Do you have bad boundaries?

Wild Woman Fundraising

This is Mazarine Treyz of Wild Woman Fundraising, and I am very, very happy to introduce to you today Sheena Greer of Colludo. Well, I have a couple questions for you because this next year at the career conference, we’re going to dive deeper into boundaries.

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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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How to Recognize and Manage Different Work Styles

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Pacific) Carson Tate , author of Work Simply, will join us for a FREE webinar – Work Simply: Embracing the Power of Your Personal Productivity Style. During the webinar, Carson will discuss how to prioritize your work based on the way you think and process information.

Why do people at work treat me this way?

Wild Woman Fundraising

It colors how our co-workers interact with us. Maybe we’re a salesperson, to be treated with disdain. Or maybe we’re a mysterious money bag, to be treated with awe and a little fear. I’ve seen all of these responses and more, when I go in to work at nonprofits.

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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? When I started working full time at nonprofits, there were HUGE gaps in my knowledge. Mistakes that I cringe to think about now.

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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.

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.).

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.

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.

Simple Rules, Part II: How to Get Better #NpComm Work Done Faster

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Yesterday I introduced you to some of the concepts from Donald Sull’s and Kathleen M. Eisenhardt’s Simple Rules: How to Thrive in a Complex World (Amazon). Today, let’s look at three more, this time related to work processes, or how to do things better.

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 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?

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 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 Establish Thought Leadership within Your Nonprofit

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

If your nonprofit wants to gain notoriety, broaden awareness of your work, establish the credibility of your organization, and attract more supporters and donors, the secret sauce is right inside your organization. Here’s how we do it with clients, and how you can do it yourself.

Your 3-step plan to get 100X more revenue

iMarketSmart

According to the Wall Street Journal , people put their wealth in lots of places, but not in liquid assets. So it makes sense to aim in that direction. So, here are 3 simple strategies to help you fish where the fishing is good: 1. Most money is not cash.

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Case Study: How to negotiate your nonprofit salary?

Wild Woman Fundraising

Are you getting to the age when you are not interested in accepting $28,000 a year anymore? Yeah, that’s so far from the current typical nonprofit wage as to see the curvature of the universe. Have you ever wondered how to negotiate for a nonprofit salary?

How to make the right fundraising decision every time

Wild Woman Fundraising

How can you make the right fundraising decision every time? When I work with founders, CEOs and board members, what I often find is that people don’t realize that the world of nonprofit fundraising isn’t separate from every other world in your life. First, how do you feel?

How does an appeal letter edit work?

Wild Woman Fundraising

I decided to re-write the whole letter. We all think about it from time to time – when to retire, maybe moving to a warmer climate or downsizing to a condo, spending more time with grandchildren, enjoying a favorite hobby or pursing new interests. What happens when you are no longer able to drive, when jobs around the house become more difficult, when the ordinary tasks of daily living are just a little bit harder? He referred her to us.

3 tips to dramatically increase website donations

Wild Woman Fundraising

How can you take advantage of the fact that people are often online with their credit cards in their hands? Do you want to take advantage of the fact that your donors are online, looking for things to do? Tip of the hat to Katya’s Marketing Blog for this first one!

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?

An Example Of How To Fundraise With Nonprofit Infographics

J Campbell Social Marketing

The colors, the price tags and the images make you stop and look to see what it’s all about. Sure, it is clear that they want to raise money for their programs by using their Gift Catalog. But it works, and if it helps save lives, who am I to argue?

How do you turn an accidental donor into an ally? Part 2

Wild Woman Fundraising

How to get more donors. So now, we’re talking about how to make an associate, after just being an acquaintance. Send them an email and ask them to take an online survey about what they care about, what problems they have, etc. Invite them to something.

Reader Questions: Humane Society Fundraising, how to overcome: “I only give to people”

Wild Woman Fundraising

Recently a reader came in with a question, how to convince people to give to animal charities? ———————————————— Dear June, Thanks for asking about how to fundraise for pets.

How do you turn an accidental donor into an ally? Part 1

Wild Woman Fundraising

Hey, ever wondered how to get more donors for your cause? I’m reading a book right now that I think would help you find new donors and help them want to give to your organization. It’s all about how people start to know, like, and trust you.

