A 2017 Media Relations Calendar for Resource-Strapped Nonprofits

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

They exist to solve problems and make the world a better place — and their resources are best spent on actively working on solve those problems. But nonprofits do need to get media attention from time to time to help them get more of the resources they need to achieve their missions.

EveryAction's 8 Most Useful Nonprofit Resources of 2016


If you're looking for ways to connect with the nonprofit community, up your professional development game, or just want to learn something new, this is the resource for you. No matter how you slice it, 2016 was a year to remember.

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5 Super Useful Digital Advocacy Tools & Resources for Nonprofits

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Here are 5 tools and resources you should consider to help digitally boost your advocacy campaigns. Looking for ways to unite and engage your supporters online for your cause? Sure, you have your website, email list and social channels urging supporters to take action.

7 Can’t-Miss FREE #GivingTuesday Resources for Nonprofits

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

The mother ship has the motherlode of resources, including case studies, social media and PR toolkits, videos, downloadable graphics, and so much more. Are you getting ready for Giving Tuesday ? A little lost on where to start? .

Free Resources for September

Wild Woman Fundraising

In the last three months I’ve been working hard to get you exclusive content that you won’t get anywhere else. I’ve rigorously interviewed some of the top nonprofit leaders in the field, hoping to get their advice for what we should do NOW- now that we have a lot to fight for.

Free Nonprofit Resource to Foster Connections and Knowledge Sharing

J Campbell Social Marketing

Here are a just a few examples of the places where MissionBox can help (note that this is a FREE resource): A veteran grant writer offers guidance to a novice grant writer that helps him or her achieve greater results.

Our Free Resources on Nonprofit Marketing and Fundraising

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Our main goal at NonprofitMarketingGuide.com is to provide training, coaching, and mentoring for nonprofit communications pros to help you not only learn your job, but to love your job also.

Instead of Help, Support, Resources and Services

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

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3 Resources for Newbies: What Exactly is Cause Marketing?

Selfish Giving

I've had a ton of new signups for my newsletter and I'm getting more questions about what exactly is cause marketing? Great question! These three posts will give you some answers - and will surely give you a few more questions that I'm happy to answer in the comments or in future posts.

Get ready for #GivingTuesday: resources for nonprofits

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

Here are some resources to help you make the most of this day of giving and connect with your supporters: • Learn how to get the most out of #GivingTuesday from GreatNonprofits. Find (and share) even more resources in John Haydon’s Ultimate #GivingTuesday Checklist.

Volunteers: A Major But Oft-Overlooked Resource

The Agitator

Tom and I began working together 46 years ago at Common Cause , founded by the remarkable, accomplished and extraordinarily prescient John Gardner. Among the values Gardner instilled in both of us was the value of volunteerism and the importance of respect and proper management and accountability for each volunteer who worked at Common Cause.

3 Resources to Raise More Money with Products & Services

Selfish Giving

Here are three resources to learn more about purchase-triggered donations. 15 percent of the purchase price of the Balls of Steels Whiskey Chillers support testicular cancer cure research.

2 Places to Find the Best FREE Fundraising Resources in the Universe


Claire Axelrad’s Clairification : The best resource for all kinds of fundraising insights. Hands down, they are the best resource for major gift fundraising. The post 2 Places to Find the Best FREE Fundraising Resources in the Universe appeared first on MarketSmart.

RESOURCE REVIEW: “A Progressive’s Style Guide” Helps Unlock Power of Language to Shape and Change the World

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

It’s no secret that I lean left in my politics, but I know that the Nonprofit Marketing Guide is a resource for causes all across the political spectrum. There’s a list of additional resources such as the BuzzFeed Style Guide and UNESCO Guidelines on Gender-Neutral Language.

End of year fundraising resource center

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

The team here at Network for Good has a nifty end of year fundraising resource center. Check it out here. You can sign up for weekly tips, access free ebooks and check out training programs

Social media resources for nonprofit communicators

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

The team here at Network for Good recently released two updated resources on social media: a Social Media Mini Guide for Nonprofits and the Nonprofit Social Media Checklist. You can download both of these resources for free (registration required), and they’re focused on practical tips coupled with real examples to help you think about the best way to incorporate social media in your outreach. posted by Caryn Stein, Director of Content Strategy at Network for Good.

