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Is your mission statement trying too hard?

Fundraising Coach

Can you recite your nonprofit's mission statement? Your nonprofit's mission is vital. When it does, it can transform your community.

Millennials on a Mission: Idealism, Impact, Innovation

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

They believe in the power of technology to drive real community change. We study them because they’re defining the culture.” It’s simple.

Is your community suffering from an attack of a charity ideology?

Fundraising Coach

Focusing continually on the mission will help unify people. Local and state governments are threatening to tax charities. The odd thing?

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Is your community suffering from an attack of a charity ideology?

Fundraising Coach

Focusing continually on the mission will help unify people. Local and state governments are threatening to tax charities. The odd thing?

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Community First, Monetize Later

The Agitator

If you go in looking to engage, interact and build up a community of people who are interested in your mission/brand, then down the road you have a better chance of successfully running a fundraising campaign.” How will you help your community? What are the guidelines for your community manager? Who to engage?

11 Elements of Fierce Loyalty to Keep Your Donors

Wild Woman Fundraising

Think about creating an online community for your nonprofit.You may say, well, we already have a website! Maybe you have a community manifesto.

Two easy – yet lasting – ways to advance your nonprofit’s mission

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

If you could make two simple phone calls or send two easy letters to advance your nonprofit’s mission, would you do it? What is happening?:

Community Leadership and Serving Your Nonprofit Mission

Social Media Bird Brain

Last week my time was completely eaten up by a event for a small nonprofit I volunteer for, which was why there was no new post. The event came together like a couple of rain-swollen rivers at a confluence. I was in charge of printed materials and signage and when I’ve done this stuff in the past, I generally have a few weeks to get it all together.

Can You Merchandise Your Mission?

Marketing for Nonprofits

I mentioned on Friday that one of the four trends in fundraising is to learn how to merchandise your mission. So how do you do it? Cheers!

Mission-Based Thinking - Why It Matters, Especially Today - Why It Works, And Examples of It Enabling Organizations That Use It

Seeking Grant Money Today

Mission-based thinking, a staple of contemporary, professional, nonprofit, best practices, is often discussed and explained but examples are more difficult to locate. In this two part post I will explain the critical importance of mission-based thinking in this post. The work a nonprofit does on behalf of the communities of the U.S.

Rewriting an Appeal Letter : Cut out the Gangrene

Wild Woman Fundraising

You understand the influence one vote can make on your community. He wants to make changes in his community. So, scan the patient below.

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More Mailbag: How do you tell a story about a community foundation?

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

We are a community foundation operating in a low wealth area. We want to build endowments to support every area of charitable work in our community. That’s what I mean by the modular approach to a broad mission. Suppose they are big on community pride. Today, I’m answering more reader mail! You do too. Katya

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The Mission Statement and Why It's So Important

Seeking Grant Money Today

I've heard nonprofit colleagues refer to mission statements, in general, as b.s. I'm not a 'pie in the sky' or 'starry eyed' idealist about mission statements. Why do I think that mission statements can be this critical and valuable? Because I've seen the mission be just that; critical and invaluable to its organization.

Is Your Nonprofit Organization Operating In Order to Close Upon Its Mission's Completion?

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Stephanie Strom wrote Mission accomplished, nonprofits close up shop for the New York Times , April 1, 2011. To quote, "A few nonprofit groups have recently announced plans to wind down, not over financial problems but because their missions are nearly finished. Nonprofits are in the business of getting out of business. So.what then?

501 Mission Place: helping nonprofits do more with less

Fundraising Coach

501 Mission Place launches today! Here’s the story as it is on the site: 501 Mission Place – Who & Why We Are. Like so many of the organizations that we lead, 501 Mission Place started as a conversation between friends. So come on over to 501 Mission Place. It’s finally here!

Deeper Dive into the Knight Foundation's Connected Citizens Report: Building Connections and Engaging Your Community

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The intent of our report Connected Citizens: The Power, Peril and Potential of Networks , was to explore the role of networks in community life and how loose networks of individuals are affecting social change. . This is also true among communities. People are moving from passive consumers to active users. Adapted by Kristina Leroux.

Monthly Social Communications Round-Up

Social Media Bird Brain

social communications Kickstarter Mission Statement Philanthropy community social media Nonprofit Facebook Guy Stanford not-for-profits data gathering NPQ innovation nonprofit fundraisingThe King is Dead - or Is He? It's been said that Web 2.0 is over -that the future is all about cloud computing and mobile.

Grants for Community Public Lands Organizations

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From The Foundation Center. [As always, if you are interested in this grant opportunity, click "Link to Complete RFP" at the end of this blog post, for more information]. Contact: Link to Complete RFP. RFP grants environment the foundation center

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Mission Paradox

Nonprofit Consultant Blog

I am a member of the Nonprofit Blog Exchange - a group of nonprofit bloggers who try to promote each other's work as resources for the nonprofit community online. Today I'd like to introduce you to the Mission Paradox Blog of Adam Thurman. Are people confused by your mission? Tags: Nonprofit blogging mission

#interview: Simone Joyaux, Nonprofit Consultant, Author, and Columnist

Non Profit Marketing 360

Many people get anxious that donor- centered means you can’t be mission-centered or client-centered, and it doesn’t. Why do you have three?

