A Personal Statement

SocialButterfly

Sadly i must say, merely writing a science lab study is actually an day to day job with a discipline person. Exemplary Personal Statements. Good Personal Statement Examples. How To Draft A Personal Statement. Physics belongs on the disciplines, which could start looking like extraordinarily in-depth to just about the entire huge faculty college students.

The Downside of Personalized Emails

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Including a first name in your email subject lines and greetings instantly personalizes your message and warms the reader to its content. What happens to your nice, personalized email when that first name field is blank in your database? Sign up for your mailing list with a new email address, but don’t include your first name (or any other details you may use often in personalizing your emails). Call me “Unknown” one more time.

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6 Ways to Show More Personality in Your Content

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

A few months ago, we talked about How Your Nonprofit’s Personality Influences Content and broke down why we need to see your nonprofit’s personality in your communications. At the end of that post, we listed 50 positive personality traits and asked you to pick three to five that you wanted your supporters to associate with you. It’s a fabulous way to let your personality shine through. Storytelling is an inherently human and personal experience.

Your Org’s Personality in Three Words?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

When I ask staff at nonprofits to describe their organization’s public personality, I often get blank stares, or something like “Ummm. I admit, it’s a tough question, especially if you’ve never considered that an organization could even have a personality in the first place. Whether or not you think your organization embodies a certain kind of personality now, what would you like it to be? Here are 50 positive personality traits.

How Your Nonprofit’s Personality Influences Content

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

They may dream of making the recipes (and occasionally will), but most viewers are drawn to cooking shows because of the personalities involved. Why We Need to See Your Nonprofit’s Personality. One way to stand out is to wear your personality and values so the rest of us can easily see who you are and what you believe. But all of these questions really boil down to something much more personal, a question that is always more about them than about you: Do I fit in here?

Personalization in Marketing: A Nonprofit’s Guide to Success

Ann Green

Personalization in your nonprofit’s marketing strategies is an important way to build relationships with your supporters to support long-term fundraising goals. Personalized marketing is key for nonprofit success, especially when it comes to donor communications.

Nonprofit Branding — Meet the Water Girls (This post is personal!)

NonProfit Branding

It says at the top “this post is personal.” ” The cheery clown signals how lucky our family and company were last September. Colorado’s flood disaster badly messed up Boulder County. Torrents thundered down from the High Country, pushing boulders and trees and houses and trucks through our town’s commercial and residential districts – heading for Nebraska. […]. Fun Stuff Uncategorized

How to Give Your Donors a More Personal Online Thank You Experience

Ann Green

Especially in 2020, possibly one of the worst years ever, when we’re dealing with so much and missing out on personal connections. It’s not hard to make your online thank yous more personal. If you can’t, follow up with a personal thank you email message within 48 hours.

Online and Mobile: The Potential of Personalized Health Information

SocialButterfly

Given this type of reality, how do you unlock the potential prowess of personalized health in online and mobile health strategies? Personalized Medicine vs. Personalized Health . We are in an age of personalized medicine. Personalized medicine refers to therapies that can be tailored to an individuals own genetics and physiology. One of the sound bytes that pops out the most is that “information is now portable, participatory and personal.”

Get Personal to Get Relevant – Your “From” Line & More

Getting Attention

Getting personal in your communications is key to relationship building with prospects and supporters. There are so many opportunities to get personal, and I’ll be sharing my recommendation with you in coming weeks. Personal Is a Two-Way Street. Typically, we think of getting personal as a one-way street. Take It One Step Further – Get Personal Personally to Get More Relevant. Strategy branding personalization relevance

Nonprofit Branding – Meet the Water Girls (This post is personal!)

NonProfit Branding

It says at the top “this post is personal.” ” The cheery clown signals how lucky our family and company were last September. Colorado’s flood disaster badly messed up Boulder County. Torrents thundered down from the High Country, pushing boulders and trees and houses and trucks through our town’s commercial and residential districts – heading for Nebraska. […]. Fun Stuff Uncategorized

Online and Mobile: The Potential of Personalized Health Information

SocialButterfly

Given this type of reality, how do you unlock the potential prowess of personalized health in online and mobile health strategies? Personalized Medicine vs. Personalized Health . We are in an age of personalized medicine. Personalized medicine refers to therapies that can be tailored to an individuals own genetics and physiology. One of the sound bytes that pops out the most is that “information is now portable, participatory and personal.”

