Aunt Frances’ Key to Relationship Building

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My Great Aunt Frances turned 107 last week and she’s as warm, loving and sharp as ever. Years ago, when I rushed to Manhattan after college graduation, I found myself living just a few blocks from Aunt Frances. Take it from Aunt Frances!

3 Nonprofit Marketing Skills I Learned from Aunt Frances

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Some of you may remember my stories about my wondrous Great Aunt Frances. Aunt Frances was fantastic—a warm, loving, down-to-earth lady who’d had many life adventures and was a fantastic cook. Today, I want to share three relationship-building skills I learned from Aunt Frances.

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Our Complicated Feelings for Lance Armstrong

Cause Related Marketing

60 Minutes correspondent Scott Pelley and his producer certainly trained all their skepticism on Lance Armstrong during a story that aired on May 22, 2011 that lays out the ways he may have used illegal performance-enhancing drugs on his way to seven consecutive Tour de France wins.

Cause Marketing Lessons from the Tour de France

Selfish Giving

The Tour de France , the world’s most famous bike race wraps up this weekend–sadly, without our hero Lance in yellow. Some of the sponsors for the Tour de France include national lotteries, flooring-product makers and petro-dictatorships. The Tour de France isn’t three stages long, nor are the lessons we can learn from it limited to three. Tags: Cause Marketer's Journal Cause Marketing 101 cause marketing cause-related marketing tour de france

You Can Now Fundraise on Facebook for Your Favorite Charity

J Campbell Social Marketing

File under #AboutTime! Facebook recently announced a new tool designed to give individual users the power to fundraise on Facebook for their favorite verified US-based 501(c)3 nonprofits, directly within the platform! According to Facebook officials, this has always been their intended vision.

New Cause Marketing Study Suggests that Consumers Feel Empowered When They Choose the Cause

Cause Related Marketing

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Why Cause Marketing is the Borg

Selfish Giving

Beautifully situated on the left side of the Siene, the Musée d’Orsay has leveraged its location for profit by displaying giant posters for Air France and even H&M Clothing. "Resistance is futile."

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At Last! Global Fundraising Supersized

The Agitator

Hong Kong, followed by France and Indonesia. Three weeks ago, we reported that Bernard Ross and his UK Management Centre were launching the Big Mac™ Philanthropy Index. The purpose of this new Index?

Seniors and Social Media? Longview Says Yes!

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Kerry Barnes and Frances. She enjoys photography, writing, and her two rescue beagles, Frances and Mr. Minchy Spampobello. Think because your organization caters to seniors, you don’t need social media? Think again!

The power of thanking and #npstoryconf

Fundraising Coach

And did I mention people came from as far as New Zealand and France? Even though I''m currently doing fundraising trainings in Europe, I''m still basking in the glow of the Nonprofit Storytelling Conference in Seattle. An amazing experience. I''ve probably been to hundreds of conferences.

Sheroes You Should Know: Inspiring Stories for #WomensHistoryMonth


She spoke plainly to the women of France and stated that the revolution at-hand was their opportunity to fight for and achieve the advantages so freely offered to their male counterparts. Chanel's designs revolutionized views on women in society and opened doors for modernization in France and worldwide. she·ro (pl. sheroes) : a woman regarded as a hero.

Work Your Proper Hours

Wild Woman Fundraising

In France in 2012, there’s a Paris hospital where the overworked staff are owed TWO MILLION holiday days. Work Your Proper Hours! Why is staying late equivocated to working hard? You could probably get all of your work done in 3 hours and have the rest of the day to play. You could.

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3 Ways the Lance Armstrong Foundation can Survive

Fundraising Coach

NPR reported that being stripped of the 7 Tour de France titles and banned from the sport means that Lance can’t compete in any triathlons or Ironman competitions. Today’s news is reporting Lance Armstrong’s decision to not fight the doping charges.

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Reality vs. Realists

A. Fine Blog

Uncategorized churn France realists reality Volkswagon When I wrote about “the churn” I was expecting folks to nod and say, “Yup, that’s what it feels like to be trying to tick off the to-do list day after day.”

It is not enough to be right! Not nearly enough….

