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#INTERVIEW: Sherry Truhlar, President of Red Apple Auctions, Conducts Benefit Auctions for Nonprofit Organizations

Non Profit Marketing 360

So as I was sitting in Florida, between modeling jobs, I started cold calling nonprofits about auctions, and I found some – some that to this day I’m still working with. NPM360: Are you still working with clients in Florida or is it based out of Virginia?

6 Main Reasons Fundraising Fails

The Agitator

If you live in Florida, perhaps you’ve heard of Alyce Lee Stansbury. While Roger and I like to believe we sit at the right hand of Zeus, bestowing unsurpassable fundraising wisdom on mere humans from on high, the truth is, there’s plenty of sound advice around if you but seek it out. Here’s an example that came to me by way of one of my many fundraising/nonprofit news feeds. She heads a fundraising consultancy in Tallahassee bearing her name.

Why Gmail’s New Unsubscribe Feature, and Unsubscribers in General, Are a Good Thing

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Not the Florida Gators. Now, I am sure Florida Gator fans are excited they got a four-star offensive lineman to commit. Root for Auburn over Florida.

Cause Marketing… um… Magic

Cause Related Marketing

After a show in Palm Beach Florida in April 2006, David Copperfield and two companions were mugged at gunpoint by three assailants who asked for the magician’s wallet.

6 Ways to Train All-Org Messengers

Getting Attention

When Rachel Calderon, Marketing and Communications Manager at the Central Florida Foundation, charged Foundation board members to serve as brand champions , she asked them to share their burning questions. Flickr: Chip Griffin.

Frank Talk: Comms that Connect (Part 1)

Getting Attention

I found myself there this past winter, delighting in northern Florida rain while the rest of the country was being buried under snow. Guest blogger Mark Dessauer is Director of Communications at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation. Frank : A gathering of communicators who work for the common good (or public interest).

Opportunity! Nonprofit Communications Jobs

Getting Attention

Florida Marketing Manager & Digital and Content Marketing Specialist The Nature Conservancy (Altamonte Springs, FL). Please post YOUR nonprofit marketing job here: Featuring jobs with nonprofit organizations, grantmakers, B Corps, and agencies and other vendors serving nonprofits.

#INTERVIEW: Sherry Truhlar, President of Red Apple Auctions, Conducts Benefit Auctions for Nonprofit Organizations

Non Profit Marketing 360

So as I was sitting in Florida, between modeling jobs, I started cold calling nonprofits about auctions, and I found some – some that to this day I’m still working with. NPM360: Are you still working with clients in Florida or is it based out of Virginia? Sherry Truhlar, President of Red Apple Auctions , conducts benefit auctions for nonprofit organizations throughout the U.S. She founded the company after more than a decade in corporate sales, marketing and event management.

Our Son Trayvon: Make your email subject lines as powerful as this one

Getting Attention

So when his parents ask us, via this email managed by Change.org, to sign an online petition calling on the Florida attorney general to prosecute the self-confessed killer, we want to help. Getting your emails opened is the most crucial part of your email campaign. Without that, there’s no hope of motivating the action your organization needs.

Nonprofit Marketing Jobs—April 27, 2012

Getting Attention

Planned Parenthood of South Florida and the Treasure Coast (West Palm Beach, FL). Please post your nonprofit marketing position here —FT or PT staff, consulting or internship opportunities. . NEW OPPORTUNITIES. 1) Communications Coordinator. International Center for Transitional Justice.

What’s In A Campaign? That Which We Call Change

SocialButterfly

Next week, the University of Florida’s Center for Digital Health and Wellness will host its first Digital Health Communications Extravaganza. As the science behind social change evolves, how we approach our work must too. And sometimes, it is just semantics.

What’s In A Campaign? That Which We Call Change

SocialButterfly

Next week, the University of Florida’s Center for Digital Health and Wellness will host its first Digital Health Communications Extravaganza. As the science behind social change evolves, how we approach our work must too. And sometimes, it is just symantics.

Getting to Know Social Marketing, Public Health and the Environment

Social Marketing and Social Change

The University of South Florida’s College of Public Health’s annual social marketing conference continues its tradition of developing the skills people need to apply principles of social marketing to public health, environmental sustainability and other social issues.??

