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.

5 Questions to Answer Before Deciding to Write a Book

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

As book authors who are also now publishers, we want to help people explore that question and make the right decision for themselves. How to Get That Book Out of Your Head An Insider’s Guide to Publishing Non-Fiction When I talk to people thinking about writing a non-fiction book, here are five questions I ask them: 1: Are you passionate enough about this topic to talk about it for at least the next two to three years?

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.

Find Your Marketing Maturity Level by Answering Two Questions

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

And to find your Marketing Maturity Level, all you have to do is answer two questions. But before we get to the two-question quiz, let’s go over the five levels: Marketing Maturity Level One – Beginner.

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.

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).

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

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.

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?”

Creative Brief Questions: What’s Included in Yours?

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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?

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.

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?

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.

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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The 5 Questions Nonprofits Always Ask Me About Fundraising Emails

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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?

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.

Supporter Survey Questions for Nonprofits

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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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What Questions Do You Include in Donor Surveys?

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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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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?

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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?

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.

12 of Your Email Deliverability Questions Answered

EveryAction

Unfortunately, there were so many questions from the audience that we weren't able answer them all during the alotted time. Here are some great, thoughtful questions that we received and Brett's email wisdom. " My bigger question is: why continue to keep sending?

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.

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

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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!

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

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

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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.

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?

[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.

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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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.

[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.].

Five Questions about Nonprofit Annual Reports

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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?

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Question: Are Strategy & Mission The Same?

A Small Change

Related posts: Lost in Strategy Mission or Opportunity Question: What are some new event & fundraising ideas? Tags: Motivation Questions I Have Strategy, Vision, Plan, Mission—these words gauge a strong response from anyone who is listening to them. Too much strategy talk has always bothered me, so I wanted to hear from you. I believe it is important to have a plan for the work that we do, whether it is an overall annual plan or a plan for each specific project.

[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.".

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.

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?

Ask Specific Questions

A Small Change

Specific questions have power. An engaging targeted question around an area of interest for a donor ignites interest in a much greater way than a compelling elevator pitch. If you are trying to engage an existing major donor in a significant way, ask them a question linking their passions to the area you are interested in their funding. You can probably follow up your question asking them if that same kind of future thinking could impact the mission of your organization.

Are we sometimes asking donors the wrong questions?

iMarketSmart

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?