How the Hemophilia Federation of America Created Their Thank You Video

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If you don’t think you can pull together a thank-you video quickly, Emily Roush-Bobolz, Communications Manager at the Hemophilia Federation of America shares how she did just that. As we planned this video, we looked toward awareness, but also letting our community know how much we sincerely appreciate them,” said Michael DeGrandpre, Associate Director of Communications/Creative at Hemophilia Federation of America. Nonprofit Communications Thank-You Letters Video

What Tax Season Means for Nonprofit Organizations

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Filling out the paperwork for an individual tax return is one thing, but filing taxes for an organization is something else entirely. If this is your organization’s first tax season, or if you just want some helpful tips, we’ve got you covered. It’s true that tax-exempt organizations don’t pay any federal income tax. Nonprofits are also require to pay employment taxes , like Social Security and Medicare, just like for-profit organizations.

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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. nonprofit sector also watches eagerly as the October 17 deadline for increasing 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

Where to Find Grants for your Nonprofit Organization

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Finding grants for your nonprofit organization is a lot like shopping for a pair of jeans. Plenty of resources exist to find that perfect grant for your organization that has the style, flexibility and price tag you need – or maybe that’s the jeans. But here are a few resources to get you on your way to finding the necessary funding for your organization. Square one on your mission to finding grants for your nonprofit starts here.

How to Move Facebook Followers to Your Nonprofit Email List

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Facebook is a powerful marketing tool for small nonprofits, but the real gold is in a robust nonprofit email list. Facebook has its merits, but it might show your organic content — the content you don’t pay for — to only 3 to 5 percent of your followers. .

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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. The 2012-2013 fiscal year is already on many organizations’ calendars, and certainly the final sprint to the holiday donation-giving season is upon us. If your organization is expressly a community-based or faith-based nonprofit, the Department of Labor continues to offer $250K grants as originally established by George W.

Needing to Learn the Basics About Nonprofit Organizations, Grant Writing, and Other Basic Nonprofit Operations? See Below.

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Some Easy Information From the IRS to Help Nonprofit Organizations Keep Their (Official Charity) Status and Remain in Compliance The Foundation Center Now Provides Free Website That Teaches How to Do Grant Writing Places, Resources, and Ways to Learn Everything From Fundraising to Other Nonprofit Operations (Some Are Free).

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.

#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. The 2012-2013 fiscal year is already on many organizations’ calendars, and certainly the final sprint to the holiday donation-giving season is upon us. If your organization is expressly a community-based or faith-based nonprofit, the Department of Labor continues to offer $250K grants as originally established by George W.

Federal Grants for Whale Protection from Fishing Gear and Ship Strikes

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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.

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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10 Awesome LGBTQ Organizations You Should Support This Pride Month

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There is no better time to support local and national nonprofits protecting LGBTQ rights and serving the LGBTQ community, and while there are far too many organizations doing great work to list them all, these are a few that we're big fans of. The National Center for Transgender Equality is the nation’s leading social justice advocacy organization winning life-saving change for transgender people. Equality Federation.

Keeping Spirits High at Work #NPCOMMLIFE

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A positive workplace culture is so important to your overall well being – maybe even more so at nonprofits where a lot of you deal with difficult subjects for less compensation. If you are in a position of management, how can you keep morale high at a nonprofit organization? Recently, Katherine Wertheim at npEngage shared 10 Ways to Improve Moral at Nonprofit Organizations. How do you and your organization help keep morale high?

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Improving Morale and Keeping Employees at Your Nonprofit #NPCOMMLIFE

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We just received a keyword research report from the company who is helping us redesign our website and one of the search terms for our industry that stood out to me was “I hate working for a nonprofit.” It’s just a statement: I hate working for a nonprofit.

Debunking 7 Common Myths For New Nonprofit Professionals

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Chances are, you’re not starting work with a nonprofit with that level of naivete, but you do want to make a meaningful difference for a cause you care about. Nonprofits are all small and inefficient. The fact is that nonprofits are the biggest employers in a lot of major cities.

EveryAction Acquires DonorTrends

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Predictive Analytics Fundraising Product Fuels EveryAction’s Rise in Nonprofit Market. June 6, 2019 – EveryAction, a leading software provider for nonprofit fundraisers, announced today that it has acquired DonorTrends. We are excited to continue to drive innovation in the nonprofit space, this time by bringing the fundraising insights of the DonorTrends team to the 15,000 organizations that use EveryAction.

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The 2019 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

EveryAction

If you loved our 2018 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar get ready for our new, improved, and updated 2019 calendar! We've searched far and wide for the best and brightest nonprofit conferences from all around the country! Nonprofit Management. Nonprofit Technology, and more! Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar 2019. Nonprofit Leadership Alliance / Orlando, FL/ $625. Nonprofit Management / #AMI2019 / @NPL_Alliance. Nonprofit Management.

