Stop the Communications-Program Tug of War

Getting Attention

Are you in a tug of war with program colleagues for control of your communications? Raise your hand if you’ve run up against any of these challenges: Your colleague on the program side makes an outrageous communications demand based on a consumer marketing model.

How to Get Program Staff to Use Your Editorial Calendar

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Marketing Staff Build the Plan and Program Staff Can Tweak It. Do you have a success story for getting program staff to participate in editorial planning and management? You know how I feel about editorial calendars. They are the single most important tool for a communications director.

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3 Reasons to Invest in Your Monthly Giving Program

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Sustainer programs. And online sustainer programs make it easier than ever for donors to say “I do” to a long-term relationship with your nonprofit. You’ll learn everything from naming your program to recruiting sustainers to increasing sustainer gifts.

How to Translate Your Program Into a Compelling Video

Getting Attention

When an organization comes to me and says, “We want a video about our program,” I always cringe a little bit. Many non-profits fall into what I call “The Program Trap.” Videos about programs end up putting people to sleep instead of making them feel something.

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RIDDLE: How do you measure the success (or failure) of your planned giving program?

iMarketSmart

I was speaking with a client recently about the success he’s been experiencing with our software and strategies when he asked a really great question: “How can I measure the success of my planned giving program in comparison to others?” And, their programs are different.

Five Ways to Market Matching Donation Programs

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The single worst way to evaluate your planned giving program

iMarketSmart

I think looking solely at recent revenue might be the single worst way to evaluate a planned giving program. By answering those questions and reviewing the metrics, you’d get a good handle on how your planned giving program’s marketing is really doing.

2016 Mentoring Program – Registration Now Open

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Registration has just opened for Session #9 of our Communications Director Mentoring Program , taking place January – June 2016. I admit it — this is my favorite program out of everything we do at Nonprofit Marketing Guide.

How to create a monthly giving program.

A Small Change

Here are three keys to a successful monthly giving program: Invite people to join something (don’t merely ask them to give monthly): Now we’re talking about branding: creating a monthly giving program with a unique name and voice that fits with the mission of your organization.

Guest Post: Christina Attard reveals the secrets about your planned giving program that only donors know…

Wild Woman Fundraising

Here are the secrets about your planned giving program that only donors know…. What the heck is planned giving and why should you care? Planned giving is when a donor decides to give you money over time, either as a monthly or yearly donor, or in a will or estate plan.

Why Your Cause Marketing Program Needs Case Studies

Selfish Giving

These two organizations know how to execute cause marketing programs. But if you've done cause marketing before and had a successful program, please tell me: why haven't you created a case study to share your success? Picture via mariecurie.org.uk.

Foursquare Cause Marketing Starts with Loyalty Programs

Selfish Giving

The challenge was Finagle’s traditional loyalty program, the Frequent Finagler , which was expensive and it wasn’t social. With just a bit of guidance from me, Finagle developed a new program that they are testing in a couple stores.

12 Features for Successful Obesity Prevention and Control Programs

Social Marketing and Social Change

I have added to their findings several other features that more recent experiences suggest can add to program effectiveness. For your consideration and comment: The Ideal Features of Social Change Programs (with links to previous posts).

Ep232: PepsiCo’s Anti-Hunger Program Fuels Kids & Innovation

Selfish Giving

Today on CauseTalk Radio , Megan and I talk to Matt Smith , Director of PepsiCo’s Food for Good program a purpose-driven business initiative within PepsiCo that tackles child hunger by making healthy food more physically and financially accessible for low-income families.

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NEW Webinar: How to start your major gifts program with Amy Eisenstein

Wild Woman Fundraising

But luckily this year I’ve managed to get Amy Eisenstein to come and present for us and help us all get over our fears of starting our major gifts program and asking in person for major gifts. NEW Webinar: The Major Gifts Challenge: How to Start (or Grow) Your Major Gifts Program.

EAST: A Method for Applying Insights in Social Marketing Programs

Social Marketing and Social Change

The point of EAST is that these are methods to apply after your learn about the people you intend to serve with your program and have selected the specific behavior you want to focus on with them - regardless of the theory you bring to the table.

The missing link in fundraising programs

Fundraising Coach

https://www.stephencovey.com/7habits/7habits-habit2.php Habit 2 is the missing link in major gift programs. You’re creating a blueprint for the relational infrastructure of your fundraising program. You’ve been kicked, Marc The missing link in fundraising programs This isn't just the case in major gifts. The post The missing link in fundraising programs appeared first on FundraisingCoach.com.

Fundraising QuickStart Program

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ANNOUNCING THE FUNDRAISING QUICK START PROGRAM! The Fundraising QuickStart program is a 6-week webinar series designed to help you zero in on the strategies that are guaranteed to raise the funds your nonprofit needs NOW! That’s what you’ll find in the Fundraising QuickStart program.

Starting a Business Program- PART 2

A Small Change

When starting your program you can look to develop in a few different ways (cont’d): Have businesses sponsor event or programs. Read PART 1 about working with employee groups and setting up a gift acceptance policy.

Should Each of Your Programs Have its Own Brand?

