March, 2017

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We Want You Back! How to Re-Engage Inactive Email Supporters

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Image: [link]. You’re losing email subscribers. Every month. All year long. They unsubscribe. They bounce. They stop responding. Hand-Picked Content.

Inside Scoop: Powerful Testimonials from Your Peers

Getting Attention

Guest blogger Karen Petersen is a 12-year veteran of nonprofit fundraising. She currently serves as Director of Annual and Planned Giving at the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology , in Huntsville, Ala. In my previous life, I was a TV reporter. Little has changed since I changed careers. In fundraising, we are all storytellers!

7 ways your competitors are stealing your gifts

iMarketSmart

They also improve a donor’s lifetime giving and build a donor’s sense of “family” with the nonprofit(s) they remember in their wills and trusts.

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How ‘Sustainable’ Is Your Organization?

The Agitator

In recent years, the question has migrated to the minds of more and more donors.

Why Your Nonprofit Needs to Get Political – Now

J Campbell Social Marketing

There is little doubt that Trump’s presidency has been unwelcome news for most of the nonprofit sector. What do we stand for as an organization?

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Top 10 reasons why donors like taking donor surveys

iMarketSmart

Here 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. Click here.

Opt In vs Opt Out: The ‘Make or Break’ Decision In The UK And EU

The Agitator

Here’s a question for fundraisers in the UK and the European Union: Would you rather lose 50% or 85% of your donor base? That’s the essence of what’s at stake as fundraisers stand on the tracks staring at the fast approaching train of new regulations on donor data protection that go into effect May 2018.

Sheroes You Should Know: Inspiring Stories for #WomensHistoryMonth

EveryAction

she·ro (pl. sheroes) : a woman regarded as a hero. Whether quietly spearheading some of the world's most groundbreaking scientific and medical research or not-so-quietly leading revolutions on the battlefield, our history is ripe with stories of ferocious, adventurous, enlightened, and persistent women. Sciences. Thought Leaders. Revolutionaries.

What the hiring manager looks for in fundraising

Wild Woman Fundraising

Hey, everybody. Welcome. This interview is part of a series to help you rise in your fundraising career. Learn more. Is that correct, Claire? Right.

Breaking Down Silos: Integrating Marketing and Fundraising Departments #17NTCteam

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Kivi, along with Big Duck CEO Sarah Durham, led a panel that consisted of Hannah B. How do you manage that? Does it spell out how you collaborate?

Make Blogging a Part of Your Social Media Strategy

J Campbell Social Marketing

Larger nonprofits have been early adopters of blogging , seeing the benefits in increased website traffic, email sign ups, and online donations.

RIDDLE: How do you measure the success (or failure) of your planned giving program?

iMarketSmart

Today I’m very proud to provide a guest post written by one of MarketSmart’s brilliant, yet curious, Account Managers— Lizzie Weiland.

Thanks In Advance

The Agitator

Believe it or not, those three words — Thanks in advance — have magical properties.

When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Lean Into Their Values

Mission Minded

In a time when so many nonprofits feel threatened, many companies and nonprofit organizations are doing an excellent job of putting their values at the forefront of their work. This type of brand behavior endears you to your stakeholders. It’s important to live your values when things are good. When the beliefs you hold dear […].

Nonprofits, For Heaven's Sake Listen to Robert Rose!

Selfish Giving

I'm a New England Patriots fan. Robert Rose is a Dallas Cowboys fan. Frankly, I've been saying this for years. Because mission is the story, right?"

Simple Rules, Part I: How to Make Better and Faster #NpComm Decisions

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

In their book, Simple Rules: How to Thrive in a Complex World (Amazon), Donald Sull and Kathleen M. Prioritizing Rules help you rank alternatives.

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Your Official 17NTC Local's Guide to DC

EveryAction

We're just a few weeks away from one of the most highly-anticipated nonprofit conferences of the year and, seeing as it will be hosted in Washington, DC, our team wanted to share some favorite local spots to eat, drink, and enjoy the sights while visiting for 17NTC. Check out the list below and make sure to read the travel tips at the end! Bindaas.

Here’s why when it comes to planned gifts, it isn’t necessarily ALL about the relationship

iMarketSmart

I have two questions that I ask people when they say that planned gift fundraising “is all about the relationship.” ” I ask, “How many gifts did you/your organization receive last year that ‘came over the transom’? ” The answer is always something like, “70%, 80% or 90%.” Focus on why not how.

The Benefits Of Collaborative Fundraising

The Agitator

In Part 8 of The Agitator’s Barriers To Growth series I cited “Insufficient Collaboration” as one of the principal barriers. Of the more than 1 million nonprofits in the U.S., nearly 75% post annual revenues below $500,000. ” “It shouldn’t be this way,” I lamented.

7 Questions You Must Answer to Get the Right Kind of Facebook Fans

J Campbell Social Marketing

Love it or hate it, Facebook reigns supreme over the social media landscape.

Ep205: This Waste Disposal Company Gives Nonprofits Trash Bags Full of Money

Selfish Giving

Never Miss a Show - Sign Up for Email Updates. On show, Megan, James and I discuss: James Mitchner, Waste Industries. What's the criteria?

What’s Your Top Strength as an #NPCOMM Director?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

We are having some fun with a new quiz tool we are trying, courtesy of Interact. Take the Quiz! CALM Nonprofit Communications

Raise More Money With Monthly Gifts

Ann Green

Although I often encourage monthly (or recurring) gifts as a great way to raise more money, I just started making them at the end of last year.

Here’s why you should remove the word "bequest" from your vocabulary

iMarketSmart

The word bequest sucks when it comes to generating planned gift revenue. Stop using it. Having issues viewing the image below? Click here.

Is PayPal Really Your Pal?

The Agitator

billion in contributions last year. However…”.

Careers in Fundraising-What You Need to Know

Wild Woman Fundraising

Over the last five years, I’ve written a lot about how to get a good fundraising job, and how to keep from making the mistakes that I made.

Ep206: 98% of Corporate Sustainability Programs Fail. 4 Proven Ways to Boost the Success Rate

Selfish Giving

Photo via KT on Flickr. To get sustainability efforts back on track, the report offers four guidelines to deliver lasting gains.

Simple Rules, Part II: How to Get Better #NpComm Work Done Faster

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Yesterday I introduced you to some of the concepts from Donald Sull’s and Kathleen M. How-To Rules guide the basics of executing tasks.

Enough With the Jargon

Ann Green

Nonprofits love their jargon, don’t they? You see appeal letters, thank you letters, and newsletter articles laced with terms like at-risk youth, underserved communities, leverage, and impactful. I think people use jargon because it’s an insider language and it makes them feel like they’re “in the know” in their professional world. Jargon fixes.

The 8 Core Components of Engagement Fundraising and Why You Desperately Need Them

iMarketSmart

Most fundraising is based on what I call “single shot” strategies. For instance, it’s an event, gala or golf outing. A single shot!

Donor Retention: Good News And Poor Excuses

The Agitator

At last! Here’s what the survey of 775 nonprofits revealed about the attitudes and action toward donor retention. This year.

Who else wants a higher salary?

Wild Woman Fundraising

Are you tired of being broke at the end of the month? Would you like to have some savings and even put some money away for retirement? And here we are.

Should Nonprofits Go Back to Taking Off Their Clothes?

Selfish Giving

This is awkward. Nearly a year ago to the day I wrote that cause marketers could learn a thing or two from Playboy's decision to go nude-less.

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What to Do with All Those Good Ideas

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Communications is a creative and constantly changing field with many different options and choices. Communications team are usually understaffed.

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