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#INTERVIEW: Debra Askanase, Strategist, Offers Useful Advice To Nonprofits Using Social Media

Non Profit Marketing 360

Advice Blogs Cross-Post Fundraising Nonprofit Permission Marketing Perspectives Social Media Business Community Organizer 2.0 DEBRA: Absolutely.

The K(no)w Post

Social Media Bird Brain

permission BNet small nonprofits social media big duck Fluent SelfFrom Oak Creek Printworks I didn't have a post planned for this week. When life wasn't so chaotic, I used to line up post ideas with notes and links so I could get right at one when I needed to. But I find that I prefer not having a lot of prepared stuff.

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Email List Predicament: Is This OK?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

If we are okay with CAN-SPAM but still in conflict with permission-based restrictions – what are our options for bulk email? Thumbs Up or Down?

4 Inspirational “Share Your Story” Pages That Will Knock Your Socks Off

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Gain permission AGAIN if you plan to use a supporter story in fundraising. Want to get your supporters pumped? Real people. Real problems.

#SOCIALNETORKS: NTEN 2012 Report Shows Real ROI Growth Over Past Year

Non Profit Marketing 360

Click to go to the report Okay, so you have been developing your nonprofit’s presence on the staples of social media new for a couple of years.

#INTERVIEW: Chris Forbes, Co-Author of Guerilla Marketing for Nonprofits, Offers Great Advice to Groups

Non Profit Marketing 360

Chris Forbes is the co-author of Guerrilla Marketing for Nonprofits and a certified guerrilla-marketing coach. CHRIS: I grew up in a marketing family.

#Interview: Michael Stein, Author, Blogger, & Veteran Nonprofit Technology Strategist

Non Profit Marketing 360

With Nick Allen and Mal Warwick, Michael wrote the groundbreaking 1997 book Fundraising on the Internet: Recruiting and Renewing Donors Online.

Interview with Sarah Durham, Nonprofit Communications Strategist & Author of “Brandraising”

Non Profit Marketing 360

This interview series is produced with the generous support of the Nonprofit Marketing and Fundraising Zone. These days it’s par for the course.

Fundraising Bravery

The Agitator

Regulatory efforts aimed at imposing an ‘opt in’ system requiring that nonprofits have the donor’s permission before contacting them.

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#SocialMedia: Facebook’s Updates Strive For Timelines About Its Users

Non Profit Marketing 360

Communications Community eNewsletter Facebook Marketing Media Review Nonprofit Opinion Permission Marketing Public Relations Social Media Software Review Storytelling Technology Video Web and Print Web Design Beth Kanter Charitable organization Farmville Google Non-profit organization Online Communities Social network Spotify Timeline video

Like You’re Talking to a Friend (Do It Differently: Part 2)

Getting Attention

In fact, several of them have requested permission to share content from our year-end newsletter in their own communities (thus increasing our reach).

Throwing UK Fundraising Under the Bus

The Agitator

In effect the new rules say that, for fundraising purposes, in the absence of written permission from the donor charities may no longer contact donors who are on the Telephone Preference Service list — even if the charity has an ongoing business relationship with that donor. It appears to some.

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URGENT ACTION REQUEST: Jailed in Dubai for Helping Children

The Agitator

Scott Richards, a volunteer fundraiser, has been charged by Dubai authorities for “fundraising without permission” He faces up to a year in prison under a new law regulating charities amid regional concerns about donations reaching extremists.

Words Or Video … Content Still King

The Agitator

You still need permission, still need to seek remarkability, still need to create something that matters. Seth Godin blogged recently that while the web was built on words, today’s internet is built on video … “Much more difficult to create well, far more impact when it works.”

How to get great fundraising advice without reading an entire book


You can only upload the content of others if they have given you permission/attribution. But, unfortunately, I don’t have enough time.

Opt-in/Opt-out: Special to UK and EU Readers

The Agitator

At stake is nothing short of whether a charity will be able to communicate with its donors or prospects without first securing the donors’ permission.

Putting the Donor in Control of Fundraising

The Agitator

requiring charities to get donors’ permission to make future solicitations. Much of what we fundraisers practice and preach will eventually be shown to be wrong or out of date. Sometimes, if we’re lucky, disturbing trends and startling events arise to speed up the re-evaluation and change process. and elsewhere.

How to Get Your Nonprofit Into the News During the Holidays

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

If you are looking to pitch a donor story, it’s important to speak with the person ahead of time and gain permission. Spotlight a Trend.

Your Deal With Email Subscribers: Part 1

Getting Attention

2) They give us permission to email them in exchange for respect, and targeted content they value. Relevance rules! We all need help!

