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.

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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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

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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Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Madeline Kronenberg

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Madeline Kronenberg Welcome to the latest installment in our series on the “Day in the Life” of nonprofit communicators! Tell us what you do in a typical day as a nonprofit communications pro by filling out the form below.

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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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

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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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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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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!

Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Jennifer Peifer

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Jennifer Peifer Welcome to the latest installment in our series on the “Day in the Life” of nonprofit communicators! Jennifer Peifer has worked in nonprofit communications for close to 20 years.

What Facebook’s Shift to Privacy Means for Nonprofit Marketers

J Campbell Social Marketing

And what does it mean for nonprofit social media managers, who have built up communities on the site, and who attempt to connect with fans and followers every day? 5 steps nonprofit marketers can take to cope with Facebook’s shift to privacy: 1) Don’t panic.

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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Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators – May 17, 2019

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

It’s time for the best articles, posts, tips, and more from around the world of nonprofit marketing and fundraising. But be you know these 10 mobile marketing mistakes nonprofits must avoid. The Hound. Auburn, AL Good afternoon! (Or

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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.

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

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?

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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Yours? Nonprofit Communications Jobs

Getting Attention

Please post YOUR nonprofit marketing job here. Nonprofit Marketing & Communications Jobs—February 9, 2015. Nonprofit Marketing & Communications Jobs—February 2, 2015. Nonprofit Marketing & Communications Jobs—January 26, 2015.

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The Future of Social Media for Nonprofits? Here’s What I Think

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I’ve been doing a ton of research and thinking about social media strategies for nonprofits, especially those of you without dedicated social media staff, ahead of the two new webinars I am teaching in April: Social Media Strategies for Nonprofits that Won’t Waste Your Time. What's the Future of Social Media for Nonprofits? Posted by Nonprofit Marketing Guide on Tuesday, March 26, 2019 Here’s the link to the video if you don’t see the player.

Why Stories Are Important for Nonprofits

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

“A story is a fact, wrapped in an emotion that compels us to take an action that transforms our world.” – Richard Maxwell and Robert Dickman in The Elements of Persuasion Starting in March, I will share more on how to write stories, but today we get down to the basics in case storytelling isn’t a priority at your nonprofit: Why Stories Work Easier to remember. Stories also work for nonprofits because they come in all shapes, sizes and forms.

How to Amplify Your Nonprofit’s Message

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

The post How to Amplify Your Nonprofit’s Message appeared first on Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog. You want others to get the word out about you and your cause. You want them to be talking about you. It’s the start of going viral – the holy grail of marketers everywhere. Everyone wants to know how to make that happen. There are lots of articles out there about upping your chances of being the next big hit on the Internet.

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YOU! Nonprofit Communications Jobs

Getting Attention

Please post YOUR nonprofit marketing job here. Nonprofit Marketing & Communications Jobs—January 20, 2015. Nonprofit Marketing & Communications Jobs—January 12, 2015. Nonprofit Marketing & Communications Jobs—January 6, 2015.

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Next? Nonprofit Communications Jobs

Getting Attention

Post YOUR nonprofit marketing job here: Featuring jobs with nonprofits, grantmakers, B Corps, and vendors serving nonprofits. Nonprofit Marketing & Communications Jobs—March 16, 2015. Nonprofit Marketing & Communications Jobs—March 9, 2015.

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Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators – May 10, 2019

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I am back once again to share with you the best articles, posts, tips, and more from around the world of nonprofit marketing and fundraising. Minero, Atlanta, GA Happy Friday!

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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.

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?