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Getting Through a Summer Funk #NPCOMMLIFE

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Working during the summer can be rough. While I can’t grant you more vacation time, I did round up some advice on how to make it through the rest of the season a little easier : Kivi recently shared 6 Ways to Stay Motivated in the Summer and Still Get Work Done. Top Tip: Go In Earlier, and LEAVE EARLIER And here are 15 Little Ways to Enjoy the Summer When You’re Trapped in the Office. How do you make it through the summer?

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14 Can't-Miss Nonprofit Conferences This Summer

EveryAction

With the start of summer just around the corner, the nonprofit conference action for the year is just beginning to heat up! We took a look at our 2015 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar and put together a new list of the summer's most anticipated events - which ones are you attending? nonprofit conferences

6 Summer Fundraiser Ideas for 2021

NonProfit Hub

Is your organization in the process of planning a summer fundraiser? Here are six pandemic-friendly fundraiser ideas for summer 2021. If you’re tired of traditional summer fundraisers but want something that’s flexible and safe, try a digital scavenger hunt.

I’m Planning Your Summer of CALM

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I’ve been thinking about ways to work with you and your team on getting #CALMnotBUSY since the book came out, and I’m declaring Summer 2018 as the Summer of CALM! A private kick-off call with me to go over your plan and another call later in the summer to keep you on track. Group coaching calls all summer long with Q & A, success stories, and more.

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Join Me for the Summer of CALM?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Here’s my personal invitation to you and your communications team (if you have one): I’d love for you to join me for the Summer of CALM. Then you can schedule a private call with me and your team to review your score and discuss a game plan for getting you more CALM and less BUSY this summer. As a special bonus, you can also attend three webinars this summer for free: June 28th. I’ll hope you join me in the Summer of CALM Coaching Program. .

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Make the most of the summer

Fundraising Coach

Last week, I sent my Fundraising Kick subscribers a couple ideas on how to make the most of the different pace of the summer. The post Make the most of the summer appeared first on FundraisingCoach.com. Ask summerAlthough Kicks are written for nonprofit CEO's, I thought this might be helpful to a larger group of people as well. Happy New (fiscal) Year, Kickers! For many nonprofits, July 1 is the new fiscal year.

6 Ways to Stay Motivated in the Summer and Still Get Work Done

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

The post 6 Ways to Stay Motivated in the Summer and Still Get Work Done appeared first on Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog. I don’t know about you, but sitting at my desk all day is really hard right now. Like near impossible. Here are a few ways to stay motivated during the sweet summertime months when all of that work still needs to get done. Give more time to strategic thinking and professional development.

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Save $200 During Our Summer All-Access Pass Sale

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

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. The post Save $200 During Our Summer All-Access Pass Sale appeared first on Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog. You can get our Annual All-Access Pass for only $499. Sale ends July 3rd, 2019. you might have a new budget starting on July 1. you may just know a good deal when you see one. Either way, this sale is for you!

Summer Shifts in Communications? Please share here!

Getting Attention

Tone it summer—light and fun. Hey you! I’d love to know how you adapt your organization’s communications for summertime impact, for a blog post! Do you: Change timing. Shift topic, tone or language to make it more seasonally relevant. Adapt your campaign focus, channel and/or frequency. Something I haven’t mentioned yet. Change nothing at all? Please share your summertime approach here. Specific examples appreciated—they’re SO much easier to learn from.

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Still time: Summer-ize Your Marketing

Getting Attention

Here are three ways to up your summer communications game in the next few weeks and future summers: Change timing and/or frequency. Whatever summertime shifts you consider, it’s ideal to base them on what you know about your people, anecdotally and via data on last summer’s responses. More Summer Strategies: There’s Still Time! 6 Now-or-Never Summer Reboots. You know it, and I know it. Shaping content that matters to your readers is everything.

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Still-Time Summer Marketing Sizzlers

Getting Attention

Connect with Your Patrons, Donors, and other Supporters via THEIR Summer Habits and Passions. People leaving or arriving for the summer have different agendas and needs. If the recipient is “in town” for the summer, we explore why she’s interested in the nonprofit. They have to adjust their communications approaches to compensate for the schedule and location shift many youths have during the summer. Focus on Specifically-Summer Needs. Part 1.

