Mon.Feb 20, 2012

Which of These 20 Bad Traits Holds Your Nonprofit Leader Back?

Wild Woman Fundraising

Are you in a struggle to get your job done and being held back by a manager who just doesn’t GET what you do or why you do it? They might be displaying some of these bad management traits (I gleaned this list from Goldsmith’s “What Got You Here Won’t Get You There”: 1. Winning too much-the need to win at all costs. Adding too much value aka having to put in your two cents even when it’s not needed. Passing judgment.

4 Things your supporters want

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

Too often, we forget the needs of our supporters in the pursuit of our own needs. And when we do so, we end up with double paucity: our supporters get neglected and we attract fewer resources to our cause. People are complex, but as I’ve said along with my friend Mark Rovner , they have at least four needs in common. When you fulfill these needs, you are better able to meet your own. 1: To be SEEN and HEARD. So acknowledge them.

Trust 25

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Will Your Nonprofit Pick QR Codes or NFC?

Selfish Giving

I’m dying to know, which one will you choose, QR codes or NFC? QR codes have their advantages. QR codes are offline hyperlinks that connect the offline world to online content. The technology is being used by 14 million people.

12 Digital Fundraising Trends for 2012 – A Quick Round-up

Giving in a Digital World

Back at the start of January I set myself the target of publishing twelve posts on trends I think are going to prove important to digital fundraisers this year – both as a means of kick-starting my own thinking after the holiday season and to help inform your planning considerations at this key time in the year. Judging by the comments, emails and RTs, the posts certainly do seem to have struck a chord with a lot of you – which is great!

To self (and staff): Great job!

ImpactMax

Flickr: Doug88888. When Marc Pitman asked us nonprofit fundraisers and communicators: “How do you say thanks to yourself?” The first answer that popped into my head was—yoga. The second was—a glass of wine and a long hot bath.

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Online Fundraising: Red-headed Stepchild?

The Agitator

Agitator readers tend to reveal their true passion more often through direct emails to me and Roger than via public comments. Here’s an example, name removed, on a topic that might stir your juices. “Hello Agitator Editor, I am an online fundraising professional who has been in the “business” for almost 10 years now.

In nonprofit fundraising, marketing is key to success

Get Fully Funded

Marketing is something that many people think they understand, yet few really do. In nonprofit fundraising, marketing is key to success. Fundraising marketing at its simplest is about finding the those people who are likely to care about your cause and giving them the chance to support you.

#PHILANTHROPY: Google Can Give Time, Resources, & AdWords To Nonprofits

Non Profit Marketing 360

Google is the great behemoth of web searching and video hosting. Google.com is default homepage in millions of browsers and YouTube has inspired citizen journalists in war-torn Syria and video mashups of cute kittens in suburbia.

In nonprofit fundraising, marketing is key to success

Get Fully Funded

Marketing is something that many people think they understand, yet few really do. In nonprofit fundraising, marketing is key to success. Fundraising marketing at its simplest is about finding the those people who are likely to care about your cause and giving them the chance to support you.

#SM4NP: Automate Your Google Searches To Follow Important Issues

Non Profit Marketing 360

Searching on Google is perhaps the single experience of the internet we all share. In the fine and flexible tradition of the English language, we turned the noun into a verb: to google (someone or something). The behemoth that is Google Inc.

It's All Good

Mission Paradox Blog

Disrespecting your artistic competition, or your audience, is a sign of immaturity. It's easy (and fun) to talk about how everything sucks. It's easy (and fun) to blame the rigid, old, inflexible audience and make them the reason you can't do anything interesting with your art. In my experience, however, your chances of success increase when you consider the following: 1.  There is a lot of good artistic work out there.  Maybe it isn't your cup of tea.