Ep177: Tech Company Partners with Oxfam for 'See a Demo, Get a Goat'

Selfish Giving

If you demo FDS' product through Oxfam they will donate a goat to a needy family in a third-world country. How FDS has used See a Demo, Get a Goat outside outside a trade show (that they couldn't afford to attend!)

Product Spotlight Demo: Turn Supporters’ Time into Money through Polling and Surveys

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At Research for Good, we partner with nonprofits just like yours to turn your supporters' time into revenue for your organization. Market researchers constantly need people to fill out online surveys and polls. We connect your supporters with those researches and then donate to your cause every time a supporter completes a survey. This allows supporters to contribute to your nonprofit who may not otherwise be willing or able to donate money to your organization. . The concept is pretty simple.

You Deserve A Voice. Voting With Your Dollars is Not Enough

Wild Woman Fundraising

And Demos , the institute that Barber works for, believes the answer is global democracy. Consumed by Benjamin Barber. Here’s a book that has been blowing my mind lately, and with EVERYTHING ELSE GOING ON I just haven’t blogged about it yet. Until today.

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Beth Shulman in Remembrance

A. Fine Blog

Tags: Social Media Beth Shulman Demos

Women Lead the Way by Linda Tarr-Whelan

A. Fine Blog

My friend and co-fellow at Demos, Linda Tarr-Whelan has just published her first book, Women Lead the Way. Tags: Social Media Demos Linda Tarr-Whelan Mary Hodder Women Lead the Way I thoroughly enjoyed it and recommend it. On September 16th, I helped to facilitate a conference call with women bloggers and other interested folks to talk about the key findings and what we bloggy women can do [.].

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Great Nonprofit Marketing Jobs: Moving Up Monday

Getting Attention

Associate Director of Communications and Communications Assistant Demos (New York, NY). Post YOUR open nonprofit marketing and communications positions here. Chief Strategy and Communications Officer Bay.org. San Francisco, CA). Communications Director Transgender Law Center (Oakland, CA).

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It’s Time to Kill “Cultivation”

iMarketSmart

Want a demo of MarketSmart’s products and services? Request a demo here. I only use the word “cultivation” for fundraising because I want to ensure that fundraisers understand what I’m talking about. But you should know that I do so begrudgingly.

First It Was Disabled Veterans … Now It’s The Red Cross?

iMarketSmart

Want a demo of MarketSmart’s products and services? Request a demo here.

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Are you building trust?

iMarketSmart

GET A DEMO. Trust is the cornerstone of all meaningful relationships. Fail to build trust and you'll fail to get the gift. It's that simple. Build trust over time. Your success mostly depends on how you cultivate relationships with hi-value donors long before you make the solicitations. In other words, you will have won or lost your opportunity to close a gift long before you decided to make the ask. Be polite and persistent.

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Why MarketSmart’s logo is a lightbulb.

iMarketSmart

GET A DEMO. . After more than 2 years, it finally dawned on her. A wonderful fundraiser had been buying from us (MarketSmart) when finally, one day she exclaimed, “Hold on… you guys are doing with me exactly what you’ve been telling me to do with my donors!” ” Guilty as charged. Have you ever sat back and thought about the marketing we develop here at MarketSmart? Top of the funnel: AWARENESS. My LinkedIn posts (connect with me and you’ll see them).

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Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Don’t Demo All At Once says James Goalder on Bloomerang’s blog. Did everyone have a good week? Let’s wrap it up with some Mixed Links… Next Friday, May 27th is the last day to send your submissions for this month’s Nonprofit Blog Carnival.

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3 new phrases/concepts engagement fundraisers need to know

iMarketSmart

But if you haven’t done a demo with us recently you probably haven’t heard these new phrases/concepts. If you aren’t using them and don’t have the technology or dashboard needed to harness their power, you really should get a demo and see how you can. If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you know that I coined the phrase “ engagement fundraising ” in 2013. Here’s my first rant on the subject.

Is it time to dump donor ‘scores’?

iMarketSmart

GET A DEMO TODAY. Are scores really worth the trouble? It seems like every service provider has a scoring system for your donors. They've got capacity scores, likelihood scores, and MarketSmart even has an engagement score. But I have yet to find a fundraiser who solely relies on a score for anything. Why score? I think most major and legacy gift fundraisers really want to know three things: Does the supporter have capacity to make a meaningful impact?

