Creative Ideas for Nonprofit Writers for October and Beyond

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

For example, last week we sent out the prompts for October. October is also: Breast Cancer Awareness Month . The MLB World Series starts October 24th. “Content is King,” they say.

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October Preview

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

October 4 (Tomorrow): Getting Started with Email Marketing and Fundraising — an overview of all of the major best practices in email marketing and fundraising that you might be missing. October 26-27: I’m the featured speaker at the Kentucky Nonprofit Leadership Forum.

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Staring at an Empty Page? Try These Nonprofit Writing Prompts for October

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

If you are all set for content ideas in October, sign up for our Nonprofit Writing Prompts email newsletter and you’ll receive November’s prompts early next week.). October is also: Breast Cancer Awareness Month. More October observations.

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How to Join Us in October

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Here’s what’s happening at Nonprofit Marketing Guide this month: Online Training: October 5: How to Create a Thank-You Video for Supporters Before Thanksgiving with Kivi Leroux Miller. October 26: Creative Strategies to Get the Media to Cover Your Next Event with Antionette Kerr.

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What’s Up in October

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

FREE Live Webinar – October 24: Three Stories Every Nonprofit Should Be Telling. Kivi will be presenting two webinars with our training partner Charity How To.com this month: October 3: Writing Nonprofit Thank You Letters That Inspire Future Gifts.

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Want to learn to Move On Up? Get on it October 9th!

Wild Woman Fundraising

In Your Fundraising Career October 9th Webinar. October 9th, 1pm EST, 12pm CST, 11am MT, 10am PST. Get on it October 9th! originally appeared on Wild Woman Fundraising on October 8, 2012. Finding a job Fundraising Keeping a job Sector-Switching 2012 career moving on up october webinarMoving On Up! Price: $89.97. Buy now. Just like Curtis Mayfield, you want to Move On Up! You are going places. You strive for excellence. You set uncommon goals for yourself.

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Mega-Fundraising with Volunteers! Join us on October 17th

Wild Woman Fundraising

New Webinar: Mega-Fundraising with Volunteers October 17th. Join us on October 17th, 3pm ET, 2pm CT, 1pm MT, 12pm PT. Join us on October 17th for this 90 minute webinar, with lots of time for questions and answers too, at 3pm ET, 12pm PT.

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Six Figure Cause Marketing Training Program Returns October 4th

Selfish Giving

The Six Figure Cause Marketing webinar – the most comprehensive and successful cause marketing training program on the market – begins October 4th from 1pm to 2pm EST. It’s a three-part program with sessions on October 6 and 11 at the same time.

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Last few places available on my IFC Integrated Digital Planning Masterclass in October

Giving in a Digital World

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NEW Webinar: How to Find New Donors for Your Nonprofit Now October 11th

Wild Woman Fundraising

NEW: How to Find New Donors for Your Nonprofit Now October 11th 3pm EST, 2pm CST, 1pm MT, 12pm PST. NEW Webinar: How to Find New Donors for Your Nonprofit Now October 11th originally appeared on Wild Woman Fundraising on October 10, 2012. How to find, engage and retain your nonprofit donors. 89.97. Buy now. “I I don’t want a gift, I want a giver.”. Kim Klein, (Founder, Grassroots Fundraising Journal). Is your donor database tiny? Are you looking desperately for donors?

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Friday Futures – Nonprofit Marketing Jobs – October 28, 2011

Getting Attention

Please post your nonprofit marketing position here — FT or PT staff, consulting or internship opportunities. NEW OPPORTUNITIES. 1) Communications Manager, Choose Clean Water Coalition , National Wildlife Federation , (Annapolis, MD).

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Friday Futures – Nonprofit Marketing Jobs – October 21, 2011

Getting Attention

Please post your nonprofit marketing position here — FT or PT staff, consulting or internship opportunities. NEW OPPORTUNITIES. 1) Communications Director and Web Specialist , Green For All , (Oakland, CA). 2) Communications Director , MACED , (Berea, KY).

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Friday Futures – Nonprofit Marketing Jobs – October 7, 2011

Getting Attention

Please post your nonprofit marketing position here — FT or PT staff, consulting or internship opportunities. NEW OPPORTUNITIES. 1) Communications Coordinator , Global Footprint Network , (Oakland, CA). 2) Communications Director , Swanee Hunt Family Office , (Cambridge, MA).

