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.

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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.

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).

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

NonProfit Branding

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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.

[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?

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.

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!

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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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.

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).

Advice To a Promotional Products Company

Cause Related Marketing

[Blogger's Note: What follows is an email exchange between Jack, who owns a promotional products business in Greensboro, North Carolina, and your's truly.]Hi Hi PaulI have a small promotional products logowear business and want to donate a portion of sales to my client’s charities. How do I get started? Please add me to your GoogleGroup.Thanks,JackHi Jack:To really answer your question I’d need to.

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.

The Effectiveness of Health Campaigns that Combine Products and Promotion

Social Marketing and Social Change

"Combining product distribution with a health communication campaign results in greater behavior change than using a health communication campaign alone." That is the conclusion of the Task Force on Community Preventive Services in their statement Health Communication & Social Marketing: Health Communication Campaigns That Include Mass Media & Health-Related Product Distribution.

Recent Study Finds Cause Marketing Affects How Consumers Percieve Product Performance

Cause Related Marketing

A new study finds that a corporation’s ‘pro-social activities’ positively influence how consumers feel about how their actual products perform. Would the ‘positive effect demonstrated in the first two experiments… be more pronounced when the domain of the social goodwill is not directly related to the company’s products”? Respondents were asked about four products; sunscreen, laundry detergent, bug spray and air conditioner refrigerant.

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!

How to Stay Sane, Creative & Productive: The Nonprofit Marketing Balancing Act – #11NTCbalance

Getting Attention

I have so much to do but don’t know where to start!

The 4 Best Examples of Non-Profit Video Storytelling - Guest Post

Social Media Bird Brain

Guest blogger Madeleine Hammond is a Marketing Executive at Skeleton Productions, a UK based corporate video production company. video storytelling video production Madeleine Hammond Skeleton Productions Small nonprofit Here''s the second of three guest posts on the subject of storytelling for your nonprofit through videos. An oldy but a goody - the storytelling arc is a proven staple to video marketing.

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.

Nonprofit Video Experts Share Tips & Tools: #501TechNYC (Part 1)

Getting Attention

IRC’s greatest video production challenge is streamlining staff participation. She warns that having too many “cooks in the kitchen” will seriously slow your video production process, and slay your vision.

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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.

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

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Building content repurposing into your work flow is essential to both your marketing success and your productivity. For example, here are some productivity-related Prioritizing Rules: Only check your email a few times a day, or at certain times of day, so that you can focus on important work.

Finding Two Awesome Hours a Day

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

If you’ve done any productivity reading at all, you’ll recognize this one. It’s not about wasting my attention or most productive time on email or Facebook or news. CALM Nonprofit Communications Productivity Read with Me Reviews

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.

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. Carson Tate is a productivity consultant and the founder of Working Simply, Inc. Nonprofit Communications Productivity

Stay Focused at Work: 4 Ideas You Can Try

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Feel like you’d be more productive if you could just manage your own attention better and limit distractions? Nonprofit Communications ProductivityI’ve got a challenge for you. pick one of the four tactics below and use it every day for a week.

How Boundaries Can Motivate You

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Boundaries can help you focus, provide some direction, and generally make you more productive and more happy. Nonprofit Communications Professional Development productivity

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.

Get More Video Views & Shares: #501TechNYC (Part 2)

Getting Attention

Otherwise, your vision will be butchered, and the production process will take forever! Production Priorities. Video #501technyc #RefugeesWelcome broadway cares Cathe Neukum fundraising international rescue committee Lane Beauchamp nonprofit marketing nonprofit video video production

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Marketing Time Savers: Tools to Improve Your Writing

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Copywriting Nonprofit Communications nptech Online Tools productivityEven if you like to write like I do, it can still feel like it takes forever to produce something good. And let’s face it, time is not something you have a whole lot of.

Harley Davidson, Your Nonprofit & a Mystery of Life!

NonProfit Branding

Hard to believe – more money is spent on products with Harley Davidson logos than on the actual motorcycles. A useful product with […]. Branding Products Marketing, Branding & Management Uncategorized brand management branding branding products fundraising premiums marketing products nonprofit branding promotional products public relations VisABILITY

4 Steps to Moving Your Marketing and Fundraising Teams to a Productive Partnership (Case Study)

Getting Attention

The real issue that the Committee is facing, no matter which team leader heads the new department, is that your marketing and fundraising teams are not productive partners. But first, here is my recommendation for a four-step process to bring marketing and fundraising into a productive partnership, supplemented by insights from some of the best fundraisers and nonprofit marketers I know. Your experience will pave the way to more productive partnerships.

Chunking Out Your Time: What Works for You?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Read virtually anything on productivity, and you’ll come across the concept of chunking out your time: working on one specific thing at a specific time. Productivity time management

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No I will not endorse your product/event/company for free.

Wild Woman Fundraising

So, quite often, I get emails like the one below, from kids wet behind the ears, just following orders, trying to get the word out about their event/product/company and wanting me to blog/tweet/endorse the product in some fashion. For free. For free. Why would I do that? Anyway, I finally decided that since I kept writing these emails, it would be fun to share one with you. On Thu, Jan 20, 2011 at 6:39 PM, Mil wrote: > Hey Mazarine, >. >

What to Do with All Those Good Ideas

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Content Marketing Creative Ideas ProductivityCommunications is a creative and constantly changing field with many different options and choices. Communications team are usually understaffed.

What’s the best way to get higher quality clients and buyers for your products and services?

Wild Woman Fundraising

the reason I ask you such a provocative question is that we all know that money is inexhaustible, money will always be there, but our time, now, our time is our most precious resource, and we could always use more of that. Even if the clients you have now are sustaining you, wouldn’t you like to have clients that are willing to pay more, and who won’t give you as much trouble?

NONPROFIT BRANDING: Cost, Impact and Use of Logo T-Shirts

NonProfit Branding

Here are the questions to ask yourself about logo shirts: Do T-shirts make economic sense … Continue reading → ACTION: Interacting with Products & Vendors BUYING: Production & Imprinting Info CONTEXT: Tricks, Tips & Taboos IMPLEMENTATION: Using Branding Products EffectivelyAs long as it is of appropriate quality and carries an attractive imprint, a shirt with your logo is a walking billboard for your nonprofit.

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The Complexity Mess or How Not to Build a Product

A. Fine Blog

When a product design is done by people with a desire to show the world how clever they are by adding lots of stuff to something AND a desire to please lots of people the result is a complicated mess. I went to the store a few weeks ago to buy a new alarm clock.

Do you have a “super job”?

Wild Woman Fundraising

US productivity increased twice as fast in 2009 as it had in 2008, and twice as fast again in 2010: workforce down, output up, and voilá! I was in line at the co-op today and saw the cover of Mother Jones. It said, “Speeded up, more work for no pay.&#

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