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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. Focus on Specifically-Summer Needs. Part 1.

Summer Shifts in Communications? Please share here!

Getting Attention

Tone it summer—light and fun. Hey you! Do you: Change timing. Shift topic, tone or language to make it more seasonally relevant. Thanks so much!

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. What’s your summer reboot method?

14 Can't-Miss Nonprofit Conferences This Summer


With the start of summer just around the corner, the nonprofit conference action for the year is just beginning to heat up!

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

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

How do you handle calendar year-end (November-December) communications when your nonprofit’s fiscal year actually ends June 30?

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. I’m seeking your ideas this time round! P.P.S.

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.”

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Summer Dream Becomes Fall Nightmare As RFP Surfaces

The Agitator

Because this is the season when fantasy is in full swing and is likely.

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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.

5 Surprising Fundraising Books for Your Summer Reading

Fundraising Coach

Here are five fundraising “must-have” books that you should consider reading this summer. It’s July 2. Asking Styles.

62 Books to put on Your Nonprofit Leaders Summer Reading List

Fundraising Coach

Some Surprising Fundraising Books for Your Summer Reading List. It's August. As you're looking to go, consider taking a book with you. Joyaux.

Back to Action: End of Summer EveryAction Update


Can you believe summer’s almost over?

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Five Things Cause Marketers Should Do This Summer

Selfish Giving

On Tuesday I wrote a post for on summer reading for fundraisers. Here are five more ideas for the dog days of summer.

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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. Literally.

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. Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking , Malcolm Gladwell. There are 10 questions.

The 5 Hottest Nonprofit Conferences of Summer '16


School may be out for the summer, but the educational, professional, and networking offerings for nonprofits are just getting started.

Roll out some testing to liven up those Summer months


What can you do in the dead of summer to keep your testing program on track? For most, the answer is simple. Testing and Analysis A/B test

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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.

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.

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. Seth Godin recommends these totally fun and mind-expanding books. Happy reading

Summer Reading


flickr/Spencer E. Holtaway. Don’t let yourself make the same mistake. Both of them are heavy with gold nuggets. They are well worth the time!

No Kid Hungry connects kids to meals this Summer


To help increase this number, No Kid Hungry created a SMS program where people can text FOOD to 877-877 to find summer meals sites near them.


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. NBA Finals…$58 million I notice that your nonprofit isn’t on the list. Indeed, no nonprofit is.

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. Jocelyn

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


This post is a collaboration between Mashable’s Summer of Social Good charitable fundraiser and Max Gladwell ’s “10 Ways&# series.

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


This post is a collaboration between Mashable’s Summer of Social Good charitable fundraiser and Max Gladwell ’s “10 Ways&# series.

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. Stay tuned.

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. Slow down in summer? The first half of or summer is intense! Focus on Summer Programming and Outdoor Events—. Bring Summer Vacation to Your Supporters and Prospects.

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.    Yeah, I.

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.

Mashable’s Summer of Social Good

A. Fine Blog

Tags: Social Media america's giving challenge Mashable Summer of Social Good The Case Foundation

Best of the Paradox Blog - Summer 2013

Mission Paradox Blog

As you may have noticed, blogging has been light lately.  Biggest reason is that I've been on the road (Lisbon, Porto, Dallas, etc.)

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

We’re hosting, and the theme is What You Did This Summer (Or Thought or Felt). I hope everyone had a great week. Nonprofit Training.

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An #NpComm Showdown on Repurposing Content: Girl Scouts versus Boy Scouts

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Earlier this summer, I mentioned that we’ve been tracking the communications of pairs of national nonprofits working in the same space.

Summertime Shifts: Keep Connecting Through Fireflies, Fireworks, and Family Vacations

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

Summer is just different. And you’ve asked me how to connect in the context of sizzling summer distractions. More Summer Stuff.

18 Email Subject Line Strategies That Will Increase Your Open Rates

Wild Woman Fundraising

THIS summer, we’re going to- THIS FALL, look for- THIS WINTER, it’s all about… see what I mean? If so, read on! At last.

Who Belongs in the Nonprofit Smackdown?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

We started this process today during a webinar, and will continue it through the summer. Smackdown. Match-Up. Head-to-Head. Side-by-Side.

Five Tools for Your Social Media Intern

Social Media Bird Brain

But if you''ve made it known that your small nonprofit would like to entertain a few interns for the summer and/or fall, you''ve probably got a couple interviewed and ready to start. Via Unpaid Intern Summertime. and the interns are easy. Well, not really.

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DON’T Tell ‘Em What to Do: Message Mastery

Getting Attention

Typically, there are lawn lovers, who water and fertilize their way through summer. I’ve rarely seen a bigger message fail than this one.

On Thanksgiving, here’s how to be grateful

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

The DIY video was filmed and edited by Jonah Best, a summer 2012 Summer Youth Employment Program intern. Happy Thanksgiving