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Summer Reading

ImpactMax

flickr/Spencer E. Holtaway. I’ve been so busy lately that I’ve really missed keeping up with the terrific blogs and books in the field that represent a nonprofit communications education all by themselves. Don’t let yourself make the same mistake. Here are two books I recently received complimentary copies of that I made time to read and am very happy I did. Both of them are heavy with gold nuggets.

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6 Now-or-Never Summer Reboots

Getting Attention

Our daughter Charlotte is finishing up a blissful summer at a few different day and overnight camps. She finishes the summer inspired, energized and smarter than ever. But you and I are too old for summer camp (find me an adult camp, please!). 1) Seek a different point of view: Gillian Ream Gainsley , who works in Communications and Development at the Ypsilanti District Library (MI), takes a unique approach: “My Summer Camp plan is to go to overnight camp.

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Back to Action: End of Summer EveryAction Update

EveryAction

Can you believe summer’s almost over? If you’re anything like us, you’re ready to trade tank tops for awesome cardigans and cool lemonade for pumpkin lattes, but mostly, you’re ready to get back to doing good

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Calendar Confusion: Year-End Communications on a Summer Fiscal Year

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

But if you wait to talk about your results til the late summer, you miss out on the traditional year-end fundraising and engagement season that runs roughly from Thanksgiving through New Year’s, when people are generally more inclined to support causes like yours. Then, in summer, do something for those “insiders” who are more interested in your financials and matching that up with programming accomplishments.

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Summer School: 6 Steps to a Stronger Brand

Mission Minded

School’s out for summer! The post Summer School: 6 Steps to a Stronger Brand appeared first on Mission Minded. That means beaches, barbeques, baseball, and… branding? Yes: branding. Now that hallways aren’t awash in students.

Don’t Ignore Your Donors This Summer

Ann Green

Summer is almost here, yea! You should be communicating with your donors at least once a month and that includes the summer months. Here are a few ways you can connect with your donors this summer, as well as throughout the year, and build those important relationships. For the summer, I would suggest a shorter newsletter to capture your donors’ attention. Spend time this summer working on finding some engaging stories and photos.

An unlikely summer reading list for nonprofit leaders

Fundraising Coach

Summer can be a great time to catch up on some reading. Summer doesn''t really slow down anymore, does it? But as those of you in the Northern Hemisphere experience the change in pace that summer brings, here are some books I recommend you consider adding to your summer reading list: Be Our Guest: Perfecting the Art of Customer Service by the Disney Institute with Theodore Kinni. Make the time for summer reading. Book Review summer reading list

5 Summer Fundraising Ideas for Every Nonprofit

J Campbell Social Marketing

The post 5 Summer Fundraising Ideas for Every Nonprofit appeared first on JCSM. Guest post by Sara Lowe. Picnics, pool parties, soccer games, BBQs – the possibilities are endless for you to be able to soak up the warm weather. And what a great idea for your nonprofit to take advantage of the warm months and to come up with some fun and creative fundraising ideas that your donors will love. Hold A Yard Sale.

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Should Your Nonprofit Launch a Summer Camp?

NonProfit Hub

We all have an image of what summer camp looks like—beautiful mountain lakes, campfires, tug of war, bunk beds. But the reality is that summer camps come in all shapes and sizes. If you run a nonprofit museum, advocacy group, animal shelter or environmental protection organization, starting a summer camp could be a logical next step toward rewarding your members, donors and supporters. Your summer camp should exist as a way to fulfill your nonprofit’s mission.

Staying Cool: 5 Tips for Beating the Summer Heat While Doing Voter Outreach

EveryAction

Non-partisan civic engagement efforts are so important to the health of our democracy, but how do you protect your canvassers from the record-breaking summer heat? Wear light-colored synthetic or exercise clothing that is designed to wick away sweat in the Summer heat. Here are five tips for keeping you and your canvassers safe while they're engaging voters and knocking doors. Stay hydrated. Make sure that you and your canvassers have access to plenty of cold water.

Use Your Summer to Strengthen Your Brand

Mission Minded

School’s out for summer! The post Use Your Summer to Strengthen Your Brand appeared first on Mission Minded. That means beaches, barbeques, baseball, and… branding? Yes: branding. Now that hallways aren’t awash in students.

