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Book Review: How to Raise Money for Political Office

Wild Woman Fundraising

Lately I’ve been researching how to do political fundraising for a friend of mine. Why do political donors give? Other donation.

5 Super Useful Digital Advocacy Tools & Resources for Nonprofits

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Phone2Action is a suite of advocacy tools that helps nonprofits and political campaigns connect supporters directly to decision makers. Twibbon.

Broad and Transparent Giving

A Small Change

reader had a great comment in responds to my grassroots fundraising post. Politics & Motivation grassroots fundraising solicitation letter There seems to be a fear in the traditional non-profit world in telling donors too much, or in revealing too much about your organization. What does that look like?

Is your nonprofit a “safe bet”? Let’s Get Dangerous!

Wild Woman Fundraising

We can try grassroots fundraising, but the reason its’ not working so well anymore is because people have less and less money to give you.

Are Liberals Better Fundraisers?

The Agitator

Given that today’s buzz is probably focused on last night’s final US presidential candidate debate, I thought I’d stick to a political theme. No sooner did I do that than my first email pitch arrived from Trump’s son Eric, opening with these lines: “My father is truly honored and humbled by the grassroots.

The Power of We the Nonprofits

Nonprofit Consultant Blog

people BAD12 PowerOfWe Nonprofit community grassroots blogging governmentIt is only when we come together in groups that real change happens.

How Foundations Can Assist Grassroots Movements Even Better.

Seeking Grant Money Today

I was asked by co-author, Fred Setterberg , to read and review Grassroots Philanthropy Field Notes of a Maverick Grantmaker by Bill Somerville with Fred Setterberg. For those of us working for nonprofits, the book is an interesting peek inside the typical grantmaking machine (bureaucracy, process, politics, and even mindset). like it.

[Special Edition] Komen Crumbles: Busted Nonprofit Brand

Getting Attention

Komen has acted imperiously and (much worse) carelessly against the best interests of its core stakeholders —women who benefit from its support of breast cancer screening and research—to please its major donors and nurture its political connections. Susan G. Komen for the Cure (Komen) has done it again. Three strikes you’re out, Komen!

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Grants for Independent Film Or Radio Projects Relating Critical Social or Political Issues

Seeking Grant Money Today

The fund invites applications for projects of all genres that address critical social and political issues, combine intellectual clarity with creative use of the medium, and demonstrate understanding of how the production will be used for progressive social justice organizing. From The Foundation Center. RFP Link: [link].

Party with your Host’s Friends

A Small Change

You may have to find a couple of different polite ways to ask for potential guest names from your host. Tags: Grassroots and Events A house party is a great way to cultivate a group of donor prospects in an informal and intimate way. Other parties will be focused specifically on the friends of the host family.

Your Website Doesn't Matter (If Know One Goes There!)

Marketing for Nonprofits

in Political Science and Middle Eastern & North African Studies from the University of California, Los Angeles. Cheers! Shocked? It's FREE.

Should Nonprofits Say "Goodbye" to Government Funding?

Marketing for Nonprofits

It's also left many wondering if it is truly the end of "The Empire." These are dark days ahead for nonprofits. Jocelyn.

What Nonprofits Can Learn from the Obama Campaign – Lessons from FRDNY

JCA Insights

Back in 2008, Steve’s team mobilized millions of grassroots volunteers and raised more than $500 million in online donations. For example, do they really want premiums?  In the political landscape, they may contribute solely to get that bumper sticker (a magnetic one, Steve pointed out, as your candidate might lose!)

Finding a Fiscal Sponsor

Fundraising 123

for use at our vigils.  We are all volunteer, we have no office and we use a PO Box.  We are truly “grassroots.”  Is there a way that we could find an organization that would be our "sponsor" so that we could do this kind of minimal fundraising without becoming a "non-profit corporation" ourselves?  Good luck! Kim Klein.

The 2016 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar


Fundraising. Donor relations. Accounting. Marketing. Nonprofit technology, and more! What are you waiting for? Drop us a line! spacer. Name (a-z).

Crowdfunding Roundup for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Consultant Blog

Crowdfunding generally refers to grassroots efforts to raise money for a project or product that is in development, directly from the eventual purchasers. It seems that with the rise of Kickstarter and IndieGoGo, crowdfunding is on everybody''s minds these days, but what''s a nonprofit to do? Again, make sure you read all the FAQs.

Job Details: Dec 14, 2012

Getting Attention

Brandon & Associates, a small, progressive public affairs and strategic management firm specializing in communications, public interest and grassroots advocacy, and policy and organizational development, seeks an individual with experience in project management, communications, policy analysis and issue campaigns. Robert M.

