KONY2012: Judged by their funders?

Wild Woman Fundraising

Video doesn’t make clear enough that Kony is no longer in Uganda. Video oversimplifies conflict in Uganda. KONY2012. Everyone’s talking about KONY2012.

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Are you fundraising for Africa? Read this!

Wild Woman Fundraising

I am so excited to present to you my interview with Charlotte Beauvoisin, who writes Diary of a Munzungu , a UK citizen working in Uganda. For several years, she worked as a volunteer with the Ugandan Conservation Foundation, and now works in a tourism company in Uganda.

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#SM4NP: ‘Kony 2012? Still Stirs Engagement, Controversy, And Embarrassment

Non Profit Marketing 360

As Jon Stewart pointed out in an earlier segment, reporters like Anderson Cooper, Diane Sawyer, and Brian Williams have been producing stories about Kony’s terrible exploits since the turn of the millennium (at the height of his powers in Uganda) but to no notable effect.

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#ADVOCACY: Kony 2012 Sequel Not Going Viral, Nor Ending Debate

Non Profit Marketing 360

An even more sinister reading of the evangelical underpinnings of the organization and its ambitions in Uganda comes from the UK’s Guardian.com. Too little too late?

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Dear Western Donors: “For God’s Sake, Please Just Stop”

Wild Woman Fundraising

Half the Sky! Read it! Lately I’ve been reading “Half the Sky&# by Sheryl WuDunn, and Nicholas Kristof, about fundraising and international aid efforts. It is extremely well-researched, and well-written.

#SM4NP: Kony 2012 Will Get A Sequel & More Context Today

Non Profit Marketing 360

Explains the complications around Kony’s movements outside Uganda in the last few years? Today is the day. Probably. As any Hollywood mogul will confirm, when your movie is watched by 100 million people, you need to make a sequel. That market is just too big to pass up.

Deal Points When Cause Marketing With a Celebrity

Cause Related Marketing

Tags: Louis Vuitton Conservation Cotton Initiative Uganda Edun Conde Nast Traveler Bono

#SM4NP: Kone 2012 Video Goes Viral, But Maybe For Wrong Reasons

Non Profit Marketing 360

Yet today also is the day possibly the 75 millionth person watches the viral video phenomenon ‘Kony 2012′ The video tells the moving story of Joseph Kony of Uganda who was certainly known (7-8 years ago) for kidnapping boys and forcing them to serve in his Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), and the viral video campaign by Invisible Children to raise money and awareness to have him brought to justice. But will it hold up to scrutiny?

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21 Ways to Give Back Through Your Holiday Shopping

J Campbell Social Marketing

Featured in the new Nicholas Kristof & Sheryl Wudunn book A Path Appears , I was drawn to BeadforLife because they support and develop female entrepreneurs in Uganda. photo credit: Rev. Xanatos Satanicos Bombasticos (ClintJCL) via photopin cc.

Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Philip Masembe

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

He has worked with many media organizations in Uganda including The Daily Monitor (NMG) & The Sunrise Publications where he gained expertise in news sourcing. Philip Masembe.

Do Only Lazy Fundraisers Avoid Chat Tools?


So I began a look around and only after an exhaustive search was I able to finally find one on Volunteer Uganda’s website. You may or may not have noticed that we have a chat tool on the bottom right corner of our website here at MarketSmart. It’s blue.

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Kony 2012 Part 2—Back to Build Credibility

Getting Attention

Narrator Ben Keesey, IC’s CEO, takes a measured approach, focusing on people working on the ground in Uganda speaking to the value of the attention generated by the first video. Invisible Children’s (IC) Kony 2012 is the poster child of nonprofit video storytelling.

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Nonprofit Spotlight: True Impact Ministries

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

Ten years ago, when True Impact’s founders Andy and Susie Stewart first began their work, they brought a small team of volunteers to Uganda to help build a modest school house.

#SocialNetworks: Kony 2012 Covered The Night. Did It Jump The Shark?

