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.

6 Simple Interview Questions You Need to Ask to Find a Good Fundraising Job

Wild Woman Fundraising

They don’t have to be this hard though, IF you ask the right questions in your interview. In this 8 minute video, you’ll learn how to find a good workplace culture, in 6 simple questions. You’ll also have 5 more questions as a bonus, for fundraising specific roles.

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Question for You: What Keeps You Organized?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Nonprofit Communications Question of the WeekLast week, we had another great discussion on the All-Access Pass Holder private Facebook Group about tools to keep you organized at work. I want to know what you use to keep track of everything.

Prospecting and Asking the Right Questions

A Small Change

Good prospect research can be invaluable but needs to be paired with good question asking. I wanted to talk today a little bit about what are some good probing questions that I ask and that I have found useful. Here are a few questions that I often use to get the conversation started.

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

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.

Question for You: What Would You Like to Do Faster?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

For today’s Question of the Week, we are talking about working faster. Question of the WeekOn July 30th, Kivi presented a new webinar, Smart Nonprofit Marketing: Advice and Hacks for Working Faster, Not Harder!

3 questions every major donor asks themselves after they give

iMarketSmart

The post 3 questions every major donor asks themselves after they give appeared first on MarketSmart, LLC |. Fundraising Major Giving Philosophy/motivation donor cultivation donor cultivation questions donor interview questions donor survey sample fundraising tips how to ask for a major gift interview questions for a philanthropist major gift ask role play major gift cultivation major gift fundraising qualifying donor prospects questions to ask a potential donor

12 More Interview Questions for your Fundraising job interview

Wild Woman Fundraising

INC magazine thinks they can figure you out, psychologically, with these 7 questions. Here’s what INC magazine thinks are important interview questions to “weed out the bad hires” 1. I have been asked this question, and you can go in two directions here.

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What Should You Measure? Ask These 5 Questions First

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Part of the challenge with answering the “what should we measure” and “what numbers should I pay attention to” questions for nonprofits is that it depends. To help you sort out your options and narrow down the hundreds of possible statistics to just a handful that are most important, I recommend that you ask yourself and your team these questions. Question #1: What are our communications goals? You’ll need to take the next questions goal by goal.

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: Objections?

A Small Change

Each organization seems to have the classic question with which it has to deal. Related posts: Talking About Taxes Question: Legal Advocacy Question: Fundraising Ethics Question: Building Community Raise Supporters Not Support. Tags: Campaigns & Solicitations Questions I Have At a community college it was, “Why should I give you money when you are a government funded organization?”

What Question Would You Ask 1,000 Communications Directors?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

We’ll repeat a lot of questions from previous surveys to expand our “trends over time” data. We try to include several new questions each year. The post What Question Would You Ask 1,000 Communications Directors? In early November, we’ll open up the survey for the 2019 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report. For example, we’ll be asking about. communication team salaries, sizes, and budgets. communications effectiveness.

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.

Burning Questions Nonprofit Communications Pros Have

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Do you want to know the answers to these questions: How effective do nonprofit communicators feel on specific goals like community engagement, brand and reputation management, and supporting major donor fundraising?

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?

Reader Questions: How to Personalize Thank you Letters?

Wild Woman Fundraising

We are answering MORE fabulous reader questions today! Reader Questions: How to Personalize Thank you Letters? Hello! During busy fundraising months we send out a lot of thank you letters but they are form letters that everyone gets the same one. How do you personalize all the thank you letters when you have 30 or more a day? We are very small and we wear different hats. My job is bookkeeper, collections, receptionist and fundraising developer all in one. RIGHT!

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Question for You: What are your best tips for repurposing content?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Today, for our Question of the Week , we want to know about repurposing your content. Share you best repurposing tips below… Question of the WeekHow do you adapt your content for different communications channels? Share your tips below!

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.

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?

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.

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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.

8 event fundraising questions answered

CrowdRise

Events, whether they’re endurance-based, a-thons, or even dinners and galas, are often the cornerstone of nonprofit fundraising strategies. And for good reason. They’re a powerful way to bring supporters together for your cause.

Question: Building Referrals?

