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Why Your Nonprofit Needs to Get Political – Now

J Campbell Social Marketing

Not necessarily an angry response (although a little anger and emotion is always good to catch attention), but more importantly, a well thought-out statement that will inform and educate your supporters on what is happening and why they should be worried.

Seth on Education

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

The topic is Education, the title is “Stop Stealing Dreams” In the video Seth challenges the traditional education system and asks a simple question: “What is education for?” Compliment Videos creativity education educational system school seth godin

Personal, Political, and Professional

Nonprofit Consultant Blog

Much like the age-old saw about not discussing religion or politics at social gatherings, this is meant to avoid controversy, and, more to the point, not give any work associates reason to disagree with you (or terminate your job, etc.). The only possible area of controversy is the political. Then, yesterday, following news of the death of George McGovern, I wondered why I am not more overtly political on this blog.

Research: Just how much do faith, ethnicity, politics and age affect giving?

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

I recently posted some fascinating information on ethnicity and online behavior; now there’s a study on various donors by religion, political persuasion, ethnicity and age and it, too, may reveal some surprising things. The study also looked at the influence of political persuasion, ethnicitiy and age. Most popular among people in the 45 – 69 age group and political moderates and liberals. Making sweeping assumptions about donors and activists is dangerous.

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5 reasons fundraisers won’t call their hot leads

iMarketSmart

Hyper-politeness: This is when you come up with reasons to avoid outreach such as saying to yourself, “I don’t want to bother them right now. Hyper-professionalism: This is similar to hyper-politeness but it involves reasons related to business professionalism. Here are 5 proven reasons why fundraisers won’t call their leads to ask for donations: Fear of rejection: This is the most common reason for call reluctance. It’s simple and basic.

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You may have noticed…

Wild Woman Fundraising

political in the last year. Why I am more political has to do with Occupy. The real danger to the elite comes from déclassé intellectuals, those educated middle-class men and women who are barred by a calcified system from advancement. A cheaper college education?

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Grants Available for American Nonprofit Organizations Using Computers, Technology, or Video Games to Educate

Seeking Grant Money Today

Deadline: May 15, 2011 ESA Foundation Offers Support for Youth-Focused Education Technology Programs The ESA Foundation , a philanthropic vehicle of the Entertainment Software Association , is dedicated to supporting programs that make a difference in the lives of America's youth. grants Character Education Partnership the foundation centerFrom The Foundation Center. [If

Connecting Protests to Political Power

A. Fine Blog

But they couldn’t move it enough to match the power held by Republicans inside the political system. We progressives have a bad habit of assuming that large numbers of people supporting our positions is the same as gaining political power. When we lose statehouses in places like Florida and Texas, the key levers of political power like the ability to gerrymander districts into Rorsach tests of political affiliation, are lost with it, often times for a generation.

Are you feeling stuck?

Wild Woman Fundraising

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How Can Nonprofits Communicate to Two Americas?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

As nonprofit communicators, we cannot ignore the tumultuous political times we live in. But for many others, public policy — and therefore politics — is central to your advocacy mission, and therefore embedded into your communications strategies. It’s Kivi here.

Grants for American Nonprofit Environmental, Education, Human Services, Disaster Relief Projects, and More

Seeking Grant Money Today

Deadline: Rolling (April 30, November 1) "Lawrence Foundation Accepting Proposals for Environmental, Education, Human Services Projects "The Lawrence Foundation awards grants in support of the environment, education, human services, disaster relief, and other causes. RFP human services education disaster relief grants environment the foundation centerFrom The Foundation Center. [If

Notes from the Digital Governance Forum (#DGF15)

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

Political parties can have many special exemptions. All good political leaders have a few core items that they care deeply about (they then use technology to sway opinion in their favour). What is the role of the political parties in terms of policy making?

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Financial Literacy & Education Meets Social Marketing

Social Marketing and Social Change

Last week I joined 40 experts from around the world in a workshop on measuring financial capability and the effectiveness of financial education programs sponsored by the World Bank and OECD. Santosh Anagol also put on the table the question: Why isn’t financial education provided by the market if people need i t?' What are the potential inadvertent or negative consequences of financial education program s?

