More or Better Corporate Partnerships? How National Park Foundation Addressed a "Good Problem" [SPONSORED]

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Heading into the new year, Stefanie Mathew , Vice President of Corporate Partnerships at the National Park Foundation (NPF) , knew the nonprofit had a strong wind at its back. Stefanie Mathew, National Park Foundation.

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

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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. and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF), annually provides funding for projects that conserve large landscape-level areas that are important habitat for fish, wildlife, and plants through acquisition of interest in real property.

The Foundation of the Future.

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Strong foundations of the future will show their age! Healthy foundations, today, are striving to work with nonprofits, fulfill donors' goals, and ultimately work with community partners for results, as evidenced by some of our oldest American foundations, for example The Rockefeller Foundation. Foundations have become strategic. American foundations have done even more, especially in recent years. Tags: Giving Carnival the future foundations

Federal Grants for Whale Protection from Fishing Gear and Ship Strikes

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From The Foundation Center. The NWCF is a special project of the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation ( [link] ) in conjunction with the NOAA Protected Resources ( [link] ), the Marine Mammal Commission ( [link] ), and the Ocean Foundation ( [link] ). federal agencies). federal agencies are encouraged to work collaboratively with non-federal project partners.

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

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You might have heard that applying for a grant offered by a government, any government, is "a different animal" compared to applying for a grant offered by a foundation. Applying for a government grant, especially a federal grant, can be arduous. foundations). The Foundation Center provides these free additional government grant resources (if you click the link), as well.

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. The stakes now are huge for charities, foundations, and communities across America.

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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

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.

Charity Caveat Emptor

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Tags: National School Fitness Foundation Aaron Tonkin Charity Fraud Cameron Lewis

Matching Grants for Nonprofits Conserving Native Plants in the Face of Climate Change

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From The Foundation Center. [If Deadline: July 1, 2010 (Pre-proposals) National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Invites Applications for Native Plant Conservation Initiative The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) is soliciting proposals for the Native Plant Conservation Initiative (NPCI) grants cycle. Eligible applicants include 501(c) nonprofit organizations and local, state, or federal government agencies.

Stimulus Caution

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With the drying up of donations from individuals, grants from foundations, and contracts from local governments, many smaller, locally-based nonprofits are looking to Washington for funding, hoping to get in on some of the economic stimulus packages as a means of surviving this recession. Tags: Nonprofit funding stimulus federal

Using Sweepstakes in Cause Marketing

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In this case from Ulta Beauty stores the MacGuffin is a sweepstakes for anyone who donates at least a dollar to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation at one of their stores during the month of October 2012.

Grants for Plant Conservation Programs Operated In Collaboration

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From The Foundation Center. [If There is a strong preference for "on-the-ground" projects that provide plant conservation benefits according to the priorities established by one or more of the funding federal agencies and according to the PCA strategies for plant conservation. Eligible applicants include 501(c) nonprofit organizations and local, state, and federal government agencies. RFP native plants grants the foundation center

Interview with Jennifer Chandler, National Council of Nonprofits

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Recently I had the pleasure of interviewing Jennifer Chandler, Vice President for the National Council of Nonprofits, an association of nonprofit associations nationally, that helps advocate at the federal level for nonprofits. –The smallest sliver is foundation funding-3%.

Matching Grants for People, Organizations, & Agencies Protecting Coastal & Marine Fish Habitats

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From The Foundation Center. [If NOAA Fisheries and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation are soliciting projects to support the protection of coastal and marine fish habitats through NFHP Fish Habitat Partnerships. All persons, organizations, and agencies (excluding federal government) working on projects to protect coastal and marine fish habitats are eligible to apply for funding. Federal agencies may not receive funds, but may be listed as partners on an application.

Grants for U.S. Nonprofits, Schools, Universities, or Government Agencies Providing Non-Traditional Solutions to Employ Individuals With Disabilities

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From The Foundation Center. [If This includes nonprofit agencies, public and private schools, and public institutions such as universities and government (state, local, federal) agencies in the United States or any of its territories. Visit the Kessler Foundation Web site for complete program information and application procedures." RFP disabilities workforce development and education grants the foundation center

Fundraising Secrets from the DonorPerfect conference!

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Traditional umbrella campaigns like United Way, Combined Federal campaigns etc. Fundraising #DPCNC 2011 DP conference Bob Evans DOnorperfect conference giving USA Foundation mazarine treyzI am at the DonorPerfect conference and I’m learning a LOT.

