#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. But like ‘cooties,’ the scared and the immature just kept repeating that they were waiting to snatch us up.

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. I managed to stay awake long enough last night to catch the Colbert Report, where Stephen talked about a very interesting marketing concept: a curated Twitter account with a rotating voice each week.

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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.

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. UNICEF Sweden spent alot time, effort, and presumably money, to basically tell the world their fundraising is ineffective. UNICEF Sweden, if you need help, email me. I found UNICEF Sweden’s video on YouTube.

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

USA 73

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. Service Design and Innovation Conference. Healthy People 2020 Launches. 2, 2010, United States. International Day for the Abolition of Slavery.

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. This is a visual representation of the “nationality&# of traffic on the internet, created by California’s Co-operative Association for Internet Data Analysis. According to this visualization, it seems as though at least half of all traffic is still American (or at least with an American IP).

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. He told me as part of his duties, he teaches a class on nonprofit management. He said his students are always stunned by the size of the nonprofit sector. (1

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!

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. It’s essentially a shaming campaign, as outlined in this Atlantic article. I don’t like to single out campaigns, but this one troubles me since it relies on emotion in a way that I don’t find constructive. Here are some examples of the campaign messages.

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. In the past year, thousands of nonprofit pros took advantage of our definitive Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar, and we're so excited to share our brand new 2016 list!

Somehow, 2018 Feels Different

Life of an Architect

My travels will bring me to Ireland (all over the place) twice, France, Sweden, and just about every corner of the US (Washington, California, Florida, Wisconsin, New York). 2018 is only a few hours old and it already feels different to me.

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. Announcing the latest international fundraising metric: Two all-beef patties + special sauce + lettuce + cheese + pickles + onions + a sesame seed bun = 1 Big Mac®. I kid you not. The Big Mac® Philanthropy Index will officially launch On April 8 th.

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. If you’re feeling lost or left behind in the whirl of hype that has grown-up around the micro-blogging service Twitter over the last few months then don’t worry – you’re not alone.

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. If you’re feeling lost or left behind in the whirl of hype that has grown-up around the micro-blogging service Twitter over the last few months then don’t worry - you’re not alone.

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.