Our EveryAction Hero: Middle East Children's Alliance


Over the 30 years of our organization, we’ve sent over 25 million dollars in direct aid consisting of food, medical supplies, books, and toys to Palestine, Iraq, and Lebanon. Two years after MECA started sanctions were imposed on Iraq, which were ultimately were responsible for the deaths of half a million children under the age of 5. The organization sent medical aid specifically cancer medication to Iraq until 2005 when the U.S

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Direct mail envelopes–five ideas for nonprofit fundraising


Just one more lackluster appeal for money. (Another stellar quest post from nonprofit fund raising expert Rick Schwartz !). My family usually shops for groceries with canvas bags that I pick up at conferences.

The First 100 Hours - Turning Media Spikes into Fundraising Leads

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Growing an email list is a crucial element for nonprofits to build their movements, cross-promote their social media, and raise more money.

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Want people to join? Give them a reason.

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

Iraq and Afghanistan veterans: We have your back. People give money because they feel moved to make a difference for a specific cause – because the cause is important to them, moves them, or matters to friends or family.

The Other Side(s) of the Story

Marketing for Nonprofits

I LOVE that these artists are using their power and influence and MONEY to tell important stories that don't often get told. If I have to choose, I'd rather have our collective stories - about the War in Iraq, the Recession, and Obama's Imminent Election to the Presidency :)- be debated, discussed and narrated by as many folks as possible. "American history is longer, larger, more various, more beautiful, and more terrible than anything anyone has ever said about it." James A.

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100 hours: Turning media spikes into leads (Alia and Mark)

Sea Change Strategies

Growing an email list is a crucial element for non profits to build their movements, cross promote their social media, and raise more money. Every email list member is a prospective activist, volunteer, donor, and sneezer – someone who can help spread the word on your behalf.

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Minus the Mighty Bat of Cause Marketing, “Run to Home Base” is Stranded on First

Selfish Giving

Massachusetts General Hospital and the Red Sox Foundation are doing a great thing: they’ve teamed up to put on a road race to help soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan with combat stress disorders and/or traumatic brain injury. Money. The company just handles the money.

a blog can be like a business lunch

Studio 501c

While I wish that Terry Axelrod allowed for comments in her Raising More Money blog , as someone interested in learning more about her acclaimed fundraising model, I nonetheless benefit from her posts. Beth Kanter, a thought leader in the world of nonprofit blogging, recently shared some useful criteria to help nonprofits decide whether to blog or not.