Direct Mail Buzzes

The Agitator

I’ve noticed a few good items regarding direct mail lately that I’m sharing today. First up from Target Marketing is Paul Bobnak’s collection of The 6 Best Direct Mail Teasers of 2016. Gotta get that letter noticed and open folks!

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Marketing Beyond The Blog Buzz

Diva Marketing Blog

Marketing Beyond The Blog Buzz. Within the past week three people from three different industries (advertising, internal branding and higher education) asked me to contribute to posts they were writing about blogs. . Of course I was honored by their requests.

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Trending Sources

AFP 2012: Buzz of a Turning Tide

JCA Insights

There was a real buzz at the AFP show this year. After some really challenging years in which the recession, corporate mergers and the devastation of endowments had put nonprofits in survival mode, the tide has clearly turned. Many of the exhibitors reported that business has been really good this past year and their pipelines are continuing to build. It’s clear that we’re on the upswing and the worst is well behind us.

What Your Small Nonprofit Can Learn From the Sharknado Twitter Storm

Social Media Bird Brain

buzz small nonprofits cable tv social media sharknado publicity nonprofit Twitter brand rebelmouse Did I jump on a meme bandwagon? Please - if that were the case, I''d be doing a post on the royal baby. Nope; what we got here is a kind of failure to communicate. This wacky movie about sharks falling from the sky got so much Twitter press I heard even one U.S. Congressman hoped a vote wouldn''t delay his being able to watch it. So what was the end result of all this hype? Drives Earth Day Buzz


Can you swallow this math? According to Copywrite, Ink , there were 88,000 blog posts on Earth Day (April 22) that were added to the already existing 2 million written earlier in the week. What’s even more amazing?

Do we really have too many nonprofits? Citation needed!

Wild Woman Fundraising

Post on Google Buzz. How about this. You tell me how many nonprofits there are in your town that do the exact same thing, and how many ways they overlap services. Also, we have tech for-profits starting up every day, and no one says to them, “There are too many tech startups! Cut it out already, there’s not enough need!&# because frankly, we are all on the internet, and we read things CONSTANTLY. Subscribe to the comments for this post? Share this on Digg this!

The Social Round-Up


Buzz vs. Facebook vs. MySpace vs Twitter –Jeremiah Owyang does it again and offers a strong breakdown of these four platforms.

Sexism in America! READ IT! KNOW IT! DO SOMETHING!

Wild Woman Fundraising

Post on Google Buzz. READ THIS BOOK. Barbara Berg wrote “Sexism in America&#. This is shocking. Subscribe to the comments for this post? Share this on Digg this! Stumble upon something good? Share it on StumbleUpon. Tweet This! Share this on LinkedIn. Get Shareaholic

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Greenpeace Reveals

The Agitator

You might recall that not long ago I buzzed excitedly about a recent campaign launched by Greenpeace.

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

John Haydon shows you How to Use a Social Media Committee to Create Buzz for Your Non-Profit. Everyone ready to end this week with some Mixed Links? Here’s what I have picked out for you this week… Need help getting started with email campaigns?

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How to Get More People At Your Nonprofit Event Using Facebook

J Campbell Social Marketing

Having a multichannel approach to promoting and advertising the event is sure to garner more attendees and more buzz. 8) Build up buzz. Fundraising and cultivation events are a vital piece of the puzzle for many nonprofits, large and small.

How You Can Recover From A Toxic Workplace

Wild Woman Fundraising

Post on Google Buzz. Subscribe to the comments for this post? Share this on Digg this! Post this on Diigo. Add this to Mister Wong. Share this on Mixx. Share this on Reddit. Stumble upon something good? Share it on StumbleUpon. Share this on Technorati. Tweet This!

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Want to be more effective in your fundraising? Get LEAN!

Wild Woman Fundraising

Post on Google Buzz. Do you have too much to do? Want to go from this: To This? This is about utilizing Lean Manufacturing processes to get the fundraising tasks you need to do done in the shortest amount of time, always improving, and always looking for ways to do it more efficiently.

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Social Media For Events And Campaigns … Done Right.

The Agitator

Without question, social media creates heaps of buzz for campaigns and makes events a lot more interactive and fun. Anyone who has been following the Ice Bucket Challenge campaign knows that social media has become an integral part of fundraising events and campaigns. But it can be pretty hit and miss.

