2021

On Being a White Thought Leader in the Nonprofit Sector

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

TL;DR: Getting called in and called out comes with the territory of being a thought leader. You need to learn to manage that, regardless of how uncomfortable it is, or find another line of work. .

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How to Use Your Nonprofit CRM to Build a Social Media Ambassador Program

J Campbell Social Marketing

guest blog by Tim Sarrantonio , Neon One. Tim Sarrantonio is a team member at Neon One and has more than 10 years of experience working for and volunteering with nonprofits.

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Your main website sucks at raising major gifts – and here’s why

iMarketSmart

Most nonprofits have very narcissistic websites that promote how great they are and how well suited they are to accomplish their mission. Sure, it’s true that donors need to have belief and confidence in your organization to help them achieve their philanthropic outcomes.

4 specific tips for each stage of the ask

Fundraising Coach

When it comes down to it, successful fundraising is about successfully executing the basics. When you want to raise money for something, be sure to do these fundraising basics : Research. Remember, run your dollar goal through a gift range calculator.

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6 Ways to Communicate Better in 2021

Mission Minded

The best branding practices sometimes come down to the common-sense good habits you already know but haven’t yet committed to. The post 6 Ways to Communicate Better in 2021 appeared first on Mission Minded. Blog Nonprofit Communications Nonprofit Messaging

5 Tips to Use Your Nonprofit Site as A Donor Engagement Tool

Ann Green

By Anne Stefanyk. Your nonprofit website is a valuable tool for modern fundraising. Not only is it the first place prospects look to learn more about your organization, it’s also where current supporters go for updates on your mission and to explore upcoming opportunities.

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Newsletter: How to Promote an In-Store Cause Marketing Program ; Luggage Company Makes the Case for Giving ; Keeping Partnership Sales Going During the Slow Summer Months

Selfish Giving

??Reminder: Tomorrow, Thursday, April 8th at 1pm EDT , TikTok Best Practices for Nonprofits with Partnership Programs. REGISTER. ????Last Last month, Brittany Hill from Accelerist delivered an outstanding Cause Docs "clinic" on how to prospect for corporate partnerships.

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Email Deliverability Is Down (Meaning Your Emails May Not Be Making It to Inboxes)

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

In doing research for next week’s webinar Email Marketing Trends for Nonprofits webinar series, I came across the 2020 Email Deliverability Benchmark Study done by Validity.

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5 Common Nonprofit Marketing Mistakes

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

We spend a lot of time on this blog talking about the good things you can do to improve your marketing and communications for your nonprofit. But sometimes, it’s also good to frame the conversation around mistakes to avoid. Here are five that quickly come to mind. Not choosing and prioritizing.

Social Media and Newsletter Ideas for April 2021

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Looking to fill your editorial calendar next month? We have ideas for newsletter articles, blog posts, social media updates, and more. These ideas come from our Monthly Nonprofit Writing Prompts email newsletter*.

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Hobbies of Nonprofit Communicators: Music

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I am back with another peek into the new activities nonprofit communicators have picked up during the pandemic. Last week we saw some new pets , and this week we look at a few people who took up a new musical instrument. From Sally Hartman: My new pandemic hobby is playing the piano.

Are You Seizing the Moment?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I don’t know if you feel it or not, but I certainly do: There’s a shift happening right now in the role of communications and marketing at nonprofits.

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Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Lindsey Williams

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Lindsey Williams. Here is the latest submission for our Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator series. This series lets you describe your workday in your own words.

10 Questions to Ask to Remove Your Marketing and Communications Bottlenecks

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Much of the success in communications and marketing work is creating smooth workflows and eliminating bottlenecks in those flows. Marketing and communications bottlenecks can look like. People missing deadlines or otherwise not doing what they said they would do.

Relevant Messaging Ideas: Be Responsive

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

We’re halfway through our look into the 6 Rs of Relevant Messaging. Today, we look at how to be responsive. But first, a quick review in case you need to catch up: Rewarding. The benefits of following through on the call to action in the message are clear. Realistic.

Pandemic Creates More Planning and Collaboration on Communications

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

In the survey for the upcoming 2021 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report, we asked three questions about the impact of the pandemic on your communications work.

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Social Media and Newsletter Ideas for February 2021

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

No idea what you will talk about on social media next month? Unsure what to include in your newsletter? This post is for you! These ideas come from our Monthly Nonprofit Writing Prompts email newsletter*.

Do You Have an Email Welcome Series for New Subscribers? Probably Not

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Do we sound like a broken record yakking on and on about email marketing? Do we care? We are fired up right now about making sure nonprofits are following email marketing best practices. We’ve pretty much dedicated the entire month of February to email marketing training.

