Take the 2019 Nonprofit Communications Trends Survey Now

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

It’s our most popular download of the year: The Annual Nonprofit Communications Trends Report. Each year, more than 1,000 nonprofit communicators complete the annual Nonprofit Communications Trends Survey. The Nonprofit Communications Trends Report is the “go to” source for what’s REALLY happening in the world of nonprofit communications and fundraising. Please take the 2019 Survey now (You’ll need about 20-25 minutes). .

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Take the 2018 Nonprofit Communications Trends Survey Now

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

It’s our most popular download of the year: The Annual Nonprofit Communications Trends Report. Our ability to produce this report is entirely dependent on your participation in the annual survey, which is now online. Take the 2018 Nonprofit Communications Trends Survey now.

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How Long Should Your Nonprofit Annual Report Be?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

About 100 people have taken the 2019 Nonprofit Communications Trends Survey to date (we like to hear from 1,000 – take the survey here ). One of the new questions we asked is: “Which format is your nonprofit most likely to use for its next annual report? Infographic annual report – 21%. 2-4 page print annual report – 17%. Postcard annual report – 2%. The post How Long Should Your Nonprofit Annual Report Be?

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HELP! Please….

iMarketSmart

But we need you to fill out the survey. Please help by going here to take the survey. BONUS : Plus, if you take the survey now, you’ll be able to see the results so far. I really need your help. I funded a study to help you.

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Please Take the 2016 Nonprofit Communications Trends Survey

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

It’s time to take the Nonprofit Communications Trends Survey for 2016 ! Last year, over 1,500 nonprofit communicators took our annual Nonprofit Communications Trends Survey. BONUS: Special Preview Webinar only for people who complete the survey!

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Get to Aha! Messages: Nonprofit Messages Survey Results

Getting Attention

Our just-completed Nonprofit Messages Survey of more than 1,500 nonprofit leaders reveals that most organizations fail to connect quickly and strongly with the people whose help they need. messages nonrpofit messages survey

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5 best practices for delivering progress reports to your major gift and legacy supporters

iMarketSmart

Here are my 5 best practices for delivering fundraising progress reports: 1. Make it easy for them to continue the dialogue with a survey, reply button, links to more information, opt-in forms, download offers, etc.

Measuring the Success of Your Annual Report

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Are you starting to think about your annual report? Next week, I’m presenting my webinar on How to Write an Annual Report People Will Actually Read , and throwing in our e-book too, all for a “happy holidays” price of just $20, instead of the usual $99.

Changing Your Nonprofit’s Annual Report Format

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Yesterday I taught a webinar with our training partner CharityHowTo.com called “How to Create a Nonprofit Annual Report People Will Actually Read.” ” At the beginning of the webinar I surveyed the participants (about 80 people) about the format of their last annual report.

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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. Happy Holidays!

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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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Why you should think more than twice about allowing anonymous responses in donor surveys

iMarketSmart

Sometimes people ask us why we don’t allow donors to be anonymous when taking donor surveys. We’ve also learned that it’s important to tabulate the results of donor surveys and offer them to the donors in a report (whether they took the survey or not). .

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December is HOT: Pass Sale, Annual Reports and Mentoring Opportunities

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Get Your All-Access Pass December 4 & 6: Creating an Awesome 2018 Nonprofit Annual Report Learn how to create an annual report this year that people will actually read and respond to.

Annual Report How To: A Different Way to Present Your Print Report Online

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Annual reports – when they are done right – can be a great marketing tool showcasing your nonprofit. I cover nonprofit annual reports quite a bit, and thought I would share how this nonprofit went about creating both a print and online version of their annual report.

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Submit Your Photos for the 2017 Trends Report

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Jeanine Marlow, Director of Communications & Marketing at Cornerstone Preparatory Academy, submitted several great photos for the Trends Report. We are busy working on the 2017 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report , but we need your help with photos.

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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. This week’s release of The Cision 2017 State of the Media Report provides some interesting insights into what today’s journalists are looking for from media relations professionals.

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6 best practices for delivering progress reports to your major gift and legacy supporters

iMarketSmart

Here are my 5 best practices for delivering fundraising progress reports: 1. Make it easy for them to continue the dialogue with a survey, reply button, links to more information, opt-in forms, download offers, etc.

Freeing Monthly Donor Hostages: Survey Results

The Agitator

We ran an Agitator Survey to get a more detailed picture of just what nonprofits are running into. If you care about the retention of monthly your monthly donors you’ll want to read and share the results of this Survey. 7%reported “I don’t deal with the issue.

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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Three Surprises in the 2015 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Haven’t gotten around to reading our 2015 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report yet? Here are three surprises in this year’s report. Download Your Free Copy Now. I know how it is. My reading pile is sky high too. Donor Retention is Finally a Priority.

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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

Our annual Nonprofit Communications Trends Survey is our most popular download every year. Happy Holidays! While this may be the last official day of the Week of Freebies here at the blog, we offer free downloads and resources from Nonprofit Marketing Guide all year long.

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The 2011 Nonprofit Communications Trend Report

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

The 2011 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report is officially available! Thanks to the 780 nonprofits who completed the survey last month, making this report possible. It answers many questions that a lot of us simply speculated about before.

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Your Annual Report’s Opening Message: 6 Ways to Motivate Readers

Getting Attention

In fact, I believe they can be an important component of a nonprofit’s annual report. Of course you want your annual report’s welcome to excite readers and motivate them to read from cover to cover. Thanks to guest blogger, Kimberlee Roth, one of our team’s valued writers.

