Deliver this Budget to Drive Marketing Impact: Comms Plan Pt1

Getting Attention

The hands-down, most hated and most frequently-avoided marketing task is budgeting. Now’s to get past this bias and take the time to absorb this four-part series on budgeting guidelines. That’s my marketing plan and what I use to create my budget.

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The single worst way to evaluate your planned giving program

iMarketSmart

I think looking solely at recent revenue might be the single worst way to evaluate a planned giving program. 2- What kind of budget was assigned to these efforts? Related Posts: >> 10 Steps to Developing A Planned Giving Program. >> Want more planned gifts?

Stop the Communications-Program Tug of War

Getting Attention

Are you in a tug of war with program colleagues for control of your communications? Raise your hand if you’ve run up against any of these challenges: Your colleague on the program side makes an outrageous communications demand based on a consumer marketing model.

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. But I urge you to get past this bias and take the time to absorb this four-part series on budgeting guidelines. That’s my marketing plan and what I use to create my budget.

Where are you spending your marketing dollars?

iMarketSmart

Related Posts: >>The single worst way to evaluate your planned giving marketing program. >>3 If your organization has 10,000 active donors, it’s very likely they’ll be categorized as follows: A small number will generate 80-90 percent of the revenue.

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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. Sure, it’s more common in our line of work to be short on funds, but every now and then, like the end of the fiscal year, you might just find yourself with a little left over that you’d really like to spend.

Use Projections to Guide Decision Making: Nonprofit Marketing Budgets, Part 3 (of 4)

Getting Attention

Dive into this third installment in my series to learn how to shape and use budget projections. I feel like my marketing budget is just made up. Secondly, tracking expenses versus projections during the course of your budget year is the only way to keep on track with your marketing budget; the equivalent of benchmarking for your marketing dollars. In addition, consider tracking how staff marketing time is focused by program, campaign or service as well.

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#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 ? Paul, DeMint, and Lee propose FY2013 Budget.

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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. A program/project budget is more than just a list of expenditures. It’s a way of describing your program/project with numbers.

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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? Here is our August webinar lineup. As always, webinars are $35 each or you can attend as many as you want in a 12-week period with the All-Access Pass for $97.

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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?

#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. The post #FUNDRAISING: Resources To Find Grants For Your Nonprofit’s 2013 Budget appeared first on Nonprofit Marketing 360.

#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. The 2012-2013 fiscal year is already on many organizations’ calendars, and certainly the final sprint to the holiday donation-giving season is upon us.

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5 Tips for Low-Budget Cause Marketing

Selfish Giving

The majority of calls I take on cause marketing are from budget-conscious small nonprofits raising anywhere from a few hundred thousand to a few million a year. What they all share is exactly the same question: what are some low-budget and easy ways I can get started with cause marketing?

The single worst way to evaluate your planned giving program

iMarketSmart

I think looking solely at recent revenue might be the single worst way to evaluate a planned giving program. 2- What kind of budget was assigned to these efforts? Recently someone told me that their current planned giving marketing efforts were not working. “How do you know?”

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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. I limited the program to just 10 freelance writers, because I wanted the whole group to be able to interact and for me to be able to answer questions directly and fully.

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

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Nonprofit Marketing with Next to No Budget. Also coming in March will be “ Getting Over the Fear of Fundraising - For You and Your Board &# on Wednesday, March 18 and “ Put Us in Your Will: How to Start a Basic Planned Giving Program &# on Monday, March 23.

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.”. A sustainability plan for marketing efforts after the grant period, such as a board commitment to add marketing/advertising to the organizational budget.

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

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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

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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. And as much as we hate to say it, we as fundraising people probably face cuts.

Ep257: How Organizations Can Measure the Success of Social Impact Programs

Selfish Giving

Today on CauseTalk Radio , Megan and I talk to Perry Yeatman , CEO, Perry Yeatman Global Partners , External Director, Mission Measurement about how companies and nonprofits can measure the success of social impact programs. Photo via Cecilia Snyder on Flickr.

Why Your Nonprofit Needs to Get Political – Now

J Campbell Social Marketing

With today’s public roll out of Trumps’ budget proposal , the implications for our sector are important and very dire. We need to not only pay attention to this budget for our own knowledge, we also need to bring these issues to the attention of our supporters and our constituents.

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?' Your grant proposal budget details the accounting (budgeted and actual income and expenses)for whatever you are requesting the grant for. If the project head or the agency's accountant already has a budget for the program - great, use it!

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. Program service fees – the green slice. The left hand size, the organizations with budgets over five million, is just 6.6%

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

Wild Woman Fundraising

We talked about how to stay private online, how to do it all on a tiny nonprofit shoestring budget, how to be efficient, how to convince your boss to do social media, what social media can and can’t do for your nonprofit, and the future of social media! That was so fun!

