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Maybe, instead, purchase some good 'how to books' (go to the Archive on this blog and see my November 21, 2006 entry, called "Easy Resources for the Grant Writer"). Perhaps you're considering a new career and want to look into writing grant proposals for a living. Let me give you some information and suggestions. Are there many agencies?

About Grant Writing Fees & Commissions

Nonprofit Consultant Blog

As a professional grant writer, I usually charge an hourly fee, or sometimes a flat fee per project. Never do I charge a percentage of funds received or in any other way work on spec or contingency. First off, this is just accepted professional practice in the nonprofit industry. Second, as a professional I need to be paid fairly for my work.

Rhode Island Census 2006

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Attorneys, who advance a cause based purely upon rationally based argument knowing full well that the rhode island census 2006 or perhaps better referred to as Little Rhody by the rhode island census 2003 to bring the parties have two children the rhode island census 2001. Island Census Rhode 2006The U.S

Daring to Lead 2006

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CompassPoint Nonprofit Services and The Meyer Foundation have just released a new report, "Daring to Lead 2006," exploring the leading causes of nonprofit executive burnout; in particular, widespread frustration with boards of directors and funders, and dissatisfaction with their pay. As a sector are we not taking care of ourselves?

Top 5-Bottom 5 Cause-Related Marketing Campaigns

Cause Related Marketing

As it turns out about third have come in for criticism and third for praise and I’ve been neutral on the final third.For this last post of 2006, I review the five best and the five worst cause-related marketing campaigns. Tags: 2006 cause-related marketing Top 5 Bottom 5 To be fair, I haven’t directly reviewed.

A Cheer-and-a-half for Soft and Dri’s FSI Ad

Cause Related Marketing

This ad for Dial’s antiperspirant/deodorant Soft and Dri, appeared in an FSI during October 2006, National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.I Made by a Man? But is it Strong Enough For Women?This like the ad, but I wonder if that isn’t because I’m a man. The copy and design are quite clean, in a way that men tend to like.

Home Depot Gift Card Promotion for the USO

Cause Related Marketing

Soldiering Through the First Quarter BluesIt’s the day after Christmas in the States and the malls and stores are full again, this time with people returning gifts, but also people spending the gift cards they got yesterday. Gift cards, or stored value cards, are a growing Christmas gift trend in North America.

Your Charity Should Be So Lucky

Cause Related Marketing

Recently both the Chicago Tribune and the Chronicle of Philanthropy (registration required for both) have published stories critical of cause-related marketing.The Tribune article, by Blythe Bernhard (free here), came at the end of October, National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in the States.

How to Find a Charity Partner for a CRM Campaign

Cause Related Marketing

The 411 on Locating a Cause Right for Your Company Suppose you’re a community-minded company and you’re considering launching a cause-related marketing campaign, but in a world of causes, no cause is much more appealing than the next. Who do you partner with?This 505’s sauces are.

Join Cause-Related Marketing, Get a CRM Tool You Can Use Now

Cause Related Marketing

Kind Readers:Joanna F. is the latest person to join the Cause-Related Marketing Googlegroup.You can join, too.

CO-OP FInancial Services and Children's Miracle Network Roll Out an Old-School CRM Campaign

Cause Related Marketing

An Old Campaigner Returns to the Dance FloorRight now in the United States ballroom dancing. of all things. is hot, hot, hot.It seems that everything old is new again.

Sales Incentives and Cause-Related Marketing

Cause Related Marketing

Sprint and Motorola Campaign for RedMany cause-related marketing campaigns require consumers to buy something. Maybe it’s a rubber bracelet. Or a plush toy. Maybe it’s a dessert special or music CD, or some kind of service.While some people will just buy the cause-related marketing product or service without being prompted, usually they won’t.

Join Cause-Related Marketing, Get a Cool Cause-Related Marketing Tool

Cause Related Marketing

Kind Readers:Kate A. from Boston is the latest person to join the Cause-Related Marketing Googlegroup.

