Gates Foundations Seeks Communications Proposals—Game Changer

Getting Attention

This RFP is focused on development organizations but I hope more funding will follow from Gates and other foundations, as a recognition of how crucial engagement is to achieving organizational and programmatic goals. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has announced a call for communications proposals to “help change the narrative on foreign aid.” At last—funding specifically directed to communications!

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10 Ways to Build Loyalty Among Your Online Community Members

J Campbell Social Marketing

Here are 10 ways to build loyalty among your online community members through celebration and acknowledgement! Start by taking some time to plan out an acknowledgement and celebration strategy for your online community members. How do you build loyalty among your online community? .

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Is Community Engagement or Awareness Essential? Depends on Your Mission.

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Engaging our community to keep people inspired by and active in our work. “Engaging our community” is the #1 nonprofit communications goal overall. Will the way an arts organization approaches its communications work vary significantly from a social service agency?

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How NOT to write a letter to your supporter community

iMarketSmart

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.

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Designing for Community Change

SocialButterfly

Determinants of Health are also one of the four new Foundation Health Measures which will be used as guides to monitor progress toward promoting health, preventing disease and disability, eliminating disparities, and improving quality of life in the United States.

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10 Ways to Celebrate Nonprofit Online Community Members Using Social Media

J Campbell Social Marketing

Today I am hosting the #Commbuild Twitter chat and the topic is creative ways to celebrate online community members. Here are 10 ideas and ways to celebrate, acknowledge and reward your online community members for being there for you and for being awesome!

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More Mailbag: How do you tell a story about a community foundation?

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

We are a community foundation operating in a low wealth area. We want to build endowments to support every area of charitable work in our community. You want to show how your foundation relates to one person’s - or one group of people’s - deeply held emotional beliefs. You need to make your foundation relevant to each of these audiences, on their terms. Suppose they are big on community pride. Today, I’m answering more reader mail!

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How to Compete for a Chase Community Giving Grant*

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

Chase Community Giving is back for a fifth season. For the Fall 2012 Chase Community Giving program, Chase is calling for nonprofit nominations from customers and employees through July 9. You can also check out the Case Foundation’s site for social media basics.

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Foundations Using Social Media for Movement Building

A. Fine Blog

The topic for this month’s Social Good Podcast is on the ways that foundation’s are using social media to support movement building. The guests are Suphatra Laviolette of the Marguerite Casey Foundation and Michael Smith of the Case Foundation.

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Is your community suffering from an attack of a charity ideology?

Fundraising Coach

PART 3 – WHY WE NEED AN IDEOLOGICAL DEFENCE The post Is your community suffering from an attack of a charity ideology? If you are paying attention to government actions and media reports, it is easy to see that nonprofit work is under consistent attack.

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Is your community suffering from an attack of a charity ideology?

Fundraising Coach

PART 3 – WHY WE NEED AN IDEOLOGICAL DEFENCE The post Is your community suffering from an attack of a charity ideology? If you are paying attention to government actions and media reports, it is easy to see that nonprofit work is under consistent attack.

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A Graceful Exit: How One Foundation Approached Sunsetting a Successful Initiative

Mission Minded

If you are a foundation planning to phase out an initiative, knowing how to leave grantees—and the larger community—feeling ignited rather than deflated is probably on your mind. You’ve spent the last several years investing in and coaching your grantees, and it’s time to transition the leadership and let the grantees take the reins. How […]. Blog Nonprofit Communications Nonprofit Messaging

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Bring Your Experience to Your Community (Case Study: Curtis Institute)

Getting Attention

Historically, the school has done a great job opening itself up to the community (and building a strong base of support) via frequent free or low-charge concerts at Curtis and other cultural venues throughout the city.

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Deeper Dive into the Knight Foundation's Connected Citizens Report: Building Connections and Engaging Your Community

Fundraising 123

The intent of our report Connected Citizens: The Power, Peril and Potential of Networks , was to explore the role of networks in community life and how loose networks of individuals are affecting social change. . This is also true among communities. As neighbors contribute to the forum, they start to feel more connected and have a greater sense of ownership in their community. Another main goal of the report was to see how the roles communities might play out in the future.

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Julia’s Nonprofit Social Media Checklist

J Campbell Social Marketing

I’m speaking at the Essex County Community Foundation’s Institute for Trustees on March 22 , and the topic is “Online Marketing & Social Media: What a Board Member Needs to Know” If you’ve seen me speak, you know I cram in a ton of information into my sessions, and this one is just one hour. Do you thank your community members when they share, comment, like and retweet?

