This is not a pity party. You understand?

Wild Woman Fundraising

Wow, hello hate mail! Because of my posts about being a nonprofit wage slave , and being unable to make rent on a nonprofit “salary” , someone took issue with this. 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. P.S. Stephen is lobbying to be selected as the first non-Swede to take over @Sweden.

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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). Let’s kick off the week with an innovative and energizing example of the power of ‘thank you’ to enhance both acquisition and retention. A virtual symphony combining the creative use of mobile and a first-rate understanding of the importance of donor experience.

Donor Nation USA

The Agitator

At that level, Donor Nation USA is the 16th largest nation in the world in terms of revenue, ranking just behind #15 Sweden ($277.6 I was browsing the latest report from Giving USA on the size of the giving sector in America in 2013. The overall giving total — $335 billion — is big. But just how big is that … what would be a good comparative measure? What about comparative national budgets? If you take ‘just’ individual donations ($240.6

#Health: Study Shows Advantages Of Conversation No One Wants

Non Profit Marketing 360

A report from a group of oncologists from Sweden is the latest study to show the benefits of having a frank discussion about what treatments are working, what are not working, and what options/opportunities the patient has. Remember Obama’s Death Panels ? No, they didn’t exist.

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. In Sweden, the pay gap was 83% in 2001. Picture from the Brooklyn Nomad, 2009.

My least favorite fundraising framing: Shame

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

UNICEF Sweden has launched a new campaign that tells people who Tweet about their cause or like their Facebook page fail to make a difference - and could put a life in jeopardy.

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. They’ve put together this compilation of articles and samples (brochures, commercials, newsletters and more) dealing with legacy marketing.

The 2016 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

EveryAction

Sweden / $400. We are thrilled to be hosting our 12th International Conference and 3rd PhD Seminar in collaboration with Ersta Skondal University College on their campus in Stockholm, Sweden.

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. In addition to online events, I''ll be on all over the USA and in two other countries!

Big Mac® Fundraising

The Agitator

in US$ … in the UK the US dollar equivalent = $4.25 … Sweden = $7.62 … Russia $2.43 … China $2.57 … in the Euro Zone $4.88, and in Switzerland $7.12.

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. Take a look at the image below I found in the September 4th-10th edition of the Economist (p.g.

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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. NO matter how small your nonprofit is, YOU HAVE AN IMPACT. Whenever you think that no one understands your struggle, remember these statistics.

Fun facts: The US nonprofit sector in a video nutshell

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

1 in 10 US workers are employed by nonprofits; revenues earned by US nonprofits are greater than the entire economies of Saudi Arabia and Sweden combined, etc.!). Check out this great video by the Ben Klasky, executive director of a Seattle-based nonprofit called IslandWood.

The Donor Pyramid Lie – V

The Agitator

In case you or any of your readers think that I invented the donor trapezoid, a detailed study through the annals of SOFII ( www.sofii.org ) will I’m sure show that the donor trapezoid was in fact first illustrated by the Nordic mystic Og the Benevolent in 563 BC and inscribed, in chalk, upon the walls of the temple to the God-king Segmentation III in Uppsala, Sweden, in January of that year. I promise … after today, we’ll give the donor pyramid a rest.

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. My post last week on Britain’s plans to go "cheque-less" by 2018 generated a lot of comment (some publicly posted, some private emails), so I thought I’d summarize some of the key points made. First of all, it’s true.

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

Giving in a Digital World

Based on interviews with 300 online marketing managers across the UK, France, Germany, Italy, Sweden and Australia, Webtrends reports that so far just 2% of businesses have adopted Twitter as a means of communicating with customers.

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

Giving in a Digital World

Based on interviews with 300 online marketing managers across the UK, France, Germany, Italy, Sweden and Australia, Webtrends reports that so far just 2% of businesses have adopted Twitter as a means of communicating with customers.