Online will-making tools: My pros and cons.


I wrote it because digital will-writing tools are popping up to help your supporters facilitate their planning conveniently online. My longtime pal Tracy Malloy-Curtis, Legacy Gift Director at Mal Warwick DonorDigital (quite possibly the best legacy gift marketing consultant on the planet) will be presenting a webinar [REGISTER HERE] to discuss everything you need to know before you consider using these tools. The post Online will-making tools: My pros and cons.

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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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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? Copywriting Nonprofit Communications nptech Online Tools productivityEven if you like to write like I do, it can still feel like it takes forever to produce something good.

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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! We marketers are always on the lookout for new tools to make our work easier. A lot of what we do revolves around social media and reaching out to people (especially true for nonprofits), so having the right tools is key.

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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.

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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. ) , network visualization tools ( ), and social search tools ( ), all of which are publicly available.

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! Get these three tools in your fundraising ambassadors’ hands a.s.a.p. P.S. Get more nonprofit marketing tools , templates, case studies & tips delivered right to your inbox!

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. She could have fumbled through it as she did early on, but now that she’d learned how helpful her tools were, there was no going back. We can fumble through our craft for years but when we discover a new tool, or use an old one effectively, there is no going back for us either.

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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. I had the privilege recently of participating in Jim Shapiro’s Better NonProfit Conference which was designed to help development professionals and other non-profit folks to grow, lead, and fund their organizations.

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4 Free Campaign Tools You're Probably Forgetting


Imagine your nonprofit is gearing up for a big initiative and, after lots and lots of research, you've settled on the amazing tools you're going to use for things like fundraising, marketing, and outreach. nonprofit campaigns campaigns

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? And by better, I mean get more people to join your email list, sign up to volunteer, and donate. You could ask for user feedback, but what users say and do are often polar opposites.

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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We've Built The Tools You Need for 2018


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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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 Pomodoro Technique Productivity Tools Be efficient. Keep on task. Remain laser-focused. For a social media manager at a nonprofit organization, those phrases may seem incredibly elusive.

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! We all have an incredible marketing and fundraising resource right in front of us— our colleague, board member, and loyal volunteer ambassador s. But most of us look right past them!

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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: 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. Nonprofit Communications Online Tools Social Networking list building For more tips and examples, join me next Thursday, January 15th at 1:00 p.m. Eastern (10:00 a.m.

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


There are many areas to consider money earned or saved when calculating ROI: aside from saving staff time, do you anticipate that better digital fundraising tools will increase your online donation pages' conversion rates, or that higher deliverability rates will increase fundraising through your email program? Perhaps your software isn’t equipped to handle major gifts or planned giving programs effectively and new tools will increase revenue in that area?

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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. Share your comments, favorite tools, and take on these tactics in the comments section. Advocacy Nonprofit Communications nptech Online Tools Social NetworkingAre you out of ideas for engaging supporters online?

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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. And while admittedly most of actual complex data mining is happening behind the firewalls of Apple, Google, Facebook and Amazon , there are numerous free tools available that allow you to access a good chunk of this data, since much of it is in the public domain.

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Email as a Fundraising Tool – Episode 4


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 to learn more about MarketSmart.

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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. Thankfully, there are apps to improve the process. I’ve used a few of these myself, and recently asked fellow nonprofit professionals which apps they use to book appointments, office hours and team meetings. This is their short list.

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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.

Product Updates: Stewardship Series Effort and Online Will Tool Add-on


Online Will Tool Add-on. There is an increase in online will tool popularity and more of our customers have partnered up with online will companies to offer their supporters a way to create their will for free; complimentary of that organization. We recognize that legacy gift marketing is not just about getting into as many wills as possible, which is why we understand that these tools are supplements to robust strategic legacy gift marketing initiatives, not replacements.

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

J Campbell Social Marketing

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. 3 Tools for Virtual Events. My number one tool for recording, sharing my screen, webinars, and conference calls is Zoom. The post 5 Tips + 25 Ideas + 3 Tools to Take Your Nonprofit Events Virtual In the Age of Coronavirus – #NPCOVID19 appeared first on marketing for the modern nonprofit.

