NJ or NYC? Pls Join Me—Tues Oct 8

Getting Attention

AFP, New Jersey Chapter has invited me to guide participants to the right way to connect with supporters right now to spur them to give? Fundraising: Innovations & Research AFP New Jersey fundraising relevance rules speaking training Me and you, together in the same place? I’d love that. Let’s lunch and learn together!

Oct 131

Pls Help Now: From Post-Sandy NJ

Getting Attention

3) Community Food Bank of New Jersey (via Feeding America). 4) Covenent House New Jersey (sheltering youth and their babies in several NJ locations). I hope that this note finds you, and your family, safe and well post-Sandy. While the actual storm has passed, its effects are powerful here in NJ (we’re just outside NYC). I’m lucky. My family is safe and our home without power but untouched—but many others are not.

Help 174

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

3 Essential Elements of Nonprofit Storytelling That Persuades

J Campbell Social Marketing

Whether you are trying to get new members for your performing arts center, to entice people to adopt dogs and cats, or to create advocacy actions around climate change – you are in the business of persuasion. Humans of New York has established a brand that people trust and turn to for inspiration every day: View this post on Instagram. A post shared by Humans of New York (@humansofny) on Mar 31, 2019 at 9:46am PDT.

17 Fantastic Nonprofit Marketing Jobs—Take It Forward Tuesday

Getting Attention

New Opportunities. Director of Communications , The International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (New York, NY). Direct Response Digital Writer , Internal Rescue Committee (New York, NY). External Affairs Manager & New Jersey Outreach Manager , Small Business Majority (Northern or Central NJ). Marketing Manager , International Center for Photography (New York, NY).

Jobs 176

FINALLY REVEALED: Dr. Russell James’ secrets to conducting donor surveys


I can be ‘salesy’ Sorry, I blame it on the fact that I grew up in New Jersey. He’s back! And this time he’ll be talking about one of my favorite subjects — donor surveys. Sure, I’ve got some experience in this area. MarketSmart has been conducting surveys on behalf of hundreds of nonprofits in 4 countries around the world. I even conducted a very well attended webinar on the subject a few months ago. But I think people might be getting sick of me.

Survey 100

This Is Getting In Your Way—Strong Stories Will Help

Getting Attention

P.S. I’m just back from working with New Jersey fundraisers to build their storytelling skills at the regional AFP conference, and did the same last month for nonprofit communicators in Toledo, OH. It’s a simple equation, at least theoretically. Your goal is to change how people perceive, think, and give or act around your issue or cause. Connection is the lubricant for those changes. You have to connect to convince and convert.

Help 163

Great Nonprofit Marketing Jobs: Movin’ Up Monday

Getting Attention

New Opportunities. Marketing Assistant , Intrepid Air, Sea & Space Museum (New York, NY). Marketing Manager , Council for Economic Education (New York, NY). Project Coordinator , New Jersey Association for Infant Mental Health (Montclair, NJ). Please post your nonprofit marketing position here for full-time or part-time staff, consulting or internship opportunities. Communications Assistant , Food and Water Watch (Washington DC).

Jobs 147

Breaking Down Silos: Integrating Marketing and Fundraising Departments #17NTCteam

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Kim, Director of Communications at Harlem RBI & DREAM Charter School, Anysa Holder, Director of Marketing at Easterseals New Jersey, and Cindy Olnick, Director of Communications at Los Angeles Conservancy. Kivi was part of a fantastic session at last week’s Nonprofit Technology Conference called Breaking Down Silos: Integrating Marketing and Fundraising Departments. Kivi, along with Big Duck CEO Sarah Durham, led a panel that consisted of Hannah B.

Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Kristen Olsen

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Kristen Olsen is the Communications Manager for the Brain Injury Alliance of New Jersey, a statewide nonprofit organization dedicated to improving quality of life after brain injury, and offering the promise of a better tomorrow. I keep my routine short and sweet with a quick breakfast and off on my 5-minute commute to North Brunswick, New Jersey. Kristen Olsen.

How to Connect In a Whole New World

Getting Attention

But, as my daughter Charlotte said this morning as I woke her up to a house with power and heat (we’re in New Jersey, and had been without it for 1 1/2 weeks) and news of Obama’s victory, “It’s a whole new world.” ” No matter your political orientation or geographic location, it is a whole new world. And you have to connect in a new world way. Now that the elections are over, it’s time to move forward at full speed.

