Marketing Tips for Small Volunteer-Led Nonprofits

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

The post Marketing Tips for Small Volunteer-Led Nonprofits appeared first on Nonprofit Marketing Guide. I recently chatted with Anthony Wilson, the founder and host of the Groupfinity Podcast.

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Search Engine Optimization Tips

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Search Engine Optimization Tips – Jeff Lenney’s SEO Manifesto For Exponential Organic Traffic Growth! Before we begin, let us address one important thing… Why Should You Listen To Me? I do SEO full time and have built dozens if not hundreds of highly successful websites.


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Introverted? Leadership Tips Especially for You

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Listening should be on anyone’s top tips for being a good leader, but introverted leaders are usually more understanding and therefore able to make adjustments to workflows or cultural issues that others may not be attuned to.

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10 Epic Blogging Tips & Tricks

Getting Attention

Today I’m going to share with you 10 simple tips to help you kick ass with your blogging! You may or may not already know this, but… Blogging is an amazingly great way to grow your business, both online or offline!

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Conversion Copywriting Tips for Nonprofits

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Here are a few tips to keep in mind: To elicit an action, you have to solve a problem or serve a particular person’s need, where they are in their own journey. The post Conversion Copywriting Tips for Nonprofits appeared first on Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog. When you want someone to do something, you have to ask. And how you ask matters.

Tips for Nonprofit News Writing

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

If you only have so much space in a newspaper column, you can cut off the lower third of the triangle (or the article) and not lose really important content (you are just cutting off that lower tip). See our blog section on Nonprofit PR for more tips on news writing and working with the media. The post Tips for Nonprofit News Writing appeared first on Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog.

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6 not-so-conventional tips for working from home

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

Here a few tips for you. The post 6 not-so-conventional tips for working from home appeared first on Navigating Digital Disruption. General Tips covid-19 home office remote work tips working from home

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5 Social Media Video Tips for Nonprofits

J Campbell Social Marketing

I have 5 tips, based on an event I attended in DC last week. Here are my 5 social media video tips for nonprofits (and anyone who wants to leverage the power of the platform to do good things): . If you are worried about what you will sound like and look like on video, you can try tip #2 above, or you can practice! So there you have it – 5 quick tips for creating effective social media videos that stand out.

#GivingTuesdayNow: Social Media Tips, Tricks, and Strategies for Success

J Campbell Social Marketing

GivingTuesdayNow: Social Media Tips, Tricks, and Strategies for Success from Julia Campbell. The post #GivingTuesdayNow: Social Media Tips, Tricks, and Strategies for Success appeared first on marketing for the modern nonprofit.

Marketing Your Online Auction: 3 Tips to Boost Interest

J Campbell Social Marketing

We’ve pulled together 3 tips to boost interest and rock your next online auction. Here are a few tips to use social media ?to Here are our top tips for turning your digital storytelling dreams into reality: . Guest post by Joshua Meyer, Director of Marketing for OneCause.

9 Content Marketing Tips for Nonprofits

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

John Haydon gave me a great challenge: Share 9 content marketing tips. When you’ve written a 100,000-word book about nonprofit content marketing , boiling it down to your favorite 9 tips is a challenge. But I did it, and John captured it wonderfully: 3 tips for email newsletters: Be all about the reader. Quick read, skimmable. One column, clean design. 3 “musts” for better content marketing: Listen and understand your audience. Solve problems, answer questions.

9 Tips for Writing EPIC Email Subject Lines

Getting Attention

It’s often said that one should not judge a book solely by its cover. But hey, nobody said anything about emails! The fact is that people DO judge emails by their subject lines. According to a leading email management company, a ‘good’ open rate for marketing emails is between 15% to 25%.

What Worked for Us – A Quick Tip on Increasing Facebook Group Engagement

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Since Facebook has been pushing Groups since even before the pandemic, I have been sharing some tips on making the most of your Facebook Group.

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4 specific tips for each stage of the ask

Fundraising Coach

The post 4 specific tips for each stage of the ask appeared first on 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.

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8 Tips for Proofreading from a Reformed Grammar Nerd

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Here are some tips to help you proofread your work: Read through your blog post twice at the VERY least. Remember Tip #2 and read it slowly. Have any other proofreading tips? The post 8 Tips for Proofreading from a Reformed Grammar Nerd appeared first on Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog. Let’s start with a cartoon in honor of Halloween: <SHUDDERS> Yesterday, I shared a few things that scare me and what I am doing about it.

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6 Nonprofit Renaming Tips

Mission Minded

The post 6 Nonprofit Renaming Tips appeared first on Mission Minded. Just because your nonprofit refreshed its brand doesn’t mean that it should change its name. Most often, we counsel our. Blog Nonprofit Naming

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Free #GivingTuesday Tips, Ideas, and Resources

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

John Haydon has Simple Donation Page Tips for #GivingTuesday and Year-End Fundraising. Chelsea Bassett shows you how to Stand Out on #GivingTuesday By Using These Tips. #GivingTuesday is only 47 days away so I thought I would compile a list of blog posts, articles, and other resources out there to help you make it a successful day. You don’t think #GivingTuesday is worth it? Well you aren’t alone, so let’s start there… Is Giving Tuesday Worth the Bother?

