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What Is Your Vocabulary and How Does It Affect Your Donors?

Wild Woman Fundraising

In New Guinea, they have another word to help them resolve conflicts. Biritiluo (Kiriwina, New Guinea). Have you ever noticed, upon meeting a new person, that they have a word they like to repeat, over and over, without even noticing it? Maybe the word is “awesome” or, “cool” or “basically” or, in the case of my cousin, “shitshow.” ” Think about the phrases that you use, unthinkingly, every day. You do have your own specialized vocabulary.

Turn Colleagues, Board, & Supporters into Powerful Year-End Fundraisers

Getting Attention

These first messengers are your “guinea pigs.” We’re in count down to year-end fundraising season, with its relentless pressure and never-ending to-dos. Are you banging your head against the wall yet? Joking aside, it may seem like your team’s hard work and limited resources won’t be enough. Yet you know how much you could bring in, if only…. Good news!

5 Steps to Powerful Staff Messengers

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

These messengers are your guinea pigs—Be straight about that and thank them for being guinea pigs. Flickr: OpenUniversity. How often have you banged your head against the wall because you just can’t squeeze any more from your existing team and budget?

Carter Center versus Clinton Foundation. A Tale of Two Audiences (An #npcomm Showdown)

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

From initiatives that have helped reduce Guinea worm disease (3.5 Earlier this summer, I mentioned that we’ve been tracking the communications of pairs of national nonprofits working in the same space. Where are the strategies in sync? Where do they diverge? What can you learn from that?

Buy Groupon for $15, Donate $30 to Save the Children

Cause Related Marketing

Unless you’re clueless to the world of tech and marketing… like, say, a headhunter in New Guinea… or utterly distracted, like jailed Russian oil oligarch Mikhail Khodorkovsky…you’ve probably heard of Groupon (and the reported $6 billion buyout offer from Google the company turned down!).Groupon

Grants for International Programs that Promote United Nations Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Seeking Grant Money Today

The second cycle of the fund's 2010 Moving Rights Forward grant program is directed at DPOs in the following countries and regions: Ghana and Uganda, Africa; Bangladesh, Asia; Ecuador, Nicaragua, and Peru, Latin America; and Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu, Pacific Region. From The Foundation Center. [If

Grants for Ghanan, Nicaraguan, and Pacific Islander Countries' Disabled Persons' Nonprofits

Seeking Grant Money Today

The second grantmaking round is directed at DPOs in Ghana, Uganda, Nicaragua, Peru, Bangladesh, and fourteen Pacific Island countries (Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu). From The Foundation Center. [If If you are interested in this grant opportunity, click "Link to Complete RFP" at the end of this post for more information].

Foundations: Innovation, Really?

Fundraising Breakthroughs

Among interviewees and participant advisors to the project that resulted in the report Caring to Change , many see foundations as embodying double standards for innovation and risk. With all the trendy and appealing chatter about “innovation” and game-changing, scalable solutions (see White House, see new journals, see social venture philanthropy), I’m wondering if mainstream and family foundations are enough a part of the conversation. Foundations can afford to be risk-takers.

#interview: Miriam Avins, Founder Of The Baltimore Green Space

Non Profit Marketing 360

So for Baltimore Green Space, the first order of business was to learn how to transfer land (with the Upper Fell’s Point community garden as a guinea pig) and to work with City government to establish a clear, affordable way for land trusts to preserve established gardens and green spaces.

Atlanta Women In Social Media Marketing_1

Diva Marketing Blog

On the way home I spoke to a client, Fifth Group Restaurants, and the owner agreed for his restaurants to be our guinea pigs as we figured everything out. A couple of weeks ago Mashable held a smashing mash in Atlanta for over 400 of its closest friends.