Our EveryAction Hero: St. John's Hospital Foundation

EveryAction

John's Hospital Foundation has been working since 1999 to support St. I spoke with John Goettler and Katie Long from the foundation to talk about some of the amazing work they do and why reliable technology tools are integral to running a successful hospital foundation.

Our EveryAction Hero: United Nations Foundation

EveryAction

Created in 1998, the United Nations Foundation links the United Nations' work with others around the world, helping the UN address a range of global issues, including climate change, global health, women’s empowerment, peace and security, poverty eradication, and more. What does the United Nations Foundation do? The United Nations Foundation has a very distinct role in the evolution of #GivingTuesday. The United Nations Foundation recently made the switch to EveryAction.

Jolkona Foundation: Measuring Impact

A Small Change

Jolkona Foundation has some great ideas about how to measure donor impact. What inspired you to start the Jolkona Foundation? One to one” refers to the fact that all donations via the Jolkona Foundation website make a specific impact with which the individual donor can identify.

Gates Foundations Seeks Communications Proposals—Game Changer

Getting Attention

This RFP is focused on development organizations but I hope more funding will follow from Gates and other foundations, as a recognition of how crucial engagement is to achieving organizational and programmatic goals. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has announced a call for communications proposals to “help change the narrative on foreign aid.” At last—funding specifically directed to communications!

Managing Social Media at the Foundation Center

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

In our latest interview in our series on Junction C: Where Creating and Curating Meet Content and Conversation , Jereme Bivins, the social media manager for the Foundation Center, discusses his approach to working with five regional offices across the U.S.,

#GRANTS: Verizon Foundation Offers Support For Environmental & Educational Nonprofits

Non Profit Marketing 360

But did you know the Verizon Foundation also supports such nonprofits and charities with grants in money, kind, and service? The Foundation focuses on issues pertaining to K-through-12 education, health care, and sustainability/environmentalism, so if your organization is involved in any of these fields, you should reach out and touch them (Er, wrong service. They stress the fact that the foundation will not support land or major hardware/software purchases.

Barth Syndrome Foundation Thank You Letter: Before and After

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

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3 Things Your Community Foundation Should Communicate Now

Mission Minded

Recent articles in the New York Times and Fast Company about the excesses of some Donor Advised Funds point to a likely new reality for community foundations: that when a more reform-minded Congress is next seated, new rules will likely be put in place that will dramatically change the landscape for community foundations. The post 3 Things Your Community Foundation Should Communicate Now appeared first on Mission Minded.

Decent Humans: Caryn Henning at MDRT Foundation

CrowdRise

Decent Humans is what we call the incredible community we witness on CrowdRise each and every day doing amazing things for good. And each month, we’re going to highlight a Decent Human in the nonprofit world that’s devoting their time and passion to giving back and making a difference.

6 Ways to Utilize Your Foundation’s Year-End Communications Budget

Mission Minded

The end of the year is approaching and, for foundations and others, that means it’s time to consider how you. The post 6 Ways to Utilize Your Foundation’s Year-End Communications Budget appeared first on Mission Minded. Blog Foundations

#Fundraising: How To Apply For Grants From The Gates Foundation

Non Profit Marketing 360

In our ongoing series on helping our readers find sources of grants and apply for them, we turn to the Gates Foundation, founded by Microsoft’s previous CEO, Bill Gates and his wife Melinda. In the public imagination, the good work of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation goes a long way to erase all those terrible memories of Windows Millennium, Service Pack Y (incompatible with Service Pack X), and Blue Screens of Death.

#Fundraising: How To Apply For Grants From The Gates Foundation

Non Profit Marketing 360

In our ongoing series on helping our readers find sources of grants and apply for them, we turn to the Gates Foundation, founded by Microsoft’s previous CEO, Bill Gates and his wife Melinda. In the public imagination, the good work of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation goes a long way to erase all those terrible memories of Windows Millennium, Service Pack Y (incompatible with Service Pack X), and Blue Screens of Death.

