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How NOT to write a letter to your supporter community


Although this letter is meant for the “community” (non-donors and donors), this is NOT how you should ever address people.

Infographic: Inside the mind of a KICKASS community manager!

Wild Woman Fundraising

Then you’re a community manager. made “Inside the Mind of a Kickass Community Manager&#. Kickass Community Manager.

10 Ways to Build Loyalty Among Your Online Community Members

J Campbell Social Marketing

Here are 10 ways to build loyalty among your online community members through celebration and acknowledgement! 1)     Plan ahead. Who are they?

Meet the 4 Types of People Who Make Up Your Online Community [Infographic]

J Campbell Social Marketing

Get rid of all the stereotypes that you have about these groups and start thinking of them as your online community. Does that sound familiar?

Designing for Community Change


In short, Poilloton and the Project H team “design solutions that empower communities and build collective creative capital.&# Build.

9 Tips for Creating an Editorial Calendar Chock Full of What Your Community Wants

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

One of the ways you become their favorite is by providing your community with great content that they keep coming back for. Diane Greenhalgh.

Power of Community Involvement

A Small Change

We are all looking for the secret sauce in reaching out to our communities whether it is the perfect language in your next solicitation letter or the call to action at your next gala. have been amazed at the value of engaging and being connected in your community. Sort of a development version of “if you build it they will come.”.

Do you have people from the community you help on your board?

Wild Woman Fundraising

Outside funders think they’re being “inclusive” when they involve community members in meetings and brainstorms. Shoes.

Blending Marketing and Fundraising into Community Engagement Teams

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

My one big caution is that you really do need to treat a new Community Engagement Team as an entirely new entity. Please share in the comments.

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Community First, Monetize Later

The Agitator

If you go in looking to engage, interact and build up a community of people who are interested in your mission/brand, then down the road you have a better chance of successfully running a fundraising campaign.” How will you help your community? What are the guidelines for your community manager? Who to engage?

Is your community suffering from an attack of a charity ideology?

Fundraising Coach

PART 3 – WHY WE NEED AN IDEOLOGICAL DEFENCE The post Is your community suffering from an attack of a charity ideology? The odd thing? Engage 3.

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Is your community suffering from an attack of a charity ideology?

Fundraising Coach

PART 3 – WHY WE NEED AN IDEOLOGICAL DEFENCE The post Is your community suffering from an attack of a charity ideology? The odd thing? Engage 3.

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10 Ways to Celebrate Nonprofit Online Community Members Using Social Media

J Campbell Social Marketing

Today I am hosting the #Commbuild Twitter chat and the topic is creative ways to celebrate online community members. What interests them?

Designing Community Campaigns For Weight Loss

Social Marketing and Social Change

believe that these community and state efforts need better marketing of weight management. As I've talked about before, wicked problems. 1993 ).

Authenticity and Building an Online Community [PODCAST]

J Campbell Social Marketing

I am pleased to have been featured on my friend Jeannine O’Neil’s super social media podcast, Social Eyes ! Quotables.

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How to Compete for a Chase Community Giving Grant*

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

Chase Community Giving is back for a fifth season. What would your nonprofit do with a grant from Chase Community Giving? million.

Engaging Your Library Community Through Storytelling and Social Media

J Campbell Social Marketing

Engaging Your Library Community Through Storytelling and Social Media from Julia Campbell – J Campbell Social Marketing.

The Rabbit Hole and Community Engagement

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Beth Ann Spiegel. Guest Post by Beth Ann Spiegel, Fund Development and Communications Associate of The Arc of Atlantic County.

Bring Your Experience to Your Community (Case Study: Curtis Institute)

Getting Attention

Curtis is a highly-selective music school, based in Philadelphia. Check out one of my favorite performances here. Subscribe today.

#HOWTO: Setup A (Free) Magazine For Your Community

Non Profit Marketing 360

As promised we have returned to round out this mini-series with a guide to help you setup a e-magazine site. account. ’ Scoop.It

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Improving Arthritis Outcomes in Communities

Social Marketing and Social Change

It sure sounds like they are looking for social marketing approaches to solving the puzzle. wonder how many states will recognize the pattern; AND I wonder if anyone will be focusing on including current and potential users of the programs in co-creating and implementing their approaches. SO much room for improvement - still

Why you can’t have a huge, active community paying attention at all times

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

Then they try to grow their community bigger and bigger. I’m often asked, “How do we scale our dedicated fan base?” ” Here’s the challenge. A lot of organizations (both nonprofit and for-profit) start with a dedicated following. The audience starts disengaging and dwindling. That’s the rub. So decide.

