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5 Clever Online Engagement Ideas for Nonprofits

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Looking for ways to engage supporters online? Get inspired by these real nonprofit digital engagements! Ask An Artist To Illustrate. Take that hashtag contest to the next level. Invite an artist to illustrate your supporter’s thoughts submitted online. Make a Reading List. Summer’s coming.

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The most powerful motivators of major gifts and legacy gifts.

iMarketSmart

Remembrance. Honor. Memorialize. Pay tribute. Fairness. Right wrongs. Give back. Hormones. Oxytocin “the love hormone” Cortisol for focus. Brain. Neurons transmitting information. Mirror neurons support empathy. Religion. Find meaning. Satisfy dictates. Allay guilt. Social.

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3 Ways to Stay Safe from Cyber Attack

Getting Attention

Yes, this has to matter to you. The current global cyber attack , built on ransomware, could wreck your communications impact and a lot more. If or when your organization gets hacked, it’ll bring all activity—including communications and fundraising—to an absolute standstill.

How to Define Roles on Communications Projects

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Communications work is complicated enough as it is. When you aren’t exactly sure who is responsible for what, it gets even more complicated.

New Email Study Reveals Nonprofit Spam Rates Soared in 2016

EveryAction

The state of nonprofit fundraising is undeniably digital, but aside from opens and clicks, do you really understand what's happening to your emails?

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Spotlight On Sustainers: Part 2

The Agitator

Today we focus on research-based best practices — not anecdotes and tribal wisdom — of what produces significant results in launching and growing sustainer programs.

Are you a cold-hearted fundraiser or a warm-hearted facilitator?

iMarketSmart

The flow chart below makes me very uncomfortable. Here’s why: Science and experience have led me to realize that a donor’s objective is usually, first and foremost, to find meaning in their life through giving and to feel good knowing their legacy gift will make an impact.

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How to Attract Corporate Partners with Your Nonprofit Website

Selfish Giving

Do you remember back in 2011 when Google introduced the Zero Moment of Truth (or ZMOT) ? The zero moment of truth refers to the point in the buying cycle when the consumer researches a product, often before the seller even knows that they exist.

10 Tech Innovations That Will Revolutionize the Sector

J Campbell Social Marketing

The nonprofit technology landscape moves so quickly, it’s hard to keep up. Technology in the nonprofit space means more than simply posting on Facebook or getting set up with the best CRM.

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Direct Mail … You Know You Like It!

The Agitator

OK, we’ve devoted most of this week to ‘alternative’ fundraising … peer-to-peer and email fundraising. Time to end the week with a simple reminder about old-fasioned direct mail. Who reading this post doesn’t enjoy receiving real mail?

Most fundraisers use email the wrong way

iMarketSmart

Every marketing channel needs to be optimized and employed properly. Sadly most fundraisers are using email the wrong way. Email should NOT be used primarily for fundraising. Rather it should be used mostly to build engagement. It should be used to tell stories, involve supporters, report back how gifts were used and make them feel good … not so much for asking. Think of an email to a donor as you would an email to your friend. Would you only ask for money from a friend in every email?

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Ep215: Why Your Cause Should be Active on Instagram

Selfish Giving

Today on CauseTalk Radio , Megan and I talk to Jeremy McGilvrey , an entrepreneur, author and trainer who's amassed a massive audience on Instagram. Jeremy is here to share his advice on how causes can use the Internet's hottest property to recruit and engage supporters and to raise money.

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How to Get People to Raise Money for Your Nonprofit on Facebook – Part 1

J Campbell Social Marketing

Social media fundraising is getting easier, thanks to some great new Facebook features designed specifically to make it easier for nonprofits to raise money on the social network.

The Kinds of Meetings Communications Directors Need

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Another day, another meeting. Or three, or five. When you literally have to schedule time on your calendar to think, that means you are in too many meetings. But meetings aren’t all bad. They are a great tool for collaboration when used well.

More On Peer-To-Peer Fundraising

The Agitator

At The Agitator , we pride ourselves on eclecticism and mixing it up. Therefore, when we publish two posts in a row on the same theme it constitutes a trend!

Finally we’re releasing the HIPPO killer!!!

iMarketSmart

The HIPPO is the highest paid person in the office at the time when a decision needs to be made. HIPPOs tend to be far removed from regular engagement with donors and their decisions tend to be based on opinions— not data or fact.

Ep213: This Company Has a Sweet Solution to the Bitter Problem of Child Slavery in West Africa

Selfish Giving

Today on CauseTalk Radio , Megan and I talk to Peter Zandee , U. Sales Manager, Tony's Chocolonely , about their efforts to fight child slavery in the chocolate industry in West Africa. On the show, Megan, Peter and I discuss: Peter Zandee, Tony's Chocolonely.

