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Verbs Aren’t Hashbrowns. Don’t Smother Them

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

If you have never been to a Waffle House, the title of this blog post made absolutely zero sense to you. If you have been to a Waffle House, then you know they have yummy hashbrowns. And you also know they can be ordered in a variety of delicious ways: Scattered on the grill (in other words, plain).

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What everyone is missing about the 2018 $410 billion giving figure from Giving USA


$410 billion. Hooray! Right? Not so fast! Lots of folks are not so happy. So today I’m going to tell you what they are missing that makes them all wrong for being so salty. First, here are some of the downers I recently read and heard after the $410 billion figure was announced. . Holding pens. The biggest surge was in giving to holding pens such as foundations. Many philanthropists gave their money to their own foundations and donor-advised funds, not directly to charities.

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Top Assignment Help Choices


They can save their precious time by having a look. They are easily able to browse reviews written by other pupils in addition to write reviews on our site. By simply making the proper choice, they get the chance to better their levels, and thereby, their self-confidence.

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5 Organizations To Support On World Refugee Day


World Refugee Day is held every year on June 20th to honor and commemorate the strength, courage and perseverance of past and current refugees across the globe. In June of 2018, this mandate feels more pressing than ever, as thousands of families seeking asylum are torn apart and children are held in cages at the U.S. border, all during the ongoing Syrian refugee crisis. This World Refugee day, here are 5 organizations you can support to help refugees travel safely and keep families together.

Do You Think Cybersecurity is Someone Else’s Job? Guess Again.

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Thomas Negron. Today, Thomas Negron joins us to stress the importance of locking your organization’s digital door and taking charge of your online accounts. Kristina. Guest Post by Thomas Negron. “I I don’t get the whole lock and key thing. Do I turn the key left? Do I turn it right?

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Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators – June 22, 2018

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Santa Fe, NM Photo Credit: Deena Davis. It’s Friday! Let’s dive right into the best articles, posts, tips, and more from around the world of marketing and fundraising. Today we have Instagram TV news, email marketing tips, and more.

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Don’t survey your donors unless you have cultivation ready to go


Let’s start at the beginning. Almost 10 years ago, when MarketSmart was a marketing agency for private sector businesses and I first offered to help a charity generate leads, I recommended an outreach effort that included a mini-survey. It worked! So we expanded it to a more comprehensive survey and it worked even better. The only problem was that the organization didn’t have enough staff to call the highly qualified leads. I thought that was terrible.

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Are you trying to move into leadership? This might help you.

Wild Woman Fundraising

We are getting ready for the Nonprofit Leadership Summit , this September 24, 26 and 28th. Each year, we talk about leadership and fundraising. We want to help you build a stronger board, get more effective teams, become a better leader, and INCIDENTALLY, raise more money on the way! So join us ! It’s online, and each session will be recorded if you can’t make every one. A lot of our time in nonprofits is spent interacting with each other.

What the Simpsons Can Teach Us About Retention Rate

The Agitator

You’ve just made a wise decision: you are investing more in both donor-focused retention efforts and new ways to bring in the right donors for your program. Surely, your file will grow and your retention rate will increase. But when you look at the stats a year later, your file has grown.

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Make Peace with a Fraction of What’s Possible

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

We are wrapping up the 13th session of the Communications Director Mentoring Program this month and preparing to work with the 14th class ( yes, we still have space available! ).

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Email Newsletters: 5 Reasons to Stay in Touch with Donors

Ann Green

By John Killoran. Your email newsletter is a great way to stay in touch with supporters, but using extra tools and strategies can have a huge payoff! Check out the reasons why.

Newsletter: 'Cup of Joe' Brewing for London ☕️; Harry's 'Shave with Pride' Supports LGBTQ+ Causes ️‍; The Most Disastrous Nonprofit Event in History

Selfish Giving

I don't leave Boston often, but when I do it's for two reasons. The first is to visit YOU to help with your your cause marketing campaigns. The second is to to go London! Did you know that I'm a yuuuge Anglophile?

Are You a Modern or Medieval Fundraiser?

The Agitator

Donors are changing far faster today than most of the organizations they give to. Their expectations are rising at the very moment their trust and loyalty are declining. Unfortunately, far too many nonprofits fail to understand this reality. As a result they’re woefully unprepared to cope.

Share Your Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator with Me!

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I need more submissions for our Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator blog series! Won’t you please share all the things you do on a daily basis to make the world a better place ?

3 Tools Our For Profit Company Uses That Your Nonprofit Should Too Pt. 2

Fundraising Report Card

Let’s discuss apps, tools and other resources you could (and should) be using at your development shop to save time and reduce inefficiencies. The post 3 Tools Our For Profit Company Uses That Your Nonprofit Should Too Pt. 2 appeared first on Fundraising Report Card. Culture

Fundraising online is bigger than just Facebook


“Fundraising strategy” is a loaded term, but a strategy is so imperative to have as a nonprofit wanting to grow, stay relevant, and make a huge impact in your cause space. And in a world where there are so many fundraising options available, sticking with one plan of action can leave you pigeonholed and missing out on huge opportunities. Fundraising

Pairing metrics for fun and (non)profit

The Agitator

On Tuesday , I talked about how Simpson’s paradox means you shouldn’t use just overall retention as a metric. Rather, you want to pair it with subgroup metrics so someone doesn’t achieve their retention goals by cutting off acquisition. I’ll generalize from that.

What About People Who Don’t Answer Donor Surveys?

The Agitator

When you are in the business of asking donors about themselves and customizing their donor journeys based on that, you almost always get the question: “But what about those folks who don’t answer the survey?” ” There are couple of answers to this. The first is: keep asking.

Listening to the Wrong Donors

The Agitator

Jeff Brooks recently posted his 5 th Law of Fundraising, which is “The more effective the fundraising campaign, the more complaints it will generate.”. If this dictum were the law of gravity, I would have floated away.

Attracting & engaging Millennial donors


Millennials are the largest generation in the country and are poised to have major impact in the nonprofit world. Not only are they altering today’s model of giving, but they’re also creating change on a local, national, and global level