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.

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.

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

iMarketSmart

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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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 […].

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

iMarketSmart

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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.

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

DonorDigital

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.

Top 10 reasons why donors like taking donor surveys

iMarketSmart

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12 astounding ways engagement fundraising can help you right now

iMarketSmart

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).

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.

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

iMarketSmart

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Could December be the month when you will LOSE the most donors?

iMarketSmart

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Social Media Productivity Tools for Nonprofits

J Campbell Social Marketing

Solution : Use the Pomodoro Technique. Marketing Nonprofits Social Media Boomerang for Gmail Google Alerts MyTomatoes.com Pomodoro Technique Productivity Tools Unroll.me Be efficient. Keep on task. Remain laser-focused.

Air support

iMarketSmart

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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.

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

iMarketSmart

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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

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.

Why you need to think of yourself as a facilitator

iMarketSmart

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How to keep your donors in 2016

iMarketSmart

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How MarketSmart Works With Partners

iMarketSmart

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#SOCIALMEDIA: How Can We Efficiently Use Our Time On Social Networks?

Non Profit Marketing 360

A fun and famous way to organize your time on any project is ‘ The Pomodoro Technique ,’ which divvies up time into 25-minute increments (with 5 minute relaxations). How are you measuring your time?

Why less is always more and how to get more from less

iMarketSmart

Fundraising Major Giving Planned Giving strategy best practices for fundraising best practices for planned giving cultivation for planned giving engagement fundraising fundraising blog fundraising techniques major gift cultivation PhilanthropyLess is always more. Subtraction always adds value. Ever wonder if your nonprofit is trying to do too many things and trying to be too many things for too many people? Your unease is well warranted.

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

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

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

When I’m speaking to nonprofit professionals about social media, the first question they want answered is this: “Do we really need a Facebook page?” That is unless they already have a page for their organization. Then they want to know: “How do I get more people to like me on. Facebook?”). My answer is usually along the lines of, “It depends.”. It’s not the answer they want, but it’s the right answer.

How to Grow Your Nonprofit Consultancy

Fundraising Report Card

Over the next fifteen minutes we’ll discuss proven and documented techniques you can implement to win business, grow your consultancy, and check all of those boxes off our original checklist (while still maintaining your sanity). The post How to Grow Your Nonprofit Consultancy appeared first on Fundraising Report Card. Consultants Corner

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators – May 17, 2019

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

It’s time for Mixed Links… If you get confused about all the different marketing techniques out there, Hubspot has put together The Ultimate List of Types of Marketing [40 and Counting]. Have you tried these 5 Intriguing Social Media Techniques That Are Dominating in 2019 ?

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3 Ways Prospect Research Can Help Your Nonprofit Attract More Major Gifts [Guest Post]

EveryAction

Just like lifting more weight, raising more money requires proper technique. D o some jumping jacks to get the blood flowing. Don’t arch your back. Inhale as you lift. Focus on the muscle group you’re working. Major gift prospects are the heavy weights of the fundraising world. You have to want more, strive for more, and do what it takes to attain more. fundraising guest post major gifts prospect research

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators – May 24, 2019

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Check out 10 of the Best Marketing Techniques for 2019. Good day, good friends. Sit back and relax as we wind down the week with the best articles, posts, tips, and more from around the world of nonprofit marketing and fundraising.

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INSPIRATION: Social Media Campaigns That Work

Non Profit Marketing 360

Mashable offers six examples of successful social media campaigns, using a variety of platforms and techniques. Advocacy Campaigns Donor Acquisition Nonprofit Social Media campaign case study

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.

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.

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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.

Looking to Kick Your Online Fundraising up a Notch? [Tomorrow]

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

– and you’re ready to add new layers and refine your approach, join us tomorrow for: Advanced Techniques for Boosting Your Online Fundraising Campaigns. Online engagement techniques to rev up donors before your campaign.

Misinformation vs. Disinformation vs. Mal-information

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

I like to evaluate these on a case by case basis (to determine if and where to engage) by doing a thorough scan of their social networks using social network analysis (SNA) techniques ( refer to Slide 38 in this presentation I posted up in the past ).

NONPROFIT BRANDING: Future Topics; Challenges From Readers; Holiday Hiatus

NonProfit Branding

Those that succeed will surely embrace basic techniques and abandon soft practices that always evolve during good times… ” So begins a blog post … Continue reading → IMPLEMENTATION: Using Branding Products Effectively PUBLIC RADIO: Marketing & Fundraising“We have entered an era of national austerity. Wise nonprofit managers will adapt; inexperienced ones will falter!

Key Digital Marketing Statistics for Nonprofits: An Infographic

Twenti

If you’re new to marketing your nonprofit online, these statistics will be great for thinking about what channels you want to experiment with and how they compare to print marketing techniques, too. . Archives. by Zoe Allen.

Consider using the word “consider” more often

iMarketSmart

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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5 Easy Ways Nonprofits Can Use Testing to Increase Digital Engagement

EveryAction

The most reliable way for nonprofits to increase digital engagement is to test different techniques and messages with your own audience to determine what they respond to best, and follow the results. There’s no secret trick to instantly improving digital engagement for nonprofits.

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Oh No! Not Another Good Idea

A Small Change

Do you ever find yourself partway through a new book on fundraising and are overcome with the number of programs or techniques you want to change? There are many techniques and things you can do to support new ideas in your office. Do you ever feel like you have way to many ideas?

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