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Get Past Paralysis:101 Social Media Tactics for Nonprofits

Getting Attention

( Watch author interview video : Social media experts Melanie Mathos and Chad Norman share their recommendations to power your social media activities, especially useful for small- and medium-sized organizations.).

Are you fundraising for Africa? Read this!

Wild Woman Fundraising

I am so excited to present to you my interview with Charlotte Beauvoisin, who writes Diary of a Munzungu , a UK citizen working in Uganda. Her blog has been featured on Lonely Planet since 2009.

A video to inspire you

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

million views, so many people have seen the kids at CHaD roaring! I’m sure they weren’t prepared for over 1 million views in such a short time, but I encourage CHaD to take advantage of their viral video success ASAP and turn those views into actions to donate!

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What Your Story Must Tell

The Agitator

Here’s a branding creative, Chad Cipoletti, writing on the subject, Three Questions Every Brand’s Story Must Answer. You’ve probably heard a zillion times by now that the best marketing communications involve telling stories. Stories that define your brand. Stories that your customers/donors can readily absorb and respond to emotionally. Stories penetrate. So, are you telling stories? And how effectively?

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Nonprofit Blog Carnival: What You Did This Summer

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Chad Barger implores us, Don’t Be a Martyr for Your Mission, Max Your Vacation Time. Welcome to the August edition of the Nonprofit Blog Carnival! The Carnival is a round-up of posts from people working in the nonprofit sector around a theme, and ours is “what you did this summer.”

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Learning From Retail Email

The Agitator

Written by Chad White at email marketing firm Smith-Harmon, this blog tracks email marketing campaigns of some 100 online retailers. If your nonprofit is raising much money online, you’re probably doing it via "old-fashioned" email campaigns, not social media (yet). And if that’s true, here’s a blog you might want to follow … The Retail Email Blog.

nonprofits, especially web newbies, shouldn't miss this free webinar series on storytelling and social media

Studio 501c

Thanks to Joe Solomon and Chad Norman for alerting me to this webinar via Twitter, the microblogging service. There is a lot of stuff on the web about social media for nonprofits, but it's so dispersed that it can be hard for a beginner to know where to start.

Four Lessons

Mission Paradox Blog

Over at his blog, Chad Bauman did an excellent post on how Marketing Directors kill new work.  So if you put Chad's post and the Crain's article together you get a pretty clear picture of the arts world right now.    He's talking about the theatre world, but I think his observations could apply to any art form. Here an excerpt: "Marketing directors are like anyone else; we are creatures of habit.

The Real Key to Stimulating Arts Demand

Mission Paradox Blog

  Chad correctly questions   whether we have the right people making the request. Over the last few weeks a few individuals in the arts have talked about a "bailout" for the field.  but what I want to focus on is Issac's post  on whether there is even enough demand for the arts to make a fictional bailout worthwhile. Let's start here. 

Fundraising Secret #40: Learn from your colleagues

Fundraising Coach

Produced by Blackbaud’s Chad Norman, this show involves engaging conversation of many of the folks in our field that are pushing the technology limits. Fundraisers are some of the best people in the world. People committed enough to a cause to ask others to invest in it. They’re good with people, great at networking with donors, and quite resourceful. Except when it comes to professional development.

Fundraising Secret #40: Learn from your colleagues

Fundraising Coach

Produced by Blackbaud’s Chad Norman, this show involves engaging conversation of many of the folks in our field that are pushing the technology limits. Fundraisers are some of the best people in the world. People committed enough to a cause to ask others to invest in it. They’re good with people, great at networking with donors, and quite resourceful. Except when it comes to professional development.