3 Techniques to Avoid Getting Overwhelmed in 2017

Getting Attention

Here are three techniques to put to work right now: 1) Set Boundaries. I take breaks to stretch my eyes and body every 90 to 120 minutes,” says Cheryl Contee, CEO of Fission Strategy, who applies techniques to work with, not against, her Ultradian Rhythms.

WHERE ARE MY PEOPLE? 6 Tools and Techniques for Finding Friends and Influencers on Facebook & Twitter

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Here are 6 techniques and tools for finding these friends and influencers on Facebook and Twitter. FACEBOOK TECHNIQUE: Upload Your Email File for Page Suggestions. This technique will help your friends find you. FACEBOOK TECHNIQUE: Group Your People with Interest Lists.

7 Techniques to Boost Donor Engagement

Fundraising Coach

Before you can start to use the techniques below you need to figure out what engagement means for your nonprofit. Once you have an idea of what that engagement looks like, use the following seven techniques to amp up donor engagement.

Good Video Technique, But How Appealing?

The Agitator

Here’s what I like about the technique. Take a look at this video appeal from the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). I think it’s a very well crafted online appeal in a technical sense. Try putting your clinician hat on and see if you agree.

Top 10 reasons why donors like taking donor surveys


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The Rule of 7 vs. 3-to-1 fundraising


Jerold Panas’ classic fundraising book Mega Gifts published in 1984 includes a story about a zoo’s board member named Mary G. Roebling. According to Jerold, Mary once admonished the fundraising team including Jerry saying, “Now, Jerry, one thing you must remember.

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Kick-start Your Donation Page Optimization Efforts: Test These 7 Emerging Techniques


Below is a list of 7 emerging techniques on donation pages that we think do matter for conversion. If page load times are at all sluggish in a multi-step process, this technique could backfire in a big way, since any delay increases user frustration and contributes to higher page abandonment.

How MarketSmart Works With Partners


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There’s power in exclusivity but are you using it?


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How to keep your donors in 2016


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12 astounding ways engagement fundraising can help you right now


Here are a dozen ways engagement fundraising helps nonprofits all around the world. Focus on your oldest supporters and Legacy Society members who have no children and capacity (this is the essential component of the strategy for generating revenue quickly).

Why you need to think of yourself as a facilitator


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How I learn and stay up to date

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

Acceptance of this fact allows you to move forward and learn crucial new techniques of knowing where to find information and who to ask if you don’t know something yourself. Advice Personal culture learning learning techniques mikekujawski people reading resources travel

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12 More Interview Questions for your Fundraising job interview

Wild Woman Fundraising

this photo is by Sofia Ajram on Flickr, with David Alexander. Are you looking for a new fundraising or nonprofit job? INC magazine thinks they can figure you out, psychologically, with these 7 questions. LOL NO.

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How can you get 100 more donors in 90 days?

Wild Woman Fundraising

When I worked at a domestic violence shelter, I was tearing my hair out trying to find new donors. It’s hard when you come into a nonprofit not knowing who your donors are, why they give or why they’ve stopped giving, AND.

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Free Webinar: The $100,000 Technique to Get More Donors July 16th

Wild Woman Fundraising

All through this one technique! We’ll talk about how to be successful with this technique and make your nonprofit raise OVER GOAL this coming year. Join us and learn how your nonprofit can succeed in all these ways, with this ONE technique!

Presenting 10 Imaginary Nonprofit Blogs

Wild Woman Fundraising

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Steve Jobs' Presentation Technique Works Magic for Nonprofit Communicators

Getting Attention

If you're interested in learning more of Jobs' techniques, I highly recommend Gallo's book! Many communicators consider Steve Jobs, Apple's co-founder and leader, to be the world's greatest corporate storyteller. One of Jobs' most ardent fans is communications coach Carmine Gallo, who decided to absorb thousands of Jobs' presentations to distill his magic formula.

20 Great Techniques for Writing the Nonprofit Perfect Tagline

Mission Minded

A pitch-perfect tagline can be the foundation for all messages you create about your organization or program. A tagline is a punchy phrase consistently linked with your organization. It enhances your name by clarifying your work and making it relevant to your audience. It’s a powerful way to signify the brand promise your organization makes […].

Book Review: Fired up Fundraising by Gail Perry

Wild Woman Fundraising

This book was a lot of fun to read. And yet, when I went to speak at a recent conference and I asked who had read it, only ONE PERSON there raised his hand, and he was the chair of the board of the entire national organization. Add this book to your toolkit!

2010 Must Do: Keep Up as Marketing Techniques and Tools Evolve

Getting Attention

Most important though, is my realization that it's critical to check in at least twice annually on features and best practices of the techniques and tools you rely on , and more often on those that are mission critical. Here's my bad.I'm m constantly scanning the nonprofit marketing landscape for case studies, models, new tools and more.


Is Your Nonprofit Facebook Page Worth It? Measurements and Analytics Techniques

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Most online marketers are struggling with how to measure social media. They're asking themselves the following questions: How effective is the work I do on Facebook in producing bottom line results for the organization? What should I be doing differently on Facebook to improve my results? Should I take resources away from Facebook and devote them to something else?

