July, 2019

5 open ended questions to get you closer to a gift

Wild Woman Fundraising

What is this groovy book? It’s called Never Split the Difference by Chris Voss. My friend Aaron Levine (of podcast fame) recommended this book recently and I’m SO glad he did.

You Need an Email Welcome Series

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Whether they are signing up for an email newsletter or donating to your cause, it’s important to make new supporters feel all warm and fuzzy about getting involved with your organization. An email welcome series is a great way to start building relationships that can last.

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How to Get People to Share Your Nonprofit Video on Social Media

J Campbell Social Marketing

You’ve undoubtedly heard that to amplify your nonprofit marketing, you need a strategy to create and share great videos on your website and social media channels. Video is the best performing content type on social. Having videos on your website increases the time spent on the site by 71%.

July 23 Free Webinar: Launch Team of Passionate Messengers

Getting Attention

Learn how to ask, train, and support your team in this free webinar on July 23. Register now. We all have an incredible resource right in front of us — our colleagues, board, donors, volunteers, and members.

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Top 10 Reasons Why Fundraisers Might Be Uncomfortable ‘Making The Ask’

iMarketSmart

Let me know what you think about my top 10 reasons why some fundraisers might be uncomfortable making the ask : 10. They are in the wrong job and should be doing something else; 9. They are poorly trained (or not trained at all) and, therefore, don’t know how and when to do it; 8.

Tell the Stories Your Donors Want to Hear

Ann Green

How often do you use stories when you communicate with your donors? Most likely, not enough. That’s a mistake because people respond better to stories. .

NAMEIT! Podcast: Why women have a harder time getting nonprofit leadership roles

Wild Woman Fundraising

In this interview with Aaron Levine, who has a master’s in sociology from Portland State University, we discuss what hegemonic masculinity is- and how it manifests in our nonprofits. Listen here! link]. Show 1: Introduction, Gender Structure and the Workplace.

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5 Social Media Survival Strategies for the Small Shop Fundraiser

J Campbell Social Marketing

Are you spending your days creating content for every social media imaginable — and getting very little in return? I was invited to give a presentation on Pamela Grow’s Motivate Monday webinar this week, and the topic was Social Media Survival Strategies for the Small Shop Fundraiser.

Did You Meet Your Fundraising Goal?

Mission Minded

Did you meet your fundraising goal? If not, take a look at your brand. For many nonprofits, when your fiscal. The post Did You Meet Your Fundraising Goal? appeared first on Mission Minded.

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Why your capital campaign feasibility study could be leaving a lot of money on the table.

iMarketSmart

I think most campaign feasibility studies leave a ton of money on the table. Here’s a hyper-simplified description of how it usually works. You hire a consultant. Together, you conduct the feasibility study and review the results.

Entice Your Donors With Visual Stories

Ann Green

In these days of information overload, it can be hard to get your donors’ attention. In my last post, I wrote about the importance of telling stories. Written stories are great, but since donors get so many messages from different sources they may not want to read another word. .

How to take the next step in your fundraising career

Wild Woman Fundraising

What’s the next step for you in your fundraising career? How can you figure out where you want to go? I help people with this question all the time.

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Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators – July 5, 2019

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

For those of you actually at work today, welcome! I, too, am not taking a long weekend after the holiday so I can bring you the best articles, posts, tips, and more from around the world of nonprofit marketing and fundraising.

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3 Quick Tips on Creating Social Media Video that Stands Out

J Campbell Social Marketing

Social media video continues its dominance over all other social media content, solidifying its role as a critical and crucial element in any nonprofit digital marketing plan. . In case you (or your supervisor or Board members) are not convinced: .

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What Nonprofit leaders need to know about the brain

Fundraising Coach

Nonprofit work is stressful. So often we go about our work without realizing the effects of that ongoing stress on our brains. But Jessica Sharp does. The founder of Sharp Brain Consulting , Jessica helps leaders and the people they serve.

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A digest of last year’s best blog posts (titled ‘The Best Of SmartIdeas’) is now available… for FREE.

iMarketSmart

If you’ve ever hoped for a digest of my best posts, today is your lucky day! Each year, my staff review the data to determine which posts were viewed and shared the most. Then they pull the copy from the most popular articles to create a brief, easy-to-read digest. You can get it now, for free.

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How to Stay on Track for the Rest of the Year

Ann Green

Can you believe we’re already halfway through the year? I hope your fundraising and communications are going well so far. If not, you’re not alone. According to the 2019 Giving USA report, overall giving is down 1.7%. 5 Key Takeaways from the 2019 Giving USA Report.

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Newsletter: Should Partners Make a Minimum Commitment? ; GameStop Salutes ‘The Brave’ with POS Fundraiser ; ACLU is Rocking Instagram Without Photos

Selfish Giving

Newsletter reader Trish Conklin , Director of Corporate Sponsorships at One Warm Coat , had a great idea for a survey question: Does your nonprofit require corporate partners to make a minimum revenue commitment?

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Hot Topics in July: Saving Money, Press Conferences, and Measuring Your Effectiveness

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Here’s what’s happening this month at Nonprofit Marketing Guide: Online Training: Save $200 Off Our All-Access Training Pass NOW Access our webinars, exclusive online courses and downloads, and our Private Facebook Group for 365 days for only $499.

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Introducing Online Training in Grant Proposal Writing

Nonprofit Consultant Blog

From 2003-2018 I presented the class Basic Grant Proposal Writing Skills for Nonprofits at the Community Foundation Santa Cruz County about three times each year. During that same period, I also did custom versions of the class for several individual organizations and smaller coalitions of nonprofits. All-in-all, well over 1,000 individual nonprofit professionals have gone through my grant proposal writing trainings, and have been very satisfied with the results.

Giving headlines should grab your attention, but not for the reasons you think

Fundraising Coach

Private coaching clients have been emailing me the doom and gloom articles on the latest Giving USA report. Giving was up about $3 billion but when adjusted for inflation, giving was down in 2018. This should grab our attention. But not for the reasons you think.

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Here’s what’s missing from moves management.

iMarketSmart

Something about the term moves management has always made me feel uneasy. When I first heard the phrase I figured it was all about managing the moves fundraisers make to get donors to move forward in the decision-making process, and I was right.

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Getting Through a Summer Funk #NPCOMMLIFE

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Working during the summer can be rough. Friends are posting pictures of their awesome vacations while you are stuck in the office. Productivity can plummet and motivation can be non-existent. “ I just wanna be outside! ” you internally scream as you stare out the window.

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Why you should come to the Nonprofit Storytelling Conference? Alumni tell you.

Fundraising Coach

Wondering why you should come to this year's Nonprofit Storytelling Conference ? I could share why I think you should. It's an event like none I've ever been able to be part of. But as a co-producer of the conference, you'd expect me to say that.

Newsletter: Reborn on the Fourth of July ; The Serious Message of Tinder’s Pride Slide ; Burger King Teaches You How to do Cause Marketing Wrong

Selfish Giving

I'll keep things short this week as everyone is probably thinking about vacation time, fireworks and BBQs. ?????? Something to think about tomorrow. On July 4, 1845, Henry David Thoreau moved into the cabin he had built with his own hands on the shores of Walden Pond in Concord, Massachusetts.

Newsletter: Why Companies Can't Aid Migrants at the Border ; ALDI Asks Shoppers to ‘Pay Your Quarter Forward’; Tito’s Vodka Gives Employees ‘Joy Budget’ to Support Causes

Selfish Giving

We got a great response to our new survey question on nonprofits that require or request a minimum revenue commitment from corporate partners.