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.

#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. Related articles.

#Communications: Can We Trust AT&T – T-Mobile Merger Promises?

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AT&T has been working through the logistics, regulatory maze, and public-relations (snow?)job Publicly, AT&T has claimed that the purchase of T-Mobile will ensure an expansion of AT&T’s 4G/LTE network to some 97% of their customers.

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#TECH: Once Developed By Apple, Now Abandoned By Apple: EPEAT Standards

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Apple Branding Civics Community Hardware Review iDevice iPad/Tablet Marketing News and Current Affairs Opinion Public Relations Reviews Technology design economy Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool EPEAT Marketing and Advertising Politics Recycling

#Communications: ATT Fights Legal Battle Against Its (Business) Customers

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The body blows between AT&T and the business and federal regulatory communities continue to mount. In July, the law firm of Bursor & Fisher established a website for AT&T customers to sign into a class-action lawsuit to fight the merger.

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#Finance: Postage Rates For Nonprofits Realigned. Do Yours Go Down Or Up?

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Of course, your organization must be listed as a nonprofit with the federal government first, and you can then apply for the right to use these bulk/nonprofit rates. The Nonprofit Times has a story we wanted to pass on to our readers about the adjustments to US Postal Rates that will have an impact on nonprofits and their mailing budgets. The news is important, but not dramatic.

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#Finance: Postage Rates For Nonprofits Realigned. Do Yours Go Down Or Up?

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Of course, your organization must be listed as a nonprofit with the federal government first, and you can then apply for the right to use these bulk/nonprofit rates. The Nonprofit Times has a story we wanted to pass on to our readers about the adjustments to US Postal Rates that will have an impact on nonprofits and their mailing budgets. The news is important, but not dramatic.

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A New Year – and a New Era in NYC?

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This latest attempt to take away parkland from the people of NYC – a violation of the Public Trust Doctrine – isn’t the first. In 2011, the City, along with the State and Federal government, tried to take away park space in Brooklyn – the Tobacco Warehouse in Brooklyn Bridge Park – and give it to an arts organization for private development. It’s a sad day when the dwindling resources of the public at large are no longer protected and can be snatched away at any time.

Nonprofits, "Once In A Lifetime" Low Power FM Radio Station Licenses Available To You - Reach Constituents Easily and Tell Stories Not Told In Traditional Media

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Some potential uses for LPFM would be for recruiting volunteer and financial support, organizing, telling stories that don’t make it to commercial media, publicizing meetings and events, serving as resource for youth education, hyper-local community news, exposure for local artists and musicians, and much more." Because of the low power usage and short range, LPFM is often seen as a niche radio station that plays things that relate more to the small surrounding community."

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14 Fantastic Nonprofit Marketing Jobs

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3) Communications Coordinator: Public Relations and Community Coordinator: Community Relations , Uplift Education (Dallas, TX). 5) Communications Manager , National Wildlife Federation (Washington, D.C.). 13) Public Affairs Advisor/Manager , USAID (Washington, D.C.).

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Great Marketing Jobs in Nonprofit Orgs

Getting Attention

Associate Director, Media and Public Relations American Association for Cancer Research (Philadelphia, PA). Communications Director The American Federation of Musicians (New York, NY). Director of Development & Community Relations Farmer Foodshare (Durham, NC).

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Transparency.Four Letter Word Or Wave of the Future?

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The United States federal government is redesigning the federal tax return form for required 501 (c)(3) non profit organization's tax filings because Congress is not comfortable with the current form's ability to provide them with an accurate picture of a given non profit's fundraising, operational expense, and spending. really is just a matter of time before this begins to make your public image, fundraising, and all agency efforts difficult, if not null and void.

Top 10 Grant Money Myths: Do You Think You Know What You're Doing While Looking for Grant Money? Or, Do You Know That You Don't?!

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We can just dive in and apply for a grant Successfully raising grants takes planning, learning what to do and how to do it well, professional know how, commitments to the process from leadership and staff, time, research, writing drafts and re-writing, patience, relationship building, communication, public relations, and more. This is called peer-to-peer relations. Top ten myths about grant money : The myths are in red font. I'm going to stretch this to twenty.)

