It’s Today! Google Test Your Website

Getting Attention

Web/Tech Beaconefire Google algorithm Google SEO inbound marketing Jan Bolan Nonprofit Communications nonprofit marketing responsive design website Thanks to guest blogger Jen Boland, of Beaconfire. Today’s the day.

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Call for Submissions: Healthcare Social Media Review #21


On Wednesday, Jan. To submit your post: Email a link to your post or posts (no more than two submissions per author) by 5pm (ET) on Jan. How can social media support prevention and wellness?

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Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Jan 26: How Your Nonprofit Should Communicate to a Divided America with Peter Panepento. Did y’all have a good week? Let’s cap it off with some Mixed Links… Kivi is quoted in this article by The Chronicle of Philanthropy that shares 10 Ways to Work Smarter in 2017.

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Things I Learned from Jan Masaoka

Fundraising Breakthroughs

Having raved to more than one person about the content of Jan Masaoka’s workshop, “Not Your Mother’s Board Workshop,” at the GIFT Conference , which included practical basics and fresh perspectives, I’m sharing my notes (in three parts).

Last Chance for 16-Week All Access Pass; Registration Open for Jan. Webinars

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

If you’ve been pondering an All-Access Pass to Nonprofit Marketing , you only have 8 days left to get 16 weeks instead of the usual 12.

The 2016 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar


Jan 3 - 5. Jan 7 - 9. Jan 13 - 15. Jan 14. Jan 20 - 22. Jan 20. In the past year, thousands of nonprofit pros took advantage of our definitive Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar, and we're so excited to share our brand new 2016 list!

Wonderful Response from the American Heart Association

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Stroke Month (May) and calendar Year-End (Nov – Jan, 5 part series including video, segmented and personalized). A couple of weeks ago, I shared with you what kind of communications I received from twenty different national nonprofits after giving year-end gifts in the last days of 2011.

Trade Show Cause Marketing

Cause Related Marketing

Three times a day on Thursday, Jan 20 and Friday, Jan 21, Columbia held a fashion show featuring Omni-Heat Electric and other offerings.

Clinging to Clichés?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

However, the good news is that the committee is meeting again next week at the home of Committee chairwoman Jan Brady and they are ready to hit the ground running. If you would like more information, or wish to volunteer, please contact Jan Brady at”. Claire Meyerhoff.

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Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Jan 26: How Your Nonprofit Should Communicate to a Divided America with Peter Panepento (Registration is $50 or free with an All-Access Pass ). Let’s just get right to the Mixed Links, shall we… For those of you who are Not Sure What to Post on Social Media?

Feb 26

How YOU Can Attend the Presidential Inauguration of Barack Obama


With the holidays quickly behind us, many are looking forward to the next one: The Presidential Inauguration of Barack Obama on Jan. Entries will be accepted until 3pm Jan. Changeblogging: NP, activism, social change + Jan 20 2009 historical news Barack Obama witness history Inauguration road trip social event chance of a lifetime President event opportunity current events

Jan 2

Save the Internet — Do It Now: It’s Up to Us

Getting Attention

On Jan 24th, Congress will vote to pass internet censorship in the Senate, even though the vast majority of Americans are opposed. We need to kill the bill – PIPA in the Senate and SOPA in the House – to protect our rights to free speech, privacy, and prosperity.

Jan 11

Has Subaru's 'Share the Love' Cause Marketing Promotion Boosted its Net Promoter Score?

Cause Related Marketing

JAN 2010 JAN 2011 JAN 2012 Subaru: 42.3% A new consumer opinion survey shows that among the major car makers, Subaru enjoys the highest net promoter score. By a lot; eight percentage points better than second-place finisher Toyota. Could it be that Subaru’s score started catching fire just as it’s cause marketing effort called ‘Share the Love’ started to gain momentum. The Net Promoter Score, as you’ll recall is a super-simple measure of customer satisfaction.

Jan 22

The Alden Keene Cause Marketing Stock Index Dramatically Outperforms Other Indices

Cause Related Marketing

From January 1, 1997 to Jan 1, 2013 the Keene’s total growth rate was 342.21%. There are stock indexes galore; the Dow, S&P 500, the NASDAQ Composite, the Wilshire 5000, the FTSE, and hundreds more. But how would an index of the stocks of companies that do a meaningful amount of cause marketing perform compared to those well-known indexes? Pretty well, as it turns out. I first floated the idea of a stock index that would track companies that do cause marketing back in 2009.

