We’re Cutting Through the Noise in May with Great Online Campaigns, Brilliant Press Releases, and New Rules for Marketing

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

May 19: Relevant Press Releases: How to Get Attention in a Crowded News Cycle with Antionette Kerr. Budget-Friendly Webinar] Learn how to create a relevant press release that gets attention from the media no matter what is happening in the world.

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Finally we’re releasing the HIPPO killer!!!

iMarketSmart

Our Fundraising Report Card. Today I’m proud to announce the release of version 4.0 Our Fundraising Report Card dashboard is powerful and free. The post Finally we’re releasing the HIPPO killer!!!

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Should We Release a Statement? How to Decide

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

When should your nonprofit release a statement to the news media? If the answer to either of these questions is yes, you might consider crafting and releasing a statement. If not, releasing a statement might take time away from addressing more pressing matters in your organization.

Press Release 101: Why You Need a Good ‘Nut Graph’

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Your nonprofit faces long odds whenever it sends a press release to a reporter or editor. Even under the best of circumstances, your release is competing with dozens of other releases and story ideas to earn that journalist’s attention.

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A Simple Guide to Injecting Colorful Quotes Into Your News Release

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

When your nonprofit sends a press release to a reporter or editor, it’s immediately facing stiff competition for coverage. But, all too often, communicators punt on their releases. They are out of touch with what reporters and editors are actually seeking.

What Reporters Really Want

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Are you still sending the same cookie-cutter press releases? You need to meet reporters where they are now and take a more personal approach. Luckily, we have an expert who understands how to build meaningful relationships with reporters that yield more headlines and better coverage.

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Newly Released: A Health Literacy Manifesto

SocialButterfly

Prior to the recent health care decision, Kaiser’s Health Tracking Poll reported : Six of every 10 Americans said they didn’t know enough about the basics of health reform to judge its potential impact on their lives. Good news!

Reserve Your Copy of the 2020 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

We will release a full report of what your fellow colleagues had to say about the state of nonprofit communications in January, but you can request a copy now. We will email you as soon as the report is published.

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Week of Freebies, Day 3: 2019 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Our Nonprofit Communications Trends Report has become the “go-to” source for what’s REALLY happening in the world of nonprofit communications and fundraising. What will your next annual report look like? We will release the full report on January 16, 2019.

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Connected Citizens Report Released

A. Fine Blog

Diana Scearce of the Monitor Institute has authored a report for the Knight Foundation entitlted, “ Connected Citizens.&#. The report builds on the language and concepts pioneered by Marty Kearns at Green Media Toolshed in network-centric advocacy and action.

Words That Mean Instant Doom for Press Releases

Non Profit Marketing 360

The PR News blog has compiled a list of 10 words that repel reporters on sight. Even more interesting, the post drew 74 comments (at last count) with additional words that reporters love to hate. The post Words That Mean Instant Doom for Press Releases appeared first on Nonprofit Marketing 360. Among them: fastest-growing, incredible, powerful, leading, and utilize.

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No Going Back for This Nonprofit After Switching to a Digital Annual Report

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Sick of me telling you to get rid of your long printed annual reports? As such, I wanted to incorporate a digital version of our annual report that aligned visually with the new website. No one ever asked what the load time is for a printed report!

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Nonprofit Annual Report on a Postcard

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

On Monday, I asked if you could boil down your annual report to just six words. That’s more room, but still very short and readable, and one of the formats I advocate as the New and Improved Nonprofit Annual Report. Could a postcard annual report work for your organization?

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What We Learned About Digital Engagement from the 2019 M+R Benchmarks Report

EveryAction

Every year, nonprofit consultants M+R release their annual Benchmarks report , which provides an overview of digital trends in the sector. If you haven't yet had time to dig into the full report, here are some of the top highlights that we think are important for nonprofits to know: 1.