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Introverted? Leadership Tips Especially for You

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I don’t know if there is less pressure to fake it then there used to be or if it’s just more socially acceptable, but I definitely know more self-professed introverts now that I used to (myself included).

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Relevant Messaging Ideas: Be Rewarding

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

A couple of weeks ago I shared our 6 R’s of Relevant Messaging checklist in So What? Making Your Messaging More Relevant. Over the next few weeks, I will share some ideas for each one of the 6 Rs. Let’s review those first: Rewarding.

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators – January 8, 2021

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Will 2021 be better than 2020? That remains to be seen, but that felt like a very long first week. I still have the most helpful articles, posts, tips, and more from around the world of nonprofit marketing and fundraising though.

Collaborating and Working Remotely: Advice from a Nonprofit Communications Director Who’s Done It For Years

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Anna Mullen and her colleagues at the National Farm to School Network have always worked remotely. She shared some great advice on doing so successfully with others in her cohort of the Communications Director Mentoring Program last year.

Some Comms Teams Thrived During the Pandemic. Others Not So Much.

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Last week, we shared that we found in the 2021 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report that a majority of nonprofits said they did more communications planning (63%) and that the level of internal collaboration on the communications workload went up (57%) as a result of the pandemic.

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2021 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report [Download Now]

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

It’s here! Today we are excited to release the 2021 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report!

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Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators – April 2, 2022

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Auburn, AL. Welcome to April! Let’s celebrate new beginnings and check out the most helpful articles, posts, tips, and more from around the world of nonprofit marketing and fundraising. This week we have newsjacking tips, how to run effective ads on social media, headline formulas and more.

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Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators – April 9, 2021

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Last week I accidentally published Mixed Links with a 2022 date and just now I typed 2020 for the date. Needless to say, TGIF! Let’s finish up the week with the most helpful articles, posts, tips, and more from around the world of nonprofit marketing and fundraising.

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Hobbies of Nonprofit Communicators: Gardening

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Let’s get back to our series on the new hobbies you picked up during quarantine. We’ve looked at: Pets. Music. Arts and Crafts. Exercise. Today let’s check out gardening projects. From Katrina VanHuss: I have taken an interest in “winter sowing.”

Make Your Vacation Part of Your 2021 Plan Now

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

In the survey for the upcoming 2021 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report, we asked whether nonprofit communicators agreed or disagreed with this statement: I regularly take all of the paid time off that I am entitled to each year.

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So What? Making Your Messaging More Relevant

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

The amount of email sent each year is in the billions and is only going up. See this projection : Source: [link]. So how will you make your way through the clutter in everyone’s inbox and stand out? By answering the question: So What?

Training on Writing, Podcasts, and Community-Centric Fundraising Coming This Month

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Here’s what’s happening this month at Nonprofit Marketing Guide…. Online Training: The All-Access Training Pass.

My 2021 Word of the Year: -ish.

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Do you do New Year’s resolutions? Or one, two, or three theme words for your upcoming year? I seem to do a mix depending how I’m feeling each January. For 2021, a single word felt right and it came to me quickly. It’s -ish. It’s simple but so full of meaning for me.

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Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators – March 12, 2021

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Bow & Arrow, Auburn, AL. Are you ready for the most helpful articles, posts, tips, and more from around the world of nonprofit marketing and fundraising? This week we have donor retention emails, how to write like Hemingway, a guide to Google Grants, and more.

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Relevant Messaging Ideas: Be Refreshing

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

This is it! We have made to the last R of the 6 Rs of Relevant Messaging : refreshing. Let’s review the first five: Rewarding. The benefits of following through on the call to action in the message are clear. Realistic.

Trying Boldly and Trying Again

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I used to serve on a nonprofit board whose mantra was “Be bold and mighty forces will come to your aid” ( Basil King ). One of my personal mantras is “Live your life in draft.” ” (I’m not sure where I got that one.) .

Kick 2021 Off with a Bang: 25% Off Annual All-Access Pass, Communications Planning Workshop and 2021 Trends

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Here’s what’s happening this month at Nonprofit Marketing Guide…. Online Training: [FINAL DAYS] Save $200 Off Our All-Access Training Pass NOW. Access our webinars, workshops, exclusive online courses and downloads, and our Private Facebook Group for 365 days for only $599.

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Top Comms Channels and Social Media Sites for Nonprofits

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

We’ll release the 2021 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report next week, but I thought I’d start sharing some of the results with you a little early. If you’ve been at this awhile, the two lists I am sharing won’t be a surprise.

Marketing Tips for Small Volunteer-Led Nonprofits

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I recently chatted with Anthony Wilson, the founder and host of the Groupfinity Podcast. Anthony interviews nonprofit leaders primarily from small volunteer-led organizations and others like me who have advice for them.

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