Sing a Christmas Fundraising Carol

in Associations - Membership,Marketing for Nonprofits

The inspiration for this festive post started with something I read on Jeff Brooks’ Future Fundraising Now blog – Almost everything I know about fundraising I learned from Christmas carols.  In Jeff’s blog, he draws strong correlations between Christmas carols and fundraising strategies, concepts, and principals.

I’ve written a variation on that theme.  I selected two carols and rewrote the lyrics.  There’s a carol for membership associations based on the tune “Let it Snow!  Let it Snow!  Let it Snow!” And I have another carol for charitable nonprofits based on the tune, “Angels We Have Heard On High!”

But I’ve also taken it one step farther.  I’ve set them to music . . . well, sort of.  When you click on the link below you’ll find an mp3 audio file.  It’s a recording of me – Karen Zapp – singing these two carols.

DISCLAIMER – I’m not a professional singer!!  Far from it.  I don’t even qualify for the church choir.  But I won’t torture you with teeth-knashing karaoke either.

So if you’re ready to be entertained, here I am singing (or at least trying to sing) a carol for membership associations and all they do for the world; and a carol for charitable nonprofits and the good they do.  (Click the link below!)

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My best to you for a wonderful holiday season. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all.

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margie December 23, 2011 at 1:59 pm

These were great. And you have a lovely voice. Thanks for all you do, your generousity and for your sense of purpose with humor! Happy soulful Holidays, Margie

Karen Zapp, copywriter December 26, 2011 at 11:22 am

How kind of you, Margie. I do appreciate your comments and I hope my blog, newsletter, and Zapp Guides are helpful to you and your organization. My best to you this season!

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