Never Sell Title Sponsorships, (Unless You Have To)

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Toys for TeensIt’s Christmas time in the States and American’s open their hearts and their wallets to causes of all kinds.Since the early post-WWII years, one of the organizations that Americans have responded to generously is Toys for Tots, now known as the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation.

In Case You Wondered.

Cause Related Marketing

It Works, Cause-Related Marketing Works!The The Utah Food Bank is a monster of cause-related marketing in my state this time of year. cite just a few examples, Tags: Jiffy Lube Utah Food Bank Siegfriend and Jensen Wells Fargo Rick Southwick Smiths

Tarnished Halos

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High-Dollar Product Marketers, Jump-In!

Cause Related Marketing

High-Dollar Cause-Related Marketing Comes of AgeCause-related marketing has long been especially common in packaged goods promotions; Wish-Bone Dressing and Make-A-Wish or Yoplait and Susan G. Komen, to name just two. But does cause-related marketing work with high-dollar goods and services? Komen

Les Schwab Tire Ad for Rotary Coat Drive

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Huzzahs to Rotary and Kiwanis, the Un-RedWhile everyone else is fawning over the new Red campaign, your humble servant is reviewing a very local campaign that gathers coats and winter items for the less fortunate here at home.But wait, you’re saying, isn’t this out of character?

Join Cause-Related-Marketingatgooglegroups.com

Cause Related Marketing

Hello folks:This is an invitation to join Cause-Related-Marketing@googlegroups.com. join, simply send me your name.

Yuban Dark Roast

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Certification Exhaustion A few years back a would-be client came to me with an interesting question: would people in the first world support cause-related marketing that served people in the Third World?In their case, they were building children’s hospitals in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

Montblanc Nicolas Cage Ad

Cause Related Marketing

Seeing Through The Wicker Man DarklyIt’s almost impossible to overstate how much transparency matters in cause-related marketing. It’s more important than the campaign's creative. It’s more important than the offer in the campaign's advertising. It’s more important than the appeal being made.Here’s why. Much of that.

Crystal Geyser Label II

Cause Related Marketing

Remember What You're Paying for This Free AdviceAll right, you’ve had your fun, you say. You’ve teased the folks at Crystal Geyser with yesterday's posting, so what would you do if your water was being sold in the discounter stores for pennies, Mr. Smart Guy?I’m I’m glad you asked. Komen cause marketing

Crystal Geyser Label

Cause Related Marketing

Buck Up, Guys!Some Some day I'm going to write the ultimate case study of the greatest cause-related marketing campaign ever. It raised hundreds of millions of dollars for a terrific cause and it went on for years with no fall-off in support. The most intriguing part of that.

P&G brandSAVER FSI for UNICEF

Cause Related Marketing

Let Us Now Praise Good Cause-Related MarketingSo far there are six posts at causerelatedmarketing.biz and everyone of them has been critical to one degree or another. The point of this blog isn’t to flame every cause-related campaign I see as bad or inadequate.

Annual Women & Business Conference

Cause Related Marketing

Coulda Woulda? ShouldaImagine an existing event with a successful 30-year history aimed at women in business. Imagine a well-known celebrity pundit and mother as the keynote.Now imagine a nice cause ‘overlay,’ as we used to call it at Children’s Miracle Network: maybe a donation is made to a local kids cause with every early registration.

Alert! Missing Middle Donors

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percent from 2006 to 2012. percent more of their income in 2012 than in 2006.”. But Most Middle Donors Aren’t Cultivated…Enough.