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Non Breast Cancer Cause Marketing in October

Cause Related Marketing

Clients ask me all the time: have the breast cancer charities sucked out all the oxygen out of the atmosphere for cause marketing during October? That is, can anyone else do cause marketing during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month?I

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My excuse for going MIA until October 1st

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

As for emails, I plan on not responding to them until October 1st. Jokes aside, I’m thrilled to be marrying the girl of my dreams and will be back in early October energized and ready for a whole new season of speaking, training and consulting.

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Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

It’s time for some Mixed Links… The #NPBaton on Instagram still has a few spots open in October if you are interested in taking the baton. October 6: NPCOMM Behind the Scenes: How Donor-Centered Language Drums up Donor Newsletter Dollars. Credit: https://flic.kr/p/8H9NoQ.

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October 21st: Love Your Body Day!

Wild Woman Fundraising

Today is Love your Body day! How many times a day do you hate on your body? Do you say, “Oh, my tummy is so fat!&#. “Damn I hate my thighs&#. “&# Why do my arms have that jiggle?&#. This is not healthy for you to talk to yourself this way. So cut it out. You are beautiful.

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Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

If you are in the market for volunteer management software, VolunteerPro is hosting a FREE Online Volunteer Management Software Expo Wednesday on October 26th. October 13: The Very Practical Beginner’s Guide to Online Fundraising (ONLY $20). What time is it? Mixed Links time!

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Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

October 5: How to Create a Thank-You Video for Supporters Before Thanksgiving with Kivi Leroux Miller (Registration is $50 or free with an All-Access Pass ). October 26: Creative Strategies to Get the Media to Cover Your Next Event with Antionette Kerr. Brick & Spoon.

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Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

October 20: Nonprofit Q&A Panel: Branding and Graphic Design. October 25: The Happy Healthy Marketer: Self-Care for Nonprofit Marketers (FREE!). Hope you had a great week!

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Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Beth and Aliza Sherman are doing a free webinar for us in October – The Happy Healthy Marketer: Self-Care for Nonprofit Marketers ). October 6: NPCOMM Behind the Scenes: How Donor-Centered Language Drums up Donor Newsletter Dollars.

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Launch Your Team of Year-End Fundraisers: Free Training Th Oct 6

Getting Attention

Register Now: Thursday, October 6 at 1pm EDT. Register Now : Thursday, October 6 at 1pm EDT. Join me to learn how to turn your board, staff, and loyal volunteers into a team of passionate and engaging messengers.

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October 25: Make a Difference Day

Fundraising Breakthroughs

That's why I was pleased to learn that October 25 is Make A Difference Day. I love events that encourage us to give, be it time or funding. We're all so busy that it's important to be reminded of things that matter, like helping others in our communities.

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You’re not doing major gifts? You’re not alone.

Wild Woman Fundraising

Class One Date: October 6th, 2015. Each class is one hour long from 10am PT (1pm ET) on October 6th, October 8th, October 13th, October 15th, 2015. Class Two Date: October 8th, 2015. Class Three Date: October 13th, 2015. Date: October 15th.

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3 Things Successful Nonprofits Do NOW to Prepare for December Online Fundraising

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Plan to cultivate, engage and show gratitude in October and November. Some of my favorite October and November (and even early December) online cultivation tactics are the wins blog post and/or infographic , a thank you video, a pledge, a short quiz, or a beautiful slideshow.

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22 Nonprofit Marketing Jobs: Moving Up Monday

Getting Attention

Nonprofit Marketing & Communications Jobs—October 27, 2014. Nonprofit Marketing & Communications Jobs—October 20, 2014. Nonprofit Marketing & Communications Jobs—October 14, 2014. Post YOUR open nonprofit marketing and communications positions here. Affiliate Marketing & Communications Coordinator American Civil Liberties Union (New York, NY). Communications and Brand Manager National Dance Institute (New York, NY).

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Will you be at Blackbaud’s BBCON next week? I will!

iMarketSmart

At 9 am next Thursday (October 19th), I’ll be speaking with Lawrence Henze (Principle Consultant, Target Analytics) and Greg Ring (Co-Founder, Fulcrum Philanthropy Systems). NOTE: IF YOU WANT TO MEET-UP WITH ME AT BBCON, SCROLL DOWN. Lawrence Henze, Greg Ring and me.

