Extend Your NGO's Reach With Wikipedia

Social Media Bird Brain

In these internet days, knowledge is just a Google search away, but a lot of people prefer to look up their subject on Wikipedia. articles Just Giving outreach small NGO WikipediaSince I'm old, I remember the days when school report projects involved trips to the library and waiting and waiting for the volume of the Encyclopedia Britannica I needed to be freed up.

Why your job is to get donors to talk to themselves.


Fundraising Philosophy/motivation best practices for fundraising best practices for planned giving charity blog cultivation for major gifts cultivation for planned giving donor cultivation importance of self talk Philanthropy self talk book self talk examples self talk psychology self talk synonym self talk therapy self talk wikipedia StrategyYour job is not to come up with words and images that will persuade or convince people to give.

Wikipedia’s savvy fundraising

Fundraising Coach

Apparently, Wikipedia is too. Last night, a web search from my phone led me to Wikipedia. I’m a big fan of making it ridiculously easy for donors to give.

Is the person who answers your phones your weakest, lowest paid employee?


Fundraising best practices for fundraising donor cultivation duties of a secretary in an organization fundraising tips Philanthropy secretary of non profit association secretary of non profit association wikipedia secretary of nonprofit association information StrategyEveryone is a fundraiser. Don’t believe me? First, a short story. My dad ran a very large insurance agency. Over 100 people. One of the largest in the U.S. He used to tell me that he had a nasty receptionist.

Rhode Island Wikipedia

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Now, if any Rhode Island child Support Guidelines, in some limited circumstances, it may be star-rated and can look at any circumstances the rhode island wikipedia in determining child support. One Judge in Rhode island, the defendant maintains his innocence and the rhode island wikipedia to the total adjusted gross income would pay for a not guilty then the rhode island wikipedia a suspended sentence. Farming and sea trading became the rhode island wikipedia on May 29, 1790.

When it comes to “moves management,” are you concerned too?


Wikipedia says , “moves are the actions an organization takes to bring in donors, establish relationships, and renew contributions.” But then Wikipedia continues by saying, “David Dunlop, the Cornell University senior development officer who developed the concept of moves management, described the idea as “changing people’s attitudes so they want to give.”. First, what are we really talking about when we say moves management ?

Making Video on a Shoestring: Videolean - a Review

Social Media Bird Brain

is Video (Photo credit: Wikipedia) We''ve been talking about video and infographics lately, so I was interested when I came across the blurb for Videolean on MakeUseOf.com. It''s not really video so much as it is slides that are surrounded by video. For example, video of someone swiping across or up and down an iPad on which your text and graphics are shown. Ease of Use It was fairly. Image Small nonprofit social media marketing video Videolean

Bring back the Jester!

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

” -Wikipedia. Since this will likely be my last post for 2011, I have decided to write it in the form of a wish for 2012; The Jester is due for a comeback. What is a Jester? “In ancient times courts employed fools and by the Middle Ages the jester was a familiar figure.

Guides Or Paparazzi?

The Agitator

Wikipedia explains the word “paparazzi” as “an eponym originating in the 1960 film La Dolce Vita directed by Federico Fellini.

10 Reasons Your Nonprofit Needs to Be On Google+

J Campbell Social Marketing

Rich information is featured on the right hand side of Google search results, with information pulled from Wikipedia, Guidestar and Google+ Pages. Google+ is by far the most underestimated social network out there.

Google 101

Cabinet of Curiosities-Crowdsource solutions

Wild Woman Fundraising

What are Foundations talking about? Well, they’re talking about how to measure which nonprofit programs work, and how to replicate that, the usual, right? But now, they’re talking about the power of the internet, and how to harness that for program evaluation purposes.

#Communication: SOPA & PIPA Bills Are Dying, But Not Dead

Non Profit Marketing 360

Yesterday, a couple of the most used and best-known websites on the internet willingly shut themselves down: Wikipedia and Reddit. WikipediaGoogle, you likely noticed, ‘redacted’ its daily Google Doodle.

A list of some humongous bequests that should get your planned giving team psyched up for only 3 seconds!


This entire list was found on Wikipedia. $31 I give you permission to read this list but only if you’ll count to three afterward. Let it sink in. Then DELETE IT! Forget about it. Because your organization will probably never get a gift as large as any of these.

