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?

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

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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. “There are about 24,000 U.S. Government Web sites now online.&#.

News Stories Describing How the Federal Government Shutdown is Effecting Nonprofit Organizations

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Oklahoma nonprofits brace for ripple effects of federal shutdown As the nation and the world are doing, the U.S. Since they are not working together, the possibility of a federal debt default is slowly steadily increasing daily, and threatening the U.S. news funding the economy federal shutdown nonprofit federal relations federal funds

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 Grants.gov "A new feature was unveiled on Grants.gov 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

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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.

Federal Budget Policy and Fundraising

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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.

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

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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

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

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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.

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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!

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.

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

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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.

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.

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

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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 USA.gov’s site for nonprofits.

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.

#ProAging: AARP Busts Some Social Security Myths

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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

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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.

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#Tech: Net Neutrality Supported in Europe – Not Unsupported in US

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In the US, on the other hand, the Senate recently blocked a Republican-sponsored bill that would block the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) from blocking service providers who block, or at least slow down, internet traffic. Yet this has not happened without federal regulation.

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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.

Cause Marketing with Braille Marks

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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.

Do you have a “super job”?

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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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#Communications: ATT’s Arguments for T-Mobile Buyout Look Ever More Disingenuous

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Until then, here is a useful news video from CNBC catching us up with the political pushback that the merger received in Congress before the August recess: Uncategorized 3GPP Long Term Evolution AT&T Business communication economy Federal Communications Commission Networks T-Mobile Technology

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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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Canadian Government & the Mobile Space in 2012

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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.

How to Keep from Spreading Your Charity Brand too Thin

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Congress Today Is Considering Real Impendements To the Nonprofit Sector and If We Stop And Note Many Public Services and Institutions Are Nonprofits - These Proposals Could Effect Every American Life

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The reality is that right now our nation's leadership is looking at the nonprofit sector not only as one that can do with less (or even wholly without) in the federal budget, it may be an American business sector that they turn to in order to raise new taxes - or both. This is big stuff that must be addressed and we must address these federal budgetary and legal proposals now. Taxes nonprofit federal relations federal funds

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When Government is the Sponsor

Cause Related Marketing

National Federation for the Blind Sports Illustrated Time Inc. In Time , Sports Illustrated and other magazines there’s been a series of ads running in hot rotation and in support of a website called ‘Takemefishing.org.’

Open Government Consultation

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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.

The Nonprofit Sector and Community Solutions Act H.R. 5533

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This bill is one of the first federal initiatives to address the nonprofit sector as a whole. It will take the first steps toward integrating the nonprofit sector into the federal policy making process by establishing formal structures in Congress and federal administrative agencies focused on the success of nonprofits." [[link] To quote the National Council of Nonprofits about this bill, ".Despite federal law Non Profits nonprofit federal relations

Free Upcoming Recovery Act Grants Webinars

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From the federal government's federal grants database, grants.gov, this morning. In addition, on August 12, a webinar on finding federal Recovery Act funding for contracting and grant opportunities will be presented by Grants.gov and FedBizOpps.gov. "To Tags: Recovery Act grants how to federal funds Grants.gov and Recovery Act Webinar Series "Grants.gov will be hosting a three-part webinar series on August 13, 18 and 20, on Recovery Act Money and Grants.gov. "In

Could your nonprofit get government contracts?

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Whether it’s providing social services or cleaning up the environment, you could get a steady stream of income from your local or federal government for your nonprofit. I took a workshop with Joyce Scott of Superb Speakers , and she was FULL of advice on how to get federal government contracts.

Got Two Minutes? It Will Make You a Better Speaker

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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

OMB Webinars About Recovery Act Funds Reporting Requirements

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Don Griesmann writes Don Griesmann's Nonprofit Blog and he wrote a very informative post about the federal Office of Management and Budget Announces Recovery Act Reporting Webinars (click this link to see his post). Tags: grants how to federal funds These informative webinars will be of crucial interest to any nonprofit or other entity applying for or planning to apply for American Reinvestment and Recovery Act of 2009 funds.

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.

Stimulus Caution

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By partnering with larger organizations as a sub-contractor, you can help them perform the work (keeping your staff employed) without being directly obligated to the Federal government and all the bureaucracy that that entails. Tags: Nonprofit funding stimulus federal

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.

Networked Nonprofits in Action

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Connect Supporters with Local Elected Officials using Local Advocacy

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EveryAction clients have already used advocacy forms to send hundreds of thousands of messages to federal elected officials. Users create an Advocacy form in EveryAction the same way as if they are using email or Social Advocacy to target Federal Officials. Click here to find out why leading advocacy organizations like Greenpeace and Equality Federation have already made the switch. Change doesn’t just happen in Washington, DC.

New Free Webinar : Finding Government Grants

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Do you provide services that could be funded through federal contract or grant dollars? When I worked at a small domestic violence shelter, we had large county and federal government contracts that helped us cover half of our budget to house and feed women and children escaping lives of abuse.