Photos to Ignite Year-End & Protect Privacy (Ask Nancy)

Getting Attention

Dear Nancy: I saw how stories about our clients—powered by a photo or two—fueled our last two year-end campaigns. That plan changed radically last month when our social workers urged us to put our clients’ privacy first and stop using client photos. Stock photos.

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Photos to Ignite Year-End & Protect Privacy

Getting Attention

Dear Nancy: I saw how stories about our clients—powered by a photo or two—fueled our last two year-end campaigns. That plan changed radically last month when our social workers urged us to put our clients’ privacy first and stop using client photos. Stock photos.

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Submit Your Photos for the 2017 Trends Report

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Jeanine Marlow, Director of Communications & Marketing at Cornerstone Preparatory Academy, submitted several great photos for the Trends Report. We are busy working on the 2017 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report , but we need your help with photos.

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Should your CRM include photos of each of your donors?


The study found that including a photo of a patient along with their imaging exam results made doctors more successful. In other words, the photos caused the doctors to look more carefully at the results of the exams without necessarily spending any more time on their reviews.

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Best Photos & Captions for Persuasion Power

Getting Attention

Q: D ear Nancy, I’d love your advice on how to write effective photo captions. I’m starting work on our annual report, and want to make the photos and captions sing! In this age of ever-shorter attention spans, grabbing the reader’s attention with a good caption (and good photo, of course) is all the more important. A: Dear Trish, It’s so true that compelling photos add persuasion power to your annual report, advocacy petitions and fundraising appeals.

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November Photo Challenge for Nonprofit Communications Pros #NPCommPix

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

We co-host this fun photo-a-day challenge with BC/DC Ideas and encourage anyone who works in nonprofit communications (nonprofit staff, volunteers, consultants, whoever!) Just let the word of the day inspire you, post a photo with a caption, and include the #NPCommPix hashtag.

Free photo editing tools for nonprofits


But lots of nonprofits don’t have the money to hire great photographers or buy Photoshop, so they end up using lacklustre photos or no photos at all. Quick and dirty photo enhancement: PICMONKEY. More advanced photo editing and manipulation: PIXLR. PIXLR.

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How to Organize Your Nonprofit’s Photos

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

We all know how valuable photos are to telling our nonprofit stories. 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.

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Nonprofit Communicators Photo-A-Day Challenge Is Back! #NPCommPix

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

We are getting ready for the third edition of #NPCommPix. want to play along this time? It’s super easy and fun. Just look at the prompt for the day of the month and post a picture that’s related in some way – literal, metaphorical, whatever.

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Software to Help You Find Your Perfect Photos Instantly

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Enter the #WhyIVolunteer Photo Contest: Show Off Your Impact by Aug. 24

Getting Attention

So why not ask them to tell your story with their photos and videos? Entering is easy: Each volunteer entrant simply posts a photo of her volunteer work in action, and a one-sentence explanation of why she volunteers on VolunteerMatch’s Facebook or Pinterest pages, with the #WhyIVolunteer tag.

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To Build Trust, Make Sure Your Photos Make Eye Contact With Your Donors


The post To Build Trust, Make Sure Your Photos Make Eye Contact With Your Donors appeared first on MarketSmart.

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

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

And using pictures you took with your cell phone can’t do as much as professional looking photos. For our 2010 annual report , I actually bought a stock photo of a woman standing by a generic-looking bus and had our graphic designer replace the bus with a local one. Marta Lindsey.

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Are You Using Boring Photos?

Mission Minded

A recent blog post by Katya Andresen reminded us of the power of a photo. Reporting on the research of Roger Dooley, Katya demonstrates that including a photo with your message can indeed make it more persuasive. Photos are certainly powerful—but not all photos are created equal. We see too many nonprofits breaking the basic [.]. Nonprofit communications

Free tool of the week: Stock photos online


What nonprofit isn’t hungry for great FREE photos for publications, online communications, and presentations? I blogged a while back about flickr’s Creative Commons licensed photos, which can be used free with proper credit given to the photographer. flickr/naixn.