Consider using the word “consider” more often


Social scientists call this the foot in the door technique. The technique requires you to get your supporters to agree to somewhat small, even trivial, requests. The foot in the door technique has a habit of planting the seeds for positive outcomes. Consider this.

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Why a single tambourine is annoying and what you can do about it


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Nonprofit Marketing Wisdom Guide 2012: Free, Just Published

Getting Attention

Here’s what you’ll get: 219 succinct, engaging first-hand accounts of marketing techniques that work — from colleagues who face the same challenges you do. Simple planning techniques to keep you moving towards your marketing goals.

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Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

November 10: Advanced Techniques for Boosting Your Online Fundraising Campaigns. Hope you had a great week!

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Techniques to improve fundraising in your walkathons, athons and other pledge events

Blue Sky Collaborative

As you've probably guessed by now we are big proponents of the pledge fundraising model. Often times, our clients who use the SWEET fundraising software ask us how to improve their fundraising results. We decide to share some of our.

Seven Tips for Businesses… Large and Small… When Employing the Techniques of Cause Marketing

Cause Related Marketing

Faithful readers:Waiting for your computer to return from the shop after a motherboard-ectomy is a little like waiting at the hospital for a baby to come…it can’t get here soon enough! But the computer doctors are telling me no later than Saturday!In In the meantime, I’m reprinting a column I wrote for the Salt Lake Enterprise, the local weekly business newspaper, and which was published Monday, Tags: Paul Jones Alden Keene Paul Godfrey Salt Lake Enterprise Galactic Pizza

13 Paths to Productivity & Satisfaction—Nonprofit Staff & Consultants

Getting Attention

3) I count on fundraiser Pamela Grow to breakthrough where no one has ever gone before, and boy does she do it right in this passionate and personal post on the tools and techniques that paved her professional (and personal) journey.

Is Your To-Do List Longer Than Your Day?

Get Fully Funded

Here’s a short video featuring Stephen Covey explaining a technique to help you focus on getting the most important things done. If you’re like me, you have more to do during the day than you can get done.

Take Trump’s Track to Twitter Triumph

Getting Attention

In fact, it can be easier to highlight and harvest high-impact marketing techniques when you’re on opposite sides of an issue or cause. Your organization can use this technique far more proactively to positively position your organization when you take on controversial positions.

Do you know how to PRE-Suade in your fundraising?

Wild Woman Fundraising

” Or you can use this in direct mail, with the techniques below. Everyone knows about persuasion, but what about PRE-suasion? Recently I was reading a book called Pre-suasion by Robert Cialdini. You may know his name because he wrote a famous book called Persuasion that people use a lot.

Empathy Map Your Way to Relevant Messages

Getting Attention

Note from Nancy: This Empathy Mapping technique is the perfect complement to developing personas —learn how to do that here. Note from Nancy: This Empathy Map technique is the perfect complement to developing personas —learn how to do that here. Please share your techniques here.

Stop swopping your donor lists with other nonprofits


In deciding whether or not to participate in list swops it is therefore not as simple as comparing the immediate return on investment that accrues from the use of this technique as opposed to the use of traditional ‘cold’ lists.”

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Chunking Out Your Time: What Works for You?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

The Pomodoro Technique where you break down tasks into timed intervals. Read virtually anything on productivity, and you’ll come across the concept of chunking out your time: working on one specific thing at a specific time.

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Hacks and Tasks for Your Social Media Work

Social Media Bird Brain

One is for social media platform hacks (strategies or techniques for using something better) and the other is a list of things that will help you improve your social media presence - better content, better outreach. Social Media Outposts (Photo credit: the tartanpodcast) Social Media Today often has some really useful information. I ran across two posts that I think go well together.

Twitter 101: Basic tips and advanced techniques for using Twitter

Fundraising Coach

Recently, I’ve been asked how to use Twitter. I’ve already written on Twitter for Fundraising and Twitter for nonprofits. But these questions were much more “tactical,&# how-to type questions so I thought I’d share with you what I’ve been telling folks. The questions work into 3 basic categories: What do you use to tweet? How do I find people to follow on Twitter? What are “hashtags&# ? And should I care? Today, I’ll tackle the first question.

Twitter 101: Basic tips and advanced techniques for using Twitter

Fundraising Coach

Recently, I’ve been asked how to use Twitter. I’ve already written on Twitter for Fundraising and Twitter for nonprofits. But these questions were much more “tactical,&# how-to type questions so I thought I’d share with you what I’ve been telling folks. The questions work into 3 basic categories: What do you use to tweet? How do I find people to follow on Twitter? What are “hashtags&# ? And should I care? Today, I’ll tackle the first question.

Trends That Will Shape PR in 2018

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

PR professionals will need to understand how to use content tools and paid content techniques to amplify the earned Andy shared content that results from their efforts. What can PR professionals expect in 2018?

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