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

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Here’s what’s happening at Nonprofit Marketing Guide this month: Online Training: Save $200 on the Annual All-Access Pass Get access to all of our training webinars, online courses, Private Facebook Group and more for 365 days! The All-Access Pass is on sale for $499.

Thank-You Videos, Measuring Effectiveness, Adrian Sargeant, and a Pass Sale All Happening in October!

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Here’s what’s happening at Nonprofit Marketing Guide this month: Online Training: October 4: How to Create a Thank-You Video for Supporters Before Thanksgiving. Learn More and Register. Learn More and Register . Learn More and Register .

What’s Happening in July? Better Websites, Simple Rules, and a Pass Sale

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Here’s what’s happening at Nonprofit Marketing Guide this month: All-Access Pass Sale. The Pass gives you 365 days of access to live and recorded webinars, weekly time savers, peers and industry experts, and much more. Learn More and Register.

Do major gift and planned gift staff need “sales managers”?

iMarketSmart

Sales managers? The private sector usually has sales managers for their teams. But too many of them don’t know how to manage lead generation, cultivation, and tactical “closing” teams. It’s time for fundraising shops to employ sales management principles. I think every nonprofit with major gift and planned gift staff needs a structure that yields accountability metrics that have been proven effective in the private sector.

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Our Annual All-Access Pass Is on Sale NOW

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

We put our Annual All-Access Pass on sale only twice a year: in December and NOW. We know many nonprofits are on a summer fiscal year, and you might need to use this year’s money in the next few days. Either way, this sale is for you!

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Social Media Document Garage Sale – Part II

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

About a year ago, well before the era of re-tweeting, I wrote a post entitled “ Social Media Document Garage Sale &# which received quite a bit of attention according to my blog stats at the time. Social Media & Business Marketing – Mike Volpe (HubSpot).

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How you can get into fundraising from sales or marketing

Wild Woman Fundraising

This is part one in a series of three: How to get into fundraising from sales or marketing, how to get into fundraising from more blue-collar fields, and then, how to get OUT of fundraising and into something you like better.

How the Content Marketing Sales Funnel Works for Corporate Partnerships

Selfish Giving

"Marketers almost always.look at what sent traffic here and that's where they assign the budget. Because they're tracking actions down here and they go, 'Oh, well, fantastic. Without these assets in place, you'll get fewer calls and emails from interested prospects.

Cause-Related Marketing Home Sales

Cause Related Marketing

Sales Incentives and Cause-Related Marketing

Cause Related Marketing

Sprint and Motorola Campaign for RedMany cause-related marketing campaigns require consumers to buy something. Maybe it’s a dessert special or music CD, or some kind of service.While some people will just buy the cause-related marketing product or service without being prompted, usually they won’t. Like life insurance, and a tie that goes with the. Tags: Motorola Sales Incentives Sprint Red Campaign

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Black Friday – Cyber Monday Sale

Fundraising Coach

” It’s theday that most stores have sales so they can end the calendar year “in the black” (as opposed to being in the red). And the following Monday is known as “Cyber Monday”– a time for online retailers to have great sales.

Ep169: New Research Rates Factors That Drive Cause Partnership Sales

Selfish Giving

Today on CauseTalk Radio , Megan and I talk to frequent guest Mollye Rhea , President of For Momentum , an Atlanta-based cause agency. On the show, Megan, Mollye and I discuss For Momentum's survey of U.S. The more money involved, the longer the sales cycle.

#Mixed Links for Nonprofit Marketers and Fundraisers

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Kivi and I hope to see you there! And if this story doesn’t give you the “feels” (and possibly make you just a tad jealous), then I don’t know what to tell you. Our Annual All-Access Pass is on sale this month. Are you ready for the holidays?

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#MixedLinks for Nonprofit Marketers and Fundraisers

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Just tweet the link using #MixedLinks and I will take a look! Now, let’s get on with this week’s Mixed Links… Craig Linton is hosting the Nonprofit Blog Carnival for July and submissions are due this Monday the 28th.

#MixedLinks for Nonprofit Marketers and Fundraisers

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Speaking of NTEN, they are redesigning their website and chronicling it in a series of blog posts. It’s full of ideas, tips and tools to help nonprofits take charge of their communications channels in 2015. Check out Statistics and Damn Lies (and Your Case Statement).

