Three Different Approaches to Twitter Fundraising: Bees, Turkeys, and Blame

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

This year Stacey and her flock (I'm one of the honorary turkeys) will launch this year's Tweetsgiving , another 48-hour celebration. TweetsGiving 2009. If the dollar amounts from fundraising campaigns using social networks are disappointing, one response is to say this doesn't work and stop doing it. An alternative approach is to experiment and find ways to improve results. .

Turkey and Twitter: Birds of a Feather on #GivingTuesday

Connection Cafe

I just confirmed my dog sitter for Thanksgiving, which means I’m set to make the trip to my parents’ house and enjoy the holiday with my family. I’m a car-free city dweller and where my parents live isn’t exactly easy to get to—so this takes some planning. My nephews will also be visiting. I love them, but they wake up early and aren’t known for letting the rest of us sleep in. So despite my mother’s offers of hospitality, I also planned a hotel room into my stay.


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What is the Turkey and the Bread (or the Sourdough Starter) of the MAH?

Museum 2.0

But they suggested another metaphor: the turkey sandwich. Imagine that your existing project is a turkey sandwich. You've spent years making it the perfect, artisanal turkey sandwich. But if you want to share and spread that turkey sandwich, you've got to focus on the basics. To make a turkey sandwich, you only need two things: the turkey and the bread. When you want to scale, you need to get clear on what is the turkey and what is the bread.

Four things for 4th of July

NCE Social Media

Countries like Turkey have tightened their control and want offices for the social media giants to be located in their own country so staff may be summoned to government offices when needed. blog Education and Training Facebook Google Microblog Tools 4th blocking facebook hashtag IG July 4th rss Turkey Video Vine Since it’s the 4th of July tomorrow, here are four things that are trending in social media right now. 1) Instagram video.

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2018's Best Giving Tuesday Campaigns


On their webpage they encourage donors to “Tune in to see if you’ll get a special thank you from Colin the baby calf or Beatrice the turkey!” With Giving Tuesday behind us, it's time to highlight just a few of the organizations who ran stellar campaigns, activated supporters, and beat their fundraising goals. Successful fundraising campaigns come in many shapes and sizes, and not every tactic works for every organization's audience.

Your Official #18NTC Local's Guide to New Orleans


Turkey and the Wolf. Rated by BonApetit Magazine as the #1 Best New Restaurant in America in 2017, Turkey and the Wolf serves up the best sandwiches one EveryAction staffer has ever had. We're just a few weeks away from one of the most highly anticipated nonprofit conferences of the year , and we're so excited to be headed down South to the Big Easy!

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Your Official #NN18 Local's Guide to New Orleans


Turkey and the Wolf. Rated by BonApetit Magazine as the #1 Best New Restaurant in America in 2017, Turkey and the Wolf serves up the best sandwiches one EveryAction staffer has ever had. We're just a few weeks away from one of the most highly anticipated nonprofit conferences of the year , and we're so excited to be headed down South to the Big Easy!

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

There was a lot of turkey art work in our house this week! Harry performed a song called "Albuquerque Turkey" which is about having a turkey for a pet, not Thanksgiving dinner. If you're getting a hankering to draw one, here's a useful guide. Download drawturkey.pdf. Here's the video. Download turkey.wmv.

Changing the World: TechSoup's Newest Global Partner

Tech Soup Blog

Turkey. And we at TechSoup are confetti-sky-filled thrilled to have landed in Turkey with our new partner Sivil Toplum Geli?tirme Serving as a geographical and cultural bridge between Europe and the Middle East, Turkey is a country that shares borders with both Syria and Iraq (not to mention another six * countries). While the complexities are more nuanced than space allows for in this article, nonprofit organizations* in Turkey certainly face plenty of obstacles.

13 Lucky Fundraising Apps to Know in 2021

Whole Whale

Like a Turkey Trot, but everyday. 77% of all Americans can be found staring into a tiny computer and clicking around on apps everyday. With that many people using smartphones — and smartphone apps — why not incorporate them into your nonprofit’s digital fundraising ?

Social Media and Cute Dogs Go Mobile And Other Cute Animal and Nonprofit Tales

Beth Kanter

In addition, they began to notice fans posting their own versions of the photos and some included photographs of their pets with forks. Those particular photos received higher interaction scores. This gave Michelle and her team an idea: What if they had a cute animal mascot for their holiday turkey donation drive? Throughout the month of November and leading up to Thanksgiving, they used Perky the Turkey to promote food donation efforts.