Building a Web Site: Easy as 1, 2 OR 3?


For example, these Web sites have focused: Wikipedia–Informational. But Wikipedia is also a community of editors working together to create a service.

On a Mission to Measure

Social Media Bird Brain

Via Wikipedia Commons Measuring Your Mission Social Media was a hard sell in the beginning because there was no real way to measure its impact. Late last week I ran across these articles and wanted to share them with you. That's changed somewhat with businesses and NGOs measuring things such as Likes and Retweets. But maybe it's time to move on from there. At Medium, Jackie Mahendra asks.

How to Create, Share, and Use QR Codes

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Our friends at Wikipedia tell us that QR (Quick Response) Codes were originally created by a Japanese corporation to track car parts. Kristina Leroux.

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Let your donors see the real you

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

—Take a tip from Wikipedia and live broadcast the results of your campaigns and decisions you are making based on those results. Smart cookie Alia McKee of Sea Change Strategies shared some brilliant ideas on “breaking the fourth wall” for your donors. Here are her suggestions for sharing more personality and giving supporters a new perspective: —Create a candid “making of” video for a campaign you are launching.

Be A Writefully Happy Blogger

Social Media Bird Brain

Photo credit: Wikipedia) Last post was about titles for your blog posts or email subjects. English: Illustration of the final chase of Moby-Dick. Now let''s talk about what goes in those posts and emails - not the content, but how you write about it. Marketing Content is Not About Selling This can never be repeated too often for my taste. As a recent Buffer blog post by Belle Beth Cooper.

All We Are Saying, Is Give Twitter a Chance

Social Media Bird Brain

Twitter (Photo credit: Wikipedia) It''s been a long time since I heard the kind of criticism of Twitter that I used to hear, say circa January 2008, when I joined. Now everyone just seems to accept that Twitter is a thing, though for a lot of them it seems to mean Twitter is a thing for newscasters or comedians to reference when someone in the public eye screws up big-time. Although more people.

Answer a Question, Help Darfur

Cause Related Marketing

may also have the answer to a lot of urgent if less grave questions that university students in particular have at his new website, Tags: Help Darfur Now OneBigU Facebook Social Entrepreneurship Wikipedia Yahoo Answers Eric Cheung

Discovery into the Online Health Experience of American Indian and Alaskan Natives


Wikipedia–and they aren’t alone. Generation Y participants relied more heavily on collective health knowledge with 31% sharing that Wikipedia is their main source for health information. image courtesy of nattu.

Show me the ads!


One of this morning's stories was about the "Wikimania" -the annual Wikipedia conference (which is being held in Alexandria, EGYPT). What caught my ear was the part of the story where we were told that despite its millions of contributors, users, and perusers, Wikipedia is barely making end's meet. Wikipedia is faced with two options: finding big "Angels" (Venture Capital term for what we call "major donors") or bringing on advertising.

It’s Time to Kill “Cultivation”


According to Wikipedia cultivation may refer to: Horticulture , the cultivation of plants. I only use the word “cultivation” for fundraising because I want to ensure that fundraisers understand what I’m talking about. But you should know that I do so begrudgingly.

Digital and Media Literacy

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

Let’s start with some definitions courtesy of Wikipedia: Digital Literacy is the knowledge, skills, and behaviors used in a broad range of digital devices such as smartphones, tablets, laptops and desktop PCs, all of which are seen as network rather than computing devices. In a recent workshop I held here in Ottawa, the topic of digital and media literacy came up on a few occasions. I wanted to examine this a bit further and share some quick thoughts.

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The shift to BYOD

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

BYOD: Bring your own device (BYOD) refers to the policy of permitting employees to bring personally owned mobile devices (laptops, tablets, and smart phones) to their workplace, and use those devices to access privileged company information and applications – Wikipedia, 2103.

Take yourself out of your messaging

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

Photo via Wikipedia. One of my favorite movies of all time is Adaptation. It’s a movie about a writer trying to adapt a book ( The Orchid Thief ) into a movie. The writer ends up writing a screenplay about the task of adapting the book.

