Newsletter: Help Writing Your Newsletter ✍️; Patagonia Stops Selling ‘Power Vests’ to Jerks🖕; How to Deal with Unrealistic Expectations 🙄

Newsletter: Help Writing Your Newsletter ✍️; Patagonia Stops Selling ‘Power Vests’ to Jerks🖕; How to Deal with Unrealistic Expectations 🙄

Three things this week.

First: Please, please head over and take the Selfish Giving / Catalist 2019 Corporate Partnership Professional Compensation Survey. This information doesn't exist ANYWHERE but is much-needed. As one reader wrote last week:

"A salary survey, umm, yes please! I have a hard time finding out what my salary should be, my peers aren't going to tell me and doing a google search just gives me a wide range! I hope a lot of people fill it out so we can get nice data."

The results of the survey could mean a big raise for you in the coming year!🤞

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Newsletter: How Much Do Corporate Partnership Pros Make? 🤔; DoorDash Supports Immigrant-Founded Restos🚪; Boobs Bomb London on Mother's Day 😳

Newsletter: How Much Do Corporate Partnership Pros Make? 🤔; DoorDash Supports Immigrant-Founded Restos🚪; Boobs Bomb London on Mother's Day 😳

Have you ever wondered how much nonprofit corporate partnership professionals are paid??? Me too!

I asked this question to the gang of Catalist last week and now we both want to get to the bottom of how much nonprofit corporate partnership, sponsorship and cause marketing professionals make! We're looking for salary information for a range of positions - from coordinator to manager to director to vice president. So whatever your job is in corporate partnerships, we want to hear from you! 🙏

Take our completely anonymous survey. It's just five questions!

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Newsletter: Hire Me to Speak at Your Next Event 🎤; Jersey Mike’s Subs Aims to Raise $6M Today 🤭; Chick-Fil-A Funds Anti-LGBTQ Orgs After It Said It Wouldn’t 🐓

Newsletter: Hire Me to Speak at Your Next Event 🎤; Jersey Mike’s Subs Aims to Raise $6M Today 🤭; Chick-Fil-A Funds Anti-LGBTQ Orgs After It Said It Wouldn’t 🐓

A big welcome to all of this month's new subscribers! I especially want to welcome all the new signups from Georgetown University's New Strategies Program and from Reading Partners' National Leadership Retreat. Last week, I flew coast to coast to, first, speak in Washington, D.C. at New Strategies and, second, to Oakland, California, to present at Reading Partners.

Whenever I jump on a plane and leave Boston I always hear three things from people:

1. "You talk funny." 🤪

2. "Boston sports teams %#ck!!!" 🙄

3. "Hey, that was a wicked awesome presentation!" 🙌

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Newsletter: This Charity Pin-up Raised $323M ☘️; Krispy Kreme Launches Dough-nate for a Donut 🍩 ; Brand Activism vs Social Good: What’s the Difference? 🤔

Newsletter: This Charity Pin-up Raised $323M ☘️; Krispy Kreme Launches Dough-nate for a Donut 🍩 ; Brand Activism vs Social Good: What’s the Difference? 🤔

The grandaddy of 'checkout charity' programs is the MDA Shamrock ☘️Pin-up. The campaign has been around for 37 years. During that time it's raised a whopping $323 million. That's a lot of green! This month you can buy a shamrock at 20,000 retails locations. I bought mine at Star Markets in Newton, Massachusetts!

The good news with checkout charity (i.e. register fundraisers, charity pin-ups, round-ups and donation boxes) is you don't need 20,000 stores to raise a small fortune. Local programs that involve a couple dozen to a few hundred stores can post impressive totals.

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Newsletter: Should You Swear in Your Cause Marketing? 🤬; Super 8 Launches ‘Don’t Drive Drowsy’ 💤 ; Game of Thrones, Red Cross Partner at SXSW 👑

Newsletter: Should You Swear in Your Cause Marketing? 🤬; Super 8 Launches ‘Don’t Drive Drowsy’ 💤 ; Game of Thrones, Red Cross Partner at SXSW 👑

A few weeks ago I got a call from a nonprofit with a dilemma. A company approached them about a cause marketing campaign on social media. Great, right? But there was one issue. The campaign involved some pretty strong language, and the nonprofit wasn't sure if they wanted to move forward. Should they connect their cause with cussing? I encouraged them to go for it, but they turned down the partnership.

So, I've been thinking: Is it ever okay to swear in your cause marketing?

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Newsletter: How to Sell Event Sponsorships Webinar 👨‍🏫 ; Nonprofits Say No to Porn, Weed but Yes to Wells Fargo 🤨 ; The Dali Lama Embraces Selfish Giving 🤭

Newsletter: How to Sell Event Sponsorships Webinar 👨‍🏫 ; Nonprofits Say No to Porn, Weed but Yes to Wells Fargo 🤨 ; The Dali Lama Embraces Selfish Giving 🤭

Are you new to raising money from event sponsorships? Then I have the course for you.

For over a year now, I've been presenting How to Sell Event Sponsorships - A Step by Step Guide over at  CharityHowTo. During this time, I've been tinkering with the course and making it better and better. The course has always attracted a good crowd and gotten great reviews, but now it's hitting a new level of success and participation and I want to make sure you know about it.

In this 90-minute course, you'll learn:

1. The difference between charity sponsorships and marketing sponsorships and what businesses expect from each.

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