5 Steps to Running a Campus Voter Registration Program

EveryAction

For universities searching for ways to both grow students' engagement on campus and develop their education and participation as active citizens, voter registration programs have become an increasingly popular activity. higher education organizing voter contact

The single worst way to evaluate your planned giving program

iMarketSmart

I think looking solely at recent revenue might be the single worst way to evaluate a planned giving program. Because there are so many reasons why her organization’s planned giving revenue might have declined recently.

Promote Your Organization with Hashtags

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Our online social media campaign advisor Kerri Karvetski shows you how to harness the power of hashtags to promote your organization on social media with How to Use Hashtags to Promote Your Cause. How to create a new hashtag for an event, campaign, or program and get others to use it.

10 Organizations Leading The Way This Mental Health Awareness Month

EveryAction

Whether you are looking for a quality organization to support this month, or a good example of fundraising, volunteer management, and advocacy best practices for nonprofits, this list is a great place to start. Positive Education Program Cleveland’s.

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5 Features Environmental Organizations Need From Their CRM

EveryAction

In this series, we’ll be exploring the unique concerns that organizations in different fields consider when searching for a CRM software. This month we’re talking about an area near and dear to all of our earth-loving hearts: environmental organizations. Offline Organizing Capability.

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3 Questions Environmental Organizations Should Ask When Evaluating a CRM

EveryAction

A new solution will need to offer all of the unique features that you require, taking the specifics of your organization’s size, structure, and mission into account. For environmental organizations, these are three questions that should be asked about any potential new CRM.

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Don’t Be a Gopher: Nonprofit Marketing and Program Sustainability

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Is program sustainability something your nonprofit talks about? More than ever, program sustainability is a concern for nonprofits and the grantmaking organizations that fund them. Promoters of Program Sustainability. “If Kylie Hutchinson.

Referrals Program

A Small Change

The most powerful prospect program is one where individuals introduce their friends and associates to your organization. Referrals can come from senior staff members within your organization, physicians, faculty and other donors. People want to give to organizations their friends give to. Because referrals are so important you can cultivate referral donors to the organization in a similar way you might cultivate traditional donors.

INTERVIEW: Growing Your Monthly Giving Program with Erica Waasdorp

Wild Woman Fundraising

I’ve been fundraising for more than 20 years, and I started fundraising for International Fund for Animal Welfare, where I took on their monthly giving program that was like 170,000 monthly donors a year. Since then, I’ve worked with organizations that have 30,000. MT: Hey, everybody.

2016 Mentoring Program – Registration Now Open

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Registration has just opened for Session #9 of our Communications Director Mentoring Program , taking place January – June 2016. I admit it — this is my favorite program out of everything we do at Nonprofit Marketing Guide.

How to create a monthly giving program.

A Small Change

Here are three keys to a successful monthly giving program: Invite people to join something (don’t merely ask them to give monthly): Now we’re talking about branding: creating a monthly giving program with a unique name and voice that fits with the mission of your organization.

3 Reasons to Invest in Your Monthly Giving Program

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

If your nonprofit is anything like the 8,000+ organizations that participated in the 2015 Fundraising Effectiveness Project Survey , the answer is….not Sustainer programs. You’ll learn everything from naming your program to recruiting sustainers to increasing sustainer gifts.

Changes to Our Communications Director Mentoring Program

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

We are now accepting registrations for Session #8 of the Mentoring Program for Nonprofit Communications Directors. I know many of you have been working towards participation in the program, so I want to point out a few changes we are making this time.

Ep257: How Organizations Can Measure the Success of Social Impact Programs

Selfish Giving

Today on CauseTalk Radio , Megan and I talk to Perry Yeatman , CEO, Perry Yeatman Global Partners , External Director, Mission Measurement about how companies and nonprofits can measure the success of social impact programs. Photo via Cecilia Snyder on Flickr.

5 Steps to Discovering Great Stories for Your Organization (Even if You’re a Policy Organization)

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

This is especially true at policy organizations. Kivi has a great post on telling stories when your organization helps indirectly , with creative ways to get around this challenge by utilizing partners’ clients, drawing on from stories in the news, and using testimonials. Marta Lindsey.

#FUNDRAISING: Maximizing Your Organization’s Return on Fundraising Events

Non Profit Marketing 360

Given how much time, energy and effort tends to go into organizing fundraising events, I thought we might start with one question: Just what is a “fundraising” event? We are pleased to welcome back Susan Emfinger of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

Fundraising QuickStart Program

Get Fully Funded

ANNOUNCING THE FUNDRAISING QUICK START PROGRAM! The Fundraising QuickStart program is a 6-week webinar series designed to help you zero in on the strategies that are guaranteed to raise the funds your nonprofit needs NOW! That’s what you’ll find in the Fundraising QuickStart program.

How to Translate Your Program Into a Compelling Video

Getting Attention

Guest blogger, Annie Escobar has created over 60 videos for over 30 purpose driven organizations. When an organization comes to me and says, “We want a video about our program,” I always cringe a little bit. Many non-profits fall into what I call “The Program Trap.”

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8 Organizations to Support this Black History Month

EveryAction

From ensuring equal access to education to advocating for mental health awareness to creating black history for future generations, all of these organizations inspire us, and we hope they inspire you too. Check out the campaign here and learn more about this incredible organization. The Urban League of Portland was established in 1945 making it one of the oldest African American service, civil rights, and advocacy organizations in the region.

What does an LGBTQ nonprofit organization do?

Wild Woman Fundraising

Since I didn’t know a lot about various LGBTQ organizations, I pointed him to the now sadly defunct Planet Out (which now redirects to Gay.com ), where I thought he might be able to find more people in the community. An FtoM organization is not a choir.

