Are you fundraising for Africa? Read this!

Wild Woman Fundraising

I’ve wanted to live in Africa since I was a teenager and always wanted to do VSO (the British version of Peace Corps). There were weeks when my job, plodding away on the laptop, was as routine as any other office worker’s, but then I remembered: I’m in Africa!

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Why Oprah Winfrey gives money to build schools in Africa (the 8 components of impactful giving)

iMarketSmart

So my first venture was to go to South Africa to do for other children; to create that experience I felt for myself, that sense of wonder that somebody cared about me who didn’t even know my name. You might have known that Oprah was a philanthropist; but did you know why?

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Latest mobile phone statistics from Africa and what this means…

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

A few weeks ago, while doing some research for my HRSDC client, I came across a report entitled Africa Mobile Fact Book 2008 , which opened my eyes to the rapidly evolving mobile landscape in Africa. The mobile penetration rate in South Africa is 84%.

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Help Schoolchildren in Africa See the Next Solar Eclipse

Selfish Giving

The best place to see the eclipse will be in Africa, and Astronomers Without Borders plans to bring the eclipse to as many children there as possible. Capplause africa astronomers without borders cause marketing solar eclipse

Cause-Related Marketing for Africa from Tampax

Cause Related Marketing

There I was, glancing through my March issue of Teen Vogue (don’t ask) when I came across the arresting image on the left.Like any fashion magazine, Teen Vogue is mostly ads of girls in fashionable attire in chichi locales.

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Campaign for Female Education Grants a Trip to Africa

A. Fine Blog

The Campaign for Female Education (Camfed) works in Africa to fight poverty and AIDS in rural Africa by educating girls and creating economic and leadership opportunities for them when they graduate. They organized a fun contest called, “Live from Africa&# a few weeks ago challenging Facebook Cause and SocialVibe members to recruit new supporters for Camfed. [.].

Mental Health Journalism Fellowship Offering for Journalists in the United States, Romania, and South Africa Reporting On Mental Health Issues

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Deadline: April 18, 2011 Applications Invited for Rosalynn Carter Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism As part of an international effort to reduce the stigma and discrimination surrounding mental illness, the Carter Center annually offers the Rosalynn Carter Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism to support journalists from the United States, Romania, and South Africa in reporting on topics related to mental health or mental illnesses. From The Foundation Center. [If

Myth of the Naked African Child: When Your Donations Hurt

Wild Woman Fundraising

One thing I learned about volunteering at nonprofits overseas is that people don't necessarily need what you think they need.

#ProAging: How Might The 7 Billion Humans Age?

Non Profit Marketing 360

Much of the attention given to that milestone as focused on the many thousands of births that take place each second all around the world, but especially in India and subsaharan Africa. From the NIA/NIH report - Click to enlarge.

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Does this look familiar?

Wild Woman Fundraising

As you know, I LOVE to help people write more effective appeal letters. Here’s an appeal letter that I just got from Medcins Sans Frontieres/Doctors Without Borders. It is a very effective appeal letter. Let’s look at why. Doctors without Borders Appeal Letter Front.

A Honey of a Indiegogo Campaign

Cause Related Marketing

Honey badgers, whose habitat is found in Africa, India and Southeast Asia, sport a wide skunk-like stripe, are more fearless than badgers, but are most closely related to weasels.

50 Cent, Cause Marketer

Cause Related Marketing

Curtis Jackson, aka 50 Cent visited the horn of Africa in September 2012 hosted by the United Nations and committed to provide 1 billion meals to the World Food Programme over the next five years, funded in part by several cause marketing efforts.

Putting the Cause Front and Center in Your Cause Marketing

Cause Related Marketing

There’s none of that in this ad for Pur, which really 'owns' its longstanding commitment to clean water in Africa. Cause Marketing in Africa Transactional Cause Marketing Pur Procter and Gamble

Good Intentions Are Not Enough

Wild Woman Fundraising

Have you read this blog? It’s called Good Intentions Are Not Enough, and it is EXCELLENT. If you have ever done international aid work, if you’ve ever been to another country to try to help people, this blog is a must-read.

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Cause Marketing Sponsors Wanted to Help Save Millions of Lives

Cause Related Marketing

with Africa bearing the brunt of the scourge disease. Malaria Cause Marketing in Africa Outdoor Retailer Trade Show World Vision Twitter Angela Appleton

Cause-Related Marketing Advice to a Nonprofit Startup

Cause Related Marketing

Tags: Fundraising Houseparties the Necessity of Affinity in Cause Marketing Fiscal Sponsors paper icons Morrie Warshawski African American Initiatives for Africa Forgotten Ones

Cause Marketing in Nigeria

Cause Related Marketing

Cause Marketing in Nigeria Yinka Olaito Cause Marketing in Africa business benefits of cause marketingIt is with great pleasure I offer up this guest post from Yinka Olaito, a specialist in brand communication, social media, and business communication in Lagos, Nigeria.

What nonprofits are helping preserve languages?

Wild Woman Fundraising

Tags: Celebrities Leadership Bob Holman cosmology dogon dying languages endangered languages griot journey languages mask ceremony mazarine treyz oral traditions poems poets society timbuktu west africa

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A List of Digital, Tech, and Media Trend Reports for 2017

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

Analysys Mason – Africa Telecoms Outlook 2017. A great source of digital / telecoms statistics specific to Africa.