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Nonprofit Spotlight: Firecracker Foundation

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

Meet Firecracker Foundation. On a day-to-day basis, The Firecracker Foundation works with survivors of childhood sexual trauma through long-term strategies of therapy, arts enrichment, and yoga practice. On a larger scale, however, The Firecracker Foundation is about community.

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Big Data hits Nonprofits! POW!

Wild Woman Fundraising

If you’re working at a community foundation, you might consider putting together something like this for your state, combining 2010 census data and google maps to show areas of greatest need. You’re working for a social services nonprofit. You’re writing a grant.

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What’s Next for the Ford Foundation?

A. Fine Blog

The title of this post is the title of a post written by Darren Walker announcing the future direction of the Ford Foundation. And how will these organizations be “partners” with the foundation? One of my most memorable experiences with my program officer from the Packard Foundation when I received my first grant from them. The history of foundations as “partners” with their grantees is a road littered with the corpses of good intentions gone bad.

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Fourth of July - Peachtree "Community" Road Race

Diva Marketing Blog

It’s a community experience where generations of family and friends often walk together to celebrate life. The brand can create a framework but it is the community who builds community. James Balke’s designs demonstrate foundational concepts can produce distinctive outcomes.

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Grants for Communities Using Arts and Culture to Revitalize Their Community

Seeking Grant Money Today

From The Foundation Center. [If Deadline: February 1, 2012(Preliminary Applications) Kresge Foundation Invites Preliminary Applications for Arts and Community Building and Artists' Skills and Resources Grant Opportunities The Kresge Foundation 's Arts and Culture Program seeks to foster the power of arts and culture to recharge and rebuild communities of all sizes in the United States. community revitalization grants arts the foundation center

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What social branding does for your brand, community and cause

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

It’s the shift from a long-standing monologue approach to marketing to a real-time dialog with your community. It’s a re-framing of your brand from being the celebrity of your community to its chief celebrant.

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The Foundation Center Now Provides Free Website That Teaches How To Do Grant Writing

Seeking Grant Money Today

The Foundation Center, the leading source of information about philanthropy worldwide, has launched an online learning community for the social sector. The Foundation Center, which maintains offices in Atlanta, Cleveland, New York City, San Francisco, and Washington, DC, has long been known as the premier resource for fundraisers and others seeking grants. Tags: grant writing resources grant writing how to the foundation center

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To Get Me from Passive to Active – Make Me Feel Something!

J Campbell Social Marketing

Yes, you want likes, shares, follows, clicks, donations, sign ups, you want and you want and you want… but what does your community want and need? Baldrick's Foundation The Greater Boston Food Bank

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Build Your Nonprofit Story Bank (Case Study)

Getting Attention

Welcome to guest blogger Meghan Hurley, Special Events Intern at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and a senior at Loyola University Maryland. . Congrats to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) for 40 years of persistent work to improve access to, and quality of, health care.

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Jolkona Foundation: Measuring Impact

A Small Change

Jolkona Foundation has some great ideas about how to measure donor impact. What inspired you to start the Jolkona Foundation? One to one” refers to the fact that all donations via the Jolkona Foundation website make a specific impact with which the individual donor can identify.

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Grants for Community Public Lands Organizations

Seeking Grant Money Today

From The Foundation Center. [As Deadline: January 13, 2012 National Environmental Education Foundation Offers Funding for Volunteer Groups Serving Public Lands The National Environmental Education Foundation , with funding from Toyota Motor Sales USA, Inc. RFP grants environment the foundation centerAs always, if you are interested in this grant opportunity, click "Link to Complete RFP" at the end of this blog post, for more information].

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[INTERVIEW] 8 Questions Answered about Online Fundraising!

Wild Woman Fundraising

They came all the way from The SickKids Foundation in Toronto, Canada for the conference. Noelle: SickKids Foundation is my first foray into fundraising. Laura: I started my career at SickKids Foundation as an intern in the communications department. Get Schooled!

