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. Mazarine: Charlotte, why did you go to Uganda originally? Charlotte: We do not recruit volunteers, generally speaking. Thank you Charlotte!).

Build Ties at the Moment Of (Case Study)

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Our daughter, Charlotte, is away at Camp Harlam for 3 1/2 long weeks this summer. Charlotte frequently shows up in a photo or two, and we can get a sense of what she’s up to and how much she’s enjoying it (or not). Harlam has done a great job of building our relationship in a natural way from the moment we shared our interest in registering Charlotte for the summer. As a first-time camper, Charlotte was welcomed especially enthusiastically, which thrilled her.

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36 Nonprofit Marketing Jobs: Moving Up Monday

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Communications and Marketing Director Sustain Charlotte (Charlotte, NC). Post YOUR open nonprofit marketing and communications positions here. Account Director Fenton Communications. Washington, D.C.). Associate Director of Communications American Rivers (Washington, D.C.). Associate Director of Marketing Lincoln Center Theater (New York, NY). Communications Coordinator Neighborhoods Organizing for Change (Minneapolis, MN). Communications Director Riverkeeper (Ossining, NY).

9 ways to be a more human fundraiser in 2017

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My friend (and client) Charlotte’s husband is a beekeeper. Then, whenever Charlotte meets a donor, she gives ’em a jar of honey. As your supporters get bombarded with more and more messages from advertisers and competitors (other fundraisers) you’ll need to stand out. The best way to do that is to be more human, authentic and real. Here are nine ways to do just that this year: . Share personal stories with your donors. Be real. Be open, honest and transparent.

Sharing Your Progress: 12 Phrases that Give Your Donors Credit for Helping

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YMCA of Greater Charlotte). “Sharing Your Progress” season is coming up fast. That’s when you talk about the highlights and victories of your year, and thank donors for helping you make it happen.

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Board Members: Your Communication Kings & Queens

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Everyone can view your organization’s Guidestar profile (and your Giving Partner profile if you’re in Florida’s Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte or DeSoto Counties) .

Opportunity! Nonprofit Communications Jobs

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Social Media—Graphic Designer America’s Tooth Fairy: Children’s Oral Health Foundation (Charlotte, NC). Please post YOUR nonprofit marketing job here: Featuring jobs with nonprofit organizations, grantmakers, B Corps, and agencies and other vendors serving nonprofits.

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6 Now-or-Never Summer Reboots

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Our daughter Charlotte is finishing up a blissful summer at a few different day and overnight camps. At the end of each and every day, her mind and creativity are stimulated, she’s made new friends, and she sleeps solidly with a smile on her face.

The Power of Right Place, Right Time Fundraising (Girl Scout Case Study)

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Our daughter Charlotte is a dedicated Brownie and I was wowed by the Girl Scouts’ high-impact fundraising as I tackled her Brownie re-registration forms this weekend.

11 Ways to Get to Breakthrough Nonprofit Messaging

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So off I went — along with my husband and almost-8-year-old daughter Charlotte — to inspire and guide Kiwis striving to meet many of the same marketing goals as we are in the U.S. An amazing opportunity came my way recently!

Aunt Frances’ Key to Relationship Building

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Like the satisfaction I feel after doing my monthly stint at the local food pantry, or my husband, Sean, and daughter, Charlotte, feel after their weekly shift at the youth garden, where they grow and harvest vegetables for another local food bank.

3 Nonprofit Marketing Skills I Learned from Aunt Frances

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Like the satisfaction I feel after doing my monthly stint at the local food pantry, or my husband, Sean, and daughter, Charlotte, feel after their weekly shift at the youth garden, where they grow and harvest vegetables for another food bank.

Reclaim Back to School: Stay Energized, Relevant and Top of Your Game

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Our daughter, Charlotte, started fourth grade today, and the pumped-up energy at line up this morning got me thinking. Back to school is one of the definers of fall as we know it—right up there with apples, the changing of the leaves and Halloween.

Reboot with These 6 Summer Camp Strategies

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

Our daughter Charlotte’s world right now is probably familiar to many of you. Charlotte finishes the summer inspired, energized, and smarter than ever. She’s in the middle of a blissful summer at a few different day and overnight camps. At the end of every day, her mind and creativity are stimulated, she’s made new friends, and she sleeps soundly with a smile on her face. As a longtime overnight camper myself, I greatly envy her.

