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A Glow-In-The-Dark Design Solution to Behavior Change


The Netherlands are about to launch a “smart road” system that uses infrastrure to support behavior change through a design solution–glow-in-the-dark paint!

3 Reasons Why Nonprofits Don’t Do Storytelling – And My Solutions

J Campbell Social Marketing

I have detailed the three most common challenges that nonprofits face in storytelling, along with my suggested solutions. Solution – Get outside help or professional development training. Solution – Get creative. Solution – Get to the root of the problem.

Fiscal Sponsorship: A Solution for New Nonprofits

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You just filed for your 501(c)3 designation so the IRS will recognize your group as a tax-deductible nonprofit organization. Congrats! Now you''re ready to start fundraising, but there''s a catch: Your donors can''t give to a tax-exempt organization, and you''re not eligible for grants yet because you aren''t officially recognized as a not-for-profit entity. You''re ready to get your nonprofit''s fundraising off the ground, but you''re stuck until you hear back from the IRS.

Which of these solution focused questions can you ask today?

Wild Woman Fundraising

In it, I am learning about how to talk about solutions instead of just problems. I think it’s a useful lesson for us as nonprofit leaders and managers, when people come up to us in a huff or a snit or itching for a fight, to learn how to redirect to a solution quickly. Which of these solution focused questions can you ask today? Lately, thanks to my friend Christina Attard , I’ve been reading a book called Fry the Monkeys by Alan Kay.

Is your organization really that special?


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What major philanthropists really want from fundraisers


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Why the first gift really shouldn’t count


At MarketSmart, we get super-excited when a new organization signs up to work with us. And why not? It is, after all, a genuine thrill to acquire a new client. But I always admonish my staff that the first investment made by a new client shouldn’t really count.

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Notes from the Digital Governance Forum (#DGF15)

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

Instead we should be coming to the table and offering solutions…even if you have an ego. Don ended up selling New Paradigm and creating Global Solution Networks. Taxonomy of Global Solution Networks (10 Types): Knowledge networks (e.g.

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How fast do you respond to your major and planned gift donors’ needs?


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Are face-to-face meetings with donors overrated?


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3 things every fundraiser needs to consider before they talk politics in front of their donors


I don’t have any data on this whatsoever but something tells me that a good number of fundraisers might lean left when it comes to politics. But what about your donors? Do they lean left or right? Do you know? Could you be alienating them by assuming that their politics align with yours?

9 reasons why it’s time to uncover philanthropic mindsets


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Reinvent your legacy society to become a stewardship society instead


Fundraising Planned Giving best practices for planned giving legacy gift marketing legacy gift solutions planned gift fundraising tips Planned Giving Marketing planned giving tipsI’ve always been a bit baffled by Legacy Societies.

The simplest way to acquire a new major donor— FAST


In fact, the solution is right in front of your face at least once each quarter. Fundraising Major Giving major donor fundraising major donors major gift cultivation major gift solutions Major giftsEveryone wants new major donors.

The best way to predict the future is to invent it


Fundraising Lead Generation Major Giving Planned Giving charitable giving donor cultivation fundraising technology major gift marketing Marketing Solutions nonprofit marketing planned gift marketingI was tired of waiting.

Want more planned gifts? Focus on why not how


Fundraising Planned Giving strategy donor communication tips how to ask for a planned gift legacy gift marketing legacy gift solutions legacy society marketing planned gift marketing planned giving marketing blog planned giving programThere are a whole bunch of so-called “marketing companies” out there that say they help nonprofits get more planned gifts. I have a lot of issues with these firms.

Count legacy gift dollars, not promises


The goal for legacy gift fundraising is to raise money right? In sports they say it doesn’t matter how many points you score, it’s whether you win the game. Counting Legacy Society members is counting points. It’s good, but it should not be your primary focus.

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Social Marketing as a Solution


We all like solutions, right? But all the trials and errors mean that much more when a solution works. The Social Innovation Fund is a proposed solution to identify the most promising, results-oriented non-profit programs and expand their reach throughout the country.

Social Marketing as a Solution


We all like solutions, right? But all the trials and errors mean that much more when a solution works. The Social Innovation Fund is a proposed solution to identify the most promising, results-oriented non-profit programs and expand their reach throughout the country.

The problem with recycling at work - and 3 solutions to breaking the cycle

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

I understand the temptation to recycle. I don’t mean the desire to reduce-reuse-recycle plastic bottles or aluminum cans. Rather, I’m talking about repeating the same approaches or messages over and over at work. I’ve posted more than 1,000 times on this blog, and some days I confess I truly feel uninspired when it comes time to write. On bad days, I wish I could just cut and paste a previous post and call it a day. Only that doesn’t work for a blog.

5 ideas you should share with supporters to close more year-end major gifts


Fundraising Lead Generation Major Giving charity development director tips major donor communication strategy major donor fundraising major gift fundraising strategy Nonprofit Marketing Blog nonprofit solutions planned gift cultivation year-end fundraising goalWhenever I see articles about year-end giving for major gifts, they always seem to say the same things such as, “Don’t forget to look at your list and — most of all — ask!”

Cabinet of Curiosities-Crowdsource solutions

Wild Woman Fundraising

What are Foundations talking about? Well, they’re talking about how to measure which nonprofit programs work, and how to replicate that, the usual, right? But now, they’re talking about the power of the internet, and how to harness that for program evaluation purposes.

