An invitation I had to decline

Wild Woman Fundraising

“Develop evidence-based solutions to escalating student default rates that will help all students.” Help students get out of debt or. Make conditions more difficult for every student by insisting they pay back their loans no matter HOW BIG the debt?

Students Use Online Advocacy

The Agitator

Of college students, 29 percent said they’ve used Facebook to advocate for a political position, 37 percent liked an issue, and 31 percent liked a candidate. Sixteen percent of 18- to 29-year-olds advocated via email or letter, compared to 23 percent of college students. Thirty percent of 18-29 year olds and 40 percent of college students said they have done so.&#. BTW, 80% in the 18-29 age cohort have a Facebook account … 90% of 4-year college students.

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A long overdue call to action on cyber-bullying

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

I believe that ongoing training and education should be occurring at every level of the educational system for students, teachers and parents as a starting point. How this can affect you personally as a student (with examples).

You may have noticed…

Wild Woman Fundraising

Student debt has outpaced credit card debt for the first time ever. Now institutions like Bard College charge “What the market will bear,” namely $50,000 a year, so students come out a quarter million dollars in debt. Debt forgiveness of all student loans?

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Reader Questions: Snow White and the 7 Faces of Philanthropy

Wild Woman Fundraising

This person we will call Queen B. He decided he wanted to take a personal interest, not just for the survivors of domestic violence, but also to help his business’ bottom line. ” They also want a sensitive acknowledgement of their personal situation.

How to Get Donors to Relate to Your Nonprofit -- and Give More

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Giving is personal. . Just how much do personal connections influence giving? They found that when people have a personal connection to a cause (or know someone who does), it can lead them — and others — to be more supportive. Tell stories about one person in need.

Encouragement for the Crazy Marketing/PR/Communications Person Who Wears Many Hats

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Many journalism, marketing, and communications programs encourage their students to do multiple internships. Did I mention internships are often a “must-do” for students? Pam Jacobsen. I think a lot of my readers will relate to today’s guest post. Pam Jacobsen shares some of the fun aspects of her multi-task job. Guest Post by Pam Jacobsen, Fort Bend Christian Academy. Can you tell by the title how I’m feeling today? It’s 5:10 p.m.

Social Marketing Resonance with Students: Part 1

Social Marketing and Social Change

What students find interesting or memorable from our classes on Social Marketing at George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services is one of my most anticipated opportunities of the year to get into the mind of the consumer. Two years ago I created a whole set of posts around each class entitled Student Voices. SO without further introduction, some thoughts from this year's students about social marketing.

Social Marketing Resonance with Students: Part 2

Social Marketing and Social Change

What students take away from the classes is one of my intermediate endpoints in teaching social marketing. Importance of social connections and connectedness in determining a person’s role in the diffusion of innovations. Tags: Student Voices A second is how well they do with their group projects that always address real-time issues and often involve real-life partners.

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. Last year Jessica Robyn went from college student to career girl. Personal branding done well extends business into more of a "personal" world.

Where’s the Love: Is Your Communications Strategy LGBTQ Inclusive?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

As the new director of the Trans/Gender Non-conforming Justice Project of the National LGBTQ Task Force, Victoria also has a unique personal background with LBGTQ advocacy. Be prepared to debate this point with grammarians who cringe at using these plural pronouns to refer to a single person.

3 Surefire Communication Strategies to Follow Your Events

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

For example, if you hosted an auction to raise money for new school computers, post an update as soon as those computers are ready for students. To successfully steward your supporters , you’ll need a personal touch. Kerri Moore.

Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Sarah Tarnopolsky

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

8:30 am – Arrive at my desk, check and respond to emails (both work and personal), grab some tea or coffee (this morning it’s coffee because we have a new office supply I want to try). Sarah Tarnopolsky.

