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#FFF: Upside Down “Thank You” Notes

Dovetailing off the #FFF last week (if you missed the post last week, that means Fast Forward Fridays) let’s take the donor pyramid and flip it over again! 1. Take a letter that you write to your major donors 2. Read it as if you addressed it to your core (middle-level donors) 3. Send that…

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#FFF: Evaluate Yourself

Happy #FFF!!! Often we marketers and fundraisers tend to be overly critical of our constituents. Why don’t they give more? Why won’t they get involved? How come no one is interacting with my site? Next week, let’s look at our own reasons for volunteering and philanthropy by examining one organization in which we engage currently.…

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Flash Forward Fridays #FFF

This may be because of Lent and a sense of obligation and renewal, however I am going to make a Lenten commitment here by writing every Friday! I am going to call it Flash Forward Fridays or #FFF. Every Friday I tend to do two things at the end of my day: 1. Review what…

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Popular Facebook Question and Article!!

I get asked this question ALL the time: Should I invest time and money (paid advertising) in Facebook? Thank you to Allyson Kapin from Frogloop for a much needed reality check: “It’s no secret that Facebook manipulates its algorithm to favor the content users see, but Facebook has changed its algorithm so much that Facebook…

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Insanity- We are good at it…

Why do we keep doing the same thing over and over again, expecting different results? I was cross-checking the progress on a couple sites that I volunteer for today (not clients), knowing that they have been in a current re-development process for their websites. These organizations have phenominal staff members I have worked with in…

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Stop using ALL graphic images on Facebook!

Okay, no- hold on. Deep breath. I am NOT saying do not post pictures on social media platforms. In fact, images are perfect for social media…if they are the right images. Recently while on Facebook, one of the organizations I participate in posted an image and it showed up on my News Feed  (luckily- Facebook’s…

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Our gif made it to the big screen!

  Thank you to our amazing Design Big Dreams clients! We wanted to do something special to highlight you all and tell you publicly that we are grateful for your support. The project above was our opportunity to do just that!  GIF the Halls is a project by WP Engine Labs with technical support from 10up. It’s powered…

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Video referenced at NCDC!

Thank you to Mashable and Samantha Murphy Kelly for posting this amazing video by Erik Qualman, author of “Socialnomics”. Erik released a new clip filled with fascinating social media stats and how marketers are using this to reach out to consumers.    

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Choosing to be uncomfortable

Watch this:   So, this guy probably doesn’t remember who I am. In fact, his sister who rushed my sorority in college might not even remember me. Either way, we crossed paths at some parties at Loyola and became Facebook “friends.” Now, Loyola has produced some pretty amazingly talented alumni, but I have been watching…

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