5 Summer Fundraising Ideas for Every Nonprofit

J Campbell Social Marketing

Guest post by Sara Lowe. Picnics, pool parties, soccer games, BBQs – the possibilities are endless for you to be able to soak up the warm weather.

Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Kimberly Troup

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Kimberly Troup. Welcome to the latest installment in our series on the “Day in the Life” of nonprofit communicators, where we ask you to describe your day in your own words. We’d love to feature YOU in this series!

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Worth The Investment: Third Party Donors

The Agitator

In his post DIY Fundraising Tom laid out a significant challenge faced by many nonprofits that engage in peer-to-peer fundraising and other friend-inspired approaches: realizing the full potential of Third-party Donors.

What’s missing from most nonprofit mission statements?

iMarketSmart

Last week I wrote a post that ruffled some feathers. I do that from time to time. It’s probably because everything I think, write and create begins with the donor in mind — not the fundraiser. Sorry.

5 Tips for Telling Difficult Stories

EveryAction

Storytelling is a constant drumbeat that resonates throughout the nonprofit community, but increasingly, stories are getting hard to tell. Not so much with good stories, which are a welcome and inspiring; mostly, it's the difficult tales of struggle, desperation, injustice, and urgency that are the most complicated to convey - but the need has never been so great.

Ep214: A Look Back at Our Favorite Shows From the Past 200 Episodes

Selfish Giving

Today on CauseTalk Radio , Megan I talk to.each other! Don't worry. We're sure you'll enjoy it because we're belatedly celebrating the show's 200th show with a look back at our favorite episodes of CauseTalk Radio. Here are the must-listen shows that Megan and I picked.

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How to Run a Great Text Giving Campaign

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Abby Jarvis. If you are thinking of starting a text giving campaign, Abby Jarvis of Qgiv is here today to share some tips on how to make it successful. Kristina. Guest Post by Abby Jarvis. Next time you’re at a restaurant or sporting event, take a look around.

Fundraising Insights For Small Nonprofits

The Agitator

In my Tuesday post , I lamented the meager growth in fundraising performance over 2016, as reported by the Fundraising Effectiveness Project. And I observed that it was the smallest groups that performed the worst, noting specifically the difficulty these groups have with retaining donors. Today, looking deeper into my in-basket, I’ve discovered a resource just for smaller organizations … in this case a slightly larger category, organizations with revenue less than $2 million.

There’s power in exclusivity but are you using it?

iMarketSmart

Unlike populist fundraisers (who treat everyone the same), engagement fundraisers aim to find and build relationships with “first class passengers”— people who are willing to “pay” more (with major and legacy gifts). .

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Make a Smart Investment

Ann Green

Many nonprofits, especially small ones, are working with limited resources (money, staff, time). I know how hard that is and your default mode may be to say we can’t afford to do this. . Be careful. What are you saying you can’t afford to do? It may be something you should be doing.

How to Make Your Annual Report Better NOW

Wild Woman Fundraising

Are you stuck with the task of making your annual report again? Are you afraid no one is going to read it, AGAIN? Your nonprofit annual report doesn’t have to be boring! It can be fun! It can be useful and engaging! It can make your donors want to give more!

Don’t Be a Gopher: Nonprofit Marketing and Program Sustainability

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Kylie Hutchinson. Is program sustainability something your nonprofit talks about? Kylie Hutchinson explains why it should be in today’s guest post. Kristina. Guest Post by Kylie Hutchinson.

“I Asked A Simple Question Online This Week”

The Agitator

“I Asked a Simple Question Online” wrote Tom Ahern earlier this week. Here’s the question the master donor communicator asked: “Which charity is doing the most for Syrian refugees?” ” The answers were anything but simple. Here’s what he found out and he’s given The Agitator permission to reprint the whole sorry story verbatim from his original post. Revealed? Is there a fatal flaw in old-style charity rating systems?

There’s power in exclusivity but are you using it?

iMarketSmart

Unlike populist fundraisers (who treat everyone the same), engagement fundraisers aim to find and build relationships with “first class passengers”— people who are willing to “pay” more (with major and legacy gifts). .

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Don’t Be Part of the Noise – Make Your Email Messages Stand Out

Ann Green

Email is usually the primary mode of communication for nonprofits and there’s a reason for that. It’s fast, easy, relatively inexpensive, and almost everyone has an email address. You can quickly get a message out to a lot of people. But guess what? You’re not the one sending email.

The first thing I ever did was come out of a woman’s body

Wild Woman Fundraising

The first thing I ever did was come out of a woman’s body picture of congressmen trying to take our healthcare away. On this Mother’s Day, let’s get mad everybody.

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Happy Friday, everyone! Let’s wind down with some Mixed Links… John Rampton shares 8 Tiny Changes to Make Your Life 10 Times More Enjoyable. Social media not getting the results you want? Try this Social Media Marketing Checklist: 16 Common Mistakes to Avoid.