Grants for Medium Sized U.S. Nonprofits Solving Global Problems in Health, Education, Environment, Poverty, and/or World Relations

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Eligible organizations must be recognized as tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code; be engaged in the areas of health, education, environment, poverty, and/or world relations outside the United States; be able to demonstrate organizational stability; and have had total revenue over the past five years averaging below $20 million and above $5 million a year. RFP economic empowerment grants political organizations environment the foundation center physical health

Grants for Nonprofits Using Art to Address Root Causes of Economic, Political, and Social Injustice

Seeking Grant Money Today

Deadline: April 25, 2011 Left Tilt Fund Invites Grant Applications for Social Justice Projects The San Francisco-based Left Tilt Fund is a private nonprofit social justice foundation that funds organizations and artists working to address the root causes of economic, political, and social injustice through community-based organizing, education, legal advocacy, and other innovative means. From The Foundation Center. [As

#FUNDRAISING: Presidential Candidates Ramp Up Mobile Giving

Non Profit Marketing 360

This is the first post-’Citizens United’ national election , so the astute political junkies are paying attention to the money flow from corporations and unions that need report their large donations until after the voting has been counted.

Who Are The Nonvoters?

The Agitator

No real surprise: younger, less educated, less affluent. Here’s an interesting political analysis of that constituency. politics

How a Small Nonprofit President Got a Big Spot in The New York Times’ Room for Debate

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

As the communications manager for a small education nonprofit in Bethesda, Md., While it’s important to avoid taking overtly political stands, there are issues where you can raise your voice — and get attention.

#Development: Postal Service Rates To Rise on 27 January

Non Profit Marketing 360

Forever stamps still good after the 27th. We have managed to put off the so-called ‘fiscal cliff’ for a couple of months, but we can’t avoid the changes in postal rates coming in a couple of weeks.

How Your Nonprofit Should Communicate to a Divided America

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

education. ET , as we explore strategies for communicating to folks on both sides of the political divide. Next week, we are hosting a brand new webinar on a very important topic: How Your Nonprofit Should Communicate to a Divided America. featuring Peter Panepento.

Carter Center versus Clinton Foundation. A Tale of Two Audiences (An #npcomm Showdown)

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I just couldn’t get enough of presidential politics in the past few weeks, so for the next #NPComm Showdown, let’s look at the communications strategies of foundations started by two political powerhouses. The website is hip, interactive and at times too educational.

Getting Social Marketing Wrong in Health Behavior and Health Education

Social Marketing and Social Change

As the acknowledged achievers of the summit of educational and intellectual prowess (they are, after all, ‘professors’ at universities and colleges), they have the credibility, recognition and prestige to be listened to, read and believed by many people. I just finished reading the chapter on social marketing in the 4th edition of Health Behavior and Health Education edited by Karen Glanz, Barbara Rimer and K. Health behavior and health education: Theory, practice and research.

#Economy: The Loss Of A Functional Middle Class

Non Profit Marketing 360

But social critics have recently been arguing that recent notions of a meritocracy based on higher education has, in fact, created a self-made sense of being purely self-made – and thus not indebted or even much connected to the larger economy.

The 2016 - 2017 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

EveryAction

INBOUND's purpose is to provide the inspiration, education, and connections you need to transform your business. USD School of Leadership and Education Sciences / San Diego, CA / $250. Council for Advancement & Support of Education (CASE) / Ft.

Mobile Fundraising 101: The Basics

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

From political giants to two-person nonprofits, everyone is getting on board with mobile fundraising these days. Political campaigns. Educational outreach funds. John Killoran.

#PUBLICPOLICY: Online Privacy Becomes Concern For Service Providers

Non Profit Marketing 360

Perhaps the most famous statement of internet privacy from 'The New Yorker' (1993). Online privacy has been a notable concern for many citizens almost since the inception of the internet, and certainly we have often discussed the issue on our blog over the years.

