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Is Community Engagement or Awareness Essential? Depends on Your Mission.

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Will the way an arts organization approaches its communications work vary significantly from a social service agency?

Is your mission statement trying too hard?

Fundraising Coach

Can you recite your nonprofit's mission statement? Your nonprofit's mission is vital. Is it time to revisit your mission statement?

Passion for the mission is a MUST!

Wild Woman Fundraising

Have you ever read a nonprofit job description that included the words, “Passion for the mission”? It had lost its meaning. Listen.

The 76% Percent: Is Your Mission Statement Ready for Prime Time?

Getting Attention

XYZ Nonprofit Organization] designs forums, partners with existing organizations and brings together experts to define solutions and implement action.

How ‘Sustainable’ Is Your Organization?

The Agitator

But that assumes they meet their mission and the reason for their being is over.

The Mission Myth

Marketing for Nonprofits

As a leader at a nonprofit, there are times when I feel out of sync with my colleagues and wonder if I'm too focused on revenue vs. mission.

CASE STUDY: How MomsRising Uses Hashtags to Help Meet Its Mission

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

MomsRising Mission. Describe How Your Organization Uses These Hashtags. Image credit: https://flic.kr/p/7HCgw9. p/7HCgw9. Be consistent!

Do Your Organization’s Values and Brand Intersect?

Mission Minded

Your mission statement is not your brand, and neither is your name. The post Do Your Organization’s Values and Brand Intersect? appeared first on Mission Minded. Does your brand reflect your values? To be effective, it must. Your logo is not your brand. Your brand is the set of ideas people […].

How to Make Your Mission More Compelling

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I often get questions like this one from D ei rdre : " As an organization with a mission that is a bit more abstract than, say, feeding hungry children or saving whales, we often struggle to make our work concrete. How can organizations dedicated to civic engagement or research creat e an inspiring story ? " 3.

What are your nonprofit organization’s assets?

Get Fully Funded

What are your organization’s assets? Compelling mission (like feeding the hungry or housing the homeless). Incredible organization name recognition (like Habitat for Humanity). Well-known local, regional, or national celebrity who supports your organization. What are your nonprofit organization’s assets?

Focus on the mission, not the money

Get Fully Funded

Too many times, nonprofit Fundraisers get so focused on the money that they forget to communicate about the mission. It’s about fulfilling your organization’s mission. I’ve seen this in direct mail appeals, grant proposals, and major donor visits. . Get Fully Funded

Reader question: How do I make my mission sound more exciting?

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

Are there any resources out there that are especially useful for organizations dedicated to civic engagement and/or research?” ” 3.

Strengthen your organization with a sacred story

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

We often talk about the way stories bring your mission to life for supporters and inspire donors to give. Storytelling champion Andy Goodman reminds us that stories can also work within our organizations to inspire and build stronger teams. Creation stories. Who started it? ” Value stories. Striving to improve stories.

How to Raise Money With Facebook – One Organization’s Success Story

J Campbell Social Marketing

Baldrick’s Foundation contacted me to highlight some of the great strides the organization has taken in the area of social media fundraising.

Interview: Zach Hochstadt, Mission Minded Agency Cofounder & Nonprofit Branding Expert

Non Profit Marketing 360

Most organizations want to talk about how they do their work. NPM360: Branding is a term from the corporate world.

Mission Drift: What Is It, Potential Impacts, & Recovery Methods

Seeking Grant Money Today

The mission statement provides clarity for everyone about that specific nonprofit. Mission drift is the term given when a nonprofit (or other type of entity) either finds that it has moved away from the organization's mission; or the organization consciously moves into a new direction from its mission statement.

How to break the most vicious cycle that hamstrings your organization’s growth

iMarketSmart

Unrealistic expectations: Donors tend to reward organizations with the “leanest” profiles. Bridgespan Group’s nifty vicious cycle image.

How to drastically improve your mission statement

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

How can you improve your mission statement? Get rid of all those jargony, intangible words! Or, in the words of Dan Heath: 1. What do you think?

What are your nonprofit organization’s assets

Get Fully Funded

As an organization, you have assets that you can leverage in your fundraising plan that can make your case for support stronger.

Using Facebook Targeting to Boost Performance on Organic and Promoted Posts

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Now page mangers can take advantage of those same targeting tools on organic content. Organic Post Interest Targeting. Drew Bernard.

10 Twitter Tips for Nonprofit Organizations

Fundraising 123

" Simple and powerful, Twitter is a must for nonprofit organizations. It’s better to create a personal Twitter profile in order to only follow those select few you are interested in reading, but if you are going out on Twitter behind your organization’s logo a.k.a. The messages you send reflect upon your organization.

Your supporters want a polyamorous relationship with you and your organization

iMarketSmart

They will cozy up to other organizations (your competitors). At some point they might even make a plan to leave your organization in their will.