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

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Yesterday, we published Part I of How to Coordinate a (Cheap) Successful Photo Shoot for Your Nonprofit by Marta Lindsey of TransForm. Today, she talks about how to make sure your photo shoot produces the results you want. Ensuring Good, Usable Photos . Marta Lindsey.

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[PHOTOS] #12NTC is already incredible! Plus Volunteer Tips!

Wild Woman Fundraising

PHOTOS] #12NTC is already incredible! Extra Action Marching band @ #12NTC. The Extra Action marching band kicked it off at #12NTC. This is unlike any other conference I have ever been to. The Extra Action marching band? Lived up to its name? I got some extra action?

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Cheese! Photos make you more persuasive

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

A series of studies ( described in Neuromarketing by Roger Dooley ) shows that including a photo with your message makes it far more persuasive. Says Dooley: “Even general knowledge claims were enhanced by photos. Photo from TurtlesOHoolihan. Stay away from stock photos.

Free tool of the week: Tutorials on taking better photos


But I also cautioned that those photos had better be good , or you really haven’t saved any money. Finally, check out 10 questions to ask yourself before you take the photo. And don’t forget to explore free online photo editing applications like Picasa, Piknik, and Gimp. flickr/turkguy0391.

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Easy Fundraising: Convert Home VHS Videos to DVDs and/or Digitize Old Family Photos

Fundraiser Ideas

You can offer to digitize family photos. Many families have boxes of developed family photos from before digital cameras became popular. If a printed photo is destroyed and the original film is not available, the photo is gone forever.

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techsoup and flickr offer free online photo accounts to nonprofits

Studio 501c

One of the most popular online photo sharing services, Flickr , is partnering with TechSoup , a nonprofit that helps other nonprofits use technology, to offer 10,000 free premium Flickr accounts to nonprofit organizations. Flickr is also starting a new program, Flickr for Good, whereby it will highlight photos of "good works" depicted on Flickr. Conversely, the organization's Web site can stream Flickr photos.

Do Your Photos Tell a Good Story?

Mission Minded

A Simple Way To Get More Social Media Engagement This Holiday Season

J Campbell Social Marketing

Guidestar aims to celebrate the givers and the nonprofits they support through a photo campaign. Take a photo of yourself holding a sign that says, “#IGive4 [cause/motivation] [favorite charity].” Post your photo on Twitter, Instagram, or Tumblr and use the hashtag #IGive4.

ISO Photos of Social Marketing and Social Change

Social Marketing and Social Change

All submissions will have to sign a release giving the publisher nonexclusive right to use the photos in any/all ways related to the book, in print or electronic, for no fee, and in foreign as well as domestic editions. Yes, this is a real offer to have your photo published in a social marketing and social change textbook AND receive a free copy of the book when it is available.

Are They Ignoring Your Small Nonprofit on Facebook?

Social Media Bird Brain

Instagram small nonprofits Facebook Crowdsourcing photos content Via Hockenheim Slideshow on Trip Adviser The great move of 10 miles continues. While I am finishing cleaning, sorting, disposing, and more cleaning, here are some thoughts for you to chew on. Are They Ignoring Your Small Nonprofit on Facebook? Then maybe you need better content. Here are some ideas from Social Media Today on how you can get more engagement. Some of these we have talked about.

Revise Your.Org Facebook Page Now: Deadline March 30

Getting Attention

Large cover photo at top of page (851×315 pixels), which will take up about 70% of the vertical space of the top screen on your page. Larger photos and videos in your posts. Social Media facebook facebook brand page Facebook cover photo nonprofit marketing

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Insert Photos? Fancy paper? Professional Binding?

Seeking Grant Money Today

Should you include photos of your clients successfully wearing kilts after going through a similar program? Do not add expensive photos or drop pictures into your document (unless the foundation's guidelines ask for photos (and then only provide the specific photos that they request). Do not waste the time they could be spending on reading about your organization's success rate with photos that catch their eye, instead.

