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

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Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators #GivingTuesday Edition – October 19, 2018

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Matt Connell says Turkey and Twitter: Birds of a Feather on #GivingTuesday. New Orleans, LA. Everyone ready for the weekend? Technology has been my enemy this week, but I won’t let that stop me from bringing you the best links! This week I’ve got a #GivingTuesday theme going on since November 27th is only a little more than a month away and I want you to have the best one ever. Ready?


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2018's Best Giving Tuesday Campaigns


On their webpage they encourage donors to “Tune in to see if you’ll get a special thank you from Colin the baby calf or Beatrice the turkey!” With Giving Tuesday behind us, it's time to highlight just a few of the organizations who ran stellar campaigns, activated supporters, and beat their fundraising goals. Successful fundraising campaigns come in many shapes and sizes, and not every tactic works for every organization's audience.

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Your Official #18NTC Local's Guide to New Orleans


Turkey and the Wolf. Rated by BonApetit Magazine as the #1 Best New Restaurant in America in 2017, Turkey and the Wolf serves up the best sandwiches one EveryAction staffer has ever had. We're just a few weeks away from one of the most highly anticipated nonprofit conferences of the year , and we're so excited to be headed down South to the Big Easy!

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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.

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Allstar Blog: The Internet Marketing Driver


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.


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 Americans grew up with a cherished myth that the first thanksgiving was celebrated when the Native Americans invited the Pilgrims over for a potluck around harvest time.Every year historians

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Fall Fundraisers – 6 Ideas to Kick off the Season

NonProfit Hub

Whether it’s a pumpkin run or more of a turkey trot, getting people out and active during the holidays is always a good way to help you meet your holiday goals. Hand turkeys, pumpkin carving, pinecone painting and more, kids and parents will love the opportunity to have some crafty fun and not have to worry about cleaning up the mess afterward. Looking for some fall ideas to (pumpkin) spice up your fundraising game?

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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.

7 Fall Fundraiser Ideas

NonProfit Hub

Nothing brings people together like food, especially when that food is turkey, stuffing and mashed potatoes. Have your guests pay a donation at the door as their ticket to the feast, serve it up buffet or family-style, enjoy some good conversation and then take a long, turkey-induced nap. The leaves are changing, the air is chilly and you can’t escape the smell of bonfire no matter where you go—it must be fall!

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Charity vs. Philanthropy and Charitable People vs. Philanthropists


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. Philanthropy – Making an investment that stimulates other investments or provides opportunity for others. Charitable people – Help others in need.

Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Lisa Northrop

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

– A couple of co-workers and I generally bring our lunches (leftovers or a turkey sandwich for me). Lisa Northrop. Welcome to the latest installment in our series on the “Day in the Life” of nonprofit communicators, where we ask you to describe your day in your own words. We’d love to feature YOU in this series! Don’t be shy – tell us what you do in a typical day as a nonprofit communications pro.

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.

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. It’s where everyone I know shops for their food. Until recently. Market Basket has about 25,000 employees (non-unionized) and 71 locations in 3 New England states.

Newsletter: One-Person Nonprofit Lands Partnership Deal with Nabisco ; Denny’s Broadens Cause Marketing to Support Veterans ; Can You Make Your Employees Take the Covid-19 Vaccine

Selfish Giving

The experts at Butterball’s Turkey Talk-Line are prepared for an unusual Thanksgiving. Megan Strand and I are back with another learning club discussion on Thursday, December 3 at 4pm EST. This time around, we'll tackle the complex topic of racial justice in corporate social impact efforts.

Disruption of the 'Usual' - Rethinking Behavior Change and Communication in Nutrition Education

Social Marketing and Social Change

Some of the countries outside the US that were there included Canada, Columbia, Czech Republic, Spain, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Malta, Mexico, Pakistan, Romania, Somalia, Turkey and Uganda. How do I help public health professionals disrupt their usual ways of doing their work? That was the challenge given me by the Society of Nutrition Education and Behavior for a webinar I did this week.

5 Big Reasons For My Gratitude This Thanksgiving


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. If you had ever received a “Thank You” note from me, you’d remember that the inside says, “Gratitude is the Best Attitude” because I am and always try to be very grateful. After all, it’s good for you! In fact, according to Dr. Lissa Rankin , gratitude boosts happiness and… happier people live up to 10 years longer than unhappy people.

