Thank You Notes Are So Last Century Mom!

Wild Woman Fundraising

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Real Thanksgiving Stuffing

The Agitator

— while American Agitators were busily stuffing their bellies with turkey, mashed potatoes and cranberry sauce (or ethnic alternatives), our overseas friends at 101 Fundraising were on the job, busily dishing out the real stuff. Last Thursday — that would be Thanksgiving Day in the U.S.

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Charity vs. Philanthropy and Charitable People vs. Philanthropists

iMarketSmart

For instance, giving money to a soup kitchen before Thanksgiving so they can buy turkeys for their annual meal would make one a charitable person. Charity – Helping people in need.

How to be resilient in hardship

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

For more on these qualities as well as the amazing tale of Turkey Lady, read the whole article My friend and colleague Amanda alerted me to this article on the five traits of resilient people. Since that quality is needed by so many of us now, I thought I’d pass on the insights from Jessie Sholl. What occurred to me as I was reading this list is that you probably have every one of these qualities. Working for a good cause is a daily exercise in resilience.

What #SaveMarketBasket Can Teach Nonprofits About Social Media & Inspiring Passion

J Campbell Social Marketing

It was all a bit shocking – usually Market Basket is completely packed and you can’t even get into the parking lot, let alone get a pound of turkey at the deli! Born and raised north of Boston, MA, I am acutely familiar with the regional discount grocery store chain Market Basket.

6 Thanksgiving Cause Marketing Promotions I’m Thankful for

Selfish Giving

Which Wich Brings Thanksgiving Spirit [and turkey] to Dallas Children’s Hospital. Sometimes cause marketing for Thanksgiving is all about the turkey!

Happy Thanksgiving Cause Marketers

Cause Related Marketing

Today is Thanksgiving in the United States, a holiday when we watch parades and American football before eating an enormous feast of turkey, ‘stuffing,’ mashed potatoes and gravy, and then chase it down with slabs of pumpkin pie with whipped cream.

First World Problems

Social Media Bird Brain

For some, it's an opportunity to gather with family or friends and eat roast turkey and maybe watch - or play- a little football. First World Problems (image from FunnyJunk) It's Thanksgiving time again here in the U.S. Most people will give up social communication for the day in favor of face-to-face communication with those they love. For others, Thursday the 22nd will be just another day. social communications help thanksgiving society work abundance Small nonprofit

4 Reasons to Have a Halloween Fundraiser Next Year, 8 Ways to Get Started

Selfish Giving

It’s kind of like Thanksgiving with candy instead of turkey. Singing statues at Halloween Town! Click to watch. At nearly $7 billion in sales, Halloween is a frighteningly successful holiday - second only to Christmas in consumer spending.

Thanksgiving

Cause Related Marketing

Today is Thanksgiving in the States, a day when we we watch parades and American football before eating an enormous feast of turkey, 'stuffing,' and mashed potatoes, then chase it down with pumpkin pie.We

How Well Are You Protecting Your Supporters’ and Participants’ Privacy?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Happy Turkey Day, indeed. David Schulz. What measures does your nonprofit take to ensure your supporters’ and participants’ private information is safe? How often do you discuss the issue of privacy in relation to both your clients and your supporters?

9-11 and Kaizen

Cause Related Marketing

What’s the proper way to remember man-made disasters like 9/11 or natural disasters like the earthquakes in Turkey, China, or Japan, or the hurricane in Haiti, or the tsunami in Asia, all of which have taken place since 9/11? Yesterday was the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

The Cause Marketing Genius of the Pink Ribbon

Cause Related Marketing

stopped at my grocer’s deli and picked up a little smoked turkey. Wednesday morning I had a cup of pink-topped Yoplait Strawberry-Mango yogurt for breakfast. When I mail in that top, along with the others we’ve collected, General Mills will make a $0.10 donation per lid to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.I The lady at the counter was wearing a pink hat with Komen’s version of the pink ribbon, but.

Bringing Word of Mouth to Cause Marketing

Cause Related Marketing

The annual Thanksgiving release of gross-out flavors from Jones Soda, like turkey and gravy. 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.

7 lessons from a Google marketer

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

For example, Edwards tells the story of arguing adamantly and repeatedly against Google co-founder Sergey Brin’s desire to play with the Google logo with turkey for Thanksgiving, hearts at Valentine’s Day and aliens making off with the letters for fun. I recently received a review copy of Douglas Edwards ’ new book, I’m Feeling Lucky: The Confessions of Google Employee Number 59.

Starbucks Mobile Payments May Give Cause Marketing a Jolt

Selfish Giving

Take this example: if every day a consumer purchases a latte from Starbucks and then walks across the street to Dunkin’ Donuts to pick up a turkey sausage flatbread, both companies could benefit from that information. I love the new mobile payment app from Starbucks.

