5 Clever Online Engagement Ideas for Nonprofits

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Nevertheless, it’s a great engagement idea for small digital spaces such as Twitter. If you want to unleash your supporter’s creativity, invite them to submit ideas for a bumper sticker contest. MORE IDEAS. What’s your engagement idea?

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Need Writing Ideas? Try These Prompts

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

These prompts help you come up with ideas for articles, stories, press releases, blog posts, Facebook updates, letters, and other content. We send them a month ahead so you’ll have time to think about the ideas and incorporate them into your editorial calendar.

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Another Brilliant Marketing Idea You Can Steal

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Creative Ideas E-Newsletters Fundraising Nonprofit Communications Storytelling Charity: Water has done it again with a brilliant fundraising email posing as a newsletter (or newsletter posing as a fundraising email.).

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Term Paper Subject Ideas


The fundamental idea is easy. It’s really rather simple to differentiate equally papers because the one with disorganized hints and ideas must be the newspaper with no ideal outline intended. To start with, for those who don’t know howto publish technology term papers studying an excellent example will offer you a overall ideal about the thing you really have to check closely at.

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What to Do with All Those Good Ideas

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Too many ideas and not enough resources to implement them: It’s a perfect storm that can sink your communications strategy if you aren’t careful. Don’t just immediately start work on every bright idea that comes your way, no matter its source!

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50+ Ideas on What You Can Blog About

Wild Woman Fundraising

This excerpt below from my new book, The Wild Woman’s Guide to Social Media, gives you TONS of ideas for blogging, not just what to write about, but how to write to a specific kind of person, the person who is going to donate to you. 100+ Blogging Ideas Worksheets.

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Ideas I tried this year

Wild Woman Fundraising

So that was a big idea that I got this year. Adult learning ideas. Here’s my 2017 Annual Report! . What was this year LIKE? First of all, it was BETTER BECAUSE OF YOU. Thank you for reading. But also, thanks for talking with me!

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Finding Your Best Writing Ideas

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Copywriting Creative Ideas Nonprofit CommunicationsWe've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: [link] Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us. We've Moved! Update your Reader Now.

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Free #GivingTuesday Tips, Ideas, and Resources

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

So now that you might possibly be looking into participating in #GivingTuesday, let’s get into some advice and ideas that will make it great… Any #GivingTuesday campaign or even thoughts of a #GivingTuesday campaign should begin with a trip to the Official #GivingTuesday website.

Why asking for a degree in fundraising is a bad idea

Wild Woman Fundraising

The post Why asking for a degree in fundraising is a bad idea appeared first on Wild Woman Fundraising. In the last several years, I have seen a disturbing trend. It’s requiring degrees in a discipline that seems to require experience more than a degree to do well. For instance.

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GREETINGS: 39 Ideas to Help You Rock Your Nonprofit Email Welcome Series

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

And if you’re looking for welcome email subject line ideas, check out these: [first], welcome. Copywriting Fundraising Ideas for Nonprofit Writers Nonprofit Communications Nonprofit Marketing StrategyCongratulations, you’ve got new email subscribers! Now what?

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Oh No! Not Another Good Idea

A Small Change

Do you ever feel like you have way to many ideas? Or do you feel like you have a lot of great ideas and things you want to do but never end up with time to get them done? How do you manage your good ideas? Make a list of every new idea you have good or bad.

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Creative Ideas for Nonprofit Writers for October and Beyond

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

While that may be true, “they” don’t mention how hard it is trying to come up with fresh ideas that resonate with your readers. We send the e-newsletter at the beginning of the month with ideas for the following month. “Content is King,” they say.

Need Ideas? Here Are Our Writing Prompts for April

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We send them a month ahead so you’ll have time to think about the ideas and incorporate them into your editorial calendar. Copywriting Creative Ideas Nonprofit Communications

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10 Excellent Club Fundraising Ideas

Fundraiser Ideas

By selecting club fundraising ideas that relate thematically to the activity or club being supported, club members can often achieve improved results, both in donations and in increased awareness of the club in the greater community. Here are ten club fundraising ideas that go beyond the same old bake sale or car wash routine. Related posts: The Top 22 Art Fundraising Ideas. Creative Fundraising Ideas: Cake Auction.

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126 Email Subject Line Ideas for Your #GivingTuesday Campaigns

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If not, here are Ideas , Events and Additional Resources (like Social Media Toolkit and Press Release Template) to get you started. Here are 126 email subject line ideas to fuel your copywriting and campaign creativity. 7 Ideas for #GivingTuesday.

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Ideas to Boost Your Creativity

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I heard from many people who want to guest blog for me, so you’ll see more creative ideas here in the coming months. Creative Content Ideas. The Agitator suggests you listen to your donors for your best creative ideas in Who Made Your Best Ad ?

