The Temporality of Digital Knowledge and Copyright Bozos

Nonprofit Consultant Blog

Pam suggests downloading and saving the information you need, rather than rely on bookmarks or tags, but acknowledges the ethical problems regarding copyrights. I also found Pam's posting relevant in relation to a book I'm reading currently, called Freedom of Expression®: Overzealous Copyright Bozos and Other Enemies of Creativity by Kembrew McLeod (follow the title link for a free pdf download or instructions for ordering in print).

Nonprofits and Copyrights: What You Need to Know

Mission Minded

#HOWTO: Setup A Pheed Account & Why It Could Prove Valuable For Nonprofits

Non Profit Marketing 360

Pheed could make a streaming seminar or other educational video or post as easy as posting said information and clicking the copyright/subscription button. But note the ‘Copyright this pheed’ to the left.

#HOWTO: Setup A Pheed Account & Why It Could Prove Valuable For Nonprofits

Non Profit Marketing 360

Pheed could make a streaming seminar or other educational video or post as easy as posting said information and clicking the copyright/subscription button. But note the ‘Copyright this pheed’ to the left. The latest social network vying for our attention.

Resources: Brain-Bending Books

Non Profit Marketing 360

Communications Copyrighting E-Mail Education: Technology eNewsletter Fundraising How-to Marketing Newspaper Article Nonprofit Publications Social Media Technology Web and Print Writing advice communication direct mail donors email Jeff Brooks mobile phones Non-profit organization online fundraising publications webIt’s back-to-school time, and since learning is lifelong, here are some recent books to expand your horizons within the nonprofit world.

#Interview: Michael Stein, Author, Blogger, & Veteran Nonprofit Technology Strategist

Non Profit Marketing 360

Michael Stein, Senior Account Executive for Donordigital , is a veteran nonprofit technology strategist whose areas of expertise include online fundraising, email messaging, email list growth, blogging, website content, mobile messaging, and social media.

#INTERVIEW: Sean Triner, Co-Founder and Chief Evangelist of Pareto Fundraising

Non Profit Marketing 360

Blogs Communications Community Copyrighting Cross-Post Development Donor Acquisition E-Mail eNewsletter Grants Major Gift Major Gifts Newsletter Nonprofit Perspectives Publications relationships Storytelling Writing Amnesty International Australia Hong Kong New Zealand Nonprofit organization Southeast Asia United States Violence Against Women

Before You Reprint This Blog Post.

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

While we are flattered that people like our work, and the work of our guest bloggers, and want to share it with their own communities, we must insist that “fair use” copyright rules are followed. In these cases, you do not need permission from the copyright owner.

FB, Hashtags, and Your Small Nonprofit

Social Media Bird Brain

Copyright Jon Hart Studios So Facebook is now allowing hashtags. People who have hated seeing them in their newsfeeds, claiming the Twitter phenomenon had no place in Facebook land, will now have to suffer more of them. But actually, this is a good thing for your small nonprofit. Really. It can enhance your social communications. Well, first let''s look at what a hashtag is and does.

Pinterest Primer for Nonprofits


It’s important to acknowledge that there are still copyright issues related to Pinterest, despite the fact that they announced policy changes last month. The best advice (from the linked copyright article) is to: pin from the source. Flickr: stevegarfield.

How to get great fundraising advice without reading an entire book


The materials you see online ARE copyrighted. I love to sit down and read about marketing and fundraising. I often find myself ordering books from Amazon because I like the titles and I truly want to read the books. But, unfortunately, I don’t have enough time.

Anniversary - Remember More Than the Date

Social Media Bird Brain

Image copyright The Mitikin RevolutionIt's September 11th again.It's s likely that in the future, this date will be marked the way Labor Day is now - with picnics and barbecues, speeches and retail sales, the bloody past smoothed over with words like "sacrifice" and patched with potato salad. But not yet.No one likes to be reminded that, no matter how many precautions are taken and no matter how.

