Your Job Title Can Change Your View of Communications
Jan09

Your Job Title Can Change Your View of Communications

One of the more interesting parts of this year’s 2014 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report is how the responses vary by job title. This is the first year that we asked for job title, as well as age (that’s another post). Take what you consider to be a top communications challenge, for example. If you are an executive director, you are more likely to pick lack of budget for direct expenses as one of your top three...

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Shifting Your Comm Style from Frightening to Friendly – 3 Steps
Dec19

Shifting Your Comm Style from Frightening to Friendly – 3 Steps

I recently talked with a nonprofit communications director whose challenge for 2014 is to remake her organization’s communications voice, style, and tone from something that’s frankly a little frightening to something much more friendly. How does she know the current approach is frightening? Because the organization’s supporters and clients said so. The nonprofit asked for feedback on its website content, and heard...

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Annual Campaign Trilogy Part II: 6 Tips to Improve Fundraising Results
Dec12

Annual Campaign Trilogy Part II: 6 Tips to Improve Fundraising Results

Yesterday Sean King gave us some steps to get started with a successful annual campaigns. Today we talk about getting better results from your fundraising. ~Kivi Guest Post by Sean King of YEA! Making the decision to use a wide variety of media means that you have a toolbox full of nuggets and information for your fans to engage with the latest awesomeness inside your organization. By telling your story repeatedly but with new and...

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Annual Campaign Trilogy Part I: 6 Simple Steps to Success
Dec11

Annual Campaign Trilogy Part I: 6 Simple Steps to Success

It’s that time of year! Sean King from YEA! joins us to talk  about to re-energize your yearly fundraising campaigns (which are often at year-end, but can be done at other times of year too) in the first of this three-part series. We are posting excerpts and encourage you to read the full posts on Sean’s blog. ~Kivi Guest Post by Sean King of YEA! As non-profit fundraisers, we all face new campaigns with equal parts...

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Donor Centered + Great Storytelling = A Newsletter That Raises a Lot of Money [Interview]
Dec10

Donor Centered + Great Storytelling = A Newsletter That Raises a Lot of Money [Interview]

Today we have a guest “interview” instead of a guest post. Pam Grow talked with Michelle Brinson of Nashville Rescue Mission about how her organization’s newsletter brings in $2 million a year. We loved her approach so much, we asked Pam and Michelle to allow us to share an abbreviated version with you. You can read the full interview on Pam Grow’s blog. ~Kivi Interview with Michelle Brinson by Pam Grow 1.   ...

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How Better Community Engagement Led to This EXTREME Fundraising Event
Nov21

How Better Community Engagement Led to This EXTREME Fundraising Event

This is definitely not your average fundraising event! See what happened when the Millionair Club Charity made a stronger effort to get out in the community to meet new people and form a wider diversity of relationships. ~Kivi Guest Post by Tim Takechi of Millionair Club Charity. In the early morning of August 11, 2013, Seattle businessman Larry Kaminer volunteered his time to our non-profit, the Millionair Club Charity, in a very...

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