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.” Nonprofit PR Nonprofit Writing

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Conversion Copywriting Tips for Nonprofits

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Conversion copywriting is one of the seven writing styles that all nonprofit communications pros should master. For example, Donate Now has become the default conversion call-to-action for nonprofit fundraising pages. Nonprofit Hub suggests these power words for nonprofits: Imagine, Investment, You, Quick, Easy, Hassle-Free, Because, Difference, Hurry, Introducing. Nonprofit Writing Online WritingWhen you want someone to do something, you have to ask.

The 2019 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

EveryAction

If you loved our 2018 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar get ready for our new, improved, and updated 2019 calendar! We've searched far and wide for the best and brightest nonprofit conferences from all around the country! Nonprofit Management. Nonprofit Technology, and more!

Nonprofit Editorial Calendar FAQs

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Editorial calendars are essential tools for nonprofit communications staff, and we’ve got answers to your questions about them. The “How Much and How Good” Grid for Nonprofit Communications My Five Rules for Repurposing Your Content Building an Editorial Calendar Based on Stories Three Drivers for Nonprofit Editorial Calendars My Editorial Calendar Keeps Getting Blown Up. Here are the editorial calendar software trends for nonprofits in 2019.

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Enough with the Pointless Nonprofit Storytelling

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Richard Maxwell and Robert Dickman All of the five words I have in bold are essential to nonprofit storytelling success. Your stories need to help people see how their relationship with and support of your nonprofit transform the world (that’s why nonprofits exist).

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators – September 20, 2019

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I have had a very long week and am ready to kick off the weekend with the best articles, posts, tips, and more from around the world of nonprofit marketing and fundraising. This week we talk blogs, nonprofit data security, making your day a little better, and more. New Orleans, LA.

Median Salaries for Nonprofit Communications Directors

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Curious if your salary as a nonprofit communications director is in line with what others are making? There’s a huge range depending on the size of your nonprofit and where you live. nonprofit communications directors in the 2019 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report.

Let’s Find the Best Nonprofit Blogs

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

The quest is on to find the best nonprofit blogs. With apologies to amazing voices such as Vu Le and Beth Kanter (and the founder of Nonprofit Marketing Guide, Kivi Leroux Miller), this search doesn’t include those who write blogs about nonprofits. This is an effort to find great blogs produced by nonprofits themselves. And as I work and speak with nonprofit communicators, they’re often looking for examples of how their peers are using blogs.

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Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators – September 13, 2019

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Nothing spooky about the best articles, posts, tips, and more from around the world of nonprofit marketing and fundraising though! The Nonprofit Alliance shares 13 fundraising mistakes to avoid. Find out How to attract the best volunteers for your nonprofit. Asheville, NC.

The Nonprofit Fundraising Strategic Plan Guide

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The Nonprofit Fundraising Strategic Plan Guide explores the fundraising planning process and breaks down each of the necessary elements that will allow you and your team to elevate your next campaign. The Best Nonprofit Digital Campaigns Collection (EveryAction).

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Objectives for Your Nonprofit Communications Plan

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

In previous posts, I’ve shared with you the twelve most common nonprofit marketing and communications goals and the twelve most common nonprofit marketing and communications strategies. Objectives are the SMART steps you take to achieve a strategy, and at Nonprofit Marketing Guide, we prefer to define SMART as Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Resourced, and Time-Bound. Measuring Success Nonprofit Communications Nonprofit Marketing Strategy

10 Top Takeaways from the Nonprofit Social Media Summit

J Campbell Social Marketing

The very first Nonprofit Social Media Summit was held on August 29th at Babson College, near Boston, MA – and what a day it was!! Let us know in the comments if your city would be interested in hosting a nonprofit-focused social media summit in 2020 … #IAmHere #Boston #TeamStrub.

12 Communications Strategies for Nonprofits

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

You set goals, like these twelve communications goals for nonprofits , including community engagement, raising awareness of issues, and fundraising. Unfortunately, if you spend much time searching for nonprofit communications strategies what you most often find is content about goals or tactics. So, I put some time in sorting through and narrowing down the 12 communications strategies that I most often see effective nonprofits using. Nonprofit Marketing Strategy

27 Communications and Marketing Tactics for Nonprofits

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

In previous posts, we’ve shared the most common marketing and communications goals , strategies , and objectives for nonprofits. Instead, here are the 27 communications tactics that are most useful for nonprofits. This is a specific type of content that’s very effective for nonprofits. The post 27 Communications and Marketing Tactics for Nonprofits appeared first on Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog. Nonprofit Marketing Plans and Strategie

Use Facebook Live to Raise Money For Your Nonprofit

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

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. But did you know that Facebook lets nonprofits add a donate button to their Facebook Live broadcast ?