What are you planning for? Fundraising Predictions for 2012

Wild Woman Fundraising

The Good and the Bad: Fundraising results will go up in Alaska, but down in Illnois, New York, Pennsylvania, Florida and California. I just found the Atlas of Giving, thanks to Simone Joyeaux. Fundraising Predictions 2012.

7 Ways to Get Better Response Rates to Your eNewsletter

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Florida Blood Services Foundation is hitting it out of the park on this front. Want to increase donations through your email outreach? Here are my 7 ideas for better response rates. Have a subject line that makes you want to read more. . My friend Kivi Leroux Miller talks about bad subject lines being a wrapper (example: September Diabetes eNews) and good subject lines being the candy in the wrapper (example: 6 ways to manage your diabetes).

The 2016 - 2017 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

EveryAction

University of Florida College of Communications & Journalism / Gainesville, FL / By invitation. AFP Florida Caucus / Tampa, FL / Not available. Planet Philanthropy is the annual statewide conference presented by the Association of Fundraising Professionals Florida Caucus.

The Dream Defenders

A. Fine Blog

In addition, they have a terrific counter on their website counting up the amount of time they have been occupying the Florida capital. Uncategorized Bull Connor Dream Defenders Florida Governor Rick Scott Trayvon Martin Wael Ghonim

Nonprofit Marketing Jobs—May 11, 2012

Getting Attention

Catholic Charities of Northwest Florida, Inc. Please post your nonprofit marketing position here —FT or PT staff, consulting or internship opportunities. . NEW OPPORTUNITIES. 1) Associate Director, Media Relations and Communications. Save the Children (Washington, D.C.).

The 2016 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

EveryAction

AFP Florida Caucus / Orlando, FL / TBA. Planet Philanthropy is the annual statewide conference presented by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Florida Caucus.

Great Nonprofit Marketing Jobs: Friday Futures

Getting Attention

Marketing and Communications Manager , United Artists of Central Florida (Maitland, FL). Please post your nonprofit marketing position here for full-time or part-time staff, consulting or internship opportunities. Thanks! NEW OPPORTUNITIES.

2012 Nonprofit Tagline Awards – The Winners!

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Organization: University of West Florida Libraries. Nancy Schwartz of Getting Attention.org has announced the winners of the 2012 Nonprofit Tagline Awards - or as they are affectionately known – the Taggies. This year, Nancy had over 1,400 tagline entries that were then whittled down to 63 finalists identified by an expert panel of judges (including moi). Then 3,300 voted for the 18 winners categorized by organizational, special event, advocacy, fundraising and program tagline.

Grants Available to Floridians Researching, Educating, or Conserving Sea Turtles and Their Habitats

Seeking Grant Money Today

Florida Sea Turtle Grants Program Offers Funding for Research, Conservation, and Education Programs Deadline: November 16, 2007 Funded by a portion of the revenues from Florida's Sea Turtle Specialty License Plate and administered by the nonprofit Caribbean Conservation Corporation ( [link] ). The Sea Turtle Grants Program distributes funds each year to support sea turtle research, conservation, and education programs that benefit Florida sea turtles.

Friday Futures – Nonprofit Marketing Jobs – May 27, 2011

Getting Attention

3) Communications Manager , Planned Parenthood of South Florida and the Treasure Coast , (West Palm Beach, FL). Thanks for sharing your positive responses on the value of these nonprofit-marketing-specific job postings. People are reading, and applying!

The 6 things I wish I’d known 20 years ago

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

I gave a speech yesterday in Florida at the United Partners for Human Services Annual Conference for Excellence in Nonprofit Management & Leadership.

Add the Word 'No' To Your Cause Marketing Toolkit

Cause Related Marketing

But put him in a children’s hospital with sick kids and he’d melt like a all-day sucker left out in the Florida rain. Every business day in this blog I chronicle the best and worst of cause marketing. As you seek inspiration for where to take your own cause marketing you must eschew the bad.

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Making It Work – Nonprofits and Pro Bono Creative

Getting Attention

I recently spoke with Patricia Courtois, Principal of Clarke Advertising and Public Relations (based in Sarasota, Florida), about how to make it all work from both sides of the fence.

