We Launched a Product Feedback Group to Help Us Create Better Products

EveryAction

We're always looking for ways to incorporate user feedback in our product development process. That’s why we’re launching the Product Feedback Group , to connect EveryAction users directly with our product team. Getting your feedback on new product ideas is invaluable.

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. Productivity

The Four Types of Productivity 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. Take the Productivity Style Assessment now to find your match then come back and read this post to learn more. Carson Tate.

Social Media Productivity Tools for Nonprofits

J Campbell Social Marketing

This is by far the best piece of productivity advice I have ever received. What tools do you use to stay productive? . The post Social Media Productivity Tools for Nonprofits appeared first on J Campbell Social Marketing. Be efficient. Keep on task. Remain laser-focused.

Resolutions for a More Productive 2013

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Interested in other productivity ideas for 2013? What new things are you trying in 2013 to increase your productivity or just make a happier you? Nonprofit Communications Professional Development habits productivityDoes your new year include any work-related resolutions? Mine always do. In past years, I’ve done the “ three words ” approach.

The Value of Products

Get Fully Funded

The most common way to do this is through information or teaching products, like books, workbooks, audios, videos, or some combination of these. The best part is that you do the work once to create the material for the product, then you and your audience reap the benefit from now on.

Earth-Friendly Branding Products

NonProfit Branding

Consequently, this is the second of a three-post commentary about using earth-friendly products as nonprofit branding tools. Last week we focused on a product category – recycled grocery bags. There is … Continue reading → Fundraising Imprinted Branding Products Marketing Non Profit Production Protecting Your Brand Working with VendorsA large number of market-savvy nonprofits embrace environmental values.

NONPROFIT BRANDING VIDEO: Who uses the most imprinted Branding Products? Nonprofits!!

NonProfit Branding

Mother told us nonprofits are the biggest users of imprinted branding products. So, with mother watching over our shoulder, we explain why nonprofit marketers spend several billion dollars on logo-imprinted branding products each year.

How To Measure Media Cost & Results When Promoting Your Nonprofit (TV, Newspaper, Billboards, Branding Products, etc.)

NonProfit Branding

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Earth-Friendly Products:Organics & Renewables

NonProfit Branding

But demonstrating your earth-friendly commitment with branding products is tricky. As we said in prior posts, many assurances of environmental sensitivity are the fantasies of product … Continue reading → Imprinted Branding Products Marketing Non Profit Production Protecting Your Brand Public Radio Working with Vendors(Final installment of a 3-part series.) We think every nonprofit should endorse environmental values.

Earth-Friendly Products:Organics & Renewables

NonProfit Branding

But demonstrating your earth-friendly commitment with branding products is tricky. As we said in prior posts, many assurances of environmental sensitivity are the fantasies of product … Continue reading → Imprinted Branding Products Marketing Non Profit Production Protecting Your Brand Public Radio Working with Vendors(Final installment of a 3-part series.) We think every nonprofit should endorse environmental values.

NONPROFIT BRANDING: Great Product. Crappy PR. WHY?

NonProfit Branding

World Class branding product. Durable, useful, respected. Carried by tens of millions of people. Great place to put your nonprofit logo. So, how come the company’s PR and marketing departments blew off my requests. Are they indifferent? Incompetent? Or both?

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Nonprofit Video Production Tips

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I’ve seen lots of interest from nonprofits in using video to communicate with supporters about their causes, along with an equal amount of trepidation about how to do it.

13 Paths to Productivity & Satisfaction—Nonprofit Staff & Consultants

Getting Attention

Welcome to the Nonprofit Blog Carnival round-up on The Work Behind the Work —the methods and tools you use to stay focused, productive and happy on the job (or the barriers that keep you from getting there).

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!

Brilliant Fundraising Products

The Agitator

So I was pleased to receive this recent showcase of ‘ brilliant fundraising products ‘ from SOFII, several of which are designed to support monthly giving programs. But there are 15 other products to look at as well.

Where Have All the Social Products Gone?

SocialButterfly

But one thing both sides can agree on: is that both have a relationship with products and services. Thus, if we are talking about social marketing , you don’t have to go far before you start wondering: Where are all the social products?

