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The Fundraising Rock Band

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

The Fundraising Rock Band. Fundraising is a lot like a rock band. The lead singer is the signature of the band. Hit it, Jeff!

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The First Country Band of Cause Marketing?

Cause Related Marketing

If you twisted my arm today I’d say the Zac Brown Band. For the very smartest bands these new revenue models can actually be more lucrative.

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And The Band Played On

The Agitator

As Roger wrote last Friday, commenting on the latest Fundraising Effectiveness Report , the nonprofit sector is losing donors faster than it’s gaining them. I’d put it more bluntly … we’re on a sinking ship. Hey, but it’s only a slow leak. Most of today’s senior fundraisers will be dead and buried well before then.

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Making Your Cause Marketing Promotion Clear and Understandable

Cause Related Marketing

Case in point: This coming weekend June 28-29 Dave Matthews Band is doing a two-day concert at the Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden, New Jersey. For the Dave Matthews Band concert in Camden the nonprofit partner is the Food Bank of South Jersey. The first one was “clearly describe the promotion.” Critics find it too prescriptive.

[PHOTOS] #12NTC is already incredible! Plus Volunteer Tips!

Wild Woman Fundraising

Extra Action Marching band @ #12NTC. The Extra Action marching band kicked it off at #12NTC. The Extra Action marching band?

Now That’s How It’s Done: An Awesome Thank You

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

A silly band related to the cause (Note: they work with kids and horses, so super relevant — and super inexpensive to buy and mail).

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Repurpose Your Content for Consistent Storytelling

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Guest Video/Post by Mark Horvath, founder of Invisible People. The show aired on Friday nights in primetime. It was a big deal. True story!

Using Sponsorship and Cause Marketing in Lieu of Advertising

Cause Related Marketing

Tags: Letters for Lyrics Pepsi CMA Awards Zac Brown Band Pepsi Refresh Dodge Ram

Marketing Fundraising Events: The Ultimate Checklist

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Pick your main attraction ( ex: a big ticket auction item, the headlining band ). Kerri Moore. Holding a fundraising event soon? Publicize!

One of the Best Campaign Messages Ever (Case Study)

Getting Attention

Go ahead. Call me a message geek! I wear it proudly. Honestly, I just can’t help it. And I’m feeling it right now. Subscribe today. P.P.S.

I'll Take It Up With My Stakehol.uh,, Base? Umm.*Those* People

Social Media Bird Brain

Image via IsraBox MP3 Downloads (band: Incognito) A couple of years ago, Seth Godin started talking about 'tribes' and the online folks got all excited. It was an interesting concept and generated a lot of discussion. I never took to the word*, which was contextually (loosely) defined as people who gather around an idea or a leader.

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How can you recognize propaganda?

Wild Woman Fundraising

Band Wagon. You’ll recognize glittering generalities, testimonials, and band wagon. What are the techniques of propaganda?

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Five Reasons Why Facebook Marketing Seems So Impossible

Getting Attention

Guest blogger John Haydon advises nonprofits on new media marketing strategy. You’re still thinking push. But it hasn’t. Not so with Facebook.

Cause Marketing Lessons From Lord Stanley's Cup

Cause Related Marketing

It features a cup at the top with graduated bands or rings below that. Beneath those are five larger bands of the same size. Each of those bands has space for 13 championships. As they fill, the band at the top is removed and displayed at Hockey Hall of Fame and a new blank band is added to the bottom. Even longer.

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5 Stories Nonprofits Should Be Telling On Social Media

J Campbell Social Marketing

This small dedicated band of people went to court and go DDT banned in Long Island in 1966, and subsequently played a large role in the nationwide ban.

4 Ways To Set Yourself Apart With the New Twitter Layout

J Campbell Social Marketing

Musicians @JohnLegend and band @weezer. Twitter is changing its look , and like it or not, your nonprofit better be ready.

When to End a Cause-Related Marketing Relationship

Cause Related Marketing

Tags: Cream Breaking up the Band Sunbeam Rolling Stones Subway American Medical Association Soft Cell U2

Must Not Sleep! Must Warn Others! And other tips from fundraising hip hopistas

Wild Woman Fundraising

I knew about Mr. Lif, Common Market, Blue Scholars, Sole, and other social justice hip hop people, and I was happy to learn about a new band!

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Pioneers Needed.

Cause Related Marketing

It’s a founder’s day that commemorates the day an initial band of 151 settlers from the east landed in the Valley of the Great Salt Lake. Today my adopted state of Utah celebrates Pioneer Day. It’s a state holiday that we celebrate like a second ‘Fourth of July’ with pancake breakfasts, parades, BBQs, and fireworks after dark.

