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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Nonprofit Annual Reports on YouTube and Pinterest
Dec09

Nonprofit Annual Reports on YouTube and Pinterest

I’m updating my lists of examples of nonprofit annual report infographics and video annual reports as I prepare to teach a new webinar next week at CharityHowTo:  Advanced Annual Reports: Video Annual Reports and Infographics to Share Your Results with Donors. I’ll keep adding to the list as more come out in the next few weeks and months, but I want to share the links with you now, in case you want to follow them:  ...

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ALT Tags and Humor = A Great Email
Dec03

ALT Tags and Humor = A Great Email

I received another email from (former coaching client) Children of the Nations yesterday that impressed me so much that I wanted to share it with you. First, let’s look at images off.  As you can see, they did a masterful job with the ALT tags — those bits of text that appear when images are off. The “this or that” wording is very skimmable, and I very quickly see the point they are making to me. I don’t...

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This Is How You Get Your Fans Engaged – Nonprofit Success Story
Sep17

This Is How You Get Your Fans Engaged – Nonprofit Success Story

I coached the fundraising staff at Children of the Nations for part of 2012 and 2013, and I am so excited about the creative ideas they have had to engage their fans and child sponsors. I asked Cassia Burke of Children of the Nations to share how they came up with a recent campaign that I think you might just want to “borrow” and customize in your own way.  ~Kivi Guest Post by Cassia Burke of Children of the Nations Last...

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Nonprofit Hashtags You Should Keep an Eye On
Aug08

Nonprofit Hashtags You Should Keep an Eye On

In yesterday’s post on registering a hashtag, we talked a little bit about how useful hashtags can be when trying to categorize your social media posts by topic. Here are some hashtags specific to the nonprofit field that you should add to your listening dashboard. Twitter Chats #nptalk - Weekly Wednesdays, 3:00 -4:00 pm EST. Learn more. #ynpchat – First Wednesday of the month, 4:00 -5:00 pm EST. For young nonprofit...

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Can I Register a Hashtag?
Aug07

Can I Register a Hashtag?

 Hashtags are a great way to organize your social media updates and to find others who are talking about the same things you are talking about. Hashtags are definitely here to stay, with Facebook recently adding the feature to their network, following Twitter and Instagram. Here’s a little hashtag #background: Adding a hashtag (#) before a keyword or phrase (no spaces between words in that phrase) turns that phrase into a link....

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