Best Practices When Running a Product Fundraiser

Get Fully Funded

You must be in the driver’s seat and have a solid grasp of best practices when running a fundraiser, including a product fundraiser. So, now that you’re armed with best practices for running a product fundraiser, off you go!

Do Best Practices Guarantee Success?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Mind you, there are some things I am willing to guarantee, but I cannot guarantee that your specific implementation of the best practices I share will produce any specific result you are seeking. I will guarantee that I will train your staff in the best practices in nonprofit communications, marketing, and fundraising. Best practices point you in the right direction. The post Do Best Practices Guarantee Success?

Insiders

Sign Up for our Newsletter

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

5 More Practical Uses for a Creative Brief

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Educate your coworkers about marketing vocabulary and best practices. Also talk about best practices. A creative brief is a quick worksheet that you fill out before you get started on any significant piece of communications work. .

Digital Annual Reports as Marketing Tools: 4 Best Practices

J Campbell Social Marketing

To help organizations put these documents together, we’ll explore these helpful best practices: . In order to see a comprehensive list of requirements and best practices for all report styles, check out Bloomerang’s annual report guide.

Nonprofit Email Newsletter Best Practices and Tips

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

The post Nonprofit Email Newsletter Best Practices and Tips appeared first on Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog. Got nonprofit email newsletter questions? We’ve got answers! Do I have to do a nonprofit email newsletter? Probably. Here’s how to figure out if it’s needed and how to make it worth it. Give Your Newsletter a Reason to Live Are You Pretending that People Really Want Your E-Newsletter? Do I Have to Keep Producing This Crappy Newsletter?

Best Practices for Your Email Unsubscribe Page

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Of all the ones I looked at today, the two that I think are closest to today’s best practices are from Human Rights Watch and the Met. Look, I know this isn’t always the easiest place to implement best practices (again, I saw some real disasters in my research today). I speak from experience about how frustrating it is when your service providers make it difficult or nearly impossible to follow best practices.

4 Cybersecurity Best Practices for Community Nonprofits

Ann Green

Make sure you’re doing your part to keep data safe with these best practices. During 2020, both for-profit and nonprofit employees began working from home to ensure safe practices during the COVID-19 pandemic. Cybersecurity is a stressor for many nonprofits and community organizations.

10 Email Marketing Best Practices for Affiliate Marketers (2019 Update)

Getting Attention

Below, I’m going to give you a list of MY personal Top 10 Email Marketing Best Practices for affiliate marketers. A little Background on me, first.As most of you know, I’ve been working with Internet Marketing Superstar, Anik Singal, for a few years now as his head coach.

Nonprofit Donor Management: 4 Awesome Best Practices

Fundraising Coach

From this experience, we’ve put together our list of the top four donor management best practices for organizations to consider. These best practices include: . The post Nonprofit Donor Management: 4 Awesome Best Practices appeared first on FundraisingCoach.com.

Online Fundraising Best Practices

Fundraising 123

Tags: Fundraising Web Site 101 Best Practices

11 best practices for your legacy society communications

iMarketSmart

Here are my best practices for you to consider employing in your communications: Survey them ! The post 11 best practices for your legacy society communications appeared first on MarketSmart, LLC |. When it comes to legacy gifts, most fundraisers spend too much time focused on uncovering hidden gifts or closing more of them. Sure, it’s important to find out who planned a secret gift and to inspire donors to make them.

4 Best Professional Development Practices for Nonprofits

NonProfit Hub

Explore these four best practices when creating great professional development programs: . The post 4 Best Professional Development Practices for Nonprofits appeared first on Nonprofit Hub. Nonprofit organizations are often pressed to do more with less.

8 Productivity Practices You Might Want to Try

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Here are 8 productivity practices that have worked for me in some way or another at various times in my career and that I know have worked for other communications directors. It’s tough to implement methods that keep your nonprofit marketing organized and on track when you can’t effectively manage your own time, attention and energy.

Social Fundraising Best Practices for Nonprofits

J Campbell Social Marketing

The post Social Fundraising Best Practices for Nonprofits appeared first on marketing for the modern nonprofit. What is social fundraising? What makes it so powerful? And how can small nonprofits start their own programs to recruit and mobilize social fundraisers for their cause?

[TOMORROW] Your Very Practical Beginner’s Guide to Online Fundraising

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Join us tomorrow for a BRAND NEW webinar: The Very Practical Beginner’s Guide to Online Fundraising. In this live, interactive training, Kerri will give you practical, fundamental, immediate steps to begin and advance your online fundraising efforts. Are you tapping into the potential of online fundraising? Online revenue grew 19% in 2015 according to the M+R Benchmarks Report. If you are ignoring online revenue you could be missing out on a major fundraising tactic.