Are You a New or ?Accidental? Communications Director? Join Us Tomorrow

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

The Communications Director title is still a relatively new one in the sector, the job is constantly evolving, and just about everyone is making it up as they go. Kivi will be joined on this webinar by Anysa Holder, Assistant Vice President, Marketing and Communications, Easter Seals New Jersey and Thomas Negron, Consultant and former Communications Director of Catskill Animal Sanctuary. The post Are You a New or “Accidental” Communications Director?

To-Die-For Nonprofit Marketing Jobs: Monday Matters

Getting Attention

Communications Director Central Synagogue (New York, NY). New York, NY). Director of Development & Communications South Asian Youth Action (New York, NY). Director, Digital and Integrated Marketing UJA-Federation (New York, NY). Marketing and Communications Manager The Door (New York, NY). Marketing Communications Manager New Jersey Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons (Monmouth Junction, NJ).

Jobs 162

YOU! Nonprofit Communications Jobs

Getting Attention

Communications Manager , Young Women’s Leadership Network (New York, NY). Digital Communications Manager , The International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (New York, NY). Director of Communications , Planned Parenthood of Central and Greater Northern New Jersey, Inc. (Trenton, NJ). Donor Experience Manager, Donor Appreciation , Donorschoose.org (New York, NY). Program & Media Manager , Barnard College (New York, NY).

Jobs 149

Zig When They Zag to Spur Action (Nonprofit Case Study)

Getting Attention

I awoke yesterday morning to a 6″ topper of new snow here in New Jersey, adding to the 24″ already there. Give ‘em what they want in a new way, with a 180-take on relevance. Then we picked up the voice mail from 4:32 a.m., alerting us to a two-hour school delay. Ugh, it’s like Groundhog Day come to life. I think you see what I mean. After getting our daughter going on her homework project, I finally got to my desk and scanned my emails.

Timing is Everything in Nonprofit Marketing

Getting Attention

That’s the subject line of the email I just received from one of my favorite local charities — The Community Food Bank of New Jersey. Hunger-Free Families: Tell 10. It’s two days before Thanksgiving and food is top of mind for most of us, whether we’ll be cooking it or just eating it. So it’s the perfect time to be prompted to consider those who don’t have food.

Are you being tested?


In 2010, Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook founder and CEO) gave $100 million to help fix Newark, New Jersey’s failing school system. Teachers (especially their union) got pissed because they had to compete with those charter schools based on new accountability measures. Mark Zuckerberg’s big $100 million gift in 2010. His goal was to develop a model for fixing education throughout America’s urban communities.

Test 109

5 Creative Examples of Nonprofit Instagram Stories that Engage Supporters

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Stand Up To Cancer Stand Up To Cancer invited Instagram followers to a live Q&A with Sharon Jones to discuss her new documentary. PETA PETA invited Instagram followers behind the scenes to film a new PSA about the dangers of leaving your dog in a hot car. Guest Post By John Haydon Instagram Stories create an extra layer of visibility for your nonprofit – whenever you want that visibility. Like Snapchat and Messenger Stories , Instagram Stories last for 24 hours.

Friday Futures

Getting Attention

NEW OPPORTUNITIES. 5) Executive Director of Marketing , DKMS Americas (New York, NY). Junior Achievement of New Jersey (Princeton, NJ). 10) Marketing Manager , The Foundation Center (New York, NY). 13) Vice President of Marketing and Events , Hudson River Park Trust (New York, NY). Please post your nonprofit marketing position here for full-time or part-time staff, consulting or internship opportunities. Thanks!

6 Ways to Grow Your Email List with Facebook

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

John has spoken at the Nonprofit Technology Conference, New England Federation of Human Societies, New Media Expo, BBCon, Social Media 4 Nonprofits, AFP New Jersey, and various regional conferences throughout the United States and Canada. Guest Post By John Haydon If you’re like most nonprofits, Facebook is your top social network to engage supporters and increase awareness about your nonprofit.

List 200

Use Facebook Live to Raise Money For Your Nonprofit

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

John has spoken at the Nonprofit Technology Conference, New England Federation of Human Societies, New Media Expo, BBCon, Social Media 4 Nonprofits, AFP New Jersey, and various regional conferences throughout the United States and Canada. Guest Post By John Haydon You already know that Facebook Live lets any nonprofit live-stream fundraising events , breaking news, impact stories, and more, directly from their Facebook Page.

High Caliber Cause Marketing

Cause Related Marketing

Now cause marketing is lending a helping hand to the gun buyback program in Newark, New Jersey, a city of 275,000 about 10 miles west of Manhattan. Although violent crimes have been trending downward in the city for more than 10 years, it’s still about than 15 percent more violent than the United States as a whole and almost 200 percent more violent than the rest of New Jersey as a whole.