Why Your Foundation Needs a Brand

Mission Minded

Private Foundations don’t have the same reasons as nonprofits do to build a strong brand. Foundations already have money. Recently, one of our clients, who serves as the head of a family foundation, said to me, “Grantmaking is the […]. Blog branding Foundations fundraising Let’s face it. What does it matter what anyone thinks about them? Plenty, it turns out.

Upside Down Philanthropy – Foundation for the Future of Giving

Mission Minded

Mission Minded works with many outstanding foundations. The 3 featured below have turned foundation support upside down, so if you work for a foundation or seek support from them, this post is for you. Here’s what these foundations do that many others still don’t: Ask communities, people, and/or benefactors what they need and want, rather […]. The post Upside Down Philanthropy – Foundation for the Future of Giving appeared first on Mission Minded.

#GRANTS: The Lawrence Foundation Can Help Your Environmental Or Health Program

Non Profit Marketing 360

In our ongoing periodic series on sources for grants, we have focused on foundations tied to the great tech companies of our day. In this installment we present a foundation not obviously linked to that sector of the economy, though in fact it is intimately entwined. Over the last decade-plus, the foundation has offered over $3 million to projects concerning education, health, the environment, and disaster relief (local and international).

Laying a Good Foundation: Short-Term Priorities for Nonprofit Marketing

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Laying a great foundation for the expansion of your nonprofit''s marketing and donation efforts can help you find success now while planning long-term goals. Below is a list of short-term priorities to help you focus your time and maximize your impact ASAP. Photo from Flickr member one tiny spark Thanking donors creatively is one of the short-term priorities you can focus on now.

Next Generation of Philanthropy: Jolkona Foundation

A Small Change

Yesterday your read about the motivation behind Jolkona Foundation and a little bit more about some what they are trying to accomplish with the ability to measure the impact of each donation. What is an example of the kind of partnerships you create with the Jolkona Foundation? For every gift that organization receives through Jolkona Foundation, they will send before-and-after photos of the person receiving that specific gift.

#PHILANTHROPY: #Sundance & A3 Foundation Extend Cooperation for Asian-American Artists

Non Profit Marketing 360

Shot from a film sponsored by the A3 Foundation. The A3 Foundation was founded in 2012 by Philip Fung, Julia Lam, and Franklyn Chien, who were early Facebook employees, and who wanted to encourage both Asian-American artists (thus the ‘A3′) and those working on projects pertinent to the larger Asian-American community. The ‘Asian American Artists Foundation’ is now doing the same thing as an “Institute Associate.

Newman's Own Foundation $500k Holiday Challenge Invite

CrowdRise

With #GivingTuesday and the holidays fast approaching, we wanted to make sure our nonprofit partners, and really all nonprofits were aware of a great opportunity available to them from Newman’s Own Foundation and CrowdRise. Here’s the invite: Fundraising Marketing

Cause Marketing from Clinique Benefiting the Breast Cancer Research Foundation

Cause Related Marketing

Clinique is owned by the Estee Lauder Companies, so the benefiting charity is the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, which was founded by Evelyn Lauder in 1993. Because of the intimacy of the two organizations, Estee Lauder and the Breast Cancer Research Foundation are probably the two organizations to try and make something like this happen.

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9 reasons why people put money in holding pens (such DAFs or foundations) instead of giving directly right away

iMarketSmart

If they simply were hoarders, they’d never put it in a DAF or foundation in the first place. The post 9 reasons why people put money in holding pens (such DAFs or foundations) instead of giving directly right away appeared first on MarketSmart, LLC |. Indecisive. They want and need to give and they might have organizations in mind, but they haven’t decided where to give yet. Fearful. They are afraid to give impulsively.

Nonprofit Spotlight: Firecracker Foundation

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

Meet Firecracker Foundation. On a day-to-day basis, The Firecracker Foundation works with survivors of childhood sexual trauma through long-term strategies of therapy, arts enrichment, and yoga practice. On a larger scale, however, The Firecracker Foundation is about community. Network for Good works with so many amazing nonprofits and we want to introduce you to them and the great work they are doing!

