Monday, December 17, 2012

Don't forget to vote for the funniest story of 2012




2012 Annual NP-LOL Awards opens for voting
NP Humour – the world’s only comedy website devoted to non-profits, fundraising and charity – wants your help in finding the funniest story of 2012. It’s the second annual NP-LOL People’s Choice Awards. There are 14 nominees across two categories. The winners will be chosen in January 2013.

“We’re the only place in the world where non-profits can go to have a laugh. We’ve picked some of our best material from 2012 and are asking our many subscribers and the greater non-profit, fundraising and charity community to help us pick the funniest story,” said NP Humour Editor John C. Suart.

Officially launched in Fall of 2011, NP Humour has grown from just one email subscriber to more than 500 from the US, Canada, the UK and Australia. More than 100,000 people have visited the site in the last year.

Nominees for the two categories, Best Humour Story and Best Humour Animation, were selected by the number of visits each story received at NP Humour. NP Humour’s editors also contributed two “wild card” entries – stories that didn’t get much play, but that should have.

Nominees for Best Humour Story include:
Gang violence escalates between Major Gifts and Annual Giving for control of the donation trade
http://nphumour.blogspot.ca/2012/08/gang-violence-escalates-between-major.html 

Organizational Chart changed for the 27th time this year
http://nphumour.blogspot.ca/2012/03/organizational-chart-changed-for-27th.html

Advertising campaign reaches Mrs. Betty Turner, 93, and 17,678 people who don’t care
http://nphumour.blogspot.ca/2012/03/advertising-campaign-reaches-mrs-betty.html

Nominees for Best Humour Animation include: 
Communications Director answers "social media" to every question
http://nphumour.blogspot.ca/2012/03/communications-director-answers-social.html 

Charity thinks cloud computing actually in a cloud
http://nphumour.blogspot.ca/2012/07/charity-thinks-cloud-computing-actually.html

Santa unveils his fundraising strategy for North Pole capital campaign
http://nphumour.blogspot.ca/2012/11/santa-unveils-his-fundraising-strategy.html 

Other nominees are listed online. Last year’s NP-LOL award went to “God turned down on grant application to create humankind.”

Voting is free, and those who vote will be entered in a contest to win a free prize from the NP Humour Online Store. Voting closes Christmas Day. The winner will be announced in early January.

All the information about the awards program, voting and more are available online at NP Humour – http://nphumour.blogspot.ca/p/2011-np-lol-awards.html 

For more information, contact NP Humour:
Email: go@nonprofithumor.org  
Phone: 866-668-2220

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Santa suspends North Pole campaign, moving to Vegas

Santa Claus has decided to suspend his $750 million capital fundraising campaign -- "North Pole is Melting". In a video statement today, Santa said the rate of thaw at the North Pole was much greater than first thought. The plan to build a 100-foot tall, nuclear powered fridge to keep the North Pole frozen won't work. Santa said he would be moving all his operations to Las Vegas after this Christmas.




Thursday, December 6, 2012

What was the funniest story of 2012?




2012 Annual NP-LOL Awards opens for voting
NP Humour – the world’s only comedy website devoted to non-profits, fundraising and charity – wants your help in finding the funniest story of 2012. It’s the second annual NP-LOL People’s Choice Awards. There are 14 nominees across two categories. The winners will be chosen in January 2013.

“We’re the only place in the world where non-profits can go to have a laugh. We’ve picked some of our best material from 2012 and are asking our many subscribers and the greater non-profit, fundraising and charity community to help us pick the funniest story,” said NP Humour Editor John C. Suart.

Officially launched in Fall of 2011, NP Humour has grown from just one email subscriber to more than 500 from the US, Canada, the UK and Australia. More than 100,000 people have visited the site in the last year.

Nominees for the two categories, Best Humour Story and Best Humour Animation, were selected by the number of visits each story received at NP Humour. NP Humour’s editors also contributed two “wild card” entries – stories that didn’t get much play, but that should have.

