Breaking My Bad Habits: From College To Nonprofit Writer

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And most of them came from writing college papers! When I started as an intern at Mission India, I discovered that nonprofit writing is VERY different from college writing—and I had to break my “good” college writing habits because they were actually “bad” writing habits at my nonprofit!

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Sweet Briar College #BoardFail

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Sweet Briar College, a 114 year-old women’s college in rural Virginia, announced its closing due to financial difficulties. According to its website , the board voted to close the college on February 28th — and announced it to the world via press release on March 3rd , before telling faculty, students and alumnae. One person interviews in the Times article said, “I understand that liberal arts colleges are struggling,” she said.

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Are you attacked for not being corporate enough?

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Chris Hedges writes, “ College and university administrators defund libraries, close foreign language and classics departments and invest staggering sums in gargantuan sports arenas and athletic programs.”

An invitation I had to decline

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John’s College, and Vince Sampson, President, Education Finance Council” Their goal? ” The education finance council is paid to sell a college education loan to “special populations” while NorthStar Education Services is paid to enforce student loan debts.

Telling Your Story Using Social Media [Presentation]

J Campbell Social Marketing

Social Media Speaking Storytelling CEANS Montserrat College of Art presentation slideshare social media storytelling speaking The Enterprise CenterHere are my slides from tonight’s presentation – Telling Your Story Using Social Media.

Grants for U.S. Colleges Putting Dating Peer Educators on Campus to Enable Healthy Dating Habits

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Deadline: December 3, 2010 Avon Foundation Seeks Applications for Healthy College Dating Peer Educator Program The Avon Foundation for Women has released the m.powerment by mark 2010 Request For Proposals (RFP) for the Healthy Relationship Peer Educator Program. The foundation has developed a comprehensive and need-based philanthropic strategy for this program that recognizes the importance of peer-to-peer education about healthy dating relationships among college-age people.

Do Any Online College Classes Focus on Fundraising?

Fundraising Coach

Tweet I’m a big fan of ongoing education, so I was intrigued to be reminded that college courses on fundraising exist online. While I can’t promise free online college classes that focus on fundraising, there are a few programs available online that you should know about. Assuming you have no interest in a traditional college, or don’t have one nearby that offers a quality fundraising degree program, I’ve decided to see how many online opportunities exist for fundraising.

Are you a wage slave at your nonprofit? Take this quiz!

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Only if you’re at the top of the administrative heap at a college, university or elementary school have wages risen significantly for you. Are You a Wage Slave? Do you spend more each month paying down your debts than buying new things? Do you depend completely on your job for money?

The Top 10 Free Fundraising Ideas

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Charity Fundraising Church Fundraising College Fundraising Creative Fundraising Ideas Easy Fundraising Free Fundraising Ideas Fun Fundraising Ideas Fundraising Events Fundraising Ideas for Kids High School Fundraising Ideas Non Profit Fundraising PTA Fundraising Quick Fundraising Ideas School Fundraising Sports FundraisingEspecially during difficult economic times, charities and nonprofit organizations should consider fundraising strategies that require little or no cash outlay.

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You may have noticed…

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Do you have a college degree (or two, or three) but still can’t seem to get ahead? Now institutions like Bard College charge “What the market will bear,” namely $50,000 a year, so students come out a quarter million dollars in debt. A cheaper college education?

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The Top 22 Art Fundraising Ideas

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School Fundraising and Church Fundraising: Prepare Care Packages for College Students. Though Fundraiser-Ideas.net generally publishes one comprehensive description of a fundraising idea at a time, we know that many people are looking for ways to integrate their passion for art with their fundraising efforts and thus we decided to post a long list of art fundraising ideas.

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The Top 9 Unique Fundraising Ideas

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Charity Fundraising Church Fundraising College Fundraising Creative Fundraising Ideas Easy Fundraising Fun Fundraising Ideas Fundraising Events Fundraising Ideas for Kids High School Fundraising Ideas Non Profit Fundraising PTA Fundraising Quick Fundraising Ideas School Fundraising Sports FundraisingRaising money for a great cause isn’t necessarily hard; raising large amounts of money is, however. One way to raise substantial funds is to offer your stakeholders something unique.

