Breaking My Bad Habits: From College To Nonprofit Writer
Aug26

Breaking My Bad Habits: From College To Nonprofit Writer

Would your nonprofit communications make your English Lit professor cringe? Good! You’re probably on the right track. Today, Laurel Dykema shares some habits she had to change once she started writing for the real world. ~Kivi Guest Post by Laurel Dykema of Mission India Confession: I had a lot of bad habits when I started in nonprofit writing. And most of them came from writing college papers! When I started as an intern at...

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Mixed Links for Nonprofit Marketers and Fundraisers
May30

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Marketers and Fundraisers

TGIF! Let’s dive into some Mixed Links…  – Network for Good found that donors who set up a recurring gift gave an average of 42% more per year than those who only gave a one-time gift.  See their new infographic on Why Recurring Giving Matters. – The May Nonprofit Blog Carnival is up on Erik Anderson’s Donor Dreams Blog. This month’s theme was “Letting the nonprofit sector go to the dogs” and...

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Mixed Links for Nonprofit Marketers and Fundraisers
Apr18

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Marketers and Fundraisers

Happy Friday! Let’s cap off the week with some Mixed Links… Gail Perry has an infographic with the top fundraising tips and tweets from this year’s AFP conference. Robert Slates gives us the six deadly writing sins for nonprofits. Blackbaud released its Peer-to-Peer Participant Fundraising Study. The study looks at trends across four event types — Cycle, Endurance, 5K and Walk. CauseVox also just released its newest...

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6 Steps to Building an Engaged Staff Writing Team
Apr02

6 Steps to Building an Engaged Staff Writing Team

I have talked before about how your entire staff should be part of your marketing team no matter their job description. Diane Greenhalgh, director of web services of the Pulmonary Hypertension Association, was featured in my book, Content Marketing for Nonprofits, and recently appeared as a panelist for one of our book club discussion webinars. She shares how she was able to get more people at her organization involved with creating...

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Procrastination: Three Easy Outs When It Happens
Feb20

Procrastination: Three Easy Outs When It Happens

So, I procrastinated on figuring out what I wanted to blog about today. Then Beth Kanter posted about methods of procrastination and how to stop.  It’s a great post – check it out. On the “Field Guide to Procrastination,” I am definitely the List Maker, the Sidetracker, and the Snacker (well, the Another Cup of Tea Maker). On Beth’s list of five ways to avoid this fate, I use a hybrid of pomodoro, time...

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6 Tricks to Make Your Content Skimmable
Nov14

6 Tricks to Make Your Content Skimmable

We’ve talked before about how people don’t really read all of your content. Laurel Dykema is back with some tips on how to get your point across even to busy readers. ~Kivi Guest Post by Laurel Dykema of Mission India “AVALANCHE!” Twitter-ers are tweeting. Facebook-ers are posting. Pinterest-ers are pinning. Instagram-ers are picture-taking. More micro content on the internet is piling up each day! So, what’s a great...

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