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.

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).

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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How to Get People to Share Your Nonprofit Video on Social Media

J Campbell Social Marketing

You’ve undoubtedly heard that to amplify your nonprofit marketing, you need a strategy to create and share great videos on your website and social media channels. Follow these tips to see your nonprofit video spread like wildfire! Live Streaming Video for Nonprofits.

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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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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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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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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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

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 ?

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

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

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

NAMEIT! Podcast: Why women have a harder time getting nonprofit leadership roles

Wild Woman Fundraising

In this interview with Aaron Levine, who has a master’s in sociology from Portland State University, we discuss what hegemonic masculinity is- and how it manifests in our nonprofits. Inequality in the nonprofit sector is REAL: Race to lead study. MeToo in Nonprofit Work.

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.

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.

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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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.

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.

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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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

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators – July 5, 2019

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I, too, am not taking a long weekend after the holiday so I can bring you the best articles, posts, tips, and more from around the world of nonprofit marketing and fundraising. Interested in a social media ambassador program for your nonprofit?

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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.

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?

The 6 Scariest Monsters Nonprofit Fundraisers Are Facing This Halloween

EveryAction

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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Five Features Every Nonprofit Annual Report Should Include

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

We really push for you to create a shorter, more visual nonprofit annual report here as opposed to long print reports. But whether you have an infographic, a video, a 4-page, or a 40-page annual report, there are five elements essential to a successful nonprofit annual report. If you are looking to go shorter with your nonprofit annual report, be sure you also follow these 7 Planning Steps for a Short Annual Report. Need some inspiration for your nonprofit annual report?

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7 Nonprofits Fighting for Immigrant Rights

EveryAction

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.

5 Visual Marketing Tips for Small Nonprofits

J Campbell Social Marketing

Adding great visuals to their social media and marketing content is much easier said than done for many nonprofits. What if your nonprofit does not have fantastic photos that showcase your clients and your work? This is now used by many smaller nonprofits, such as Hart Countryside.

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Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators – June 28, 2019

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Before we get to the best articles, posts, tips, and more from around the world of nonprofit marketing and fundraising, I wanted to remind you about our Summer All-Access Pass Sale. As well as Top 10 TED Talks for Nonprofit Leaders. Toups Meatery. New Orleans, LA It’s Friday!

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A new web series on nonprofit leadership that we launched

Wild Woman Fundraising

Last year I spent some time interviewing some of the best nonprofit experts I know on sponsorships, monthly giving, major gifts, board fundraising, planning for the future, getting better fundraising metrics, and more. I figured the landscape in our nonprofits was changing.

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators – May 24, 2019

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Sit back and relax as we wind down the week with the best articles, posts, tips, and more from around the world of nonprofit marketing and fundraising. Rachel Muir tells you How to Survive Nonprofit Founder’s Syndrome. Find out Why Your Nonprofit Needs a Brand Book.

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Here's 28 Reasons Why Your Nonprofit Should Switch to EveryAction

EveryAction

Thousands of nonprofits use EveryAction every day to raise money, manage offline fundraising through pledges and grants, send emails, run nonprofit digital advocacy campaigns, and so much more. It's trusted by some of the largest nonprofits.

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.

The 2018 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

EveryAction

If you loved our 2017 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar get ready for our new, improved, and updated 2018 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!

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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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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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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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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5 Warning Signs Your Nonprofit Website Stinks

Wild Woman Fundraising

Are you worried your nonprofit website could be better? When you look at your nonprofit website, ask yourself, what’s the number one action you want people to take? So with these goals in mind, how can you tell if your nonprofit website stinks?