Are Nonprofits in Your State Well Represented?

Here’s the map of the nonprofits that we’ve heard from in the 2013 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report Survey. Is your state represented well? If not, get your nonprofit friends to take the survey before midnight Eastern time on Friday, November 30, 2012! Here is the link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2013trends Or you can use the short code: http://kivilm.com/2013…

Chucking the Ladder of Engagement

I read an article this morning in the Stanford Social Innovation Review, and I highly recommend you do too: The Permanent Disruption of Social Media The gist of it: “Social media has chipped away at the foundation of traditional donor-engagement models. A new study highlights the realities of donor behavior and how organizations can redesign…

What Does Your Organization Do? Draw It Out

Illustrated videos are very popular right now with everyone from big corporations to small nonprofits. Jessica Pullano, who is currently participating in my Mentoring Program, shares how her organization created one to help explain what they do. ~Kivi Guest Post by Jessica Pullano of the San Francisco Education Fund Like many communications people, my ongoing quest is to…

Get Ready for #GivingTuesday

As the people at #GivingTuesday say, “We have a day for giving thanks. We have two for getting deals….Wouldn’t it be great to have a day for giving back?” And that’s what #GivingTuesday is all about – changing the typical consumer mentality that occurs between Thanksgiving and Christmas and turning our attention toward helping others. This year #GivingTuesday is…

Biggest Challenges for 2013

Here’s another little taste of preliminary data from our 2013 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report  . . .  We’ve heard from about 900 nonprofits, and want to make that at least 1,200 before we shut it down on November 30. So please take the survey and share this link with your nonprofit friends: http://kivilm.com/2013 So far,…

My Favorite Post-Sandy Email

I received lots of post-Sandy email from nonprofits, with content all over the map, from direct pleas for assistance for those affected, to educational and advocacy emails tying severe weather to climate change. In looking through them all, one stands out: This email I received the day after the storm passed through Washington, DC from…

Website Content for Homeless People?

I saw this tweet from Mark Horvath of Invisible People and We Are Visible via Facebook yesterday: I followed up on Facebook with Mark and he said he couldn’t come up with any good examples of agencies that serve the homeless who actually had good content directed at homeless people on their websites. He says most…

2012 Nonprofit Tagline Awards – The Winners!

Nancy Schwartz of Getting Attention.org has announced the winners of the 2012 Nonprofit Tagline Awards – or as they are affectionately known – the Taggies. This year, Nancy had over 1,400 tagline entries that were then whittled down to 63 finalists identified by an expert panel of judges (including moi). Then 3,300 voted for the 18 winners categorized…

Social Media in 2013: Where to Focus, Where to Play

As of a few minutes ago, 360 nonprofits had participated in our 2013 Nonprofit Communications Trends Survey. We hope to have more than 1,200 participate by the end of the month, but here are a few preliminary results about social media use. Take the survey now and you can request a free copy of the…

Nonprofit Marketing Mentoring Program – Accepting Applications for 2013

Online training is great, but for many of you, it’s not enough. You are left to figure out how to apply what you’ve learned on your own. You also get the training in bits and pieces, which can make it tough to see how everything fits together. That’s why I created the Nonprofit Marketing Guide Mentoring…