“Twitter and philanthropy. They go together like a horse and carriage….” Well, it does not rhyme, but at least you are not hearing my Sinatra impression. The philanthropic and nonprofit communities have been on the forefront of many extensions of the uses of social media, largely because the financial investments are minimal. The rewards can […]
Before I had to start paying the bills, I used to love all the stuff that came through the mail slot at this time of year: announcements, coupons, cards, and catalogs – glossy, full-color, hundreds-of-pages thick catalogs. My brother and I spent weeks poring over them picking out each and every thing we needed for […]
So Apple is uninterested in working with the nonprofit and charitable community to give them access to the iTunes Store for money raising. There are other ways that bypass the Byzantine process of Apple acceptance and still offer means to support (some of) your favorite charities with your mobile device. Even your iPhone: Texting donations […]
Network for Good has published an e-book, Big Impact in Small Spaces: 9 Ways To Write Better Email Subject Lines, Headlines, Tweets and Facebook Updates. It’s available as a free download that will take less time than it takes to type the book title. Guest blogger Don Akchin writes frequently about marketing and philanthropy at […]
NeighborWorks America has been helping citizens finance their homes since 1968, when Dorothy Mae Richardson, a homemaker and community activist in Pittsburgh, enlisted city bankers and government officials to join with her block club to improve her neighborhood. That early, grass-roots, endeavor to improve the urban housing of Pittsburgh became the successful model replicated across […]
Wondering what to track to know whether the marketing is succeeding? A useful post on an agency blog suggests measurements to monitor on the website, online promotions, social media sites, emails, events, and press coverage. Guest blogger Don Akchin writes frequently about marketing and philanthropy at donakchin.com.
One of the big selling points for Apple’s MobileMe service (keeps mail, contacts, and calendar information in the cloud and uses push technology to keep everything in sync across multiple devices automatically) a couple of years back was the feature that allowed an owner of an iPhone 3G or 3GS to register his or her […]
It is a delicious irony suitable for for the latest diva of over-the-top corporate pop (As an old fogey, I confess I’m still surprised at how much Ms. Gaga’s persona is so dependent on what Madonna has already done. But back to our story): A denizen of social media and public attention announces via social […]