How to Make Your Messaging More Relevant

I’m headed to Austin, Texas today to teach a workshop I’m calling “So What and Who Cares? Getting Your Communications Right in 2012” for the Texas Association of Nonprofit Organizations. You answer the So What? question by making your messaging as relevant as possible to the people you are communicating with. But what does that…

Successful Online Fundraising Campaigns – Tips from @karvetski

Kerri Karvetski is a wonderful nonprofit copywriter and online strategist (and she also teaches the webinars in our Social Media Starter Kit series). I recently interviewed Kerri for some tips on how to put together a good online fundraising campaign. Kerri’s Campaign Tips: Develop a Story Arc with Multiple Emails Set Public Goals with Your…

Email Marketing Stats and Trends for Nonprofits

On Wednesday, I shared how nonprofits are using social media according to reports released over the last few weeks. Today, we are going to take a look at email marketing and fundraising using data from these reports: Sage Nonprofit Solutions Email Marketing Report 2012 (Sage) 2012 Online Marketing Nonprofit Benchmark Index Study (Convio) 2012 eNonprofit Benchmarks…

Where’s the Grant Money for Your Marketing and Communications? Webinar Tomorrow

Tomorrow, Betsy Baker of Your Grant Authority will present a webinar for our All-Access Pass Holders on how to find grant money specifically for your nonprofit’s marketing and communications programs. Didn’t think you could find grants for anything other than your programs or services? Betsy busts that myth and shares how you can get the…

From Print to Email: Take Your Newsletter on an Epic Journey – My New E-Book from Network for Good

Print newsletter or email? “To switch or not to switch?” is definitely the question a lot of you have on your minds. To help you answer that question, I have partnered with Network for Good to publish a new e-book From Print to Email: Take Your Newsletter on an Epic Journey. In this free download, I…

Ready for Anything: Don’t Forget the Tech!

As the recent Komen and KONY 2012 controversies show, having a crisis plan is essential. But what happens when you have  a great reaction to something good you have done? You need a plan for that too! Kyla Cromer offer some tips on getting ready.   ~ Kivi Guest Post by Kyla Cromer When your organization is…

Infographics as Teaching Tools – Example from Tara Collins

Infographics aren’t just for making your website or Facebook wall look pretty. Tara Collins, communications director of Watershed Agricultural Council (and a Nonprofit Marketing Guide All-Access Pass Holder), recently sent me this email on how she used infographics in an executive committee meeting to help the attendees better understand her. Here is the email: Kivi – had to…

Video Interview: VolunteerMatch’s Content Marketing Strategy

I recently interviewed Robert Rosenthal, vice president of communications and marketing at VolunteerMatch. Robert talks about how VolunteerMatch has moved away from paid advertising toward content marketing — creating multimedia content that draws people in. For VolunteerMatch, those people fall into two institutional audiences: nonprofits and corporations. Watch as Robert outlines the strategy. (Sorry the…