8 Tips and A Free Template for Your Nonprofit RFP

EveryAction

nonprofit template RFP If you work in the nonprofit sector, you''re probably familiar with the RFP process + the fact that it can be a stressful, labor-intensive, time consuming, yet truly fundamental part of the job.

Content calendar templates for social media

Fundraising Coach

Naturally, readers have asked if I had any examples of templates to help schedule your social media updates on your calendar. 5 Social Media Editorial Content Calendar Templates. Here’s LightBox Collaborative’s template hosted on Google Docs.

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Almost four years ago I declared: “The Fundraising Pyramid Is DEAD!”

iMarketSmart

Is the fundraising donor pyramid dead? Recently I was reminded of a blog post I wrote four years ago that got a lot of attention. Some of the reactions were not so kind.

Week of Freebies! Day 3: 10 Editorial Calendar Templates for Nonprofits [Time Sensitive]

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

We’re giving away our $49 e-book: 10 Editorial Calendar Templates for Nonprofits. Happy Holidays! It’s that time of year where we show our readers some love with some FREE goodies. . Today’s freebie is a good one!

The Annotated Thank You Letter Template

Social Media Bird Brain

This week I've put together a template for a thank you letter and commented on what I think each of the sections is meant to accomplish. The Template Dear [name] Believe or not, the salutation can be a thorny subject. You all have what you need for a great letter, but the organization of the information is sometimes hard to nail down. I worked for a Development Director who insisted that we. donation thank you gratitude e-letter Small nonprofit writing

7 things about email subject lines that will help you save the world

iMarketSmart

Firstly, email subject lines are actually headlines. The great advertising legend David Ogilvy once said, “On average, five times as many people read the headlines as read body copy. So, when you have written your headline, you have spent eighty cents out of your dollar.”

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How to write a perfect donor thank-you: A template and example

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

And if you’re stuck, here’s my template for a great thank-you. My favorite nonprofit, A Wider Circle , set me a thank-you letter this weekend. It started with the following quote. “I truly appreciate everything you have given my family. The household items aside, it’s the hope, the faith, the trust, and the reassurance that kind, caring and loving people still do exist. I used to be the one that donated the clothes, the canned goods, and volunteered my time.

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Email as a Fundraising Tool – Episode 4

iMarketSmart

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How to tell a story: A template

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

He shared Brian McDonald’s template of what composes a great story: a relatable protagonist, an inciting incident, a series of barriers to overcome and a resolution. He recommends the following McDonald-inspired template for structuring your stories: Once upon a time __, and every day __ until one day. The terrific Andy Goodman gave an inspiring and deeply useful session on storytelling for Network for Good yesterday (access the recorded webinar here ).

FREE New Webinar: Make Better Nonprofit Annual Reports Now! April 13th, 2013

Wild Woman Fundraising

Date: April 13, 2013. Time: 1pm EST, 12pm CST, 11am MT, 10am PST. Cost: FREE. Are you creating your annual report right now? Are you tasked with showing your board and your donors what you’ve accomplished this year? Do you want to improve on last year’s annual report?

How do you turn an accidental donor into an ally? Part 1

Wild Woman Fundraising

Hey, ever wondered how to get more donors for your cause? What have you done about that? I’m reading a book right now that I think would help you find new donors and help them want to give to your organization. It’s called “Make your Contacts Count&# by Anne Baber and Lynne Waymon.

How do you turn an accidental donor into an ally? Part 2

Wild Woman Fundraising

First off, if you haven’t read the first part of this post yet, I would go there. This shit will make a LOT more sense if you do. I am adapting some of the tools from a book that I’m reading called “Make your Contacts Count&# by Anne Baber and Lynne Waymon.

Be The Match tests improvements to its email messaging template

DonorDigital

Test Version of the new email messaging appeal template for Be The Match. In this “story appeal”, the control version used their standard email template design and copy layout, weaving together a donor/ recipient story with a donation ask (linked to a standard donation form).

