campbell. People who want to spread the word about your cause, raising money and awareness are by far your greatest online asset – if they are identified, engaged and acknowledged correctly!

How to pick a fundraising job that you will absolutely love! -with Abbi Haggerty

Wild Woman Fundraising

This is Mazarine Treyz of Wild Woman Fundraising and I am so pleased today to be interviewing Abbi L. She’s actually going to be speaking about her PhD research, which I’m just so excited about. So I’m going to let her introduce herself a little bit. MT: Amen to that.

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How To Create "Now I Care Stories"

Diva Marketing Blog

In 2014, websites, blogs, social networks influence how we tell and pass along our stories. These three quotes have been attributed to both Plato and the Hopi American Indians. Quite obviously they were worlds apart separated by thousands of miles not to mention centuries of time.

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?

Annual Report Makeover!

Wild Woman Fundraising

Want to see a drastic makeover that really paid off? We’ve got 5 people’s jobs, and we’re supposed to do them all in a mere 70 hour work week. I’m going to break it down for you, why one is better than the other. Way to take the ball and run with it!

Having trouble holding onto your fundraising staff? Here’s why.

Wild Woman Fundraising

If the $95 price tag puts you off, let me just tell you that this book is based on 30 years of research with over 2,000 people, and it’s got the facts and figures to make treating fundraising staff well seem like a REALLY GOOD IDEA. Do any of these sound familiar to you?

How to Get People to Raise Money for Your Nonprofit Using Facebook

J Campbell Social Marketing

In last week’s post, 3 Facebook Features Designed to Help You Fundraise , I highlighted just three of the Facebook features that are making social media fundraising a little bit easier for your nonprofit. To read more, be sure to check out that post here.

Announcing the Fundraising Career Conference

Wild Woman Fundraising

Did you read Underdeveloped, the research report that rocked the nonprofit world to its core? We’ve got to saddle up and make these changes! Which is why I’m putting on a nonprofit career virtual conference from April 13th to April 15th. How much is it?

FundCoaches: A revolution in fundraising training

Fundraising Coach

I’m thrilled to announce the launch of FundCoaches.com ! Have you noticed how hard it is to find high quality, extremely practical, and affordable fundraising training? That inspired me to work to make it ridiculously easy for people to get fundraising training.

How to Plan For Fundraising Success in 2014

Wild Woman Fundraising

Have you ever wanted to stop running around trying to do too many things at once? Are you wondering how to make a bigger impact in 2014? A fundraising plan can help you plan to succeed, by laying out your goals and working backwards. Have you just been thrown to the wolves, with no one to lead you? The people who train your team who pretend that the barriers of no training and not enough people to implement just don’t exist.

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How to Set Nonprofit Marketing Goals that Build Your Impact & Satisfaction

Getting Attention

Learn How to. Take You Where You Want to Go! And worse, you don’t know where to start to fix it. You’re frustrated by how hard you’re working without generating the results you expect, and that your organization needs. Join Kivi and Me for this Free Webinar.

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How to do a better board training (with Andy Robinson)

Wild Woman Fundraising

Recently I had coffee with Andy Robinson , who has been training boards for over 35 years. I got the chance to ask Andy, board trainer extraordinaire of TrainYourBoard.com , my most burning questions about board training. So give them stuff to do.

How to strengthen your nonprofit from the inside out

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

An organization’s ability to accomplish its mission is only as strong as the organization’s infrastructure. As you fight to make the world a better place, how do you make sure you’re providing a nonprofit workplace that fosters fairness and complies with the necessary rules and regulations?

How can you become a successful fundraising consultant?

Wild Woman Fundraising

This is Mazarine Treyz of Wild Woman Fundraising, and I am so pleased to have with us today Linda Lysakowski who is a veritable legend in the fundraising world. It’s always a pleasure to be back with you. So Linda, how long have you been consulting in fundraising?

HATE your job? You are not alone. Join us on April 7th.

Wild Woman Fundraising

And there are like, SO MANY things to say about this! Do you wish you could do your job instead of having to be dragged down by people who don’t get what you do and who just tell you NO every time you want to do something innovative? Do you feel powerless to speak up for yourself or you will be fired? If the answer to any of these questions is yes, it’s time for a new job. And it’s free, so no reimbursement forms to sign!

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How to Make Your Meetings Happy and Productive???3 Questions You Can Ask

Getting Attention

Guest blogger, Dennis Fischman left a senior management position at a nonprofit organization to found Communicate! We hate going to meetings. Too often at meetings and conferences, were listening to people we dont know, talking about an agenda that doesnt matter to us. If only we could invite people to bring their whole humanity to the conference room. But how? See how happy and productive the rest of the meeting becomes!

How to Work With a Social Media Consultant

J Campbell Social Marketing

You most likely don’t have the capacity to hire a full time person to run your social media. You may need a bit more individualized training and coaching – more than what you can get by passively watching webinars, reading e-books and attending conferences.

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Nonprofit Blogging Best Practices: Why Your Nonprofit Needs a Blog and How to Create a Great One

J Campbell Social Marketing

The topic will be Nonprofit Blogging Best Practices: Why Your Nonprofit Needs a Blog and How to Create a Great One. A high quality blog has been proven to have a direct benefit on marketing and fundraising efforts – so why do so many nonprofits ignore this powerful tool?

How to Combat Donor Fatigue

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It bears repeating: the number-one reason people stop giving to a nonprofit is how they were treated by the nonprofit. What do you mean, 'how they were treated by the nonprofit'?" That is, nonprofits continued to come back to the donor with requests for more and more money they needed. Go on a "Charm Offensive" We recommend you find out how you've been treating these folks and go on a major charm offensive.

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 could train skill.

Upcoming Fundraising Coach Speaking and Trainings

Fundraising Coach

Here are the upcoming trainings and talks for November 2014 into January 2015. In addition to online events, I''ll be on all over the USA and in two other countries! Fundraising Training and Keynotes. I''ll be sharing how to apply major gift fundraising strategies to your auctions and special events! I''m thrilled to be part of this brand new conference concept. This isn''t your regular shuffling from seminar to seminar conference.

Want a fundraising job? Get some free online training from me, April 14th!

Wild Woman Fundraising

Did you miss the free online training today? Click here to sign up! This next online training will be about acing the interview, and how to get the right questions asked. How can you get to be the most competitive candidate? What if you don’t think you’ve got a strong connection to the mission? Even if you don’t know what to say in your interview, you can do it. EST. We are going to address all of these things.

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How to Use CRM + Donor Management Software to Talk to Anyone

EveryAction

Whether you're reporting to your board, supporting teams in different departments, or just trying to get through to a specific type of donor, we've broken down all the ways your CRM + donor software can help. Talking to your donors. Reporting to your board of directors.

How to Choose the Right Online Communications Platforms for A Small Nonprofit

J Campbell Social Marketing

One of the most frequent problems I see recurring in small nonprofits is this: With all the online tools out there – websites, blogs, email software, social media sites, review sites – how can a small nonprofit know which ones to prioritize? You have to be honest with yourself here.

Ever feel like you’re running in place?

Wild Woman Fundraising

Have you ever wondered how to get government grants or contracts for your nonprofit? Have you ever wondered how to do a capital campaign for your nonprofit? Do you want to help your board members support your mission more effectively?

How can you get 100 more donors in 90 days?

Wild Woman Fundraising

When I worked at a domestic violence shelter, I was tearing my hair out trying to find new donors. It’s hard to fight the organizational culture which may be totally disorganized and not have time to train you. So how do you overcome.