Is Community Engagement or Awareness Essential? Depends on Your Mission.

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Will the way an arts organization approaches its communications work vary significantly from a social service agency? Engaging our community to keep people inspired by and active in our work. “Engaging our community” is the #1 nonprofit communications goal overall.

Canada Revenue Agency announces YouTube contest

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

The other day I stumbled upon this press release (via the CRA RSS feed ) announcing the launch of The Canada Revenue Agency’s new “Underground Economy - Not your Problem?&# Essentially, the CRA is inviting Canadians to tell how the underground economy is affecting them and their communities. Tags: canada revenue agency government contest underground economy youtube News Rant piracy General Web 2.0 Whenever I see a new addition on the Government 2.0

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Twitter Etiquette For Agencies/Freelancers

Diva Marketing Blog

Third party contractors, an agency in one case, a freelancer in an other, tweeted posts that the clients felt reflected poorly on the brand promise. In the case of Chrysler, the agency employee forgot to switch off from the brand Twitter page to his personal account.

The Rabbit Hole and Community Engagement

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Through the loss of her daughter, she had a greater sense of urgency to make a difference in the agency that helped her child have such an awesome life. When it came time to develop a new agency video, we asked Lisa if she’d give a testimonial in the video. Beth Ann Spiegel.

#Interview: Paul Jones, President of Alden Keene and Associates, an Agency Specializing in Cause Marketing

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Blogs Cause Marketing Communications Community Cross-Post Fundraising Interview Marketing Nonprofit Perspectives Philanthropy Associates Business Cause marketing Chicago Children's Miracle Network General Mills marketing Miracle Network Non-profit organization PAUL United States

#ENVIRO: Spring Is The Time To Build Rain Barrels & Community Gardens

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A community garden in Montreal, Canada (Photo credit: Wikipedia). But with spring comes new buds, rebirth, baseball, and the opportunity to establish that community garden that you and your neighbors have been talking about all winter. Does your community have a garden?

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Nominations for Financial Awards for Community Agencies Partnering With Cargiving Research

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The annual award recognizes leadership in implementing innovative partnerships between community agencies and caregiving researchers to bridge the gap between science and practice. These partnerships help move effective caregiver support programs to widespread use in the community more quickly and efficiently. The cash award is intended to support the team's efforts in implementing effective caregiver interventions at the community level. From The Foundation Center.

Can Social Marketing Revitalize Communities?

Social Marketing and Social Change

These neighborhoods are described as ones in which improved educational and developmental, commercial, recreational, physical and social assets are sustained by local leadership and lead to improved well-being and community quality-of-life. The idea of using social marketing to change neighborhoods and communities may seem absurd to people who believe that social marketing is ONLY about behavior change (or worse yet, using social media).

Development of a Global Social Marketing Community

Social Marketing and Social Change

This digital community (social network) should weave together the strands of social marketing that now exist. An equally important, and ambitious, step is to attract programs and people to get involved in the community - to stake their claim to becoming part of a social marketing community.

Matching Grants for People, Organizations, & Agencies Protecting Coastal & Marine Fish Habitats

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All persons, organizations, and agencies (excluding federal government) working on projects to protect coastal and marine fish habitats are eligible to apply for funding. Federal agencies may not receive funds, but may be listed as partners on an application. From The Foundation Center. [If If you are interested in this grant opportunity, click "Link to Complete RFP" at the end of this blog post for more information].

Grants for U.S. Nonprofits, Schools, Universities, or Government Agencies Providing Non-Traditional Solutions to Employ Individuals With Disabilities

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Signature grants are not intended to fund project expansions or bring proven projects to new communities. This includes nonprofit agencies, public and private schools, and public institutions such as universities and government (state, local, federal) agencies in the United States or any of its territories. From The Foundation Center. [If

Grants for People, Organizations, & Agencies Working To Create Sustainable Fisheries In the United States

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Deadline: November 10, 2011 (Pre-Proposals) Fisheries Innovation Fund Invites Pre-Proposals The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation 's Fisheries Innovation Fund is a grant program designed to foster innovation and support effective participation of fishermen and fishing communities working to create sustainable fisheries in the United States. All persons, organizations, and agencies (excluding employees of the federal government) working on projects designed to ensure sustainable U.S.

Your Agency's First Grantwriter Starts Work Monday

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You may say to me, 'Well, we know we need a grant writer at this agency, but now we've invested in this new staff member and we have no guarantees that grant money will come in. Welcome your new employee, give him/her the orientation, introduce him/her to staff, clients, volunteers, and community contacts as time unfolds. For instance, if ten years ago your agency solicited grants regularly, bring that box of old files out of storage. I ask, "Ack!"?

Grants for Organizations, Designers, Artists, Etc. Working With Local and National Partners to Transform/Impact Community Vibrancy

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Deadline: December 13, 2013 (Letters of Inquiry) "ArtPlace Invites Letters of Inquiry for Creative Place-making Projects "ArtPlace , a nationwide initiative to drive community revitalization through the arts, is inviting Letters of Inquiry for its fourth round of funding through its Innovation Grants program. "A Certain ArtPlace funders also are committed to working in specific states or communities. community building RFP community revitalization grants arts the foundation center

How and Why Any Nonprofit's Community Is Its Lifeblood and What About Other Similar Organizations?