Grants for Community-Based Wetland, Riparian, and Coastal Habitat Restoration

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From The Foundation Center. [If Deadline: February 15, 2012 National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Invites Applications for Five Star Restoration Grant Program The Five Star Restoration Program provides modest financial assistance to support community-based wetland, riparian, and coastal habitat restoration projects that build diverse partnerships and foster local natural resource stewardship through education, outreach, and training activities.

You may have noticed…

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What kinds of organizations should be funded mostly by foundations? Many organizations that used to get government funding have been successful raising money from foundations and individuals, but does that mean their work should be privately funded?”

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Calling Out a Faux Cause Marketing Pinkwasher

Cause Related Marketing

Shouldn’t we just get rid of the mess and the chaos and just assign ownership of the pink ribbon to one charity and be done with it, much the way the trademark to the pink ribbon in Canada is owned by the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation?

Grants to Expand Under Utilized Child Nutrituion Programs

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From The Foundation Center. Foundation Announces Silent Hero Grants for Summer Food Programs The got breakfast? Foundation , whose mission is to ensure that every child, regardless of background, starts the school day with a nutritious breakfast in order to learn, grow, and develop to his or her fullest potential, has announced the expansion of its Silent Hero Grant Program to participants in the federal Summer Nutrition Program. Deadline: April 1, 2010 got breakfast?

Grants for American Or Canadian Nonprofits Acquiring Landscapes for Wildlife, Fish, and Plant Conservation

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From The Foundation Center. [If and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation , the Acres for America program was established to provide urgent funding for projects that, through acquisition of interest in real property, conserve large, landscape-level areas that are important habitat for fish, wildlife, and plants. Endorsement by appropriate federal, state, and local government agencies that the land acquisition is of high conservation value is a primary consideration.

Grants for Safe and Vital Communities for: Tolerance, Economic Empowerment, Teen Safe Driving, and Domestic Violence Programs

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From The Foundation Center. [If Deadline: March 11, 2011 Allstate Foundation Invites Applications for 2011 Grant Program The Allstate Foundation , which provides funding in communities across the United States to address key social issues, is accepting applications for the first round of its 2011 regional grant cycle. A majority of foundation funding is dedicated to the foundation's two signature issues — teen safe driving and domestic violence.

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Your New Nonprofit Marketing Job—Movin’ Up Monday

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Communications Director , Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut (New London, CT). Marketing & Communications Project Manager , Jewish Federation of Cleveland (Cleveland, OH). Vice President of Strategic Communications , Missouri Foundation for Health. (St

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Grants for Music Programs In Public Schools in Low Income Areas And Nonprofits

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From The Foundation Center. Deadline: February 5, 2010 Muzak Heart & Soul Foundation Invites Grant Applications for Music Education Programs The Muzak Heart & Soul Foundation , a nonprofit public charity established by Muzak LLC , works to redefine and expand the scope of music education. The foundation's Music Matters Grants for 2010 program will focus on educational reform in school music programs and independent music programs across the United States.

Grants for Community Public Lands Organizations

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From The Foundation Center. [As Deadline: January 13, 2012 National Environmental Education Foundation Offers Funding for Volunteer Groups Serving Public Lands The National Environmental Education Foundation , with funding from Toyota Motor Sales USA, Inc. RFP grants environment the foundation centerAs always, if you are interested in this grant opportunity, click "Link to Complete RFP" at the end of this blog post, for more information].

Matching Grants Program for Citizen Based Monitoring Field Work Benefiting American National Forests and Grasslands

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From The Foundation Center. Deadline: January 17, 2012 National Forest Foundation Announces 2012 Matching Awards Program Guidelines The National Forest Foundation , the nonprofit partner of the U.S. The foundation also administers private gifts of funds and land for the benefit of national forests. All MAP awards require at least a 1:1 cash match of non-federal funds. RFP matching grants grants environment the foundation center

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Grants to Benefit Migratory Birds and Their Habitats

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From The Foundation Center. Priority will be given to projects that protect or improve management of habitats for migratory birds; result in restoration of habitat through tree or other plantings; benefit declining, threatened, or endangered species at the state or federal level; produce measurable benefits to these species that enhance their recovery; and provide opportunities for employee participation and volunteerism.

