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Extend Your Reach with a Staff Messenger Team

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According to the report : 50% post messages, pictures or videos. But most of us look right past them. That’s disastrous, because….

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Nonprofit Video Experts Share Tips & Tools: #501TechNYC (Part 1)

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It’s so challenging for nonprofits to get video right, especially with limited budgets and bandwidth. Make your video shareable.

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Get More Video Views & Shares: #501TechNYC (Part 2)

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Here’s more of what I learned from them: What’s Happening with Video at. This video has been viewed 5 million times on Facebook !

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How WE Do It! The Best Video Ever

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This video from Make It Work —a community making things better for hardworking women, men and families across the country—works wonders. Bonus!

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Communications Is Everyone’s Job:Proof Point (Video)

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Then take the next steps to bring this strategy to life: 8 Steps to Building Your Team of Powerful Messengers. Subscribe today.

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The Top 4 Tips for Nonprofit Video Projects

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The author readies for a video shoot. As with any other marketing exercise, developing the right strategy for your video project will come down to three main questions: What is your message? Check out these five tips for nonprofit video. The difference between film and video is art. Credit: Havey Productions. Strategize.

Having a Book Club at Your Nonprofit

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Here is a video we produced for our annual campaign using the reflection of a resident assistant who was moving on to another job. Kristina.

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Social Media Takeovers: 6 Nonprofits That Gave It Up for Good (PLUS: 6 Tips for Getting it Right)

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Fast hands get the job done and Team Olek is working non-stop for the Ball. A video posted by @glaad on Mar 21, 2015 at 4:05pm PDT.

CauseTalk Radio Ep55: How Short Videos Can Have a Big Impact for Nonprofits

Selfish Giving

Natasha and her team produce 1-2 minute authentic, actionable and affordable documentaries for purposeful companies and nonprofit organizations.

Social Media Revolution 2011 – The new Erik Qualman video

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

Those of us in the social media fishbowl are all familiar with the Socialnomics video series by Erik Qualman. Thank you Erik and team!

Call Me Maybe - Video Hangouts & Your Small Nonprofit

Social Media Bird Brain

G+ Hangouts allow you to gather together as many as ten people (including you) in a virtual room with video and have a chat. Think of being able to get your team in a room no matter where they are (there's a Google Hangout app for smartphones and tables). Here's a reason you should be on Google+ - hangouts.

Video Interview: VolunteerMatch’s Content Marketing Strategy

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Sorry the video quality is so bad, but what Robert says is worth listening to!). Watch as Robert outlines the strategy. Love the daily blogging?

Make it Easy to Spread the Word: Press Kit+ (Case Study)

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The Challenge: To increase qualified entries to, and votes for, the 2015 doGooder Video Awards. Hope this case study pushes you into action.

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What the Social Media Success of the ALS #IceBucketChallenge Can Teach Nonprofits

J Campbell Social Marketing

A video is required as proof that you completed the challenge and needs to be posted to social media within 24 hours. The challenge is simple.

A Great Nonprofit Annual Report in a Fabulous Infographic

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

The video was created in PowerPoint and set to music purchased from a royalty-free service online. Liesl Manone. I think it’s great!

Use Compelling Models to Build Marketing Buy-In

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” That opening marke the kick off of your all-org marketing team. More Guidance on All-Org Marketing Teams. Go to it!

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Annual Report How To: A Different Way to Present Your Print Report Online

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Add links to extra features—video, audio, additional web pages—compiled by the editorial team, and tweak the page designs as needed.

Build Your Message Team: Part Three—Skill Building

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Note: If your team is geographically dispersed, hold a video training session. Start with Parts One and Two before digging in here.

The Accelerator: Do What Normally Takes 3 Months in Just 6 Weeks

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

And we coach you and your team through any rough patches , making sure you don’t fall off track. Sound familiar? Get the details.

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Terrific Resource For Web Teams

The Agitator

It’s a great resource for your web development team … even if that team is just you! Tags: Don't Miss these Posts blogging communications nonprofit management nonprofits online activism online advocacy online fundraising online publishing online video NYC Coalition Against Hunger. ASPCA. Save the Children. Witness.

