Pimping for the National WWII Museum

Cause Related Marketing

To commemorate those who sacrificed so much and to remember America’s role in WWII, historian-author Stephen Ambrose championed the National World War II Museum. The first phase of the Museum opened in New Orleans in 2001. It may be that the World War II Museum is the only one.

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DMAW, their MAXI Awards, and a big “fail” for planned giving


At the 2013 Bridge Conference last week, you could walk through a wonderful “museum” of award-winning direct marketing fundraising packages. They were neatly on display just beside the lunch area.

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Why Cause Marketing is the Borg

Selfish Giving

Governments are out of money, and museums, historical sites and cultural institutions are turning to the private sector and consumers to keep their doors open and visitors coming through the turnstiles. "Resistance is futile."

The 5 Questions Nonprofits Always Ask Me About Fundraising Emails

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

It dials up your emotions and proffers giving as a fix to outrage, fear or sadness, or as a display of loyalty, pride or duty. Tenement Museum. Photo Credit: https://flic.kr/p/ekEBbH. p/ekEBbH.

Augmented reality—Search moves from text to objects


Museums now have a whole new, exciting, and visual way of conveying didactics–not just type on the wall. Performance companies can easily display their offerings when someone simply points a phone at their building. Hold onto your hats!

Takeaways from #GivingTuesday: Lessons Learned on a Collaborative Project

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

A website (iheartallentown.org) was developed to feature all seven organizations, with an easy-to-use graphic display including a logo and brief summary for each group with a simple donor form to collect donations. Sean King.

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Nonprofit Spotlight: May

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

The National Czech and Slovak Museum and Library brings to life the unique culture and history of the Czech and Slovak people through their museum’s displays and community events. Network for Good’s Nonprofit of the Week spotlight gives us the chance to highlight the work of some of the our community’s superstars. In May, we celebrated a diverse group of organizations working hard to better their corner of the world.

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Why and How Nonprofits Should Use Pinterest

Selfish Giving

They want a place to easily organize images and display them all in one place. Pinterest is a natural site for museums, historical sites and cultural institutions. Enter the Pinterest “Causes I Love Contest” and you could win a $250 gift card! .

The Southern Oregon Historical Society Has Raised Some Eyebrows. What Could They Have Done Differently?

Seeking Grant Money Today

Nonprofits sometimes offer us interesting news, like, Indian Artifacts A Tough Sell for SOHS published December 4, 2011 by the Southern Oregon region's Mail Tribune and written by Damian Mann which details another example of a nonprofit's leadership making a decision to raise money through a method that has others in the museum's community at large, concerned. The items were donated to the museum in 1957 by a Grants Pass, Oregon resident, Benjamin Bones, according to the paper.

Little Things Mean A Lot

Fundraising Breakthroughs

I'm thinking particularly of the signs displayed permanently in the building or on the grounds. The donor wall at Tucson Children's Museum is composed of many burnished metal cutouts of child-sized "handprints" with donors' names. Child-inspired, informal, and artisan-made, the sign reflects the spirit of the museum's interactive child-sized exhibits, most of which are painter- or sculptor-enhanced.

Grant Proposal Writing Tips

Seeking Grant Money Today

Let's pretend that you and I are working on a grant proposal and we work for Skateboards Forever - a group that collects skateboards for our museum. You might read this first draft sentence and suggest the following edit of it: "For ten years Skateboards Forever has validated the importance of the skate board sport by providing our community with demonstrations, history, displays, and clinics."