7 Ways to Show Your Nonprofit’s Personality

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

A few weeks ago, I asked you to describe your nonprofit’s personality in three words and I got some interesting responses. Several of you emailed me privately to say that you really didn’t think your nonprofit had much of a personality at all. If you are in that boat, here are 7 ways to show more personality. Write in the first and second person as much as possible. Humor is a fabulous way to let your personality shine through.

Being A Gracious Person

A Small Change

I realized that I am not as gracious a person as I thought I might be. I received an award a couple of months back for some of my volunteer work with Northwest Development Officers Association (NDOA), our local fundraising association. I had no idea that I was receiving the award. A couple of my friends strategized together to bring me to the event, and during the announcement I was shocked.

Would you give money to this person?

iMarketSmart

The post Would you give money to this person? Trust is crucial, necessary and vital. . I think all of us would agree that one of the most basic reasons why any major donor would give you and your organization money is because they trust you. So why then do so many fundraisers avoid putting a picture of themselves on LinkedIn? Don’t you think a major donor will look there to see who you are before they meet you?

Nonprofit Websites that Work: Showcase Your Personality, Passion & Impact

Getting Attention

And they want to know the name, face, personality and qualifications of the folks they’re working with. Tweak your staff and board bios to include a story about how each person has been affected by your mission. How have you updated your nonprofit’s website to highlight its personality, passion and impact? So glad to welcome guest blogger Yesenia Sotelo! Yesenia founded Smart Cause Digital where she builds and grows smart websites.

How to Make Your Online Thanks Yous More Personal

Ann Green

It’s not hard to make your online thank yous more personal. In fact, I’ve received online shopping receipts that are more personal than some nonprofit “thank you” landing pages. If you can’t, follow up with a personal thank you email message within 48 hours. Write something warm and personal. Since your thank you landing page and email are automatically generated, you can’t make them as personal as a handwritten note, phone call, or letter.

One person makes a difference

Get Fully Funded

It reminds me over and over of the difference one person can make. One person decided to start a program for girls. One person decided to save a beloved tree or a house. You’re one person. “Well-behaved women rarely make history.&#. I love this quote! I saw it so clearly recently. I spent the weekend in Savannah, Georgia with my Mama and sister-in-law to celebrate my Mama’s birthday (she’s 74).

Why Your Emails Need a Personal Touch

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One way to spread the love is by giving your emails a personal touch. Use a personalized greeting. Sending your email from one person, using first-person pronouns, and including contractions will keep your note feeling conversational. When your donors feel valued and special, they''re more likely to give again and again. Here''s how: 1. If your friend sent you a note that said, "Dear Sir or Madam," you might be a little confused.

A simple personal leadership tool for executive directors and fundraisers

Fundraising Coach

This tool helped me in my personal leadership. Or have you found something that helps your own personal leadership of your position? The post A simple personal leadership tool for executive directors and fundraisers appeared first on FundraisingCoach.com. Fundraising Secrets Personal Leadership leadership personal leadership time managementOr how to answer the question "What do you do with your time?"

7 Ways to Show Your Nonprofit’s Personality

Fundraising 123

Recently, I asked my readers to describe their nonprofit’s personality in three words and I got some interesting responses. Several of my readers emailed me privately to say that they really didn’t think their nonprofit had much of a personality at all. If you are in that boat, here are 7 ways to show more personality. Write in the first and second person as much as possible. Humor is a fabulous way to let your personality shine through.

Mixing Personal and Professional

A Small Change

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been told not to mix personal with professional. If we have some good personal connections that make sense to help something you are doing take advantage of them. It is healthy for us to talk with each other about what is really happening in our lives personally and professionally, that’s is often what builds trust the very best. What is your personal and professional line?

