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More Looking to Nonprofit Jobs for Personal Fulfillment

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In “ Execs find fulfillment in nonprofit leadership ,” the Pasadena Star-News writes about how for-profit executives are transitioning to the nonprofit world, where their business skills are much in demand. There seems to be a spike in news—do three stories count as a spike?—about about careers in the nonprofit sector.

Book review: Mindset, A New Psychology of Success

Wild Woman Fundraising

Were you ever in a position to teach someone who seemed very smart? How did you teach them? Have you ever taught someone who seemed very stupid?

NONPROFIT BRANDING: Sweatshirts Were NOT Stolen From Under Our Client’s Nose. (Because His Head Was Turned!)

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Branding Products Marketing, Branding & Management Uncategorized brand management branding products contributor incentives Fulfillment fundraising premiums marketing products Nonprofit marketing promotional products VisABILITY WarehousingVisABILITY Mantra: Buy Cautiously! You can always reorder. Janice and I insisted he was overdoing it.

Corporate v. Nonprofit, 5 Lessons Learned When I Switched to Nonprofit Communications & Marketing

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Fulfilling work. However, it is so fulfilling knowing that what I’m doing is helping others in some way. Cynamon Frierson. Kristina.

NONPROFIT BRANDING: Staying Afloat Is Job One

NonProfit Branding

A century-old wreck reminds us that not all ships fulfill their mission. Mission is the reason your nonprofit exists. But survival comes before mission! Your first mandate is to keep the ship afloat.

Still-Time Summer Marketing Sizzlers

Getting Attention

This also ensures a greater return for the charity, since fulfillment is assured. Part 1. Dig in a.s.a.p. Personalize to Connect! Start today!

Why you need to think of yourself as a facilitator


Rather, they want to employ your organization to fulfill their desire to solve problems that are bigger than they are. Tweet This! Tweet This!

4 Ways to Segment Your Donors for More Effective Marketing

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Sarah Tedesco. We’ve talked before about segmenting your email list to send more relevant communications. Kristina. By organizational interest.

9 Questions Fundraisers Need to Ask Themselves In Order to Improve in 2014


Commercial businesses and charities both have to fulfill needs in order to survive. But whose needs do they serve? in 2012).

You’ve Just Been Promoted to Chief of Staff

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But what if you could transform your role away from that and into something much more valuable to your organization and fulfilling for you?

How to make the right fundraising decision every time

Wild Woman Fundraising

It’s about the joy, fulfillment and peace that comes with feeling as if your life has meant something bigger, something beyond yourself.

How NOT to write a letter to your supporter community


Together, we have fulfilled our Great Expectations. Here’s an old letter from my alma mater. Here’s why: It’s boring.

What’s Wrong with Storytelling for Fundraising


By allowing an exchange of stories you show that you care about your donor and their reasons for wanting to fulfill the needs of others.

Successful Nonprofit Storytelling: Stay Humble

Getting Attention

Guest blogger, Julie Brown, Program Director at the Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation. Some videos make an impact and some don’t.

5 Ways to Recruit Passionate Fundraisers

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

Help your board fulfill their give or get commitment by making it easy for them to launch their own personal fundraising page. Giving is social. Study after study shows that people are more likely to give when asked by a someone they know. So how do you inspire your supporters to spread the word and raise funds on your behalf? No worries.

Telling Your Nonprofit’s Financial Story

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It shows that they’re fulfilling their role of watchdog — protecting the interests of their readers by scouring public data and sharing it.

Focus on the mission, not the money

Get Fully Funded

It’s about fulfilling your organization’s mission. Too many times, nonprofit Fundraisers get so focused on the money that they forget to communicate about the mission. I’ve seen this in direct mail appeals, grant proposals, and major donor visits. . Keep this in mind: it’s not about the money you need.

Twitterific Cause Marketing

Cause Related Marketing

Donations are processed and fulfilled through Network for Good.HelpAttack! Austin-based HelpAttack! At the end of 30-days HelpAttack!

How to use a blog to generate planned giving gifts.


Tell stories about how your organization helps others to fulfill its mission (we need to work on this more). Are they using them at all?

Facebook for Fundraising: Worth It or Waste of Time?

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My recommendation: Use Facebook only if you fulfill all of these criteria: 1. Your organization’s free Facebook ride is over! Exceptions!

Are face-to-face meetings with donors overrated?