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Week of Freebies, Day 3: Reserve Your Copy of the 2018 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. We will release the full report on January 17, 2018. Happy Holidays!

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#Aging: Nielsen’s Latest Survey Of Social-Media Use Shows Continued Expansion Among Those Over 55

Non Profit Marketing 360

What the Nielsen survey for the third quarter of 2011 demonstrates, though, is that the most interesting statistics of growth lie under the gross percentages of use. Click for full image. It may not be news to any of us that the use of social media continues to grow.

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What’s Wrong with “Ask > Thank > Report > Repeat”

iMarketSmart

One of the things they like to promote is their rule of thumb for effective fundraising: Ask > Thank > Report > Repeat. So, “Ask > Thank > Report > Repeat” is much better. My pal Steven Screen is one of the best fundraising copywriters in the U.S.

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What's Wrong with "Ask > Thank > Report > Repeat"

iMarketSmart

One of the things they like to promote is their rule of thumb for effective fundraising: Ask > Thank > Report > Repeat. So, “Ask > Thank > Report > Repeat” is much better. My pal Steven Screen is one of the best fundraising copywriters in the U.S.

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What's Wrong with "Ask > Thank > Report > Repeat"

iMarketSmart

One of the things they like to promote is their rule of thumb for effective fundraising: Ask > Thank > Report > Repeat. So, “Ask > Thank > Report > Repeat” is much better. My pal Steven Screen is one of the best fundraising copywriters in the U.S.

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New Report Sheds Light on How NGOs WorldWide Use Technology

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

A new research project by the Public Interest Registry and Nonprofit Tech for Good surveyed over 2,700 non-governmental organizations (NGOs) worldwide to gain a better understanding of how NGOs used technology to communicate and engage supporters and donors. Not too shabby, North America.

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Email Reporting 101: How to Use Your Reports to Improve Your Results

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Luckily, the majority of the information you''ll need, is available right within your campaign reports. For more targeted content, survey your subscribers to learn what they want to read about. The real reporting gold can be found in the click-through information.

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#Resource: Survey Of E-Mail Distribution Services For Nonprofits

Non Profit Marketing 360

The brief report is definitely worth a look for any group looking to start an email campaign or who want some guidance on how to improve the one they have. The report by Groundwire folks is a good place to start looking at the various services available. Image via Wikipedia.

Nonprofit Marketing Crisis: Survey Shows Messaging Fails to Connect With Key Audiences

Getting Attention

Our recent survey of more than 900 nonprofit leaders reveals a major crisis among charitable organizations: Many are doing an inadequate job of connecting with their key audiences and characterize their primary messages – intended to motivate donors, volunteers and advocacy – as poorly targeted, difficult to remember and uninspiring. More immediately, complete survey results, plus specific recommendations on how nonprofits can start to immediately improve key messaging, are available here.

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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. Please take just a minute to complete the survey.

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12 Key Digital Engagement Trends from the 2018 M+R Benchmarks Report

EveryAction

The annual M+R Benchmarks Report has arrived again, shining a light on trends that are shaping nonprofits’ digital programs. It’s clear to us from this year’s report, that digital engagement has taken some important leaps forward for nonprofits of all shapes and sizes. Having shared and discussed this year’s Benchmarks Report with many of our partners, here’s twelve key trends that have resonated strongly within the EveryAction community.

Week of Freebies! Reserve 2016 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Our annual Nonprofit Communications Trends Survey is our most popular download every year. Happy Holidays! It’s that time of year where we show our readers some love with some FREE goodies.

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#SOCIALNETORKS: NTEN 2012 Report Shows Real ROI Growth Over Past Year

Non Profit Marketing 360

Click to go to the report Okay, so you have been developing your nonprofit’s presence on the staples of social media new for a couple of years. Nonprofits who took part in the survey are reporting growth of some 30% in their social-networking audiences in just the last year.

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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 trends you’ll find in this report come from an online survey of over 1,500 nonprofits. Curious about what other nonprofits will be doing in 2015?

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#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.) NPM360: You produce an annual survey.

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Small Nonprofits Kicking Butt at Individual Fundraising [REPORT]

J Campbell Social Marketing

Click here to read the 2015 Individual Donor Benchmark Report. Last year’s Individual Donor Benchmark Report released groundbreaking findings to support small and mighty nonprofits with their fundraising efforts.

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Donor Retention Survey Results

The Agitator

Nothing fancy about last week’s Agitator survey. Instead, I heard three very basic ingredients in their survey comments … 1. a survey on priorities, a brief report on whatever specific project/program brought that donor in and how their gift made a difference).

Nonprofit Social Network Survey Released

A. Fine Blog

NTEN, Common Knowledge, and ThePort released the Nonprofit Social Network Survey Report. Tags: Social Media NTEN Common Knowledge ThePort Nonprofit Social Network Survey Report The surveyw as conducted in March, 2009, and 929 nonprofits responded representing a really good cross section of the sector by size and issue area. A few highlights of the findings: Among commercial social networks, Facebook is the most popular with 74.1% of non-profit [.].

New Donor Surveys

The Agitator

Here are two recent donor surveys that have come to our attention. The basic message of the Millennials survey is ‘get personal.’ The second phone/online survey was conducted post-2010 congressional elections by direct response fundraising agency OMP. This survey focused more on the political and issue mindset of cause supporters following the election. The survey makes no pretense of representing all charitable donors.