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

Getting Attention

Because I thought nonprofits wanted to work with an agency for their website. People want to work with those who provide the best results. And they want to know the name, face, personality and qualifications of the folks they’re working with.

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

Getting Attention

Because I thought nonprofits wanted to work with an agency for their website. People want to work with those who provide the best results. And they want to know the name, face, personality and qualifications of the folks they’re working with.

Crying in Your Car After Work? You Have Two Options

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

If you hold firm and stick it out, as the person I spoke with today did, odds are good that you WILL make progress and see change. If you are in this kind of situation, I recommend a book I am reading called Rebels at Work: A Handbook for Leading Change from Within.

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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? Hard-working.

Bring Yourself to Work? James Porter Does

Getting Attention

Do you bring yourself—with your passions, personal history, and personality—to work, or do you check “the real you” at the front door? Here’s hoping you bring “all of you” to work. James recently asked me (via email from his personal address) to donate to the END Fund in support of his participation in a marathon this June. Use this inspiring model as motivation to bring one more aspect of yourself to work today.

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What Ask String Works Best?

The Agitator

The goal of setting ask string defaults is to guess as close to the maximum amount that a person would be willing to give. When a person was given information that someone had given a larger donation, their gift increased by more than $12.

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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.

Work-Life Balance at #15NTC

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

This morning, Stephanie Bowen, Leili Khalessi, Kerala Taylor and I led a session called Paradox but Possible: Hardcore on Work AND Life. Many of us we feel like we are neglecting our personal needs or interests for the sake of getting the job done. Greetings from Texas, Y’all!

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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!

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. The Personalized Health Manifesto (see pg.

Hot Topics in May: E-Newsletters, Content Problems, Leadership, Work Boundaries

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Learn how to prevent burnout and respond better to challenges at work. In Person: Kivi will be at the Create Good Conference in Durham, NC this week. Here’s what’s happening at Nonprofit Marketing Guide this month: Online Training: STARTS TOMORROW!

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Being A Gracious Person

A Small Change

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. It so happened that one of the board members at the foundation where I work was at the event and she sent a covert email to my boss. I realized that I am not as gracious a person as I thought I might be.

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. We give direct response agencies and printers ways to use data to develop much more targeted, relevant, and personalized communications. Do you work for a CRM or other software company?

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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. 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. Much like the age-old saw about not discussing religion or politics at social gatherings, this is meant to avoid controversy, and, more to the point, not give any work associates reason to disagree with you (or terminate your job, etc.). I'm not a recent college graduate with pictures of wild parties filling my personal social media streams.

Are you attacked for your fashion? Gender bias at work

Wild Woman Fundraising

Tags: Conflict Keeping a job Rank at Work women alexander mcqueen bad boss bias at work bitch competence fashion fashion criticism gender bias gender imbalance harvard business school HR Management Magazine HR nightmare incompetence nurturing personal life questions pressure racial bias vivienne westwood what you can do work longer hours

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Social Media Awareness That Works: S’mores in the Outdoors

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

If you know anything about me, you know that whenever I am not working, I am outdoors – hiking, biking, skiing, paddling, camping, taking long walks with the dogs (my self-proclaimed motto is “I brake for trailheads”). Julia Reich.

Universal Basic Income and Decent Work

Wild Woman Fundraising

My definition of UBI is every single person getting $2,000 a month. 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! Here’s their PDF toolkit for decent work.

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Why do people at work treat me this way?

Wild Woman Fundraising

I’ve seen all of these responses and more, when I go in to work at nonprofits. These attitudes often show the other person’s attitudes about money more than they are a reflection on us, on who we are, personally. What are you giving up to work at a nonprofit?

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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

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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A simple personal leadership tool for executive directors and fundraisers

Fundraising Coach

In our line of work, we can't simply punch a clock. Some weeks we're working 60-70 hours, some closer to 35. I enjoyed the people I worked with and was glad to be a team player. This tool helped me in my personal leadership.

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. Keep in mind that a healthy work and life balance is still vital.

#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? All personal asks from friends on Facebook, where I could donate with just a couple of taps.

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7 Ways to Show Your Nonprofit's Personality

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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.

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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Are you using your best skills at work?

Wild Woman Fundraising

” When you’re working your strengths, you feel powerful, passionate, euphoric, natural, smooth, and confident. And when you have this in your work, you try to pass it off to the new person, do anything else instead, or shove it to the side of your desk and ignore it.

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

J Campbell Social Marketing

These are all frequent questions posed in my work with nonprofits large and small. However, there are certain, strategic ways that you can use to get started reaching and engaging young people in the work of your nonprofit. Posts that work Twitter or LinkedIn may not work on Instagram.

Doing Your Best Work

The Agitator

Are you going to do your best work this week? Indeed, what motivates you to do your best work? In his post, Your discomfort zone , Seth Godin notes that most of us need an external stimulus to do our best work. You’re probably reading this on Monday morning.

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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 testimonials from others to talk about the impact of your work. One final note on personality types.

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.

Achieving life-work balance

Get Fully Funded

Eric is one of the most positive and energetic people I know and he spoke about achieving life-work balance. We think of work as something negative and play as something positive. Why can’t work be fun, too? (It How I do it determines if it’s fun or work. Tags: Inspiration personal development Last week at my local AFP chapter meeting, I had the privilege of hearing Eric Benson speak.

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Marketing Your Cause to Millennials—What Works

Getting Attention

Guest blogger, Chapin Cole is a proud Millennial who works in nonprofit development in the California Bay Area. Then get personal. What has worked for you? She blogs here on getting successful yet stress-free as a nonprofit staffer.

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Hang with Amazing Nonprofit Marketers and Do Awesome Work

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

We’ve created a community of nonprofit communicators who are working on the same issues and dealing with the same struggles as you. Fellow Pass Holder, Rachel Braver agrees: The sanity check from having a community that is working through the same challenges is nice.

7 Ways to Show Your Nonprofit’s Personality

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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.

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. People don’t have to be Board members to serve on a committee for your organization, they just have to care about the work your nonprofit is doing, and be willing to give their time and talent. . Make sure they have the time and are willing to do some work.

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5 Ways to Make Progress Daily and Keep Your #NPCOMM Work on Track

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Making a little progress every day is really important to staying motivated and happy in your work. Let us know which ones work best for you! We know that music can motivate us and make us feel more successful when exercising, and the same can be true at work.

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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.

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.

Working the Room

A Small Change

A good development officer understands the value of working the room. Know what kind of person you are and plan accordingly. Related posts: Staffing Your Events Organizing Your Acquisition Intentionally Connecting With Your Guests Talking to Different People In-Person Meetings. Whether it is a small house party, a large gala or luncheon, or even just a tour it is important to make a special connection with your guests.

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