A Personal Statement

SocialButterfly

Sadly i must say, merely writing a science lab study is actually an day to day job with a discipline person. Exemplary Personal Statements. Good Personal Statement Examples. How To Draft A Personal Statement.

The Downside of Personalized Emails

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Including a first name in your email subject lines and greetings instantly personalizes your message and warms the reader to its content. What happens to your nice, personalized email when that first name field is blank in your database? Call me “Unknown” one more time.

How Your Nonprofit’s Personality Influences Content

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

They may dream of making the recipes (and occasionally will), but most viewers are drawn to cooking shows because of the personalities involved. Why We Need to See Your Nonprofit’s Personality. Here are 50 positive personality traits. Photo: Food Network.

Online and Mobile: The Potential of Personalized Health Information

SocialButterfly

Given this type of reality, how do you unlock the potential prowess of personalized health in online and mobile health strategies? Personalized Medicine vs. Personalized Health . We are in an age of personalized medicine. Fogg’s Mobile Health Conference this May.

Online and Mobile: The Potential of Personalized Health Information

SocialButterfly

Given this type of reality, how do you unlock the potential prowess of personalized health in online and mobile health strategies? Personalized Medicine vs. Personalized Health . We are in an age of personalized medicine. Fogg’s Mobile Health Conference this May.

What’s Up in May

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

That means you’ll have May, June, July AND August to take part in live webinars, listen to webinar recordings and download all of my e-books for one low price. But remember, this offer expires this Friday, May 4th so hurry!

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Hot Topics in May: E-Newsletters, Content Problems, Leadership, Work Boundaries

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

May 1 & 2 – Creating Awesome Email Newsletters. May 10 – The 6 Problems That Plague Nonprofit Content…and How to Solve Them. May 17 – What Communications Leadership Looks Like.

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In-Person Meetings

A Small Change

In both situations you are unable to read a person’s facial expressions or you may miss nonverbal communication cues. People are a lot harder to read on the phone than in-person. There are certain rules that apply to in-person conversations that do not apply to phone conversations. Not every meeting needs to be in-person, and many people are not willing to meet in-person for their first meeting. Talking on the phone or over email has its limitations.

Keep Better Contact Records with the Personal Email to Notes Feature

EveryAction

With the personal email to notes feature, fundraisers can easily document their email conversations with donors. For every contact that receives the message, a Contact History of "Personal Email" will be recorded on their record.

Join Me—Engage Fundraising Conference— May 9, Philly

Getting Attention

It’s a first-time in-person conference sponsored by FundRaising Success — Engage 2013: A FundRaising Success Case Study Conference. You may be wondering why a marketer like me is so enthused about a fundraising conference but I know that 1) Many of you wear both hats, and even if you don’t 2) fundraising and marketing must be strong partners, and the better you understand the other half, the better you’ll be able to move your supporters to act.

Personal, Political, and Professional

Nonprofit Consultant Blog

The common sense advice that is frequently given about social media is to keep your personal and professional identities completely separate. I've generally followed this advice, with separate blogs and distinct Twitter identities for the personal and professional. I'm not a recent college graduate with pictures of wild parties filling my personal social media streams. personal liberal Nonprofit activism social media barack obama presidential election privacy politics

6 Reasons Your Nonprofit May Not Be Ready For Social Media

J Campbell Social Marketing

Here are 6 reasons that your nonprofit may not be ready for social media. You may not be ready for social media if you don’t want to open up conversations and build authentic relationships with your community online. I personally love Buffer and HootSuite.

Why Your Emails Need a Personal Touch

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One way to spread the love is by giving your emails a personal touch. Use a personalized greeting. While you may not individually know all of your supporters, think of them as your nonprofit''s treasured partners and write to each one by name with a friendly greeting. Sending your email from one person, using first-person pronouns, and including contractions will keep your note feeling conversational.

Social Recruiting: New, Necessary and May Be Critical to Nonprofits

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

The increasing importance of online marketing may increase the need for marketing staff to maintain social media visibility. You’ll even get links to passive candidates, those not actively looking for a new position but who may be ideal for the positions. You also want to ensure that the person you want wants you. Encourage your top staff and board members to keep their profiles up to date and personal. Geri Stengel.

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Personal Branding Within The Corporate Workplace

Diva Marketing Blog

There have been volumes written about how to create a “personal brand” including right here on Diva Marketing posted in 2009. your employer helped you develop your personal brand to the benefit of both you and them? Answer: You have an Employee Personal Branding Strategy.

The Next Best Thing May Already Be Here

Ann Green

But sometimes we need to take a step back, and realize the next best thing may already be here. Give donors the personal touch. Hardly anyone writes personal letters anymore, but imagine your donors’ surprise when they receive a personal, handwritten thank you note from you.

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Should You "Personal Brand" A Small Business?

