How NOT to write a letter to your supporter community


Although this letter is meant for the “community” (non-donors and donors), this is NOT how you should ever address people. Dear University of Maryland community: In late 2006, the University of Maryland publicly launched the $1 billion Great Expectations campaign.

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

Wild Woman Fundraising

I will be teaching four workshops in February, March and April at the Center for Nonprofit Organizations at 5930 Middle Fiskville Road in Austin! When: Thursday, February 10, 2011 from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. When:Tuesday, February 15, 2011 from 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM.

Friday Futures – Nonprofit Marketing Jobs – February 17, 2012

Getting Attention

3) Communications Associate , Transit for Livable Communities (St. 12) New Media Assistant , Campaign for Community Change (Washington, D.C.). 16) Social Media Strategist/Community Manager , buildOn (Chicago, IL). Nonprofit Marketing Jobs — February 10, 2012.

Friday Futures – Nonprofit Marketing Jobs – February 24, 2012

Getting Attention

5) Community Outreach Assistant. 6) Community Outreach Coordinator , Next Step Living (Boston, MA). Nonprofit Marketing Jobs — February 17, 2012. Please post your nonprofit marketing position here — FT or PT staff, consulting or internship opportunities.

Friday Futures – Nonprofit Marketing Jobs – February 10, 2012

Getting Attention

7) Director of Community Relations , Operation Warm (Chadds Ford, PA). Nonprofit Marketing Jobs — February 3, 2012. Please post your nonprofit marketing position here — FT or PT staff, consulting or internship opportunities. NEW OPPORTUNITIES.

Occupy Love

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All the baubles of the rich are phony compensation for the loss of community, loss of connection, loss of meaning. It’s really hard to create community when the underlying knowledge is that we don’t need each other.” We need to create community to create social change.

#SOCIALNETWORK: Are You Prepped For Rollout Of Facebook Graph Search?

Non Profit Marketing 360

Facebook’s latest tool, Graph Search, was announced a couple of weeks ago and it is being rolled out through the Facebook0sphere through February. Building the Facebook network.

#ENVIRO: Spring Is The Time To Build Rain Barrels & Community Gardens

Non Profit Marketing 360

A community garden in Montreal, Canada (Photo credit: Wikipedia). April temperatures have been cooler than February temperatures, and drought conditions are already a concern. Will the garden and/or community group need liability insurance? Does your community have a garden?

Do you want a Nonprofit Job in Austin, Texas? Be there February 15th!

Wild Woman Fundraising

Where: 5950 Middle Fiskeville Ave, Austin, TX, at the Center for Nonprofit Organizations at Austin Community College. When: 11:30AM to 1:00PM, February 15th, 2011. Word on the street is that nonprofits are hiring again! really? Yes, The New York Times says so! So, do you want a nonprofit job? Are you curious about what it takes to get hired in this sector? Come out and hear me give a lunch and learn talk on how to jumpstart your nonprofit job search! Register here.

Great Nonprofit Marketing Jobs—Movin’ up Monday

Getting Attention

Communications Associate , Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation (Sheffield, MA). Director of Communications & Community Partnerships , Spaceworks (Brooklyn, NY). President & CEO , Community Foundation of the Great River Bend (Bettendorf, Iowa).

To-Die-For Nonprofit Communications Jobs

Getting Attention

Communications & Community Outreach Specialist Historic Ford Estates (Grosse Point, MI). Nonprofit Marketing & Communications Jobs—February 2, 2015. Please post YOUR nonprofit marketing job here. Associate Director, Development Communications. Michael J.

Jobs 96

Alliance of Artists Communities: Emerging Program Institute

Fundraising 123

On February 16, 2009, I had the honor to present at the 2009 Emerging Program Institute at the McColl Center for Visual Art in Charlotte, NC. At the bottom of this article are a PDF copy of the slides for this presentation. In addition, I've included some of my favorite articles from here in the Network for Good Learning Center. Enjoy!

Opportunity! Nonprofit Communications Jobs

Getting Attention

Communications & Marketing Coordinator Riverside Community Health Foundation (Riverside, CA). Director of Community Connections Presbyterian Villages of Michigan (Detroit, MI). Director, Digital and Web Cancer Support Community.