How to Build An Army of Online Brand Ambassadors

J Campbell Social Marketing

What are some creative ways that you can build buzz and spread the word about your nonprofit on the cheap? On Tuesday I was pleased to present a webinar with Nonprofit Webinars (a service of 4Good) on the topic: How to Build An Army of Online Brand Ambassadors , part of their Tech Tuesdays series. The slides are here: How to Build An Army of Online Brand Ambassadors from Julia Campbell. Nonprofits are strapped for resources – staff time is minimal and marketing budgets are nonexistent.

Are Liberals Better Fundraisers?

The Agitator

Given that today’s buzz is probably focused on last night’s final US presidential candidate debate, I thought I’d stick to a political theme. A couple of times recently ( here , latest here ), I’ve grumped about political fundraising, especially the incessant barrage of emails from various arms of the Clinton fundraising machine. Then I noted ( here ) the fact that Clinton has been outpulling Trump in small gifts.

You CAN Have It All

Getting Attention

Just back from Austin and this year’s NTEN Conference (#15NTC) , and I’m buzzing with energy from all I learned and those I met. Guest blogger Stephanie Bowen leads communications and marketing for Mobile Alliance for Maternal Action (MAMA). Howdy y’all! But about halfway through the conference, I felt totally depleted… I was stressed by balancing my work responsibilities, things back home and the many choices I had before me in Austin.

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Infographic: Inside the mind of a KICKASS community manager!

Wild Woman Fundraising

Post on Google Buzz. Are you tweeting for your cause or company? Are you posting on facebook for your cause? Are you updating a website or blog for your nonprofit, charity, or corporation? Then you’re a community manager. Which would you rather be? This guy? Or her?

Do you work for a nonprofit hospital? How are you doing social media?

Wild Woman Fundraising

Post on Google Buzz. I want to tell you about something completely incredible that happened last night. I put this simple message out on Twitter: “Hey Twitter, can you help me out? I am looking for small rural clinics and hospitals using social media.&#.

3 lies about moving on up in your nonprofit career, and 3 truths.

Wild Woman Fundraising

Post on Google Buzz. YNPN February 28th, 2011. To quote Jay-Z, “Thanks for coming out tonight. You could have been anywhere in the world tonight, but you’re here with me. I appreciate that.&#.

How to Create a Sense of Urgency for Your Nonprofit Message

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Consider joining a giving day or larger organized fundraising event for your region or issue to help rally your community for support and create buzz around your desired action. Nonprofit marketing and fundraising is about motivating people to do something specific - not just to think about your cause. Channel attention into action if you want to change the world. So how do you get people to act? You should speak to their values and connect to them emotionally, obviously.

Want some good reads? Here’s what I’ve been reading this week.

Wild Woman Fundraising

Post on Google Buzz. Here are some of my favorite reads around the web this week. From the PND Blog: Did you major in the liberal arts? Here’s why PND thinks the liberal arts matter. From Allison Fine’s blog: Is cause fatigue even real? From Pamela Grow’s Grantwriting Blog: Why fundraising events may not be the best idea for you. From the Question and Answer of the Nonprofiteer’s blog: Are we eliminating the charitable deduction? Should we be nervous?

Hey Girl, I See What Your Nonprofit Is Doing

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

Want to create your own nonprofit meme to help build buzz for your cause? You’ve seen them all over Facebook, YouTube, Tumblr, and Pinterest: grumpy cats , talking babies , even Ryan Gosling. Entertaining memes have exploded across the Internet.

Will You Let Everyone Know? 3 Examples, Oodles of Tips (and 23 Real Emails) to Support Your Next “Share This” Call to Action

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Within the next 48 hours, the image was literally everywhere – HuffPo, Buzzed, Time, ABC News, Upworthy, etc. Let me start by declaring what this post IS NOT about. It’s not about making an image or video go viral.

Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Rachel Lichtman

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Sometimes, if the office is buzzing, I’ll put on some rain or ocean sounds to neutralize my space. Rachel Lichtman. Here’s the latest installment in our series on the “Day in the Life” of nonprofit communicators, where we ask you to describe your day in your own words. .

Innovation is Overhead

Marketing for Nonprofits

There is currently much buzz in the nonprofit sector about changing the conversation regarding how to evaluate nonprofits. My bestie, Laura Caligan, shared this brilliant thought with me today. Innovation is overhead." If you want to ensure that your nonprofit stays relevant, which is code for continues to inspire funders, employees, and other key stakeholders. And achieve greater IMPACT in the world! Then you MUST innovate. Because the world keeps turning!

