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.

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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.

Is your organization really that special?


Fundraising Lead Generation Major Giving Planned Giving engagement fundraising legacy gift solutions major gift fundraising solution major gift solutions nonprofit lead generation nonprofit marketingSorry. It isn’t.

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.

What’s your problem to solution ratio?

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

One of the most interesting ideas we discussed was the problem/solution ratio in our marketing and fundraising. We often spend the majority of our words and appeals on that problem and give far less air time to the solution that will change that tragedy. How much to the solution? In other words, if you have at a 3:1 problem to solution ratio in your messaging, you might want to rethink that emphasis.

Where Are All the Online Cause Marketing Solutions?

Selfish Giving

The other online solution I hope to include in my book was Endorse for a Cause , about which I’ve also positively written. So I went back to the drawing board and looked for some online cause marketing solutions that would work for causes and companies.

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.

Ep213: This Company Has a Sweet Solution to the Bitter Problem of Child Slavery in West Africa

Selfish Giving

Today on CauseTalk Radio , Megan and I talk to Peter Zandee , U. Sales Manager, Tony's Chocolonely , about their efforts to fight child slavery in the chocolate industry in West Africa. On the show, Megan, Peter and I discuss: Peter Zandee, Tony's Chocolonely.

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


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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.

Are face-to-face meetings with donors overrated?


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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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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!”

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.

Air support


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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

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.

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.

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

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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.

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.

Three Steps to Getting Your Followers to Say “Yes!”

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Don’t assume problems and solutions are obvious. Acknowledge their objections, but have a solution ready, then quickly get back to the impact of them following through. Much of our work in nonprofit marketing and fundraising is about persuasion.

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

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.

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.

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.

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 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].

How to make your fundraising team a success

Wild Woman Fundraising

Which solutions focused questions can you ask today? Nathan interview Scary secrets of fundraising solution focused questionsAfter you’ve gotten a fundraising job , and moved on up, gotten that raise and done some work life balance , HOW DO YOU BECOME A GOOD MANAGER?

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

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 – www.support.google.com/fusiontables.