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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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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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!

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.

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).

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.

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

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

The Nonprofit Fundraising Strategic Plan Guide

EveryAction

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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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.

5 Creative Examples of Nonprofit Instagram Stories that Engage Supporters

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Guest Post By John Haydon Instagram Stories create an extra layer of visibility for your nonprofit – whenever you want that visibility. What are the benefits of Instagram Stories for nonprofit communications and fundraising? Nonprofit Social Media Instagram

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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5 Social Media Video Tips for Nonprofits

J Campbell Social Marketing

What if I told you that Google did a study around year-end giving that discovered that a whopping 57% of people who watch a video for a nonprofit go on to make a donation ? . How can nonprofits best capitalize on this in-the-moment, off-the-cuff, social media video trend? .

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

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.

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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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 ?

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

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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Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators – October 4, 2019

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Despite the weather still feeling like summer where I live, I have pushed through the heat to bring you the best articles, posts, tips, and more from around the world of nonprofit marketing and fundraising. Nonprofit Training Opportunities for You. Town Branch Distillery. Lexington, KY.

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

For those needing some inspiration today, watch these Five TED Talks for Nonprofit Professionals. Then learn more about Facebook’s Fundraising Tools in Nonprofits! Nonprofit Training. Mixed Links Nonprofit CommunicationsPlonk, Missoula, MT. Good afternoon, friends!

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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

3 Nonprofit Email Unsubscribe Pages That Might Inspire You

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Here are three examples of nonprofit email unsubscribe pages that I think do a great job. The post 3 Nonprofit Email Unsubscribe Pages That Might Inspire You appeared first on Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog.

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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?

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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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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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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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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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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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?

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators – September 27, 2019

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Are you ready for the best articles, posts, tips, and more from around the world of nonprofit marketing and fundraising? It’s time for Mixed Links… Rachel Muir visits Bloomerang to show you How to Survive Nonprofit Founder’s Syndrome. Kris’ house. Auburn, AL.

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.

Makers and Nonprofit Marketers

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Does it seem like a lot of nonprofit communications and marketing people spend their spare time as makers? The post Makers and Nonprofit Marketers appeared first on Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog. Culture of Communications Nonprofit Communications Professional DevelopmentI’ve noticed something, and I’d like to know if you’ve noticed it too.

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.

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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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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Nonprofit Communications Confidential: Bosses

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

We’ll probably tackle the subject of bosses a few times in Nonprofit Communications Confidential ! Read Kivi’s post from last week, The Delinquents and Fusterclucks of Nonprofit Marketing , to see what we are working on to help you out with these situations.

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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Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Check out Sandy Rees’ 10 Tips for Rocking Your Next Nonprofit Speaking Gig. Classy shares 4 Steps to Better Nonprofit Infographics. Julia Claire Campbell walks you though How to Do Social Media Spring Cleaning at Your Nonprofit. Nonprofit Training.

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Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators – #19NTC Edition

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

New Orleans, LA Sadly I am not at the Nonprofit Technology Conference in Portland this year. Learn more and Register The post Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators – #19NTC Edition appeared first on Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog. Meril’s.

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Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Try these 33 Things Nonprofit Boards Can Discuss (When No Strategic Plan Is In Place) from Jay Love at Bloomerang. In other (not very surprising) board news, Nonprofit Boards Don’t Resemble Rest of America. Nonprofit Training. Mixed Links Nonprofit Communications

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