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Addicted to Sudoku, Solitaire, Popping Bubbles? Even that can do some good

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Recently, I came across an interesting site. As a Sudoku addict, I could not be happier about this, but as a fundraiser, it is even more exciting.

Twestivals Going Local

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At the beginning of the year, I wrote on this blog about an interesting new concept on Twitter: The Twestival." Living in the DC area?

Mobile Tech for Social Change and Micro-volunteering

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Today, I attended "Mobile Tech for Social Change DC", sponsored by Mobile Active and Google. Huh, you say? So, how does this Micro-volunteering work?

When Will The "Twitter" of Mobile Payments Hit Mainstream?

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A colleague recently forwarded me an article from MediaPost about a new study from Pew about the role of mobile web in people’s “digital lives.”

Where is the Nonprofit "Apprentice"?

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The other day, I was watching a show on Style Network called " Running in Heels." What a great promo for the mag, I thought to myself. Love Top Model

A Gen Y Strategy Director in Crisis: The Cell Phone Went Dark

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The convergence of technologies also became evident here. So, brace yourselves for a look into what happened when my cell phone (i.e. Breathe.

Why is Feedback's "Open Source" Missing from nonprofits?

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What would make you more likely to purchase a new television? The feedback can flow in realtime and 24/7. If yours is, please let me know!)

Festivals, Twestivals: Twitter gets into fundraising

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Recently, I finally signed up for a Twitter account. So that's when I decided to dive in and signed up for Twitter. Case-in-point: Twestivals.

User-generated video: nonprofits' next frontier

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Some even have memorial pages that can be set up in honor of a particular person.

Museums in Distress

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A recent story on NPR's All Things Considered showcased just how much in financial distress many museums around the country are.

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Getting to the point, quickly.

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My dad sometimes asks me when I am sending or happen to receive a text message, why I don't just actually call the person, and (gasp) talk to them?!

Environmental Defense Fund hits the mark with Polar Bear Ad.

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I know I promised my next post to be about video, but as I work on that, here is an ad that really caught my attention recently.

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Pre-empted: Catalogs

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I made my first purchase from a catalog more than 10 year ago (gasp!) when I was in high school and somehow got my hands on a Delia's catalog.

Economic Crisis: Gen Y to the Rescue?

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First the not so good part for those of us who still operate for the most part in the traditional DM fundraising environment. photo from [link]

Corporate Do-Gooding the Social Way

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Marketing through corporate "do-gooding" is not a new concept. BP is no longer British Petroleum but the much less planet-threatening Beyond Petroleum.

Time for Nonprofits' sites to Morph?

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This morning's Research Brief from the MediaPost blogs announced that direct marketing accounted for 53% of 2008 Ad spend.

Inspiration: Gen Y Widows

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"Taryn Davis was just 21 years old when her husband was killed in Iraq. As a young widow, she felt bereft and very alone."

Does Gen Y Have A Spiritual Side? Part I

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But what happens when religion is no longer the only driver of behavior is society? Can't have a Bible without Bono.

The Dancing Canary

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Have you ever noticed how once you start thinking about something, or notice a pattern, suddenly it's everywhere? Ah, the engaged donor experience.

Accountability

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If someone managed to figure out what motivates people to give, he/she/they would certainly have found fundraising's holy grail. Her name was Lapa.

The generational privacy gap

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Should the donor's name be password protected? If so, how could the donors share this with family and friends? What about sending a unique URL?

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Could Catalogs be Gen Y's Direct Mail?

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A few days back I found a story on Marketing Charts that summarized the findings about Gen Y from Deloitte’s “2007 State of the Media Democracy."

Is voting just a game?

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An article on Yahoo News this week reported that gamers can now register to vote through Microsoft's Xbox 360 gaming console. Just food for thought

Part I: Mobileization: Is it keeping you up at night?

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If the first thing you thought when you read that was "mobileization? Can she not spell? I wouldn't blame you. Buy key words?

Wild about the Wild Animal Sanctuary

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Generally, I try not to write about particular nonprofits, but sometimes one just comes along that I have to mention. Weekly. It is great.

Barack Obama-Presidential Candidate, Fundraiser Blackbelt

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Whether you are an Obama supporter or not, we all have to admit that his campaign really "gets it" on how to get to and mobilize Gen Yers.

Anonymity-giving's greatest foe

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The other day, I was standing at an intersection. A man holding a sign was walking between the two rows of cars-"Homeless, please help."

Part II: The Demographic Time Bomb

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So let me clarify: there are loads of things to do at the Lexington airport. Just not after 7:30 p.m.) So here is what he did. Catching on now? Ta da!

Great site, good info, what else could one ask for?

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Giving data related to aging make clear that the country is on the edge of huge shifts in the age cohorts that represent the adult giving population.

Getting the whole world to sit in on your cause.

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What was unusual this time was the response. That turned a low-key human-rights story into a fashionable global campaign.". Genius.

Are sneezers going to wipe us out?

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Growing up, every little girl dreams of being a. Almost every I have ever met in this field have taken a zig-zag path to get here. A friend needs help?

Fundraising Tycoons in the Making: Trickle Up Fundraising

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The teens were part of a program by the Jewish Community Endowment Fund. And boy are they creative. That includes seniors, boomers, Xers.

Sneezing for Donations

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First, a shoutout to the organizers-Great Job girls! So what is a sneezer? Sneezers are a fundraiser's best friend. We are sneezing on steroids. P.P.S.

Budgeting and measuring online conversations

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Special note: I am updating my blogroll with many of the cool blogs I learned about this week. Keep an eye out for the next week or so for new adds.

Everyone, and I mean everyone, is doing it

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Three interesting news items! The first two come to us from eMarketer : and both tell us that no matter what generation, people are moving to the web.

$2.5 million and you didn't lift a finger

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million for nearly 20,000 non-profits and charities. So let's do some quick fake math here: $2.5 million/12,000,000 users averages out to about.20

Are you a Jetson or A Flintstone?

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"Preparing for the eventual extinction of its DVD-by-mail rental service." What does any of this have to do with nonprofit fundraising and Gen Y?

Generation Who?

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Today article on Gen Y in the workplace from 2005 defines the generation even more broadly: “.the Generation X was born roughly 1965 to 1976.

It's a CAUSEWORLD after all!

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I have not posted to this blog for a while, but today I came across something that HAD to be shared! Recently, I received a e-newsletter from one of our clients, and it listed all sorts of ways one could get involved, one of which was "dowloading a Causeworld application." So, what is CauseWorld ? So, what's CauseWorld? Why is this so neat?

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Democracy 2.0 Summit: The ROI of Gen Y

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This week I am joining us 150 Millennials in Chicago and thousands more on the Web will gather to discuss, debate and act on timely topics and ideas on civic engagement and public policy at the Mobilize.org Democracy 2.0 Award Summit Exploring the Millennial Generation’s ROI. 9:15 AM: Welcome Keynote - David Walker, Peter G.