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.

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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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.

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

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!

Cause Marketing for Commodity Items

Cause Related Marketing

It's classic economics.If

Winter Break #1

Mission Paradox Blog

Time for me to head to Vegas.    It will be a week of splitting Aces and check raising fools with air.    You probably have no idea what any of that means, but trust me it's going to be exciting. New posts return on Wednesday, Dec.  

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.

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”?

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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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Recruiting Corporate Partners with a Small Team: The Edge This Nonprofit Has That You Don't [SPONSORED]

Selfish Giving

For nearly two decades Operation Warm has had a simple mission: to provide children in need with the gift of brand new winter coats. The nonprofit works directly with manufacturers to create their own line of warm, colorful winter coats made just for kids.

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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.

Finding Two Awesome Hours a Day

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Davis also talks about the importance of light, and again, I know this is a huge for me, especially in the winter months.

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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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).

Get Your Email Read

Getting Attention

Instead, I’m rejuvenating, clearing space, and building energy for a productive fall and winter. I’m on vacation and NOT WORKING (unlike what’s become a bad pattern). I hope you get the chance to do the same. It’s a necessity for good creative and intellectual work, and sense of wellbeing. Join me! Thanks to guest blogger Heather Ratcliff. Heather is a web content and social media strategist who blogs at How to Reach People.

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5 Storytelling Tips for Your #GivingTuesday Campaign

Getting Attention

For example, maybe school classrooms need to be stocked for the new semester in January, or winter coats purchased for homeless shelter residents. Guest author Jenn a Sauber is a crowdfunding and digital marketing expert at CauseVox, a peer-to-peer fundraising software for nonprofits. The beauty of a movement like #GivingTuesday is that the nonprofit world gets to shine in the midst of the chaotic and overwhelming madness that is the holiday retail season.

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.

A Cool New Platform for Cause Marketers to Launch Virtual Paper Icons From

Cause Related Marketing

I spent about $90 putting up a brick in the Olympic Plaza in the lead-up to the 2002 Winter Olympics. is an interactive grid wall that displays pictures and links to your website that you could use for fundraising for you nonprofit or crowd funding your business idea.

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 lawrence boldt making a living without a job outreach printing publishing research simplyhired social media community manager want out writing

Let Your Donors Know How Much You Appreciate Them

Ann Green

The holidays are over, winter isn’t, and the world doesn’t feel like a very nice place right now, so we could all use a little pick-me-up. Valentine’s Day is coming up and it’s a perfect opportunity to thank your donors and show how much you appreciate their support.

[PREVIEW] Top Nonprofit Conferences of Spring 2016


If you're like us, you can't wait to ditch those winter layers and welcome the springtime bloom. Why not celebrate the start of spring with some terrific nonprofit events? We narrowed down our full list of conferences to some of our very favorites coming up between March and May.

18 Email Subject Line Strategies That Will Increase Your Open Rates

Wild Woman Fundraising

THIS summer, we’re going to- THIS FALL, look for- THIS WINTER, it’s all about… see what I mean? Are you tasked with sending out your nonprofit’s e-newsletter? Has it been a few weeks or a few months since you sent out your last one? Is it because you get discouraged?

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


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.

Trade Show Cause Marketing

Cause Related Marketing

I spent a few hours at the Outdoor Retailers annual winter trade show on Friday, January 21, 2011 going from booth to booth and looking for notable cause marketing efforts.

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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10 Excellent Club Fundraising Ideas

Fundraiser Ideas

In summer, offering yard clean-up services in the local community can produce significant revenue in a fairly short time; winter activities include shoveling driveways or sidewalks for a modest donation. Organizing fundraisers for clubs and activities can be a fun and educational experience for high school students.

Must Not Sleep! Must Warn Others! And other tips from fundraising hip hopistas

Wild Woman Fundraising

Common Market: Tobacco Road or Winter Take All. So as I write another blog post at midnight, I’m reminded “Must Not Sleep! Must Warn Others!&#. Let me explain.

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Do Something Special For Your Donors and Hold an Open House

Ann Green

Winter is tricky, unless you are fortunate to live in a part of the country where it doesn’t snow. . Nonprofit organizations need to find ways to thank donors all year round. One special way to show appreciation is to hold an open house at your organization.

What are you planning for? Fundraising Predictions for 2012

Wild Woman Fundraising

Winter weather was nonexistent in much of the US, so people didn’t have huge heating bills. (I I just found the Atlas of Giving, thanks to Simone Joyeaux. Fundraising Predictions 2012.

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5 Tips for Your Next Email Newsletter

Fundraising 123

" —John Rife of Winter Park Harvest Festival. The arrival of the New Year is a great time to look at your overall marketing strategy and think of new ways to grow your organization in 2014. An email newsletter is a great way to do it! With a regularly scheduled newsletter, you can keep your audience up-to-date and make sure that your supporters never miss a chance to volunteer, donate, or spread the word about your organization.

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10 Tips for Almost Perfect Subject Lines

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

Here are a few examples: • [Your Organization Name]: Our Winter Event is December 15. Celebrate winter with [Your Organization Name] on December 15. • [Your Organization Name] News: Our Winter Event is December 15. As you send your final emails of the year, your subject lines will be even more crucial to your campaign’s success. Here’s a helpful guest post from our friend, Ryan Pinkham of Constant Contact.

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5 Nonprofit Marketing Innovations for Tough-Times Results (Case Study)

Getting Attention

Changes ranged from starting to host community events (some at no charge) to keeping the theater open through the winter months. Marketing your way through times like these is gritty, sweaty, get-your-hands-dirty work.

Two truths you should be telling

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

“For example, the Salvation Army can do a great job of getting people to donate all kinds of clothes, but during the summer they generally have more need for summer clothes, and in the winter it’s the opposite.

Don't put off fundraising planning to the fall!

Fundraising Coach

Take off the summer, start planning in the fall, and work all winter and spring to hit your goals. Summer. It stirs up thoughts trips, outdoor activities, and school break. A pause in the normal routines of life.

Stay Connected Throughout the Year by Using a Communications Calendar

Ann Green

Thanksgiving, the holidays, and winter can be a difficult time for some people. Donor retention continues to lag. One reason is people feel they only hear from the nonprofits they support when the organizations are asking for money.