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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. Raising awareness of our issues to educate people on our cause.

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. At last—funding specifically directed to communications! Anyone with a great idea is encouraged to apply.

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! 1) Plan ahead. Who are they?

Designing for Community Change

SocialButterfly

In short, Poilloton and the Project H team “design solutions that empower communities and build collective creative capital.&# Build.

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.

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. What interests them?

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? The odd thing? Engage 3.

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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? The odd thing? Engage 3.

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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.

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. Suppose they are big on community pride.

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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. You can also check out the Case Foundation’s site for social media basics.

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.

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

Getting Attention

Take a look at how these organizations invite supporters behind the scenes to strengthen these crucial relationships. Subscribe today.

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. People are moving from passive consumers to active users. Adapted by Kristina Leroux.

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.

Nonprofit Spotlight: Firecracker Foundation

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

Meet Firecracker Foundation. On a larger scale, however, The Firecracker Foundation is about community.

Big Data hits Nonprofits! POW!

Wild Woman Fundraising

It will help your grantees make their case to other foundations and it can help your program officers and boards make more educated decisions as well.

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? Because it requires grantees to be willing to share real problems and foundations willing to accept them. Hurrah!

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. But not on the Fourth of July.

Grants for Communities Using Arts and Culture to Revitalize Their Community

Seeking Grant Money Today

From The Foundation Center. [If As part of this effort, the program is accepting preliminary grant applications from nonprofit organizations for its Community Building and Artists' Skills and Resources focus areas. The foundation is accepting preliminary applications from grant seekers for national-level projects.

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. Here’s how: 1.

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. But GrantSpace is anything but traditional, harnessing the power of technology to build community, share ideas, and offer knowledge that is indispensable in today's nonprofit landscape."

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. .

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 center

[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. Get Schooled! In online Fundraising! A Better World.

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.

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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. Robert Redford did it for Sundance, and the A3 Foundation is doing it at Sundance.

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.

#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? Through the support of our employees and resources, we help address the needs of communities around the world.” Verizon Foundation launches Innovative App Challenge. And century.). Here’s how.

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. Baldrick''s Foundation The answer is yes!

#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. If your organization would like to apply for support from the foundation, we have collated some resources to help you get started. That’s the recipe for success in today’s global market.

#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. The grants from the Gates Foundation are given to organizations (especially those listed as U.S. As of today (9 October, 2011), Apple Inc.

#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. The grants from the Gates Foundation are given to organizations (especially those listed as U.S. As of today (9 October, 2011), Apple Inc.

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?

INTERVIEW: Lisa Taylor of Challenge Factory Talks Your Career Transition

Wild Woman Fundraising

Ever wanted to be a Foundation President? Lisa Taylor, Founder, Challenge Factory. Are you ready to transition into another job or career?

Gulf Coast Community Foundations

Fundraising Breakthroughs

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

#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. But the practicalities of the application process are not.

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. Baldrick''s Foundation Smart!).

Are you a foundation looking for nonprofits to fund? Consider this.

Wild Woman Fundraising

If you work at a foundation or sit on the board for a foundation, I highly encourage you to pick this up. Hey Foundations!

#INTERVIEW with Lori Jacobwith, Communications & Fundraising Coach, & Founder of the Ignited Online Fundraising Community

Non Profit Marketing 360

NPM360: I’m particularly interested in your online fundraising community. LORI: I love affecting change. What is that about? LORI: It is.