Summer All-Access Pass Discount Available!

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Even though this summer isn’t like anything else we’ve been through before, we are still giving you our Summer All-Access Pass Discount. With our Annual All-Access Pass , you get everything you need to handle whatever life throws at you – training on best practices, confidence in your work, and support from both experts and friends. Get an All-Access Pass now and you can get it all for only $599. Sale ends July 6, 2020. More Details on the All-Access Pass.

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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

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!

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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? How does the increase in the variety of fresh or locally grown produce available in the summer impact your readers? 4) Summer Jobs. Social service or employment groups can offer tips on how to make the most of a summer job or internship.

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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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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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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 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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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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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.

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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.

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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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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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.

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.

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.

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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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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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

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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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.

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.

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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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.

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.

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 ). Mass publishing.

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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.” ” 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 ). Mass publishing.

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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.

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!

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

75 Summer All-Access Passes for $75 - Get Yours While You Can!

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

From right now until they are gone, I’m offering a special Summer All-Access Pass to Nonprofit Marketing Guide. Here it is: Get Your Summer All-Access Pass for $75. I hope you’ll join us this summer for some great training!

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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? I thought I'd share my contribution with you. I'm reading The Culting of Brands: Turn Your Customers Into True Believers by Douglas Atkin.

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. And you can bet one of her/his suggestions will be to put out a Request for Proposal (RFP) in hopes of improving income, or paying homage to some capricious notion that “we ought to bid out this consulting work more often” Heaven only knows what thoughts lurk in the minds of vacationing nonprofit execs.

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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?