Nonprofit Editorial Calendar FAQs

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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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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

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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.

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

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators – #19NTC Edition

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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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How to Choose a PR Firm for Your Nonprofit

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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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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

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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.

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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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

Use Facebook Live to Raise Money For Your Nonprofit

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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 ?

Storytelling for Nonprofits: The Connection Plot

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

We have broken down the Challenge Plot and the Creativity Plot and how nonprofits can use them in their stories. The post Storytelling for Nonprofits: The Connection Plot appeared first on Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog. We’re wrapping up our Storytelling Series based on the marketing book, Made to Stick (Amazon link) by Chip Heath and Dan Heath today.

What Software to Use for a Nonprofit Editorial Calendar

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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

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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

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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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Why Stories Are Important for Nonprofits

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“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.

Five Features Every Nonprofit Annual Report Should Include

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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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Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Jessica Wuensch

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Jessica Wuensch Welcome to the latest installment in our series on the “Day in the Life” of nonprofit communicators! Jessica Wuensch is the Marketing and Communications Manager at GivingPoint, an Atlanta-based nonprofit that teaches high schoolers about social entrepreneurship.

Storytelling for Nonprofits: The Challenge Plot

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A few weeks ago I shared Why Stories Are Important for Nonprofits and promised some more ideas on how to actually write those stories. Over the next few weeks I will share the features of each and how you can make them work in the nonprofit world. Payoff or triumphs One common mistake nonprofits use when telling Challenge stories is making themselves the hero. The post Storytelling for Nonprofits: The Challenge Plot appeared first on Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog.

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.

Newsjacking for Nonprofits

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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.

The Seven Writing Styles That All Nonprofit Communicators Should Master

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Most nonprofit communicators consider themselves to be good writers. But what really sets apart the great writers in the nonprofit world is mastery of seven distinct types of copywriting. Storytelling Nonprofit storytelling refers to narratives about participants and supporters that include characters, descriptive details, emotions, and plot. Nonprofit Writing

How does racism show up in the nonprofit workplace?

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In this interview we go deep into what it feels like to be a person of color in the nonprofit sector, trying to make your way. The post How does racism show up in the nonprofit workplace? Listen, Subscribe and Rate to our new podcast episode, here.

What’s Your Nonprofit Marketing Maturity Level?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Would you like more nonprofit marketing training but aren’t sure what you need and don’t have a lot of spare time? We’ve taken our experience working with nonprofit communicators like you and the research we’ve done via our Nonprofit Communications Trends Report and created a new way for you to manage your professional development called the Five Levels of Marketing Maturity. The post What’s Your Nonprofit Marketing Maturity Level?

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2015 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report

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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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5 Reasons Nonprofits Need to Invest in Annual Fundraising Campaigns

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Here are five of the best reasons that it is important for Nonprofits to invest in quality annual fundraising campaigns. Filling a funder requirement Sometimes, as nonprofit staff, you’re tied to funders’ requests. fundraising nonprofit campaigns Development

5 Simple Strategies to Organize Your Nonprofit’s Donor Data

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Jay Love Collecting data is an important part of your job as a nonprofit communicator. Kristina Guest Post by Jay Love Whether you’re a part of a large nonprofit organization or a small shop operation, the consensus is clear: smarter nonprofit fundraising starts with the right data.

How to Crush Your Nonprofit Marketing Goals in 2019 with a Nonprofit Marketing Calendar

J Campbell Social Marketing

No matter when you start, it’s the perfect time to evaluate what you accomplished with your nonprofit marketing in the past few months and to take some time to sharpen your focus. . Make a resolution to take my four-part online course for nonprofits!

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Makers and Nonprofit Marketers

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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.

Week of Freebies, Day 3: 2019 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report

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Our Nonprofit Communications Trends Report has become the “go-to” source for what’s REALLY happening in the world of nonprofit communications and fundraising. Is communications valued as strategic within your nonprofit and is your professional expertise respected ?

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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.

Storytelling for Nonprofits: The Creativity Plot

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Next introduce the new approach that your nonprofit or someone affiliated with your nonprofit is trying. Many nonprofits use this plot to tell their “founding” stories because finding creative new solutions to old problems is behind the formation of lots of nonprofits. Welcome back to our Storytelling Series based on the marketing book, Made to Stick (Amazon link) by Chip Heath and Dan Heath.

Writing (and Testing) Great Nonprofit Emails

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You can always refer back to these recordings when you are trying to convey the voice of your nonprofit. email fundraising nonprofit toolsCrafting smart and effective emails can be challenging. Every list is different and there is no one-size-fits-all approach to writing effective emails. Luckily, there are a few tried-and-true principles to guide your writing. Once you've got something drafted, take the time to test your emails. Test everything from messaging to subject lines.

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[Guide] Creating Video for Nonprofits

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Fortunately, nonprofits of all sizes can afford to incorporate video into their digital and communications operations. We chatted with digital strategist Yash Mori for insights on creating video for nonprofits, campaigns, and advocacy organizations.

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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

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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The 2018 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

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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!

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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5 Truths about Content Marketing Campaigns that Nonprofits Shouldn’t Ignore

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

As I watch nonprofits embracing content marketing as a strategy, I see a few places where they just aren’t quite getting it right. Too many times we see the potential for great content squandered because the nonprofit couldn’t get away from a straight (boring) news approach to the copy. I went into detail about these truths and the steps nonprofits need to take to implement effective content marketing strategies during today’s webinar.

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

Upcoming Events for Nonprofit Communicators. May 10: The 6 Problems That Plague Nonprofit Content…and How to Solve Them with Peter Panepento. May 23 & 30: Transform Your Boundaries and Get Better Results: CALM Coaching for Nonprofit Communicators with Sarri Gilman.

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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.