Why the Canadian Digital Service is a major milestone for Canada.

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

However, having worked a s a management consultant (specializing in the digital channel) with nearly every federal department, I’m convinced the Canadian Digital Service (CDS) is a legitimate major milestone. What exactly is the Canadian Digital Service?

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#Development: Postal Service Rates To Rise on 27 January

Non Profit Marketing 360

The US Postal Service (USPS) has been on hard times over the last 5-7 years due to the overwhelming presence of email, social networks, and e-fax services. Be that as it may, be prepared for upticks to many of the services. Forever stamps still good after the 27th.

Designing for Community Change

SocialButterfly

Pilloton founded Project H Design , a non-profit design firm where they apply the design process to catalyze communities and public education from within. In short, Poilloton and the Project H team “design solutions that empower communities and build collective creative capital.&#

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Is Community Engagement or Awareness Essential? Depends on Your Mission.

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Will the way an arts organization approaches its communications work vary significantly from a social service agency? Engaging our community to keep people inspired by and active in our work. “Engaging our community” is the #1 nonprofit communications goal overall.

How NOT to write a letter to your supporter community

iMarketSmart

Although this letter is meant for the “community” (non-donors and donors), this is NOT how you should ever address people. Dear University of Maryland community: In late 2006, the University of Maryland publicly launched the $1 billion Great Expectations campaign.

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#PUBLICPOLICY: Online Privacy Becomes Concern For Service Providers

Non Profit Marketing 360

Perhaps the most famous statement of internet privacy from 'The New Yorker' (1993). Online privacy has been a notable concern for many citizens almost since the inception of the internet, and certainly we have often discussed the issue on our blog over the years.

The Rabbit Hole and Community Engagement

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Family #1: One of our most beloved and engaged service recipients who helped out at the walk every year passed away this past January. She agreed, and spoke very sincerely about how she wishes more families could benefit from our services. Beth Ann Spiegel.

Getting Started with Location-Based Services Requires Foresight, Practicality

Getting Attention

Joe blogs on cause marketing and how social media, location-based services and mobile technology are revolutionizing the field at Selfishgiving.com. Foursquare, the dominate location based service currently has eight million users. The second step is pick your location-based service.

10 Ways to Celebrate Nonprofit Online Community Members Using Social Media

J Campbell Social Marketing

Today I am hosting the #Commbuild Twitter chat and the topic is creative ways to celebrate online community members. There are special online services where you can purchase 10,000 followers on Twitter. Will you have a specific budget for celebrating community members?

#TECH: Google Now Designing Glasses And Giving Us A New ‘Play’ Service

Non Profit Marketing 360

The good people at Google have been busy releasing new aspects of their services that are meant to augment our muti-media experiences. The first, Google Play, will likely seem pretty familiar to anyone using a cloud-based media service like iCloud or Amazon Prime.

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Reflection: National Conference on Service & Volunteering

Fundraising Breakthroughs

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5 Key Social Media Takeaways – National Conference on Volunteering and Service (#NCVS)

Getting Attention

That’s one reason I attended last week’s 2010 National Conference on Volunteering and Service (NCVS). Twitter’s Jack Dorsey got laughs when he recommended not following panelists’ advice – instead trust and listen to your community. I want to welcome guest blogger Colleen Farrell.

9 Tips for Creating an Editorial Calendar Chock Full of What Your Community Wants

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

On this blog and in her webinars and book, Kivi talks about how you should try to become your community’s favorite nonprofit because research has shown that people give two-thirds of their charitable donations each year to one favorite charity. Don’t forget to interact with your community.

Grants to Community Programs Financing Services Benefitting Those in Need

Seeking Grant Money Today

Deadline: April 30, 2009 Entries Invited for Wachovia NEXT Awards for Opportunity Finance The aim of the Wachovia NEXT Awards for Opportunity Finance is to propel Community Development Financial Institutions to a higher level of growth, success, and sustainability. Opportunity Finance programs provide capital and financial services that benefit low-income and -wealth people, helping them to build homes, schools, small businesses, and community facilities.