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

J Campbell Social Marketing

Baldrick’s Foundation contacted me to highlight some of the great strides the organization has taken in the area of social media fundraising. They focus on user-generated posts by paying attention to their community and by thoughtfully sharing their stories. Baldrick's Foundation

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Grants for Safe and Vital Communities for: Tolerance, Economic Empowerment, Teen Safe Driving, and Domestic Violence Programs

Seeking Grant Money Today

From The Foundation Center. [If Deadline: March 11, 2011 Allstate Foundation Invites Applications for 2011 Grant Program The Allstate Foundation , which provides funding in communities across the United States to address key social issues, is accepting applications for the first round of its 2011 regional grant cycle. Safe and Vital Communities funding priorities include teen safe driving, catastrophe response, and neighborhood revitalization.

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#PHILANTHROPY: #Sundance & A3 Foundation Extend Cooperation for Asian-American Artists

Non Profit Marketing 360

Shot from a film sponsored by the A3 Foundation. According to their own site, “The A3 Fellows Program is the inaugural program for the foundation placing emerging artists with seasoned artists to learn and grow.

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How One Nonprofit Is Raising Thousands Using Facebook

J Campbell Social Marketing

Baldrick’s Foundation at the Inspire / BIO Conference in July. Baldrick’s Foundation. Stamer and her team do not ask their online community every day to donate, become advocates, etc. Baldrick''s Foundation

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#GRANTS: Verizon Foundation Offers Support For Environmental & Educational Nonprofits

Non Profit Marketing 360

But did you know the Verizon Foundation also supports such nonprofits and charities with grants in money, kind, and service? The Foundation focuses on issues pertaining to K-through-12 education, health care, and sustainability/environmentalism, so if your organization is involved in any of these fields, you should reach out and touch them (Er, wrong service. Through the support of our employees and resources, we help address the needs of communities around the world.”

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#GRANT: Dell Computers & Dell Foundation Offer Resources For Youth & Environment

Non Profit Marketing 360

Michael and Susan Dell established their foundation in 1999 in an effort to present their booming company as a corporate citizen. The efforts of the foundation are to multiply the work of Dell’s individual employees: Being a good corporate citizen is more than just writing a check to a nonprofit and checking ‘complete’ next to your external branding strategy. In all these cases, the foundation clearly wants to support the youth in the US and abroad.

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#Fundraising: How To Apply For Grants From The Gates Foundation

Non Profit Marketing 360

In our ongoing series on helping our readers find sources of grants and apply for them, we turn to the Gates Foundation, founded by Microsoft’s previous CEO, Bill Gates and his wife Melinda. In the public imagination, the good work of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation goes a long way to erase all those terrible memories of Windows Millennium, Service Pack Y (incompatible with Service Pack X), and Blue Screens of Death.

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#Fundraising: How To Apply For Grants From The Gates Foundation

Non Profit Marketing 360

In our ongoing series on helping our readers find sources of grants and apply for them, we turn to the Gates Foundation, founded by Microsoft’s previous CEO, Bill Gates and his wife Melinda. In the public imagination, the good work of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation goes a long way to erase all those terrible memories of Windows Millennium, Service Pack Y (incompatible with Service Pack X), and Blue Screens of Death.

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How to Choose the Right Online Communications Platforms for A Small Nonprofit

J Campbell Social Marketing

Blogging , when done consistently and done well, attracts website traffic and more engaged members of your online community. Marketing Nonprofits Social Media content foundation planning strategic online communications strategy

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INTERVIEW: Lisa Taylor of Challenge Factory Talks Your Career Transition

Wild Woman Fundraising

Ever wanted to be a Foundation President? Corporate people still have to think about what volunteer manager think about, for example: How you build community? Lisa Taylor, Founder, Challenge Factory. Are you ready to transition into another job or career?

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Gulf Coast Community Foundations

Fundraising Breakthroughs

Council on Foundations offers information and links to community foundations serving those affected by Hurricane Katrina

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#GRANTS: The Lawrence Foundation Can Help Your Environmental Or Health Program

Non Profit Marketing 360

In our ongoing periodic series on sources for grants, we have focused on foundations tied to the great tech companies of our day. In this installment we present a foundation not obviously linked to that sector of the economy, though in fact it is intimately entwined. Over the last decade-plus, the foundation has offered over $3 million to projects concerning education, health, the environment, and disaster relief (local and international).

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How One Nonprofit Is Raising Thousands Using Facebook – Part 2

J Campbell Social Marketing

Baldrick’s Foundation uses social media to raise thousands of dollars and engage thousands of supporters. Facebook is great because we can engage with our community without them feeling like they have to commit or become an advocate in that moment,” said Natalie Stamer, St.

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