Menus for Gifts


Here are two other menus: Barakat seeks to provide exemplary basic education in Afghanistan and Pakistan, particularly for girls and women. Red Bull Theater in New York City really got it right when they developed an outstanding themed event that included a menu to make it easy for their major donors to support their passion for great plays. Want to help get a new play going? Choose the Slow Cooker for $500. Or, underwrite an entire play for $100,000!

Fundraising And ‘Connected Spenders’

The Agitator

Do you need to know the latest consumer spending behavior in Indonesia, Pakistan and Nigeria? Probably not a lot of those addresses on your donor list … nor on any mailing list! But as it happens, by 2025 these three countries will be among the top ten countries on the planet that are home to ‘connected consumers’, joining the more expected likes of the US, Germany and Japan, the only ‘mature’ economies that will remain in the top ten.


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Online Fundraising Stats and Trends for Nonprofits

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Between 2009 and 2010, the international sector saw a huge 163% increase in the total raised online, likely due to two major emergencies – the earthquake in Haiti and massive flooding in Pakistan – that received substantial media attention and resonated strongly with donors. Last month, I highlighted some benchmarks in both social media and email marketing that were released in recent reports so that you could see how your nonprofit stacked up.

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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.

Disaster giving: not all natural disasters are created equal?

Donor Power Blog

Have you given to help with relief efforts for those affected by the disastrous floods in Pakistan this summer ? The response to the floods in Pakistan has been "lukewarm" in both size and speed from governments and individual donors alike, compared to Haiti and other natural disasters.

#ADVOCACY: Make Sure Pitch Has Call To Action, Not Just High Concept

Non Profit Marketing 360

This newspaper appeal is for the Canadian Red Cross striving to raise funds for the flooding in Pakistan two years ago (left). What happens when you get corporate assistance to launch a new campaign, or pro bono development from a commercial ad agency? You can get some fabulous ideas and some valuable insights on establishing your brand. You can get your materials into some of the best publication and on some of the most visited sites on the web.

The Gmail Promotions Tab – stop whining and get back to work

Sea Change Strategies

During these groups with concerned American, every time we’d be discussing Sandinistas or nukes in Pakistan or the budget deficit, if anyone happened to mention their favorite coffee brand or a movie they saw recently, the group would hurl itself down that conversational side street. Much hand-wringing and apocalyptic angst has attended the roll-out of Gmail’s tabbed interface.

'Three Cups of Tea' Author and Nonprofit Founder Determined To Have Mismanaged Org After Year Long Investigation

Seeking Grant Money Today

Mortenson, in it, alleges an experience becoming a humanitarian in Afghanistan and Pakistan ultimately building schools for girls in both countries. the girls of Afghanistan and Pakistan who have no resources, themselves - in this instance) that are harmed the most. This week, headlines have risen declaring that Greg Mortenson was found to have mis-manged his nonprofit organization, after a year long investigation, and must repay it $1 million.

New studies show online giving up - but results may vary

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

M&R says online fundraising revenue grew overall by 14% between 2009 and 2010 when you include the enormous 163% increase in the International sector due to emergencies like the earthquake in Haiti and flooding in Pakistan: The reason for the wide data gap is that M+R looked deeper and found that when you remove international groups (whose numbers received an enormous boost due to crises in Haiti and Pakistan) from the equation, then last year’s growth was the same as the year before.

2012 eNonprofit Benchmarks Study Highlights Online Advocacy, Fundraising, and Social Media Metrics


This is not surprising since 2010 was a watershed year for many international nonprofits due to the 163% spike in fundraising around relief following the Haiti earthquake and flooding in Pakistan. The 2012 eNonprofit Benchmarks Study was just released and is packed with insightful data on advocacy and fundraising response rates across the nonprofit sector. In particular we were excited to see advocacy response rates increased 28% between 2010 and 2011.

The Reality Distortion Field: Focusing on the One

The Agitator

The flood in Pakistan (which affected an estimated 20 million people) received only 2.2 There is a famous study in nonprofit marketing showing that an appeal that tells the story of a child does better than an appeal that tells that same story with information about the general problem of poverty in Africa. Even more oddly, a story of one boy did as well as the story of one girl; and both did better than the story of the boy and the girl.

eNonprofit Benchmarks Study Reveals Latest Metrics for Advocacy, Fundraising and Social Media


The study said that the International sector drove this growth, which experienced a 163% increase in donations spurred by disasters such as the earthquake in Haiti and the flooding in Pakistan. Do you know the average click-through and open rates on action alerts and fundraising appeals across the nonprofit sector? Are enewsletters still worth your organization’s time? Are nonprofits experimenting with mobile more?

Strategies to Manage an Online Crisis


For example, when a consumer of the ice-cream brand Wilcoxson's asked, on Wilcoxson’s Facebook page, if the gelatin in their cookies and cream ice-cream contained pork, their CEO responded on Facebook with “we don’t deliver outside of Montana and certainly not in Pakistan.” Every organization makes mistakes. Of course some mishaps are bigger then others and can damage your reputation among important stakeholders like your activists, donors, and volunteers.

It's the Death Toll That Really Matters

Donor Power Blog

Recently, we wondered in this blog why the response to the terrible floods in Pakistan this summer seemed muted in comparison to the earthquake in Haiti early in 2010. billion has been pledged for Pakistan, but less than $300 million came from private donors.". Today, the New York Times , published an article on this same topic, " The Special Pain of a Slow Disaster." . The comparative numbers are haunting: ".the