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Seth on Education

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

Compliment Videos creativity education educational system school seth godinThat being said, I feel a massive revamp is already under way.

Personal, Political, and Professional

Nonprofit Consultant Blog

Much like the age-old saw about not discussing religion or politics at social gatherings, this is meant to avoid controversy, and, more to the point, not give any work associates reason to disagree with you (or terminate your job, etc.). The only possible area of controversy is the political. But, really, what have I got to hide?

Research: Just how much do faith, ethnicity, politics and age affect giving?

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

recently posted some fascinating information on ethnicity and online behavior; now there’s a study on various donors by religion, political persuasion, ethnicity and age and it, too, may reveal some surprising things. The study also looked at the influence of political persuasion, ethnicitiy and age. The bottom line?

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5 reasons fundraisers won’t call their hot leads


Hyper-politeness: This is when you come up with reasons to avoid outreach such as saying to yourself, “I don’t want to bother them right now. Hyper-professionalism: This is similar to hyper-politeness but it involves reasons related to business professionalism. It’s simple and basic. Just reach out. Tweet this!

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If Crowdsourcing Fails, How Does Democracy Prevail?


There’s been plenty of debate on the true value in crowdsourcing. Before you say crowdsourcing is so 2008, give me a second. hu8QDhNeNdQ.

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Grants Available for American Nonprofit Organizations Using Computers, Technology, or Video Games to Educate

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Deadline: May 15, 2011 ESA Foundation Offers Support for Youth-Focused Education Technology Programs The ESA Foundation , a philanthropic vehicle of the Entertainment Software Association , is dedicated to supporting programs that make a difference in the lives of America's youth. grants Character Education Partnership the foundation center

Connecting Protests to Political Power

A. Fine Blog

But they couldn’t move it enough to match the power held by Republicans inside the political system. We progressives have a bad habit of assuming that large numbers of people supporting our positions is the same as gaining political power. We need more purposeful, long-term protests that turn into political power.

Are you feeling stuck?

Wild Woman Fundraising

Do you ever wish you could just be left to work in peace, free from office politics, interruptions, mandatory staff meetings? Are you happy in your job at a charity? If so, stop reading. If you are ready to move on to a new job, I hope this post will give you some food for thought. Have you ever stopped to consider why you might be unhappy?

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How Can Nonprofits Communicate to Two Americas?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

As nonprofit communicators, we cannot ignore the tumultuous political times we live in. It’s Kivi here. Lack of Trust. Listen and Learn.

Grants for American Nonprofit Environmental, Education, Human Services, Disaster Relief Projects, and More

Seeking Grant Money Today

Deadline: Rolling (April 30, November 1) "Lawrence Foundation Accepting Proposals for Environmental, Education, Human Services Projects "The Lawrence Foundation awards grants in support of the environment, education, human services, disaster relief, and other causes. Contact: Link to Complete RFP.

Notes from the Digital Governance Forum (#DGF15)

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

Political parties can have many special exemptions. What is the role of the political parties in terms of policy making? There are now 1.1

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Financial Literacy & Education Meets Social Marketing

Social Marketing and Social Change

Last week I joined 40 experts from around the world in a workshop on measuring financial capability and the effectiveness of financial education programs sponsored by the World Bank and OECD. What are the potential inadvertent or negative consequences of financial education program s? The slides from my presentation

Grants for Medium Sized U.S. Nonprofits Solving Global Problems in Health, Education, Environment, Poverty, and/or World Relations

Seeking Grant Money Today

RFP economic empowerment grants political organizations environment the foundation center physical health From The Foundation Center. [If you are interested in this grant opportunity click "Link to Complete RFP" at the bottom of this blog post for more information]. charitable giving, governmental support, investment income) stream.

How Your Nonprofit Should Communicate to a Divided America

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

education. ET , as we explore strategies for communicating to folks on both sides of the political divide. featuring Peter Panepento.

Grants for Nonprofits Using Art to Address Root Causes of Economic, Political, and Social Injustice

Seeking Grant Money Today

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]. The fund strives to support a diverse range of social justice organizations, including those that do not receive funds from traditional sources. Contact: Link to Complete RFP.

#FUNDRAISING: Presidential Candidates Ramp Up Mobile Giving

Non Profit Marketing 360

Politically and financially, the Obama re-election team are well out in front of the Romney campaign in terms of small-dollar donations.

How a Small Nonprofit President Got a Big Spot in The New York Times’ Room for Debate

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

As the communications manager for a small education nonprofit in Bethesda, Md., were never even seen by many of their intended recipients.

Carter Center versus Clinton Foundation. A Tale of Two Audiences (An #npcomm Showdown)

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

The website is hip, interactive and at times too educational. Where are the strategies in sync? Where do they diverge? Complicated Topic?