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Free digital storytelling tools for nonprofits


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. This time I’d like to cover five other storytelling tools–Animoto for a Cause,VuVox, MixBook, SmileBox, ZooBurst, and Masher. I could see creating an event scrapbook with this tool!).

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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Tech Tools Comm Directors Love #13NTC

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

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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. Phone2Action is a suite of advocacy tools that helps nonprofits and political campaigns connect supporters directly to decision makers. What are your favorite digital advocacy tools?

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. The report reviews six commonly used online tools designed specifically for nonprofits — Blackbaud Luminate Online , CharityEngine , Engaging Networks , EveryAction , NeonCRM and Salsa — and ranks them in 10 areas of functionality, from advocacy to events to website integration. Nonprofit Communications Online Tools

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Do Only Lazy Fundraisers Avoid Chat Tools?


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.” Adding a simple chat tool to our website to generate new business and/or engage with current clients was a no-brainer for us and should be for you too. I wondered if any nonprofits were using chat tools.

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What Are Your Favorite Tech Tools?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

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WealthEngine Integration Brings Powerful Donor Research Tool to EveryAction Users


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.".

A Few New Tools For Your Small Nonprofit

Social Media Bird Brain

social communications Instagram tools small nonprofits TED statwing social media tweegram Pinterest downgramHaving a cold on a rainy day is great, right? Anyway - some new things to look at Tweegram Downgram Statwing Pinterest Analytics Alternatives to Google Reader Video: The Way We Think About Charity is Dead Wrong Tweegram Requires an Android smartphone By now you know that what gets the most attention is text with image, like those great quotes you've been seeing around the internet.

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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. Here are 5 steps you can take to effectively incorporate Facebook tools into your #GivingTuesday campaign: 1. Every nonprofit is different, and Facebook’s free fundraising tools may not be for you.

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EveryAction Development: Make Your Fundraising Tools Work For You


It’s no secret EveryAction’s best-in-class tools have been proven to help thousands of nonprofits raise more money while saving time on day-to-day operations. The first time fundraisers use our tools, they’re pleasantly surprised. It’s a huge change because the tools are working for you instead of you working for your tools.". So, who should be using these tools? On top of that - and I hear this often - people who love these tools the most are bosses.

My Five Favorite Twitter Tools

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I’ve received several questions about the Twitter tools I use, so here are my five favorites. These tools let you put people you follow into groups, which is essential once you start following more than a couple hundred people. Both tools do just about the same thing with the differences being fairly technical and/or aesthetic at this point, so pick which ever fits you best. Mashable has been reviewing the constant upgrades to both tools.

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


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. However, one person in particular pointed out that I failed to mention that the reason why fundraisers and marketing staff are curious about these tools (and some are implementing them) is because they are so darn convenient for both donors and organizational staff.

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Taking Your Nonprofit Events from Snooze-Fest to Buzz-Worthy – Tips & Tools

J Campbell Social Marketing

Welcome to the second episode of Nonprofit Social Media Nerds , where we discuss and demo social media tools, tech, tips, and tricks. Mentimeter – Mentimeter is an easy-to-use tool that makes facilitators and presenters look like stars. Two tools to check out: [link] .

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The Right Tool May Be in Your Head

Social Media Bird Brain

46 and 2 Tool Head by Justin Roberts In its younger days, social media was full of such conversations related to tools - tools for using social media, tools for managing social media, tools for measuring social media. Tool Overload New platforms and tools were coming out like water from a broken pipe and I imagine that a lot of people either threw their hands up in disgust and walked.

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Free photo editing tools for nonprofits


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. Start with these three, but here are a couple of links to top-rated photo enhancement tools you might like, too. PIXLR. Visual content is online gold, especially for social media.

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A Tool from the Vault – Simple Solicitation Letters

A Small Change

The latest iteration of our Fundraising Toolbox series is an oldie but a goodie from the Jason Dick : Giving should be simple. How long was your last solicitation letter? Half a page, two pages? How many stories did you tell? How many statistics from your organization did you quote?

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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. Maybe… Marketing, Branding & Management brand management brand protection branding managing news mass media nonprofit branding nonprofit management Nonprofit marketing public relations VisABILITY

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