Getting a Fresh Start for Your Organization

The Agitator

Why do we set these things on Jan 1 or 2? At the beginning of the week, Roger talked about behavioral science cues and how they can help you boost year-end giving. Today, I’m going to cheat just a bit and move the conversation a few days forward: what do you do at the beginning of the year?

Dear WhatsApp

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

employees Brian Acton and Jan Koum (now the company’s chief executive). Just over a year ago, I wrote about the prolific rise of cross-platform mobile messaging apps along with the corresponding exodus of users in terms of “small circle conversation” on major social platforms.

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Decide How You Are Different, Be It, and Forget the Rest

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Jan 26: Nonprofit Writing Stinks! Nancy Schwartz asked, “ What are your dreams for nonprofits ?” ” My dream for your nonprofit is that you decide what you are really all about — what makes you different — and that you be that organization, and forget the rest.

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Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Jan 26: Nonprofit Writing Stinks! Happy Friday! Join me for some Mixed Links. Let’s start with some free webinars. Nancy Schwartz is hosting The 4 Keys to Pitch-Perfect Messaging on February 7 at 1:00 p.m.

Feb 26

Picture this: Your brilliance here

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

Nonprofit marketing humor by Jan Fonger For the month of March, I’m hosting the nonprofit blog carnival. What that means is not cotton candy (sorry) but rather a mix of contributions from bloggers and readers on a shared theme, right here on my blog, on March 29.

Jan 20

Fundraising Planning for the New Year! Free Webinar January 28th

Wild Woman Fundraising

Please register for Fundraising Planning for 2013 Webinar on Jan 28th, 2013 10:00 AM PST right here. Would you like to plan to succeed in 2013? If your fundraising plan languished in a drawer last year, you’re not alone.

Jan 21

Great Gift Ideas for Nonprofit Staff, Volunteers and You!

Getting Attention

” – Jan L. Free E-Guide. This is a first. 129 of the most respected nonprofit leaders worldwide have contributed the one book that has most influenced their professional lives to The Book That Changed My Life.

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The Book that Changed My Life – Download to find yours

Getting Attention

” – Jan L. Free E-Guide. When I recently asked nonprofit experts in a range of fields and functions—from public health to fundraising to advocacy—to share the one book that has most influenced their professional lives, I had no idea what I’d learn.

Jan 33

Top Three Takeaways from the Nonprofit Overhead Challenge

Nonprofit Consultant Blog

3 - Jan Masaoka: This is important because there have been repeated attempts to pass laws saying too much overhead means a loss of nonprofit status. Jan was the most blunt, saying, "It''s like the Gap saying ''Clothes don''t matter, it''s what''s on the inside that counts''."

Jan 8

What’s Happening this January?


It’s a new year–filled with potential and promise. See what’s happening this January in the world of social change through the lens of social marketing, social innovation and social technology. January Events. Individual Events and Observances. Digital Health Summit. 7, 2011, Las Vegas, NV. Webinar with Nedra Weinreich: Social Marketing Step-by-Step. 11, 2011, Online. World’s Fair Use Day. 13, 2011 Washington D.C.

Jan 2

Case Study: How to negotiate your nonprofit salary?

Wild Woman Fundraising

Blue Avocado’s Jan Masoka on how much executive director salaries should be. Have you been looking for a job a long time and just feel like giving up? Are you getting to the age when you are not interested in accepting $28,000 a year anymore? Yeah, me neither.

Join a Marketing Kickoff Meeting—4:30 PM ET Today or Whenever in Video (It’s Free)

Getting Attention

Join here via video today between 4:30-6PM ET, and/or tomorrow (Jan. This is such a wild approach and opportunity that I had to share it with you pronto, and invite you to join me today at 4:30PM ET (and/or tomorrow at 12PM ET) to see what it’s all about.

Jan 11

Seven Simple Steps Cause Marketers Should Take Before the End of the Year

Cause Related Marketing

Mine will appear in this space on Jan 3. The end of the year is fast approaching and with it your final opportunity to improve yourself as a cause marketer. Here are seven simple-steps you could do in the next 30 minutes to improve your cause marketing career before year end. Make an Appointment for Early 2012 with Your Opposite Number at the Charity or Sponsor. Finish reading this list then call your partner at the cause or sponsor you work with and plan a casual meeting.