How to Communicate In The Midst Of Tragedy: 9-Step Checklist

Getting Attention

I had a completely different post planned today, but wanted to respond a.s.a.p. to the questions, worries and just totally-wrong communications I’ve seen going out since the bombings yesterday afternoon. Your cause and work is vital to making this a better world.

Reader Questions: How to retain association members?

Wild Woman Fundraising

Recently I was asking around to other Wild Women Fundraisers, and asking them, “ What do you want to learn about, NOW? “I would like to learn more about evaluating ROI for our association members. And I am working on a new brochure. Giving awards to members?

Interview with a planned giver, Paul Nazareth: What’s your fundraising journey?

Wild Woman Fundraising

You know it’s going to end with wookies in metal bikinis. I know this is a big question, but here it is, how do you think the American and Canadian fundraising environments are different? How did you get started in college fundraising? And they want everyone to pitch in.

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INTERVIEW: Lisa Taylor of Challenge Factory Talks Your Career Transition

Wild Woman Fundraising

Are you ready to transition into another job or career? Are you a recent grad who is wondering what to do now that school’s over? Are you in the corporate world looking to transition into the nonprofit world for greater meaning in your work? How you make changes?

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. This situation may call for a social media consultant to help you build your online communities, create great content and manage your time effectively. 6) Be ready to do the work.

Want to do political fundraising? Interview with Joe Garecht of The Fundraising Authority

Wild Woman Fundraising

Joe Garecht is a consultant, author and speaker that helps non-profits raise dramatically more money to fund their work. I chose to interview Joe because I was interested in his political fundraising background. However, when women do run, they win at equal rates to men.”

How to Get Your Nonprofit Into the News During the Holidays

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

When the first Salvation Army bell ringers start setting their kettles outside of local shopping malls, their chiming bells seemingly send a signal to editors and reporters that they should be covering what’s happening in their nonprofit community.

May 18th Webinar: How to get Mega-Sponsorships!

Wild Woman Fundraising

I’m going to be on National Radio this Saturday! How to get mega-sponsorships. A step-by-step guide to raising money via corporate sponsorships. Do you know how much corporations spend per year on sponsorships? How do you begin to get access to them?

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We Want You Back! How to Re-Engage Inactive Email Supporters

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

According to M+R Benchmarks, on average, about 24% of subscribers are considered inactive. What’s a nonprofit communicator to do? Practice your ABC’s (Always Be Acquiring), AND offer content worth subscribing to, AND…how about rekindling and reconnecting with your inactives!

7 Common Donation Form Mistakes (And How to Avoid Them!) – Part 1

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Last week, Abby Jarvis finished her two-part series on marketing strategies to drive donors to your donation pages. Today, she starts another two-part series on how to avoid common mistakes on your donation forms. We all slip up from time to time. Abby Jarvis.

Online Awareness Campaigns for Your Nonprofit – What Works and How to Do It!

J Campbell Social Marketing

To cut through the clutter and get your message heard on digital channels, especially social media, can seem like a Herculean feat. Using their examples, we detailed each step necessary to run a successful online awareness and marketing campaign for nonprofits of any size.

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?

Is donor qualification more important than donor identification?

iMarketSmart

Or you might enlist the help of a wealth screening or predictive analytics and modeling firm to help you identify the best donors for your portfolio. They might not want to have a personal relationship with you (or any other fundraiser). How to build and refresh your caseload.

How to Create and Use a Nonprofit Social Media Calendar [with template]

J Campbell Social Marketing

Between answering emails, making phone calls to supporters, editing the annual appeal letter and coordinating fundraising events, who has time to maintain more than one social media site? The answer to managing it all lies in one word – scheduling!

How to Respond to a National Tragedy

Getting Attention

My gut is that’s how many of your supporters and prospects are feeling as well, and what will be top of mind for at least a few more days. Here’s how to communicate best post-catastrophe: 1) Stay relevant. 2) If your organization isn’t working to help the Newtown community or others affected by the tragedy, take a couple of days off. I believe in these causes, but they seem irrelevant today, and are likely to tomorrow.