Blog Profile / Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

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Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

Happy Friday AND “Happy Birthday” to my sister and business partner, Kivi! We’re celebrating her birthday with a special offer – save $200 on our All-Access Training Pass. Offer expires tonight at midnight ET. Now, let’s dive into our Mixed Links for the week… Canva shows us How to Stand Out with a Brilliant Facebook Cover […]

Celebrate with Kivi by Saving $200

It’s Kivi’s birthday tomorrow and to help her celebrate, we are inviting you to join our amazing All-Access Pass Holder community (and save $200). Today and tomorrow, you can save $200 off our Annual All-Access Training Pass. For just $499 you’ll have 365 days of access to our live webinars, recorded webinars, e-books, weekly time-savers, […]

5 Things Reporters Really Want From PR Specialists

When you open your e-mail box, which messages are you most likely to open: generic messages from unknown senders or personal notes sent by someone you know? The answer to this question is obvious, right? You’re going to open the personal message first. And you’re more likely to trust that message than you would a message […]

Your Email Marketing and E-News Questions…Answered! [FREE WEBINAR]

You have questions about how to use email to engage your supporters. Kivi has answers. During our FREE WEBINAR next week, Kivi will answer: 30 Email Marketing Questions in 30 Minutes Wednesday, April 5, 2017 1:00 p.m. ET (10:00 a.m. Pacific) Recording available if you can’t attend live, but you must register before the webinar […]

Breaking Down Silos: Integrating Marketing and Fundraising Departments #17NTCteam

Kivi was part of a fantastic session at last week’s Nonprofit Technology Conference called Breaking Down Silos: Integrating Marketing and Fundraising Departments. Kivi, along with Big Duck CEO Sarah Durham, led a panel that consisted of Hannah B. Show More Summary

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

Greetings from DC! I’d love for you to take a moment to share some Mixed Links with me… Interested in Snapchat? Take a look at these Five Nonprofits Who Are Ruling Snapchat. Here are 50 Social Media Marketing Influencers to Follow in 2017. Copyblogger shares 7 Easy-to-Forget SEO Steps You Need to Consider Every Time You Publish. In […]

What to Do with All Those Good Ideas

Communications is a creative and constantly changing field with many different options and choices. Communications team are usually understaffed. Too many ideas and not enough resources to implement them: It’s a perfect storm that can sink your communications strategy if you aren’t careful. Whether those good ideas come flowing in from program staff, board members, […]

We Want You Back! How to Re-Engage Inactive Email Supporters

You’re losing email subscribers. Every month. All year long. They unsubscribe. They bounce. They stop responding. According to M+R Benchmarks, on average, about 24% of subscribers are considered inactive. What’s a nonprofit communicator...Show More Summary

Want to Be in My Next Book? Share Your Story!

I’m working on finishing my next book, which will be called “CALM not BUSY: Managing Your Nonprofit’s Communications for Great Results.” It will be out in late May. I’d love to include YOU in the book! I need stories and anecdotes for specific sections in the book. If you can help with any of these […]

Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Kallie Rollenhagen

Welcome to 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. We’d love to feature YOU in this series! Don’t be shy – tell us what you do in a typical day as a nonprofit communications pro. Kallie Rollenhagen is the […]

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

Good Friday to you! Join me for some Mixed Links… Kivi and I will be at NTC in DC next week. Will you? Here are 10 Conference Hacks to Help You Crush Marketing Event Attendance. And CauseVox also shared some conference advice in Attending NTC? Read These 4 Networking Tips Before You Go and #17NTC: A Fundraiser’s Guide […]

30 Questions on Nonprofit Email Marketing. What’s Yours?

What questions do you have about nonprofit email marketing? On April 5, 2017 from 1:00 – 2:00 pm Eastern, I’ll answer 30 questions on nonprofit email marketing in 30 minutes during our next free webinar (registration link coming soon!). Now I just need the questions! Got one? Head on over to our Events Chat Page […]

What’s Your Top Strength as an #NPCOMM Director?

We are having some fun with a new quiz tool we are trying, courtesy of Interact. Want to find out your top strength as a nonprofit communications director? Take the Quiz!  

Communications Team Models: What’s Best for Your Nonprofit?

  In brand-new research for the 2017 edition of the Nonprofit Communications Trends Report, we discovered that four types of communications teams are most prevalent in our sector. While those teams are equally distributed, that’s really where the similarities end. Only two of the team models — Integrated and Centralized — performed well on the […]

Do You Take a Lunch Break? What Are Your Favorite Tools?

We want to hear your answers to these questions and more! Yep, it’s once again time for me to ask you to share your Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator. We started this popular series in 2013 to get a glimpse into the everyday, nitty-gritty things you have to do for your job as […]

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

Happy Friday, awesome people out there! Let’s kill some time today reading the freshest Mixed Links… Is the world getting you down? Get your inspiration from the slayer herself in M+R’s awesome post What Would Buffy Do? If Buffy isn’t your style or you need help getting press, M+R also has Little Ways to Break Through the […]

What Type of Communications Team Works Best at Your Nonprofit?

  According to our research, 75% of nonprofit communications teams are organized in one of four ways, based on how the workload for the team is created. We’ve labeled these teams: Integrated Centralized Internal Agency CEO-Led Next week, Kivi is leading a BRAND NEW webinar that will break down each of these four types and […]

Simple Rules, Part II: How to Get Better #NpComm Work Done Faster

  Yesterday I introduced you to some of the concepts from Donald Sull’s and Kathleen M. Eisenhardt’s Simple Rules: How to Thrive in a Complex World (Amazon). We looked at three kinds of simple rules that provide frameworks for making better decisions: Boundary Rules, Prioritizing Rules and Stopping Rules. Today, let’s look at three more, this time related […]

Simple Rules, Part I: How to Make Better and Faster #NpComm Decisions

  In their book, Simple Rules: How to Thrive in a Complex World (Amazon), Donald Sull and Kathleen M. Eisenhardt define simple rules as “shortcut strategies that save time and effort by focusing our attention and simplifying the way we process information.” They help us simplify complex systems and decisions so that we can move more quickly […]

Give Your Newsletter a Reason to Live

We are getting ready for our next Nonprofit Marketing Accelerator – Updating Your Community: Integrating E-Newsletters and Social Media. But before we start integrating your email newsletter with your other communications channels, you first need to answer what is probably the most important question: Does your newsletter have a clear purpose... a motivating […]

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