Newsletter: Cause Marketing is Getting Harder ; Businesses are Replanting Trees in California ; The Power of a Simple Postcard

Selfish Giving

Unless your City Year , The United Way , Product RED , or a handful of other special nonprofits, the money you raise from businesses isn't a big deal. As one development executive said to me, "I could cover all that money with one rich donor."

Life, Death, and Make Money Writing Essays

SocialButterfly

Life After Make Money Writing Essays. How to earn money creating fiction you may earn money composing fiction, however you might have to think past the box for a way to [link]. California 10th graders increase their writing talents.

Private vs. Public Schools and Marketing Channels (EF-0014)

iMarketSmart

On today’s episode we discuss our second set of listener submitted questions. This time on if the approach to public and private school fundraising is different and how to determine what fundraising marketing channels to focus on. You can have your question discussed on the show by emailing me – tim@imarketsmart.com. The post Private vs. Public Schools and Marketing Channels (EF-0014) appeared first on MarketSmart, LLC |.

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Come on Mary, Don’t Fear The Phone-A-Thon

Wild Woman Fundraising

I started a phone fundraising program at Equality California, a non-profit organization that had, at the time, over 600,000 members. We still raised quite a bit of money, but not as much as we had hoped. This criticism is especially leveled at outsourced firms that call on behalf of a non-profit – some people say they’re just trying to make money off of the current campaign, so they don’t take the long-term view of cultivating donors.

Want to learn fundraising or social media? Check Out These New November Webinars & Workshops!

Wild Woman Fundraising

John Panarese, Executive Director, Animal Rescue League of Fall River, MA” “Your Tons of Money In the Mail webinar gave me many fresh ideas that I would like to incorporate into my upcoming mailings. Mary Morgan, Nourish America, Ojai, California.

Newsletter: Raise More Money at Checkout; Valentine's Day Cause Marketing ; Best Place to Sell Girl Scout Cookies

Selfish Giving

The Chronicle of Philanthropy recently ran an article on raising more money at the cash register. Checkout charity fundraisers raise big money. The site also allows users to donate money or apply for a grant with the company. Don't go where the money is.

Stephanie Strom’s take on Nonprofits

Wild Woman Fundraising

California is trying to get more property taxes from nonprofits. Also, nonprofit management wonks, philanthropists are now requiring management courses before they give money to nonprofits. Remember last week when I was all “Save the Nonprofits !” ” Well, turns out I didn’t even know the whole story. We’re more screwed than I knew! Here’s more. Nonprofit Quarterly reports on the Michigan State Charitable deduction going away.

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Reader Questions: What are the best fundraising blogs & books?

Wild Woman Fundraising

This question is from the marvelous Shuai in California, who will start a nonprofit one day, and wants to know ALL about fundraising, and also, specifically, about which fundraising blogs and books she should read!

Who will listen to the dead?

Wild Woman Fundraising

Greig, 13-years old, and her mom, Jacqueline, were burnt to death when a gas pipeline exploded under their home in San Bruno, California. All there was was money. Everything became money, and money became everything. Money treated us as if we were things,and we died.

Startup with No Money

Fundraising Breakthroughs

of Aristarcus Communication in Oak View, California on idealist.org's FAQ for start ups is exactly right. I'm getting ready to create a workshop on funding and fundraising for start-up nonprofits and ran across this blunt answer to a not-uncommon initial question: Can I start a nonprofit with $0? Not what people want to hear, the answer provided by Channing Hillway, Ph.D., The answer isn't yes

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You may have noticed…

Wild Woman Fundraising

The California University system used to be free. The press and organs of communication, along with the anointed experts and academics, tied by money and ideology to the elites, are useless in dissecting what is happening within these movements. The money is there.

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Show Me The Money in Santa Cruz

Nonprofit Consultant Blog

The California Association of Nonprofits (CAN), in partnership with the Community Foundations of Santa Cruz and Monterey Counties, are presenting Show Me the Money , a one-day conference on nonprofit finance practices. We tell ourselves that we simply don't have the time or the money.

Raising Money the Old Fashioned Way

Nonprofit Consultant Blog

They call this one-on-one, in-person fundraising a return to raising money "the old-fashioned way." My first fundraising job was door-to-door canvassing for Campaign California, a now-defunct organization in Santa Monica, in the early 1980s. Saying "I want your money" first, and explaining why later is never as effective and sharing your passion for your mission first and letting the money follow as a natural way for the listener to get involved.