#Development: Postal Service Rates To Rise on 27 January

Non Profit Marketing 360

Forever stamps still good after the 27th. Thanks to our fine business partners at Ecoprint in Silver Spring, Maryland , for the heads-up! 45 to $.46.

The 2016 - 2017 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar


INBOUND's purpose is to provide the inspiration, education, and connections you need to transform your business. Nonprofit Management. Focus.

Getting Social Marketing Wrong in Health Behavior and Health Education

Social Marketing and Social Change

As the acknowledged achievers of the summit of educational and intellectual prowess (they are, after all, ‘professors’ at universities and colleges), they have the credibility, recognition and prestige to be listened to, read and believed by many people. Health behavior and health education: Theory, practice and research. Viswanath.

#Economy: The Loss Of A Functional Middle Class

Non Profit Marketing 360

Pinched” describes a downturn in which men with limited education have suffered disproportionately, and perhaps permanently.

Mobile Fundraising 101: The Basics

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

From political giants to two-person nonprofits, everyone is getting on board with mobile fundraising these days. Political campaigns.

Who Are The Nonvoters?

The Agitator

No real surprise: younger, less educated, less affluent. Here’s an interesting political analysis of that constituency. politics

#PUBLICPOLICY: Online Privacy Becomes Concern For Service Providers

Non Profit Marketing 360

Perhaps the most famous statement of internet privacy from 'The New Yorker' (1993). What seems to be the state of the discussion now?

Rebrand to Connect: Red Rover Tells All (Case Study-Part 1)

Getting Attention

What’s your focus and how do you carry it out? A: RedRover’s mission is to bring animals out of crisis and strengthen the bond between people and animals through emergency sheltering, disaster relief services, financial assistance and education. Here’s the full story-Part 1: Q: Tell me about Red Rover.

Revisiting the University Budget Clowns

NonProfit Branding

 The last post expressed this heresy: despite self-serving claims by university administrators, higher education budgets are driven by political constituencies, not by institutional priorities. This budget circus is an adverse environment for the radio station without a strong internal constituency. … Continue reading →

The 2016 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar


USD School of Leadership and Education Sciences / San Diego, CA / Less than $200. Fundraising. Donor relations. Accounting. Marketing. spacer.

Top 10 Things to Look For in New Board Members

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Told you this wasn’t a politically correct list!). 9.    Fundraising experience. Gail Perry. Gail Perry knows how to fire up a board! Great!

How can you recognize propaganda?

Wild Woman Fundraising

Education – all people have the right to a high quality, publicly-funded and broad education from pre-school through vocational training or university.

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Heartfelt, Relevant Messages Build Bridges (Case Study: StoryCorps)

Getting Attention

This morning’s election news dug into the divide that’s fracturing the U.S. But it was distressing, especially as I contemplate where we go from here.

Rewriting an Appeal Letter : Cut out the Gangrene

Wild Woman Fundraising

Jim is beginning to see the connection between political and economic decisions. First, let’s cut out the gangrene. What needs to be cut?

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How to Keep Your Nonprofit Vibrant & Vital — The Future of Nonprofits

Getting Attention

Organizational management theories are vital but, very frankly, most of them focused on nonprofit organizations mimic the very same thing.

The Moral Authority of the IRS Has Been Diminished

Cause Related Marketing

The acting IRS Commissioner Steven Miller writes that while “mistakes were made” there was no political motivation. But Presidents Franklin Roosevelt and Richard Nixon both employed the IRS against political enemies. No matter your politics, this is wrong. There were horrors aplenty, all worthy of a Kafka novel. State. number.

Debate Highlights 9 Communications Lessons

Getting Attention

So political theater, like your communications, matters big time. Note: Trying to be as neutral as possible here. Too much work! Be prepared.

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Campaigns eligible can be across the domain of health, safety, education, the environment, community and social justice issues. Submit now.

American Party-Time

Wild Woman Fundraising

Lack of education as a badge of honor. Conflict American party ethics friendship government politics St Paul Rodeo US government party.

#Fundraising: How To Apply For A Grant From Intel

Non Profit Marketing 360

You can feel good in getting support from Intel also in that the company supports the volunteer efforts of almost half of its world-wide employees.

#PROAGING: Republican Budget Realigns Medicare But Ignores Long-Term Care

Non Profit Marketing 360

It will not recede for another couple of decades. The percentage “at risk” drops for the Late Boomers (to 43.7 percent.” on a Medicare exchange.’ But

#SOCIALNETWORKS: Pew Research Keeps Us Up With Changing Faces of Internet

Non Profit Marketing 360

Digital Politics: *Pew Research findings on technology and campaign 2012. Women are more likely than men to be on these sites. Related articles.