Nonprofit Writing Prompts for September

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

and haven’t quite figured out your content calendar for next month, then use these prompts for your blog posts, social media updates or newsletter articles for next month taken from our Monthly Nonprofit Writing Prompts Email Newsletter : On the Calendar.

Appeal Letter Writing 101

Ann Green

September is here and you know that means. Let’s get back to basics with a little appeal letter writing 101. Generally, the more people you involve in writing your letter, the worse it becomes. Fundraising Consultant Tom Ahern refers to this as letter writing by committee. Read on for more advice on writing a great appeal letter. Fundraising Letter: How To Write A Compelling Appeal (+ Examples). 8 Steps to Writing Successful Fundraising Letters.

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Need Writing Ideas? Try These Prompts

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At the start of each month, we send at least 10 writing prompts (usually more) to the subscribers of our Monthly Nonprofit Writing Prompts E-Newsletter. Source of the Month – other places to find writing inspiration. September is also: Hispanic Heritage Month.

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Part 2: How to Write an Appeal Letter 101

Wild Woman Fundraising

how to write your appeal letter. Now we’re getting into Part 2, Which is ALL ABOUT writing the different parts of your direct mail letter. You could write about that. Write it now. . Can they write to their elected official about this issue?

Nonprofit Writing Prompts for August

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

But now you are less than two weeks away from August and have no idea what you are gonna write about. Here are some ideas for blog posts, social media updates or newsletter articles for next month taken from our Monthly Nonprofit Writing Prompts Email Newsletter : On the Calendar.

Friday Futures – Nonprofit Marketing Jobs – September 9, 2011

Getting Attention

Learn how to write a standout job description here. Please post your nonprofit marketing position here — FT or PT staff, consulting or internship opportunities. NEW OPPORTUNITIES. 1) Art Director and Director of Customer Engagement , Invisible Children , (San Diego, CA).

If I’m Dead Why Are You Writing To Me?

The Agitator

Once September arrives, we all know what the fundraising tsunami rushing toward year-end will be like. When was the last time you cleaned your mailing list? Maybe now — during the end of summer lull — is a good time. Too late to fix things then. Thus, this reminder that Agitator readers can update/clean their files in minutes and for only $20 regardless of the number of names and addresses on your list.

Part 3: How to Send an Appeal Letter

Wild Woman Fundraising

If so, now you know why direct mail is important in fundraising, and how to write the parts of an appeal letter. Come to my How to Write an Appeal Letter webinar on September 4th. how to send appeal letters in bulk. Are you sending appeal letters for your nonprofit?

Free Webinar: Tons of Money in the Mail September 9th

Wild Woman Fundraising

Want to learn how to write a better appeal letter? What people are saying: At the end of Tons of Money in the Mail, I asked Mazarine if she would review the year-end appeal letter I was in the process of writing.

New Webinar: Getting Your Board Excited to Fundraise September 17th

Wild Woman Fundraising

Date: September 17th, 2013. How to write a board job description? New Webinar: Getting Your Board Excited to Fundraise September 17th originally appeared on Wild Woman Fundraising on August 29, 2013. Time: 1pm EST, 12pm CST, 11am MT, 10am PST. Cost: $89.97. Buy now.

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Let’s dive into some Mixed Links…’ Only a few days left to write a submission for this month’s Nonprofit Carnival Blog. September 1: Feedback and Fine-Tuning Session: Media Relations. I hope everyone had a great week.

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Part 1: What is an Appeal Letter?

Wild Woman Fundraising

Do you like writing email or letters? If so, this post is all about spreading your joy, and helping turn your writing skills to letters asking people to support your nonprofit. Objectives: How to write clearly and persuasively. Why did you write it? Writing Your Letter.

Creative Ideas for Nonprofit Writers for October and Beyond

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Inspiration can be hard to come by some days, but that’s where our Monthly Nonprofit Writing Prompts come in. Join the almost 3,500 nonprofits who are currently receiving the Monthly Nonprofit Writing Prompts e-newsletter and end your writer’s block!

