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[Guest Post] Telling Your Story In the Grant Proposal Budget

Fundraising Coach

So naturally, when a reader asked about how to share his story in the budget section of his grant applications, I reached out to Diane! Pitman.

Stop the Communications-Program Tug of War

Getting Attention

Are you in a tug of war with program colleagues for control of your communications? The marketing-program dynamic is a delicate one.

No Virginia, Your To-Do List is NOT Your Marketing Plan: Marketing Budgets, Part 1

Getting Attention

The hands-down, most hated and most frequently-avoided marketing task is budgeting. That’s my marketing plan and what I use to create my budget.

When You Have a Little Extra Left in the Marketing Budget

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

A better camera, so she can hand down her current one to program staff. That’s the situation Kathy Powell is in. More stock images.

3 Steps to Funding Nonprofit Marketing

Getting Attention

Guest blogger, Julie Brown, is the program director at the Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation. As a program director for a community foundation, the most common request I have heard from potential grantees over the past several years is “We wish we could afford to professionally brand and market this grassroots agency.”.

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How DecentWork can take your nonprofit to the next level: Interview with Cathy Taylor, Executive Director, Ontario Nonprofit Network

Wild Woman Fundraising

MT: For the CEOs and the executive directors listening, and the board members, they may be struggling to make their programs effective. Welcome.

Firing Your Development Director? It’s not you, it’s me!

Wild Woman Fundraising

The report finds that high performing fundraising programs promoted a culture of philanthropy. picture by mb21 on Flickr. Why is this? And fail.

[PICS]: Speaking at the University of Portland Executive MBA in Nonprofit Management Program

Wild Woman Fundraising

That was so fun! Thank you everyone for coming out! It was rad! Leadership Marketing Netraising social media Speaking Web 2.0

Jeepers creepers! Eliminate your fear about grant budgets!

Get Fully Funded

Unfortunately, the thought of creating a budget to go with the narrative or the application strikes fear in the hearts of the bravest Fundraisers. Here are some ideas to help you overcome the fear and be on your way to creating a successful budget. Now, let’s have a look at what a program budget for a grant really is.

How to Create A Budget For A Grant Proposal and Also, How To Budget In Order To Afford Grant Writing

Seeking Grant Money Today

The Word "Gets" Is In "Budgets" Your New Program or Project Design Must Be Clear Before Applying for Grants How and Where Resources Exist To Keep One Step Ahead for Prudent, Conservative and Effective Budgeting and Planning In the Rebounding Economy. grant writing cost budgeting how toHow Do We Afford Grant Writing?

3 simple steps to conduct predictive analytics on a shoestring budget


So I thought I’d give you 3 simple steps to do it on a shoestring budget. It’s powerful. They are both experts in the field.

Concept Testing: The Most Important Step for Social Marketing Research

Social Marketing and Social Change

Concepts are the ‘big ideas’ for your campaign or program. Audience Research Campaigns and Programs Research MethodsInspired to change?

Integrating channels to spark hot monthly giving programs


No doubt, a robust monthly giving program provides many benefits. Success Factors: Building program that engages around the core mission.

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Get UnStuck! Boost Marketing Impact w/o Extra Budget or Hires [THIS WEEK]

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

You know what you need to do, and the difference that would make, but can’t get beyond the limits of time, expertise, and budget.

#ENVIRO: CBS/EcoMedia Partnership Expands To Bring Advertising To Green Nonprofits

Non Profit Marketing 360

The alliance between CBS/EcoMedia began just last year in an effort to bring advertising dollars directly to nonprofits, and the success of the program is beyond doubt as five more nationally recognized environmental nonprofits have recently joined the ranks. ” ? The branding ? the EcoMedia Leaf ?

#PROAGING: Republican Budget Realigns Medicare But Ignores Long-Term Care

Non Profit Marketing 360

The Rand budget also privatizes the Transportation Security Agency (returning it to the status it was on September 11th, 2001 ? percent.”

The single worst way to evaluate your planned giving program


I think looking solely at recent revenue might be the single worst way to evaluate a planned giving program. “How do you know?”

When the axe man cometh, 6 ways to save your program with story

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

And I also posed the question, what does this tale tell us about saving our own programs from the budget axe? And they succeeded.

#FUNDRAISING: Resources To Find Grants For Your Nonprofit’s 2013 Budget

Non Profit Marketing 360

Maybe the federal government won’t ever work up or agree to a budget to cover an entire fiscal year, but your nonprofit has to.

August Webinars: Email Prospect List, Personality, Low Budget, Donate Pages

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Wednesday, August 12: Nonprofit Marketing on Next to No Budget. Running your nonprofit marketing program on empty? Eastern (10:00 a.m.

#FUNDRAISING: Resources To Find Grants For Your Nonprofit’s 2013 Budget

Non Profit Marketing 360

Maybe the federal government won’t ever work up or agree to a budget to cover an entire fiscal year, but your nonprofit has to.

