The Heart of a Program Staffer

A Small Change

I think that every person that gets into fundraising has the same heart as a program staffer. That is what our donors are they are the community advocates, the “evangelists,” the story tellers, of the important work that we are trying to do.

Don’t Be a Gopher: Nonprofit Marketing and Program Sustainability

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Is program sustainability something your nonprofit talks about? More than ever, program sustainability is a concern for nonprofits and the grantmaking organizations that fund them. Promoters of Program Sustainability. “If Kylie Hutchinson.

Communications Mentoring Program – Fundraisers Welcome!

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Session #8 of our Communications Director Mentoring Program starts July 1, and we are already half-way full. So, if you are a development director with major communications responsibilities, we’d love to have you in the program!

Alliance of Artists Communities: Emerging Program Institute

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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!

2016 Mentoring Program – Registration Now Open

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Registration has just opened for Session #9 of our Communications Director Mentoring Program , taking place January – June 2016. I admit it — this is my favorite program out of everything we do at Nonprofit Marketing Guide.

The Rabbit Hole and Community Engagement

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

This is the typical peer-to-peer fundraising event designed to unite passionate supporters and constituents of your organization in a way that builds awareness and raises funds to support programs. Beth Ann Spiegel.

12 Features for Successful Obesity Prevention and Control Programs

Social Marketing and Social Change

I have added to their findings several other features that more recent experiences suggest can add to program effectiveness. For your consideration and comment: The Ideal Features of Social Change Programs (with links to previous posts).

Natural Helper Networks in Community Social Marketing Programs

Social Marketing and Social Change

The idea of using informal helping networks in public health programs traces its roots to studies of South African primary health care centers in the 1940s and 1950s. Applying social marketing in the development of a volunteer program.

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!

Question: Building Community

A Small Change

How many of you view fundraising as community building? Have you built annual giving programs that allow your donors to have conversations with you about what their money is doing? Do you partner with your donors to provide them opportunities to engage their friends and community in your cause? There are more and more opportunities through social media to engage our donor communities and I’m curious if you’ve had a chance to do just that?

Starting a Business Program- PART 2

A Small Change

When starting your program you can look to develop in a few different ways (cont’d): Have businesses sponsor event or programs. Lots of businesses have money that they want to give to local and national community projects.

Grants for Community Health Providing Low Income Communities with Early Breast Cancer Detection Programs

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Deadline: August 28, 2009 Avon Foundation Breast Care Fund Invites Applications for Early Detection Programs The Avon Foundation Breast Care Fund has released its 2010 Request for Applications. All programs must utilize the three-part approach to breast cancer early detection that includes regular screening mammography, clinical breast examination, and breast self-examination. Tags: cancer prevention RFP community health programs grants the foundation center

9 Tips for Creating an Editorial Calendar Chock Full of What Your Community Wants

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

On this blog and in her webinars and book, Kivi talks about how you should try to become your community’s favorite nonprofit because research has shown that people give two-thirds of their charitable donations each year to one favorite charity. Don’t forget to interact with your community.

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

Non Profit Marketing 360

A community garden in Montreal, Canada (Photo credit: Wikipedia). But with spring comes new buds, rebirth, baseball, and the opportunity to establish that community garden that you and your neighbors have been talking about all winter. Does your community have a garden?

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

Wild Woman Fundraising

But luckily this year I’ve managed to get Amy Eisenstein to come and present for us and help us all get over our fears of starting our major gifts program and asking in person for major gifts. NEW Webinar: The Major Gifts Challenge: How to Start (or Grow) Your Major Gifts Program.

Community First, Monetize Later

The Agitator

If you go in looking to engage, interact and build up a community of people who are interested in your mission/brand, then down the road you have a better chance of successfully running a fundraising campaign.” What are the short- and long-term goals of your program? How will you help your community? What are the guidelines for your community manager?