[Guest Post] Telling Your Story In the Grant Proposal Budget

Fundraising Coach

Since starting her firm - DH Leonard Consulting & Grant Writing Services, LLC - in 2006, she has secured more than $32 million dollars in competitive grant funds for clients from the government (federal, state, and local) and private foundations. I'm thrilled to introduce you to Diane H.

How to Create an A+ Appeal Letter

Ann Green

Wow, September is already here. Generally, the more people you involve in writing your letter, the worse it becomes. INFOGRAPHIC] How To Write An Annual Fundraising Appeal Letter. appeal letters donor relations fundraising writing annual appeal communications donor-centered

Reader Questions! I want…. EVERYTHING FUNDRAISING! Okay then.

Wild Woman Fundraising

I started writing this blog and THEN! She writes: ———————————————————————————————— Hello Mazarine, I come from a large nonprofit where we had a Marketing, Communications and Development Team of six. Take my webinar on September 12th, yeah? Direct Mail 102: How to write it.

Do you want to come to 501 Tech Club on September 20th?

Wild Woman Fundraising

On September 20th, from 5:30-7:00pm! This video game will be ready to demo by the end of September, 2010, and will teach your board, staff, and volunteers real world, tried and true hands on fundraising techniques such as: how to do an appeal mailing, how to research and write grants, how to put on an event, and even how to do a major gift ask. Come on an Adventure! A fundraising adventure! at the 501 Tech Club! A project of the Nonprofit Technology network ! Where!

How to Ask for a Bequest…And Get It

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

A simple plan might include: Writing a vision statement that lets donors know how their bequest will help the organization for future generations. Tuesday, September 20th, 2016. Why do organizations in the UK, Canada, and Australia raise more money with bequests than we do in the US?

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How to Raise Your E-Newsletter Open Rate [Results from Our Experiment]

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

As we moved into 2015, the open rates continued to drop, until they reached a low of just 11% in early September 2015. In September 2015, we moved to a new “5 Things to Know This Week” format, with a quick headline, one sentence of info, and a link.

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

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Looking to remove the word “very” from your writing? What’s more important than great writing when it comes to content creation? August 15 – September 23rd: Marketing Your Expertise: Becoming a Thought Leader and Media Darling.

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Basic Grant Proposal Writing Workshops

Nonprofit Consultant Blog

This year, I will be teaching three sessions of "Basic Grant Proposal Writing" on: Monday, January 28 Thursday, May 16 Wednesday, September 18 We pack a lot of information into these sessions, but they're always lots of fun, with about 12-15 people attending per session. workshops grant writing Nonprofit grants Santa Cruz fundraisingFor several years now I have been honored to teach nonprofit workshops through the Community Foundation of Santa Cruz County.

Why the only thing to fear is fear itself.

iMarketSmart

” In the interview, Young even felt comfortable telling the reporter an unflattering story about one of the company’s annual birthday celebrations (held each September so everyone can gather around a newly constructed water project). I think nonprofits need to be more real.

Only the Best for You

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July 14: Writing Successful Direct Mail Appeal Letters In-House, Part 1 with Tom Ahern. July 16: AWESOME APPEALS: A Step-by-Step Guide to Writing Better Fundraising Emails with Kerri Karvetski. August 11: Writing a Donor Centered Websites, Part 1 with Tom Ahern. September.

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WE WON!… thanks to you!

iMarketSmart

First, MarketSmart (me) is being honored in Washington, DC on Thursday night, September 17th, along with some others including a Congressman and a Senator. Date: September 17, 2015. I know… I am always telling my clients to stop bragging about themselves.

How Nonprofit E-Newsletters are Changing

Wild Woman Fundraising

People are still writing headlines like “From the Development Office” which isn’t really a headline. They need to stay on top of, for example, the best ways to write e-newsletters. In fact, you can come to my free webinar tomorrow on how to write enewsletters.

Make a Plan to Become a Thought Leader and Media Darling

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Week 4: Speaking and Writing — The Essentials of Delivering Your Thought Leadership Messaging. This is an intensive course that runs August 15th through September 23rd. Are thought leadership and media relations on your to-do list? Then you need a plan to make it happen!

