Another Great Thank You Video You Need to See

Last October, Kivi presented a webinar on thank you videos. Today’s guest, Gerard Miller, attended that webinar and sent a sweet email thanking us for the presentation. (He’s really good at thanking people!) He also sent the thank you video his organization, SwimRVA, produced and I asked him to share their creation process with you.…

What to Do Now That Your Fundraising Campaign Is Over

You should use every event and campaign as a learning experience. Today’s post gives you some ideas what to do after it’s all over. ~Kristina Guest Post by Gary Wohlfeill Your event or campaign is officially over and it was incredible. You hit your donation goals, spread awareness about your mission, recruited new fundraisers, and so…

Week of Freebies, Day 4: Dos and Don’ts for Nonprofit Thank You Letters

Happy Holidays! It’s that time of year where we show our readers some love with some FREE goodies.  With year-end giving in full swing, make sure you are thanking your donors in a way that will keep them giving for years to come. Our free download, 20 Dos and Don’ts for Nonprofit Thank You Letters,…

Creating a Thank-You Video in a Day – How This Nonprofit Did It

Last week Angela Crist, CEO of Findlay Hope House, reached out to me and Kivi about a thank you video they created after attending our recent webinar. It was so simple, yet so effective, we had to have her tell you the story! ~Kristina Guest Post by Angela Crist I’ve been keeping my eye on creative thank-you…

Your Nonprofit Annual Report – Shorter and Faster

Did you see yesterday’s post showing that most nonprofit communicators think their workload is too heavy? Not a surprise, right? We’ve been hearing that for a while now, which is why we started developing short, intensive courses with step-by-step coaching. We call these courses Nonprofit Marketing Accelerators. And our next Accelerator will help you knock…

Are You Skipping Thanksgiving Too?

How annoying is it that department stores skip over Thanksgiving and go right to Christmas? As soon as Halloween ends (and sometimes before), you see decorations for sale, toys being stocked, and Christmas music playing…poor Thanksgiving doesn’t stand a chance. I get it. After all, Christmas time is make-or-break for retailers and, boy, are they…

CROWDFUNDING: Who’s Giving…To What and Where

Peer pressure works. Strangers make the smallest gifts. And love ‘em or hate ‘em, matches and prizes drive donations. These are some of the insights offered in the Donation Trends by Channel: 2016 Donor Data Report by online fundraising platform Kimbia and nonprofit marketing agency Strength in Members. The report uses data from 1.2 million…

4 Smart Ways to Use Thank You Videos in Nonprofit Fundraising

Joshua Clay We Internet users have a voracious appetite for online video. Video is increasing in nearly every digital channel, from email to web pages to social networks. Done right, it drives clicks and conversions better than text alone. Marketers across the spectrum are planning to increase their use of videos to educate, service, and…