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Engaging Alumni and Former Board Members with Jan Misuraca

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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Doing Donor Recognition Right with JoAnn Foppe

Doing Donor Recognition Right with JoAnn Foppe

July 1, 2016

Multiple Choice Question:

When in the donor cycle is the time to recognize and think about recognizing your donors? 
a. When Prospecting and Researching
b. When Cultivating
c. During Solicitation
d. While Stewarding
e. All of the above

If you answered e, you're absolutely right! JoAnn Foppe from Foppe Visual Communications stopped by to talk about why it is so important to think about and consider donor and recognition from the very start. She shares inspiration on some of the best recognition she's ever seen and creative ideas to make your donors love your organization even more.  

You can find Foppe Communications at http://www.foppevisual.com/, on Facebook, and can call them at 618-654-8600.

Some of the great articles we read on this topic were:

You can find 501Crossroads on Facebook at www.facebook.com/501crossroads.   

Get LinkedIn with Natalie Jablonski at https://www.linkedin.com/in/nataliejablonski  

Get LinkedIn with Marjorie Moore at https://www.linkedin.com/in/marjorie-moore-6596901
Nonprofit Communication During Tragedy and Disaster

Nonprofit Communication During Tragedy and Disaster

June 27, 2016

In the wake of the horrific shootings at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Marjorie and Natalie take a look at the role of nonprofits when tragedy strikes, whether made by man or mother nature.  

We talk about what happens to nonprofits who are first responders or on the front lines of things and those tangentially involved. You'll even hear about those not involved but still part of a grieving public can craft the right messages to express their grief and stand with the community.   
You'll hear about who's doing it right and who is doing it wrong and what happens when communities begin to side step nonprofits to give collected funds directly to victims.  
We read a lot for this one! 
Emotions Vs. Effective Altruism in Fundraising with Wendy Dyer

Emotions Vs. Effective Altruism in Fundraising with Wendy Dyer

June 10, 2016

Wendy Dyer has SIZZLE and has enjoyed helping hundreds of nonprofits over the last 22 years find theirs. She has helped pump millions of dollars into the economy – expanding programs and building schools, health centers and cultural places - bringing opportunity to thousands of people. A frequent presenter and trainer, Wendy encourages agencies to find their “sizzle” and embrace her mantra, “People are giving money away, anyway, might as well be to you.”.  

On today's show, Wendy talks about the art and science of using emotions in fundraising appeals and how the movement of effective altruism might be changing the game.  

Peter Singer TED Talk

GiveWell's List of Top Charities

Feel Good School of Philanthropy

The Most Good You Can Do


Catch up with Wendy at http://www.wendydyer.com/

You can find 501Crossroads on Facebook at www.facebook.com/501crossroads.   

Get LinkedIn with Natalie Jablonski at https://www.linkedin.com/in/nataliejablonski  
Get LinkedIn with Marjorie Moore at https://www.linkedin.com/in/marjorie-moore-6596901 

Targeted Marketing to Make Everyone Love You with Katie Mahoney

Targeted Marketing to Make Everyone Love You with Katie Mahoney

June 3, 2016

Nonprofits are always being told to segment their lists, spend less, raise more.  Have you ever wondered how?   Katie Mahoney, an Integrated Marketing Consultant and owner of the Mahoney Group, is on the show today- our first Skype interviewee- to talk about how to select your targets out of your database to send less mail and email and raise more dollars.  

You can reach out to Katie to learn more on LinkedIn and on the Mahoney Group website

Some of the articles we talked about were