5 Strategies for 2015 to Make You a Rockstar Fundraiser!
Feb05

5 Strategies for 2015 to Make You a Rockstar Fundraiser!

Today Somya Qureshi is back with another guest post (read her past posts here), this time on easy ways to organize your fundraising work in a more strategic way. ~Kivi Guest Post by Somya Qureshi, CEO of Nonprofit Ninja The more conversations I have with fundraisers, the more I realize how important it is to think strategically about fund development, and not let the day-to-day operations get in the way! Always remember that you will...

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Getting Started with a PR Plan
Jan28

Getting Started with a PR Plan

We try to cover just about everything a nonprofit communications director has to do here at Nonprofit Marketing Guide, but one big whole in that coverage has been PR.  That’s why we are excited to bring on a few new guest bloggers  — including Sean Horrigan. Let us know what PR and media relations questions you have and we’ll get you answers. ~Kivi Guest Post by Sean Horrigan of PR Guy PR is powerful. It can take an...

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Market Like a Ballroom Dancer— They Lead, You Follow
Jan15

Market Like a Ballroom Dancer— They Lead, You Follow

At the end of last year, we announced that nonprofit messaging and branding expert Nancy Schwartz of GettingAttention.org would be joining our team of advisers along with Kerri Karvetski and Tom Ahern.  She’ll be leading webinars, providing coaching, and writing blog posts for us among other things. Here is her first post for 2015 on a few nationwide trends that could affect your nonprofit. ~Kristina I was thrilled to see Pew...

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4 Ways To Make A Story Come Alive
Jan07

4 Ways To Make A Story Come Alive

Guest blogger extraordinaire Laurel Dykema is back with us to share how you can change up your storytelling technique. ~Kivi Guest Post by Laurel Dykema of Mission India As nonprofit writers, we share stories about real people … their struggles, victories, and joys. But if you’re like me, sometimes the words you use to tell an amazing story can feel a little flat. Maybe it’s because you write so many stories that they all start...

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Takeaways from #GivingTuesday: Lessons Learned on a Collaborative Project
Dec18

Takeaways from #GivingTuesday: Lessons Learned on a Collaborative Project

Sean King has been on our radar for about 3 years now – when he participated in our very first Mentoring Program and shared his organization’s wonderful video series.  He recently asked us for #GivingTuesday advice which we happily gave…under the condition he share the process and results with us! ~Kivi Guest Post by Sean King of Youth Education in the Arts (YEA!) Seven nonprofit arts organizations in Allentown, PA...

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Want Better Payoffs From Your Donor Communication? Start Customizing It
Dec10

Want Better Payoffs From Your Donor Communication? Start Customizing It

Last month we heard from Somya Qureshi from NonprofitNinja.org on the easiest place to get started with collecting data. Today she has some ideas on how to take that donor data and turn it into a communications startegy. ~Kivi In the last post, I talked about some of the basic metrics that nonprofit organizations could start measuring regularly in order to track donors to ensure that the donor base grows over a period of time. Now...

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