Thu.Feb 16, 2012

Op Eds: Writing Leads that Grab Readers by the Lapels

Getting Attention

Guest bloggerMargot Friedman, principal of Dupont Circle Communications, conducts trainings on writing and placing opinion editorials. Please like Op Ed Talk with Margot on Facebook to share op-ed tips and strategies. Remember those posters in your high school hallway that said, “SEX!

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Are you afraid and unquestioningly obedient?

Wild Woman Fundraising

Or do you live within your truth? Chris Hedges recently wrote an article for TruthDig called. Occupy Draws Strength from the Powerless. In it, he quotes Vaclav Havel, the first president of the Czech Republic, a revolution that took only 10 days. And he posits an astonishing theory. That you need to embrace your powerlessness. That’s right. Embrace your powerlessness. This permits us, as Havel puts it in his 1978 essay “The Power of the Powerless,” to live in truth.

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Empowering Your Team with a Marketing Bank

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Earlier this afternoon, I hosted this month’s free webinar, Helping Your Staff and Board Become Great Nonprofit Marketers. We will add the recording to our Freebies Page this evening if you want to sign up to watch the recording.

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2011 Online Giving Grows 13%, Except …

The Agitator

Blackbaud released its 2011 Online Giving Report yesterday, revealing some significant findings and adding new features that most readers should find quite helpful. The 2011 Report is packed with useful data that should help any organization – large, medium or small – uncover opportunities and improve performance. On pages 9-10 there’s a helpful worksheet that will help you analyze your own organization’s results.

Meet Donordigital: Matt Burghdoff, Senior Account Executive

DonorDigital

Matt Burghdoff is Donordigital’s newest Senior Account Executive. Matt joins the team with many years of experience in online fundraising. He previously worked at Grizzard serving a number of nonprofit clients. Prior to that he managed online fundraising activities at Operation Smile.

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#INTERVIEW: Sybil Stershic, Consultant, Blogger, & Author of Taking Care of the People Who Matter Most

Non Profit Marketing 360

Sybil Stershic, founder of Quality Service Marketing , is a long-time consultant and blogger on internal marketing and the author of Taking Care of the People Who Matter Most: A Guide to Employee-Customer Care.