Your Ideas, Examples, and Problems with Awareness Raising Campaigns
Jul29

Your Ideas, Examples, and Problems with Awareness Raising Campaigns

Next month we’ll be hosting the Nonprofit Blog Carnival, and our theme is Raising Awareness. You may know that I am not the biggest fan of “awareness raising” as a goal in and of itself.  Unless you have some clue about how you plan to connect the dots between the raised awareness and your ultimate goal, don’t bother. (In other words, billboards do not lead directly to fundraising results; there are still quite...

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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 Communicators
Mar28

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

Kivi and I just got back from a family vacation to the Mouse House (Disney World for you uninitiated). I think I need a vacation from my vacation, so let’s wrap up the week with some Mixed Links… Craig Newmark has released an infographic that Reveals Latest Data on Cracking the Crowdfunding Code. Blackbaud has also created an infographic featuring key findings from the 2013 Charitable Giving Report. Did you vote in this...

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Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators
Feb28

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

This Friday could not come soon enough. I really need some Mixed Drinks – I mean Mixed Links… Capital campaign experts Andrea Kihlstedt and Gail Perry are presenting a free webinar on March 3rd called How to Hire the Right Capital Campaign Consultant for Your Campaign. Voting begins today for the DoGooder Nonprofit Video Awards. This year’s winners will be announced March 14th at the Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTC)...

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August Nonprofit Blog Carnival: Playing Well With Others
Aug28

August Nonprofit Blog Carnival: Playing Well With Others

We are excited to host this month’s Nonprofit Blog Carnival! Many of the questions we get about nonprofit marketing and fundraising ultimately boil down to personal relationships and how well your teams are functioning. So we decided to ask for posts about getting along with others in the nonprofit world. We have some great advice to share! Working with Boards Fundchasing has some tips on Improving Board and Staff Relationships...

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Getting IT Invested in Your Cause
Aug15

Getting IT Invested in Your Cause

Earlier this year we introduced you to Imtiaz Haiyoom, an “IT guy” for CitySquare who encouraged nonprofit marketing staff to bring their IT staff into the decision making process. Today, we have another IT guy who shares how he grew to even like marketing. Crazy!  ~Kivi Guest Post by Andy Adams of Whistling Duck  It was the first day of my first job as a young programmer. I was given a tour of the snack room before I was...

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