Jobs 93

More examples of online community fundraising initiatives from Holland

Giving in a Digital World

A couple of the latest have been health charity Astma Fons and the team behind the annual Radio 3FM ‘Serious Request’ fundraising campaign on behalf of the Red Cross - both of which have joined Vogelbescherming Nederland in making use of the YoCo online community fundraising platform.

#MixedLinks for Nonprofit Communicators

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NTEN is conducting its 9th annual Nonprofit Technology Staffing and Investments survey in order to provide benchmarks and data regarding technology decisions and practices among the nonprofit community. February 2 and 10: Nonprofit Annual Reports Donors Will Actually Read.

A Great Nonprofit Annual Report in a Fabulous Infographic

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Our board of directors concluded that it was time to share with our supporters the amazing impact they’ve had in our community. The purpose of the annual report was to demonstrate that our supporters have made a real impact in our community and we have been good stewards of their gifts.

Grant To Help Rural Communities With 50,000 Or Less Improve Their Economic Vitality & Quality of Life

Seeking Grant Money Today

The program builds teams of local leaders, community organizations, and specialists in design, planning, and creative place-making to help rural communities strengthen their economies, enhance their rural character, leverage their cultural assets, and design efficient housing and transportation systems. Each community selected to participate in the Institute will receive $7,000 in 1:1 matching funds to plan and host a two-day workshop. From The Foundation Center. [If

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

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

In February, when the president of Mount St. It’s more difficult than ever for nonprofits to get media coverage. But it’s not impossible — especially if they are willing to do more than pepper news editors with press releases.

Different Ways to Design an Editorial Calendar – Group Project!

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

It’s time for a Nonprofit Marketing Guide community project! Please create a monthly editorial calendar using February 2016 as your base month for consistency. . No specific topics have been finalized for the other three issues in February.

Great Opportunities for Nonprofit Marketers: Friday Futures

Getting Attention

Director of Community Programs and Outreach , Hiawatha Academies (Minneapolis, MN). Marketing and Communications Officer , Saginaw Community Foundation (Saginaw, MI). Nonprofit Marketing Jobs—February 8, 2013.

Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Justyna Krygowska

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Prior to joining AGF, Justyna worked at Rising Tide Capital where she helped revitalize underserved communities in New Jersey through microenterprise development. I check in with the programs team about an upcoming event in February. Justyna Krygowska.

Your New Nonprofit Marketing Job—Movin’ Up Monday

Getting Attention

Communications Director , Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut (New London, CT). Nonprofit Marketing Jobs—February 18, 2014. Please post your nonprofit marketing position here for full-time or part-time staff, consulting or internship opportunities. New Opportunities.

Inclusive Conversations: Don’t Call Them That!

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Having been an executive director of an affordable housing nonprofit and previously working for a youth foundation located in public housing communities exposed a lot of ugly language. ” In some cases, I had family living in what were being called “undesirable” communities. “My

The Four Types of Productivity Styles

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Next Thursday, February 11th at 1:00 p.m. stickK : A habit forming tool that focuses on incentives, accountability and community (and if you are unsuccessful, stickK lets your friends know). Please join us next Thursday, February 11th at 1:00 p.m. Carson Tate.

Yours? Nonprofit Communications Jobs

Getting Attention

Public Engagement Manager Community Service Society (New York, NY). Nonprofit Marketing & Communications Jobs—February 9, 2015. Nonprofit Marketing & Communications Jobs—February 2, 2015. Please post YOUR nonprofit marketing job here.

Awards for Partnerships Between Community Groups and Police to Promote Neighborhood Safety and Revitalization

Seeking Grant Money Today

Deadline: February 28, 2011 Applications Invited for MetLife Foundation Community-Police Partnership Awards Program The MetLife Foundation and the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) are partnering for the tenth year to recognize, sustain, and share the work of innovative partnerships between community groups and police to promote neighborhood safety and revitalization. community-police partnerships RFP grants the foundation centerFrom The Foundation Center.