A Community's Confidence in A Nonprofit Is the Ultimate Key to An Organization's Future

Seeking Grant Money Today

Organizations' leaders, in the very nature of their work, envision what could be better for the community, they imagine what could get done through the work of the agencies that they work for, and they imagine what could improve the world. nonprofit exists because its mission statement has a goal. to consider our organizations.

The Nonprofit That Understands That Without A Strong Relationship With It's Community, It Stumbles - Is the Nonprofit That Succeeds

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When anyone discusses nonprofit operations or nonprofit fundraising and says something to the effect of, 'nonprofits do not operate in a vacuum; they exist, grow, and succeed only by working with the communities that they serve' the key word in the concept is 'with'. Tags: best practices volunteers community how to fundraising

Elementary my dear: How to interview and find out if your boss is a bully

Wild Woman Fundraising

Fear or a dedication to the mission? Mission dedication is important, but it can’t keep you going forever. Nothing escapes you.

How to Get Your Nonprofit Into the News During the Holidays

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

The holidays offer a perfect opportunity to recognize one of your inspiring supporters and call attention to your mission. Spotlight a Trend.

#ENVIRO: CBS/EcoMedia Partnership Expands To Bring Advertising To Green Nonprofits

Non Profit Marketing 360

According to the EcoMedia mission statement , “We’ve developed partnerships with cities across America, all of which have environmental projects in need of funding. ” ? The branding ? the EcoMedia Leaf ? EcoAd is not a certification program nor is the EcoAd logo a seal of approval from CBS/EcoMedia.

Mission Based Thinking Part Two of Two - Examples Of It Enabling Organizations That Use It

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Examples demonstrating how mission-based nonprofit operations best works when it is used effectively by a nonprofit''s staff and volunteers are difficult to come by. The mission statement must be the first and guiding principle. Mission based thinking is more of a group effort, then. The motion was seconded and voted for.

The #1 Way to Generate More New Major Donors Fast

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So what are you waiting for? Give ‘em a ring! Send ‘em an email! Mail ‘em a letter! LIKE THIS BLOG POST? Fundraising

Susan G, Komen Organization's Experience Is the Devil In the Details (for Us and Not Just Komen)

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The mission statement, as Shakespeare might have written (sorry, William, for my liberties here) , is "the thing". Mission drift , at a minimum, occurred. The number one way to get an organization back on track is for any one (or more) of the nonprofit's leaders to simply recognize and acknowledge the mission drift has happened.

Having a Book Club at Your Nonprofit

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

We love what Melinda Billings at Peacehaven Community Farm came up with to bring key players in her organization together – a book club!

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4 Inspirational “Share Your Story” Pages That Will Knock Your Socks Off

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Sometimes, “Share Your Story” pages help people connect with each other, building invaluable communities of support and human connection.

Do You Need to Hire A Development Director?

Wild Woman Fundraising

Community management? But if your nonprofit treats them badly, it won’t matter how much they believe in the mission. People who do not explain their particular connection with your mission and exactly how they fit your qualifications? Well, let’s see. Do you want to make exponentially more money? Appeals? Marketing?

Fundraising, Grant Writing, Mission-Success, Community Building; It's All the Same

Seeking Grant Money Today

Each nonprofit organization's goal or work is informed by their mission statement, and this requires funding. Thinking of constituents as investors or your nonprofit's own community forces you, the development staff or volunteer, to not sell anyone. You've demonstrated the need in our community that your group meets.

Why Don’t You Run Your Business Like a Nonprofit?

Non Profit Marketing 360

Chuck argues that some of the most successful for-profit corporations today owe their standing to two values that come from the nonprofit world – being mission-driven and attending to community. Community Nonprofit Business Chuck English mission Nonprofit organization

Why Don’t You Run Your Business Like a Nonprofit?

Non Profit Marketing 360

Chuck argues that some of the most successful for-profit corporations today owe their standing to two values that come from the nonprofit world – being mission-driven and attending to community. Community Nonprofit Business Chuck English mission Nonprofit organization

Transform Your Organization with Pro Bono Technology Resources – The Community Corps Product Spotlight

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NPower is a national nonprofit whose mission is to help thousands of other nonprofits improve their IT and communities they serve. Our new program, The Community Corps, is dedicated to connecting IT pro bono consultants to nonprofits. This is where The Community Corps come in. Get started with  The Community Corps.

How to Establish Thought Leadership within Your Nonprofit

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

These are my go-to methods to successfully build a PR program and establish thought leadership for your mission-focus. Mary Alice Holley.

Let Your People Do the Talking (Do It Differently: Part 1)

Getting Attention

Julie is a successful businesswoman and mother in our community—just like so many of our major donors. Tested Turnaround!  Give it a try!

Want to Build Community Online? Become a Bridge Builder.

Marketing for Nonprofits

But the real question is, HOW do you become a community manager and/or how do you find the right person for the job? We live in a DIVERSE world!

Who's The Boss At Your Nonprofit? Not the E.D. Not the Board. It's the Mission Statement!

Seeking Grant Money Today

The reason that your nonprofit exists, the reason that the IRS gave the nonprofit that you work for official nonprofit 501(c)(3) status, the reason that donors give to it, and people volunteer for it - is the mission statement. This is why it is so important that your organization's mission statement be clear, poignant, and kept up to date.

3 Steps to Funding Nonprofit Marketing

Getting Attention

Guest blogger, Julie Brown, is the program director at the  Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation. As a program director for a community foundation, the most common request I have heard from potential grantees over the past several years is “We wish we could afford to professionally brand and market this grassroots agency.”.

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