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A few quick grant resources

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I’m getting my thoughts together for a Grantwriting class I’m helping with tomorrow and I thought I’d share a few resources I’ve collected.  Enjoy! Step By Step Fundraising’s list of grant resources  [link]. Guidestar  www.guidestar.org. Pamela Grow’s Grantwriting Blog  www.pamelasgrantwritingblog.com.

Good Morning from Russia!

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Believe me, it’s very different than it is for most of the rest of us! Already got some awesome pictures and I soon as I can get them upoaded, I’ll be posting them from here and my Facebook account.  Stay tuned!!

3 key mindshifts to overcoming your fear of asking for a gift

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Happy Fundraising Season!  Between Between now and the end of the year is a great time to make some individual asks. If the thought of asking someone face-to-face for a donation scares you, terrifies, or paralyzes you, you’re not alone.  Lots of people would rather do most anything else than ask someone for a donation! Probably not. 

A Rookie's Guide to Online Fundraising and Marketing (Nonprofit Boot Camp)

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On September 11, 2009, Network for Good had the great opportunity to present "A Rookie's Guide to Online Fundraising & Marketing" to nonprofits at the Nonprofit Boot Camp sponsored by the Virginia Network of Nonprofit Organizations (VANNO), Network Williamsburg and the Hamilton Group.

Exploiting the Faces of Need

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Profile of Cause Marketing Veteran Joe Lake

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Nationwide Cause Marketing with Twitter

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We've seen local and regional Tweet-a-Thons, but this will apparently be the first-ever nationwide sponsored Tweet-a-Thon.

Five Tips for Writing a Four-Page Nonprofit Annual Report

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Write an annual report that. appeals to hearts and minds, all in four pages. “How to Write a. 4-Page Annual Report&#. Pacific). Want more advice?

A Nonprofit by Any Other Name

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" This article was reprinted from the June 2009 issue of Free Range Thinking TM. may find sweeter results, as the Children's Health Environmental Coalition discovered after changing its name to Healthy Child Healthy World. Running a nonprofit with a generic name is like traversing Antarctica dressed entirely in white.

Nonprofit storytelling—beware of impact stories that don’t link to public policy

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flickr/armadillo444. You can’t swing a cat these days (I never would) without hitting a storytelling workshop for nonprofits.

How to Ask for Donations on Your Website

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In terms of raising money online, your website has the most potential with two groups of donors: new donors and impulse givers. When these newbies visit your website, what do they see? How do you introduce yourself (your organization)? Paragraphs of text laden with mission and vision statements? Any photos? Maybe an e-newsletter sign-up?

Pitching Your Cause: Effectively Working with the Media to Spread Your Story

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Download the audio recording below 'Related Documents'! As your organization works to stay top of mind for supporters and the media, you may be feeling overwhelmed by the prospect of public relations, pitches and press releases. You think to yourself: What grabs a reporter's attention? How can I increase the chances of my event being covered?

A Beginner's Guide to Online Fundraising & Marketing

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Need more visitors to your nonprofit website? Does your donate button need more clicks? Want to make sense of social networks like Facebook? Join Network for Good's Jono Smith as he provides 10 tips for effective online fundraising and marketing -- even during this down economy.

The Worst 11 Cause Marketing Campaigns of 2008

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In every bad cause marketing campaigns, ads and research I’ve autopsied this year I’ve tried to find something to praise.

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A 5-step quide to social media strategy for nonprofits

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flickr/luc legay. Many nonprofits have already dipped their toes into social media. They see others doing it and figure they should be doing it too.

13 Secrets of Holiday Fundraising Online | Online Fundraising & Nonprofit Marketing Resources & Tips | Network for Good Learning Center - Learn how to raise money online for your nonprofit

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Tis the season for email marketing. We can help. Visit our website to learn more. The best is yet to come! Inspire your donors. Learn. Fix problems. 5.

My social media predictions for 2009

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My prediction is 10 million users by the end of the 2009. How can it possibly be busy you ask? Time investment and dedication. There are now 4.5

Finally an updated 2009 video about the new media landscape

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Videos 2009 4.0 No explanation necessary, just watch the video and enjoy. The original Did You Know 3.0 video can be watched here.

8 Tips to Strengthen Your Database to Help Build a Strong Donor Base

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A Stronger Database = A Stronger Donor Base Whether you refer to your Access database of donor information as simply your ‘mailing list' or you have specialized development software for ‘constituent relationship management', the records you keep provide the lifeline between you and your donors. It is certainly an investment worth making.

10 Marketing Realities Nonprofits Need to Accept to Succeed

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So I decided to make the first chapter of the book a summary of these assumptions. Reality 1: Marketing is not a dirty word. Stop pretending otherwise.

Government obsession with newspaper coverage

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I asked a senior government communications employee for their communications objectives the other day. When I asked them about their digital presence, they replied that they already have a website (which by the way, appeared on the 8th Google search result page for the most important key phrase relating to their initiative). So what?

A Wake-Up Call for Fundraisers

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When a world-renowned historian discovered there wasn't a single school in his hometown, he decided to raise money to build one. Here are the opening sentences of the letter he wrote to launch his capital campaign: When I was in my native town recently, a young lad, the son of one of my fellow townsmen, came to pay his respects to me. "Where?"

