Federal Web Council Reveals New Study: Putting Citizens First, Transforming Online Government


Last week, the Federal Web Managers Council, comprised of Cabinet agency Web Directors released its study titled, “ Putting Citizens First: Transforming Online Government. &# Its purpose is to “recommend specific strategies for revolutionizing how the U.S. Within this document, the Federal Web Managers Council also reveal their shared vision for the government’s presence online. Complete common tasks efficiently. “There are about 24,000 U.S.

Upcoming Movie Documents The Revolution Of Growing Older

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From the people who brought us the Civil Rights Movement and Haight-Ashbury, draft-dodging and fuel-efficient draft airplanes comes a new movement meant to revolutionize the ways we think about aging.

National Wildlife Federation Puts Base to Work to Design Website that Works FOR Them

Getting Attention

So I was pleased to see the National Wildlife Federation 's recent audience-based approach to designing a more useful and engaging Web site. NWF solicits input through this online survey , which is ultimately efficient -- easy for users to complete and easy for the NWF team to review results and trends (stats are automatically generated and compiled by all the major online survey services).

For Efficient But Effective Nonprofit Programs, Service, and Administration Like Fundraising - GIS Is A Tremendous Tool. And It's Free.

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FEMA, American Red Cross, local, state, and other federal agencies, etc.) are during emergencies (in real time and live on actual maps including, for instance, where emergency evacuation routes are and whether their clinics are located on then evacuation routes); and discerning what assets the partners have on the ground (to avoid redundancy and to be efficient while being effective, overall).

Canadian Government & the Mobile Space in 2012

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

Back in early 2011, I created a collaborative Google Spreadsheet (available at www.mobilegovernment.ca ) to compile a list of Canadian government organizations (federal, provincial , municipal +crown/agency) that have created mobile websites and/or mobile apps. Some noteworthy highlights include: Many federal departments have begun their transition into mobile by creating mobile friendly versions of their websites.

EveryAction Acquires DonorTrends


EveryAction clients include some of the largest and most successful organizations, including the National Audubon Society, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, and Covenant House International. Predictive Analytics Fundraising Product Fuels EveryAction’s Rise in Nonprofit Market.

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What the Nonprofit Annual Report Is, Why It Is Necessary, But More Importantly - How It Can Be Powerful In Increasing A Nonprofit's Fundraising, Volunteers, Public Relations, and Marketing Results

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Above all, the IRS compliance requirements and federal law require that a nonprofit given official federal (and most often by states as well) charity status be open, reporting fully, in a timely manner, to any and all requests from the public for the organization''s board ratified financial and operations information. Yes, the federal government and law say the organization must provide information and complete and truthful information on its own self.

The 2019 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar


The premise is that governing well is essential for strong nonprofits working efficiently and effectively to address critical needs in our communities. DMA Nonprofit Federation / Washington, DC / TBA. It's finally here!

The 2016 - 2017 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar


In addition, attendees find new ways to make their work more effective and efficient through the resources and services offered by the 50 businesses that exhibit at the conference. DMA Nonprofit Federation / Washington, DC / $789. DMA Nonprofit Federation / Chicago, IL / Not available.

A List of Grant and Funding Resources for Non Government Organizations, Nonprofits, Businesses, Individuals, and Families in the U.S. and Outside Of It

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Instead of posting a single grant opportunity, in this post today, I've decide to list a few organizations that can assist anyone (in the world, anywhere) in locating potential grant (funding) opportunities and supportive assistance. For International Non-Government Organizations (outside of the U.S.)

TEST RESULTS: External Validators Are Vitally Important–Except When They Aren’t

The Agitator

In the DonorVoice study with the DMA Nonprofit Federation, we looked at five conditions: The Charity Navigator four-star charity seal. We’re looking at external validators – seals and such – in our week-long series on how to frame overhead and impact.

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The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009: Special Bulletin to Help Nonprofits Approach and Access Funding Sources

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Section 3(a),“Purposes and Principles,” of the Act reads that the “President and the heads of Federal departments and agencies shall manage and expend the funds made available in this Act so as to achieve the purposes specified in subsection (a), including commencing expenditures and activities as quickly as possible consistent with prudent management” in order to: Preserve and create jobs and promote economic recovery. Congress passed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

Smarter Museums – News from the Frontlines at the AAM Conference

JCA Insights

The museum community as a whole continues to battle declining attendance, soft membership renewal rates and decreased federal, state and local government support. These smart museums are making informed, data driven decisions as they strive to become more efficient and more effective. I love going to Minneapolis and St. JCA has a number of clients in the twin cities and it’s always great to catch up with them to see how they’re doing.

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#Communications: Can We Trust AT&T – T-Mobile Merger Promises?

Non Profit Marketing 360

Unfortunately for AT&T, the proverbial cat has escaped the bag: documents unintended for public viewing from within AT&T’s legal team pretty much counter the very case AT&T has been making to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the American people.

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The 2016 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar


You'll hear from some of the most innovative and forward-thinking leaders in the social sector about how data is creating a more effective and efficient sector. DMA Nonprofit Federation / New York, NY / Price TBA.

