m+r interim solutions: Temporary Help to Set the Tone

By Anne Wein, Associate. Does your nonprofit need help meeting communications goals and telling your story? m+r interim solutions matches highly skilled professionals with your temporary staffing needs. Communications and marketing professionals can support your goals for: - Year-long plans for communications and marketing deliverables - Development and production of collateral such as annual reports, mailings, newsletters and brochures - Strategies and execution for digital outreach in web and social media How it works: m+r interim solutions develops the scope of work and contract with the client, manages the client relationship, and provides support to the affiliate contractor. Affiliates are guided by moss+ross best practices and understand our expectations to deliver high-value service. Much of this work can be done remotely, and we work with nonprofits in the Triangle area and beyond. Virtual check-ins and meetings will maximize efficiency [...]

Developing a culture of gratitude by Jeanne Murray

At this time of year, you are busy creating year-end appeals and reaching out to donors to say thank you. As a development professional, you probably think of expressing gratitude as making those calls and writing those letters. Have you stopped to consider how gratitude looks and feels from your donor’s perspective? What do donors experience that is gratifying – that is, helps them see the impact of your organization and feel that their contribution made a difference? How can recognition and acknowledgement help donors feel connected to the future work of your organization? How can expressions of gratitude help donors feel noticed and invited to become more involved? Sometimes we are so close to our work that it helps to take a step back and look at ourselves from an “outside in” perspective. What does a donor (or potential [...]

Nonprofit Communications and Marketing Trends in 2015 by Denise Tolley

Curious about what the other guys are doing? How they are communicating with their supporters? What is most important to them? A recent report on nonprofit trends notes that, of the Communications Goals nonprofit companies set for each year, Donor Retention has jumped from 4th to 2nd place, while Acquiring New Donors fell from 1st place to 4th. Community Engagement came in as the most important goal. This shift in priorities shows a subtle emphasis on a more personal touch with donors and getting to know your donor base more intimately to increase effective communication. The Kivi 2015 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report, a survey of more than 1,500 nonprofit participants across North America, offers this information and much more, and is available to download through this link. You will see some interesting results and comparisons, some of which are highlighted [...]

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