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Free tool of the week: Glogster for interactive posters


In a matter of about 15 minutes, I whipped up two super-simple cause posters about the need for youth development opportunities.

5 Ways to Use Events to Generate Enormous Planned Gifts


Hang signs, posters or banners of bequest donors who are no longer alive along with a message inspiring others to consider a similar lasting gift.

Blogging about Cause Marketing is Easier with Posterous

Selfish Giving

And for that I think we all owe a debt of thanks to the blogging platform Posterous , which launched in July 2008. I’ve been truly impressed, and, if I hadn’t gone through all the time and expense of setting up my Selfish Giving blog on Wordpress, I would be posting on a Posterous platform today. No problem.

Worst Client Comments

The Agitator

A couple of Irish creatives decided to enlist others of their ilk and design some posters to illustrate the worst client feedback they’d received on their work. They started selling the posters (proceeds to charity) and were swamped by orders. Here are the posters. P.S. Thanks to Ken Smith.

Surprise: Shortcut to Messages that Connect

Getting Attention

Shaping messages to be relevant to the people we want to to engage and spur to action is the most reliable path to productive marketing. Thanks.

5 Must-Haves: Your Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Toolkit

Getting Attention

Pull together a few eye-catching flyers, posters, and handouts that your participants can download directly from the toolkit. Bonus!

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

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

It’s not just a matter of including a rainbow sticker on your next poster,” Janeen explained. Check if Your Programs and Services are Inclusive.

Use Audience Personas to Connect & Convert (Case Study)

Getting Attention

Thanks to See3 for sharing this useful case study, originally published on the See3 blog. Push your organization to start telling new stories.

Re-imagining your annual report

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

Here’s a great example of what happens when you ask these questions: The Children’s Bureau report - which takes the form of an interactive report online and a poster in its direct mail form - combines accountability, storytelling and imagery in a wonderful way. What do you need to accomplish with this report?

Are you afraid and unquestioningly obedient?

Wild Woman Fundraising

Havel, who would later become the first president of the Czech Republic, in the essay writes a reflection on the mind of a greengrocer who, as instructed, puts up a poster “among the onions and carrots” that reads: “Workers of the World Unite!” Or do you live within your truth? Chris Hedges recently wrote an article for TruthDig called.

Op Eds: Writing Leads that Grab Readers by the Lapels

Getting Attention

Remember those posters in your high school hallway that said, “SEX! Now that I have your attention, vote for so and so for class president?”

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Productive Partnering with Program Peers—Outcomes Not Outputs

Getting Attention

One of the many joys of working with you face-to-face via keynotes and workshops is learning what works for you. Win-Win. Please share them here.

KONY2012: Judged by their funders?

Wild Woman Fundraising

Sure, they give out posters, wristbands, etc to help raise awareness of the cause. KONY2012. Everyone’s talking about KONY2012.

QR Codes: The Future of Fundraising?

Fundraising Coach

Some people are embedding these codes in their posters. See the QR code in his poster? It’s called a “QR Code.&#. Amazing!

Breast Cancer Awareness Cause Marketing? It’s Still Needed.

Cause Related Marketing

Eberle was the veritable poster girl for fitness when she noticed one of her breasts was getting smaller. Breast cancer awareness! Really?

Will You Let Everyone Know? 3 Examples, Oodles of Tips (and 23 Real Emails) to Support Your Next “Share This” Call to Action

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

We find that too often organizations run poster contests as a way of engaging the creative people in their community. in the 1960s. Break news.

Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Carina Johnson

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Carina Johnson. Share your day with us! Don’t be shy – tell us what you do in a typical day as a nonprofit communications pro. . 8:00 a.m.

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Mobile Fundraising 101: The Basics

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

QR code promotions are often seen on posters, flyers for events, or even menus at restaurants. John Killoran. Kristina. QR code promotions.

Tools Glorious Tools!

Marketing for Nonprofits

Posterous is blogging VIA your e-mail address(es). To get your own Posterous blog simply send an e-mail to Cheers!

The Best of Social Marketing in 2016

Social Marketing and Social Change

What are some of the best papers published in social marketing this past year? Aaron et al. 2016). PLoS One ; Oct 18;11(10):e0162462. pone.0162462.

7 Tips to Market Mobile Fundraising to Your Donors

J Campbell Social Marketing

Posters. You never know who might pick up one of your flyers or pass by one of your posters on a daily basis. That was 100% on purpose.