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9 reasons why it’s time to uncover philanthropic mindsets

iMarketSmart

Get a demo to find out how! I think organizations should do whatever it takes to uncover philanthropic mindsets because: 1. Philanthropists have an unparalleled passion for an organization’s mission.

The simplest and most effective 6-step major gift and planned gift marketing strategy ever

iMarketSmart

GET A DEMO AND WE’LL SHOW YOU HOW PEOPLE JUST LIKE YOU ARE SUCCEEDING WITH THIS 6-STEP STRATEGY. Employ donor surveys. Provide valuable engagement offers using the information you learned from the surveys (that way your offers will elicit responses— since you now know what your prospects want/desire). Use technology that tracks and captures their online engagements (clicks, downloads, etc.).

What Google Has for You #google4np

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

The majority of the program was really a show-and-tell product demo, including some of the newest bells and whistles on existing products like Google Maps, as well as some new products, especially for Android mobile devices.

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Highlights from EveryAction's Inaugural User Summit

EveryAction

From what we heard, attendees always love the opportunity to demo our new features and get a glimpse at what new tools are in development. Request a free demo here. Last week, we had the honor of hosting our first ever User Summit in Washington D.C.

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Why everyone talks about segmenting emails but hardly anyone ever does it

iMarketSmart

Get a demo here. They’ll talk about it at conferences. You’ll read about it in the Chronicle of Philanthropy. Online discussion groups will say it’s the key to marketing success!

Do you donate to your employer?

iMarketSmart

Request a demo ). Do you donate to your employer? If your answer was, “No, I donate my time… I work here!” ” I think that was the wrong answer. Socrates once counseled: “Let him that would move the world first move himself.”

How to Use Email and Social Media to Create an Exceptional First-Time Donor Experience

J Campbell Social Marketing

If you sign up to get news and resources from a software company, they usually send you information right away about scheduling a demo. Nonprofits are doing a terrible job at keeping donors in the fold. . According to the 2016 Fundraising Effectiveness Survey Report , .

4 Ways To Convince Your Nonprofit Board to Invest in Fundraising Tools

EveryAction

After doing all of your research, speaking with vendors, and seeing product demos, you probably feel like an expert in all matters of nonprofit fundraising software.

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We've Built The Tools You Need for 2018

EveryAction

Read up on some of the biggest new features we released last year, and if you want to check them out for yourself, request a demo and get your year off to a strong start. Throughout 2017, our team introduced some of the most cutting-edge tools to help empower nonprofits to not only reach, but exceed their goals. Psst, most of these tools are exclusive to EveryAction so you won’t find them anywhere else!

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Building the Way to San Jose: Here's what EveryAction will be up to at 16NTC.

EveryAction

What to expect - more KIND bars than you can eat, gorgeous postcards for you to send to your friends back at work, your new favorite t-shirt, and comfy seats; also, demos of EveryAction and information on our latest (and upcoming) features.

How Greenpeace & Other Environmental Groups Are Using Technology to Build a Better World

EveryAction

Click here for a free demo of our best-in-class Fundraising, Digital, and Organizing tools. There are thousands of nonprofits changing the world in big and small ways every single day. The best of these nonprofits know that one of the major keys to success is using top-notch nonprofit tools to run smart, creative, and impactful campaigns. We’re incredibly fortunate to power many of these organizations, helping raise more money and maximize their impact along the way.

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How Autism Society and Other Health Nonprofits Are Bridging the Gap Between Technology and Health Care

EveryAction

Request a demo here ! (This is the second post in our series featuring innovative ways nonprofits are using technology to build a better world. Click here to read about how Greenpeace and other environmental organizations are building a better world.). This week, we’re highlighting nonprofits that work in the health sector.

Cold calling major donors to arrange appointments doesn’t work— but this method does

iMarketSmart

In other words, we were cold-calling to set demos. No one likes getting cold calls and you probably don’t like making them.

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Cause Marketing Signs at the Summer Outdoor Retailer Show

Cause Related Marketing

Yesterday at the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market was the Open Air demo. Today the indoor portion of the twice-annual show starts.

Take Control of Your Data: 3 Must-Have Reporting Tools Every Nonprofit Should Have

EveryAction

If you have any questions or are interested in getting a demo, click here ! A new year means new resolutions, and for nonprofits that often falls into the category of better fundraising practices. Enter our new series, “New Year, New Heights.” For the next few months, we’re taking an in-depth look at key features and tools that make for a successful development program. Follow along, email us your questions , and let us know what you’d like to hear about!

