Even fundraisers can “get schooled” by a 4th-grade teacher

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The post Even fundraisers can “get schooled” by a 4th-grade teacher appeared first on MarketSmart | . These days you can’t be average. Average efforts deliver average results. If you want to raise more major gifts and generate planned gifts: Be exceptional. Be innovative.

Greg Got Schooled by Greg

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Greg Warner got schooled by Greg Lassonde. The post Greg Got Schooled by Greg appeared first on MarketSmart. It’s time for me to fall on my sword. Yesterday I wrote a post titled, “Is CEO in your legacy society?”

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Why Oprah Winfrey gives money to build schools in Africa (the 8 components of impactful giving)

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Then Oprah proclaimed, “The only way to change poverty is through education and one day, I would like to build a school in South Africa.”. After a brief pause, Nelson Mandella looked at Oprah and said, “You want to build a school?”

Nonprofit Email Newsletter Design from Walden School [Before and After]

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Sarah Lougheed-Gill is the director of admissions & communications at Walden School , aprogressive independent school for grades pre-kindergarten – sixthin Pasadena, California.

Where is the money for our schools?

Wild Woman Fundraising

Like, Austin Independent School District has to lay off 1,500 teachers. Protests are nice and all, but what is really going to get politicians to pay attention to you is the communities that you can encourage to vote one way or another based on the politicians stance on certain issues, like money for schools versus no taxes for corporations. Lately I’ve been pondering a couple of things. And corporations like Amazon, BP, and other gas companies post record profits.

Ep216: How Whirlpool is Cleaning Up a Major Attendance Problem in Schools

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Today on CauseTalk Radio , Megan and I talk to Alison McArthur , Community Achieves Coordinator for Metro Nashville Public Schools about the The Whirlpool Care Counts laundry program. Alison McArthur, Metro Nashville Public Schools. How the program works in three Nashville schools.

CauseTalk Radio Ep61: Boys & Girls Clubs Takes Cause Marketing Back to School

Selfish Giving

Today on CauseTalk Radio we talk to Artis Stevens , National Vice President, Marketing Strategy & Operations at Boys & Girls Clubs of America , about its back-to-school cause marketing campaign, Great Futures.

All-Call for Independent Schools: School’s Out—But You Should Be In

Mission Minded

Blog Independent Schools Admissions season is over, summer is nigh, and it’s time to recharge before the fall frenzy starts up again. Before you take out the margarita glasses, Mission Minded is here with a suggestion that you’ll thank us for later (though you might not feel too fondly towards us in the next few paragraphs): You […].

What Going Back to Middle School Can Teach You About Donor Communication

Ann Green

You may be wondering how is middle school relevant to your donor communication when most of your donors are old enough to be parents or grandparents of middle school students? But keeping middle school students in mind can help you improve your donor communication.

The 12 Things You Are Not Taught in School About Creative Thinking – Part 2

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The 12 Things You Are Not Taught in School About Creative Thinking – Part 1

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Reclaim Back to School: Stay Energized, Relevant and Top of Your Game

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Back to school is one of the definers of fall as we know it—right up there with apples, the changing of the leaves and Halloween. So I urge you to reclaim back to school for yourself. Reclaim back to school as your own, starting today.

NYC School Social Media Guidelines

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The New York City public schools released guidelines for social media use by teachers yesterday (note: this is a link to the WSJ’s story about it, there doesn’t seem to be a page to the guidelines, only the ability to download the document, which drives me crazy!) Of course, the schools, all schools, need guidelines, but I have a few concerns with these guidelines (of course, you knew I would!)

