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July

Charlie Sheen: Marketing at its Best!

  • July 25, 2014
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We can learn a lot about marketing and how it is done online from the genius Charlie Sheen. This TV actor out of thin air has created… Read More

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July

Ways to Reduce Stress in the Workplace

  • July 21, 2014
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Stress is a state of mental tension and worry caused by challenges in your place of work. It creates a feeling of worry and anxiety. It is… Read More

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July

Let’s Get Social: Tips for Using Social Media Effectively

  • July 01, 2014
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Social media is a collection of online platforms and tools. This platform helps people to share content, profiles, opinions, insights, experiences, perspectives and media itself and facilitate… Read More

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June

What is Inbound Marketing?

  • June 16, 2014
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Inbound Marketing is a strategy where businesses implement tactics to “get spotted” by customers. It involves creating and providing valuable content for your customers, promoting your remarkable… Read More

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May

5 of the Dumbest Social Media Trends

  • May 28, 2014
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When it comes to social media, going viral is the name of the game.  Any hard working social media facilitator dreams of the day that they come… Read More

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May

Small Nonprofit Budget Blues

  • May 14, 2014
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If you had an aptitude for singing and a knack for strumming on the guitar, would you be singing the nonprofit blues after a long day of… Read More

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April

Spring Silent Disco Fundraiser

  • April 17, 2014
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Imagine your typical fundraiser.  Expensive tickets, people in suits and if you’re lucky, some bland appetizers and a cash bar.  Now imagine the exact opposite and you… Read More

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March

5 Most Annoying Things People Say to Marketing Companies

  • March 24, 2014
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Having worked in both nonprofit and for sectors of marketing for years now, we have noticed that there is a trend in obnoxious things clients tend to… Read More

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March

New Bedford Blood Drive

  • March 17, 2014
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March

What the Drink You Bring to a Business Meeting Says About You

  • March 10, 2014
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Since we’re a week away from the biggest drinking holiday of the year (St. Patrick’s Day) it only seemed appropriate to write an article about the whole… Read More

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February

3rd Drink for a Cause Brewery Tour

  • February 24, 2014
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To many of Civic Support’s staunch supporters, our Drink for a Cause Brewery Tour is nothing new.  That’s because they keep coming back every year that we… Read More

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February

Five Most Obnoxious Twitter Hashtags

Twitter is one of the more innovative creations this world has seen in quite some time. At its core, Twitter is a social media site used to… Read More

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February

What Social Media User Are You?

Social media is no different than your ordinary high school. Amid all the drama, social interactions, fun and self-proclaimed success, you see different groups of people interacting… Read More

06
February

Put a Cat On It: Your Guide to the Purrfect Facebook Post

  • February 06, 2014
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Oftentimes, the Internet is compared to ancient Egyptian culture- in relation to it’s general obsession with cats. They’ve taken over the entire Internet without any effort at… Read More

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January

The Balancing Act (College Life)

Balancing between sleep, friends, and grades is the ultimate struggle faced by many college students. Is it impossible? If you pick good grades and a social life…… Read More

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January

2003 Called. It Wants its Website Back.

  • January 28, 2014
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Does your organization’s website look like it was html coded in a middle school computer class?  Does it feature breathtaking clipart or photos taken 5+ years ago?… Read More

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December

Setting New Years Resolutions That Don’t Suck

  • December 30, 2013
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As everyone who believes in the modern calendar already knows, it’s nearly 2014.  Thus we are hitting that critical point in which everyone is nostalgically reflecting on… Read More

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December

Seven Deadly Sins of Working from Home

It’s actually a pretty funny story. I had a really long day working from home yesterday so I figured that I would begin to hand write my… Read More

07
December

Civic Support Holiday Party!

