2019

How This Organization Uses an Internal Newsletter to Keep Their Staff Updated

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

A couple of weeks ago, I shared some tips from other nonprofit communicators on how to communicate internally at your organization as well as other resources on getting people to meet deadlines and the best communications apps to use.

Announcing the Name It! Podcast!

Wild Woman Fundraising

Welcome to Martin Luther King Jr. And welcome to our new podcast! Helen Choi and I met up in November, in Vancouver at AFP Congress. We started talking about the conference theme, disrupting philanthropy. And we started to talk about what we wanted to see for the sector.

2 Weeks into 2019: Where are You Headed?

Getting Attention

This updated marketing plan template takes you from big-picture goals to the right methods, activities, required skills, and budget, and impact! Preview the plan template here. Eeesh! Those New Year’s resolutions—including the ones we set for marketing and fundraising work—are so hard to keep.

What We Learned About Digital Engagement from the 2019 M+R Benchmarks Report

EveryAction

Every year, nonprofit consultants M+R release their annual Benchmarks report , which provides an overview of digital trends in the sector.

Fundraisers – You’re Missing the Point of Social Media Fundraising

J Campbell Social Marketing

Lately I’ve been seeing a lot of articles, written by my fundraising heroes, that are a little bit grouchy on the subject of social media fundraising. I’m here to give you my side of the social media fundraising argument – because I know that it works.

Communicating change and tech disruption to citizens

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

8 tips for promoting your charity event on social

CrowdRise

Have a charity event coming up? Whether you’ve started selling tickets, are just beginning to think about your theme, or your event is next week, it’s a good idea to get a good grasp on how you will promote your event. Social Social Fundraising

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Why your fundraising stories don't work

Fundraising Coach

During my time as a leadership and fundraising coach, I've helped thousands of nonprofit leaders clarify their fundraising stories. Nearly all make the same mistake: they forget the audience - the donors. Take hospitals for instance.

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Let’s Skip the Formalities

Ann Green

Why is it that so many nonprofit newsletters, annual reports, and even fundraising letters sound like a Ph.D. thesis? Why are they so formal and impersonal? It often seems as if someone likes to show off their big vocabulary.

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Romayne Levee Appointed as Mission Minded’s Director of Education Strategy

Mission Minded

If you’ve worked with Romayne Levee on a project you know she brings a dogged approach to ensuring Mission Minded clients. The post Romayne Levee Appointed as Mission Minded’s Director of Education Strategy appeared first on Mission Minded.

How to Rock Instagram without Photos

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

While Instagram is definitely a visual platform and photos are best, you can still manage a successful Instagram strategy without photography. Just take a look at the ACLU’s feed and stories.

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How the Nonprofit Sector Captures Us- And Refuses to Let Us Go.

Wild Woman Fundraising

Have you ever wanted to leave the sector, but you’re 5 to 10 years in, and it’s looking like you can’t leave? What keeps you stuck? What makes you stay? Recently I was talking with a friend of mine who is looking for a job.

Are Your Messages Repeatable & Retweetable?

Getting Attention

G uest post by Sam Horn. Are you preparing an important communication? Whether it’s a report to your boss or board, [annual report, or donor thank-you campaign], its success depends a lot on whether people can remember what you said. Because if they can’t, all the hours (weeks?)

EveryAction Acquires ActionKit

EveryAction

Innovative Talent and Digital Product Add to EveryAction’s Rapid Growth. Washington, D.C., May 8, 2019 – EveryAction, a leading provider of software serving over 15,000 nonprofits, announced today that it has acquired We Also Walk Dogs Inc., more commonly known by their product’s name, ActionKit.

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How to Market and Promote Your Nonprofit Giving Day

J Campbell Social Marketing

Welcome to the seventh episode of Nonprofit Social Media Nerds , where we discuss and demo social media tools, tech, tips, and tricks.

Basic Social Media Intelligence (SOCMINT) Tools To Help Fight Disinformation

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

Over the past year, I’ve had a significant increase in the number of client requests for custom consulting and/or training help relating to combating the spread of disinformation. I thought I’d share some recent slides (edited to remove any client sensitive information of course), where I provide some useful tools for any newbies to the field of OSINT / SOCMINT. But first, what the heck am I talking about? Disinformation is false information spread deliberately to deceive.

Webinar Recap: How nonprofits can raise more money through crowdfunding

CrowdRise

Crowdfunding is an incredible way to raise money for your cause and to get your network of supporters involved in your mission. That’s why we recently teamed up with Nonprofit Tech for Good to host a webinar all about the basics of crowdfunding

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7 Data Points That Prove ‘Fundraising Climate Change’ Is Real And Happening Now

iMarketSmart

What’s in a name? In my book (titled Engagement Fundraising ) I briefly described the changes affecting nonprofits and their fundraising staff. The label I applied to the trend was ‘Fundraising Climate Change.’

How to Find Major Donors: The Nonprofit's Ultimate Guide

Fundraising Coach

Whether your nonprofit seeks to expand its outreach, embark on a new project, or maintain the good work that you’re already doing, you need the significant support of major donors.