You Too Can YouTube

Fundraising 123

Not sure how to include music in your videos without getting into copyright issues? With a good story as the foundation for your video, your organization can use YouTube to spread your mission and raise money online. Here are some tips for nonprofits venturing into the world of online video:

Don’t Get Suckered By This Facebook Myth

J Campbell Social Marketing

The fact that Facebook is now a “public entity”, meaning that they issue stocks that are publicly traded on the open market, has nothing to do with your privacy agreement or their copyright rules.

Copy and Paste Cause Marketing

Cause Related Marketing

Well copyright laws notwithstanding, nothing could be easier to steal. Like the look and feel of a webpage?

Write for Fundraising123!

Fundraising 123

Copyright is retained by the writer. With a Creative Commons license, you keep your copyright but allow people to copy and distribute your work provided they give you credit — and only on the conditions you specify. Network for Good welcomes submissions of bylined contributions from outside writers.

One week, two excellent events: #CbocSocial and #FWD50

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

The Crown in Canada has copyright of gov docs, whereas in the US it’s public by default. This post features my key takeaways and notes from two events I attended earlier this month here in Ottawa.

Own the Room–Some great presentation advice


The example given in the book is: “China has a history of disregarding copyrights. Of all the products whose copyrights are infringed where do you think the most violations are found? But you point out: “The number one copyright infringement sin China involves Prozac.&#

Nonprofit Video – What’s It Really Worth?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Copyright and finding free music, stock video and photography. Aaron Bramley. Videos are a great way to engage and inspire your supporters and Lights. Camera. Help. is a nonprofit organization that encourages other nonprofits to use film and video to tell their stories.

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4 things to check as you begin 2016

Fundraising Coach

Check your copyright While you're on your website, go ahead and look at the copyright notice down in the footer (at the bottom of your pages).

#TECH: Megauploads Shut Down, Highlighting Concerns Of Cloud Computing

Non Profit Marketing 360

The legal issue with Megauploads (and many other such sites) was that customers willfully uploaded copyrighted material (especially movies and music) to share ? violating copyright laws. But what about all the legal files on the servers?

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#Tech: SOPA Inspiring Blackouts & Lobbyists – Should Nonprofits Care?

Non Profit Marketing 360

The blackout is meant, in part, to call attention to the powers SOPA offers internet service providers (ISPs) and media corporations to shut down sites they believe are dealing with copyrighted material. Could SOPA chill free speech?

#INTERVIEW: Mark Van Gurp, Osocio Blog – Showcases the Best Advertising & Marketing For Social Causes

Non Profit Marketing 360

Copyright, MKCREATIVE, LLC 2012. Mark van Gurp is the founder of Osocio , an international blog devoted to showcasing the best advertising and marketing for social causes. Mark began an earlier blog, Houtlist, in 2005 as a personal collection of nonprofit ads.

The Heroes and Villains of the Give Local America Story #GiveDayLessons

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

How about admitting that you totally screwed up by essentially coercing community foundations into participating in your copyrighted giving day and using your software, completely overpromising and overselling, and then flat-out failing them?'s August Newsletter Includes Two GREAT Articles: The Future of Fundraising, and Questions for Potential Board Members

Seeking Grant Money Today

August 6, 2007 article in August 2007 edition of the Newsletter; Copyright 2007, Kintera Inc.) What You Must Know to Excel at Fundraising Today (August 6, 2007 article in August 2007 edition of the Newsletter; Copyright 2006, Emerson & Church, Publishers). I strongly recommend these two articles from 's August, 2007 Newsletter.

Frustrated with Flickr

Marketing for Nonprofits

I GO TO FLICKR ALL THE TIME FOR INSPIRATION but for the life of me I can't figure out the copyright rules. Here's my beef. I LOVE FLICKR. I LOVE MANY OF THE AMAZING PHOTOS ON FLICKR. I know. The rules are listed here. But what exactly do they mean? Can I cut and paste any photo I see as long as I acknowledge the photographer or is sharing only approved for photos under Creative Commons license? I'd appreciate any feedback.