Nominees for Best Humour Story include:
Gang violence escalates between Major Gifts and Annual Giving for control of the donation trade
http://nphumour.blogspot.ca/2012/08/gang-violence-escalates-between-major.html 

Organizational Chart changed for the 27th time this year
http://nphumour.blogspot.ca/2012/03/organizational-chart-changed-for-27th.html

Advertising campaign reaches Mrs. Betty Turner, 93, and 17,678 people who don’t care
http://nphumour.blogspot.ca/2012/03/advertising-campaign-reaches-mrs-betty.html

Nominees for Best Humour Animation include: 
Communications Director answers "social media" to every question
http://nphumour.blogspot.ca/2012/03/communications-director-answers-social.html 

Charity thinks cloud computing actually in a cloud
http://nphumour.blogspot.ca/2012/07/charity-thinks-cloud-computing-actually.html

Santa unveils his fundraising strategy for North Pole capital campaign
http://nphumour.blogspot.ca/2012/11/santa-unveils-his-fundraising-strategy.html 

Other nominees are listed online. Last year’s NP-LOL award went to “God turned down on grant application to create humankind.”

Voting is free, and those who vote will be entered in a contest to win a free prize from the NP Humour Online Store. Voting closes Christmas Day. The winner will be announced in early January.

All the information about the awards program, voting and more are available online at NP Humour – http://nphumour.blogspot.ca/p/2011-np-lol-awards.html 

For more information, contact NP Humour:
Email: go@nonprofithumor.org  
Phone: 866-668-2220

Sunday, December 2, 2012

“It’s a Wonderful Life’s” Old Man Potter makes donation to North Pole capital fundraising campaign

Potter, contemplating a gift for the Baileys


Henry F. Potter has become the first American to make a major donation to the North Pole capital fundraising campaign.  Potter, a respected banker from Bedford Falls, New York, made a cash donation of $8,000 to the North Pole is Melting campaign yesterday.

“I am so grateful to Old Man Potter for showing such philanthropic leadership. His offer to donate $8,000 to the campaign shows a level of generosity that most of us only aspire to. His whole town must be very proud of him,” said Santa Claus, CEO of the North Pole is Melting campaign.

The donation came about during a special celebration in Bedford Falls, which welcomed war hero Harry Bailey home from the war. Potter said he was moved by the self-sacrifice of all Bedford Falls’ soldiers, past and present.

“When Uncle Billy came into my bank going on and on about Harry Bailey and what he had done, I knew I had to act. This money was just lying around and I felt it would be better used elsewhere. So, I called the North Pole and sent them the money right away. My hands are clean and I know that George Bailey will soon be in jail. What a wonderful Christmas!” said Potter in a written statement deliver by his mute manservant.

The Christmas spirit had such a positive impact on Potter that he issued an immediate public challenge to all other financial institutions in Bedford Falls to match his donation.

“I’d like to see that Bailey Savings & Loan make an $8,000 donation, especially today! Eat that George Bailey. By the time you get home the Sheriff will be waiting for you. Ha, ha, ha. No more Baileys. No even a Zuzu petal! I think I’ll go over to Martini’s and get a drink!” he said.

The money will be used to buy presents for underprivileged “thrifty working class” families that rent homes in places like the Potter’s Fields development in Bedford Falls.

“What these families need are small, efficient Christmas presents that will allow them to spend more on rent and less on frivolities that make them a discontented, lazy rabble!” said Potter. “Someone once called me ‘a warped, frustrated old man’! Well, that person was  just a warped, frustrated young man.  A miserable little clerk... crawling in here on his hands and knees and begging for help. Now, I’m the richest man in town!”
Hey, how much did Potter give?


In a related story, George Bailey, CEO of the Savings & Loan, announced that he would match Potter’s donation.

“Well, I, I, I, got a whole lot of people together at my house to pay back the money we owed. We had a party. And even my darn fool brother flew up to Bedford Falls in a snowstorm to be here,” said Bailey. “My old friend Sam Wainwright also sent me a $25,000 line of credit. I owe it all to an angel named Clarence.”

“Now, who’s the richest man in Pottersville…I mean Bedford Falls! Eat that Potter!”

Savings & Loan CFO Uncle Billy said he was very pleased to be making the donation to the campaign.

“Hey, how much did Potter say he was giving to Santa?”


SEE MORE AT THE NORTH POLE CAMPAIGN WEBSITE
http://www.northpoleismelting.com/