American Red Cross Hurricane App wins Digitals 2013 Not for Profit Award

Giving in a Digital World

A diverse range of campaigns and projects were shortlisted for the Charity and Not for Profit Category of this year’s The Digitals Awards , including the WaterAid Big Dig campaign I worked on in Malawi last summer. Developed by Dorset-based digital agency 3 Sided Cube , the Hurricane App was launched in June 2012 and became the third most downloaded app in the US (only beaten by YouTube and National Geographic) when Hurricane Sandy hit in October that year.

The 2019 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

EveryAction

If you loved our 2018 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar get ready for our new, improved, and updated 2019 calendar! We've searched far and wide for the best and brightest nonprofit conferences from all around the country! For easy access you can download all these incredible conferences to your Gmail, ICal or outlook click. Attract more attendees with a sweet Best Conference badge for your website - just email us! Rescue Agency / San Diego, CA / TBD.

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Can Penelope Burk predict the future?

iMarketSmart

I first found out about Penelope Burk when I was running a marketing agency that solely helped private sector companies (not nonprofits) back in 2009. But, that’s not what I’m writing about today. And, approximately 30% agreed that they are more likely to consider a major or planned gift to a not-for-profit they support through sustaining giving than to one that they donate to in other ways. Do you know Penelope Burk?

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Storytelling Works: Capturing Success Stories and Sharing Them

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

This guest post by Allison Monnell demonstrates not only the power of storytelling in nonprofit communications, but just how beneficial it can be to your nonprofit when you integrate a culture of story sharing into your everyday work, as the Chemung ARC has done with its Stringer Success Stories. Allison shared her story with me when I presented my storytelling workshop for the AFP Finger Lakes Chapter, and she graciously agreed to share it with you. Allison Monnell.

Communicate NOW on Govt. Shutdown Impact (Case Study)

Getting Attention

OPPORTUNITY ALERT: I urge you to leverage the shutdown in right-now fundraising and advocacy campaigns if the shutdown has increased the demand for your services and/or threatened your budget and ability to continue providing services. Here are a few of the most effective models I’ve seen: From Organizations Facing Increased Demand for Services. 2) The Association for Public Lands has done a great job of asking, training and supporting its members to spread the words.

The 2016 - 2017 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

EveryAction

Today, we're excited to announce the all-new list for 2017! Bookmark it, share it, love it, and download it for Google or Outlook. We've scoured the nonprofit-sphere for high-quality conferences, both large and small, broad and specialized, here in the U.S. What are you waiting for? The 2016 - 2017 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar is ready for upload right into your Google or Outlook Calendar with a single click. Annual Conference for Development Researchers.

From Cause Marketing to Corporate Causes

Selfish Giving

Your not-for-profit organization really is making a transformative difference in people lives. In the not-for-profit world, a lot of time is spent asking our neighbors, broadly defined, for support—both in terms of time and money. and many times they are just waiting for an invitation to be involved. billion in not for profit funding? The culture and practice of managing a not-for-profit is always changing.

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

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

But not me. Why aren’t more people of color volunteering for our organization?”. So why are communities of color not reflected in giving to YOUR nonprofit? Not all of these can be impacted by communications professionals but there are some that can. Many fundraisers do not attempt to raise money from communities of color – even if they may spend much of their time serving such communities through their programs.”.

Elain Evans: Featured Fundraiser

A Small Change

Thank you Elain for sharing your wisdom. What kind of fundraising do you do and who do you do it for? I choose the organizations that I work for carefully because in the 16 years that I have been a fundraiser, working for a half dozen organizations in four different countries I have always aligned myself with a mission that I am passionate about. Fundraising is not just a paycheck. For the most part I love what I do but a few things come to mind.

10 Nonprofit Marketing Experts’ Best Fundraising Strategies

NonProfit Hub

For one example, I refer to having the parent of an autistic child share what they experienced when their child who had not spoken in two years started to talk again. She not only survived but also has a healthy baby ? Not you.