Happy Thanksgiving

Beth Kanter

Hopefully, it will only be my turkey that is tweeting on Thursday ! Happy Thanksgiving! ‘m spending time with family and we’re giving thanks for all we have. Rather than sharing photos of o ur food on Facebook , we’ll share our gratitude for this year and in anticipation of #GivingTuesday how to give back. And don’t forget to join me on Dec.

Fall Fundraisers – 6 Ideas to Kick off the Season

NonProfit Hub

Whether it’s a pumpkin run or more of a turkey trot, getting people out and active during the holidays is always a good way to help you meet your holiday goals. Hand turkeys, pumpkin carving, pinecone painting and more, kids and parents will love the opportunity to have some crafty fun and not have to worry about cleaning up the mess afterward. Looking for some fall ideas to (pumpkin) spice up your fundraising game?

A CommunityOS Hidden Gem: The Data Provider Tool


As a simple example, all your Thanksgiving resources could be highlighted by tagging them with a Turkey icon, helping you keep your related work organized. It’s always a delight to run across a product feature that surprises me, even after years of work. The Data Provider Tool is one such hidden gem. The Data Provider Tool allows an administrator to tag a group of resources outside of the normal agencies or portal restriction filters.

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7 Fall Fundraiser Ideas

NonProfit Hub

Nothing brings people together like food, especially when that food is turkey, stuffing and mashed potatoes. Have your guests pay a donation at the door as their ticket to the feast, serve it up buffet or family-style, enjoy some good conversation and then take a long, turkey-induced nap. The leaves are changing, the air is chilly and you can’t escape the smell of bonfire no matter where you go—it must be fall!

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The impact of COVID-19 on civil society, part two


News from Turkey does offer a glimmer of hope. In Turkey, organizations surveyed by TUSEV responded the same way in both April and August when asked if they anticipate having to dismiss employees if the pandemic continues.

TechSoup Closed for Thanksgiving

Tech Soup Blog

In the meantime, feel free to enjoy a little bit of turkey-day fun with the Swedish Chef, as he tries to prepare a delicious turkey dinner. In honor of the U.S. celebration of Thanksgiving , TechSoup's San Francisco offices will be closed on Thursday and Friday this week. We'll be giving thanks for some much-needed days off and will pick up. our blog updates, community activities, new webinars, regular. newsletters, and donation fulfillment requests upon our return to work.

My muddy list

Steve Bridger

It has been a fortnight of mud and rainbows; of roast turkey and cider. I was so absorbed with family stuff* over Christmas and New Year that I hardly gave myself any thinking time to consider my personal goals for the coming year. I’ve given it some thought this morning and cobbled together a list. Steve’s List: Work hard and be nice to people (two things but inseparable). Do my tax return. Trust my instincts. Accept criticism gracefully. Read a little every day. Walk the dog.

TechSoup Closed Thursday and Friday for Thanksgiving Holiday

Tech Soup Blog

In the meantime, feel free to enjoy a little bit of turkey-day fun with the Swedish Chef, as he tries to prepare a delicious turkey dinner. In honor of the U.S. celebration of Thanksgiving , TechSoup's San Francisco offices will be closed on Thursday and Friday this week. We'll be giving thanks for some much-needed days off and will pick up. our blog updates, community activities, new webinars, regular. newsletters, and donation fulfillment requests upon our return to work.

My Trucker Boyfriend


November, 2010 Subject: Our Thanksgiving Turkey. Approach #1 Me: Do you know how most turkeys are treated in this country? Do you know that turkeys don't even eat this kind of corn? I thought we were talking about turkey. Approach #3 Me: Do you want to enjoy the best bird you've ever had in your life, raised by our neighbors, that tastes like the old-timey turkeys our ancestors ate? My boyfriend is a long-haul trucker.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

And, if you want a quick how-to for how to draw a turkey, here's one that Harry brought home last year. Thanksgiving ArtWork Collection in flickr. I also use Flickr as an electronic portfolio for my kids art work. There's so much paper that comes home from school and so many work products. I hate paper clutter. So, I typically cull the best stuff and scan it. And, it is nice to look back at last year's thanksgiving post

Celebrate NTEN's November's Member Appreciation Month and show your #ntenthanks!