How You’ll Get Inspired & Energized this Summer?

Getting Attention

Please tell me ( in the comments below ) what your summer camp looks like —i.e. how are you planning to use summer to get inspired, energized and even smarter? I’m seeking your ideas this time round! And how will you integrate that experience and the results into your work approach and/or activities in the fall. Pls share your ideas and hopes here. I’ll report out via a guest post for Network for Good. BTW, here’s my plan.

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The 5 Hottest Nonprofit Conferences of Summer '16

EveryAction

School may be out for the summer, but the educational, professional, and networking offerings for nonprofits are just getting started. From our 2016 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar , here are five hot summer events that are sure to bring the heat. The Bridge Conference is one of the hottest tickets for nonprofit fundraisers this summer. 2016 Nonprofit Marketing Conference. First up, the 2016 Nonprofit Marketing Conference kicks off today in Washington, DC.

Getting Attention During the Lazy, Hazy Days of Summer

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Kerri Karvetski has a ton of ideas on how to keep your online engagement strong during the summer – and every other season too! And she is sharing those ideas, as well as examples and proven tactics, during a BRAND NEW webinar THIS THURSDAY: From Summer to Spring: Creative Ideas for. It’s almost May which means temperatures will be heating up, schools will be getting out, and your online engagement will plummet. But it doesn’t have to!

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Nonprofit Blog Carnival: What You Did This Summer

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

The Carnival is a round-up of posts from people working in the nonprofit sector around a theme, and ours is “what you did this summer.” ” Here at Nonprofit Marketing Guide, we spent our summer giving a lot of thought to ways that we can help nonprofit communications professionals better demonstrate and track their own professional development. Let’s take a look at what others did this summer.

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10 Summer Fundraisers for 2018

NonProfit Hub

Summer is finally here—the days are longer, the sun is brighter and the money-raising possibilities are endless. To ring in the season, here are 10 fun, unique and affordable summer fundraisers that will make everyone excited to give back. When people think of summer fundraising, a barbecue is probably one of the first events that comes to mind. Nothing beats ice cream on a hot summer day, so why not turn it into a way to raise money?

Summer Doldrums Threat #1: Branding

The Agitator

Sooner or later someone in your organization, totally devoid of fundraising knowledge (likely a board member or the spouse of one), is going to come back from their summer break with a ‘brilliant idea’ In fact, over many summers, many ‘brilliant’ ideas have crossed The Agitator’s desks.

Media Relations Lessons from My Summer Vacation Fiasco

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

The modern media relations lessons we teach at Nonprofit Marketing Guide were reinforced for me personally last week. Even though I wasn’t seeking media attention, I got it, resulting in my quote appearing online and/or in print in the Washington Post, the New York Times, the Miami Herald, the San Francisco Chronicle, Time Magazine, and a bunch of regional dailies and trade press. My family and I vacation on Ocracoke every year.

Hot Topics in June: Storytelling, Decision Making, and Having a CALM Summer

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

The Summer of CALM. Registration ends today for a brand new coaching program – The Summer of CALM. The post Hot Topics in June: Storytelling, Decision Making, and Having a CALM Summer appeared first on Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog. Here’s what’s happening at Nonprofit Marketing Guide this month: Online Training: STARTS TOMORROW! June 5 & 6: Donor Newsletters That Raise More Money.

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Guest Posting Part Deux: Max Gladwell and Mashable’s Summer of Good

SocialButterfly

This post is a collaboration between Mashable’s Summer of Social Good charitable fundraiser and Max Gladwell ’s “10 Ways&# series. You can follow the Summer of Social Good Charities: Oxfam America ( Twitter , Facebook , MySpace , Flickr , YouTube ). Mashable’s Summer of Social Good campaign, for example, has a widget that does both. Last week, the Summer of Social Good campaign encouraged people to use video to show support for charity.

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Summer Doldrums Threat #1: Branding

The Agitator

Sooner or later someone in your organization, totally devoid of fundraising knowledge (likely a board member or the spouse of one), is going to come back from their summer break with a “brilliant idea.” ” In fact, over many summers many “brilliant” ideas have crossed The Agitator’s desks.