Donate-Your-Kids Campaign Gets Attention

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Our daughter, Charlotte, is off to her 5th-grade camping trip today and woke up with a challenging combo of anxiety and excitement—about having the right clothes, the weather, and every other facet of the trip she could imagine. What a morning! Between us, it was a nightmare getting her out of the house this morning and a huge relief to watch the bus pulling away. So how timely that that I saw this Kids 4 Kars campaign first thing today. Talk about getting my attention! April fools!

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How to Connect In a Whole New World

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But, as my daughter Charlotte said this morning as I woke her up to a house with power and heat (we’re in New Jersey, and had been without it for 1 1/2 weeks) and news of Obama’s victory, “It’s a whole new world.”

4 Things Nonprofits Can Learn from the NBA Playoffs

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

In the Playoffs: The Charlotte Bobcats went from having the second-worst record last season to playing the two-time defending champion in the first round of the playoffs this season. The Playoffs are like the year-end giving season for NBA players.

Answering So What and Who Cares? Preso on Relevant Messaging

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Yesterday I presented the lunch keynote for AFP Charlotte on how to make your messaging more relevant, so you are always answering So What? and Who Cares? Those two questions are constantly at work in our heads, both consciously and subconsciously, filtering the thousands of messages we see and hear each day. Use one or more of the Six R’s to be more relevant : Rewarding. Realistic. Real Time. Responsive. Revealing. Refreshing.

Five tectonic technology shifts changing our world, our work and our potential

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

The title of this post is the name of a speech I gave yesterday in Charlotte for the Bank of America Neighborhood Builders Leadership Program. I want to share the trends I named and the takeaways for us. Thanks to everyone who was there live! Feel free to post any comments or questions. The messenger shift. The idea : Technology has enabled people’s most trusted sources - those they perceive to be their peers - to become the most influential and amplified messengers in their lives.

Friday Futures – Nonprofit Marketing Jobs – January 13, 2012

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Director of Development & Communications , Pat’s Place (Charlotte, NC). Please post your nonprofit marketing position here — FT or PT staff, consulting or internship opportunities. NEW OPPORTUNITIES. 1) Account Coordinator , Fenton (San Francisco, CA).

Sheroes You Should Know: Inspiring Stories for #WomensHistoryMonth

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Charlotte Cooper. England's Charlotte Cooper is remembered for winning five singles titles at Wimbledon and being the first female athlete to become an Olympic Champion in 1900. she·ro (pl. sheroes) : a woman regarded as a hero. Whether quietly spearheading some of the world's most groundbreaking scientific and medical research or not-so-quietly leading revolutions on the battlefield, our history is ripe with stories of ferocious, adventurous, enlightened, and persistent women.

Great content forges great connections: A reader guest post

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

Here’s a guest post from Charlotte Hill of EARN. Charlotte: take it away… If I could give every nonprofit communicator one piece of advice, it’d be this: create content that appeals to your audience. I’m a big believer in great content. If you want people to value your cause, create content that brings value to THEM. That’s how you forge connections. A reader of this blog recently wrote me about just how effective this strategy has been for her.

Lessons from the Universe

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I spent the day with Mike Dooley this past Saturday at his event in Charlotte, NC. If you aren’t familiar with Mike, he writes ‘Notes from the Universe&# ( www.tut.com ). Mike is an entertaining speaker and the day was full of ‘aha’ moments for me.

34 Hot Tips on Increasing Facebook Followers (or Likes) From AMA Boot Camp Marketers

Diva Marketing Blog

Charlotte Allen, SFASU . In 2004, the American Marketing Association asked to develop a workshop on blogs. Blogs: Marketing Beyond The Website , was an amazing experience. We took that Hot Topic program to 6 major markets in 10-months.

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Charlotte Hill of EARN, in a guest post on Katya Andresen’s blog, shares what happened when her organization listened to the concerns of its supporters. Happy Friday, everyone! Let’s unwind with a few mixed links – good stuff for nonprofit communicators. Social Media.

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Friday Futures – Nonprofit Marketing Jobs – January 20, 2012

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Pat’s Place (Charlotte, NC). Please post your nonprofit marketing position here — FT or PT staff, consulting or internship opportunities. NEW OPPORTUNITIES. 1) Account Director , Fenton (New York, NY).

Friday Futures

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9) Marketing Manager , Charlotte Rescue Mission (Charlotte, NC). Please post your nonprofit marketing position here for full-time or part-time staff, consulting or internship opportunities. Thanks! NEW OPPORTUNITIES. 1) Assistant Director of Communications.

Your Future Here?

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4) Communications Specialist , Legal Services of Southern Piedmont (Charlotte, NC). 3) Communications Officer – Web/Social Media Hartford Foundation for Public Giving (Hartford, CT) 4) Communications Specialist, Legal Services of Southern Piedmont (Charlotte, NC) [.]

What’s Coming in June

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

” during an lunch workshop for AFP Charlotte on June 20. Here’s what’s happening at the Nonprofit Marketing Guide.com in June. Training Open to Everyone.

Your Future Here?

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7) Engagement Manager , The CFIDS Association of America (Charlotte, NC). Please post your nonprofit marketing position here for full-time or part-time staff, consulting or internship opportunities. Thanks! NEW OPPORTUNITIES. 1) Communications and Marketing Director.

Where are the great nonprofit blogs?

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Charlotte Rescue Mission: [link]. I’m on the hunt for great nonprofit blogs and I need your help! I’m presenting a session at the Association of Fundraising Professionals international conference next week called “Blogging for Dollars&# and I’m looking for a few really good examples of nonprofit blogs to share. Specifically, I’m looking for local or regional nonprofits with blogs – not national or international organizations.

Reclaim Back to School: How to Stay Energized, Relevant, and at the Top of Your Game

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

Our daughter, Charlotte, recently started sixth grade, and the pumped-up energy at school that first morning really got me thinking. Back to school” is one of the definers of fall as we know it. It’s right up there with apples, the changing colors of the leaves, and Halloween. Here are all these kids marching into the unknown for nine months of learning and growth.

Greetings from Down Under: Building Marketing Skills of Aussie Nonprofits

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My husband, Sean, and daughter Charlotte are joining me on this adventure so we can spend a bit of time vising with kangaroos and koalas, and we’ve just arrived down under! Nothing thrills me more than travel.

4 Simple Steps to Fundraising Success!

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Last Thursday, I had the honor of presenting at the AFP North Carolina Conference on Philanthropy in Charlotte. My session was called “4 Simple Steps to Building Donor Relationships and Fully Funding Your Mission Using Donor-Based Fundraising.&#.

4 Simple Steps to Fundraising Success!

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Last Thursday, I had the honor of presenting at the AFP North Carolina Conference on Philanthropy in Charlotte. My session was called “4 Simple Steps to Building Donor Relationships and Fully Funding Your Mission Using Donor-Based Fundraising.&#.

What's the Best Holiday Fundraising Campaign?

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We just received the Heifer holiday catalog last week and my daughter Charlotte went nuts marking the pages with the animals she wants to give. I vote hands down for Heifer International , the humanitarian assistance and sustainable development organization that provides livestock and related services to limited-resource families worldwide. But my colleague Conor Byrne, one of Ireland's fundraisers extraordinaires, wants to know what YOU think!

Share Yourself -- A Little of You Goes a Long Way to Strengthen Your Org's Relationships

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The NTEN community (and my daughter, Charlotte) went wild for the video , which generated a huge amount of Holly- and NTEN-love.

Alliance of Artists Communities: Emerging Program Institute

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On February 16, 2009, I had the honor to present at the 2009 Emerging Program Institute at the McColl Center for Visual Art in Charlotte, NC. At the bottom of this article are a PDF copy of the slides for this presentation. In addition, I've included some of my favorite articles from here in the Network for Good Learning Center. Enjoy!

Think Before You Speak: Messages Matter

Getting Attention

We just received this fund-raising piece from the adoption agency we worked through to adopt our daughter, Charlotte. Couldn't believe it. Obviously, we are very supportive of the agency and their working in bringing families together. However, its marketing messages are off time and time again, which makes us question the strength of its operation. This latest piece takes the cake though! When you hear the expression " icing on the cake ," it usually means something extra.

#SOCIALMEDIA: Politicians & NonProfits Need Agility With Online Outreach

Non Profit Marketing 360

As the Democratic ‘nominee’ Barack Obama delivered his acceptance speech last night in Charlotte, NC, a record number of tweets on politics were sent out ?