Sizzling Nonprofit Marketing Jobs

Getting Attention

There are so many dedicated nonprofit jobs sources, that this feature is no longer necessary. Nonprofit Marketing & Communications Jobs—July 14, 2015. Nonprofit Marketing & Communications Jobs—June 22, 2015. Nonprofit Marketing & Communications Jobs—June 15, 2015.

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Social Fundraising Best Practices for Nonprofits

J Campbell Social Marketing

And how can small nonprofits start their own programs to recruit and mobilize social fundraisers for their cause? Learn more about the Nonprofit Social Media Summit and get your ticket! . What is social fundraising? What makes it so powerful?

Five Content Marketing Strategy Essentials for Nonprofits

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

The 2019 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report found that the most successful nonprofit communicators were putting significantly more emphasis on content marketing than less effective organizations. For the most effective nonprofits, 24% consider content marketing an essential strategy, with only 5% saying it’s a low priority. Clearly, nonprofits have some work to do to embrace content marketing fully and to get the most out of this strategy.

Goals for Internal Communications at Nonprofits

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Nearly 40% of nonprofit communications staff say that internal communications to other staff and the board are an essential or high priority. Only 10% of nonprofit comms staff said that internal communications is not a priority for them at all.

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Level Up Your Nonprofit Marketing [FREE Webinar This Week]

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

At Nonprofit Marketing Guide, we’ve been training, coaching, and researching nonprofit communications directors and teams for more than 15 years. Beginner: You are new to nonprofit marketing and need an introduction to basic concepts. Nonprofit Training

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Newsjacking for Nonprofits

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos set the nonprofit world ablaze earlier this month by tweeting a “request for ideas” about how to direct his charitable giving. For most nonprofits, news about government budgets and policy can have implications for their causes and the people they serve.

Editorial Calendar Software – Trends for Nonprofits

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

What software should you use for your nonprofit editorial calendar? Find out what everyone else is using for their nonprofit's editorial calendar software. Posted by Nonprofit Marketing Guide on Thursday, March 7, 2019 Can’t see the video player? Download your free copy of the 2019 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report too. The post Editorial Calendar Software – Trends for Nonprofits appeared first on Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog.

Hot Topics in September: Nonprofit Writing and Marketing Bequests

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Here’s what’s happening this month at Nonprofit Marketing Guide… Online Training: You can attend all of our training webinars below with an All-Access Pass. September 10 & 12: Mastering the 7 Styles of Writing Every Nonprofit Communicator Should Know*.

2015 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

We’ve officially released the 2015 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report and infographic. Nonprofit Communications Trends 2015 communications marketing nonprofit trends It’s here!

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Making the Editing Process Smoother at Your Nonprofit

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

If the process of getting copy edited and approved is a bit of a nightmare at your nonprofit — or it’s just not as simple and efficient as it should be, you aren’t alone! Content Creation Process Nonprofit Writing Team Culture

What Software to Use for a Nonprofit Editorial Calendar

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

An editorial calendar is an essential tool for all nonprofit communications directors. We know that the most effective nonprofits use one consistently and that 80% of nonprofits use some sort of editorial calendar. Nonprofit Editorial Calendars

Follow These 7 Tips to Improve Your Nonprofit’s Media Relations ROI

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

And this year’s report — which surveyed 1,999 journalists — includes a number of takeaways that are valuable to nonprofit communicators who work with the media. This will ultimately help you too, since you can focus your efforts on stories and relationships that matter most to your nonprofit.

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How to Coach Others to Be Better Nonprofit Writers

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Writing for nonprofits is different than writing for other kinds of organizations. We are often trying to accomplish many different things with nonprofit content, and depending on the goal and the intended reader, the style of writing will change. Nonprofit Writing coaching editing

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How to Choose a PR Firm for Your Nonprofit

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Photo credit: gotcredit.com For many smaller and mid-sized nonprofits, media relations isn’t a stand-alone function. For many nonprofits, finding a consultant or freelancer can be a daunting task. And some firms specialize in working with nonprofits and foundations.

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OMG Nonprofit Communications Jobs

Getting Attention

Post YOUR comms job here —nonprofits, grantmakers, B Corps & vendors serving nonprofits. Nonprofit Marketing & Communications Jobs—May 11, 2015. Nonprofit Marketing & Communications Jobs—May 4, 2015. Nonprofit Marketing & Communications Jobs—April 28, 2015.

