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Twitter Etiquette For Agencies/Freelancers

Diva Marketing Blog

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.

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

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

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.

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

Non Profit Marketing 360

Communications Cross-Post Fundraising Interview Marketing Nonprofit Perspectives Study American Red Cross Denver Hurricane Katrina Japan Kleenex marketing Non-profit organization San Francisco San Francisco AIDS Foundation United States

Foundations Using Social Media for Movement Building

A. Fine Blog

The topic for this month’s Social Good Podcast is on the ways that foundation’s are using social media to support movement building. The guests are Suphatra Laviolette of the Marguerite Casey Foundation and Michael Smith of the Case Foundation.

Fast Ways to Find Funding Sources

Get Fully Funded

You need to locate an agency interested in funding your project, but where do you start? 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.

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

Seeking Grant Money Today

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.

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

Seeking Grant Money Today

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.

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

Getting Attention

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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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. .

5-Star Storytelling Success Story

Getting Attention

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.

YOU! Nonprofit Communications Jobs

Getting Attention

Communications & Event Coordinator PT The FACES Foundation (Detroit, MI). Communications Specialist Agency (New York, NY). Email Marketing Specialist University of Minnesota Foundation (Twin Cities, MN). Marketing and Communications Manager Melton Foundation (Telecommute).

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

In the Beginning: Nonprofit Founding Stories

Getting Attention

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. . In the early 1970s, he arrived at the Cleveland Foundation with his 65-page will in hand.

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.

Are you fundraising for Africa? Read this!

Wild Woman Fundraising

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?

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. Associate Product Manager Wikimedia Foundation (San Francisco, CA).

Advocacy Cause Marketing to Teens

Cause Related Marketing

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.

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

Seeking Grant Money Today

From The Foundation Center. [If NOAA Fisheries and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation are soliciting projects to support the protection of coastal and marine fish habitats through NFHP Fish Habitat Partnerships. 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.

Gates Foundation Donations vs. Foundation Investments

Seeking Grant Money Today

This post is in reference to the January 8, 2007, The Seattle Times article, "Gates Foundation Invests In Firms Accused of Abuses" by Charles Piller at [link] This issue is an excellent red flag. If your organization is aware that one of your donors is related to business practices that are creating clients for your agency (or, in other words, hurting your clients) you are wise to consider the situation.

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

Seeking Grant Money Today

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

Seeking Grant Money Today

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].

Top 10 Grant Writing Tips from Foundations

Seeking Grant Money Today

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.

The Waiting is NOT the Hardest Part

Nonprofit Consultant Blog

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

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.

Grants for American Humane Association Animal Welfare Current Agency Member Organizations

Seeking Grant Money Today

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

Seeking Grant Money Today

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.

4 Jobs for Introverted Fundraisers

Wild Woman Fundraising

Grants AKA Foundation and government fundraising. A friend of mine worked at a foundation where every 6 months, the entire staff would gather to read the grant report from one of their grantees, because it was so riveting. Posting social media for the agency.

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[Question Marc] Striking out with grants

Fundraising Coach

I am working for a non-profit and recently have begun writing agency grants as well. However, it seems that all of the foundations we are writing to are coming back and saying that they are not funding in the state or we fall outside their parameters or no reason at all. We are using a web-based software called Foundation Search. Most foundation clearly states: what types of things they give to, where geographically they like to focus their giving, and.

Where Should I Pitch My Nonprofit’s Story?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Instead of blasting your next release to every media outlet on your or your agency’s press list, take some time to think about who you really want to reach, tailor your message to the outlets you’re looking to target, and spend some time with personal outreach to those targets.

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Reader Questions: How do you partner with a nonprofit, get AKA Fiscal Sponsorship?

Wild Woman Fundraising

————————————————— Dear Mazarine, There needs to be some education around Fiscal Sponsoring, being a lead agency & the need for Collaboration. Look at your local community foundation.

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

Seeking Grant Money Today

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).

Petition Signer To Donor

The Agitator

Demonstrating what should be a staple in your acquisition toolkit, here’s a brief ‘petition-to-donor’ case study from Care2, involving the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF). AWF’s agency, SankyNet, designed a campaign to convert these signers to donors. Very straightforward. AWF’s petition to stop illegal wildlife poaching was promoted across the Care2 online network.

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

Seeking Grant Money Today

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!

Successful Nonprofit Storytelling: Stay Humble

Getting Attention

Guest blogger, Julie Brown, Program Director at the Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation. Both videos focus on the mentor/mentee relationship with the agency mentioned subtly at the close.

From Cause Marketing to Corporate Causes

Selfish Giving

Taking Another Slice of the Corporate Giving Pie Many businesses have taken an extra step to setup charity foundations designed specifically to help not-for-profits. Why not see if the business you connect with are looking to connect with your efforts through their foundation office?

Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Lauren Lawson-Zilai

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

There are 165 local Goodwill headquarters (agencies) in the U.S. For example, a Goodwill agency may have a certified nurses assistant or home health care training program if it is located in a city with a large healthcare industry. Lauren Lawson-Zilai.

8 Ways Social Media Is Directly Helping the Victims of Typhoon Haiyan

J Campbell Social Marketing

Patrick Meier of Qatar Foundation’s Computing Research Institute in Qatar develops online tools like MicroMappers to sort through all of the tweets, posts, pins and photos online to get a better sense of a the disaster at hand.

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Grants for Plant Conservation Programs Operated In Collaboration

Seeking Grant Money Today

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

Friday Futures – Nonprofit Marketing Jobs – April 22, 2011

Getting Attention

4) Deputy Director, Direct Marketing , USA for UNHCR (The UN Refugee Agency) , (Washington, D.C.). 5) Director, Publications , The Health Foundation of Greater Cincinnati , (Cincinnati, OH). 10) Senior Communications Officer , California HealthCare Foundation , (Oakland, CA).

The 2016 - 2017 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar


The WHAT IF Conference is for anyone who supports nonprofit organizations, especially staff and board members, volunteers, donors, foundations and corporate funders. Global Fund for Community Foundations / Johannesburg, (Int.) Council on Foundations / Dallas, TX / Not available.