Sharpen your saw this July

Fundraising Coach

July can be an odd month in fundraising. Even those that don't have fiscal years starting, July is often a challenging month. So in many ways, July is a perfect month for learning. People loved the webinar so much, we've extended the replay until July 30.

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Direct Mail for Small Nonprofits – July E-Clinic

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Renowned direct mail copywriter and fundraiser Tom Ahern is going to show 24 nonprofits how to do just that during our July e-clinic, Direct Mail for Small Nonprofits. You don’t have much time or money to waste in marketing your nonprofit.

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3 Steps to Funding Nonprofit Marketing

Getting Attention

Guest blogger, Julie Brown, is the program director at the Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation. Julie is intrigued by storytelling, and the opportunity it offers to inspire donors and volunteers to act. Budgeting budget grants Julie Brown Nonprofit Communications nonprofit marketing We’ve all seen them: social media pages or websites for grassroots nonprofit agencies that appear to have been designed by a student or a well-intentioned volunteer.

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In the Beginning: Nonprofit Founding Stories

Getting Attention

Guest blogger, Julie Brown, Program Director at the Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation. Julie is intrigued by storytelling, and the opportunity it offers to inspire donors and volunteers to act.

5-Star Storytelling Success Story

Getting Attention

Guest blogger, Julie Brown, Program Director at the Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation. Julie is intrigued by storytelling, and the opportunity it offers to inspire donors and volunteers to act. storytelling Julie Brown Nonprofit Communications nonprofit marketing Social Medi

July Fourth. Live the Life Of Your Choice

Diva Marketing Blog

New media, old media, offline and online were integrated seamless in creating the tapestry of inspiration for my July 4th, 2011. in my Fourth or July travels. .

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Fundraising Winners: Christmas in July

The Agitator

Yesterday I noted the frightening lack of concern in our trade over the importance of paying attention to messaging. I then went on to promise some mid-year recommendations that, if acted upon now, should help your bottom line six months down the line. Recommendation #2- Use the Summer to Get Your Online House in Order So You’re Ready to Cash in on Year-End Giving.

What’s Going On in July

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Sale ends this Friday, July 7th. July 13: How to Measure the Effectiveness of Your Email, Ads, and Social Media with Google Analytics with Eric Squair. July 25 & 27: Writing a Donor-Centered Website, Parts 1 and 2 with Tom Ahern.

What I was doing when I wasn’t here

Wild Woman Fundraising

I also met with Julie Macalik of GreenLights.org , and we talked about the state of the nonprofit sector, and we both agreed that we need to pay nonprofit professionals more.

Friday Futures – Nonprofit Marketing Jobs – Friday, July 22

Getting Attention

Please post your nonprofit marketing position here for FT or PT staff, consulting or internship opportunities. NEW OPPORTUNITIES. 1) Assistant Director of Marketing Awesomeness , Youth Education in the Arts , (Allentown, PA). 2) Communications Director , Stand for Children , (Phoenix, AZ).

Fourth of July - Peachtree "Community" Road Race

Diva Marketing Blog

But not on the Fourth of July. Happy 4th of July In the wee hours of the morning traffic challenged Peachtree Street in Buckhead (Atlanta) experiences a few quiet hours before the mad rush hour/s begin.

Fourth of July @ Your Own Pace

Diva Marketing Blog

In my adopted home town of Atlanta, Happy Fourth of July begins with people waking before dawn. What often begin as a rite of passage turns into a must do July 4th tradition for runners, volunteers and cheerer-ons.

These 3 Stories Generated Results (Case Study)

Getting Attention

We are pleased to welcome our new guest blogger, Julie Brown, Program Director at the Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation. Julie is intrigued by storytelling, and the opportunity it offers to inspire donors and volunteers to act. storytelling Julie Brown Nonprofit Communications nonprofit video visual storytelling The universe is made of stories, not of atoms,” said poet Muriel Rukeyser.

Fourth of July Tips

Getting Attention

And because Fourth of July is top of mind for me this week, I opened it right up. Timing is everything, and no organization hits that mark better than the Environmental Working Group (EWG). They’re the royalty of relevance rules.

