13 Paths to Productivity & Satisfaction—Nonprofit Staff & Consultants

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5) OMG-so-great tips on taking control of your own time and calendar , from nonprofit marketing guru Kivi Leroux Miller. 12) Movement is one of the methods Beth Kanter credits for her satisfaction and productivity, and she explains the whys and hows of movement as productivity boon here.

Back at Nonprofit Marketing: Rejeuvenated & Recalibrating

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all-around personal satisfaction) vs. the career-building/brand development/income lens I’ve used as a primary filter for so long. I’ll be sharing my progress (or not) in morphing my professional and personal satisfaction. P.S. Get more nonprofit marketing tools , templates, case studies & tips delivered right to your in-box!

6 Now-or-Never Summer Reboots

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6) Connect with peers in the field to build satisfaction and smarts: Graphic designer Julia Reich uses summertime’s slight dip in her firm’s client work to build relationships (and strategic alliances) with other nonprofit marketers.

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My favorite fundraising tips

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I love tips! Here are some of my favorite fundraising tips. These tips come from my book “Fundraising Buffet: 101 Practical Ideas to Increase Donations & Deepen Donor Satisfaction.&# Tags: Uncategorized fundraising tips They’re short, quick, and to-the-point. Let donors choose when they hear from you. I call this “Donor Choice.&# You have to have the infrastructure in place to make sure you can do this, but it’s worth it.

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Proof that donors want to help you get past the finish line

iMarketSmart

“Donors have a greater feeling of satisfaction when they help your campaign cross the finish line, rather than when they help it get off the ground. I’m constantly reminding people that fundraising is about facilitating and helping donors feel good !

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Thrive thru Year End: Together!

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bonding and satisfaction. long-term bonding, and satisfaction all around. Here are some ways teamwork can boost productivity and satisfaction in your org : Extend Reach & Results w/Your All-Org Team of Messengers.

Another highly requested blog post on why people give

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We want immediate satisfaction. Fundraising Philosophy/motivation best practices for planned giving charitable giving cultivation for planned giving fundraising tips Lead Generation major donor fundraising major gift marketing nonprofit marketing Strategy

4 Steps to Year-End Balance, Energy, & Focus (Beth Kanter)

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Convince the powers that be of the value of self-care , from fewer absences and sick days to lower healthcare costs and increased employee satisfaction. P.S. Get more nonprofit engagement tools , tips, templates & case studies delivered to your inbox!

4 Ideas for Expanding Your Email Horizons

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Surveys are free in your Emma account, which is nice, and their results show you priceless feedback to improve pretty much anything, including events, products, customer satisfaction and your latest email newsletter. Email 101 Nonprofit Marketing Inspiration Quick TipsOur friends at the Emma Blog , have pulled together a few of their favorite ideas into a field guide to email adventure. Some are side routes to explore, others are full-on, pack-a-lot-of-granola expeditions.

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#MixedLinks for Nonprofit Communicators

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

If you are headed to Austin in a couple of weeks for the Nonprofit Technology Conference, NTEN has Top Tips for an Amazing 15NTC. Here are 10 Quick Tips for Going Viral from ProBlogger. Allison Gauss over at Classy Blog has 5 Tips to Increase Recurring Gifts. Happy Friday!

Unhappy at Your Communications Job? Slip This to Your ED

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

In the piece, I talk about the frustrations communications directors share with us every day via our training and mentoring programs, as well as data from the 2016 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report on job satisfaction among nonprofit communications directors.

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#MixedLinks for Nonprofit Communicators

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Let’s start the weekend a little early with a round of Mixed Links… Nancy Schwartz has some tips to make social media matter more. February 25: Right-Things, Right-Now Marketing: Your One-Page Path to Job Satisfaction and Unequaled Results.

Is shaming an effective fundraising strategy?

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Aside from the critical contribution that private philanthropy makes to our continued growth and progress, this matters because giving participation is the most publicly recognized measure of alumni loyalty and satisfaction. I was intrigued. . A few weeks ago one of my employees (Nicole) forwarded the following email to me from her beloved alma mater. It was from the president of the school. Impressive!

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Time to wind down the week with the best articles, posts, tips, and more from around the world of marketing and fundraising. Try these 7 Nonprofit Management Tips To Advance Your Career. The Bombay Club. New Orleans, LA. Happy Friday, friends!

