Carnival of Nonprofit Consultants

Npcarnival_2 It's my turn to host the Carnival of Nonprofit Consultants, which was an open call this time. So without further ado, here are this week's posts:

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Carnival of Nonprofit Consultants on Learning, Marketing, Fundraising, Etc.

Npcarnival_2 It's my turn this week to host the Carnival of Nonprofit Consultants and I can say without a doubt this was the hardest week to pull together because there were so many posts to choose from. But here goes. . .

On Learning and Professional Development

On Marketing, Fundraising and Presentations

And from Sam Davidson of Cool People Care comes this reminder to take a break from technology and enjoy the gifts of the "real world," while Sherri Garrity of Make it Count has a nice post on 80/20 communications.

Thanks to everyone for your submissions this week! And remember, if you want to sign up for regular updates when the Carnival is posted, you can get the Carnival feed here.


Carnival of Nonprofit Consultants--Blog Action Day Round-Up

Npcarnival_2 Monday was Blog Action Day when over 20,000 bloggers world-wide wrote 23,000 blog posts on a single topic--the environment. Since it was my turn to host the Carnival of Nonprofit Consultants, I asked our participants to write an Action Day post and then I'd do a round-up for the Carnival. Unfortunately that wasn't quite as inspiring a topic as I'd hoped, so not a lot of posts this week. Here they are:

UPDATE--My fault here. Apparently there were a few Blog Action Day submissions that came in that went into the Spam folder of the Carnival account. I didn't check there and so missed them. Here they are:

You can read a wrap-up on Blog Action Day here.

Nedra Weinreich of Spare Change hosts next week's Carnival. You can also sign up for the Carnival feed here.


Carnival of Nonprofit Consultants

Npcarnival My turn to host the Carnival of Nonprofit Consultants. I had planned for this weeks' edition to focus on favorite learning resources, tools, articles, books, etc., but since it looks like a lot of people are on vacation this week, I went looking for a few extras to fill in the blanks. Check out these posts:

  • Soha El-Borno of Wild Apricot interviews Carie Lewis, Internet Marketing Manager for the Humane Society of the US, on how they used Facebook to spread their message (one good nugget--the Humane Society found that Facebook was better for fundraising and MySpace was better for advocacy).

Finally, as host, I'm allowed to plug in a bonus post of my own. This time, though, I'm going to give that honor to next week's host, Harold Jarche who follows up his post on freeing your social bookmarks with another great one on how to aggregate this collective knowledge.

That's this week's Carnival. Remember that you can keep track of the Carnival of Nonprofit Consultants, no matter which blog is hosting, by subscribing to the Carnival feed.  .


Carnival Call for Posts on Your Best Learning Resource

Npcarnival Hey Gang--it's my turn to host the Carnival of Nonprofit Consultants. With school starting soon in the U.S., I thought it would be fun if people submitted something on their favorite learning resource. It can be a book, tool, magazine, blog, whatever gets you excited about learning or something that you've learned from lately. Fall always makes me feel like heading back to school, so hit me with some learning! The submission deadline is 8 p.m. Saturday night. You can submit your post through the online form or drop us an email. Additional info and guidelines here.


Carnival of Nonprofit Consultants

NpcarnivalThis week's Carnival of Nonprofit Consultants is now up at Aspiration Tech. Be sure to stop by and take a look at this week's great posts and to wish Heather Carpenter good luck as she heads off to pursue her Ph.D. in Nonprofit Leadership at the University of San Diego.

Although this is Heather's last post at Aspiration Tech, you'll still be able to catch her at Nonprofit Leadership 601 where she'll be blogging about her new life.


Carnival of Nonprofit Consultants

Npcarnival This week's Carnival of Nonprofit Consultants was an open call that brings some good posts, as always:

  • Paul Jones dissects Unicef's recent celebrity marketing campaign in this post at his Cause-Related Marketing blog.
  • Ann Bares of Compensation Force has some advice on how to more directly involve supervisors in managing compensation in your organization.

And finally, your bonus post from me--More People isn't Always the Answer.

Enjoy all these great posts. Next week's carnival is being hosted by Data-Scribe. And keep track of the Carnival no matter who's hosting by signing up for the Carnival feed.
 


Carnival of Nonprofit Consultants Call for Posts

Npcarnival I'm on my way out the door for a conference, but needed to let you all know that it's my turn to host the Carnival of Nonprofit Consultants. It's an open call this week, so hit me with your best post from the past week or so. Because I'm so late in getting this up, I'm extending the deadline for submitting your post to 8 p.m. Sunday night. You can submit your post through the online form or drop me an email. Additional info and guidelines here.


Carnival of Nonprofit Consultants

NpcarnivalWell, it's that time again. This week's Carnival of Nonprofit Consultants was an open call, so we have posts on a variety of topics.

From the nonprofit marketing arena, Nedra Kline Weinreich of Spare Change generously shares the slides and resources from her successful Next Generation Social Marketing Seminar held in DC last month in a post entitled The Ten Cs of Social Media. Also, Getting Attention's Nancy Schwartz reports on a 2007 Nonprofit Marketing Survey that provides a snapshot of key trends, while Donor Power Blogger Jeff Brooks suggests that maybe telemarketing isn't a bad approach after all. His bigger point that we can't rely on our own personal preferences in developing marketing programs is a great one.

In other posts, Carol Kirshner of Dollar Philanthropy asks "Is it a Good Idea for Big Philanthropy to Partner with Big Pharma?", which opens up some interesting questions about the pitfalls of developing partnerships between nonprofits and business. Britt Bravo of Have Fun, Do Good shares a great interview with Van Jones, co-founder and President of the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights. And if you're looking for some thoughts on how to use GIS in nonprofits, then Heather Carpenter of Aspiration Tech might be able to help.

Finally, as always, Michelle Murrain of Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology provokes some thinking on the role of technical support in organizations with her post, Technology Support as Teaching. And my bonus post for the week is on Using Netvibes for Learning, Advocacy, Marketing and Customer Service.

Check out these great posts and then be sure to visit next week's issue of the Carnival at Donor Power Blog.


Carnival of Nonprofit Consultants Open Call

Npcarnival I know it's late in the week to be posting, but it's my turn to host the Carnival of Nonprofit Consultants. It's an open call this week, so hit me with your best post from the past week or so. Because I'm so late in getting this up, I'm extending the deadline for submitting your post to 8 p.m. Sunday night. You can submit your post through the online form or drop us an email. Additional info and guidelines here.