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. However, the picture in Bertie County is becoming more vibrant thanks to Pilloton and others working to change the system--the environment.

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

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

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

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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3 Big Trends That Should Change the Way You Work Online

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Because of the way Facebook works, people expect you to understand them and to deliver customized, engaging content they want to see. How can you learn more about who’s in your community and give them content that feels like you developed it just for them?

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20 Ways People Lie at Work

Wild Woman Fundraising

In other words, this is how people avoid talking about the problem, whether at work or at home. Check out this interview on KBOO Bread & Roses , the longest feminist running radio show in the USA, on KBOO Community Radio with Della Rae ! .

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“Open Community” and Nonprofit Marketing

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I’m taking part in the virtual book tour that Maddie Grant and Lindy Dreyer are doing to explore concepts from Open Community: a little book of big ideas for associations navigating the social web. Kivi: What the heck is an “Open Community?”. Is it working?

SEO and PR - Working Together For You

Social Media Bird Brain

Normally, this wouldn't matter to much to a small nonprofit, but Google (and now Facebook) are working on more social versions of search, which means that search results are now more. This is one of the best explanations of how to currently get higher up in Google search rankings.

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#GivingTuesday 2017 Recap – What Worked and What Didn’t

J Campbell Social Marketing

100+ community coalitions. Here are the numbers in nifty, shareable graphics: Case Studies – What Worked . Giving Fuel ended up working out incredibly well for Crossroad. Did Facebook Fundraising Work?

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Why do people at work treat me this way?

Wild Woman Fundraising

I’ve seen all of these responses and more, when I go in to work at nonprofits. What are you giving up to work at a nonprofit? And what would you be giving up to work at a corporation? Now more and more people yearn for work that is in itself “meaningful.”

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Here’s a way to achieve work-life balance at your nonprofit job

Wild Woman Fundraising

She and I have been working together for the last year and I’ve just got so many incredible thing from working with her and things I think you need to know as a nonprofit professional and a fundraising professional. Let’s see what works for you, right?

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Tourists, Travelers, and Snowbirds: Empowering Community Leaders to Navigate Broadband

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I was missing an important opportunity to serve our true constituency on Twitter – adults working to implement effective sexuality education. I wanted all my work to boost APPCNC’s brand.

#SocialNetwork: Senior Living Communities See ROI On Social Media

Non Profit Marketing 360

The common-sense approach to developing a social-media strategy is to build it along the lines of what has worked with traditional outreach (mail, email, face-time at conferences and trade shows…).

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Bring Yourself to Work? James Porter Does

Getting Attention

Do you bring yourself—with your passions, personal history, and personality—to work, or do you check “the real you” at the front door? Here’s hoping you bring “all of you” to work. He describes the race, and the cause, then links his passion for his work (and participation in the race) with his experience of being marginalized as a gay boy growing up. Use this inspiring model as motivation to bring one more aspect of yourself to work today.

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Do you have bad boundaries?

Wild Woman Fundraising

So I wanted to ask you since we’ve both had fundraising jobs and worked in nonprofits for a long time, what happens when people who work at nonprofits don’t have good boundaries? SG: Well, I think boundary issues, there’s really no separating work from life.

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Moving up in your nonprofit: How does it work?

Wild Woman Fundraising

Do you ever have the sneaking suspicion that no matter how hard you work, you won’t advance? Women do not rise in these organizations because of deep misogyny, ingrained in the people they work with, and the very system around them.

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Hang with Amazing Nonprofit Marketers and Do Awesome Work

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

We’ve created a community of nonprofit communicators who are working on the same issues and dealing with the same struggles as you. Fellow Pass Holder, Rachel Braver agrees: The sanity check from having a community that is working through the same challenges is nice.

Meet the 4 Types of People Who Make Up Your Online Community [Infographic]

J Campbell Social Marketing

Get rid of all the stereotypes that you have about these groups and start thinking of them as your online community. Key Influencers are directly influencing discussions on certain topics, and can often mobilize their loyal online communities to action with just a simple tweet or post.

Join an Interactive Community?

A Small Change

Who would get excited about all of us together starting an online community where we promote each other’s online fundraising? Here are a couple of ideas that I’m thinking we could offer if together we decided to create this community. This idea will not work unless I get a flood of responses from all of you. Ok, so I’m getting excited about a new idea.

Spread the work around

Get Fully Funded

If you working on raising the money of your dreams, you should always be on the lookout for people who can help advance your cause. After all, you can’t do it yourself and many hands make light work. People don’t have to be Board members to serve on a committee for your organization, they just have to care about the work your nonprofit is doing, and be willing to give their time and talent. . Make sure they have the time and are willing to do some work.

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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.

