Making a living without a job-An interview with Barbara Winter

Wild Woman Fundraising

This is Mazarine Treyz of Wild Woman Fundraising and today I am talking with Barbara Winter, the author of Making a Living Without a Job. Well, you don’t wash a lot of windows in the winter time in Seattle. Mazarine Treyz: Hey, everybody. Welcome.

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Winter vacation is all about the freeze!

Wild Woman Fundraising

Fundraising 101 mazarine treyz what I did winter vacation It all began when my mom called me up on December 31st. She said, “a big storm is gonna hit Boston! move your flight now!” ” and so I called up the airline and changed my flight to a day earlier. then i was wracked by doubt. Was this the right decision? Maybe the snow wasn’t going to be so bad! It was a lot of extra cost! this might have been a mistake!

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10 tunes to work to-and take you into fun winter times

Wild Woman Fundraising

How do you get through your workday? Is it podcasts? Is it music? Is it a combo of both? I tend to go with music when I’m working, because podcasts can be distracting to me. I like podcasts when I’m driving.

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#ProAging: Celebrating The Senior Games As Winter Approaches

Non Profit Marketing 360

Besides, winter could prove a notable setback, so we better give an extra push now. Doctors, teachers, and athletes encourage us all to get more exercise. For many of us, our springtime means the energy to start a program to get fit and overcome the initial discomforts.

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The Winter Doesn't Mean the End to Outdoor Fundraising Events

Cause Related Marketing

In fact, plenty of opportunities remain for outdoor events during the cold winter months.

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The one delusion that keeps you stuck

Wild Woman Fundraising

Now I am home on the east coast for winter break. Nonprofit Consultant women 2014 2015 art buckminster fuller crazy talk ice john dewey joseph stalin karl marx neil postman rousseau stupid talk systemaphilia winter break winter vacation

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Save the Harbor / Save the Bay Hosts Successful Winter Swim-a-thon Fundraiser

Blue Sky Collaborative

I'm not a huge fan of swimming in cold weather. But it's definitely more palatable if it's done in the name of a good cause. Save the Harbor / Save the Bay's ([link] mission is to restore and preserve Boston. Fundraising Tips Online Fundraising Software for Nonprofits Third Party Fundraising Viral Fundraising Walkathon software Walkathons

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Does this look familiar?

Wild Woman Fundraising

As you know, I LOVE to help people write more effective appeal letters. Here’s an appeal letter that I just got from Medcins Sans Frontieres/Doctors Without Borders. It is a very effective appeal letter. Let’s look at why. Doctors without Borders Appeal Letter Front.

3 Brutally Honest Appeal Letter Critiques Part 2

Wild Woman Fundraising

Did you read my first terrible appeal letter? If not, here it is! This second brutally honest appeal letter critique is brought to you by the VNSNY. This appeal letter was sent to my great aunt from the Visiting Nurse Service of New York.

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What Your Sponsors REALLY Want: August 9th

Wild Woman Fundraising

August 9th, 2012 3pm EDT OR September 6th, 3pm EDT. Are you worried about your next big event? Have you ever been at your wits end for finding sponsors? Are you afraid of what sponsors are thinking? Do you have a hard time justifying why they should sponsor you, other than “We’re a good cause”?

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Why Doesn't Your Cause Marketing Generate as Much Money as the Super Bowl?

Cause Related Marketing

The Winter Olympics are a few days away. Tags: Easy Bake Oven Winter Olympics Super Bowl World Cup An open letter to my friends in the nonprofit world. Dear Nonprofit Marketer:The Super Bowl was yesterday.

Five Tips for Recruiting Nonprofit Sponsors

Cause Related Marketing

CMNH had an executive who spent several years as an executive at the organizing committee for the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City. Stephen Covey how to sell a cause marketing sponsorship Children's Miracle Network Hospitals CMNH Winter Olympics cause marketing with other nonprofits cause marketing schemaYesterday I talked about the power and ease of working with other nonprofits who serve as sponsors.

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How to get out of fundraising and into something you like more!

Wild Woman Fundraising

Tags: Finding a job Sector-Switching barbara winter community organizing conflict management corporate social responsibility craigslist direct mail event planning executive director fed up finding a new job getting out of fundraising graphic design idealist.org indeed.com lawrence boldt making a living without a job outreach printing publishing research simplyhired social media community manager want out writing

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Using Earned, Owned and Bought Media to Activate Cause Marketing

Cause Related Marketing

One final anecdote: 10 years ago this month the Winter Olympics were held in Utah. Komen for the Cure Facebook Tubbs Red Heinz Winter Olympics Romp to Stomp Twitter Activation General MillsLeading up to its Feb.

