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Much like the age-old saw about not discussing religion or politics at social gatherings, this is meant to avoid controversy, and, more to the point, not give any work associates reason to disagree with you (or terminate your job, etc.). The only possible area of controversy is the political. Oh well. hope you will join me.

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Are your politics hindering your fundraising?

Fundraising Coach

Fundraisers: Stop the political vitriol! We need to participate in the politics of our communities and countries. Unless your cause is political, your politics can seriously hinder your fundraising. You think all Republicans are non-thinking, homophobic, reactionary idiots who want to throw us back to the Dark Ages.

Research: Just how much do faith, ethnicity, politics and age affect giving?

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

recently posted some fascinating information on ethnicity and online behavior; now there’s a study on various donors by religion, political persuasion, ethnicity and age and it, too, may reveal some surprising things. The study also looked at the influence of political persuasion, ethnicitiy and age.

Notes from the Digital Governance Forum (#DGF15)

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

Political parties can have many special exemptions. What is the role of the political parties in terms of policy making? There are now 1.1

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#Aging: Nielsen’s Latest Survey Of Social-Media Use Shows Continued Expansion Among Those Over 55

Non Profit Marketing 360

They are engaged in civic activities and are much more likely to be involved with political parties, local events, and/or educational opportunities.

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#Aging: Health-Care Reform Showing Small Advantages For Medicare Recipients

Non Profit Marketing 360

Politics have roughed up most of our attitudes towards health reform. Shrinking, but not gone until 2020.

#Aging: Medicare On The Chopping Block Of Debt ‘Compromise’

Non Profit Marketing 360

So as the political debate over healthcare revamps for the 2012 elections, Ms. Yep, it really says that. According to Ms.

#Aging: Likely Further Medicare Cuts Hurt Stocks Of Numerous Care Companies

Non Profit Marketing 360

They were not panicked because investors were confident that some kind of deal would be found and default was not really going to happen.

You may have noticed…

Wild Woman Fundraising

political in the last year. Why I am more political has to do with Occupy. that my blog posts have gotten a little more. Libraries?

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#Aging: Medicare’s Open Enrollment Opens & Can Save Elders From Poverty

Non Profit Marketing 360

The AARP is taking political stands on calls for reform of these services, but whatever one’s political stance, the inconvenient fact presented in the Census Report is that Medicare and Social Security have been wonderfully successful at helping seniors. Click to Enlarge. percent decline from 2009. percent and is 7.1 percent

#Aging: Medicare’s Support To Home Health Agencies Likely To Be Cut 3+%

Non Profit Marketing 360

And every political stripe agrees that as the growing number of Boomer retirees move into these programs, stresses will be felt throughout the federal budget. People of most political stripes would surely welcome such adjustments, though $640 million when some are trying to cut $4 trillion can suddenly seem like chump-change.

#Aging: Study Shows Americans Optimistic and Unprepared For Heath In Retirement (Part 2 of 2)

Non Profit Marketing 360

Then ask someone 10 years your junior if he/she will be exercising to the same degree when she/is your age. Click to enlarge.

#Aging: Study Shows Americans Optimistic and Unprepared For Heath In Retirement (Part 2 of 2)

Non Profit Marketing 360

Then ask someone 10 years your junior if he/she will be exercising to the same degree when she/is your age. Click to enlarge.

#Aging: $450 Billion in Unpaid Care Another Likely Drag On Economy

Non Profit Marketing 360

Yet so too is there a political dimension to the rising burden of ‘free’ familial healthcare. Aging Assisted Living Community Health Healthcare Low-Income National/International News and Current Affairs Newspaper Article Politics Report Seniors Life AARP Associated Press Caregiver Health care Medicare Paul Ryan

RESOURCE REVIEW: “A Progressive’s Style Guide” Helps Unlock Power of Language to Shape and Change the World

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Here are the issue areas covered in the Guide, and a small sample of the terms used and avoided/questioned by activists in that issue area: AGE.

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What to Do When the Media Gets Your Story Wrong

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

But while this might be true if you’re a celebrity or a political candidate, bad publicity can have dire consequences for nonprofits.

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Why fundraising is so important, at least until Campaign Finance Reform

Wild Woman Fundraising

Recently I’ve been reading up on how to get money for political office, because I will be assisting a friend in running for office.

Constituencies

A Small Change

People & Culture Politics & MotivationIndividuals can give when and as often as they see fit.

#SOCIALMEDIA: How Young Is Too Old To Have Communications Expertise?

Non Profit Marketing 360

Would you hire any of these people for your social-media outreach? The Who, “My Generation,” My Generation (1965). sensation, if you will ?

#SOCIALMEDIA: How Young Is Too Old To Have Communications Expertise?

Non Profit Marketing 360

Would you hire any of these people for your social-media outreach? The Who, “My Generation,” My Generation (1965). sensation, if you will ?

