Managing Content on the National Wildlife Federation’s Website

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I do, so I was excited when Kristin Johnson of the National Wildlife Federation agreed to share how they do it. Ever wonder how national nonprofits with hundreds of staff manage all that content on their websites? Who decides what goes online, and who actually puts it there?

Is the Govt Shutdown Affecting Your Org? Pls Share A.S.A.P.

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1) Is the Federal government shutdown affecting your nonprofit? Relevance Rules federal government shutdown message development messaging Nonprofit Communications nonprofit marketing relevance rules Nonprofit communicators!

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Do you have a “super job”?

Wild Woman Fundraising

You pretty much know the answer, but for official confirmation let’s turn to Erica Groshen, a vice president at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York: It’s easier here than in, say, the UK or Germany “for employers to avoid adding permanent jobs,&# she told the AP recently.

Canadian Government & the Mobile Space in 2012

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

Back in early 2011, I created a collaborative Google Spreadsheet (available at ) 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.

Open Government Consultation

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

Government Open Data canadians consultations federal government gov 2.0 In the spirit of openness, I have decided to publicly share my open-ended responses to the ongoing Canadian Open Government Consultation , which has been taking place since December 6th, 2011 and is scheduled to end January 16th, 2012. The consultation covers questions on Open Data , Open Information , Open Dialogue and the Open Government Strategy.

Federal Recovery Act Grants Information and Assistance

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I just received the following information from the Federal grants database, this morning, about the Federal Recovery Act funds. Tags: Recovery Act grants how to federal funds Recovery Act and "A new feature was unveiled on to help users find and apply for The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) grant opportunities.

Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta launches viral fundraising campaign

Blue Sky Collaborative

The Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta recently launched Community Campaign 2010, a viral fundraising campaign that hopes to use the dollars raised to aid the most vulnerable among us, ensure that Jewish culture and traditions live on, and strengthen the.

Multi-Channel Approach at UJA Federation

A. Fine Blog

I spoke last night to a group of Trustees at the UJA Federation of NY hosted by the Volunteer & Leadership Development Division. Uncategorized Reisha Goldman UJA Federation of New York.

Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Seth J. Katzen

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Katzen is the Chief Executive Officer for the Jewish Federation of Delaware. Federation’s mission and goals. Seth J. Katzen. Welcome to the latest installment in our series on the “Day in the Life” of nonprofit communicators, where we ask you to describe your day in your own words.

Proof that planned gifts increase annual giving revenue


He painstakingly reviewed 20+ years worth of data from a federally funded, national, longitudinal study conducted by the National Institute on Aging. We really need to thank our lucky stars for Dr. Russell James!

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

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So I was pleased to see the National Wildlife Federation 's recent audience-based approach to designing a more useful and engaging Web site. Nothing's more vital to your org's health than constant interaction with your base to ensure that your marketing, programming, etc. is directly intersecting with their needs, wants and interests.

Monetizing Your Cause’s Archives

Cause Related Marketing

Long-standing causes like the Audubon Society, the March of Dimes, Federal Duck Stamps, and others almost certainly have asked how they can wrest money from their own extensive archives.

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Finding Federal Funding: A Beginner’s Guide in 8 Steps

Fundraising Breakthroughs

Knowing that I’ve worked on US government-funded grants for over 15 years, a friend recently asked me for advice on how nonprofits can secure federal funding. Below is my advice on how to get started in identifying federal grant opportunities.

Federal Budget Policy and Fundraising

Fundraising Breakthroughs

The enormous, threatening federal deficit can be solved only by a balanced approach requiring tough political choices both to raise taxes and to cut spending. Shamefully, I admit that Federal budget policy is not something I know much about.

Got Two Minutes? It Will Make You a Better Speaker

Selfish Giving

Recently I spoke to a group of federal workers who are on loan to the Combined Federal Campaign , which was created by President Kennedy in 1961 and just last year raised close to $300 million. Tags: Cause Practices combined federal campaign public speaking

How the Fundraising Game Has Changed Forever

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

They are descriptions of the impact brought about by new federal rules for many grant awards—impact that just may make life less stressful for nonprofit fundraising professionals and development directors everywhere.

