How to Stage a Successful Virtual News Conference

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

The nonprofit One Warm Coat used a virtual news conference to kick off its annual winter coat drive campaign. Advantages of Virtual News Conferences. Virtual news conferences offer several clear advantages over traditional, in-person events.

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Tips for Nonprofit News Writing

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

News Writing is one of the seven writing styles that all nonprofit communicators should master. In the world of nonprofit comms superlatives, news writing wins for the “Writing Style Used Most Often When It Shouldn’t Be.” ” Too often, nonprofits write about their issues, programs, and events in a straight news style when they would be better served by using storytelling , donor-centered copywriting , or lifestyle writing.

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Social Media and News Nonprofits

Social Media Bird Brain

From PEW Research PEW Research has come out with a new study that shows refinement of the data coming through about how news is distributed via social media. While Facebook remains a place that a lot of people pick up news from, the new data shows that those people don''t look at that news in an in-depth way, so if you''re wanting to get people more involved with the news you have to share, news Pew Research Center Small nonprofit social media

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Is Facebook Getting Rid of the News Feed? What Nonprofit Marketers Need to Know

J Campbell Social Marketing

Cox helped design the very first iterations of the Facebook News Feed (which people HATED in the very beginning, remember that ?) The big, hairy, audacious problem with the News Feed is that the spread of information is based on the algorithm. Benedict Evans wrote: “Much like moving from Windows to cloud and ChromeOS, you could see getting rid of News Feed as an attempt to remove the problem rather than patch it. What do you think it means for the News Feed?

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?? Breaking News: Changes Coming to the Facebook Donate Button ??

J Campbell Social Marketing

Breaking News: Changes Coming to the Facebook Donate Button ?? Did you get an email from Facebook letting you know that the call-to-action button on your nonprofit Facebook Page is going to be changed and/or eliminated? Several of my clients and colleagues received this email and asked me what it means. Facebook is removing the ability for nonprofit Pages to use their “Donate” buttons to link to external websites.

Avoid These 10 Mistakes to Get More News Coverage

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Flickr Creative Commons photo by Jeff Eaton Many nonprofit communicators have a similar complaint about the news media. And, quite often, it’s because you’re sending news releases that fail to capture the imagination of reporters and editors. If you want to get better results, consider giving your news releases a makeover. Many news releases fail to hit the mark because the lead is either way too long or repeats (sometimes verbatim) the headline.

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Great News, Great Time to Ask

Getting Attention

It seems easiest to just send a quick victory email sharing the great news and linking to more detail on the win. Here’s my response to a fantastic question raised by one of our colleague nonprofit communicators this week. Eager to hear your thoughts ! Q: Should I include an ask in announcing a big win? Tomorrow we’ll email supporters to celebrate a recent victory.

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Work Our Audience-Driven News Climate

Getting Attention

In their day, legendary journalists like Ben Bradlee of The Washington Post essentially defined the day’s news for their audiences. But today it’s a different story—Increasingly, audience interests shape journalists’ decisions on what’s news. Other examples abound, affecting news, feature, and opinion coverage. How the News Is Changing, and Why You Should Care. Today’s news consumers also talk back through their online activity.

Facebook’s Latest News Feed Changes: What Nonprofits Can Do

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

In case you haven’t heard, Facebook is changing what you see on your news feed. According to Facebook’s Head of News Feed, Adam Mosseri : Because space in News Feed is limited, showing more posts from friends and family and updates that spark conversation means we’ll show less public content, including videos and other posts from publishers or businesses. However, it’s important to keep in mind that Facebook is much more than organic posts in the News Feed.

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Nonprofit Branding: & the Good News is….

NonProfit Branding

The good news is that we finally got past last Fall’s Colorado Flood Disaster. Now we’ll resume regular blog posts. You’ll note that the blog is now organized into five ever-evolving content libraries. The one I think will be most cool and most fun is The SNARK TANK! We begin posting new content next week. But […]. Fun Stuff Uncategorized brand management branding crisis communications nonprofit branding Nonprofit marketing VisABILITY

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Good and Bad News: Communicators More Strategic, But Less Focused

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

That’s the good news! But when we asked about the ability to focus on the implementation of the strategy, we see some bad news. I just pulled some preliminary data from our 2017 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report Survey. Staff from about 400 nonprofits have participated so far ( add your voice now , please!). About 35% of participants say that the “extent to which strategy drives our communications work” is either somewhat better or much better.

