There Are Only Three Ways to Raise More Money


Every nonprofit organization needs more of two things: time and money. Okay, every organization (nonprofit or for-profit) could use more of those two resources. Any organization, nonprofit or for-profit has only three ways to increase the amount money they receive.

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Our EveryAction Hero: United Nations Foundation


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.

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Grants Available for American Nonprofit Organizations Using Computers, Technology, or Video Games to Educate

Seeking Grant Money Today

From The Foundation Center. [If Deadline: May 15, 2011 ESA Foundation Offers Support for Youth-Focused Education Technology Programs The ESA Foundation , a philanthropic vehicle of the Entertainment Software Association , is dedicated to supporting programs that make a difference in the lives of America's youth. Applicants must be nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations or governmental units exempt under Section 115 and described in Section 170(c)(1) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Fast Ways to Find Funding Sources

Get Fully Funded

Often, one of the most frustrating parts of applying for a grant is locating a grant suitable for your organization. They are not helping you or your organization. is a similar resource, but offers information about grants from private foundations, public foundations, and corporations throughout the United States. Depending on your organization or project’s focus, one of these sites may be more suitable. foundations and corporate donors.

The Foundation Center Now Provides Free Website That Teaches How To Do Grant Writing

Seeking Grant Money Today

The Foundation Center, the leading source of information about philanthropy worldwide, has launched an online learning community for the social sector. GrantSpace ( ) provides free access to the most comprehensive set of information and resources available to anyone seeking grants on behalf of nonprofit organizations. The "Ask Us" link on each page connects visitors to expert assistance from Foundation Center staff via live chat or e-mail.

How to Raise Money With Facebook – One Organization’s Success Story

J Campbell Social Marketing

According to Facebook, 150 million of the 1 billion people that use the social network are connected to a cause or nonprofit. What a person shares is a reflection of who they are and what they believe – nonprofits should ideally fit right into this mix. Baldrick's Foundation

How One Nonprofit Is Raising Thousands Using Facebook – Part 2

J Campbell Social Marketing

Case Study: How One Nonprofit Raised Thousands Using Facebook – Part 2. Baldrick’s Foundation uses social media to raise thousands of dollars and engage thousands of supporters. Google offers a full suite of free tools to nonprofit organization. Baldrick''s Foundation

#GRANTS: Sony USA Offers Year-Long Support To Many Types Of Nonprofits

Non Profit Marketing 360

Nonprofits depend on technology for communication, internal organization, and creative outreach. In this post, we turn to Sony USA, which offers numerous outlets where such 501(c)3 organizations can purchase Sony’s products at a notably reduced rate.

Top 10 Sources: Nonprofit Communications Jobs

Getting Attention

There are so many compelling job opportunities for us nonprofit communicators. Looking for a new job in nonprofit marketing and communications? Then, turn to these top sources: Charity Village Jobs : The epicenter for nonprofit jobs in Canada.

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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.

Make Your Brand Values Active!

Mission Minded

Yet, many nonprofit organizations continue to use solitary words as their values. It’s tempting to follow suit because, by definition, words like respect, transparent, and honest provide a solid foundation for your organization. Lukewarm, generic, uninspiring—these words should never describe your brand values. Yet, solitary words as brand values often lack individuality and impact. They […]. The post Make Your Brand Values Active!

Opportunity! Nonprofit Communications Jobs

Getting Attention

Please post YOUR nonprofit marketing job here: Featuring jobs with nonprofit organizations, grantmakers, B Corps, and agencies and other vendors serving nonprofits. Associate Product Manager Wikimedia Foundation (San Francisco, CA).

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The Foundation of the Future.

Seeking Grant Money Today

Strong foundations of the future will show their age! Healthy foundations, today, are striving to work with nonprofits, fulfill donors' goals, and ultimately work with community partners for results, as evidenced by some of our oldest American foundations, for example The Rockefeller Foundation. Foundations have become strategic. American foundations have done even more, especially in recent years. Nonprofits' goal today?

Great Nonprofit Marketing Jobs: Movin’ Up Monday

Getting Attention

Please post your nonprofit marketing position here for full-time or part-time staff, consulting or internship opportunities. Communications Assistant , SC Association of Nonprofit Organizations (Columbia, SC). Senior Writer/Editor , Pew Research Foundation (Washington DC).

