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Breast Cancer Awareness Month is Over, Cue the Cause Marketing Backlash

Cause Related Marketing

Breast Cancer Awareness Month ended Oct. Adams issues three basic laments:1). Unlike in Canada the Pink Ribbon isn’t.

How to Get Retweeted

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

If you aren’t sure about the best way for your nonprofit to use Twitter , this webinar will clear that up for you. Especially on a Friday.

The Top 22 Art Fundraising Ideas

Fundraiser Ideas

Though Fundraiser-Ideas.net generally publishes one comprehensive description of a fundraising idea at a time, we know that many people are looking for ways to integrate their passion for art with their fundraising efforts and thus we decided to post a long list of art fundraising ideas.  Custom postcards and stationary. 

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Who should pay for your training?

Get Fully Funded

I have a lot of opinions about nonprofits and how nonprofit staff should be treated (I know, big surprise!).  One of the things I feel strongly about is taking care of people. How do they expect their professional fundraisers to keep their skills up-to-date without attending seminars and webinars? That’s admirable. 

Apply to win funding through the Tom's of Maine "50 States for Good" Initiative

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Network for Good partner Tom’s of Maine is kicking off its annual "50 States for Good" initiative to celebrate and reward nonprofits from across the country whose efforts are focused on lasting, positive change in the community. Apply online at 50StatesforGood.com.

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Semantic confusion surrounding modern marketing

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

If this is not done from the get-go, then consensus within a group is nearly impossible to attain. Marketing is also not the same as advertising!

How to Knit a Social Media Sweater

Social Media Bird Brain

In the fishing town where I went to high school it was still considered normal to assign girls to home economics classes to learn how to cook, mend, clean and do handcrafts like knitting and embroidery, preparing them for their lives as Suzy Homemaker.

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Building Allies

A Small Change

I find the first few months are so important at a new job. recently read the book The First 90 Days. One of the key items that the book talks about is building allies. This is so important for us in fundraising as we often end up touching the entire organization. Here are a few ideas I had, and I’d love to hear some additional ideas from you.

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Buy One Plant One Cause Marketing

Cause Related Marketing

Three Things a Nonprofit Doesn’t Need

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

It’s called 50 Things Your Life Doesn’t Need (Amazon). Guest Post by Sam Davidson. Here are three things that nonprofits don’t need.

Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser

Fundraiser Ideas

A spaghetti dinner fundraiser is a classic fundraiser , but it is classic for a reason: It’s remarkably easy and it is a near sure-fire money-maker. 

Fast Ways to Find Funding Sources

Get Fully Funded

Today’s blog post comes from Stephen A. Price, a grant writing expert and co-owner of Educational Resource Consultants, central CA’s premiere grant writing firm. Often, one of the most frustrating parts of applying for a grant is locating a grant suitable for your organization. They are not helping you or your organization. Stephen A.

Homer Simpson for Nonprofits: The Truth about How People Really Think and What It Means for Promoting Your Cause

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      The success of your online outreach hinges on your understanding of the inner workings of the human mind. Learn the basics of the new and revolutionary field of behavioral economics and how you can use these principles to craft more effective messages that will win the hearts and minds of your audience. What sort of ideas do we mean?

Octavia Butler on Leadership

Wild Woman Fundraising

Octavia Butler was a famous science fiction writer who died in 2006. To be led by a coward is to be controlled by all that the coward fears. Welcome!

What’s Happening this December?


December is a big month already–full of holidays and reflection as we prepare for the next year. Yet there’s also a lot happening in the world of good–in more ways than one. Where will you be this December? December Events. Individual Events and Observances. World AIDS Day. Dec. 1, 2010, Worldwide. 1-3, 2010, Linköping, Sweden.

Cone Study to Local Nonprofits: Now is the Time for Cause Marketing

Selfish Giving

Here are the reasons why. Americans want MORE cause marketing. Cause  Marketing Differentiates Brands and Drives Sales. Komen ) and global (e.g.

Corporate vs Professional Individual Twitter Accounts

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

I’m having a challenge. know I’m not the only one since this is a much discussed problem among various organizations in our field. I’m pretty sure there is no “one-size-fits-all&# solution but I’d love to hear your suggestions. That being said, we all primarily use our individual Twitter accounts (e.g.

