Cold calling major donors to arrange appointments doesn’t work— but this method does

iMarketSmart

Our cold-calling wasn’t working! Here’s how it works. This will work for you too but you have to recognize that engagement calling involves a mandatory two-step process involving the following components: CALL #1. Then let me know how it works!

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Work-Life Balance at #15NTC

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

This morning, Stephanie Bowen, Leili Khalessi, Kerala Taylor and I led a session called Paradox but Possible: Hardcore on Work AND Life. Greetings from Texas, Y’all! Kristina and I are currently in Austin, TX at this year’s Nonprofit Technology Conference.

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Does Slacktivism Actually Work?

EveryAction

While social media has profoundly amplified the reach and influence of nonprofits, it’s also created a dilemma commonly referred to as “slacktivism.”

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Asana—Streamline the Work Behind Your Work (Nonprofit Blog Carnival)

Getting Attention

As nonprofit communicators, we all know what it’s like to try to find balance in our work despite competing priorities, multiple teams and never-ending deadlines. A process for every project : Creating our own templates in Asana enabled us to take the guesswork out of the work.

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Work Your Proper Hours

Wild Woman Fundraising

Work Your Proper Hours! Why is staying late equivocated to working hard? You could probably get all of your work done in 3 hours and have the rest of the day to play. Their article is called: Work Your Proper Hours: A Campaign Against Unpaid Overtime.

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Finding Dignity in Work

Wild Woman Fundraising

If you work in an at-will environment and have little to no respect shown for your efforts, you are not alone. Why do we accept that lack of dignity and respect at work is the way things have to be? I came into work on time. Conflict bad boss bullying work uh oh.

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Why do people at work treat me this way?

Wild Woman Fundraising

I’ve seen all of these responses and more, when I go in to work at nonprofits. What are you giving up to work at a nonprofit? And what would you be giving up to work at a corporation? Now more and more people yearn for work that is in itself “meaningful.”

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Kids, Work and Essay Writer Co Uk

SocialButterfly

Writer Writer is directed at pupils in britain, also will be offering to develop work with well-over 100 topics. You need to be ready such form of work takes plenty of dedication and a lot of initiatives. The Lost Secret of Essay Writer Co Uk. Since you may view, customized writing is really a great solution for students having a tough and pressing undertaking.

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Working in Canada goes Mobile

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

Essentially these are government services that I have discovered through my consulting work, which are not always well known, yet extremely valuable. It was initially developed for skilled immigrants looking to work in Canada, however once you try it out yourself you’ll realize that it’s useful for domestic audiences as well. There is also the very useful branded Working in Canada YouTube Channel with useful videos and enabled comments.

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The science behind why social fundraising works

CrowdRise

When embraced, social fundraising can be an incredibly successful way for nonprofits to engage, empower, and activate their community of supporters.

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Quote of the Week: Are We Ever Done Working?

SocialButterfly

So, as you wrap up your week, ask yourself: What am I working for? Are you working for retirement or are you working with a purpose? Clayton Christensen, over at the Harvard Business Review , offers some great insight into work, meaning and our purpose in life.

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What Ask String Works Best?

The Agitator

This, of course, only works for PETA — you’d want to swap in the name of your own organization and test for yourself. The life of a direct response fundraiser is filled with so many questions – far more questions than answers. Take the question, “How much should we ask for?”.

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Marketing Your Cause to Millennials—What Works

Getting Attention

Guest blogger, Chapin Cole is a proud Millennial who works in nonprofit development in the California Bay Area. What has worked for you? She blogs here on getting successful yet stress-free as a nonprofit staffer. The Secret to Marketing to Millennials—There Isn’t One.

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Social Marketing Works

SocialButterfly

For all those working to raise awareness, guess what? Take a step today towards effectiveness--know that the social marketing approach works. Awareness just got punked.

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Telephoning Works

The Agitator

After last week’s focus on sexy social media, it is with some trepidation that I turn this week to — dare I say it?! — mundane telephone fundraising. So yesterday. At first I wasn’t going to do this.

