Michael Jackson & Iran: Music to Your Ears


I’m no expert on the Iran situation. Have you seen this video of the events in Iran set to the music of Michael Jackson’s “They Don’t Care About Us&# yet? But, I do know when a video has that extra powerful “umph.&#

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Michael Jackson & Iran: Music to Your Ears


I’m no expert on the Iran situation. Have you seen this video of the events in Iran set to the music of Michael Jackson’s “They Don’t Care About Us&# yet? But, I do know when a video has that extra powerful “umph.&#

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Twitter Emerges as Best Rapid-Fire News Source in Post-Election Iran Media Vacuum

Getting Attention

I've continued to ponder the value of tweeting -- even as I do it -- but see clearly its unique value in getting news out of Iran (and organized protest going on the scene) when the more traditional lines (Internet, phone have been shut down). Here's a partial list of folks tweeting out of Iran right now (thanks to Alison Fine ). As dissent grew on the streets, media and Twitter reports said mobile phone communication in Iran was jammed and internet access was blocked or slow.

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HIllary Clinton and Twitter

A. Fine Blog

Tags: Social Media Hillary Clinton Iran Twitter

36 Nonprofit Marketing Jobs: Moving Up Monday

Getting Attention

Social Media Manager United for Iran (Berkeley, CA). Post YOUR open nonprofit marketing and communications positions here. Account Director Fenton Communications. Washington, D.C.). Associate Director of Communications American Rivers (Washington, D.C.). Associate Director of Marketing Lincoln Center Theater (New York, NY). Communications Coordinator Neighborhoods Organizing for Change (Minneapolis, MN). Communications Director Riverkeeper (Ossining, NY).

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Building the World You Want: 6 Nonprofit Campaigns to Consider on International Day of Charity


Consider this fact: unless the world tackles inequity today, 167 million children will live in extreme poverty by 2030. While very alarming, this statistic and many others like it aren’t necessarily in the forefront of our minds. Enter, International Day of Charity.

#Communications: Fine Tune Twitter Use To Enrich Outreach

Non Profit Marketing 360

Historically, the 2009 Iran Election will serve as an inflection point for the rise of user-generated change. While the results of election itself weren’t altered, the Iran government was forced to respond.

The Revolution is Tweeted, Does it Matter?

A. Fine Blog

There has been much ado over the last two days over the role of Twitter in reporting and spurring on the election protests in Iran. The outrage of Twitterers that cable news wasn’t covering the election swayed the MSM, particularly CNN, according to the Times. The Revolution will be Twittered Andrew Sullivan breathlessly declared of [.].

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

Non Profit Marketing 360

He contrasted the revolutions of Moldova and Iran in 2009 (and largely unsuccessful) with the civil-rights movement that began at a Woolworths lunch counter in Greensboro, NC in 1960. What a difference a year can make – not always for the better, mind you. But in today’s post we see grounds for optimism when it comes to the development of social networks and of social movements forcing political and economic change.

6 Words for Nonprofits to Avoid

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I struggled with high school chemistry, and I had this really tough and serious teacher from Iran. Recently, Lake Superior State University published its 35th annual List of Banished Words for Mis-use, Over-use and General Uselessness. It included terms from 2009 such as friend (as a verb—thanks, Facebook); Tweet (good luck not using that one, nonprofiteers); and chillaxin’ (which I’m pretty sure isn’t a word to begin with, but yes, it’s tremendously annoying and disturbingly ubiquitous).

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Fund Offering Support Efforts Building Nuclear Weapons-Free World

Seeking Grant Money Today

Projects in this category must be focused on Iran and North Korea, the two most significant threats to global nonproliferation. The fund is investing significant resources over the next year on a special Iran campaign that will promote non-military solutions. From The Foundation Center. [As As always, if you are interested in this grant opportunity, click "Link To Complete RFP" at the end of this post for more information].

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Malcolm Gladwell misses the point

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

In the article he downplays the perceived role of Twitter in events such as the Iran Election and points out the minuscule average individual contributions (9 cents) on the Facebook page of the Save Darfur Coalition, which has 1.2 I’ve finally had a chance to read the recent Malcolm Gladwell article in The New Yorker , entitled “Small Change – Why the revolution will not be tweeted&#.

Using Colored Ribbons to Symbolize Your Cause

Cause Related Marketing

Later, American embassy officials held hostage in Iran found yellow ribbons waiting for them on their return home in 1981. How powerful is the colored ribbon as a visual awareness symbol? Can causes and nonprofits continue to adopt existing colored ribbons and yet still have meaning invested in all the rest? What’s the potential for confusion when two or more different charities/causes claim the same color of ribbon?

Don't Kvetch About Your Coverage. Use the News to Get More Ink!

Marketing for Nonprofits

In fact, if you're a "good progressive" (you know who you are) you probably abhor the way MSM (mainstream media) chases the money-stories, hops from one story to the next, ignores real world events like human rights violations in IRAN and capitalizes on our prurient interests.

My Favorite Tweets

Donor Power Blog

The Iranian government began to crack down on these protesters, by blocking Twitter accounts and servers hosting Twitter accounts in Iran, as well as attempting to locate the protesters themselves via Twitter. To counteract the authorities, a call went out to the Twitter universe for everyone to switch their location to “Tehran, Iran” in their Twitter account settings. Does your organization Tweet?

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Fundraising Success You Can't Buy

Nonprofit Consultant Blog

And commenters say they are reading - and giving - from Iran, Israel, Spain, Portugal, Turkey, the Czech Republic, Australia, Hungary, Sri Lanka and beyond. These days more and more nonprofit agencies are looking to online social networking tools and sites, such as Facebook, to see how they can use them to increase donations (and if you're not on Facebook, why aren't you?). Well, here's a great Facebook fundraising success story : The story began Aug.

Twitter: Not Just For Revolutions

The Agitator

"Having watched with interest the recent debate and discussion on the value and usefulness of Twitter by Agitator readers , I find events of the past two days in Iran as proof enough to silence doubters. For the past two days in Iran, opposition organizers have used Twitter to deliver rapid information about strategy, tactics and police whereabouts to thousands of protestors and supporters.

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Celebrating International Women’s Day

A. Fine Blog

Today is International Women’s Day. Hurrah! I like celebrations, and I like women, and international is cool (although as a lifelong new Yorker I am biologically programmed to disdain other places, I will make an exception for the whole wide world.).

Andrew Sullivan on New Media: “A mosh pit of universal dyspepsia and amusement - and value”

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

Last, he spoke of the protests in Iran and how the broadcast and community that happened simultaneously online: “It is an exhilarating thing for the changing to hearts, minds and souls I’m blog Andrew Sullivan’s keynote at NTEN’s 2010 Nonprofit Technology Conference (#10ntc on Twitter). As you know, he was once editor of the New Republic and is now a prominent blog with the the Daily Dish at the Atlantic. His spoke about his beliefs about blog and online communication.

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