Yours? Nonprofit Communications Jobs

Getting Attention

Assistant Vice President, Public Relations & Communications Easter Seals (Chicago, IL). Communications Associate Thurgood Marshall Academy Public Charter High School (Washington, DC). Communications Director Hispanic Federation (New York, NY).

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Friday Futures – Nonprofit Marketing Jobs – November 4, 2011

Getting Attention

1) Communications and Public Relations Manager , Hostelling International USA (HI-USA) , (Silver Spring, MD). 10) Online Marketing Coordinator , National Wildlife Federation , (Reston, VA).

Nonprofit Marketing Jobs—June 8, 2012

Getting Attention

5) Communications and Public Relations Officer , Relief International (Los Angeles, CA). 13) Manager of Communications and External Relations. 18) Special Events Assistant , The Civic Federation (Chicago, IL).

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Friday Futures – Nonprofit Marketing Jobs – November 18, 2011

Getting Attention

2) Communications Coordinator , The Civic Federation , (Chicago, IL). 5) Director, Public Relations & Marketing , Planned Parenthood of Southern New England , (New Haven, CT). 5) Director of Communications , Public Education Network , (Washington, D.C.).

Friday Futures – Nonprofit Marketing Jobs – Friday, July 22

Getting Attention

4) Director, Marketing and Communications , The Jewish Federations of North America , (Multiple locations – FL, OH and VA). 5) Director of Marketing and Member Services , Association of Public Television Stations , (Arlington, VA).

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Friday Futures – Nonprofit Marketing Jobs – July 15, 20111

Getting Attention

4) Director, Marketing and Communications , The Jewish Federations of North America , (Multiple locations – FL, OH and VA). 5) Director of Marketing and Member Services , Association of Public Television Stations , (Arlington, VA).

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Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Ash Bruxvoort

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I’m planning a workshop in Indianapolis and Springfield, Illinois, and there are a few emails about details related to that. I try to keep up on what’s happening with ag policy in Iowa and federally.

Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Nancy Levesque

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On a beautiful day, I like to go out for lunch–whether I brought or need to pick something up–and take a walk over to the Inner Harbor or to historical Federal Hill, where there’s a cupcakery called Midnite Confections that my colleagues and I frequent. Nancy Levesque.

Friday Futures – Nonprofit Marketing Jobs – Friday, July 22

Getting Attention

4) Director, Marketing and Communications , The Jewish Federations of North America , (Multiple locations – FL, OH and VA). 5) Director of Marketing and Member Services , Association of Public Television Stations , (Arlington, VA).

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Friday Futures – Nonprofit Marketing Jobs – July 15, 20111

Getting Attention

4) Director, Marketing and Communications , The Jewish Federations of North America , (Multiple locations – FL, OH and VA). 5) Director of Marketing and Member Services , Association of Public Television Stations , (Arlington, VA).

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Friday Futures – Nonprofit Marketing Jobs – November 11, 2011

Getting Attention

5) Director of Communications , Public Education Network , (Washington, D.C.). 1) Communications and Public Relations Manager , Hostelling International USA (HI-USA) , (Silver Spring, MD). 10) Online Marketing Coordinator , National Wildlife Federation , (Reston, VA).

Friday Futures – Nonprofit Marketing Jobs – June 3, 2011

Getting Attention

Graphic Designer and Publications Manager , Summer Communications Internship and Summer Social Media Internship , Food & Water Watch , (Washington, D.C.). Marketing Public Relations Intern , Baldwin School , (Bryn Mawr, PA).

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Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Lauren Lawson-Zilai

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Lauren Lawson-Zilai is the director of public relations and national spokesperson for Goodwill Industries International , a social enterprise that provides job training to nearly ten million people a year through the sale of donated clothes and household goods. Lauren Lawson-Zilai.

Friday Futures – Nonprofit Marketing Jobs – December 2, 2011

Getting Attention

3) Communications Officer and Intern, Public Affairs , John D. 6) Internship, Public Affairs (paid), American Wind Energy Association , (Washington, D.C.). 10) Senior Communications Specialist , Society for Science & the Public , (Washington, D.C.). 2) Communications Coordinator , The Civic Federation , (Chicago, IL). 5) Director, Public Relations & Marketing , Planned Parenthood of Southern New England , (New Haven, CT).

