Online will-making tools: My pros and cons.

iMarketSmart

I wrote it because digital will-writing tools are popping up to help your supporters facilitate their planning conveniently online. But I also feel strongly that stewardship is the key to success for nonprofits that decide to use these tools. Brace yourself. .

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How To Use Facebook’s Free Fundraising Tools on #GivingTuesday

J Campbell Social Marketing

Before and after #GivingTuesday, charitable organizations that have signed up to use Facebook’s fundraising tools will pay a 5% fee.). The good news is that there is still time to create your strategy for using Facebook’s free fundraising tools on #GivingTuesday.

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Marketing Time Savers: Tools to Improve Your Writing

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Below are five online writing tools we like and that were also recommended by friends. This tool helps you find shorter words that mean the same thing. Lastly, don’t forget that you can create great tools of your own! Is there a writing tool you use all the time?

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7 Free Tools to Improve Your Nonprofit Marketing

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

We know you guys love your nonprofit marketing tools – especially when they are free! Billy Attar of Pipl is here today to share some tools we haven’t even heard of. Let us know what you think and share your favorite tools too! Billy Attar.

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30 Tools and Tips to Speed Up Your Digital Workflow as a Government Communicator in 2018

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

I decided to provide an update to a practical deck I had developed a while back and add some new tools. I called it 30 Tools and Tips to Speed Up Your Day-to-Day Digital Workflow as Government Communicators.

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3 Tools to Fuel Fundraising Ambassadors

Getting Attention

Provide these three message tools to your ambassadors, and you’re golden. These tools also increase the odds prospects hear the kind of consistent yet personal messages necessary to spur engagement and giving! 1) Your #1 tool!

Two Free Twitter Network Visualization Tools

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

Lately, my associates and I have been doing quite a bit of social network visualization research for clients, typically using raw social data and comprehensive, fee-based custom tools. I would like to point out two such tools today, both of which rely on the Twitter API.

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I need my tools

A Small Change

’ She replied: ‘Yeah Dad, but I need my tools first of course.’ It hit me that for any craft, any work, any labor we need our tools to really make it happen. In the next few weeks we’ll be kicking off a new series on Development Tools.

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YOU are a valuable tool!

A Small Change

But for the most part, I am increasingly convinced that consistent and intentional conversations among fundraisers are among the most valuable tools that we have. We can be invaluable tools for one another, it’s just a matter of making it happen.

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

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

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. In my slides (embedded below and also linked here ) I provide examples of some of my favourite legitimacy verification tools (e.g. fotoforensics.com ) , network visualization tools ( gephi.org ), and social search tools ( inteltechniques.com ), all of which are publicly available.

3 Powerful Tools to Help You Optimize Your Nonprofit Website

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Find out what your users think and do on your website with these three optimization tools. What tools do you use to optimize your website? Nonprofit Communications Online Marketing Online Toolsvia GIPHY. Want to make your website better?

3 Tools Power Ambassadors to Year-End Wins

Getting Attention

Provide these three message tools to your ambassadors, and you’re golden. 1) Your #1 tool! Get these three tools in your ambassadors’ hands a.s.a.p. P.S. Get more nonprofit marketing tools , templates, case studies & tips delivered right to your inbox!

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Social Media Productivity Tools for Nonprofits

J Campbell Social Marketing

What tools do you use to stay productive? . The post Social Media Productivity Tools for Nonprofits appeared first on J Campbell Social Marketing. Marketing Nonprofits Social Media Boomerang for Gmail Google Alerts MyTomatoes.com Pomodoro Technique Productivity Tools Unroll.me

CONFESSION: I Stink at Making Graphics. These Tools Make Me Look Like a Genius. 

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

So, I use tools. Remarkably EASY, FREE and CHEAP tools. Let me share some of these tools with you: Infogr.am. You can create some nice simple social media graphics with this tool, and it has TONS of freebies in it.

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Free Tools: Visual Timelines

ImpactMax

Lucky for all of us, there are some new FREE timeline tools out there that nonprofit communicators can make good use of: Tiki-toki , Timeline JS, and Dipity. Before you even start thinking about using one of these cool tools, you need to have a good reason. Tiki-toki.

