Interview: Zach Hochstadt, Mission Minded Agency Cofounder & Nonprofit Branding Expert

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

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I just couldn’t get enough of presidential politics in the past few weeks, so for the next #NPComm Showdown, let’s look at the communications strategies of foundations started by two political powerhouses. The Clinton Foundation’s approach to the annual report is filled with best practices.

Twitter Etiquette For Agencies/Freelancers

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So, let's learn from each other and build a strong foundation for the future of social media marketing. 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.

More or Better Corporate Partnerships? How National Park Foundation Addressed a "Good Problem" [SPONSORED]

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Heading into the new year, Stefanie Mathew , Vice President of Corporate Partnerships at the National Park Foundation (NPF) , knew the nonprofit had a strong wind at its back. Stefanie Mathew, National Park Foundation.

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

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From The Foundation Center. [If 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. Visit the Kessler Foundation Web site for complete program information and application procedures." RFP disabilities workforce development and education grants the foundation center

Nominations for Financial Awards for Community Agencies Partnering With Cargiving Research

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From The Foundation Center. The annual award recognizes leadership in implementing innovative partnerships between community agencies and caregiving researchers to bridge the gap between science and practice. RFP grants the foundation centerFor more information on this award opportunity, click "Link to Complete RFP" at the end of this blog post].

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

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From The Foundation Center. [If 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. RFP grants environment the foundation center

Top 10 Grant Writing Tips from Foundations

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When considering applying to any foundation for a grant, be certain that the foundation is interested in the cause that your organization serves, gives to organizations in the geographic location that you live in, and offers grants for what it is that your organization needs the grant for. Do not phone the foundation that you are going to apply for a grant to IF they do not prefer to be contacted by phone. For that matter, some foundations do not want to be contacted at all.

Grants for American Humane Association Animal Welfare Current Agency Member Organizations

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From The Foundation Center. American Humane Announces Expansion of Second Chance Fund Grant Program for Animal Welfare Agency Members Deadline: Open Through its Second Chance Fund, the American Humane Association ( [link] ) provides financial assistance, in select cases, to animal welfare organizations and breed- specific rescue groups responsible for the temporary care of animals as they are prepared for adoption into permanent homes.

Grants for Multi-Disciplinary and Multi-Agency Breed-Specific or Golden Retriever-Specific Canine Cancer Research

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From The Foundation Center. Morris Animal Foundation Announces New Research Opportunity Targeting Canine Cancer Deadline: January 1, 2008 The Morris Animal Foundation ( [link] ) is the largest charitable nonprofit organization funding research to protect, treat, and cure animals worldwide -- including both companion animals and wildlife. The foundation has announced a new Request for Proposals focused on canine cancer prevention.

Here Are Some Tips To Get Your Board Behind Your Agency's Grant Writing

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The following are suggestions for any fundraising committee members, fundraising staff, or executive director looking to get their board members informed on, supportive of, and ultimately to become a strength in the agency's potential to raise more and larger grants. __ Never assume any organization's leadership and its respective individual members know what any new thing that any nonprofit is doing and how it's done.

Learning From & Finding Grants Through The Foundation Center Can Be Mostly Free and Is Invaluable

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The Foundation Center , without a doubt, is one of the most professionally well regarded, current, and informed nonprofit resources that exists. It may seem, from its name, that it is a resource for foundations (those entities who donate grants), but it is a resource for the entire nonprofit sector (nonprofit organizations and all). The Foundation Center is an excellent resource to learn best practices from (which provides much information for free).

What Does A Nonprofit Do When A Foundation Only Accepts Grant Applications By Invitation? I'll Tell You.

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Today, grant donors such as foundations (community, public, and private) are equally effected by our slowed economy. As such, they are attempting different survival tactics designed to either keep their foundation operating or to be able to pay debts after it folds. Some foundations have become programs of other foundations. Other foundations have merged, and still others closed. This foundation has now heard of your nonprofit!

