The Carnival Is Back! Great Ideas and Tips for Nonprofits

After much holiday cheer, the Carnival of Nonprofit Consultants is back for the new year, at a new home (Nonprofit Marketing Guide.com). I’m still putting up the Big Tent and welcoming people inside to host it and read it — it’s just at a new domain. Updated links to the new Carnival homepage are much appreciated!

On to the show . . .

Will Tim Russert ever ask your question on Meet the Press? Colin Delany at e.politics reviews a new campaign by the League of Conservation Voters to get more attention for global warming on the Sunday morning talking-head shows.

If you’ve already busted your New Year’s resolutions about eating better and exercising more, start over and go Britt Bravo’s route at Have Fun, Do Good: list your activist resolutions.

Katya Andresen at Nonprofit Marketing Blog shares four things she wishes she’d known about social media when she got started. I like point #3 best — it cranks “word of mouth” up to 11.

Soha El-Borno at Wild Apricot lists her ten favorite slideshow and photo sharing apps.

What were the best and worst cause-related marketing campaigns of the last year? Paul Jones at Cause-Related Marketing has published his best 8 and worst 9 lists.

Leyla Farah at Cause + Effect looks at how social networking is changing fundraising. Instead of focusing on a few major donors, the distributed funding model used by sites like Razoo and DonorsChoose.org, relies on lots of little donors.

Maya Norton at The New Jew discusses how a famous Jewish philanthropist, Charles Bronfman, is hosting a major contest to find the best “big idea” in Jewish communal innovation.

And my bonus host post: a few tips on writing nonprofit taglines.

This week I received many more posts than I could use, since we try to keep the Carnival to a readable seven posts per edition. To contributors old and new, keep those submissions coming throughout 2008!

The Carnival moves next week to Soha’s Nonprofit Technology Blog at Wild Apricot. She’d like to see posts on how nonprofits are using Web 2.0 and social networking tools, with simple tips. See you there!



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  • Thanks so much for the mention. It’s great to be listed amongst such good company. 🙂

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    Leyla Farah
    Cause+Effect – Public Relations with a Purpose