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Acquisition: Prospecting Hope For Small Organizations

The Agitator

Traditionally, there just aren’t that many donor names available for exchange or rental from other organizations in that geographic area. Bingo!

A Real World Example Demonstrating Why Nonprofits' Mission Statements Are More Important Than The Almighty Dollar

Seeking Grant Money Today

So, for this reason, I find great value in noting and following real world current events to both track what the community (at large) thinks or how it reacts to the situation (many times no one writes to the Editor when a paper mentions a local nonprofit's bookkeeper bilked the organization out of money). To quote The Times piece,".Coca-Cola,

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Mission-Based Thinking - Why It Matters, Especially Today - Why It Works, And Examples of It Enabling Organizations That Use It

Seeking Grant Money Today

Mission-based thinking, a staple of contemporary, professional, nonprofit, best practices, is often discussed and explained but examples are more difficult to locate. In this two part post I will explain the critical importance of mission-based thinking in this post. Organizations run in other fashions suck resources (i.e.

Is Your Nonprofit Organization Operating In Order to Close Upon Its Mission's Completion?

Seeking Grant Money Today

Stephanie Strom wrote Mission accomplished, nonprofits close up shop for the New York Times , April 1, 2011. To quote, "A few nonprofit groups have recently announced plans to wind down, not over financial problems but because their missions are nearly finished. Nonprofits are in the business of getting out of business. So.what then?

Compelling Images for Nonprofits: When Babies and Puppies Aren’t in Your Mission

Fundraising 123

But not every organization can use an image of a child or dog to tell their story. Organize Your Ideas. Find Inspiration. The St. The St.

Why Your Organization Needs to Change

iMarketSmart

Here are some other (more positive) reasons why your organization needs to change: Change will make you feel good… Really! Embrace it.

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Is your mission compelling?

Get Fully Funded

Having a compelling mission is a key to Getting Fully Funded. Watch this short video as I explain what a compelling mission is.

Is your mission compelling?

Get Fully Funded

Having a compelling mission is a key to Getting Fully Funded. Watch this short video as I explain what a compelling mission is.

Is your mission compelling?

Get Fully Funded

Having a compelling mission is a key to Getting Fully Funded. Watch this short video as I explain what a compelling mission is.

Using BOGO Cause Marketing to Sell Razor's

Cause Related Marketing

So, for every pack of Harry’s blades that you buy, we donate one blade (or an equivalent dollar value) to an organization that supports our mission of helping people to look and feel great.” A new e-tail website called Harrys.com launched last week with a BOGO cause marketing approach. BOGO means Buy One, Give One. But just men?

Mission or Opportunity

A Small Change

Do you work for your non-profit because you believe in the mission of the organization or because it is a good opportunity for you?

How to Tap into the Heart and Soul of Your Organization When You Write

Fundraising 123

Is your organization one of the thousands that miss the mark when writing fundraising materials? found that the written materials of most nonprofit organizations focus more on transferring information than creating interpersonal involvement. Mission statements and statistics don’t count! A recent study by Frank C. They are.

This is What Nonprofits Need More Than a Facebook Donate Button

J Campbell Social Marketing

AdAge revealed last week that Facebook admitted to directly decreasing the organic (read: unpaid) reach of brand pages. Why Facebook Ad Grants?

3 Easy Ways to Bring Your Mission to Life at Your Next Fundraising Event

Fundraising 123

Asking supporters to pledge their money and time face to face makes a bigger emotional impact and further strengthens their relationship with your organization. What better time is there to make your mission and work come to life? Who has your organization touched? What lives have you changed? Quick speech from leadership.

The Mission Statement and Why It's So Important

Seeking Grant Money Today

I've heard nonprofit colleagues refer to mission statements, in general, as b.s. I'm not a 'pie in the sky' or 'starry eyed' idealist about mission statements. Why do I think that mission statements can be this critical and valuable? Because I've seen the mission be just that; critical and invaluable to its organization.

Market like your mission depends on it

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

When we fall short of our mission, it hits our personal pocketbooks. I know we’re in it for the mission, not the money, but reward structures say a lot about our expectations. What do you reward at your organization? I work for an unusual nonprofit. The stakes are high, which brings out the best in people. Maybe we should.

The top 10 signs that it’s time to fire your employer

iMarketSmart

Does your organization stink? The organization has a weak case for support or it’s absent altogether. There’s no clear mission or vision. There are too many silos hindering cooperation or blatantly creating turf wars that serve the interests of some selfish employees but not the donors or the organization and its purpose.

19 reasons why nonprofit donor surveys are awesome

iMarketSmart

They help you uncover who was influential in tying your organization’s mission to a supporter’s life (and help you capture their name).