Do You Need to Organize Your Images and Stories?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

We get a lot of questions about how to organize stories and photos. Find the answers to these questions and more in this FREE e-book: Storybanking and Photobanking: How to Organize Stories and Images at Your Nonprofit. The post Do You Need to Organize Your Images and Stories?

10 Awesome LGBTQ Organizations You Should Support This Pride Month

EveryAction

There is no better time to support local and national nonprofits protecting LGBTQ rights and serving the LGBTQ community, and while there are far too many organizations doing great work to list them all, these are a few that we're big fans of.

11 Hispanic and Latino Organizations Everyone Should Know

EveryAction

Across America, Hispanic and Latino organizations are leading the way in every realm, including advocacy, education, healthcare, and social services. Here are just a few of our favorite organizations, which deserve your support this month and all year-round!

5 Simple Strategies to Organize Your Nonprofit’s Donor Data

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

But if you aren’t organizing it in a way that is useful, you may be wasting your time and not being as effective as you could be. Jay Love of Bloomerang joins us today to give you ideas on organizing all of your data.

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. You probably know that hashtags are words or phrases with the hash symbol (#) in front of them.

Your Organization’s Superhero

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

One of the questions Tom Ahern always asks during our Direct Mail for Small Nonprofits E-Clinic is, “Are you treating your donors like your organization’s superhero?” Tom says this about appeal letters, “Your appeal is not about how wonderful your organization is.

How This Organization Uses an Internal Newsletter to Keep Their Staff Updated

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

A couple of weeks ago, I shared some tips from other nonprofit communicators on how to communicate internally at your organization as well as other resources on getting people to meet deadlines and the best communications apps to use.

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.

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Avoid this Communications Don’t – “Our Organization Needs Your Input”

Getting Attention

Has your organization ever alienated its audiences doing something like this, something totally narcissistic ? Let me say it again— it isn’t about you and your organization. That’s the subject line of this morning’s email from our local Jewish Community Center (JCC), asking for my input on its member survey. My immediate response was to delete it because it’s all about the JCC’s needs and not about what us members need.

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.

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. What do you use to stay organized and on track? Just comment below and let’s get organized together!

What’s “Complicated” at Your Organization?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I would love to hear about what’s too complicated at your organization right now related to communications. The post What’s “Complicated” at Your Organization? I am working on a new webinar on “simple rules” for communications teams. Simple rules help you break down and speed up complicated processes so that you can make better decisions more quickly and get better work done faster. You can see some examples here and here.

Getting Our Big Picture Organized for 2016

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Get everyone on the same page in your organization by doing your Big Picture Communications Timeline for 2016 before the end of the year. Kristina and I spent most of Saturday working on our Big Picture Communications Timeline for 2016.

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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5 Organizations To Support On World Refugee Day

EveryAction

This World Refugee day, here are 5 organizations you can support to help refugees travel safely and keep families together. In addition to working to protect Syrian refugees, they participate in the Share The Journey Migration Campaign with several other Catholic organizations, encouraging supporters to make a pilgrimage in solidarity with migrants around the world. For even more organizations doing great work, check out these 7 Nonprofits Fighting for Immigrant Rights

#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.

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.

Finding Data Management Solutions for Arts and Culture Organizations

EveryAction

Arts and culture organizations such as media companies, magazines, public radio stations, museums, theaters, and arts advocates have unique needs when it comes to data management. Database and CRM systems for arts and cultural organizations should offer the capability for several key tasks: 1.

Is your organization really that special?

iMarketSmart

For example, if you search for environmental organizations on Wikipedia , you’ll find the following list: Why should anyone make a major gift or plan a legacy gift for your organization? The post Is your organization really that special? Sorry. It isn’t.

Does your organization deliver quality?

iMarketSmart

Quality might even be expected from the very people your organization aims to help since those same people could someday become your best supporters. About quality…. Quality is the cornerstone of growth.

How To Find Effective Database Solutions for Social Services Organizations

EveryAction

For social services organizations such as food banks, shelters, and community centers, managing data well is a critical part of keeping their doors open to members of the community in need of their services.

