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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. This is actually how I got into professional grant writing and fundraising.

About Grant Writing Fees & Commissions

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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. But, most importantly, it is a matter of ethics.

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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. The Family Court can look at the rhode island census 2011 of the rhode island census 2006 of Rhode Island. Providence, the rhode island census 2006 and most parts of this state are near a water edge.

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. In both 2001 and 2006, 75% of executive directors reported that they were planning on leaving their position within five years.

How Do I Write the Statement of Need?

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You're sitting down to write a grant proposal and you get stopped in your work by the 'Needs Statement'. What is it? What are grand donors looking for? How do you go forward? The 'Statement of Need' is the point in your grant request where your organization gets to state why your organization is uniquely meeting the need that your organization does, in your community. As an exercise, answer some of the following questions to get your ideas flowing.

A Raspberry to Hamilton Collection's Promotion

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is cause-related marketing at its finest, circa 1989.This product, advertised in an FSI that dropped in September or October of 2006 would have been cutting edge 17 years ago. Time Warp Cause Marketing from Hamilton Collection is Potentially Deceptive and Certainly Less Effective Than it Could Be Hamilton Collection’s “Breast Cancer Charity Collectible Shoe Figurine: Hope” (whew!)

Cute Mini Ad Has Room for Improvement

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I feel much the same way about their ad for Meals on Wheels that runs in the November 2006 issue of Fast Company.We’re Cute Ad. And Not Terribly Useful.Austin Minis are so doggone cute, when I see one in a parking lot I just want to pinch its little bottom. re giving over some ad space for a needy cause, “to red light hunger,” the ad says, and that's good. The Meals on Wheels Association of America.

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

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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. The headline is spare and the call to action straightforward, as is the offer.

Home Depot Gift Card Promotion for the USO

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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. Before the holiday, the National Retail Foundation projected gift card sales would.

Your Charity Should Be So Lucky

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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

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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 This question came to me while I was looking at the back of a bottle of 505 Southwestern Organic Green Chile Sauce. 505’s sauces are.

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

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Kind Readers:Joanna F. is the latest person to join the Cause-Related Marketing Googlegroup.You can join, too. When you do, each new posting to Cause-Related Marketing comes directly to your email box.As an inducement, everyone that joins receives a copy of the "Five Flavors of Cause-Related Marketing" which explains Cause-Related Marketing in an easy-to-follow matrix and includes examples.

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

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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. For instance, Children's Miracle Network, where I spent seven years, is the beneficiary of an old-school cause-related marketing campaign of the kind I haven't seen from them in years.To be fair, the staff at Children’s.

Sales Incentives and Cause-Related Marketing

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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. Like life insurance, and a tie that goes with the.

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

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Kind Readers:Kate A. from Boston is the latest person to join the Cause-Related Marketing Googlegroup. I invite you to join, too.When you join, each new posting to Cause-Related Marketing comes direct to your email box.As an inducement, everyone that joins receives a copy of the "Five Flavors of Cause-Related Marketing" which explains Cause-Related Marketing in an easy-to-follow matrix and.

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 2005 they took in $233 million in receipts and gave out $221 million in toys.The original mission was to.

In Case You Wondered.

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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. The need for food is slightly higher in this season, but the fact is they use the generosity of the Christmas season to generate food donations that will see them into next summer; that’s one of the reasons why they ask for canned goods.To 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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Why Company-Named foundations Benefiting from Cause-Related Marketing Rub Me the Wrong Way.Just this month I’ve seen cause-related marketing campaigns for McDonalds and the Ronald McDonald House Children’s Charities; PETCO, and the PETCO Foundation; and, JC Penney and the JCPenney Afterschool Fund.Two other general merchandise retailers, Kohls and Mervyns, run ‘charity-flavored’ campaigns.

High-Dollar Product Marketers, Jump-In!

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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? More and more the answer is yes.Above are four recent campaigns… from Dell, Oreck, American Century.