Facebook Profile Image Change

Social Media Bird Brain

If you incorporate your profile pic as part of your Timeline Cover photo, this can affect your layout: Image via digitalwizdom This guy's head might be placed differently at 160px and look a leeettle strange. photo Facebook placement timeline cover image profile pictureFacebook is changing the size of profile pictures from 120x120 to 160x160 pixels.

Robotic Photo of the Inauguration

A. Fine Blog

The digital convergence can sometimes be breathtaking in what it produces. And if you think it only produces flashing, beeping, buzzing, chattering things, think again. David Bergman is a professional photography (sent to my by my hubby once again!). During the Inauguration he, “clamped a Gigapan Imager to the railing on the north media platform about [.].

#SOCIALNETWORKS: Let Flickr Tell Your Nonprofit’s Story As It Happens

Non Profit Marketing 360

And with digital social media, images are becoming both more common and more powerful as platforms such as Facebook and Google+ emphasize the photo and graphic qualities of their social-media networks. Photos service (rather like what Facebook might do with Instagram ). It still remains the most popular photo-sharing site, with a global Alexa status of 31. Flickr teams with Pinterest, releases share button for proper photo attribution (

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Cause Marketing Efforts in Support of Haitian Earthquake Relief

Cause Related Marketing

Tags: Mafia Wars Haiti Earthquake Bongos Cuban Cafe Gloria Estafan Farmville Zynga George Clooney American Red Cross Paper Culture World Vision World Food Programme Replay Photos

NONPROFITS: 15 Instagram Tips, Tricks and Features You Don’t Want to Miss

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Photo by Priscilla Du Preez on Unsplash. The photo social network Instagram is on its way to 1 billion users, alongside Facebook and WhatsApp. Photo by @heysp. Looking for a photo you liked recently? Click on the photo. Hide Photos You’ve Been Tagged In.

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Want Staff Help with Communications? Start with Photography

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Scarlett Bauman, director of marketing for Air Force Enlisted Village, a senior living community in Shalimar, Florida, relies on activities coordinators, community directors, and maintenance supervisors to send her photos.

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Picture Perfect: 8 Free Stock Photography Websites for Nonprofits


Stock photos are a problem. On the one hand, they’re a great way to make your content more interesting and attractive by emphasizing a point, breaking up text, or just by helping you stand out from the crowd

Ditch Your Nonprofit Website Slider or Carousel and Do This Instead

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

The bottom line is that carousels work great for their original intended purpose, like letting users quickly move through a photo album or portfolio. . Lean toward close-up people images, rather than photos of things or big groups.

Battle-Tested Tools to Rock Your Digital Storytelling

J Campbell Social Marketing

In this week’s lesson , I walk you through a variety of tools and mobile apps that you can use to create graphics, enhance photos, and make awesome videos for your digital storytelling campaigns. 2) Legend – Dynamic text overlays photo/video. Storytelling Summer School is in session!

Eye Candy—Digital Storytelling Challenge 2013

Getting Attention

I was thrilled to be invited to judge this year’s TechSoup Digital Storytelling Challenge and even more thrilled to see how many powerful videos, and photos (both stills and slide decks/photo series) were submitted. Pay special attention to the winning photo and photo series.

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The Right Way to Use Stock Images

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This is especially true for new nonprofits, organizations that don''t have a photo-savvy staffer or NPOs who can’t afford to hire a pro. But there are some ways to find quality photos that fit your criteria and help tell your story. Where can I look for good photos?

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What You Don’t Know About Visual Marketing On Facebook

J Campbell Social Marketing

To get increased engagement, you need great photos that are sized and formatted properly. Pixelation and clumsy image text are just a few of many problems that can arise from improperly sized photos on Facebook. Guest blog by Rebecca Hill. Visuals are everything on social media.

Professional Photography: 4 Reasons to Invest In It

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Are you using the same five tired photos in every one of your marketing pieces? But they WILL have a different experience with your communication when it’s peppered with targeted, curated photos. Angela Crist.

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