Nonprofit Videos: Best Practices and Benchmarks

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

We''ve Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: [link] Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us. We''ve Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: [link] Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us. Nonprofit Communications Video

Best Practices in Nonprofit Storytelling – How to Structure Your Stories

J Campbell Social Marketing

The post Best Practices in Nonprofit Storytelling – How to Structure Your Stories appeared first on marketing for the modern nonprofit. I am on a mission to help nonprofits of all sizes become better communicators. This is the first of a multi-part series designed to show nonprofits the most effective ways to amplify their stories using digital storytelling techniques. . When you think of storytelling, what comes to mind?

Fundraising in the Black: 4 Accounting Best Practices

Fundraising Coach

He outlines several best practices nonprofits can implement in their accounting processes. . These best practices include: Create a Detailed Campaign Budget. The post Fundraising in the Black: 4 Accounting Best Practices appeared first on FundraisingCoach.com.

Fundraising During the COVID-19 Outbreak: 4 Best Practices

Ann Green

While you may have some doubts about continuing fundraising practices during the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s crucial that you don’t quit altogether. Instead, here are some best practices to consider as you rework your fundraising strategy to meet the shifting demands you’re encountering.

First-Time Donor Retention: 3 Nonprofit Best Practices

NonProfit Hub

To practice this, try completely removing the first-person narrative language. These three best practices enable you to establish personal donor connections, provide necessary educational resources, and show the impact they have on your mission—which can directly boost this retention rate.

It’s Time to Double Down on These Branding Best Practices

Mission Minded

Even in these uncertain times, use the best practices of branding and messaging to maintain a deep connection with your target audiences. The post It’s Time to Double Down on These Branding Best Practices appeared first on Mission Minded.

7 SEO Tips and Best Practices for Nonprofit Organisations

Nonprofit Marketing Insights by GlobalOwls

7 SEO Tips and Best Practices for Nonprofit Organisations. The post 7 SEO Tips and Best Practices for Nonprofit Organisations appeared first on GlobalOwls. Do you want to learn how to Start a Paperless Eco Finance Office as a Startup Company?

Practice Makes Progress—Into Focus Nonprofit Video Guide

Getting Attention

5) The most reliable approach is to make video a regular practice , finding a way to integrate short, simple video into the work you’re already doing. Practice makes progress. Start your practice now, by reading Into Focus. See3 and friends have just released Into Focus , the first-ever benchmark guide to video in the nonprofit sector. It’s a good read based on solid research, with these key takeaways: Video is important and getting more so.

Charity Auctions: 3 Best Practices for Fundraising Success

Fundraising Coach

Whether you’re brand new to the charity auction space or are a seasoned fundraising professional, it’s always a good idea to brush up on some best practices. Here are some best practices for keeping remote bidders engaged: Host a live stream.

Best Blogging Practices for Nonprofit Organizations

NonProfit Hub

The following are some best blogging practices for your nonprofit. . If you’re about to start blogging for your nonprofit organization, there are a few hard-and-fast rules to follow, but here are some of the best practices you need to adopt in order to make it the best blog it can be.

Soliciting Item Donations for Auctions: 5 Best Practices

Fundraising Report Card

That’s why it’s important to engage … Continue reading "Soliciting Item Donations for Auctions: 5 Best Practices". The post Soliciting Item Donations for Auctions: 5 Best Practices appeared first on Fundraising Report Card This is a guest post from our friends OneCause.

#FUNDRAISING: What’s So Great About Best Practices?

Non Profit Marketing 360

Adopting “Best Practices” sounds like one of those common-sense ideas nobody can argue with, right? Roger Craver, old pro fundraiser and curmudgeon-in-residence at The Agitator , argues that best practices are a license to steal and an enemy of innovation. Who Decides What Is A “Best Practice”? Here’s Where ‘Best Practices’ In Corporate Culture Go Wrong. The post #FUNDRAISING: What’s So Great About Best Practices?

What’s So Great About Best Practices?

Non Profit Marketing 360

Adopting “Best Practices” sounds like one of those common-sense ideas nobody can argue with, right? Roger Craver, old pro fundraiser and curmudgeon-in-residence at The Agitator, argues that best practices are a license to steal and an enemy of innovation. The post What’s So Great About Best Practices? Wrong.

Increasing Your Website's Accessibility: 6 Best Practices

Care2

If your website’s out of date or not optimized for accessibility, you are losing important members of your audience and potentially breaking ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) best practices. Your website lets your supporters donate, support, and interact with your nonprofit.

5 Best Practices for Collecting Supporter Data

NonProfit Hub

Before commencing your data collection there are a few best practices that’ll let you make the best of your efforts. The post 5 Best Practices for Collecting Supporter Data appeared first on Nonprofit Hub. When someone submits their email address on the ONE Campaign website , they receive a welcome email with a friendly message and a simple question: ”Do you think we’ll see the end of extreme poverty in our lifetime?” You’re also presented with three run-of-the-mill options.

Transparency & Cause Marketing: 5 Best Practices

Selfish Giving

Last month, the New York Attorney General issued guidelines entitled “Five Best Practices for Transparent Cause Marketing.” Cause Practices cause marketing new york attorney general guidelines transparencyOh, really. What portion of portion of proceeds? What scientific and educational endeavors? I saw this sign in the gift shop at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City last weekend.