Investment or Influence? It's Not That Simple

Social Media Bird Brain

I know most blogs focus on providing a solution with a viewpoint that backs that up, but I've come to realize that one person's solution can be another person's headache and that, like social media platforms, there is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all answer. not-for-profits choices Brian Solis ROI investment solutions social media marketing influence Small nonprofit sales

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Tough Decision Made In The Best Interest Of Constituents May Be A Good Solution In This Economy

Seeking Grant Money Today

Work together, within your organization; use your community's assets, right now; learn and educate yourselves and your organization's leadership; see where your organization is right now, do a needs assessment, and recommend solutions; plan; and roll up your sleeves.

The CMS Roundtable: Which Website Solution is Right for You?

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RESERVE YOUR SEAT NOW! Download the presentation slides below Related Documents! Too often organizations are overwhelmed with technology choices and simply do not have enough information to make decisions. The purpose of this session is take a high level look at Content Management Systems and what may be the best path to take when thinking about implementing one for your organization.

Growing Orgs vs. Growing Solutions

A. Fine Blog

The solution for Bornstein is along the lines of the White House’s Office of Social Innovation. This is not a production problem; if we only had assembly lines for manufacturing more social solutions the needs of people around the country (and world) would be better met. David Bornstein posted an interesting article on the Times yesterday entitled, For Ambitious Nonprofits, Capital to Grow.

How to Solve Any Nonprofit Marketing Problem [New Video]

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I hear LOTS of nonprofit marketing problems each year, and sometimes there’s a quick solution. So I’m sharing my no-fail, sure-fire way to get you closer to a solution, no matter the problem. (If

Marketing Solutions to Employee Health Care Costs

Social Marketing and Social Change

Bringing down health care costs has been bringing innovation to the workplace – and some glimmers of social marketing. An article in The Wall Street Journal by Anna Wilde Mathews reports on an experiment in progress at AmeriGas Propane where, for a number of years, voluntary wellness programs to encourage healthier behaviors, discounted premiums for nonsmokers and cash rewards for completing health risk appraisals were not working to reduce costs – or engage many employees it seems.

The Nonprofit Sector and Community Solutions Act H.R. 5533

Seeking Grant Money Today

The Nonprofit Sector And Community Solutions Act , H.R. The National Council of Nonprofits , in the middle of their post on this proposed bill, recommends: "What Nonprofits Can Do "Sign up to show your organization’s support for the legislation; "Use the sample letter to contact your Representatives and urge them to co-sponsor the Nonprofit Sector and Community Solutions Act. 5533 I.R. , was proposed June 16th, to Congress, by Minnesota's Representative Betty McCollum (D), to ".This

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Should Small Nonprofits Use Facebook as a Total CRM Solution?

Marketing for Nonprofits

Are you using Facebook as a total CRM solution for your organization? I was talking to my friend Evan Parker , Manager, Digital Membership for The Nature Conservancy yesterday and he raised an interesting question.

4 Inspirational “Share Your Story” Pages That Will Knock Your Socks Off

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Real solutions. Want to get your supporters pumped? Try a “Share Your Story” page on your website.

Grants for Projects Fully Studying and Finding Solutions for U.S. Unwated Horse

Seeking Grant Money Today

and to identify potential solutions. From The Foundation Center. For more information on this grant opportunity, click "Link to Complete RFP" at the end of this post]. Deadline: September 12, 2011 Morris Animal Foundation to Fund Research on Unwanted Horses The Morris Animal Foundation , (MAF) an animal health foundation which provides funding for research designed to protect, treat, and cure animals, is seeking proposals addressing the issue of unwanted horses in the U.S.

CauseTalk Radio Ep53: TisBest Launches Cause Marketing Platform for Trade Shows

Selfish Giving

Today on CauseTalk Radio, Megan and I talk to Jon Siegel , Executive Director, TisBest and Tricia Wilkerson , Marketing Manager, Conifer Health Solutions about ExpoGiving. CauseTalk Radio Podcast business 4 better cause marketing conifer health solutions expogiving tisbest trade show

Grants for Governments, Nonprofits, Regional Organizations, Individuals, Private Sector Creating Small and Large Scale Fisheries Management Solutions

Seeking Grant Money Today

The prize is designed to promote creative solutions in the monitoring, surveillance, and control of both small and large-scale fisheries. From The Foundation Center. [If If you are interested in this grant opportunity, click "Link to Complete RFP" at the end of this blog post for more information].

Grants for U.S. Nonprofits, Schools, Universities, or Government Agencies Providing Non-Traditional Solutions to Employ Individuals With Disabilities

Seeking Grant Money Today

From The Foundation Center. [If

DMA Crowd Slams Watchdogs and Donors Who Like Stars - But What’s the Solution?

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

It seems to me this whole watchdog-bashing is long on criticism but short on solutions. Here’s what I don’t like about what I heard: That anyone in their right mind thinks the solution is for donors to do “old-fashioned research,&# taking time to go try to figure out which nonprofits are effective with in-depth analysis based on…? If you work for a charity rating agency, you did not want to be at the DMA Nonprofit Federation meeting this week.

Would You Approve This Campaign?

The Agitator

SOLUTION: Turn to The Martin Agency , noted for, among other great work their.

Infographics Produce Fundraising Results

The Agitator

Here’s a tiny bit of fundraising performance data on the use of infographics , from Production Solutions. P.S. Some additional resources on infographics recommended by Production Solutions: Google Fusion Tables –

What to do when several in-house departments are fighting over who should ask a big donor for the next gift


Fundraising Major Giving cultivation for major gifts fundraising advice fundraising blog major donors major gift fundraising major gift fundraising solution major giving PhilanthropyFirst, a quick story: I once heard a story about a University that was getting ready for a big campaign.