Getting the Media to Care About Your Data

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Our public relations expert Peter Penepento is back this month with a great post on how to work your data into a story the media will want to help you tell. Was there a decline in the amount of federal money that supports a key program? Media RelationsPeter Panepento.

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You’ve Been Breached: What Now?

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Three aspects need to be addressed: legal, operational, and public relations. Counsel will help identify whether federal laws like FCRA, HIPAA, COPPA or GLBI come into play. Breach letters become public; review it with an eye toward how it will look in newsprint.

Mastering the Art of Writing a Good Tweet to Promote Your News

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When writing your tweet, think about the words related to your news that people would most likely search for within a query. For example: Original Headline : ABC Widgets Delivery Delayed Due To the Federal Aviation Administration System Outage, Customers May Request Home Delivery without Extra Charges Proposed Twitter Headline : No Penalty for ABC Widgets Customers Affected by FAA System Outage 5.

A Real World Example Demonstrating Why Nonprofits' Mission Statements Are More Important Than The Almighty Dollar

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My point in writing about this story, though, is not about the environmental issue (of which I am going to write my federal representatives about). but the top federal parks official, Jon Jarvis decided against the ban because a major donor did not like it. I write, in this blog, about professional nonprofit best practices a lot.

The Southern Oregon Historical Society Has Raised Some Eyebrows. What Could They Have Done Differently?

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Harper said the historical society couldn't provide the proper preservation techniques for the shirt, which also doesn't fit with the mission of preserving artifacts related to Oregon, and particularly Southern Oregon. She said part of the historical society's mission is to generate sufficient money to preserve the artifacts that relate to this region." The museum was reportedly over 99% publicly supported (the remaining 1% being investment income).

Someone Has To Say It: The Nonprofit's Founder May Not Be the Best Executive Director or Board President Candidate (and Should Certainly Not Be Both)

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The founder is passionate about the issue or cause the organization is going to work on, feels a certain natural claim to the leadership of the new nonprofit, and is likely a great public facing member of the team. This is powerful storytelling which we all know is powerful marketing and public relations. Congress (and the public (who are donors, volunteers, clients, etc.

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What Is A Well Run Non Profit Agency? I'll Tell You.

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The mission statement is THE prime directive and it is meeting its community's needs successfully (per the agency fundraising plan, ratified agency policies, and all public laws). All fundraising, recruiting, hiring, public relations, contracts, programs, research, policies, etc are related to and based in the agency's mission statement. Job-related fatigue is taken very seriously.

What's The Trick Nonprofits Successfully Raising Funds, Even In This Economy Use to Create Their Success? Planning. All About The Development Plan That Works.

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You and I know that the key to a nonprofit's effectiveness is its ability to successfully deliver its mission goal to the community, through its programs and services, and to achieve positive outcomes based on the current as yet (mission-related) unmet needs of the organization's beneficiaries. Plan outreach, solicitation, networking, marketing, ongoing donor relations, donor retention, and public relations into each fundraising method's plan.

What Does A Nonprofit Do That's Facing Being Taxed?

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As nonprofits by definition do not make any profit whatsoever, most states and municipalities (like the federal government) have not taxed nonprofits operating in their jurisdiction because these organizations provide services, products, and other benefits in the public's interest (arguably adding to any state or town's infrastructure, economy, and quality of life) at no profit. These public services are accessible. These are difficult times verging on a recession.

What a Nonprofit's Annual Report Is, Why It Is Powerful in Fundraising, & How To Create One

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A nonprofit's annual report is: excellent public relations and marketing (as long as the report is disseminated, correct, the truth, and complete); communicating actual information with current and potential donors, so an excellent fundraising tool; remaining in compliance; a regularly conducted practical exercise that can improve the organization's cash flow and financial growth; a professional best practice (in both the nonprofit and accounting fields); and today, necessary.

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Think About Applying for Grants From the Grant Donor's Perspective

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This means that each quarter, we notify the public that we are accepting applications for grants (for the specific issues, programs, and in the locations that we indicate in our current giving guidelines). federal government as such, are nonprofits, themselves. Note: Always, always, always take marketing and public relations work as seriously as fundraising work because the two actually go hand and hand.