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This is not a pity party. You understand?

Wild Woman Fundraising

Wow, hello hate mail! Actually, more than one person did, and I’m glad about it. I got a reader email saying, “I HATE YOUR PITY PARTY!

Might a Rotating Twitter Account Work for You?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Some Swedish tourism groups are giving it a try with @sweden. What if the nonprofits in your city created one, and took turns with the account?

Powerful ‘Thank You’ #1

The Agitator

If you donate blood in Sweden you’ll not only receive a text message thanking you when your blood is first taken, you’ll also receive a second thank you when your blood has been used (see image below). A virtual symphony combining the creative use of mobile and a first-rate understanding of the importance of donor experience.

Shame on UNICEF for attacking “slacktivism”

Fundraising Coach

I’m glad UNICEF Sweden is helping people realize that as nice as “social proof” is, a like alone doesn’t save a life.

My least favorite fundraising framing: Shame

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

It’s essentially a shaming campaign, as outlined in this Atlantic article. Here are some examples of the campaign messages. Ask Brene Brown.

What’s Happening this December?

SocialButterfly

1-3, 2010, Linköping, Sweden. December is a big month already–full of holidays and reflection as we prepare for the next year. Yet there’s also a lot happening in the world of good–in more ways than one. Where will you be this December? December Events. Individual Events and Observances. World AIDS Day. 1, 2010, Worldwide.

Dec 30

Which Places Are The Least Sexist?

Wild Woman Fundraising

You know, what has made things abundantly clear for me is that in Norway, England, Denmark and Sweden they have had female prime ministers.

Showcase Of Legacy Fundraising Examples

The Agitator

My favorite is from Greenpeace Sweden … two monkeys in a logged landscape fretting over the future planet they’re leaving their grandchildren! As usual, SOFII has done fundraisers — this time, legacy fundraisers — a terrific favor. But also browse the samples. SOFII, once again, you deserve a raise!

The 2016 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

EveryAction

Sweden / $400. Fundraising. Donor relations. Accounting. Marketing. Nonprofit technology, and more! What are you waiting for? Drop us a line!

Upcoming Fundraising Coach Speaking and Trainings

Fundraising Coach

Updated 11/15/2014: Included PennyBridge''s invitational breakfast in Örebro, Sweden and the talk at the former Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove, CA. I am often asked where my next speaking events are. Here are the upcoming trainings and talks for November 2014 into January 2015. Fundraising Training and Keynotes. Sign up at: [link].

Big Mac® Fundraising

The Agitator

I kid you not. The Big Mac® Philanthropy Index will officially launch On April 8 th. The Netherlands ranks 6 th and the UK 8 th. in the U.S. Roger.

Nationality of the Internet

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

America is in pink, Italy in pale blue, Sweden in green and unknown countries in white. Asia: 825 million internet users (42% of world total).

Asia 11

Fun facts: The US nonprofit sector in a video nutshell

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

Check out this great video by the Ben Klasky, executive director of a Seattle-based nonprofit called IslandWood. Check it out

How much of an impact do we have?

Wild Woman Fundraising

More than the economies of Saudi Arabia, and Sweden, COMBINED. Whenever this downturn is getting you down, remember. per year per household.

The Donor Pyramid Lie – V

The Agitator

I promise … after today, we’ll give the donor pyramid a rest. Except that next week Roger will pull together some thoughts on the underlying issues raised this debate of the past few days on The Agitator. So I’ve been following your debate on the dreaded donor pyramid with child-like fascination. There really is nothing new.

More On Cheque-less Fundraising

The Agitator

Laurie Pringle, who says she has written maybe three cheques in the last five years, noted that Sweden and Finland are already cheque-free. First of all, it’s true. The Payments Council, a banking industry group in the UK, has announced its intention to phase out cheques by 2018. Here’s a relevant link.

Don’t let Twitter anxiety cloud your focus on key online priorities

Giving in a Digital World

My advice would be that you do keep an eye on Twitter, because it’s not going to go away.

Don’t let Twitter anxiety cloud your focus on key online priorities

Giving in a Digital World

My advice would be that you do keep an eye on Twitter, because it’s not going to go away.