Wine on One- Silent Auction Do’s and Don’ts

October 17, 2017

It's silent auction time! Marjorie and Natalie grabbed some wine (a great silent auction item by the way!)

From what to do with items you don't think you can sell, what's an "Own It Now," how big to make your auction, and so much more, we give our opinions about how to make your silent auction awesome! Be sure to head over to our Facebook page and give us yours!

 

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Building Relationships with Local Media with Elaine McNamara

October 10, 2017

What nonprofits say: The media is big and scary, they don't have time for my little thing.

What the media says: We want to help!

Building a relationship with your local TV stations, radio stations, and newspapers doesn't have to be rocket science, but you don't have to be a stalker either.  All it takes is getting to know what journalists and hosts need to do their jobs so they can help promote you! 

What's a PSA? Should I have a volunteer record a spot and send it to everyone? Who should I send things to? Wait, what's a media sponsorship... are they going to give us money? Elaine McNamara from 97.5 FM The Rock in Carlyle, Illinois is here to answer all of your questions about cozying up to local media. 

You can find the Rock on your dial at 97.5 FM near Carlyle or at www.wdljfm.com, on TuneIn, and on Facebook. If you're in the area and want to submit something about your organizition, send it to community@wdljfm.com

You connect with Elaine at elaine@wdljfm.com or find her on Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn

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Natalie on LinkedIn- https://www.linkedin.com/in/nataliejablonski

Marjorie on LinkedIn- http://www.linkedin.com/in/marjorie-moore  

501Crossroads on Facebook- http://www.facebook.com/501crossroads

501Crossroads on Twitter- http://www.twitter.com/501crossroads

 

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Wine on One- Celebrating Holidays in the Nonprofit Office

October 3, 2017

Yep, it's that time of year. Now that it's officially ok to put a pumpkin spice shot of rum in your pumpkin spice latte, it's also time to plan the office holiday party, figure out year end donor stewardship, send the holiday card, and figure out who has to work the week between Christmas and New Years. 

Do you make that holiday card a donor ask? Can the homeless shelter close on Christmas? Do you let your Jewish staff members take off their holidays instead of the Christian holidays listed in your employee manual?  

Marjorie and Natalie grab a bottle of wine and tackle all of your impending holiday problems for you. 

For more on holidays, back at What's All this Talk about Unlimited PTO?, Legit Thanks, and Gift Giving in the Nonprofit Office.

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Natalie on LinkedIn- https://www.linkedin.com/in/nataliejablonski

Marjorie on LinkedIn- http://www.linkedin.com/in/marjorie-moore  

501Crossroads on Facebook- http://www.facebook.com/501crossroads

501Crossroads on Twitter- http://www.twitter.com/501crossroads

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A Life in Development with Scott Lange of Jerold Panas, Linzy & Partners Live from AFP St. Louis

September 26, 2017

Scott R. Lange has done it all... university and hospital major gifts, capital campaigns, consulting, creating a CRM, and now as CEO and Executive Partner of Jerold Panas, Linzy, and Partners charged with maintain the legacy of the granddaddy of professional fundraising, Jerold Panas.

Marjorie sat down with him at AFP St. Louis's Annual Conference to for a talk as wide ranging as his 30 year career. You'll hear his two biggest fundraising lessons, what AFP means to him, the future of fundraising and his advice to those just coming into the sector.  And Marjorie trips him up with the toughest question of all for consultants. 

You can contact Scott at scottlange@panaslinzy.com. And while you're at it, grab one of the many, many, many genius books for fundraisers produced by Jerold Panas, Linzy, and Partners at http://www.panaslinzy.com/index.php/resources-jpl/bookstore

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Natalie on LinkedIn- https://www.linkedin.com/in/nataliejablonski

Marjorie on LinkedIn- http://www.linkedin.com/in/marjorie-moore  

501Crossroads on Facebook- http://www.facebook.com/501crossroads

501Crossroads on Twitter- http://www.twitter.com/501crossroads

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Wine on One- Passive Income Streams for Your Nonprofit

September 21, 2017

Sometimes it can be tough to raise money, but you need cashflow all the time.  That's the time that a nonprofit can lean back on its passive revenue streams.  From bonus money from Amazon Smile, Facebook donations (start here to do that! https://donations.fb.com/), and shopping cards to real money from recurring donors, Marjorie and Natalie pop open a bottle of wine to make sure your nonprofit stays in the black. 

