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An invitation I had to decline

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“Develop evidence-based solutions to escalating student default rates that will help all students.” My response below. link].

Students Use Online Advocacy

The Agitator

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. Sixteen percent of 18- to 29-year-olds advocated via email or letter, compared to 23 percent of college students. However, more said they’ve signed an online petition.

You may have noticed…

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Student debt has outpaced credit card debt for the first time ever. Debt forgiveness of all student loans? political in the last year.

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A long overdue call to action on cyber-bullying

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How this can affect you personally as a student  (with examples). Have one-on-one peers available to chat in person any time anywhere.

Reader Questions: Snow White and the 7 Faces of Philanthropy

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This person we will call Queen B. ” They also want a sensitive acknowledgement of their personal situation. Dear Queen B, LOL!

How to Get Donors to Relate to Your Nonprofit -- and Give More

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Giving is personal. . Just how much do personal connections influence giving? In one case, the student’s parent suffered a heart attack.

Encouragement for the Crazy Marketing/PR/Communications Person Who Wears Many Hats

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Many journalism, marketing, and communications programs encourage their students to do multiple internships. Did I mention internships are often a “must-do” for students? Pam Jacobsen. think a lot of my readers will relate to today’s guest post. Pam Jacobsen shares some of the fun aspects of her multi-task job. It’s 5:10 p.m.

Social Marketing Resonance with Students: Part 1

Social Marketing and Social Change

What students find interesting or memorable from our classes on Social Marketing at George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services is one of my most anticipated opportunities of the year to get into the mind of the consumer. Two years ago I created a whole set of posts around each class entitled Student Voices.

Social Marketing Resonance with Students: Part 2

Social Marketing and Social Change

What students take away from the classes is one of my intermediate endpoints in teaching social marketing. Importance of social connections and connectedness in determining a person’s role in the diffusion of innovations. Tags: Student Voices Concept of “extraordinary normal” – this was new to me. INSIGHT! Interesting thought. 

Where’s the Love: Is Your Communications Strategy LGBTQ Inclusive?

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Crystal also suggested asking people being interviewed or quoted in your promotions how they’d like to be referred to in the third person.

3 Surefire Communication Strategies to Follow Your Events

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For example, if you hosted an auction to raise money for new school computers, post an update as soon as those computers are ready for students.

Getting Your Donor to Give More in Your Year End Appeal

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Fr many of our students, celebrating the birth of Jesus and all the festivities of the Christmas season will be a new experience. Bath Towels.

Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Sarah Tarnopolsky

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then start looking through student letters I’ve recently received to select possible participants for the video. Sarah Tarnopolsky.

Personal Branding - Beyond Your Resume

Diva Marketing Blog

That is a picture of a person I don't know. Girlfriend, there was more - Peters said we should manage our personal brand.

Award Honoring American Person or Persons Fighting To Preserve One or More First Amendement Rights

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Pulliam First Amendment Award, which honors a person or persons who have fought to protect and preserve one or more of the rights guaranteed by the First Amendment. Nominations are open to any person, persons, or organization in the United States and its territories working to protect the basic rights provided by the First Amendment.

The great power of making your audience part of your story

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

Bonaventure University uses Facebook Connect to render their online experience for prospective students deeply personal and highly connected.

Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Genna Kasun

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10:00 am – 12:00 pm:  By 10 a.m., I am usually interrupted by a student. Genna Kasun. Want to be featured in this series? 

Blocking Access to Social Media is now “Against Policy”

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

This policy only applies to the online activities of people connected to the internet through a GoC network (even if using personal devices). Online

Personalized Donor Cultivation

Fundraising Breakthroughs

Get it all (by which she means a planned gift from the person’s estate).” An example I found in the promotional sample of Major Gifts newsletter is directed at schools, and most applicable to large institutions, but may spark ideas for others. Colleges and universities call it “move management.” Get more. Get more. Get more.

