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The Leader in Enterprise Social Media - Awareness Inc. Home / Virilion. Carnival of Nonprofit Consultants Celebrates One Year. This edition marks the first anniversary of the Carnival of Nonprofit Consultants. When I started this project last summer, I thought I’d be happy if 20 bloggers participated regularly. So I’m pleased to report that our 46 editions have included posts from 93 bloggers and almost half of those have had two or more posts included during the year. The full list of bloggers who have been highlighted in the Carnival is below. Rather than selecting seven posts for this week, I thought you might like to see the full list instead and maybe find some new favorites. If you haven’t already subscribed to the Carnival feed, do it now, so you won’t miss a thing in our second year. I’d also like to give the First Annual Cotton Candy Awards to our top five bloggers, as determined by posting and hosting: Jeff Brooks at Donor Power Blog, who had posts included in the most editions and also hosted the most (excluding me as the founder).

Ken Goldstein at the Nonprofit Consultant Blog The Agitator Aridni FrogLoop. Robert L. Weiner Consulting: Strategic Technology Consulting for. Firstgiving - Online fundraising for everybody. Sliding Scale Web Design and Consulting. The Alford Group. NPO Tech Support. Group. LLC. Donor Power Blog. I came across a picture the other night on Facebook that I promptly shared.

Donor Power Blog

It had no explanation, no tag, no link, no credit, no nothing. Just a 4-word phrase, “Worth a Thousand Words”. The phrase was true. As you can see, a generous man is taking the very shoes off of his feet and donating them to a child in need. The child is obviously emotional about his gift. See how I interpreted that? Storytelling is one of the most recommended communication tactics in marketing and fundraising today. “Tell your brand’s story and connect deeper with your donors” “People relate to people” “Stories evoke emotions that drive action” The advice goes on and on.

We’re in the days of digital, ladies and gentleman - of texting instead of talking, avatars instead of real appearances, emails instead of addressing, and pictures instead of words. Why do you think social networks like Pinterest, Instagram and Cowbird are getting so much traction? The Salvation Army, Sierra del Mar Charity Water -Amber Bonner. RSStocracy. Better Tools for a Better World. Tactical Technology Collective. Wired Community Blog. December 02, 2007 Put Capital Campaign Videos Online The University of Rio Grande has put Capital Campaign videos online for their alumni to view.

Wired Community Blog

At the moment, they're showcasing three separate videos - one to bring about nostalgia in the viewers, one to explain how much money they hope to raise and what the funds will be used for, and one with alumni talking about their college experiences and encouraging others to contribute. This is a terrific method to take your Capital Campaigns online in the form of videos. Think about how many more alumni you could reach in this fashion. It doesn't have to cost a fortune today to use video, either! Posted by Don Philabaum on December 2, 2007 at 04:26 PM | Permalink | Comments (42) | Links to the Article (0) December 01, 2007 You are in the People Business - Promote Staff! While I'm sure you already recognize the importance of your staff, have you thought about putting some effort toward promoting them within your alumni online community? Sharing Tools for Nonprofit Technology S. Campbell Rinker - Marketing Research for the Nonprofit World.