jamesmschaffer

Thursday, November 8, 2012

In Uncategorized on November 8, 2012 at 6:02 pm

Inspiration for the Work

Here is encouragement for getting back up and at it: you don’t have to be perfect to get started; it is rarely as bad as it seems; the journey of others only looks easy; “overnight” usually means many years in the making; you are more than you think you are.

Fairfield County & Donor News

Are religious people more generous?

The Giving Pledge is two years old and has 92+ signers. See who they are and learn their intentions.

Funding Opportunities

CONTEST: Win up to US$15,000 by showing how Windows 8 apps can help the world. To celebrate the launch of Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8, Microsoft just announced a new contest to encourage developers to create apps that positively impact the world around them. From clean energy to improving access to education, you (or a developer your charity can recruit) have the chance to use technology as an agent of change. The contest began Nov. 5, 2012 and all entries are due by Feb. 28, 2013. After the contest ends, Microsoft Citizenship will open up the entries for public voting, which will end March 15, 2013. The contest winners will be announced March 25, 2013. And it’s a good idea to simply be aware of the Microsoft Citizenship Blog — lots of resources here for your charity.

Donor Relations

FILM: Ever think about all the magnificent works of art needing a cause to help it be seen? Might there be a documentary among the 115 films being screened right now at the IFC Center and the SVA Theatre until November 15 during the annual DOC NYC? Here’s the lineup of all 115. I would guess that there is at least one in there that could used to inform and/or inspire your cause and constituency and may even be enough to create a partnership that takes your charity on the road with a series of screenings for the benefit of your cause. Another great location for ideas is TribecaFilm.

Media Tips

Rules of seasonal PR and marketing etiquette.

Social Media Tips

Finally, a formula for creating viral videos.

Patch Tips!

Charity Spring

See what nearly 5,600 people around the world are reading at Charity Spring (live since October 4th). For many additional links to help you build financial support and awareness for your Fairfield County cause see the Charity Spring Patch Digest homepage. Please comment here to let us know what news and opportunities you want us to find for you or to simply let us know what you think.

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