Communicating about Coronavirus and Your Events, Part 2

Last week, I shared a post highlighting how the organizers of two nonprofit conferences — NTC and Create Good — were messaging attendees regarding their decision-making in the wake of the coronavirus epidemic (now pandemic). Last night, both event organizers canceled the conferences (Create Good will be online). Today, I want to do a couple…

Communicating about the Coronavirus and Your Upcoming Events

Nonprofit event planners are used to working through last-minute snafus like freak weather events and catering failures, but an epidemic on its way to pandemic status? That’s likely a new one for you. I’m participating in two upcoming conferences this spring that are doing a good job of informing attendees about their plans. Bravo to…

Conversation Bubbles

Forget the Elevator Speeches and Give Your Board Members a Word-of-the-Month

I was recently contacted by Julianne Buck, executive director of the Community Foundation of Grundy County about the Monthly Nonprofit Writing Prompts I send. She shared a great idea I knew you would want to hear about – especially those of you who deal with board members who aren’t the best at promoting your cause.…

Creating a Unique Value Proposition for Your Nonprofit (Part 2)

Yesterday and today, we welcome guest blogger Sean Kosofsky to explain an important marketing concept for all nonprofits to understand: Your Unique Value Proposition (UVP). What is it and how do you get one? Read on! ~Kivi Guest Post by Sean Kosofsky In part 1 of this two-part blog series, we covered the first few…

Creating a Unique Value Proposition for Your Nonprofit (Part 1)

Today and tomorrow, we welcome guest blogger Sean Kosofsky to explain an important marketing concept for all nonprofits to understand: Your Unique Value Proposition (UVP). What is it and how do you get one? Read on! ~Kivi Guest Post by Sean Kosofsky A unique value proposition (UVP) is an underutilized and really effective tool. But…

When You Are Asked to Market to New and Different People

This question came up recently in the Communications Director Mentoring Program: “I’ve been asked to start attracting new groups of people as volunteers and donors who are different than our current volunteers and donors. How do I do that without losing the ones we have?” This question comes up A LOT, especially in the context…

Better Asks: Getting People to Give, Volunteer, and More

Last week Kivi shared some Conversion Copywriting Tips for Nonprofits including advice like “only include one call to action” and “emphasize the why and why now.” This week, we’ll dive into some more thoughts on making that ask. First off, if you aren’t getting the results you want from your emails, appeals, and social media…

How Relevant Are You?

Relevant messaging is the difference between successful content marketing and background noise in your reader’s inbox. If your readers don’t care about what you are publishing or understand why it should be important to them, then you are wasting everyone’s time – including your own. You can’t have the impact you want if you aren’t…

Why Voice and Tone Might Be the Secret Sauce to Social Fundraising Success

Finding donors on social media comes down to being true to yourself and your cause. How do you make sure you’re doing that? By having a consistent voice and tone. Gary Wohlfeill explains how you can in today’s post. ~Kristina Guest Post by Gary Wohlfeill, Director of Marketing at CrowdRise Nonprofits are used to holding their narratives…