#PROAGING: Republican Budget Realigns Medicare But Ignores Long-Term Care

Non Profit Marketing 360

It will not recede for another couple of decades. The percentage “at risk” drops for the Late Boomers (to 43.7 percent.” on a Medicare exchange.’ But

#Health: Study Shows Advantages Of Conversation No One Wants

Non Profit Marketing 360

Paula Span also steps into the cultural and political difficulties of getting such a study done in the US, or even discussing the Swedish report.

Upcoming Movie Documents The Revolution Of Growing Older

Non Profit Marketing 360

What if this phase of life is a time when we can, more than at any earlier age, fully discover our true sense of self and purpose?

#ProAging: Mandated Cuts In Medicare Stifle Expansion Plans

Non Profit Marketing 360

Unfortunately, care for aging and retiring Americans seems not to be one of the talking points among the political candidates on the voting blocks in 2012. Click to enlarge. The reductions in payments were targeted at 3-4%. Overall, the trend is clearly toward reductions and cuts.

The 3 Worst Mistakes a Nonprofit Can Make When Trying to Acknowledge Online Donors

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Becky’s heart was in the right place, she was being polite by introducing herself, she just doesn’t remember you. Gretchen Barry. Kristina.

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#ProAging: AARP Busts Some Social Security Myths

Non Profit Marketing 360

Aging Civics Community eNewsletter Grandparents Independent Living National/International News and Current Affairs Politics Retirement Living Seniors Life AARP American Association of Retired Persons Medicare ProAging Retirement Social Security United States federal budgetThe arguments are over just how to do that. Myth Number One?

Who Are The Nonvoters?

The Agitator

This report from Pew Research looks at the nonvoters, who in 2008 were 43% of the voting age population. politics

It’s Official: The Millennials are Here!

A. Fine Blog

Pew also released a study on attitudes by Millennials (people born after 1980) about work, institutions, religion, politics…well, about life in general. They have always been wary of institutions and fiercely independent politically, religiously and philanthropically. It will make politics much more volatile.

Ad Age: A Spoof to Mad Men or A Dish To Women?

Diva Marketing Blog

And then there is the January 19, 2009 issue of Advertising Age, one of marketing's most respective trade publications. did I get it wrong?

Grants for Community Colleges Enabling People Ages 50+ to Complete Degrees or Certificates in Competitive Professions

Seeking Grant Money Today

Grants may support activities such as training and retraining, career development, and support activities that enhance successful workforce training and retraining credential completion for adults over the age of 50. Political or religious programming is not supported by this grant. From The Foundation Center.

5 Things I Bet You Didn’t Know About Facebook

J Campbell Social Marketing

We all know how popular Facebook continues to be, among all age groups and income levels. This represents 31% of all seniors. Literally.

Students Use Online Advocacy

The Agitator

Harvard’s Institute of Politics has collected some interesting data on college-age and young adults and their online advocacy. Of college students, 29 percent said they’ve used Facebook to advocate for a political position, 37 percent liked an issue, and 31 percent liked a candidate.

Digital and Media Literacy

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

would love to see an evolution occur where Media Literacy includes Digital Literacy and vice-versa, as I think they are inseparable in this day in age. Photos have always been powerful in capturing global attention , swaying public opinion, and altering the course of political direction, hence why photo journalism exists. The

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Waiting For Inspiration

The Agitator

They were previewing a series of polls regarding Millenials political and social views by Harvard’s Institute of Politics. finding that makes me want to throw my hands up in despair is that those age 18-29 split evenly in their views of the National Rifle Association (NRA) — 38% favorable, 38% unfavorable.

The Online/On Land Disconnect

A. Fine Blog

Nancy Scola wrote a terrific post about a new report from the Berkman Center called Political Change in the Digital Age: The Fragility and Promise of Online Organizing. The paper is a great primer on political activism in repressive regimes, how change happens and what makes it so hard and risky. Nancy nails the key, [.].

How can you recognize propaganda?

Wild Woman Fundraising

With the new election cycle coming up, it might be useful for you to note some of the techniques of propaganda. What are the techniques of propaganda?

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How to Use Facebook for Audience Research & Crisis Communications (Case Study)

Getting Attention

Planned Parenthood faced a communications crisis last week when a clinic manager was videotaped covertly by actors working for an anti-abortion group , while she giving advice on getting medical care for under-age prostitutes. The stunt was designed to power the group’s campaign to cut off public financing for Planned Parenthood.

Successful Facebook Advertising on Less than $2 a Day

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

For example, are they men or women, of a certain age, have specific interests, etc. Here’s how: 1. Define Your Objective. Promote Only The Best.

#PROAGING: Olympics & Social Media Suggest Shrinking Digital Divide

Non Profit Marketing 360

What are the numbers when age is taken into consideration? The survey can be read in its entirety here (PDF). BTOP is helping close this gap.

#PROAGING: Olympics & Social Media Suggest Shrinking Digital Divide

Non Profit Marketing 360

What are the numbers when age is taken into consideration? The survey can be read in its entirety here (PDF). BTOP is helping close this gap.