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

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

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

501Crossroads on YouTube- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC06RxW8CDSTZF05S9bK9UoA 

 

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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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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- Partnering with Businesses to Raise Funds

July 6, 2017

What makes a good nonprofit/corporate partnership? How do you navigate around a company's needs and your nonprofit's needs? How do you get the most bang for your buck when it comes to days a company will give a part of their sales to your mission... and is it even about the money? 

Marjorie and Natalie grab a bottle of wine to discuss the fundraisers that work for some and not for other and dig into what really works for a long term partnership.  

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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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Working with the Government with Irene Agustin

June 28, 2017

They say two things are inevitable, death and taxes. You might be pretty sure where you’re headed after death, but do you ever wonder where your hard earned money is going? The government of course!

But working with the government can be tricky. How to start collaborating, how to get funding, how to keep a relationship as administrations change?

Irene Agustin has been on both sides. As a social worker, former Executive Director and now government employee, she’s see it all and is here today to bring some tips about working with the government so we all reach our community goals together.

Irene is the Chief Program Manager, Homeless Services Division for the City of St. Louis, MO. You can connect with Irene on FacebookLinkedIn and Twitter. by email at agustini@stlouis.mo.gov or call her at 314-675-1702.

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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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Nonprofits and Chambers, Making the Most of Your Friendship with Landon Brooks of the Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce

May 23, 2017

What's your relationship with your friendly neighborhood Chamber of Commerce? Landon Brooks from the Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce is here to talk about how to get out from behind the cheese tray and start effectively networking.  

From after hours events, to leadership programming, to breakfast meetings and more, find out how to maximize your chamber membership so you succeed and make the most of your relationship with your local business community. Plus get Natalie's power secret for networking (hint, volunteer!)

Reach out to Landon at the Greater Belleville Chamber at 618-233-2015 or lbrooks@bellevillechamber.org  

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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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Understanding the Executive Director Search Process with Dan Sise

May 9, 2017

Finding an job as an Executive Director or being on a board trying to find a new Executive Director doesn't have to be a mystery! 

Dan Sise from University of Missouri- St. Louis' Nonprofit Management and Leadership Program stopped by to talk about the search, succession planning, whether or not to use a consultant, how to involve the staff and so much more! 

To talk more with Dan, you can contact him at sised@umsl.edu, call him at 314-516-6378 or find him on LinkedIn.

And check out the for credit and noncredit classes available from the Nonprofit Management and Leadership Program at http://www.umsl.edu/npml/

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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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Debunking the Myth- Whose Responsibility is it to Give Back to the Community with David Sandusky of BEAST Craft BBQ Co.

April 4, 2017

You probably read the article from the Charleston City Paper by Angel Postell entitled Constantly Asking Restaurants to Give Freebies to Charities has Got to Stop.

Owner of BEAST Craft BBQ Co. in Belleville, IL, David Sandusky had to respond to Angel and all other restaurant owners who don't think that giving is part of a smart business plan.  

David shared his strategy and motivation for giving to the community and what nonprofits can do to increase their chances of a gift... but not his recipe for the fry sauce that Marjorie can't get enough of.  

You can show your support for this true community supporter by going to BEAST Craft BBQ Co. at 20 S Belt W, Belleville, IL 62220, going to their website at http://www.beastcraftbbq.com/  or calling 618-257-9000 or checking them out on Facebook

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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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