Free tool of the week: Glogster for interactive posters


Glogster lets you create interactive “posters&# using various bits of pre-made and user-generated content—video, photos, music, text, graphics, etc. 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. Have an announcer point out who among the attendees is already in the Legacy Society (ask permission first).

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. I liked Posterous so much I used it as the platform to launch the blog for my nonprofit and have continued to be impressed. Posterous will post that too.

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. Here’s some Friday fun for our agency/consultant readers.

Surprise: Shortcut to Messages that Connect

Getting Attention

Today, let’s talk surprise… Take a look at the poster above, which I saw at the Santa Fe Farmer’s Market last month: Ask me why I love volunteering in prison.

Raising Awareness for Your Cause – Nonprofit Blog Carnival

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Using brochures, posters, and a short video, this campaign aimed to inspire candid conversation between college-aged kids and their parents regarding family medical history.

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. Guest blogger Rob Wu is CEO of CauseVox, a crowdfunding and peer-to-peer fundraising platform used by nonprofits to create fundraising websites.

Op Eds: Writing Leads that Grab Readers by the Lapels

Getting Attention

Remember those posters in your high school hallway that said, “SEX! Guest bloggerMargot Friedman, principal of Dupont Circle Communications, conducts trainings on writing and placing opinion editorials. Please like Op Ed Talk with Margot on Facebook to share op-ed tips and strategies.

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Use Audience Personas to Connect & Convert (Case Study)

Getting Attention

Once we brought the personas to life, they were featured in print materials—including a deck of cards, posters, and a flip book—designed to keep Make-A-Wish’s audience top of mind for its communications team. .

Productive Partnering with Program Peers—Outcomes Not Outputs

Getting Attention

That they often just want what they want (that new poster, by the end of the week) or don’t let you know about changes in focus or new programs till shortly before launch. One of the many joys of working with you face-to-face via keynotes and workshops is learning what works for you.

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. Here at Nonprofit Marketing Guide, we believe that cultural competency is an important element of good nonprofit communications.

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. It’s the time of year when you’re packaging up your annual reports for 2012. Before you move forward with the same approach as last year, it’s worth asking: -Who is the audience?

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!” The poster is displayed partly out of habit, partly because everyone else does it, and partly out of fear of the consequences for not following the rules. Or do you live within your truth?

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. To give you an idea of the resulting experience, you can see the original poster (left) and the ‘augmented’ poster (right) below (as viewed on my iPhone using the Blippar App).

KONY2012: Judged by their funders?

Wild Woman Fundraising

Sure, they give out posters, wristbands, etc to help raise awareness of the cause. They give out PDFs so people can make their own posters too, if they want to. KONY2012. Everyone’s talking about KONY2012.

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 Tags: blogging posterous e-mail marketing I'm contradicting myself again but I just can't help myself from EVANGELIZING about this one.

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. Let me start by declaring what this post IS NOT about. It’s not about making an image or video go viral.

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. We’ve had some questions about mobile fundraising so here’s John Killoran, CEO of @Pay , to get us started.

Is there any real future for QR Codes in fundraising?

Giving in a Digital World

In short they are the little square maze-like icons that you may see on press ads, posters, or product packaging that smartphone users who have downloded a relevant App can use to open a related webpage simply by snapping a photo of the code.

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. I saw this ad in one of the local daily newspapers and groaned audibly. Breast cancer awareness! Really?

QR Codes: The Future of Fundraising?

Fundraising Coach

Some people are embedding these codes in their posters. Joe Waters , Director of Cause Marketing for Boston Medical Center, showed such a poster in a post on cause marketing during Halloween. See the QR code in his poster? Someone walking down the street comes to the poster.

Research Can Tell You Which Words to Use

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

With this insight, we have pursued a wide mixture of media types to place our advertisements for the spay/neuter clinic we launched in February: Facebook, Google, newspaper, radio, posters, etc. See the five posters here.

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. Guest post by Wauker Matthews. Everyone everywhere is talking about what an incredible tool mobile fundraising can be for nonprofits. Notice how I said, “can be,” not “is”?

Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Carina Johnson

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Then it’s back to work and time to get moving on some brochures for our upcoming appeal, some posters for events or some social media advertisements, and some banners for our website. Carina Johnson.

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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. Of course, nonprofit fundraising events can also help you raise more money for your cause.

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.

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7 Google+ Pro Tips for Nonprofits

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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? Take advantage of the unique features of this social platform to connect with your supporters, encourage community advocacy and add interactivity to your outreach.

The Best of Social Marketing in 2016

Social Marketing and Social Change

toolkits, guidebooks, posters) for individuals, health professionals, community health workers, media professionals, leaders and staff of state- and private-owned organizations. What are some of the best papers published in social marketing this past year?

Downsides to the global democratization and sharing of content

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

That is exactly what the posters want you to do.

Why Cause Marketing is the Borg

Selfish Giving

Beautifully situated on the left side of the Siene, the Musée d’Orsay has leveraged its location for profit by displaying giant posters for Air France and even H&M Clothing. "Resistance is futile."

Reading Is Fundamental Cause Marketing Campaign with US Airways

Cause Related Marketing

Chances are, every American who's ever been in public or school library has seen their posters, which feature images of the celebrities of the day encouraging kids to read.Currently RIF is doing an. Fly With US.

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. Between 1936 and 1941 the WPA commissioned at least 35,000 poster designs, although only a fraction of that was for the National Park Service.

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What Honey Boo-Boo Taught Me about Fundraising

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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. You might be surprised, but this popular pageant princess can actually teach nonprofits a few things about fundraising – no lemons required. Have Personality.

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Earth Day has a Messaging Problem

Cause Related Marketing

But I think it’s fair to say that most Americans understood those first few Earth Days not as a ‘teach-in’ but as a reminder to clean up litter, as the poster at the left from the great cartoonist Walt Kelly underscores.

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How to Attract Corporate Partners with Your Nonprofit Website

Selfish Giving

Tailored fundraising materials, from collection tins and T-shirts to posters and balloons. Do you remember back in 2011 when Google introduced the Zero Moment of Truth (or ZMOT) ?

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. It has my all-time favorite headline. For that reason alone, it merits sharing. Enjoy. And thanks, Caryn.

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. A few sell for $5 and fewer still for $10. But how’s this for ambition from Whole Foods Market ? The top listed price for their paper icon is $180.

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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. Today’s guest post is by Dave Raley, Director of Digital Marketing at Masterworks.

Cause Marketing vs. Sponsorship – What’s the Difference?

Selfish Giving

The tools could include featuring the company’s logo on a poster, t-shirt, brochure or other nonprofit marketing and communications material. It is featured on the poster and as in the picture the on-site race banners.

Museums Have A New Purpose: To Help People Find Their Twin Stranger

Selfish Giving

In exchange for a like, the poster would donate a dollar. Source: Mashable File this under the bizarre - and also under something things I had no clue existed: People looking for their doppelgänger in museums. What's a doppelgänger ? I asked the same thing.