Just Launched: Our Car Donation Directory!

Fundraiser Ideas

We here at Fundraiser-Ideas.net are very excited about this: We just launched our Car Donation Directory , a resource page that will allow you to easily know who to contact when you want to run a car donation fundraiser. The organizations listed in our directory will help you remove the cars or other vehicles you source, assess their value, liquidate them and transfer the money to your 501(c)(3) organization or a non-profit organization that supports your cause.

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Just Launched: Our Grant Writer Directory!

Fundraiser Ideas

Today is a big day at Fundraiser-Ideas.net; we’re launching our Grant Writer Directory , a resource for grant writers and those seeking grant writing services. If you’re seeking a grant writer to raise more money for your organization, check it out. If you’re a grant writer and would like more business, add your information. We think it’ll be a great resource for our entire community. If you like this post, please follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

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BOOKMARK THIS: Big List of Twitter Chats for Nonprofits (Chat Tools, Too!)

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Don’t forget to promote your chat LIKE A BOSS (Twitter, blog, Facebook, email list, website, chat directories [listed below]). If you’re in education or health, be sure to dive into the special directories listed in the OTHER section. Image Credit: https://flic.kr/p/6K8pMh.

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7 Reasons Why This Gen X Nonprofit Marketer Has Fallen In Love With Slack

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Check out the Slack App Directory for ideas. As an independent marketing and communications consultant, I work with a wide variety of clients, from nonprofits of all sizes, to agencies, to training companies.

7 Free Tools to Improve Your Nonprofit Marketing

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

This is a great way to generate lead or donor lists (you can scrape a business directory for instance). Billy Attar. We know you guys love your nonprofit marketing tools – especially when they are free!

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Top Twitter Tools & Applications

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

TweetDeck Directory – A directory of Twitter users organized by category. cadmus cotweet crowdeye find twitter user hashtags hootsuite klout my tweeple seesmic look topsy trendistic trendsmap tweepml tweet level tweet reach tweet-o-meter tweetdeck tweetdeck directory tweetmeme tweetstats twibes twit vid twitalyzer twitpic twitscoop twitter applications twitter grader twitter search twitter tools twitterfall twitterholic we follow

Fiscal Sponsorship: A Solution for New Nonprofits

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Visit the Fiscal Sponsorship directory and look for organizations that are ready and willing to serve as a sponsor. You just filed for your 501(c)3 designation so the IRS will recognize your group as a tax-deductible nonprofit organization. Congrats! Now you''re ready to start fundraising, but there''s a catch: Your donors can''t give to a tax-exempt organization, and you''re not eligible for grants yet because you aren''t officially recognized as a not-for-profit entity.

Do you have an online rep to promote? Get on this 3-D Nonprofit Reputation Engine Webinar!

Wild Woman Fundraising

Because lots of people don’t look at the phonebook anymore, or that specialized business directory in the lobby of your building. Managing your online reputation. What: 3-D Nonprofit Reputation Engine Webinar. When: Friday, July 15th. 1pm-2:30pm EST. Cost: $59.99. Sign up here.

[Question Marc] Striking out with grants

Fundraising Coach

I am not familiar with the web-based software you mentioned, but I really like the Foundation Center’s Foundation Directory Online. I am working for a non-profit and recently have begun writing agency grants as well. This organization in the past has never relied on grants, but instead on funding from two fundraisers and the state and federal monies.

Reader Questions: How to retain association members?

Wild Woman Fundraising

Access to the Resource Directory (over 1200 items available currently). Recently I was asking around to other Wild Women Fundraisers, and asking them, “ What do you want to learn about, NOW? ” And one person responded, Why members don’t renew from Socious research.

Your Hashtags for Good Bible

SocialButterfly

Thank you to SocialBrite who offers a PDF download of 45 social good hashtags to consider, Symplur’s Healthcare Hashtag Project and Govloop’s Government-Related Hashtag Directory which were all used to help compile this combined and narrowed list. image courtesy of misspixels.

5 Killer Prospect Research Tools to Learn More About Your Current Donors

Fundraising Coach

The collection of directories features biographies on important figures in the worlds of science, business, law, government, entertainment, and more. I'm pleased to welcome back Bill Tedesco, founder and CEO of DonorSearch , my favorite prospect research tool.

A Few Tools of the Data Archeologist: Tips for Preparing Data for Cleanup or Conversion

JCA Insights

The file can be viewed using the appropriately named Data Profile Viewer (found in the Program FilesMicrosoft SQL Server100DTSBinn directory). Examining a client’s database, whether in preparation for a data conversion or to plan an in-situ data cleanup, is a little like an archeological dig.

City of Ottawa 3-1-1 #fail ?

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

I remembered hearing rumours that 3-1-1 (City) is an automated directory. You may have noticed that there is a question mark at the end of my blog post title. That’s because I didn’t want to make it sound like a statement, in case I’m missing something. Here’s what I experienced today and would love some of your feedback on: I was driving north on Bank street this morning here in Ottawa and hit a massive patch of black ice right before a busy intersection.

