OK, Radical honesty time!
I’m not a catholic, but here’s my confession….
Have you ever had a funder pull out of a sponsorship or grantmaking deal because of your association with a revolutionary movement or because of something a person at your nonprofit said about them?
Do YOU find it horrifying that an AmeriCorps VISTA might make $16,000 per year, or just minimum wage, while the CEO of Goldman Sachs makes $16,000 per HOUR?
Did you hear Goldman pulled out of a fundraiser after learning it honored Occupy Wall Street?
Apparently, the revolution will NOT be funded.
From Beth Kanter’s blog What is the ladder of engagement? Footprint: The reach of their activities, both online and offline Engagement: Readers engage with their content Individual Behavior Change: Impact on users behaviors, purchase decisions, and daily lives that are in line with sustainability Societal Change: Impact on society, policy discussions, and conversations that advance… [Keep Reading]
With the new election cycle coming up, it might be useful for you to note some of the techniques of propaganda. What are the techniques of propaganda? Glittering Generalities Transfer Name calling Card Stacking Testimonials Plain Folks Band Wagon Want to understand what they mean? Watch this video from 1950. Now, when you see propaganda,… [Keep Reading]
Earlier this week, I attended the DonorPerfect conference (#dpcnc on Twitter). I went to this sponsorship workshop that I’m still marveling at. What should you know about sponsorship, and how is it different from Cause marketing or co-ventures? There are big differences between Charitable contributions, cause marketing, and commercial co-ventures. Charitable contributions are when the… [Keep Reading]
I first noticed the power of stories in the early 1980’s. At the time I worked in human resources and we invited a management trainer to do in-service training. As I sat in the day-long training I noticed the effects of stories on the audience. The trainer would tell a story and the audience… [Keep Reading]
So last summer, around July 4th, I built a new website with the help of Aries Labs. It was fun to put little organic touches in it, like pretending it was a wooden desk, adding a cup of ice tea, which I was pretty addicted to last summer, adding a pen, adding my book, and… [Keep Reading]
Are you looking for sponsors for your next big event?
Fundraising Rockstars can help you. Here’s a little peek about what’s inside.
So you’re looking into making multiple streams of income for your nonprofit. You’ve got your events going. You’ve got your grants program going. You’ve got your appeal letter out. How ELSE can you make money for your nonprofit? Think about who you can partner with in a host-beneficiary relationship. This could be part of cause… [Keep Reading]