Designing Community Campaigns For Weight Loss

Social Marketing and Social Change

Developing community and statewide initiatives to combat obesity has been described “as American as second helpings of apple pie” ( Levitz & McKay, 2013 ). I believe that these community and state efforts need better marketing of weight management.

Ep258: Taco Bell's Unique Scholarship Program Funds Dreamers, Innovators & Creators

Selfish Giving

Today on CauseTalk Radio , Megan and I talk to Bjorn Erland , Vice President of People & Experience at Taco Bell and Jennifer Walker , Director of Strategic Development at Taco Bell Foundation , about the award of $3 million in scholarships through its Live Más Scholarship program. What kind of research did you do to create your education programs? Walk us through the Live Más Scholarship program, how it got started and what it entails.

Starting Your Major Gifts Program

Wild Woman Fundraising

Once you’ve gotten over that, Here are 3 objectives of a major gift program. Community responsibility and civic pride. Tags: Board Fundraising Leadership Major Gifts board asks face to face ask jerry panas leadership gifts mazarine treyz overcoming resistance to asking starting your major gifts program is part one in a series of ten on major gifts. What are major gifts? Gifts that make a significant difference for your organization.

Blending Marketing and Fundraising into Community Engagement Teams

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Layla Fry, director of communications for Southwest Key Programs , emailed me this question: “My organization is interested in merging the now separate functions of fundraising and communications into a ‘Community Engagement Team’ as you recommended in your book.

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

Non Profit Marketing 360

She founded the Ignited Online Fundraising Community and is author of the forthcoming book, Withism’s from Lori: Boldness, Clarity and Wisdom for Fundraising Professionals Making a Difference. NPM360: I’m particularly interested in your online fundraising community.

Communications Directors: Want Your Own Coaching Program?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

This week I started an intensive month-long coaching program for freelance writers who want to serve nonprofit clients. I limited the program to just 10 freelance writers, because I wanted the whole group to be able to interact and for me to be able to answer questions directly and fully.

Grants to Community Programs Financing Services Benefitting Those in Need

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Deadline: April 30, 2009 Entries Invited for Wachovia NEXT Awards for Opportunity Finance The aim of the Wachovia NEXT Awards for Opportunity Finance is to propel Community Development Financial Institutions to a higher level of growth, success, and sustainability. The awards are presented by the Opportunity Finance Network , with grant support from the Wachovia Foundation and a major program-related investment from the John D. Tags: community building RFP grants

Do you have people from the community you help on your board?

Wild Woman Fundraising

” One thing we know about addressing community problems and making long term change is that those who will have to live with the solution have to be a part of putting it into place. I walked in there, the privileged American, assuming that what the community really needed was condoms.

Webinar on Community-Based Prevention Marketing

Social Marketing and Social Change

Can social marketing be used in community settings? Involve real people from the community? Community-Based Prevention Marketing (CBPM): Evolution from Programming to Policy Development to Systems Change" is based on over 15 years of work developing and testing CBPM.

#INTERVIEW: Craig Lefebvre, Ph.D., Designer of Public Health & Social Change Programs, Discusses Social Marketing

Non Profit Marketing 360

is an internationally known designer of public health and social change programs. I write about using social media in social marketing programs pretty regularly. Also in breast cancer communities we’re seeing networks of women reminding each other to do their monthly self-exams.

Seattle Nonprofits, KEXP is Offering the 2009 Community Partnership Program

Seeking Grant Money Today

In Seattle KEXP 90.3FM is now accepting applications for the 2009 Community Partnerships program which promotes one Seattle area non-profit each month. The entire program is run by KEXP at no cost to the organizations chosen. Contact Melissa Collett, the KEXP Community Outreach volunteer at melissa at kexp dot org, or read [link] org/about/ partnership. Tags: RFP community grants

Grants for Programs Improving Your Community Open to the U.S.

