Social Signature - What does your brand say?

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He calls it Executive Social Signatures, and I found it fascinating. . Communicate, Communicate, Communicate. I recently met a fella who maps CEO’s speeches to evaluate communication competency. His scientific model is based on a communication exchange that requires audience understanding and emotional engagement, and results in social action. .

Turn Your Email Auto-Responder Into a Powerful Marketing Tool

Getting Attention

P.S. Here’s how to use your email signature to engage your network. Case Studies auto-responder email signature message development messaging Nonprofit Communications nonprofit marketing voicemailSee below for a creative, engaging and mission-driven use of an email auto-responder (what you set up in your email program when you’re away or otherwise unable to reply in a timely manner) as a strategic marketing tactic.

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Essential Nonprofit Marketing Guidance: The Best of 2010

Getting Attention

Unleash the Power of Your Email Signature. Strategy email signature marketing planning media relations message development nonprofit branding Nonprofit Communications nonprofit marketing Social Media

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Cause Marketing in Your Signature Line

Cause Related Marketing

MyContactCard, which builds web apps, has just launched CauseMail, a souped-up HTML signature line for your emails that includes contact information using branding from a select group of charities and generates a yearly $6.48

The 6 most read parts of any major gift solicitation letter


The signature (to see if the sender signed it personally). I’m always a bit baffled when I see fundraising letters that fail to take into consideration the following. After all, research by Professor Siegfried Vogele has clearly proven what people read and in what order.

3 Tools to Fuel Fundraising Ambassadors

Getting Attention

Ready-to-use email signatures are powerful and easy to implement. We all have an incredible fundraising resource right in front of us— our board member, colleague, and loyal volunteer ambassador s.

ACTION! 61 Words & Phrases for Email Advocacy Campaigns

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Signature needed. Sending a petition, pledge or other advocacy call to action to your email list? Try one of these tried-and-true words and phrases to get the open, click and completion!

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3 Ways to Stay Safe from Cyber Attack

Getting Attention

Look for the same in the body of the email and the signature. Yes, this has to matter to you. The current global cyber attack , built on ransomware, could wreck your communications impact and a lot more.

How to Raise More Money from Matching Gifts Using Email and Social Media

J Campbell Social Marketing

Email signatures. Adding a matching gift appeal to your email signature might be the quickest, easiest way to increase exposure for matching gifts. Extra expert advice: Learn more about incorporating matching gifts into your email signature.

5 Ways to Get Your Major Donors to Refer You and Your Organization to Others


Give them a reminder at the bottom of every email in your signature or as a P.S. Put the message on the back of every business card. Constantly ask them to refer you. Have a referral mindset and remember, if you don’t ask… you won’t get. Remind them to refer you.

Drive Donors to your Online Donation Page with These Six Marketing Strategies, Part 1

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Include a link in your sign-off or signature: When donors get to the end of one of your emails, they should see a “Donate Now” button just below the signature line. Abby Jarvis. Today we have part 1 in a two-part series by Abby Jarvis of Qgiv on how to promote your online donation page.

5 Tips to Maximize Your Nonprofit's Presence on LinkedIn

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Last, add a LinkedIn icon to your website and email signatures and link the icon to your company page. LinkedIn has grown into one of the most popular social media sites for individuals to make connections and build their networks.

Should legacy gift notification forms die?


Yet it was so darn important for him to get her signature at the time (for his score card). I once heard a story about a legacy gift that was about to be “closed” until the organization’s CFO fumbled the ball in the end zone.

Social Media Housekeeping

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Include links to your profiles on your website, email newsletters, and staff email signatures. Think about social media as a way to open the doors of your organization to new guests and friends. But unlike hosting guests at you home for an hour or two, social media is open to guests 24/7. Because of the constant accessibility of social media, keeping profiles tidy all the time is a must.

4 Tips for Successful Online Fundraising this December

Fundraising Coach

Clean up your email signature block. I’ve been an advocate for years about effectively using your email signature block for fundraising. The signature “block” is the information that appears after your message. That’s your signature block.

Nonprofit Communications Confidential: Reply All Emails

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Maybe you should add this to your email signature: If this is an issue in your office or if you are guilty of this yourself, check out these Rules for Using the “Reply All” Button. Yeah, you’ve been there. You’re cc’d on an email that has nothing to do with you.

A 2017 Media Relations Calendar for Resource-Strapped Nonprofits

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

And to make those campaigns manageable — and more effective — it’s best to spread them out over time, rather than concentrating all of your efforts at the end of the year or around one signature event.

12 Ways to Get More Fans On Your Nonprofit Facebook Page

J Campbell Social Marketing

You need to advertise and promote your Facebook presence – your business cards, email signatures, print materials, direct mail appeals, events, press releases. By far the most frequent question that I get from nonprofits is: How do we get more fans on our Facebook page?

Ep209: Habitat Launches First Cause Marketing Platform, 'Home is the Key'

Selfish Giving

After 40 years, Habitat for Humanity is launching its first signature campaign, Home is the Key.

Ep229: Zappos Sponsors Pet Adoptions with 'Friends on Us Fridays'

Selfish Giving

How Zappos narrowed its cause-focus to two signature programs. [Note on Today's Podcast: Megan and were testing a new way to record the show and everything was going great. until afterward when we listened to the audio.

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Ep211: JetBlue's Cause Marketing Soars with Reading Initiative

Selfish Giving

JetBlue's signature program, Soar with Reading , that was created six years ago. Today on CauseTalk Radio , Megan and I talk to Icema Gibbs , Director, Corporate Social Responsibility, for JetBlue Airways , about JetBlue for Good.