Is Your Nonprofit Ready for Product Licensing?

Selfish Giving

ASPCA is a great example of a nonprofit that profits from product licensing agreements. Years ago when I was writing Cause Marketing for Dummies , Joanna and I had to write a short section on product licensing. What is product licensing? product and/or packaging).

How to Make Your Meetings Happy and Productive???3 Questions You Can Ask

Getting Attention

See how happy and productive the rest of the meeting becomes! Knowing that you will make time to do both will make your meetings happier and more productive. How do you make your meetings productive? Staff and Consultants Dennis Fischman meetings Nonprofit Communications productivity Guest blogger, Dennis Fischman left a senior management position at a nonprofit organization to found Communicate! Consulting. We love talking with friends.

Beginning A 3-Part Series About Earth-Friendly Branding Products

NonProfit Branding

Nonprofit professionals will serve better if they know the options, myths, and realities of earth-friendly branding products. Examples of Fully and Partially Customized … Continue reading → Fundraising Imprinted Branding Products Marketing Non Profit Production Protecting Your Brand Public Radio Working with VendorsSustainability is on the nation’s radar. Kermit the Frog underscored the key premise 40 years ago: it isn’t easy being green.

Beginning A 3-Part Series About Earth-Friendly Branding Products

NonProfit Branding

Nonprofit professionals will serve better if they know the options, myths, and realities of earth-friendly branding products. Examples of Fully and Partially Customized … Continue reading → Fundraising Imprinted Branding Products Marketing Non Profit Production Protecting Your Brand Public Radio Working with VendorsSustainability is on the nation’s radar. Kermit the Frog underscored the key premise 40 years ago: it isn’t easy being green.

Fundraising Efficiency vs Productivity

The Agitator

Which should be more important to your fundraising … efficiency or productivity? If you said productivity … gold star! Or, more productively, read this piece by Tom Hurley at DMW Direct. Efficiency or productivity? If you said efficiency (sometimes expressed as ROI) … go to the back of the class! As Tom sees it, the holy grail of fundraising is maximizing net revenue, and sometimes you need to sacrifice a spiffy ROI to do so.

Could It Be ‘The Product’?

The Agitator

So much fundraising advice I see — including the advice offered by The Agitator — addresses the ‘how’ question. How to improve retention? How to calculate and use lifetime value? How to use online video? How to master the mobile channel? How to get donor feedback? How to make fewer appeals, yet raise more money? How to improve email opens? How, how, how? These are worthy lessons to learn and improvements to make.

Power of Productive Partnerships: We appreciate ours hugely

Getting Attention

The most productive partnerships are those in which each partner provides the other with “something” that the other lacks, be that a particular group of contacts, content, a skill or even a meeting place.

5 Simple Rules: Make Branding Products Work For Your Nonprofit

NonProfit Branding

The rest of this post is just fine - 700 words cover five important tips about selecting and using branding products. Five Simple Rules 1) COMMIT: Want your organization to be … Continue reading → Fundraising Imprinted Branding Products Marketing Non Profit Protecting Your Brand Public Radio Working with VendorsThe Truth In Blogging Rules require this warning: one paragraph, identified with &# Reader Alert,&# is really boring.

The Product Matters

The Agitator

Second, that money went into improving the product and expanding its reach (via High Def theater distribution), implementing an ambitious vision. The quality of the product matters. I’m both an opera fan and a commentator on fundraising, so I eagerly read the NY Time s article a week or so back on the spectacular recent fundraising success of NewYork’s Metropolitan Opera. The headline flagged that the Met had raised $182 million in donations.

Productive Partnering with Program Peers—Outcomes Not Outputs

Getting Attention

Working productively with your program colleagues is a challenge you often discuss with me. What are your techniques for productive partnering with your program colleagues? One of the many joys of working with you face-to-face via keynotes and workshops is learning what works for you.

#HowTo: Be Productive Anywhere on Apple’s Mobile iOS

Non Profit Marketing 360

Depending on what you need to do, an iPhone or iPad can keep you productive on the commute to and from work or on an airplane etc. With the advent of the iPhone and iPad, it’s easier than ever to get things done when out meeting potential donors or organizing fundraisers.

Do Corporate Social Responsibility Practices Raise Employee Productivity?