Start Up Non Profit? Need Seed Money? Starting Fundraising? Here's help.Part 2 of 2

Seeking Grant Money Today

Need Seed Money? As I stated in the previous post, I understand that you do not have any money. If your organization is preparing to or in the midst of receiving a legal non profit status, this is a way for you to raise money before you have tax exempt status. A third scenario, different from the umbrella fiscal sponsorship or contractor relationship is when a potential fiscal sponsorship relationship could be based on seeking grant money, specifically.

Ep201: SoCal Honda Dealers 'Causejack' Super Bowl for Charity

Selfish Giving

How the Helpful Bowl got started by Southern California Honda dealers. They're not advertising during the Super Bowl, but they will be donating money based on the commercials.

Chess-athon The Sequel

Blue Sky Collaborative

California Youth Chess League is once again raising money for their organization using a SWEET Fundraising Website for Pledge Events. I love this event because the organization gives kids something productive to do gives the kids the responsibility for keeping.

Chess-athon The Sequel

Blue Sky Collaborative

California Youth Chess League is once again raising money for their organization using a SWEET Fundraising Website for Pledge Events. I love this event because the organization gives kids something productive to do gives the kids the responsibility for keeping.

10 Organizations Leading The Way This Mental Health Awareness Month

EveryAction

For instance, their Beacon of Light program allows participating businesses and schools to sell paper lighthouses for donations of $1, $5, or more, and hang the sold lighthouses to create a visual display of the money they have raised.

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CauseTalk Radio Ep53: TisBest Launches Cause Marketing Platform for Trade Shows

Selfish Giving

This new trade show product uses money that normally goes to trade show tchotchkes and funnels it to charitable organizations that fight hunger, work to end homelessness, conduct medical research, and take environmental action.

10 Ways to Use Social Media to Grow Your Nonprofit Email List

J Campbell Social Marketing

Our Health California encourages their new email subscribers to share a pre-written tweet or a Facebook graphic to their networks: 2) Host a Facebook contest. .

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Fundraising from Out-of-State? An Update on Registration Issues

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

As you get your online fundraising programs in place and start connecting with people through social media, the liklihood that you will raise money not only within your home state, but in multiple states, goes up. There are civil penalties in California, New York, Illinois and many others.

Building the Way to San Jose: Here's what EveryAction will be up to at 16NTC.

EveryAction

Like many of you, we're just a week away from heading to sunny California for the 2016 Nonprofit Technology Conference (16NTC) , one our favorites, and one of the best nonprofit conferences of the year. Mo’ Content, Mo’ Money: How to Improve Conversions and ROI Through Content Marketing.

The Most Forgotten Fact Regarding Essay Writing Help Revealed

SocialButterfly

Online essays really are expensiveIf you’re trying to get great essays online, you need to be well prepared to part with very good money. California colleges cover such a wide scope of disciplines there is something for all those.

Is Populist Fundraising for You?

iMarketSmart

So, for the vendor that makes money on a per-transaction basis, it’s better to promote the populist approach. Politicians need votes in addition to money. million from the University of California, $814,645 from Microsoft Corp.,

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The 2018 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

EveryAction

Northern California Grantmakers and Silicon Valley Community Foundation / San Francisco, CA / $350. Learn the latest best practices and technologies that can make the most effective use of your time and money. It's finally here!

How to Use Live-Streaming Video to Share Stories as They Happen

J Campbell Social Marketing

What could be better fodder for a live-streaming broadcast than a dive off the coast of California? This not only creates buzz for the event but it also helps raise money from people who are unable to physically attend the fundraiser. So what is “live-streaming video”?

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#CIVICS: Apple’s Billions In Tax Dodges Come Under Scrutiny

Non Profit Marketing 360

The corporation is in California, but not its tax liability. Charles Duhigg and David Kocieniewski reported their findings in The NY Times on the 28th of April that Apple moves its money through a small office in Reno, Nevada ?

Do people prefer when others pay for a nonprofits’ administrative costs?

iMarketSmart

And, finally, some smart folks at the University of California, San Diego (Uri Gneezy, Elizabeth Keenan, and Ayelet Gneezy) have proved me right. Appeal #2 – Described the project and mentioned that a donor already gave seed money ($10,000) to support it.

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Trivia Night Fundraiser

Fundraiser Ideas

Though people enjoying attending well-executed fundraisers , they also associate them with giving something up (usually money). There are lots of ways to raise money with a trivia night: The easiest way to raise money with a trivia night fundraiser is to charge an entry fee.

