Šukran (thank you), Sharjah Government Media Bureau!

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

Last month I had the privilege of being invited by the Sharjah Government Media Bureau’s International Government Communication Centre (IGCC) to train government communications professionals in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Open Government Consultation

Public Sector Marketing 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. What could be done to make it easier for you to find and use government data provided online? Every government is unique.

Hidden Canadian Government Gems

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

I’ve mentioned this before and I’ll mention it again, certain government departments are full of great hidden online products/tools that few people know of. Those outside of government walls may find it hard to believe, but it’s true.

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. In a recent Canadian government eService delivery study from PWC 10% of respondents stated they currently use smartphones to access government services; 32% stated they will do so in the future. *

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

SocialButterfly

Government Web sites now online.&#. “Only a minority of government agencies have developed strong Web policies and management controls. According to my twitter search RSS feed, the term “Government 2.0″ More bloggers and more blog posts continue to emerge on what and how government should improve its online Web presence, leveraging social media. Government delivers online services to the American people. “There are about 24,000 U.S.

When Government is the Sponsor

Cause Related Marketing

Therein lies a fish story about the financing of World War Two, habitat restoration and government funded cause marketing. Governments want the excise and sales taxes. It’s not common, but it could be that some government agency is the next sponsor of your cause marketing effort.

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. Kristin has agreed to do a series of blog posts for us later this spring, as NWF more fully develops its “governance&# structure for managing the website.

A Sample Government Blogging Policy

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

Government departments need to stop waiting for an official policy to come from TBS; It won’t anytime soon. There is a growing effort on part of certain “social media activists&# (internal to government) to standardize these guidelines/policies. The current GCpedia (internal government wiki) has numerous pages outlining “best practices&# and sample guidelines that are ready for use.

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Canadians speak out on the future of government eServices

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

Essentially its purpose was to ask Canadians how they are interacting with government now, and how they would like to interact in the future regarding service delivery. Information sharing across governments. What Canadians want from government service delivery: Convenience (ease of access, channels and usability). Mobile: 10% of respondents stated they use smartphones to access government services; 32% stated they will do so in the future.

How to Measure the Performance of your Government Social Media Initiative

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

This post is based on a comment I left on the following OECD blog post the other week : Measuring government impact in a social media world.

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!

Guideline for External Use of Web 2.0 in the Government of Canada

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

tools provide additional means of interactive communications between government institutions and Canadians. I’m saying this out of personal experience dealing with consulting clients on this topic from nearly every federal department over the last 6 years. Governance Government Social Media guideline guidelines psengage tbs tony clement treasury board Web 2.0

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

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

Over the course of the past two decades there have been numerous initiatives / movements relating to the Government of Canada and the digital space. At the time, the only high-level official government group responsible in some way for web 2.0

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#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 USA.gov’s site for nonprofits.

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.

One week, two excellent events: #CbocSocial and #FWD50

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

The second event (#fwd50) had many senior government leaders, program and policy folks, as well those interested in the general advancement of government through modern disruptive tech. Increased focus on governance optimization. Neat initiatives going on across government.

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

Non Profit Marketing 360

trillion of the national debt was reached, we should not assume that all government spending will be trimmed equally. The government study predicts a bill of $4.6 trillion by 2020 , with government Medicare plans paying for just over half of it (these plans now pay about 44%).

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

Non Profit Marketing 360

With government cuts (or default) looming, everyone is talking about cuts. 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. The battle is really over how much cutting will be done, and who will bleed most.

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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. She pointed out that if the government did its job fully, we wouldn't have to raise so much money.

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).

What the Web Renewal (canada.ca) Initiative is missing

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

For those of you not familiar with what I am referring to, the Government of Canada (Goc) Web Renewal Initiative aims to streamline the GoC’s web presence through a single central website, Canada.ca . page/government-ontario. Government Insight canada.ca

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

Seeking Grant Money Today

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. Grants offered by governments are opportunities to raise funds, as well. To learn about and find out what other governments' grants are available, such as t he U.S. Tags: government grants how to

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

Non Profit Marketing 360

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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New Citizen-App Challenge for Canadians

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

Here’s the scoop: “Having released the first-ever evaluation of provincial and territorial open government and egovernment initiatives, the Stratford Institute for Digital Media, in partnership with Brainmaven, turns to Canadian citizens to participate in the Citizen-App Challenge. Visit egov.brainmaven.com to share ideas for apps that draw on government data to provide new and useful services. Open Data apps Canada data gov20 Government 2.0

#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 USA.gov’s site for nonprofits.

