In Defense Of Serious Fundraising Dialogue

The Agitator

Each new gadget that has come my way in life has enthralled me: the typewriter, the electronic calculator, the fax, the personal computer, the cell phone, the iPod, the smart phone, the smartphone’s camera. You’ll recall that yesterday I did a post on the NTEN conference. The purpose of the post was NOT to draw attention to the conference itself, but to the research released around it that might be helpful to FUNDRAISERS.

Go Noles? No Goes?

JCA Insights

I clicked through the reminder pop-up that since my son is under 18 I have to print, sign and submit the paper form by mail or fax. He has a completed housing contract that I have to print and mail or fax since he is a minor. This post describes 15 hours of my life between Dec.

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Social Media "Pioneers" Tell Why

Diva Marketing Blog

These new technologies and approaches impact business in the same way that fax machines changed up business. We came, we saw, we kicked its ass. Ghostbusters. Just One Crowd Sources Question.

Fundraising From the Comfort of Your Living Room

Mission Minded

With online fundraising and social media causing a riot in the nonprofit sector it’s worth remembering a basic approach that worked even before fax machines were in vogue: Asking people–in person–to make a donation. Seems sort of quaint, doesn’t it? Morrie Warshawski has recently published his classic book The Fundraising Houseparty as an e-book available from his [.].

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Cultivate media relationships

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She said she pays more attention to press releases that are faxed to her with a nice introductory note. I don’t think I have faxed a press release in years. I’m in Greensboro, NC today teaching part of the CFRE Review Course. While I’m away, a colleague of mine has written this information piece for me. Thanks to Kristina Shands for her advice on cultivating relationships with the media.

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Top 10 Things Donors Want from Your Nonprofit’s Website

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Is there also a way to download a form that a donor can mail in or fax to you if they don’t want to contribute on line? Thanks to my buddy Gail Perry for today’s post. www.gailperry.com ). . Did you know that most donors check out your web site before they make a gift? – whether they are giving on line or through the mail.

Suggested Money Saving and Money Raising Methods.

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office equipment such as maybe a fax machine, laptop, walkers or wheelchairs, etc.); Some more suggestions for for your nonprofit to both save money and raise some new money. __ In whatever method you use to regularly reach out to your donor base, volunteers, and clientele or the beneficiaries of your organization's work (e.g. a newsletter, organization's website, regular e-mail blast, etc.) include a list of all new (or gently or unused) items that your agency needs (e.g.

Social Marketing for Health in the Latino Community

Social Marketing and Social Change

To register for the course, please download the Summer School Application Form from: [link] and fax the completed application to: (202) 784-4386 ATTN: Claire Selsky by April 15, 2009. An education opportunity notice: The Latin American Cancer Research Coalition (LACRC) is sponsoring the Social Marketing for Health in the Latino Community course, which will be offered by the Georgetown University McDonough School of Business.

Nonprofit Fights Poverty With Poverty

Nonprofit Consultant Blog

Unfortunately, it does hit a bit close to home in its description of fighting poverty with "a 1995-model photocopier, a fully functional fax machine," and a "windowless, un-air-conditioned office." "In 2005, Helping Hearts distributed over $4,700 in various food and clothing donations, found temporary and part-time work for more than 110 adults, and was instrumental in the passage of increased homeless and transitional housing funding in the city.

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Sanity Saver: Organize What You’ll Need Again and Again

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

It seems like not a day goes by that I don’t see some raggedy, blurred, or skewed nonprofit logo on TV or in print that looks like it has been sent through a fax machine three times. Getting organized is a sanity saver. Photo: LizMarie on Flickr.

Tips for an Effective Contact Us Page

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At the very least, list your main line and a fax number. One of the hardest-working but most underrated pages of any nonprofit website is the "Contact Us" page. It hangs in the background, behind more glamorous pages, ready to offer the most basic but essential of information about an organization What makes an effective Contact Us page It should answer two key questions: How people can contact your nonprofit and why they should want to contact your nonprofit.

Designing your Website for Journalists

Social Marketing and Social Change

Applying some marketing know-how to better understand and serve this priority audience, and not simply blast faxes or emails at them, is something I find few organizations spend much time thinking about or working on (see who is critical for success? ). Many nonprofit and public agencies hope and pray that reporters will cover their issue, mention their specific agency (or not!) and maybe even source a quote from their staff.

If Not Now, When?

Marketing for Nonprofits

Once a technophobe myself, (Believe me, I still have trouble using our fax machine at home!) I get calls EVERY day from community leaders who are looking for assistance in developing new websites, choosing a new database, upgrading hardware and software, finding new fundraising solutions, etc. After some back and forth on requirements and issues, I often here this refrain. Well, here's the real problem. I'm just not very tech-savvy."

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Building Your Nonprofit Email List

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Or you can tell them to mail or fax back the ad or form with their email address scribbled on it and you will enter it into the database. When you're collecting email addresses, you need to focus on both donors and non-donors. Don't neglect one group in favor of the other. It's critical to get the email addresses of your donors so that you can keep them informed of news and information that relates to their membership status with your organization.

Storybanking: A Bank That Always Builds Interest

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Brandon Seng of the Michigan Nonprofit Association strongly endorses the online approach since it eliminates faxing, transcribing, and other time-intensive activities. Investing time now in building your storybank can ensure your people will always find the right story when they need it. When good causes realize that storytelling can enhance advocacy, fundraising, recruitment and just about everything they do, they start looking for stories everywhere.

A Bank That Always Builds Interest

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Brandon Seng of the Michigan Nonprofit Association strongly endorses the online approach since it eliminates faxing, transcribing, and other time-intensive activities. Investing time now in building your storybank can ensure your people will always find the right story when they need it. When good causes realize that storytelling can enhance advocacy, fundraising, recruitment and just about everything they do, they start looking for stories everywhere.

Five Tips For Marketing Your Art to Groups

Mission Paradox Blog

  When you get to that person, if they have one, introduce yourself and ask if you can send them a fax/email/letter telling them about your work. I'm well over 600 posts into this blogging thing, which means I have covered a lot of stuff. But one thing I haven't covered enough is how to bring in groups to see your work. Having a group sales strategy is key for arts organizations, particularly ones that perform in smaller venues.

Free Nonprofit Fundraising, Software, and Outreach Options.

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It's a great way to clear your organization's office of unwanted items in good quality and avoiding putting it in the dump; but it's also a great way to acquire a free fax machine, free computer, etc. Create press releases for any and each these kind of unique or new happenstances occur at the organization; and disseminate the release to all media that reaches the people your organization serves (you can e-mail a press release, fax it, or snail mail it).

Why It Matters What The Public Thinks of A Nonprofit & How to Check

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What about when the public talks to anyone in the office on the phone, receives an e-mail, gets a fax, receives postal mail, member?; __ All online content (website, social media, gossip, criticism, etc.); __ Newsletters’ content (past events, upcoming events, donation requests, volunteer requests, etc.); __ How do intra-personal interactions, between anyone who works in the office, generally go?; __ The organization’s interactions (written, interpersonal, etc.)