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!

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%.

Ep213: This Company Has a Sweet Solution to the Bitter Problem of Child Slavery in West Africa

Selfish Giving

Sales Manager, Tony's Chocolonely , about their efforts to fight child slavery in the chocolate industry in West Africa. How Tony's got started by a Dutch journalist who was appalled by the slavery in West Africa. Today on CauseTalk Radio , Megan and I talk to Peter Zandee , U.

Finally some 2012 Statistics for the African Mobile Phone Market

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

Back in March of 2009 I wrote a post entitled “ Latest mobile phone statistics from Africa and what this means ” based on a report that had come out from Blycroft Publishing tracking 2008 African mobile phone market stats. Africa has about 644 Mn subscribers (about 11%).

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.

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

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

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.

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.

Dear Western Donors: “For God’s Sake, Please Just Stop”

Wild Woman Fundraising

This title quote comes from a person at a concert by Bono, who feels that aid does Africa more harm than good. We’re great admirers of Bono, who has been indefatigable in support of aid for Africa and who knows the subtleties of development; he talks poverty policy as well as he sings.

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.

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. [.].

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).

Case 81

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

Wild Woman Fundraising

I’ve written before about how quotas for women on our boards can help change the face of management, and how naive aid to africa is misplaced. Look at what has been done with aid to Africa over the last 30 years. And a number of other items that could have been created in Africa.

Bring Yourself to Work? James Porter Does

Getting Attention

Running a marathon in Africa has been on my bucket list since I started running, and what better way to cross that off than running the June 18 Race to See the END marathon in Victoria Falls (Zambia & Zimbabwe) while raising funds and awareness for neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), which affect over 1.5 Do you bring yourself—with your passions, personal history, and personality—to work, or do you check “the real you” at the front door?

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.

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.

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!]

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.

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.

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.

Feeling Good Or Feeling Effective

The Agitator

The article describes the author’s almost anguished effort to establish the efficacy of his donation to the Against Malaria Foundation , a London-based organization that distributes insecticide-treated bed nets in Africa. When you personally make a charitable contribution, what’s really going on? Are you looking to feel good or feel effective? You could take the coward’s way out and say ‘Both!’

You Can Now Fundraise on Facebook for Your Favorite Charity

J Campbell Social Marketing

File under #AboutTime! Facebook recently announced a new tool designed to give individual users the power to fundraise on Facebook for their favorite verified US-based 501(c)3 nonprofits, directly within the platform! According to Facebook officials, this has always been their intended vision.

#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.

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.

The 2016 - 2017 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

EveryAction

South Africa / $250. South Africa. AIDF Africa Summit. AIDF Africa Summit. Thousands of nonprofit pros rely on our annual Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar to discover skill-building, strategy-slaying, network-enhancing nonprofit events.

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

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.

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.

Are Funds from Cause Marketing Tarnished?

Cause Related Marketing

He writes of the (RED) campaign and its funding for antiretroviral therapy for AIDS/HIV victims in Africa: "These are tough times for a hard sell, hard to talk about shopping when everybody’s belt-tightening.

Just What is Corporate Social Responsibility?

Cause Related Marketing

Is it more socially responsible for a company to donate to an AIDS orphan cause in Africa than to a ballet company in Africa? What if the ballet company in Africa employs AIDS victims or does a benefit for AIDS victims?

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

Speed of Light Campaign – Innovative Social Media Fundraising from SolarAid

Giving in a Digital World

On visiting the Speed of Light site it explains some of the great benefits that a simple solar light can give to families in rural Africa and how for a donation of just £3 (€4, US$5) you can provide one.

Is your fundraising letter as effective as this bag of coffee?

Fundraising Coach

By purchasing this bag of Westrock Coffee you are making a substantial and sustainable difference in communities throughout East Africa. I like reading obscure things: prefaces to books, notes on receipts, credits after movies.

A word from The Networked Nonprofit: People are partners, not ATMs!

Wild Woman Fundraising

The blogs were an opportunity to engage people in conversations about the daily challenge of conservation work in Africa. Want social proof that your nonprofit should have an online presence? I submit this case study for your consideration.

Do you want to be a nonprofit consultant? Read this interview with Desiree Adaway

Wild Woman Fundraising

I have lived, worked and traveled to over 20 countries including Germany, Mexico, India, El Salvador, Mozambique, Tajikistan, Bali, Egypt, Dubai and South Africa. I was an International Development major in college and wanted to work and live in Africa.

Carter Center versus Clinton Foundation. A Tale of Two Audiences (An #npcomm Showdown)

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

This is a great example of using graphics as a tool to make something as complicated as using carbon certificates to illustrate a real world example of how fictional Max Burgers can reduce carbon emissions, which leads to helping small farms in Africa.

Make Every Day a Mandela Day

Social Marketing and Social Change

We have been in South Africa for the better part of the last two weeks and are fortunate to be here on Nelson Mandela Day. It marks a fitting end to the trip with the reminder to take action to help change the world for the better and build a global movement for good.