Archives for the month of: April, 2012

1:  Be a person, not a logo. #smnpchat

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2: Participate in chats run by, or followed by, your target #smnpchat

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3: Find a personal point of connection #smnpchat

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4: Keep the conversation going. #smnpchat

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5: Find opportunities for in-person meetings: meet ups, conventions,etc.

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For my state reps:

Next time the crazy lady with the pink hair (that would be me) wants to know what you think can be done for small nonprofits, here’s what you can say:

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I rendered two politicians speechless today.

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I once spent two years cultivating a gift. And the donor I was cultivating actually never did give me a large gift– I got a few nice dinners,  some inkind stuff, a couple of auction premiums.

And then one day he called me up and told me he had just spent about 6 months working on one of his clients, and that they were donating all of the building materials and a volunteer corps for our huge project. I had been telling him about the build-out project, but hadn’t asked him to participate in it. Read the rest of this entry »