What Did You Do, Think, or Feel This Summer? Share in the Carnival!

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Our theme is “What You Did (or Thought, or Felt) This Summer.” ” I tend to get more introspective and make big business decisions during two times a year — over the year-end/New Years holidays and during the summer when I’m taking vacation breaks from the daily grind. Talk about what you’ve learned this summer. Share anything else in the “What I Did This Summer” category.

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Guest Posting Part Deux: Max Gladwell and Mashable’s Summer of Good

SocialButterfly

This post is a collaboration between Mashable’s Summer of Social Good charitable fundraiser and Max Gladwell ’s “10 Ways&# series. You can follow the Summer of Social Good Charities: Oxfam America ( Twitter , Facebook , MySpace , Flickr , YouTube ). Mashable’s Summer of Social Good campaign, for example, has a widget that does both. Last week, the Summer of Social Good campaign encouraged people to use video to show support for charity.

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Newsletter: Let's Map Out the Partnership Solicitation Process ; Will Companies Support Causes with Twitter's New Tip Jar? ; Give Your Footer Some Love This Summer

Selfish Giving

You only have to worry what your feet look like in the summer, but with your emails your footer is always on display and may need some attention. I want to map out the Partnership Solicitation Process from start to finish. Above is the map I've drafted, but, heck, what do I know?

Five Things Cause Marketers Should Do This Summer

Selfish Giving

On Tuesday I wrote a post for Razoo.com on summer reading for fundraisers. But then I remembered that reading was just one of the things fundraisers – and cause marketers – should be doing this summer. Here are five more ideas for the dog days of summer. Watch the Keynote Presentations from the CMF Conference. What a deal!

Newsletter: How to Promote an In-Store Cause Marketing Program ; Luggage Company Makes the Case for Giving ; Keeping Partnership Sales Going During the Slow Summer Months

Selfish Giving

Summer is right around the corner! ??Reminder: Tomorrow, Thursday, April 8th at 1pm EDT , TikTok Best Practices for Nonprofits with Partnership Programs. REGISTER. ????Last

Summer reading picks for changemakers and fundraisers

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

Recently we asked some of our favorite fundraisers and social do-gooders to share their summer reading lists. The top pick for the summer appears to be Give and Take by Adam Grant. Amy Sample Ward , CEO of NTEN, shared her summer reading strategy: “Summer is a great time to read something totally different. ” Some more summer reading ideas: Friendfluence: The Surprising Ways Friends Make Us Who We Are by Carlin Flora.

Cause Marketing Signs at the Summer Outdoor Retailer Show

Cause Related Marketing

Yesterday at the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market was the Open Air demo. Today the indoor portion of the twice-annual show starts. So when I walked through the Salt Palace Convention Center on Wednesday the aisles were filled not with throngs of people but with the detritus of a giant trade show. Reminds me a little of the time when at a charity softball tourney I saw Larry King take his shirt off! :o

5 Surprising Fundraising Books for Your Summer Reading

Fundraising Coach

Here are five fundraising “must-have” books that you should consider reading this summer. Here are the first five books I recommend you read this summer. Other Possibly Related posts: Summer Break Ideas. It’s July 2. Thousands of you are trying to pick up the pieces from the end of your fiscal year. It’s time to let your hair down and enjoy a little rest. Yes, I know that however well you did last year, on July 1, your goal was raised.

Cause Marketing at the Summer Outdoor Retailer Show

Cause Related Marketing

Starting today in my fair city is the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market, the trade show of the $10.85 billion Outdoor Industry Association. About 25,000 vendors, exhibitors, attendees and the media are expected. But only one person will be at the show covering cause marketing and corporate social responsibility campaigns and efforts by manufactures and retailers, and that’s yours truly.

62 Books to put on Your Nonprofit Leaders Summer Reading List

Fundraising Coach

Some Surprising Fundraising Books for Your Summer Reading List. You can read more about why these books were listed at 5 Surprising Fundraising Books for Your Summer Reading. The post 62 Books to put on Your Nonprofit Leaders Summer Reading List appeared first on FundraisingCoach.com. It's August. If you're like many nonprofit leaders, this is the month of the last minute scramble to get out of the office and grab some vacation.