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11 Ways Nonprofits Can Reach Donors on #GivingTuesday

J Campbell Social Marketing

Here are 11 ways that nonprofits can leverage the national attention and buzz: 1. #Giving Tuesday , a campaign that promotes a national day of giving that celebrates and encourages charitable giving, set for Dec.

My interview on the Blogger Body Calendar

Wild Woman Fundraising

Post on Google Buzz. Go and see my interview at the Blogger Body Calendar. I talk about what I think a strong woman looks like. What do you think a strong woman looks like? Leave a comment at the Blogger Body Calendar. Maybe you’d even like to buy a calendar? Lately, I’ve been reading that fundraising in England is stagnating and declining, and Martin Brookes at New Philanthropy Capital said “we need better fundraisers&#.

Go and see my story on the Blogger Body Calendar today

Wild Woman Fundraising

Post on Google Buzz. It’s my true story of violence and survival. Go there now. Recently I heard of the 3 Cups of Tea fiasco, with the founder buying hundreds of copies of his own book with the money of the organization. I was checking out Sandy Rees’ blog post about this topic , and Gayle Gifford left a comment there that was so true, I just had to respond.

Your Nonprofit’s Self-Image

The Agitator

What’s creating the latest buzz is this video showing how an artist’s sketch based on a woman’s own self-description varies — i.e., is less flattering — from a sketch of the same woman described by someone else.

This Post Contains Nudity

Wild Woman Fundraising

Post on Google Buzz. It has come to my attention that there are a lot of people who hate their bodies and wish they were different. Well, the Blogger Body Calendar aims to help people accept their beautiful bodies in every form.

Wild Woman Fundraising Book Reading June 6th at Bookwoman in Austin!

Wild Woman Fundraising

Post on Google Buzz. Do you live in or around Austin, TX? Want to come out and meet me, ask a burning question and get a burning answer? Come out to BookWoman, the best Feminist bookstore in Austin, TX, on June 6th, at 6pm.

Are you doing nonprofit graphic design on a shoestring?

Wild Woman Fundraising

Post on Google Buzz. Well, isn’t everyone? Let me give you some free tools you can use to make your annual report sparkle, and your e-newsletter shine! Two words. Brushes. What is Gimp ? A free software program that lets you create all kinds of fun effects.

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

Wild Woman Fundraising

Post on Google Buzz. So as I write another blog post at midnight, I’m reminded “Must Not Sleep! Must Warn Others!&#. Let me explain.

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April 21st, Wild Woman Fundraising Bookreading at Brave New Books

Wild Woman Fundraising

Post on Google Buzz. this is like a mini-book tour! So, if you couldn’t make it out to BookWoman on April 6th, check out my reading on April 21st at Brave New Books in Austin, TX. Share this on LinkedIn. Subscribe to the comments for this post? Share this on Tweet This! Digg this! Stumble upon something good? Share it on StumbleUpon. Submit this to Netvibes. Get Shareaholic

Want a free copy of The Wild Woman’s Guide to Fundraising? Head over to Amy Sample Ward’s Blog!

Wild Woman Fundraising

Post on Google Buzz. Hey, I just got my first order from Finland this weekend! As I bike to the post office to send it today, I’m excited that so many people all over the world are using my book! My friend Amy Sample Ward is doing a giveaway of my book today on her blog.

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Are you as creative as Red Box?

Fundraising Coach

This is a simple tactic of creating buzz. Yesterday, I got an email from Red Box asking me to take a picture of myself hugging a Red Box. Hugging a huge DVD dispensing box. Why haven’t I done this with my nonprofit?! And it’s really easy!

Did slaves make your bra? Want a fabulous interactive graph to help you decide what to buy?

Wild Woman Fundraising

Post on Google Buzz. Recently I was sitting on a plane with a charming and socially conscious seatmate , and we were talking about world events, and at the end of our time together, we both agreed, “Vote with your dollars!&#. What does that mean?

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Yeah, you know you need to learn how to delegate, how about right now?

Wild Woman Fundraising

Post on Google Buzz. From Barbara Bedoni on Flickr. So, I’m going to speak it out loud, this is the dirty little secret of our profession, as development staff, as fundraisers. Some of us, not all of us, but some of us are Type As. We like to be in control of every little thing.

What #SaveMarketBasket Can Teach Nonprofits About Social Media & Inspiring Passion

J Campbell Social Marketing

Once the story started receiving national attention, social media channels were all a-buzz. Born and raised north of Boston, MA, I am acutely familiar with the regional discount grocery store chain Market Basket. It’s where everyone I know shops for their food. Until recently.