Thanksgiving isn''t just for turkeys and pumpkin pie - it''s our time to say thank you to our NTEN members. Get ready for our Member Appreciation Month celebration of our members all throughout November! Nonprofit folks are a busy bunch and often even more so at the end of the year. That''s all the more reason we think it''s a great time to let our members know how much they are appreciated by all of us here at NTEN.

Latest global social, digital, mobile data for ya

AFP Blog

Alongside regional pictures that capture the stats for every nation on Earth, we also present in-depth analyses for 24 of the world’s largest economies: Argentina, Australia, Brazile, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Nigeria, Poland, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Turkey, Thailand, the UAE, the UK, and the USA.

We love it when our clients win stuff

Allegiance Group

National Audubon Climate Study “Talk Turkey” infographic. We love partnering with our clients to create digital experiences that drive change. We love it even more when their work is honored by the industry. So of course we’re thrilled to announce the 2015 W3 awards they just won. (as as if the WMA WebAwards they won a few weeks ago weren’t enough.) Congrats to all project teams and clients!

To Dubai on an Emirates Airbus 380

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

We flew over snow-capped mountains in Turkey. My current business trip started by heading for Dubai, United Arab Emirates. I had been invited to attend the Global Agenda Council meeting organized by the World Economic Forum. It was easier to say yes than usual: I'd never been to Dubai or the region, and the government of Dubai and Emirates airline offered to fly me there business class!

Member Appreciation Month Week 3 Recap


Speaking of trotting, we know many of you are headed for turkey and holiday celebrations this week so our webinar programming is taking a holiday till next week. We''re trotting into our fourth week of Member Appreciation Month (MAM) and the #ntenthanks continues! If you''ve missed any of the many webinars this month, check out the webinar archives , where you can access these on-demand. Last week was full of more lucky giveaway winners.

9 Mother’s Day Fundraising Ideas You Won’t Want to Miss

Whole Whale

Organize a “turkey trot” style 5K race to support your cause. When it comes to fundraising for Mother’s Day, let’s start with some facts. Mother’s Day is the highest spending day of the year outside of the busy holiday and end of year giving seasons.

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Lame spam of the day: spam mashup

Robert Weiner

It''s a perfect love triangle between smoky cheese, fake turkey (which tastes awesome, btw) and dead sweetest honey-laden bbq sauce I''ve ever tried.I Another newbie spammer playing with a toy? This plain-text spam has no sender, subject, formatting, or graphics. Nothing unusual there. The bonus is that it mashes up a variety of spammer techniques, starting with a list of 3-letter words running from "act" to "dry".

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15+ Giving Tuesday Campaign Ideas (and Expert Tips) for 2021


There’s a reason the holiday season is called the most wonderful time of the year! Despite increasing commercialism, the holidays traditionally get people thinking about ways they can give—whether they’re wrapping gifts for loved ones or donating time and money to a cause they care about.

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How to Use Holiday-Season Volunteering to Start a Long-Term Relationship

NonProfit Hub

For many people, the holidays mean gathering together with family to consume meals, exchange gifts, watch football and take turkey-induced naps. The holiday season is nothing without its traditions. For others, when the holiday season begins this year on Thanksgiving, traditions include giving back to their community and volunteering for local nonprofits. Most of the time, this involves serving meals at a soup kitchen, working at a homeless shelter or ringing a bell outside a store.

A View from Istanbul


We got a chance to find out when we had the pleasure of hosting a delegation from Turkey, courtesy of the World Affairs Council’s International Visitor Leadership Program. Our visitors spoke passionately about the societal issues in Turkey and the role that community organizations play in rallying public support for women, children, and education. Peg Giffels, Director of Community Engagement, NPower Seattle.

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Honoring both Funders and Fundraisers on National Philanthropy Day

Connection Cafe

National Philanthropy Day—minus the turkey—is much the same, with our family comprised of funder and fundraiser alike, with donors committed to the communities where we live and work joining with the professionals who have helped them match passion with cause. Happy Thanksgiving…a week early.

3 Nonprofit Fundraising Lessons Learned from Political Campaigns

Connection Cafe

And who could forget Howard Dean’s turkey sandwich fundraiser? On the same day then-Vice President Dick Cheney was scheduled to hold a $2,000 a plate lunch in Washington, DC, Dean asked his supporters to join him for lunch in front of their computers while he ate a turkey sandwich. Because of their scope and scale, US presidential campaigns are unique entities.