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Three Essential Nonprofit Marketing Paths for 2011

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

The 2011 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report confirms that, as if there was any doubt. Be Your Own Media Mogul. Wear Your Personality and Values.

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Scaling Up Your Cause Marketing

Cause Related Marketing

It features a cup at the top with graduated bands or rings below that. Beneath those are five larger bands of the same size. Even longer.

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Five Bad Habits of Cause Marketers

Cause Related Marketing

For instance, whether the event t-shirt has ribbed band around the sleeves or what color the Town Car is that picks up the celebrity. On Monday I posted about five good habits of great cause marketers. But cause marketers. good and bad. can have bad habits too. I recommend The Power of Habit highly. Analyzing the Data Badly. They Don’t Ship.

How the Benefit Concert is Shaping Philanthropy

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

Charities across the country have seen great success with smaller scale benefit concerts ranging from high school bands to regional bands.

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

Wild Woman Fundraising

Otherwise it is, at best, a band-aid. Today I’m responding to Lucy Bernholz at Philanthropy 2173. And what I found out surprised me.

Death Of A Large Presence

The Agitator

In the fundraising marching band of impressive and memorable characters Tom and I have known over the years, Bill Dixon was the Drum Major.

Here’s What Supporters “Buy” When They Donate to Charity


wearing a yellow wrist band) when it’s in-style to do so. I think buying and donating are the same. Here’s why. Sound off below.

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4 Disney Lessons to Transform Your Donor Retention

Fundraising Coach

I''m just finishing up another family trip to Walt Disney World. 4 Lessons from Walt Disney World that can transform your fundraising. What about you?

Your Official 17NTC Local's Guide to DC


Created by Eric Hilton of Thievery Corporation, a popular local dc band, this bar and restaurant is an ode to the late and great Marvin Gaye. Check out the list below and make sure to read the travel tips at the end! The Dabney. With locally-sourced dishes that change daily, the Dabney recently received a Michelin star and is worth the wait.

Book Reviews: With Charity for All VS. Charity Case

Wild Woman Fundraising

So I’m going to give you a breakdown of two books. The second book is With Charity for All by Ken Stern, the former CEO & COO of NPR.

Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Lauren Lawson-Zilai

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

He is best known as the other half of the band, Sugarland. Lauren Lawson-Zilai. Would YOU like to be featured in this series? timeframe. 10 p.m.

A list of mobile apps that I use regularly

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

A few of my favourites were sadly unavailable in the Google Play store (Adobe Create and Garage Band come to mind). Day-to-day. When travelling.

“What, me, ask for a raise?” An interview with Marc Pitman

Wild Woman Fundraising

Right now you’re in this particular band of pay and there’s a low end and a high end. Mazarine Treyz: Hey, everybody. Welcome. MT: Right? ACFRE.

Get Sponsored By Following the Lead of OK-GO and Others

Cause Related Marketing

Chevrolet sponsors OK-GO’s latest music video of its song, x, because the band consistently turns out the most downloaded music videos on the Internet.

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The Exposure Checklist

Mission Paradox Blog

 Consider a band being asked to perform for free.   - Buy band merchandise. then you should lean toward exposure.   4.

Play the Tape All the Way to the End and Other Advice on How to Make Better Decisions!

Marketing for Nonprofits

NO, this is not a post about 80s bands! YES, I am betraying my age! For example, when vetting a new marketing or fundraising opportunity. Pause.

Improve Your Marketing Effectiveness Via the Mobile Web

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Americans from every walk of life, location and demographic are jumping on the Smartphone band-wagon. Tonia Zampieri. Set it up, it’s easy!

Food Trucks R Coming! Conversation with James DiSabation, Roxy Gourmet Grilled Cheese

Diva Marketing Blog

Guess they liked the Boston focus and brothers from Boston who grilled cheese sandwiches and were in a rock band. . they recruited us.

Fairy Tale Fundraising

The Agitator

I’m looking forward to joining a small, bright band of nonprofit execs, consultants, editors and other assorted members of our fundraising tribe on May 9 th in Philadelphia for Fundraising Success magazine’s first Engage Conference. The format of the conference is quite different from the usual DMA, AFP, DMFA gatherings. Roger.

Park and Read Cause Marketing

Cause Related Marketing

But let’s be honest, Heart’s best days as a rock band and as a celebrity draw are behind it. They call such signs, ‘park and reads.’ Total.

Social Media Impacts The Trust of People Not In Our Digital Networks

Diva Marketing Blog

Often these people don't belong to our merry band of of Follwers, Likes, Friends, Connects, Pinees, or well. She was angry. She felt betrayed.