NonProfit Branding

Frances Perkins was United States Secretary of Labor for 12 years. She was once the most hated woman in America – the primary target in a series of withering controversies similar to the current health care debate. Her experience demonstrates how ideas and people and programs get branded by the public. It also helps answer

Working Across Generations is a Great Resource

A. Fine Blog

I just finished the new book, Working Across Generations, from the Movement Building Project folks, Frances Kunreuther, Helen Kim and Robby Rodriguez. Tags: Frances Kunreuther Social Media generations Working Across Generations Movement Building Project It’s a really terrific read and roadmap of the difficulties of this moment of leadership transition from Boomers to the rest of us. I admit that I was a bit skeptical of this topic [.].

Do you know a Graduate with no future? What is up with these protests?

Wild Woman Fundraising

Then you’ve probably heard about the riots in Egypt, in Spain, in Denmark, in Greece, in France, and other places too. France protests. My little brother’s story. Let me tell you about one of my little brothers.

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Most Popular Articles of 2014: On Social Marketing and Social Change

Social Marketing and Social Change

of unique visitors came from the US, followed in the top ten by Great Britain (UK), India, Australia, Canada, Philippines, Malaysia, Nigeria, South Africa and France (and then another 179 other countries). Thank you to the over 35,500 people who have visited this blog over the past year.

How You Can Get More Money Through Direct Mail: Interview with Jules Brown of “Dear Joan”

Wild Woman Fundraising

Eventually I left my job, sold up, went to live in France for three years. Image Creative Commons "Money" by Stuart Dootson). I’m so excited to share this interview with you! I interviewed Jules Brown!

I am learning how to write. How about you?

Wild Woman Fundraising

This man has interviewed Cassius Clay before he was Muhammad Ali, he followed Grand Prix drivers all up and down Italy and France, he met Papa Hemingway and ran with the bulls. I am always learning how to write. It does get easier, but there’s always another mountain to climb.

Global Cause Marketing

Cause Related Marketing

GoodPurpose surveyed public opinion of 8,000 people in 16 countries: Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Netherlands, Singapore, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, & the United States. Edelman’s 2012 Global GoodPurpose study is out and it finds a world increasingly responsive to cause marketing and expectant of the virtues that come from the practice.

Thin Mints Live On!

A. Fine Blog

Tags: Frances Hesselbein Social Media LMK (Let Me Know) Washington Post Girls Scouts USA

Reader Questions: How can I get funding for a think tank?

Wild Woman Fundraising

Look at who funds think tanks in Spain, or think tanks in France or the USA. I recently got an email from a reader asking me how I would fundraise for a think tank in a country that does not have the best history of democracy or political discourse. This is my response. —————————————————————– Thanks for writing!

New Browser Plug-In Helps you Avoid Products Made With Child Labor

Cause Related Marketing

The plugin, whose creation was made possible by the German company Earthlink, works with many of the major online retailers in Germany, France, the U.K A new Internet browser plug-in will tell you if a product you’re looking at on an online retailer uses child labor in its production. Called aVOID , it currently works with the Safari and Chrome browsers and will soon be available for Firefox.

Universal Basic Income and Decent Work

Wild Woman Fundraising

Frances Coppola , “ The Changing Nature of Work ” (2013): I fundamentally disagree with those who think that people must be “forced” to work, or that government should “guarantee” a job. AND France, the UK, Switzerland and Italy have proposals on the table right now.

Get that Nasty Lance Armstrong Taste Out of Your Mouth

Cause Related Marketing

Howard Brodwin, founder of , and I are both sports fans and we both collectively lamented that Lance Armstrong effectively admitted to doping during his Tour de France career when he recently forfeited his victories.

The French Are Still French: Embracing Your Heritage

Sea Change Strategies

I spent last week in the south of France. I was in France. Lucky me! En route, I lamented to my partner the effects of globalization as we encountered countless McDonald’s, Starbuck’s and Brookstones on our three-leg European journey to Nice (We flew on points and thus took a roundabout route). Once we arrived and drove deep into the countryside, my laments ceased. I felt it. I heard it. I tasted it. English vanished. Vineyards rolled on as far as the eye could see.

Grants for American - French Jazz Collaborations

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Deadline: May 1, 2012 French-American Jazz Exchange Invites Applications for Collaborative Projects The French-American Jazz Exchange (FAJE) celebrates the shared passion for jazz in France and the United States. A partnership of the French-American Cultural Exchange and the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation , the program seeks to foster the creative and professional development of jazz artists from France and the U.S. Projects may take place either in France or the U.S.