A Challenge to Cause Marketers on the Eve of the Super Bowl

Cause Related Marketing

They are: Super Bowl… $336 million Summer Olympics…$176 million Fifa World Cup…$103 million NCAA Men’s Final Four…$90 million Winter Olympics…$82 million Rose Bowl…$72 million MLB World Series…$61 million Kentucky Derby…$59 million 9. NFL World Series Stand Up To Cancer NBA Forbes Magazine Winter Olympics Super Bowl Brett Keisel's Beard World Cup Summer Olympics

12 Ways to Add More Hygge to Your Office

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Hygge is the Danish concept of coziness, comfort, warmth, and charm that gets Danes through the long, cold, dark winters. I am especially interested in upping the hygge factor at my office right now because I hate winter — and we all know winter is coming.

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6 Ways to Stay Motivated in the Summer and Still Get Work Done

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Or if the air conditioner is on full freeze blast mode, a special warm drink normally reserved for winter! I don’t know about you, but sitting at my desk all day is really hard right now. Like near impossible.

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Cause Marketing for Commodity Items

Cause Related Marketing

It's classic economics.If

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Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Madeline Kronenberg

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Right now, it’s mostly content creation to prep for our winter style challenge. Madeline Kronenberg Welcome to the latest installment in our series on the “Day in the Life” of nonprofit communicators! This series lets you describe your workday in your own words.

How to Get People to Share Your Nonprofit Video on Social Media

J Campbell Social Marketing

Mary was cold and on the streets this past winter, homeless and without hope. “I You’ve undoubtedly heard that to amplify your nonprofit marketing, you need a strategy to create and share great videos on your website and social media channels.

Zig When They Zag to Spur Action (Nonprofit Case Study)

Getting Attention

It was no surprise that many of them featured the weather in their subject lines, with references to winter, blizzard, polar bear, storm and snow. WNYC struck me with just the image I was looking for, providing me with a vision of sunny, sweaty, lemonade-lusting relief on a cold winter’s day. Keep in mind that this works so well here because we yearn to escape the cold winter for the 180-degree flip of a summery day.

3 Steps to Meaningful and Memorable

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Robert posted this irresistible photo in the midst of one of the horrific blizzards we had this winter. THIS is unforgettable visual storytelling. The kind we see once and don’t forget. The kind that we share with friends and family. The kind that feels good. The kind we act on.

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New Advanced Webinar: Getting Creative with Direct Mail with John Lepp

Wild Woman Fundraising

We want to make sure that your winter appeal letter is even better than ever, and this webinar will give you the tools to think “out of the box” around your cause. Then join us on July 2nd at 1pm ET and make your fall and winter appeal really shine!

Are You Making A Difference?

The Agitator

For many people, the value they find in what they do (after the pay raise and reputation gain) is whether they are actually making a difference. Are they improving something — their product, service, work culture, community, the world?

How Greenpeace & Other Environmental Groups Are Using Technology to Build a Better World

EveryAction

Protect Our Winters. Protect Our Winters is an expert in the art of engaging supporters to take action. There are thousands of nonprofits changing the world in big and small ways every single day. The best of these nonprofits know that one of the major keys to success is using top-notch nonprofit tools to run smart, creative, and impactful campaigns. We’re incredibly fortunate to power many of these organizations, helping raise more money and maximize their impact along the way.

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Jordan's Polar Plunge is Back

Blue Sky Collaborative

There is a really only one good reason to take a dip in the ocean off Plymouth Beach in the middle of winter. It is to raise money to help cancer patients. Jordan's Polar Plunge is a creative a-thon event.

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Giving Tuesday #Inspo: 14 Donation Pages That Know What They’re Doing

EveryAction

Protect Our Winters. Protect Our Winter’s donation page is the perfect example of a form that uses a multi-step process. Kicking off with #GivingTuesday, year-end fundraising season will be in full swing. This busy time is marked with nonprofits around the world striving for new and exciting ways to engage with potential donors. You need to launch your campaign , test your email deliverability , craft your message , and more.

Dangerous Myth #1: Too Much Solicitation Causes Poor Retention

The Agitator

In the run-up to last year’s winter holidays I posted Don’t Eat the Poinsettia as an appropriate reminder that in fundraising — as in life — there are many myths we take for gospel.

