A Personal Statement


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.

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? Call me “Unknown” one more time.

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. Whether or not you think your organization embodies a certain kind of personality now, what would you like it to be?

Would you give money to this person?


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.

Online and Mobile: The Potential of Personalized Health Information


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. The Personalized Health Manifesto (see pg.

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. If so, join us and let’s get personal about your productivity!

In-Person Meetings

A Small Change

In both situations you are unable to read a person’s facial expressions or you may miss nonverbal communication cues. People are a lot harder to read on the phone than in-person. There are certain rules that apply to in-person conversations that do not apply to phone conversations. Not every meeting needs to be in-person, and many people are not willing to meet in-person for their first meeting. Talking on the phone or over email has its limitations.

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. So glad to welcome guest blogger Yesenia Sotelo!

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

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.

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. Once in a while I like to analyze various search trends taking place in my industry.

Personal, Political, and Professional

Nonprofit Consultant Blog

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

#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. What is to be done?

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.].

Set Goals for What Matters

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Goals Compelling Vision Goal-setting personal goals Personal vision PurposeGoals are powerful, especially if you choose only a few. A laundry list is almost impossible to stay focused on.

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


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.

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

Why Your Emails Need a Personal Touch

Fundraising 123

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.

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?

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.

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.

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).

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. Finding this right personal/professional mix is challenging, especially for small nonprofits.

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 […].

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).

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.

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.

What’s your donor personality?

Wild Woman Fundraising

What makes one person generous, and another one stingy? What makes one person involved in your cause, while another indifferent? What’s Your Donor Personality? Tags: Cultivating donors Generational clash Marketing Measuring Effectiveness Philanthropy fundraising alumni communications communitarian devout donor dynast generation giving making a case for support opportunities personality reasons to give reasons why I give tailoring traditionalist

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.

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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Mixing Your Work and Personal Life Online

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

When I started my consulting business 11 years ago, virtually everyone told me to market my services under a company name, rather than to promote myself under my own personal name. Can we really keep our personal and professional lives online separate, and even if we can, should we?

Changing our Nonprofit Culture, one person at a time

Wild Woman Fundraising

I also personally interviewed about 10 people about what they thought the issues of nonprofits were and how we could help fix them. I talked with a person currently a member of a union. I talked with a person who had formerly been a part of unions.

Reader Questions: How to Personalize Thank you Letters?

Wild Woman Fundraising

How do you personalize all the thank you letters when you have 30 or more a day? Here’s one way to personalize your thank you letters without going insane. People who give $25-$50, get a different thank you letter with a personal note at the bottom. People who give above $50, get a personalized thank you note. Reader Questions: How to Personalize Thank you Letters? Hello! We are answering MORE fabulous reader questions today!

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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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#Fundraising: Online/Mobile Donations Still Need The Personal Touch

Non Profit Marketing 360

Apple's online memorial. First and foremost, we must mark the death of Steve Jobs, former CEO at Apple, who died of pancreatic cancer yesterday at the age of 56. He helped build a great computing tool. He reconfigured the way movies are made.

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.

Does The Agitator Have A Split Personality?

The Agitator

Or more properly, does The Agitator suffer from dissociative identity disorder? Yesterday, in Yawning All The Way To The Bank , Roger wrote persuasively on the importance of fundraisers NOT chasing the latest ‘shiny new thing’ Indeed, he made the case for being boring, particularly with respect to consistency of message. Communications whiz Tom Ahern picked up the theme and made a great comment on the post: “I’m opening the new wing of my Museum of Nonprofit Knuckleheads.

When Does Personalization Get Creepy?

The Agitator

My answer would be: When I didn’t realize I gave you the information driving the personalization. from Neuromarketing, which looks into how far marketers should go (or not) with personalization before they trigger adverse reactions.

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


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! flickr/Somewhat Frank.