Five Features Every Nonprofit Annual Report Should Include

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

We really push for you to create a shorter, more visual nonprofit annual report here as opposed to long print reports. Shorter annual reports don’t take as many resources, can be shared more easily, and will be read more often. But whether you have an infographic, a video, a 4-page, or a 40-page annual report, there are five elements essential to a successful nonprofit annual report. Five Essential Elements for a Successful Nonprofit Annual Report 1.

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Week of Freebies, Day 4: The 2020 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Let’s look forward to next year with: The 2020 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report. The 2020 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report is compiled from the answers of the over 600 nonprofit professionals who took our 2020 Nonprofit Communications Trends Survey in November, 2019.

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5 Things Reporters Really Want From PR Specialists

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Don’t frustrate the reporters you’re trying to reach. They didn’t develop their reputations through sending cookie-cutter press releases a few times a year. In my experience, reporters HATE getting generic releases.

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How to Write a Nonprofit Annual Report

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I’ve just re-released my popular e-book on how to write a nonprofit annual report. This new edition covers the five essentials of a good annual report, as well as what I consider to be the best “new and improved&# formats. Annual Reports Nonprofit Communications

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Are Your Emails Being Delievered? [New Report]

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

EveryAction just released their annual Email Deliverability Report which answers the question, “How much is spam costing your nonprofit?” According to the report, all of this spam leads to a loss of around $7,400.06 Download Your Copy.

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Reserve Your Copy of the 2017 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

We totally revamped the 2017 Nonprofit Communications Trends Survey this year, and it’s almost time for us to share the results in the 2017 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report. We’ll release the report January 17th.

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Embalming The Elephant – Release 1.0

The Agitator

I’m delighted to report that our colleagues over at our sister company, TrueGivers , have answered the challenge with a series of engineering and design initiatives that are now ready for prime time. Today we’re releasing the first in. It’s been 16 months since we announced The Agitator Data Liberation Crusade — a quest to make available fundamental data that’s of daily use to fundraisers free of charge or as near-free as possible.

Your Baseline – 2011 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report

Getting Attention

Thanks so much to my friend and colleague Kivi Leroux Miller for surveying 780 nonprofit communicators like you on your habits, practices and preferences, and then sharing what you reported in the new, free 2011 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report.

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Week of Freebies! 2015 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

The 2015 edition will be released on January 7th, but you can request a copy now to be among the first to receive it. Happy Holidays!

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PR Pick-Up Lines: Starting a Relationship With Your Favorite Reporter

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

When was the last time you reached out to a reporter without a story to pitch? As a result, your media relations work largely focuses on sending out news releases. I’d like you to try to pick up a reporter. You or your organization can be a resource in future reporting.

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Starting 2020 Off Right: Save $200 on Your Training Pass, Get Communications Planning Tips, the Trends Report and More

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

The 2020 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report. This report will be released the week January 13, 2020, but you can request your copy now and we will email it as soon as it is available. Here’s what’s happening this month at Nonprofit Marketing Guide….

Get Tuesday’s Webinar Free | Your 6-Word Annual Report

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

All this week, I’m celebrating the one year anniversary of the release of my first book, The Nonprofit Marketing Guide: High-Impact, Low-Cost Ways to Build Support for Your Good Cause. What’s Your Six-Word Annual Report? Annual Reports Nonprofit Communications The Book

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5 Things Reporters Want From the Nonprofits They Cover

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

A new survey of more than 1,350 media members by the media database company Cision shows that reporters want to be treated the same way. Let’s hear from the reporters themselves. Ultimately, this will save you — and the reporters — a lot of time.

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Corporate Partnerships & The Law: Registration & Reporting Requirements ??

Selfish Giving

Advertising Disclosures [Released 10/02/19] Registration & Reporting Requirements Contract Issues [Coming Soon!] UBIT Today, our legal expert, Karen Wu of Perlman & Perlman , is answering your questions on registration and reporting requirements.

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2009 email fundraising and advocacy benchmark report just released

Giving in a Digital World

It’s May again, which means that the latest update of the annual M+R and NTEN eNonprofit Benchmarks Study has just been released. You can download a free copy of the 2009 report here.