A Small Change

Question: Building Community Question: How Much Acquisition? Questions I HaveHow do you build referrals? Earlier this week I wrote about the building referrals. I mentioned that I have started a program where I host tours at the hospital as an entry point into the organization. Many nonprofits will hold story sharing events that they will use to bring in new prospects. What ideas do you have to build referrals or word-of-mouth marketing?

Your Questions about Building a Culture That Supports Communications?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I’d love to hear what questions or challenges you are facing in the comments. The post Your Questions about Building a Culture That Supports Communications?

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Question: How Much Acquisition?

A Small Change

Related posts: Question: Managing Meetings Question: Fundraising Ethics Question: Who’s a Good Prospect? Question: How Much is Too Much Board Prep? Question: Why mailings over phone calls? Questions I Have Traditional Major GiftsHow much major donor acquisition does your organization do? Do you ever struggle to know how much time do you spend you should spend building new relationships versus growing existing ones?

[Question Marc] What is a good voicemail script for fundraising?

Fundraising Coach

QUESTION: What should I do when I call potential donors but only reach their voicemail? MY ANSWER: Great question. The post [Question Marc] What is a good voicemail script for fundraising? Should I leave a message? If yes, whats a good "script.".

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).

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What Question Would You Ask 2,000 Nonprofit Communications Directors?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

But, naturally, there are quite a few steps that come before that, including developing the list of questions, which we are starting on now. Some questions are perennial, like: Which communications channels are most important? But we also add a few new questions in each edition too.

Which of these solution focused questions can you ask today?

Wild Woman Fundraising

Here are some questions you can ask to manage interruptions: How urgent is it? Here are questions you should ask before calling a meeting: What is the purpose of the meeting? Which of these solution focused questions can you ask today? Lately, thanks to my friend Christina Attard , I’ve been reading a book called Fry the Monkeys by Alan Kay. In it, I am learning about how to talk about solutions instead of just problems.

3 Questions Environmental Organizations Should Ask When Evaluating a CRM

EveryAction

While this may be an intimidating proposition, the process can be made easier by keeping a larger value framework in mind and making sure to ask a few key questions. For environmental organizations, these are three questions that should be asked about any potential new CRM.

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30 Questions on Nonprofit Email Marketing. What’s Yours?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

What questions do you have about nonprofit email marketing? On April 5, 2017 from 1:00 – 2:00 pm Eastern, I’ll answer 30 questions on nonprofit email marketing in 30 minutes during our next free webinar (registration link coming soon!). Now I just need the questions!

5 Common Questions about Nonprofit Crowdfunding

Wild Woman Fundraising

Recently I asked Brady Josephson of RE: Charity and Chimp.net, a crowdfunding company in Vancouver, Canada, if he would answer a few commonly asked questions about crowdfunding. Question 1: What are the best things to crowdfund for? Question 2: What is the ideal amount to ask for?

Your Email Marketing and E-News Questions…Answered! [FREE WEBINAR]

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

You have questions about how to use email to engage your supporters. During our FREE WEBINAR next week, Kivi will answer: 30 Email Marketing Questions in 30 Minutes. SUBMIT YOUR QUESTION NOW. Do you have questions about: Open rates?

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7 Questions on Marketing Automation for Nonprofits

EveryAction

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.

12 Fundraising Questions Major and Planned Gift Officers Should Be Asking

iMarketSmart

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?

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?

Best and Worst Job Interview Questions for Comm and Development Directors?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Ashlie Hutcherson, Associate Development Director at Almost Home , emailed me yesterday asking if I’d write a blog post on questions to ask during interviews with Development Director candidates. Now she and the some board members will get their shot at asking questions.

Time to ask Stephen Harper some questions!

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

In less than one hour you will have the opportunity to use YouTube to submit a question directly to Prime Minister Stephen Harper. From March 11th until Sunday March 14th, you will have the opportunity to submit questions (text or video) on YouTube and also vote on which questions should be asked directly to the Prime Minister in a live interview on Tuesday, March 16th conducted by Google CFO Patrick Pichette, which will also be posted to YouTube.

[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: 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.

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

Answering the Question About ROI

iMarketSmart

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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