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Last Chance to Take Our Survey on Boundaries at Work

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Ahead of next week’s two-part series focusing on how to stop being overwhelmed and preventing burnout at work , we have been gathering data on how boundaries are respected at your organization. Do Your Bosses and Co-Workers Respect Your Boundaries?

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Are you using your best skills at work?

Wild Woman Fundraising

” When you’re working your strengths, you feel powerful, passionate, euphoric, natural, smooth, and confident. And when you have this in your work, you try to pass it off to the new person, do anything else instead, or shove it to the side of your desk and ignore it.

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Work Our Audience-Driven News Climate

Getting Attention

How YOU Can Work this Trend to Benefit YOUR Organization. Thanks to guest blogger Mollie Katz, Multimedia Strategist at Mollie Katz Communications. In their day, legendary journalists like Ben Bradlee of The Washington Post essentially defined the day’s news for their audiences.

20 Ways People Lie at Work

Wild Woman Fundraising

In other words, this is how people avoid talking about the problem, whether at work or at home. Let’s say you have a crush on someone at work- but you treat them coldly because you don’t want to think about it, or deal with it.

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Finally, you can learn what words work to raise money!

iMarketSmart

Last year I worked with Dr. Russell James to present his findings in the ground-breaking webinar titled Words that Work (get the quick-read eBook here ). If you want to see the whole Words that Work webinar, you can check out the recording here.

Three Ways to Overcome Decision Fatigue in Your #npcomm Work

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I make what feels like a million decisions in managing work and family, and it’s exhausting. There are so many different approaches, so many different “best practices” and not enough time or resources to work through them all.

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Spread the work around

Get Fully Funded

If you working on raising the money of your dreams, you should always be on the lookout for people who can help advance your cause. After all, you can’t do it yourself and many hands make light work. People don’t have to be Board members to serve on a committee for your organization, they just have to care about the work your nonprofit is doing, and be willing to give their time and talent. . Make sure they have the time and are willing to do some work.

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#GivingTuesday - Proof that social fundraising works

CrowdRise

# GivingTuesday is an incredible day in November (the 27th of November this year, to be exact) when the world comes together to share their support for the causes they're passionate about.

Here’s a way to achieve work-life balance at your nonprofit job

Wild Woman Fundraising

She and I have been working together for the last year and I’ve just got so many incredible thing from working with her and things I think you need to know as a nonprofit professional and a fundraising professional. Let’s see what works for you, right?

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Bring Yourself to Work? James Porter Does

Getting Attention

Do you bring yourself—with your passions, personal history, and personality—to work, or do you check “the real you” at the front door? Here’s hoping you bring “all of you” to work. He describes the race, and the cause, then links his passion for his work (and participation in the race) with his experience of being marginalized as a gay boy growing up. Use this inspiring model as motivation to bring one more aspect of yourself to work today.

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My Simplest Explanation of How Engagement Fundraising Works

iMarketSmart

I’ve been talking about this for about 10 years (ever since I revamped my marketing agency to only work with nonprofits). The post My Simplest Explanation of How Engagement Fundraising Works appeared first on MarketSmart.

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Reader Questions: Are you being bullied at work? What can you do?

Wild Woman Fundraising

This work draws on policies that they have put in place to protect their workers. What we want to work towards is getting enough attention around it to change policies and make sure bullies learn that they can’t continue their bad behavior. How can you resist manipulation at work?

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3 Big Trends That Should Change the Way You Work Online

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Because of the way Facebook works, people expect you to understand them and to deliver customized, engaging content they want to see. Identify some easy fixes to your online experiences and work on those first, while budgeting time and money to work on the harder elements later.

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STARTS TODAY – Measuring the Effectiveness of Your Communications Work

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Measuring the effectiveness of your nonprofit communications work is hard. Join us tomorrow for a BRAND NEW webinar series: Measuring the Effectiveness of Your Communications Work. Don’t let the idea of measuring your work intimidate you.