#INTERVIEW: Chris Forbes, Co-Author of Guerilla Marketing for Nonprofits, Offers Great Advice to Groups

Non Profit Marketing 360

I was fascinated with other cultures and lived overseas in Spain and southern France. Chris Forbes is the co-author of Guerrilla Marketing for Nonprofits and a certified guerrilla-marketing coach.

Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Jeanine Marlow

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

She’s the proud wife to Dan and mom to Frances, Daniell, Catherine-Ann, and Charles. Jeanine Marlow. Here’s the latest installment in our series on the “Day in the Life” of nonprofit communicators, where we ask you to describe your day in your own words. .

#MARKETING: Build Your Search Engine Marketing Strategy With Solid Search Engine Optimization

Non Profit Marketing 360

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) includes numerous tools and plug-ins that help (first) web crawlers and algorythems find your organization’s website, so that human web searchers can then find your site via Google, Yahoo!, Bing, etc.


How to Help the Philippines After Typhoon Haiyan

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To quote their site''s web page about the IFRC''s Haiyan assistance work, "The IFRC has released 500,000 Swiss francs (545,000 US dollars) from its Disaster Relief Emergency Fund to assist the humanitarian effort on the ground, as the typhoon is now leaving the Philippines and heading across the South China Sea towards Viet Nam." - See more at: [link] Red Cross is also already on the ground in the Philippines.

Friday Futures – Nonprofit Marketing Jobs – February 3, 2012

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Global Buildings Performance Network (Paris, France). Please post your nonprofit marketing position here — FT or PT staff, consulting or internship opportunities. NEW OPPORTUNITIES. 1) Associate Director, Partnerships Marketing & Communications. The Michael J.

What do consumers around the world think of corporate social responsibility?

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

It highlights results from a survey of 10,000 consumers in 10 countries (United States, Canada, Brazil, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Russia, China, India and Japan). Today, my colleague Kate Olsen highlights findings from the 2011 Cone/Echo Global CR Opportunity Study.

Should you talk with your donors about politics?

Wild Woman Fundraising

We have so much divisiveness in our societies, whether you’re in France, the UK, or the US, and this video shows that we can still find common ground underneath it all. Have you seen this video ad by Heineken ? This is the antidote to that Pepsi ad. What does the video do?

Somehow, 2018 Feels Different

Selfish Giving

My travels will bring me to Ireland (all over the place) twice, France, Sweden, and just about every corner of the US (Washington, California, Florida, Wisconsin, New York). 2018 is only a few hours old and it already feels different to me.

Grants for U.S. Residents, Age 16+, Who Are NASCAR Fans and Are Making Significant Impact On the Lives of Children

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Deadline: July 18, 2011 NASCAR Foundation Invites Nominations for New Award to Recognize Volunteer Efforts of NASCAR Fans on Behalf of Children The NASCAR Foundation is accepting nominations for the first Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award, which will recognize the outstanding charitable and volunteer efforts of NASCAR fans on behalf of children. From The Foundation Center. [If If you are interested in this grant opportunity, click "Link to Complete RFP" at the end of this post].

#COMMUNICATIONS: NFC Means More Than Paying By Mobile Phone

Non Profit Marketing 360

Some cities in France are some of the more adventurous users of NFC, offering maps and guidebook information at various spots around their tourist destinations. Wave-&-Ride to replace Swipe-&-Ride?

Things to Do, People to Meet: November 2010 Event Listing


3, 2010, Lyon, France. From online webinars to Twitter chats to traditional conferences, people are on the move. Starting this month, I plan on posting that month’s event listing at the beginning of each month. I also do my best to keep an updated, ongoing list of events. So–Where will you be this month? November Events. Month-Long Observances. American Diabetes Month. Lung Cancer Awareness Month. Individual Events and Observances. 2010 Election Day–Vote!

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#SocialMedia: Turns Out, Twitter Can Start Revolutions Mr. Gladwell

Non Profit Marketing 360

Indeed, as ever more platforms expand beyond their nations of origin ( Blottr, for example , has just expanded from England to France and Germany with plans to open sites throughout Europe next year), they are likely to bring ideas with them, and the opportunity to feed movements across borders. What a difference a year can make – not always for the better, mind you.