Diva Marketing Blog

There are traits to success that may be even more critital: passion, a belief in your idea and the drive to "do it your way.". Or do you build the reputation based on your personal brand ? You can go personal branding route or not.

Invite Your Person(a) to Thanksgiving Dinner

Getting Attention

Here’s how: Choose just one of your target audiences and drill down within that group to identify a persona–a fictional individual who represents one type of person you hope to engage. Include the personal side–from upbringing and neighborhood to marital situation and hobbies–as well as the professional, and patterns such as news content read regularly. This may sound hokey but it does work to build understanding, and so connection.

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Don’t Let Your Nonprofit Brand Get Too Personal

Getting Attention

Understandably, the WNO has relied heavily on Domingo — a universal opera favorite with memorable voice, bearing and personality — to build its brand. Although an individual may epitomize that connection in the short term, people move on and that will leave you with nothing. Placido Domingo just resigned as the director of the Washington National Opera (WNO).

Dear May 2009 Graduate, Here’s 40 Reasons to Still Study Journalism

SocialButterfly

Despite the landscape and view people may hold when they think of today’s journalism, enrollment in journalism school has INCREASED ! Dear May 2009 Graduate, Here are 40 reasons to still study journalism: We need journalism.

Personal Branding - Beyond Your Resume

Diva Marketing Blog

That is a picture of a person I don't know. Girlfriend, there was more - Peters said we should manage our personal brand. Personal Branding : What role do you think online personal branding will play in getting hired over the next few years?

Managing Your Brand & Personal Social Media "Friends"

Diva Marketing Blog

But what about the personal side? Small business owners understand the merging of business and personal all too well. What do you do if a person you barely spoke to an offline Chamber event wants to be your Facebook friend?

Who Is Reading Your Blog May Be A Delightful Surprise

Diva Marketing Blog

Keep in mind that just like the shoes you choose to wear, from cute boots to fun flip flops , how you develop your "digital personal brand" sends a message too. The very smart Nancy White , Full Circle , once told me.

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One Quarter of All Nonprofits May Lose Their Charitable Status With the I.R.S. This May

Seeking Grant Money Today

million American nonprofits, including trade associations and membership groups, will lose their official "charity" status with the Internal Revenue Service, at midnight on May 15, and thereby lose their tax exemption status. Donors may transfer IRA assets as donations, avoiding the early withdrawal penalty, to nonprofit organizations, without having to account for the funds as income and, as such, no income tax is incurred on these transfers. You may find ways to contact the I.R.S.

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Goal Setting for Personal and Professional Development

Fundraising Coach

Rather than simply focusing on your professional goals, include personal goals, family goals, social goals–all the goals that will make the next year amazing for you. This may seem like a weird step, but give it a shot. I just love the week of Thanksgiving. Having those few days off to be with family and friends puts me in a reflective mode that I find perfect for formalizing my 2011 goals.

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Newsletter: Peta, Nabisco Uncage Animals ; One-Person Nonprofit Schools You on Earned Media ; Tide 'Loads of Hope' Aid Wildfire Victim

Selfish Giving

Two personal notes and a business note this week. I realized the other day that I may be in good company. IP is a one-person shop that has smartly focused on one thing: video marketing. First, I'm taking my baby girl to college tomorrow!

HELP! Silent Auction Problems You May Encounter

The Biddery Blog

If no winner can be found, keep it aside for guests who may ask about unsold items or for use in another fundraiser like a raffle. Sometimes they are not satisfied and may even accuse your staff of sabotaging a bid. If there is more than one person for an item, then conduct a bid-off. I have personally witnessed red wine thrown and grown men restrained over last minute bidding, on several occasions. I didn’t bid on this! Retrieve the bid sheet and show them the bid.

Social Media Can "Help" Build & Promote Your Personal Brand - Part 2

Diva Marketing Blog

Your Personal Brand. What I was curious to explore was what women who work in a corporate world think of personal branding and how they use it to build their reputations inside of their job and outside as well. . Diva Marketing/Toby: We all have many facets to our personalities.

The Roles A Nonprofit's Founder May Hold During the Life Cycle or Growth of the Organization

Seeking Grant Money Today

Not every person who founds a nonprofit is not necessarily the very best possible candidate to either be the new organization's executive director nor the board president (and should never be both). Please read Someone Has To Say It: The Nonprofit's Founder May Not Be the Best Executive Director Or Board President Candidate (and Should Certainly Not Be Both). They may or may not have personal experience or a connection to the cause or issue.

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Raise Money for Your Favorite Cause You May Win $50,000

Marketing for Nonprofits

Any person or organization can participate. The Case Foundation , Causes and Parade launched America's Giving Challenge today! This is a great contest especially for small nonprofits and I urge you to participate. How it works: 1. Enter a cause or start a new cause.

