Building Effective Nonprofit Communications Teams (Infographic) #NPCOMM2017

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

For communicators, there are lots of different ways to talk about effectiveness — what it looks like, how to measure it, and how to get more of it out of your team. Today we are sharing our second infographic from the report (here’s the first on communications team size, budget, and salaries ). It summarizes some of our findings on communications team effectiveness, but of course, there’s lots more in the full report , which is free on our website.

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Communications Team Models: What’s Best for Your Nonprofit?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

In brand-new research for the 2017 edition of the Nonprofit Communications Trends Report , we discovered that four types of communications teams are most prevalent in our sector. While those teams are equally distributed, that’s really where the similarities end.

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Meet the EveryAction Team 2018

EveryAction

We strive to promote a healthy work life balance, that’s why our team hosts things like “social fridays”, team yoga classes, company-wide bake-offs, and other activities to de-stress. Here’s what some members of our Sales Team had to say about working at EveryAction. A: I serve as the lead technical resource and expert for the EveryAction Sales team. Our product team and engineers release new features nearly every two weeks(!),

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How Big Should Your Communications Team Be?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Here’s what we learned from the 2016 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report : Team size grows as budgets grow, surpassing one FTE somewhere between the $500,000 – $1 million mark and three FTE at the $5 – 10 million mark. Marketing Team Trends

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Fundraising and Marketing Teams: Integrated or Separate But Equal?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

In 39% of nonprofits, you’ll find an integrated team, with marketing and fundraising working together on an equal level under the same manager. In 37% of nonprofits, you’ll find separate marketing and fundraising teams with different managers, but with equal authority within the organization.

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Nonprofit Comms Team Size, Budget and Salary [Infographic] #NPCOMM2017

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Here’s the first on team staffing, budgets, and salaries. The engagement team at the Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic is rocking the report cover and our first infographic. Here’s the Team Size Infographic on Flickr | Here’s the Team Size Infographic on Pinterest. The 2017 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report is officially available! We have so much to share that we are doing three infographics.

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What Type of Communications Team Works Best at Your Nonprofit?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

According to our research, 75% of nonprofit communications teams are organized in one of four ways, based on how the workload for the team is created. We’ve labeled these teams: Integrated. Should your team structure change as your organization grows?

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Pop Your All-Staff Team of Messengers: Nonprofit Blog Carnival

Getting Attention

I’m in love, with a marketing method that’s a game changer for communications, fundraising, and program staff members in organizations like yours— Launching an all-staff team of messengers. For this month’s carnival post, I’m eager to hear your questions and concerns, tips, and tools on popping your team of all-staff messengers, : What about this approach intrigues and attracts you?

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Build Your Message Team: Part One

Getting Attention

I recently delivered a new message platform (tagline, positioning statement, talking points, elevator pitch outline) to the team at the Environmental Health Coalition (EHC ) as part of the ramp up to a big organizational anniversary. The Solution: A Confident, Well-Trained Message Team.

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Nonprofit Marketing Team Roles and Tasks – Who Does What?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I am working with two clients, ASPCApro and the Pittsburgh Park Conservancy , who are both looking at the best ways to staff what are essentially content marketing teams, even though the organizations don’t call them that.

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People First—4 Steps To Your All-Org Marketing Team

Getting Attention

Here are some examples of how all-org marketing teams work: The person who answers general calls directs callers on with warmth, interest and enthusiasm. Learn more about developing your all-org marketing team: 8 Ways to Build a Team of Effective Messengers.

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Wisdom for Executive Directors Managing Communications Teams

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

What words of wisdom would you add for executive directors who want to better manage their communications teams?

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Empowering Your Team with a Marketing Bank

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Marketing Team Nonprofit CommunicationsEarlier this afternoon, I hosted this month’s free webinar, Helping Your Staff and Board Become Great Nonprofit Marketers. We will add the recording to our Freebies Page this evening if you want to sign up to watch the recording.

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Build Your Message Team: Part 4—Grow Energy, Insights & Skills

Getting Attention

This is the last in a series of posts outlining the steps to building a team of effective messengers, following Part 1: Why & What, Part 2: Groundwork and Part 3: Skill Building. You should: Trumpet successes with specifics, in one-to-one and all-team communications.

