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.

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.

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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!).

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?

Newsletter and Blog Post Ideas for Summer

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Consider one of these five summer-inspired themes: 1) Summer Heat. Can you offer advice to your readers about anything related to summer heat? How can your readers integrate your issue into their summer vacation plans? 4) Summer Jobs.

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? Make the time for summer reading. Book Review summer reading list Catch up" may be relative term.

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!

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.” Let’s take a look at what others did this summer. Jeremy Koch shares 3 Books he read this summer that all fundraisers should read.

Summer Dream Becomes Fall Nightmare As RFP Surfaces

The Agitator

Somewhere out there on a beach, in a forest or on some mountain trail there’s a CFO, CEO or new VP for Development making mental notes on the agenda for the fall Board Meeting.

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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.

10 Specific Ways to Use Digital Storytelling in Your Next Fundraising Campaign

J Campbell Social Marketing

Storytelling Summer School is in session! Sign up for Storytelling Summer School (it’s free!) Nonprofits Social Media Storytelling digital storytelling fundraising campaigns presentation social media storytelling storytelling summer school storytelling tips

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.

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.

How to Combat Common Nonprofit Digital Storytelling Challenges

J Campbell Social Marketing

Storytelling Summer School is in session! Sign up for Storytelling Summer School (it’s free!) Nonprofits Social Media Storytelling digital storytelling presentation social media storytelling storytelling challenges storytelling summer school

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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How to Tell Stories that Take People from Passive to Passionate

J Campbell Social Marketing

Storytelling Summer School is in session! Sign up for Storytelling Summer School (it’s free!) Nonprofits Social Media Storytelling call to action presentation social media storytelling storytelling summer schoolHaven’t signed up yet? Not to worry!

How to Collect Stories About Your Nonprofit [WORKSHEET]

J Campbell Social Marketing

Last week’s lesson in Storytelling Summer School detailed the 5 types of stories you need to actively collect and share about your nonprofit and it’s impact. (If Nonprofits Storytelling free download nonprofit storytelling story collection storytelling summer school worksheet

5 Types of Stories Your Nonprofit Needs to Share on Social Media

J Campbell Social Marketing

Storytelling Summer School is in session! Sign up for Storytelling Summer School (it’s free!) Nonprofits Social Media Storytelling presentation social media storytelling story collection storytelling summer schoolHaven’t signed up yet? Not to worry!

One Free Way to Ramp Up Your Social Media Storytelling

J Campbell Social Marketing

Summer isn’t over yet – there is still time to ramp up your social media storytelling skills! . What is Storytelling Summer School ? . What is included in Storytelling Summer School : .

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.

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.

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.

Reboot with These 6 Summer Camp Strategies

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

She’s in the middle of a blissful summer at a few different day and overnight camps. Charlotte finishes the summer inspired, energized, and smarter than ever. Finally, this summer I decided to follow her summer camp strategy lead and am doing something completely different from the everyday. My summer camp plan is to go to overnight camp. I’m on the board of a summer camp and spend a week volunteering there every year.

This Book Could Change Your Life: Great Summer Reads for Fundraisers

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

When I asked nonprofit experts in a range of fields, from fundraising to programs, to share their summer reading lists, I had no idea what to expect. With that potential in mind, consider these top picks for your end-of-summer reading list. Fundraiser Amy Eisenstein got a jump-start on her summer reading, finishing and enjoying Thrive even before the solstice. Whats heading your end-of-summer reading list, or what book tops the list of those youve already finished?

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.

Roll out some testing to liven up those Summer months

DonorDigital

But when Summer rolls around, virtually every organization we work with sees a big seasonal drop-off in their visitor traffic and conversions on their top donation pages. What can you do in the dead of summer to keep your testing program on track?

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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.” Talk about what you’ve learned this summer. Share anything else in the “What I Did This Summer” category.

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.

Good books to read this summer

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

Are you looking for good reads? Some of my favorite bloggers have recommendations. Kate Olsen of Network for Good and the Companies for Good blog suggests a series of books on social good, good adventures and social media. If you’re interested in corporate social responsibility and cause marketing, I also recommend her feed of blogs on the topic. Seth Godin recommends these totally fun and mind-expanding books. And Nancy Schwartz weighs in on books that can change your life here.

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.

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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.

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.

No Kid Hungry connects kids to meals this Summer

DonorDigital

Donordigital client No Kid Hungry conducts an annual campaign that spreads awareness about childhood hunger, helps connect kids with food, and raises needed funds during summer months when kids are more likely to be hungry.

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What's on Your Night Stand This Summer?

Marketing for Nonprofits

My frolleagues (friends and former colleagues) at Care2 compiled this great list of nonprofit reads for the summer. What are you reading this summer to help improve your fundraising and marketing mojo?

Don’t Slow Down Too Much This Summer

Ann Green

It’s summer, yea! While I hope you get a chance to slow down and take a vacation this summer, that doesn’t mean everything in your organization has to come to a screeching halt. In fact, summer is a great time to tackle a few projects and get ready for a busy fall. Here are a few things you can take on this summer. Take some time to gather stories and photos this summer. Stay in touch with your donors throughout the summer.

A Challenge to Cause Marketers on the Eve of the Super Bowl

Cause Related Marketing

They are: Super Bowl… $336 million Summer Olympics…$176 million Fifa World Cup…$103 million NCAA Men’s Final Four…$90 million Winter Olympics…$82 million Rose Bowl…$72 million MLB World Series…$61 million Kentucky Derby…$59 million 9. NFL World Series Stand Up To Cancer NBA Forbes Magazine Winter Olympics Super Bowl Brett Keisel's Beard World Cup Summer Olympics

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 ). Mass publishing.

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 ). Mass publishing.

Get Your People Out of the Heat & Into Action

Getting Attention

We’re officially one month into summer, so don’t waste a moment in heating up your communications and results with season-specific approaches. To find the most effective ways to do so, I asked colleagues in the field what (if anything) they do differently to get summer giving and other participation sizzling, These superstars came back with this slew of great practices: Is Summer: Sizzling or Slow for Your Organization (and Your Role)? Slow down in summer?

Summer Break

Mission Paradox Blog

So here's the deal, it's time for me to disconnect from the grid for a while.    Blogging will resume the first week of July.    In the meanwhile, please do some combination of the following: 1.    Buy my e-Book.   Yeah, I said it.    It's a quality read.    Need another reason?