3 Steps to Funding Nonprofit Marketing

Getting Attention

Guest blogger, Julie Brown, is the program director at the Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation. We’ve all seen them: social media pages or websites for grassroots nonprofit agencies that appear to have been designed by a student or a well-intentioned volunteer. More often than not, the lack of investment in nonprofit marketing is fueled by a lack of resources: financial and talent.

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Interview: Zach Hochstadt, Mission Minded Agency Cofounder & Nonprofit Branding Expert

Non Profit Marketing 360

Zach Hochstadt is a founding partner of Mission Minded , a branding firm working exclusively with nonprofit organizations, with offices in San Francisco and Denver. Does branding work as well for nonprofits? NPM360: Why should nonprofits care about branding?

A New Website, Glasspockets, Encourages Foundations to Fully Disclose, Too

Seeking Grant Money Today

The Foundation Center , a pillar among excellent resources available to professionals and volunteers, alike, working in the American nonprofit sector; has created a brand new website called Glasspockets. About Glasspockets The Foundation Center explains, on the site's home page, "We're showcasing the online transparency and accountability practices of the largest foundations." The Foundation Center is a nonprofit itself.

The 2016 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar


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! Nonprofit technology, and more! 2015 - 2016 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar. Nonprofit FundCon.

#COMMUNCATIONS: Blog Loud & Proud & As Often As Content Warrants

Non Profit Marketing 360

First off, blogging can be a real boon for nonprofits, not because you’ll get tens of thousands of readers, but because you’ll get tens, then hundreds, then (hopefully) thousands. How your organization got started, what were the early challenges (and successes!),

This is What Nonprofits Need More Than a Facebook Donate Button

J Campbell Social Marketing

This week Facebook rolled out the Donate Button for nonprofits. While a nice idea and certainly well-meaning, this new feature has only been made available to a select few national nonprofits (your nonprofit can apply here to get a button ). Facebook Is Hurting Nonprofits.

#INTERVIEW with Lori Jacobwith, Communications & Fundraising Coach, & Founder of the Ignited Online Fundraising Community

Non Profit Marketing 360

The interview was conducted by Don Akchin, a principal of Nonprofit Marketing 360 and a frequent contributor to the MKCREATIVE blog. I listen for scarcity language at organizations, such as, “It’s really hard to raise money in this economy.”

Wells Fargo Housing Foundation Offering Home Ownership Programs Grants

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From The Foundation Center. Wells Fargo Housing Foundation Accepting Applications for Home Ownership Grant Program Deadline: August 1, 2007 The Wells Fargo Housing Foundation ( ), a philanthropic organization of Wells Fargo & Company ( ), provides financial resources to nonprofit organizations to help meet the home ownership needs of low- to moderate-income people in communities where the company does business.

How Effective Is Our Fundraising?

The Agitator

This amount covers giving from US-based individuals and institutions to US-based 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations. [I I come from the advocacy world and would note that this amount doesn’t include giving to the many nonprofits that engage in significant lobbying activities, which is not tax-deductible.] Fundraising analytics / data Fundraising philosophy/profession Nonprofit management Planned giving / legacy marketing Research premium

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The 2016 - 2017 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar


Thousands of nonprofit pros rely on our annual Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar to discover skill-building, strategy-slaying, network-enhancing nonprofit events. Nonprofit Management. Nonprofit Technology, and more! Madison Nonprofit Day Conference.

Fundraising in a downturn: The Power of Leaderless Organizations

Wild Woman Fundraising

In times like this, it’s important to reflect, take stock, and think about what your organization can use more of, and what it can use less of. This book has the basic premise that leaderless organizations will always overcome organizations with a central chain of command.

Six Months' Free Use of a New Service Allowing Public Charities To More Easily Acquire Grants From Private Foundations

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Foundation Source Access will launch this fall. We’re writing to give you advance word that nonprofits may now pre-register at for the upcoming giving season. Nonprofits that pre-register by October 1 st will be able to use Foundation Source for the next six months at no cost. More than 900 private foundations across the country use Foundation Source for back office services, online charity research and philanthropic support.

Follow-up: When Community Foundations Merge

Nonprofit Consultant Blog

Back in May, I first wrote about the impending merger of the Peninsula Community Foundation and Community Foundation Silicon Valley. situation, with fewer nonprofit organizations sharing in slightly larger grants. I said this because I truly admire and appreciate both foundations as they've been. Despite the size of each, they've always managed to remain very grounded in the communities, and very responsive to and approachable by the grassroots nonprofits.

The 2018 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar


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!