2009 email fundraising and advocacy benchmark report just released

Giving in a Digital World

It’s May again, which means that the latest update of the annual M+R and NTEN eNonprofit Benchmarks Study has just been released. You can download a free copy of the 2009 report here.

Create an AWESOME 2018 Nonprofit Annual Report

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

You have to publish an annual report – it’s a nonprofit best practice. But you DO NOT have to publish a 30+ page report that takes over 100 hours to create. Just imagine your supporters sharing YOUR annual report with their friends on social media… It can happen, but if you want them to do that, your annual report needs to be more than charts and numbers. Who is really going to read that?

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Latest international social media usage report just released – and it’s free!

Giving in a Digital World

The first spring flowers, your summer holiday, your birthday, Christmas, and the release of the annual UM Social Media Tracker… or is that last one just me? There are some things that come around every year and that you await with eager anticipation.

Preview: Some “Top Threes” from the 2018 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

We’ll release the 2018 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report on January 17, but here are a few “Top Three” highlights for now.

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Annual Report Webinar and E-Book for Special Holiday Price of Only $20!

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

How to Create a Nonprofit Annual Report. During the webinar, we’ll cover the basics of good nonprofit annual reports , including what to emphasize and what to leave out. We’ll go over the critical differences between activities and accomplishments and cover the most frequently asked questions about common annual report sections like the letter from the director, the financial section, and donor lists – and whether you need them at all in your report.

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Share Your Predictions; Get My Trends Report

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I’m putting together a Nonprofit Communications Trends Report that I’ll release in January, and I need your input and predictions. When you complete the survey, you can opt-in to receive a free copy of the Trend Report in January.

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Week of Freebies! Reserve 2016 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

The 2016 edition will be released on January 5th, but you can request a copy now to be among the first to receive it. Happy Holidays! It’s that time of year where we show our readers some love with some FREE goodies.

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You Really Need to Get Your 2017 Nonprofit Annual Report Done

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

We’ve tried to get you thinking about your nonprofit annual report back in November , but we know a lot of you are just too focused on year-end giving to think about it. (We’ll Your Nonprofit Annual Report needs to go out. Annual Reports

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Reserve Your Free Copy of the 2015 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Our annual Nonprofit Communications Trends Report is what you are looking for. The 2015 edition will be released on January 7th, but you can request a copy now to be among the first to receive it. The trends you’ll find in this report come from an online survey of over 1,500 nonprofits.

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Flat Earth Fundraising: Catch & Release Fishing

The Agitator

According to the most recent Fundraising Effectiveness Report from the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), for every $5.25 As the AFP notes in its Fundraising Effectiveness Report , “For most organizations…taking positive steps to reduce gift and donor losses is the least expensive strategy for increasing net fundraising gains.”.

The “Ask Without Fear!” DVD pre-release announcement

Fundraising Coach

This is a pre-release announcement. The Chronicle of Philanthropy is reporting that early indicators suggest more people are planning to give to charity this year. Earlier this month, I mentioned how excited I was about the products that I’ve got coming out this year.

#INTERVIEW: Derrick Feldmann, CEO of Achieve, Discusses The Millennial Impact Report Coming June 11

Non Profit Marketing 360

Derrick Feldmann is CEO of Achieve , a creative fundraising agency that produces The Millennial Impact Report, an annual research study of Millennial Generation donors. The 2012 report will be released on Monday.) This year’s report will be the most comprehensive we’ve ever done.

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5 Actions Nonprofits Should Take Based on Facebook’s #GivingTuesday Report

J Campbell Social Marketing

A recent report released Facebook showcases the impact of their nonprofit fundraising tools last year on Giving Tuesday, and the results are encouraging. **15%

SIERRA CLUB FOUNDATION RELEASES MISSION MINDED-DESIGNED ANNUAL REPORT

Mission Minded