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Newsletter: Harry’s Cuts Deep with Pledge to Men’s Mental Health; Big Brothers Big Sisters Rebrands ; Lessons on Attracting Veteran Volunteers from Team Rubicon

Selfish Giving

Turkey on the Table. But I'm not sure I want to be looking at a cute turkey while I'm eating another.?? A few housekeeping items today: 1. "I I thought we were friends?" [For For those who receive email newsletter] Does the salutation at the top say "Hi, Cause Marketer." I'd rather address you by your first name! Scroll to the very bottom and click on "Update Your Profile" and add your first name and email and that will update my database. That damn welcome mat!"

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! That’s what Dallas-based Which Wich Superior Sandwiches had in mind yesterday when it delivered boxed lunch turkey sandwiches to Children’s Medical Center of Dallas , the 7th largest pediatric hospital in the country.

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.

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.

Thanksgiving Day 2017

The Agitator

Google reports that UK searches for ‘Thanksgiving’ have increased 60% over the past 5 years …supermarkets report rising November sales of turkeys, cranberry sauce and the ingredients for pumpkin pie. Today, Americans will celebrate Thanksgiving, a national holiday also observed in Canada (last month) as well as some of the Caribbean Islands and Liberia.

The Paradox of Pink Ribbon Cause Marketing

Cause Related Marketing

At mid-morning I stopped at my grocer’s deli and picked up a little smoked turkey. On a Wednesday a few Octobers back I had a pink ribbon day to beat all. For breakfast I had a carton of pink-topped Yoplait Strawberry-Mango yogurt. That carton top, along with the others we’d collected, garnered $0.10 apiece for Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

How to Use Holiday-Season Volunteering to Start a Long-Term Relationship

NonProfit Hub

For many people, the holidays mean gathering together with family to consume meals, exchange gifts, watch football and take turkey-induced naps. The holiday season is nothing without its traditions. For others, when the holiday season begins this year on Thanksgiving, traditions include giving back to their community and volunteering for local nonprofits. Most of the time, this involves serving meals at a soup kitchen, working at a homeless shelter or ringing a bell outside a store.

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?

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? In today’s guest post, David Schulz provides a sobering reminder of what can happen if we aren’t making privacy an issue. Tomorrow, David will provide some tips on what to do about it. Guest Post by David Schulz.

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.

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.

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.

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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. But for fundraisers Jack Skellington ‘s Halloween is #1. Halloween is social. Halloween isn’t the family holiday that Thanksgiving and Christmas are.

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Activating Your Cause Marketing Campaign

Cause Related Marketing

The old sitcom WKRP in Cincinnati , which was about a radio station, once activated a promotion by dropping live turkeys from a helicopter at Thanksgiving. Activation in sponsorship, and by extension cause marketing, means the stuff you do to promote the sponsorship. Activation is an exceedingly broad idea.

Some Golden Nuggets of Social Change


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. Thus, this post is filled with some true golden nuggets of social change. Enjoy! Find new friends in this list of the top 100 Social Entreprenuership Tweeple to follow, put together by @ socialedge , a program of the Skoll Foundation.

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.

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. It's not a revelation that social media occurs in the digital conversations of the Internet. However, some find it strange that conversations with people who might be more of an acquaintance than one we might call a "friend" often lead to important ideas.

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. It’s great having one less card to carry around (I’m down to a driver’s license and a credit card).

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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.

Newsletter: Cyber Monday + #GivingTuesday = ; JFK Tweets from Beyond the Gave ??; 10 Best Thanksgiving Movies

Selfish Giving

Millennials are disrupting Thanksgiving with their tiny turkeys. First, have a wonderful, relaxing and delicious Thanksgiving ! Second, over the long weekend be sure to to check out a great new podcast, Purpose 360. It's hosted by two social purpose supahstahs!: Carol "The Mother of Social Purpose" Cone and Matchfire CEO Chris Noble !

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. I want to say more about this topic because I think it's an important trend and one that more nonprofits should master. First, let's get our definitions straight.

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).

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

The Nonprofit Consultant

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.

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.