Cause Related Marketing

A professor at UCLA’s Anderson School of Management and a researcher at the University of Paris-Dauphine have found that companies which follow international environmental standards have employee productivity that is 16 percent higher than companies which don’t.

NONPROFIT BRANDING: Through Betrayal A 7-Year Old Learns Branding Basics

NonProfit Branding

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3 Steps to Focused Productivity for Your Nonprofit Marketing

Getting Attention

Please share your strategies for focused productivity. Welcome to our newest guest blogger, Rebecca Leaman. Rebecca ( @rjleaman ) is a writer and editor who helps small community-based nonprofits and individuals tell their stories. Her driving passions are technology, local history and dogs.

Productive Partnering with Your Communications Firm (or Nonprofit Client)

Getting Attention

Devils and angels (lips are sealed on whether the consultants are the devils or the angel) dialogued towards more productive partnership, sharing these guidelines: These are the top three sources of conflict defined by the group as a whole, to be avoided like the plague!

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Ironically, Products Imprinted With Your Logo Can Also Hurt Your Brand

NonProfit Branding

This is the conclusion that repeatedly surfaces in research studies conducted by marketing, public relations and advertising companies: Nothing can put your nonprofit mission in front of more … Continue reading → Fundraising Imprinted Branding Products Marketing Production Protecting Your Brand Working with VendorsWe emphasize the following information in conversations with clients and on the VisABILITY website.

Nonprofit Branding: Logo Watches? Big Mistake!

NonProfit Branding

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Is Your ‘Product’ Up To Snuff?

The Agitator

This is the time to go with the tide — to rake it in, using proven tactics of the past, not navel-gaze over strategy or lifetime value or, god forbid, the ‘product’ Act, don’t think. Indeed, do you as a fundraiser ever re-examine your ‘product’? As we head into October, most fundraisers are probably focused on technique and implementation. After all, we’re entering the year-end feeding frenzy (i.e., peak donation period).

Social Media Listening Beyond Your Product

Diva Marketing Blog

Or do you take into consideration their interests, networks and passions beyond your product or service? We frequently use social media "listening" to learn what customers are saying about our products and services, to identify trends and to build relationships.

[Guest Post] Three Ways Nonprofits Can Use Promotional Products Effectively

Fundraising Coach

The company also distributes promotional products as part of its product and service mix. Three Ways Nonprofits Can Use Promotional Products Effectively. And, with the thousands of fundraising marketing options available today, where do promotional products fit?

Are Schools Selling a Product Parents Don’t Want?

Non Profit Marketing 360

We haven’t written anything controversial so far this month, so why not. Marketing blogger Chuck English argues that independent schools are misguided when they push the advantages of a “21st Century Education” – that is, one that emphasizes skills and creative thinking over knowledge. Parents just want their kids to get into the right colleges and the right professions. This is not new.

This Cause Product Will Take You to the Moon, Stars & Beyond

Selfish Giving

The AWB Telescope is a cause product because it was made specifically for a nonprofit. I think cause products are a big part of cause marketing’s future. That’s why I dedicated a whole chapter in my next book to cause products and have a Pinterest board to track campaigns.

Nonprofit Branding: Mini-Speakers; Maxi-Sound; Happy Cell Phones

NonProfit Branding

Just right for your logo… Branding Products branding products contributor incentives fundraising premiums how to brand marketing products nonprofit branding Nonprofit marketing promotional products VisABILITY This woman is attending a concert. In her notebook!

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Don’t Damage Your Brand (An Eye Opener!)

NonProfit Branding

We supply logo-imprinted branding products to nonprofits. So here’s an alert from VisABILITY: unless you understand them, promotional products – the stuff we sell – can be dangerous to your nonprofit brand. It may seem odd to receive this warning from a company that supplies the nonprofit sector with branding products.

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3 Resources to Raise More Money with Products & Services

Selfish Giving

When shoppers buy a product or service from a business a portion or percentage of the sale is donated to a good cause. The Definitive Guide to Fundraising with Products & Services If you only have time to read one post, read this one!

Nonprofit Branding Video: Take 3 discarded water bottles. Make a recycled shopping bag!

NonProfit Branding

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