Happy Thanksgiving, Cause Marketers, Wherever You Are

Cause Related Marketing

it's front-loaded with mythology.But we North Americans have given our modern harvest festival its own distinct spin; it’s a time of gratitude, televised parades, Tags: Detroit Lions Thanksgiving Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Jack Prelutsky

Great Nonprofit Marketing Jobs

Getting Attention

Marketing & PR Associate Detroit Historical Society (Detroit, MI). Post YOUR nonprofit communications job here —nonprofits, grantmakers, B Corps, and vendors serving nonprofits. ABQtodo Marketing & Operations Manager Albuquerque Community Foundation (Albuquerque, NM). Account Executive Fenton (Los Angeles, CA). Associate Director, Marketing San Francisco Ballet (San Francisco, CA). Communications Associate Center for Health and Gender Equity (Washington, DC).

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YOU! Nonprofit Communications Jobs

Getting Attention

Communications & Event Coordinator PT The FACES Foundation (Detroit, MI). Communications Director In Defense of Animals (San Rafael, CA) Communications & Event Coordinator PT The FACES Foundation (Detroit, MI) Communications Manager Community Power Network (Washington, D.C.)

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Sizzling Nonprofit Marketing Jobs

Getting Attention

Communications Officer The Skillman Foundation (Detroit, MI). This is my 202nd jobs posting, and the final one. There are so many dedicated nonprofit jobs sources, that this feature is no longer necessary.

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5 Hooks You Can Use to Get Your Story Told

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Earlier this week, it penned this piece for the Detroit Free Press. What’s your hook? This question likely looms over you daily if your job is to pitch stories to the media or create content for your organization’s owned media channels.

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Great Nonprofit Marketing Jobs

Getting Attention

Director, Communications & Information Resources Council of Michigan Foundations (Grand Haven or Detroit, MI). Please post YOUR nonprofit marketing job here. Associate Director of Media Relations American Rivers (Washington, D.C.).

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How to Connect Your Communications With Your Mission

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Fisher Foundation in Detroit. When resources are limited and pressure is high, it’s easy to fall into bad habits with our communications.

The 2019 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar


National LGBTQ Task Force / Detroit, MI / $500. The National LGBTQ Task Force’s 2019 Creating Change Conference convenes in Detroit, Michigan January 23-27, 2019. It's finally here!

Change! Nonprofit Marketing Jobs

Getting Attention

Marketing and Engagement Administrator Mosaic Youth Theatre (Detroit, MI). Post YOUR comms job here —nonprofits, grantmakers, B Corps & vendors serving nonprofits. Assistant Social Editor ProPublica (New York, NY).

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Winning Ideas And Idea Killers

The Agitator

People loved them, had to have them, and Detroit was dragged along. From two marketers I read faithfully, Willis Turner and Seth Godin, here are some ideas on ideas. Willis wrote 3 Deadly Fundraising Words You Probably Don’t Even Realize You’re Saying recently in Fundraising Success. He did a wonderful riff on how the (then!!) Big Three US auto manufacturers steadfastly resisted the idea of putting cup holders in their cars. Eventually they showed up in Japanese cars.

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Cause Related Marketing

Kind Readers:Wendy from Detroit, Michigan is the latest person to join the Cause-Related Marketing Googlegroup.You can join, too.When you do, each new posting to Cause-Related Marketing comes directly to your email box.As an inducement, everyone that joins receives a copy of the "Five Flavors of Cause-Related Marketing," which explains Cause-Related Marketing in an easy-to-follow matrix and

Fictional Cause Marketing From DC and Time Warner

Cause Related Marketing

The company sent reporters from Fortune, Money, Essence, and Sports Illustrated to Detroit for year-long in-depth coverage of that troubled city from every possible angle. Called Assignment Detroit , Time Warner even bought a house in Detroit for its reporters to crash at.

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Great Marketing Jobs in Nonprofit Orgs

Getting Attention

Manager of Communications Focus: HOPE (Detroit, MI). Please post YOUR nonprofit marketing job here. Associate Director, Media and Public Relations American Association for Cancer Research (Philadelphia, PA). Communications Associate The Partnership for Palliative Care (New York, NY).

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Nonprofit Marketing Jobs—April 13, 2012

Getting Attention

Lutheran Social Services of Michigan (Detroit, MI). Please post your nonprofit marketing position here —FT or PT staff, consulting or internship opportunities. NEW OPPORTUNITIES. 1) Associate Director, Cause Marketing and Sponsorships. Alzheimer’s Association (Chicago, IL).

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#Fundraising: Smaller Donations Can Bring Bigger Change During Recession

Non Profit Marketing 360

Christina Xu has stood up recently as a champion of microdonations for the work her organization does in Detroit. The definition of a ‘microdonation’ can be tricky, or at least scalable. For many of us, a $50 donation to our favorite cause is no micro-gift.