Fighting the Public School Fortress

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I have worked with a number of nonprofits and foundations over the past few years, terrific organizations like Common Cause and the Avi Chai Foundation, traditional organizations working sincerely to turn themselves into Networked Nonprofits. To break out from behind their high walls and wide moats and focus on building meaningful relationships with wide networks [.]. Social Media Amy Sample Ward Avi Chai Foundation C common cause Saun Dakin

Philanthropy Outlook Rosy, Reports IU Lilly School of Philanthropy

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Giving momentum is strong and getting stronger, according to research findings recently released by the IU Lilly School of Philanthropy and Martz & Lundy. charitable giving predicted to rise 4.8 percent in 2015. The tide may be turning! Here’s more of the good news reported in The Philanthropy Outlook 2015 & 2016

10 Specific Ways to Use Digital Storytelling in Your Next Fundraising Campaign

J Campbell Social Marketing

Storytelling Summer School is in session! Sign up for Storytelling Summer School (it’s free!) Nonprofits Social Media Storytelling digital storytelling fundraising campaigns presentation social media storytelling storytelling summer school storytelling tips

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What Fundraisers Can Learn From Restaurants and Waiters

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Go Back-to-School with Online Marketing Experts

J Campbell Social Marketing

In celebration of the spirit of education and the back-to-school season, we are getting the band back together (Me, Jeannine O’Neil of JO Social Branding and Special Guest Speaker Heather Jackson of Constant Contact ). Are you ready to get schooled with your marketing?

How Schools Bring Their Unique Brands To Life

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Fall marks the beginning of admissions season—when independent schools compete for students who are the right fit for their communities. Admissions materials convey a school’s priorities and its personality.

The 22 Things You Absolutely Must Do Before a Fundraising Event

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Charity Fundraising Church Fundraising College Fundraising Fundraising Events High School Fundraising Ideas Non Profit Fundraising Other PTA Fundraising School FundraisingAfter being on so many fundraising teams, I’ve noticed what is done before an event directly correlates with how the fundraising event turns out. Let me show you what I mean. An Unsuccessful Vs. Successful Fundraising Event. In college, I was in a sorority.

How to Combat Common Nonprofit Digital Storytelling Challenges

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The Top 22 Art Fundraising Ideas

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Most of these ideas would be great as elementary school fundraisers or as preschool fundraisers, but they can be adapted for other settings, of course. Live Art Auction: You could have high school students create pieces of art to be included in a live auction. Teach an Art Class: If you and your group members cannot teach a drawing or painting class, try to convince the high school art teacher or a local artist to lead a class.

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The Top 9 Unique Fundraising Ideas

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School supply packages. While selling school supplies, isn’t unique, your group can make it easy on parents by getting the school supply lists from the local schools, buying the supplies, organizing them into packages (e.g. Raising money for a great cause isn’t necessarily hard; raising large amounts of money is, however. One way to raise substantial funds is to offer your stakeholders something unique.

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The Top 10 Free Fundraising Ideas

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Charity Fundraising Church Fundraising College Fundraising Creative Fundraising Ideas Easy Fundraising Free Fundraising Ideas Fun Fundraising Ideas Fundraising Events Fundraising Ideas for Kids High School Fundraising Ideas Non Profit Fundraising PTA Fundraising Quick Fundraising Ideas School Fundraising Sports FundraisingEspecially during difficult economic times, charities and nonprofit organizations should consider fundraising strategies that require little or no cash outlay.

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How to Tell Stories that Take People from Passive to Passionate

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Storytelling Summer School is in session! Sign up for Storytelling Summer School (it’s free!) Nonprofits Social Media Storytelling call to action presentation social media storytelling storytelling summer schoolHaven’t signed up yet? Not to worry!

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Reader Questions: Snow White and the 7 Faces of Philanthropy

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Repayer donors: These are the people who have been helped by your nonprofit, or perhaps they are former students, alumni, former patients, or a relative of theirs went to your hospital, clinic, hospice, or school. Snow White by 12×07 on Deviantart.com.

Making Your Case for Support for the Arts

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I’m back! Guess where I was? An encaustic art conference in Cape Cod! It was so fun. I saw tons of demos, lots of talks and panels, and I took a workshop in how to create encaustic 3-D forms!

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5 Types of Stories Your Nonprofit Needs to Share on Social Media

J Campbell Social Marketing

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How to Collect Stories About Your Nonprofit [WORKSHEET]

J Campbell Social Marketing

Last week’s lesson in Storytelling Summer School detailed the 5 types of stories you need to actively collect and share about your nonprofit and it’s impact. (If Nonprofits Storytelling free download nonprofit storytelling story collection storytelling summer school worksheet

10 Excellent Club Fundraising Ideas

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Organizing fundraisers for clubs and activities can be a fun and educational experience for high school students. By incorporating these innovative club fundraising ideas into your overall efforts, high school students can more easily finance the ongoing operations of their activities.