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3 Resources to Help You Raise Six-Figures with Charity Pinups

Selfish Giving

Paul R. Jones , the blogger behind one of the first cause marketing blogs introduced his readers to paper icons in a 2007 post. What are paper icons? They’re slips of paper emblematic of a cause typically placed next to a cash register and sold as impulse items.

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New Resources for Nonprofits Focused on Cause Marketing, Corporate Partnerships

Selfish Giving

Fortunately, there are a bunch of new resources that are making my job a lot easier. Cause Marketing Forum has three new resources and a webinar TOMORROW you should sign up for. For Momentum has a Twitter resource I love. Three other resources for you.

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Resources and inspiration for the next 90 days

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

Where does the time go? There are just ninety days left until the end of the year. This means that you’re probably putting the final touches on your year-end fundraising plans and have a solid campaign ready to go. Not so much? First, don’t panic. There’s still plenty of time to create a solid plan and get the most out of the year-end giving season. Take a deep breath, then carve out some time to review your goals and start honing your campaign materials.

7 common major gift marketing mistakes you should avoid this year (including planned gift marketing)


Believing that you are imposing on your supporters by asking them for money. Remember, they want to give. The key is to think of yourself as a facilitator, not a fundraiser. Spamming your supporters.

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Resource roundup: How behavioral economics makes you better at your job

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

So I thought I’d pull together in one post all the resources I’ve created. I speak a lot about the connection between behavioral economics and our work, and after every speech I get asked for reference materials. People also often email me for a list of my writing on the topic.

50 Resources for Getting the Most Out of Google Analytics

Fundraising 123

The resources below will help anyone, from the beginner to those who have been using Google Analytics for some time, learn how to get the most out of this great tool. Google Analytics is a very useful free tool for tracking site statistics. For most users, however, it never becomes more than just a pretty interface with intersting graphs.

EveryAction's 8 Most Useful Nonprofit Resources of 2015


What a year! With just 5 days to go in 2015, let's look back on the year. We saw the introduction of.ngo domains, the first Star Wars film in a decade, the dress that divided the world, and the biggest #GivingTuesday yet

Great Resource For Digital Campaigners

The Agitator

ClickZ’s senior editor Kate Kaye has performed a valuable service in preparing Digital Political Campaigns 201: Video Advertising. While this guide specifically looks at online political advertising, any nonprofit looking to target and engage a constituency online will find it very useful. As the guide says: “What makes video advertising unique is its ability to incorporate calls to action and enable supporters to easily respond.

A New View of Grant Resources

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

Grant seekers ask us for lots of advice, so we chatted with Cynthia Adams, president and CEO of GrantStation and a longtime friend of Network for Good, about a new way of approaching grant funding, including a recently launched resource called the PathFinder.

Raising Money After Disaster, Tragedy: Two Resources

Selfish Giving

” I shared a few ideas in my post, but here are two additional resources. In my post on For Momentum, I suggested that businesses need to give do-gooders the resources and infrastructure they need to support causes (Think Panera Cares Cafes as an example).…

Your greatest untapped online resource: your people

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

As time and resources are stretched for everyone in this sector, it seems just right that interviewees would also want to gain something from conversations with researchers. Today I feature a guest post by Filippo Trevisan of the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Glasgow. I met Filippo after a recent panel discussion on social media. After I spoke, he introduced himself and told me about his research on the impact of social media on disability-focused nonprofits.

4 Practical Resources for Year-End Preparation

The Agitator

Here are some practical and technical resources to help you make the most of the next critical 75 days by taking steps right now. Resource #1: Jam-Packed Guide and Checklist The good folks at Bloomerang. Don’t fool yourself in the belief that “since I work on a July to June fiscal year I have lots of time to meet my goals.” That may be your fiscal year, but donors go by the calendar.

13 Secrets of Holiday Fundraising Online | Online Fundraising & Nonprofit Marketing Resources & Tips | Network for Good Learning Center - Learn how to raise money online for your nonprofit

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Tis the season for email marketing. We can help. Fundraising Social Networking Web Site 101 Email 101 Donor Databases Nonprofit Marketing Training Network for Good provides easy and affordable online fundraising services. Visit our website to learn more.