Learning From & Finding Grants Through The Foundation Center Can Be Mostly Free and Is Invaluable

Seeking Grant Money Today

The Foundation Center , without a doubt, is one of the most professionally well regarded, current, and informed nonprofit resources that exists. It may seem, from its name, that it is a resource for foundations (those entities who donate grants), but it is a resource for the entire nonprofit sector (nonprofit organizations and all). The Foundation Center is an excellent resource to learn best practices from (which provides much information for free).

Raising Awareness for Your Cause – Nonprofit Blog Carnival

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Welcome to this month’s edition of the Nonprofit Blog Carnival, a roundup of great blog posts on a topic of interest to the nonprofit community. Amy DeVita shares 3 Lessons Nonprofits Can Learn from YouTubers. Nonprofit Communications Nonprofit Marketing Strategy

#SOCIALNETWORKS: Let’s Check In With Foursquare For Nonprofits

Non Profit Marketing 360

We have talked about Foursquare , the social network and geo-tagging software that offers opportunities to share your experiences at businesses and organizations of all types. offers pages for nonprofits. So Foursquare has definitely expanded its outreach toward the nonprofit world.

#TECH: Megauploads Shut Down, Highlighting Concerns Of Cloud Computing

Non Profit Marketing 360

The move toward cloud computing has numerous benefits , including a place to back up your organization’s most important files and offering access to such files from any mobile device. How can nonprofit organizations or small businesses avoid such a tangled web?

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Online Awareness Campaigns for Your Nonprofit – What Works and How to Do It!

J Campbell Social Marketing

For nonprofits that have little to no marketing staff, how can they build their online communities, grow engagement, and strengthen connections with supporters through a dynamic online awareness campaign? The post Online Awareness Campaigns for Your Nonprofit – What Works and How to Do It!

Foundations, Think of Your Nonprofit Constituents Before You Require Applicants Must Apply On Your Website

Seeking Grant Money Today

As grant writers, today, more than ever before, we often locate potential grant donor's giving guidelines , their IRS tax form 990 , their websites (to get to know the organization's history, culture, preference, and style), and other helpful information when prepping a grant proposal. The downside is that nonprofits must have access to a computer, know how to use them, and have access to the Internet. Foundations are not monsters. Nonprofit organizations do the same thing.

Two Ways To Add a Million Dollar Walk-a-thon to Your Fundraising Portfolio: Part 1.

Blue Sky Collaborative

Here is the first of 2 proven strategies for creating a national walk-a-thon that will raise $1 million for your small to medium sized nonprofit organization. MG Walk ( In 2010, the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America started. Case 1. Fundraising Tips Online Fundraising Peer to Peer Fundraising Third Party Fundraising Walkathon software Walkathons

What Does A Nonprofit Do When A Foundation Only Accepts Grant Applications By Invitation? I'll Tell You.

Seeking Grant Money Today

Today, grant donors such as foundations (community, public, and private) are equally effected by our slowed economy. As such, they are attempting different survival tactics designed to either keep their foundation operating or to be able to pay debts after it folds. Some foundations have become programs of other foundations. Other foundations have merged, and still others closed. Put another way, which nonprofit would you rather give a grant to?

What I learned about the Texas Nonprofit Sector

Wild Woman Fundraising

Barry Silverberg, President and CEO of TANO, (Texas Association for Nonprofit Organizations) knows a LOT! Here’s what we talked about yesterday at the Nonprofit Career Club in Austin. Statistics on Texas nonprofits. 68,176 are 501 c 3 organizations.

Your Massive Fundraising Resource List

Wild Woman Fundraising

Twitter If you’re looking for people to follow, may I suggest: @wildwomanfund/funders (This is a list: I followed all of the top 100 foundations on Foundation [.]. Here’s my resource list! I would like to keep it growing! Can you comment at the bottom with your favorite twitter friends, blogs, books, or other resources?

Ep238: KIND Invests $20M in Empatico to #SparkEmpathy

Selfish Giving

Empatico is a $20 million initiative from The KIND Foundation , started by KIND Snacks , to broaden kids' world views through meaningful interactions with peers across the globe. Is Empatico a nonprofit organization?

[PREVIEW] Top Nonprofit Conferences of Spring 2016


Why not celebrate the start of spring with some terrific nonprofit events? on a variety of topics, including association leadership, fundraising, technology, foundations, and more. some of these brilliant nonprofit events going on this spring. South Carolina's Nonprofit Summit.