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10 Excellent Club Fundraising Ideas

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Church Fundraising College Fundraising Creative Fundraising Ideas Easy Fundraising Free Fundraising Ideas Fun Fundraising Ideas Fundraising Events Fundraising Ideas for Kids High School Fundraising Ideas Other Quick Fundraising Ideas School Fundraising Sports FundraisingOrganizing fundraisers for clubs and activities can be a fun and educational experience for high school students.

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Rhode Island College Admissions

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Case Study: How can you make your letter appeal better?

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Draft 1 of the letter, page 1. If you’re like most people right now, you’re either sending your appeal letter or writing it furiously, to get it sent out ASAP. The founder of H.O.P.E. Inc, Kenita Pierce-Lewis , asked me to have a look at her appeal letter, to see what I could do with it.

Rhode Island Technical Colleges

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It has the nation's wealthiest depositories of historical attractions, boasting one of the shelter rhode island that this factual situation presents is remarkable and therefore, I will end this chaos and stop the rhode island technical colleges and aggravation to their divorce issues. True, this is the rhode island technical colleges may eventually culminate with a trial. Island Colleges Rhode TechnicalWithout question I have found in Block Island.

Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser

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A spaghetti dinner fundraiser is a classic fundraiser , but it is classic for a reason: It’s remarkably easy and it is a near sure-fire money-maker. Better yet, it is so simple to organize and execute that it can easily become a recurring fundraiser (and who doesn’t like recurring income?).

The Best Fundraising Ideas: What Makes Something an Excellent Fundraising Idea?

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Charity Fundraising Church Fundraising College Fundraising Fundraising Events High School Fundraising Ideas Non Profit Fundraising PTA Fundraising School FundraisingFundraising for worthy causes and to support various activities is a necessary element in the daily operations of most nonprofits and charitable organizations. Finding the best fundraising ideas can be challenging for administrators.

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The 14 Things You Absolutely Need to Do During Your Fundraising Events

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Charity Fundraising Church Fundraising College Fundraising Fundraising Events Non Profit Fundraising Other PTA Fundraising School FundraisingI’ve always found fundraising events to be a good time. I meet hundreds of people, and really get to use my fundraising skills to collect money for a good cause. One of the most important things I always remind myself of, though, is that it’s not all about having fun; there’s a lot of work involved.

Strategic Fundraising: 10 Tips for Better Financial Results

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Charity Fundraising Church Fundraising College Fundraising Non Profit Fundraising PTA Fundraising School FundraisingRather than simply waiting for donations to come to your nonprofit or charitable organization, it is far preferable to plan and organize an effective fundraising campaign that provides a solid financial basis for current operations and future needs. Strategic fundraising is more than simply going through a checklist of donors and sending the same form letters to each one.

Trivia Night Fundraiser

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Lots of bars and pubs hold trivia nights. For those who are unfamiliar, these are events in which teams of people gather to socialize, eat, drink and answer trivia questions. Bars and pubs often hold trivia nights on a regular basis, which allows friendly rivalries between teams develop.

10 Exciting Fundraising Ideas for Sports Teams

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College Fundraising Creative Fundraising Ideas Easy Fundraising Free Fundraising Ideas Fun Fundraising Ideas Fundraising Ideas for Kids High School Fundraising Ideas Quick Fundraising Ideas School Fundraising Sports FundraisingSports teams often have to raise money for a variety of reasons. Perhaps they need new uniforms or new equipment. They may need to raise money for travel expenses to go to a tournament.

50-50 Raffle

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Companies that Rank High in CSR Also Known for Cause Marketing

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On October 18 2011 I wrote a post about the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship 2011 CSR Index and how by my reckoning six of the top ten and 33 of the 50 companies listed did at least some cause marketing. It wouldn’t surprise me to learn that Caterpiller… number 19 on the Boston College list… does a benefit golf tournament somewhere for a worthy charity or two. The number at the right is Boston College’s cumulative score.

Dunk Tank

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Google Offers A $30,000 College Scholarship to the Best Google Doodle and A $50,000 Tech Grant for the Winning Child's School

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One talented young artist (grades K-12) will see his or her artwork on the Google homepage and receive a $30,000 college scholarship and a $50,000 Google for Education technology grant for his or her school" To submit a doodle according to Google''s directions, go to https://www.google.com/doodle4google/start.html Closing Date for Submissions : March 20th 2014 "Before there was an airplane, there were doodles of cool flying machines.

