Israel Trip Day 1

A. Fine Blog

Twitter is not yet widely used in Israel. Uncategorized Avi Chai Foundation fortress Hebrew University IsraelHad a terrific first day talking to foundations and students here in Jerusalem. The day began with a presentation to foundation executives at the Avi Chai Foundation., a beautiful brand new building in downtown Jerusalem. Here is a picture of the building from the outside: Gorgeous, state-of-the-art on the inside, and, yes, ironically, a bit fortress- looking on the outside!

Israel Day 3

A. Fine Blog

Uncategorized Ben Gurion University Gilad Shalit Israel MATAN MicrosoftDay 3 started with a long drive down to Ben Gurion University in Be’er Sheva in the Negev in the south and ended just a bit north of Tel Aviv at the Microsoft Building. Quite a journey in many ways! You can see on the map where we went: The event at Ben Gurion was hosted by Dr. Hagai Katz the director of the Israeli Center for Third Sector Research. He and the program were very impressive.


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Israel Day 4

A. Fine Blog

Another day in Israel, more fascinating events. From Tel Aviv we traveled north to Nazareth , the largest Arab city in Israel. We also briefly discussed the Facebook page discussion called the “Third Intifada&# that was recently taken down by Facebook because of it’s comments advocating violent against Israel. Is it consistent with my personal views supporting the state of Israel, although in favor of a two-state solution?

My St. Dept. Sponsored Trip to Israel

A. Fine Blog

State Department’s Bureau of International Information Programs has invited me to Israel for a one week speaking tour beginning on May 29th! The day continues with a presentation of case studies to SHATIL , the capacity building arm of the New Israel Fund, and then a presentation to aids to members of the Knesset, the Israeli parliament. I look forward to learning from you all, and from the folks I am going to meet in Israel! I have very exciting news. The U.S.

Israel Day 2

A. Fine Blog

Day 2 in Israel was jam packed and action filled! That was followed by a discussion at Shatil , the capacity building arm of the New Israel Fund. Aide: Yes, of course, that is how it works here in Israel. Is this your first visit to Israel? Everyone want to eagerly welcome a newcomer to Israel. Israeli Knesset. The day began with a Tweet Up organized by Dan Brown of e-Jewish Philanthropy.

Israel: Final Reflections

A. Fine Blog

My last day in Israel last Friday started with a session at the U.S. The NGO community in Israel is in such an interesting state of development. Uncategorized Arab Spring Israel US Embassy in Tel AvivEmbassy in Tel Aviv to discuss their use of social media. It was a great session.

Interview with David Saranga, Israel Consulate: A Twitter Press Conference

Diva Marketing Blog

In December 2008, the New York Israel Consulate held the first government press conference on Twitter and in doing so public diplomacy took one more step into social media. The role of the Consul General is to promote the positive image of Israel in the media and the surrounding communities by keeping them abreast of the most updated information on Israeli prominent personalities and developments.

Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Menucha Saitowitz

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Since moving to Israel in 2011, She has worked in the nonprofit sector in resource development, relationship building, and community engagement. Menucha’s passion for Israel inspires her to work hard to better the country as well as promote its achievements to the international community. . Tor HaMidbar is a dynamic NGO that works with communities and social entrepreneurs throughout Israel, so there’s a lot going on. Menucha Saitowitz.

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Great Nonprofit Marketing Jobs: Movin’ Up Monday

Getting Attention

Marketing & Communications Coordinator , Masa Israel Journey (New York, NY). Please post your nonprofit marketing position here for full-time or part-time staff, consulting or internship opportunities. New Opportunities. Communications Associate , National Center for Lesbian Rights. San Francisco, CA). Communications Director , The Global Fund for Children (Washington DC). Communications/New Media Intern , National Center for Civil and Human Rights. Atlanta, GA).