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Jordan's Polar Plunge is Back

Blue Sky Collaborative

There is a really only one good reason to take a dip in the ocean off Plymouth Beach in the middle of winter. It is to raise money to help cancer patients. Jordan's Polar Plunge is a creative a-thon event.

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Mixed Links for Nonprofit Marketers and Fundraisers

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

While the weather is warming up here, winter is still coming to Westeros this Sunday. Welcome to another round of Mixed Links… Next week is National Volunteer Week and the Nonprofit Toolkit has a graphic you can download to show your appreciation.

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Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

We apparently have six more weeks of winter left, so let’s gather around the proverbial fire and get warm by the light of the hottest articles, posts, tips, and more from around the world of marketing and fundraising. New Orleans, LA.

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Inclusive Conversations: Moving Beyond the “Crunch”

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I often go back to the words of Mary Frances Winters in We Can’t Talk about That at Work!: Winters advises you to “come from your heart, learn from your mistakes, and continue to contribute to making this a more inclusive world for all.”.

Cause Marketing Blog Interview with Neil Bradshaw of AVEX

Cause Related Marketing

In this second video interview from the 2013 Winter Outdoor Retailer trade show in Salt Lake City, I talk with AVEX’s Brand Ambassador Neil Bradshaw about how this product feature figured into their decision about which charity to support when it came time to do some cause marketing.

Blizzard Mania Sparks Right-Things, Right-Now Marketing (2 Case Studies)

Getting Attention

That’s what I needed to here—they were perfectly attuned to mindset of the moment for parents like me, closeted with hyped-up kids on a snow day without snow, tired of winter and eager for it all to change.

Take Some of the Stress Out of This Month with These Nonprofit Writing Prompts

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

12/21: Winter Solstice. The end of the year is BUUUUSSY. Stressing out about trying to come up with social media posts or ideas for your blog or newsletter is the last thing you need to be doing. Use these writing prompts taken from our Monthly Nonprofit Writing Prompts email newsletter to help you think a little more creatively about your communications for this month. If you need prompts for next year too, sign up for our the newsletter.

We've Built The Tools You Need for 2018

EveryAction

Start getting your message heard >> WINTER. Throughout 2017, our team introduced some of the most cutting-edge tools to help empower nonprofits to not only reach, but exceed their goals. Read up on some of the biggest new features we released last year, and if you want to check them out for yourself, request a demo and get your year off to a strong start. Psst, most of these tools are exclusive to EveryAction so you won’t find them anywhere else!

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Cause Marketing for Good Bunnies

Cause Related Marketing

Patrick’s, Halloween, the Super Bowl, etc.According to National Retail Federation, the biggest holidays for retail sales are: the winter holidays (i.e.Christmas/Thanksgiving) by a country mile, back to school, Mother’s Day, Valentine’s Day, followed closely by Easter.Even though Easter falls three.

Email Welcome Magic: Huge Opportunity, Here’s How

Getting Attention

I’m on vacation rejuvenating, clearing space, and building energy for a productive fall and winter. I hope you tdo the same, if only for a day—It’s a necessity for good creative and intellectual work, and sense of wellbeing.

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Marketing Makeover MAGIC with Kivi and Claire! [FREE WEBINAR]

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

It’s time to banish boring marketing and communications along with the winter blues and embrace a vibrant and fresh springtime with our Marketing Makeover Magic webinar.

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Frank Talk: Comms that Connect (Part 1)

Getting Attention

I found myself there this past winter, delighting in northern Florida rain while the rest of the country was being buried under snow. Guest blogger Mark Dessauer is Director of Communications at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation. Frank : A gathering of communicators who work for the common good (or public interest).

Our EveryAction Hero: Middle East Children's Alliance

EveryAction

We’re working with local grassroots community organizations to provide education programs, sports programs, medical aid, and winter relief. The Middle East Children’s Alliance (MECA) works to protect the rights and improve the lives of children in the Middle East through aid, empowerment and education. This year they're celebrating 30 years of serving the region.

Clinging to Clichés?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

TIRED: “After extensive rounds of negotiations with community partners, the organizing committee has gone back to the drawing board to reconsider options to secure a location for the winter workshops. Claire Meyerhoff.

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3 Quick Tips to Maximize Your Fundraising Efforts

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People can sell items at a winter market, just make sure they promote to buyers that the funds will benefit your cause. Nonprofits can benefit from many types of donations, gifts, and support from their community- particularly in the new year.

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