Translating skills from the for-profit world to non-profit

Get Fully Funded

Skills/concepts that translate: Marketing concepts are the same in for-profit as in non-profit. Donors, volunteers, and people in the community enjoy being treated well and sort of expect it from nonprofit organizations. This is troublesome, because in the for-profit world, it’s a commonly accepted practice. In the for-profit world, it’s all about me, me, me.

YouTube's Non Profit Program

The Biddery Blog

Video is a powerful way to show your organization's impact and needs, and with a designated "Nonprofit" channel on YouTube, you can deliver your message to the world's largest online video community. Does your organization have a compelling story to tell?

Donation Usability: Increasing Online Giving to Non-Profits and Charities

Fundraising 123

User research finds significant deficiencies in non-profit organizations' website content, which often fails to provide the info people need to make donation decisions. Non-profits would collect much more from their websites if only they'd clearly state what they are about and how they use donations. In 2008, non-profits got about 10% of their donations online, according to a survey by Target Analytics.

Should we have a new non-profit-only Internet domain?

Giving in a Digital World

I attended an interesting meeting last week, along with folks from a few other charities and non-profit-related organisations, to hear about the plans in place to introduce new Internet Top Level Domains ( TLDs ) to add to those you’ll already know – like.com,org, etc – and in particular to discuss what benefit might come from introducing a new non-profit-only community TLD.

Is Your Non-Profit Maximizing Your Online Potential?

The Biddery Blog

Download full report Courtesy of Maine Commission for Community Service and eNonprofit Benchmarks Study

#HOWTO: Setup A (Free) Scoop.it Magazine For Your Community

Non Profit Marketing 360

We introduced Scoop.it and Pinterest earlier this week because we think these information-sharing sites offer a great platform for nonprofits and charities to share their own news as well as related images or stories in their sectors.

Renew The Heart & Soul of your Non-Profit for a Chance To Win $10,000

Fundraising Coach

Both the song and the accompanying $10,000 grant will help the selected nonprofit to better accomplish their unique mission in their community. Five $1,000 Grant Awards to Community TechKnowledge, Inc. The CTK Foundation was established by Community TechKnowledge, Inc., From time to time I introduce you to my friends on this blog. This post is from John Haydon, a great guy and a social media whiz! Enjoy! By John Haydon, www.JohnHaydon.com.

Designing for Community Change

SocialButterfly

Pilloton founded Project H Design , a non-profit design firm where they apply the design process to catalyze communities and public education from within. The global citizen can start with us and our neighbors--We can design change change in our communities.

Design 261

Current and Future Non Profit Success Strategies

Seeking Grant Money Today

This is the first time in American history that Congress' has laid down stronger expectations of the non profit world. It is a benefit to the donor, to the non profit field, and to our communities. King expects that the future threshold for non profits will be how effectively we use our resources to effect change.

Value

iMarketSmart

Fundraising Lead Generation benefits of donating to a nonprofit benefits of donating to charity charity offers donor value proposition non-profit value proposition why companies should give back to community

Start Up Non Profit? Need Seed Money? Starting Fundraising? Here's help.Part 1 of 2

Seeking Grant Money Today

Getting a non profit off the ground is tough. If you aren't sure what a start up non profit is, read "Life Cycle of an Exempt Organization" on the IRS website. The sooner that your organization is on its feet, the sooner you will have cash flow, organizational growth, and success. __ While you and your colleagues started the organization and have been, without fail, doing important work in your community - a non profit organization is a legal entity.

What Is A Well Run Non Profit Agency? I'll Tell You.

Seeking Grant Money Today

Clientele, community members, donors, non profit volunteers and staff, and agency leadership, you may ask: "What is a well run non profit?" A well run non profit will garner community and donor support; but more importantly it will meet a need in the community successfully in an efficient and honest manner. A well run non profit agency is one in which: 10.

It's Like I Keep Writing: Guidestar.org's "Paper Thin Transparency" Non Profit Survey Results

Seeking Grant Money Today

Over and over again, in this blog, I explain how important it is for a non profit organization to maintain its accountability, transparency, integrity, honesty, and more. Non profits work in partnership with their donors, whether they realize it or not. Donors determine how good of a job are we doing running our non profit and meeting the need in our community. Tags: guidestar.org 2007 non profit reporting accountability

Seeking Grants for New Programs Or Start Up Non Profits

Seeking Grant Money Today

Fundraising planning must be a new non profit's priority. Rather, serving the community is their whole motivation and THE part of this agency's work that they enjoy. While it is one avenue of fundraising that start up non profits should develop, it is not enough to expect all of your agency's cash flow to come from one revenue stream ever , even while starting up! The Point: Fundraising must be a start up non profit's initial concern.