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

Seeking Grant Money Today

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. From The Foundation Center. [If

Welcome Shared Services Canada

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

“The Honourable Rona Ambrose ( @MP_RonaAmbrose ) , Minister of Public Works and Government Services and Minister for Status of Women, along with the Honourable Tony Clement ( @TonyClementCPC ), President of the Treasury Board and Minister for the Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario, today announced measures to streamline and identify savings in Information Technology (IT) through Shared Services Canada&# , a new government agency ( see full press release ).

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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.

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

Seeking Grant Money Today

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. One reason for the vast disparities within the medical marijuana trade is that the regulations governing it are hazy." 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.

Grants for U.S. Nonprofits, Tribes, Local or State Governments Studying Value and Impact of the Arts

Seeking Grant Money Today

nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations; units of state or local government; or federally recognized tribal communities or tribes. From The Foundation Center. [If If you are interested in this grant opportunity, click on "Link to Complete RFP" at the end of this post, for more information].

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

Seeking Grant Money Today

For International Non-Government Organizations (outside of the U.S.) 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.

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

Seeking Grant Money Today

The Bylaws and the Articles of Incorporation are the two governing documents that any nonprofit must create when it is being started up, and then it must have on hand as it conducts its business over the life of the organization. Research your federal, state, and local (i.e. As such, these are always first the guiding principle in all decisions for this organization including formulating its governing documents.

Federal Grants for Whale Protection from Fishing Gear and Ship Strikes

Seeking Grant Money Today

or international nonprofit organizations, academic institutions, privately-owned companies, and government agencies (except U.S. federal agencies). federal agencies are encouraged to work collaboratively with non-federal project partners. From The Foundation Center.

Mobile Smack Down: Obama’s Responsive Design vs. Romney’s Mobile Site (and More)

SocialButterfly

Not only is the “mobile first” mantra a cornerstone of the new Digital Government Strategy, but it’s also a strategic decision adopted by an increasing number of organizations. Image Courtesy of Smashing Magazine.

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Is your cause so weak it depends on a charitable deduction?

Fundraising Coach

Are nonprofits just another special interest, complaining about government debt but crying foul when attempts at fiscal management impact us? If it is, you have many more systemic problems then what the federal government may or may not do.

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

Seeking Grant Money Today

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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Grants for U.S. Nonprofits, Governments, Tribes, and Educational Institutions Linking Econimic Development and Community Well Being to Stewardship & Health of the Environment

Seeking Grant Money Today

Eligible applicants include nonprofit 501(c) organizations; state, tribal, and local governments; and educational institutions. Individuals, federal agencies, and private for-profit firms are not eligible. From The Foundation Center. [If If you are interested in this grant opportunity, click "Link to Complete RFP" at the end of this blog post, for more information].

10 Awesome LGBTQ Organizations You Should Support This Pride Month

EveryAction

They work at the local, state, and federal level to advance transgender equality. Equality Federation. Equality Federation is the movement builder and strategic partner to state-based organizations advocating for LGBTQ people.

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

Seeking Grant Money Today

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

Connect Supporters with Local Elected Officials using Local Advocacy

EveryAction

Across the country, state and local governments make meaningful policy decisions that affect nearly every issue - from preventing gun violence, to protecting the environment, or safeguarding LGBTQ rights. 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.

Healthy People 2020: Help Improve the Health of Our Nation

SocialButterfly

Drawing on the expertise of the Secretary’s Advisory Committee on National Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Objectives for 2020, public input and a Federal Interagency Workgroup, Healthy People 2020 will provide a framework to address risk factors and determinants of health and the diseases and conditions that affect our communities–and in effect move us toward a healthier nation. The U.S.

The 2019 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

EveryAction

The 36th Annual Nonprofit Organizations Institute will feature nationally recognized experts from private foundations, public charities, law, finance, and government discussing the latest tax, legislative and governance issues affecting nonprofit organizations. It's finally here!