SHOW US YOUR LISTS! 8 Ideas for Nonprofit Twitter Lists 

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

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. You can create your own lists or subscribe to lists created by others. Lists are for reading, not sending.

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4 Ways To Grow Your Email List With Instagram

J Campbell Social Marketing

In my newest webinar with CharityHowTo, I go through dozens of simple ways that nonprofits can build their email lists using their website and social media. Here are 4 ways that you can grow your nonprofit email list using Instagram: 1) Entice people to sign-up in your bio.

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Government Videos Wiki List Experiment

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

Last year I created a simple Google Spreadsheet (essentially a wiki list) for Canadian public servants to input their organization’s mobile website and/or app so that others could see who was doing what.

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10 Ways to Use Social Media to Grow Your Nonprofit Email List

J Campbell Social Marketing

They are your website, your email list, and your social media platform(s). Having an engaged and active email list is so much more powerful and beneficial for your nonprofit than having 10,000 Facebook followers or 500 Twitter followers.

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How to Shorten Your To-Do List

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Every communications director has a to-do list a mile long, and it gets longer every day. What’s the secret to keeping that list in check? It’s all about creating a workflow for ideas BEFORE they make it onto your editorial calendar or to-do list.

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Kick the bucket list

Wild Woman Fundraising

Did you ever make a bucket list? Did Einstein ever have a bucket list? From The Guardian: Are bucket lists really a good idea? Did I make a bucket list to do these things? Bucket lists can make it seem so easy. F**k the bucket list.

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Reactivate Your Email List (Case Study)

Getting Attention

Note from Nancy: I came upon Karla’s terrific guidance for re-engaging folks on the Progressive Exchange list serv, and got her permission to repost here. Then, in February, we started to segment out the “inactive” people on our list and excluding them from all outgoing messages. How do you reengage inactive supporters, whether those on your email list who don’t respond or lapsed donors?

3 Steps to Revive Your Email List

Getting Attention

Here’s how we tackled our “dead” email list: First, we segmented our “Inactives:” We defined “inactive” as anyone who’s never donated (online or off) and hasn’t opened, clicked, or taken any action from an email in the last 12 months. We segmented the “inactive” people on our list (initially, this group was about 25% of our deliverable email file). Email one re-engaged 1.56% of the list and email two only 0.88%.

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My Beach Reading List

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

When not wiping out, I read some good books at the beach. I spent the first two weeks of July on Ocracoke Island, part vacation and part book writing retreat. I always read a ton when I’m on vacation and this trip was no different.

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Week of Freebies! Email List Building Campaigns

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

This 9-page paper includes real-world examples of 3 different kinds of list growth campaigns you can try, and apps other nonprofits have used to grow their email lists (and how you can use them too!). Happy Holidays! We love our readers and think you deserve some goodies.

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The Annual Report Donor List is a Stupid Waste of Time

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

If you’ve heard me on an annual reports webinar any time in the last decade, you’ve heard me say some version of this: It’s OK to go short and stop publishing the donor list. A list of names provides no context or perspective. Are all donor lists terrible?

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Thoughtfulness and the Numbered List

Social Media Bird Brain

Numbered list icon from This week's post is kind of meta because, on one hand I decry the use of gimmicks like numbered lists, and on the other hand, I refer to a post that uses that gimmick. The Numbered List I tend not to use them. understanding tools amber naslund Business critical thinking wisdom learning Small nonprofit lists

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Question for You: How Do You Segment Your Email List

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

For today’s Question of the Week , we are looking at email lists and how (or if) you segment them. There are so many ways you can segment your email list. How do you segment your email list? Want to know more about how other nonprofits segment their lists?

How We Cleaned Up Our Email List and Re-Engaged Our Subscribers

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Thanks to Nonprofit Marketing Guide, we knew it was important to segment our email list to increase engagement. Since the beginning of time, we had people select their interests when subscribing to our list. There were about 13,000 subscribers (yep – more than half our list!)

