Watch this. Twice. Then make your staff watch it. And your boss, and your board, and your neighbor. Then pick some random people on the street to watch it. Together, you might just change the world.
Many thanks to Dan Pallotta for this terrific Ted talk about the power of investing in nonprofits. Good stuff!
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Over the past several years, the folks at Campbell & Company have done some creative marketing pieces. . . and I always love their buttons. I’m sitting in their conference room for a conference today and just thought I’d share. . .
The Facebook one always cracks me up. And, for the record, that Friending activity isn’t a ‘move’ so I don’t think you should enter it in your contact report either!!
Once again. . . it’s time for a ‘Social Media Update’ video. This one came out at the end of 2012, but if you haven’t seen it yet, you’ll enjoy. The author, Erik Qualman, always provide interesting statistics and insights as we think about the fundraising work we do. Enjoy!
As we embark on yet another year of raising funds for so many wonderful causes, it’s important to step back and see how our various techniques are working, how people need/want to receive information, and just where our resources should be allocated. The SM13 video gives us an updated view of the world of social media.
You know I’m not an ‘all your eggs in one basket’ kind of guy, and there is still plenty of room for mail, phone, face-to-face and even tin cans and string if that works for you. But when you’re looking at the impact of social media on your nonprofit and how you plan to engage your supporters, it’s important to know where the world is and where it’s headed. If you’re still worrying about your Myspace account, you really need to watch this. But who’s to say Myspace isn’t the future (again)!?!?
If you’d like to see more of Erik’s work, visit his Socialnomics webesite or his Youtube Channel. If you miss the Fatboy Slim music from years past, you can find that version of the video there too!
Start the new year off right – follow me on Twitter @GettingGiving!
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I had the honor of presenting at today’s Indiana Philanthropy Day event in Indianapolis. The turnout was terrific, and I enjoyed seeing all the award recipients and hearing their stories. There are soooooo many great people in the philanthropic community, and it was nice to see several recognized for their hard work and dedication.
For those who attended my presentation of ‘Six Silly Sentences’ I promised to post the presentation and you’ll find it below. If you have trouble viewing, reload the page. If I get a chance tomorrow I’ll add a few more items related to the talk. Thanks for coming out – hope you had a good time!
I forgot the handouts because we were so rushed at the end – if you’d like to print the artwork, simply download this (right click+save) and print on legal sized paper.
Some additional resources/interesting reading that I referenced:
Final note: I’m aware I’ve been a bit behind on posts. Well, actually I’ve been HORRIBLE about updating GettingGiving. I’ll do better, I promise!