Storytelling for Nonprofits: How to Organize Stories and Images [Free Download]

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Catch up: Why Stories Are Important for Nonprofits Storytelling for Nonprofits: The Challenge Plot Storytelling for Nonprofits: The Creativity Plot Storytelling for Nonprofits: The Connection Plot To wrap up this little series, I wanted to share a free resource we have to help you organize all of those great stories (and images) you are going to be collecting! For the last couple of weeks, I have shared tips and resources on nonprofit storytelling.

4 Ways That Health Organizations Benefit From a Unified CRM

EveryAction

A broad range of healthcare focused organizations depend on member and donor database software to manage relationships with supporters. Building this type of trust is important in every instance where a health organization interacts with patients, volunteers, and donors.

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Are you in love with your organization’s mission?

iMarketSmart

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 philosophyIt’s all about love.

#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.

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

Non Profit Marketing 360

Let’s take a look at those features and how they can be a real boon to your organization. Then you can turn to organizing the darn thing, knowing that Facebook will keep reminding people about the approaching festivities.

Distressing Disconnect—INSIDE Your Organization! (Part One)

Getting Attention

As a consultant who’s been the fly on the wall in so many organizations, I’ve come to see such radical internal disconnects to be the norm. And that’s a norm that sabotages communications and fundraising impact for every organization blighted by disconnects. But in most organizations, the existence of the gap and what the conflicts are—must-knows for organizational success fundraising and beyond—remain hidden, and dangerous. Surprising, distressing but all too true!

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

Non Profit Marketing 360

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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#HOWTO: Tweak Your Organization’s Facebook Site For Graph Search

Non Profit Marketing 360

Help your supporters find your organization on Facebook. This week we want to help you and your organization make the most of the new feature by prepping the content you post on Facebook. Take time to review what Categories and Subcategories you have given your organization as well.

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Why Your Organization Needs to Change

iMarketSmart

Nonprofits keep doing the same things that deliver the same results (usually prompting donors to hop from supporting one organization to another– hoping for a better value exchange and a more meaningful experience). The post Why Your Organization Needs to Change appeared first on MarketSmart.

Does Your Organization Have a Soul?

iMarketSmart

So what about your organization? The post Does Your Organization Have a Soul? Most businesses don’t have a soul. They are cold and heartless. And, that’s probably (at least in part) why most businesses don’t succeed.

How to Organize Your Nonprofit’s Photos

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

How do you organize your photos so you can actually find what you need? So you know photos are important and you have found staff and volunteers to help document the great things that happen at your organization. It can be overwhelming to know how to organize all those photos.

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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.

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.

Using Facebook Targeting to Boost Performance on Organic and Promoted Posts

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Now page mangers can take advantage of those same targeting tools on organic content. Enabling page mangers to target organic posts gives them a say in the targeting process. Organic Post Interest Targeting. Drew Bernard.

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What Is Your Organization’s Social Media Workflow?

J Campbell Social Marketing

created a great infographic depicting how much time organizations invest in social media management. How do your organization compare? The post What Is Your Organization’s Social Media Workflow?

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.

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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11 reasons why donors and organizations love charitable gift annuities

iMarketSmart

Why organizations like CGAs. The post 11 reasons why donors and organizations love charitable gift annuities appeared first on MarketSmart, LLC |. Why donors like CGAs.

Halcyon's By The People Festival: How One Organization is Using Data to Unite People Around Art

EveryAction

Halcyon is a DC-based arts and culture organization that brings together diverse groups of changemakers in art and social enterprise and provides a safe haven for their bold ideas to take flight.

#INTERVIEW: Joanne Fritz, The About.com Website Guide on Nonprofit Charitable Organizations

Non Profit Marketing 360

Joanne Fritz is the guide to About.com ’s “ Nonprofit Charitable Organizations ” site. A former high school and university teacher, she has also been a senior manager at two nonprofits and two universities.

Has your organization put you in a position to succeed?

iMarketSmart

The post Has your organization put you in a position to succeed? The private sector figured out a long time ago that a salesperson should never generate their own leads. A lead generator should never set-up appointments. And, a salesperson should never do either.

Nonprofit Branding: We Screwed Up A Good Organization

NonProfit Branding

Staff conflicts? Indifference? Team working in silos? This story may help you fix these common problems. As a well intentioned board of directors, we underestimated the need for institutional focus and and the related need for internal (INTERNAL!) marketing.

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