How Proof of Concept Can Improve Fundraising for a New Program and What Proof of Concept Is

Seeking Grant Money Today

Proof of concept means formulating a very similar or exact replica (or model ) of an established similar program, organization, or innovation that works, when replicated demonstrates that this new project (or nonprofit) that is being implemented (or launched) works elsewhere. This is our brand new Mentoring Program Committee.

I was wrong

Wild Woman Fundraising

I thought the vast majority of nonprofit budget money in the US came from individuals. It mostly comes from program income. Seriously.

#DEVELOPMENT: How Much Cash Is Required To Land A Donation?

Non Profit Marketing 360

Did the time and money spent developing a program or launching a campaign prove to be worth the support? What does it cost? not nonprofits ?

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Top Three Takeaways from the Nonprofit Overhead Challenge

Nonprofit Consultant Blog

In other words, anything that isn''t directly mission-related programming. Learn what your true ratio is, understand it, and embrace it.

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Communications Directors: Want Your Own Coaching Program?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

This week I started an intensive month-long coaching program for freelance writers who want to serve nonprofit clients. How about you?

5 Tips for Low-Budget Cause Marketing

Selfish Giving

What they all share is exactly the same question: what are some low-budget and easy ways I can get started with cause marketing? Look within.

#SocialNetworks: Does Your Nonprofit Still Doubt There’s an ROI For Social Media?

Non Profit Marketing 360

Social networking can seem too much like a known unknown (Oh, Rummy, what you have done to our language and nation…). How many +1s on Google+?

Webinars on Marketing with No Budget, Best Practices and More in March

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Nonprofit Marketing with Next to No Budget. I’ve opened registration for some brand-new webinars in March, with two more still to come.

Considering Or Beginning A Grant Writing Program? Here's Some Help.

Seeking Grant Money Today

Have on hand the nonprofit's current list of board members, your nonprofit's most recent financial audit, the most recent financials, all proposed programs' or projects' budgets, your nonprofit's most recent tax filing (probably a tax form 990), etc. When starting grant writing from scratch - it can be overwhelming, to say the least.

The 5 Things You Need In Your Nonprofit’s Online Newsroom

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

A reporter at your city’s newspaper is assigned a story by her editor to find out what the budget cuts would mean to local children.

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The Ax-man Cometh: What to Cut / What NOT to Cut in Your Fundraising/Marketing Budget

Fundraising 123

In these recessionary times, budget cuts are inevitable for most nonprofits. Your marketing and fundraising programs are sure to face cuts. Here's information on how to make those cuts wisely: What You'd be CRAZY to cut Places where you can find meaningful savings Places to cut What about innovation? -

Two Things You'd Be Crazy to Cut Out of Your Fundraising/Marketing Budget

Fundraising 123

You can't hold it off forever, but you need to be smart about what programs you put aside and which ones you keep going. cultivation Programs This term refers to anything you're doing that's gaining net revenue. Basically, if you cut these programs, you're cutting revenue. It's been a tough year for a lot of us. positive Donor?cultivation

Nonprofit Video Experts Share Tips & Tools: #501TechNYC (Part 1)

Getting Attention

It’s so challenging for nonprofits to get video right, especially with limited budgets and bandwidth. Why us and why now? Lane). Cathe).

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On Thanksgiving, here’s how to be grateful

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

Today, I want to share two effective videos - one with a budget and one done with next to no budget! Happy Thanksgiving

The Word "Gets" Is In "Budgets"

Seeking Grant Money Today

Most often a budget is one component of a grant proposal. You may wonder, 'Who creates the grant proposal budget?' What information goes into a budget?' 'How How detailed does the grant proposal budget need to be?' If the project head or the agency's accountant already has a budget for the program - great, use it!

Work Your Small (Case Study: Meals on Wheels)

Getting Attention

The annual budget was nearly one billion dollars, with our $2.3 million marketing budget funding the work of three departments and 13 staff members. I am working hard to develop a low-budget marketing program that engages each audience segment. That Was Then. Sounds like a lot, right? constituencies. This Is Now.

Communications Is Everyone’s Job:Proof Point (Video)

Getting Attention

The validation of an outside authority can be very powerful! Hat tip to the Communications Network. Subscribe today.

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Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Kallie Rollenhagen

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

The first meeting starts at 7:30 am, discussing the launch of a new program with a cross-program team. Kallie Rollenhagen. 8:00 a.m.

Is Your Nonpnrofit Providing Enough Or Too Many Programs? Too, How Does A Start Up Nonprofit Know How Many Programs To Open With?

Seeking Grant Money Today

In the economy that we''ve been living in for the past six years, it may seem unnecessary to state that a nonprofit need not overextend itself and its operations by offering too many programs or services, but of course some organization do so. How often are is each program offered in a single year? Locations? Overhead expense for each?