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 Create a Volunteer Handbook Your Volunteers Will Use

Get Fully Funded

If your organization relies on volunteers, even just a little, you need a volunteer handbook that spells out expectations, policies, and procedures. A volunteer handbook gives volunteers the information they need about the organization and its mission, and answers any common questions they may have.

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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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Top 10 ways marketing automation helps nonprofits raise more money for less


Quick review. In my previous post I outlined the 3 types of marketing automation tools fundraising operations really should understand. Plus I recommended you deploy high-level automation to support the raising of major and planned gifts. Plus, I said it can help you move your mid-level donors up.

How to Learn SEO in 2021 [Newbie-Friendly Guide]

Nonprofit Marketing Insights by GlobalOwls

How to Learn SEO in 2021 [Newbie-Friendly Guide]. A special guest post by Visme’s Marketing Manager, Sergey Aliokhin to get you started on learning SEO. Needless to say that SEO changes rapidly.

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Nonprofit Executive Compensation

Foundation Group

The post Nonprofit Executive Compensation appeared first on Foundation Group®. Education Employees/Volunteers Hot Topics Managing a Nonprofit Nonprofit Payroll board of directors intermediate sanctions IRS

Why It’s Important to Keep Things Simple

Ann Green

Over the years I’ve realized the importance of keeping things simple. This past year we needed to keep things simple since we were limited in what we could do, especially outside the house. Instead of running back and forth from place to place, we stayed put, although we spent more time online.

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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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Being a Successful Fundraiser in 2021

NonProfit Hub

I have an obsession. I love defining what makes a fundraiser successful, bottling it, and using it to empower nonprofit professionals and volunteers. I’m obsessed with helping them become more productive in securing gifts to advance the charities and good causes they’re so passionate about.

Your Fundraising Strategy: The Nonprofit Digital Checklist

Fundraising Report Card

Your website is the heart of your virtual fundraising strategy. Ensure you’re ready to start earning donations by making and ticking off your digital checklist. The post Your Fundraising Strategy: The Nonprofit Digital Checklist appeared first on Fundraising Report Card.

Social Media and Newsletter Ideas for May 2021

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Don’t rack your brain trying to think of clever ideas for your social media updates, blog posts, or newsletter articles. These writing prompts can crush that writer’s block! These ideas come from our Monthly Nonprofit Writing Prompts email newsletter*.

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How to Write an Effective Nonprofit Mission Statement

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Whether your nonprofit is an enterprise-level organization or a team of one , your mission statement serves as the heart of both your cause and your fundraising strategy.

6 Ways to Improve Your Nonprofit Email Marketing Right Now

J Campbell Social Marketing

Nonprofit email marketing continues to be a driving force of donations, advocacy, and participation actions for many nonprofits small and large. . With 91% of all US consumers checking email daily, email marketing should be a key element of your nonprofit’s marketing efforts.

3 types of marketing automation fundraising operations need to understand (including one you really need to deploy right away)


In this previous post we discussed the fact that lower-level, basic automation works better for raising low-dollar donors. . That’s why you need more sophisticated automation if you want to raise major gifts and planned gifts, and you want to move mid-level donors up the pyramid.

Non-Profit Marketing: How to Win Supporters and Donors Online

Nonprofit Marketing Insights by GlobalOwls

Non-Profit Marketing: How to Win Supporters and Donors Online. A special guest post by Michael Akinlaby to help nonprofits, NGOs and Social Enterprises utilize the power of content marketing to win supporters and donors online.

How to Handle Copyrights in Your Nonprofit

Foundation Group

The post How to Handle Copyrights in Your Nonprofit appeared first on Foundation Group®. Ask the Experts Education Managing a Nonprofit conflict of interest copyright intellectual property nonprofit

5 Training Tips for Multi-Functional Nonprofit Teams

Ann Green

Nonprofit training is the key to running a successful organization. Learn how to incorporate these tips into your training to make the most of your resources. By Matt Hugg. Training your nonprofit team is more important than ever.

Brand Was at the Center of the Presidential Inaugural

Mission Minded

If you’re a nonprofit professional, President Biden just provided a master class in how to successfully launch a brand. The post Brand Was at the Center of the Presidential Inaugural appeared first on Mission Minded. Blog Nonprofit Branding Storytelling

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A nonprofit fundraising plan that adjusts with the time

Fundraising Coach

Today's guest post is from T. Clay Buck, Founder & Principal of TCBFundraising. A Master Trainer, Clay also teaches at the University of Nevada. He's been on all sides of a nonprofit - running the fundraising, analyzing nonprofit databases, and consulting to nonprofits.

How a Brand Guide Can Transform Your Nonprofit

NonProfit Hub

Whether you’ve invested the time and energy into creating a brand guide , you have a brand. According to Jeff Bezos, it’s “what people say about you when you’re not in the room.”

