12 Communications Strategies for Nonprofits

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

The answer is Communications or Marketing Strategies. . Unfortunately, if you spend much time searching for nonprofit communications strategies what you most often find is content about goals or tactics. So, I put some time in sorting through and narrowing down the 12 communications strategies that I most often see effective nonprofits using. A combination of tactics can be used to implement these strategies and these strategies can be combined to achieve your goals.

When There’s No Strategy in Your Communications Strategy

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

” ~ Gertrude Stein The same is true with many nonprofit communications strategies. There’s no strategy in the strategy! Is Your Nonprofit Communications Strategy Missing the Actual Strategy? You have a lot of goals and tactics in your communications plan, but where's the strategy? The post When There’s No Strategy in Your Communications Strategy appeared first on Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog.

What Goes into a Nonprofit Marketing and Communications Plan or Strategy?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Ever been asked to create a marketing strategy or a communications plan for your nonprofit without any further guidance? Marketing is primarily about strategy. These are the questions you answer in a marketing strategy. Nonprofit Marketing Plans and Strategies

If I Were Launching a Social Media Strategy from Scratch.

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

If I were starting from scratch with social media, or revamping a social media strategy, here’s what I would focus on in Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube. I would build an ad strategy around people who had watched videos or shown interest in events and create look-alike audiences for those people. The post If I Were Launching a Social Media Strategy from Scratch.

Five Content Marketing Strategy Essentials for Nonprofits

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

For the most effective nonprofits, 24% consider content marketing an essential strategy, with only 5% saying it’s a low priority. Clearly, nonprofits have some work to do to embrace content marketing fully and to get the most out of this strategy. Here are five content marketing strategy essentials to get you headed in the right direction. That allows you to set goals and objectives for your strategy.

4 Top Marketing Strategies for Nonprofits

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

For the first time, we asked about specific communications strategies. Not goals , not tactics, but strategies. Of our list of 12 nonprofit communications strategies for nonprofits , these were the highest priority overall in the sector, based on our preliminary data: Permission-Based Marketing (71% say it’s a high or essential priority). After that, the next most essential strategy comes in at 38% and that’s Word of Mouth Marketing.

5 Social Media Survival Strategies for the Small Shop Fundraiser

J Campbell Social Marketing

I was invited to give a presentation on Pamela Grow’s Motivate Monday webinar this week, and the topic was Social Media Survival Strategies for the Small Shop Fundraiser. Looking for simple, actionable social media strategies for your nonprofit? Do you have any strategies to add?

This is what's wrong with your nonprofit digital strategy

EveryAction

I’ve read and written hundreds of nonprofit digital strategy documents. As a former consultant for the nonprofit space, “I need to create a digital strategy” was something that I heard almost daily. The problem is that you don’t need a digital strategy.

5 Simple Strategies to Organize Your Nonprofit’s Donor Data

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Luckily, there are many simple strategies your team can try to make the most of your donor data. Yet, as much as nonprofits know they should be tracking donor data, for many organizations it’s not clear how that data fits into the big picture of their strategy.

7 Signs Your Communications Strategy Isn’t Strategic

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Here are seven signs that your communications strategy isn’t actually strategic. It says you will employ a “variety of strategies, objectives, and tactics,” but never elaborates on what those are. Which strategies? Real strategies choose.

5 Steps to a Killer Nonprofit Instagram Strategy

J Campbell Social Marketing

Why should you consider building your nonprofit Instagram strategy? Even if your nonprofit is small and on a shoestring budget, there are several benefits to setting up and implementing a solid strategy for marketing your nonprofit on Instagram.

How to Create Your 2019 Digital Content Strategy

J Campbell Social Marketing

Today’s topic – Digital content strategy! Do you have a well-defined plan and strategy for the content you are going to share on digital channels in 2019? Why is having a Digital Content Strategy for your nonprofit crucial to success heading into 2019? Strategy #2: Share stories.

Social Media Strategy: Show Up and Hang Out

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

The conversations around nonprofit social media strategy too often focus on the “media” part: What to post and when. I’ll be covering both parts: the social and the media during next week’s new webinars, Social Media Strategies for Nonprofits that Won’t Waste Your Time. The post Social Media Strategy: Show Up and Hang Out appeared first on Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog.

No Hard Choices = No Strategy and No Leadership

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

This is not a strategy. Just the other day a nonprofit communications director showed me her brand-new marketing strategy. Her organization’s leaders, the executive director and a committee of board members, had commissioned the strategy from a consultant.

