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Ways to Give Back this Holiday : Free Ideas for Conversations

Visit with Our Senior Citizens.

For many of us, the holiday season means a time for celebrations, family gatherings and fun memories. However, for senior citizens living by themselves, in a nursing home facility or within Hospice care, the holidays can be a somewhat lonely time of the year.To alleviate this, many senior centers and […]

By |December 6th, 2012|Blog, Strategy, Tips|Comments Off on Ways to Give Back this Holiday : Free Ideas for Conversations

5 Resources for Women-Owned Businesses

DNA Creative Communications stresses the importance of collaborating with other organizations that influence and change our community and our industry in positive ways. DNA has complied a list of several professional organizations that your woman-owned business may benefit from.

1.   Furman University’s Connections: Women Leaders of the Upstate is designed for women of all ages […]

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‘Tis the Season! Ways to Give Back that Don’t Involve Cash

As we ring in the holiday season, we also enter into the time of year where philanthropic giving traditionally reaches its highest levels. According to The Center on Philanthropy, the average person makes 24% of their annual charitable donations between Thanksgiving and New Year’s. Average donation amounts also tend to be higher per person […]

By |December 5th, 2012|Blog, Non-Profit Resources, Tips|Comments Off on ‘Tis the Season! Ways to Give Back that Don’t Involve Cash

Ways to Give Back this Holiday : Free Ideas for Internet Shoppers

Donate online, in an indirect way.
Your time on the Internet can translate into donations toward your favorite charities! Websites like GoodSearch are dedicated to empowering people to ‘change the world with simple everyday actions’; in this case, simply by searching the internet.

How do they do it? By designating that 50% of the site’s sponsored […]

By |December 1st, 2012|Blog, Greenville Nonprofits, Tips|Comments Off on Ways to Give Back this Holiday : Free Ideas for Internet Shoppers

5 Resources for Communications Agencies

DNA Creative Communications encourages collaboration with other organizations to create, influence and change our community and industry in positive ways. Listed below are five professional organizations that your agency may benefit from.

1.   The American Advertising Federation is an advertising trade association that seeks to maintain and strengthen the quality of the advertising industry. In order […]

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What Would Aristotle Teach Us About Fundraising?

Donors don’t give to institutions. They invest in ideas and people in whom they believe. When establishing your fundraising goals, you must first consider how to gain donors’ trust and demonstrate the value of your mission.

It is important to be able to show the immediate as well as long-term impact of donors’ contributions. Whether […]

By |June 13th, 2012|Blog, Non-Profit Resources, Tips|Comments Off on What Would Aristotle Teach Us About Fundraising?

It’s a BRAND New World

PUBLISHED IN BELLE MAGAZINE IN OCTOBER 2011
By Merry Mac Miller, DNA Creative Communications 

With more than 1.5 million nonprofits in the world, the surest way to stand out among the masses is through the strength of your brand. Effective branding has unmatchable value. Organizations with a strong brand stand out as credible, authentic and worth […]

By |October 15th, 2011|Branding, Branding and Communications, Non-Profit Resources, Social Media, Strategy, Tips|Comments Off on It’s a BRAND New World

Ballpark Budgeting for Special Events

When starting to plan a special event, the task in front of you can seem daunting. Even if you are a seasoned planning pro, each event takes its own identity, and it can feel like you are starting from scratch.

One of the most difficult and often most limiting factors for an event is the […]

By |November 15th, 2009|Blog, Non-Profit Resources, Tips|Comments Off on Ballpark Budgeting for Special Events

The Sponsorship Tango

PUBLISHED IN GREENVILLE BUSINESS MAGAZINE IN OCTOBER 2009

By Laura Haight

First there’s something that just catches your eye. Then there’s that feeling that you share something special. Eventually, you come together and – with luck – find your needs fulfilled. Romance? No. But it is about passion.

“We do sponsorships for things we feel passionate about,” […]

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Begin with the End in Mind

PUBLISHED IN GREENVILLE BUSINESS MAGAZINE IN OCTOBER 2009

A good formula for a successful event starts at the very beginning. It’s important to take the time to develop a clear concept of what your event is and what it should do for your organization or company. Simply having identified goals can save you a lot […]

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