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What Skills Should a Communications Team Have?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I’m a member of EARN’s first-ever communications team, and we’re thinking strategically about what roles and functions we’ll need to fill for the coming year. I was wondering if you’d be willing to share any insights or resources into how best to setup a communications team at a nonprofit. Perhaps a better way to frame my question is this: what skill sets do you think a two- to three-person team should have ? Can you help me answer this question?

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Build Your Message Team: Part Three—Skill Building

Getting Attention

Invite your entire message team to a briefing and skill-building session: Invite your message team to join you for an in-person messenger training focused on training, practice and feedback. Note: If your team is geographically dispersed, hold a video training session.

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Build Your Message Team: Part Two—Groundwork

Getting Attention

Secure leadership buy in by sharing the value of your all-org message team. Position the message team as a program, not a one-off; a way of doing business, not a band-aid. Part Three will guide you through the specific skills and tools your team will need to be powerhouse messengers.

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Advice for Small NonProfits, Data Outliers, and Getting Your Team Onboard (Season 2, Episode 3)

Fundraising Report Card

Learn what database a small nonprofit should use, how to deal with data outliers, and how to get your team onboard with making data-driven decisions in this special Michael Jordan themed episode. Click here to listen … Continue reading "Advice for Small NonProfits, Data Outliers, and Getting Your Team Onboard (Season 2, Episode 3)".

How to make your fundraising team a success

Wild Woman Fundraising

How do you manage a fundraising team successfully? Positive management- How to inspire your team -and raise more than you ever thought possible. How do you know when a development director is a good fit for your team?

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#SOCIALMEDIA: Online Communication Is A Team Sport

Non Profit Marketing 360

It takes a team, and everyone contributes something critical to the overall success. Whatever the extent of your staff, you need to structure a social-media team who are dedicated to listening, contributing, and monitoring your outreach both quantitatively and qualitatively.

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Create a Marketing Team with Your Staff and Board (Even If They Don’t Know) [Free On Demand Webinar]

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Now you can learn how to get your staff and board to help with your marketing efforts with our all new marketing team management tips page. ” This 60-minute webinar will show you how to turn your staff and board members into an effective marketing team (whether they know it or not).

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Get Everyone on Your Marketing Team – 3 Steps

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

On Tuesday, I’m presenting the webinar, Turning Your Whole Staff and Board into an Effective Marketing Team. But there are some very simple things you can do to turn them into a marketing team, whether they know it or not, without really increasing their workload.

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Multi-team event fundraising: Everything to know before launching your next event

CrowdRise

We’re adding fundraising improvements (and a little love) to CrowdRise by GoFundMe with every single update we make, and our enhanced multi-team functionality is no exception. If you’re hosting a large-scale event, like a run, a cycling race, or a hike, the ability to easily add, customize, and allow multi-team functionality is huge. So let’s walk through all things multi-team and why this functionality is such a great feature for nonprofits.

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10 Exciting Fundraising Ideas for Sports Teams

Fundraiser Ideas

Sports teams often have to raise money for a variety of reasons. Whatever the reason your team needs to raise money, here are 10 exciting fundraising ideas for sports teams: Fast Pitch Fundraiser – This is a great fundraiser for baseball teams. Organize your fundraiser at a time when lots of other teams will be in attendance, such as during a tournament. Goal Kick Fundraiser – This is similar to the fast pitch fundraiser but only for soccer teams.

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A list of some humongous bequests that should get your planned giving team psyched up for only 3 seconds!

iMarketSmart

The post A list of some humongous bequests that should get your planned giving team psyched up for only 3 seconds! I give you permission to read this list but only if you’ll count to three afterward. Let it sink in. Then DELETE IT! Forget about it.

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Blending Marketing and Fundraising into Community Engagement Teams

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Layla Fry, director of communications for Southwest Key Programs , emailed me this question: “My organization is interested in merging the now separate functions of fundraising and communications into a ‘Community Engagement Team’ as you recommended in your book.