Mission Minded

We hear this question often: Should we be branding each of our individual programs, or trying to create one single “umbrella” brand under which all our programs can live? Many nonprofits have named programs that are better known than the organization that runs them. If a program is popular – having a lot of name […].

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 tell me how you do your best with limited resources and try to prioritize on what will advance organizational goals, but that your program colleagues frequently just don’t get it.

8 ways to promote your planned giving program on Facebook

iMarketSmart

Announce a gift you recently received (a modest one… legacy gifts mostly come from average folks— not the rich) and say “thank you” 2. Promote a video about a legacy donor. Share a link to a legacy donor story.

Ep206: 98% of Corporate Sustainability Programs Fail. 4 Proven Ways to Boost the Success Rate

Selfish Giving

Today on CauseTalk Radio , Megan and I talk to Jenny Davis-Peccoud , a partner with Bain & Company who leads their sustainability and corporate responsibility practice, about a new report that finds that only two percent of corporate sustainability programs achieve or exceed their aims.

4 things pizza and major gift fundraising have in common

iMarketSmart

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Don’t Be a Gopher: Nonprofit Marketing and Program Sustainability

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Is program sustainability something your nonprofit talks about? More than ever, program sustainability is a concern for nonprofits and the grantmaking organizations that fund them. Promoters of Program Sustainability. “If Kylie Hutchinson.

[Guest Post] Top 10 Tips for Growing Your Matching Gift Program

Fundraising Coach

Top 10 Tips for Growing Your Matching Gift Program. That’s the principle behind matching gift programs. If everyone is aware of matching gift programs, you’ll be able to help donors make their donations go further, even if you don’t have a specialized team of matching gift experts.

Vendor Programs and Cause-Related Marketing

Cause Related Marketing

It’s no secret that cause-related marketing is typically aimed at consumers. But that doesn’t mean that the sales relationship from manufacturer to consumer is direct. The Internet notwithstanding, most manufacturers require sales channel partners.

The Best & Worst Local Cause Marketing Programs of 2010

Selfish Giving

I combed through the Selfish Giving archives and came up with the best and worst local cause marketing programs of 2010. I took the unprecedented step of not including any of my own cause marketing programs. (I Here are the seven best local cause marketing programs for 2010.

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Partner with Program Staff & Your Network for More Marketing Impact

Getting Attention

Invest 4 minutes in watching this energizing video from the Kids Count program team at the Annie E. Here program staff Laura Speer and Don Crary discuss their conviction that effective marketing is integral to program success (hallelujah!)

7 Solid Reasons Why You Should Kill Your Printed Planned Giving Newsletter

iMarketSmart

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Stories for Sustaining Programs

Social Marketing and Social Change

How can storytelling help public health and social programs become sustainable? That was the brief I was given to conduct two short workshops at a recent national meeting of substance abuse treatment programs.

What you should know about your high net worth volunteers?

iMarketSmart

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What’s The Best Cause Marketing Program for My Business?

Selfish Giving

Once you have partner, the question becomes what should you do for a cause marketing program that will best serve the cause and your business (remembering, of course, that cause marketing is win-win). You can review the different types of cause marketing programs here.

Pop-Up Register Programs Support Boston Bombing Victims

Selfish Giving

Register programs are similar to pinups in one important way and different in two distinctive ways. In addition to register and pinup programs, I would put round-up programs and donations boxes under the point-of-sale umbrella.

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Share Our Strength, Shake Shack Team Up for Pinup Program

Selfish Giving

If I’m The Pinup King , this program between Share Our Strength and Shake Shack is fit for one! The two have teamed up for a cause marketing pinup program called the Great American Shake Sale at ten Shake Shack locations on the East coast.

Communications Mentoring Program – Fundraisers Welcome!

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Session #8 of our Communications Director Mentoring Program starts July 1, and we are already half-way full. So, if you are a development director with major communications responsibilities, we’d love to have you in the program!

How to calculate how much revenue you could have with a mid-level donor migration plan to inspire major gifts

iMarketSmart

Recently, my friends at Veritus Group (led by two industry icons— Richard Perry and Jeff Schreifels) determined the following: – Organizations WITHOUT a mid-level giving program migrate only.2%-1.2%

5 questions to ask your planned giving marketing vendor

iMarketSmart

Fundraising Planned Giving best practices for planned giving Lead generation for planned giving nonprofit marketing planned giving acquisition planned giving programs for nonprofitsHow many highly qualified planned giving leads did you generate for my nonprofit last year? How many of those leads could also be major gift donors? Who among those leads has a donor advised fund or family foundation? Why do each of those leads care about my organization’s mission?

How I Started My First Monthly Giving Program

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

I didn’t have a monthly giving program and didn’t know how they worked, but I knew I had to think quickly—I could send her 12 reply envelopes so she could send in a gift each month. So that’s what I did, and my first-ever monthly giving program was born. [Editor’s note: This week’s post on monthly giving comes from Sandy Rees.]. I didn’t know much about monthly giving until she called in late December that year.

Komen’s Cause Marketing Program Isn’t “Finger-Lickin’ Good”

Selfish Giving

Cause marketing programs work best with lots of locations and lots of foot traffic. The program also has lots of extras too, like pink buckets you can’t miss and lids with calls to action to get involved.