Nonprofit Thank You Videos – Binge Watch Here!
Nov20

Nonprofit Thank You Videos – Binge Watch Here!

I am so excited about next week, not only because it’s Thanksgiving, but because this is when we see a huge wave of nonprofit thank you videos being released. And I LOVE THESE THINGS. I’ve started my 2014 Playlist of Nonprofit Thank You Videos. If you have one and want me to consider adding yours to the list, just leave me the link in the comments on this blog post. I’ll be adding a whole bunch more to this list over...

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Dos and Don’ts for Nonprofit Thank You Letters [FREE Download]
Oct10

Dos and Don’ts for Nonprofit Thank You Letters [FREE Download]

Sending a thank you letter to your donors is not just the polite thing to do. Nor should it just be a tax receipt. Nonprofit thank you letters need to be thought of as a very important, highly strategic piece of communication. With that in mind, we recently updated our nonprofit thank you letters resource page to include tips and advice based on your personal experience with writing thank you letters. Now when you visit the nonprofit...

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#MixedLinks for Nonprofit Communicators
Oct03

#MixedLinks for Nonprofit Communicators

Let’s celebrate the end of the week with a round of Mixed Links… Givelify just released a new white paper called “Nonprofit Fundraising: Removing Roadblocks and Meeting Goals with Mobile Technology.” Aplos has started a funny new blog series on creative approaches to fundraising. Did you miss September’s Nonprofit Blog Carnival? It was published earlier this week by Joanne Fritz. The topic was Social Media for Good...

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Giving, Impact, and Happiness
Oct28

Giving, Impact, and Happiness

Thanksgiving is coming up, which means lots of nonprofit messaging around gratitude. But have you thought about whether your organization has a spirit of gratitude for others? In this guest post, Ross Johnston reflects on the power of sharing both gratitude and impact, and how that can change the results you get in fundraising and in life.  ~Kivi Guest Post by Ross Johnston Happiness and Giving Study There was a study recently where...

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Creating More Donor-Centered Thank You Letters: One Nonprofit’s Success [Examples]
Sep10

Creating More Donor-Centered Thank You Letters: One Nonprofit’s Success [Examples]

With so many nonprofits getting thank you letters wrong, writing a great one that focuses on the donor and not your organization is a great marketing and fundraising strategy. All-Access Pass Holder J Merriman of Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful shares how tweaking their thank you letter got an immediate response. ~ Kivi Guest Post by J Merriman of Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful In 2014, Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful will celebrate 25...

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Barth Syndrome Foundation Thank You Letter: Before and After
Mar13

Barth Syndrome Foundation Thank You Letter: Before and After

I received an email from Lindsay B. Groff, executive director of Barth Syndrome Foundation after she attended my Writing Thank You Notes That Inspire Future Gifts webinar. Lindsay wanted to share the before and after with me, and then agreed to share her example with you too! Take a look below. Before: After: You should notice a difference immediately. Instead of  just random “families and individuals affected by Barth...

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