Newsletter: Did World Cup Sponsors Miss Goal on Purpose? ; A Company That is Growing Sales by Being Spicy

Selfish Giving

Marketing your cause ?? ??Pedigree’s Pedigree’s content marketing has gone to the dogs. And it was a huge hit! ?? This company is growing sales by being spicy. ??This

Newsletter: Did World Cup Sponsors Miss Goal on Purpose? ; A Company That is Growing Sales by Being Spicy

Selfish Giving

Marketing your cause ?? ??Pedigree’s Pedigree’s content marketing has gone to the dogs. And it was a huge hit! ?? This company is growing sales by being spicy. ??This

Why you should stop looking for fundraising silver bullets and unicorns.

iMarketSmart

Many marketers/fundraisers desperately hope to find silver bullets or unicorns. Usually, these technologies and tactics focus on the top of the funnel, generating awareness or (at best) interest. Wills change, beneficiaries get added and tossed out.

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Let’s Get Wiser (and More Awesome) with Age

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

And by goodies, I mean EVERYTHING you need to be a smart, amazing nonprofit communications professional for the next year: Practical ideas that work? Access to experts and peers 24/7? Our All-Access Pass gives you all that and more. Learn more and get your All-Access Pass.

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YOUR Next Nonprofit Marketing Job

Getting Attention

Please post your nonprofit marketing jobs here. Communications and Public Relations Manager OPCC (Santa Monica, CA). Digital Marketing Coordinator Communities Foundation of Texas (Dallas, TX). of Programs and Partnerships.

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Mixed Links for Nonprofit Marketers and Fundraisers

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Let’s put that off for a bit and just share some Mixed Links… Lori Jacobwith shares 7 Ways to Make Your Donors Feel Great Today. New to nonprofit marketing? John Haydon shares his Top 3 Tips for Nonprofit Marketing Newbies.

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Mixed Links for Nonprofit Marketers and Fundraisers

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

If you like reading reports, Rebecca Davis has a list you can download of 29 studies related to nonprofit marketing and fundraising. And finally, it’s December so be sure to catch some holiday classics (and not-so-classics) during ABC Family’s 25 Days of Christmas.

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Cause Marketing and Branding

Cause Related Marketing

Done right, cause marketing can be a terrific branding tool for the cause and the sponsor. It’s easy to slap together a transactional cause marketing campaign for some consumable item; a box of Kleenix, a candy bar, a toothbrush. Cause-Related Marketing does a world of good.

Hang with Amazing Nonprofit Marketers and Do Awesome Work

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Our All-Access Pass is more than just best practices and training. We’ve created a community of nonprofit communicators who are working on the same issues and dealing with the same struggles as you. I love how generous the Nonprofit Marketing Guide is with sharing their knowledge.

Arts Marketing 101 - Advance Sales Part 2

Mission Paradox Blog

Revisiting some ideas on advance ticket sales. -. Ok, so you want more advance sales for your art and you've taken a critical look at your pricing structure.    You REALLY looked to see if you had prices or discounts that undercut your goal of advance sales right? Because if not, then stop reading and go do that.  You and I know how vital advance ticket sales are to the work you do. Arts Marketing 101 Marketing Strategy

Grab-It Nonprofit Marketing Jobs

Getting Attention

Chief Marketing and Communications Officer Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (Twin Cities, MN). Chief Marketing Officer Net Impact (San Francisco, CA). Communications Associate – Online and Social Media St. Development and Communications Associate Preterm (Cleveland, OH). Digital Advocacy, Fundraising and Marketing Writer Natural Resources Defense Council (New York, NY).

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Your Future! Great Nonprofit Marketing Jobs

Getting Attention

Post YOUR open nonprofit marketing and communications positions here. Communications/Marketing Director Information Technology Empowerment Center (Lansing, MI). Communications and Marketing Director Society for Women’s Health Research (Washington, D.C.).

Matching Cause and Sponsor in Cause Marketing

Cause Related Marketing

Trey Watson owns a fruit tree nursery in East Texas called Legg Creek Farm and so naturally when he decided to do some cause marketing he choose congenital heart defects. Wait a minute, you say, a fruit tree nursery and congenital heart defects?

Cause Marketing Goes to the Dogs

Cause Related Marketing

Shep may be loyal, true, affectionate and well behaved… the best thing that’s ever happened to you. But you love Shep and want the world to know it. Best of all, “30 percent of the proceeds” from the sales of the pendant benefit the Millan Foundation’s DEAR Fund.

YOUR Next Nonprofit Marketing Job: Moving Up Monday

Getting Attention

Post YOUR open nonprofit marketing and communications positions here. Associate Director of Communications & Marketing The University of Cincinnati Foundation (Cincinnati, OH). Associate Marketing Manager Partnership for Public Service (Washington, D.C.).

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Close the sale! A short post on a big truth.

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

Nonprofit marketing and fundraising friends: Close the sale. Every time you think you have a marketing goal, ask yourself: to what end? Ensure your goal is closing the sale, not stopping at attitude change.