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R-E-S-P-E-C-T Your Way to Donor Retention

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S tart up a donor advisory board of folks willing to share 5-10 minutes/monthly to help you improve your donor satisfaction. ” BTW, if you find these tips useful, you’re going to love the full (and free) donor retention eBook.

BEYOND CUTE: Why Nonprofits Should Try Emoji In Their Digital Marketing

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SATISFACTION : Participants who chatted online with an expert who used emojis rated the expert as both friendlier and more competent. Before we dive into tips, you should know: Top Emoji on Apple iOS (in the U.S. Emoji!

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#MixedLinks for Nonprofit Marketers and Fundraisers

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Wild Apricot will take them From Dysfunctional To Dynamic: Tips For Effective Board Meetings. February 25: Right-Things, Right-Now Marketing: Your One-Page Path to Job Satisfaction and Unequaled Results. Credit: https://flic.kr/p/4Aipnc. p/4Aipnc. How was your week?

Part 2: Get to Stronger Supporter Relationships (Peer Guidance)

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Bonus—Greater satisfaction in doing the most important things right, and a far greater chance of increased impact! . P.S. Get more nonprofit marketing tools , templates, case studies & tips delivered right to your in-box!

Craft a Positive “Page Not Found” Experience

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Flip Frustration to Satisfaction. P.S. Get more nonprofit marketing tools , templates, case studies & tips delivered right to your inbox!

#MixedLinks for Nonprofit Marketers and Fundraisers

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Check out Personal Productivity Tips from around the nonprofit world. February 25: Right-Things, Right-Now Marketing: Your One-Page Path to Job Satisfaction and Unequaled Results. It’s Friday!

5 Ways to Stay Smart & Engaged

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It’s the ONLY way to ensure our marketing and fundraising content is relevant, while fueling our personal satisfaction. P.S. Get more nonprofit marketing tools , templates, case studies & tips delivered right to your in-box!

Marketing Fundraising Events: The Ultimate Checklist

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Use these tips from Kerri Moore, Director of Marketing at Booster to get the word out. And add your tips in the comment section below ~Kristina. Post fliers around your community ( bonus tip: use QR codes to direct people to your event page! ). Kerri Moore.

Don’t Just Turn Down The Volume

The Agitator

And especially not for donor satisfaction. But, it’s not a satisfaction tactic; it’s an anti-dissatisfaction tactic. Bivalent satisfiers – the upward and downward translatable attributes that can cause both satisfaction and dissatisfaction.

The Work behind Your Work: Your Methods & Wants for Nonprofit Blog Carnival

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Or, if there’s specific issue, person or gap that’s blocking you from the outcomes and satisfaction you desire, please blog on that. P.S. Get nonprofit marketing tools , templates, case studies & tips delivered right to your in-box!

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Bring Yourself to Work? James Porter Does

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It’s the only way to feel fully at ease in your job, to nurture the relationships you need for success and satisfaction (for you and your organization), and to bring the greatest value to your role and responsibilities. P.S. Get more nonprofit marketing tools , templates, case studies & tips delivered right to your inbox! Do you bring yourself—with your passions, personal history, and personality—to work, or do you check “the real you” at the front door?

This ONE Thing Transforms Your Marketing & Fundraising

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In fact, that’s the only way you’ll build the all-organization relationships, sense of adventure, and satisfaction necessary to drive a speeded-up marketing, delivery, and revision cycle on both program/service and marketing/fundraising fronts. Flickr: Robyn Anderson.

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How Donor Opinion Can Steer You Right

The Agitator

Don’t tip what result is desired. level of satisfaction with the organization) and all your input variables (e.g., satisfaction with all experiences with the organization). Yesterday’s post ccataloged a multitude of reasons surveys and donor listening could steer you wrong.

Bring Yourself to Work? James Porter Does

Getting Attention

It’s the only way to feel fully at ease in your job, to nurture the relationships you need for success and satisfaction (for you and your organization), and to bring the greatest value to your role and responsibilities. P.S. Get more nonprofit marketing tools , templates, case studies & tips delivered right to your inbox! Do you bring yourself—with your passions, personal history, and personality—to work, or do you check “the real you” at the front door?

6 Ways to Train All-Org Messengers

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Then launch them with this toolkit in hand, so they generate the greatest engagement, donations, and personal satisfaction possible. P.S. Get more nonprofit marketing tools , templates, case studies & tips delivered right to your inbox! Flickr: Chip Griffin.

