2020

Are Your Comms Helpful Now or Just Adding More Noise?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

In days following the murder of George Floyd. I had no words. This is unusual for me as a journalist, speaker, leadership team member of an advocacy-based nonprofit, and downright talkative person. . Image: Unsplash by munshots. My nonprofit wanted to put out a statement.

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10 Ways to Participate in #GivingTuesdayNow Without Asking for Money

J Campbell Social Marketing

You may have heard the news! In response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19, GivingTuesday is hosting #GivingTuesdayNow , a global day of giving and unity, set to take place on May 5, 2020. It is not mandatory for nonprofits to raise money on this day or to even participate at all.

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9 hard truths your fundraising operation needs to face in the post-pandemic era.

iMarketSmart

Competition is fierce and everywhere. Nonprofits don’t only compete with other nonprofits. They also compete with private sector businesses and Uncle Sam (the tax collector) for every donor’s “share of wallet and attention.”

6 not-so-conventional tips for working from home

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

It’s been quite interesting reading the influx of posts about people adapting to their new reality of working from home as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. As a consultant running my own business, I’ve been working primarily from home for over a decade now.

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Avoid the 3 Biggest Mistakes of Fundraising in a Recession

Fundraising Coach

The media is full of stories about how this Covid-19 coronavirus is impacting the economy. Gatherings are getting canceled. People are self-quarantining. And donors who are freaking out watching their investments shrink.

4 Resources to Help Shift the Narrative for Equity in Nonprofit Communications

Mission Minded

Nonprofits need to tell stories that begin with the aspiration of the individual, rather than the hurdles they face to help shift the narrative for equity. The post 4 Resources to Help Shift the Narrative for Equity in Nonprofit Communications appeared first on Mission Minded.

Let Your Donors Know How Lucky You Are to Have Them

Ann Green

In a recent Grow Repor t , fundraising expert Pamela Grow wrote about a time she had just started a new development job and the donors hadn’t been thanked for over eight months (yikes!).

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Cost Per Dollar Raised, What It Means, and How to Stay on Top of It

Fundraising Report Card

Cost per dollar raised, or CPDR, is not discussed as often as donor acquisition cost or donor retention. Rather, this somewhat underrated metric is tied carefully to both. Staying on top of CPDR is critical to understanding the donations made to your organization and what they mean.

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When Not To Lead

Nonprofit Consultant Blog

To be a successful blogger we are told, "Be authoritative! Demonstrate your expertise!" But the truth is, all any of us can ever do is to write from our limited experience, share the lessons we have learned, and hope it helps somebody in their own journey. In the end, we are all in a constant process of learning. Even the so-called experts and teachers - if they're good at what they do - are still learning.

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What is the Youtube Nonprofit Program?

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What is the Youtube Nonprofit Program? by Olivia Warnes. Youtube offers some helpful benefits to nonprofits on their platform that can help you to increase outreach and gain donations. Youtube offers great tools and opportunities to nonprofits.

COVID-19 and Media Relations: A Quick Guide for Nonprofit Communicators

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

COVID-19 is quickly rewriting the rules for how all of us are approaching our communications. It’s also forcing all nonprofits — no matter the mission — to rethink their short-term media relations strategies.

How to Write a Nonprofit Social Media Policy

J Campbell Social Marketing

This is a small excerpt from my book, How to Build and Mobilize a Social Media Community for Your Nonprofit in 90 Days, out now! .

The Way Forward: Part 1 of 3 for Marketing Major and Legacy Gifts in the Coronavirus Era

iMarketSmart

Don’t Panic. It’s the first rule of crisis management. When we panic we make bad decisions. Many of us have been facing closures, lockdowns and other extreme measures around the pandemic for almost a month, and every organization is thinking about how they can cut nonessential costs.

COVID-19 Commercials – A united message or simply a lack of creativity?

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

You’ve probably seen a few COVID-19 TV commercials by now, maybe even shed a few tears. Empty roads, parked airplanes, deserted cities, playgrounds with no kids, you name it.

[Guest Post] 6 Lessons Learned by Attending Virtual Fundraising Events

Fundraising Coach

On a recent call, I heard a concept that really impressed me. Amanda Herlihy is the Director of Development. South Carolina Governor's School for the Arts & Humanities Foundation. She knew that she was going to have to shift her fundraising events to a virtual format.

How to Work From Home

Mission Minded

Is concern over the spread of Coronavirus leading you to work from home? As more and more businesses choose to. The post How to Work From Home appeared first on Mission Minded.

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How Nonprofits Can Benefit from Remote Work

Ann Green

The nonprofit sector is experiencing an urgent need to conduct business from a remote location.

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Newsletter: Turning Fans Into Partners & Partners Into Fans ; Beer Brands Are Booming During Bust Times; Why You Should be Running Facebook Ads Right Now

Selfish Giving

Two things this week. I'm super-excited to announce the second book we'll be reading in our Social Impact Book Club. It's Fanocracy by David Meerman Scott and Reiko Scott. Yep, we're reading a book on fandom - and with good reason. As the Scotts note, "Fandom isn’t just for celebrities anymore!

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Donor Retention: 6 Things You Need to Know

Fundraising Report Card

Donor retention is one of the most important things to keep in mind when running a charity or a nonprofit. As we’ve discussed in the past, donor retention refers to the number of donors who gave to your organization last business period (year, quarter, etc.)