Social Media Document Garage Sale – Part II

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

The basic intent of the post was to provide you with download links to various white papers, presentations, reports and studies on social media that I had accumulated to date and that I could freely distribute (without violating any policies or copyrights).

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Detective Work First, Message Launch Second

Getting Attention

Beyond that, you may be infringing on copyright or trademark protections. Developing messaging that works is a sweaty, laborious process. So it's all the more frustrating when it turns out your message is exactly the same as used by an organization your target audiences are likely to know. If that's the situation, you're late to the party, and there's no way that your org's messaging will have the desired impact. When it's heard, your base is likely to think of the other org.

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Cause Marketers: Protect Your Intellectual Property!

Cause Related Marketing

Oh, the logos were trademarked and in the United States copyright protection occurs when something is published.

For your favorite comic artist-a grant deadline

Wild Woman Fundraising

Images copyright Stef Lenk (above) and Jenny Jaeckel (below). Do you know a person who loves to draw and write comics? If so, they could get up to $5,000 to publish a comic book with this grant. The Xeric Foundation grant deadline is coming up.

Think Conversation, Not Megaphone, for Social Media Success (NTEN Case Study)

Getting Attention

Copyright laws aside, we’re now able to play whatever we wanted as folks hold. I’m thrilled to welcome Holly Ross, our newest guest blogger.

Tips for Sharing Curated Content (the Good Stuff You Find)

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

In many cases, you’ll be violating copyright laws.

#MARKETING: Can Nonprofits Take Advantage Of Pinterest’s Open Platform?

Non Profit Marketing 360

Copyrighted material must be accredited as such, according to the ‘Terms and Conditions’ you agreed to when you opened your account.

What’s Wrong With This Cause Marketing Paper Icon? Let Me Count the Ways

Cause Related Marketing

Komen for the Cure would almost certainly consider the phrase “Bowl for The Cure” a copyright and/or a trademark violation. A friend recently found the paper icon at the left at a bowling alley in metropolitan Salt Lake City, Utah, where I live and asked my opinion. Where to start?

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Fundraising like Linus: what security blanket are you clinging to?

Fundraising Coach

I’d post a picture here but I don’t want to violate copyright laws. Last week, I sent out a fundraising coaching email to Fundraising Kick subscribers asking them if they were fundraising like Linus. My grandfather loved Charles Schulz's Peanuts comics.

A guide to telling your story in pictures

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

Network for Good’s friends at Georgetown University’s Center for Social Impact Communication today launch Communicating Via Imagery, a complete guide to telling your story with images that touch the heart and influence the mind. ”>.

Does Your Social Media Policy Let Staff Be Real?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

For example, many policies talk about respecting copyright rules, citing sources, and following Creative Commons licensing. I’m putting together a new webinar called Creating a Social Media Policy for Your Nonprofit (it’s on Wednesday, April 28 at 1:00 p.m.

A Sample Government Blogging Policy

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

Respect copyright, fair use and financial disclosure laws. Due to the Treasury Board’s current focus on internal social media initiatives, I have recently received an influx of requests to help public servants develop external social media engagement guidelines, particularly ones to do with blogging. Government departments need to stop waiting for an official policy to come from TBS; It won’t anytime soon.

99Designs -- Get a New Logo for a Bargain Price

Getting Attention

The designer will send you their completed design along with copyright to the original artwork. . Need a new logo but don't have much of a budget? Turn to 99Designs to run a design contest sourcing your logo or other design challenge from a vast array of emerging graphic designers.All you need is a clear idea of what you want designed and how much you're prepared to pay for it.

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How to Coordinate a (Cheap) Successful Photo Shoot for Your Nonprofit Part II

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

You can learn more than you ever wanted to know about the legalities of this with Nolo’s Getting Permission: How to License & Clear Copyrighted Materials Online & Off. Marta Lindsey.

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