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Our EveryAction Hero: World Central Kitchen

EveryAction

Last year disaster relief once again became the main focus of our organization as we activated and served over 4 million meals in Peru, Houston, Puerto Rico, and California. I want to show people that their money has gone to a very targeted response; we've got huge spreadsheets of every meal in Puerto Rico with who made it, who delivered it, where it went. World Central Kitchen was founded by chef and activist José Andres in the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti.

Newsletter: Crush Your Goals with Influencers ; ‘Alexa, Donate to Toys for Tots’ ; The Insanity of the Teddy Bear Toss

Selfish Giving

More evidence: Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and State Farm's efforts to raise money for wildfire victims in California. Rodgers donated a $1 million of his own money!

Bota Box Mashes Up Cause Marketing and Rebates

Cause Related Marketing

In fact, Bota Box, which sells California wines in a box is doing exactly that to benefit the Arbor Day Foundation. That’s found money that many consumers might be willing to share.

Agility in a time of uncertainty

GenerationYGive

Let's say your organization has a branch in California. you say, the people who are most likely to give me money in this sort of situation don't check their emails anyway cause maybe they don't even have email.

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

Non Profit Marketing 360

The Red Cross collected a lot of money, and much of the American public expected that money to be distributed amongst the survivors.

Rage Donations: Give Before You Explode!

The Agitator

Without question the most prominent example of rage giving last week was the Facebook “Reunite an immigrant parent with their child” campaign launched by a California couple–Charlotte and Dave Willner, early Facebook employees.

Lights, Camera, Fundraising Action! Using Video in the Fundraising Cycle

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Everyone loves a good nonprofit video, but a video is meaningless if it doesn't help you meet your organizational goals -- build awareness, reach new supporters, raise money. He has spoken about social media and online video at Northwestern University’s Global Engagement Summit as well as Art Institute of California San Francisco.

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Lights, Camera, Fundraising Action! Using Video in the Fundraising Cycle

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Everyone loves a good nonprofit video, but a video is meaningless if it doesn't help you meet your organizational goals -- build awareness, reach new supporters, raise money. He has spoken about social media and online video at Northwestern University’s Global Engagement Summit as well as Art Institute of California San Francisco.

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7 Key Takeaways for Cause Marketers from America's Checkout Champions Report [SPONSORED]

Selfish Giving

You're Missing a YUGGEEE Opportunity I talk to nonprofits all the time that want to raise more money from businesses. They are simply leaving a lot of money on the table. There are still many, many businesses that could be raising money with checkout programs.

#SM4NP: ‘Kony 2012? Still Stirs Engagement, Controversy, And Embarrassment

Non Profit Marketing 360

Now a young father in California soups up the story for a YouTube video, and suddenly everyone wants to pony up $30 for a media kit to bring him down. They then used the money in their own ways” says Ugandan politician, James Kaggwa.

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Research vs. Awareness in Pink Ribbon Cause Marketing

Cause Related Marketing

Unless they say otherwise, the major pink ribbon charities put the money they raise from cause marketing where they deem best. City of Hope in Duarte, California is one of just 41 NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers in the United States. Most of the pink ribbon cause marketing we’ll see this month won’t make a clear distinction between research and awareness.

Gambling With Your Pink Ribbon Cause Marketing

Cause Related Marketing

It’s older than bingo in the basement of the local parish and, if you get the offer right, an all-but-certain money raiser. Except that adding gambling to your pink ribbon cause marketing promotion is also almost certainly a mistake.

Nonprofits Talking Taxes

Nonprofit Consultant Blog

Earlier this month I attended a workshop at the Community Foundation of Santa Cruz County called " Show Me the Money: Nonprofits Talking Taxes." So what does the California State budget say about our values, that it sacrifices the jobs of teachers rather than inconvenience corporations? These workshops are free, and are available to any nonprofit group in California.

Join us at #16NTC for two great sessions & a party!

DonorDigital

The Nonprofit Technology Conference is heading to San Jose, California, this year, and our team will be there to share, learn, mingle and party. Join Mal Warwick | Donordigital Senior Account Executive Wendy Husman and Whitney Broadwell , Senior Resource Development Officer at International Medical Corps, as they discuss how harness the opportunity to grow your email list, increase your social followers and raise money when your organization’s issue is in the news.