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

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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

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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

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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.

Attention Seattle Non Profits: KEXP.org's 2008 Community Partnerships

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From Seattle's Non Profit Networking Yahoo Groups List Serve: KEXP.org, in Seattle, is a non profit radio station that began as KCMU on the University of Washington campus (also, then, a non profit radio station). KEXP is known, today, for it's independent, "listener-driven", and non-pop radio programming. For 2008 they are offering, through the Audioasis radio show, on KEXP, the Community Partnership program, again.

Designing for Community Change

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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

Value

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Seeking Grants for New Programs Or Start Up Non Profits

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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” 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.

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

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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.

Healthy Non Profits Know That Customer Service Is Required.Relationships Are Everything

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I drove them to the non profit's for-profit store and I was met by a volunteer. All I could think was that the volunteer took it upon herself to get between me and that cause in our community. She would've understood that her organization operates because of people in our community who care about the issue. I had decided to give the donation to them, of all of our local non profits. She put that non profit in a terribly risky spot.

Fundraising Isn't Optional, Non Profits.".Put[ing] the Word Out and Bow[ing Your] Heads".Is Not Fundraising, BendFilm

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Here's another example of non profit management expecting donations and putting the responsibility for the organization's fiscal health on others' shoulders - not their own. In this week's The Source Weekly I read another article about another American non profit organization that doesn't mind demonstrating that it has no idea that for the organization's mission to be successful.heck, for the organization's existence, they have to fundraise.

Capital Improvement Grants Available to Tourism Non Profits Conserving, Protecting, or Restoring Cultural, Historic, or Naturaly Significant Sites

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Tourism Cares Offers Worldwide Grant Program Deadline: October 1, 2007 (Letters of Inquiry Packets) Tourism Cares ( [link] ), a nonprofit charity supported by the tourism industry, administers the Worldwide Grant Program to support worthy tourism-related non- profit organizations working to preserve, conserve, and restore the world's natural, cultural, and historic treasures. and non-U.S. based organizations must have tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) status; non-U.S.-based

Communications: Uniquely You, and From the Heart

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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.

Are You Mobile-ized? Half Your Readers Are

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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.

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Is Writing Newsletters a Waste of Your Time?

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Is shaming an effective fundraising strategy?

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The Princeton Review named us the “Best _ College in America” while the Fiske Guide to Colleges credited us for “first-of-their-kind academic programs and innovative out-of-classroom learning and networking opportunities,” that drive __’s “vision of preprofessional education shaped by commitments to the liberal arts, leadership, and community involvement.” I was intrigued. . A few weeks ago one of my employees (Nicole) forwarded the following email to me from her beloved alma mater.

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

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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.

Why Grant Writers Need to Work for Transparent Non Profits, Or Guidestar.org's Beefy New Charity Check for Grant Donors

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Sincerely, Bob Ottenhoff President and CEO president@guidestar.org " Once again, here is verification for one of the most repeated grant writing paradigms in this blog; non profits can raise support (including grants) only to the extent that they are transparent, well managed, honest, effective, successful, and their work is needed in our community.

Resource: Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Workbook

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

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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.

Yet Another Example of Donors Expecting Results; Non Profits, You Can't Just Take the Money and Cross Your Fingers Anymore

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While this study is very specific to a certain Maine county, this study and how its findings are being used by a grant donor is a great example of how today's donors are researching how to make the greatest impact in our communities with their donations. The Maine Community Foundation 's social capital initiative is a collaborative effort with Harvard University's John F.

What’s So Great About Best Practices?

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Community Fundraising Nonprofit management Non-profit organizationAdopting “Best Practices” sounds like one of those common-sense ideas nobody can argue with, right? Wrong. Roger Craver, old pro fundraiser and curmudgeon-in-residence at The Agitator, argues that best practices are a license to steal and an enemy of innovation. The post What’s So Great About Best Practices? appeared first on Nonprofit Marketing 360.

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

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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: 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.

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

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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.

#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.

#FUNDRAISING: Resources To Find Grants For Your Nonprofit’s 2013 Budget

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If your organization is expressly a community-based or faith-based nonprofit, the Department of Labor continues to offer $250K grants as originally established by George W.

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Are you being forced to measure something unmeasurable?

Wild Woman Fundraising

As one grantee anonymously put it, “Foundations have become more focused on developing pre-set portfolios of projects, managing risks, and producing outcomes rather than listening to communities… with their new strategies and staff, foundations are increasingly treating NGOs like ours not as innovators but as contractors who are hired to deliver donors’ visions of what needs to be done.”. Let’s say that you are writing a grant.

#HOWTO: Use Crowdbooster To Marshall Your Social Media Conversations

Non Profit Marketing 360

Let this platform tame your Tweetstream and Timeline. Numerous social-networking monitoring sites are out there by now: Hootsuite , Sprout Social , Klout , Tinker … As programmers develop new tools, and social platforms like Facebook or (even!)

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

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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.

#PRESSRELEASE: The Knowledge Fountain Launches Online Learning Website (Live Instructors) Aimed at Nonprofits

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Both Kathuria and co-founder Don Akchin have consulting practices serving nonprofit clients – Kathuria principally in video production and community media, and Akchin in communications strategy and implementation.

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#PROAGING: Technology Can Encourage Socialization & Longevity

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The winner of the first grant was Selfhelp Community Services in New York City, which is developing a ‘Virtual Senior Center’ for socializing and education. Is your organization looking at technologies as a way to serve the growing community of American seniors?

#COMMUNICATION: Is Your Nonprofit Staff Conversing With Both Audience & Each Other?

Non Profit Marketing 360

As social networks and social marketing have matured over the last two or three years, a debate continues as to how effective social media is to inspire action (be it making a purchase, donating to a cause, or risking one’s life in a revolution ).

#COMMUNICATION: Is Your Nonprofit Staff Conversing With Both Audience & Each Other?

Non Profit Marketing 360

As social networks and social marketing have matured over the last two or three years, a debate continues as to how effective social media is to inspire action (be it making a purchase, donating to a cause, or risking one’s life in a revolution ).