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MARKHAM VINEYARDS ANNOUNCES MARK OF DISTINCTION GRANTS PROGRAM A Winery with Deep Community Roots Supports Those Planting Seeds for Positive Change NAPA VALLEY, CA – April 8, 2008 – Markham Vineyards, a pioneering Napa Valley winery with a proud history of community involvement, today announced a call for applicants for the Mark of Distinction, a program designed to empower individuals to make positive, tangible change across America.

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.

Stories for Sustaining Programs

Social Marketing and Social Change

How can storytelling help public health and social programs become sustainable? That was the brief I was given to conduct two short workshops at a recent national meeting of substance abuse treatment programs.

Can Social Marketing Revitalize Communities?

Social Marketing and Social Change

These neighborhoods are described as ones in which improved educational and developmental, commercial, recreational, physical and social assets are sustained by local leadership and lead to improved well-being and community quality-of-life. The idea of using social marketing to change neighborhoods and communities may seem absurd to people who believe that social marketing is ONLY about behavior change (or worse yet, using social media).

Ep232: PepsiCo’s Anti-Hunger Program Fuels Kids & Innovation

Selfish Giving

Today on CauseTalk Radio , Megan and I talk to Matt Smith , Director of PepsiCo’s Food for Good program a purpose-driven business initiative within PepsiCo that tackles child hunger by making healthy food more physically and financially accessible for low-income families.

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Community Grants from Hamburger Helper's My Hometown Helper Community Project Grants Program

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Hamburger Helper's My Hometown Helper Community Project Grants Grant Application Deadline: August 30, 2007 Hamburger Helper's My Hometown Helper is a nationwide initiative that helps local groups make a difference in their own community. Local community groups can go to to learn about My Hometown Helper's grants. Funds will be awarded based on the merit of the project, including its impact on, and support within, the community.

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

Non Profit Marketing 360

Environmental and educational programs have received the greatest percentage of awards from the foundation since its inception. Health and human services programs have been supported as well. Community Development Environment Fundraising Grants Health Healthcare How-to Nonprofit Philanthropy Resource Charitable organization development Foundation Grant-Making Foundations Jeff Lawrence Lawrence Foundation Non-profit organization philanthropy

How to Showcase Your Monthly Giving Program

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

What good is a monthly giving program if no one can learn more about how it will help further your mission? This week’s Recurring Giving Challenge lesson is all about highlighting your monthly giving program on your website.

Development of a Global Social Marketing Community

Social Marketing and Social Change

This digital community (social network) should weave together the strands of social marketing that now exist. 2. Donors or Investors (Large organizations - public, private and NGO – that support and/or implement social marketing programs around the world.

Improving Arthritis Outcomes in Communities

Social Marketing and Social Change

I wonder how many states will recognize the pattern; AND I wonder if anyone will be focusing on including current and potential users of the programs in co-creating and implementing their approaches.

Grants for Arts, Reading, and Family Violence Prevention Community Programs from Target

Seeking Grant Money Today

Deadline: May 31, 2009 Target Stores Accepting Applications for Arts, Literacy, and Family Violence Prevention Grants Target offers store grants to support nonprofit programs that impact the arts, early childhood reading, and family violence prevention in the locations where the company does business. Programs that make the arts accessible to school children are of particular interest. Visit the company's Web site for complete program guidelines and application.

Should You Start a Grants Program Now?

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Look for special programs at foundations that might be called "community relief," or something similar. Corporations are cutting way back on their grantmaking but stepping up "in-kind" programs. This was one of the questions asked during "Grantseeking During a Recession," a Nonprofit 911 call sponsored by Network for Good. The speaker, Cynthia Adams of the GrantStation, answered simply, "If not now, when?"

Grants for Communities Innovating in Urban Forestry

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To be eligible for a TD Green Streets grant, qualified municipalities must be a current Arbor Day Foundation Tree City USA-designated community within TD Bank''s United States footprint. Municipalities are encouraged to apply in partnership with community partners such as nonprofit organizations, schools, businesses, etc. in the program; a commitment to the training and continuing education of community staff and volunteers through workshops, accreditation, conferences, etc.;

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