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Cable News Fundraisers

The Agitator

Is there a similarity between cable news and the way some nonprofits operate? In Cable News Seth Godin wonders: “What if the fear and maiaise and anger isn’t merely being reported by cable news… “What if it’s being caused by cable news?” Tom’s Does Your Fundraising Depend on Urgency posted last week would suggest so.

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Rhode Island News

Fundraising Breakthroughs

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Newport Rhode Island News

Fundraising Breakthroughs

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Rhode Island News Channel

Fundraising Breakthroughs

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Good news Wednesday

Sea Change Strategies

Home baked lasagna and a ton of good news. Over a table of delicious home-baked lasagna, a close friend spurred the party to go around the table and have each of us report on some good news that happened in our professional worlds during the past week. Good news? And of course, we all witnessed the tragic news in Boston and West, Texas last week. What good news could we possibly report? The good news was contagious.

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Can’t Get Coverage? 5 Ways to Make Your Own News

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Unlike reported news stories, op-eds are opinion pieces that are written by those who aren’t on the staff of a newspaper, magazine or website. Newsjacking’ is the practice of using a hot item in the news to help generate media coverage for your organization. 5 Ways to Make Your Own News appeared first on Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog. Flickr Creative Commons photo by Steve Bustin. The pursuit of meaningful media coverage is often a frustrating one for nonprofits.

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Newport News Rhode Island

Fundraising Breakthroughs

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??BREAKING NEWS??#GivingTuesday Announces Day of Fundraising & Action in Response to Coronavirus – #GivingTuesdayNow #NPCOVID19

J Campbell Social Marketing

BREAKING NEWS??#GivingTuesday In response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19, GivingTuesday is hosting #GivingTuesdayNow, a global day of giving and unity, set to take place on May 5, 2020. The day is designed to drive an influx of generosity, citizen engagement, business and philanthropy activation, and support for communities and nonprofits around the world.

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Newport News Rhode Island Chalet

Fundraising Breakthroughs

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Rhode Island News

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Newport News Rhode Island

Fundraising Breakthroughs

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Rhode Island News Papers

Fundraising Breakthroughs

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Rhode Island News Papers

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News Rhode Island

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How to Get Your Nonprofit Into the News During the Holidays

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Some newspapers and TV news programs even take the step of running series that profile local heroes or charities. News outlets are often looking for interesting human interest stories during the holidays — and, in some cases, year-round. But smart organizations are also planning ahead for another year-end tradition: increased coverage of charities during the holidays.

Pawtucket Rhode Island News

Fundraising Breakthroughs

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Rhode Island News

Fundraising Breakthroughs

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News Flash … Emotion Works!

The Agitator

Along with your general avalanche of year-end online fundraising messages, I hope you’re including video to sell your story. December should deliver a boatload of compelling video fundraisers to eager donors! And in case you’re wondering what makes for a compelling video — one so impressive it will not only elicit a gift but also be widely shared by the recipient — here’s an article from the New Republic aiming to shed light.

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The Agitator's agitating news


Earlier this week, The Agitator came out with a survey of "Fundraising Vital Signs"-asked its fundraising readers to give input on the "state of the business." Basic summary of how fundraisers and the agencies who service them are feeling about our prospects? Gloomy with gusting winds of cloudiness, and panic watches in effect." Prospecting is down (gasp!) and expected to stay that way.

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The Difference Between Making the News and Being the News


According to the website, aggregates the best research news from a number of top universities (see image below for the list). But here’s the best part: Rather than try to get their research in the news, they have become the news. So, I say, bravo to the universities of, you’ve gone from trying to make the news–to becoming the news. How we communicate is evolving–don’t think about how you can make the news.

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Revamping Your E-News Sign-Up Box

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Here’s the signup box from the Humane Society of the United States , promising the latest news and action alerts: Here’s one from Network for Good , offering free tips with a clear benefit (improving your fundraising): Let Them See a Sample. If you want website visitors to sign up for your email newsletter, you have to make it easy and give them a compelling reason to do so. Let’s look at a few ways to do more than just say “sign up for the newsletter.&#.