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BC “Apps for Climate Change” contest needs your vote!

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

You can see demos and vote for your favourite apps here. I love open data initiatives; Especially when they are Canadian (my home turf). I wrote about the premise behind the Apps for Climate Change contest back in April, and now that we have submissions, I want to remind you to vote. The total number of submissions that met all requirements is 16, a huge success in my opinion given the infancy of apps contests in Canada. My vote went to the Etho App.

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2 Essential Mobile Apps Your Nonprofit Should Be Using

J Campbell Social Marketing

Let’s All Do Good is in the beta stage – if you would like to sign up to be a launch partner, or get a personal demo from McHale himself, please contact him via Twitter or Facebook.

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Better Data, Better Donors

EveryAction

Sign up for a demo here ! (This is the final post in our New Year, New Heights development series. Need to catch up? Click for strategies on revamping your direct mail program , practical tips on improving your email program , and an in-depth look at reporting tools every nonprofit should have to improve their fundraising strategy.). Working in major gifts means tracking relationships, points of contact, and data with multiple high-level donors.

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#VIDEO: Freelance Producers & Reporters Wanted for Brooklyn Independent Television

Non Profit Marketing 360

Email resume and link to demo work: jobs@bricartsmedia.org.

Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Amanda Maksin

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Amanda Maksin started working for Shop Demo Depo t in August of 2014. Amanda Maksin. Here’s the latest installment in our series on the “Day in the Life” of nonprofit communicators, where we ask you to describe your day in your own words. . Would YOU like to be featured in this series?

12 Key Digital Engagement Trends from the 2018 M+R Benchmarks Report

EveryAction

Request a demo here ! The annual M+R Benchmarks Report has arrived again, shining a light on trends that are shaping nonprofits’ digital programs. With data from 154 nonprofit participants, we are once again treated to invaluable insights on numerous facets of digital engagement, covering websites, email messaging, online engagement, social media posts, and digital ads.

Chronicle of Philanthropy Discussion on Millennials

GenerationYGive

Fine , a senior fellow at Demos: A Network for Ideas and Action, in New York, and a writer. This Tuesday, the Chronicle of Philanthropy hosted a live discussion -"Engaging Millennials for Social Causes" with guest host Allison H. Fine also recently published a very interesting paper- "The Social Citizen" -on the Case Foundation's Social Citizens blog. This paper is a MUST read. Here is a sample Q&A from the Chronicle discussion. Read the full transcript.

7 Year-End Campaigns to Study for a Stellar Fundraising Season

EveryAction

If you have any questions or want to learn more about how EveryAction can help you achieve your fundraising goals you can email us here or request a demo of our best-in-class nonprofit tools. The year is almost over but nonprofits around the world are busy with year-end giving , all leading up to one of the largest giving days of the year: December 31st. With December in full swing and the pressure of living up to arguably the best fundraising month, we know things can get overwhelming.

Photosharing as Cause Marketing

Cause Related Marketing

Because as my friend John Haydon notes in a post from last Fall , among the many flavors of social networking, photosharing is blowing up, especially with the 18-29 demo. Download a free app for your Android or Apple mobile device and start uploading pictures to DonateaPhoto.com , and the sponsor, Johnson & Johnson, will donate $1 per pic per day to your choice of Save the Children, Safe Kids Worldwide, or Keep America Beautiful.

VolunteerMatch Launches Google Earth Feature

A. Fine Blog

Or watch this great demo narrated by Greg Baldwin, the president of VolunteerMatch, here. VolunteerMatch has created an awesome Google Earth search feature to locate volunteer opportunities based on your zip code. Click here to use this great new tool.

Youtube now offering FREE branded YouTube channels for government orgs

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

Mosaic support - View Demo. Video wall support – View Demo. A few of my contacts at Google have recently informed me that the branded YouTube channel (formerly $50,ooo to setup), is now being offered for free to all government departments (this includes the Canadian Government of course). What’s the difference between a branded and non-branded channel?

14 Easy Ways to Grow Your Email List

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Learn more about Network for Good's solution, EmailNow powered by Emma, at a no-commitment, free demo webinar. So you're sold on the idea of email marketing. In fact, you're already polishing off the next stellar edition of your e-newsletter. But, creating the content is only the first half of the battle--you need to people to receive and read it. How do you build your list? What tools and marketing channels that you're already using can you put to work for you?

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