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Office 365
26
Sep

Seven Reasons Why You Should Care About Office 365 For Non-Profits

You’ve likely seen the announcement that Microsoft is offering its cloud-based service Office 365 to non-profits for free. I’ve been reading some criticism that it’s merely…

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not
25
Sep

Magic Bullets & So-Called Social Media

Here’s a magic tool that’s going to solve all your engagement problems! <digital crickets> Social media is an incredibly powerful tool, yes, and while there is…

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Hipster-Overload
19
Sep

Strange Animals: Part One – The Great Millennial Divide

(Disclaimer #1: There are actual facts in this series, supplanted heavily between my tongue and cheek) (Disclaimer #2: I've used Gowan instead of Fun or Ke$ha,…

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Barbra+Streisand++Neil+Diamond+grammys80
09
Sep

You Don’t Bring Me Flowers: Are You Thanking Your Donors Enough?

Today's post brought to you by the song currently stuck in my head... WHY!? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wj10EzNKA2M “Thank you.” Do you say it enough? Likely not. We spend…

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poop
22
Aug

PMs, not BMs!

I’m going to invent an acronym in an already overly-acronymous world. PM. Philanthropic Movement. Philanthropy, from the Greek philanthropia, meaning “humanity, benevolence, kindliness.” Phil – loving,…

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no
21
Aug

Should Your Non-Profit Have A Mobile App?

No. God no. Okay. I’ll unfold my reasons here. Imagine this is one of those little flow/arrow charts. 1) Does your non-profit have a website? If…

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IMG_20130813_151211
14
Aug

Shared Identity and Local Voice

I keep a picture of my grandparents on my desk at work. As I write for a variety of stakeholders, it really boils down to this…

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website
13
Aug

Big Surprise: Sucky Websites Suck!

Back when the internet was new to farm kids (the 90s), I tried visiting the National Film Board site. It was one of those experiences I’ll…

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Naughty+By+Nature
26
Feb

OPP – Other People’s Philanthropy

O is for other, P is for People, scratch a temple: The last P, well, that’s not so simple… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJgFU3U4X_Y One thing I’ve noticed about fundraisers…

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aha
25
Feb

Aha! Using Personas to Write Better Appeals

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=djV11Xbc914 You may be familiar with the term persona or avatar. It's a marketing term that gets used a lot in the content marketing realm. It…

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