Personal, Funny & Anecdote-Filled – Carl Kasell’s Memoir

NonProfit Branding

Wait Wait …I’m Not Done Yet! One of the easiest-to-pitch premiums in years. AND…one of the most desirable! Filled with anecdotes and insights that will make your pledge breaks easier, funnier and more productive. PLUS – plenty of photos… introduction by Peter Sagal, ……comments by folks like Paula Poundstone, Cokie Roberts, Nina Totenberg, Bob Edwards, Mo […].

Creating Content to Match Your Org’s Personality

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

On Wednesday, I suggested a few ways that nonprofits can show their personalities , following up on a post where I listed a bunch of different personality traits and asked you to select three to describe your nonprofit. Personality is important, because it’s essentially your brand — what you are known for and how people perceive you. Use the first and second person (I and You) in your writing, ask a lot of questions, and smile (even in writing).

#Tech: Online Security For Your Person-Not Just Your Passwords

Non Profit Marketing 360

Having one’s email hacked into – even if the account contains no particularly personal or truly incriminating information – can be a terrible headache for oneself and for one’s family and friends. But are we aware of just how much of our activity is tracked and counted and bought and sold as we browse the internet outside any personal accounts? We can do some things to help stifle the flow of our personal information and browsing habits.

Keep Better Contact Records with the Personal Email to Notes Feature

EveryAction

With the personal email to notes feature, fundraisers can easily document their email conversations with donors. Instead of copying and pasting email text into contact records, the ‘Personal Email to Notes’ feature will allow you to push the text of your Outlook, Gmail or other email communications with your supporter automatically into the supporter's EveryAction contact record. For fundraisers, the clarity of each donor contact record matters.

Personal, Political, and Professional

The Nonprofit Consultant

The common sense advice that is frequently given about social media is to keep your personal and professional identities completely separate. I've generally followed this advice, with separate blogs and distinct Twitter identities for the personal and professional. I'm not a recent college graduate with pictures of wild parties filling my personal social media streams. personal liberal Nonprofit activism social media barack obama presidential election privacy politics

Letters or In-Person Solicitations

A Small Change

When do you send out a letter, and when do you meet with someone in person? If you have to raise $1 million a year you, can’t spend all of your time asking for $500 gifts in person. And on the other side, if someone regularly gives you $10,000, you should probably make sure you are meeting with them in person. In fact, if you have a donor that gives you $10,000 from a mail campaign – and you ask them for a specific gift in person – that individual’s gift size will increase.

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Online Reputation Management, Personal Branding, Digital Footprints and SMM

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

personal branding (red). The term personal branding (red) has been dominating this search space, likely because it is often used in the marketing / communications world speaking circuits. Further still, I find that a good junk of the workforce still has a fixation on separating “business” from “personal”, not realizing that it is no longer black or white (whether we like that or not, it’s the truth).

Websites that Work: Showcase Your Nonprofit’s Personality, Passion & Impact

Getting Attention

And they want to know the name, face, personality and qualifications of the folks they’re working with. Tweak your staff and board bios to include a story about how each person has been affected by your mission. How have you updated your nonprofit’s website to highlight its personality, passion and impact? Guest blogger Yesenia Sotelo founded Smart Cause Digital where she builds and grows smart websites.

More On Personal Touch

The Agitator

Here’s a paean to handwriting by copywriter Karen Zapp: Why Direct Mail — the more personal the better — Will Not Die. Yesterday we talked about the power of the Post-it note. Today, something even more powerful … handwriting. Online fundraisers can tune out now.]. Karen asks: “ Would you send a sympathy card with a typed message on the inside? If you answered ‘yes,’ I’d be stunned and deeply disappointed.”

Who Is This Person?

The Agitator

Yesterday, writing about the donor acquisition phase of the ‘donor journey’ , I suggested that the very first step to understanding the path your donor prospect was following was to, well, know your current donor. The assumption of course is that you’re seeking clones of that donor. There are several ways you can know your donor. For example, when you examine your current donor file, you’ll have heaps of transactional data. You might have source and channel information.

7 Ways to Show Your Nonprofit's Personality

Fundraising 123

I once asked my readers to describe their nonprofit’s personality in three words and I got some interesting responses. Several of my readers emailed me privately to say that they really didn’t think their nonprofit had much of a personality at all. If you are in that boat, here are seven ways to show more personality. Write in the first and second person as much as possible. Storytelling is an inherently human and personal experience.