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Halcyon's By The People Festival: How One Organization is Using Data to Unite People Around Art


The festival offered a variety of experiences, from pop up art shows, to traditional galleries, to academic dialogues about topics such as human connection in the digital realm and achieving peace between Israel and and Palestine, to a virtual reality art hunt. Halcyon is a DC-based arts and culture organization that brings together diverse groups of changemakers in art and social enterprise and provides a safe haven for their bold ideas to take flight.

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Great Nonprofit Marketing Jobs

Getting Attention

Director of Marketing and Communications Masa Israel Journey (New York, NY). Please post YOUR nonprofit marketing job here. Associate Director of Media Relations American Rivers (Washington, D.C.). Communications And Campaigns Manager Waterkeepers Chesapeake. Takoma Park, MD). Communications Director Western Environmental Law Center (Eugene, OR or Taos, NM). Communications And Engagement Associate Early Learning Indiana (Indianapolis, IN).

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Your New Nonprofit Marketing Job

Getting Attention

Digital Communications Associate , New Israel Fund (Washington DC). CONTEST! What should we call our Monday job post series? It was Friday Futures, till we moved it to Mondays (at your request). Please submit your ideas here or to We’ll announce the winner Monday, March 11. As always, please post your nonprofit marketing position here. Featured Jobs. Community Specialist and Senior Social Media Manager , The Humane Society (Gaithersburg, MD).

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Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Seth J. Katzen

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

– I am usually preparing for my evening meeting(s) that week which are comprised of monthly Executive Committee and Board of Directors, as well as various Committees (Finance, Campaign, Facilities, HR, JCRC, Israel & Overseas, etc.). Seth J. Katzen. Welcome to 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. We’d love to feature YOU in this series!

Fun-Learning-Me! CAUSE CAMP 3/26-27

Getting Attention

” — Carrie Rice, Membership Director, Congregation Sherith Israel. Listen! I’m booked to speak at Cause Camp 2018 and I’d love you to join me. There are still some seats left for this intimate, lively, and FUN learning experience coming up March 26-27. So please. Register today , for either the in-person (in Lincoln, NE) or online conference. Use the promo code NANCY for $50 off! Here’s why I’m speaking at Cause Camp this year.

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Wow! Nonprofit Marketing Jobs: Friday Futures

Getting Attention

Online Communications Manager , New Israel Fund (Washington DC). Please post your nonprofit marketing position here for full-time or part-time staff, consulting or internship opportunities. Thanks! NEW OPPORTUNITIES. Account Executive , The Lukens Company (Los Angeles, CA). Chief Development Officer , United Way of Greater Atlanta (Atlanta, GA). Communications Associate , The New York State Health Foundation (New York, NY).

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Your New Job

Getting Attention

American Israel Public Affairs Committee (Washington, D.C.). Please post your nonprofit marketing position here for full-time or part-time staff, consulting or internship opportunities. Thanks! NEW OPPORTUNITIES. 1) Advocacy/Communications Associate and. Web/Social Media/Marketing Associate. National Head Start Association (Alexandria, VA). 2) Associate Vice President of Marketing and Communications and Marketing Coordinator. Los Angeles County Museum of Art (Los Angeles, CA).

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Fun-Learning-Me! CAUSE CAMP 3/26-27

Getting Attention

” — Carrie Rice, Membership Director, Congregation Sherith Israel. Listen! I’m booked to speak at Cause Camp 2018 and I’d love you to join me. There are still some seats left for this intimate, lively, and FUN learning experience coming up March 26-27. So please. Register today , for either the in-person (in Lincoln, NE) or online conference. Use the promo code NANCY for $50 off! Here’s why I’m speaking at Cause Camp this year.

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Stump the Maven

Social Marketing and Social Change

Nurit Guttman, PhD Chair, Department of Communication Head, the Chaim Herzog Institute for Media, Politics & Society Faculty of Social Sciences Tel Aviv University Israel. Last week I asked for nominations for the best papers in the field of social marketing. Prizes were offered for any nominations that were unfamiliar to me. I received quite a few suggestions and five people came through with "stumpers."