Support to Promote Habitat Conservation on Private Land for Landowners Seeking to Optimize Wildlife Habitat Conservation

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From The Foundation Center. [If Individuals, federal government agencies, and for-profit firms are not eligible. A match of at least 1:1 non-federal cash or in-kind is required, but larger match ratios are encouraged. RFP grants environment the foundation center

Exclusive Interview with Kim Klein, fundraising author, editor, consultant and thought leader

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Nonprofits are the institutions most affected by budget cuts, and the people we serve suffer from cuts in federal, state and local programs. What causes do you wish that more foundations would make a priority? Foundations have so little money that I don’t think about them very much.

Grants for Public Schools' Music Programs and Independent Music Programs

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From The Foundation Center. [As Deadline: February 17, 2012 Muzak Heart and Soul Foundation Invites Applications From Music Education Programs for Music Matters Grant Program The Muzak Heart & Soul Foundation , a nonprofit public charity established by Muzak LLC , is accepting applications for its Music Matters Grant Program, which provides grants to public school and independent music programs in the United States.

How Clever Are You? Test Your Communications Smarts With These 16 Nonprofit Quizzes – and Emails to Match!

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1) Poo IQ Quiz – Chesapeake Bay Foundation ( Read the email ). – National Wildlife Federation ( Read the email ). Admit it.

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Grants for People, Organizations, & Agencies Working To Create Sustainable Fisheries In the United States

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From The Foundation Center. [If Deadline: November 10, 2011 (Pre-Proposals) Fisheries Innovation Fund Invites Pre-Proposals The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation 's Fisheries Innovation Fund is a grant program designed to foster innovation and support effective participation of fishermen and fishing communities working to create sustainable fisheries in the United States. RFP grants environment the foundation center

Grants for Organizations, Designers, Artists, Etc. Working With Local and National Partners to Transform/Impact Community Vibrancy

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From The Foundation Center. [If A collaboration of thirteen major national and regional foundations, six of the nation''s largest banks, and eight federal agencies, ArtPlace works to accelerate creative place-making — defined as "a means of investing in art and culture at the heart of a portfolio of integrated strategies that can drive vibrancy and diversity so powerful that it transforms communities" — in the United States.

Great Nonprofit Marketing Jobs: Take It Forward Tuesday

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Communications Manager , Trinity Church Foundation (Boston, MA). Media Associate , National Abortion Federation (Washington DC). Senior Communications Officer , Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (Princeton, NJ). Web Producer , Council on Foundations (Arlington, VA). Please post your open nonprofit marketing positions here. Assistant Manager of Digital Engagement , Rubin Museum of Art (New York, NY).

Grants for Various Different Types of U.S.Organizations' Librarians' Education and Training Needs

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From The Foundation Center. [If Virgin Islands, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, or the Republic of Palau. In order to receive a grant, applicants must provide funds from non-federal sources in an amount that is equal to or greater than the amount of the grant after subtraction of student support costs. RFP librarians grants the foundation center

Grants for Lab Work to Preserve Culturally & Historically Significant Films

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From The Foundation Center. Deadline: February 12, 2010 (Registration) National Film Preservation Foundation Announces Registration Deadlines for Basic Preservation Grants The National Film Preservation Foundation is accepting applications for its Basic Preservation Grants. Grants are available to public and nonprofit institutions in the United States that provide public access to their collections, including those that are part of federal, state, or local government.

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Contests, Competitons and Prizes

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I attended a symposium last Friday hosted by the Case Foundation and the White House on promoting public innovation through prizes and contests. The Case Foundation blogged about the purpose of the event prior to it here. If anyone had told me two years ago that two hundred people in DC, mainly from federal agencies, [.].

Great Opportunities for Nonprofit Marketers

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3) Communications Associate , Asian American Federation (New York, NY). 6) Communications Coordinator —VISTA, Saint Paul Schools Foundation (St. 12) Director of Communications , Raikes Foundation, (Seattle, WA). 16) New Media Director , Rockefeller Foundation (New York, NY).

Matching Funds Grant for Migratory Birds Conservation

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From The Foundation Center. Proposals Sought for ConocoPhillips Spirit of Conservation Migratory Bird Program Deadline: September 1, 2008 (Preproposals) The Spirit of Conservation Migratory Bird Program is a partner- ship between ConocoPhillips ( [link] ) and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation ( [link] ) which provides approximately $600,000 annually for projects that benefit migratory birds and their habitats.