Canadians speak out on the future of government eServices

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

Canadians hold federal and provincial governments to the same high standards of accountability that they hold private institutions such as banks and credit card companies. Now go read the actual study and try to figure out other ways this free research can be used to make government service delivery more effective and efficient. I just came across an excellent new research report from PWC.

Why you need to focus on mobile right now

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

When people ask me why I switched from a “business&# phone, I tell them that on the contrary, I switched because I could no longer efficiently conduct business communication on my BB. I was on the go and was unable to effectively navigate my Google Analytics program from my mobile device, since even the mobile friendly website was not designed with an interface catering to efficiency.

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The Churn

A. Fine Blog

The Federal Railroad Administration reviewed the accident on December 1, 2013 wherein four people were killed and over seventy injured when a Metro North train derailed in the Bronx. Putting profitability and efficiency ahead of everything else creates internal pressure to meet those ends.

#TECH: Once Developed By Apple, Now Abandoned By Apple: EPEAT Standards

Non Profit Marketing 360

Has Apple lost its environmental cred? It can be tough to love Apple, Inc. Stock prices over $600? Check. Over $100 billion in cold, hard, cash? You bet. Products loved even by those who don’t even own one? Of course! Profits over $6.5 billion a quarter? No sweat. Charitable organization?

The Charitable Deduction Still Exists. So, For Goodness Sake, Come Off the Ledge!

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If you read the nonprofit sector press at all you have also seen the myriad news and editorial pieces on the for now temporary decision most popularly detailing how much the wealthiest of Americans may deduct from federal income taxes for how much they have donated for a given year (as of 2013 and on). That's more 'warning' related to federal fiscal cuts and how it specifically will (or further) effect nonprofit organizations' budgeting and planning than most years.

TEST RESULTS: Donors Don’t Care How You Spend Your Money. They Care How You Spend Theirs.

The Agitator

Perhaps some could even justify this by saying charity: water isn’t an efficient charity at 50% overhead. This leads us into the testing DonorVoice and the DMA Nonprofit Federation did together.

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Is Your Nonprofit a Dabbler in Social Media or an Effective Power User?

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Social media is about increasing cost efficiency and marketing effectiveness. A brief preface from Network for Good: If you’re contemplating committing time to engaging people on social networks – and it does take time – you need to ask yourself a bunch of other questions first. The first question you should ask yourself as a fundraiser is, do you have your most basic online outreach in place?

#Interview: Mike Kujawski, VP at the Centre of Excellence for Public Sector Marketing, Blogger & Speaker on Social Media

Non Profit Marketing 360

Whether you’re a nonprofit or government organization, my aim is to help you be more efficient and effective by leveraging the modern digital space.

The state of the nonprofit sector? Not so hot.

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

Nonprofits that receive government funding face particular challenges: • Only 14% of nonprofits receiving state and local funding are paid for the full cost of services; just 17% of federal fund recipients receive full reimbursement. Government is late to pay: Among those with state or local funding, just over 60% reported overdue government payments; over 50% reported late payments from the federal government. 39% have upgraded technology to improve organizational efficiency. •

Doomsday Has Been Rescheduled, But What About The Donations Raised for It?

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I am not saying that her aunt couldn't have perhaps learned about philanthropy and how to leave an estate or bequest that winds up effectively, efficiently, but also ethically delivering something to the community at large, along the donor's values, interests, and wishes, but that also enables a nonprofit to do something (for someone or something in need). The question is in step with contemporary, American, nonprofit, best practices which happen to be backed, now, by federal law.

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NASA/JPL's Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity's Landing (Or Not) Tonight: A Great Example of Donors Watching for Mission Based Success In Deciding Whether to Give Again Or Not

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It only makes logical sense that donors (in NASA's case - elected officials wringing hands over a federal budget) feel confident further investing (donating) in successful operations that demonstrate they are viable, efficient, relevant, and successful.

One Quarter of All Nonprofits May Lose Their Charitable Status With the I.R.S. This May

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The Pension Protection Act of 2006 is a federal law designed to reform pension laws, thereby better protecting American pensions, that officially became law August 17, 2006. It reforms the Tax Court, the Federal Mine Health and Safety Act of 1977, and it also modifies tariffs and duties on imported goods. As many as one quarter of 1.6

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Grants for Various Environmental & Sustainable Agriculture Projects

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Individuals, federal agencies, and private for-profit firms are not eligible. From The Foundation Center. [If If you are interested in this grant opportunity and would like more information about it, click "Link to Complete RFP" at the end of this blog post].

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Public Health Competencies: The Place for Social Marketing

Social Marketing and Social Change

Just this past week the Federal Interagency Workgroup for National Health Objectives for 2020 met and approved revisions to the other related HC/HIT objective that now reads: [13.1]

Someone Has To Say It: The Nonprofit's Founder May Not Be the Best Executive Director or Board President Candidate (and Should Certainly Not Be Both)

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Is being the person who can tell the founding story of an organization the best person with the most qualifications and experience to lead a particular organization, though, such that it both grows in a healthy fashion and also delivers the organization's mission efficiently and effectively? The goal for any nonprofit that wishes to succeed and grow is to best serve the beneficiaries of its mission statement while also operating the organization efficiently and ethically.

