30 Promotion Ideas and Tips

1.       Smile. 2.      Introduce yourself. 3.      Spit out the gum. 4.     Shake hands firmly and confidently. 5.      Look your prospect /donor in the eye. 6.      Mirror their behavior and words. 7.       Say “thank you” 7 times in 7 different ways. 8.      Shower your current supporters with special treats. 9.      Welcome them as though they are the only people […]

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Make Your World a Better Place

How To Do a World Café to Make Your World a Better Place David Isaacs, co-founder of the World Café is an extraordinary man. He teaches people how to ask questions that matter so that conversations that matter can take place. There are six design principles to follow so you and your organization can have […]

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Manufacturing for Good

Blake Mycoskie has started a revolution for good. Toms Shoes was founded out of his apartment with the help of lots of his female friends. They wanted comfortable shoes. He wanted to give shoes to children in South America who can’t go to school because school requires children to wear shoes in order to learn. So […]

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Western North Carolina’s Nonprofits An Important Economic Sector

 A Study conducted by The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina in collaboration with the Environmental Leadership Center of Warren Wilson College  Executive Summary The charitable nonprofit sector in Western North Carolina is large, diverse and growing and our citizens depend a great deal on nonprofits to provide many of the services that make our communities […]

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The First to Give

BY ANNIE FRITSCHNER, ACRFRE Volunteering saved my life- or at least my soul. I was a miserable student all through grade school and high school and the harder I worked and the more I studied, the worse my grades were. Then one day a teacher asked me if I would lead the school in ECO-Day […]

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