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Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Jessica Wuensch

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Jessica Wuensch Welcome to the latest installment in our series on the “Day in the Life” of nonprofit communicators! This series lets you describe your workday in your own words.

Today I think I’ll take a victory lap. Will you join me?

iMarketSmart

I get things wrong all the time. Back in 1993 when I quit my first ‘real’ job in the newspaper business I predicted printed newspapers would be gone by now. Sure, they are having a hard time these days but they are still kicking!

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How to Choose a PR Firm for Your Nonprofit

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Photo credit: gotcredit.com For many smaller and mid-sized nonprofits, media relations isn’t a stand-alone function. It’s an activity that is part of someone’s job — or it’s something that is tag-teamed by multiple people. Often, that’s all you need.

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Announcing 3 New Useful Leadership, Careers and Appeal Letter Pages

Wild Woman Fundraising

Can you believe this? WildWomanFundraising.com has over 1,000 posts on it! From over 10 years of writing! That’s a lot! So I made 3 new pages for you, where you can find all of my most useful posts, ALL in one place! The first page is all about Fundraising Careers.

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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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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.

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.

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Our undiscovered self cripples us.

Wild Woman Fundraising

When you don’t know yourself-. When you don’t know others… You’re hostage to the … UNSPEAKABLE! Like Michael Jackson says, “You’ve been hit by-You’ve been struck by! The UNSPEAKABLE!”

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Your Official #19NTC Local's Guide to Portland

EveryAction

We’re eagerly packing our bags, and can’t wait to see our nonprofit friends and family from around the country at this year’s Nonprofit Technology Conference in Portland, Oregon.

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.

Use Facebook Live to Raise Money For Your Nonprofit

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Guest Post By John Haydon You already know that Facebook Live lets any nonprofit live-stream fundraising events , breaking news, impact stories, and more, directly from their Facebook Page. But did you know that Facebook lets nonprofits add a donate button to their Facebook Live broadcast ?

I dare you to be your own fundraising guru

Wild Woman Fundraising

Recently I checked my library account, and I checked out over 100 books in the last year. Did I read them all? But did I skim all of them? I read most of them. I love learning! When I started out in fundraising, I always wanted more knowledge.

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.

5 Steps to Prepare Your Nonprofit Digital Strategy for the Instagram Donate Button

J Campbell Social Marketing

A donate button on Instagram – could it be true? At the Facebook Community Summit last week, Facebook announced that later this year they are going to bring donation stickers to Instagram.

The 8 Components of Engagement Fundraising

iMarketSmart

There are eight components of my innovative fundraising methodology : 1. Accepting the Pareto principle. We’ve called it the 80/20 rule, but it’s more like the 90/10 rule when applied to fundraising.

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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.

Happy International Women’s Day! Feminism in the Sector Podcast!

Wild Woman Fundraising

Are you a feminist? Do you believe that people of different genders should be equal? if so, then YES! if no, then GTFO. There is a lot to say about feminism in the sector, and what AFP in particular can do better for women! Vanessa Chase, founder of The Storytelling Nonprofit and #FundraisingIsFemale, shares a few tips with us in this next episode of NAME IT! Podcast! Listen to the podcast here or watch the video below!

Tracking Long-Term Donor Value: The Report You Shouldn't Miss in 2019

EveryAction

While almost all nonprofit professionals recognize the importance of running data-driven programs, most fundraising and digital staff of all levels don’t feel like they have access to the data they need for informing strategic decisions.

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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 ?

Will You Become an Engagement Fundraiser?

iMarketSmart

For the sake of donors, volunteers, advocates, and members everywhere who want to change the world but need an organization bigger than them to get it done, I sincerely hope you’ll consider becoming an engagement fundraiser.

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators – #19NTC Edition

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Meril’s. New Orleans, LA Sadly I am not at the Nonprofit Technology Conference in Portland this year. But that doesn’t mean we have to miss out on everything.

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Newsletter: Warm Leads from Your Homepage; Bridgestone Raises $2.8M for BGCA ; Museum Launches ‘How to be an American’ Podcast

Selfish Giving

Everyone wants more hot leads (direct inquiries from potential partners). But what about warm leads (someone who shows interest in your organization)? Would you like more warm leads if I showed you two ways to get them??? Okay, here you go.