Ode To Boomers

The Agitator

And proud to be a Boomer, I thought I’d indulge in another stab — hopefully not all that necessary — at why fundraisers should focus on, well, me (and my ilk, of course). One of his assignments is to focus on ‘generational fundraising’ for his agency. Here’s what he had to say … Dear Tom, I agree with you that our industry’s preoccupation for reaching the young, specifically Gen Y, is a wholly misplaced priority — for many reasons.

Senior Fundraiser On The Planet

The Agitator

But another chunk of candidates arrived via emails to The Agitator, and we’ve compiled all of those for you to check out at the end of this post. And some have been with the same agency for decades, often with longstanding clients. Marty Lonsdale & Dave Toycen — both at World Vision for 30+ years, and their consultant at Russ Reid, Tom Harrison, with 26 years under his belt (Russ Reid has serviced World Vision since 1966!).

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About the Nonprofit's Governing Documents, Especially the Bylaws and How They Can Be A Powerful Tool for the Organization's Success

Seeking Grant Money Today

Nonprofit organizations, when they are started, are required by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and often states and other jurisdictional governments or agencies to have specific governing documents finished in order to receive official charity or nonprofit status from them (thus being allowed to, depending on the type of nonprofit being formed, perhaps legally raise tax free dollars, among other rights, for example). Do not take it as such. It is not a private company.

Wow, What A Shock. Another Example of Piss Poor Fundraising.

Seeking Grant Money Today

It can be found at: [link] ] It's among about five to ten basics that I repeatedly discuss, in this blog, as critical for non profit organizations to do if they want to be successful fundraisers. What non profit doesn't want to be an excellent fundraiser? Well, up until recently, maybe The Bellevue Arts Museum located in Bellevue , Washington; which has been long plagued by some catastrophic difficulties that honestly would have shut most non profits down a bit ago.

Beginnings!

Seeking Grant Money Today

The recent American economic up-tick offers non-profit organizations hope for more funding opportunities. After the shock of the attack on civilians, on the American notion of freedom, capitalism, democracy, and our formerly more open society we Development professionals, like others who had been effected, finally found our legs to stand back up and sort out how to go forward for the non profit organizations that we raise support for.

Grant Writing.Grant Writers.What's the Hubbub? My 100th Post!

Seeking Grant Money Today

Other non profit staff talk about other non profits; and grant donors discuss potential grant recipients with each other. As a group of professionals who work for non profit organizations (i.e. 501(c)(3) organization, as defined by the IRS; governments, Tribes, religious affiliations, research organizations, schools, and many other not for profit entities) we are often trying to walk a fine line. It must be budgeted for.

Interview With American Marketing Association CEO Russ Klein

Diva Marketing Blog

Russ Klein recentlyaccepted the role of CEO for AMA and with that he now leads North America''s largest professional marketing association. Of his view on the future of marketing in a disruptive world, a peak into his vision for AMA, the importance of volunteers and his plans to ensure continuous engagement. How does a brand, any brand, ensure that its marketing is relevant and adds value for the customer? MIT has posted its entire 1800 course curriculum online for free.

Grant Writers, Commissions, Best Practices, and the "Why?" of it All.

Seeking Grant Money Today

Our country is indebted to you for your selfless and brave service. For service people who've returned home, consider contacting your federal representatives to request that the U.S. This month Maya asks us to consider what business practices nonprofits should adopt to save agency resources. She eagerly shared that they've been without a grant writer for a few months, and they provide their grant writers with a commission from each grant received. It is not.

Interview With American Marketing Association CEO Russ Klein

Diva Marketing Blog

Russ Klein recently accepted the role of CEO for AMA and with that he now leads North America's largest professional marketing association. his view on the future of marketing in a disruptive world, a peak into his vision for AMA, the importance of volunteers and his plans to ensure continuous engagement. How does a brand, any brand, ensure that its marketing is relevant and adds value for the customer? MIT has posted its entire 1800 course curriculum online for free.