Make Your Last Fundraising Push of the Year a Valuable One!

Tech Soup Blog

” You know, that cookie-baking, turkey-eating, charitable-giving time of. With Thanksgiving upon us, we’ve officially entered the “Holiday season.” It’s coming up faster than a Nor’easter in Maine, and the push is. on for nonprofits to boost the bottom line. With last minute gift. donations (think Heifer International) and reminders that givers can. increase their charitable giving tax donation right up to the stroke of. midnight on New Year’s Eve.

Nonprofit Technology Conference Registration is Open!


While you were thinking about getting your turkey in the oven, we were busily preparing the registration process for the Nonprofit Technology Conference , taking place April 26-28, 2009 in San Francisco. . NTC Registration is live! . We've had a few taste testers and think we got it just right! The NTC will be THE place to engage around the technology issues that face the nonprofit sector.

Join Us for Local and Virtual Events This Week With Social Media September

Tech Soup Blog

Istanbul, Turkey: Net2Ist Eylül Bulu?mas?: We’re half way into Social Media September , but we’re just getting started! There are several ways for you to get involved in our social media for social good events no matter where you live, since our community is holding both live and virtual gatherings. Join our global tweet chat on September 18 to discover the latest in social media best practices.

NetSquared's April Nonprofit Technology Meetups

Tech Soup Blog

Istanbul, Turkey: Things Nisan Bulu?mas?: If you want to learn how nonprofits can use technology to advance their mission and generally be more effective and efficient TechSoup has got you covered with their blog and webinars. But many of us find that we learn better when we get into the same room with our peers to ask questions, gossip and build relationships.

The Front Lines of Hunger

Connection Cafe

Each year, FBNYC distributes turkeys, chicken roasters, vegetables, and other nutritious food items and distributes to those in need during the Thanksgiving holiday. ” This year FBNYC was able to distribute over 10,000 turkeys and chicken. Author: Blair Naylor. It’s that time of year when the holidays just start barrel rolling into one another and before you know it, they’re over and it’s 2012.

[VIDEO] Where to Find Potential Donors to Support Your Cause


I always think of like the turkey campaigns around Thanksgiving when I say that, and it’s just, you know, I don’t think it’s going to work as much anymore.

Share Your Have Fun Do Good Photos & Stories using The Extraodinaries

Have Fun - Do Good

We also do things like Turkey dive/giveaways to the less fortunite. Hello Have Fun Do Gooders! As some of you know, I do some blogging for The Extraordinaries , a microvolunteering application that you can use on your iPhone , or your computer. Most of the microvolunteering opportunities are for nonprofits, but the folks at The Extraordinaries recently added a Have Fun Do Good microvolunteer opportunity! Wahoo!

Open Challenges Harness Local Knowledge for Local Change

Tech Soup Blog

It motivates and engages citizens across central and eastern Europe, the Balkans, and Turkey. Since the first NetSquared challenge in 2006, TechSoup has continued to offer people and organizations opportunities to connect, share ideas, and collaborate; they work on solutions online and offline through events, meetups, and hackathons. In the last six years, Community Boost_r , ReStart Challenges , and Things Camp have used an open community challenge model.

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Congrats To Maureen Mayer, Feeding Broward County

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

s largest food pantry and community kitchen, and they do so much more than just hand out turkeys on Thanksgiving to the homeless. Last week Ben Rigby of Mobile Voter, and the folks from Rock the Vote gave me a copy of their a new book. Mobilizing Generation 2.0: A Practical Guide to Using Web 2.0 Technologies to Recruit, Organize and Engage Youth for a book giveaway on my blog. Nineteen nonprofit folks left comments and the lucky winner is Maureen Mayer selected by random.

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Confessions from a Donor: I Didn’t Donate for 10 Years, but Now I’m a Sustainer.

Connection Cafe

I didn’t quit TV cold turkey; I became a streamer (for a fraction of the cost). I have a confession. I’ve been an avid NPR listener for 10 years and I’ve never donated, not even once. . Even though I get my news every morning from the great Morning Editions hosts, Steve Inskeep, Renee Montagne and David Greene and spend my days listening to This American Life, Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me and TED Radio hour, it’s never really crossed my mind to donate.