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? Aren’t you the one who said that for cause-related marketing campaigns “sponsorship is about eyeballs, [but] the.

Join Cause-Related-Marketingatgooglegroups.com

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Hello folks:This is an invitation to join Cause-Related-Marketing@googlegroups.com. When you join, each new posting to Cause-Related Marketing comes direct to your email box.As an inducement, everyone that joins receives a copy of the "Five Flavors of Cause-Related Marketing" which explains Cause-Related Marketing in an easy-to-follow matrix and includes examples.To 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 In their case, they were building children’s hospitals in Africa, Asia and Latin America. That sounds like a mountainous undertaking, but the fact is, you can build and equip a pretty darn good.

Montblanc Nicolas Cage Ad

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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. Americans are a ridiculously generous people when it comes to charitable giving. Much of that.

Crystal Geyser Label II

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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. First, a disclaimer. I’ve never worked for Crystal Geyser or any of its competitors, although I did put myself through.

Crystal Geyser Label

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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. It generated tons of positive publicity and, if you're an American, chances are you physically handled it more than once. The most intriguing part of that.

P&G brandSAVER FSI for UNICEF

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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. I expect there’s more to be learned more from good campaigns than bad ones.So, on All Hallow’s Eve I want to back off my criticism to.

Annual Women & Business Conference

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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. Maybe there’s a silent auction at the event benefiting.

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. But in this ad for a multipart cause-related marketing promotion, it is the sponsor who muffs it by trying to do too much.Here’s the list of vendors or corporate partners:* Linens ‘n Things* MasterCard* Gund* Homedics* Yankee. Komen Linens 'n Things cause marketing

Eyeballs Vs. Tears

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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. Even people who don't know the term, understand what it's all about; send. Komen cause marketing

Bloggers Flash Back to 2006 and Flash Forward to 2009

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2006. Several 2006 wishes came true. I hope you enjoy the 2006 - 2009 comparisons. Elana Centor , Funny Business 2006 If I am going to be completely honest and self-absorbed, the thing that I would like it see more of in 2006 is more traffic at Funny Business.

Change One Thing

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This is a story about about how the Internet brings people closer together. This is an example of why political borders are becoming increasingly insignificant. This is a demonstration of how a web 2.0

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

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I discovered fodey.com's newspaper snippet generator via popular blogger Steve Rubel , who always has interesting and instructive posts on marketing and PR. As the image below shows, this free and easy tool provides a fun way to recognize staff members, volunteers, and donors.

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

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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. Second, I apologize for having taken a slightly longer than anticipated break during the holidays, but there was a bit of family business that needed my attention. All is well and good now, and I am looking forward to a great and productive 2007. On to the news.

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. On March 2, 2006 we received from the Safe Driving Foundation a grant, in the amount of $5,000 to pay for the clients' workbooks, guest speakers' expenses, and the rental car expenses.

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". If you work for a non profit that is not yet attempting to raise funds, in part, through applying for grants AND developing major donors; your organization is leaving money on the table that it could instead raise to spend on in its programs and services.

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. Take this excerpt from his June 2006 newsletter : "This effort represented an audacious attempt to reshape the beliefs and attitudes of an entire generation, beginning with the youngest and most vulnerable.

Maximizing Volunteer Impact

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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? The study found that the "vast majority of non-profit organizations are not capitalizing on the valuable professional skills of their volunteers."

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. The California Association of Nonprofits (CAN), in partnership with the Community Foundations of Santa Cruz and Monterey Counties, are presenting Show Me the Money , a one-day conference on nonprofit finance practices. Enhance your human resources. Align management with mission. * Get the inside scoop on policies impacting the way you work.

Regifting is Good!

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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. It can also be a great way for people who got a new item, like a digital camera, to turn the older model into funds for their favorite cause.

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're also planning out the end of year celebrations with friends and family. You are busy.