Tell them how you can fulfill their needs. When I first got into professional sales at Washingtonian Magazine I was taught that the only way to really sell anything was to get face-to-face with a prospect. That was back in 1988 and I’d agree that, back then, it was true. Which ones want that kind of relationship and why? Prospects lie.

4 Things your supporters want

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

When you fulfill these needs, you are better able to meet your own. 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. 1: To be SEEN and HEARD. So acknowledge them.

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[Guest Post] Using Gallup’s StrengthsFinder to help your board fundraise more effectively

Fundraising Coach

The result: More mission impact for the organization, and more personal fulfillment for the members. by John M. Fulwider, Ph.D., Intrigued?

Creating Content to Match Your Org’s Personality

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I’m not sure how meaningful this really is, but here’s how Typealyzer tagged these nonprofits: Red Cross , Feed the Children , Planned Parenthood : ISTJ — The Duty Fulfillers. Personality is important, because it’s essentially your brand — what you are known for and how people perceive you. Share in the comments.

10 Ways to Deliver Value to Your Major Donors and Planned Giving Prospects


People who help others selflessly feel happier, more fulfilled, energized and in control. Everyone wants to feel like they will live forever.

Tips on Making Your Cause Marketing Collateral More Persuasive

Cause Related Marketing

Charities that can’t fulfill their missions or make their cases to supporters don’t usually last 25 years. The Alden Keene Cause Marketing Database turned up a handbill from a Wendy’s in Arizona for AASK-Arizona, an affiliate for the Wendy’s adoption program called Wendy’s Wonderful Kids in metropolitan Phoenix. See if you agree.

Protecting Donor Information: What’s Your Security IQ?

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Bill Sayre. We don’t touch on cyber security too often on this blog as it is so not in our area of expertise. Kristina. Data Security .

Top 10 Things to Look For in New Board Members

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Even the most passionate board member is unhappy if they feel that they are not fulfilling their commitment to the organization. Gail Perry.

One way to avoid a failed capital campaign

Fundraising Coach

Some nonprofits are going into them wisely, knowing that they have one-time additional costs to be able to better fulfill their mission.

Donors are the drivers

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

If you want your donors to feel involved, ask how your organization is meeting donors’ dreams and fulfilling their desires. Learn and plan. Donors are the drivers. These are two important reminders that Larry C. Johnson shares in his new book The Eight Principles of Sustainable Fundraising. Donors want to be engaged , not enticed.

Rocking the Case Study

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

Once you explain that to donors, they’ll better understand how you fulfill your mission, and why it’s important to have operational expenses. I’m a huge fan of case studies. They’re an incredible tool to showcase your nonprofit’s work, demonstrate social proof, and gain more supporters. Tell the story of why people support your organization.

An open plea to hold better events

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

It filled a need that they might not otherwise seek fulfill.” I had an experience this weekend I thought you might be interested in.

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Why social media can be addictive

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

He describes three rewards that we seek, and shows that social media fulfills each. Here is one of my first posts. To be seen and heard.

[Guest Post] 4 Fundraising Questions for Your Board Chair

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I like John Fulwider. His energy, optimism, and experience make a powerful force for helping nonprofits. 4 Fundraising Questions for Your Board Chair.

How to organize your fundraising job search like a pro with Phil Gerard

Wild Woman Fundraising

So that said, what work do you find most fulfilling with your consulting? There are many things that I find fulfilling. Welcome. Right?

How to raise money when every politician is asking for it

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

If you’re afraid of the election and react by reducing your marketing and fundraising efforts, you guarantee a self-fulfilling prophesy of failure. There’s a nice piece this month in Fundraising Success by Tom Harrison , who offers helpful tips on raising money when every inbox and mailbox is clogged with electioneering. (It’s

#INTERVIEW: Debra Askanase, Strategist, Offers Useful Advice To Nonprofits Using Social Media

Non Profit Marketing 360

If those things are not fulfilled, you need them fulfilled. She is also a strategist for Socialbrite. Did you reinvent yourself? Measure.

From Cause Marketing to Corporate Causes

Selfish Giving

People get a sense of joy, fulfillment, and purpose by being part of something bigger then themselves. You do really great work.

I wish I could give you this for Christmas

Wild Woman Fundraising

We might want to read these books and take a break from smartphones and computers for even one day to see what feels more fulfilling to you.

Tithing from the IRA Rollover

Fundraising Coach

The donor must have been at least age 70½ when the distribution was made. The total QCDs for the year can't be more than $100,000. IRS Pub. 590¬B.