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Nonprofit Email Newsletter Best Practices and Tips

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Got nonprofit email newsletter questions? Do I have to do a nonprofit email newsletter? How to Raise Your E-Newsletter Open Rate [Results from Our Experiment] When to Stop Snail Mailing and Emailing People, Part I What content should I put in my nonprofit email newsletter? Here are a couple of makeovers for you: Nonprofit E-Newsletter Before and After: Cornerstone Prep Click Me: An E-Newsletter Makeover with Mission India How do we get people to open the email newsletter?

Great Nonprofit Marketing Jobs

Getting Attention

Please post YOUR nonprofit marketing job here. Nonprofit Marketing & Communications Jobs—January 12, 2015. Nonprofit Marketing & Communications Jobs—January 6, 2015. Nonprofit Marketing & Communications Jobs—December 22, 2014.

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Imagine! Nonprofit Marketing Jobs

Getting Attention

Please post YOUR nonprofit marketing job here. Nonprofit Marketing & Communications Jobs—January 26, 2015. Nonprofit Marketing & Communications Jobs—January 20, 2015. Nonprofit Marketing & Communications Jobs—January 12, 2015.

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Crazy Great Nonprofit Communications Jobs

Getting Attention

Post YOUR comms job here —nonprofits, grantmakers, B Corps & vendors serving nonprofits. Nonprofit Marketing & Communications Jobs—June 1, 2015. Nonprofit Marketing & Communications Jobs—May 18, 2015. Nonprofit Marketing & Communications Jobs—May 11, 2015.

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Change! Nonprofit Marketing Jobs

Getting Attention

Post YOUR comms job here —nonprofits, grantmakers, B Corps & vendors serving nonprofits. Nonprofit Marketing & Communications Jobs—May 18, 2015. Nonprofit Marketing & Communications Jobs—May 11, 2015. Nonprofit Marketing & Communications Jobs—May 4, 2015.

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Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Highlight what you do to a new audience on Instagram by taking the Nonprofit Baton. Nonprofit Training. October 20: Nonprofit Q&A Panel: Branding and Graphic Design. October 25: The Happy Healthy Marketer: Self-Care for Nonprofit Marketers (FREE!).

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How to Market and Promote Your Nonprofit Giving Day

J Campbell Social Marketing

Welcome to the seventh episode of Nonprofit Social Media Nerds , where we discuss and demo social media tools, tech, tips, and tricks. My fellow Nonprofit Social Media Nerd is certified Social Media Strategist Josh Hirsch , the Director of Mission and Communication for Susan G.

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

While normally everyone is telling you how awesome it is to be on social media, Nonprofit Tech for Good shares 12 Not-So-Great Realities About Nonprofits and Social Media. Beth Kanter asks Do You Work for A Nonprofit That Promotes A Culture of Wellbeing in the Workplace?

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What Goes into a Nonprofit Marketing and Communications Plan or Strategy?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Ever been asked to create a marketing strategy or a communications plan for your nonprofit without any further guidance? Right or wrong, marketing and communications are often used interchangeably in the nonprofit sector. appeared first on Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog.

The 6 Scariest Monsters Nonprofit Fundraisers Are Facing This Halloween

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This October 31 st , it’s not ghosts and ghouls that most nonprofit fundraisers are worried about. Rising email spam rates Many nonprofits depend on email as the backbone of their digital fundraising programs. fundraising nonprofit tools

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5 Clever Online Engagement Ideas for Nonprofits

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Get inspired by these real nonprofit digital engagements! Social Media Takeovers: 6 Nonprofits That Gave It Up for Good. Test Your Communications Smarts With These 16 Nonprofit Quizzes — and Emails to Match! Hashtags for Every Day of the Week (Nonprofit Edition).

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7 Nonprofits Fighting for Immigrant Rights

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campaigns Nonprofit SeriesThere are nearly 800,000 people protected under Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). DACA paved the way for these children of immigrants to obtain work authorization and relief from deportation, enabling them to go on to universities and build careers and families. With the announcement of DACA’s repeal, the program has stopped accepting new applications.

Nonprofit Communications Confidential: Receptionists

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

You might also find yourself in this situation, shared with us by a nonprofit communicator through our newest spin on our Day in the Life blog series. Share it with us below: Loading… Day in the Life Nonprofit CommunicationsReceptionists can be a lifeline for your organization.