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The Virtual Interim ED

Nonprofit Consultant Blog

A few weeks ago I began a new consulting gig as the Interim Executive Director of the Friends of Oakland Animal Services (FOAS). No big new thing there. I've taken Interim ED assignments half a dozen times before. But I've not taken an assignment like this during a time of official Shelter-in-Place orders (but, really, who has?). Previously, the only "virtual" consulting I've done has been limited to very short engagements. A few conversations, and advice, dispensed by phone or email.

5 Tips To Drive Traffic to Your Donation Page

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5 Tips To Drive Traffic to Your Donation Page. by Olivia Warnes. Increase your donations with these 5 tips for driving traffic to your donation page! Don’t miss out on donations by letting viewers bounce!

How to Be Relevant Now (And What NOT to Say)

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Nonprofit communicators are full of anxiety right now about messaging, from what to say, to how often, and where to say it. Let’s get two common questions out the way. Should we stop messaging if our work has nothing to do with coronavirus?

Nonprofit Coronavirus Resources – #NPCOVID19

J Campbell Social Marketing

Rather than send a bunch of emails and post random things in random places, I have created a Nonprofit Coronavirus Resource hub that I can easily update. There is a TON of information flowing around out there and I want to keep it all in one place.

A pep talk for fundraisers like you!

iMarketSmart

We are going to get through this, and history proves it. For many of us, this is not the first economic downturn we have seen in our careers.When we look at the Great Recession of 2008, giving declined only slightly.

Joe Rogan, true crime, and the 2nd podcasting revolution

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

In 2007 I subscribed to and became a regular listener of my first podcast, Mitch Joel’s Six Pixels of Separation. Since that time, I have listened to thousands of others, spanning a variety of industries and delivery formats ( The Tim Ferris Show being one of my all-time favourites).

3 ways for board members to fundraise even when stuck at home

Fundraising Coach

The pandemic continues to change the way we've always done things. What if you're a board member who's stuck at home? How can you support your nonprofit's fundraising ? 3 Ways to Help Your Nonprofit Fundraise in a Pandemic. People are still being generous. They are still giving to nonprofits.

In Uncertain Times, Lean into your Brand

Mission Minded

It’s on everyone’s minds, and most of us don’t know what to do. I’m talking about Coronavirus (or COVID-19), of. The post In Uncertain Times, Lean into your Brand appeared first on Mission Minded. Blog Nonprofit Branding

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Crafting the Perfect Donation Form: 6 Key Features

Ann Green

By John Killoran. In the wake of COVID-19, nonprofits everywhere are rapidly adopting virtual fundraising strategies if they hadn’t already shifted to an online platform.

Corporate Partnerships & The Law: Unrelated Business Income Tax (UBIT)

Selfish Giving

This is the final part of a four-part series on the four key legal issues you - my readers! requested guidance on in the Selfish Giving / Accelerist Partnership Law Survey you completed last year.

Donor Acquisition: What is It? And How Do You Optimize It?

Fundraising Report Card

Simply put, donor acquisition is the number of first-time donors you’ve acquired within a given time frame.

Budgeting for Bequests

Nonprofit Consultant Blog

One thing about shelter-in-place; I’ve been going through notes and files and finding half-written ideas for blog posts that never made it here. One such germ of a post began with a question from another website (I’ve lost the link, not sure where the conversation started), “Do Bequest gifts to your organization at least total seven to nine percent of all charitable gift dollars each year? That’s the national average.”

Top 7 Reasons Your Nonprofit Should Be Using Email Marketing

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Top 7 Reasons Your Nonprofit Should Be Using Email Marketing. by Olivia Warnes. Email marketing can rapidly improve your nonprofits digital marketing strategy and help you gain donations. Connect With Supporters and Increase Donations.

How Coronavirus is Changing the Way Nonprofits Think about Their Social Media Strategies

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Last week I presented our two-part webinar series on nonprofit social media strategies based on our Be Personal / Be Practical framework. I did the same training (minus all the new coronavirus and quarantine examples) about this same time last year.

How to Set a Manageable Social Media Posting Schedule

J Campbell Social Marketing

As a nonprofit marketer for a small organization, you wear many hats. . Between answering emails, attending meetings, coordinating events, and more, who has time to maintain more than one social media account? How can you set and maintain a manageable social media posting schedule for your nonprofit?

Here’s what I learned about leadership in 2019. I hope it helps you!

iMarketSmart

Leadership is NOT about ‘managing’ people, bossing them around, or being a tyrant and it ISN’T about showing people how great YOU are either. Instead, it’s about helping coachable people that have passion and character become great.

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7 Ideas to Help Staff Submit Better Photos

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

During our Communications Director Mentoring Program group call this week, we discussed ways to get program staff to take and share better photos. Here are several ideas from the group that I thought you could use too! If you do a lot of tabling, instead of having staff take photos of the table (SO.

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The Nonprofit Email Apocalypse is Coming

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

For the last several years, we’ve blogged and trained nonprofit communicators about the importance of monitoring email engagement – not just open and click-through rates on individual emails, but how many people on your email list have opened at least one email within a set period time, such as the last three months. .

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