6 best practices for delivering progress reports to your major gift and legacy supporters

iMarketSmart

Here are my 5 best practices for delivering fundraising progress reports: 1. Here’s how two charities do it: Click on this email below to see the web page: The post 6 best practices for delivering progress reports to your major gift and legacy supporters appeared first on MarketSmart |. Tony Robbins , author of Money: Master the Game, discussed ‘ How Progress Equals Happiness ‘ earlier this year on Oprah’s digital web-show – #OWNSHOW. So true!

New Webinar: Donor acquisition best practices for 2021

Care2

Every year, charities and nonprofits experience churn on their donor file. A significant percentage of supporters will eventually stop responding to direct mail, donating online, following a charity on social media, or opening cause-related emails!

5 best practices for delivering progress reports to your major gift and legacy supporters

iMarketSmart

Here are my 5 best practices for delivering fundraising progress reports: 1. The post 5 best practices for delivering progress reports to your major gift and legacy supporters appeared first on MarketSmart | . Tony Robbins , the author of Money: Master the Game, discussed ‘ How Progress Equals Happiness ‘ earlier this year on Oprah’s digital web-show – #OWNSHOW. So true! Your supporters want to see what you’ve done with their money.

5 Tech Best Practices Universities Should Use To Keep Alumni Connected

EveryAction

In this blog series, we're focusing on how Higher Educational Institutions use technology to communicate with and engage their students and alumni. Don't miss the first installment, covering how Student Activities offices are using digital tactics to increase engagement on campus ! Alumni giving is an important part of a university’s financial program, but it requires a significant amount of time and effort to cultivate alumni into lifelong supporters of their alma mater.

5 Tech Best Practices Universities Should Use To Keep Alumni Connected

EveryAction

In this blog series, we're focusing on how Higher Educational Institutions use technology to communicate with and engage their students and alumni. Don't miss the first installment, covering how Student Activities offices are using digital tactics to increase engagement on campus ! Alumni giving is an important part of a university’s financial program, but it requires a significant amount of time and effort to cultivate alumni into lifelong supporters of their alma mater.

Theory and Practice

Sea Change Strategies

Putting your fingers on the frets and feeling the strings pressing into your hands is practice. You can learn the chord, but until you merge that learning with practice you’ve really accomplished nothing. But until we practice it – write the appeal, make the pitch, feel what works and experience what doesn’t — we’re just theorists. Learning the notes required to play a chord is theory.

Practical Ideas for Fundraising Efficiency

A Small Change

As I mentioned in the last post I am considering bringing a guest expert on as a regular basis please email me any feedback or thoughts on today’s author. Enjoy the second part of Tim’s article. In my previous post, I encouraged non profit managers and fund raisers to establish a goal of increasing efficiency. Three simple suggestions to accomplish this are as follows: Develop a passion for efficiency (or hire someone who has it). Efficiency doesn’t just happen.

Getting Started with Location-Based Services Requires Foresight, Practicality

Getting Attention

We’re excited to welcome our newest guest blogger, Joe Waters. Joe blogs on cause marketing and how social media, location-based services and mobile technology are revolutionizing the field at Selfishgiving.com. He’s also the co-author of Cause Marketing for Dummies (July 2011). One of the most frequent questions I get from nonprofits is on how they can use location-based services (LBS) like Foursquare for marketing and fundraising.

7 Year-End Fundraising Practices That Work All Year

Fundraising Coach

But many of these practices are too beneficial to reserve for the end of the year alone. With a little tweaking, you can adapt these practices to your year-round fundraising. To help you build up the best strategy for your nonprofit, check out these top 7 practices for year-round fundraising: Tell stories. These practices are derived from year-end fundraising, but applying them to your nonprofit all year can help you draw in donations and further your cause.

Pinterest Best Practices

Fundraising 123

If your nonprofit is looking to spice up its Pinterest page, here are some tips: 1. Try infographics. . The National Wildlife Federation posted a great infographic on Pinterest for Valentine’s Day with interesting facts related to animals’ hearts. Consider building an infographic that relates to your mission. Infographics are visual ways to showcase data and facts so make sure you can back yours up with sources and real numbers.

Capital One® Card Lab Connect: Best Practices

Fundraising 123

" What follows is a checklist of best practices to consider integrating into your organization's own affinity card program. This article is sponsored by Network for Good's corporate partner, Capital One® Card Lab Connect.

Good fundraising practices I learned from my cat

Get Fully Funded

Missy is one of four cats that live here with us. We adopted her from a local shelter about 10 years ago and she’s a sweetie. She’s the oldest and the smallest of the pack and to help her keep weight on, we feed her canned cat food every afternoon about 4 pm. She LOVES her “tuna” as we call it and eats every last bite. Lately, I’ve been watching her and thinking that Missy might have something to teach us about fundraising. She knows what her goal is.