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How to Use a Street Team to Enhance Your Crowdfunding

Fundraising Coach

One thing I often talk about in my crowdfunding workshops is the importance of creating these campaign evangelists, or an online street team. And when you recruit people to be part of your online street team, one of the most important things is to manage expectations so that everyone is on the same page about what is needed and what can be done. Tell them upfront, “I want you to be a part of my team, and here’s what I need from you.”

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10 Engaging, Effective Team Fundraising Ideas

Fundraiser Ideas

Team fundraising can help reduce the cost of participation for students and provide much needed funds for activities, equipment, trips and more. The right team fundraising ideas can be fun and educational for students as well as financially lucrative. Here are 10 of the best team fundraising ideas. Car wash fundraisers can provide your group with a chance to build team spirit in a fun, outdoor environment. Team nights at restaurants.

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How Employee Matching Gifts Can Help Your Fundraising Team Succeed

Ann Green

Your organization probably holds amazing events that bring your donors together with each other and members of your team. Guest Post by Adam Weinger. Many of you are gearing up for your year-end fundraising campaign.

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Quien es Mas Creative, You or Your Team?

Cause Related Marketing

You’ve got a big pitch coming up, so it’s time to get the team together for a brainstorming session. A team of individuals. The people from the team working individually. Here, then, is a softball of a question: Who will come up with more innovative ideas?

5 Simple Ways to Motivate Your Fundraising Team

Fundraiser Ideas

When I think about how I came up with the skills to motivate my fundraising team, I remember a team I was on years ago. I never felt so inspired and motivated to sell as I did in that fundraising team. Looking back now, there were five reasons why that particular fundraising team motived me more than any others did. Our fundraising team leader came up with the idea to give everyone a personal goal. Successful Fundraising Comes from a Motivated Fundraising Team.

Christine is Working on Marketing Personas with Her Content Marketing Team

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7 Steps to Passionate Volunteer Messengers

Getting Attention

There’s a proven yet seldom-used method to boost success in both dimensions AND extend your organization’s reach and impact without adding budget or hires: Building your team of passionate volunteer messengers. Take these seven steps to launch your team of passionate volunteer messengers.

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Ep234: Brooks, REI Team Up to Support National Parks with Limited Edition Shoes

Selfish Giving

Your Input Pls-asap! What’s the Best Way for Nonprofit Marketing & Fundraising Teams to Partner?

Getting Attention

I’m writing an article on the most productive ways for nonprofit communications and fundraising teams to work together (and together is the key word here) and would like to integrate some examples from you of what’s working (or ideas you have that haven’t been implemented yet).

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Mal Warwick | Donordigital Team heads to 2014 Nonprofit Technology Conference

DonorDigital

This session is for fundraising teams, event managers, development officers looking to expand and grow the impact of their peer-to-peer programs. We’re excited to be returning to the Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTC) , organized by the Nonprofit Technology Enterprise Network (NTEN).

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A list of some humongous bequests that should get your planned giving team psyched up for only 3 seconds!

iMarketSmart

I give you permission to read this list but only if you’ll count to three afterwards. Let it sink in. Then DELETE IT! Forget about it. Because your organization will probably never get a gift as large as any of these. So why am I showing it to you? Two reasons.

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11 Weeks to Go: Launch Your #GivingTuesday Team!

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

First up: Building your #GivingTuesday Team. The most pivotal person on #GivingTuesday is the leader of your team – the Envoy of Enthusiasm. Who is that passionate, committed, ORGANIZED, individual who can quarterback your #GivingTuesday team? The Best December Ever.

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Recruiting Corporate Partners with a Small Team: The Edge This Nonprofit Has That You Don't [SPONSORED]

Selfish Giving

However, after an uptick in company requests for sponsorship and cause marketing in 2016, Operation Warm created a dedicated team to focus on corporate partnerships. The Catalist team helps us understand and interpret the data.

Want Staff Help with Communications? Start with Photography

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

We highly encourage all staff to take ‘candids’ and forward them to the marketing team,” says Julie. “As As the marketing team has received and posted these photos, the staff have seen that their contributions are important and impactful which, in turn, continues to turn the wheel.”.

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