Non Profit Marketing 360

Kony, even if his reign of terror has been stunning curtailed, is still free (or dead) and his LRA still spreads terror, albeit not so much in Uganda. Moreover, many nonprofits within Uganda have been trying to update and clarify the simplistic, US-centric, story of the original video.

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Lessons from KONY 2012

A. Fine Blog

Simon Manewaring summarized the criticism as: The video is inaccurate and outdated as Joseph Kony is no longer in the Uganda. The video oversimplifies the complex history of Uganda and the LRA. And, yes, it oversimplifies the complicated history of Uganda and the role of one man.

Time Magazine’s ‘Wireless’ Issue

The Agitator

Disease Can’t Hide (mobile saving lives in Uganda). I haven’t downloaded the digital version yet, but this OnlineSpin synopsis of Time’s “The Wireless Issue” makes the edition ‘must read’ in my book. Some articles: 10 Ways Mobile Technology Is Changing Our World. Elections Will Never Be The Same. Doing Good By Texting. Bye-Bye, Wallets. Gadgets Go To Class (using mobile in the classroom).

Time Magazine’s ‘Wireless’ Issue

The Agitator

Disease Can’t Hide (mobile saving lives in Uganda). I haven’t downloaded the digital version yet, but this OnlineSpin synopsis of Time’s “The Wireless Issue” makes the edition ‘must read’ in my book. Some articles: 10 Ways Mobile Technology Is Changing Our World. Elections Will Never Be The Same. Doing Good By Texting. Bye-Bye, Wallets. Gadgets Go To Class (using mobile in the classroom).

Poor Coverage? No Coverage? No Problem! Earned Media Isn’t the Only Game In Town

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

During a decade-long campaign of intimidation in northern Uganda, Kony’s Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) kidnapped tens of thousands of children and youths for use as soldiers and sex slaves. Antionette Kerr.

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#Advocacy: ‘This American Life’ Retracts Story Of Abuses At Foxconn

Non Profit Marketing 360

We wrote last week about the doubts surrounding the viral video ‘Kony 2012′ meant to inspire a public campaign against Joseph Kony’s child army in Uganda ? if that army still exists and Kony is indeed in Uganda.

Buy One Give One Blankets

Cause Related Marketing

The first batch of Information Blankets are headed for Uganda, where, the website says , the infant mortality rate is 76.9

Quirky, Kooky, and Off-Beat Nonprofit Marketing and Fundraising

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I’m hosting this month’s Nonprofit Blog Carnival , where the theme is quirky, kooky, and off-beat nonprofit marketing and fundraising ideas. It’s time to get creative, people.

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Sylvia Allen: Featured Fundraiser

A Small Change

Sylvia’s Children is a 501 (c) 3 that works with school children in Uganda. The featured fundraiser this month is Sylvia Allen of Sylvia’s Children. What keeps you going? Why do you keep working in development? I have a goal of making a difference in children’s lives through education. We have grown from a school that educates 439 to one that educates 1,002.

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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?

Cause Marketing and Your Crowdfunding Project

Cause Related Marketing

And aside from the technology of their underwear, they used a BOGO approach that benefits the Uganda-based organization AFRI-pads. In its April 2013 issue, Fast Company reviews the numbers at the alpha crowdfunding site Kickstarter and they’re crazy: 86 million unique visitors, 2.2 million of which actually backed at least one project to the tune of $274 million in 2012 alone. That’s almost twice as much money as the National Endowment for the Arts spent in the same year.

Fabulous Example of Facebook Engagement from COTN

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

In Uganda, Hadrine printed out the comments and read them out loud to the students. I’ve been working with one of my coaching clients, Children of the Nations , on their fall fundraising campaign, which they call Hope for the Children.