Catch EveryAction at NTC 2019

EveryAction

Want to meet EveryAction at this year's NTC? You've come to the right place for all our panels, demos, and happy hours. We have panels on everything from fundraising automation to donor acquisition and vendor client relationships.

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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.

The Top 3 Reasons Spray-And-Pray Fundraising Communications Fail

iMarketSmart

The traditional spray and pray marketing communications tactics just don’t work. Here’s why: 1. They are Irrelevant. In this day and age, people get bombarded with thousands of messages a day. To cut through the clutter communications must be relevant. If they aren’t they’ll be easily overlooked.

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Median Salaries for Nonprofit Communications Directors

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Curious if your salary as a nonprofit communications director is in line with what others are making? There’s a huge range depending on the size of your nonprofit and where you live. Check out the salary data for U.S.

Newsletter: Should You Swear in Your Cause Marketing ; Super 8 Launches ‘Don’t Drive Drowsy’ ; Game of Thrones, Red Cross Partner at SXSW

Selfish Giving

A few weeks ago I got a call from a nonprofit with a dilemma. A company approached them about a cause marketing campaign on social media. Great, right? But there was one issue. The campaign involved some pretty strong language, and the nonprofit wasn't sure if they wanted to move forward.

Empower Your Supporters to Host Their Own Events on EveryAction

EveryAction

Many nonprofits and campaign organizations regularly empower their supporters to throw their own house parties, host fundraisers, and organize community events.

How to Use Social Media to Raise Money Online

J Campbell Social Marketing

My webinar with Nonprofit Tech for Good went so well I wanted to share the slides with you! How to Use Social Media to Raise Money Online from Julia Campbell. Description of the webinar: Packed with practical, how-to advice and examples for small nonprofits on a limited budget, this free webinar will show you how to leverage your social media accounts to raise money and strengthen relationships with donors so they give again.

You Don’t Need Data, You Need Actionable Intelligence

iMarketSmart

You have plenty of data. That data probably includes donation recency, frequency, and monetary value. You might also track involvement information (participation in events, volunteerism, board leadership) and interaction information (notes from discussions collected during donor calls and visits).

How the Sports Industry Can Join Gillette, Nike as a ‘Woke’ Business [SPONSORED]

Selfish Giving

Join Catalist’s Brittany Hill for a FREE one-hour webinar that will highlight the findings from its 2018 research surveying over 1,000 Americans to better understand their perceptions and affinities toward the intersection of sports and social good. Signup HERE.

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Behind the Brand: The New Look and Feel of Canal Alliance

Mission Minded

Julie Grawe is a senior brand strategist at Mission Minded and our director of digital. I asked her to give. The post Behind the Brand: The New Look and Feel of Canal Alliance appeared first on Mission Minded.

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How BvB Dallas used CrowdRise to turn their community into a movement

CrowdRise

“We needed a place we could advertise and push out, and that could collect our funds and show it in the right way. It needed to be user friendly for our participants, but also offer different levels of involvement for donors.

How You Can Build Relationships With More Hi-Value Supporters at Lower Costs

iMarketSmart

Your job is tough! If you’re like most fundraisers, you’re already working hard. You don’t have enough time, you’re pulled in too many directions, and you’re constantly swatting flies. Your board is probably breathing down your neck and your boss is probably on your back!

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Why Stories Are Important for Nonprofits

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

“A story is a fact, wrapped in an emotion that compels us to take an action that transforms our world.” – Richard Maxwell and Robert Dickman in The Elements of Persuasion Starting in March, I will share more on how to write stories, but today we get down to the basics in case storytelling isn’t a priority at your nonprofit: Why Stories Work Easier to remember.

Newsletter: How to Partner with Sports Teams ?? ; Domino’s Raises $9.8M for St. Jude ; Greenpeace Saves the Arctic from Shell Oil ??

Selfish Giving

When Brittany Hill from Catalist called me last week she had had enough. Your past two newsletters have been all about the New England Patriots. ?? Blah, blah, blah," she said. Instead of bragging, how about if you actually show your readers why and how to work with sports teams."

Break Free From Your Generic Communication

Ann Green

How many times have you received an appeal or thank you letter that never mentions your past giving or that you’re a monthly donor? All you get is a generic, one-size-fits-all letter that doesn’t acknowledge who you are.

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