The Personal-Professional Mix in Social Media: Interview with Geoff Livingston

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

You have to be genuine, generous, and grateful in social media to succeed, which means you have to be a real person. But if you go too far in putting yourself out there — what some people would call building your personal brand — you can overshadow the nonprofit cause that you are representing. Finding this right personal/professional mix is challenging, especially for small nonprofits.

Is the person who answers your phones your weakest, lowest paid employee?

iMarketSmart

The post Is the person who answers your phones your weakest, lowest paid employee? Everyone is a fundraiser. Don’t believe me? First, a short story. My dad ran a very large insurance agency. Over 100 people. One of the largest in the U.S. He used to tell me that he had a nasty receptionist. But she had been on his staff for so long, he couldn’t bring himself to fire her.

Invite Your Person(a) to Thanksgiving Dinner

Getting Attention

Here’s how: Choose just one of your target audiences and drill down within that group to identify a persona–a fictional individual who represents one type of person you hope to engage. Include the personal side–from upbringing and neighborhood to marital situation and hobbies–as well as the professional, and patterns such as news content read regularly.

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Nonprofits: Become a personal “content” shopper for your audiences

ImpactMax

Think of this service as akin becoming a personal shopper for your audiences—someone who finds the stuff they love and pulls it conveniently together for them, saving them hours, frustration…and 500 bags! Using the personal shopper metaphor—you have to decide whether your clients prefer to view outfits (where the shoes, tops, bottoms, etc. flickr/Somewhat Frank. Content curation isn’t new, even though a lot is being written about it these days.

What’s Your Personal Productivity Style? [FREE WEBINAR]

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Work Simply: Embracing the Power of Your Personal Productivity Style by Carson Tate. Whether or not any particular productivity tip will work for you or not depends on your personal productivity style. It’s not that the advice itself is bad; it’s that the advice is bad for someone with your personal productivity style. If so, join us and let’s get personal about your productivity! Your Personal Productivity Style.

Posting to a Facebook Page Using Your Personal Profile [Video]

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Yesterday Kristina shared how to comment on Facebook as your organization as opposed to your personal profile. But what if you want to post on your Page, not as an administrator, but as yourself? You can do that easily and it could be very helpful for Pages with multiple admins. If your facebook account does not feature the new “voice” section for Pages, then please see the old tutorial below to do this: Don’t see the player? Find the video here.

Don’t Let Your Nonprofit Brand Get Too Personal

Getting Attention

Understandably, the WNO has relied heavily on Domingo — a universal opera favorite with memorable voice, bearing and personality — to build its brand. Placido Domingo just resigned as the director of the Washington National Opera (WNO). That’s trouble for this cultural organization in flux and making it right has to go way beyond updating its logo.

Personal Branding Within The Corporate Workplace

Diva Marketing Blog

There have been volumes written about how to create a “personal brand” including right here on Diva Marketing posted in 2009. your employer helped you develop your personal brand to the benefit of both you and them? Answer: You have an Employee Personal Branding Strategy. Six Benefits of Employee Personal Branding. Do you remember Tom Peters’ innovative Fast Company article The Brand Called You ?

An introduction to the DISC personality assessment

Fundraising Coach

personality assessment. Love (Stewardship) new zealand personality social skillsI love assessments and tests. I love taking the MBTI and the Highlands Ability Battery. One of the most popular things I share in my fundraising trainings is the D.I.S.C. People love how it helps them not only relate to donors but to their own teams too. We’re moving into a long weekend here in the USA. Many of you will have a high likelihood of interacting with extended family.

Newsletter: One-Person Nonprofit Lands Partnership Deal with Nabisco ; Denny’s Broadens Cause Marketing to Support Veterans ; Can You Make Your Employees Take the Covid-19 Vaccine

Selfish Giving

When the outerwear company Nobis learned that many people are afraid to donate coats in person because of Covid-19, it decided to make a donation with every purchase and send pre-paid mailers to any customer who wants to donate a gently used jacket to One Warm Coat. ??