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The One Fund Boston Raised More Than $7 Million In 24 Hours

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Most recently, pending cuts for nonprofit support in federal and state budget have been of great concern; and in some places this is further compounded by states and counties considering or attempting to tax nonprofits while removing the tax exemption from donations to shore up their own budgets. Immediately following the horror of the Boston Marathon bombing came bravery, selflessness, and assistance from first responders, medical professionals, and the general public.

Why Successes or Having An Accomplished Track Record Is Important for Any Nonprofit to Be Able To Raise Funds

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The news came out this week that though the nonprofit, Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence Institute (SETI), before this week was shut down due to reduced state and federal funding; it is flush again due to some fundraising work by none other than SETI, itself. Sometimes the real world provides the best examples.

Lessons from 4 Big, Successful Single-Element Cause Marketing Campaigns

Cause Related Marketing

Through the September 2010 approximately $896 million in breast cancer stamps have been sold generating more than $71 million for two Federal research agencies: the National Institutes of Health and the Department of Defense Medical Research Program.

A Hearty Warning That A Second And Perhaps Worse Economic Collapse Looms, Nonprofits

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As we nonprofit organizations are vital, efficient, and effective mechanisms of delivery of solutions for our respective communities - we must engage our local, state, and even federal representation either as united bodies (perhaps on local or state levels) and talk. Let's do what he suggests, what I suggest, and what any of your colleagues working for efficient successful organizations share that has worked for them.

Interview with Mark Levy, Author of Accidental Genius

Diva Marketing Blog

It’d be nice if the mind could create more efficiently, wouldn’t it? The organization’s Board of Directors, which included the former head of The Federal Reserve Bank, Alan Greenspan. Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast. ~ Lewis Carroll.

The Challenge of Health Communication Research for Health Policy

Social Marketing and Social Change

The importance of these debates cannot be underestimated when we consider that they drive resource allocations and collective actions (at least by Federal and state governments and many of the 350 Healthy People Consortium partners) to improve the population’s health. How to design clinical decision support and patient engagement processes around adoption and use of electronic health records (EHRs) to drive targeted improvements in health care quality and efficiency.

About the Nonprofit's Governing Documents, Especially the Bylaws and How They Can Be A Powerful Tool for the Organization's Success

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Research your federal, state, and local (i.e. Well drafted bylaws can enable a nonprofit to operate more efficiently, effectively, raise support (including donations and volunteers) easier and cheaper, and most importantly can assist beneficiaries more effectively than other organizations that do not take as much care when creating their bylaws.

What's The Trick Nonprofits Successfully Raising Funds, Even In This Economy Use to Create Their Success? Planning. All About The Development Plan That Works.

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In order to raise funds effectively and operate efficiently (especially in this economy) nonprofits plan out their coming fundraising or development work. The number one tool any nonprofit leader has to accomplish true efficiency is planning and that includes planning out the nonprofit's fundraising for the coming year or two (depending on the organization's preference).

Mission-Based Thinking - Why It Matters, Especially Today - Why It Works, And Examples of It Enabling Organizations That Use It

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at no profit is supported by our federal and state governments as each government type allows them ( at least for now ) to raise tax free dollars. A nonprofit run by people who know what they''re doing according to professional and ethical practices turns out efficient and effective successes. volunteers, donations, talent, and more) away from nonprofits working to do things effectively and efficiently at the community''s peril.

Social Marketing and STEM Education

Social Marketing and Social Change

He quotes Bruce Fuller who describes it as pitting “professionalization advocates such as Darling-Hammond,” who believe the policy emphasis should be on raising student achievement by helping teachers improve their instruction, against “efficiency hawks like Klein and Rhee.”

Each and All Nonprofits Must Comply With the Sarbanes Oxley Act of 2002

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According to the Sarbanes Oxley Act of 2002 (federal law) all corporations (which includes nonprofit organizations, in the United States) must have board fiscal oversight. Corporations (again, both for- and non - profit organizations) must comply with the law's fiscal accountability requirements that are intended to lead to more fiscal transparency (for donors, stock owners, other supporters, the federal government, and the public).

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The Grant Writer's Little Helper: IRS Tax Form 990 Post 2 of 2

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When a public non profit forms it has to apply to the federal government, among other entities, to incorporate. Federally designated (legal) non profit grant donors, commonly called foundations, are required to report their financial situation, annually. But, form 990 is not a tax form (as US non profits do not pay federal taxes). Remember, it is not always required that non profits complete audits, according to federal law.

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Read My Corrections Of A Poor Annual Appeal Letter I Received So Your Nonprofit Crafts Professional and Sucessful Donation Requests That Retain Past Donors and Create New Ones

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Is there a new but as yet unmet need the beneficiaries have that your organization is uniquely suited to address successfully and efficiently? What is the organization''s federal Tax Identification Number (demonstrates the organization is a legitimate nonprofit 501(c)(3) and can assist potential donors in further researching your organization''s track record and reputation).