Grants for Ghanan, Nicaraguan, and Pacific Islander Countries' Disabled Persons' Nonprofits

Seeking Grant Money Today

The second grantmaking round is directed at DPOs in Ghana, Uganda, Nicaragua, Peru, Bangladesh, and fourteen Pacific Island countries (Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu). Applicants from Bangladesh, Peru, and Uganda can apply by invitation only. From The Foundation Center. [If

#Interview: Rob Wu, Founder of CauseVox, On Building Online Tools For Nonprofits (Part 1 of 2)

Non Profit Marketing 360

I volunteered on for a project in Uganda, in August 2008, where I learned a lot about funding a social good project. CauseVox offers a unique combination of online tools to nonprofits.

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Get Off Your Butt Or Get Out

The Agitator

Uganda. I only wish I could stop crying as I write this, my last post of the year. 28 dead from the Newtown shootings in Connecticut. Lives that will never progress, will never be part of our shared future. All a result of an unspeakable tragedy. Lives snuffed out by a lack of political will and guts. Lives I might have helped save had I been a better consultant to the handgun control movement.

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Grants for International Programs that Promote United Nations Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Seeking Grant Money Today

The second cycle of the fund's 2010 Moving Rights Forward grant program is directed at DPOs in the following countries and regions: Ghana and Uganda, Africa; Bangladesh, Asia; Ecuador, Nicaragua, and Peru, Latin America; and Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu, Pacific Region. From The Foundation Center. [If

Blog Action Day 2008: You’re Wealthier Than You Think You Are

Fundraising Breakthroughs

73 could buy you a new mobile phone OR a new mobile health clinic to care for AIDS orphans in Uganda. So many of us are worried about the economy, both because of what it might mean for the nonprofits we support and for ourselves personally.

Money Can't Buy Love. But It Can Buy Happiness!

Cause Related Marketing

Norton and colleagues then replicated the experiment in Uganda. Can money buy happiness? As a matter of fact, it can. But not in the way you might think. Professor Michael Norton at the Harvard Business School did a series of fun experiments that found that if you spend money right, it can indeed lead to happiness. To come right to the point to be happy spending money, you can’t spend it on yourself.

Check out VolunteerMatch’s NEW initiative! Interview with Shari Ilsen, DIrector of Engagement

Wild Woman Fundraising

However there are some great opportunities that are already listed on VolunteerMatch.org, so I found an organization in Uganda that’s looking for interns for various aspects of their community development projects.

The Power of Storytelling for Persuasion

A. Fine Blog

The birthday party ended up generating $15,000 and helped build Charity: Water’s first few wells in Uganda. Great post by Katya Andresen on overcoming cognitive dissonance, when facts and feelings are at odds, for potential supporters of causes.

Taking Your Nonprofit to the Next Level-Molly Ola Pinney Interview

Wild Woman Fundraising

You said that there was a newspaper in Uganda, is that right? Mazarine Treyz: Hey, everybody. Thanks so much for being here.

Creating Radical Changes in HIV Risk Behaviors

Social Marketing and Social Change

…the radical behavioural change that is needed to reduce HIV transmission requires radical commitment. Prevention strategies will never work if they are not implemented completely, with appropriate resources and benchmarks, and with a view toward sustainability.

Secrets of crowdfunding success: Interview with Brady Josephson

Wild Woman Fundraising

And the charity equivalent would be, you know, we need $10,000 to get a bus in Uganda or something like that. Mazarine Treyz: Excellent. All right. Hey, everybody. Welcome. This is Mazarine Treyz of Wild Woman Fundraising, and I am so pleased to introduce to you today Brady Josephson.

Your job description: Happiness delivery

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

When we started charity: water in 2006, the first thing we did was fund six wells in Uganda. The science is pretty clear: People are inherently generous. They are hard wired for empathy. They want to help others—and when they help, it makes them happy. There is no shortage of good causes that need help. So why aren’t the dollars rolling into your cause? Because to get people to act on their natural impulses, you have to ask them to help in a compelling way.

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Great storytelling and marketing lessons from the Stove Man

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

He got started with The Paradigm Project after visiting Uganda with his father. If you work for a good cause, you know how hard it is to tell your story in a way that does justice to the needs you face and the miracles you make.