Your 10th-grade English teacher was right ... about nothing related to sales.
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Hampton Roads Community Foundation takes to the tabloids to sell bequests
Basic sales strategy: Show the impact of bequests in the community. To view the set.
Tune in at noon EST, November 22
Ahern talks live and online with Ted Hart, "The Nonprofit Coach"
For your listening pleasure: online talk and news radio, with a fundraising bent
Calling all ships at sea. Author, social media expert, and online fundraising guru, Ted Hart, will have me live and online as his guest on Monday, November 22, 2010. To listen in, get full details at the blogtalkradio/tedhart website.
[Ahern on Twitter] Dear nonprofit client: Stop talking about yourself. You're not selling how watches work. You're selling telling time. [To follow...]
U.S. Major Amos Burke will succeed or die, trying to rescue his fiancée Claire Stiles, kidnapped by a vengeful IRA.
The Unofficial U.S. Army Field Guide to Belfast 1942
For your reading pleasure? Free WWII e-novel published.
Troubled times. Opportunistic times, the IRA decides. Brits are shipping out for Cairo. Green Yanks are shipping in. But an "easy" arms hijacking goes deadly wrong. If you'd like to try it, you can @ no charge. Download the free manuscript as a .pdf file. If you enjoy the tale, tell someone. If not, drag to trash. Also available as a paperback.
CUPS Calgary shows how to lay out a case
Paint me perfect
Is this the best use of a theme to drive a case for support? I think it just might well be! This case for support is brilliant: sparse yet bold, quiet yet powerful, and above all sharply focused. Small quibble: I had to read body text to understand that CUPS works with the homeless. Very small quibble: I love this one. Breathtaking.
Sisters of Mercy marketing brief
Annual support: Case for more
Many orgs. skip the brief ... and suffer the consequences
What's a marketing brief? An essential first step that forces staff and volunteers onto the same page re: the campaign you're about to launch. The venerable, admirable Sisters of Mercy are fishing for $5 million a year in new donor support. Here's the marketing brief behind their case for support.