What Prevents You from Getting Your Best Work Done

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

We’ve added several new questions to the 2016 Nonprofit Communications Trends Survey ( take it now! ), including: How big of a problem are these situations in preventing you from getting your best work done at your nonprofit? Too many interruptions in the work day.

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Work Your Small (Case Study: Meals on Wheels)

Getting Attention

million marketing budget funding the work of three departments and 13 staff members. Now, just over two years later, I find myself at a much different organization— Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland—working in a much different way. I am working hard to develop a low-budget marketing program that engages each audience segment. And my plans are based on what I know works in our region—community events, not multi-million dollar ad budgets.

Interview with Pamela Slim, author of Body of Work

Wild Woman Fundraising

You may know Pamela Slim from her book, “Escape from Cubicle Nation” but today we’ll be talking about her new book, “Body of Work.” Would you like to win a copy of Pam’s new book, Body of Work?

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The Work behind Your Work: Your Methods & Wants for Nonprofit Blog Carnival

Getting Attention

This is the work behind our work. . That’s the work behind our work. We focused on marketing work there but the discussion got so deep and passionate that I wanted to expand it to include all of you, across functions.

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What Type of Communications Team Works Best at Your Nonprofit?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

That has major implications for the effectiveness of your communications work, depending on your goals. According to our research, 75% of nonprofit communications teams are organized in one of four ways, based on how the workload for the team is created.

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Do you have bad boundaries?

Wild Woman Fundraising

So I wanted to ask you since we’ve both had fundraising jobs and worked in nonprofits for a long time, what happens when people who work at nonprofits don’t have good boundaries? SG: Well, I think boundary issues, there’s really no separating work from life.

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SEO and PR - Working Together For You

Social Media Bird Brain

Normally, this wouldn't matter to much to a small nonprofit, but Google (and now Facebook) are working on more social versions of search, which means that search results are now more. This is one of the best explanations of how to currently get higher up in Google search rankings.

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When You Work at a Nonprofit - A Case Study

Social Media Bird Brain

Don’t Over-Think It: A Case Study For Testing Ideas, From “When You Work At A Nonprofit”. when you work at a nonprofit small nonprofits ideas social media testing case study acceptance When you see the response to your proposeduse of a new social media tool: This came into my mailbox and I think it is so cool. At this point, I''ve got nothing to add that I think would make it any better. Read it.

Universal Basic Income and Decent Work

Wild Woman Fundraising

It allows you to go back to school, create a business, find more meaningful work, spend more time with your family, even pay bills on time, pay down debt, imagine! In my view breaking the link between paid work and survival would be a good thing.

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10 tunes to work to-and take you into fun winter times

Wild Woman Fundraising

I tend to go with music when I’m working, because podcasts can be distracting to me. When we work hard- music can motivate us – and help us focus and keep going. How do you get through your workday? Is it podcasts? Is it music? Is it a combo of both?

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Interdisciplinary Work

A Small Change

Pull in someone who works with your database to talk about how to segment your approach with different donors. We all work with donors in a different way using methods and techniques that illicit different responses and information. We all benefit from a diversified approach to our projects and donors. Last month I built the case that we are moving away from being solely advance practitioners into having a main area of experience and a hobby area.

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Doing Your Best Work

The Agitator

Are you going to do your best work this week? Indeed, what motivates you to do your best work? In his post, Your discomfort zone , Seth Godin notes that most of us need an external stimulus to do our best work. You’re probably reading this on Monday morning.

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Stay Focused at Work: 4 Ideas You Can Try

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Pick just one and see if using it every day for a week helps you feel more focused at work. If you work in an open floor plan office, or the office culture is very conversational, you may need to give others around you cues for when you shouldn’t be interrupted.

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Bring Yourself to Work? James Porter Does

Getting Attention

Do you bring yourself—with your passions, personal history, and personality—to work, or do you check “the real you” at the front door? Here’s hoping you bring “all of you” to work. He describes the race, and the cause, then links his passion for his work (and participation in the race) with his experience of being marginalized as a gay boy growing up. Use this inspiring model as motivation to bring one more aspect of yourself to work today.

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