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I'm Coming to Your City. Join Me for a 'Cup of Joe'

Selfish Giving

September 10 - 13 Chicago, IL - September 14 -15 Boston, Ma [ Inbound 2017 ] - September 25 - 28 Chicago, IL - October 17 - 18 Milwaukee, WI - October 19 New York, NY - October 20 Do you need a an hour of consulting? The dog days of summer are here!

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Mixed Links for Nonprofit Marketers

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

October’s carnival is hosted by Cheryl Black of Blackbaud and she is taking submissions. NonprofitMarketingGuide.com Webinars: For Pass Holders Only – October 10: Social Media Starter Kit: Facebook for Nonprofits. Happy Friday!

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Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Don’t forget to join Beth and Aliza Sherman this Tuesday, October 25th for a FREE webinar The Happy Healthy Marketer: Self-Care for Nonprofit Marketers ). October 25: The Happy Healthy Marketer: Self-Care for Nonprofit Marketers (FREE!).

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Learn to Tell 5-Star Stories: NYC-Area, Limited Seats

Getting Attention

Join me on October 1 in NYC. hands-on workshop, Wednesday, October 1 in New York City. Hope to see you on October 1. Yes you can— Find, Shape & Share Stories that Activate Your Supporters. But register right now. Just a few seats remain.

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Are Shorter Facebook Posts Better? NPR Analyzes 3,000 Posts to Find Out

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

In October National Public Radio released an interesting analysis of how the length of lead-in text affects post performance on Facebook.

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Just How Hard Is It to Donate to You Online?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Walk in Your Donors' Shoes on "Be Your Donor" Day on October 24. That’s exactly what Network for Good wants you to do this Wednesday, during the first-ever Be Your Donor Day on October 24th. October 24th is that day.

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Mixed Links for Nonprofit Marketers

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

October 13: The Beginner’s Guide to Planning a Successful Year-End Online Fundraising Campaign. It’s Friday so let’s celebrate with some Mixed Links… The Nonprofit Blog Carnival for September is up. This theme was how to say thanks.

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Visit the October 2007 Giving Carnival! Click Here.

Seeking Grant Money Today

Thank you for joining in the October 2007 Giving Carnival! Here are the October 2007 Giving Carnival responses : 1. The October 2007 Giving Carnival details are available at my Come Blog About Philanthropy With Us post. Read, respond to, and discuss what others who care about philanthropy think. Thank you, too, to Sean Stannard-Stockton (Giving Carnival founder) and Gayle Roberts (September 2007 Giving Carnival host) for your help!

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36 Nonprofit Marketing Jobs: Moving Up Monday

Getting Attention

Nonprofit Marketing & Communications Jobs—October 27, 2014. Nonprofit Marketing & Communications Jobs—October 20, 2014. Post YOUR open nonprofit marketing and communications positions here. Account Director Fenton Communications. Washington, D.C.). Associate Director of Communications American Rivers (Washington, D.C.). Associate Director of Marketing Lincoln Center Theater (New York, NY). Communications Coordinator Neighborhoods Organizing for Change (Minneapolis, MN).

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Tip a Glass Cause Marketing

Cause Related Marketing

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month is Over, Cue the Cause Marketing Backlash

Cause Related Marketing

31, and I saw more pink ribbon cause marketing than ever, so you can certainly expect the backlash to begin.Certainly that’s what Cecil Adams, the fine syndicated columnist, is up to in his October, 29, 2010 column called ‘Do pink ribbon campaigns against breast cancer do any good?’Adams

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Dos and Don’ts for Nonprofit Thank You Letters [FREE Download]

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

If you want to learn even more about nonprofit thank you letters, join me for my webinar Writing Nonprofit Thank You Letters That Inspire Future Gifts on either October 28th or November 4th. Sending a thank you letter to your donors is not just the polite thing to do.

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Nonprofit Communicators Photo-A-Day Challenge! #NPCommPix

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

The inaugural challenge will be this October 1- 31, 2014. We’ll start snapping on October 1, and play through October 31. See the graphic for the list of prompts for each day in October 2014.

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