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Our EveryAction Hero: Jewish Voice for Peace


We do everything from legislative organizing to engaging in campaigns that seek to put nonviolent pressure on the government both in the US and Israel to respect international law. This month, our EveryAction hero is Jewish Voice for Peace. As a a membership driven organization, JVP works with chapters and members across the country advocating for human rights, justice, and equality for Palestinians and Israelis.

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Disruption of the 'Usual' - Rethinking Behavior Change and Communication in Nutrition Education

Social Marketing and Social Change

Some of the countries outside the US that were there included Canada, Columbia, Czech Republic, Spain, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Malta, Mexico, Pakistan, Romania, Somalia, Turkey and Uganda. How do I help public health professionals disrupt their usual ways of doing their work? That was the challenge given me by the Society of Nutrition Education and Behavior for a webinar I did this week.

Help Us Choose a Guatemala Theme Song


Somewhere Over the Rainbow by Israel Kamakawowi’ole. This is my third post in the seven-day quest to raise $2200 for not just 7 roofs, but 14 roofs, one for each of the 14 Guatemalan families! In these seven days, I will also be answering your questions and sharing insights gained. This post hopes to add some *fun* to the effort. So far, we’ve raised $1590–enough for one of the roofs, with $610 still needed. Please donate and spread the word.

A Dandelion Thought.

Diva Marketing Blog

The host, Ron Ben-Israel, noted the contestant didn't take into consideration how the extra moisture from the apples would effect the baking time and in turn the finished product. a short post on a passing idea before the wind blows it away. One of my guilty pleasures is watching food TV shows a la the Food Network. I'm no chef but I do ? to cook and ? these quasi reality shows. my secret dream is to be a judge on the Iron Chef. . Recently I was watching the new show Sweet Genius.

eBook - Social Media Marketing GPS: A New Media Roadmap For Creating A Social Media Strategy

Diva Marketing Blog

and Shel Israel, who wrote the Forward and is recovering from heart surgery!   Table of Contents Forward : Shel Israel.  Sometimes you just have to color outside the lines. Sometimes you stumble. Sometimes you soar. Sometimes people wrapped in the status quo just don't get your ideas. Sometimes you find people who believe in your vision. My story. Last summer I invited social media marketing pros to explore with me a new book genre.

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Friday Fun: It's Raining Social Media Men!

Diva Marketing Blog

Paul Chaney , Dana VanDen Heuvel , Bill Flitter , Tris Hussey and Shel Israel were my very first blogger divo pals back in the day when conversational marketing was not even a buzz word. Friday Fun is Diva Marketing's virtual happy hour from cosmos to Jack to lemonade. A waiting for the weekend 'playground' time to be sophisticated-silly. Or sometimes just plain silly. Blogs are more than just placeholders for digital content.

Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Kimberly Troup

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Her faith in God’s promises to Israel fuels her passion and initiative as the leader of CFOIC Heartland’s North American office. Kimberly Troup. Welcome to 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. We’d love to feature YOU in this series! Don’t be shy – tell us what you do in a typical day as a nonprofit communications pro.

Less is More — Especially with Nonprofit Marketing Taglines

Getting Attention

–Ephraim Geffen, Machshava Tova , Israel. Q: Can we use both a tagline and slogan for our nonprofit? Our organization uses a three-word slogan (Access. Acquire. Empower.) and a tagline (Using Technology to Narrow Societal Gaps). And I have two questions for you. Is it overkill to use a slogan and a tagline? Is that a nonprofit marketing don’t? The slogan is important for our mission statement, which is based on those three words. The tagline gives a better idea of what we do.