Is Writing Newsletters a Waste of Your Time?

Non Profit Marketing 360

Community Direct Mail E-Mail eNewsletter Marketing Newsletter Nonprofit Publications Writing audiences communication direct mail e-newsletters email newsletters Non-profit organization Nonprofit organization publicationsPhoto credit: mtsofan.

#SOCIALNETWORKS: How To Promote Facebook Posts & Why You Might Not Want To

Non Profit Marketing 360

It was hailed by many for- and non-profit organizations as an opportunity to push through the background noise endemic in most people’s timelines to get your words and images out to a larger but (broadly) targeted audience.

Communications: Uniquely You, and From the Heart

Non Profit Marketing 360

authenticity Communications Community eNewsletter Fundraising Marketing Newsletter Nonprofit Publications Storytelling Writing advice communication direct mail e-newsletters email engagement newsletters Non-profit organization Nonprofit organization publications storytelling I recently came across this post by Andrew Simonet , the founder of Artist U, which offers simple but incredibly sound advice about how to communicate with your friends and supporters.

#SOCIALNETWORKS: Is Pinterest Of Value For Nonprofits?

Non Profit Marketing 360

If you are soliciting for donors and volunteers via mail, isn’t most mail about commercial and for-profit activity? The community awaits!

Blasts 176

#DEVELOPMENT: Social-Networking Is Good, But Conversation-Building Is Better

Non Profit Marketing 360

Moreover, some platforms shoot wide and far ( vis Facebook for everyone), while others target a specific subset of the social-media community ( vis Epernicus for the scientific community). Difficult to say that social networks have already grown to be mature means of communication.

#HOWTO: Set Up Your Tumblr Blog’s Settings & Connect To Twitter/Facebook

Non Profit Marketing 360

We continue our video series on setting up your nonprofit’s Tumblr blog account with a look at the two Dashboards within your account. We also explore the blog’s settings and what distinguishes them from your account’s preferences.

#SOCIALNETORKS: NTEN 2012 Report Shows Real ROI Growth Over Past Year

Non Profit Marketing 360

Click to go to the report Okay, so you have been developing your nonprofit’s presence on the staples of social media new for a couple of years. Facebook page? Check. Twitter account? But how much time do you want to put into keeping up with those outlets?

ROI 169

#PHILANTHROPY: Zuckerberg’s Millions Suggest New Style Of Giving By Young

Non Profit Marketing 360

And the Silicon Valley Community Foundation seems rather more connected to Mark, Priscilla, their peers, and their company, a quality that Ms. Mark gives big again.

Findings: Rural Non Profits Have More Difficulties Raising Foundation Support; Foundations Focus on More Urban Type Results

Seeking Grant Money Today

With the following findings perhaps rural non profits and foundations can find ways to bridge the difficulties they face in forming strong relationships. Many perceive rural America as a place where tight-knit communities work together to overcome adversity; others see the region as resistant to change," said NCRP executive director Aaron Dorfman. Tags: donors rural non profits W.K.

Are You Mobile-ized? Half Your Readers Are

Non Profit Marketing 360

Community Design iPhone Apps Marketing Nonprofit Technology Web and Print Web Design mobile phones Non-profit organization Smartphone strategic planning webPhoto: Wikipedia. It doesn’t matter how great your website looks on your desktop.

Mobile 130

#Development: Jumo And Good.is Join To Create Largest Nonprofit Network

Non Profit Marketing 360

The union will bring together Jumo’s model of searching for and supporting projects by topics with Good.is’s focus on stories, data, and news about a myriad of projects near and dear to the ethically-driven, the socially-engaged, and the community-oriented.

Resource: Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Workbook

Non Profit Marketing 360

Campaigns Cause Marketing Community Events Fundraising Galas and Events How-to Marketing Nonprofit relationships Resource Social Media donors engagement Idealware Non-profit organization Nonprofit organization resource Peer-to-peer fundraising, the technique that has fueled thousands of successful walk-a-thons, has expanded with social media tools.

#SocialNetworks: What Should You Expect From Your Online Outreach?

Non Profit Marketing 360

ROI can offer profits in income, in personel and skills, and in reputation. ” A reason we call the technology social networks is because we want to develop social relationships and community activity.

#FUNDRAISING: Causevox Improves Online Outreach & Fundraising To 2.0

Non Profit Marketing 360

This is how the programmers put it last week on the company blog: We found out that the key to success for online fundraising this decade is easy customization, community engagement, and content marketing. Easy-to-customize donation pages.

