Email Rules to Live By

A Small Change

The Federal Trade Commission does not have jurisdiction over individual nonprofits, but the state attorney general and individual Internet Service Providers (ISP) can enforce the law. Tags: Grassroots and Events Many fundraisers are fuzzy on the rules of email solicitations. Nonprofits seem to receive a little grace with people regarding how we use and reuse our email lists. But that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t know the rules.

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11 Hispanic and Latino Organizations Everyone Should Know


Grassroots Leadership. Grassroots Leadership works for a more just society where prison profiteering, mass incarceration, deportation and criminalization are things of the past.

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Leading the Resistance: 28 Organizations You Can (and Should) Support Today


Equality Federation. Equality Federation is the movement builder and strategic partner to state-based organizations advocating for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people. That’s why we empower local leaders to build a strong movement for equality that secures critical grassroots wins at every level. The Action Fund engages in educational, advocacy and electoral activity, including legislative advocacy, voter education, and grassroots organizing.

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Instant Grants: Just Add Funding and Stir

Fundraising Breakthroughs

Recently, a group of 10 people under the moniker The Federation of Students and Nominally or Unemployed Artists (FSNUA) raised $1,000 and then gave it away—instantly. Tags: giving grassroots fundraising

Our EveryAction Hero: Rock the Vote


From GOTV to grassroots organizing, their efforts have helped create unprecedented levels of engagement from young people. In the 90s Rock the Vote actually helped pass the NDRA that expanded voter registration to all federal offices.

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Our EveryAction Hero: Feeding Wisconsin


Earlier this month, I sat down with Executive Director, David Lee, to learn how Feeding Wisconsin mobilizes their audience, advocates to their local and federal officials, and engages with their community. Registrants give us a little bit of information about themselves and in return we connect with them with rich advocacy and hunger-related content at the state and federal level. Our EveryAction Hero this month is Feeding Wisconsin.

The 2019 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar


Attendees include approximately 200 Directors and senior staff from Service and Conservation Corps across the country; officials from federal agencies; representatives from philanthropic foundations; and friends and supporters of the Corps movement. It's finally here!

The 2018 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar


As policy changes unfold at the federal, state and local levels, the communities and issues we care about as corporate social responsibility professionals inevitably face uncertainty. DMA Nonprofit Federation / Washington, DC / $789. It's finally here!

From Cause Marketing to Corporate Causes

Selfish Giving

Federal grants, especially, provide insight into high priority areas and emerging federal policies/practices 4. Innovation is grassroots thereby creating ownership over projects, requiring less oversight 5. You do really great work.

The 2016 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar


Join 3,000 fellow activists, social justice advocates, labor and organizational leaders, grassroots organizers and bloggers for four days of thought-provoking panels, practical trainings and fun networking opportunities. DMA Nonprofit Federation / New York, NY / Price TBA.

Remember the Small, Local, and Unflashy

Fundraising Breakthroughs

In a recent post of The Cohen Report, Social Entrepreneurism at the Public Trough , Rick Cohen shines a flashlight on the primary form of entrepreneurism of many of the leading national community service groups: Federal government funding. to a leadership voice that also embraces the many grassroots organizations working on issues.

Can You Lobby for Good?

Marketing for Nonprofits

According to Lobbying for Good , nonprofit organizations spent $222 million on federal lobbying between 1998 and 2004. And, the good news is that the Internet makes grassroots advocacy even more accessible. Here is a sobering fact.

Lessons from 4 Big, Successful Single-Element Cause Marketing Campaigns

Cause Related Marketing

Through the September 2010 approximately $896 million in breast cancer stamps have been sold generating more than $71 million for two Federal research agencies: the National Institutes of Health and the Department of Defense Medical Research Program.

Start Up Non Profit? Need Seed Money? Starting Fundraising? Here's help.Part 1 of 2

Seeking Grant Money Today

A non profit must comply with federal, state, city, and county legal code. If the organization has gone along with the 'founder/permanent executive director' the agency's leadership has designed itself to re-actively 'protect' an executive director into an indefinite position - it's missing the point that the non profit is a public trust, as the federal and state governments have provided it with official non profit designation; the ability to raise tax free dollars.

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Seeking Grant Money Today

Where can I research what United States federal government grants are available ? Be sure, during your initial research to contact one (or both) of your federal representatives for your state (your federal Congressperson or Senator) if you find a grant or two to apply for. Notice, for start up organizations, Kim Klein's Grassroots series (Chardon Press).

Start Up Non Profit? Need Seed Money? Starting Fundraising? Here's help.Part 2 of 2

Seeking Grant Money Today

Volunteering with a grassroots group? code designation on the federal level). [Warning: this post and no other post in this blog is either legal or financial advice. This post is purely informational. If you need either legal counsel or the services of a Certified Public Accountant, hire either or both.] Starting a non profit? Running a new organization but do not have cash flow? The previous post "Start Up Non Profit? Need Seed Money? Starting Fundraising?

Grant Writing Work, Jobs, and Contractors

Seeking Grant Money Today

I was intrigued by grassroots work. You'll need to look into local, state, and federal business start up rules and requirements - and you'll probably need the help of a lawyer and accountant. Perhaps you're considering a new career and want to look into writing grant proposals for a living. Let me give you some information and suggestions. This is actually how I got into professional grant writing and fundraising.