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Tackle Systemic Failures … Or Meet Urgent Needs?

The Agitator

Her points are well made on an important subject — should more energy and resources in the nonprofit/charity sector be devoted to fighting and fixing systemic failures in our political, economic, and social systems … as opposed to providing urgent needed relief at the ‘bottom of the cliff’? ” Well said, Tina.

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

Seeking Grant Money Today

Politics aside, for the sake of our discussion about nonprofit best practices and the 'why' in 'why do nonprofits choose to practice them' is helpful, so we are taking a cursory look at the recent Susan G. Komen happenstance and where that now leaves the agency what they can do to fix their public image. If I were to go into Susan G.

Top bureaucrat gets it, the workers at the bottom get it, who’s left?

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

grassroots movement of proactive public servants has been brewing for years now trying to push this to the front of our government’s agenda. Political culture of centralized-control (enough said). tools and technology that rest of the world uses that allow more collaboration among workers, levels of government and Canadians&#.

Is Your Nonprofit Facebook Page Worth It? Measurements and Analytics Techniques

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He also writes a weekly column at [link] Shayna Englin  launched Englin Consulting, LLC with more than a decade of experience identifying and mobilizing supporters for nonprofits, causes and political candidates. Most online marketers are struggling with how to measure social media.  Answers to your questions! Find them at [link].

Does the Internet Increase Civic Engagement?

Social Marketing and Social Change

Just as in offline civic life, the well to-do and well-educated are more likely than those less well off to participate in online political activities such as emailing a government official, signing an online petition or making a political contribution (p.3). It's still early on.

Affordable New Tools and Strategies for Online Activism | Network for Good Learning Center - Learn how to raise money online for your nonprofit

delicious NonprofitMarketing

He is a frequent lecturer and has published many articles on the impact of digital technologies on politics. Tis the season for email marketing.

We’re Stoked!

The Agitator

As reported by CBS News’ Political Hotsheet : “While there are different agendas within the ‘Occupy Wall Street’ movement, nearly all of the protesters say that wealth has become too concentrated among a relatively small group of Americans. Only 27% disagree; 30% are unsure. ” We’re stoked. Roger & Tom.

$2.5 million and you didn't lift a finger


Leveraging real world social networks is an important part of activism, fundraising, and political campaigning. Now what? Crunching the numbers?

The Dream Defenders

A. Fine Blog

For weeks, a group of students called the Dream Defenders have been camped out inside the capital building in Tallahassee, FL.

What Does the Obama Social Media Community Do Next?

Social Marketing and Social Change

Helping Barack's administration pass legislation through grassroots efforts. Novel idea for politics ( not any more as people formerly known as the audience exercise their power ). The pundits ponder this question. The campaign does the right thing - ask them. Some of the questions from the transition team. Stay tuned.

Frame for Diversified Fundraising: Tool

Fundraising Breakthroughs

A profile in October's Fast Company—the print magazine—on Michael Sheehan, a $15,000 a day communications consultant to big companies and political Democrats offers this idea on messaging: frame it. For most organizations, the bottom side, the floor, has to be—or should be—grassroots gifts. The main supporting themes make the sides.

Nonprofit Rules on Lobbying and Elections

Fundraising Breakthroughs

30 p.A4): "60 Tax-Exempt Groups under Investigation: At Issue Are IRS Regulations That Bar Political Activities.". This sort of thing worries me because most people don't know the difference between lobbying and political activity. worry that otherwise legitimate nonprofits are mucking around in electoral politics.

Size Matters. (Especially in Email Marketing)

Marketing for Nonprofits

Don’t wait until the next earthquake, tsunami, legislative screw up or political scandal to build your list. It’s crude. End of story. 2. Great!

Grist Envy

The Agitator

If you really wanted to delve into money and politics, you joined Common Cause. These organizations provided inside, in-depth information to their trusting followers, and steered them into effective grassroots lobbying. Into human rights, you joined Amnesty. Civil liberties, the ACLU. Into the environment, a variety of choices.

Remembering Rob Stuart

A. Fine Blog

He also had a child-like affinity for new gadgets and the caffeinated tenacity of an expert political networker. Saturday, Nov. Broad St.,

Organize - Mobilize

Mission Paradox Blog

Because at our core, the arts organizations we run are no different then a church, or a grassroots political organization. So you have your Facebook friends with a few hundred (maybe a few thousand) friends. You got your tweeter feed and people look forward to the next tweet from #you. you got nothing. -. " Yup.