Mass Media Campaigns and Social Marketing

Social Marketing and Social Change

I begin many talks on social marketing and social media with the 5% solution. They also note several challenges to the 5% solution (a.k.a. Sources.

How to Get Your Donors More Engaged

A Small Change

Every development professional I know spends a lot of time thinking about how they can get their current donors more engaged with their fundraising efforts. We ask questions like, “How can I get our donors to get involved on an event committee?” And, “How can we get Mr. Smith to introduce us to his colleagues in the legal profession?”. Motivation.

Cause Marketing the Happy Meal

Cause Related Marketing

Place your palm of you right hand face up. Now in a quick single motion move it towards your forehand. word from this ad in the June 28, issue of US.

Fundraising on Film: What Hollywood Thinks of Fundraising?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Guest Blogger Rob Blizard as Santa. What do you think about Hollywood’s portrayal of fundraising? Share your thoughts in the comments.

50-50 Raffle

Fundraiser Ideas

This is a fundraising idea we should have covered a long time ago, as it is the perfect add-on to so many of the fundraising ideas we’ve covered so far. 50-50 raffle is the most basic of raffles.  trivia night fundraiser. taste of the town fundraiser. 24-hour sports fundraiser. cake auction. An exotic meat barbecue. silent auction fundraiser.

What are your nonprofit organization’s assets?

Get Fully Funded

Step one in the Simple Success Fundraising Plan is to identify your assets.  What are your organization’s assets?  They are things that you have going for you that you can leverage in your plan.  Here are some examples of nonprofit organizational assets: . Compelling mission (like feeding the hungry or housing the homeless). Large donor base.

Is Your Nonprofit a Dabbler in Social Media or an Effective Power User?

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A brief preface from Network for Good:  If you’re contemplating committing time to engaging people on social networks – and it does take time – you need to ask yourself a bunch of other questions first. The first question you should ask yourself as a fundraiser is, do you have your most basic online outreach in place?

The Wild Woman’s Guide to Fundraising Book is Here!

Wild Woman Fundraising

I just got back from the printers! Inside, you’ll get: Tried and true methods for getting sponsorships. Quizzes to help your board fundraise.

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What Are Your Non-Negotiables?


It’s the morning after Election Day, and I have a question for you: Have you ever hired anyone? My Four Non-Negotiables: Initiative. Check.

Komen’s Cause Marketing Program Isn’t “Finger-Lickin’ Good”

Selfish Giving

I want to love Komen’s new cause marketing partnership with Kentucky Fried Chicken,  Buckets for the Cure. really do. KFC has both. Chicken shit.

Nonprofit Mergers & Alliances: An interview with Thomas A. McLaughlin (part one)

Nonprofit Consultant Blog

found myself nodding my head and saying, "Yes, yes," throughout reading the book, and wish I'd had it during my three sets of merger negotiations.

Distinct, Authentic Branding Boosts Stronger Relationships + Increased Giving – The Online Giving Study

Getting Attention

Giving on social networks is significant, but donor loyalty is highest on charity websites that build strong connections with donors. Keep going!

QR Codes – Why you need to know what they are

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

What are they? “A QR Code is a matrix barcode (or two-dimensional code), readable by QR scanners, mobile phones with a camera, and smartphones.

Cause Marketing for Commodity Items

Cause Related Marketing

It's classic economics.If Robinson Portion of the Proceeds Pink Ribbon Watermelon

Participate in a Marketing/Fundraising Experiment

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

If you’ve been reading my blog for awhile, you’ll remember the “thank you&# note experiment I did in 2008 and 2009. Go for it!

Dunk Tank

Fundraiser Ideas

A dunk tank is a remarkably easy fundraiser , particularly when it comes to school fundraising. For those who are unfamiliar, a dunk tank is a large tank of water with a plank or bench overtop for a person to sit. That person is dropped in the water when another person throws a ball and hits a target, causing the plank to separate into two pieces.

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7 Questions your Fundraising Plan MUST Answer

Get Fully Funded

Yesterday, I led a webinar to teach people my “Simple Success&# Fundraising Plan.  One of the things I shared was the 7 questions your fundraising plan MUST answer.  I thought you might enjoy them too, so here they are. 1. After all, how much is more money?  $1 more? 100 more? 2. Will you raise money from individuals? Foundations? Events?