A Honey of a Indiegogo Campaign

Cause Related Marketing

Now on Indiegogo is a fundraiser to help rural beekeepers in Kenya fend off honey badgers and otherwise improve their operations. Bees Without Borders is trying to raise $20,000 by Christmas Day for their Kenya project.

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Dear Western Donors: “For God’s Sake, Please Just Stop”

Wild Woman Fundraising

James Shikwati of Kenya has pleaded with Western donors: “For God’s sake, please just stop.&#. Half the Sky! Read it! Lately I’ve been reading “Half the Sky&# by Sheryl WuDunn, and Nicholas Kristof, about fundraising and international aid efforts.

Are you fundraising for Africa? Read this!

Wild Woman Fundraising

I am so excited to present to you my interview with Charlotte Beauvoisin, who writes Diary of a Munzungu , a UK citizen working in Uganda. Her blog has been featured on Lonely Planet since 2009.

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tips for promoting your nonprofit's blog

Studio 501c

Beth Kanter asked some folks to provide tips on blog promotion to Alison Lowndes, who started an interesting nonprofit in Kenya. Tags: BLOGGING COMMUNICATIONS WEB Africa Arctic Circle Beth_Kanter blogging blogs Feedburner Kenya nonprofit nonprofits Performancing Technorati

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Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Sarah Tarnopolsky

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

He’s originally from Somalia but grew up in a refugee camp in Kenya. Sarah Tarnopolsky. Here’s 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. Share your day with us!

Charity: Water versus Water.org and the Tide of Social Media Storytelling (#npcomm Showdown)

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Instead of tugging at the viewer’s heart strings, that group lets the facts compel donors with posts like these: For our friends at Water.org, even the story of a seven-year-old girl in Kenya comes right back to numbers.

Ushahidi Puts All the Pieces Together

A. Fine Blog

Ushahidi began in 2008 in the wake of the stolen election in Kenya. Ushahidi is the Swahili word for testimony or witness. It is also a relatively new organization that represents all of the pieces of the digital convergence to crowdsource crisis information. The government controlled television and land line telephone service, but it couldn’t control [.].

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How to Build a Fundraising Tribe for #GivingTuesday

J Campbell Social Marketing

Perhaps your story is about how your campaign will offer funds to help build schools in Kenya. Guest blog by Candace Cody. At any given time, there’s a slew of worthy causes that donors can support. But, never is this more true than during a time like #GivingTuesday.

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21 Ways to Give Back Through Your Holiday Shopping

J Campbell Social Marketing

Kibera School for Girls in Kenya. photo credit: Rev. Xanatos Satanicos Bombasticos (ClintJCL) via photopin cc. Love it or hate it, the holiday hysteria is upon us! Thankfully, there are quite a few ways you can give back and pay it forward this holiday season.

BOGO Toothbrushes

Cause Related Marketing

So far the Smile Squared toothbrushes have landed with kids in Central America, Mexico, Haiti, Kenya, Cambodia, India and the Philippines. If you sell consumables… food, drink, shoes, jeans, etc… to the public you’d be wise to think about cause marketing.

Things to Do, People to Meet: November 2010 Event Listing


29-December 1, 2010, Nairobi, Kenya. *. From online webinars to Twitter chats to traditional conferences, people are on the move. Starting this month, I plan on posting that month’s event listing at the beginning of each month. I also do my best to keep an updated, ongoing list of events. So–Where will you be this month? November Events. Month-Long Observances. American Diabetes Month. Lung Cancer Awareness Month. Individual Events and Observances.

50+ Ideas on What You Can Blog About

Wild Woman Fundraising

Wildlifedirect.com, based in Nairobi, Kenya, started with 7 blogs in 2007 and raised $350,000. Mazarine Treyz, with The Wild Woman’s Guide to Fundraising and The Wild Woman’s Guide to Social Media. If you’re blogging and feeling stuck, you are not alone!

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Tweeting for Children

A. Fine Blog

These efforts will directly benefit children in Gambia, Zambia, Kenya and Ethiopia. The Christian Children’s Fund has changed its name to ChildFund International. To celebrate their new, well, let’s call it “christening&# , they will be giving gifts of agricultural love and hope from the organization’s gift catalog for every 200 Twitter followers @childfund receives. There is [.].

9 Tips From 3 Successful Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Campaigns

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

But asking them to help provide clean water to three specific communities in Kenya, complete with photos, is better. Rob Wu. Looking for some inspiration for your peer-to-peer fundraising campaign? Rob Wu, CEO of CauseVox , has some great examples and advice for you in today’s post.

Gamified Cause Marketing and Half the Sky

Cause Related Marketing

The game is mediated by a character named Radhika, a mother of two, who starts in India and then makes her way to Kenya, Vietnam and Afghanistan, before landing in the United States.

Featured Fundraiser: Sandy Clark

A Small Change

One day I will be learning about deforestation in Kenya and the next day I will hear about micro-plots in India. This month’s Featured Fundraiser is Sandy Clark. Feel free to leave a comment with questions or let me know if you’d like more information about her organization.