#NPCommPix is back starting July 1!

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

We’ll be kicking off the fourth edition of the #NPCommPix photo-a-day challenge for nonprofit communications pros on July 1, and I hope you’ll join in the fun.

Let Your People Do the Talking (Do It Differently: Part 1)

Getting Attention

Meet Julie, Our Spokesperson (and Beneficiary). Julie is one of our food bank’s beneficiaries and the voice behind our 2014 year-end appeal for major donors—those who gave $1,000-plus over the course of a year. Best of all, Julie wanted to help.

Brands Declare Dependence on Patriotic Cause Marketing

Selfish Giving

I’ve been on the hunt for Fourth of July cause marketing. Through July, the campaign will offer a nationwide text-to-donate program during the month, which allows anyone to text ‘NAPA’ to 27722 to make a $10 donation.

Free Webinar: The $100,000 Technique to Get More Donors July 16th

Wild Woman Fundraising

Join us on July 16th for a free one-hour webinar at 1pm ET, 12pm CT, 11am MT, and 10am PT to learn more about how to get to your $100,000 year with your cause. Click here to sign up for our free webinar on July 16th at 1pm ET now.

What to do about Comment Trolling on 99Designs

Wild Woman Fundraising

In a recent article about trolling in the New York Times , the author, Julie Zhuo, concludes. 3 days ago I started a contest on 99 designs, for a book cover. i talked about what I wanted in the cover, design influences, told them what the book would be about.

Deadline for Reinvigorating Your Org’s Messaging – July 6

Getting Attention

We’re starting on July 6 and have just a few seats still open. Every marketing task your organization tackles should incorporate a frequent analysis of ROI (return on investment).

Friday Futures – Nonprofit Marketing Jobs – July 29, 2011

Getting Attention

Please post your nonprofit marketing position here for FT or PT staff, consulting or internship opportunities. NEW OPPORTUNITIES. 1) Communications and Marketing Director , Point Foundation , (Los Angeles, CA or New York, NY).

Friday Futures – Nonprofit Marketing Jobs – July 29, 2011

Getting Attention

Please post your nonprofit marketing position here for FT or PT staff, consulting or internship opportunities. NEW OPPORTUNITIES. 1) Communications and Marketing Director , Point Foundation , (Los Angeles, CA or New York, NY).

Friday Futures – Nonprofit Marketing Jobs – Friday, July 22

Getting Attention

Please post your nonprofit marketing position here for FT or PT staff, consulting or internship opportunities. NEW OPPORTUNITIES. 1) Assistant Director of Marketing Awesomeness , Youth Education in the Arts , (Allentown, PA). 2) Communications Director , Stand for Children , (Phoenix, AZ).

Friday Futures – Nonprofit Marketing Jobs – July 15, 20111

Getting Attention

Please post your nonprofit marketing position here for FT or PT staff, consulting or internship opportunities. NEW OPPORTUNITIES. 1) Brand Manager , Greater Chicago Food Depository , (Chicago, IL). 2) Communication and Web Content Manager , Common Ground Community , (New York, NY).

Friday Futures – Nonprofit Marketing Jobs – July 15, 20111

Getting Attention

Please post your nonprofit marketing position here for FT or PT staff, consulting or internship opportunities. NEW OPPORTUNITIES. 1) Brand Manager , Greater Chicago Food Depository , (Chicago, IL). 2) Communication and Web Content Manager , Common Ground Community , (New York, NY).

Friday Futures – Nonprofit Marketing Jobs – July 8, 2011

Getting Attention

Please post your nonprofit marketing position here for FT or PT staff, consulting or internship opportunities. NEW OPPORTUNITIES. 1) Account Director, Digital , Fenton , (New York, NY). 2) Communications Associate , Freedom to Marry , (New York, NY).

Friday Futures – Nonprofit Marketing Jobs – July 8, 2011

Getting Attention

Please post your nonprofit marketing position here for FT or PT staff, consulting or internship opportunities. NEW OPPORTUNITIES. 1) Account Director, Digital , Fenton , (New York, NY). 2) Communications Associate , Freedom to Marry , (New York, NY).