Setting Boundaries: Tips for Nonprofit Communications Staff

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

The post Setting Boundaries: Tips for Nonprofit Communications Staff appeared first on Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog. On this afternoon’s #NPCOMM Chat Live on Facebook , I talked about how nonprofit communications staff need to set boundaries. You can check out the replay here. Here’s a quick outline of what I discussed. Define the Boundary. Before you can set boundaries, you need to know your own limits.

Tips on Delegating #NPCOMMLIFE

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

One of the tips to combat it was “delegate more.” Tips on Delegating. The post Tips on Delegating #NPCOMMLIFE appeared first on Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog. Last week I talked about Decision Fatigue and how it can affect us. ” When I worked in the corporate world, I managed the bankruptcy department of a mortgage company. We had to follow procedures to the letter or you could end up breaking the law.

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7 Tips to Make This Year Your Best #GivingTuesday Ever


Whether you’re still putting together your plan, or just double checking to make sure that everything is ready to go, here are seven tips to decrease your stress and increase your fundraising this year. For tips and instructions on how to gain more sustainers, use. guide to effective annual giving campaigns , you'll find tips on keeping your annual campaigns like Giving Tuesday and End of Year fresh, exciting, and successful every year.

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5 Tips for Telling Difficult Stories


5 Tips for Telling Difficult Stories. Here are five tips to consider. If you are looking for more tips on planning and strategy, check out this post: How to Plan Your Non-Profit’s Stories ). Storytelling is a constant drumbeat that resonates throughout the nonprofit community, but increasingly, stories are getting hard to tell.

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Launching Your Brand Digitally: 5 Tips for Success

Mission Minded

The post Launching Your Brand Digitally: 5 Tips for Success appeared first on Mission Minded. A detailed digital brand launch plan will help you communicate more effectively with your current supporters and reach new audiences sooner.

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3 tips for your fundraising career


The post 3 tips for your fundraising career appeared first on MarketSmart. Always add value. The best way to ensure that you have a job all the time is to make it a point to consistently try to add value to the lives of all the people with whom you come in contact. Everyone! Always! That includes the waitress, the janitor, and the guy who parks your car.

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Top 5 Tips for a Better Fundraising Walk/Run

Blue Sky Collaborative

Bikeathons Fundraising Tips Marathon Fundraising Online Fundraising Peer to Peer Fundraising Viral Fundraising Walkathon software WalkathonsSummer is officially here and for many organizations, that means it is finally fundraising season. So many of our clients rely on a major annual fundraising Walk or Run to raise money for their vital programs. Since we have been.

20 Tips to Energize Dull Nonprofit Writing

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Apply one or more of these tips to it to see what works for you, then report back to us! Is your writing dry and boring? A lot of nonprofit messaging is. Eliminating jargon and overall wordiness is a great place to start, but here are 20 more ways that you can bring your writing back to life. Use more descriptive nouns and verbs. Don’t say child when you can say teenager or toddler or even 16-year-old or 3-year-old. Add short anecdotes or stories.

5 Tips + 25 Ideas + 3 Tools to Take Your Nonprofit Events Virtual In the Age of Coronavirus – #NPCOVID19

J Campbell Social Marketing

Here are five tips for adapting to the seismic shift in donor behavior and nonprofit fundraising brought on by coronavirus. . Komen Florida again, with their Facebook Live lunch and learn featuring tips and tools that help reduce anxiety and promote self-care and mental well-being.

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Dashboards to Share Progress: Examples and Tips

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

You can measure lots and lots of marketing and fundraising numbers. But measuring without adding meaning isn’t very helpful to you, your supporters, or your board. I recommend that you develop some kind of dashboard, ideally a one-pager in something easy like Excel, Word, or Powerpoint, that updates people on your most important metrics, and adds some of that meaning in a quick-to-review and easy-to-understand visual way. For example, you can color code stats.

Best Marketing Tips & Tricks (#17NTC)

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P.S. Get more nonprofit marketing tools , templates, case studies & tips delivered right to your inbox! Liz Polay-Wettengel is National Director of Marketing and Communications for InterfaithFamily , a Jewish non-profit based in Newton, MA. For three years in a row, my colleagues from InterfaithFamily and I have participated in the annual Nonprofit Tech Conference (from NTEN ). It is, by far, the conference that we learn the most from.

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YouTube Tips

Non Profit Marketing 360

In a new book, Social Media for Social Good , author Heather Mansfield suggests 11 best practices for using YouTube to your organization’s best advantage. Network for Good’s Katya Andresen provides a summary of the top 11 in two installments, here and here. Uncategorized Non-profit organization Social Media video YouTube

Setting Goals, Reaching Donors, and Other Crowdfunding Tips

Ann Green

Today, we’ll take a look at the best practices for maximizing your crowdfunding efforts and a few other helpful tips to benefit your nonprofit as a whole. Tip #1: Embrace the Versatility of Crowdfunding. Tip #2: Keep Your Donors Updated. Tip #3: Promote Matching Gifts.