Award Honoring American Person or Persons Fighting To Preserve One or More First Amendement Rights

Seeking Grant Money Today

Deadline: June 22, 2012 Society of Professional Journalists Invites Nominations for Pulliam First Amendment Award The Sigma Delta Chi Foundation , a nonprofit that supports the educational programs of the Society of Professional Journalists and serves the professional needs of journalists and students pursuing careers in journalism, is accepting nominations for the Eugene C. From The Foundation Center. [If

Getting Your Donor to Give More in Your Year End Appeal

Wild Woman Fundraising

Fr many of our students, celebrating the birth of Jesus and all the festivities of the Christmas season will be a new experience. ” “Please send a free, personalized proposal for a charitable gift annuity.” It’s a personal touch that not many nonprofits do.

How Ethical A Fundraiser Are You?

The Agitator

You can get that answer personally delivered to you in the privacy of your own inbox without anyone else knowing. As a Board member of the Hartsook Centre for Sustainable Philanthropy, I’m asking Agitator readers to participate in this project which is being conducted by one of the Centre’s PhD students. But first, your help is needed for a research project designed to look more deeply into how fundraisers make difficult decisions in their day-to-day work.

Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Genna Kasun

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I am usually interrupted by a student. I often remember how I was that crying student one day, nearly 10 years ago. Occasionally, I have an intuitive student editor, as I do now, who can edit other students’ work. Genna Kasun.

Personalized Donor Cultivation

Fundraising Breakthroughs

Get it all (by which she means a planned gift from the person’s estate).” The article presents a fictitious donor who gives $1000 for one student scholarship and offers a cultivation plan that suggests seven activities to bring the donor closer. Colleges and universities call it “move management.” Most other fundraising folks call it “cultivation.” Grassroots Fundraising Guru Kim Klien describes it as “Get some. Get more. Get more. Get more.

Blocking Access to Social Media is now “Against Policy”

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

This is also the policy that informs authorized users as to what constitutes “acceptable behaviour” in both their personal and professional use of social media.

Nonprofit Crisis Communications: Passover Case Study

Getting Attention

I was awed by the way community leader Alan Feldman, CEO of JCC Metrowest, conveyed calm, reassurance and hope to members and student families in this right-things, right-now email. Bonds with us by speaking personally, with a first-person approach.

The great power of making your audience part of your story

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

If you don’t believe me, just check out these personal mini-stories about Generosity Day !). Bonaventure University uses Facebook Connect to render their online experience for prospective students deeply personal and highly connected. People crave connection.

Why you should use nostalgia to promote more giving


Nostalgia is a very personal, social emotion that involves momentous life events and social bonds. Charitable giving is a very personal, social behavior. Show them photos of the campus and the students from the days when they attended the school.

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2 examples of great nonprofit video storytelling

J Campbell Social Marketing

The video goes on to feature a specific Bottom Line student and her college application process. I also liked that the video worked in some startling statistics for extra impact – I did not know that the average age of a homeless person is America is 9 years old.

Video Making for Fun and For (Non)Profits

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

When the Executive Director of our organization put forth a challenge to create a campaign that would appeal to students 16-22, as well as a fan/donor base of 35-64 year olds, we were ready for the challenge. Sean King.

A Visual Heartfelt Appeal Makes a Difference – A Reader’s Experiment

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Guest Post by Lisa Maher, student in Nonprofit Management at NYU. As a student at NYU in non-profit management, I was excited to gain some additional knowledge in the field and put that into practice. And, the letter inside felt personal and was chock full of poignant stories.

How You Can Share Accomplishments Without Bragging

Ann Green

Once this person gets going, it’s enough to make you want to flee the room. Whether it’s in the first or third person, you can give a personal account of how you’re making a difference.

Social Media Takeovers: 6 Nonprofits That Gave It Up for Good (PLUS: 6 Tips for Getting it Right)

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Find the Right Person. Since the voice might shift when coming from someone else, and they’d likely be speaking in first person singular, make sure it’s clear to your audience that this is a takeover (a hashtag, and the name of the person in every caption can help clarify).

