Your Top 5 Challenges for 2014 [Early Survey Results]

We’ve heard from about 1,500 nonprofits so far via our Nonprofit Communications Trends Survey for 2014 — please add your voice now if you aren’t in that 1,500! We’ll close the survey on Tuesday, December 3. The preliminary survey results identify these top five challenges for nonprofit communications pros in 2014: 1. Lack of time to…

Five Elements of Successful Nonprofit Annual Reports

I’m thinking a lot about annual reports right now, are you? I’m revamping my “new and improved” annual reports webinar into two different presentations: one on written annual reports and a second on video and infographic annual reports, both of which I’ll present at CharityHowTo.com in December. But in the midst of all the decisions…

A Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Alexandra Axel

Here’s the latest installment in our series on the “Day in the Life” of nonprofit communicators, where we ask you to describe your day in your own words.  Alexandra Axel is the media director for The Caregiver Space, a nonprofit with a free online social network that allows caregivers to share their experiences, find critical…

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Marketers November 22, 2013

Happy Friday, everyone! Let’s wind down with some Mixed Links… Over 1,400 people have taken our 2014 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report Survey. Take the survey now and you can be among the first to receive the full Nonprofit Communications Trends Report and know what your nonprofit colleagues will be doing in 2014. Network for Good has released its latest…

How Better Community Engagement Led to This EXTREME Fundraising Event

This is definitely not your average fundraising event! See what happened when the Millionair Club Charity made a stronger effort to get out in the community to meet new people and form a wider diversity of relationships. ~Kivi Guest Post by Tim Takechi of Millionair Club Charity. In the early morning of August 11, 2013, Seattle businessman Larry Kaminer…

Little Known Ways to Gain Mobile Supporters

To help your nonprofit understand the benefits of having a mobile marketing strategy and how to implement one, we asked the good folks at The mGive Foundation to guest blog for us. Earlier, they let us know the top reasons to use mobile. Today Jenifer Snyder outlines several ways to starting building your mobile list.  ~Kivi Guest…

How Often Should Nonprofits Send Email and Direct Mail?

In this year’s Nonprofit Communications Trends Survey for 2014, we are asking the questions about communications frequency a little differently. We’ve split appeals with a call to action (like “donate now”) from newsletters or other informational communications. We’ve heard from 605 nonprofits so far (our goal is 2,000), and here’s what the preliminary results tell…

Your Top 7 Nonprofit Marketing Training Priorities [Survey Results]

Last month, we asked for your feedback on training topics for our 2014 Webinar Series. Today I’m sharing the top seven most popular webinar topics out of the list of 14 we gave you, in order, along with our plans to meet those needs. Also, congrats to three winners of All-Access Passes through the random…

Early Results: Marketers More Overworked than Fundraisers?

We are asking for your predictions and insights this month for the 2014 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report. Please take the trends survey now. As of right now, 415 nonprofit staff have completed the survey. We are asking a new question this year: Do you feel overworked, underworked, or is your workload about right? The preliminary results…

A Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Suzanne Rhodes

Here’s the latest installment in our series on the “Day in the Life” of nonprofit communicators, where we ask you to describe your day in your own words. Suzanne Underwood Rhodes is the director of public affairs at Mercy Medical Airlift in Virginia Beach and recently celebrated her 10th anniversary of service there. Besides publishing…