Thu.Mar 08, 2012

How Ryan Gosling Thanked a Major Donor

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Ryan Gosling: Actor and Nonprofit Communicator? While most of us realize that Ryan Gosling is an attractive man and a good actor, who knew he would be so good at nonprofit communications?

Don’t be a leader. Be a builder.

Wild Woman Fundraising

From Seattle Municipal Archives on Flickr (creative commons). I had a meeting with my business mentor, Behram Atashband , last week. In the meeting, he talked with me and my business partner about hiring more people into our business. And he said, don’t be a leader. Be a builder.

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Is Social Media A Strategy or A Tactic?

Diva Marketing Blog

In real life, strategy is actually very straightforward. You pick a general direction and implement like hell. Jack Welch . As BBF B.L. Ochman recently reminded me, social media has been around, and included in varying degrees (!), as a business initiative for the past ten years.

Add the Word 'No' To Your Cause Marketing Toolkit

Cause Related Marketing

Every business day in this blog I chronicle the best and worst of cause marketing. As you seek inspiration for where to take your own cause marketing you must eschew the bad. But you must also learn how to refuse the good.

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4 go-to resources for mastering the new Facebook timeline

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

Just when you thought you had Facebook figured out, it’s time for the new Facebook pages. Since surveys show 90% of nonprofits are on Facebook , this news likely affects you. So I want to point you to the best resources I’ve seen this week on how to make a successful shift to the new format on Facebook. Get oriented. First off, here’s a 101 on the new pages and what yours will look like. And here’s Beth Kanter’s summary of what this means to you. Get started.

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CauseTalk Radio Ep04: Bikinis That Give Back & Cities that Give Big

Selfish Giving

In this episode of CauseTalk Radio , Megan and I talk with Geoff Livingston , author and Vice President at We discuss a new Case Foundation report on Giving Days, and the success small nonprofits in Washington D. have had with the program. Up to 40 U. cities may roll out Giving Days in 2012.

Good questions and great answers!

Get Fully Funded

I recently led a webinar for AFP titled “6 Simple Steps to Creating a Wrriten Fundraising Plan.” ” Hundreds of people attended, and there were so many questions that didn’t get answered, that I offered to answer them here on my blog. Even if you didn’t attend the webinar, you will likely glean some great info from my answers. .