10 Shocking Scary Secrets of Working in Fundraising

Wild Woman Fundraising

Another thing he saw over and over again was nonprofit boards assuming that everyone who worked at the nonprofit was an idiot. I HEARD THIS from other people when I worked at this nonprofit, both the board and the CEO thought staff were STUPID! Scary by Marco Mazzei from Flickr.

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#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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A resource for community organizers

Get Fully Funded

If you’re trying to organization and mobilize people to get things done in your community, I’ve got a couple of resources for you. Here are two documents from the Center for Community Change. . “Funding Community Organizing: Social Change Through Civic Participation&#. “Untapped: How Community Organizers Can Develop and Deepen Relationships with Major Donors and Raise Big Money&#.

Work Your Small (Case Study: Meals on Wheels)

Getting Attention

million marketing budget funding the work of three departments and 13 staff members. Now, just over two years later, I find myself at a much different organization— Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland—working in a much different way. Our volunteers, donors, and clients are linked in multiple ways—via family, business, and community. I am working hard to develop a low-budget marketing program that engages each audience segment.

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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Stop Working So Hard: Integrate Your E-News and Social Media Strategies

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

If your nonprofit is still doing an e-newsletter over here and doing social media over there , as if they were two totally different projects, you are working way too hard.

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Apps for Democracy “Community Edition”

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

crowd sourcing initiative that I always use in my presentations, has just launched a new initiative called Apps for Democracy “Community Edition&#. Citizens get to submit their community improvement ideas in real-time and vote using this insights portal. Why do I think this initiative will work? Apps For Democracy Community Edition from Peter Corbett on Vimeo.

Moving up in your nonprofit: How does it work?

Wild Woman Fundraising

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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.

Working with Bosses and Volunteers

Get Fully Funded

How to Work With Bosses and Volunteers to Raise More Money. I spoke to them about working with bosses and volunteers in fundraising, especially when you don’t like your boss or volunteer. I remember working as a Development Director and not liking my boss much.

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Online Awareness Campaigns for Your Nonprofit – What Works and How to Do It!

J Campbell Social Marketing

For nonprofits that have little to no marketing staff, how can they build their online communities, grow engagement, and strengthen connections with supporters through a dynamic online awareness campaign? The post Online Awareness Campaigns for Your Nonprofit – What Works and How to Do It!

Outside Magazine's 'Best Places to Work' and Cause Marketing

Cause Related Marketing

The electrons were barely dry on yesterday’s post about cause marketing and Fortune’s ‘100 Best Companies to Work For’ list when I got an email from a friend in the outdoor business. Indeed Outside magazine also publishes an annual list of the ’ 50 Best Places to Work.’

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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. ” Anecdote: When I was living in Indonesia, I was working with the poorest in Jakarta’s slums.

#HOWTO: Tumblr & RSS Feeds – How Do They Work Together?

Non Profit Marketing 360

Thus far in this series we have focused on the Tumblr side of things, but today it might be of greater value to focus on RSS, what it is and how it can be used as a means to keep your audiences fully up-to-date with your work.

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Grants for Organizations, Designers, Artists, Etc. Working With Local and National Partners to Transform/Impact Community Vibrancy

Seeking Grant Money Today

Deadline: December 13, 2013 (Letters of Inquiry) "ArtPlace Invites Letters of Inquiry for Creative Place-making Projects "ArtPlace , a nationwide initiative to drive community revitalization through the arts, is inviting Letters of Inquiry for its fourth round of funding through its Innovation Grants program. "A Certain ArtPlace funders also are committed to working in specific states or communities. From The Foundation Center. [If

Grants for Nonprofits Working With Community Members to Improve Their Communities

Seeking Grant Money Today

Deadline: August 30, 2009 Tom's of Maine, "50 States for Good" Initiative Offers Program Funding for Nonprofits With a total community action fund of $100,000, Tom's of Maine's "50 States for Good" initiative is celebrating and rewarding nonprofits from across the country whose efforts are focused on lasting, positive change in the community. Tags: RFP community grants the foundation center From The Foundation Center.

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.

Building Fiercely Loyal Communities

A. Fine Blog

I love the idea of communities as being both fierce and loyal. Sarah has years of experience building communities on land and online. Her book provides a very simple rubric for the DNA of successful communities. Advanced evolution of the community.

#Nonprofits, Keep Doing Your Good Work!

Ann Green

Some of you may want to delve into your work to take your mind off things. Don’t stop doing all the good things you do – for women, families, children, people of color, immigrants, the LBGTQ community, homeless people, the environment, etc. Keep doing your good work

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How to Work With a Social Media Consultant

J Campbell Social Marketing

This situation may call for a social media consultant to help you build your online communities, create great content and manage your time effectively. Despite your best intentions and great ideas, perhaps you do not know how to begin to work with a consultant or what to expect.