3 questions every major donor asks themselves after they give


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Storybanking and Photobanking: Your Questions and Examples

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

These are just a few of the questions that come up around “digital asset management” or as we prefer to call it, storybanking (the words, with or without photos) and photobanking (the photos, with or without the words).

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12 Fundraising Questions Major and Planned Gift Officers Should Be Asking


I think this axiom might need a bit of a tweak as follows: The number one reason why people give is because they were asked questions about themselves before they were asked to give. Do you have some great questions that are missing?

The 5 Questions Nonprofits Always Ask Me About Fundraising Emails

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

When I teach others how to write email appeals — through webinars, trainings and consulting work — I get peppered with questions. Here are the 5 questions nonprofits always ask me about fundraising appeals. What’s your burning question about email appeals?

Good question!

A Small Change

I’m always impressed and grateful when a current supporter or prospect asks good questions. First and foremost, it indicates that they are really considering our agency and mission carefully which means if I answer these questions well, a positive giving decision may follow.

Interview Questions to Help You Write Great Donor, Volunteer, and Client Profiles for Your Newsletters

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

The specific questions you ask and how you word them will depend on the relationship between that person and your organization, how much time you have, and how long you want the profile to be. Here are my 25 favorite interview questions. Do you have any other go-to questions we missed?

Question for You: How Do You Segment Your Email List

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

For today’s Question of the Week , we are looking at email lists and how (or if) you segment them. Here are the results of a survey we ran last year on email segmenting: E-Newsletters Question of the Week

What Questions Do You Include in Donor Surveys?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I’m getting a lot of questions about questions — the ones you should ask donors or other supporters of your work in surveys. What questions do you include in your donor surveys? Donor Survey Questions (this is a Word doc).

10 fundraising interview questions to help you succeed in your career

Wild Woman Fundraising

Here are some questions that you can ask in your interview, and why you should be asking these questions. First and most important question. The reason you want to ask this question is you want to know right away if they have realistic or unrealistic goals for your position.

14 Interview questions for Nonprofit Executive Directors

Wild Woman Fundraising

Here are 14 Interview questions to ask your potential executive director. This person should say yes to both of these questions). You will also want to add some agency-specific questions, such as, “we’re going through a transition now, with this staff person or that board member, what would you do to mitigate this rough period?” ” What questions do YOU like to ask potential executive directors? The interview questions they’ll ask you.

Question for You: How Do You Grow Your Email List?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

With this week’s question, we want to know how you build your email list… Do you ask for email addresses at events? Nonprofit Communications Question of the WeekA few weeks ago we asked you about how you stay organized.

Five Questions about Nonprofit Annual Reports

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Here are five common questions I get about nonprofit annual reports , along with my answers. Your annual report should flow from the answers to these questions. More Questions?

Answering the Question About ROI


Not because it’s a silly question. And not because I can’t respond to the question. The post Answering the Question About ROI appeared first on MarketSmart. I’m always floored when a prospective new client asks me about ROI (return on investment from marketing).

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11 Questions Every Donor Asks

The Agitator

An advert in one of the fundraising ‘trades’ triggered me to look up Canadian fundraiser Harvey McKinnon’s ’11 questions every donor asks’, as presented in his book of the same name. Whenever I see a teasing list like that I just can’t resist taking a look … will I agree/disagree … could I add to it … could I better it? Harvey’s list is pretty darn good … “Why me?”. Why are you asking me?”. “Do Do I respect you?”.

[Question Marc] Help! My board wants to do another event!

Fundraising Coach

The post [Question Marc] Help! Ask Board Members Events Fundraising Secrets Question Marc? Dear Marc, Help!! My board wants to do ANOTHER fundraising event! We''re already doing 10 events a year. How can I tell them we don''t have the resources to do another one? Stressed in San Diego.

Reader Questions: Snow White and the 7 Faces of Philanthropy

Wild Woman Fundraising

And we’re answering MORE fantastic reader questions today! Reader Questions: Snow White and the 7 Faces of Philanthropy originally appeared on Wild Woman Fundraising on October 1, 2012. Snow White by 12×07 on Deviantart.com.

7 key questions for qualifying your major gift and planned gift prospects


Here are 7 key questions to ask yourself about each major and legacy gift prospect before spending (wasting) too much time on them and costing your organization too much money: Do they have money or assets? Related Posts. >> Are we sometimes asking donors the wrong questions? >> Donor qualification – Fearless fundraising. The post 7 key questions for qualifying your major gift and planned gift prospects appeared first on MarketSmart | .

Supporter Survey Questions for Nonprofits

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

What questions should you ask to find out what people want to read in your newsletter or on your blog? ” as an open-ended question is probably not the best approach. Other questions along those lines are. Image by Sean MacEntee.

The 5 Toughest Questions Donors Will Ask

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Green lists the six toughest questions customers ask salespeople: Why should we choose you? It occurs to me that five of these are the toughest questions donors can ask your cause. Here are those questions - and my answers, based on what I learned from this book, as well as my own experience. You can only answer this question if you’ve listened to your audiences and understand their priorities. million nonprofits in the US alone, this is a question we MUST answer.

Reader Questions! I want…. EVERYTHING FUNDRAISING! Okay then.

Wild Woman Fundraising

Except ask questions about stuff you don’t know? Of course, you can’t ask questions if you don’t know who to ask or if you’re afraid of looking stupid. If that also has described you at some point in the past, you might like this reader question. Reader Questions! Here’s a wonderful question from a fabulous, talented and successful fundraiser in Oregon! Useful marketing questions from the Social Media Bible. Got questions?

Are we sometimes asking donors the wrong questions?


In Abila’s new donor engagement report , the first question they asked donors was, “What matters most to you?” That’s why I think we might be asking donors the wrong questions. Did Abila ask the wrong question here?

