Same monitoring tools, new look, more functionality.

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

Technorati Blog Search Graph. While not necessarily the best tool out there for monitoring blogosphere discussion, where Technorati really comes in handy for me is with it’s updated graph monitoring feature that allows you to track various keywords/keyphrases.

How You Can Recover From A Toxic Workplace

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Share this on Technorati. Subscribe to the comments for this post? Share this on del.icio.us. Digg this! Post this on Diigo. Post on Google Buzz. Add this to Mister Wong. Share this on Mixx. Share this on Reddit. Stumble upon something good? Share it on StumbleUpon. Tweet This!

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tips for promoting your nonprofit's blog

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I recommend posting only when you have something important or interesting to share, hopefully that's once or twice a week. ** Don't be concerned with the words below unless you're interested in tagging or Technorati, which is another way to promote your blog. Tags: BLOGGING COMMUNICATIONS WEB Africa Arctic Circle Beth_Kanter blogging blogs Feedburner Kenya nonprofit nonprofits Performancing Technorati

The Wild Woman’s Guide to Fundraising Book is Here!

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Share this on Technorati. I just got back from the printers! So Happy! I am so excited and proud to announce to you that my book, The Wild Woman’s Guide to Fundraising, is now available as a physical book!

Octavia Butler on Leadership

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Share this on Technorati. Octavia Butler was a famous science fiction writer who died in 2006. She was the recipient of a MacArthur Foundation&# Genius&# Grant in 1995, and her books reflected an understanding of power dynamics, character and leadership missing in other science fiction books.

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Guest Post: What the heck is CMYK and RGB and why should you care?

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Share this on Technorati. Pantone Color Chart. Is it time to print a poster or banner for your next event? I don’t know about you, but when I’ve had posters come back from the printer, they haven’t looked quite right, and I’ve often wondered why.

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Mentor a Girl: Day of the Girl

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Share this on Technorati. DAY OF THE GIRL! link]. Are you new here? Welcome! Sign up for my newsletter and get fresh nonprofit fundraising, management and career ideas monthly! First Name: Last Name: Email: Subscribe to the comments for this post? Share this on del.icio.us. Digg this! Post this on Diigo. Post on Google Buzz. Add this to Mister Wong. Share this on Mixx. Share this on Reddit. Stumble upon something good? Share it on StumbleUpon. Tweet This

How to do you create a nonprofit video strategy?

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Share this on Technorati. 501 Tech NYC: Crafting a Nonprofit Video Strategy (July 2010). View more presentations from See3 Communications. Just found this presentation, hope it gives you some ideas! Subscribe to the comments for this post? Share this on del.icio.us. Digg this!

Try the Air Force approach to social media

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Technorati Tags: fundraising , nptech , Air Force. I can guarantee you this: A lot more people hate the US Air Force than hate your nonprofit organization. For that matter, a lot more people love the Air Force.

How Can You Use SMS/Text Messages to Get Donations?

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Share this on Technorati. $37 Million given in January 2010. Incredible. Unbelievable. The Red Cross, together with mGive , made history in January with possibly the biggest text message fundraising campaign ever. How does Text Message fundraising work?

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Major Gifts: Guest Post by Cassie Gruenstein

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Share this on Technorati. Cassie’s Post Goes here. Cassie Gruenstein has over 12 years of experience in development and fundraising. She is an expert in development and communications strategy, major gift fundraising, and donor relations. Subscribe to the comments for this post? Share this on del.icio.us. Digg this! Post this on Diigo. Post on Google Buzz. Add this to Mister Wong. Share this on Mixx. Share this on Reddit. Stumble upon something good? Share it on StumbleUpon.

Bringing Word of Mouth to Cause Marketing

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But you can certainly use BlogPulse, Google, Technorati, Feedster and the like to get a read on your word of mouth marketing efforts. re•mark•a•ble adj 1. worthy of notice: worth noticing or commenting on 2. unusual: unusual or exceptional, and attracting attention because of this The success of your next cause marketing campaign (and perhaps all your marketing efforts) may hang on this single adjective.

What can Chris Anderson’s The Long Tail teach us?

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Share this on Technorati. What is the Long Tail? Chris Anderson’s book about the internet’s ability to keep a product going long after it should have stopped selling. Are you new here? Welcome! Sign up for my newsletter and get fresh nonprofit fundraising, management and career ideas monthly! First Name: Last Name: Email: Subscribe to the comments for this post? Share this on del.icio.us. Digg this! Post this on Diigo. Post on Google Buzz. Add this to Mister Wong.

Best blogs for fundraisers

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Technorati Tags: fundraising , blogs , nptech. By my most recent count, there are 106 fundraising blogs out there. My definition of "fundraising blogs" is deliberately broad -- these are blogs that are touch on fundraising in some way, at some time. That's a lot of talk about fundraising. More than a normal person can (or probably should) read. But I do. And here, in my opinion, are the best for fundraisers who want to improve, grow, and innovate.