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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All nonprofits must be current and relevant, meeting a real and as yet unmet need in the community that it serves. __ Governments, foundations, and other grant donors, because they are passionate about the cause or issue that they fund and up to date about the issue, will often know which nonprofits are doing the same or similar work as your organization's in the region. Step up your marketing and get your agency's name and successes made known.

Fast Ways to Find Funding Sources

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You need to locate an agency interested in funding your project, but where do you start? Foundationcenter.org is a similar resource, but offers information about grants from private foundations, public foundations, and corporations throughout the United States. This website contains free information about all grant opportunities put forth by United States government agencies. To search for foundation and private grant opportunities, follow these 3 steps.

How Do I Prepare To Find Foundations Who Will Fund Us?

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In order to look for foundations who will give to your organization, you must know your own organization in detail. Know what projects and programs you will be looking for grants for (foundations generally do not fund past projects, programs, or debt; they like to fund new programs/projects). Doggy Haven is the only agency in this county that provides the services that we do for dogs. Every foundation's guidelines are different from other foundations.

Reader Questions: How can you get unrestricted funding?

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I am grants manager at the Charles Darwin Foundation in the Galapagos Islands. Here’s a special metaphor just for the Darwin Foundation. Do they have the means to give large sums to the Darwin foundation? You need to learn who your sister agencies are in the field.

When Government is the Sponsor

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By 1950, the law was changed so that tax revenues would go to state natural resource agencies to improve sport fishing. The Foundation’s board members come from industry and state fish and wildlife agencies.

Matching Grants for Nonprofits Conserving Native Plants in the Face of Climate Change

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From The Foundation Center. [If Deadline: July 1, 2010 (Pre-proposals) National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Invites Applications for Native Plant Conservation Initiative The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) is soliciting proposals for the Native Plant Conservation Initiative (NPCI) grants cycle. Eligible applicants include 501(c) nonprofit organizations and local, state, or federal government agencies.

Advocacy Cause Marketing to Teens

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Instead this post is about an advocacy cause marketing campaign from The Candies Foundation , “a non-profit organization that works to shape the way youth in America think about teen pregnancy and parenthood.” Candies , for whom the Foundation is named, is a teen fashion brand.

INTERVIEW: Lisa Taylor of Challenge Factory Talks Your Career Transition

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She’s the founder of Challenge Factory , a Canadian career transition agency that helps people define their values, motivations, and transition into their new career. Mazarine: Lisa, why did you start your agency, Challenge Factory? Ever wanted to be a Foundation President?

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The Images You Choose in Cause Marketing Activations

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On that day, Massage Envy will give $10 from every massage and facial to the Arthritis Foundation. What should the agency do that prepared this ad for Massage Envy? Arthritis Foundation Cause Marketing Activation Redbook magazine Activation Massage Envy cause marketing

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

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The Denver Foundation Inclusiveness Project concluded: “Despite well-known shifts in demographics in the United States, most fundraising practices in mainstream organizations still target the ‘traditional’ donor: wealthy, older, and white.

3 Steps to Funding Nonprofit Marketing

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Guest blogger, Julie Brown, is the program director at the Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation. We’ve all seen them: social media pages or websites for grassroots nonprofit agencies that appear to have been designed by a student or a well-intentioned volunteer. And those of us who appreciate the power of storytelling are left to wonder why an agency with such amazing stories overlooks the opportunity to leverage them into donations or volunteers.

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

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From The Foundation Center. [If 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.

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? Over the seven years that we’ve done the Nonprofit Communications Trends Report , we’ve seen few significant differences between nonprofits with different missions.

When a $1 Cause Marketing Donation is Not Enough

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Movers Specialty Service , which relocates things and people, including military families, has been doing a little cause marketing since 2012 on behalf of the Travis Manion Foundation and the Wounded Warrior Project. I have never engaged a service like Movers Specialty Service, but I did once rent a 32’ truck from an agency, filled it up with the help of friends and loved ones and drove it 1,800 miles cross-country with my esposa.