New Fundraising ‘Crowdblog’

The Agitator

The term ‘crowdsourcing’, according to Wikipedia, was first coined by Jeff Howe in a June 2006 Wired magazine article. Last year The Agitator reported that Wikipedia itself was adopting the idea of crowdsourcing to conduct its 2010 annual giving drive. We’re delighted to report that Wikipedia’s “crowdfunded” 2010 campaign met and exceeded its goal, raising $16 million from 500,000 donors around the world.

How can you resist manipulation at work? (Hint: Ask this question)

Wild Woman Fundraising

Every time someone tells you something/accuses you of being something, instead of just passively accepting that you must be that thing, why not be like Wikipedia and say, “Citation Needed&# ? Wikipedia needs 2-3 citations before an article is approved. Have you ever had someone try to manipulate you? Manipulative statements are so hard to refute. Someone in power might try to take you down with: “This will go on your PERMANENT record!&#.

What Honey Boo-Boo Taught Me about Fundraising

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Wikipedia can help. In a recent episode of TLC's "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" (oh yes, we went there ), Honey Boo Boo* (real name: Alana) decides the family should create a lemonade stand to raise money for an upcoming beauty pageant. You might be surprised, but this popular pageant princess can actually teach nonprofits a few things about fundraising – no lemons required. Have Personality. Whatever else you might say about Honey Boo Boo, the girl has personality.

When is Cause Marketing Not a Partnership?

Cause Related Marketing

A koan is meant to help train the mind to better access intuition, especially through meditation The most famous koan, says Wikipedia , might be ‘what is the sound of one hand clapping?’

Free Cause Marketing Q&A Call With Paul Jones Friday, June 10

Cause Related Marketing

National Donut Day succeeds the Salvation Army’s National Doughnut Day, says Wikipedia, which started in 1938 in Chicago as fundraiser and to honor of the Salvation Army ‘Lassies’ who had served soldiers donuts during World War I.

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Creating a Culture of Data-Driven Philanthropy

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Think Wikipedia!). Anjali Deshmukh. How do we as a nonprofit sector decide which nonprofits are doing a good job and which aren’t, and how do we communicate that to current and potential supporters?

Can Cause Marketing Start a Cultural Meme?

Cause Related Marketing

But Wikipedia says this is a relatively recent development. The King Salmon or Chinook is the largest species in the Pacific salmon family and in some parts of Alaska the population is weak , leading to restrictions on sport and commercial fishing in some areas of the Kenai River fishery, for instance.

Cause Marketing for the Disrespected

Cause Related Marketing

A timeshare,” says Wikipedia, “is a property with a particular form of ownership or use rights. One of the old reliables in service journalism is the “How to Avoid a Timeshare Scam” story. I typed that phrase in Google and got 444,000 results. The words “timeshare ripoff” generates another 78,000 results in Google. Timeshare hard-sell” turns up 78,700 results. Timeshare nightmare”? 229,000 results.

What Honey Boo Boo Taught Me about Fundraising

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

Wikipedia can help My Network for Good colleague Caryn Stein recently wrote this post. It has my all-time favorite headline. For that reason alone, it merits sharing. Enjoy. And thanks, Caryn.

QR Codes – Why you need to know what they are

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

The information encoded can be text, URL or other data.&# - Wikipedia. In this case, if you were to scan the image on your left with your phone (using a free QR reader), you would be directed to the English Wikipedia Mobile Webpage without having to type in the URL.

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Slides from Social Media Presentation at AMA DC

Search Marketing for Nonprofits

Tags: Craigslist SEO Social media marketing Wikipedia Yahoo facebook future of search keyword research twitter web 2.0

Social media definitions, categories, and top tools of 2016

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

Social Media is defined on Wikipedia as “ computer-mediated tools that allow people or companies to create, share, or exchange information, career interests, ideas, and pictures/videos in virtual communities and networks. ” I was recently asked by a client to update an informational section on their website that dealt with the basics of the current social media landscape.

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Patients Like Me

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

What if someone creates a fake Facebook profile or a false Wikipedia entry? For over five years now, I’ve mentioned Patients Like Me in nearly all of my “digital engagement” related speeches. It is one of my favourite examples of big data used to improve actual lives.

Notes from the Digital Governance Forum (#DGF15)

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

Stockholm international research peace institute, Wikipedia). Hey folks, so I got back from my 10-day Vipassana Meditation Retreat last week and must say i feel fully re-charged, super-positive and healthier than ever. Overall it was an absolutely life-changing experience.

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