Our Son Trayvon: Make your email subject lines as powerful as this one

Getting Attention

Unleash the Power of Your Email Signature — The Most-Missed Marketing Opportunity. Getting your emails opened is the most crucial part of your email campaign. Without that, there’s no hope of motivating the action your organization needs. When I opened my email this morning to the usual overflow, my eyes were drawn immediately to this short but powerful subject line—Our Son Trayvon. I opened the email immediately.

The Difference Between Transactional, Transformative Cause Marketing

Selfish Giving

One-off promotions are replaced with strategic signature programs that are proactive, brand-centric and long-term. One moment of transformative glory for me occurred with Halloween Town , a signature cause marketing program I ran for five years.

How We Created Our (First-Ever) Brand Identity

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

We also created logos for our signature programs, such as walking tours, to give them their own flavor while keeping them firmly in the Conservancy family. Cindy Olnick.

CauseTalk Radio Ep12: Phil McCarty, Godfather of Cause, Talks Nonprofit Branding, Corporate Alliances

Selfish Giving

In this episode of CauseTalk Radio , Megan and I talk with Phil “The Godfather of Cause Marketing” McCarty about the signature cause marketing program he helped create, St. [Audio clip: view full post to listen].

Why I’m Working with Bloomerang

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

It does not, however, deliver verbal audit commentary with Tom’s signature pithy wit. Much of what we talk about at Nonprofit Marketing Guide requires software to do well. So naturally, I’m often asked which technology providers I recommend as you go about implementing all these best practices I share. My answer is always that I am vendor agnostic.

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Handwritten Notes

A Small Change

If you eliminate holiday cards and birthday cards that just have a signature on it, then it’s even less. When was the last time you received a handwritten note? I can count on one hand the number of handwritten notes that I’ve received in the last six months. Another remarkable thing about the handwritten notes I’ve received over the last six months is that I can tell you who they were from and what they said. Have you ever received a handwritten note that you didn’t read?

Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Erika Olson

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

While writing is her first love and favorite competency, she has a strong affection for spreadsheets, is known for her event kit and its signature “external brain,” and has mad Xacto knife and Spray Mount skills from her days at a quick print shop after college. . Erika Olson.

5 Ways You Can Ensure That Your Supporters Never Feel "Donor Remorse"


Her signature was at the bottom but it was inkjet— not signed with a real pen. It’s still stings. Every single time I see that nonprofit organization’s logo, it hurts. . I had been making donations to this charity every year for at least 10 years. Maybe 15.

17 Tips for Getting More Pinterest Followers for Your Nonprofit

J Campbell Social Marketing

Add the red P to your email signature, all blog posts, promote it everywhere you promote your website and Facebook page. Alexa recently reported that Pinterest is the 13 th most visited website in the United States and 38th globally.

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7 simple ways to engender fondness among your supporters for yourself and your nonprofit’s cause


Also, maybe you should consider including it at the bottom of your emails below your signature. People are more likely to be persuaded by people we like. So, no matter how worthy your cause is, if your supporters don’t like you, they won’t make major and planned gifts to your employer. Here are 7 simple ways to engender fondness for you and your nonprofit’s cause: 1. Be a chameleon – In other words, take the time and put forth the energy to look the part.

Nonprofits, For Heaven's Sake Listen to Robert Rose!

Selfish Giving

They should lead with content strategy and repurpose signature content for multiple campaigns. I'm a New England Patriots fan. Robert Rose is a Dallas Cowboys fan. Nonetheless, we agree on one important thing: nonprofits are crazy not to focus more on content marketing.

KFC’s Shows They Don’t Give a Cluck. This Time with Juvenile Diabetes

Selfish Giving

I Googled the partnership and some Dallas KFC’s were selling JDRF’s signature sneaker pinups , which seems a more appropriate venture as it’s not directly connected to KFC’s menu.

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

Selfish Giving

Children’s Miracle Network and their signature paper balloons are just one pinup success story. Jude Children's Research Hospital running its signature Thanks and Giving program. Paul R.

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What Nonprofits Can Learn from Salvation Army Bell Ringers

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

In addition to donating their time and ringing their signature bell in all sorts of terrible weather, the program raises a sack of money that rivals Santa’s. Editor’s note: This post was written by Joe Waters , author of Fundraising with Businesses and Cause Marketing for Dummies.

CauseTalk Radio Ep74: Harry’s Co-Founder Gives a Shave About Causes

Selfish Giving

Today on CauseTalk Radio , Megan and I talk to Jeff Raider , co-founder of men’s grooming brand Harry’s , on their signature cause platform. Give a Shave supports causes with one percent of sales and one percent of volunteer time. Jeff discusses how they are rolling out this program with their newest partner, City Year. Jeff talks about the companies that inspired Harry’s to have a strong cause connection, including his first venture, eyewear disrupter Warby Parker.

5 Steps to a Stand-Out Year-End Appeal

Getting Attention

Also, include one of your team’s name (or rotate names) in from lines and direct mail signatures. This is the beginning of the end…of the year. The time for you to bear down and give birth to the most compelling fundraising campaign you have in you! So get to it.

Telling Stories of Homeless People with Mark Horvath

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

The story behind his signature interview question: What are your three wishes? If you don’t know Mark Horvath , you should.

Ep174: Boston Brewery Helps Entrepreneurs Brew American Dream

Selfish Giving

Today on CauseTalk Radio , Megan and I talk to Risa Sherman , Manager of Philanthropy & Cause Marketing at The Boston Beer Company , about the company's signature cause initiative, Brewing the American Dream.

Face-to-Face Fundraising Tips

The Agitator

In this example, Amnesty canvassers in a Stockholm plaza collected petition signatures on an iPad, which immediately transferred and displayed them on a digital billboard overlooking the plaza. Unlike Roger, who sings its praises, I confess to no personal experience with face-to-face fundraising … other than as a consumer.