Grab-It Nonprofit Marketing Jobs

Getting Attention

Communications Manager Jewish Family Service of Metropolitan Detroit. Subscribers, we’re working on getting you the ability to opt-in or -out of these listings vs. other posts. Hold on! . Post YOUR comms job here —nonprofits, grantmakers, B Corps & vendors serving nonprofits. Chief Marketing and Communications Officer Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (Twin Cities, MN). Chief Marketing Officer Net Impact (San Francisco, CA).

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The 2016 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar


North American YMCA Development Organization (NAYDO) / Detroit, MI / Price varies. Points of Light / Detroit, MI / $400. The Communications Network / Detroit, MI / Less than $700.

Elizabeth Verdow Says ‘Thank You’

The Agitator

million to the Detroit Institute. Last week, Roger kicked off our acquisition ‘offensive’ for the year by focusing first on bringing the right mindset to the acquisition challenge. And that’s an investment mindset, based on understanding the lifetime value of your typical donor. Of course it’s prudent to base your LTV calculations on the typical donor and set your prospecting investment level accordingly.

Opportunity! Nonprofit Communications Jobs

Getting Attention

Director of Community Connections Presbyterian Villages of Michigan (Detroit, MI). Please post YOUR nonprofit marketing job here: Featuring jobs with nonprofit organizations, grantmakers, B Corps, and agencies and other vendors serving nonprofits.

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All Cause Marketing is Not Gold

Selfish Giving

???? Sometimes it comes in dark navy twill with red stitching, red pocketing and a “Detroit 874″ logo. Work apparel maker Dickies new program for the Salvation Army of Metro Detroit is a great example of product cause marketing.

Newsletter: In Which States Should Your Corporate Partner Register? ; 25 Most Philanthropic Companies in Arizona ; How to Monitor Your Competitors

Selfish Giving

Corporate Gifts Officer, Detroit Historical Society (Detroit) 4. The holiday gifts ??are are coming three weeks early thanks to Karen Wu at Perlman & Perlman ! Karen just finished the second installment of her four-part series on the four key legal issues you - my readers!

#Aging: Which US Cities Offer The Best Lifestyle To Their Older Citizens?

Non Profit Marketing 360

Detroit in at #48? Dave Letterman offers only a “Top 10″ list, but Bankers Life and Casualty has just published its Top 50 “Best US Cities For Seniors 2011″ and the list contains a few surprises – though, admittedly, not so many laughs. The list was drawn up with an effort to establish some stable criteria that were, in turn, weighted to reflect the importance of each issue with older Americans.

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Donations as a Measure of Civic Engagement

A. Fine Blog

I saw a tweet this morning from Allison Jones from a presentation the amazing Kim Klein was giving in Detroit. The tweet read, “Kim Klein: more people donate $$ than vote or volunteer via @new_org&#. I began to wonder whether we’ve been missing an opportunity to use donations as a measure of civic engagement. On land [.].

Almost as Good as Cash

Selfish Giving

I really like the product donation General Motors made to Detroit-based Empowerment Plan. Today over at the Razoo blog I’m writing on product donations. How to get them and alternative ideas if you don’t.

Newsletter: Join Me for a February Meetup in Tampa ; Nothing Can Stop Cause Marketing in Holland ; Does Your Nonprofit Really Need a Gala?

Selfish Giving

Community Engagement Director, Arthritis Foundation (Detroit) 3. I'm super excited to be joining the Southeast Produce Council and its 2,500 members at Southern Exposure , their annual conference next month in Tampa, Florida. What a great time to escape the cold of Boston's winter! ??????

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Interview with Ed Garsten: Chrysler's Twitter Storm Back-story

Diva Marketing Blog

The tweet denigrated Detroit area drivers using an obscenity. As I wrote on the Chrysler blog, it was the fact that we’ve built a tremendous amount of goodwill promoting Detroit and the U.S. It seems that every five years or so Chyrsler gets caught in a bit of a social media firestorm.

Press Release 101: Why You Need a Good ‘Nut Graph’

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Similar programs in cities like Detroit and Pittsburgh are already showing great promise in addressing this important issue.” Your nonprofit faces long odds whenever it sends a press release to a reporter or editor.

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Stories From Smaller Nonprofits: St. Vincent and Sarah Fischer Center

Diva Marketing Blog

  Tutoring of all forms is on-going and the results are wonderful, but the needs for these young Detroit. Providing education and skill development opportunities for at risk children and families in Detroit. The odds say many of the children served in the Brightmoor and surrounding communities of Detroit. The agency traces its beginnings to 1844 when the Daughters of Charity first arrived on the streets of Detroit. Vincent Orphan Asylum in Detroit.

Where's the Pink Ribbons at Nissan, Toyota and Dodge Dealers?