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Natalie on LinkedIn- https://www.linkedin.com/in/nataliejablonski

Marjorie on LinkedIn- http://www.linkedin.com/in/marjorie-moore  

501Crossroads on Facebook- http://www.facebook.com/501crossroads

501Crossroads on Twitter- http://www.twitter.com/501crossroads

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Make Your Nonprofit Happy and Healthy with Beth Kanter On Location from AFP St. Louis

September 12, 2017

This week, 501Crossroads is on location at the AFP St. Louis Conference on Philanthrophy.  Beth Kanter, Master Trainer, Author, Blogger, Speaker Extrodinaire sat down with Marjorie to talk about everything in the nonprofit and tech world, mindfulness, the best conferences out there, and how to plan the best meetings. 

You can get Beth's latest book (and Marjorie's bible) Happy Healthy Nonprofit on Amazon or any great book seller. 

Check out the Emerging Leaders Playbook at http://www.emergingleader.co/

And connect with Beth on her website, on Twitter, on Facebook. Plus on her website, you'll find more ways to connect and her fantastic blog on all things nonprofit, tech, and balanced living. 

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Natalie on LinkedIn- https://www.linkedin.com/in/nataliejablonski

Marjorie on LinkedIn- http://www.linkedin.com/in/marjorie-moore  

501Crossroads on Facebook- http://www.facebook.com/501crossroads

501Crossroads on Twitter- http://www.twitter.com/501crossroads

 
 
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Wine on One- Three Ways to Partner with Businesses without Asking for Money

September 5, 2017

Do the seas of people part when you walk through a Chamber event because no one wants to be asked for money by you and your organization again? 

The Nonprofit Ninja, Natalie Jablonski, shares her three tricks to partner with businesses to benefit your nonprofit without yet again asking them for money.  

Learn the best way to do a donation drive and tell your story at the same time, share outreach resources, and develop your own think tank. 

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Natalie on LinkedIn- https://www.linkedin.com/in/nataliejablonski

Marjorie on LinkedIn- http://www.linkedin.com/in/marjorie-moore  

501Crossroads on Facebook- http://www.facebook.com/501crossroads

501Crossroads on Twitter- http://www.twitter.com/501crossroads

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Growth of Giving Circles with Maranda Richardson

August 29, 2017

One in eight donors have given a gift through a giving circle and they're on the rise.  

Giving circles are groups where each person in the group puts money in a pot and collectively decide where the money goes.  For years, the image most people had of giving circles was of rich, white women, but that's changing.  According to a study by Connected to Give, nearly half of all giving circles are under 40 and Americans of African, Asian, and Hispanic descent are joining giving circles at twice the rate as non-Jewish whites. 

Maranda Richardson, a founder of the Black Funders of St. Louis (BFSTL), stopped by to talk about what giving circles are, how to start a giving circle, and how nonprofits can find a giving circle that matches their mission and how best to work with them.  

Connect with Maranda by emailing blackfundersstl@gmail.com, going to their website at www.blackfundersstl.com or reaching out on Facebook and Twitter

Look for a great giving circle to be a part of OR seek funds from, visit the Community Investment Network.

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Natalie on LinkedIn- https://www.linkedin.com/in/nataliejablonski

Marjorie on LinkedIn- http://www.linkedin.com/in/marjorie-moore  

501Crossroads on Facebook- http://www.facebook.com/501crossroads

501Crossroads on Twitter- http://www.twitter.com/501crossroads

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Wine on One- What’s All This Talk about Unlimited PTO?

August 22, 2017

More and more people are talking about Unlimited PTO... what does it mean? Who should be eligible? How does it work? And most importantly... How do you make sure that everything still gets done?

After a 6 month experiment, Marjorie shares what she's learned while trying Unlimited PTO in her office. 

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Natalie on LinkedIn- https://www.linkedin.com/in/nataliejablonski

Marjorie on LinkedIn- http://www.linkedin.com/in/marjorie-moore  

501Crossroads on Facebook- http://www.facebook.com/501crossroads

501Crossroads on Twitter- http://www.twitter.com/501crossroads

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Advertising 101 for Nonprofits with Lisa Adams of Marketplace Magazine

August 15, 2017

A man who stops advertising is like a man who stops a clock to save time - Henry Ford

Advertising can be a stumbling block for nonprofits. From being too expensive, to not having a good handle on strategy and what the ROI is, the thought of paying to get the message out can be daunting.  Lisa Adams from Marketplace Magazine stopped by to talk about cost efficient ways to spread the word and get a better understanding of just how fast that word spreads.   

 

To find out more about Lisa and Marketplace Magazine, email her at lisa.adams@marketplacemagazine.biz, call her at 618-416-1839 or find her on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter

 

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Natalie on LinkedIn- https://www.linkedin.com/in/nataliejablonski

Marjorie on LinkedIn- http://www.linkedin.com/in/marjorie-moore  

501Crossroads on Facebook- http://www.facebook.com/501crossroads

501Crossroads on Twitter- http://www.twitter.com/501crossroads

 

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