July, 2018

Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Eugene J. Patron

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Eugene Patron. Welcome to the latest installment in our series on the “Day in the Life” of nonprofit communicators! This series lets you describe your workday in your own words. We’d love to feature YOU in this series!

The Conflict Next to Decide to buy Essay On the web


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The myth of the disappearing donor


Lots of folks think donors are disappearing. . While populations in the U.S. and other philanthropic countries are still increasing how can it be that donors are disappearing ? Blackbaud’s Vital Signs report found: “The number of households contributing dropped 7% from 2010 – 2015.”

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It’s time to WOOP

Wild Woman Fundraising

Lately I’ve been helping people make plans. Communications plans. Fundraising plans. And a combo of both. Thanks to my contract with Oregon Metro, I got to teach people how to do communications plans last week.

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4 Ways To Grow Your Email List With Instagram

J Campbell Social Marketing

Instagram is consistently growing in popularity, with 1 billion monthly users and is expected to continue it’s meteoric rise 5% each quarter. 60% of U.S. adult Instagram users visit the site daily. 71% of 18- to 29-year-olds are on Instagram.

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How nonprofit organizations can provide more value to generate more revenue in 5 simple steps.


In my last post, I tore up the concept of the disappearing donor. I proclaimed that donors are not disappearing. Rather, our sector’s fundraising practices are driving donors to avoid our communications because most nonprofits fail to understand and provide value. Instead, too many listen to vendors, suppliers, and so-called experts in the field who are driven by their own self-interests— leading the sector to march further downward on the declivity.

How can you deal with a rapidly changing world?

Wild Woman Fundraising

It’s hard out there right now. There’s so much up in the air, and there’s so much uncertainty about government funding for our US nonprofits.

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What Happens When Your Boss Has Different Goals?

The Agitator

Nonprofits need to exist as long as their issue exists. Most deal with long-term problems. Thus, they need to exist in the long-term. That’s why we preach retention above almost all other things – the donors you have are the ones who will sustain you.

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How To Find Effective Database Solutions for Social Services Organizations


For social services organizations such as food banks, shelters, and community centers, managing data well is a critical part of keeping their doors open to members of the community in need of their services.

Worry Less about Spam Blocking and More about Email Engagement, Part II

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

On Tuesday, I shared with you the “new” metrics for email engagement , which include whether your emails are read before they are deleted and whether people are replying to or forwarding them.

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The New Bother About Penning Essays


You’re gonna be flanked by writing articles industry experts over the plan of arrangement positioning, and just after you choose to purchasing essay and pick and choose an designated journalist, important things may very well get far more inspiring.

The difference between wealth screening and wealth appending


First, wealth screening. Over the past 10 to 20 years, wealth screening has become a common practice for fundraising shops. But staff should always remember that wealth screening is just a tool. And, tools can be used to break stuff as much as they can be used to build stuff. Or, in some cases, staff might actually use wealth screening to delay their activities.

Decent Humans: Lauren Panasewicz at Range of Motion Project


Decent Humans is what we call the incredible community we witness on CrowdRise each and every day doing amazing things for good. And each month, we’re going to highlight a Decent Human in the nonprofit world that’s devoting their time and passion to giving back and making a difference. We hope that by sharing their stories of aid, altruism, and passion, others will be inspired to make an even greater impact on the world we live in

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See Ya Later, Regulator

The Agitator

We know that trust in nonprofits is waning. You can see it in the Edelman Trust Barometer that we talked about in February, along with the reasons why trust is important to fundraising.

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How To Find the Right Database For Social Justice and Advocacy Nonprofits


For nonprofits doing political advocacy and social justice work, having solid data management practices can sometimes be an afterthought.

Writing Assignment: Who Is Your Enemy?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

You’ve probably heard that you need to make your supporters the hero of your story. It’s really at the heart of creating supporter-centered communications – talk about how awesome your supporters are for helping as opposed to how awesome you are. But every hero needs a villain, right?

If You’re Making a Difference,You Have Stories to Tell

Ann Green

When your donors open your appeal letter or newsletter, do you bore them with a bunch of mind-numbing statistics, or do you share a story about how the Clark family moved out of a shelter and into a home of their own? Donors want to hear your stories.

11 reasons why donors and organizations love charitable gift annuities


Why donors like CGAs.