Cause Related Marketing

DETROIT – Chevrolet Racing will renew the brand's fight against breast cancer this weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway where every lap run under the caution flag will lead to a $200 contribution by Chevrolet to the American Cancer Society's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer initiative.

Government 2.0 Expo Debrief

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

Make Love Land – A land sharing experiment in Detroit based on micro-real estate. I started to write this post in a cab as I was heading back from the Gov 2.0 Expo in Washington D.C. last week. I remember my head was engulfed in new insights and ideas.

How are Panera’s nonprofit pay-what-you want outlets doing?

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

The chain, which called this a “test of humanity&# has since opened Panera Cares community cafes in Detroit and, this week, Portland. Last summer, I blogged about Panera’s first pay-what-you-want, nonprofit restaurant near St. Louis.

Cause Marketing the Auto Shows

Cause Related Marketing

The two biggest shows, the Detroit auto show is going on right now, while the Chicago show is coming up in early February. It’s prime auto show season right now across the country. My home state’s much more modest show took place last weekend. (At At left is a Subaru, which offers its own cause marketing effort called Share the Love.) All of which begs the question, how might auto shows utilize cause marketing in their promotional mix?

The Best & Worst Local Cause Marketing Programs of 2010

Selfish Giving

Program: Dickies/Salvation Army of Metro Detroit. Location: Detroit, MI. Details: Work apparel maker Dickies program for the Salvation Army of Metro Detroit is a great example of product cause marketing.

Newsletter: Peta, Nabisco Uncage Animals ; One-Person Nonprofit Schools You on Earned Media ; Tide 'Loads of Hope' Aid Wildfire Victim

Selfish Giving

Director, Special Events & Cause Marketing, Girl Scouts (Detroit) 4. Two personal notes and a business note this week. First, I'm taking my baby girl to college tomorrow! She'll be a freshman at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. I'm so proud of her!

5 Trends to Watch for Nonprofit Communicators in 2020

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

The coming weeks are the busiest of the year for nonprofit communicators. GivingTuesday will gobble up much of our attention during the first week of December. Then comes the critical end-of-year giving season.

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Cause Marketing Lessons From Lord Stanley's Cup

Cause Related Marketing

As of today New York, Boston and Florida from the NHL’s Eastern Division have all clinched a spot in the playoffs, while Detroit, Vancouver, and San Jose from the Western Division are guaranteed a playoff berth. With 22 games remaining, my Phoenix Coyotes still have a distant shot at the Stanley Cup, the championship trophy now in its twelfth decade, that has four lessons for cause marketers. The Stanley Cup is the most storied trophy in professional sport in North America, dating to 1893.

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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

Currently, these include Akron, Charlotte, Detroit, Macon, Miami, New York City, Philadelphia, San Jose, and St. From The Foundation Center. [If If you are interested in this grant opportunity, click "Link to Complete RFP" at the end of this blog post for more information].

The Alternative

Mission Paradox Blog

  It's like my man Seth says, "We all live in Detroit now."  A quote so nice I blog about it twice.    It's a quote from an arts teacher.

There is no path

Mission Paradox Blog

 We are all living in our version of Detroit, where the stable, predictable opportunities are gone. I get a lot of questions from artists and arts administrators about what their career path should be.  So here's a friendly reminder: There is no such thing as a career path. We are well past the days when a person could reasonably expect a fairly linear path from one job or gig to the next. That's true for the arts and I think that's true for most other career paths.

Life After Fundraising

The Agitator

Less than two hours ago, at a crowded press launch here in Shanghai – and at a similar press event in Detroit – Chevrolet announced a three-year sponsorship of the One World Futbol Project. “Life after fundraising” doesn’t mean you stop trying to save the world. Take the example of one of our favorite fundraising veterans, Mal Warwick. Mal ‘dropped out’ of fundraising a couple of years ago to devote his energies to One World Futbol.

Salvation Army Scores Online

The Agitator

I love this online fundraising campaign run by the Salvation Army in the Detroit region. And I also love the fact that they employ someone (that would be Michelle St. Pierre) with the title, Director of Integrated Marketing! Somebody out there gets it. This campaign was put together with e-Miles , a web loyalty operation that rewards its members for viewing online videos and responding to surveys afterwards.

When Incentives Turn into Disincentives

Nonprofit Consultant Blog

David Campbell, president of the McGregor Fund, a Detroit-based foundation: "This year, most of the foundations in Detroit will be paying out much more than they have in the past because of the needs. All of us in the nonprofit sector are aware (or, should be aware) that the Foundations who support us have a minimum 5% payout requirement to maintain their nonprofit status.

Amish Chicken And Tom’s Demise

The Agitator

And for Volvo, he created the headline “Fat Cars Die Young,” making a virtue of the car’s smaller size in an era dominated by Detroit’s giant sedans. Tom’s not getting any younger so I find myself checking the obituaries more frequently these days wondering if the next Agitator post is covered. So far so good. I talked to him this morning. Alive.