Wine on One- Repping the Brand

October 31, 2017

When was the last time a car cut you off, only for you to realize it was wrapped in your favorite charity's logo.  Or you witnessed someone being rude to a store employee while wearing (gulp) the tee shirt from YOUR fundraiser? 

There's a lot to think about when it comes to nonprofit branding and not all of it is under our control... especially if you give out a lot of swag.  

Marjorie and Natalie grabbed some wine to talk about the ramifications of boarish employees on social media, rude donors in the community, and bad drivers in your organization's cars and what you can do to protect your brand from them.  

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

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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- 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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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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Wine on One- Love Them or Hate Them… Giving Days

July 26, 2017

Love them or hate them, Giving Days are here to stay.  

Marjorie and Natalie grabbed a big glass of wine to talk about the pros and cons of participating in events like Giving Tuesday and your local Big Give or Giving Day. From ideas on how to succeed and ideas to on how to gracefully bow out if everyone you know is in, we cover it all.  

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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- Social Media and Work-Life Integration

July 11, 2017

Friending volunteers... at mentioning board members on Twitter... LinkingIn with staff... attending networking events three evenings a week... dinner with a colleague from another organization. 

Forget work-life balance, for those of us that live the nonprofit life, work-life integration is where we're trending.    

How do you use your social media presence in a way that promotes your personal brand, enhances your organization, and lets your authentic voice be heard to those who you want to hear it? How much social should be in your networking?  It's a complicated issue, so Marjorie and Natalie grabbed a bottle of wine to figure out some answers. 

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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- When to Promote the Mission

March 7, 2017

When your work and life balance really looks like work life soup, it's hard to know when it's the right time to promote your mission to your friends and family.  

Is Christmas dinner the right time to ask if Aunt Ethel will come to the Gala?  Is after church the right time to talk to your fellow congregants about volunteering? 

Marjorie and Natalie pop open a bottle of wine to discuss when the time is right to promote your mission and when it's just not. 

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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

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Using the Interwebs to Find the Good Charities

December 20, 2016

We know you've seen it... the dreaded Think Before You Donate meme that flies around every holiday giving season.  We're just going to let Waffles at Noon debunk that here: http://wafflesatnoon.com/think-before-you-donate-charity-claims/

But if you can't rely on Facebook Memes, how can you find good charities to donate to? Marjorie and Natalie throw back some vino and let you in on the secrets of the nonprofit trade.  

 

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Marjorie on LinkedIn

501Crossroads on Facebook

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The Value of the Feasibility Study with Ellen Howe

August 23, 2016

Everyone knows that when you are nonprofit organization the magic behind the mission is fundraising.  Simply put, no money no mission.  And fundraising has a three-phase cycle – you are either starting a campaign, in a campaign, or ending a campaign.  Today we have Ellen Howe, Senior Consultant with The Rome Group.  She been involved in the nonprofit sector for 15 years as a consultant, development officer and program director. Ellen joins Marjorie and Natalie to talk about what a feasibility study is and helps you figure out if it's right for your organization.  


Resources on Feasibilty Studies 

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You can find 501Crossroads on Facebook.   
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Get LinkedIn with Marjorie Moore  

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Engaging Alumni and Former Board Members with Jan Misuraca

July 29, 2016
Those who have gone through our programs and schools and have served on our boards can be a nonprofit's greatest resource. However, so often nonprofits just let them fade away.   Jan Misuraca, retired Executive Director of the Parkway Alumni Association, came to talk to Marjorie and Natalie about all the ways that you can engage alumni and former board members to create greater success for your programs.  

Here's some resources if you're interested in getting an alumni association or board alumni group started at your organization:
Q&A: How to Engage Younger Alumni 
Alumni Channel Blog: How to Start/Create an Alumni Association 
Alumni Channel: 14 (New & Updated) Best Practices to Grow Your Alumni Association 
The Hidden Treasure of Former Board Members 
How Does Your Nonprofit Retain Termed-Out Board Members? 

You can connect with Jan by calling her at 314-780-7472.  Find her on LinkedIn and Facebook

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