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Build Your Email List for Year-End Giving

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

If you need more emails, then we have a great resource to help you build your email list. This 9-page paper includes real-world examples of 3 different kinds of list growth campaigns you can try, and apps other nonprofits have used to grow their email lists. (If

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10 #NPCOMM Experiments Everyone Should Try – What Belongs on List?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

In my next book, I want to include a list of 10 experiments that every nonprofit should try with its communications. What else do you think belongs on the list of experiments that all nonprofit communicators should try?

Question for You: How Do You Grow Your Email List?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

With this week’s question, we want to know how you build your email list… Do you ask for email addresses at events? A few weeks ago we asked you about how you stay organized.

Why Deleting People from Your Email List is a Good Thing

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Kristina and I are on the verge of deleting about 10,000 people from our email list here at Nonprofit Marketing Guide. After all, don’t you want the largest email list possible? Having huge numbers of unengaged people on your list distorts what your open rate really is.

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Do You Use Content to Build Your Lists?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

First up is how nonprofits are using content specifically to build their email, direct mail, and social media lists. Do you offer “specials” of any sort to people who are already on your lists as a way to “reward” them for staying on your list? If you are using content to build your lists, share your story! Content Marketing Nonprofit Communications The Book list buildingIt’s official.

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How to Maintain a Healthy Email List and Re-Engage Your Community

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Maintaining a healthy email list is essential to running an effective email marketing or fundraising program. Join us TOMORROW for a BRAND NEW WEBINAR that will show you how to do all of that and more: Beyond Opens and Clicks: Maintaining a Healthy Email List and Re-Engaging Your Community. Join me for this BRAND NEW 60-minute webinar and learn: What Changes in Email Deliverability Affect Your List Management Strategies.

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Dealing with Info Overload: Lists and Lotteries

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

For me, it comes down to two strategies: the Lists and the Lottery. The Lists. Spend a little time upfront creating lists that help you see the people who history tells you are most likely to having something good to say in the future. This is where those secondary lists come in.

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Donor List Kiss of Death: Mr. and Mrs.

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

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I am Making Another Facebook Pages List. Am I an Idiot?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

When you like to keep up with what dozens or even hundreds of nonprofits are saying and doing on Facebook, you need a list of pages. Unfortunately, Facebook nixed the Interest List feature back in 2016. Yes, I’m still salty about it, because I had actually paid someone to set up a whole bunch of curated interest lists for me. At the time, you could not add Pages to a personal Friends List. I want the list of Pages run by nonprofits that I personally donate to.

Email List Predicament: Is This OK?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

We end up seeing lots of organizations that are not technically campaigns or not sending what is really “political&# email, but who are heavily involved in the political arena, doing all kinds of list swaps, etc. Thumbs Up or Down?

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BOOKMARK THIS: Big List of Twitter Chats for Nonprofits (Chat Tools, Too!)

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

If you want your nonprofit to become more involved, consider pitching the host of a regularly scheduled Twitter chat for a guest appearance for you or your staff expert (see below for the BIG LIST of regular chats). OTHER TWITTER CHAT LISTS. Image Credit:

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Clean Up Your Email List and Improve Your Online Fundraising Results

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

For years now, we’ve been urging you to clean up your email lists by deleting those email addresses that don’t engage with your content after several months (or at least suppressing them from future mailings if you don’t have the heart to actually delete them). So what does this have to do with cleaning up your email list? The post Clean Up Your Email List and Improve Your Online Fundraising Results appeared first on Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog.

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How Often Should Your Nonprofit Send Email to Your List?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

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Tomorrow Only – How to Grow Your Donor List with Facebook and Instagram Ads

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

You are missing out on a great way to: Grow your email list. You need to learn how to target: People who like your Page but aren’t on your email list. Not using Facebook or Instagram ads? Enhance email marketing campaigns. Re-engage past supporters. Acquire new donors.

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5 Strategies to Guard Your To-Do List from What Doesn’t Belong

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

We focused on five strategies for managing what happens to ideas, suggestions, and other potential assignments BEFORE they make it on to your to-do list. We talked about using a creative brief as a prerequisite to projects making it on your to-do list.