Email List Predicament: Is This OK?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

We obtain the congressional data from a vendor that specializes in providing congressional directories – there are numerous such vendors in this area. Thumbs Up or Down? Sometimes it’s hard to know whether you are doing the right thing or not, or where to stand in that big gray area.

How to Hire a Graphic Designer or Design Firm Part 1: Where to Look

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

You can search the Designer Directory by clicking on “Find a Designer” in the top right corner of the home page, which leads you to a listing of designers and links to their own websites. Julia Reich.

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Sample Online Fundraising Plan

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We'll work to improve our search engine and directory rankings and links, create and run campaigns on our site and elsewhere, and develop corporate partnerships and sponsorships to drive traffic to our site. This is a sample plan for an imaginary local animal rescue organization called Save the Animals (STA) which is trying to take their outreach efforts online to become well known in the community.

Media Relations Planning — 11 Steps to Success

Getting Attention

P.S. Subscribe now to the Getting Attention e-update to get your free copy of the 2009 Getting Attention Nonprofit Tagline Repor t (due in late fall), filled with best practices, trends and a directory of over 2,500 nonprofit taglines. Media planning, like most planning responsibilities, is daunting and seems tedious. It's hard to know where to start, how to allocate the right time and staff and, most of all, how to motivate yourself to dive in.

Vote for the Best Nonprofit Taglines -- 2009 Getting Attention Nonprofit Tagline Awards

Getting Attention

P.S. Subscribe now to the Getting Attention e-update to get your free copy of the 2009 Getting Attention Nonprofit Tagline Report (due in late fall), filled with best practices, trends and a directory of over 2,500 nonprofit taglines. Place your vote today for the 2009 Getting Attention Nonprofit Tagline Awards. These 61 tagline finalists have been carefully culled from the more than 1,700 taglines in 13 categories submitted in response to our call for entries.

Resources: Are You Job Hunting?

Non Profit Marketing 360

It also includes a directory of qualified consultants who can help with implementation. Social Media: For those whose most immediate marketing problem is marketing themselves to employers, have I got a book for you. It’s The Wild Woman’s Guide to Social Media , by Mazarine Treyz, who is the Wild Woman. I interviewed Mazarine last year about her fundraising consulting and found her full of wit, insight and charm.

The Foundation Center Now Provides Free Website That Teaches How To Do Grant Writing

Seeking Grant Money Today

And, for a limited time, anyone who registers will receive a gift card good for a free 24-hour subscription to the Foundation Center's Foundation Directory Online Professional , its searchable database of nearly 100,000 grantmakers and more than 2 million grants.

New season, new tools, new updates…

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

Tweetdeck : New Tweetdeck Directory and ability to drag and drop links into your tweets. iTunes : Completely new iTunes Store interface and Podcast directory. I’m back from a perfect honeymoon in Maui and ready to roll as usual, with the only difference being that I am now writing officially as a married man. Feels nice. One thing I noticed upon my return was the amount of changes to my everyday social media tools of choice.

Need help in creating a central list of mobile government websites in Canada

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

What I’m surprised not to have found however, is some sort of central website/directory that provides a list of all Canadian government departments currently offering mobile versions of their websites. As you likely already know I’m a strong advocate of anything mobile, especially given how much time I spend on the road. I’ve been asked quite a bit lately to provide examples of Canadian mobile government websites.

Get Your Social Media Questions Answered by the Pros -- Gear Up for Giving

Getting Attention

And, the tutorials are complemented by an encyclopedic resource directory on key social media topics so you'll be able to easily dig in deeper to topics you want to master. Lucky you. You're invited to participate in Gear Up for Giving , a month-long series of social media tutorials to help you, your colleagues and your base understand how to use key tools and techniques to create awareness, catalyze civic action and cultivate new supporters and donors for their causes.

Top Tagline Approaches for Stronger Messaging

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

The updated guide shows nonprofits top tagline approaches for stronger messaging, and features a directory of over 2,500 nonprofit tagline examples for organizations to use in creating strong messages. Nancy Schwartz has lots of advice for you: Get the 2009 Top Tagline report here. The 2009 Report provides everything an organization needs to jump start its tagline development process: · Why a Nonprofit’s Name Isn’t Enough. ·

Welcome to Capaciteria

Nonprofit Consultant Blog

a comprehensive, searchable database directory of administrative resources that help nonprofits leverage their own capacity. Right now, you can still search, or dig through the directory, and find some great resources, but the concept of the site is that each resource will eventually carry a rating. Capaciteria? Yes, Capaciteria, "Serving up peer-rated nonprofit capacity resources 24/7." According the site's home page, Capaciteria is.

For Twitter Success, Just Add Meaning.

SocialButterfly

For others, check out Twitter packs , Twitter Search and the JustTweetIt directory.

