Enter the #WhyIVolunteer Photo Contest: Show Off Your Impact by Aug. 24

Getting Attention

Visual storytelling is one of the most powerful marketing and fundraising strategies there is, and volunteers are some of your most impassioned supporters. So why not ask them to tell your story with their photos and videos?

Aug 21

Let’s Give! The Big List of National, Local and Collegiate Online Giving Days (2016 Edition)

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

AUG – Give OUT Day. Are you thinking about participating in a Giving Day? Good news! There are so many organizations that have given it a try, and YOU can learn from them (the good AND the bad).

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The 2018 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar


Jul 31 - Aug 2. Aug 1 - 4. Aug 2 - 4. Aug 18 - 21. It's finally here! If you loved our 2017 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar get ready for our new, improved, and updated 2018 calendar!

The 2016 - 2017 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar


Aug 2 - 4. Aug 10 - 13. Aug 12 - 15. Aug 29 - 30. Thousands of nonprofit pros rely on our annual Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar to discover skill-building, strategy-slaying, network-enhancing nonprofit events.

Integrating Social Data into Decision Making (5 Free Tools)

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

Example: The weeks of Feb 12, March 11, and Aug 19th consistently show a surge in search volume for volunteer” every year for the last three years.

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Free Webinar: Starting Earned Income Streams for Your Nonprofit August 6th

Wild Woman Fundraising

Please register for our Free Webinar: Starting Earned Income Streams for Your Nonprofit on Aug 6, 2014 10:00 AM PDT by clicking here. Are you getting rejected for grants right and left? Are you just not getting the monthly donor numbers that you want yet?

More Silent Auction Ideas: Involve Local Artists!

The Biddery Blog

Bids will open Tuesday and close Friday, Aug. Another great idea similar to our School Silent Auction post. Request local artist to paint a piece for your auction. In return, offer them advertising and on-site marketing opportunities.

Aug 1

Gentle Nonsense, It's Dadaism Month!

Fundraising Breakthroughs

4, April 1, March 28 (coincidentally my birthday), July 15, Aug. 2, Aug. 7, Aug. 16, Aug. Today I break the rules of professional business blogging and blog-blab on about ideas pretty much unrelated to my blog's topic (fundraising and social change, for those still tuned in). My ol' college buddy Boog Highberger, current mayor of Lawrence, KS (Go Jayhawks) and unwavering Gentle Anarchist, has declared International Dadism Month. To be celebrated on Feb.

Aug 0

Yet Another FREE Learning Opportunity for Nonprofits

Marketing for Nonprofits

The smart folks over at Frogloop - a blog which also helps nonprofits use the Internet to change the world - are holding a FREE webinar on Aug. 21 2:00 EDT to share tips and tricks for doing advocacy and cultivating donors through e-mail. They believe (as do I) that, while it's not the sexiest online tool, EMAIL is still hands down the best way to raise money and engage folks online. Check it out! Jocelyn.

Social Change & Other Dates and Holidays

Fundraising Breakthroughs

22 International Earth Day May 3, 1971 First NPR broadcast May 5 Cinco de Mayo May 15 Int’l Midwives Day May 18 Int’l Museum Day June 2, 1692: Salem Witch Trials June 10, 1943: Ballpoint pens patented June 19 Juneteenth June 21 Summer Solstice June 28-29, 1969: Stonewall July 2 Halfway Day (182nd day) Aug. 18, 1920 19th Amendment Aug. 3 Mindfulness Day Feb. 9 Lunar New Year, rooster Feb. 19, 1942 Internment March 1, 1961 Peace Corps est. Mar. 4 World Day of Prayer Mar.

44 Social Media Books for 2009-2010 Plus One

Diva Marketing Blog

Socialnomics: How social media transforms the way we live and do business by Erik Qualman - Aug 24, 2009 17. International Communications Strategy: Developments in Cross-Cultural Communications, PR and Social Media by Silvia Cambie and Yang-May Ooi - Aug 28, 2009 20. Ta da.

Come Chat With Me Next Tuesday!

Marketing for Nonprofits

I'm leading a workshop next Tuesday morning (Aug. 19) from 9:30 - 11:30 at the Center for Nonprofit Advancement in Washington, DC called Rise Above the Noise: Online Strategies and Tools for Success. Don't you love wonky workshop titles?) If you're thinking about wading into the waters of Web 2.0 by starting a blog, participating in a social network, doing online video, or syndicating your best content or just want to get better at what you're already doing - register today !

Aug 0

Do You Need More Personality in Your Marketing Mix?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

And please join us on Aug 6th. Next Thursday, Jocelyn Harmon will be presenting a new webinar for us called Your Nonprofit’s Face: Adding Personality to Your Marketing Mix. I asked Jocelyn to give us a little preview with a guest post. Here’s Jocelyn.

Barack Obama-Presidential Candidate, Fundraiser Blackbelt


An announcement is expected before the Democratic National Convention, which begins Aug.

Fundraising Success You Can't Buy

Nonprofit Consultant Blog

Well, here's a great Facebook fundraising success story : The story began Aug. These days more and more nonprofit agencies are looking to online social networking tools and sites, such as Facebook, to see how they can use them to increase donations (and if you're not on Facebook, why aren't you?). 11, when Jenni Ware of Redwood City lost her wallet at Trader Joe's, and a woman standing behind her in line — Carolee Hazard of Menlo Park — offered to pay the stranger's $207 grocery bill.

Adding Personality to Your Marketing Mix

Marketing for Nonprofits

And please join us on Aug 6th. Next week I have the privilege of doing a new webinar called Your Nonprofit's Face : Adding Personality to Your Marketing Mix with my frolleague Kivi Leroux Miller, author of The Nonprofit Marketing Guide.

Adding Matterness Into Your Holiday Giving

A. Fine Blog

In return, institutions get the best kind of participant, a “sticky” one (To Keep Your Customers, Keep it Simple, Patrick Spenner and Karen Freeman, Aug 9, 2013, HBR) who is a repeat donor or volunteer and ambassador who recommends the organization to other people. [Note: This article is cross-posted at the Nonprofit Times.]. Giving Tuesday was , more or less kicking off the giving season.