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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Crying in Your Car After Work? You Have Two Options

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

But that doesn’t mean there won’t be really hard days when you feel like the least favorite person in your organization and break down as soon you leave work. It has some great process advice on how to work through the changes you need to make.

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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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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.

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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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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FREE WEBINAR – 25 Nonprofit Communications Examples That Will Inspire Your Own Work

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Looking for great examples of nonprofit communications to inspire your own work? Join us for: From the Swipe File: 25 Nonprofit Communications Examples That Will Inspire Your Own Work. That way, you can be inspired to come up with your own version by understanding the reason that it works. The post FREE WEBINAR – 25 Nonprofit Communications Examples That Will Inspire Your Own Work appeared first on Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog.

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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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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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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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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How MarketSmart Works With Partners

iMarketSmart

People often ask me, “How does MarketSmart work with partners (allies) to help nonprofits lower costs and increase revenues?” So, today I thought I’d explain how we work with consultants, consulting firms, direct marketing agencies, CRM software companies and others. Bottom line: Our friends, partners, and allies in the fundraising community work with us to use our platform and to learn to employ it. . Do you work for a CRM or other software company?

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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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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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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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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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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.

An insider snapshot of what it’s like to work at MarketSmart

iMarketSmart

But I thought I’d share it with my readers so they could get a glimpse into what it’s like to work here at MarketSmart. Here’s Zach’s article about working at MarketSmart. The post An insider snapshot of what it’s like to work at MarketSmart appeared first on MarketSmart, LLC |. Fundraising fundraising report card marketsmart marketsmart glassdoor philosophy podcast Side Hustle School work culture

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#GivingTuesday 2017 Recap – What Worked and What Didn’t

J Campbell Social Marketing

Here are the numbers in nifty, shareable graphics: Case Studies – What Worked . Giving Fuel ended up working out incredibly well for Crossroad. Did Facebook Fundraising Work? The post #GivingTuesday 2017 Recap – What Worked and What Didn’t appeared first on JCSM.

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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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Why you should never get a job and go to work.

iMarketSmart

I taught my kids to avoid using the words job , work and can’t. To me a job is what some people get so they can work to get money; and if they fail to find one, they might say it’s because they can’t. I got paid plenty of money for my work. You can stop working too.

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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 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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Hot Topics in May: E-Newsletters, Content Problems, Leadership, Work Boundaries

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Learn how to prevent burnout and respond better to challenges at work. The post Hot Topics in May: E-Newsletters, Content Problems, Leadership, Work Boundaries appeared first on Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog.

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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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5 Strategies to Reach and Engage Young People In Your Nonprofit Work

J Campbell Social Marketing

These are all frequent questions posed in my work with nonprofits large and small. However, there are certain, strategic ways that you can use to get started reaching and engaging young people in the work of your nonprofit. Posts that work Twitter or LinkedIn may not work on Instagram.

3 things you can do when fundraising is no longer fun and you want a new job.

iMarketSmart

Some try it and go back to working for a nonprofit. Turnover. If you’ve been in fundraising for any length of time you probably already know that turnover is a problem in the sector.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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EveryAction Development: Make Your Fundraising Tools Work For You

EveryAction

It’s a huge change because the tools are working for you instead of you working for your tools.". We can work with them. It’s a huge change because the tools are working for you instead of you working for your tools. Secondly, this ability to work collaboratively within your organization or with your partners outside the organization gives you opportunities to think in new ways without adding to your workload.

Hang with Amazing Nonprofit Marketers and Do Awesome Work

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

We’ve created a community of nonprofit communicators who are working on the same issues and dealing with the same struggles as you. Fellow Pass Holder, Rachel Braver agrees: The sanity check from having a community that is working through the same challenges is nice.

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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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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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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Chunking Out Your Time: What Works for You?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Read virtually anything on productivity, and you’ll come across the concept of chunking out your time: working on one specific thing at a specific time. I’ve tried them all, and for me, a combination of day themes and Pomodoro seems to work best. What works for you?

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