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4 Ways To Convince Your Nonprofit Board to Invest in Fundraising Tools

EveryAction

Perhaps your software isn’t equipped to handle major gifts or planned giving programs effectively and new tools will increase revenue in that area? strategy software CRM nonprofit tools

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Five Tools for Your Social Media Intern

Social Media Bird Brain

social communications strategy tools goals intern social media calendar face time Small nonprofit Via Unpaid Intern Summertime. and the interns are easy. Well, not really. But if you''ve made it known that your small nonprofit would like to entertain a few interns for the summer and/or fall, you''ve probably got a couple interviewed and ready to start. And given that Social Media is a big deal that many small nonprofits can''t afford a full-time manager for, you''re probably thinking of.

6 Time-Saving Scheduling Tools Recommended by Fellow Nonprofits

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Make this post better – share your experiences with scheduling tools, for better or worse, in the comments section. Scheduling a meeting shouldn’t be hard. But all too often, it feels like: via GIPHY. The back-and-forth is enough to suck your soul dry.

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WHERE ARE MY PEOPLE? 6 Tools and Techniques for Finding Friends and Influencers on Facebook & Twitter

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Here are 6 techniques and tools for finding these friends and influencers on Facebook and Twitter. TOOL: Klout. TOOL: Commun.it. This is a Twitter-only tool that helps you separate the wheat from the chaff. Here’s a peak: Those are my 6 tips and tools.

Email as a Fundraising Tool – Episode 4

iMarketSmart

The post Email as a Fundraising Tool – Episode 4 appeared first on MarketSmart, LLC |. Learn how to use email in a way donors love, how to use it to track engagement, some pitfalls to avoid, and much more. Visit iMarketSmart.com to learn more about MarketSmart.

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Integrating Social Data into Decision Making (5 Free Tools)

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

This is great, but it often misses the low-hanging fruit and far less resource intensive element of the social channel, which is the act of researching and analyzing your audience using public data generated by these social tools. Tool # 2 – Manage Flitter Account Search.

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5 Super Solid Ways To Engage Your Supporters Online (PLUS 28 Affordable Tools to Help You Do It)

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Tools You Can Use For Petitions and Pledges. Tools You Can Use for Voting Contests. Tools You Can Use for Quizzes. Tools You Can Use for Quizzes. Tools You Can Use for Photo and Video Contests. The universe of tools is enormous.

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We've Built The Tools You Need for 2018

EveryAction

Throughout 2017, our team introduced some of the most cutting-edge tools to help empower nonprofits to not only reach, but exceed their goals. Psst, most of these tools are exclusive to EveryAction so you won’t find them anywhere else! Learn more >> Powerful Facebook Ads and Events Integrations on EveryAction Facebook is one of the most important digital organizing tools of our time. With our tools you can tap into that influence.

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Favorite Tools for Keeping Track of Everything

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

But for today, here’s my list of favorite tools that I use daily to keep everything I need organized. You are a content creator too, so I hope you’ll share your favorite content and project management tools in the comments. Delicious is my bookmarking tool of choice.

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A tool for inspiration: Mobile Giving

A Small Change

Clearly, this is a huge opportunity for fundraisers and a seamless and user friendly mobile giving interface can be an incredibly helpful tool to increase giving. If it wasn’t easy or awesome, or pales in comparison to what you found with other agencies, it’s likely time for a new tool. There are now more than 1 billion smartphones on the planet. And, in a recent study, researchers learned that 9.5% of donations came from mobile devices.

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Free digital storytelling tools for nonprofits

ImpactMax

A couple of times a year, I dig into the web to find free tools that can help nonprofits tell their stories in ever more engaging ways. These online tools offer FREE ways to get dynamic content onto your website, blog, and social media without HAVING to use video. Flickr/mysza831.

SEE HOW THEY STACK UP: 6 Popular Online Engagement Tools for Advocacy and Fundraising

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Looking for a new tool to help you raise money and engage supporters online? Check out The Nonprofit Guide to Online Engagement Tools by Firefly Partners. It’s by no means an exhaustive report — there are hundreds of tools available that cover these functionalities.

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A Super Effective Online Fundraising Tool: The “Wins” Blog Post

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Photo credit: https://flic.kr/p/7Q2CdQ. p/7Q2CdQ. Want to get donors all jazzed up before an online fundraising campaign? Try the “wins” blog post, a numbered summary of the good your donors made possible in the recent past.