Grants for Community-Based Wetland, Riparian, and Coastal Habitat Restoration

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Deadline: February 15, 2012 National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Invites Applications for Five Star Restoration Grant Program The Five Star Restoration Program provides modest financial assistance to support community-based wetland, riparian, and coastal habitat restoration projects that build diverse partnerships and foster local natural resource stewardship through education, outreach, and training activities. with a focus on communities not served by other funders.

YOU Can Bring These Dreams To Life— Nonprofit Blog Carnival

Getting Attention

inspired me to ask fellow bloggers to speak out on their big dream for their organization, cause or the nonprofit community this year, and how they’ll make it real , as they did in last January’s carnival. The February Carnival is hosted by bow-tied fundraiser Marc Pitman. Welcome to the Nonprofit Blog Carniva l round-up for January. My dad, Manny Schwartz, together with Martin Luther King, Jr.,

Best Response So Far to End of Year Gifts

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I’m willing to cut them some slack until February because of that. Treats me as one of the team (” your continuing participation as a member of The Wilderness Society community.).

Your Webmaster Needs to Know About Your Cause Marketing

Cause Related Marketing

For that matter, there was nothing in the About Us section that told me about what Vitamin World does in terms of community support. For instance, in February Vitamin World offered customers a reusable tote bag with the profits headed to Vitamin Angels, among other efforts.

Announcements for the Social Marketing Community

Social Marketing and Social Change

The survey takes about 10 minutes to complete and is running through February. There are a number of activities going on that you may want to catch up on or participate in. Here's my latest list (and thanks to all those who send them in). The Institute of Social Marketing at the Stirling University and the Open University in the UK is conducting a survey to explore demand and delivery preferences for postgraduate study and qualifications in social marketing.

How to Raise Money With Facebook – One Organization’s Success Story

J Campbell Social Marketing

They focus on user-generated posts by paying attention to their community and by thoughtfully sharing their stories. Acknowledgement and Community Building to Cement Relationships. Having a person dedicated to community management really works, and St.

Your Nonprofit Annual Report – Shorter and Faster

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Join us next Tuesday as we begin a four-week course with Kivi Leroux Miller designed to help you finish your 2017 Nonprofit Annual Report: Report Back to Your Community: Creating a Short Annual Report for 2017. Additional support from Kivi throughout January and February.

NEW Webinar: How to start your major gifts program with Amy Eisenstein

Wild Woman Fundraising

I’ve admired Amy for years and I’m so pleased to welcome her to do a webinar for the Wild Woman Fundraising community for the first time. Investment in your nonprofit’s future: Discounted $20 off until February 28th-from $107 to $87.

The 2018 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar


We invite you to join in this extraordinary conference experience and community in the spirit of love, curiosity, and respect for each other and our LGBTQ family. Governing well is one of the most profound ways to help our communities. This is the community that shares your passion.

YOU Can Make These Dreams Come True (Nonprofit Blog Carnival)

Getting Attention

Many moved me, including the dream that for-profit organizations integrate community engagement and volunteering in their policies, and a dad’s dream that his daughters will grow up in a world of generosity.

Grants for Community Media In GA, NC, and SC

Seeking Grant Money Today

To learn more about the Fund for Southern Communities and to access the Request for Proposals, visit the fund's Web site. From The Foundation Center.

Social Media Q & A

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We have two webinars coming up in February that will help with those conversations: Social Media Fear Factor-Getting Over What’s Holding You Back and Creating a Social Media Policy for Your Nonprofit. February 3: Writing Thank-You Notes That Inspire Future Gifts.

A Consensus Definition of Social Marketing

Social Marketing and Social Change

Social Marketing seeks to develop and integrate marketing concepts with other approaches to influence behaviours that benefit individuals and communities for the greater social good. This definition is the result of an on-going and inclusive process that began in February 2012.

Grants for LGBTQ Youth Who Have Transformed Their Experiences With Bigotry and Discrimination Into Something Good To Improve the Community

Seeking Grant Money Today

Unlike scholarships based on grade-point average or written essays, the Colin Higgins Foundation looks to communities across the United States to nominate and lift up LGBTQ youth activists who inspire them and play critical roles in their schools, organizations, and community spaces. From The Foundation Center. [If If you are interested in more information on this grant opportunity, click "Link to Complete RFP" at the end of this post.]