Research Can Tell You Which Words to Use

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

See the five posters here. They agreed to share their experiences to date with you in this guest post. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. Twitter?

Reading Is Fundamental Cause Marketing Campaign with US Airways

Cause Related Marketing

Fly With US. Read With Kids.Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) promotes family literacy and dates to 1966.

Monetizing Your Cause’s Archives

Cause Related Marketing

Likewise the National 4-H Council has 110 years-worth of posters and the like commissioned from the best graphic artists of the day. But how?

How to Inspire More Donations at Your Next Event

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If you aren’t able to include an in-person testimonial, bring this story to life in other ways, like video, posters and multimedia presentations. Events are a powerful way to grow your community, engage with donors and give supporters a positive experience with your organization. Give Attendees the Option to Give More. Illustrate Your Impact.

12 digital fundraising trends for 2012 #3 Augmented Reality

Giving in a Digital World

campaign when you view the poster through an iOS or Android device running the Blippar App , the image ‘leaps-out’ at you in a simple 3D form and you see, overlaid on the poster, buttons that you can use to interact with the ad. Well what about a WWF poster where the snow leopard leaps out at you to get you to sponsor it?

Earth Day has a Messaging Problem

Cause Related Marketing

Friday, April 22 is the 41st Earth Day in the United States, a day that was originally conceived as a kind of environmental ‘teach-in.’

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What I Wish I Knew When I Started

Getting Attention

That when you read an email or letter, or scanned a website or poster, you responded immediately and strongly to the words that you connected with, and not at all to those that didn’t. Even before you ever imagined you’d be a nonprofit marketer or fundraiser, I bet you knew it was all about the words, a.k.a. the messages.

What Honey Boo Boo Taught Me about Fundraising

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

What color did Honey Boo Boo choose for her lemonade stand poster? My Network for Good colleague Caryn Stein recently wrote this post. Enjoy.

7 Google+ Pro Tips for Nonprofits

Fundraising 123

Be sure to post photos of your mission in action, videos from your latest fundraising event and other images such as your latest campaign poster or advertisement to draw in more supporters and increase the odds your content will be shared. So you've got your nonprofit Google+ page up and running. now what? Raise More Money This Year .

Is there any real future for QR Codes in fundraising?

Giving in a Digital World

Just one-click from a press ad or poster to your website – what could be better for things like emergency appeal donations? Sounds great!

Terrific Paper Icon Cause Marketing from Whole Foods

Cause Related Marketing

There was a matching poster and tri-fold brochure on a nearby bulletin board. We’ve all seen paper icons that sell for $1. million.

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Downsides to the global democratization and sharing of content

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

That is exactly what the posters want you to do. I heard a few chuckles. drinking coffee). Where is Twitter at these days? So what? Be ready.

What Honey Boo-Boo Taught Me about Fundraising

Fundraising 123

What color did Honey Boo Boo choose for her lemonade stand poster? In a recent episode of TLC's "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" (oh yes, we went there ), Honey Boo Boo* (real name: Alana) decides the family should create a lemonade stand to raise money for an upcoming beauty pageant. Have Personality. Need ideas? Be Bold and Colorful.

Guest Post: What the heck is CMYK and RGB and why should you care?

Wild Woman Fundraising

Is it time to print a poster or banner for your next event? Pantone Color Chart. What could I have done better? Beginning Your Journey. Pantone.

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Why Cause Marketing is the Borg

Selfish Giving

"Resistance is futile." " The battleground is Europe, but it really could be anywhere in the world. Will I really care? I’m not sure.

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Micro-Engagement Goes Mainstream

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

The poster child for micro-blogging is Twitter. Dave Raley of Masterworks. Kivi. A Guest Post by Dave Raley. Ever heard of micro-engagement?

Making it easy to spread your message

Fundraising Coach

Thanks to our digital age, people can now spread the message of their favorite cause further than ever before. But is your nonprofit helping them?

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Meet Donordigital: Anthony Blair-Borders, Senior Web Designer


I’ve also worked multiple times making posters and T-shirt graphics for benefit concerts for OneAtmosphere and SF Climate Challenge.

A Renewed Social Marketing Conference: Call for Abstracts

Social Marketing and Social Change

A poster walk and reception is scheduled to close the first day to present additional examples of social marketing practice and research and create more opportunities for conversations among participants. The conference planning committee invites abstract submissions to be considered for oral and poster presentation.