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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.

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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.

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Extend Your Reach with a Staff Messenger Team

Getting Attention

I urge you to launch—ask, train, support, and thank— your team of passionate employee messengers. But most of us look right past them.

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Your Take: All-Staff Marketing Team (Nonprofit Blog Carnival)

Getting Attention

Welcome to the Nonprofit Blog Carnival on Launching and Supporting Your All-Staff Team of Powerful Marketers— the best methods and tools to ask, train, support, and thank your colleagues to be effective insight gatherers and messengers. . Here’s how I train orgs like yours to Extend Your Reach with an All-Staff Messenger Team.

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Nonprofit Marketing Team Roles and Tasks – Who Does What?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Key point of contact for all major internal and external relationships (eyes, ears, and mouth of the marketing team as a whole). list bait).

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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. Of course they are.

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Do you have bad boundaries?

Wild Woman Fundraising

SG: Well, I think boundary issues, there’s really no separating work from life. I’m working exactly where I need to be. Welcome.

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Blending Marketing and Fundraising into Community Engagement Teams

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

So how to make this kind of merger work? What experiences do you have with making this work? Here is my earlier review of the book.

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How to Recognize and Manage Different Work Styles

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

During the webinar, Carson will discuss how to prioritize your work based on the way you think and process information. Carson Tate. Kristina.

Why I’m Working with Bloomerang

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

So it was sort of a big deal, at least in my own head, when I started talking to Jay Love , the CEO of Bloomerang , about working together. In late 2012, Jay decided to create a new kind of donor management and fundraising software, this one with best practices baked right into how it worked. Jay’s work with Tom led him to me.

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

Getting Attention

Learn more about developing your all-org marketing team: 8 Ways to Build a Team of Effective Messengers. 100% of employees involved!

Christine is Working on Marketing Personas with Her Content Marketing Team

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

We''ve Moved! Update your Reader Now. We''ve Moved! Update your Reader Now. Meet the Pass Holders Nonprofit Communications

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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? “When am I being a cat?”

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Breaking Down Silos: Integrating Marketing and Fundraising Departments #17NTCteam

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Check out our research on the difference types of communications teams and which are most effective. Marketing Team

Obama email team reveals what worked - and didn’t - in election fundraising

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

It highlighted insights from the digital team who sent out fundraising emails for the Obama campaign. It’s hard to predict what will work - so testing matters. There were 18 very smart people on the email team alone, and they often predicted the wrong winners among versions of emails. Those only worked for advocacy.

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


Then get back to work. The post A list of some humongous bequests that should get your planned giving team psyched up for only 3 seconds!

What Skills Should a Communications Team Have?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

“My name is Matt Silva, and I work for a nonprofit based in San Francisco called EARN. At EARN, we give low-income working families the power to create prosperity for generations. 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. Great!

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Nonprofit Communications Budgets: How Big Should Yours Be?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Marketing Team Nonprofit Communications TrendsI hope you can use this data to make the case for increasing your budget! Stay tuned for more!

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Work Your Small (Case Study: Meals on Wheels)

Getting Attention

million marketing budget funding the work of three departments and 13 staff members. The tension grew by the moment as my team struggled to serve both areas with the same resources. Now, just over two years later, I find myself at a much different organization— Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland—working in a much different way.

Thrive thru Year End: Together!

Getting Attention

Methods for addressing those pressures are you- and organization-specific, but some game-changing strategies work across the board.

Work is a State of Mind, Not a Place

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

A recent survey of business executives concluded that work isn’t really a place any longer — it’s a state of mind.

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

Getting Attention

Imagine this—You’ve asked your colleagues and volunteers to develop their skills in engaging supporters, and trained them as a message team.

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Turn Colleagues, Board, & Supporters into Powerful Year-End Fundraisers

Getting Attention

Joking aside, it may seem like your team’s hard work and limited resources won’t be enough. There is a way to move past this seemingly insurmountable barrier—Launch a team of messengers to be your nonprofit’s ambassadors for year end (and beyond). Are you banging your head against the wall yet? Good news! The best part?

Simple Rules, Part I: How to Make Better and Faster #NpComm Decisions

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

” They help us simplify complex systems and decisions so that we can move more quickly through our daily lives at work and home.

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Getting Other People to Meet Your Deadlines

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Or your supporters will forget who you are and why the work matters. You might suggest that they block out time to do the work.

#SOCIALMEDIA: Online Communication Is A Team Sport

Non Profit Marketing 360

It takes a team, and everyone contributes something critical to the overall success. The Internet NEVER SLEEPS, so also this team.”).

Retreats – taking time to reflect with your team

Fundraising Coach

“Advance&# or “retreat,&# the fact still remains that time away with your team is a powerful tool in your fundraising tool kit.

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Making It Work – Nonprofits and Pro Bono Creative

Getting Attention

Know that many times, agency staff work after-hours on your pro bono project so they can still fulfill obligations from paying clients.

6 Ways to Train All-Org Messengers

Getting Attention

The pressure is on to connect and mobilize your people as the world in which we work grows increasingly complex, crowded, and uncertain.

Working with Bosses and Volunteers

Get Fully Funded

How to Work With Bosses and Volunteers to Raise More Money. I remember working as a Development Director and not liking my boss much.

Share Our Strength, Shake Shack Team Up for Pinup Program

Selfish Giving

The two have teamed up for a cause marketing pinup program called the Great American Shake Sale at ten Shake Shack locations on the East coast.

Let Your People Do the Talking (Do It Differently: Part 1)

Getting Attention

Traditionally, our ED produced all year-end content, reviewing the past year’s work and impact. Tested Turnaround! Give it a try!

Having a Book Club at Your Nonprofit

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

We’ve been talking about ways to include other staff members in your work. Could this idea work for you? Melinda Billings.

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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

But a staff member, board member, volunteer or artist may work, too. Curator at work. Image Source: p/dzN6Vp.

One Idea For Cause Marketing That Works for Small Business

Cause Related Marketing

Last Thursday, March 22, 2012 I took a call from a small businessperson I called Roberta who asked in effect, ‘how can my small company work with a cause to benefit us both?’ This helps us to engage with them in a way that works for both parties.’ What I’m proposing here, in effect, is a farm team for charities.

4 Ways to Save Your Sanity: Review & Approval 2.0

Getting Attention

There is a better way—be as strategic in your review and approval process, as you are with your marketing and fundraising work.

The Donor Retention Project works!

Fundraising Coach

A small Development team can’t do as much alone; but with help, we can do a lot! Last week we released The Donor Retention Project. Thanks!

Best Way to Get Timely Input: Review & Approval 2.0

Getting Attention

I had the pleasure of working with Jen to develop a brand, website strategy, and marketing plan for Advocates—a human services agency providing a breadth of programs and services throughout Massachusetts. This brand team was brought into the process from the very beginning via two group working sessions. You guys are so smart!

5 Leadership Failures That Hurt Communications and Fundraising

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Marketing Team Nonprofit Communications Nonprofit Marketing Strategy Professional Development Trends leadership No Real Strategy.

With A 9-Person Social Media Team, They Better Get It Right!

The Agitator

Of course, if you have a nine-person team solely devoted to social media — and working in a sandbox with 37 million members — you had better get it right! Would you associate AARP, the voice of America’s 50+ population, with adroit use of social media? If not, think again. Here are some observations by Tammy.