[Guest Post] How To Use Google Trends

Fundraising Coach

Web Marketing” is slightly more concentrated in Utah and Florida. Today it’s my privilege to introduce you to Andy Crestodina. Andy is the Strategic Director of Orbit Media, a web design company in Chicago.

The Best Cause Marketing of 2011

Cause Related Marketing

Congress from Florida, Joe Scarborough, along ‘with’ Mika Brzezinski and Willie Geist. One of the things I love about cause marketing is also one of the things I love about my wife; it (like she) continues to surprise me.

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Friday Futures – Nonprofit Marketing Jobs – June 3, 2011

Getting Attention

3) Communications Manager , Planned Parenthood of South Florida and the Treasure Coast , (West Palm Beach, FL). Thanks for sharing your positive responses on the value of these nonprofit-marketing-specific job postings. People are reading, and applying!

Write a Poem and Win a Grant?

Marketing for Nonprofits

The song will be written and recorded by songwriter Bill Dillon -- who was recently exonerated after 27 years in prison thanks to Innocence Project of Florida -- and produced by Jim Tullio of Butcher Boy Studios. The CTK Foundation is launching a great award today called the Heart & Soul grant program. To win, you have to channel your creativity and write an original four- to eight-line poem or stanza that reflects the work or mission of your nonprofit. I like this exercise.

Your Nonprofit is in Trouble. How? Read on.

Wild Woman Fundraising

And Pamela Grow points me to a new tax on retirement income in Florida ! Yesterday I wrote about inequality being the thing that holds nonprofits back. how we need better wages for every not for profit worker.

Recession Advertising Opportunity

Cause Related Marketing

And if you’re a charity in Tallahassee, Florida serving teenage mothers, you’re not likely to get into Time Magazine.

Why You Need to Tell Your Stories

Ann Green

Abandoned and scheduled to be euthanized, she was given a chance at Boxer Aid and Rescue Coalition (BARC) in Tallahassee, Florida and at a BARC foster home in nearby Monticello. Are you sharing stories with your donors, or are you putting them to sleep with a bunch of facts and statistics?

7 Ways to get better response rates to your e-news

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

Blog reader Marla Grant of the Florida Blood Services Foundation recently sent me a copy of her newsletters ( you can see them here ), which are chock-a-block with great stories. She was wondering how to increase donations through this email outreach, and kindly agreed to my sharing my advice as a post. Here are my 7 ideas for better response rates. Have a subject line that makes you want to read more.

Piggyback On What’s Top Of Mind— 9 Valentine’s Victories

Getting Attention

Who did it: F*^% Cancer, American Cancer Society, Tobacco Free Florida, LA Quits, NTEN: Nonprofit Technology Network, Earth Justice, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, American Federation of Teachers.

3 things Disney has taught me about celebrations

Fundraising Coach

I love going to Disney World in Florida. Disney has celebrations worked out to a science. Looking at this t-shirt today, I realized three things Disney’s taught me about celebrations and special events: Find excuses to celebrate. Disney seems to celebrate everything.

Happy Thanksgiving Cause Marketers

Cause Related Marketing

The latest involves a Spanish explorer named Pedro Menendez de Aviles who dined on bean soup with Native Americans in Florida some 56 years before the more famous meal at Plymouth Rock.

Cause Marketing en Español

Cause Related Marketing

In big chunks of the Southwest and Florida you’d probably want to display the icon Spanish side up, and English side up in most of the rest of the country.

What If Everyone Used Social Marketing to Improve People's Lives?

Social Marketing and Social Change

A big step was taken in that direction today as social marketing shifted from a good idea in public health to a measurable objective for improving the nation''s health.

So What and Who Cares?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I am slightly obsessed with the Republican primary in Florida (Thank God it’s Election Day down there, so I can get on with my life). I spoke at the AFP Triangle Philanthropy Forecast 2012 yesterday in Raleigh, NC on a panel about communications and media trends for 2012 with Gail Perry , Lu Esposito , and Todd Cohen. My first point was that integrated marketing is essential in 2012.