Kotex + Pinterest = An Innovative Campaign: A Case Study With Yael Linen-Zuchman

Diva Marketing Blog

She is a 30 year-old who graduated with a BA in business in 2009 at IDC Herztelia Israel. Eran Sion/ Hogla-Kimberly: Kotex is "the underdog brand" at the feminine category in Israel and therefore we looked for a unique and unconventional activity that will encourage Israeli women to talk about the products and rethink their habits and attitude towards the brand. . Diva Marketing /Toby : I guess it goes without saying, the women were from Israel (smile).

Leadership Training

Fundraising Coach

April 4-5: Israel Air Force Center Foundation Leadership Retreat, Las Vegas, NV. One of the joys of my work is getting to speak at conferences and inspire boards. Since, I''m often asked "When are you coming to my area?", I thought I''d share my upcoming speaking gigs. March 9-11: Closing Plenary at the New England Association for Healthcare Philanthropy''s Annual Conference, Portsmouth, NH. This just happened, but here I was privileged to do the closing keynote for the conference.

Using Those Special Months on Your Editorial Calendar

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Sherry Kirschenbaum. After the 10 Changes to Make in 2012 webinar, I received an email from Sherry Kirschenbaum about how her organization uses an editorial calendar to organize ideas for their newsletter and media pitches. I was so impressed with how Sherry was connecting such a diverse number of those “special months” to her organization’s mission and programs, that I asked her to show us how she does it.

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Story of the Day: Why Not?

Marketing for Nonprofits

Asked to write a short piece on the topic of beginning again recently, I reflected on the possibility of direct negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians re-starting in the coming days and weeks. That's my thought for Mahmoud Abbas this weekend as he ponders whether to say yes or no to starting direct talks with Israel. J Street is the political home of the pro-Israel, pro-peace movement. As I mentioned earlier this week , August is officially story month on the blog.

Notes from the Digital Governance Forum (#DGF15)

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

Diasporas (4 I’s – Israel, Ireland, …, onevietnam, ). Hey folks, so I got back from my 10-day Vipassana Meditation Retreat last week and must say i feel fully re-charged, super-positive and healthier than ever. Overall it was an absolutely life-changing experience. For any of you interested in finding out more about what it was like, I’d be more than happy to chat about it offline.

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NYC Diamond Dash for Charity Fund Raiser

The Biddery Blog

Fina, Hearst, John Allan, Tumi, Godiva Chocolatier, Ron Ben-Israel, Kleinfeld, and mad46. September 16, 2009 - Hundreds of couples ran around Manhattan in search of a $20,000 engagement ring, a luxurious Hawaiian honeymoon, and many other prizes during the ‘Diamond Dash: Dash For a Diamond & a Cure’ event. The charity event, which raised money for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, was sponsored by Michael C. Fina and Tacori. Partisipants were encouraged to donate $100.00

Social Media "Pioneers" Tell Why

Diva Marketing Blog

Shel Israel, Author - Are you aware that I spent about six months in 2011 writing a book called Pioneers of Social Media? Shel Israel - @ShelIsrael Shel Israel on Forbes Facebook LinkedIn Began blogging 2005 (USA). We came, we saw, we kicked its ass. Ghostbusters. Just One Crowd Sources Question. Recently many of my social media conversations seemed to be about the perception that social is a young person’s game.

Newsletter: Harry’s Cuts Deep with Pledge to Men’s Mental Health; Big Brothers Big Sisters Rebrands ; Lessons on Attracting Veteran Volunteers from Team Rubicon

Selfish Giving

Corporate & Foundation Relations Manager, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital (Plymouth, MA) 2. A few housekeeping items today: 1. "I I thought we were friends?" [For For those who receive email newsletter] Does the salutation at the top say "Hi, Cause Marketer." I'd rather address you by your first name! Scroll to the very bottom and click on "Update Your Profile" and add your first name and email and that will update my database. That damn welcome mat!"