Virtual Reality and Nonprofit Marketing – A New Way to Engage Donors

J Campbell Social Marketing

Simultaneously, the viewer can manipulate the video to view education in Ghana from the point of view of one of the students. If you’re marketing person-to-person, hand out Google Cardboard viewers, customized with your nonprofit’s brand identity and QR code. Guest blog by H.

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The 2016 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar


The Alliance Management Institute (AMI) is the only national conference expressly designed to prepare 400+ college students for a career in the social sector. Personal Democracy Forum 2016. Personal Democracy Forum 2016. Personal Democracy / Gdansk, (Int.)

How NPR and PBS Engage Digital Audiences (An #npcomm Showdown)

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Think about it… If PBS fans send a flood of votes for “Teachers,” a film dedicated to a high school teacher who goes above and beyond the call of duty to keep a student from dropping out, that feedback could result in a popular PBS original series and blogging.

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Are you using “the phrase that pays”?

Fundraising Coach

As these board presidents shared, many of them told stories of students who’d attended their institutions and done fabulous things. The stories were powerful because they were: about one person—people can connect with one person so they get into the story much easier.

21 Ways to Give Back Through Your Holiday Shopping

J Campbell Social Marketing

Not only are their products high quality and stylish, they have a very simple company mantra – for every product you purchase, TOMS will help a person in need. photo credit: Rev. Xanatos Satanicos Bombasticos (ClintJCL) via photopin cc. Love it or hate it, the holiday hysteria is upon us!

6 Quick Behavioral Economics Lessons for Fundraisers

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

What it is: In this case, the peer pressure comes from the simple power of the personal ask. If someone personally asks you to do something (especially in person or on the phone), you’re more likely to go along with the request to avoid embarrassment and disappointment, or to win praise. The research: Frey and Meier (2004) studied the decision to give to student funds at the University of Zurich.

The 22 Things You Absolutely Must Do Before a Fundraising Event

Fundraiser Ideas

Now, as college students, we weren’t the most skilled fundraisers. Write down the person’s name, their duties, give them a copy, and keep one for yourself. Contact the person who manages the location where the fundraising event will be held to secure the date. Find a contact person for every business you work with, so you can have someone to turn to in times of crises. Instruct each person on how to do their job.

INTERVIEW: The Crisis of Nonprofit Leadership with Marc Pitman

Wild Woman Fundraising

But with the boarding school I worked at, we looked at the students who are leaders and we thought, we really enjoy working with them. So we try to work with these other students that were on the bubble, or struggling academically or struggling socially or whatever. Hey, everybody.

Your Year-End Appeal Checklist

Ann Green

For example, let’s say you run an afterschool program for high school students. Share your success of reaching your goal of serving X number of students. Next year you’d like to expand and serve middle school students, as well.

Why you are so motivated in your work

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

As a person, Grant is radically generous, spending hours a day helping students, colleagues and strangers for the sake of being useful to others.). Since one of the center’s purposes was funding scholarships, Grant had a student who benefited from the fundraising efforts speak to the telemarketers for ten minutes. The student told the callers how the scholarship had changed his life - and how he was headed off to work for Teach for America.

Build Your Nonprofit Story Bank (Case Study)

Getting Attention

We’re eager to hear about both personal and professional experiences and have reached out for stories (via the Tell Us Your Story Campaign) publicly through the Foundation’s Facebook page, Twitter handle and website plus via our alumni and grantee networks, and email subscriber lists.

Notes from the Digital Governance Forum (#DGF15)

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

Other topics discussed included information superabundance, personal data collection, hyper-accountability, the disintermediation of governing institutions, the appearance of new governance actors, the challenges of multi-level governance, and the proliferation of multi-sector delivery models.

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How to Get Everyone in your Organization on the Same Page

Ann Green

Having a consistent set of messages is essential when you have more than one person writing for your organization and as new staff or volunteers come on board. Your messages should not say something like – We make a difference for at-risk students.