Nonprofit Crisis Communications: Passover Case Study

Getting Attention

Bonds with us by speaking personally, with a first-person approach. This six-point approach is backbone of crisis communications. P.P.S.

Why you should use nostalgia to promote more giving


Nostalgia is a very personal, social emotion that involves momentous life events and social bonds. 2. Here’s a summary: Overview. 1.

Are you using “the phrase that pays”?

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As these board presidents shared, many of them told stories of students who’d attended their institutions and done fabulous things.

2 examples of great nonprofit video storytelling

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The video goes on to feature a specific Bottom Line student and her college application process. The first was from Bottom Line. Tweet.

INTERVIEW: The Crisis of Nonprofit Leadership with Marc Pitman

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But with the boarding school I worked at, we looked at the students who are leaders and we thought, we really enjoy working with them. Welcome.

6 Quick Behavioral Economics Lessons for Fundraisers

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What it is: In this case, the peer pressure comes from the simple power of the personal ask. If someone personally asks you to do something (especially in person or on the phone), you’re more likely to go along with the request to avoid embarrassment and disappointment, or to win praise. Accountability & Recognition.

Video Making for Fun and For (Non)Profits

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Sean King. Video may not be the most widely used marketing channel, but it is definitely one of the fastest growing. Guest Post by Sean King of YEA!

How You Can Share Accomplishments Without Bragging

Ann Green

Once this person gets going, it’s enough to make you want to flee the room.  You don’t want to be that guy. Here’s how.

A Visual Heartfelt Appeal Makes a Difference – A Reader’s Experiment

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Guest Post by Lisa Maher, student in Nonprofit Management at NYU. And, the letter inside felt personal and was chock full of poignant stories.

How NPR and PBS Engage Digital Audiences (An #npcomm Showdown)

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Earlier this summer, I mentioned that we’ve been tracking the communications of pairs of national nonprofits working in the same space.

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Social Media Takeovers: 6 Nonprofits That Gave It Up for Good (PLUS: 6 Tips for Getting it Right)

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Find the Right Person. Tuesdays this semester students will takeover our Instagram account. Image Source:

The 2016 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar


Personal Democracy Forum 2016. Personal Democracy Forum 2016. Personal Democracy / Gdansk, (Int.) Fundraising. Donor relations.

Why you are so motivated in your work

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Helping others, it seems, helps ourselves. (As a person, Grant is radically generous, spending hours a day helping students, colleagues and strangers for the sake of being useful to others.). The student told the callers how the scholarship had changed his life - and how he was headed off to work for Teach for America. Money?

Virtual Reality and Nonprofit Marketing – A New Way to Engage Donors

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Simultaneously, the viewer can manipulate the video to view education in Ghana from the point of view of one of the students. James, MBA.

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21 Ways to Give Back Through Your Holiday Shopping

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photo credit: Rev. Xanatos Satanicos Bombasticos (ClintJCL) via photopin cc. Love it or hate it, the holiday hysteria is upon us! PEOPLink. Worldstock.

How Schools Bring Their Unique Brands To Life

Mission Minded

Fall marks the beginning of admissions season—when independent schools compete for students who are the right fit for their communities.

Your Year-End Appeal Checklist

Ann Green

For example, let’s say you run an afterschool program for high school students. Here’s a checklist to help you get started.

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Build Your Nonprofit Story Bank (Case Study)

Getting Attention

Helping Students Determine Community Needs, and How to Address them. The Challenge and Reward of Reflecting on 40 Years.

Are you attacked for not being corporate enough?

Wild Woman Fundraising

The student is implicitly told his or her self-worth and fulfilment are found in crowds, in mass emotions, rather than individual transcendence.

How to Get Everyone in your Organization on the Same Page

Ann Green

Your messages should not say something like – We make a difference for at-risk students. Would you get 20 different answers? What do you do?

Notes from the Digital Governance Forum (#DGF15)

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

Look up story about phd student that had to classify 50K galaxies as part of his Phd thesis. What was the event about? What did I think of it?

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