11 Hispanic and Latino Organizations Everyone Should Know

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Across America, Hispanic and Latino organizations are leading the way in every realm, including advocacy, education, healthcare, and social services. Here are just a few of our favorite organizations, which deserve your support this month and all year-round! Hispanic Heritage Foundation is an award-winning nonprofit that identifies, inspires, prepares and positions Latino leaders in the classroom, community and workforce to meet America’s priorities.

The 2016 - 2017 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

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Thousands of nonprofit pros rely on our annual Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar to discover skill-building, strategy-slaying, network-enhancing nonprofit events. We've scoured the nonprofit-sphere for high-quality conferences, both large and small, broad and specialized, here in the U.S. Nonprofit Management. Nonprofit Technology, and more! 2016 - 2017 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar. Minnesota Council of Nonprofits Annual Conference.

The 2018 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

EveryAction

If you loved our 2017 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar get ready for our new, improved, and updated 2018 calendar! We've searched far and wide for the best and brightest nonprofit conferences from all around the country! Nonprofit Management. Nonprofit Technology, and more! Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar 2018. Nonprofit Leadership Alliance / Kansan City, KA/ $625. Nonprofit Management / #AMI2018 / @NPL_Alliance. Nonprofit Management.

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009: Special Bulletin to Help Nonprofits Approach and Access Funding Sources

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Section 3(a),“Purposes and Principles,” of the Act reads that the “President and the heads of Federal departments and agencies shall manage and expend the funds made available in this Act so as to achieve the purposes specified in subsection (a), including commencing expenditures and activities as quickly as possible consistent with prudent management” in order to: Preserve and create jobs and promote economic recovery. Congress passed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

How Political Giving Impacts Nonprofit Donations

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A lot of nonprofits question how big election years will impact their fundraising, especially if they are not a C4 or a PAC. They worry that donors will prioritize candidate donations over their nonprofit. During the 2012 elections, data showed that political donors tracked by the Federal Election Commission gave more to nonprofit organizations in 2012 than they did in 2011. Another words many donors are happy to support both political candidates and nonprofits.

6 Steps to Building a Dynamic Grantseeking Calendar

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In this Nonprofit 911 Call with Cynthia M. Working directly for nonprofits and as a fundraising consultant, Ms. Her life's work has been to level that playing field, creating an opportunity for all nonprofit organizations to access the wealth of grant opportunities throughout the world. Too often we prepare grant proposals just because the opportunity appears on our doorstep.

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How to Put Together a Communications Calendar

Ann Green

Some nonprofit organizations are good at communicating with their donors, but many are not. Often the only times you hear from these organizations is when they’re asking for donations. Be on the lookout for any federal or state legislation that’s relevant to your organization.

Thousands of nonprofits could lose their status

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Hundreds of thousands of nonprofits around the country are about to lose their tax-exempt status for failure to file annual returns with the IRS. It’s being called a ‘doomsday’ for nonprofits and experts estimate that as many as 400,000 of the nation’s 1.6 million nonprofit organizations will no longer be able to legally accept tax-deductible donations after May 15. Now, all nonprofits are required to file. Tags: Management nonprofit

3 Reasons Why You Should Market Charitable IRA Rollovers (And What They Are)

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Essentially, the federal government is pleased that you elected to put money into an individual retirement account, but instead of letting you keep the funds in the account in perpetuity, you must distribute a certain amount each year once you turn 70 ½. What do all of these individual retirement account facts have to do with you and your nonprofit? What does this mean for you and your organization? What would you do with $2.5 trillion? Retire? Buy a beach house?

Email Rules to Live By

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Nonprofits seem to receive a little grace with people regarding how we use and reuse our email lists. Although this law was written for businesses, it does apply to nonprofit organizations. 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. Many fundraisers are fuzzy on the rules of email solicitations.

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Let’s Start a Nonprofit Plain Writing Movement

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There’s even a Plain Writing Act, which “requires that federal agencies use clear government communication that the public can understand and use.” I wish we had a Plain Writing Act for nonprofit organizations because there’s a lot of confusing and cumbersome writing out there. Did you know there’s a Center for Plain Language? Its mission is to help government and businesses write clearly.

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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Nonprofit organizations should produce an annual report.annually. In fact, it has tremendous potential to be a very powerful tool for the nonprofit to raise more money more frequently, clarify what your organization does for whom or what thereby helping to develop more interest in your organization in its community, and much more. and where they can be dropped off). __ A Thank You to all who have supported, volunteered with, or partnered with the nonprofit.

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

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The NPCI grant program is conducted in cooperation with the Plant Conservation Alliance , a partnership between the foundation, ten federal agencies, and more than 270 non-governmental organizations. There is a strong preference for "on-the-ground" projects that provide plant conservation benefit according to the priorities established by one or more of the funding federal agencies and to the Plant Conservation Alliance strategies for plant conservation.