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

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Here are 3 Types of Videos Nonprofits Should Stop Producing. Happy Friday! Looking for a job in fundraising? Nonprofit Training. Mixed Links

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Honor Your Heroes!

The Agitator

It doesn’t need to be as slick as this video from Charity:Water. It’s as easy as this simple video by CentroNia in Washington, DC. And provides an appealing glimpse of the CentroNia staff team. communications Don't Miss these Posts donor retention fundraising loyalty nonprofits online fundraising online video

OMG Experiment to Connect & Activate (Dream Corps Case Study)

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I was thrilled to see Van Jones’ introducing Dream Corps ‘ Day of Empathy via this video. Van, I hope you and your team will share out what works, what doesn’t, and how other orgs and causes can use this technique to build the empathy necessary to motivate action. So much to learn. So much inspiration. P.P.S.

Grants Available for American Nonprofit Organizations Using Computers, Technology, or Video Games to Educate

Seeking Grant Money Today

The foundation is accepting grant applications from nonprofit organizations that provide programs and services utilizing technology and/or computer and video games to educate America's youth and young adults (ages 7 to 18). From The Foundation Center. [If Grants are not made to individuals or for projects outside the United States of America.

What’s Essential to Good Nonprofit Communications in 2017?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

How to report back to your supporters via annual reports, videos, and dashboards. Little black dresses and pumps. Blue jeans and flats.

Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Sarah Tarnopolsky

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

11:30 am – I email the producer of a new donor thank you video we are working on. 5:30 pm – Team sports practice. Sarah Tarnopolsky.

More Than Words: Why Visuals Are Critical in Pitching Your Story

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

We are excited to announce that he has officially joined our team of advisers along with Kerri Karvetski and Nancy Schwartz. Peter Panepento.

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Thanks—Make It Memorable & Meaningful (Case Study)

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I was truly moved last week when I stumbled on this wonderful hug-in-a-video created by ONE to thank volunteers during Volunteer Appreciation Week.

Year-End Fundraising Decisions to Make Now

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I’m coaching a fundraising team at a national nonprofit that wants to revamp its annual communications calendar. For example.

Action Kitchen: A Top Chef Fundraiser, Team Builder

Selfish Giving

Our time at the Action Kitchen was part of a staff retreat that broke our development office into two competing teams. We had a great time!

Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Lauren Lawson-Zilai

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I send particular news articles to members of the team. Our team also meets collectively once a week. Lauren Lawson-Zilai. timeframe.

How the Super Bowl Inspired Nonprofit Marketing in Atlanta

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I’ve especially loved the videos. Their Facebook page also has hype videos from an actual falcon and a lion. Kathy Powell.

What?! An Obama Online Campaigning Mistake?

The Agitator

Could it be that the “B Team” is running his online campaigning in 2012? recently ran this article, What You Can Learn from Obama’s Video Email Marketing Mistakes. Article mentions enabling the video to be watched within the email, echoing this Agitator post awhile back.]. Uh Huh.].

YOU Can Make These Dreams Come True (Nonprofit Blog Carnival)

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A team where team members–no matter their titles–share information, ideas, challenges, problems and vision.

Enter into the DONOR’S story

Fundraising Coach

The Movie Monday team recorded a 20-minute video with Steven Screen and Jeff Brooks. Watch this video to see what they mean.

How to Take a Modern Approach to Nonprofit Brand Awareness

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Making the most of social media means implementing the best tools available and few are better than images and video. So evocative, information-dense videos and images are an essential component of a successful marketing campaign. Cancer Research UK has a great example of video marketing for awareness. Success through sharing.

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Make Your Annual Report Sing: 5 Ways to Choose and Use Stories

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She provides writing and editing services to universities, health systems and other nonprofits. It’s intuitive in many respects to tell a story.

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The 6 things you must know about the science of persuasion

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

But you’re also in luck, because the Influence at Work team just released this summary of the six principles of persuasion that the book covers.

Partner with Program Staff & Your Network for More Marketing Impact

Getting Attention

Invest 4 minutes in watching this energizing video from the Kids Count program team at the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Casey Foundation.

Experts Break Down the Science of Nonprofit Storytelling


As Alex Herder said, "W hen it comes to storytelling and video, authenticity often trumps production quality." Make a Hypothesis. Experiment.