When Women Win

The Agitator

to become a federal judge: “Something which we think is impossible now is not impossible in another decade.”. I unwrapped the package from Simone Joyoux and out fell a card bearing this moving quotation from Constance Baker Motley, the first black woman in the U.S.

#Aging: Medicare’s Support To Home Health Agencies Likely To Be Cut 3+%

Non Profit Marketing 360

The two federal programs that are most often discussed as targets for cutting are Social Security and Medicare. And every political stripe agrees that as the growing number of Boomer retirees move into these programs, stresses will be felt throughout the federal budget. Indeed, the report claims that the savings comes mostly from adjusting billing predictions, not from a reduction in care: A proposed rule was displayed at the Federal Register today proposing a 3.35

A few quick grant resources

Get Fully Funded

Federal grants I’m getting my thoughts together for a Grantwriting class I’m helping with tomorrow and I thought I’d share a few resources I’ve collected. Enjoy! Step By Step Fundraising’s list of grant resources [link]. Guidestar Pamela Grow’s Grantwriting Blog Don Griesmann’s Grant Opportunities A frequently updated list of grants [link]. Nonprofit guides

14 Fantastic Nonprofit Marketing Jobs—Movin’ Up Monday

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Communications Manager – Affiliate Partnerships, National Wildlife Federation. Please post your open nonprofit marketing positions here. Communications Assistant – Data Visualization , Climate Policy Initiative (San Francisco, CA).

Unnecessary Fundraising Fire in Canada

The Agitator

With the devastation at Fort McMurray and the horrific plight of nearly 90,000 Canadians, both the federal government in Ottawa and the provincial government of Alberta moved with lightning speed to encourage immediate donations to the Canadian Red Cross — Alberta Fires Appeal — by promising to match every dollar the organization receives for its from private sources.

Crooked Fundraisers Beware

The Agitator

Eleven months later justice is done as a Federal Court deals out justice — and immense financial penalties. government’s Federal Trade Commission joined by attorneys general in all 50 states and the District of Columbia filed suit against 4 cancer charities charged with scamming donors out of more than $187 million. Eleven months ago we reported a case of nauseating fundraising fraud involving a rip off of $75 million.

#Aging: Medicare On The Chopping Block Of Debt ‘Compromise’

Non Profit Marketing 360

Rather like they are ‘simplifying’ the work of the Federal Aviation Administration by not getting around to reauthorizing it , thus allowing billions in revenues to slip past the Treasury and tens of thousands of FAA staff to take a forced month-long furlough.

Resources for Donors and What Information Federal Law Says A Nonprofit Must Provide to the Public

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Exempt organizations officially recognized by the I.R.S. as such, must allow people who request them to see the organization's tax return forms 990 or 990-T or the nonprofit's tax exemption application materials (i.e. anything that the nonprofit provided to the I.R.S., along with it's application for nonprofit status (form 1023) such as the organization's articles of incorporation, etc.). Read the these two I.R.S.

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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.

Why the Canadian Digital Service is a major milestone for Canada.

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

However, having worked a s a management consultant (specializing in the digital channel) with nearly every federal department, I’m convinced the Canadian Digital Service (CDS) is a legitimate major milestone.

Large Landscape Conservation Grants for Federal, State, or Local Land/Habitat Important to Fish, Wildlife, and Plants

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Endorsement of a proposed acquisition by appropriate federal, state, and local government agencies and by nonprofit organizations that the land is of high conservation value is a primary program consideration. From The Foundation Center. Deadline: April 1, 2010 annually (Pre-proposals) National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Accepting Pre-proposals for Acres for America Conservation Program Acres for America, a partnership between Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

Trump Is Actually Making America Great Again

The Agitator

Millions of Americans now know who their state and federal. Here at Agitator Global HQ we never know what’s going to pop out of the morning mail bag. Yesterday’s trove ( it was “Not My President Day” see in the U.S.)