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Your Email Marketing and E-News Questions…Answered! [FREE WEBINAR]

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

You have questions about how to use email to engage your supporters. Kivi has answers. During our FREE WEBINAR next week, Kivi will answer: 30 Email Marketing Questions in 30 Minutes. Wednesday, April 5, 2017. 1:00 p.m. ET (10:00 a.m. Pacific). Recording available if you can’t attend live, but you must register before the webinar begins. SUBMIT YOUR QUESTION NOW. Do you have questions about: Open rates? Strategies? Design? Goals?

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Good News For A Friday

The Agitator

If your organization regularly beats 29%, this is a good news Friday! Just saw a brief analysis from Constant Contact of what gets emails opened. And it turns out that, as an industry, the nonprofit sector generates the highest open rates, with an average of 29%. Within the nonprofit sector, this study unfortunately only breaks out religious organisations which lead the way with 38% average open rates, and then medical services/associations at 32%.

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Your E-News and Social Media Should Get Married. Really.

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

If your nonprofit is still doing an e-newsletter over here and doing social media over there , as if they were two people who only occasionally glance at each other from across the room, you have some matchmaking to do. It’s time to marry your e-newsletter and social media strategies. Think about it: for most nonprofits, email and social media are the two primary channels through which you regularly update your community of program participants, supporters, and other important influencers.

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NEWS FLASH: Most of your supporters don’t really want to be in your legacy society


The post NEWS FLASH: Most of your supporters don’t really want to be in your legacy society appeared first on MarketSmart | . But, oddly, that’s the first thing fundraisers offer legacy gift prospects and those who have disclosed their legacy gift intentions. . The next most popular offer is a pin. I think these offers are pretty lame. Most of your supporters don’t really want to be in your legacy society.

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A reflection on the reporting of “breaking news” during the Boston Manhunt

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

The focus of this post is merely to share a few thoughts on how I found myself tracking these events as they were unfolding and how the reporting and consumption of breaking news continues to undergo a massive transformation. In the pre-social media past, most news junkies such as myself would tune into a breaking news channel (e.g. Not so much for the commentary as for the fact that these large news networks simply had the most resources (i.e.

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A Simple Guide to Injecting Colorful Quotes Into Your News Release

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

The good news is that you have an opportunity to stand out in this sea of mediocrity. Recently, we discussed the importance of a strong nut graph — perhaps the most overlooked element of a well-crafted news release. Most news releases include at least one quote from an official with the organization that is issuing the release. Quotes typically appear no earlier than the third paragraph of a release, often to give context to the news that the release is announcing.

Nonprofit Branding News – Why the YMCA Is Now the Y

Getting Attention

Nonprofit marketing news doesn’t usually make the grade! In case you haven’t heard, the YMCA is now the Y. And believe it or not, the story is covered in the first section of today’s New York Times. According to Kate Coleman, the Y’s chief marketing officer, this name change is motivated by the Y’s desire to use a name more closely matched with its mission and emphasizes the impact its programs have on youth, healthy living and communities.

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Bad News From Breaking Bad

The Agitator

You’ve heard the old chestnut: ‘No publicity is bad publicity’ Well, the folks at the National Cancer Coalition are re-thinking that one! This ‘charity’ was recently listed as #21 on the “ America’s Worst Charities ” rankings by the Tampa Bay Times and The Center for Investigative Reporting. OK, by any definition, that’s not good publicity.

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Good News On 'Haiti' Campaign Fees

Blue Sky Collaborative

Looks like the big cell phone carriers will be waiving their fees for the Haiti texts. It's unclear what those fees actually are. Is it the fee for the text or a fee for processing the transaction or both? link].

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Are e-News Subscribers Worth The Effort?

The Agitator

elections, I received tons of emails from groups urging me to subscribe to their action updates, bulletins, latest news, etc. In his post Welcoming E-News Subscribers Sean does some. Following the U.S. I did. But in doing so I vowed I would track the follow-up of the various organizations to see how well they did in persuading me to do more than simply sign up. And, of course, I wondered just whether all this post-election activity was worth the effort in terms of fundraising.

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Donor Retention: Good News And Poor Excuses

The Agitator

Although we’re far from breaking out the champagne in celebration of universal recognition that holding on to donors is an essential activity, the new Boomerang survey, The State of Donor Retention , contains some good news. At last! I’m pleased to report that there seems to be some evidence that more and more fundraisers are paying attention to the issue of donor retention.

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