Tips & Tricks from the Foundation Side of Grant Seeking

Fundraising Coach

More importantly, she's even worked in a foundation that gave out grants. She goes into much more detail in The Nonprofit Academy training Tips & Tricks from the Foundation Side of Grant Seeking. Tips & Tricks from the Foundation Side of Grant Seeking. My story started as the Program Office for the Michigan Women’s Foundation. Now the exception to this is when a foundation or other grant making organization specifically says that phone calls are not welcome.

Foundations: Innovation, Really?

Fundraising Breakthroughs

Among interviewees and participant advisors to the project that resulted in the report Caring to Change , many see foundations as embodying double standards for innovation and risk. With all the trendy and appealing chatter about “innovation” and game-changing, scalable solutions (see White House, see new journals, see social venture philanthropy), I’m wondering if mainstream and family foundations are enough a part of the conversation. Foundations can afford to be risk-takers.

Decent Humans: Laura Glaza at The Allstate Foundation

CrowdRise

Decent Humans is what we call the incredible community we witness on CrowdRise each and every day doing amazing things for good. And each month, we’re going to highlight a Decent Human in the nonprofit world that’s devoting their time and passion to giving back and making a difference. We hope that by sharing their stories of aid, altruism, and passion, others will be inspired to make an even greater impact on the world we live in. Marketing Decent Humans

Decent Humans: Chilton at Epilepsy Foundation of Metropolitan New York

CrowdRise

Decent Humans is what we call the incredible community we witness on CrowdRise each and every day doing amazing things for good. And each month, we’re going to highlight a Decent Human in the nonprofit world that’s devoting their time and passion to giving back and making a difference. We hope that by sharing their stories of aid, altruism, and passion, others will be inspired to make an even greater impact on the world we live in. Marketing Decent Humans

Why Do Corporate Foundations Spread Their Grants so Broadly?

Cause Related Marketing

The mine, owned by Kennecott and its corporate parent Rio Tinto, charges a modest vehicle entrance fee that goes to the Kennecott Utah Copper Visitor’s Center Charitable Foundation, a 501(c)(3) private foundation which divvies it up the proceeds among local charities. There’s also a gift shop in the visitor’s center and proceeds from the sales of items there also benefits the Foundation. The year 2010 was a record year for the Foundation, it donated $186,000.

Decent Humans: Ellen McElligott at the Pat Tillman Foundation

CrowdRise

Decent Humans is what we call the incredible community we witness on CrowdRise each and every day doing amazing things for good. And each month, we’re going to highlight a Decent Human in the nonprofit world that’s devoting their time and passion to giving back and making a difference. We hope that by sharing their stories of aid, altruism, and passion, others will be inspired to make an even greater impact on the world we live in. Decent Humans

Webinar Recap: Ellen McElligott at the Pat Tillman Foundation

CrowdRise

Did you get a chance to check out our webinar, 10 ways to modernize your next endurance event ? If not, no worries, we’ve got everything you need to know right here. Interviews

Prostate Cancer Foundation Bunts a Blooper Into the Infield

Cause Related Marketing

Tags: Prostate Cancer Foundation BusinessWeek Newsweek Major League Baseball Go Red for Women Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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Macy’s Cause Marketing for the National Park Foundation

Cause Related Marketing

Today, Saturday April 25, 2009, when you go into Macy’s and give $5 to the National Park Foundation, Macy’s will give you $5 off a $15 (or more) purchase and a ‘shopping pass’ that allows you 20 percent off basically anything else in the store.In

Ep189: Dunkin' Rebrands Foundation to Bring More "Joy In Childhood"

Selfish Giving

Today on CauseTalk Radio , Megan and I talk to Christine Riley Miller , Senior Director of Corporate Social Responsibility & Corporate Foundation for Dunkin' Brands , about the company's new, re-branded foundation, the Joy in Childhood Foundation. The goal of the foundation is right in the name: to provide the simple joys of childhood to sick and hungry kids. Why Dunkin' decided to rebrand its foundation.