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10 Good Fundraising Ideas for the Novice Fundraiser

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A bake sale at a school function, office, or other event is easy to organize, even for the novice fundraiser. Church Fundraising Creative Fundraising Ideas Easy Fundraising Free Fundraising Ideas Fun Fundraising Ideas Fundraising Events High School Fundraising Ideas Non Profit Fundraising Quick Fundraising Ideas School FundraisingYou don’t have to be a professional to be successful at fundraising. In fact, some of the best fundraisers are so easy anyone can organize them!

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One Free Way to Ramp Up Your Social Media Storytelling

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10 Ways to Creatively Ask Friends and Family for Money

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Charity Fundraising Church Fundraising Easy Fundraising Free Fundraising Ideas Fun Fundraising Ideas Fundraising Ideas for Kids High School Fundraising Ideas School Fundraising“Oh no, here she comes with another solicitation for money for a fundraiser.”. Do you often feel as though your friends and family think that when you approach them? If so, you are not alone. I always felt like my friends and family felt obligated to give me money when I was doing a fundraiser.

Need Something To Be Thankful For? Back To St Joseph’s Indian School.

The Agitator

About a week ago I wrote about this story in The Nonprofit Quarterly : “ Group Uses Fictitious Children to Boost Fundraising: Poverty Porn?” ” I guess the title itself suggests that publication’s verdict! Our commenters were more tolerant. Said Chip Heartfield: “It is not clear if the stories are composites or represent one child whose real name is not used for the obvious reasons. As long as they are true, not sure it makes much of a difference.

Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser

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A spaghetti dinner fundraiser is a classic fundraiser , but it is classic for a reason: It’s remarkably easy and it is a near sure-fire money-maker. Better yet, it is so simple to organize and execute that it can easily become a recurring fundraiser (and who doesn’t like recurring income?).

The Best Fundraising Ideas: What Makes Something an Excellent Fundraising Idea?

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Charity Fundraising Church Fundraising College Fundraising Fundraising Events High School Fundraising Ideas Non Profit Fundraising PTA Fundraising School FundraisingFundraising for worthy causes and to support various activities is a necessary element in the daily operations of most nonprofits and charitable organizations. Finding the best fundraising ideas can be challenging for administrators.

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Dunk Tank

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A dunk tank is a remarkably easy fundraiser , particularly when it comes to school fundraising. A dunk tank fundraiser is best executed not as a standalone event, but in addition to an outdoor community event, such as a town fair or a school’s field day. In a school setting, be sure to ask the principal, the vice principal, the gym teacher and well-liked teachers to participate. The captains of school sports teams might be good choices as well.

10 Exciting Fundraising Ideas for Sports Teams

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College Fundraising Creative Fundraising Ideas Easy Fundraising Free Fundraising Ideas Fun Fundraising Ideas Fundraising Ideas for Kids High School Fundraising Ideas Quick Fundraising Ideas School Fundraising Sports FundraisingSports teams often have to raise money for a variety of reasons. Perhaps they need new uniforms or new equipment. They may need to raise money for travel expenses to go to a tournament.

10 Simple Fundraising Ideas for Individuals

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Charity Fundraising Creative Fundraising Ideas Easy Fundraising Free Fundraising Ideas Fundraising Ideas for Kids High School Fundraising Ideas Non Profit Fundraising Other Quick Fundraising Ideas School Fundraising Sports FundraisingWhen people talk about fundraising, we often think of a group of people getting together and raising money for an organization. However, what about the times when it’s just you trying to raise money for a worthy cause that is dear to your heart?

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Grants for Public Schools' Music Programs and Independent Music Programs

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Deadline: February 17, 2012 Muzak Heart and Soul Foundation Invites Applications From Music Education Programs for Music Matters Grant Program The Muzak Heart & Soul Foundation , a nonprofit public charity established by Muzak LLC , is accepting applications for its Music Matters Grant Program, which provides grants to public school and independent music programs in the United States. American public schools RFP grants music the foundation centerFrom The Foundation Center. [As