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Successfully Collaborating With a Fundraising Consultant

Fundraising Report Card

Today’s article topic dives into best practices for nonprofits bringing in fundraising consultants. It’s such an important topic for nonprofits to ensure they make the most of what can be a very fruitful collaboration.

Does Your Nonprofit’s Website Have These Features?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

If you have been with us for a while, you know we just finished a HUGE website redesign. (If If you are new here, then “Hello!”). ”). We spent a good chunk of 2020 and into this year researching design trends, best practices, and the latest website bells and whistles.

How to Send a Nonprofit Appeal and Get Results

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Direct mail is a valuable fundraising strategy, but figuring out how to send a nonprofit appeal can be confusing. It seems like it should be simple. You’re just mailing a letter asking for a donation, right? But there are dozens of ways it can go wrong.

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How to Convert Social Media Fans and Followers Into Donors and Long-Term Supporters

J Campbell Social Marketing

Social Media for Social Good Academy is OPEN for enrollment – for a very limited time! Sign up now through February 1, 2021. Click here for all the details ! How to convert social media fans and followers into donors and long-term supporters? That’s the big question, isn’t it?

Do you really need MORE gift officers to raise more money?


Too many nonprofits mistakenly assume that the best way to increase major gifts fundraising is to hire more major gifts officers. . To a point, this might be true. But it’s simply not cost-efficient. And because of turnover, it’s hard to sustain. Plus, remember what happened to Blockbuster.

10 Essential Social Media Tools for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Marketing Insights by GlobalOwls

10 Essential Social Media Tools for Nonprofits. Want to become more effective with your Nonprofit, Social Enterprise or NGO? Check out this line up of great Social Media Marketing Tools for Nonprofits by George.

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How to Categorize Donations

Foundation Group

The post How to Categorize Donations appeared first on Foundation Group®. Ask the Experts Funding Managing a Nonprofit donations online donations revenue

Some Lessons for Nonprofits After Doing my Taxes

Ann Green

I just finished tallying our 2020 donations for our taxes. Always a fun task. Going through all the donation letters and emails triggered a few insights I’d like to share. Sending a yearly donation summary is very helpful.

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The 4 Stories Your Organization Should Be Able to Tell

Mission Minded

Learn about the four essential story types every organization needs to succeed, centering those you serve. The post The 4 Stories Your Organization Should Be Able to Tell appeared first on Mission Minded. Blog Nonprofit Communications Storytelling

3 problems with the major gift as carrot analogy

Fundraising Coach

Have you ever been about to ask for a major gift only to be warned about the carrot in the garden? It goes something like this: "Sure, you could ask them now. But it might be better to wait. You see, if you were to pull a carrot now, it might come up really small.

Using Metrics to Boost Your Fundraising

NonProfit Hub

Are you looking at a map or the rearview mirror? As a fellow fundraiser, let me begin by giving you my congratulations on completing an unprecedented fundraising year. I hope you can spend some time in the next few weeks to take a break and carry out some much-deserved self-care.

Newsletter: Company Giving Dropped 6% in 2020 ; Burger King Uses Cause Marketing to Take Shot at Competitor ; Why Every Nonprofit Should Use Animal Marketing

Selfish Giving

One of the articles I had planned to share with you this week was from Hubspot called Everything You Need to Know About Using Tie Downs in Sales. I hadn't heard of "tie downs" before.

What Nonprofit Communications Directors Should Name and Own

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I use this quote from Thomas L. Friedman in my training all the time: “In the world of ideas, to name something is to own it. If you can name an issue, you can own the issue.”

How to Convert Your Nonprofit Website Visitor into a Donor

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Every nonprofit website visitor is a potential donor. And we all want more donors, right? By telling the right stories in the right way, you can lure visitors to your donation page and inspire them to give. But it’s not as easy as it sounds. The challenge is grabbing your visitor’s attention.

3 Ways Strong Web Design Can Get Your Nonprofit Better Results

J Campbell Social Marketing

It’s not to late to check out my newest online course! Details are here: Mapping Out Your 2021 Nonprofit Marketing Calendar -Your step-by-step roadmap to crush your nonprofit marketing goals this year! This post is a guest blog by Ira Horowitz of Cornershop Creative.

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Can your nonprofit organization afford to invest in marketing automation?


SPOILER ALERT: You can’t afford not to automate your fundraising operations. In my previous post , I promised to examine whether or not you can afford to invest in automating your team’s more mundane tasks. So let’s jump in! . First, consider why major gifts fundraisers fire their employers.

Free Stock Photos for your Nonprofit, NGO or Social Enterprise

Nonprofit Marketing Insights by GlobalOwls

Get thousands of free stock photos for your nonprofit, NGO or Social Enterprise. Win the hearts of your audience with breathtaking stock images. Great images say more than one thousand words.

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