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. She learned this technique from the book The Way We’re Working Isn’t Working by Tony Schwartz.

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. TWITTER TECHNIQUE: Upload Your Email File. TWITTER TECHNIQUE: Group Your People with Twitter Lists. For more tips and examples, join me next Thursday, January 15th at 1:00 p.m.

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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. The first thing that your nonprofit needs to keep in mind is that donor engagement isn’t just about technique. Experiment with these techniques to see which strategy works best for your 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. The appeal consists of a video embedded in an email appeal. It starts with a decent subject line in the email: “Video: See what you’ve achieved.”

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 […].

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?

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.

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.

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

Digital Marketing Direct Marketing Fundraising Lead Generation 2017 fundraising tips charity blog exclusivity strategy exclusivity technique marketing fundraising tactics power of exclusivity velvet rope marketingUnlike populist fundraisers (who treat everyone the same), engagement fundraisers aim to find and build relationships with “first class passengers”— people who are willing to “pay” more (with major and legacy gifts). .

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. The caveat with this technique is that there’s no set of comparable conditions for testing outside of December 31st.

Top 10 reasons why donors like taking donor surveys

iMarketSmart

Lead Generation Major Giving Planned Giving strategy donor satisfaction donor strategy Fundraising fundraising tactics that work fundraising tools and techniques marketsmart questions to ask donorsHere are the top 10 reasons why donors like taking donor surveys: 1. They want to be perceived as (or see themselves as) a helpful person. They want to be more involved in your mission. They want their voice to be heard. They want to affect change.

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12 astounding ways engagement fundraising can help you right now

iMarketSmart

Fundraising strategy best practices for fundraising best practices for planned giving charity blog cultivation for major gifts donor engagement plan template effective non-profit fundraising strategies engagement fundraising fundraising campaign examples fundraising campaign plan template fundraising tools and techniques major gift fundraising most effective fundraising strategies nonprofit fundraising strategy template Philanthropy Strategy successful fundraising campaigns non-profits

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

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

iMarketSmart

Digital Marketing Direct Marketing Fundraising Lead Generation 2017 fundraising tips charity blog exclusivity strategy exclusivity technique marketing fundraising tactics power of exclusivity velvet rope marketingUnlike populist fundraisers (who treat everyone the same), engagement fundraisers aim to find and build relationships with “first class passengers”— people who are willing to “pay” more (with major and legacy gifts). .

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.

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

iMarketSmart

Fundraising Major Giving Planned Giving strategy fundraising techniques Giving Tuesday nonprofit marketing tactics nonprofit marketing tips Philanthropy philanthropy blogI’m worried about fundraisers who get too excited about Giving Tuesday. Yesterday I received Giving Tuesday emails from a bunch of charities and I was surprised at how self-centered and disrespectful they were.

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. For a social media manager at a nonprofit organization, those phrases may seem incredibly elusive. Since 2010, I have helped nonprofits with their digital marketing strategy, focusing on social media.

Air support

iMarketSmart

Fundraising Major Giving Planned Giving engagement fundraising fundraising blog fundraising techniques major gift fundraising solution marketing for nonprofit organizations non-profit marketing tips Philanthropy philanthropy blog planned giving tipsMilitary forces have been used for humanitarian purposes for decades all over the world. These days, in the aftermath of a disaster, we fully expect to see the military providing logistical support for the civilian population.

How MarketSmart Works With Partners

iMarketSmart

Digital Marketing Fundraising Lead Generation Major Giving Planned Giving fundraising tools fundraising tools and techniques marketsmart non-profit management software nonprofit marketing toolsPeople often ask me, “How does MarketSmart work with partners (allies) to help nonprofits lower costs and increase revenues?” ” It’s a good question. Many people see the link on our website about our partner program. Or, stumble upon Phyllis’ video.

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

iMarketSmart

Fundraising Major Giving Planned Giving engagement fundraising tips fundraising techniques major donor fundraising nonprofit marketing tips philanthropy blog planned gift fundraising tips planned giving blogs Planned Giving MarketingBang-jangle! Bang-jangle! Bang-jangle! That’s the sound of a lone tambourine. Sounds good if it’s accompanied with music and it follows a consistent cadence.

Why you need to think of yourself as a facilitator

iMarketSmart

Fundraising Major Giving Planned Giving best practices for fundraising best practices for planned giving Charitable Giving Cultivation funding funding tactics fundraising techniques legacy gift marketing major donor fundraising philanthropy blog sustained giving tipsSupporters give to satisfy a need Tweet This! Supporters give because they trust your organization to satisfy that need. Tweet This!

How to keep your donors in 2016

iMarketSmart

Fundraising Major Giving Planned Giving strategy donor attrition donor attrition reduction donor retention techniques donor retention tips engagement fundraising tips how to reduce donor attritionIn the nonprofit world, it’s widely recognized that retaining donors can be quite challenging. If it wasn’t challenging… if it was easy, everyone would be doing it and doing it well. I believe this has led many nonprofits to focus instead on continuously acquiring more donors.

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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

#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). Advice Civics Communications Community Education: Technology How-to Marketing Skills Measurement Nonprofit Site Administration Social Media Technology Thought for the Day Tools Wellness Business communication Facebook Non-profit organization Online Communities Pomodoro Technique Social network Twitter

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.

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

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

What You Can Do About “The Social Dilemma”

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

our data) that brings in the profit thanks to all the 3rd party individuals/organizations (including both state and non-state actors) willing to pay for this data so they can influence us through modern advertising techniques.

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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

It takes a community to effectively spread evidence-based COVID-19 messaging

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

To better illustrate this, I performed a quick data pull and community visualization using social network analysis techniques of nearly 12,ooo tweets mentioning @OttawaHealth or @OttawaSante over the course of 4 weeks (June 17-July 7, 2020). Over the past few months, I’ve been very much impressed with the COVID-19 related communications coming out of my local health unit, Ottawa Public Health (OPH). Their work on both Facebook and Twitter has been exceptional.

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.

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!

Handling Anxiety When You Are Busy #NPCOMMLIFE

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Relaxation Techniques. Show of hands – Who is busy? I obviously can’t see you, but I bet you at least mentally raised your hand, didn’t you? Of course you are busy. We all are even if we haven’t left our house in a week.

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. General Fundraising Inspiration Leadership Management Personal/Professional Development Uncategorized

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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 ? The Hound. Auburn, AL Good afternoon! (Or Or morning or evening depending on when you are reading 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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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. It’s time for Mixed Links… Scott Westcott shares 3 Ways to Help Your Leader Communicate Authentically. Rachel Muir tells you How to Survive Nonprofit Founder’s Syndrome. Find out Why Your Nonprofit Needs a Brand Book.

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NONPROFIT BRANDING: The Incredible Upgrade – EyeMax Mug

NonProfit Branding

We explain that technique in the next post. This is the upscale mug that reproduces photos and paintings with great fidelity and bright saturated colors. Thus mug enables yo to harness the marketing and fundraising power of a Limited Edition Collectors Series. But first – meet the EyeMax!

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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. In this webinar, online strategist Kerri Karvetski will give you specific techniques, tools, and advice for achieving greater results in your online fundraising. Online engagement techniques to rev up donors before your campaign.

5 Habits of Successful Nonprofit Social Media Managers in 2020

J Campbell Social Marketing

I recommend the popular Pomodoro Technique , where you set a kitchen timer (it doesn’t have to be a tomato timer) for 25 minutes. In the world of nonprofit social media, the landscape is changing so rapidly, and it’s becoming harder and harder to build community in our hyper-connected world.