Social Media Makes The Customer Experience Personal

Diva Marketing Blog

Odd as it may sound - when you talk to your customers it becomes personal for them. The recent rains awaken the heady scent of the lavender bush at the front of my house. I pass by it every day. I planted it several years ago but today the scent was exceptionally strong. almost intoxicating. I had to stop what I was doing for an extra moment or two. Sometimes what we see all the time, what is in front of us can be overlooked.

Will Your Nonprofit Lose Charity Status on May 15?

Nonprofit Consultant Blog

It may be April, but this is no Fool's joke. While smaller groups may still not required to file on an annual basis, a provision of the Pension Protection Act of 2006 included a requirement that the Internal Revenue Service revoke the nonprofit status of organizations that fail to file for three years in a row. To compare it to personal taxes, it's more like the 1040 long form with extra schedules than the 1040 EZ.

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Personalized Donor Cultivation

Fundraising Breakthroughs

Get it all (by which she means a planned gift from the person’s estate).” An example I found in the promotional sample of Major Gifts newsletter is directed at schools, and most applicable to large institutions, but may spark ideas for others. The plan may change as visits uncover new things about the prospect. Colleges and universities call it “move management.” Most other fundraising folks call it “cultivation.”

Social Sharing Comes to Personal Health Records

Social Marketing and Social Change

Sharing your personal health record with anyone you choose just became easier. One of the biggest obstacles to expanding the use of information technology (IT) in health care may be, ironically, the current narrow focus on how to stimulate its adoption. Success should not be measured by the number of hospitals with computerized order entry systems or patients with electronic personal health records.

Creating Your Nonprofit’s Version of the #IceBucketChallenge

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Consenting to being doused with ice water, however silly it may seem, is a sacrifice. Advocacy Creative Ideas Fundraising Nonprofit Communications Nonprofit Marketing Strategy Nonprofit Personality Online Marketing Social Networking Trends

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Charity may trump self-interest in motivating employees

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

The second experiment took the concept of prosocial incentives a step further by directly comparing people who were asked to spend money on themselves (a personal incentive) with those who were asked to purchase a gift for a teammate (a prosocial incentive). Here’s a fascinating question: Which of the following is more motivating? A bonus you spend on yourself. A bonus you spend on someone else.

How to give donors a more personal experience on your site

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

Donors may have a preference, but that doesn’t mean they want to fund work that only benefits that type of animal (if they did, there are many species-specific charities they could easily discover on Google).

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5 Summer Fundraising Ideas for Every Nonprofit

J Campbell Social Marketing

People may be more willing to pay $5 for a T-shirt if they know the proceeds go to a good cause, instead of trying to negotiate it down to $1. Whatever your event may be, be sure to allow sufficient time and planning to maximize your fundraising potential. Guest post by Sara Lowe.

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Can You Explain Your Org’s Voice, Tone, and Style?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

We often talk about nonprofit personality or brand, and how it’s more than just your logo and color palette. Your nonprofit may have different voices for clients you serve and donors/partners in your work. Copywriting Marketing Team Nonprofit Personality Your Advice

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In These Uncertain Times, New Pew Study's Findings May Help Inform Any American Nonprofit's Next Step

Seeking Grant Money Today

While no study is conclusive or 100% accurate for any one person, it is a good way to get a sense of where people are, today, when thinking about the world and its future. PDF page 3, document page 2] "Notably, far more Americans think that health care will be more affordable in the future than did so in May 1999. Every nonprofit must take stock, each year.

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Managing Personal Health Information: A Patients' Rights Movement

Social Marketing and Social Change

To achieve this, there is a need for developing trust and respect in the supporting networks of people, which in turn may result in a growing capability to work and learn together in the interests of mutually supported health activities and outcomes. Should a person need complex care in such a complex environment, the person should be able to take advantage of the right context and functions in a multi-provider collaborative shared care structure.

Another reason to personalize your fundraising

Donor Power Blog

New research from the UK suggests another way personalized mail increases the perceived value of the message you're communicating. However, once the mail package is personalized, only 20% consider it un-green. When you call someone by name, you're engaging them as a person. And at least for a moment, they may place a higher value on what you're trying to tell them. Technorati Tags: fundraising , personalization. Posted by guest blogger Andrew Rogers.

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Someone Has To Say It: The Nonprofit's Founder May Not Be the Best Executive Director or Board President Candidate (and Should Certainly Not Be Both)

Seeking Grant Money Today

When a nonprofit is founded by a single person often that person feels 'the right' to become the nonprofit's executive director or board president. They carry in their person both the passion in a nonprofit's launch but too, the unique story of who began this nonprofit, and why or how the organization started. Sometimes the founder is the person for one of the leadership jobs, but sometimes they aren't and a professional will acknowledge and even support facing this fact.

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