Allstar Blog: The Internet Marketing Driver

GenerationYGive

Wondering what the best way to cook your Turkey is on Turkey day, Glenn just might have the perfect step by step recipe.(j/k) On Friday, I stumbled on Glenn Gabe's blog: The Internet Marketing Driver. Even with my notoriously fickle attention span I spent at least 3o minutes on Glenn's blog, totally immersed in his posts.

10 Christmas Fundraising Ideas Guaranteed to Spread Holiday Cheer

Fundraiser Ideas

Turkey, ham and all the trimmings are involved in our tastiest of Christmas fundraising ideas. Christmas is a time of giving. It’s the time of year that people are most likely to open their hearts and their wallets. The following Christmas fundraising ideas are designed to not only help your organization raise much-needed funds but also spread holiday cheer in the process. Sell Christmas trees.

5 Big Reasons For My Gratitude This Thanksgiving

iMarketSmart

So, as I get ready to stuff myself with turkey this weekend, I thought I’d share with you the things for which I am grateful.

My Annual Homage to the American Holiday Called Thanksgiving

Cause Related Marketing

Today is Thanksgiving in the United States, a holiday when we watch parades and American football before eating an enormous feast of turkey, ‘stuffing,’ mashed potatoes and gravy, and then chase it down with great slabs of pumpkin pie topped with whipped cream.

Panera Takes its Meal of Responsibility Back to the Drawing Board

Cause Related Marketing

Back in April 2013 I wrote about Panera Bread Company’s groundbreaking Meal of Responsibility, a nutritious bowl of turkey chili with 850 calories that invited people to pay for it what they could afford. Last week the company reported that they’ve pulled the menu item and are retooling it. At the time I wrote “Here’s my problem: helping out can be very intoxicating, especially when you’re good at it, as Panera is.

I Have a Bone to Pick With Panera Bread Company

Cause Related Marketing

Louis area stores whereby their turkey chili, which comes in a bread bowl, is also available to people regardless of your ability to pay, just like at the five Panera Cares Cafes. This is awkward, but I have a bone to pick with Panera Bread Company, which along with its franchisees, operates 1,652 bakery-cafes under three different names. As a cause marketer, what could I possibly have to complain about Panera?

Can You Merchandise Your Mission?

Marketing for Nonprofits

Or, if you work for a homeless shelter can you offer donors a chance to purchase a turkey dinner for a family of four? I mentioned on Friday that one of the four trends in fundraising is to learn how to merchandise your mission.

Some Golden Nuggets of Social Change

SocialButterfly

In between turkey and tweeting, I caught up on some of my online do-gooders, as well as explored and discovered new (and highly valuable) minds who are doing good.

A Conversation To. Engage With Grace

Diva Marketing Blog

On this day before Thanksgiving, when the smell of turkey roasting evokes memories of loved ones who broke the wish bone or split the last piece of pumpkin pie with you, I'd like to suggest a topic of conversation for you to consider.

New Typography For Donors?

The Agitator

Something to ponder while carving your turkey later this week! Yale economics professor Robert Shiller wrote an interesting column in the NY Times on Saturday. He talked about the 1930s roots of "recession" versus "depression" and the different mindsets associated with each. "Recessions" "Recessions" can be worked out and overcome … they have "normal" cycles and, importantly, endings. "Depressions"

Fundraising Success You Can't Buy

Nonprofit Consultant Blog

And commenters say they are reading - and giving - from Iran, Israel, Spain, Portugal, Turkey, the Czech Republic, Australia, Hungary, Sri Lanka and beyond. These days more and more nonprofit agencies are looking to online social networking tools and sites, such as Facebook, to see how they can use them to increase donations (and if you're not on Facebook, why aren't you?). Well, here's a great Facebook fundraising success story : The story began Aug.

Educate to Innovate: Another Top Down Approach to STEM Education

Social Marketing and Social Change

These groups scored similarly to the national averages of Turkey and Mexico, the two lowest-performing OECD member countries. The Educate to Innovate campaign launched today is the latest attempt to engineer a solution to the poor academic standing of US students when compared to the rest of the world in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

How You Can Be a Part of Halloween Town

Selfish Giving

Interested in really talking turkey? Like Jack Skellington my cause marketing team lives in Halloween Town twelve months a year. No sooner is Halloween over and just like in the movie the Mayor of Halloween Town (aka Joanna MacDonald ) is hustling through my door, arms full, with plans for next year’s “big event.&# . This year is no different. But unlike Jack I haven’t grown tired of the same old routine year in and year out.