Protecting Donor Information: What’s Your Security IQ?
May19

Protecting Donor Information: What’s Your Security IQ?

We don’t touch on cyber security too often on this blog as it is so not in our area of expertise. But we know it’s extremely important you are doing everything you can to maintain the safety of your donor information. We were glad that Merkle reached out to us to talk to you about keeping your data secure. ~Kristina Guest Post by Bill Sayre, President of Merkle Response Management Group From Target to Home Depot, security...

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Closing the Loop with Your Donors When You’re Not Sure What Information You’ll Get
May05

Closing the Loop with Your Donors When You’re Not Sure What Information You’ll Get

I coached Cassia Burke’s organization Children of the Nations  a couple of years ago and I continue to be impressed with the way they have embraced near constant reporting and thanking of donors in creative ways. I’ve encouraged you to borrow borrow their ideas before and think you’ll like these ideas for keeping your donors informed as well. ~Kivi Guest Post by Cassia Burke of Children of the Nations I’m a writer...

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2 Strategies to Help Your Nonprofit Go Viral
Apr23

2 Strategies to Help Your Nonprofit Go Viral

“Going viral” isn’t really something you can predict. In his latest guest post for us on PR for nonprofits, Peter Panepento explains how the culture of your organization is much more important to your work than coming up with a clever video. ~Kivi Guest Post by Peter Panepento of Panepento Strategies “Why can’t we go viral like that?” It’s a question you’ve likely heard at some point from your executive director or...

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Meet the Scary People Who Are Frightening Your Donors Away!
Apr21

Meet the Scary People Who Are Frightening Your Donors Away!

Next Tuesday, April 28th, Claire Meyerhoff and I are doing a FREE webinar encouraging you to banish boring nonprofit communications forever. How does nonprofit marketing and fundraising content become so boring? Claire explains in today’s post. ~Kivi Guest Post by Claire Meyerhoff, Editorial Director at Planned Giving Marketing In horror movies, lots of scary people look perfectly normal at first. They have a slight evil glint...

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Successful Facebook Advertising on Less than $2 a Day
Apr20

Successful Facebook Advertising on Less than $2 a Day

A lot of people ask us whether Facebook ads are a good idea or not. So we are happy to introduce the good folks over at ActionSprout to share some answers! They help nonprofits find supporters on Facebook and get them to act. We’ll be working with Action Sprout to provide more tips, resources, and training on Facebook to you in the coming months. ~Kivi Guest Post by Drew Bernard, Founder and CEO of ActionSprout With almost...

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Developing a Modern Public Relations Strategy
Mar17

Developing a Modern Public Relations Strategy

Last month, Peter Panepento challenged nonprofits to Stop Approaching PR Like It’s 2007. This month’s he’s back to share more about how you can best reach your audience and cultivate relationships with the media. ~Kivi Guest Post by Peter Panepento of Panepento Strategies You probably wouldn’t expect Bob Dylan to draw inspiration from Frank Sinatra. One was a hero of the 1960s counterculture. The other was an icon of...

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