Need Some Blog Post or Newsletter Article Ideas?

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Blogging Content Curation Content Marketing Copywriting Creative Ideas E-Newsletters Ideas for Nonprofit Writers Nonprofit Communications Writing for the Web We''ve Moved! Update your Reader Now.

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Do You Start with the Idea or the Communications Channel?

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You have to have both the message/big ideas and the right communications channels for your communications to work. Great ideas or content without the proper communications channels won’t travel far beyond your desk.

6 Ideas to Freshen Up That Busted Blog of Yours

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A guest blogger can be an established blogger who can bring their readers to your site or an up-and-comer with innovative ideas who may not have a content home of their own. Here are a few more ideas if you are struggling with ideas for your blog: 20 Favorite Formats for Nonprofit Content.

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The Top 22 Art Fundraising Ideas

Fundraiser Ideas

Though Fundraiser-Ideas.net generally publishes one comprehensive description of a fundraising idea at a time, we know that many people are looking for ways to integrate their passion for art with their fundraising efforts and thus we decided to post a long list of art fundraising ideas. Most of these ideas would be great as elementary school fundraisers or as preschool fundraisers, but they can be adapted for other settings, of course.

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The Top 10 Free Fundraising Ideas

Fundraiser Ideas

The revenues generated by free fundraising ideas can be directly used for the work of the organization and require no upfront expenditure of already limited funds. Here are 10 free fundraising ideas that can produce great results. One of the most innovative and green-friendly free fundraising ideas is collecting used cell phones and ink cartridges from local businesses and individuals for recycling and reuse. Related posts: 10 Excellent Club Fundraising Ideas.

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EOY Hacks: 8 Online Fundraising Ideas to Save Money + Time


This time of year, the only thing nonprofit pros need more than fundraising ideas is more time and money to implement them. Last week, I had the ear of a brilliant nonprofit guru and jumped on the chance to ask her for some advice.

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Powerful Segmentation Ideas for Year-End Online Fundraising Campaigns

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Are all your email subscribers the same? Of course not! Some donate. Some volunteer. Some do both. And some have no CLUE how they got on your email list!

Winning Ideas And Idea Killers

The Agitator

From two marketers I read faithfully, Willis Turner and Seth Godin, here are some ideas on ideas. Big Three US auto manufacturers steadfastly resisted the idea of putting cup holders in their cars. Willis wrote 3 Deadly Fundraising Words You Probably Don’t Even Realize You’re Saying recently in Fundraising Success. He did a wonderful riff on how the (then!!) Eventually they showed up in Japanese cars.

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All of the Nonprofit Leadership Ideas!

Wild Woman Fundraising

I have taken a greater interest in leadership this year. This is me teaching how to build trust, deliberately, at your nonprofit job, to the Women in Philanthropy group in Holyoke, MA, in November 2017. Why leadership?

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SHOW US YOUR LISTS! 8 Ideas for Nonprofit Twitter Lists 

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Here are 8 Twitter list ideas for nonprofits to try: 1. Every time I teach a Twitter class, I’m surprised at how many seasoned Twitter users DON’T use lists. A Twitter list is a curated group of Twitter users. It is an incredibly useful feature that makes Twitter much more manageable.

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7 Great Halloween Fundraising Ideas

Fundraiser Ideas

There’s no end to the possibilities for this Halloween fundraising idea. Another Halloween fundraising idea is the (3) traditional costume contest. Blocks of tickets can be sold, so people won’t have to carry coins to pay for all the different things to do, each of which is another Halloween fundraising idea. At the end of the evening, make sure there is a well-marked suggestion box that people can use to submit Halloween fundraising ideas for the next year.

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Send Me Your Kooky, Quirky, and Off-Beat Ideas

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Which brings me to the title of today’s post, and why I want to hear about your kooky, quirky, and off-beat ideas for nonprofit marketing and fundraising. Looking for Posts with Kooky, Quirky, and Off-Beat Ideas.

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10 Simple Fundraising Ideas for Individuals

Fundraiser Ideas

Following are 10 simple fundraising ideas that you can implement: Door-to-door. Everyone likes home-baked goodies, which is why a bake sale is one of our simple fundraising ideas! Just because you’re an individual raising money, doesn’t mean you can’t ask groups for help, which is why this one made our list of simple fundraising ideas. Ask others to repost your information, to maximize the power of number nine on our list of simple fundraising ideas.

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5 Summer Fundraising Ideas for Every Nonprofit

J Campbell Social Marketing

And what a great idea for your nonprofit to take advantage of the warm months and to come up with some fun and creative fundraising ideas that your donors will love. The post 5 Summer Fundraising Ideas for Every Nonprofit appeared first on JCSM. Guest post by Sara Lowe.