Co-Sponsorship and Cause Marketing

Cause Related Marketing

All cause marketing is a form of co-branding. But one kind of co-branding is far less common in cause marketing than in sports sponsorship, namely the kind of co-sponsorship you see at the left in this page from a Shopko sales flyer. Some charities have done this kind of co-sponsored cause marketing with certain media properties. And notice how smart the match is between Iams, the premium pet food brand and Febreze, the household odor eliminator.

How to Get Others to Buy Into Your Cause

Getting Attention

Yes, you’re in sales. You’ve told me that sales can feel icky; sleazy or inauthentic. Think used cars, or the seedy, conniving sales guys in David Mamet’s Glengarry Glen Ross. And I know just what you mean. I used to turn away from sales, too. That’s sales.

Arts Marketing 101 - Advance Sales Part 2

Mission Paradox Blog

Ok, so you want more advance sales for your art and you've done the first thing I suggested.   You REALLY looked to see if you had prices or discounts that undercut your goal of advance sales right? Because if not, then stop reading and go do that.  You and I know how vital advance ticket sales are to the work you do. So let's say your a film maker and you need to sell advance copies of your DVD. 

Revealed! The Secret Ingredient For Email Marketing

The Agitator

Based on analysis of data from 7 billion emails sent from its platform in the 2 nd Quarter, Yesmail also noted that Sunday posts the second-highest conversion rate with 40% higher-than-average sales. The secret ingredient? Weekends!

The Marriage of Cause Marketing and Weddings

Cause Related Marketing

It’s wedding season and what with Prince William and Catherine Middleton celebrating their second anniversary this month (and the coming birth of their first child) it’s time to think again about the marriage of weddings with cause marketing. William and Kate’s marriage lead to an avalanche of collectables for sale. James’s Park, Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament and finally to Buckingham Palace for the wedding reception.

Arts Marketing 101: Advance Ticket Sales - Part 1

Mission Paradox Blog

A few thoughts on advance ticket sales from March 2010. --.   Getting people to purchase admission in advance provides much needed cash flow and is also a bit of a "hedge" against bad reviews, poor word of mouth, etc. Figuring out how to increase advance sales starts with understanding exactly why people would want to purchase in advance.    Next Friday I'll cover 2 and 3. -. Arts Marketing 101 Marketing Marketing Strategy

Which is The Better Cause Marketing Fundraiser, Merchandise or Paper Icon?

Cause Related Marketing

Both MDA and the Variety Club are august charities that in the main serve children. Both approaches have advantages to recommend them and shortcomings to overcome. Sales of both the paper shamrock and the pins will eventually go stale.

Millennials and Mobile Marketing at #MDS11

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Smart phone sales have surpassed PC sales — two years before it was projected to happen. Smart phone adoption is also very prevalent in lower income brackets, because you can basically get all you need in your hand, and avoid phone and broadband charges at home. how to engage millennials and use mobile, given its prevalence? They want basic info and tools for action. Are the basic info and calls to action right there?

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Impious Cause Marketing?

Cause Related Marketing

I saw a recent post on Just Means critical of Kellogg’s new cause marketing campaign called ‘ Share Your Breakfast ’ and I wondered, should sinners or the impious be permitted to pray? Again, it contains HFCS and 11 gms of sugar. It also makes and sells unhealthy food.

Upgrade Your Sales aka Fundraising Skills This Year: Read Dan Pink's New Book!

Marketing for Nonprofits

The first marketing book up for me in 2013 is To Sell is Human: The Surprising Truth About Moving Others by Daniel Pink. Pink is a great writer and thinker. I'm interested in learning more about how we can get better at influencing vs. pitching donors and making them feel passionate about our causes. Here's to honing our sales and fundraising skills this year in order to keep the donors we already have and bring new ones into the family!

#Mixed Links for Nonprofit Marketers – and Special Note for Email Subscribers

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Yeah, we do too, and we are consolidating the blog subscribers list into our main CRM. AFP’s Fundraising Effectiveness Project Survey Report backs those projections and also shows that donor retention rates are rising too. Our Annual All-Access Pass is on sale this month.

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How fast do you respond to your major and planned gift donors’ needs?

iMarketSmart

How much money do you think your organization could raise if it developed more effective and fluid two-way communication channels that facilitated giving (especially for high-value donors)? LEAVE YOUR COMMENTS AND/OR SHARE IT WITH YOUR PEERS! The post How fast do you respond to your major and planned gift donors’ needs? The private sector knows all about responding to leads. They know that: The odds of calling to contact a lead decrease by over 10 times in the 1st hour.

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