Should you do SEO marketing? An interview with Didit CEO, Kevin Lee

Wild Woman Fundraising

Is there any benefit for a nonprofit in buying a Yahoo directory listing for $300? Many people recommend Yahoo directory inclusion for the SEO benefit, but that alone doesn’t generally justify the cost. You’ve done banners, letters, annual reports, even made a twitter account for your nonprofit. But what’s next? Where is the next frontier for nonprofit marketing? Let’s talk about Search Engine Optimization.

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The Top 10 School Fundraising Ideas

Fundraiser Ideas

There is a brick fundraising company listed in our fundraising company directory. As school budgets tighten across the country, school fundraising becomes an increasingly critical pursuit. Whether funds are needed to build a new playground or maintain an arts program, effective fundraising can dramatically impact the quality of a child’s education. What follows are our top 10 school fundraising ideas: Corporate sponsorship.

Grants for Feature Length Documentary Films That Advance Social Entrepreneurship

Seeking Grant Money Today

Grants will be awarded based on the following criteria: all films must highlight and/or include a contemporary social entrepreneur, his or her organization, and focus on an issue(s) in which the entrepreneur is seeking systemic and positive change; be feature length (over 65 minutes); be independently produced, with creative control held by the producing/directing team; and display directorial vision/aesthetic and have the potential for theatrical release. From The Foundation Center.

Communications audit: Step three—your digital identity

ImpactMax

4) Do searches for your organization on popular charity Web sites and directories : what information is being shared? flickr/krazydad/jbum. In the past two weeks I’ve taken you through the major steps in conducting a communications audit, but we’re not quite done. Do keep in mind—this entire audit is set against the backdrop of your current strategic communications plan to help you assess how effectively you’re reaching your goals.

DonorData Versus the Foundation Center

Nonprofit Consultant Blog

As a baseline for comparison, I used the Foundation Center's "Foundation Directory Online." A friend recently asked my opinion of a new online foundation research site called "DonorData.com." They offer a free 20-day trial membership, so I signed up for the test drive. I decided to do the same search on each service. Here are my results: DonorData (trial subscription) - $!9.99/month

Checking Rhode Island Business Licenses

Fundraising Breakthroughs

Farming and sea trading became the rhode island business regulations in the rhode island business directory of conversations that I simply hadn''t been exposed to. Nolo contendere means a person to enter into a contingent fee personal injury cause of action.

Social Venture and Resource Development

Fundraising Breakthroughs

Beinhacker (Yale School of Management/The Goldman Sachs Foundation Partnership on Nonprofit Ventures) SCORE: Counselors to America’s Small Business Directory of Social Enterprises Search on type of organization; size of organization budget; type of venture; state Community Wealth Ventures Social Enterprise Alliance A trusted colleague I just met with today in the beautiful Mt.

A Few Good Examples of Widgets for Nonprofits | Online Fundraising & Nonprofit Marketing Resources & Tips | Network for Good Learning Center - Learn how to raise money online for your nonprofit

delicious NonprofitMarketing

Finally, there are widget directory and aggregator sites like snipperoo or widget box. Tis the season for email marketing. We can help.

Search - Everyone's Doing IT

Marketing for Nonprofits

Jocelyn P.S. If you want to see how your website fares to date, here is a cool service which will "verify your website's placement within the top Internet search engines and directories." According to a new report by the Pew Internet and American Life Project, Search (i.e. asking questions of Google and MSN and Yahoo) is second only to email in popularity with online adults.

A Bit More For Individuals Looking for Grants

Seeking Grant Money Today

Your regional United Way will be a 'nonprofit directory' for your region, besides offering assistance. I've written one other post about individuals who are seeking grant money, " Are There Grants for Individuals ?". It is without a doubt one of the most read posts on Seeking Grant Money Today. I'm writing this post to offer even more suggestions to individuals seeking grants. Please keep in mind that you most likely do not need to be disabled, sick, low income, etc.

Twitter 101: Finding Interesting People to Follow

Fundraising Coach

My favorite directory of Twitter users is Twellow. On Monday, I started the first of three posts I’m calling Twitter 101. That post focuses on programs I use to tweet. Today, I’ll answer the second question I’ve been getting: How do I find people to follow on Twitter? How do I find people to follow on Twitter? Following interesting people is the key to a satisfying experience with Twitter. The only tweets you see on Twitter are those of the people you follow.

Twitter 101: Finding Interesting People to Follow

Fundraising Coach

My favorite directory of Twitter users is Twellow. On Monday, I started the first of three posts I’m calling Twitter 101. That post focuses on programs I use to tweet. Today, I’ll answer the second question I’ve been getting: How do I find people to follow on Twitter? How do I find people to follow on Twitter? Following interesting people is the key to a satisfying experience with Twitter. The only tweets you see on Twitter are those of the people you follow.

A Nonprofit’s Guide to Building Simple, Low-Cost Websites

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Idealist and Techfinder are two resource directories for nonprofits, and both include listings for web designers who specialize in working with nonprofits. Editor's note: We recommend reading this article in conjunction with Tips for Designing (or Redesigning) a Nonprofit Website to get a more complete picture of options to create a well-designed, affordable, website and the process you should expect when moving through different parts of the process of developing a beautiful new site.