4 Simple Guidelines For Your Nonprofit Social Media Storytelling Strategy

J Campbell Social Marketing

Creating a vibrant, effective, and workable social media storytelling strategy can be daunting for many nonprofits, especially small and grassroots organizations with little to no staff capacity or tech savvy. Let me know how you create your social media storytelling strategy.

3 Surefire Communication Strategies to Follow Your Events

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Take a look at these top 3 communication strategies that will help you reach, retain, and engage your attendees. This social media strategy works best if your nonprofit already has a developed social media presence. Kerri Moore.

Must You Limit Your Goals and Strategies to Be Successful? Maybe Not.

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

For the ninth edition of the Nonprofit Communications Trends Report , I wanted to go deeper into the communications goals and strategies nonprofits were using. I assumed that organizations with fewer high priority goals and strategies would be more effective. The most effective organizations reported what I originally thought was a ridiculous number of high priority goals and strategies (and still do, at some level). Nonprofit Marketing Plans and Strategies

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Is shaming an effective fundraising strategy?

iMarketSmart

The post Is shaming an effective fundraising strategy? Fundraising Philosophy/motivation strategy best fundraising tactics best practices for fundraising charity blog donor cultivation effective non-profit fundraising strategies fundraising strategies for nonprofits pdf fundraising strategies inc fundraising strategies pdf fundraising strategy plan fundraising tips most effective fundraising strategies nonprofit fundraising strategy template Philanthropy Strategy

How to Implement a Mobile Strategy for Your Nonprofit

J Campbell Social Marketing

Despite the explosion of mobile usage, too many nonprofits think that having a successful mobile strategy means simply creating a mobile-friendly website. Implementing a mobile strategy is no longer an option for nonprofits.

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Content Strategies: Mapping and Merging

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Mapping and Merging Your Content Strategy. As part of my new book, I’m working out several easy (I hope) systems that nonprofits can use to develop content strategies and manage their editorial calendars. Mapping Your Content Strategy.

5 Steps to Prepare Your Nonprofit Digital Strategy for the Instagram Donate Button

J Campbell Social Marketing

Here are 5 steps to prepare your nonprofit’s digital fundraising strategy: 1) Register with Facebook. 4) Create an audience-centric content strategy for Instagram. A donate button on Instagram – could it be true?

Nonprofit Content Strategy: It’s Not About You

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The post Nonprofit Content Strategy: It’s Not About You appeared first on Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog. Make your supporters the superhero in your story.

April Action: Google Analytics, Social Media Strategies, and Growing Your Email List

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Registration is $129 or free with an All-Access Pass Learn More and Register April 16 and 18: Social Media Strategies That Won’t Waste Your Time [Two-Part Webinar Series] Learn how to create and customize a social media strategy that works for you and your nonprofit in every way.

Measurement is Not a Strategy

Social Media Bird Brain

So, I came across this very interesting piece of writing about measurements - or what biz folk like to call ''metrics'' and how they should be collected in an effort to support your social media strategy, not be the strategy. Hope you had a good Thanksgiving, U.S. readers. All the rest of you, what is the deal with importing our Black Friday sales idea? Isn''t shopping tough enough?

Nonprofit Web Design 101: 5 Strategies for Beginners

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Let’s go over five strategies that will help with your website design: Decide how to build your website. A designer can help you craft a strategy, design a website that represents your mission, and make updates to your site. Jeff Gordy.

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Where’s the Love: Is Your Communications Strategy LGBTQ Inclusive?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Isn’t Valentine’s Day the perfect time to ask, “Where is the love in your communications strategy?”. I invited a few friends who are working in this space to weigh in with some of their tips on making nonprofit communications strategies LGBTQ inclusive.

Defining Your Niche Is an Essential Part of Your Content Strategy

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The post Defining Your Niche Is an Essential Part of Your Content Strategy appeared first on Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog. Content Marketing Copywriting Nonprofit Communications Nonprofit Marketing StrategyWhile you probably aren’t the only nonprofit working in your field, you could be the only one providing a certain kind of information on a specific topic to a specific type of participant or supporter. That’s your niche. Think about restaurants.

Social Media Strategy: Add Value

Non Profit Marketing 360

The post Social Media Strategy: Add Value appeared first on Nonprofit Marketing 360. Photo credit: brody4.