Want to learn what makes an incredible year end appeal?

Wild Woman Fundraising

BONUS: Sample Letter Template. I include worksheets and templates in all of my webinars and e-courses. If you’re like the rest of us, you’re working hard on your appeal right now, and this might be the only paper appeal you’re sending this year. . Are you worried because your appeal didn’t bring in much last year? . Do you have trouble getting people to open your nonprofit appeals? .

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Don't Tell Me an Issue! Tell me a Story.

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Nonprofit Marketing Best Practices TemplateStories are the way we've communicated throughout human history. There's a reason for that: Stories are powerful. They grab and hold our attention. They put a face on an issue and make it personal. They make people care, And move them to action! [Both within your organization and outside of it.]. In a world inundated by information, it is the compelling stories, not the issues, that will stand out and be remembered. .

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Sample Online Fundraising Plan

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Fundraising 101: Getting Started Best Practices TemplateThis is a sample plan for an imaginary local animal rescue organization called Save the Animals (STA) which is trying to take their outreach efforts online to become well known in the community. While the specifics of your online fundraising plan will be unique for your organization, the overarching themes will likely be similar.

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

EveryAction has created a Nonprofit Donor Persona Template you can download. For more templates, Hootsuite has created 6 Social Media Templates to Save You Hours of Work. What time is it? Mixed Links time!

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EveryAction's 8 Most Useful Nonprofit Resources of 2016

EveryAction

This fundraising deep-dive was the most visited post on our blog this year - perhaps that had something to do with the free templates ? Nonprofit Donor Persona Template. No matter how you slice it, 2016 was a year to remember.

3 Tools to Fuel Fundraising Ambassadors

Getting Attention

3) Cut-and-paste templates like this email ask for teachers who fundraise via DonorsChoose.org. Create the templates you anticipate your ambassadors will need and use most frequently.

1 Week into 2017: Where are You Headed?

Getting Attention

This practical, doable marketing plan template takes you from goals to benchmarks, work plan, action, and impact! . Get this practical, doable marketing plan template now. P.S. Get more nonprofit marketing tools , templates, case studies & tips delivered right to your inbox!

Sizzling Nonprofit Marketing Jobs

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I’m going to focus content 100% on what you’ve told me is most useful, and can’t find elsewhere —tips, tools, templates and case studies. P.S. Get more nonprofit marketing tools , templates, case studies & tips delivered right to your in-box!

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Nonprofit Marketing Plan Template -- Invest 5 - 10 Hours to Grow Communications Impact

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Your template helps enormously. Thanks so much for the Marketing Plan Template. In response to your requests, I’ve developed this ready-to-use nonprofit marketing plan template for you to download. We've just completed our strategic plan and are poised to plan our marketing.

Nonprofit Marketing Plan Template — Invest 5 – 10 Hours to Grow Communications Impact

Getting Attention

Your template helps enormously. "Thanks "Thanks so much for the Marketing Plan Template.   In response to your requests, I’ve developed this ready-to-use nonprofit marketing plan template for you to download. We've just completed our strategic plan and are poised to plan our marketing. We didn't quite know where or how to start and your plan helps enormously." "   — Pam Voss-Page, Executive Director, Student Leadership Services.

Reader Questions: How to Personalize Thank you Letters?

Wild Woman Fundraising

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7 Steps to Passionate Volunteer Messengers

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Develop tools and templates to increase your volunteer messengers’ ease, participation, and confidence. Provide practice-based training : Reinforce value and rewards; introduce scenarios; review messages, policies, templates, and tools; getting help.

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nonprofits can use microsoft word templates for better design, communication

Studio 501c

" I've long been a fan of designer Chuck Green, who created these wonderful Word templates -- for everything from reports to ads to brochures to certificates -- for OKI Printing Solutions. Be sure to page down to the marketing materials to find the report template.).