Building Community Online

A Small Change

It is important as you develop and grow your online community that you have an intentional culture. Create some kind of opportunity for your community to engage you online via a comment box, forum, or Facebook page. When you are creating an online community, you want to think about your audience this way too.

Birders, Bowlers and Baristas: Igniting Passion Communities

Sea Change Strategies

Instead of valuing big lists, we should focus on finding and stewarding our passion communities. Join us and learn: Attributes of a passion community. How to find and segment your passion communities. My business partner Mark is a diving nut. He can’t stop talking about sharks. He loves romantic comedies. He’s a novelist.

11 Elements of Fierce Loyalty to Keep Your Donors

Wild Woman Fundraising

Think about creating an online community for your nonprofit.You may say, well, we already have a website! Maybe you have a community manifesto.

10 Reasons Your Nonprofit Needs to Be On Google+

J Campbell Social Marketing

Google+ has fantastic, useful features for nonprofits including Hangouts and Communities.    . 8)     More in-depth information. Register!

Natural Helper Networks in Community Social Marketing Programs

Social Marketing and Social Change

Natural helper models to enhance a community’s health and competence. American Journal of Community Psychology ; 44:28–42. 2009). Eng, E.,

Fourth of July - Peachtree "Community" Road Race

Diva Marketing Blog

It’s a community experience where generations of family and friends often walk together to celebrate life. But not on the Fourth of July.

Are You Totally Missing the Point of Social Media?

J Campbell Social Marketing

Focus on the fans and followers you want, not the ones that are just filler, and you will see your online community grow and thrive!

Can Social Marketing Revitalize Communities?

Social Marketing and Social Change

These neighborhoods are described as ones in which improved educational and developmental, commercial, recreational, physical and social assets are sustained by local leadership and lead to improved well-being and community quality-of-life. You may also recognize the call for integrated collaborations across multiple sectors of the community.

Free Agent Communities

A. Fine Blog

Debra Askanase, aka @askdebra, has written a terrific post over at the Care2 blog,Why “Free Agent&# Social Communities Rock. Social Media Care2 Debra Askanase flash mobs Free Agent Social CommunitiesDebra builds on the concept of free agents that Beth and I describe in The Networked Nonprofit. It’s awfully [.].

What social branding does for your brand, community and cause

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

It’s the shift from a long-standing monologue approach to marketing to a real-time dialog with your community. Here’s how: 1.

More Mailbag: How do you tell a story about a community foundation?

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

We are a community foundation operating in a low wealth area. We want to build endowments to support every area of charitable work in our community. Suppose they are big on community pride. Think of your community as the hero of your story - not your endowment or your foundation. So donors can do anything. You do too.

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5 Ways Your Nonprofit Can Raise Money Like charity:water

J Campbell Social Marketing

You may have heard of the mammoth success of the nonprofit charity:water and its effectiveness in raising money online. But you are wrong! Paull Young.

Grants for Communities Using Arts and Culture to Revitalize Their Community

Seeking Grant Money Today

As part of this effort, the program is accepting preliminary grant applications from nonprofit organizations for its Community Building and Artists' Skills and Resources focus areas. The Arts and Community Building focus area is intended to help develop a systematic way to support arts and culture as a tool for revitalizing communities.

How can nonprofits monitor their online reputations?

Wild Woman Fundraising

If your main problem is that people AREN’T talking about you, how do you get a community built? So I really have to write about it.

Julia’s Nonprofit Social Media Checklist

J Campbell Social Marketing

I’m speaking at the Essex County Community Foundation’s Institute for Trustees on March 22 , and the topic is “Online Marketing & Social Media: What a Board Member Needs to Know” If you’ve seen me speak, you know I cram in a ton of information into my sessions, and this one is just one hour.

Deeper Dive into the Knight Foundation's Connected Citizens Report: Building Connections and Engaging Your Community

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The intent of our report Connected Citizens: The Power, Peril and Potential of Networks , was to explore the role of networks in community life and how loose networks of individuals are affecting social change. . This is also true among communities. People are moving from passive consumers to active users. Adapted by Kristina Leroux.

Grants for Community Public Lands Organizations

Seeking Grant Money Today

From The Foundation Center. [As always, if you are interested in this grant opportunity, click "Link to Complete RFP" at the end of this blog post, for more information]. Contact: Link to Complete RFP. RFP grants environment the foundation center

To Community or Not to Community?

Social Media Bird Brain

Tags: small nonprofits Philanthropy Red Cross social media Online Communities