It Takes More Than Luck to Keep Your Donors

Ann Green

Donor retention rates continue to be poor, especially for first-time donors. Donors don’t keep magically donating to your organization and you can’t hope you’ll get lucky and they’ll donate again. You need more than luck to keep your donors. Pay attention to your donor retention.

Apply Yourself: Listen in for Brand-Focused Inspiration

Mission Minded

You may already be a listener of Apply Yourself, a podcast from Tim McDonough of Finalsite. He’s passionate about interesting. The post Apply Yourself: Listen in for Brand-Focused Inspiration appeared first on Mission Minded. Blog Independent Schools Nonprofit Branding

5 Creative Examples of Nonprofit Instagram Stories that Engage Supporters

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Guest Post By John Haydon Instagram Stories create an extra layer of visibility for your nonprofit – whenever you want that visibility. Like Snapchat and Messenger Stories , Instagram Stories last for 24 hours. And like Snapchat, stories are told in a series of pictures and videos.

Just say no to #donorlove and say hello to staff love

Wild Woman Fundraising

Are you looking forward to valentine’s day? This time of year always makes me think about the love in our sector. Going out on a limb here. a lot of people are all about donor love. Not me! Nope! I say, “NUTS to donor love, how about staff love? How about THAT?”

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Avoid this Communications Don’t – “Our Organization Needs Your Input”

Getting Attention

That’s the subject line of this morning’s email from our local Jewish Community Center (JCC), asking for my input on its member survey. My immediate response was to delete it because it’s all about the JCC’s needs and not about what us members need. At least that’s what the subject line conveys! Has your organization ever alienated its audiences doing something like this, something totally narcissistic ?

The State of Nonprofit Donor Retention (And What To Do About It)

EveryAction

As a general rule, retaining existing donors costs less than acquiring new ones. Current donors are a curated universe who have already demonstrated a belief in your organization’s mission, and willingness to take action toward it.

?? Breaking News: Changes Coming to the Facebook Donate Button ??

J Campbell Social Marketing

Did you get an email from Facebook letting you know that the call-to-action button on your nonprofit Facebook Page is going to be changed and/or eliminated? Several of my clients and colleagues received this email and asked me what it means.

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International Government Communication Forum 2019 – Sharjah, UAE

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

A few weeks ago I was invited to speak at the International Government Communication Forum (IGCF) in Sharhaj, UAE, where this year’s theme was “behaviour change” One of the conference highlights for me was participating on a panel with Dr Abdullah Al-Maghlouth , Director- General of the Centre for Government Communication in Saudi Arabia; and Sir Craig Oliver , Director of Politics and Communications for the former UK Prime Minister David Cameron.

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Major update to CrowdRise registration (and all the ways it will help you raise more money)

CrowdRise

Hi there. We’ve got some pretty big news and can’t wait to tell you about it. CrowdRise Updates Product

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Why hardly anyone reads your planned giving newsletter (and what you can do about it).

iMarketSmart

Confusing? Too often planned giving newsletters are written by lawyers and the lawyers at nonprofits think they are just dandy. However, most of your supporters are not lawyers. Did they opt-in? Your planned giving newsletter is designed to educate people about planned gifts, right?

When in doubt, write a JTOY

Fundraising Coach

Excellent fundraisers know that fundraising is about a relationship with a donor. Since they're a "donor," the relationship is centered around their giving. But it is a relationship. That giving is linked to a donor's values and passions - things that make her uniquely human.

Are You Shortchanging Your Donors?

Ann Green

Your donors made a commitment to your organization by giving to you. Are you making the same commitment to them? Donors have a choice. There are many nonprofits they could donate to, but they chose yours, along with others I’m sure.

Behind the Brand: California Symphony

Mission Minded

Abbey Meyers is a Brand strategist at Mission Minded and the project lead for the recent redesign of the California. The post Behind the Brand: California Symphony appeared first on Mission Minded. Nonprofit Web

15 Authentic Moments to Create on Social Media

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Successful social media strategies demand authenticity. But what does that actually look like when you are juggling a million different tasks, trying your best to stay strategic, and work in a boring office environment that’s not exactly photogenic?

No, Millennials aren’t entitled. And they don’t want a participation trophy.

Wild Woman Fundraising

This post is a response to the Rogare report talking about millennial fundraisers and their tendency to job hop. It quotes Staying Power, by employee retention expert Cara Silletto. She sees this short tenure from Millennials as a trend to be confronted and dealt with.

Artificial Intelligence Is the Newest Shiny Object — Don’t Fall Prey

Fundraising Report Card

You tell me, is that what’s really holding back nonprofits from growth — their lack of machines to make decisions in place of their staff? The post Artificial Intelligence Is the Newest Shiny Object — Don’t Fall Prey appeared first on Fundraising Report Card. Culture

A New Landing Page, Just for Fundraisers

EveryAction

Fundraising professionals often have enormous workloads, so it's critical that they're able to quickly access top-line data about their various fundraising channels and easily accomplish related tasks.

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What Facebook’s Shift to Privacy Means for Nonprofit Marketers

J Campbell Social Marketing

In March, Mark Zuckerberg promised a new direction and a new future for Facebook – and for the Internet. In a 3,200 word blog post , the Facebook founder and CEO declared that Facebook would shift its focus away from public posts to “a privacy-focused communications platform.”.