Mobile Giving: 2 Strategies to Improve Your Nonprofit’s ROI

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Hint: If you need to catch up on the latest in mobile giving, start with this ultimate guide from MobileCause before diving into these strategies.). Segmenting your donors, researching the best strategies to reach them, and crafting different messages for each group is time-consuming.

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5 Strategies for Using Social Media for Media Relations

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Below are five strategies for using social media to your advantage in media relations. During my days as a newspaper reporter and editor, I was always on the lookout for story ideas. More often than not, these ideas didn’t come through news releases or pitches.

Video Interview: VolunteerMatch’s Content Marketing Strategy

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Watch as Robert outlines the strategy. what questions do you have about VolunteerMatch’s content marketing strategy? Watch as Robert outlines the strategy. I recently interviewed Robert Rosenthal, vice president of communications and marketing at VolunteerMatch.

8 Ways Nonprofits Can Implement A Mobile Strategy

J Campbell Social Marketing

Certainly, ensuring that you have a website accessible on a variety of different screens is a vital first step to a viable mobile strategy for your nonprofit. What Is A “Mobile Strategy”? Here are 8 ways that your organization can get started implementing a mobile strategy.

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THIS is Why You Need a Content Strategy

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I’ve been working on ways to explain how a nonprofit’s content marketing strategy is different from all the same old nonprofit communications you may have been publishing all along. Content Marketing Nonprofit Communications Nonprofit Marketing Strategy

5 Strategies for 2015 to Make You a Rockstar Fundraiser!

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

So, here are 5 strategies that can act as a compass to drive your workdays and get you closer to your fundraising goal. Today Somya Qureshi is back with another guest post ( read her past posts here ), this time on easy ways to organize your fundraising work in a more strategic way.

Social Media Is Not a Marketing Strategy

SocialButterfly

Social media in and of itself is not a strategy (gasp). There, I said it. It does not replace a solid marketing approach or even a communications plan. To be successful, it must be integrated into a larger strategic framework.

Social Media Is Not a Marketing Strategy

SocialButterfly

Social media in and of itself is not a strategy (gasp). There, I said it. It does not replace a solid marketing approach or even a communications plan. To be successful, it must be integrated into a larger strategic framework.

10 Steps to a Successful Nonprofit Social Media Strategy

J Campbell Social Marketing

Giving Common Webinar: 10 Steps to a Successful Nonprofit Social Media Strategy. Planning and creating a strategy is vital if you want to succeed on social media and stop spinning your wheels. The post 10 Steps to a Successful Nonprofit Social Media Strategy appeared first on JCSM.

6 Strategies to Maximize Nonprofit Text-to-Give Donations

J Campbell Social Marketing

Text-to-give, text-to-donate, or text-to-tithe are all names for the fundraising strategy through which your donors are encouraged to give through their phones’ native text messaging app. So what are some proven ways to maximize your nonprofit text-to-give strategy to drive donations?

Reality Check: Why You Need an Online Marketing Strategy

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Today’s reality check is on why you need an online marketing strategy, in addition to a print strategy. If you want supporters under 65, you have to develop a solid online strategy (web, email, and social media).

2 Strategies to Help Your Nonprofit Go Viral

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Guest Post by Peter Panepento of Panepento Strategies. It’s about your ability to articulate a long-term strategy and cultivate a culture that makes everyone in your organization a partner in your work. Peter Panepento.

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How to Create Your 2018 Nonprofit Content Strategy in Just 2 Steps

J Campbell Social Marketing

In this article, you’ll discover how to create a content strategy for 2018 in just two simple steps. Let me know if you need help planning your 2018 nonprofit digital content strategy! . The post How to Create Your 2018 Nonprofit Content Strategy in Just 2 Steps appeared first on JCSM.

Building an Effective Nonprofit Mobile Strategy

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Tonia Zampieri is back with some more advice on how to get your nonprofit’s mobile marketing strategy in place. Also, she shares how you could have the chance to win a mobile marketing strategy session with Atlantic Business Technologies. Tonia Zampieri.

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5 Strategies to Build Better Relationships with Your Mobile Donors

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

With that said, here are five strategies to help you: Use text messaging to communicate with donors. Strategy #1: Use text messaging to communicate with donors. Strategy #2: Don’t forget about email. Strategy #3: Share, comment, and like your donors’ posts on social media.

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