A Raspberry for Linens 'n Things Ad

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An Ad that Tries to Do Too Much and FailsCharities… even sophisticated and well-funded entities… are often guilty of trying to make their marketing collateral do too much. Komen Linens 'n Things cause marketing

Eyeballs Vs. Tears

Cause Related Marketing

Barely a day goes by that I don't see some kind of cause-related marketing, some good and some not so good.With this blog I will examine in detail those cause marketing promotions, advertising and campaigns; when they get it right, and where it goes wrong.Cause-related marketing has been around for more than 20 years now. Komen cause marketing

Bloggers Flash Back to 2006 and Flash Forward to 2009

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Several 2006 wishes came true. hope you enjoy the 2006 - 2009 comparisons. Yvonne DiVita , Lip-sticking 2006 MORE Smart Women Bloggers.

Change One Thing

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This is a story about about how the Internet brings people closer together. This is a demonstration of how a web 2.0 collaboration OneTube Peri Urban

fake newspaper: a fun, fast way to honor nonprofit volunteers, donors, staff

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As the image below shows, this free and easy tool provides a fun way to recognize staff members, volunteers, and donors. Technorati tags: net2. rubel.

Bay Area nonprofits score well, Learning from SPAM, and a Happy New Year

Nonprofit Consultant Blog

First off, I want to thank all of my readers and subscribers for your support in 2006. This has been a great year, and I've been very pleased with the reaction to this blog since starting it a few months ago. All is well and good now, and I am looking forward to a great and productive 2007. On to the news. Would you have passed the test?

Reporting to Grant Donor After End of Project

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Example beginning) Driving At the Speed Limit With Confidence End of Program Report Slow Drivers Assistance August, 2006 On behalf of Slow Drivers Assistance's (SDA) clients, volunteers, and staff, thank you for your participation in our program and all of your excellent work in our community. The new class began three months ago. When? 8.

Don't Leave Money On The Table

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The Foundation Center's (foundationcenter.org) "PND" or "Philanthropy News Digest" dated October 27, 2006, included a story called "Wealthiest Americans Support Broad Array of Charities, Study Finds". The study that the Bank of America conducted was called the "High Net-Worth Philanthropy Study". percent).". Patrick Rooney, Ph.D.,

Nonprofit Times Honors Hate Monger

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Each year the Nonprofit Times, a trade publication for those of us in the public benefit sector, releases its "Power and Influence Top 50" - The 2006 honor roll was released this week, and I am shocked and insulted by one of the additions to this year's list. For this he receives honors? It was a brilliant plan, hatched in Satan's own lair.

Maximizing Volunteer Impact

Nonprofit Consultant Blog

According to the 2006 Deloitte / Points of Light Volunteer IMPACT Study , you're probably missing the boat. Are you fully utilizing your volunteers skills? Are you putting volunteers in positions where they can use their professional skills most effectively, or are you having asking lawyers to sweep up? That's a phenomenal number to consider.

Show Me The Money in Santa Cruz

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The conference -- which will be held one week from today: Thursday, May 4, 2006 -- is designed to help you: * Manage your finances. Enhance your human resources. Align management with mission. * Get the inside scoop on policies impacting the way you work. We tell ourselves that we simply don't have the time or the money.

Regifting is Good!

Nonprofit Consultant Blog

Last week, I received an email from Ashley Gatewood of MissionFish.org saying, in part: Since the holidays are now over, we’re encouraging people to consider regifting items they received but don’t have a use for by selling them on eBay and donating the sale to a nonprofit.

report compiles good blogging advice for businesses and nonprofits; as always, beware of absolute truths

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However, in terms of using the report to drive decisions about business or nonprofit blogging, keep the second half of the study's title in mind: the ideas in this paper are based on the "self-reports" and opinions of bloggers who responded to an open call in May 2006 to participate. Blogs must be part of a plan. Bland is bad.

Grant Writing and the End of the Year

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Happy Winter Solstice, Best Wishes this Kawanzaa, Merry Christmas, and Happy Channukka! 2007 is just around the corner. You're busy in the office getting your grant application documents updated and coordinating with the accounting office to receive the fourth quarter and end of year financials when they're available. You are busy. Everyone's busy!