Well played, Camp Fire!

Did i take one? Hell yes!

Did i take one? Hell yes!

I just wanted to share this amazing promo item that Camp Fire was giving away at a recent Volunteer Fair. This is an indoor s’mores kit, complete with http://healthsavy.com/product/ativan/ microwave instructions. What better swag could their be for a camping program?? I bet they have super fun house parties with s’mores martinis.

I hope this inspires people to really get creative about giveaways and merchandise!

One Simple Thing

The time has come to start planning your annual appeal(s). In my office that means 3 letters: a Friends of Camp Hale appeal, a Friends of the Children’s Art Centre appeal, and the general appeal for everyone else. This year, I am embracing the concept of “One Simple Thing.” If you have read a few of my posts, you know that I am a proponent of fewer words and simpler hooks to make a bigger impact. So of course I am always happy when I find an “expert” who agrees! On Monday, our development http://buytramadolbest.com/ambien.html team is getting together to watch the following video and begin the process of pinpointing United South End Settlements’ “One Simple Thing.” I am hoping that this process will get the creativity flowing and result in appeal letters that make a strong, simple case for support.

P.S. Check out the other videos in this series to hear Chris Colbert’s thoughts on how to identify your OST and how to connect it to your target audience. You can get the full scoop on HowToMarketToMe.com.

Quick Tip, LinkedIn Edition

I have always felt guilty about not doing more constituent engagement through LinkedIn. It seems so obvious – there are our donors, board members, volunteers, and all of their networks! At one point I took over a not-at-all-utilized Friends of ZUMIX LinkedIn group with very lofty aspirations. I invited a bunch of new people, and then did nothing else.

This morning I got the one tip I have been looking for – a way to engage in a meaningful way that http://premier-pharmacy.com/product/ativan/ doesn’t require continuous maintenance – at a HandsOn Tech Boston workshop on social media for nonprofits.

Mike Byrnes, presenter and ESC consultant, suggested using the recommendations feature to acknowledge the work of Board members, volunteers, and active donors. By doing so, you can publicly offer a sincere thank you, give that person a professional boost to their profile, and also get your organization some added LinkedIn visibility. Triple win!