Boundaries You Need to Be Productive #NPCommLife

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

The post Boundaries You Need to Be Productive #NPCommLife appeared first on Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog. Earlier this month, I shared some tips on How to Establish Boundaries at Your Nonprofit Job which focused on tips that will prevent you from burning out and being overwhelmed. Today we will look at a different set of boundaries – ones you need to establish with co-workers.

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. But as the weeks went by, I noticed that my productivity hadn’t improved. The reason is simple: There is no one-size-fits-all approach to productivity. Productivity tools: . Productivity tools: .

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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. ProductivityIt’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.

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.

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. Marketing Nonprofits Social Media Boomerang for Gmail Google Alerts MyTomatoes.com Pomodoro Technique Productivity Tools Unroll.me Be efficient. Keep on task. Remain laser-focused.

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.

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

NonProfit Branding

ACTION: Interacting with Products & Vendors BUYING: Production & Imprinting Info CONTEXT: Tricks, Tips & Taboos IMPACT: Market Response & Return On Investment IMPLEMENTATION: Using Branding Products Effectively PUBLIC RADIO: Marketing & Fundraising Uncategorized branding branding products contributor incentives cutting costs fundraising premiums imprinted mugs logo mugs marketing products nonprofit branding Nonprofit marketing nonprofit promotion VisABILITY

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.

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.

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.

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). 9) Dive into this top-ten list of productivity tools shared by communications strategist Caroline Avakian and you’re likely to discover great ones you’ve never heard of.

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. Products allow you to record your knowledge into a format that your audience wants, and easily sell them from your website at all hours of the day or night. 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.

Product Updates: Stewardship Series Effort and Online Will Tool Add-on

iMarketSmart

The post Product Updates: Stewardship Series Effort and Online Will Tool Add-on appeared first on MarketSmart. Stewardship Series Effort. When it comes to legacy gifts, many organizations 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 planned gift disclosures. But, believe it or not, closing legacy gifts is just the beginning of the fundraising process, not the end.

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. Brand Management Branding Product Impact Using Branding Products brand management branding products how to brand Nonprofit marketing promotional products VisABILITY

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? And what can we learn from their failure?

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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.

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. by productivity advice that feels so wrong and frankly ridiculous, well, you aren’t alone. It’s not that the advice itself is bad; it’s that the advice is bad for someone with your personal productivity style. Your Personal Productivity Style.

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?

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. Any specific recommendations on identifying and strengthening the most productive partnerships?

Productive Partnering with Program Peers—Outcomes Not Outputs

Getting Attention

Working productively with your program colleagues is a challenge you often discuss with me. You’re all working for the same good cause, and here’s a way to partner more productively, thanks to Joe Sanders, Director, Marketing & Communication at Lutheran Comm unity Services Northwest: When asked to generate those posters to boost program participation or put together an a.s.a.p. What are your techniques for productive partnering with your program colleagues?

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.

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. I remember being hesitant to write about it because unlike just about every other topic in the book, neither of us had any experience with product licensing agreements. What is product licensing? product and/or packaging).

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. Running a small nonprofit has never been easy, but there used to be few challenges that a larger marketing budget couldn’t solve.

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! And here’s what the group outlined as bills of rights for productive partnering: Client Bill of Rights. More Paths to Productive Partnering with Your Marketing Firm.

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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.

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. I’d love to hear from Agitator readers about the ‘product’ (or other) approaches you are using to support donor investment in monthly giving programs.

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.

#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. That said, we are not condoning working on your iPhone or iPad while driving! Many organizations use Microsoft’s Office suite for word processing, spreadsheets and presentations.

[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? Here are three ways to use promotional products effectively: Build brand awareness. There are many opportunities to distribute promotional products for brand awareness: Advocacy events.

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

NonProfit Branding

Brand Management Brand Psychology Branding Product Impact Buying Branding Products Using Branding Products brand management brand protection branding branding products marketing products nonprofit branding Nonprofit marketing promotional products public relations I’m 74 years old now. And still pissed at my former hero. But he taught me a lesson – Basic Marketing 101. It has stood me in good stead over the decades.

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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. The study, called, 'Environmental Standards and Labor Productivity' tested three hypotheses: Hypothesis 1: The adoption of environmental standards is associated with greater labor productivity.

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.

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.

Nonprofit Branding: Logo Watches? Big Mistake!

NonProfit Branding

Brand Management Brand Psychology Branding Product Impact Buying Branding Products Using Branding Products branding products contributor incentives fundraising premiums marketing products Nonprofit marketing promotional products wrist watch A wristwatch with your logo can be a handsome branding item. Nevertheless, it is a waste of your marketing budget. This video explains why most logo watches will sit in someone’s sock drawer.

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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.

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 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. Running a small nonprofit has never been easy, but there used to be few challenges that a larger marketing budget couldn’t solve.

Your Nonprofit Marketing To-Do List Can Up Your Productivity & Satisfaction

Getting Attention

Take three minutes to view this pithy video guide to shaping a to-do list that’ll increase your productivity and satisfaction. P.S. Get more in-depth articles, case studies and guides to nonprofit marketing productivity and success — all featured in the twice-monthly Getting Attention e-update. Tags: Uncategorized Nonprofit Communications nonprofit marketing productivity time management to-do list tool

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. However, we have amazing opportunities to also see into the lives of our customers and prospects that go beyond tradtional research and our own company/product information.

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!