Answer a Question, Help Darfur

Cause Related Marketing

Eric Cheung, an aspiring social entrepreneur and a recent graduate of the University of Toronto, has a big question: would you like to help the stop the genocide in Darfur, Sudan?Cheung may also have the answer to a lot of urgent if less grave questions that university students in particular have at his new website, Tags: Help Darfur Now OneBigU Facebook Social Entrepreneurship Wikipedia Yahoo Answers Eric Cheung

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How-To Go From Good to Great

SocialButterfly

Good: Gathering together some of Hollywood’s greatest women, recognizing their contributions to some powerful nonprofits ( Save Darfur and ServiceNation amongst them) and engaging the interest and attention of numerous influentials. Caveat: I am an outsider looking in, and like the title says–I think this initiative is a good thing. It just good have been great. Let me explain.

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Four Phases of Online Social Change

SocialButterfly

It’s starting to creep up–just look at LiveEarth’s 2009 campaign “ Love, the Climate &# where people were encourage to right love letters to office holders who worked to prevent climate change or the “ Be a Voice for Darfur &# movement which utilized activist and blogger toolkits to further realize the campaign’s objectives.

To Be or Not To Be- Donor Loyalty

A Small Change

Whether it’s Save Darfur, the (RED) Campaign, LIVESTRONG, or many other names, donations seem to go in phases to these groups. Is donor loyalty changing? It would appear to me that older generations were more consistent about their giving. An organization could count on a monthly gift from their regular supporters and these individuals would give for years and years. Is that different today?

The Power of Youth Philanthropy

Fundraising Breakthroughs

In a similar vein, two high school students in Massachusetts raised $420,000 to aid the people of Darfur. Nicholas D. Kristof writes in yesterday’s New York Times about how youth are rocking out with philanthropic endeavors. One New York high school student raised $57,000 to help build an elementary school in rural Cambodia. These “piggy-bank philanthropists,” as Mr. Kristof labels them, are inspiring. They demonstrate what creativity and drive can do to create real change in the world.

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Free tool of the week: Fun, informative, powerful Google maps

ImpactMax

If you have any remaining doubts about the power of these free tools or need further inspiration, look at the Crisis in Darfur maps created by the U.S. We’ve all heard a lot about the capabilities of Google Maps, but that may not translate into our regular use of this great tool. I fell into that category myself before I sat down for a half-hour and just played.

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Washington Post: Fundraising Via Email Is Way More Effective than via Social Networks

Care2

It seemed too early to tell, but then, when we checked back about a year later, we found this interesting and profound story about the nonprofit group "Save Darfur." But it took Save Darfur over a year to raise about $28,000 from those Facebook Cause "friends," -- and almost two years to raise their current total of $78,000. In only 10 days, Save Darfur raised more than $415,000 through an email series. "Show me the money."

Getting the whole world to sit in on your cause.

GenerationYGive

Imagine if we all digitally sat in on Darfur? This week while on a very long train ride from DC to see a client's co-vendor up in Connecticut, I was reading my favorite magazine- The Economist - when I came across an article about bloggers, authoritarian governments, and the game of cat and mouse they play with each other.

Malcolm Gladwell misses the point

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

In the article he downplays the perceived role of Twitter in events such as the Iran Election and points out the minuscule average individual contributions (9 cents) on the Facebook page of the Save Darfur Coalition, which has 1.2 I’ve finally had a chance to read the recent Malcolm Gladwell article in The New Yorker , entitled “Small Change – Why the revolution will not be tweeted&#.

Free tool of the week: VoiceThread for nonprofits

ImpactMax

It’s a very versatile tool…as you’ll see as you browse through the collection of existing VoiceThreads; everything from podcasting tutorials to art exhibitions to children’s voices about what’s happening in Darfur. flickr/ //amy//. When I first found out about VoiceThread a while back, it struck me as something that foundations and nonprofits could make good use of.

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Revolution Won’t Be Tweeted

The Agitator

The Facebook page of the Save Darfur Coalition has 1,282,339 members, who have donated an average of nine cents apiece. The next biggest Darfur charity on Facebook has 22,073 members, who have donated an average of thirty-five cents. Help Save Darfur has 2,797 members, who have given, on average, fifteen cents. A spokesperson for the Save Darfur Coalition told Newsweek, “We wouldn’t necessarily gauge someone’s value to the advocacy movement based on what they’ve given.

Would you let this New York Times columnist drown?

