Tuesday, May 25, 2010

"Nothing Stops a Bullet Like a Job"

This is a terrific tagline! You have never heard of Homeboy, but I bet you have a pretty good idea of what they do and why.

13 Nonprofits were honored last fall for Outstanding Taglines. A nonprofit's tagline is hands down the briefest, easiest and most effective way to communicate its identity and impact. But this high-impact, low-cost marketing tactic is often overlooked or under-emphasized by nonprofits. GettingAttention.org's 2008 survey of nonprofits showed that 7 in 10 nonprofits rated their tagline as poor or didn't use one at all.

The annual Getting Attention Nonprofit Tagline Awards program was designed to address this missed opportunity, and guide nonprofits to craft an effective tagline. This year's winners were selected from 60 finalists drawn from 1,702 nonprofit taglines submitted to the 2009 Getting Attention Nonprofit Tagline Awards competition.

The winning taglines are featured in the free 2009 Getting Attention Nonprofit Tagline Report available for download.

This is a long report but it is skim-able and I promise you will find it thought provoking.


Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Take a Walk, Support a Cause, Support Me!

Walking for Dreams is a very exciting concept, a multi-organization fund raising walk created by the Sycamore Foundation about 5 years ago. By combining the efforts of 20+ nonprofits who each bring a dozen or two walkers, it creates the energy and raises the dollars of a 300-500 person walk that these organizations couldn't create on their own.

Over the past 5 years, our family has walked for a couple organizations and always have a great time. The Sunday, May 23 event begins and ends outside the restored Buggs Temple at the north end of the canal downtown. The walk route winds along the canal down to White River State Park and back again. It is over before you know it.

Option 1) Go to https://www.walkingfordreams.org/register.aspx and register to walk for an organization you know about or want to know about and recruit your friends, family, and co-workers to donate to support you.
Option 2) Go to https://www.walkingfordreams.org/Donate.aspx and make a contribution to a walker/organization you know of or want to learn about.

Option 3) Go to https://www.walkingfordreams.org/Donate.aspx and make a donation to support ME (Bryan Orander) walking for Southeast Community Services - SECS is the community center and basic needs safety net agency on the near SE side. If you got your job through the NFP News or you appreciate the information you receive through our free publication, here is a way to return the favor.

Option 4) Feel guilty for not participating - feel better by writing a special check to a nonprofit you respect and let us know about it.

On May 23, show up at Buggs Temple between 1-2pm to check in and browse the information tables for all participating non-profits.

Bryan Orander, President
Charitable Advisors and Not-for-Profit News


Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Need a Boost of Encouragement, Insight, and Energy?

A few seats are left for Friday, May 7’s Leadercast presented by Chick-fil-A and hosted by our friends at Choices, Inc., an Indiana nonprofit focused on systems of care for youth (www.choicesteam.org).

You can watch from Choices offices on North Keystone with meals provided and wi-fi access or save $15 and watch at a convenient southside location.

The Chick-fil-A Leadercast is a one-day leadership event featuring the world's best leaders speaking about the leadership principles that matter most. Broadcast LIVE by GiANT Impact from Atlanta to hundreds of locations around the world, the Chick-fil-A Leadercast is a catalyst for new ideas and better leadership practices. The focus for this year's event is to help you make a lasting impact in the lives of those you lead by living out the leadership principles that guide your decisions and your life.

See the full agenda at the registration link.

Here is a list of speakers. 

Jim Collins - Author of Good to Great, How the Mighty Fall, and co-author of Built to Last

Tony Dungy (Pre-Recorded) - Retired head coach for the Indianapolis Colts

John C Maxwell - Leadership expert and best-selling author of The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership

Steve Uzzell - Award-winning corporate photographer and former staff member of National Geographic

Mark Sanborn - Best-selling author of The Fred Factor

Connie Podesta - Expert in the psychology of human behavior and leadership development

Jim Goodnight - CEO of SAS Institute, Inc.

Ed Bastian - President of Delta Air Lines

Ben Carson - Neurosurgeon and Professor of Pediatric Neurosurgery at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom

Chip Heath - Author of Made to Stick, Columnist for Fast Company, and Stanford Professor

FMI or to register visit . Registration ends Wednesday.

I will look forward to seeing you at the Choices site on Friday,