5 Tips + 25 Ideas + 3 Tools to Take Your Nonprofit Events Virtual In the Age of Coronavirus – #NPCOVID19

J Campbell Social Marketing

How do we as nonprofit professionals start thinking about raising money and connecting with supporters in a different way, in this new environment? . But first I want to check in with you as people, and give you some advice to help you navigate through this new reality. . Follow them at Arts New Orleans and Arts Market New Orleans to see more posts and stories. The coronavirus pandemic is sweeping across the globe.

Aging 209

My New Engagement Fundraising Podcast: The reviews are in!


Whenever I do something new, I get a little nervous. What if the New Jersey boy in me is too crass?” ” Those were my concerns before releasing my new podcast titled Engagement Fundraising (that’s the phrase I coined half a decade ago). The post My New Engagement Fundraising Podcast: The reviews are in! “Will they like it? Will they “get” it?

I Hate To Rain On Your Parade, But …

The Agitator

A major parade day when I was a kid in small town New Jersey … we kids got to march in our Scout uniforms or sport team uniforms. Our US readers are heading off today for a well-deserved three-day weekend, with the celebration of it’s-almost-summer Memorial Day. I had a choice, since I was both a Boy Scout and played shortstop for my Little League team, the Police (we didn’t have Sting). [We

Today's Dose of Anti-Cyncism

Cause Related Marketing

But Jamie has also turned his eye to the kids affected by Hurricane Sandy in New York and New Jersey, although it’s too soon to see how that will play out. Get ready to have your heart warmed. Last year, when he was six, Jamie Ashbourne of Jensen Beach, Fla., wanted to give some toys to less-fortunate kids at Christmas-time. But he found the whole process of donating unwrapped toys to kids he’d never meet somewhat joyless. That's the little fellow at the left.

Dec 116

Making Losers Into Winners

The Agitator

To the Secaucus, New Jersey landfill? Even The Agitator gets caught up in Super Bowl fever, although we still think of an ‘end run’ as something a good fundraiser pulls off when the boss says ‘No!’ ’ to a good idea. And a ‘double reverse’ is the trick play fundraising consultants run when they fail to meet projections.

Cause Related Marketing - Untitled Article

Cause Related Marketing

This handsome infographic on cause marketing comes courtesy of Carousel30, a digital agency with offices in Alexandria, Virginia, Princeton, New Jersey, and Raleigh, North Carolina. It highlights current opinion, both overseas and domestic, of the growth of the practice and the esteem with which cause marketing is held.

7 Common Donation Form Mistakes (And How to Avoid Them!) – Part 1

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Let’s take a look at an example: The Big Brothers Big Sisters chapter of Northern New Jersey includes a happy image at the top of their form to remind donors of why they’re giving. If we look back at the BBBS chapter of Northern New Jersey’s donation form, we’ll see that the text is emotionally appealing and reminds donors why they should give. Abby Jarvis.

Shape Messages that Spur Action (Case Study)

Getting Attention

Ask people on the New Jersey coastline if they are concerned about global warming, or another hurricane. Something not just to fight against, but to fight for: clean air and water, better food, new jobs, and less life-threatening weather events. Freelance communications strategist Jeremy Porter shares his knowhow in his e-newsletter , his blog (where this article first appeared) and via Twitter. For people to care about global warming it needs to be made relevant.

What’s Your Nonprofit’s Soundtrack?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Beth Ann is a fund development and communications associate with The Arc of Atlantic County (New Jersey). This sounded like a perfect way to procrastinate on book writing and still help a nonprofit out, so I spent some time scrolling through iTunes and offered some suggestions: Beautiful (Christina Aguilera), Unwritten (Natasha Bedingfield), New Soul (Yael Naim), Everyday (Dave Matthews Band), Waiting (Green Day), and Shine (Collective Soul).

Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Tiffany Magennis

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Tiffany Magennis is the Director of Communications for Haddonfield United Methodist Church in New Jersey. – This is when I often am called into offices to discuss new projects and publication ideas. Tiffany Magennis. Welcome to the latest installment in our series on the “Day in the Life” of nonprofit communicators, where we ask you to describe your day in your own words. We’d love to feature YOU in this series!

Download Dice’s Local Market Report on Charlotte


are willing to relocate to a new city for a job this year. Tech pros in New York and New Jersey also indicate notable interest in moving to Charlotte (with the cost of living much cheaper in the Queen City than Brooklyn or Manhattan, it’s not hard to understand why). Charlotte is well-known as a leader in the banking industry, where it consistently ranks in the top three of U.S. banking centers and employs tens of thousands in the financial services industry.