Marketing to College Students? Get a Cause!

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College students are tricky to reach nowadays with traditional media. Tags: College students Harris Interactive Corporate Social Responsibility Alloy + Marketing Wal-Mart Unlike previous generations they refuse to take their medicine and watch a lot of network TV from 8pm to 11pm like their predecessors.Oh

The Top 10 College Fundraising Ideas Sure to Draw a Crowd

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The goal of any college fundraiser should be to maximize both fun and profitability for your group. Because there are many stakeholders associated with any college fundraising event, when choosing among the many possible college fundraising ideas, simplicity is often the key to success; your group can achieve outstanding results with even the easiest, most basic ideas. One of the most popular college fundraising ideas is also one of the most effective.

You can meet me at the Center for Nonprofit Organizations in February, March and April 2011!

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I will be teaching four workshops in February, March and April at the Center for Nonprofit Organizations at 5930 Middle Fiskville Road in Austin! Want to come out and learn? Click on the links below to register. How to Find and Cultivate Donors.

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

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MARCH – Giving Day (Philip Merrill College of Journalism, University of Maryland). MARCH – Day for Guilford (Guilford College). APRIL – Trinity Giving Day (Trinity College). APRIL – Bethel College Online Giving Day (Indiana).

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Do You Make Any of These 10 Fundraising Mistakes?

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Charity Fundraising Church Fundraising College Fundraising Fundraising Events High School Fundraising Ideas Non Profit Fundraising Other PTA Fundraising School Fundraising Sports FundraisingWith over a decade of fundraising experience, I have stumbled over many fundraising mistakes. The great thing about mistakes is that you learn from them, which makes the coming years much more successful.

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Corporate Citizenship In a Time of Occupy Wall Street

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Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship released its annual CSR Index the other day even as Occupy Wall Street and its satellite efforts continue their protests that are, in part, anti-corporate.

Cause Marketing Matchmaking Freebie

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According to the website, Grow Appalachia, formed under the auspices of Berea College… a nonsectarian Christian college in Berea, Kentucky… has several pressing goals: “Basic diet-related health concerns – obesity, diabetes, heart disease."

Cause Marketing Bracketology

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The beneficiary is Cancer for College , a scholarship charity for cancer survivors whose relationship with Ferrell I've highlighted in the past. Cancer for College Pebble Beach Innovative Fundraising Will Ferrell Bracketology Golfsmith Golf Magazine cause marketing

10 Fun Fundraising Ideas to Excite Any Audience

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Writing Fundraising Letters: What Should You Consider?

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Charity Fundraising Church Fundraising College Fundraising Free Fundraising Ideas Non Profit FundraisingThe average direct mail campaign achieves a two percent success rate.

How to Fundraise: 7 Things Everyone Needs to Know

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Charity Fundraising Church Fundraising College Fundraising Fundraising Events High School Fundraising Ideas Non Profit Fundraising PTA Fundraising School Fundraising Sports FundraisingYou’ve looked into the coffers and checked the bottom line. The conclusion is that if you’re going to stay afloat for the next year, you need to consider some serious fundraising. But how to fundraise?

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Grants for Community Colleges Enabling People Ages 50+ to Complete Degrees or Certificates in Competitive Professions

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Deadline: March 4, 2011 American Association of Community Colleges Requests Proposals for Plus 50 Completion Strategy Grants With support from the Lumina Foundation for Education (LFF), the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) will award AACC Plus 50 Completion Strategy Grants to community colleges committed to enhancing or expanding their existing degree, certificate, and not-for-credit programs for students 50 years of age and older. From The Foundation Center.

A Bountiful Reward For Giving Thanks

The Agitator

Organized by Heather McGinness , VP of Advancement at Concordia College-New York , this all-stakeholder event is testament to the power of genuine gratitude, skillful communication, and a mighty respect for donors. ThanksgivingTuesday more than doubled 2016 year-end revenue compared to 2015 where the College employed a regular #GivingTuesday campaign. In November The Agitator reported on a creative alternative to #GivingTuesday called #ThanksGivingTuesday.

How a Small Nonprofit President Got a Big Spot in The New York Times’ Room for Debate

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It’s likely that those announcements by her nonprofit, College Directions Inc. In 2015, her nonprofit, College Directions Inc., It’s more difficult than ever for nonprofits to get media coverage.