So You Want to Be A Nonprofit Consultant -By Mike Bacon

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Share this on Technorati. So You Want To Be A Consultant. If you want to be a nonprofit consultant, check out this presentation by Mike Bacon of Bacon Lee and Associates in San Antonio, Texas. So you want to be a consultant. View more presentations from Mazarine Treyz.

How to get money in the mail

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Share this on Technorati. get money in the mail. Here’s a prezi that tells you all about how to getting money in the mail through direct mail appeals. It’s so easy! How to Create an Appeal Letter on Prezi. Was this informative?

How to innovate

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Technorati Tags: fundraising , innovation , Guy Kawasaki. Here's Guy Kawasaki on innovation. This 8-minute video is worth watching: (You can also see it here on YouTube. Here are Guy's points: Make meaning. Make a mantra (not a mission statement). Jump to the next curve. Roll the dice.

Greenwashing, Whitewashing, now PINKWASHING?

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Share this on Technorati. Have you seen a pink ribbon recently? Perhaps on the shirt or backpack of someone in the street? Or maybe on a can of soup or a yogurt cup? Though, honestly, if it were me, I would stick to bumper stickers (ha ha). Who would want to eat yogurt and soup with cancer on it? Does anyone else see how unappetizing and trivializing this is?

My interview with Michael Chatman, the Maverick Philanthropist, here!

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Share this on Technorati. For anyone who missed my interview with the Maverick Philanthropist, Michael Chatman last week, Here it is! Michael Chatman interviews Mazarine Treyz-Interview on 880 AM Miami. We talked about fundraising, motivating boards, nonprofit success strategies, how to get people to care about your cause, and more! An instructive 20 minute talk. with commercial breaks, 30 mins). Subscribe to the comments for this post? Share this on del.icio.us. Digg this!

How to avoid telling boring stories

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Technorati Tag: story. From Katya's Nonprofit Marketing Blog: Are your nonprofit's stories winners or snoozers? If the stories you're telling are compilations of facts, Katya points out, you're just spreading around "emotional Novocain.". Real stories always contain: Character. Desire. Conflict. That's exactly what you'd learn in a fiction-writing or screenwriting class. Stories are stories no matter where they are. And when they're good, they're irresistibly compelling. Give it a try.

To Tweet or To Blog? Yet ANOTHER question.

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Jocelyn State of the Blogosphere 2008 by Technorati State of the Twittersphere by HubSpot. These two great reports might help you understand the difference between Twitter and Blogs and get a handle on who uses this CRAZY social media stuff and how you can get in on the action. Cheers!

More useful stuff for fundraisers

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Technorati Tag: blogs. Want some more great resources to help you be an effective fundraiser? Here are the slides from a talked given that January's DMA 2009 Washington Nonprofit Conference by the ASPCA 's Steve Froehlich, Senior Director of Direct Response: The Resources that Make Good Fundraisers Great (PDF). Lots of good stuff here. And Steve has (ahem) good taste in blogs. And, in case you missed it, see Best blogs for fundraisers.).

Who will tell your story?

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Technorati Tag: fundraising. Here's something to think about: Great marketers of the future will not be measured by how well they tell stories to their audience, but rather by how well their audience tells stories about them. From a presentation by Tim Smith , posted here.). Want to jump over this recession and start growing like crazy? Do something so cool, so show-stopping and exciting that people can't help but talk about it. Thanks to Andy Sernovitz for the tip.

Fun week: Award-winning stupid nonprofit ad raises eyebrows (but probably no money)

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Check out the blog buzz on Technorati.). Watch with care -- it's stomach-churning awful: Technorati Tags: fundraising , advertising. This is one stupid doozy. Done for the World Wildlife Foundation by DDB Brasil , this ad won a prestigious One Show award.

What do you love?

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Share this on Technorati. What do you love? Do you give away money? Who do you give it to? Why do you give it to them? These are powerful questions to ask people.

Come to our Nonprofit Job Club in Austin tomorrow

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Share this on Technorati. And get help finding the hidden jobs! It’s at 2500 Exposition, at Howson Library at 5:30pm. We’re going to be doing a slideshow, and then talk about how to find jobs on Twitter, and then we’ll be doing a question and answer session.

Shakira Shakira Goes Global with World Bank Fundraising

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Share this on Technorati. Shakira is no johnny-come-lately to the world of nonprofit causes. She started singing when she was 13, and started her own foundation, ( The Barefoot Foundation ) when she was 18, and to date has helped 28,000 in Colombia, her native country.

Where is your money?

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Share this on Technorati. The real cost of war, by Good Magazine, is estimated at 3 Trillion dollars. What nonprofits in America are working on this issue? Should we have a department of peace, as well as a department of war?

