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How to show impact? Here’s a great example.

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

One of the most powerful things you can do this year is to make more visible to your supporters the impact of their gifts. If you don’t, you are likely to lose your donors and volunteers - as well as the chance to build morale and excitement among your staff. Here’s a great example of an organization doing just that. Too fancy for you?

What’s missing from your elevator pitch

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When I lived in Ukraine, I met a clothing designer who ran a social enterprise—a workshop for disadvantaged women. You know what I mean by an elevator pitch, right? It’s a pitch for your organization that you could make in the time span of an elevator ride—about thirty seconds to two minutes. and looked pleased.

What’s missing from your appeals

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

When I was Ukraine, I saw a poor grandmother begging before the church of Saint Sophia, jangling spare change in a McDonald’s cup. When my life flashes before my eyes someday—and I hope that’s very far in the future - I suspect it will be a series of small details, each of which stands for something meaningful.

The babushka, the alarm clock and the art of fundraising

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Once upon a time, when I was living in Ukraine, I met the staff of a community foundation named Dobrata that was trying to encourage businesspeople to give money to charitable causes. It was depressing—everyone in Ukraine knows the collapse of the Soviet Union hit pensioners hardest—but not personally motivating. Dobrata hit its mark.

Impact - not ideas - should be the star of your story

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While I was living in Ukraine, the government tax authority launched a campaign to motivate taxpayers to stay honest and continue paying their taxes. The tax authority developed several ads. One was a cartoon illustration of a bee in front of a hive with a slogan celebrating the fruits of a collective contribution to the government.

Carnival of Nonprofit Consultants Here Next

Fundraising Breakthroughs

Randal is working in Ukraine this week, so for better or for worse, the selection of posts will be mine. Monday, June 2, the Carnival of Nonprofit Consultants comes to Fundraising Breakthroughs. Bloggers writing on nonprofit sector, fundraising, social change, and capacity-building can submit posts on this page.

Grants for U.S. Nonprofits and International Non Government Organizations Promoting the Rights of Persons With Disabilities

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The first is directed at DPOs in Indonesia, Mexico, Ukraine, and eligible states and cities in India (Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Kerala, Orissa, Tamil Nadu, and the National Capital Territory of Delhi). From The Foundation Center. Deadline: Various (See below.) Visit the DRF Web site for complete program information.

Fundraising Overseas: Lost in Translation?

Fundraising Breakthroughs

I’ll be returning to Ukraine in late August to deliver a two-day training on fundraising for local alumni of U.S. exchange programs.

What a double espresso says about human behavior and donor loyalty

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I lived in Ukraine a few years ago, and a friend who just returned from there told me a great story that holds the secret to inspiring generosity. Here’s my December column from Fundraising Success. Really. My friend was eating breakfast at a pricey hotel frequented by his international agency. He ordered the first: a double espresso.

Several Grants Available for the Arts Or Theatre

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and their counterparts in Russia or Central/Eastern Europe, including Albania, Belarus, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Georgia, Herzegovina, Hungary, Macedonia, Moldova, Mongolia, Poland, Romania, Russia, the Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Ukraine, and Yugoslavia. From The Foundation Center. Below, are three grants.