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tips for promoting your nonprofit's blog

Studio 501c

Tags: BLOGGING COMMUNICATIONS WEB Africa Arctic Circle Beth_Kanter blogging blogs Feedburner Kenya nonprofit nonprofits Performancing Technorati

Win One, Give One Cause Marketing

Cause Related Marketing

A matching number will be donated to children in Africa. Winonegiveone.com , the promotion’s website, offers a third way for laptops to be donated to Africa. For every 400 heroes that land in Africa, General Mills donates additional laptops up to 442 total.

Cause Marketing Follow-Up on Gneral Mills' Win One Give One Promotion

Cause Related Marketing

A matching number will be donated to children in Africa. Winonegiveone.com, the promotion’s website, offers a third way for laptops to be donated to Africa. For every 400 heroes that land in Africa, General Mills donates additional laptops up to 442 total.

Are You Finding the Path Up?

iMarketSmart

There’s an age-old story about two shoe salesmen sent to Africa in the early 1900’s to assess the potential of the market. Each wired separate telegrams back to their boss. One says, “Situation hopeless. They don’t wear shoes!”

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The Season Ahead

The Agitator

And Agitators Down Under and elsewhere in Asia, Africa and South America are looking forward to either putting away or getting out their gear for the next season. For many Agitator readers summer’s over. Next week triggers the starting gun on the sprint to year-end.

December’s Online Fundraising Blizzard

The Agitator

This extravaganza has become part of the ingrained biological clock of nonprofits and their fundraisers … like whales gathering off South Africa each season for krill. Online fundraisers lose all restraint when it comes to the month of December, participating en masse in the year-end feeding frenzy. Video here drives home the point!]

Ep251: This Social Enterprise is Using Shea Butter to Grease Wheels of Progress for African Women

Selfish Giving

Today on CauseTalk Radio , Megan and I talk to Rahama Wright , Founder & CEO, Shea Yeleen about her efforts to innovate the shea butter supply chain in West Africa. You originally started Shea Yeleen as a 501c3 to support women-focused cooperatives in West Africa.

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Micro vs. Macro

A Small Change

For example a large relief organization might be able to help 30 villages in Africa, but a small organization focused on helping one village may do a better job. For the first time ever, Micro-enterprise in some instances can be more powerful than macro-enterprise. What does that mean?

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Nationality of the Internet

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

Africa: 111 million internet users (5.6% Africa: 11% penetration with 2357% growth over last decade. Take a look at the image below I found in the September 4th-10th edition of the Economist (p.g.

Why are nonprofits asked to fight with one hand tied behind their backs?

Wild Woman Fundraising

Why have the pictures of the starving children in Africa not changed [.]. “Why do things seem to stay pretty much the same? Why have our Alzheimer’s charities not found a cure for Alzheimer’s? Why have our homeless shelters not solved the problem of homelessness? Why do children still go hungry on the streets of America?

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Cause-Related Marketing Home Sales

Cause Related Marketing

Rosa Loves T-Shirts for a Good Cause

Cause Related Marketing

Behind the Curtains at Orkin's Fight the Bite

Cause Related Marketing

In June I profiled Orkin's Fight the Bite campaign, which benefits the UN's effort called Nothing But Nets, a cause that purchases insecticide-treated mosquito nets for people in Africa so as to stave off malaria, a vicious killer on the continent.In

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Global internet statistics for 2018

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

Asia holds half of the world’s internet users, however, Africa has the fastest growth rate. While Asia continues to grow its dominant share of overall internet users, Africa’s users are growing at the fastest rate.

How Nonprofits Can Use Text Messaging

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

It could be something as small as a t-shirt or as big as a trip to a community in Africa that your organization serves. Alexa Lemzy. Have you tried mobile fundraising or contacting your supporters via text? Alexa Lemzy shares some ways you can get started in today’s post. Kristina.

This ‘Who We Are’ Engages Big Time (MAMA Case Study)

Getting Attention

That’s because the developing world can feel very far away and unknown (just look at how many folks don’t know the number of countries in Africa).

9 Tips From 3 Successful Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Campaigns

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Well Aware provides innovative and sustainable solutions to water scarcity and contamination in Africa. Well Aware’s story is straightforward: communities in Africa have no access to clean water. Asking people to help provide clean water to communities in Africa is a great start.

Five Pieces of Unsolicited Cause Marketing Advice to Actor Hugh Jackman

Cause Related Marketing

Finally, and this is a bonus suggestion; figure out how to sell goods manufactured in Africa under your brand. Africa, especially, has a very small manufacturing base. It’s a great benefit to Africa’s small farmers to buy their chocolate and tea and coffee beans.

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Does the End of White Coke Cans Mean the End of Cause Marketing on Packaging? Um.No.

Cause Related Marketing

Buy a specially-marked bottle of Belvedere vodka and LVMH, the brand’s owner, will donate 50% of profits to RED’s Global Fund to fight HIV/AIDS in Africa.

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Could Catalogs be Gen Y's Direct Mail?

GenerationYGive

So, say your organization works in Africa. Maybe your really cool catalog has a story about a young woman who spent a semester in Africa, traveling, working, helping people.

Raise a Glass Cause Marketing

Cause Related Marketing

Raise a glass of South African chardonnay and maybe a microfinance donation is made to help someone start a street cart business in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa.