Merry Christmas

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

I would like to wish all of my blog readers a wonderful Christmas and a New Year filled with health, happiness and epic new adventures in your professional and personal lives. Personal christmas wishes

Comic relief for Christmas

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It’s a little Christmas comic relief for those who are working entirely too hard and need a little giggle. Tags: Just For Fun christmas comic relief Today’s post has absolutely nothing to do with fundraising or nonprofit work.

How I spent my Christmas Vacation

Wild Woman Fundraising

We also had a Victorian Christmas party in an Edwardian house! We dressed up, wore corsets, had roast chicken, potatoes, and mince pie, we pulled christmas crackers and got crowns and bad jokes out. Oh, and then Christmas day we had Dim Sum & watched Skyfall in the theater!

Too Early for Christmas? Not If You're a Nonprofit

Social Media Bird Brain

ask campaign christmas classy.org donor engagement giving justgiving.com NGOs small NGO Small nonprofitMost people hate that the end of the year holiday buying season seems to start earlier and earlier. But if you're a small business in the economic downturn OR a small nonprofit, you know that time is not on your side. I recently found a few articles I thought would be handy information for those of you who haven't firmed up your end-of-year campaigns.

Cause Marketing Christmas

Cause Related Marketing

As a holiday, Christmas is surprisingly challenging to cause market around, but a local homebuilder has the bones of a good campaign based on a gingerbread house-building contest that could be duplicated elsewhere.Cause marketing is commonly linked to holidays.

Merry Christmas From the Cause Marketing Blog

Cause Related Marketing

The long-standing Christmas Eve tradition at the cause marketing blog is to show the video of the prior year’s appearance of Darlene Love singing 'Christmas (Baby, Please Come Home)' on the Late Show with David Letterman. Enjoy and Merry Christmas!

Official Christmas Cookie of 2015: Cinnamon Almond Crunch Cookies

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

The Official 2015 Christmas Cookie of Nonprofit Marketing Guide. I am usually a dutiful recipe follower, but I’m finally competent enough at baking cookies that I have been freestyling on some recipes lately, including this new one I created this year.

Christmas In August — Again

The Agitator

A year ago, with the release of the mid-year results of the Blackbaud Charitable Index — online and offline — we reminded readers now is a great time to make sure they get their share of year-end giving.

Merry Christmas from Alden Keene and Causemarketing.biz!

Cause Related Marketing

Here for your listening and viewing pleasure is Darlene Love, singing Christmas (Baby Please Come Home).It It is far and away the blues-iest, rocking-est, Christmas song ever! Tags: David Letterman Darlene Love Phil Spector Merry Christmas

We Suggest You Have A Merry Christmas

The Agitator

Roger, Tom, and Nick. Uncategorized premium

Christmas Cause Marketing from Lockheed Martin

Cause Related Marketing

But this is Christmas. And to hear Lockheed Martin tell it, sometimes Santa himself needs their C-130 aircraft to see that needy kids have toys to play with come Christmas Day.

10 Christmas Fundraising Ideas Guaranteed to Spread Holiday Cheer

Fundraiser Ideas

Christmas is a time of giving. The following Christmas fundraising ideas are designed to not only help your organization raise much-needed funds but also spread holiday cheer in the process. Sell Christmas trees. Partner with a local tree-grower and borrow a section of a parking lot from a neighborhood business to set up your Christmas tree lot. Sell Christmas wreaths. Hold a Christmas concert. Who doesn’t love an evening of Christmas music?

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I wish I could give you this for Christmas

Wild Woman Fundraising

This is the book I wish I could give you for Christmas. Let me tell you a story about my family. My family came to visit me in October. We were sitting at a restaurant, and my dad got a waiter to take a picture of all of us. It was sweet. It was heartwarming.

We Suggest You Have A Merry Christmas

The Agitator

Roger and Tom. Donor retention / loyalty / commitment premium

5 Holiday Cause Promotions that Top My Christmas List

Selfish Giving

They even have a Believe-o-Matic app that kids can use to make their own Christmas cards. Finally, we have a big retail chain that’s sticking its flag in the ground and saying MERRY CHRISTMAS instead of happy holidays. These cause promotions top my Christmas list.

141 Shopping Days Until Christmas

The Agitator

Thursday’s mid-year release of the Blackbaud Index shows overall charitable giving up 2.2% and online giving up 14% for the first six months of 2013.

Merry Christmas From Alden Keene and the Cause Marketing Blog

Cause Related Marketing

The long-standing Christmas Eve tradition at the cause marketing blog is to show the video of the prior year’s appearance of Darlene Love singing 'Christmas (Baby, Please Come Home)' on the Late Show with David Letterman.

A Special Christmas Song

The Agitator

For our fourth Christmas, we urge you to get into a mirthful holiday mood by listening to this unforgettable rendition of O Holy Night. The Agitator has few traditions at this point. But here is one of them. Tom is especially fond of this performance, as it takes him back to his Catholic grammar school choir days. The Agitator Guarantee: This performance will leave you smiling well into the New Year, or we’ll refund your Agitator subscription fee.

The BayBuzz Christmas Tradition Continues

The Agitator

For us, it’s Christmas carols. For our sixth Christmas, and into our seventh year, we urge you to get into a mirthful holiday spirit by enjoying to this unforgettable rendition of O Holy Night. Yesterday we posted on the power of visual content. Today it’s music. For some it’s the Yule Log. For others, mistletoe, For still others, mincemeat pie. Here is The Agitator’s most enduring tradition.

Fundraising Winners: Christmas in July

The Agitator

Only 167 shopping days until Christmas. We’ll make sure there’s something under your tree – a Christmas Agitator Raise. Yesterday I noted the frightening lack of concern in our trade over the importance of paying attention to messaging. I then went on to promise some mid-year recommendations that, if acted upon now, should help your bottom line six months down the line.

A Special Christmas Song

The Agitator

For our third Christmas, we urge you to get into a mirthful holiday mood by listening to this unforgettable rendition of O Holy Night. The Agitator has few traditions at this point. But here is one of them. The Agitator Guarantee: This performance will leave you smiling well into the New Year, or we’ll refund your Agitator subscription fee. But you must listen to the entire performance. Happy Holidays! Roger and Tom.

The Agitator’s Christmas Tradition

The Agitator

For our fifth Christmas, we urge you to get into a mirthful holiday mood by listening to this unforgettable rendition of O Holy Night. Here is The Agitator’s most enduring (only?) tradition. Tom is especially fond of this performance, as it takes him back to Midnight Mass and his Catholic grammar school choir days. We guarantee this performance will leave you smiling well into the New Year. But you must listen to the entire performance to feel its full power. No irreverence intended.

Making Christmas the Most Wonderful Time of the Cause Marketing Year

Cause Related Marketing

As a holiday, Christmas is surprisingly challenging to cause market around, but a local homebuilder has the bones of a good campaign based on a gingerbread house-building contest that could be duplicated almost anywhere. Christmas is a time of giving.

Setting 2012 Goals and Christmas

Fundraising Coach

Other Possibly Related posts: Merry Christmas from the Pitman Family! This afternoon, I was working on my “ List of 100 Things to do in 2012.” ” While doing it, I asked my 12 year old son, “If there were one thing you and I could do together in 2012, what would it be?”

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Christmas Vacation Education

Selfish Giving

Mother Nature dropped nearly twenty inches of snow on Boston on Sunday and Monday. The snow gave my climbing hydrangea, which is a lush green in the summer, a very different appearance. I hope you’re taking a few days off over the holidays to relax or even do some planning for the new year.

Yes, Virginia, there is Christmas Cause Marketing (and there should be more)

Cause Related Marketing

Some of my peers say that there is no Christmas cause marketing. Please tell me the truth, is there Christmas cause marketing?Virginia There’s not much Christmas cause marketing going on in the States. Dear EditorI am more than 8 years old.

The Business Value of Serving as a Drop-Off Point for Food or Christmas Gifts

Cause Related Marketing

There's just a few more donation days before Christmas for your local food bank. or Toys for Tots, or Sub for Santa, or the Salvation Army’s Giving Tree.

Grant a Soldier's Wish in Time for Christmas

Cause Related Marketing

Quick Post:In keeping with Thursday's post on Current Energy and and my Dec. 5 posting on Sears Hero's At Home, I'm pleased to highlight SoldierWish.com, which allows armed service men and women and their families to post wish lists that you and I can fulfill. But do it now, secret Santa's.

Merry Christmas and happy fundraising this week!

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

I hope you’re enjoying your holiday - and that you know the coming days are not a time to take a vacation from fundraising. Sorry, but it’s true! Late December is the season of philanthropic procrastinators who want to get in their donations by the end of the tax year.

A Christmas story from my favorite charity

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

A Christmas Story. I was not worried about pushing a bit to find out how they were doing this Christmas Eve. “No,” When told that he and the whole family could come early tomorrow, Christmas Day, to get presents, he was excited, much more so than I expected. I would get to see family on Christmas Day. I got this email today from Mark Bergel, founder of A Wider Circle. It was beautiful, so I wanted to share it.

#SocialNetworks: Bring Them Back To Facebook For The Holidays

Non Profit Marketing 360

Nonprofit Advent Calendar Charitable organization Christmas Christmas and holiday season Facebook Non-profit organization Online Communities Social networkThe holiday season is prime gift-giving and donation-giving season.

Merry Christmas from the Pitman Family!

Fundraising Coach

A fun video from my family to yours! Without them, I wouldn’t be able to do all I do at FundraisingCoach! I posted this to Facebook earlier today. If we’re not friends on Facebook let’s fix that! I’m at: [link]. (c) c) Marc A. Pitman, FundraisingCoach.com.

Be More of a Difference

Social Media Bird Brain

to make this the "best Christmas EVER!" not-for-profits adopt a family small nonprofits thanksgiving donate christmas nonprofitsWhat with our own expectations, traditions, and the constant admonition. the whole season can quickly. degenerate into a mass of anxiety-ridden desperation. The quickest way. to help you feel better is to make things better for someone else! Today I'm volunteering tweets to the Adopt a Family Project in Santa Cruz County, California and devoting this.

Great “behind-the-scenes” progress in 2013, now let’s get creative!

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

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#FUNDRAISING: The Holiday Season For Donations Begins Now. Ready?

Non Profit Marketing 360

One of the traditional/old-fashioned ways to disrupt the heat is to hold a “Christmas in July” party , and your nonprofit or charity should be having one. Christmas in July fundraiser helps kids during holidays (clearwater.wtsp.com). The pools are open and busy.

Today's Dose of Anti-Cyncism

Cause Related Marketing

wanted to give some toys to less-fortunate kids at Christmas-time. But by the time he was finished, it was just days before Christmas and most toy drives were over. Christmas Cause Marketing elffactory.org Jamie Ashbourne heart-warming cause marketing

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Mele Kalikimaka

Cause Related Marketing

Every Christmas for at least the last 10 years Late Night with David Letterman has featured the incomparable Darlene Love singing the rockingness Christmas Song ever, 'Christmas, Baby Please Come Home.'That Tags: David Letterman Darlene Love Merry Christmas

As Facebook hits 150m users, Social Networking sites get 1 in 10 UK Christmas Internet visits

Giving in a Digital World

Earlier this week Robin Goad, Research Director at Internet research company Hitwise , released data that revealed a new high in terms of online social media usage in the UK over Christmas. Naturally enough, Christmas is typically the busiest time of year for social networks, but Christmas 2008 saw several new highs which reaffirm (were it needed) the scale of online social networking amongst UK internet users.

Heart-warming Christmas Twitter Story: Homeless Family Gets Help

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

Mark Horvath , nice work

Using Bounceback Offers in Paper Icon Campaigns

Cause Related Marketing

In the restaurant the paper icons were prominently displayed behind the host’s station, Right now Denny’s are plastered with their Christmas promotion with Arthur Christmas , an animated film about Santa’s workshop where it is the elves that run the show, not the Fat Man himself.

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