5 Must-Haves: Your Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Toolkit

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Here’s how Shower Strike guides peer-to-peer fundraisers to use, and personalize, hashtags and canned tweets: 4) Correspondence Templates. Your first step is to share editable templates to smooth your fundraisers’ start.

1 Week into 2015: Where are You Headed?

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This practical, doable marketing plan template takes you from goals to benchmarks, work plan, action and impact! Get this practical, doable marketing plan template to take you from goals to benchmarks, work plan, action and impact.

The Editorial Calendar Decision Chart

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

The e-book includes ten different templates or schedules to use as a starting point for building out your calendar, along with lots of additional tips and advice. Here is the e-book’s decision tree that will help you decide which of the 10 templates to start with.

CONFESSION: I Stink at Making Graphics. These Tools Make Me Look Like a Genius. 

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Canva knows, and it has a template for that, and a template for Powerpoint presentations, and one for Pinterest, among others. Is it me, or can everyone under 30 write, manage, code, photograph, design, analyze, train, present and strategize? I’m not so good with the graphics.

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Learn to Tell 5-Star Stories: NYC-Area, Limited Seats

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Get more nonprofit marketing tools , templates, case studies & tips delivered directly to your inbox. P.S. Get more nonprofit marketing tools, templates, case studies & tips delivered directly to your inbox.

Launch Your Team of Year-End Fundraisers: Free Training Th Oct 6

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P.S. Get more fundraising & marketing tools , templates, case studies & tips delivered right to your inbox! Register Now: Thursday, October 6 at 1pm EDT. Join me to learn how to turn your board, staff, and loyal volunteers into a team of passionate and engaging messengers.

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Deliver this Budget to Drive Marketing Impact: Comms Plan Pt1

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I urge you to scrap the laundry list and take a one-day marketing planning sabbatical (here’s a marketing plan template to work from). P.S. Get more nonprofit marketing tools , templates, case studies & tips delivered right to your inbox!

Adventures in Customer Service

Social Media Bird Brain

Image via Bruce Sallan There are a lot of new services out there and I looked at one this week called Readymag, which helps users create ''microsites, portfolios, photo stories, magazines, and presentations'' using templates. As I browsed through their examples I wondered why a person or NGO with an already significant social media presence would want to use their service. So I sent them an. customer service NGO Readymag Small nonprofit Web application

Hire the Right Nonprofit Marketing Help

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Job Description Template (Word). P.S. Get more nonprofit marketing tools , templates, case studies & tips delivered right to your in-box!

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Asana—Streamline the Work Behind Your Work (Nonprofit Blog Carnival)

Getting Attention

A process for every project : Creating our own templates in Asana enabled us to take the guesswork out of the work. Our editorial process, steps for creating an e-newsletter, and marketing campaign planners are all examples of project templates that live in Asana.

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Take 10 Minutes: Get Data to Do Comms Right

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P.S. Get more nonprofit marketing tools , templates, case studies & tips delivered right to your inbox! Kivi Leroux Miller’s annual Nonprofit Communications Trends Report is one of my “go to” resources for boosting client communications impact.

Just ONE Call to Action (Case Study)

Getting Attention

P.S. Get more nonprofit marketing tools , templates, case studies & tips delivered right to your inbox! Remember when you were a teen and your mom told you to clean up your room, call your grandmother, and set the table all within the same five minutes. Remember how frustrating that was.

Improve Your Nonprofit Email Open Rate by 2%: Go Mobile

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The messages went out at the same time, with the same subject line and the same content; the only difference was the template – our new mobile-enhanced code against our old version. You’ll need to address two main issues: the content and the template. Second: Template.

Give 10 Minutes: Get the Benchmarks & Data You Need

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P.S. Get more nonprofit marketing tools , templates, case studies & tips delivered right to your in-box! Kivi Leroux Miller’s Nonprofit Communications Trends Survey has become the “go to” source for what’s REALLY happening in the world of nonprofit communications and fundraising.