Reader Questions: What are the best fundraising blogs & books?

Wild Woman Fundraising

This question is from the marvelous Shuai in California, who will start a nonprofit one day, and wants to know ALL about fundraising, and also, specifically, about which fundraising blogs and books she should read! All of your questions will be answered in this book.

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7 Questions your Fundraising Plan MUST Answer

Get Fully Funded

One of the things I shared was the 7 questions your fundraising plan MUST answer. Yesterday, I led a webinar to teach people my “Simple Success&# Fundraising Plan. I thought you might enjoy them too, so here they are. How much money do we need to raise? You need a specific goal for your plan. If you just want to “raise more money&# you’re setting yourself up for failure. After all, how much is more money? $1 1 more? 100 more? Where will the money come from?

12 questions to ask yourself to avoid disrespecting your supporters


Here are some questions to ask yourself to see if you are disrespecting your supporters. 9 Questions to Help You Determine If Your Results Are Good. 9 Questions Fundraisers Need to Ask Themselves In Order to Improve In 2014. In the for profit world they call it customer service.

Persuasion in Three Questions

Social Media Bird Brain

Image via NRC.nl Ross Guberman writes books to help lawyers get past the heretofore and whereas in their writing, making it “punchier.” In this interview with Nell Minow on BNet, he discusses some of these techniques, many of which have made it into blog posts here. But once piece of advice, cited at the end of the article, really caught my eye. Guberman asks, “’What three things do I want

Twenty Questions Before Engaging in a Cause Marketing Effort

Cause Related Marketing

Getting the right answers depends on asking the right questions. Suppose when you get into the office tomorrow, the boss comes in and says, “I think we need to look seriously at cause marketing. Look into it will you?”Getting So where do you start?Let’s Let’s just stipulate that you’ll search the Internet. Maybe check the entries at Wikipedia.com or About.com. You’ll almost certainly come across the Cause. Mother Teresa Charles Keating Best Cause Marketing

[INTERVIEW] 8 Questions Answered about Online Fundraising!

Wild Woman Fundraising

Hope you learned something about online fundraising that you didn’t know about before, and if you have any further questions for Noelle or Laura, just leave a comment! INTERVIEW] 8 Questions Answered about Online Fundraising! Get Schooled! In online Fundraising!

30 Marketing Planning Questions in 30 Minutes

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

We will answer 30 questions about nonprofit marketing planning in 30 minutes. All of the questions will be submitted by participants in advance, and we’ll select the top 30 questions to answer during this rapid-fire, intensive learning experience.

Your top 11 social fundraising questions answered


During the webinar, there were so many incredible questions that we just couldn’t get to all of them. We recently hosted a webinar about how social fundraising is changing the way charities think about social media. So, we wanted to make sure we took some time to dig in and answer them. Fundraising Marketing

[Question Marc] Conversation starters for cold calls

Fundraising Coach

I recently received this question from a client: I have a question for you. Other questions I find enjoyable in face-to-face meetings are: What do you do when you’re not at _ [Better used when meeting at a social gathering than at a 1-on-1 meeting.].

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

Getting Attention

Ask these three questions. How You Got Here. What is the winding path of your life, that has brought you to the work you do? Hildy Gottlieb of Creating the Future asks this question at the beginning of every event. Every time I begin a training or facilitation or even sometimes a keynote address, I ask people to turn to their neighbor and spend a few moments asking and answering those two questions. Try asking this question at the start of your next Board meeting.

[Guest Post] 4 Fundraising Questions for Your Board Chair

Fundraising Coach

4 Fundraising Questions for Your Board Chair. She carefully planned meaty strategic fundraising questions guaranteed to intrigue, not bore, her smart and accomplished chair so the chair could in turn engage the board. What''s Your Best Question? I like John Fulwider.

Got Writers’ Block? Ask these 3 questions

Getting Attention

Whenever people tell me they’re stuck, I remind them to take a step back and ask these three questions. The following three aren’t the only questions to ask, of course, but they’re a solid start that will make what to say and how to say it more clear to you.

Reader Questions: How can you measure if your mailings are working?

Wild Woman Fundraising

This time, we are answering questions about DATA and your Mailing List! Can we answer any questions for you about what we’re doing now, and how we’re helping people?” If the answer is “NO” to most questions, assign a low grade.

Acquisition: Asking The Wrong Question

The Agitator

To begin specifically by tackling one of the questions that is both over-used and little understood: the true cost of acquisition. And why it’s inevitably the wrong question for donors to worry about.

7 Questions on Marketing Automation for Nonprofits


This post was originally featured on The Campaign Workshop blog and has been reposted with permission. I recently sat down with the good folks at The Campaign Workshop and chatted about marketing automation for nonprofits.

The 4 Questions You Need To Answer When Raising Money Online

J Campbell Social Marketing

In order to reach donors and compel them to give online, your nonprofit needs to answer these 4 questions: 1) Why are we fundraising, and why right now? The post The 4 Questions You Need To Answer When Raising Money Online appeared first on J Campbell Social Marketing.

Creative Brief Questions: What’s Included in Yours?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Using a creative brief forces you to consider important questions before you get started. I’ve seen many different versions, but here are the questions you’ll usually want to include in one way or another. What other questions do you think should be included?

5 Questions about Nonprofit CRM Tools You’re Too Embarrassed to Ask


A brand new year is here, and everyone is resolved to make improvements to the way they live, work, and even their nonprofit website ! What''s more, folks are seizing the opportunity to get organized + do business better.

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Question for You: Where do you get your best writing ideas?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

For today’s Question of the Week , we’re talking inspiration – writing inspiration to be exact. ” When we’ve asked this question before , many of people said they get their best ideas at night right before they fall asleep or when they were driving.