Grants for Plant Conservation Programs Operated In Collaboration

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From The Foundation Center. [If There is a strong preference for "on-the-ground" projects that provide plant conservation benefits according to the priorities established by one or more of the funding federal agencies and according to the PCA strategies for plant conservation. Eligible applicants include 501(c) nonprofit organizations and local, state, and federal government agencies. RFP native plants grants the foundation center

Weave Your Nonprofit Marketing Loose Ends Into a Tight, Powerful Plan

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Gold Foundation; and Tara Collins, Communications Director at the Watershed Agricultural Council! Stop acting as the in-house marketing agency at your org, and take control of the situation (@egratto) A.K.A., “Stop taking the tickets and start driving the bus,&# as Tara says.

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Award for U.S. Domestic Violence Nonprofit Programs Addressing Needs of Under-Served Populations

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From The Foundation Center. [If The nominated program, agency, or organization, as well as the core components of the program being nominated, must have been operating for a minimum of three years (established no later than September 2010 for the 2013-14 award year); be operating when the nomination is made; and be part of a nonprofit 501(c)(3) or government agency. RFP awards grants domestic violence the foundation center

Inclusive Conversations: Don’t Call Them That!

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Having been an executive director of an affordable housing nonprofit and previously working for a youth foundation located in public housing communities exposed a lot of ugly language. It has the potential to: Kickstart dialogue within your agency about equity and inclusion.

Grants for American Or Canadian Nonprofits Acquiring Landscapes for Wildlife, Fish, and Plant Conservation

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From The Foundation Center. [If and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation , the Acres for America program was established to provide urgent funding for projects that, through acquisition of interest in real property, conserve large, landscape-level areas that are important habitat for fish, wildlife, and plants. Endorsement by appropriate federal, state, and local government agencies that the land acquisition is of high conservation value is a primary consideration.

Are you fundraising for Africa? Read this!

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For several years, she worked as a volunteer with the Ugandan Conservation Foundation, and now works in a tourism company in Uganda. Uganda Conservation Foundation. Mazarine: Do you also run the volunteer coordination/recruitment and events for the Uganda Conservation Foundation?

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

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From The Foundation Center. [If 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 center

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

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From The Foundation Center. [As Deadline: April 25, 2011 Left Tilt Fund Invites Grant Applications for Social Justice Projects The San Francisco-based Left Tilt Fund is a private nonprofit social justice foundation that funds organizations and artists working to address the root causes of economic, political, and social injustice through community-based organizing, education, legal advocacy, and other innovative means. RFP grants the foundation center social justice

The Waiting is NOT the Hardest Part

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Every year I assist clients in preparing grant applications that are submitted to 30-50 different private, community and corporate foundations and government agencies. Nonprofit grants funding foundations

Staples Easy Button Campaign Benefiting Boys and Girls Clubs of America

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Cause Branding® Made Easy Years ago Carolyn Cone and her eponymous Boston agency Cone, Inc., POP Staples Foundation For Learning Staples Carol Cone started using the term “Cause Branding®:” branding cause marketing, as it were.I don’t think she or Cone, Inc. had anything to do with Staples Easy Button campaign.If not, then at least Staples owes a debt of gratitude to Carol Cone because this campaign is a fine example of Cause Branding®.In In the States.

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5-Star Storytelling Success Story

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Guest blogger, Julie Brown, Program Director at the Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation. Cultivate Foundation’s next generation of donors (women age 45-54). Engage Facebook followers to share the Community Foundation story.

Your Supporters Deserve Your Best

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Quadriga Art, the self-proclaimed 70-year-old global leader in direct marketing and creative services for nonprofit organizations and fundraising agencies was fined nearly $25 million by the New York State Attorney General’s office. I’m angry and I’m not kidding.

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Grants for Nonprofits Providing Housing to U.S. Veterans

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From The Foundation Center. Only registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, tax-exempt public schools, and tax- exempt public agencies in the U.S. Complete program guidelines and the online grant application are available at the Home Depot Foundation Web site." RFP affordable housing grants veterans the foundation centerThis grant is available to registered 501(c)(3) groups to apply for (not individual people).