The Art of Cause Marketing

Cause Related Marketing

When you buy the cover art from Jan. Zephirin’s home was in Mariani, very near the epicenter of the devastating Jan 12, 2010 earthquake. Today I profile two cause marketing efforts that use art as a vehicle to fundraise on behalf of two different nonprofits.

12 New Year’s resolutions for nonprofit communicators


Create a baseline to measure those outcomes against by Jan. Flickr/alykat. Spend no less than three hours a week listening online to what’s going on in your field and what’s being said about your organization. This is how you stay in front of the curve. (Be

Jan 11

Sample Fundraising Kick emails

Fundraising Coach

Date: Fri, Jan 7, 2011 at 4:11 PM. Date: Sun, Jan 30, 2011 at 10:40 PM. People are benefiting from the new Fundraising Kick weekly emails. [If

Jan 7

Radio For Small Business, Interview with Lee Kantor & Stone Payton Business RadioX

Diva Marketing Blog

stonepayton Jan 3 Thank You BRX Members for helping us share the stories traditional media ignores ! H ow to get the word out about your company and products is a one of the biggest challenges facing many small business owners.

Once in a while

Mission Paradox Blog

  See you on Monday, Jan. Here's my last thought for the year. The world of the arts is just like the world itself.    That means it can be beautiful, ugly, fair and unfair at the same time.    The people in the arts are just people.    Just because someone wears the label of artist doesn't mean that they are creative, noble or good partners. 

Jan 2

Five Words: Maria Sharapova and Cause Marketing

Cause Related Marketing

The above ad, from the Alden Keene Cause Marketing Database, dropped in Lucky magazine in Jan 2010. “Now I don’t know what you do for your five-percent, but this man my husband has a whole plan, an image.

No I will not endorse your product/event/company for free.

Wild Woman Fundraising

On Thu, Jan 20, 2011 at 6:39 PM, Mil wrote: > Hey Mazarine, >. > So, quite often, I get emails like the one below, from kids wet behind the ears, just following orders, trying to get the word out about their event/product/company and wanting me to blog/tweet/endorse the product in some fashion. For free. For free. Why would I do that? Anyway, I finally decided that since I kept writing these emails, it would be fun to share one with you.

Jan 16

Just Do It! Early Bird Registration for 2 Top Nonprofit Conferences Ends 12/15

Getting Attention

True Spin Conference: Jan. Act now to attend two of the finest conferences for nonprofit communicators at a reduced early bird rate. Discounted registration for both meetings ends Tuesday, December 15. 21 and 22, Denver, CO Join some of America’s best progressive communications practitioners for two exhilarating days of panels, workshops, networking and fun at True Spin 2010.

First step in strategic communications planning: Communications audits


annual report—March; enewsletters—Jan, April, August, Nov.). flickr/joebeone. If I had one piece of advice to give any foundation or nonprofit communicator in this new financial paradigm of thrift, it would be to develop a strategic communications plan.

ROI 11 on How-To Choose the Right Cause


You can view this video in full, as well as other videos from Brilliant (including the one where he shares the five areas decided to focus on in Jan. The other month, I wrote about choices. I wondered if we needed to commit to a certain cause if we truly want to make a difference. The answers were inspiring–motivating. It seems I’m not the only one who has asked this same question.

In This Post I Get Defensive About Cause Marketing

Cause Related Marketing

While Bill Gates remains Chairman of Microsoft, he hasn’t been its CEO since Jan 2000 and he left day-to-day management of the company in June 2008 to devote more time at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which is the entity Hemingway refers to that is actually taking the fight to polio.

#Communications: Can We Trust AT&T – T-Mobile Merger Promises?

Non Profit Marketing 360

Just to make it personal: if Jan Brewer of Arizona (anyone found a decapitated head in the Arizona deserts yet?) Or is the merger only promising to be a trust? AT&T has been working through the logistics, regulatory maze, and public-relations (snow?)job

What's in Your Pocket?

Marketing for Nonprofits

Did you know: that over 3 billion people in the world (nearly 1/2 of us) have cellular connectivity this means that almost 50% of us are "mobile" Check out this VERY INTERESTING TEDTalk by Jan Chipchase, Principal Researcher for Nokia. Photo by Nemos' great uncle.