A Sample Donor Appreciation Certificate

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Pop quiz! Don't panic--you won't be graded on this.) What is the number one reason donors become "one-time" instead of "recurring"?

Cause Marketing Resolution for 2009

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This post is endorsed by 'President Barack Obama,' 'Oprah Winfrey,' 'Hillary Clinton,' 'Coldplay' and other high-ranking search terms in Google.

10 Twitter Tips for Nonprofit Organizations

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Newsweek said it best: "Suddenly, all the world is a-Twitter." " Simple and powerful, Twitter is a must for nonprofit organizations. created and manage a portal to nonprofits on Twitter @nonprofitorgs and based on my experience using site, I have crafted ten of my favorite Twitter Tips for beginners: 1. Authenticity before marketing.

My 2009 blessings

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I’m pausing today to reflect on 2009 and I realize how blessed I’ve been this year.  Many wonderful things have happened and many incredible people have come into my life.  I think there’s something very valuable in stopping regularly to count my blessings. Riding my horse in my first cattle roundup.  Such fun!!

How to Build Your Nonprofit's Brand to Engage Today's Value-Conscious Supporters

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Insights into New Consumer: Explore the three key factors that drive success for both consumer and nonprofit brands today, revealed by BBMG's 2009 Conscious Consumer Report. Download the slides below 'Related Documents'! Innovation is no longer the exception, it's the new imperative. They are, after all, your next donor.) Mirm earned her B.A.

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Quick MARCOM 2009 Debrief

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It has already been almost 3 weeks since MARCOM 2009 took place at the Pearson Convention Centre in Toronto. What is MARCOM 2009? Surely enough, the last 3 weeks have been so busy that I never got a chance to share my experience with you. Here’s a quick summary. Why did I attend? Brilliant marketing mind. Great closing keynote!

Climate Change - Who's Right Doesn't Matter (Blog Action Day 2009)

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Tags: global warming famine climate change WWF dogs and cats living together war Acting for Our Future blog action day 2009

The Procrastinator's Guide to Year-end Fundraising

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Download the presentation slides and full "Procrastinator's Guide" below Related Documents! Is your nonprofit ready to ramp up your online fundraising this holiday season? Currently she works with the Monterey Bay Aquarium, Environmental Defense Fund, the International Rescue Committee, and Conservation International among others.

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Guest post: 10 things to consider when designing your annual report

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Linda Henneman, ThinkDesign. Over the years, I’ve been in charge of developing a dozen annual reports for large foundations. For some of them, I was lucky enough to work with ThinkDesign Group. Their award winning work is known for its powerful interplay of text and design. Together, we’re creating pieces that are appropriate for the times.

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2009 Nonprofit Technology Conference

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This is the time of year when all the nonprofit geeks gather at NTEN’s Nonprofit Technology Conference and when the rest of us who feel techincally savvy realize we’re probably just geek-wannabes. Even if you not in San Francisco, it’s very easy to keep up on what’s happening. Well they’re trying to. Try it.

2009 Social Media User Segments

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Enter the Consumer Profile Tool (below), now with 2009 data, including Canadian statistics! Tags: Compliment Insight Presentation Statistics canadian consumer profile tool data 2009 forrester groundswell marketing segments slideshare social Social Media target audience technographics It’s pretty much self-explanatory.

Rhode Island Election Results 2009

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Vacationers will notice that the parties attend the rhode island election results 2009 or failure to attend the rhode island election results 2009 or failure to pay a percentage of that persons adjusted gross income over an entire calendar year. The Family Court because the rhode island election results 2009 be saying.

50 Resources for Getting the Most Out of Google Analytics

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Google Analytics is a very useful free tool for tracking site statistics. For most users, however, it never becomes more than just a pretty interface with intersting graphs. The resources below will help anyone, from the beginner to those who have been using Google Analytics for some time, learn how to get the most out of this great tool.

Who Likes Meetings?

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I have talked a lot about meetings in my last couple posts. Why does everyone hate meetings? Too often not enough work has been done before the meeting so everyone sits around getting nothing done. think people dislike meetings because too often they take too much time. Start and end your meetings on time, even if everyone is not there.

3 Twitter habits that irritate me

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With all the blog posts I’ve done on Twitter for nonprofits , you know I’m having a blast with Twitter. I’m connecting with old friends and new ones. even used Twitter to rewrite a fundraising appeal! Twitter isn’t a popularity contest. Twitter isn’t about how many followers you have. Seek and follow interesting people.

Next Steps -- 2009 Nonprofit Tagline Awards

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Winners of the 2009 tagline awards will be announced in October. The updated 2009 Nonprofit Tagline Report , featuring 2009 winners and finalists, will be published in late fall 2009. . You're the heart of this program. Finalists will be announced in early September. Voting will remain open throughout September.

Latest mobile phone statistics from Africa and what this means…

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800 million people going to bed hungry every day). However, consider these stats: The total African mobile subscriber base is roughly 280.7 revolution. 

Why you need to focus on mobile right now

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On November 5th, 2009 Telus released the iPhone, finally taking the Canadian network monopoly away from Rogers (i.e. I recently switched smartphones (now representing 50% of the worldwide cell phone market ) from RIM ’s Blackberry Storm to Apple’s iPhone 3GS. Why did I do it, and more importantly why should you care?

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