About Interim Executive Director Services

Nonprofit Consultant Blog

Before proceeding with the shut-down, I held private interviews with all stakeholders, including funders, clients, board members, and others in the community, as well as other nonprofit leaders who had gone through bankruptcies. services interim CEO Nonprofit executive director consulting

5 Steps to Finding the Ideal Email Service Provider

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Have you ever felt trapped by your email provider—dissatisfied with the features and/or service but daunted by figuring out how and where to move? Skip to the 5 Steps Why do you need an email service provider? Our community of readers is our lifeline; sharing back with us their nonprofit marketing wants and needs plus advice for us to share with their peers. There are probably 5,000 ESPs out there, many of which market their services with the exact same language.

Service Design for Social Marketers: A Webinar

Social Marketing and Social Change

Jennifer Kasten (Vice President, JBS International ) and I will be discussing ideas and applications of service design in the first iSMA webinar next Tuesday, July 23rd, at 6:30 AM and again at 12 noon EDT.

Social Marketing and Marketing Social Services

Social Marketing and Social Change

" Given the sheer numbers and ubiquity of social services available to meet people’s needs and work toward a better society, there have been few documented efforts to integrate social marketing into service delivery.

Can Social Marketing Revitalize Communities?

Social Marketing and Social Change

These neighborhoods are described as ones in which improved educational and developmental, commercial, recreational, physical and social assets are sustained by local leadership and lead to improved well-being and community quality-of-life. The idea of using social marketing to change neighborhoods and communities may seem absurd to people who believe that social marketing is ONLY about behavior change (or worse yet, using social media).

Community FAIL!

Mission Paradox Blog

This article:  Five Ideas For Building Community in the Arts  is a great read. But I've got to be honest, whenever I read or hear the words "community building", I cringe. If you believe what you read, everyone wants to build community now. People that sell copiers want to build a community of people who are passionate about copying. But here's the truth: Most efforts to build community fail.

Development of a Global Social Marketing Community

Social Marketing and Social Change

This digital community (social network) should weave together the strands of social marketing that now exist. An equally important, and ambitious, step is to attract programs and people to get involved in the community - to stake their claim to becoming part of a social marketing community.

Is Service the Same as Volunteerism?

A. Fine Blog

He wondered why equate the required service of students with volunteerism. It’s a great question because by definition required service isn’t voluntary. Tags: Social Media Mobilize.org Roger Carr The Corporation for National and Community Service The Networked Nonprofit Roger Carr, a terrific free agent activist, asked an interesting question on Twitter about The Networked Nonprofit. Are they really the same thing, Roger asked.

Improving Arthritis Outcomes in Communities

Social Marketing and Social Change

More Than A Fundraising Dating Service

The Agitator

We anticipate being able to share some early findings with you, other Agitator readers and the nonprofit community by mid-September. With her usual style, grace and sense of humor Margaret Battistelli Gardner, the Editor-in-Chief of Fundraising Success helpfully added to the growing chorus of concern over donor commitment and donor relationship management. Margaret correctly notes “That lazy, ineffectual approach of talking at donors is so over that we need a new word for how over it is.“

Enterprise Community Partners Online Fundraising Plan and Presentation

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Our friends at Enterprise Community Partners (a nonprofit national leader in investment capital and development services for affordable housing and community revitalization) spent some time wondering, and a whole lot more time acting. Does this sound familiar? "Prior to 2008, we had no coordinated online plan. Online donations trickled in on their own."

Enterprise Community Partners Online Fundraising Plan and Presentation

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Our friends at Enterprise Community Partners (a nonprofit national leader in investment capital and development services for affordable housing and community revitalization) spent some time wondering, and a whole lot more time acting. Does this sound familiar? "Prior to 2008, we had no coordinated online plan. Online donations trickled in on their own."

Transform Your Organization with Pro Bono Technology Resources – The Community Corps Product Spotlight

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NPower is a national nonprofit whose mission is to help thousands of other nonprofits improve their IT and communities they serve. We provide hands-on technology service, tools and training to nonprofits and IT training to underserved young adults throughout the U.S. . Our new program, The Community Corps, is dedicated to connecting IT pro bono consultants to nonprofits. This is where The Community Corps come in. Get started with The Community Corps.

