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Managing Content on the National Wildlife Federation’s Website

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

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.

Getting Attention

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!

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.

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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.

How To Learn What Federal, State, Local, or Tribal Grants Are Available, & How To Apply for Them

Seeking Grant Money Today

Applying for a government grant, especially a federal grant, can be arduous. I've compiled the best free resources that teach what governments' grants are (again, from the federal and also state, local, and even Tribal governments), where to research what government grants are available, what the process is to apply for them, and more.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 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.

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!

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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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

#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

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.

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.)

14 Fantastic Nonprofit Marketing Jobs—Movin’ Up Monday

Getting Attention

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).

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.

#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.

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.

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.

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).

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

Seeking Grant Money Today

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.

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.

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:

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

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

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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How your government contract is screwing you over (and how that’s about to change)

Wild Woman Fundraising

Recently a new OMB Guidance was passed at the federal level. This Guidance was called Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards.

Great Nonprofit Communications Jobs

Getting Attention

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).

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.

Cause Marketing with Braille Marks

Cause Related Marketing

Mint is doing a cause campaign honoring Louis Braille and benefiting the National Federation for the Blind.Starting last Thursday, March 26, you can purchase specially minted coins bearing the likeness of Frenchman Louis Braille and in memory of his bicentennial.

Cause Marketing for Good Bunnies

Cause Related Marketing

Patrick’s, Halloween, the Super Bowl, etc.According to National Retail Federation, the biggest holidays for retail sales are: the winter holidays (i.e.Christmas/Thanksgiving) by a country mile, back to school, Mother’s Day, Valentine’s Day, followed closely by Easter.Even though Easter falls three.

From Cause Marketing to Corporate Causes

Selfish Giving

Federal grants, especially, provide insight into high priority areas and emerging federal policies/practices 4. Not-for-profits are well positioned to apply for foundation funding opportunities and eventually a variety of federal, state, and city grants. You do really great work.

Is PayPal Really Your Pal?

The Agitator

Earlier this week The New York Times reported a federal class action lawsuit accusing the PayPal Giving Fund of collecting contributions for groups that may never receive the funds.

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.