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A Community's Confidence In A Nonprofit Is The Ultimate Key To An Organization's Future The Nonprofit That Understands That Without A Strong Relationship With Its Community It Stumbles - Is The Nonprofit That Succeeds Be Familiar With All Other Organizations Doing Similar Or Related Work To Your Nonprofit's. For Your Agency's Improved Grant Raising What About That Other Nonprofit, In Town, That's Similar To Us? community management how to

Be Familiar Wtih All Other Organizations Doing Similar Or Related Work To Your Nonprofit's.For Your Agency's Improved Grant Raising

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The reason that the grant writer compiles a list of like or related nonprofits serving the same region as your organization does is threefold: __ In order to raise grants (or other money) you must be able to articulate why your organization is needed, in the community, today. Step up your marketing and get your agency's name and successes made known. We are proud of and have excellent working relations with each of these other major players in our community's animal welfare work."

What Is A Well Run Non Profit Agency? I'll Tell You.

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Clientele, community members, donors, non profit volunteers and staff, and agency leadership, you may ask: "What is a well run non profit?" A well run non profit will garner community and donor support; but more importantly it will meet a need in the community successfully in an efficient and honest manner. A well run non profit agency is one in which: 10. There must be agency-wide buy-in into the mission statement.

Grants for Community-Based Wetland, Riparian, and Coastal Habitat Restoration

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Deadline: February 15, 2012 National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Invites Applications for Five Star Restoration Grant Program The Five Star Restoration Program provides modest financial assistance to support community-based wetland, riparian, and coastal habitat restoration projects that build diverse partnerships and foster local natural resource stewardship through education, outreach, and training activities. with a focus on communities not served by other funders.

Social Models for Marketing: Building Communities

Social Marketing and Social Change

For many years communities were inextricably linked with social marketing. Lefebvre & Flora (1988) laid out the defining features of the social marketing approach based on experiences they shared directing community interventions for cardiovascular disease reduction. Yet, even by the early 1990s, we can recall where social marketing and community development components of Health Canada could not find common ground for collaboration.

Grants for Creative "Place-Making" Arts Or Design Nonprofits' and Artists' Projects Fostering Community Identity and Revitalizing Economics

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Deadline: January 14, 2013 "National Endowment for the Arts Invites Creative Place-Making Proposals for Our Town Grant Program "The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has published guidelines and the application for the next funding round of Our Town, the agency's primary creative place-making grants program. RFP economic empowerment community revitalization grants arts the foundation centerFrom The Foundation Center. [If

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If A Grant Donor Allows Phone Calls, Call Each Donor Your Agency Is Applying for a Grant From

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Make sure that for each organization that your agency is going to apply to, you have researched each grant donor's giving guidelines and you know each grant application recipient's preferences, requirements to apply, and other pertinent application process details. Take any pressure off of yourself (and your agency) that you can. To prepare with a phone call with a grant donor - be sure that you know what your agency is applying for.

Senator Ted Kennedy's Gifts to Those He Cared About Are Available to Us Nonprofits, To Imrpove Our Agencies, Too

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No matter what you think of Ted Kennedy, because they are a family that values active public service, and as they are people who sincerely mean well for the community at large, there are lessons in the memorials for the nonprofit sector. Shriver said that her mother Eunice always asked, her, as she grew up and as she began her career and community work, 'what's the idea?' With the passing of Senator Ted Kennedy there have been many memorials, this week.

Twitter community-building initiative by ChildFund International draws some flak

Giving in a Digital World

It turns-out I wasn’t alone in being confused, as revealed by Geoff Livingstone from the PR agency behind the campaign in a blog post earlier today where he seeks to clarify the situation.

Twitter community-building initiative by ChildFund International draws some flak

Giving in a Digital World

It turns-out I wasn’t alone in being confused, as revealed by Geoff Livingstone from the PR agency behind the campaign in a blog post earlier today where he seeks to clarify the situation.

The Nonprofit Sector and Community Solutions Act H.R. 5533

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The Nonprofit Sector And Community Solutions Act , H.R. It will take the first steps toward integrating the nonprofit sector into the federal policy making process by establishing formal structures in Congress and federal administrative agencies focused on the success of nonprofits." [[link] To quote the National Council of Nonprofits about this bill, ".Despite 5533 I.R. , was proposed June 16th, to Congress, by Minnesota's Representative Betty McCollum (D), to ".This

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

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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. This kind of self-reflection upon the nonprofits that we work for is healthy, good for the agency, and excellent for the beneficiaries of the organization's work; and should be done relatively often and regularly, anyway.

Grants for Nonprofits Providing Pediatric Dental Care to Under-Served Communities

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Through the call, HSHC will award single-year matching grants of up to $20,000 to support community-based initiatives that provide oral health care to under-served children. Priority will be given to successful programs with the potential for replication in other communities, as well as initiatives that have worked in collaboration with other institutions and organizations. based nonprofit organization or local government agency that provides dental services to children in the U.S.

