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Let’s Talk Philanthropy - Generational Marketing

Publication date: 
03/2014
This month’s topic: It All Started with a Girdle – The story of “Generational Marketing” research. Many companies in the for-profit world -- including Playtex, Betty Crocker and Seagrams -- changed their marketing due to the impact generational cohorts have within society. This does not just impact for-profits; it also reaches into the world of nonprofits. It’s important for both grantmakers and grantseekers to understand the research, learn from for- profit strategies and begin to think out of the box to transform the marketing being used today to reach diverse age groups.

Rising Tide Lifts LGBTQ Issues: Full Program

Publication date: 
03/2014
Rising Tide explored the people, the stories, the issues, and the programs that comprise the landscape of Cleveland's local LGBTQ community. Learn what's happening related to LGBTQ programming in youth, families, aging, health, employment, or social justice – from a wealth of local and national experts.

Let's Talk Philanthropy-Disruptive Innovations

Publication date: 
02/2014
February's topic was disruptive innovations. When a product or service is designed for a new set of customers whose needs are being ignored, researchers call it a disruptive innovation. Think Wikipedia versus a traditional encyclopedia, email vs the postal service, iTunes vs a record store or cloud computing vs. floppy drives. It’s happening in education, in health care and in philanthropy. So what does this mean for us?

Not Your Grandma’s Pie Chart: Infographics and Data Visualization

Publication date: 
02/2014
Communicating visually through infographics is one of the easiest ways to explain complex concepts, demonstrate an organization’s impact or share accomplishments. A picture is worth a thousand words and infographics are an amazing way to tell your foundation’s story without overwhelming readers.

Many Hands, More Impact: Philanthropy’s Role in Supporting Movements

Publication date: 
11/2013
GEO has prepared a publication that provides a framework for understanding the array of roles that funders can play in supporting movements and networks. Many Hands, More Impact: Philanthropy’s Role in Supporting Movements offers an orientation to some of the inherent benefits and barriers to supporting movements and provides insight into ways that grantmakers can explore collaborative efforts for social change.
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