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


1- It’s fun to think about the potential of your planned giving program. Let it sink in. Then DELETE IT! Forget about it. Two reasons.

Pop Your All-Staff Team of Messengers: Nonprofit Blog Carnival

Getting Attention

I’m in love, with a marketing method that’s a game changer for communications, fundraising, and program staff members in organizations like yours— Launching an all-staff team of messengers. Are you planning it? Here’s why: You know what you need to do but […] All-Org Marketing Team Nonprofit Blog Carnival

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The 2016 Nonprofit Fundraising Strategic Plan Guide


For some things, spontaneity is highly desirable, but any fundraising professional will tell you that planning a campaign isn’t one of them.

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How Employee Matching Gifts Can Help Your Fundraising Team Succeed

Ann Green

Your organization probably holds amazing events that bring your donors together with each other and members of your team. About Adam Weinger.

Breaking Down Silos: Integrating Marketing and Fundraising Departments #17NTCteam

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Check out our research on the difference types of communications teams and which are most effective. Marketing Team

Interview with a planned giver, Paul Nazareth: What’s your fundraising journey?

Wild Woman Fundraising

Paul is an instructor on planned giving at Georgian College in Toronto. I set out to find a middle path and found “planned giving!&#.

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Launching Your Nonprofit on Instagram – Plan Carefully or Wing It?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

She gave them a mini media training with examples of appropriate posts and set them loose. I’m ready for my close-up! The takeaway?

How Your Nonprofit Can Plan Ahead for #GivingTuesday

J Campbell Social Marketing

Don’t let your nonprofit be left behind – start planning for #GivingTuesday and year-end giving now. Think again! . Why or why not?

Writing a strategic social media engagement plan

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

I often get asked how I structure my actual written strategic social media engagement plans when working with a public sector or non-profit organization. This workbook however was always only meant to serve as a guide to help my workshop participants think strategically and create a framework for their soon to be developed plans.

11 Weeks to Go: Launch Your #GivingTuesday Team!

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

First up: Building your #GivingTuesday Team. Enthusiasm + Planning + Execution = Success! The Best December Ever. Board. Volunteers.

Make a Plan to Become a Thought Leader and Media Darling

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Then you need a plan to make it happen! During the six-week program , you and your team will develop a Thought Leadership Communications Plan.

6 Simple Steps for Successful Campaign Planning

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

Inspired by the new guide, here are six key steps to putting your campaign plan together: 1. Define the Victory. Evaluate the Campaign Climate.

Fundraising Events: The 10-Step Guide to Planning Your Own

Fundraising Coach

To make the actual planning and execution of a fundraiser a little more smooth and manageable, I’ve compiled a step-by-step guide to planning and pulling off just about any fundraising event. Looking for a little more in-depth information about fundraising events and what you need to plan your own? 100% altruism. Great question.

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Planning Your Editorial Calendar This Year

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Effective communicators are also twice as likely to invest significant time into editorial planning as ineffective ones. BONUSES!

Simple Rules, Part I: How to Make Better and Faster #NpComm Decisions

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

The three questions in my “Quick and Dirty” Marketing Plan are a great example of Stopping Rules. Prioritizing Rules help you rank alternatives.

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Creative Brief Boosts Support & Participation (Case Study)

Getting Attention

As you can imagine, the team’s dedication was a stark contrast to the tension and distress of the main news story. Guest blogger Guy Arceneaux is Director of Marketing and Communications at Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland. . Perhaps these organizations’ smaller staff size creates the illusion that a process is not needed. I’m not sure.

Retreats – taking time to reflect with your team

Fundraising Coach

“Advance&# or “retreat,&# the fact still remains that time away with your team is a powerful tool in your fundraising tool kit.

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#SOCIALMEDIA: Online Communication Is A Team Sport

Non Profit Marketing 360

It takes a team, and everyone contributes something critical to the overall success. The Internet NEVER SLEEPS, so also this team.”).

Why You Need a Thank You Plan

Ann Green

Cr eating a thank you plan will help you stay focused on gratitude all year round. Here’s what you need to include in your thank you plan.