Friday Futures – Nonprofit Marketing Jobs – July 1, 2011

Getting Attention

Please post your nonprofit marketing position here for FT or PT staff, consulting or internship opportunities. NEW OPPORTUNITIES. 1) Communications Specialist , Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston , (Boston, MA).

Friday Futures – Nonprofit Marketing Jobs – July 1, 2011

Getting Attention

Please post your nonprofit marketing position here for FT or PT staff, consulting or internship opportunities. NEW OPPORTUNITIES. 1) Communications Specialist , Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston , (Boston, MA).

Want Staff Help with Communications? Start with Photography

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Julie Edwards, executive director of the Humane Society of Northeast Georgia in Gainesville, Georgia, agrees that contributing photography is an excellent way for program staff to fulfill their communications responsibilities. “We

Happy Fourth of July. No Blog This Week.

NonProfit Branding

No Readers this week. No Writer, either! See you next Tuesday, right here at the Nonprofit Branding Blog. We’ll discuss what I was told by a woman whose husband escaped from a mental institution the same day Franklin Roosevelt signed her program into law. And about health care. Savannah Guthrie, too! We’ll then consider how

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[July 31 Deadline - Save $100] Increase Your Nonprofit Marketing Impact in 1 Day

Getting Attention

Reserve Your Spot by Sunday July 31 to Save $100 — Join us at the Total Focus Marketing Plan Workshop , October 12 in NYC. Register Today to Save $100 — This early bird discount expires on July 31 and seats will sell out as quickly, as they did last year.

[July 31 Deadline - Save $100] Increase Your Nonprofit Marketing Impact in 1 Day

Getting Attention

Reserve Your Spot by Sunday July 31 to Save $100 — Join us at the Total Focus Marketing Plan Workshop , October 12 in NYC. Register Today to Save $100 — This early bird discount expires on July 31 and seats will sell out as quickly, as they did last year.

July 24, A Day to Celebrate Pioneers Everywhere

Cause Related Marketing

Pioneer Day is a state holiday that we celebrate like a second ‘Fourth of July’ with pancake breakfasts, parades, BBQs, and fireworks after dark. From July 24, 1847, when the vanguard party arrived, until the time when the rails were linked by the transcontinental railroad at Promotory Point Utah in 1869, about 70,000 people made the trek to Intermountain West. Today my adopted state of Utah celebrates Pioneer Day.

Writing a Donor-Centered Website [This Week]

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Wednesday, July 27th and Thursday, July 28th. Part 1 begins on Wednesday, July 27th at 1:00 p.m. Part 2 is the next day, Thursday, July 28th at the same time.

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

July 12: Thought Leadership for Nonprofits: Marketing to Build Your Authority and Share Expertise (FREE). July 21: Ask Kivi Anything! The message for today is “Be kind to each other.”

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Day 4: Keep the Fourth of July Spirit Going All Month Long

Selfish Giving

Since this is my last installment of four cause marketing promotions that celebrate Independence Day, I thought I’d focus on a campaign that would take us right through the Olympics , which begin July 27th. Capplause cause marketing fourth of july independence day london 2012 olympics

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Day Three: 4 Ways to Celebrate the Fourth of July & Give Back

Selfish Giving

Just because the Fourth of July is over doesn’t mean you’ve seen your last cookout this week. Capplause 50 back cause marketing fourth of july independence dayFolks will be grilling, chilling and drinking right through the weekend.

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

July 13: How to Measure the Effectiveness of Your Email, Ads, and Social Media with Google Analytics with Eric Squair (Registration is $50 or free with an All-Access Pass ). July 25 & 17: Writing a Donor-Centered Website with Tom Ahern (Registration for Part 1 is $99.

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Ep168: To Succeed Causes Need to Stand Out from the Crowd

Selfish Giving

Julie is also the author of a new bestseller: TWIST: How Fresh Perspectives Build Breakthrough Brands. On the show, Megan, Julie and I discuss: Julie Cottineau, BrandTwist. How Julie defines Brand and a Brand Twist.

July 18