Starting a Business Program- PART 1

A Small Change

I work as the project lead for the business giving program at my work. For example an organization like Money Tree that provides short-term high interest loans is a bad organization for a non-profit that works to help financially struggling families build assets and move out of poverty.

RIDDLE: How do you measure the success (or failure) of your planned giving program?

iMarketSmart

I was speaking with a client recently about the success he’s been experiencing with our software and strategies when he asked a really great question: “How can I measure the success of my planned giving program in comparison to others?” And, their programs are different.

Starting a Business Program- PART 2

A Small Change

When starting your program you can look to develop in a few different ways (cont’d): Have businesses sponsor event or programs. Look at your organization and figure out what is that you have that you can “sell” to a local business.

Designing A Customer-Centric Organization

The Agitator

As he has put it, just using the word ‘you’ in every other sentence doesn’t make your fundraising program donor centric. In his posts on ‘donor centricity’ ( start here and use the links !), Roger strives to separate the wheat from the chaff.

Yes, Rosemary-There Is a 2010 Nonprofit Tagline Awards Program

Getting Attention

She was eager to know if we were running a 2010 Nonprofit Tagline Awards Program. Take a look at the 2009 nonprofit tagline award winners ; they are powerful models for your organization’s tagline (and overall messaging). I’m excited about this year’s awards program.

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Getting a Fresh Start for Your Organization

The Agitator

You can most easily roll out new programs or messaging. You can see how one organization made this shift here. Now, next month, they will be launching this program to their full file, with a fresh start for all of their donors.

NEW Webinar: How to start your major gifts program with Amy Eisenstein

Wild Woman Fundraising

But luckily this year I’ve managed to get Amy Eisenstein to come and present for us and help us all get over our fears of starting our major gifts program and asking in person for major gifts. NEW Webinar: The Major Gifts Challenge: How to Start (or Grow) Your Major Gifts Program.

Starting Your Major Gifts Program

Wild Woman Fundraising

Gifts that make a significant difference for your organization. We don’t think our organizations are deserving. Once you’ve gotten over that, Here are 3 objectives of a major gift program. Belief in the mission of the organization. A highly respected researcher, trainer and presenter, she specializes in helping organizations understand the implications of our changing demographics and psychographics on fundraising, marketing, and membership.

What Does Your Organization Do? Draw It Out

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Jessica Pullano, who is currently participating in my Mentoring Program , shares how her organization created one to help explain what they do. Jessica Pullano. Illustrated videos are very popular right now with everyone from big corporations to small nonprofits.

How Mature Is Your Email Marketing Program?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

They asked respondents to say whether they were in the trial (beginner), transition, or strategic (advanced) phase for several components of email marketing, as a way to gauge the maturity of an email marketing program. Where does your email marketing program stand on these criteria? (If

The New Mentoring Program for 2012

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I need someone to show me how to implement them and how to deal with specific problems within my organization. That’s why I am launching a new six-month Nonprofit Marketing Guide Mentoring Program starting in January 2012. See if the New Mentoring Program is Right for You !

The single worst way to evaluate your planned giving program

iMarketSmart

I think looking solely at recent revenue might be the single worst way to evaluate a planned giving program. Because there are so many reasons why her organization’s planned giving revenue might have declined recently.

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How to organize your fundraising job search like a pro with Phil Gerard

Wild Woman Fundraising

Phil will be speaking about how to structure and organization your fundraising job search. Then as opportunities come up in the future, I have a much better understanding of who could be a good fit for what job in what organization. Mazarine Treyz: Hey, everybody. Welcome.

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Leading the Resistance: 28 Organizations You Can (and Should) Support Today

EveryAction

There's a long fight ahead, but for issues that stir you, one simple, positive thing you can do today is give - your time, money, voice, or attention - because so many organizations need your urgent support. No matter how much you give or to whom, the important thing is to support those organizations whose tireless work is striving for a world you want to live in. United We Dream is the largest immigrant youth-led organization in the nation.

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4 essential questions to ask yourself about your planned or major gift direct mail program

iMarketSmart

Or, do they silently cross your organization off their list? I think if your retention rate is under 40%, your donors are sending you a message about your direct mail program. Could my organization and its supporters be better served with a new strategy ?

Organizing Your Donors

A Small Change

A number of weeks ago I had a question about organizing your donors, so I thought I’d say a few words about how different organizations I’ve worked with have organized their donor pools. Even if you are just a one-person shop, you still need to think about organizing your donors in some way. Often these donors are founding donors of the organization or individuals who have responded with a larger gift through your mailing campaign.

8 ways to promote your planned giving program on Facebook

iMarketSmart

Remind donors to make a will and consider your organization when doing so. Announce a gift you recently received (a modest one… legacy gifts mostly come from average folks— not the rich) and say “thank you” 2. Promote a video about a legacy donor.

Communications Directors: Want Your Own Coaching Program?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

This week I started an intensive month-long coaching program for freelance writers who want to serve nonprofit clients. I limited the program to just 10 freelance writers, because I wanted the whole group to be able to interact and for me to be able to answer questions directly and fully.

8 ways to promote your planned giving program on Facebook

iMarketSmart

Remind donors to make a will and consider your organization when doing so. Announce a gift you recently received (a modest one… legacy gifts mostly come from average folks— not the rich) and say “thank you” 2. Promote a video about a legacy donor.

#GRANTS: The Lawrence Foundation Can Help Your Environmental Or Health Program

Non Profit Marketing 360

How would your organization benefit from a relationship with the Lawrence Foundation? The organization awards grants via two cycles through the year with deadlines on April 30th and November 1st. Environmental and educational programs have received the greatest percentage of awards from the foundation since its inception. Health and human services programs have been supported as well.