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10 Tips for Getting Your Op-Ed Placed

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Here are 10 tips that can help you get your op-ed to the top of the pile: 1. A well-placed op-ed can help your nonprofit call attention to an important issue or change minds about a controversial topic. Unlike reported news stories, op-eds are opinion pieces that are written by those who aren’t on the staff of a newspaper, magazine or website. They offer outside voices the opportunity to express opinions and share ideas in their own words.

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8 Tips for a Mobile-Friendly Nonprofit Website

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Web Site 101 Best Practices Quick TipsNonprofits are now reporting that up to a third of their Web traffic is coming from mobile devices. The mobile Web is rapidly becoming a key way to communicate your message to donors; it’s important that your nonprofit website isn’t giving them a bad impression. . Photo Source: Big Stock Photo. Luckily, you don’t need a special mobile version of your site or an app to improve how mobile visitors experience your site overall.

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10 Time Management Tips for Nonprofit Communicators


You may not be able to incorporate every tip I’ve described below, but even using a few of them can have an impact. I’ve aimed these tips at communications managers, but any communication staff member could find them useful.). Tip #1: Don’t overload your plate. Tip #2: Sunday evening prep. Tip #3: Monday morning me-time. Tip #4: Be the first to know. Tip #5: Tame your tools. Tip #6: Make meetings matter.

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4 Tips for Subject Lines That Work

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Revamping your subject lines with these simple tips can make a big difference in your email open rates. Subject lines are more important than you might think. On average, at least 100 emails flood your constituents'' inboxes every single day. That''s a lot of digital noise to shout over, which is why your email subject lines need as much TLC as the content inside. Here''s a simple, four-step makeover to help transform your subject lines from ho-hum to "Oh, wow!" " 1.

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7 Tips for Building an Incredibly Useful Email Swipe File

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Here are my 7 tips for building an incredibly useful email swipe file. See Tip #1. What are your tips for rocking a swipe file? A few weeks ago, the question of the week at Nonprofit Marketing Guide was “Where do you get your best writing ideas?” ” Your answers went from cleaning to riding in the car to making something with your hands. I steal. And it’s great! Let me teach you how.

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

Ann Green

These are just some general tips for making sure your website is in good shape. By Anne Stefanyk. Your nonprofit website is a valuable tool for modern fundraising.

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Fourth of July Tips

Getting Attention

Timing is everything, and no organization hits that mark better than the Environmental Working Group (EWG). They’re the royalty of relevance rules. I just received EWG’s email heralded by the timely subject line above. And because Fourth of July is top of mind for me this week, I opened it right up. This email perpetuates EWG’s unbroken record of excellence in sharing its expertise via content that’s 100% relevant.

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My favorite fundraising tips

Get Fully Funded

I love tips! Here are some of my favorite fundraising tips. These tips come from my book “Fundraising Buffet: 101 Practical Ideas to Increase Donations & Deepen Donor Satisfaction.&# Tags: Uncategorized fundraising tips They’re short, quick, and to-the-point. Let donors choose when they hear from you. I call this “Donor Choice.&# You have to have the infrastructure in place to make sure you can do this, but it’s worth it.

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7 Google+ Pro Tips for Nonprofits

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Here are seven pro tips from Google that can help boost your Google+ presence: Use Images and Video: Rich content is visually attractive and is more likely to engage your audience. Social Networking Quick TipsSo you've got your nonprofit Google+ page up and running. now what? Take advantage of the unique features of this social platform to connect with your supporters, encourage community advocacy and add interactivity to your outreach.

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5 Cold Calling Tips to Meet Your Fundraising Goals


The fundraising call has always been a staple of donor outreach. However, changes + advancements in the ways you communicate with your audience means adjusting your approach to the dreaded cold call. There''s a certain amount of anxiety that goes along with calling your donors and asking for their support - and their money. These days, potential donors receive solicitations from a myriad of media sources, both online + off.

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3 Quick Tips on Creating Social Media Video that Stands Out

J Campbell Social Marketing

Here are just three quick tips to create compelling social media video that stands out: 1) Overlay text to tell a compelling story. . To learn even more actionable tips about using social media to level up your nonprofit, join me at the Nonprofit Social Media Summit in Boston! . To learn even more actionable tips about using social media to level up your nonprofit, join me at the Nonprofit Social Media Summit in Boston! .

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7 Tips to Improve Nonprofit Donor Communication

Ann Green

Check out Salsa’s tips for keeping your data in top shape so that it becomes the most useful tool you have. When you implement these 7 tips and tricks into your donor communication strategy, you will begin to notice a significant improvement in your donor relationships.

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8 Tips for Writing a Better Story

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

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