Rebrand to Connect: Red Rover Tells All (Case Study-Part 1)

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A: RedRover’s mission is to bring animals out of crisis and strengthen the bond between people and animals through emergency sheltering, disaster relief services, financial assistance and education. In addition, t he name sounded politically charged although, legislative and policy work have never been a priority for us. Finally, since we work so closely with government agencies and schools, it’s particularly important that we remain (and are perceived as) politically neutral.

Revisiting the University Budget Clowns

NonProfit Branding

The last post expressed this heresy: despite self-serving claims by university administrators, higher education budgets are driven by political constituencies, not by institutional priorities. This budget circus is an adverse environment for the radio station without a strong internal constituency. … Continue reading →

The 2016 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

EveryAction

USD School of Leadership and Education Sciences / San Diego, CA / Less than $200. Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) / San Diego, CA / Not available. Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) / San Diego, CA / Not available.

Top 10 Things to Look For in New Board Members

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Here’s my short list of top qualities I want in a board member (warning – I’m biased – and this is not a politically correct list!): Told you this wasn’t a politically correct list!). Gail Perry. Gail Perry knows how to fire up a board!

How can you recognize propaganda?

Wild Woman Fundraising

Corporatism – firmly establish that money is not speech, corporations are not people, only people have Constitutional rights, end corporate influence over the political process, protect people and the environment from damage by corporations.

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Heartfelt, Relevant Messages Build Bridges (Case Study: StoryCorps)

Getting Attention

Hearing the stats on how deep and broad these divisions are—rural vs. urban, men vs. women, those with post-secondary education vs. those without—wasn’t surprising. This morning’s election news dug into the divide that’s fracturing the U.S.

How to Keep Your Nonprofit Vibrant & Vital — The Future of Nonprofits

Getting Attention

It doesn’t come better than The Future of Nonprofits , by David Neff and Randal Moss, a nonprofit management guide rooted in a fresh and relevant context. Organizational management theories are vital but, very frankly, most of them focused on nonprofit organizations mimic the very same thing.

Rewriting an Appeal Letter : Cut out the Gangrene

Wild Woman Fundraising

Jim is beginning to see the connection between political and economic decisions. You, too, understand the power knowledge has on political decisions and economic stability. Jim is beginning to see the connection between political and economic decisions.

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The Moral Authority of the IRS Has Been Diminished

Cause Related Marketing

On Friday, May 10, Lois Lerner, head of the IRS division that oversees tax-exempt groups admitted to attorneys at a tax conference organized by American Bar Association that “low-level” functionaries at the IRS had flagged 501(c)(4) applications that had words like “patriot,” “Tea Party,” or had missions that sought to educate the citizenry on the Constitution, or had statements criticizing “how the country is being run.” No matter your politics, this is wrong.

Debate Highlights 9 Communications Lessons

Getting Attention

So political theater, like your communications, matters big time. Nor did Obama run with some of the opportunities he had for a powerful rebuttal—He could have turned Romney’s plan to de-fund the beloved Big Bird into a strong rally for strengthening the education system.

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Calling All Creative for Good Projects

SocialButterfly

With a number of strong collaborators including the National Social Marketing Centre, The Kaiser Family Foundation, Osocio and others, the call for submissions shares: As much as world change may be about politics or economics, as its heart it’s a creative proposition.

American Party-Time

Wild Woman Fundraising

Lack of education as a badge of honor. Instead of trying to dismiss the whole party because of America’s corrupt past (and present), if they wanted to go political with it, let’s talk about why class makes us so uncomfortable that we can’t even acknowledge it.

#Fundraising: How To Apply For A Grant From Intel

Non Profit Marketing 360

According to Intel’s Intel’s CSR 2010 Report: Executive Summary , the tech company gave over $1 billion to education projects and over $135 million in green-tech projects that had a bearing on Intel’s own technology development.

Social Web Elitism

The Agitator

David Sirota, writing in Salon.com, claims that the social net arena is dominated by well-educated elites, skewing and limiting the kind of political and issue debate that occurs. Drawing from a study by Jen Schradie reviewing Pew Internet Research data, he notes that education level is by far the most significant predictor of participation with the ’social Web’ versus age or any other factor.