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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The 5 Best Nonprofit Digital Stories from TechSoup’s Storymakers Contest
Oct29

The 5 Best Nonprofit Digital Stories from TechSoup’s Storymakers Contest

TechSoup’s annual Storymakers contest had some great entries this year. Watch the winners and see what you can learn from them.  ~Kivi Guest Post by Alexandra (Ale) Bezdikian of TechSoup The world is changing. The landscape of communication is evolving at an exponential rate, and digital media creation is riding at the head of the wave. In the past few years, we’ve seen the transformation from long to extremely short-form...

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The Last Word on the #IceBucketChallenge [Video]

Now that we’ve all dumped ice water on our heads and the ALS Association has raised over $116 million dollars, it’s time to talk about why the Ice Bucket Challenge really worked.  Michael Hoffman at See3 invited Joe Waters of SelfishGiving and me to a live Google Hangout conversation about the Ice Bucket Challenge. Here’s the video:     What do you think? What are your lasting take-aways?...

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Reasons I Don’t Use Instagram [And Why They Are Silly]
Sep24

Reasons I Don’t Use Instagram [And Why They Are Silly]

I have had an Instagram account for over a year now. And I have posted exactly 3 pictures:   I like the idea of Instagram, I really do! Who doesn’t like looking at pictures? Still, there have been a few things holding me back from really embracing it. And most of those reasons are a result of not taking the time to get familiar with it. Perhaps they are the same reasons you haven’t gotten on board with Instagram...

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Super Short is Super Sweet: Storytelling that Hooks Digital Donors
Sep17

Super Short is Super Sweet: Storytelling that Hooks Digital Donors

TechSoup is currently running their annual Storymakers contest so today we have TechSoup’s Jim Lynch to share some tips on how to create short, but compelling videos you can use for fundraising, to say thank you or to share your mission. ~Kivi Guest Post by Jim Lynch of TechSoup The heart of effective fundraising is telling a story that a donor can emotionally connect with. These days, one of the easiest ways to reach a donor...

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Who’s Segmenting Email, Why, and Why Not [Infographic]
Apr23

Who’s Segmenting Email, Why, and Why Not [Infographic]

I’m presenting a brand new webinar on April 29, 2014 called Email List Segmenting: Strategies to Increase Open Rates, Motivate Action, and Build Engagement. As part of the prep, we worked with our friends at Bloomerang to do a quick survey.  We asked about whether your nonprofit was segmenting its list and how, and if not, what was holding you back. Here are the results . . .   Survey Findings At-A-Glance Most nonprofits...

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