How @GlennEMartin of JustLeadershipUSA Tweets Like a Boss

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

He spent six years incarcerated in a New York State prison in the early 1990s. My account laid dormant for a while until I had a conversation with the former governor of New Jersey, Jim McGreevey. We got New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio to publicly say yes to closing the prison. For my September NPMG Tweet Like a Boss webinar, I connected with Glenn E.

Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Justyna Krygowska

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Integrated Design with a concentration in Communication Design and Design & Management from Parsons the New School for Design. Prior to joining AGF, Justyna worked at Rising Tide Capital where she helped revitalize underserved communities in New Jersey through microenterprise development. I update our website by adding our newest team member to the staff page and fill out a new health insurance form. Justyna Krygowska.

Shoe Changes Foot

The Nonprofit Consultant

A nonprofit in New Jersey has now made it its mission to get towns to get with the times and start merging : In New Jersey there are 566 towns. All of us in the nonprofit sector have heard the drumbeats over the last few years accompanying the chants of, "Merge! Merge! Merge!"

When Trying to Fundraise from Friends of Friends is a Complete Waste of Time

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

The standard advice is to come up with a cultivation campaign that introduces these new people to the organization over time and encourages them to become involved as a volunteer or donor on their own, directly with the nonprofit. For example, I recently donated to the Community Food Bank of New Jersey , because my friend Nancy Schwartz asked me to as part of her birthday celebration. Nancy is the sole reason that I donated to this food bank in New Jersey.

4-Step Escape from Groundhog Day Marketing

Getting Attention

In fact, it’s melting fast in the 50-degree sun right outside my New Jersey window. via GIPHY. Punxsutawney Phil predicted an early spring this morning, and I’m thrilled we’re not going to get stuck in the snow. Your marketing doesn’t have to stay stuck either. Instead, turn to comic genius Bill Murray for guidance on breaking out of your same old, same old marketing approach. He’ll help you take the rest of the year by storm.

How to Help Your Colleagues and Base Become Effective Messengers (Case Study)

Getting Attention

As a Jersey Girl , I was thrilled to hear that the New Jersey State Library was recently honored for outstanding marketing of its Tell Us Your Story advocacy campaign with a 2010 John Cotton Dana Award. Countless Jersey-ites who rely on public libraries for computers to aid in job searches, free summer programs for kids, books, DVDs a nd films stepped up to share their stories here.

Making Your Cause Marketing Promotion Clear and Understandable

Cause Related Marketing

In the fall of 2012 the New York Attorney General’s office released Five Best Practices for Transparent Cause Marketing. Case in point: This coming weekend June 28-29 Dave Matthews Band is doing a two-day concert at the Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden, New Jersey. For the Dave Matthews Band concert in Camden the nonprofit partner is the Food Bank of South Jersey. That produce will go to the Food Bank of South Jersey.”

An Early Favorite For the Worst Cause Marketing of 2012

Cause Related Marketing

But none are as weaselly as one from a New Jersey outfit called Active Energy Boost. In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, hundreds on what I call Instant-On cause marketing efforts have sprung up. Active Energy Boost is a line of energy drinks sold from self-liquidating point of sale displays.

Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator –

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Previously, she was the media relations manager at the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York City, and associate director of the New Jersey regional office of the Anti-Defamation League. Sherry S. Kirschenbaum. Here’s the latest installment in our series on the “Day in the Life” of nonprofit communicators, where we ask you to describe your day in your own words. Sherry S. Kirschenbaum is senior writer/media relations manager at Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ.

Does the phrase “tax deductible” kill donations?

Fundraising Coach

While there, I turned on WDHA, a rock station in New Jersey. Last night my flight home to Maine was cancelled, presumably due to the manhunt in Boston. So I got to spend more time in NJ. In the midst of a commercial break, I heard an add about an organization that helped people get employment. It was a compelling story and when they said, “Your generousity makes this possible”, I realized the organization was a nonprofit. But I think they blew it. Here’s why.

Gambling With Your Pink Ribbon Cause Marketing

Cause Related Marketing

This post was prompted by a raffle… the mildest of games of chance… that took place at Longevity Pilates in Verona, New Jersey. It’s older than bingo in the basement of the local parish and, if you get the offer right, an all-but-certain money raiser. Except that adding gambling to your pink ribbon cause marketing promotion is also almost certainly a mistake.