5 ways to Overcome Interview jitters

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Share this on Technorati. two women interview. First of all, you got the interview! Congratulations! Now you’re getting ready for it. You’ve researched your organization on Guidestar. You’ve got your interview questions.

52 Ways to Fundraise

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Share this on Technorati. Here are 52 ways to fundraise, one for each week of the year! Of these, which ones do you think yield the most money? Which ones, the least? If you have any to add, please leave a comment! Quarterly Appeal letter. Grants. Your Annual Report. Sell Fruit. Old-time photograph booth for your museum. Gala/Dinner. Sell t-shirts. Do a Twitter push for donations. Collaborating on grants with another nonprofit. E-newsletter.

Exclusive Interview with Kim Klein, fundraising author, editor, consultant and thought leader

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Share this on Technorati. Kim Klein. OMG I am so excited! Kim Klein, my first fundraising heroine, has answered my interview questions! For those of you not in the know, Kim Klein is Capital I INCREDIBLE.

You want results? Fundraising staff are the only producers of measurable results.

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Share this on Technorati. People complain all of the time that there’s no way to measure what nonprofits are really accomplishing. Take a recent annual report from a certain nonprofit which I shall not name. I looked at their staff page and then at their annual report. They seem to have an education program, with a big picture, and not a lot of text, without seeming to have any actual education staff.

Some steps to a better enewsletter

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Technorati Tags: fundraising , enewsletters , nptech. Good stuff from the Network for Good Learning Center: What Good Nonprofit E-Newsletters Look Like. Here: Make the words easy to read. Use a custom (not generic) template. Give text top billing. Stick with basic fonts. Give your campaign the five-second test. Email it to yourself. When it arrives, open it for five seconds, then close it. Ask yourself: What was this email about?).

Sticks, stones, and words that can hurt

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Technorati Tags: marketing , copywriting. fundraising Writers who pay attention to their work often have lists of words or phrases to avoid. Here's a good one from the Otis Regrets. or Not blog. 5 words that hurt (your marketing results) : "I". "We". We". "It". Words that can be read more than one way. Like "read" (present tense) and "read" (past tense). Words that look similar enough to be misinterpreted by a hurrying reader. Like "through/thorough/though"). "As As I just mentioned".

There's just something about that control

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Technorati Tag: fundraising. Here's one of those "truth is stranger than fiction" moments, from James Read, creative director at Grizzard : One of our clients was testing a new concept against a well-established control that had mailed at a certain time for many years. After we mailed the test, a woman called our client and said, "Can you send me the package I normally get? I want to give to it.". Maybe it's not so strange.

Five things you can learn from infomercials

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Technorati Tags: marketing , infomercials. I've seen more than one fundraiser object to a fundraising message because it's "like an infomercial." If you're of that mindset, you're not going to like this slideshow from the Influential Marketing Blog: 5 Marketing Secrets From Infomercials. But if you're smart and open-minded, there's a lot you can learn here: 5 Marketing Lessons From Infomercials. Write it down, because these things can work wonders in your fundraising: Have a backstory.

Your key to recession survival: focus on donors

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Technorati Tags: recession , marketing. Here's Katya Andresen 's column in this month's FundRaising Success : Pulling Out of the Nonprofit Nosedive. Her important point: When times are hard, the best thing to do is to give donors what they want. Meaning, says Katya: Donors want to feel good Donors want familiarity Donors want tangibility Donors want flexibility Donors want personalization. If you focus in on your donors, you just might survive.

@$#% good fundraising

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Technorati Tag: fundraising Professionalism, courtesy, civility -- very good things, right? Maybe not so much. A recent article in Inside Influence Report , What New Year Resolution Can REDUCE Your Persuasiveness? notes that a potty-mouth may not be the worst thing you could have: when people pepper their speech with an occasional obscenity, the audience perceives an increase in the speaker's intensity.

Direct mail fundraising mistakes

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Technorati Tags: copywriting , direct mail. There's a good series running in FundRaising Success magazine: Fundraising 101. This month is on Direct Mail. Especially commend your attention to the article, 7 Rookie Copywriting Mistakes to Avoid. Here they are: Not having a clear plan Starting with the letter Overlooking the response device Failing to consider donor benefits Avoiding the ask Writing 'purple prose' Forgetting that the letter is a letter.

Maverick Philanthropist, Meet Wild Woman Fundraiser! Listen in 11:30AM EST TODAY!

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Share this on Technorati. So exciting! Today at 11:30am EST, 10:30AM CST, and 8:30AM PST, I’m going to be a guest on The Michael Chatman Giving Show , We’ll be on [link] talking about philanthropy, major gifts, fundraising, my new book, volunteerism, and more! Listen in by going to [link]. Who is Michael Chatman?