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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Finally, you can learn what words work to raise money!

iMarketSmart

Last year I worked with Dr. Russell James to present his findings in the ground-breaking webinar titled Words that Work (get the quick-read eBook here ). If you want to see the whole Words that Work webinar, you can check out the recording here.

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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What Ask String Works Best?

The Agitator

The other day I was reviewing returns from an organization who chose to use no default asking amount for its large group of $1000+ donors who receive 4 appeals a year. This, of course, only works for PETA — you’d want to swap in the name of your own organization and test for yourself.

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Are you in love with your organization’s mission?

iMarketSmart

This is simply the way the universe works. The post Are you in love with your organization’s mission? Fundraising charity blog free non profit mission statement examples mission statement examples for business mission statements of nonprofit organisations nonprofit mission statement requirements nonprofit mission statement template nonprofit mission statement worksheet nonprofit vision statement organization mission statement examples Philanthropy philanthropy blog philosoph

How MarketSmart Works With Partners

iMarketSmart

People often ask me, “How does MarketSmart work with partners (allies) to help nonprofits lower costs and increase revenues?” So, today I thought I’d explain how we work with consultants, consulting firms, direct marketing agencies, CRM software companies and others. Nonprofit organizations need apps! An organization’s apps might include the following: Outsourced case for support development. Do you work for a CRM or other software company?

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What Is Your Organization’s Social Media Workflow?

J Campbell Social Marketing

There is a misconception that the work of social media is easy – simple posting and tweeting. created a great infographic depicting how much time organizations invest in social media management. He examined a typical social media workflow in a 40 hour work week.

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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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’ve all worked with fundraising committees to make what seems like that 1,000th call for that 100 th silent auction item.

Question for You: What Keeps You Organized?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Last week, we had another great discussion on the All-Access Pass Holder private Facebook Group about tools to keep you organized at work. We also use Dropbox for file sharing, Remember the Milk for to-do lists, and Toggl to keep up with how long we’ve worked on a project.

Universal Basic Income and Decent Work

Wild Woman Fundraising

It allows you to go back to school, create a business, find more meaningful work, spend more time with your family, even pay bills on time, pay down debt, imagine! In my view breaking the link between paid work and survival would be a good thing.

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Here’s a way to achieve work-life balance at your nonprofit job

Wild Woman Fundraising

She and I have been working together for the last year and I’ve just got so many incredible thing from working with her and things I think you need to know as a nonprofit professional and a fundraising professional. Let’s see what works for you, right?

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Getting Our Big Picture Organized for 2016

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Kristina and I spent most of Saturday working on our Big Picture Communications Timeline for 2016. This is the exercise that I highly recommend you do BEFORE you attempt work on an editorial calendar.

Does Slacktivism Actually Work?

EveryAction

One camp argues that the messaging around a cause and the urgency of an organization’s ask can be diluted by the rapid, superficial spread of marketing content.

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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. From recruiting, developing and sustaining Black teachers for schools, BTP works to develop recruitment strategies, create support structures and even conduct research to ensure long term sustainability for Black teachers. Have an organization that you think deserves a shout out?

#GivingTuesday 2017 Recap – What Worked and What Didn’t

J Campbell Social Marketing

Here are the numbers in nifty, shareable graphics: Case Studies – What Worked . Giving Fuel ended up working out incredibly well for Crossroad. Did Facebook Fundraising Work? You have to weigh the pros and cons for your own organization before diving in.

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Bursting the Organization-Centric Bubble

The Agitator

If you still believe—or even worse, tout the fact– that your organization is the end-all and be-all this will burst your organization-centric bubble. American donors are more valuable to American nonprofit organizations than the organizations are to the donors.”. Otherwise, why would the vast preponderance of organizations ignore the importance of retaining donor. Continues to ignore the work and investment required to boost retention.

5 Strategies to Reach and Engage Young People In Your Nonprofit Work

J Campbell Social Marketing

“How can our nonprofit get young people involved in our organization?”. These are all frequent questions posed in my work with nonprofits large and small. It seems that nonprofits large and small are focused on getting more young people involved in their organizations.

What Type of Communications Team Works Best at Your Nonprofit?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

According to our research, 75% of nonprofit communications teams are organized in one of four ways, based on how the workload for the team is created. That has major implications for the effectiveness of your communications work, depending on your goals.

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Working in Canada goes Mobile

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

Essentially these are government services that I have discovered through my consulting work, which are not always well known, yet extremely valuable. It was initially developed for skilled immigrants looking to work in Canada, however once you try it out yourself you’ll realize that it’s useful for domestic audiences as well. There is also the very useful branded Working in Canada YouTube Channel with useful videos and enabled comments.

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#SOCIALNETWORKS: Facebook Opens Timeline To Organizations

Non Profit Marketing 360

Those features – of which Timeline is perhaps creating the most buzz – will be hidden until 30 March if you wish, so you have time to play with the features and prepare your organization’s new public face.

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.