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7 common major gift marketing mistakes you should avoid this year (including planned gift marketing)


If they didn’t give you permission to flog them with your emails, you might be doing more harm than good. Remember, they want to give.

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The Annual Report Donor List is a Stupid Waste of Time

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Could your annual report fit right in with this scene? It’s time to update your approach. Seriously. ” So, let’s talk about this.

9 ways nonprofits are conning and duping supporters (all of which you should do without)


Spamming supporters and advocates (and/or sending too much printed junk mail without their permission). New donors, are testing you out. But many feel duped. I think that’s why retention is so low. Everyone hates to be duped! Here are the ways nonprofits are conning and duping supporters: 1. Not thanking supporters. Related Posts. >>

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Should You Use Pre-Checked or Unchecked Opt-In Forms?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

however, they do have different levels of user permission from least permission (worst) to most permission (best).

Weinergate’s 5 Communications Lessons for Nonprofits

Getting Attention

Tips reprinted with permission from “The Publicity Hound’s Tips of the Week&# ezine. Here are five important lessons that Rep.

Giving continues to grow

Fundraising Coach

Used with permission. Fundraising in nonprofits can be an almost thankless task. In fact, it's easy to start thinking that people aren't giving.

3 new phrases/concepts engagement fundraisers need to know


Absent feedback loops nonprofits habitually employ for outbound direct mail, email (spam, not permission email), and telemarketing to achieve their fundraising objectives without listening carefully to their constituents’ reactions and responses. Here’s my first rant on the subject. Tweet This! Tweet This! Related Posts. >>

How to Coordinate a (Cheap) Successful Photo Shoot for Your Nonprofit Part II

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Marta Lindsey. Yesterday, we published Part I of How to Coordinate a (Cheap) Successful Photo Shoot for Your Nonprofit by Marta Lindsey of TransForm.

A Simple Guide to Injecting Colorful Quotes Into Your News Release

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

When your nonprofit sends a press release to a reporter or editor, it’s immediately facing stiff competition for coverage. Right away.

Don’t Get Suckered By This Facebook Myth

J Campbell Social Marketing

The content of this profile is private and confidential information. NOTE: Facebook is now a public entity. All members must post a note like this.

How To Tell Your Impact Story: Nonprofit Storytelling, Part 5

Getting Attention

Today I’m going to show you how to shape and share another of the six types of stories your organization has to tell —your success story. Thanks!

If you’re asking yourself whether or not direct mail is dead, then you’re asking the wrong question


Have you sought their permission to send them direct mail? There’s too much talk about whether or not direct mail is dead. Of course it is NOT dead! I get direct mail delivered to me every day. The question shouldn’t be about whether it is dead or not. The question should rather be about why BAD direct mail is still alive at all.

Wonderful Response from the American Heart Association

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

With her permission, I am reprinting the email I received from Maureen Ryan on Tuesday. It did make me take notice, though! Maureen Ryan, MBA.

Reinvent your legacy society to become a stewardship society instead


Put those who have already made planned gifts on a pedestal at the events (with their permission of course). Some just give you a pin.

Could December be the month when you will LOSE the most donors?


I’m worried about fundraisers who get too excited about Giving Tuesday. I’m not the only one feeling this way. Tom Belford (a.k.a Sugar!?!

A surprising way to increase planned gifts

Fundraising Coach

Used with permission of ken_mayer on Flickr I love that we live in a time of actual research of fundraising. Not so with planned giving.

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A list of some humongous bequests that should get your planned giving team psyched up for only 3 seconds!


I give you permission to read this list but only if you’ll count to three afterward. Let it sink in. Then DELETE IT! Forget about it.

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

Non Profit Marketing 360

Facebook is not known for its simple elegance, and some recent developments might not change that fact. before they go out ? if need be).

#COMMUNICATIONS: The Number One Way To Gain Site Or Blog Readership Is…

Non Profit Marketing 360

And, of course, no reason a nonprofit can’t have a blog that carries those ambitions for the blog and the site that hosts it. Related articles.

#COMMUNICATIONS: Make Your Next Fundraiser An Online Conversation Too

Non Profit Marketing 360

A Twitter Wall adds dynamism to even the smallest event. They’ll likely continue to follow you after the event as well.

#OurWork: NYU Faculty Against the Sexton Plan Marketing Campaign

Non Profit Marketing 360

Social Marketing and Media Relations Campaign. Working under the aegis of the Nonprofit Marketing 360 collaborative , MKCREATIVE and LCG Communications embarked on an ambitious campaign to promote an online silent auction for a client. We used a combination of PR (LCG Communications) and social marketing (MKC). Successes. Results. Twitter Campaigns.