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

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

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.

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.

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The Rabbit Hole and Community Engagement

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

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.

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

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).

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."

#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

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

Non Profit Marketing 360

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

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

Non Profit Marketing 360

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

Where’s the Love: Is Your Communications Strategy LGBTQ Inclusive?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

While resources and initiatives have been devoted to assisting agencies for quite some time in advancing culturally competent communications, it wasn’t until more recently that lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning people (LGBTQ) have been included in these conversations.

A Nonprofit's Reputaion In Its Communities Makes Or Breaks Possible Collaborations With Other Agencies

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Keep in mind as you read the following posts that nonprofits raise support from their communities in various different ways including developing, acquiring, and retaining community partners (such as other nonprofits, government agencies, or businesses) to provide programs or services with. For Your Agency's Improved Grant Raising The Single Most Important Thing A Start Up Nonprofit Can Do Is Network.

Are you a nonprofiteer AND a good consumer?

Wild Woman Fundraising

With our small nonprofit advertising budgets, there’s no way we can hope to compete, not even if we spent the entire agency budget on advertising. It has to do with our basic yearning for our communities to grow strong, and our earth to be healthy.

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

Non Profit Marketing 360

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?

Disconnect Is Damaging (Messaging Case Study: Part 1)

Getting Attention

This agency is renowned for its high-quality service delivery but many of the folks who knew it best (referring health care providers, and current clients and their families) thought it provided a far narrower range of services in fewer locations with far less impact than it does at this point. .

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.

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.

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

5-Star Storytelling Success Story

Getting Attention

Guest blogger, Julie Brown, Program Director at the Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation. Engage Facebook followers to share the Community Foundation story. Stories of our people: celebrating grantee agencies, donors, and staff.

YOU! Nonprofit Communications Jobs

Getting Attention

Communications Manager Community Power Network (Washington, D.C.). Communications Specialist Agency (New York, NY). Social Media Community Manager Best Friends Animal Society (Kanab, UT). Please post YOUR nonprofit marketing job here.

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Nonprofit Disaster Communications Done Right (Case Study)

Getting Attention

The response has been great—Leili reports that local agencies have shared Red Rover’s disaster-related resources via Twitter and other channels and the org’s 15,000+ Facebook fans have been sharing its disaster-resource & assistance graphic far and wide.

Repurpose Your Content for Consistent Storytelling

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

The show aired, and the next day, the agency that we worked with sent us an eleven-page report on why that show was really bad.

Nonprofit Crisis Communications: Passover Case Study

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This week’s triple murder at a Jewish Community Center (JCC) and Jewish-run retirement home in Kansas City—by a white supremacist, because he thought his victims were Jewish—generated empathy and concern among everyone I know.

In the Beginning: Nonprofit Founding Stories

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Guest blogger, Julie Brown, Program Director at the Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation. Recently we finally decided to tell the founding story of the Community Foundation, via video. .

Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Melanie Swiftney

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

She earned her Communications degree from James Madison University twenty years ago and spent most of her career as a graphic designer in both ad agencies and internal communications teams. She’s made it her mission to raise awareness of the good the foundation does for their community.

3 Steps to a Powerful, All-Organization Team of Messengers

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

This agency is renowned for high-quality service delivery, but even many of the folks who know it best—referring health care providers, current clients and their families—think it provides a far narrower range of services in fewer locations than it currently does. This kind of disconnect is an organizational nightmare—especially when the agency has done so much to shape its network of services, approaches, and locations in response to community needs.

Influencer Marketing: Interview With Danica Kombol

Diva Marketing Blog

an extra special interview on a topic that is sizzlin' hot -- Influencer Marketing with Danica Kombol founder of Everywhere Agency. I run the social media marketing firm, Everywhere Agency. Now a major focus of our agency is influencer marketing. And it really is a community.

Beware Of The ‘S’ Word!

The Agitator

It’s a disease of dumbness and idiocy that has particularly infected the consulting community. Were it not that it’s a virus as dangerous as Ebola to the nonprofit community they purportedly serve, I’d let it pass. Just look at the titles the agencies put behind the.

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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].

How to Establish Thought Leadership within Your Nonprofit

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I work at BC/DC Ideas , which is a full-service communications agency working exclusively with nonprofit organizations across the country. Mary Alice Holley is the Content and Media Relations Director for BC/DC Ideas , a full-service communications agency based in Raleigh, N.C.

Opportunity! Nonprofit Communications Jobs

Getting Attention

Please post YOUR nonprofit marketing job here: Featuring jobs with nonprofit organizations, grantmakers, B Corps, and agencies and other vendors serving nonprofits. Communications & Marketing Coordinator Riverside Community Health Foundation (Riverside, CA).

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#Tech: QR Codes Offer Easy And Appealing Access To Your Nonprofit

Non Profit Marketing 360

Yet those ‘errors’ make the code much more attractive than a box of boxes, and they allow human identification and branding consistency even before the code sends the viewer’s cellphone off to find further information about our creative-services agency.

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

Your Agency's First Grantwriter Starts Work Monday

Seeking Grant Money Today

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

Communicate NOW on Govt. Shutdown Impact (Case Study)

Getting Attention

Other food banks followed suit, including Food Lifeline (serving Western Washington) which posted a timely update for its community early yesterday.

Making It Work – Nonprofits and Pro Bono Creative

Getting Attention

Welcome back to guest blogger, Susie Bowie, Communications Manager at the Community Foundation of Sarasota County … There’s an unexpected stranger standing at the intersection between nonprofit organizations and creative agencies offering “free” website, advertising or marketing services.

Great Advice on Storytelling for Nonprofits

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

We have a good collection of heartwarming stories about young people we’ve helped and how their families and communities have benefited. I am spearheading a crowdfunding initiative for a mental-health agency.

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.

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.