Asana—Streamline the Work Behind Your Work (Nonprofit Blog Carnival)

Getting Attention

Guest blogger, Leili Khalessi is the Marketing and Communications Manager for RedRover , a national animal welfare organization. As nonprofit communicators, we all know what it’s like to try to find balance in our work despite competing priorities, multiple teams and never-ending deadlines.

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Do you have bad boundaries?

Wild Woman Fundraising

So I wanted to ask you since we’ve both had fundraising jobs and worked in nonprofits for a long time, what happens when people who work at nonprofits don’t have good boundaries? SG: Well, I think boundary issues, there’s really no separating work from life.

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#SOCIALNETWORKS: Facebook Adds Handy Scheduling Features To Organizations’ Pages

Non Profit Marketing 360

What kind of Page you want to have for your nonprofit or charity is an important early decision to make, but once you have one, you have much greater control over working with your account. Let’s take a look at those features and how they can be a real boon to your organization.

Can your organization be Great?

Get Fully Funded

You’ve got to have a good Executive Director in place to keep the organization moving forward. But what about people who are already working for your organization who are stuck in the status quo? I read “Good to Great and the Social Sectors” recently.

Getting a Fresh Start for Your Organization

The Agitator

Certain asks – membership, recurring donations, planned giving – are going to work better when someone is looking at their year, month, week, or life with a blank slate. You can see how one organization made this shift here.

What are your nonprofit organization’s assets

Get Fully Funded

As an organization, you have assets that you can leverage in your fundraising plan that can make your case for support stronger. Incredible organization name recognition (like Habitat for Humanity). Well-known local, regional, or national celebrity who supports your organization.

Earth-Friendly Products:Organics & Renewables

NonProfit Branding

As we said in prior posts, many assurances of environmental sensitivity are the fantasies of product … Continue reading → Imprinted Branding Products Marketing Non Profit Production Protecting Your Brand Public Radio Working with Vendors(Final installment of a 3-part series.) We think every nonprofit should endorse environmental values. But demonstrating your earth-friendly commitment with branding products is tricky.

Earth-Friendly Products:Organics & Renewables

NonProfit Branding

As we said in prior posts, many assurances of environmental sensitivity are the fantasies of product … Continue reading → Imprinted Branding Products Marketing Non Profit Production Protecting Your Brand Public Radio Working with Vendors(Final installment of a 3-part series.) We think every nonprofit should endorse environmental values. But demonstrating your earth-friendly commitment with branding products is tricky.

Spread the work around

Get Fully Funded

If you working on raising the money of your dreams, you should always be on the lookout for people who can help advance your cause. After all, you can’t do it yourself and many hands make light work. The right people can be infinitely helpful to your organization: they can volunteer, they can donate money or stuff, they can help spread the word, and they can connect you to other people who can be tremendous resources for your organization.

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10 Shocking Scary Secrets of Working in Fundraising

Wild Woman Fundraising

Nonprofit organizations are PATHOLOGICAL ENVIRONMENTS that allow all pressure to be put on the Development Director, who is expected to overcome all organizational issues and raise millions in the first month. “Why should I fundraise for an organization where everyone is an idiot?”

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Interdisciplinary Work

A Small Change

Pull in someone who works with your database to talk about how to segment your approach with different donors. We all work with donors in a different way using methods and techniques that illicit different responses and information. Related posts: Fundraising Generalist or Practitioner A Day in the Life of a Major Gifts Officer The Major Gifts Fundraising Myth Organizing Your Donors Gaining Fundraising Support.

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How to Recognize and Manage Different Work Styles

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Pacific) Carson Tate , author of Work Simply, will join us for a FREE webinar – Work Simply: Embracing the Power of Your Personal Productivity Style. During the webinar, Carson will discuss how to prioritize your work based on the way you think and process information.

Does Ask, Ask, and Ask Again Really Work?

iMarketSmart

I don’t believe that major gift fundraising works to get results the same way pounding a hammer against a nail does to get it into a piece of wood. But the people who invest the time to get to know me, build a relationship with me and match what their organization does with how I want to find meaning in my life… they get my money every time.” The post Does Ask, Ask, and Ask Again Really Work?

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Work Our Audience-Driven News Climate

Getting Attention

How YOU Can Work this Trend to Benefit YOUR Organization. Respond on behalf of your organization if it’s appropriate, or mobilize your constituency to respond as individuals. Thanks to guest blogger Mollie Katz, Multimedia Strategist at Mollie Katz Communications.

#COMMUNICATIONS: Is Your Organization Moving At The Speed Of Mobile?

Non Profit Marketing 360

Simple calls to action work best for the mobile constituent. If you’re a community organization, how about asking supporters to photograph and report activities in their local neighborhood using Facebook, Twitter or other mobile-enabled social media?

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How to develop more collective power at work

Wild Woman Fundraising

Well, what if there WERE something you could do to develop more collective power at work? In Canada, the Ontario Nonprofit network is throwing down for nonprofit workers, and making traction, legislatively, with their initiative called “ Decent Work.

Social Marketing Works

SocialButterfly

For all those working to raise awareness, guess what? If you feel the awareness building fever catching in your organization or team, have no fear. Take a step today towards effectiveness--know that the social marketing approach works.

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