Applying Service-Dominant Logic to Social Marketing Programs

Social Marketing and Social Change

Rather, we have stuck with the ‘marketing-to’ approach that Lusch (2007) describes as one of stimulating demand through use of the 4Ps in order to get customers to purchase goods, use services or adopt behaviors, and then be satisfied with their decision, in order to meet organizational (or social) objectives. Service-Dominant marketing Logic (S-D Logic) marks a shift from this 'marketing-to' approach to a 'marketing-with' perspective (Lusch, 2007).

#Tech: Halloween Weekend & Scary Stories Of Cloud Computing

Non Profit Marketing 360

The service is meant to improve the lags, vulnerabilities, and complications of MobileMe. Researchers in Germany recently found a number of security holes in Amazon’s Web Services (where addresses, credit cards, shopping patterns, hopes and dreams… are stored).

Remapping Food and Activity in Communities

Social Marketing and Social Change

Where do people find healthy foods and places to be physically active in their neighborhoods and communities? If you follow the latest methodology, you would use GIS to plot all of the food service establishments, grocery and convenience stores and recognizable activity centers (such as Boys & Girls Clubs, YW/MCAs, fitness centers, parks, etc.).

Jenny's Heroes Grants for Tangible, Lasting Community Projects In Smaller Communities

Seeking Grant Money Today

We at The Grant Plant, LLC want to understand what nonprofits need from the services that they hire, today, given the economy; so please take our short survey. Former Talk Show Host Jenny Jones Announces Continuation of Community Grant Program Deadline: Open Talk show host and philanthropist Jenny Jones has announced that she will donate an additional $1 million to continue her Jenny's Heroes ( [link] ) community grant program. [Please help us.

#HOWTO: Set Up Your Tumblr Blog’s Settings & Connect To Twitter/Facebook

Non Profit Marketing 360

We continue our video series on setting up your nonprofit’s Tumblr blog account with a look at the two Dashboards within your account. We also explore the blog’s settings and what distinguishes them from your account’s preferences.

#HOWTO: Set Up Your Tumblr Blog’s Settings & Connect To Twitter/Facebook

Non Profit Marketing 360

We continue our video series on setting up your nonprofit’s Tumblr blog account with a look at the two Dashboards within your account. We also explore the blog’s settings and what distinguishes them from your account’s preferences.

#SOCIALNETWORKS: What Are You Doing To Improve Impact Of Your Facebook Page?

Non Profit Marketing 360

You can connect a community (for example, volunteers) and/or an action (like fundraising). With proper development and care, the platform provides the best basis to build a meaningful online community of engaged followers. Facebook can be the nexus of a still more powerful network.

#SOCIALNETWORKS: What Are You Doing To Improve Impact Of Your Facebook Page?

Non Profit Marketing 360

You can connect a community (for example, volunteers) and/or an action (like fundraising). With proper development and care, the platform provides the best basis to build a meaningful online community of engaged followers. Facebook can be the nexus of a still more powerful network.

#SOCIALMEDIA: It’s OK To Say ‘No’ To Your Social Networks

Non Profit Marketing 360

You know you want to… We are often extolling the virtues of particular social-networking platforms or encouraging specific strategies to reach out to your audience(s) across these platforms.

#SOCIALNETWORKS: Facebook Adds Handy Scheduling Features To Organizations’ Pages

Non Profit Marketing 360

Did you not know Facebook is looking for ways to monetize its services ?). Facebook is not known for its simple elegance, and some recent developments might not change that fact. But Facebook developers have added some great features to organizational accounts and Pages.

Is your community suffering from an attack of a charity ideology?

Fundraising Coach

He describes the basic tenets are: Charities should be run on an ethos of self-sacrificial, voluntary service This focuses more on people being self-sacrificial, or "committed to the mission," than on what the charities' outcomes really are.

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#SOCIALNETWORKS: Is Pinterest Of Value For Nonprofits?

Non Profit Marketing 360

The community awaits! Pinterest can seem like an upmarket yard sale at first glance… One of the hottest discussions about social-networking platforms concerns Pinterest , whose membership and engagement have exploded over the last year.

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#SOCIALNETWORKS: Can Niche Online Networks Outperform Your Nonprofit’s Facebook Page?

Non Profit Marketing 360

Could these more concentrated communities really be worth the effort of building a presence on yet another social network? Have you defined your organization’s niche? Our participation in online social networks seems well beyond the status of a ‘fad.’