How Can You Get More Money in the Mail?

Wild Woman Fundraising

Because if you look at the grand controls of big nonprofits, you’ll see the culmination of a LOT of work on the part of teams and teams of nonprofit development professionals, or possibly even writing teams from hot-shot advertising agencies.

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

A nice read if you are a writer – NEVER SAY NEVER: Do You Always Have to Follow Writing “Rules” to Be a Successful Blogger? September 20: Marketing Bequests: The Delicate Art of Asking for That Final Gift. How was your week?

14 Ways to Report Back to Your Donors

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I’ll be writing more about this list here on the blog and in my upcoming book. Write like one human to another — that’s what you and your donors are after all (not 501c3s and ATMs)! Tom Ahern is teaching a new e-clinic for us on this topic in September. What are your favorite ways to report back to your donors on the good work that has been accomplished thanks to their generosity?

Facebook in 2015 – What Nonprofits Need to Know

J Campbell Social Marketing

1 billion video views each day in September 2014. In 2015, getting attention on Facebook will require more time spent on research, writing great content and creative visuals. Thanks for this great infographic, ShortStack!

A 2017 Media Relations Calendar for Resource-Strapped Nonprofits

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Let’s say that you know that you’re going to be producing your annual report for release in March and that you are going to be hosting your annual fundraising luncheon in September.

Become a Thought Leader and Media Darling

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Week 4: Speaking and Writing — The Essentials of Delivering Your Thought Leadership Messaging. This is an intensive course that runs August 23rd through September 27th. Navigating the Media Relations Trifecta of Earned, Paid and Owned Media with Antionette Kerr (September 7).

It Pays to Pay Attention to What You’re Sending

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We included a Thank You Family Teachers notecard and encouraged donors to write a note to our family teachers and return the card with their gift. She joined the Mission Advancement Team as Communications Manager at Thornwell in Clinton, SC in September 2016. Monica Turner.

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Super Short is Super Sweet: Storytelling that Hooks Digital Donors

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The contest deadline is September 26, 2014 , so get shooting! He writes a column and other nonprofit technology pieces for the weekly TechSoup By-The-Cup Newsletter, the TechSoup For Libraries Newsletter , and NetSquared. Jim Lynch.

Coming Up This Month at Nonprofit Marketing Guide

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Here’s a quick preview of what we’ll be doing at Nonprofit Marketing Guide in September. September 7: Social Media Starter Kit: Best Practices for Nonprofits on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn with Kerri Karvetski.

Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Kallie Rollenhagen

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We run on a pretty frugal communications budget, so I do a lot of our in-house design and photo editing, plus all of our writing for both the organization and our different programs. Kallie Rollenhagen.

Your Ideas, Examples, and Problems with Awareness Raising Campaigns

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Write a post about an awareness raising campaign you liked, ideas for how to do it, problems you’ve encountered, or whatever else you can come up with on the theme. Next month we’ll be hosting the Nonprofit Blog Carnival, and our theme is Raising Awareness.

Raise RELATIONSHIPS for Major Gifts & More! (1-time Giveaway—TODAY only)

Getting Attention

Fundraisers who work in small development shops are frequently overwhelmed by the details of grant writing, direct mail, and event planning. September. Welcome to guest blogger Amy Eisenstein , whose superb guidebook — Major Gift Fundraising for Small Shops —was released today.

Does 6% Decline In 2017 Giving Thru Mid-Year Spell Year-End Trouble?

The Agitator

Call, visit, write, and thank your best donors. The FEP will soon release its report on giving through September 30, 2017. The Fundraising Effectiveness Project recently released its Quarterly Fundraising Report covering the first half of 2017.

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Mixed Links for Nonprofit Marketers

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

The September Nonprofit Blog Carnival on better websites is up at The Duck Call. Charity HowTo Webinars I’m Teaching Soon: October 22: How to Write a Nonprofit Annual Report People Will Actually Read. Happy Friday!

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