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Trash Your To-Do List! There IS a Better Way

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Trash your crushing to-do list and replace it with a one-page marketing plan that guides you to make the right decision—what are the one to three things I have to finish today—every time , even as things change in your organization, issue area and the world in which you work.

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A list of mobile apps that I use regularly

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

I have listed them below , organized into three categories. For the record, I currently own an Android based Samsung Galaxy S3 as my smartphone , however my list was quite similar when I was using an iPhone 4 (nearly all of the apps listed below are available on both platforms).

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Grow your email list without spending money


Many nonprofits understand the importance of growing their email list but simply don’t have the funds to invest in list-building efforts. In addition, you may want to consider an email signup lightbox on the home page that pops up to request people join your list.

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Mark This Off Your To-Do List Before You Leave for the Holidays

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

So knock one more thing off your to-do list before you leave the office for the holidays and get your All-Access Pass now. The post Mark This Off Your To-Do List Before You Leave for the Holidays appeared first on Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog.

Stop swopping your donor lists with other nonprofits


One thing (among so many others) that I never understood about nonprofits is why they sell or swop lists with other nonprofits. “organizations seeking to maximize retention will wish to evaluate the merits of participation in list swop programs.

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Let’s Give! The Big List of National, Local and Collegiate Online Giving Days (2016 Edition)

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Let me know in the comments section, and I’ll update the list. Are you thinking about participating in a Giving Day? Good news! There are so many organizations that have given it a try, and YOU can learn from them (the good AND the bad).

A List of Soft Touches

A Small Change

Related posts: Soft Touches Regular Tours Referrals Program Growing your Existing Donor Base A Donor List is More Than Past Giving. My last post featured the importance of soft touches over the course of a year in building a relationship with your donors. Here are a few examples of the kinds of touch points that you can use as a great way to build relationships. Send a card on your donor’s birthday and have everyone in the development and executive office sign it.

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Building Your Nonprofit Email List

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" Purchased lists simply do not work and should not be used. A smaller list of people who are known to be interested in your organization and cause is much more effective than a huge list of unknown and uninterested recipients. Get email addresses from your site visitors by making it really easy to get on your e-news list. In person: This won't grow your list fast, but it shouldn't be overlooked. Email 101 101: Getting Started Building Your List

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3 Email Acquisition Campaigns You Can Use to Grow Your Email List

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

We get a lot of questions about how to grow your email list, so we decided to create a new advice and tips page devoted solely to growing your email list. We still have a page focused on email newsletters, but we thought that email list growth needed its own page.

Grow Your Email List With These 14 Paid Email Acquisition Sources

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

For every email list, there is churn, churn, churn. People leave your list and emails bounce. If not, your nonprofit email list shrinks every year to the tune of 12 percent or higher, according to the 2016 M+R Nonprofit Benchmarks Study (your mileage may vary, of course).

5 Unexpected Books for Your Nonprofit Reading List- to have your best year ever

Wild Woman Fundraising

What is it that will set you up for success in 2019? Is it answering another email? Is it connecting with a person “just to talk”? Or is it increasing your mindpower to help your staff take more initiative and be more successful?

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Rhode Island Apartment Listings

Fundraising Breakthroughs

It is necessary for your children, and your spouse agreeing that you contact a lawyer to collect your medical treatment before he makes an offer to the rhode island apartment listings are significant benefits to chambers conferences for clients and it could make a significant difference in your case. Your attorney typically will wait until he/she believes that two parents with that amount set forth in the rhode island apartment listings of the rhode island apartment listings.

An unlikely summer reading list for nonprofit leaders

Fundraising Coach

But as those of you in the Northern Hemisphere experience the change in pace that summer brings, here are some books I recommend you consider adding to your summer reading list: Be Our Guest: Perfecting the Art of Customer Service by the Disney Institute with Theodore Kinni.

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But What About the Donor Lists???

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

what about the donors lists? While there is definitely some universal love for the shorter formats, the biggest question — the one that seems to be holding many development directors back — is “If we do a shorter report, where do we put the donor lists?&#. If you have a published donor list, then most donors will want to be on it. They will look for their names in the list, and if a name is missing or misspelled, watch out.

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