Tech Tools Comm Directors Love #13NTC

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

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The power of convenience: A follow-up to my post about online will-writing tools

iMarketSmart

After posting this article about the pros and cons of online will-writing platforms recently , most of the emails I received and discussions I had with folks in the field were in agreement with my concerns about these tools.

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5 Super Useful Digital Advocacy Tools & Resources for Nonprofits

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Here are 5 tools and resources you should consider to help digitally boost your advocacy campaigns. Check out the Case Studies section for a behind-the-scenes look at how AmeriCorps, Planned Parenthood, and America Needs STEM Teachers used this tool to boost their campaigns.

What Are Your Favorite Tech Tools?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

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Do Only Lazy Fundraisers Avoid Chat Tools?

iMarketSmart

You may or may not have noticed that we have a chat tool on the bottom right corner of our website here at MarketSmart. Granted, we’re not always right next to our computers, so sometimes we set the tool to say, “We’re not available.”

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Battle-Tested Tools to Rock Your Digital Storytelling

J Campbell Social Marketing

In this week’s lesson , I walk you through a variety of tools and mobile apps that you can use to create graphics, enhance photos, and make awesome videos for your digital storytelling campaigns. Battle-Tested Tools to Rock Your Digital Storytelling from Julia Campbell.

Top Twitter Tools & Applications

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

During one of my last presentations , I noticed some of my participants frantically scribbling notes whenever I would open up my “Twitter Tools&# bookmark folder in my browser as if they were some secret collection. These are all in fact, free public tools that I have simply bookmarked over time. It’s really nothing more than various Twitter database leveraging tools and applications, each with specific purposes. Twitter Search – Basic search tool.

Ask an Expert: Online Engagement Tool Trends + Advice

EveryAction

That's why we asked Maureen Wallbeoff, Vice President at Firefly Partners , for some expert insights, not only from her career in the third sector, but also as a nonprofit digital consultant and contributor to the Nonprofit Guide to Online Engagement Tools.

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Free photo editing tools for nonprofits

ImpactMax

But there are great free photo editing tools out there that can turn your photos into masterpieces, and allow you to do very creative things with them. I tried GIMP for a while, but PIXLR editor has become my favorite for about every kind of photo manipulation tool that Photoshop offers.

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How Digital and Social Media Tools Have Transformed Nonprofits [Infographic]

J Campbell Social Marketing

Digital and social media tools have completely revolutionized the ways in which people communicate with each other, as well as the ways that we consume and share information. How have digital and social media tools transformed the work you do at your nonprofit?

NONPROFIT BRANDING: You Know These Are Different Tools. RIGHT?

NonProfit Branding

Marketing & Promotion. Not close pals. Distant cousins, though. Usually on speaking terms. Not much more to their relationship. Understand the difference. That knowledge will turbocharge your nonprofit career. And help you get the corner office you’ve been lusting after.

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WealthEngine Integration Brings Powerful Donor Research Tool to EveryAction Users

EveryAction

It's a crucial tool for many nonprofit fundraisers, and we're excited to launch this new partnership with WealthEngine to directly sync donor data into EveryAction. At EveryAction, we know that major gifts officers and other development professionals need to have as much information as possible about their prospective donors in order to fine-tune their "fundraising asks.".

Why reciprocity must be an essential tool in your fundraising toolbox

iMarketSmart

You can and should use reciprocity as a tool to raise more money. Don’t overlook the power of the law of reciprocity— one of the most effective tools of persuasion. The post Why reciprocity must be an essential tool in your fundraising toolbox appeared first on MarketSmart | .

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How to Create Social Media Video on a Shoestring Budget – Tips & Tools

J Campbell Social Marketing

Welcome to the first episode of Nonprofit Social Media Nerds , where we discuss and demo social media tools, tech, tips, and tricks. YouTube also has introduced a host of new fundraising tools as well. .

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BOOKMARK THIS: Big List of Twitter Chats for Nonprofits (Chat Tools, Too!)

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

CHAT TOOLS. Do you really need a tool to join a Twitter chat? These tools — all free — help you zero in on the conversation, AND they add the chat hashtag automatically. Which chats and tools am I missing? Image Credit: https://flic.kr/p/6K8pMh. p/6K8pMh.

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