How to do a Better Job of Donor Engagement

Ann Green

In the best of times, nonprofit organizations don’t do a very good job with their donor engagement. Most newsletters are boring and organization-centered. Some organizations are sharing their 2019 annual reports. That’s great, but don’t brag about your organization.

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Grants for Plant Conservation Programs Operated In Collaboration

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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. From The Foundation Center. [If

The 2016 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

EveryAction

In the past year, thousands of nonprofit pros took advantage of our definitive Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar, and we're so excited to share our brand new 2016 list! We've scoured the nonprofit-sphere for high-quality conferences and forums, informal trainings, and more that will be taking place all over the world, focusing on essential topics like: Nonprofit management. Nonprofit technology, and more! 2015 - 2016 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar.

Getting the Personal - Professional Mix Right in Social Media

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What are reasonable expectations for a nonprofit to have about what staff members will say online? If you and others at your nonprofit organization are wrestling with questions like these, you might find this slide show helpful in framing up some of your discussions. Personal - Professional Mix in Social Media: For Nonprofits. What are reasonable expectations for a nonprofit to have about what staff members will say online?

Five Features Every Nonprofit Annual Report Should Include

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We really push for you to create a shorter, more visual nonprofit annual report here as opposed to long print reports. But whether you have an infographic, a video, a 4-page, or a 40-page annual report, there are five elements essential to a successful nonprofit annual report. If you are looking to go shorter with your nonprofit annual report, be sure you also follow these 7 Planning Steps for a Short Annual Report. Need some inspiration for your nonprofit annual report?

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Your Donors Want to Hear From You. A Communications Calendar Will Help.

Ann Green

Some nonprofit organizations do a good job of communicating with their donors, but many do not. Often the only times you hear from organizations is when they’re asking for donations. Be on the lookout for any federal or state legislation that’s relevant to your organization. Time of year Is there something going on during a particular month that’s pertinent to your organization? Events Does your organization hold any events?

OMG It’s 2010: Where Are You, Where Are Your Donors, and How Can You Achieve Marketing Glory in a Web 2.0 World?

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People gave via social networks, on news websites, and on nonprofits' websites. Online donors tend to be younger than offline donors (boomers or younger) and their gifts average around $100 on nonprofit websites (less on social networks). They need to connect with your organization on a human level. People know you're a nonprofit organization and you need donations to help your cause, but where exactly is a donor's money going?

Online Crowdfunding: A How-To Guide

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Crowdfunding began as a means to raise money for for-profit creative ventures and personal medical or travel expenses, but nonprofits have recently jumped on the bandwagon, too. The process, however, is a little bit different for nonprofit folk. As you could probably guess, most states have laws that require nonprofit organizations to register with a state government before asking its residents for money.

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Grants to Expand Under Utilized Child Nutrituion Programs

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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. To be considered for the summer grant program projects must be centered around creating, continuing, or expanding federal Summer Nutrition Programs.

[Guest Post] Telling Your Story In the Grant Proposal Budget

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Diane is an accomplished grant professional who's been providing provided grant counsel to nonprofit organizations of all sizes for over a decade. Since starting her firm - DH Leonard Consulting & Grant Writing Services, LLC - in 2006, she has secured more than $32 million dollars in competitive grant funds for clients from the government (federal, state, and local) and private foundations. I'm thrilled to introduce you to Diane H. Leonard, GPC.

Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Emily Roush-Bobolz

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Welcome to our latest installment in our series on the “Day in the Life” of nonprofit communicators! Don’t be shy – tell us what you do in a typical day as a nonprofit communications pro. Emily Roush-Bobolz is the Communications Manager for Hemophilia Federation of America. I feel like I never really walk away, because my mind continues to think about editorial planning, organizing and creative writing long after I walk away from my desk.

#Interview: Mike Kujawski, VP at the Centre of Excellence for Public Sector Marketing, Blogger & Speaker on Social Media

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The interview was conducted by Don Akchin, a principal of Nonprofit Marketing 360 and a frequent contributor to the MKCREATIVEnonprofit blog. NPM360: I noticed that you deal not only with nonprofits but the public sector. There’s a difference between a nonprofit of five people, with one person wearing multiple hats, and a government organization with multi-million dollar budgets, of course. Organizations will have different goals.

The Charitable Deduction Still Exists. So, For Goodness Sake, Come Off the Ledge!

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If you read the nonprofit sector press at all you have also seen the myriad news and editorial pieces on the for now temporary decision most popularly detailing how much the wealthiest of Americans may deduct from federal income taxes for how much they have donated for a given year (as of 2013 and on). Some of the nonprofit sector's concerns about the reinstatement of the Pease Amendment, while understandable, have raised my eyebrow more than once. The Pease Amendment.