How to Approach a Nonprofit Job Interview with a For-Profit Attitude (and Résumé)

EveryAction

If you’re planning to interview at a nonprofit organization soon, but aren’t feeling comfortable talking about your for-profit achievements, read on for some humble tips from someone who has succeeded (and failed) at both. This guest post originally appeared on Idealist Careers blog.

Thank you for the first 5 years!

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Fundraising Buffet: 101 Practical Tips to Increase Donations and Deepen Donor Satisfaction. Five years ago this week, I hung out my shingle and started my coaching/consulting business. It’s been an amazing five years and I’m very grateful for all the wonderful people I’ve had the fortune to work with. I’ve helped Executive Directors build their Boards and build better relationships with their Board Chairs.

Survey: Folks not too satisfied with nonprofit websites

Donor Power Blog

Survey research from ForeSee Results, Trends in Constituent Satisfaction with Nonprofit Websites (PDF, registration required), puts the average nonprofit website satisfaction score of 73 (out of 100). According to the study, website satisfaction has a strong correlation to the behaviors we want. Thanks to Katya's Nonprofit Marketing Blog for the tip. How good are nonprofit websites? Not so great, it would seem.

This ONE Thing Transforms Your Marketing & Fundraising

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In fact, that’s the only way you’ll build the all-organization relationships, sense of adventure, and satisfaction necessary to drive a speeded-up marketing, delivery, and revision cycle on both program/service and marketing/fundraising fronts. Flickr: Robyn Anderson.

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Fourth of July @ Your Own Pace

Diva Marketing Blog

Tips To Find Your Social Media Pace. You''ll find more satisfaction and way less stress (!) In my adopted home town of Atlanta, Happy Fourth of July begins with people waking before dawn.

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Asking the First Question for Change

Social Marketing and Social Change

Instead, he and his students used the funding to set up free courses for issues the caregivers said they wanted help with: how to modify their homes to make them easier to navigate, ways of safely moving stroke victims into and out of their wheelchairs, fall prevention and self-care tips.

Create and use a “next level” Thank-You letter

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Here are a few tips for creating a next-level Thank-You letter. They can envision 15 kids going to camp for a week and it helps create a bigger feeling of satisfaction for the donor. If you’re like most nonprofit folks, you give little thought to your Thank-You letter. At some point, you wrote the letter, and now you use it for every donor, every time.

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Calling Out a Faux Cause Marketing Pinkwasher

Cause Related Marketing

Given that, the only satisfaction in cases like this comes from calling out pinkwashers like the Bradford Exchange. Tip of the Hat to Kate B. One of the infuriating things about the pink ribbon, emblematic of the fight against breast cancer, is that no one owns it in the United States.

Create and use a “next level” Thank-You letter

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Here are a few tips for creating a next-level Thank-You letter. They can envision 15 kids going to camp for a week and it helps create a bigger feeling of satisfaction for the donor. If you’re like most nonprofit folks, you give little thought to your Thank-You letter. At some point, you wrote the letter, and now you use it for every donor, every time.

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Social Media: Winds of Change

Diva Marketing Blog

On MSN Business on Main Marcus Erp asked seven entrepreneurs for their tips on being a better boss. Example: Personal satisfaction from helping people quickly resolve their service challenges. MSN Business On Main/Diva Marketing Small Business Tip Contest ~ Win $100!

4 Disney Lessons to Transform Your Donor Retention

Fundraising Coach

Today, I''ll share some tips gleaned from the Disney Institute book Be Our Guest: Perfecting the Art of Customer Service. (I There are also cast members throughout the parks taking quick surveys to monitor guest satisfaction.

The Best in Social Marketing in 2013

Social Marketing and Social Change

This study tests this approach with a study of value creation and service outcomes (satisfaction and behavioral intentions) for a national breast cancer screening program. The application of social marketing to health, environmental and social issues is expanding in scope and depth.

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Asking the First Question for Change

Social Marketing and Social Change

Instead, he and his students used the funding to set up free courses for issues the caregivers said they wanted help with: how to modify their homes to make them easier to navigate, ways of safely moving stroke victims into and out of their wheelchairs, fall prevention and self-care tips.

How to survive as a small shop

Fundraising Coach

Create a unique, genuine “thank you&# letter using these tips ( PDF ). Satisfaction is the number one factor affecting donor loyalty. I’m really pleased to introduce you to Tina Cincotti of Funding Change.