[Guest Post] How to Make Your Fundraising Plans for Next Year Better… and More Effective

Fundraising Coach

He''ll be teaching on How to Write a Successful Non-Profit Fundraising Plan , so I''ve invited him to share a few tips here as well. Research 2.

5 Leadership Failures That Hurt Communications and Fundraising

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Too Much Strategic Planning. Planning alone doesn’t change the world. No Real Strategy. What is the best way to reach a goal?

Simple Rules, Part II: How to Get Better #NpComm Work Done Faster

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Think about rules around communications planning. CALM Marketing Team Nonprofit Marketing Strategy Publication Management

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Let’s plan for your fundraising success in 2015!

Wild Woman Fundraising

When you plan your fundraising, you know what’s coming up, and you can achieve more, and have a less stressful job! Planning Annual Campaigns.

Having a Book Club at Your Nonprofit

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Guest Bloggers Marketing TeamMelinda Billings. We’ve been talking about ways to include other staff members in your work. Kristina.

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How can you change the game? Gift Planning for Millenials Guest Post by Christina Attard

Wild Woman Fundraising

She’s going to tell you about how to get Millennials to give planned gifts. This is an ambitious, team-playing, social generation.

4 Ways to Save Your Sanity: Review & Approval 2.0

Getting Attention

Sharing our approach helped build our team members’ understanding of, and engagement and confidence in, our branding work.

Best Way to Get Timely Input: Review & Approval 2.0

Getting Attention

I had the pleasure of working with Jen to develop a brand, website strategy, and marketing plan for Advocates—a human services agency providing a breadth of programs and services throughout Massachusetts. This brand team was brought into the process from the very beginning via two group working sessions. You guys are so smart!

Cutting the Workaholic Martyr Crap Starts with You

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

To plan for what are strategically the best new moves for your organization? Marketing Team Nonprofit Communications Professional Development

Why fundraisers should take some lessons from stockbrokers


Similarly, you, your team and your organization must offer your supporters valuable investment opportunities. Bad service. Poor communications.

Remember Your Own—Make Internal Communications Matter

Getting Attention

But it’s vital to keep your team (and others) in the loop. Not only do you need a succession plan for yourself, but also the rest of your staff.

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How to Plan a New Website Without Your Head Exploding

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Planning a brand new website for the OEC overwhelms me when I think about it as a whole. Jennifer Doron. Sounds daunting?

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What a Development AND Communications Director Really Does

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Oh, and here’s a fourth, and the worst: a combination of these, with absolutely no communications strategy or plan in place. Absolutely.

Stop the Communications-Program Tug of War

Getting Attention

4 Steps to Moving Your Marketing and Fundraising Teams to a Productive Partnership. It’s given to you as a done deal to execute.

How to Optimize Your Planned Giving Inserts for Results in 6 Steps


Doing so builds awareness for planned giving (in general) and generates leads. Always TEST everything! You just never know. Step 2. Step 3.

Communications Is Everyone’s Job:Proof Point (Video)

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Then take the next steps to bring this strategy to life: 8 Steps to Building Your Team of Powerful Messengers. Subscribe today.

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My Gift To You This Holiday Season


A lot of people have asked me, “Can you really achieve planned gift marketing success online ?” ” I knew they were wrong.

9 Tips for Creating an Editorial Calendar Chock Full of What Your Community Wants

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Diane Greenhalgh. Diane Greenhalgh joins us again with some more great ideas on creating content for your nonprofit.



It’s called PIZZA PARTY PLANNED GIVING. ” 8 - Be sure the volunteers take notes so your fundraising team can follow-up as needed.

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6 big recommendations from Abila’s donor loyalty study about content.


“Content is money!” ” That’s what Abila says. Here are 6 big recommendations from Abila’s donor loyalty study: 1.

Use Compelling Models to Build Marketing Buy-In

Getting Attention

” That opening marke the kick off of your all-org marketing team. More Guidance on All-Org Marketing Teams. Go to it!