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. All nonprofit organization provide programs, or services, or products (or some combination of all three) to deliver the agency''s mission statement''s goal to the intended beneficiaries it serves. Staffing and/or volunteers for each program?

Podcast: What to cut when the budget is tight

Donor Power Blog

But there's no way around it: You have to cut your fundraising budget. Find out the area you can cut with little damage to your program, the areas where cuts would be devastating, and areas where you can make meaningful savings. We can't make the cuts feel good, but we can keep them from hurting your program too much. Okay, you've cried, you've pleaded, you've made your case.

Your New Program Or Project Design Must Be Clear Before Applying for Grants

Seeking Grant Money Today

It forces the program or project design to be fully thought through, fleshed out, and finalized; because if you can't describe for a potential donor the full extent of the program or project, you have work to do. In order to raise grants, and more than one or two, project or program details must be honestly, thoroughly, and succinctly conveyed. They do their work by contributing money, just like your nonprofit does its work by providing programs, resources, research, etc.

What 'Stuff' Can Do in Social Marketing Programs

Social Marketing and Social Change

A question popped up on the social marketing list serve today that deserves a wider conversation: In these budget constrained times I have been thinking about stuff. How do you successfully use stuff in your programs? Tags: Campaigns and Programs I am wondering about promotional items and their usefulness in creating behavior change, especially health behaviors. Do you think promotional and giveaway items make a difference in social marketing campaigns?

The What’s and Why’s of Joining an Affinity Card Program

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Whether your Board is strongly advising you get onto Facebook or your direct-mail program gets top billing in the administrative budget, the multitude of fundraising opportunities from which to choose and then extend to your supporters might have you spinning in circles. Enter the Affinity Card Program For the low price of free , you can set up a branded credit card for your supporters to use for their everyday spending with Capital One Card Lab Connect.

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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. Fund development is viewed and valued as a mission-aligned program of the organization. Nonprofits should allocate a professional development budget to development staff.

Integrating channels to spark hot monthly giving programs

DonorDigital

No doubt, a robust monthly giving program provides many benefits. One great example of a successful, integrated monthly giving program is PETA’s Investigations and Rescue Fund. And for those that might ask, yes this monthly sustainer program is restricted income.

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. So like I was talking about the number of program participants or the outcomes the program has had over the last ten years. Hey, everybody.

The What’s and Why’s of Joining an Affinity Card Program

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Whether your Board is strongly advising you get onto Facebook or your direct-mail program gets top billing in the administrative budget, the multitude of fundraising opportunities from which to choose and then extend to your supporters might have you spinning in circles. Enter the Affinity Card Program For the low price of free , you can set up a branded credit card for your supporters to use for their everyday spending with Capital One Card Lab Connect.

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What tools should you have in your toolbox for a monthly giving campaign?

Wild Woman Fundraising

Membership organizations often say, well, this monthly donor program, that doesn’t work for me because I don’t have donors, right? So it’s just a more convenient way for their budget. EW: Well, I’m going to teach there how you can take your monthly donor program to the next level.

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Reviewing the CDC's HIV/AIDS Program

Social Marketing and Social Change

Still, after a week of talking with some colleagues and mulling it over, I agreed to be one of about 50 or so external experts to review their activities over a 3-day period organized under five panels of Planning, Prioritizing, and Monitoring; Surveillance; Biomedical Interventions, Diagnostics, Laboratory, and Health Services Research; Behavioral, Social, and Structural Interventions Research; and Prevention Programs, Capacity Building, and Program Evaluation.

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

Seeking Grant Money Today

When a nonprofit organization is either launching a brand new program or project; of if a new nonprofit organization, itself, is beginning it is extremely powerful to raise funds (including grant writing and other methods) in part by providing a proof of concept that clearly demonstrates the efficiency, viability, and strong potential of the new program or organization. For instance, let's say that you and I are launching a brand new mentoring program at a local community college.

Grants for U.S. and Puerto Rican Nonprofits Providing Free After School Literacy and Education Programs

Seeking Grant Money Today

WHO Foundation Education/Literacy grants provide funding to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations in the United States and Puerto Rico to support free after school organizations and for the implementation or expansion of education and/or literacy programs for low-income children of all ages. Visit the WHO Foundation Web site for complete program informa- tion. Tags: afterschool programs RFP education grants the foundation center women and children literacy [Please help us.

Get Operating Funds With Monthly Giving

Wild Woman Fundraising

If you’re wondering how to create deeper connections with your donors, creating and branding a monthly giving or sustainer program can keep your nonprofit on your donor’s radar. Why would you want to start a monthly giving program? Asking outside of the monthly gift program.

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#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? How often do nonprofits reach out to donors potential and actual online, yet have no real sense of how successful the outreach was?