Why micro-donations are the future of fundraising


It’s no secret that large gifts from high-wealth donors are important to nonprofit sustainability. But what about your super motivated supporters who don’t have the disposable income to donate month after month? Maybe they’re your best volunteers or always give a donation around the holidays, but could they be an untapped source of revenue? News, Research & Trends

Channel Manager Incentives: A Modest Proposal

The Agitator

When a siloed staff is channel-structured and channel-incentivized, the knives come out. Direct marketers who are measured against a net budget goal are loathe to give up “their donors” to major donor prospecting or try to drive them to events.

Finding Data Management Solutions for Arts and Culture Organizations


Arts and culture organizations such as media companies, magazines, public radio stations, museums, theaters, and arts advocates have unique needs when it comes to data management.

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators – July 6, 2018

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Hope everyone in the US had a safe Independence Day (and everyone else had a safe regular ol’ Wednesday)! I took some time out from BBQ and fireworks to find you the best articles, posts, tips, and more from around the world of marketing and fundraising.

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Learn Something New, Even Though School is Out

Mission Minded

Summer brings the quiet of an empty campus and the focus you need to get through your backlog of emails and articles. Not only is this a time for productivity, it’s also the perfect opportunity to learn something new to help you communicate even more effectively at your school. Why not join the Mission Minded […]. The post Learn Something New, Even Though School is Out appeared first on Mission Minded.

Advice for Small NonProfits, Data Outliers, and Getting Your Team Onboard (Season 2, Episode 3)

Fundraising Report Card

Learn what database a small nonprofit should use, how to deal with data outliers, and how to get your team onboard with making data-driven decisions in this special Michael Jordan themed episode. Call (575) 815-4573 to leave a voicemail with your questions. Write in to tim@imarketsmart.com to email in your questions. Click here to listen … Continue reading "Advice for Small NonProfits, Data Outliers, and Getting Your Team Onboard (Season 2, Episode 3)".

Webinar Recap: Colby Marple at the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society


Couldn’t make it to our webinar, Understanding DIY Fundraising ? Not to worry. We’ve got everything you need to catch up

The Oldest Profession in Fundraising

The Agitator

10 Breakthrough Planned Giving Insights from Chronicle of Philanthropy’s Latest Report


In the Chronicle of Philanthropy’s recent report, 9 Trillion And Counting: How Charities Can Tap Into the Transfer of Wealth , researchers undertake a qualitative and quantitative study of the state of nonprofit planned giving programs.

What’s Happening in July? Better Websites, Simple Rules, and a Pass Sale

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Here’s what’s happening at Nonprofit Marketing Guide this month: All-Access Pass Sale. Through this Friday, July 6th, you can save $200 off our Annual All-Access Pass.

Newsletter: Trashed for a Cause ; Lexus Strikes Out Hunger ??; Socks are the New Fundraising Premium

Selfish Giving

I love holidays because cause marketing campaigns tend to be clustered around them. Last week's holiday, Independence Day , was no exception. My favorite campaign last week? A hashtag campaign from Keep American Beautiful (KAB) and Fishbrain.

3 Steps to Build a Data-Driven Organizational Culture

Fundraising Report Card

The biggest barrier to entry that I have discovered over the past 4 years isn’t being unsure what to measure, or having access to information. No, it is a lack of organizational culture that supports this new way of thinking. The post 3 Steps to Build a Data-Driven Organizational Culture appeared first on Fundraising Report Card. Culture

Solutions to nonprofits’ biggest challenges


We recently asked nonprofits to share their biggest challenges. And, surprisingly, it didn’t matter what part of the country the nonprofit was from, how big their staff was, or how much donation volume they did each year. Most of the challenges were the same across nonprofits of all shapes and sizes

Be Attentive to Incentive

The Agitator

“Never, ever, think about something else when you should be thinking about the power of incentives.”. Charlie Munger, investor, author, philanthropist and Warren Buffet’s irreverent partner at Berhshire Hathaway.

Your Official #NN18 Local's Guide to New Orleans


We're just a few weeks away from one of the most highly anticipated nonprofit conferences of the year , and we're so excited to be headed down South to the Big Easy! Considering our team is obsessed with all that is NOLA, we thought we'd share some favorite local spots to eat, drink, party, and enjoy the sights while visiting for the Netroots Nation 2018 Conference. Check out the list below! Historic Jackson Square.

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When to Stop Snail Mailing and Emailing People, Part I

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

If email engagement is the goal (see last week’s posts here and here on why that is) and snail mail keeps getting more expensive, it makes sense in both channels to more carefully manage who is on your mailing lists so you only send to people who may actually consume that content, right? That means that you need to decide when you will STOP emailing and snail mailing people and remove them from your active lists.

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