Federal Grants for Whale Protection from Fishing Gear and Ship Strikes

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federal agencies). federal agencies are encouraged to work collaboratively with non-federal project partners. From The Foundation Center. National Whale Conservation Fund Releases Request for Proposals Deadline: August 8, 2007 The National Whale Conservation Fund was established to support research, management, conservation, and education/outreach activities related to the conservation, and recovery of whales (cetaceans).

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

Non Profit Marketing 360

Maybe the federal government won’t ever work up or agree to a budget to cover an entire fiscal year, but your nonprofit has to. For a larger view of what resources are available via the federal government, click over to’s site for nonprofits.

Blocking Access to Social Media is now “Against Policy”

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

To the Canadian federal “govies” out there that may have missed the memo, a crucial policy instrument called PANDU took effect exactly one year ago (excluding section 6.1.3 , which kicked-in 7 months later).

U.S. Nonprofits Challenging the Federal Charity Rules to Remain In Good Standing & Rhode Island Provides the Homeless With the First State Bill of Rights

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But many medical marijuana dispensaries have been making huge sums of money even as they claim to be nonprofit, according to court and law enforcement records, industry insiders, police and federal agents. There were some big nonprofit moves covered in the news this week. One nonprofit agency innovated and voted in new rights for the often unseen homeless American.

My Year-End Advice? Use real words. Mostly verbs. Not too much.

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If you get emails from Amnesty International USA, American Heart Association, International Rescue Committee, National Wildlife Federation or UNICEF USA, chances are you’ve gotten something I’ve written. Photo credit:

How to show impact? Here’s a great example.

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

The Minneapolis Jewish Federation has launched The Make a World of Difference Project , which shows what’s happening in every corner of the world thanks to the Minneapolis Jewish Federation and its network of partners. Every year, the Minneapolis Jewish Federation distributes approximately $15 - $18 million dollars to support programs and services that change the lives of people living in Minneapolis, Israel and 70 countries around the world.

Great Nonprofit Communications Jobs

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Communications Manager Fair Trade Federation (Wilmington, DE). Post YOUR comms job here —nonprofits, grantmakers, B Corps & vendors serving nonprofits. Communications & Political Director , National Organization for Women (New York, NY). Communications & Program Associate Center for Genetics and Society (Berkeley, CA). Communications Coordinator The Human Society of Sarasota County (Sarasota, FL). Communications Coordinator City Academy (St. Louis, MO).

Sharing Your Progress: 12 Phrases that Give Your Donors Credit for Helping

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National Wildlife Federation). “Sharing Your Progress” season is coming up fast. That’s when you talk about the highlights and victories of your year, and thank donors for helping you make it happen.

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Track and filter live event hashtag tweets in 60 seconds

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

The sample live event I chose for the video is the 2011 Canadian Federal Election, which happens to be taking place as I write this. This week’s “ Learn in 60 Seconds &# video demonstrates how to track multiple event hashtags in real-time and then filter them, also in real-time.

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Your New Nonprofit Marketing Job—Movin’ Up Monday

Getting Attention

Marketing & Communications Project Manager , Jewish Federation of Cleveland (Cleveland, OH). Online Communications Consultant & Writer/Editor Consultant , International Planned Parenthood Federation (New York, NY).

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#ProAging: AARP Busts Some Social Security Myths

Non Profit Marketing 360

As we enter ‘crazy time’ in the electoral calendar (a calendar that now runs from the Friday after the last election to the day of the next one), we will hear ever more about the desperate need to balance the federal budget and pay down the national debt. Social Security payouts make up some 20% of the federal budget , tied with national defense and one percentage point behind Medicare/Medicaid.

#FUNDRAISING: Presidential Candidates Ramp Up Mobile Giving

Non Profit Marketing 360

The Federal Election Committee will keep an eye on statistics. With the (delayed) start of the Republican Convention in Tampa earlier this week, the really officially serious campaign season starts.