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Read with Me: Making Ideas Happen

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Here is the first book selection: Making Ideas Happen: Overcoming the Obstacles Between Vision and Reality ( Amazon link ) by Scott Belsky. Scott’s premise is that great ideas aren’t enough. Creative Ideas Nonprofit Communications Professional Development Read with Me

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15 ideas for virtual volunteers from the Virtual Volunteering Guidebook

Wild Woman Fundraising

Just to get an idea of who is already on board with the idea of virtual volunteers, and who would potentially welcome it. Then you can slowly start to introduce virtual volunteering ideas around the office. Do you have a hard time getting your volunteers to stay?

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I Have No Idea What You’re Talking About [Nonprofit Jargon]

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Whether it’s very technical terms or phrases that permeate a specific genre, if you aren’t a part of that group, you have no idea what anyone is talking about. Every workplace has it. Every fandom has it. Every group of like-minded people has it.

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10 Exciting Fundraising Ideas for Sports Teams

Fundraiser Ideas

Whatever the reason your team needs to raise money, here are 10 exciting fundraising ideas for sports teams: Fast Pitch Fundraiser – This is a great fundraiser for baseball teams. Chuck-a-Puck – Number 3 in our carefully culled fundraising ideas for sports teams list is perfect for hockey teams. Flock of Flamingos – This is a fun fundraising idea for sports teams. White Elephant Raffle – Make your raffle more exciting with this fundraising idea for sports teams.

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The Top 10 Adoption Fundraising Ideas

Fundraiser Ideas

Following are 10 excellent adoption fundraising ideas that can help you bring that new family member home. Plan a evening of themed fun, in this first of our series of adoption fundraising ideas. This is the tastiest of all of our adoption fundraising ideas! Our final item on our list of adoption fundraising ideas is based on traditional fundraising sales. Related posts: 10 Simple Fundraising Ideas for Individuals. 10 Engaging Office Fundraising Ideas.

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Need Some Online Fundraising Ideas?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Network for Good just released a new online giving study that provides all kinds of good ideas for increasing the amount of money you can raise online.

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YOU HAD ME AT HELLO: 54 Ideas For Strong Leads And Smooth Transitions in Your Appeals and Action Alerts

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

And do you struggle with connecting ideas in your donor communications? . Copywriting Creative Ideas Nonprofit Communications Photo Credit: https://flic.kr/p/oQdBuA. p/oQdBuA. Do you break out in a sweat trying to write the first line of your email appeal or advocacy alert?

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The Top 9 Unique Fundraising Ideas

Fundraiser Ideas

The following nine unique fundraising ideas aren’t all huge moneymakers. Instead, I’ve presented a wide array of unique fundraising ideas in order to whet your appetite for atypical fundraising events. ” One of the absolute best unique fundraising ideas is to take a local celebrity “prisoner” for a day. No list of unique fundraising ideas would be complete without mentioning the impact social networking sites have had on charitable giving.

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10 Christmas Fundraising Ideas Guaranteed to Spread Holiday Cheer

Fundraiser Ideas

The following Christmas fundraising ideas are designed to not only help your organization raise much-needed funds but also spread holiday cheer in the process. There’s no need to wait for the holidays to start the second of our Christmas fundraising ideas. Turkey, ham and all the trimmings are involved in our tastiest of Christmas fundraising ideas. Related posts: The Top 10 Free Fundraising Ideas. The Top 22 Art Fundraising Ideas.

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Share Your Creative Ideas This Month

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

In addition, I’d like to post lots of great ideas, resources, and case studies here on the blog during the month. I’m hosting the August edition of the Nonprofit Blog Carnival and the theme is “Creative Ideas You Can Make Your Own.&# Tags: Creative Ideas

Nonprofit Idea Roundup

Social Media Bird Brain

came across several very interesting articles this week which had little in common except that they were good ideas or good news or just something I didn't know. Here they are (in no particular order): Facebook is testing private messaging for Pages: If you had a brand Page in the olden days (like last year), you could privately message the people in your community. When FB did its. PDF web development outsiders not-for-profits community social media smartphones NPQ nonprofit Twitter

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The Top 10 Cheerleading Fundraising Ideas

Fundraiser Ideas

Following are the top ten cheerleading fundraising ideas. One of the most profitable cheerleading fundraising ideas is to put together a spirit calendar with a picture of the squad for each month of the year. Hosting a cheer clinic is one of the best cheerleading fundraising ideas. Related posts: 10 Engaging, Effective Team Fundraising Ideas. 10 Fundraising Ideas for Schools You Can’t Afford to Miss. 10 Excellent Club Fundraising Ideas.