Wasting Away Just in Case


This post is not particularly about direct mail fundraising and targeting Gen Y, but something that has been on my mind about my generation for the past few days. And since it came up on a team call at work today, I took that as a sign it was time to blog about it. The other day, I found myself at Costco in front of one of those giant bags of rice, wondering if I should buy one "just in case." (The

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Bishop orders: “Thou shall not tweet”

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

Naked Conversations - Shel Israel & Robert Scoble. From time to time my father sends me quick scans of interesting newspaper columns and/or stories in case I miss them myself. Today he sent me something I just had to share with you. It’s an article from Saturday’s Ottawa Citizen entitled “ Thou shall not tweet &# about a Scottish Bishop ferociously opposed to digital communication channels. I have pasted it below along with some of my own comments.

Natural Helper Networks in Community Social Marketing Programs

Social Marketing and Social Change

Boehm (2009) described a social marketing perspective to volunteer efforts operated by a nonprofit organization in Israel. "The notion of using volunteers or, more generally, natural helper networks, is a popular method in advocacy and social cause campaigns but seems woefully neglected by many social marketers. The idea of using informal helping networks in public health programs traces its roots to studies of South African primary health care centers in the 1940s and 1950s.

Rockin' With Social Customer Service

Diva Marketing Blog

It's very clear that my pal Shel Israel was spot on when he told me in 2005 that social media cannot be contained in one corporate silo. Two years ago Becky Carroll, Customers Rock , invited me, along with Tony Hsien, Frank Eliason and Brian Solis, to participate on a BlogWorld Expo panel about a fairly new, innovative use of social media. Fast forward 24-months and "social service" is on its way to becoming the new darling of social media.

The Moral Authority of the IRS Has Been Diminished

Cause Related Marketing

These memories came back to me over the weekend when I learned that Internal Revenue Service (IRS) officials in the Cincinnati offices in charge on non-profit were giving unwarranted scrutiny to applications of conservative and pro-Israel causes applying for 501(c)(4) status. Years ago I read a book by a man who had been the public defender in the bad old days of Soviet Russia. There were horrors aplenty, all worthy of a Kafka novel.

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Diva Marketing Turns 7!

Diva Marketing Blog

People like Yvonne DiVita , Dana VanDen Heuvel , Michelle Miller , Tris Hussey , Paul Chaney , Anita Campbell , Bill Flitter , Stephan Spencer and then Rajesh Lalwani , Marianne Richmond , Elisa Camahort , Nettie Hartsock , Geoff Livingston , BL Ochman , Shel Israel and so many more who are still part of my life. I was thinking of calling this post " The 7 Year (Blog) Itch." Although a blog is not a marriage, in a funny sort of a way, it is a commitment.

Adam Schwartz: Feature Fundraiser

A Small Change

The fundraising I do is to raise money for Jewish education/continuity and social service programs run locally, in Israel and in numerous countries around the world. It’s time for the regular Featured Fundraiser. Adam Schwartz from the Jewish Federation is speaking with us today. They are trying some new techniques to reach former donors. Thank you Adam for your words today. Jason. What kind of fundraising do you do and who do you do it for?

A Twitter-book. No April Fools Joke

Diva Marketing Blog

However, it will be "traditionally" formatted with a Foreword , written by Shel Israel @sheliisrael , and chapters. The first day of April maybe April "Fools Day" but to me it marks the start of spring and new beginnings. The world seems to call out. take a chance. throw off your winter jacket and dance in the rain or watch as the yellow Forsythia bush blooms bright yellow flowers. So I listened to the Spring Sirens and took a leap into something new. I'm writing a book.

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How to show impact? Here’s a great example.

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

Every year, the Minneapolis Jewish Federation distributes approximately $15 - $18 million dollars to support programs and services that change the lives of people living in Minneapolis, Israel and 70 countries around the world. One of the most powerful things you can do this year is to make more visible to your supporters the impact of their gifts. If you don’t, you are likely to lose your donors and volunteers - as well as the chance to build morale and excitement among your staff.