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'. Without a community's support, repeated support (actually), a nonprofit does not grow and succeed. Tags: best practices volunteers community how to fundraising

Grants for Nonprofits or Artists Promoting Social Change, Resisting Oppression, and Empowering Marginalized Communities

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Deadline: October 25, 2010 Left Tilt Fund Invites Applications for Social Change Work The San Francisco-based Left Tilt Fund is a philanthropic foundation whose mission is to promote social change, resist oppression, and empower marginalized communities. The fund generally does not support conferences, governmental agencies, or animal welfare organizations. From The Foundation Center. [If

Grants for Arts, Reading, and Family Violence Prevention Community Programs from Target

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Family Violence Prevention Grants support programs that strengthen families and communities by keeping them safe. Applicants may be 501(c)(3) organizations or schools, libraries, or public agencies. From The Foundation Center.

Attention Seattle Non Profits: KEXP.org's 2008 Community Partnerships

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For 2008 they are offering, through the Audioasis radio show, on KEXP, the Community Partnership program, again. All information is available at: [link] Applications must arrive by or on: August 15, 2007 [ July 23 update - KEXP announced yesterday that the deadline has been extended to August 31, 2007 ] KEXP is now accepting applications for the 2008 calendar year of the Community Partnerships Initiative. The 2008 community partners will be announced in October 2007.

Grants for U.S. Nonprofits, Governments, Tribes, and Educational Institutions Linking Econimic Development and Community Well Being to Stewardship & Health of the Environment

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Deadline: December 3, 2012 "Wells Fargo and the National Fish & Wildlife Foundation Accepting Applications for Environmental Solutions for Communities Grant Program "Wells Fargo and the National Fish & Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) are offering financial assistance through Environmental Solutions for Communities, a new grant program designed to help communities in the United States create a more sustainable future through responsible environmental stewardship.

Grants for Many Different Kinds of Community Organizations Assisting Family Caregivers

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The Family and Informal Caregiver Funding Program was developed by the Weinberg Foundation to provide the critical resources necessary to support caregivers in innovative ways and facilitate partnerships among agencies and organizations. The primary goal of the program is to increase support for family and informal caregivers who assist older adults living in the community. From The Foundation Center.

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

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It was probably the agency that was the most effective at its work and had the best, most honest track record. It offers an annual professional independent audit for review to the public, it shares its successes with the community, it's meeting a community need well, it is supported by its community, it collaborates with other effective organizations to save resources while getting more done, and more. Think back to the last donation that you gave.

The Boring and the Trite

Non Profit Marketing 360

Claire Meyerhoff, owner of the PG Agency and a planned giving expert, selects five worn, hackneyed expressions and suggests ways to lively them up. Communications Community Nonprofit Writing communication Fundraising Nonprofit organizationPhoto credit: stovak.

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Grants for Communities Sustaining Local Natural Resources Such As Wetland, Riparian, and Coastal Habitat Restoration

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Proposals Invited for Five-Star Habitat Restoration Matching Grants Program Deadline: February 15, 2008 The Five Star Restoration Challenge Grant Program seeks to develop community capacity to sustain local natural resources for future generations by providing modest financial assistance to diverse local partnerships for wetland, riparian, and coastal habitat restoration. From The Foundation Center.

#TECH: Scott Lenger Encourages Mobile Planning For Nonprofits At NTEN 2012

Non Profit Marketing 360

If you’re not convinced mobile access to information is the next tech development, consider this recent set of statistics presented during a webinar hosted by the Nielsen Ratings Agency yesterday: 1 out of 5 people that stream Broadcast Media online are moms. Last week Don Akchin posted an insightful interview with John Kenyon of NTEN about some of the trends he sees in social outreach and technology for nonprofits.

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Inclusive Conversations: Are Your Communications Making FRIENDS or FOES with People of Color?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I refused to watch because the characters lived in a diverse community in New York but looked nothing like the melting pot that I knew existed beyond their famous apartment building (Please don’t go there about Ross’ black girlfriend). Communities of color are growing.

Who's Your Point?

Social Media Bird Brain

Conceivably, you could create a dozen online social media accounts for your small nonprofits and all it would cost the agency is time.Wait a minute. Tags: Facebook social media Lighthouse Online Communities Twitter Social network Blog "Pigeon Pt. Lighthouse"When talking about investment in social media, most people concentrate on the money aspect.Yes, it's cheap to get into social media in the sense that most platforms (Facebook, Twitter, etc.) don't charge for membership.

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Outrageous Fortune for Marketers

Non Profit Marketing 360

” People trained in the classic ways of advertising and marketing are useless as we transition into digital and social marketing, says the chairman of Razoo, a digital agency which, we must assume, has achieved pre-eminence by not positioning itself as an expert. Advertising Community Marketing Marketing Skills Nonprofit Research Social Media Forbes Internet marketing marketing Marketing and Advertising(Photo credit: ganesha.isis).