Are Nonprofits Measuring their Social Media Results?

J Campbell Social Marketing

Care2, hjc, NTEN, and the Resource Alliance have attempted to shed some light on these questions and more with the just-released 2016 Digital Outlook Report. Nonprofits Social Media Strategy 2016 Digital Outlook Report Care2 hjc measurement nonprofit digital trends NTEN the Resource Alliance

4 go-to resources for mastering the new Facebook timeline

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

So I want to point you to the best resources I’ve seen this week on how to make a successful shift to the new format on Facebook. Just when you thought you had Facebook figured out, it’s time for the new Facebook pages. Since surveys show 90% of nonprofits are on Facebook , this news likely affects you. Get oriented. First off, here’s a 101 on the new pages and what yours will look like. And here’s Beth Kanter’s summary of what this means to you. Get started.

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Free Resources

Non Profit Marketing 360

Branding Cross-Post Fundraising How-to Marketing Nonprofit Resource Social Media Tweets Twitter communication Fenton Communications Hubspot Internet marketing marketing online fundraising webA heap of useful books are being published online and offered for free. Here are this month’s best: Short and Sweet: The Why’s and How’s of Twitter from Fenton Communications, authors of a number of excellent tomes on communications.

Dr. Russell James’ Greatest Hits: Free webinars and eBooks


Fundraising Major Giving Planned Giving strategy best practices for fundraising case development case loads Dr. Russell James fundraising resources Lead generation for planned giving major gift fundraising marketing for nonprofits nonprofit marketing tips Philanthropy philanthropy blogWant more interesting research from Dr. James? Here you go: News from the Ivory Tower: Webinar. Words that Work: Webinar. Words that Work: eBook.

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What does an LGBTQ nonprofit organization do?

Wild Woman Fundraising

He didn’t know where any resources were, despite living near Provincetown and Boston his whole life. Boston Glass: A drop-in center from the Justice Resource Institute to help GLBTQ people 13-25 hang out, get tested for HIV, and learn about healthy relationships.

Resources: Are You Job Hunting?

Non Profit Marketing 360

The post Resources: Are You Job Hunting? Advocacy Communications Community Cross-Post Database Fundraising Interview Marketing National/International Nonprofit Politics relationships Report Research Resource Social Media Study Tools Video advocacy communication Content-Management System database donors engagement Idealware research resource videoSocial Media: For those whose most immediate marketing problem is marketing themselves to employers, have I got a book for you.

Resource: Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Workbook

Non Profit Marketing 360

The post Resource: Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Workbook appeared first on Nonprofit Marketing 360 : Content Marketing for Nonprofits. Campaigns Cause Marketing Community Events Fundraising Galas and Events How-to Marketing Nonprofit relationships Resource Social Media donors engagement Idealware Non-profit organization Nonprofit organization resource

My Gift To You This Holiday Season


Related Posts. >> How to Generate More Planned Gifts with Less Money and Reduced Resources eBook. >> Words That Work: The Phrases That Encourage Planned Giving. A lot of people have asked me, “Can you really achieve planned gift marketing success online ?”

Resource Roundup

Get Fully Funded

Sandra Sims has a great post on internet strategies for nonprofits that provides links to many articles and resources. Got any resources you’d like to share? Here are some great blog posts from around the ‘net. If you don’t read anything else, read Kivi’s post about her holiday donation experiment. There are lots of lessons to be learned here! link].

2012 Voting Resources: Vote411.org

A. Fine Blog

The grandma of online voting resources is Vote411.org from the League of Women Voters (frankly, I’d be a fan of anything that combines two of my favorite subjects: women and voting – just add chocolate to it and it would be a perfect trifecta!).

So many great free fundraising resources – Tom Ahern

Fundraising Coach

Tweet There are so many great, free fundraising resources. Share and Enjoy: Other Possibly Related posts: New Zealand Resources. I’m just now catching up on Tom Ahern’s wonderful newsletter. Tom is an amazing wordsmith of fundraising prose. Every couple week’s, Tom sends out an email filled with anecdotes backed by statistics, reminding us of the way to best communicate with our donors.