Donor Power Blog

Railing the world's lack of attention to the crises in Darfur in other humanitarian disaster zones, he puts part of the blame on the nonprofit organizations that work in those areas: humanitarians are abjectly ineffective at selling their causes. We all should salute Mr. Kristof for his work bringing Darfur and other places to our attention. Nicholas Kristof thinks we are lame. At least, that's how it seems based on his recent New York Times piece, Would You Let This Girl Drown?

Games for Change Festival

A. Fine Blog

Darfur is Dying. Since it’s release last year, over a million people have played this game to experience and better understand the dire situation regarding the genocide in Darfur. I had a fantastic, albeit short, time at the Games for Change Annual Festival yesterday. It is remarkable how quickly the field of gaming for social change has grown and matured.

When Viral Campaigns Fail and Social Media Mobs Rule

Care2

Comments flooded in – “I guess Groupon decided to do a funny commercial about Tibet because Darfur would be in bad taste? When startups and corporations do good in the world, everyone loves them. But when their campaigns offend, watch out for the mobs. Two recent viral campaign failures demonstrate the dangers of appearing callous to your target audiences and how quickly things can spin out of control if you don’t listen and respond quickly.

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New Study: The Power of the Premium: Convincing Prospective Donors to Give

Care2

M+R Strategic Services released a new study this week showing promising fundraising results for four nonprofits (Easter Seals, Human Rights Campaign, the Save Darfur Coalition, and The Wilderness Society) that tested premium offers to prospective donors.

Advocacy Fundraising #2: Slacktivism Science

The Agitator

Looking at a Save Darfur campaign, 99.7% Online advocacy has a bad name. Specifically: slacktivism (or clicktivism). Seth Meyers put the prevailing opinion into funny words on SNL: “Look, if you make a Facebook page we will “like” it—it’s the least we can do. But it’s also the most we can do.”. This frames the debate well. Is online activism a prelude to future action — a way people signal they are interested in your cause and are working to do more?

Andy Goodman Ruined My Life. Now I Want to Ruin Yours.

Sea Change Strategies

Our desire: to harness the power of narrative to end homelessness, stop global warming, end the genocide in Darfur, ensure health care for all, etc. How many of you have taken Andy Goodman’s storytelling seminar ? Pretty mind-blowing, huh? Andy unlocks the secrets of good story-telling, decoding a formula for narrative going at least back to Aristotle’s Poetics. There are easily thousands of non-profit communicators who have passed through Andy’s program.

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Boost online response by optimizing your donation landing pages

DonorDigital

Most organizations devote lots of time and energy into developing clever creative for their online campaigns and e-mails, whether it’s the Tck Tck Tck global warming campaign or AmeriCares “Send your mother-in-law to Darfur” gift catalog. But if you’re trying to raise more money online, the first thing you may want to try is persuading more of the people who already click “donate” on your Web site or in your e-mails to actually make the gift on the donation landing page.

Notes from Care2/OneWorld/Interaction Fundraising Seminar - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

Care2

An ROI Calculator for Social Network Campaigns The Long, Long Tail of Facebook Causes These are the links that were mentioned today: NothingButNets.net African Wildlife Foundation Heifer International ChangingthePresent.org Save Darfur Coalition Oxfam America Nothing But Nets video: If you enjoyed todays session and would like to receive more information about social networking and other nonprofit online communications, sign up for frogloops monthly newsletter !

$100,000 Grant: Polls Still Open in the Peace Primary - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

Care2

Voters are encouraged to vote for as many groups as they can in order to generate a comprehensive peace platform that encompasses the issues that are most important to each person, whether it’s the war in Iraq, nuclear weapons, Darfur or global conflict.

Insiders Guide to Video and YouTube for Nonprofits - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

Care2

One example is 24HoursforDarfur who has collected over 800 videos from celebrities, elected officials, and citizens urging Congress to do more about the genocide in Darfur. frogloop Home frogloop Home Receive monthly updates Subscribe to our RSS feed Follow frogloop on Twitter Most Popular Posts Social Network ROI Calculator Social Networking for Nonprofits: ROI, Tracking Tools and More "While Theyre Hot!"

Insiders Guide to Video and YouTube for Nonprofits - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

Care2

One example is 24HoursforDarfur who has collected over 800 videos from celebrities, elected officials, and citizens urging Congress to do more about the genocide in Darfur. frogloop Home frogloop Home Receive monthly updates Subscribe to our RSS feed Follow frogloop on Twitter Most Popular Posts Social Network ROI Calculator Social Networking for Nonprofits: ROI, Tracking Tools and More "While Theyre Hot!"