3 Ways the Lance Armstrong Foundation can Survive

Fundraising Coach

The Lance Armstrong Foundation faces a rocky phase despite all the good it’s doing in educating on cancer, helping raise awareness about prevention, and even giving inspiration to those fighting the battle. Here are 3 ways the Lance Armstrong Foundation can do to survive this: Tell the troops NOW. The Foundation needs to get ahead of the story. Simply asking their fans what the Foundation has meant for them will have tremendous power.

Cause Marketing is at the Foundation of Modern Grocery Retailing

Cause Related Marketing

The house was about 100 years old back then and the foundation was made of rock rather than concrete. I write this post from my home office in my basement, which is heated, well-lit and comfortable. The floor beneath my feet is carpeted. Had the basement lacked any of these features, we probably wouldn’t have bought this house. Such amenities are assumed. But as a college student I lived in one of those classic ‘pit’ kinds of apartments.

Kenneth Rainin Foundation Debuts Strategic New Website

Mission Minded

Mission Minded is proud to have designed the Kenneth Rainin Foundation’s new website, which launched this month. The new design demonstrates the Foundation’s personality and captures the innovative thinking and cutting-edge ethos that drives their grantmaking in three primary giving areas: the Arts, Education, and Health.

Foundations Using Social Media for Movement Building

A. Fine Blog

The topic for this month’s Social Good Podcast is on the ways that foundation’s are using social media to support movement building. The guests are Suphatra Laviolette of the Marguerite Casey Foundation and Michael Smith of the Case Foundation. I wanted to learn more about how foundations are supporting these kinds of efforts. Joining me today are Supatra Laviolette, head of social media at the Marguerite Case Foundation in Seattle.

Foundations Increasing Use of Social Media

A. Fine Blog

A study released by the Foundation Center today reports that foundations are dipping their toes into the social media waters. Based on a small sample of 73 foundation executives, the survey finds that about one-third of foundation CEOs surveyed regularly use Facebook or read blogs. Tags: Social Media case foundation Foundation Center foundations Knight Foundation

A Rookie's Guide to Online Fundraising and Marketing (Foundation Center)

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I had the pleasure to present to an audience at the Foundation Center in downtown Washington, DC on October 16, 2009. Scroll down below "Related Documents" to download the presentation slides.

Dear Foundation People

A. Fine Blog

In this blunt blog post , she makes it clear that she thinks the relationship between grantees and foundations is insincere, to say the least, and fraught with tension and disingeniousness. Wow, Nancy Lublin , CEO of Do Something , sure calls ‘em like she sees ‘em!

Marshall University Foundation Starts a Viral Fundraising Campaign

Blue Sky Collaborative

Marshall University has added a viral fundraising campaign to its development portfolio. The newly launched campaign is called Give to Marshall and can be viewed online here: [link] The goals of the campaign are to: raise funds in support of.

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Get Seen By Private Foundations

The Nonprofit Consultant

If you've done any sort of prospecting for new foundation grants, either using one of the resources from the Foundation Center or any other publisher, you've certainly come across those listings that describe the perfect prospect - interested in your mission, located nearby, lots of money to give - but then you come across those fatal phrases: "Applications not accepted," or it's partner, "Contributes only to pre-selected organizations."

Nonprofits, Foundations, And Capital Formation

The Nonprofit Consultant

Of the money pledged by the 40+ billionaires, most of it will not be heading directly to our community service organizations; it will be sitting in foundation endowments, being granted out at a rate of 5% each year. naturally stimulates job creation" then he should be encouraging more billionaires to tie up their wealth in foundation endowments. Tags: economics the pledge Nonprofit endowments foundations economy

Foundations and Social Media: Fad or Future?

A. Fine Blog

The few well-known examples of foundations acting like Networked Nonprofits have become so oft-repeated that they’re almost cliches – the David and Lucile Packard Foundation using a wiki to generate new ideas for their nitrogen program, the Case Foundation’s use of their blogs to weave conversations, the Knight Foundation’s News Challenge to invest in next [.].

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