Imagineering InstaGood: 7 Examples You Won’t Find On Mashable


The #Kenya365 Instagram Project : A grassroots group of friends are starting a photo-a-day hashtag #Kenya365 to highlight life and community in Kenya. How do you think about your content?

Fictional Cause Marketing From DC and Time Warner

Cause Related Marketing

I think it’s fair to say that if Time Warner sent a phalanx of reporters to Somalia and the refugee camps in Kenya to undertake blanket coverage for a year, that progress would be made in the Horn of Africa.

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Sheroes You Should Know: Inspiring Stories for #WomensHistoryMonth


Wangari Maathai was a renowned environmental political activist in Kenya. Along with earning her PhD (she is credited as the first woman in East and Central Africa to do so), Maathai taught at the university level, worked in the Kenya government, and founded the Greenbelt Movement. she·ro (pl. sheroes) : a woman regarded as a hero.

A word from The Networked Nonprofit: People are partners, not ATMs!

Wild Woman Fundraising

“ WildlifeDirect &# a nonprofit based in Nairobi, Kenya, tried this approach to get more donations. Want social proof that your nonprofit should have an online presence? I submit this case study for your consideration.

Get Off Your Butt Or Get Out

The Agitator

Kenya. I only wish I could stop crying as I write this, my last post of the year. 28 dead from the Newtown shootings in Connecticut. Lives that will never progress, will never be part of our shared future. All a result of an unspeakable tragedy. Lives snuffed out by a lack of political will and guts. Lives I might have helped save had I been a better consultant to the handgun control movement.

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So You Think You Can Fundraise?: Reality TV I’d Like to See

Fundraising Breakthroughs

The winner, One Home Many Hopes , a volunteer-run effort that benefits orphaned girls in Kenya , raised more than $40,000 in the time allotted. Forget Blonde Charity Mafia. Forget the episode of The Real Housewives of Atlanta where nobody bids at the charity auction—poor DeShawn!

‘Genius’ Awards For Nonprofits

The Agitator

Ushahidi – Nairobi, Kenya ($750,000) pioneers free, open source software to collect and map information that advances human rights. Just got around to reading about the 13 organizations that recently won recognition (and $$) from the MacArthur Foundation for their creativity and effectiveness. This awards program is the institutional version of the well-known ‘genius’ recognition that MacArthur awards to outstanding individuals. Here are the 13 winners for 2013.

What's Your Non-Profit's Bottom Line?

Nonprofit Consultant Blog

To find out researchers divided a segment of Kenya’s population into two groups, giving away free nets to the first group and selling the nets at low cost to the second group. The result: free nets did more to combat the spread of malaria than low-cost nets, at least in Kenya. From Guest Blogger Nick Cooney.

Moms adopt African village in 3 hours 10 minutes, online

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

It turns out that Jeff met a “ mommy blogger &# named Jennifer McKinney last year, and she traveled to a one of his organization’s projects in Kenya. The title of this post was the subject line of an email I received this week from Jeff Power at the Global Hope Network. Naturally, I was curious. What was he talking about?

The mosquito whining in Seth Godin’s ear and the art of the great appeal

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

I was in Kitale, Kenya, near the Ugandan border.&# Marketing guru Seth Godin talked about malaria on his blog this week , and it’s a stellar appeal. We can learn a lot from his approach. Here’s how a great mind makes malaria relatable and compels us to action: 1. VIVID IMAGE. He starts with an attention-getting title of the post, which was “That buzzing in my ear didn’t mean I was about to die.&# That detail seizes the imagination.

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Twitter community-building initiative by ChildFund International draws some flak

Giving in a Digital World

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Twitter community-building initiative by ChildFund International draws some flak

Giving in a Digital World

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The Best of Social Marketing in 2016

Social Marketing and Social Change

In other cases, documenting experiences through life histories, sexual histories, and diary keeping were appropriate; one study in Kenya explored multiple concurrent partnerships through life histories and relationship maps.

Reader Questions: How can I get funding for a think tank?

Wild Woman Fundraising

Wildlifedirect.com , based in Nairobi, Kenya, started with 7 blogs in 2007 and raised $350,000. I recently got an email from a reader asking me how I would fundraise for a think tank in a country that does not have the best history of democracy or political discourse. This is my response. —————————————————————– Thanks for writing!

Long overdue Podcamp Toronto 2009 debrief

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

Fascinated with the work Glenn McKnight is doing in Kenya with scaled-down, mobile, android-based computers. Just so you know, it bugs me like crazy not be able to dump my thoughts on various time-sensitive issues that occur on a daily basis. It’s unfortunately that time of year again when my post frequency is hindered as a result of “March Madness&# (year-end for government clients).

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The Best in Social Marketing in 2013

Social Marketing and Social Change

Using Integrative Social Contracts Theory and Theory of Just Health Care, the authors evaluate these different perspectives on the use of segmentation through the use of a case study of increasing awareness and support for the use of antiretroviral therapy in Kenya.

Great storytelling and marketing lessons from the Stove Man

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

The second episode, featured here, takes Greg and Austin inside a hut in Kenya to experience what more than 3 billion women and children experience every day cooking on traditional cook stoves inside their huts.