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Remember the first time you had a big-picture breakthrough at work; an idea that would revolutionize the business and save your company money and time? Do you remember the first time your idea was shot down or ignored. Here are six simple steps to help you sell that next marketing idea or strategy to you CEO or supervisor, and help that idea soar.
Almost 50% of marketers have launched holiday campaigns by September. If you're looking for some ideas for quick, easy-to-launch and affordable campaigns (for now or year-end) keep reading.

How is social media changing the way credit unions and their members give back? See how Patelco Credit Union uses CafeGive’s new virtual Pin Up Wall App to boost holiday fundraising for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals as part of CU4Kids.

Shriners Hospitals for Children teamed up with us at CafeGive Social to choose a name for its new mascot, the Love To The Rescue Bear. Check out how Shriners uses social media and the Voting App to crowdsource a name for this adorable ambassador.

Mobile applications may have just changed fundraising events for good—and for the better. Basic Rights Oregon, an organization dedicated to promoting rights for LGBTQ Oregonians, teamed up with CafeGive Social for Ignite!, BRO’s gala and major fundraising event. To help fire up their fundraising, we rolled out a brand new Mobile Paddle Raise App.

For International Credit Union Day 2013, we've rounded up some our top resources, tips, and guides for credit unions and CU marketers to help grow membership and raise awareness about the great work that you do.

The Digital Generation, Gen Y, Echo Boomers, Millennials—whatever term you use for the approximately eighty million 20–30-something consumers out there, one thing’s for certain: they are changing the business landscape for good. Members of Gen Y are ready and willing to connect more meaningfully with financial institutions, and credit unions have the unprecedented opportunity to meet these needs. So how can Credit Unions win big with Millennials?

This year, Adirondack Trust Company Community Fund takes its tradition of giving to the next level with social media. The organization needed to re-brand, scale its funds and awareness-raising, and find a way to bring their community into the giving process. At CafeGive Social, we were up to the challenge, and what followed was a comprehensive marketing plan, a suite of apps, and a season dedicated to giving back.

This year, United Way of Thurston is setting its sights on breaking records with the 21st Annual Day of Caring celebration. To bring in more volunteers and serve more projects than ever before, UW Thurston will be counting on the power of social media to help them reach their cause marketing goals.

Are you ready for the philanthropic revolution? There's a new day that's changing the way businesses and consumers give back. Giving Tuesday is a movement to unite businesses, nonprofits, and consumers around causes. To help businesses and nonprofits win big with Giving Tuesday 2013, we have compiled a marketing guide of social media campaign ideas and tips.