It’s that time of year again when people come together to celebrate in the spirit of the holiday season, and we think that’s worthy of a Civic… Read More

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November

Five Ways To Make Facebook Less Annoying

Overall, the advent of social media has been a positive experience, especially when it comes to Facebook. Mark Zuckerberg’s genius, innovative, website has allowed us to connect… Read More

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October

Five Tips for Twitter Use

Twitter has evolved into one of the top social media sites for businesses. It started as an unknown website with questionable features, but now it’s as popular,… Read More

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October

Join Us!! Civic Support Silent Disco

  • October 02, 2013
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Need something fun to do this October? Join Civic Support on Saturday October 12 on our Halloween Silent Disco Pub Crawl. There will be lots of dancing,… Read More

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May

Keeping the FUN in Fundraising

  • May 29, 2013
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Any nonprofit owner or community organizer knows that fundraising can be a real hassle.  First there’s all the planning, then there’s bugging people to come, and in… Read More

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May

Marketing Mistakes to Avoid on Twitter

Marketing via social media has become all the rage as of late, offering virtually anyone the ability reach anyone else who is using the same platform. Twitter… Read More

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May

Marketing Mistakes to Avoid on Facebook

As of now marketing your business on social media sites, such as Facebook, is one of the most powerful forms of advertisement. Facebook has over 900 million… Read More

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May

We need your help in Massachusetts: Opposition to Bill S. 1031

  • May 01, 2013
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There is a nasty bill on the floor that would severely limit the Medical Marijuana program in Massachusetts.  If enacted, the bill would: • Limit cultivation and… Read More

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April

Silent Disco Pub Crawl: A Fundraiser

  • April 29, 2013
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Okay, so we can guess what you may be thinking… what’s a silent disco and how can it possibly support a nonprofit marketing company? Great questions! A… Read More

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February

What is SEO and Why Does it Matter?

  • February 24, 2013
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“The three essential elements of an effective SEO are effective communication, useful information and high quality backlinks.” – SEO Refugee SEO, or Search Engine Optimization, is a… Read More

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February

Five Free Online Resources for all Your Nonprofit Needs!

Five Free Online Resources for all Your Nonprofit Needs! By: Jenny Lee Paiva   Let’s face it; there is a growing trend of like-minded people uniting together… Read More

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January

5 Tips for Setting Goals for Your Nonprofit

It is always good to layout goals to better and improve your Nonprofit. You need to determine a couple factors before you can start listing your set… Read More

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December

Nonprofit Spotlight of the Week: The New Bedford Women’s Center

  • December 10, 2012
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The New Bedford Women’s Center “The door to a future free from violence.” “To empower and support positive choices for all to educate and take action in… Read More

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December

Nonprofit Spotlight of the Week: YouthBuild USA

  • December 03, 2012
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This week’s non-profit organization of the week is YouthBuild U.S.A. which is a national nonprofit with sections in New Bedford and Fall River. YouthBuild’s mission is to… Read More

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November

Tip of the Week: Ten Facebook Networking Tips We Know You Will “Like!”

  • November 30, 2012
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Looking for different ways to spread the word about your nonprofit cause? Find yourself second guessing the content on your last post or wondering why only nine people saw… Read More

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November

Nonprofit Spotlight of the Week: South Coastal Counties Legal Service

  • November 26, 2012
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“The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention.” – Oscar Wilde A non-profit organization strives for financial gains, but to use them to… Read More

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November

Nonprofit Spotlight of the Week: The Community Economic Development Center

  • November 19, 2012
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The name of the non-profit organization we are focusing on for this week’s “Nonprofit Spotlight” is called the Community Economic Development Center, or simply called the CEDC…. Read More

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November

Tip of the Week: Effective Marketing with Twitter

  • November 16, 2012
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Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc. are all different variations of social networking media, giving bloggers and other Internet users a completely new way to communicate with one another.  Twitter… Read More

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November

Nonprofit Spotlight of the Week: Drink for a Cause

  • November 13, 2012
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Yes, we are going to shamelessly use our blog to promote our upcoming fundraiser: Drink for a Cause.  Next week however, we will be right back on… Read More

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November

Tip of the Week: Email Marketing

  • November 09, 2012
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Using email for marketing purposes seems like a dream for small businesses and nonprofits.  Not only is it less invasive than making phone calls, it is also… Read More

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November

Nonprofit Spotlight of the Week: Ocean Explorium

  • November 06, 2012
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Discover New Bedford’s Own Underwater World: The Ocean Explorium! By: Jenny Lee Paiva “Man Cannot Discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of… Read More

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November

Helping You Help Others…

  • November 05, 2012
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Welcome to our super cool blog! The blog is here to post news about Civic Support, but it is also here to post resources that we hope… Read More