#HOWTO: Set Up Your Tumblr Blog’s Settings & Connect To Twitter/Facebook

Non Profit Marketing 360

We continue our video series on setting up your nonprofit’s Tumblr blog account with a look at the two Dashboards within your account. We also explore the blog’s settings and what distinguishes them from your account’s preferences.

#HOWTO: Connect Your Facebook Page & Your WordPress Blog For Seamless Outreach

Non Profit Marketing 360

#GRANTS: WLR Automotive Group Looking To Give $25K Away In January

Non Profit Marketing 360

As a part of that celebration, and to give thanks back to the community who have supported the company, its owners have opened up nominations for charitable organizations and nonprofits to win grants of $5000 next January. Click to nominate an organization.

#SOCIALNETWORKS: StumbleUpon An Early & Still Independent Social Network Web Searcher

Non Profit Marketing 360

Creating social networks before anyone knew what they were. In 2001, long before ‘social network’ was a concept bandied about by anyone trying to explain what brings together more than a half-dozen people, four young Canadians wanted to start a company and then build a product from it.

#SOCIALNETWORKS: Pew Research Keeps Us Up With Changing Faces of Internet

Non Profit Marketing 360

Is your nonprofit working within/among the Hispanic community? As social networks continue to grow and influence how we get information, nonprofits should be discussing ways to tailor messages among the communities they work with and from whom they ask for support.

#SOCIALNETWORKS: What Are You Doing To Improve Impact Of Your Facebook Page?

Non Profit Marketing 360

You can connect a community (for example, volunteers) and/or an action (like fundraising). With proper development and care, the platform provides the best basis to build a meaningful online community of engaged followers. Facebook can be the nexus of a still more powerful network.

#SOCIALNETWORKS: Sweat The Details, But Focus On The Big Picture

Non Profit Marketing 360

make up 20% of the community. Spectators, who focus on information consumption anywhere from a bit a week to hours a day and make up 70% of the online community. In cyberspace, no one need hear you scream.

#SOCIALMEDIA: How Can We Efficiently Use Our Time On Social Networks?

Non Profit Marketing 360

Participation in social networks is sine qua non for nonprofits and charities, but it shouldn’t be wagging the dog. How are you measuring your time? A definition of irony: using social media to encourage you to find ways to trim your time on social media.

#SOCIALMEDIA: It’s OK To Say ‘No’ To Your Social Networks

Non Profit Marketing 360

You know you want to… We are often extolling the virtues of particular social-networking platforms or encouraging specific strategies to reach out to your audience(s) across these platforms.

Non Profit's Mission Statement, Program/Project Impact, and Your Field's Current Trends

Seeking Grant Money Today

As I've written in this blog over and over again in my 'how to do it' posts; clarity and relevence of mission statement, the results of your work in our community, and how up to date and in touch with the latest in your field that your work is - are very important to raising funds. These three non profit qualities are now of utmost importance to one of the United State's largest donors, The Kresge Foundation ( www.kresge.org ). I know; it's a long post title.

#COMMUNICATIONS: Visualizing The Impact Of Social Media, Especially Email

Non Profit Marketing 360

Click To Enlarge. Human beings are wired to pick up visual cues before we pick up textual ones. Social media and the internet love visuals too, because visual communication can travel quickly through networks and beyond the original linguistic group.

#FUNDRAISING: Paul Jolly Inspires The Big Ask To Raise Big Money

Non Profit Marketing 360

If you ask for less, you'll get less (and work harder on fundraising than on your projects). We welcome back Paul Jolly, Director of Jump Start Growth, Inc. , a nonprofit fundraising and consulting firm in Washington DC. Today, Paul tells about the importance of breaking the sound barrier.

Money 173

2 marketing Jedi Masters tell us why fundraising IS marketing/selling

iMarketSmart

Or, it might be] the story of what it means to be part of a community. Non-profits make change, and the way they do this is by letting us tell ourselves stories that nurture our best selves.” Fundraising IS marketing and selling.

#SOCIALNETWORKS: Let’s Check In With Foursquare For Nonprofits

Non Profit Marketing 360

Checking in on the iPhone. We have talked about Foursquare , the social network and geo-tagging software that offers opportunities to share your experiences at businesses and organizations of all types.

#MARKETING: Can Nonprofits Take Advantage Of Pinterest’s Open Platform?

Non Profit Marketing 360

We talked about Pinterest last week when we discussed the fact that the social-media platform has been opened to the public , who no longer need to wait for an invitation.