The 2012 Olympics - Lessons for Nonprofits
The start of the Olympic Games spurred many people, including nonprofit experts, to draw medal worthy lessons, good and bad, for all the things we do, ranging from marketing to sponsorships to social media.
- Craig Linton rounded up a host of blog posts with an Olympics theme for the July Nonprofit Blog Carnival.
- Caroline Fiennes, writing for Alliance Magazine, focuses on Olympic lessons for philanthropy.
- Charity Navigator compiled a list of charities that help support specific sports and general physical fitness.
- Copyblogger, in inimitable style, came up with What Michael Phelps' 19th Olympic Medal can Teach You About Smarter Online Marketing
- Cause marketer Joe Waters went a bit to the dark side with his 5 Ways to Ambush Your Competition & Steal Gold. But it's all ok...really.
- Katya Andresen says winning gold is all about an authentic story in her How to win the marketing Olympics.
Marketing, Volunteers, Fundraising
- John Haydon teaches us Ten Ways To Make Your Nonprofit Website Simply Awesome.
- Margie Clayman has suggestions about Where To Put That Donate Button.
- Gail Perry knows all about How to Add an Emotional Hook to Your Year-End Appeal Letter
- Susan Ellis, who is the expert on volunteers, says, They Ought to Be in Pictures! Photographs of Volunteers
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