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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. At last—funding specifically directed to communications! Anyone with a great idea is encouraged to apply.

Want to get that next grant? 5 steps to start building relationships with foundations

Wild Woman Fundraising

I’m great at writing grants but not as great at building a relationship with the foundations. Sure, here’s how to start building relationships with foundations. When they say yes, send them your best paper newsletter with a little note from you attached, explaining the most poignant stories from your programs.

Tips & Tricks from the Foundation Side of Grant Seeking

Fundraising Coach

More importantly, she's even worked in a foundation that gave out grants. Tips & Tricks from the Foundation Side of Grant Seeking.

Carter Center versus Clinton Foundation. A Tale of Two Audiences (An #npcomm Showdown)

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

The Carter Center and Clinton Foundation have mission statements that go on for paragraphs. Where are the strategies in sync? Complicated Topic?

Mashing Up Loyalty Programs and Cause Marketing

Cause Related Marketing

But is there a potential match between loyalty programs and cause marketing? The sweepstakes ends 30 September, 2011.

Fundraising QuickStart Program

Get Fully Funded

ANNOUNCING THE FUNDRAISING QUICK START PROGRAM! That’s what you’ll find in the Fundraising QuickStart program. Register now! No fluff.

Partner with Program Staff & Your Network for More Marketing Impact

Getting Attention

Invest 4 minutes in watching this energizing video from the Kids Count program team at the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Casey Foundation.

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.

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How DecentWork can take your nonprofit to the next level: Interview with Cathy Taylor, Executive Director, Ontario Nonprofit Network

Wild Woman Fundraising

MT: For the CEOs and the executive directors listening, and the board members, they may be struggling to make their programs effective. Welcome.

The Best & Worst Local Cause Marketing Programs of 2010

Selfish Giving

I combed through the Selfish Giving archives and came up with the best and worst local cause marketing programs of 2010. Location: Atlanta, GA.

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Want to have TOO MANY major donors? Read this.

Wild Woman Fundraising

We know that if we care about the future of our nonprofit, we need to start cultivating major donor relationships, and start our major gift program.

Cause Marketing or Corporate Philanthropy Program? It’s Not a Yes or No Question.

Cause Related Marketing

The question was prompted by a press release I saw recently announcing a new cause marketing effort from Godiva, the high-end chocolatier owned by the Turkish company Yildiz Holding, and headlined ‘Godiva Launches Philanthropy Program.’ More, even, than a corporate foundation might give in a year. The short answer is yes. Here’s why.

What’s Next for the Ford Foundation?

A. Fine Blog

The title of this post is the title of a post written by Darren Walker announcing the future direction of the Ford Foundation. And how will these organizations be “partners” with the foundation? ” I shouted to my program officer (in the way that only twenty-somethings can do.) Institutions first, always.

Making Your Case for Support for the Arts

Wild Woman Fundraising

I’m back! Guess where I was? An encaustic art conference in Cape Cod! It was so fun. ” Why am I telling you all this? Until today.

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Grants for Public Schools' Music Programs and Independent Music Programs

Seeking Grant Money Today

From The Foundation Center. [As Music education — vocal or instrumental — must be the key component of any music program requesting funds. Applicant schools and programs must already employ at least one music educator and have an existing music program in place. Grants will be made in amounts of up to $6,000.

Fast Ways to Find Funding Sources

Get Fully Funded is a similar resource, but offers information about grants from private foundations, public foundations, and corporations throughout the United States. To search for foundation and private grant opportunities, follow these 3 steps. and the specific grant programs they offer. Step 1: Go to: [link].

Grants for Service Dogs Programs

Seeking Grant Money Today

From The Foundation Center. Planet Dog Foundation Offers Funding for Service Dog Programs Deadline: August 1, 2008 (Letters of Intent) The Planet Dog Foundation ( [link] ) seeks to support worthy organizations through a grantmaking program designed to support 501(c)(3) not-for-profit partners nationwide.

#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. Health and human services programs have been supported as well.

Are you a foundation looking for nonprofits to fund? Consider this.

Wild Woman Fundraising

Are you looking for a nonprofit with a good 5 year plan, and programs based on research? Hey Foundations! Of course you do.

5 questions to ask your planned giving marketing vendor


Who among those leads has a donor advised fund or family foundation? Fundraising Planned Giving best practices for planned giving Lead generation for planned giving nonprofit marketing planned giving acquisition planned giving programs for nonprofitsHow many of those leads could also be major gift donors? So what are you waiting for?

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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. Video and audio recordings of on site Foundation Center presentations, along with links to the most relevant FAQs in the extensive Knowledge Base, accompany each topic.

[INTERVIEW] 8 Questions Answered about Online Fundraising!

Wild Woman Fundraising

They came all the way from The SickKids Foundation in Toronto, Canada for the conference. Get Schooled! In online Fundraising! A Better World.

Big Data hits Nonprofits! POW!

Wild Woman Fundraising

It will help your grantees make their case to other foundations and it can help your program officers and boards make more educated decisions as well.

INTERVIEW: Lisa Taylor of Challenge Factory Talks Your Career Transition

Wild Woman Fundraising

we have a lot of thought leadership around head offices of nonprofits and social service programs. Ever wanted to be a Foundation President?

Grants for Safe and Vital Communities for: Tolerance, Economic Empowerment, Teen Safe Driving, and Domestic Violence Programs

Seeking Grant Money Today

From The Foundation Center. [If Deadline: March 11, 2011 Allstate Foundation Invites Applications for 2011 Grant Program The Allstate Foundation , which provides funding in communities across the United States to address key social issues, is accepting applications for the first round of its 2011 regional grant cycle.


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?

Grants for Plant Conservation Programs Operated In Collaboration

Seeking Grant Money Today

From The Foundation Center. [If The NPCI program funds multi-stakeholder projects that focus on the conservation of native plants and pollinators under any of the following six focal areas: conservation, education, restoration, research, sustainability, and data linkages. RFP native plants grants the foundation center

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

J Campbell Social Marketing

Baldrick’s Foundation contacted me to highlight some of the great strides the organization has taken in the area of social media fundraising.

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

Non Profit Marketing 360

Shot from a film sponsored by the A3 Foundation. Robert Redford did it for Sundance, and the A3 Foundation is doing it at Sundance.

#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? They stress the fact that the foundation will not support land or major hardware/software purchases. Verizon Foundation launches Innovative App Challenge. And century.). Here’s how. Related articles.

KONY2012: Judged by their funders?

Wild Woman Fundraising

Video does not show what percentage of money is spent on programs versus marketing, and emphasizes marketing over action. KONY2012.

#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. The grants from the Gates Foundation are given to organizations (especially those listed as U.S. As of today (9 October, 2011), Apple Inc.

#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. The grants from the Gates Foundation are given to organizations (especially those listed as U.S. As of today (9 October, 2011), Apple Inc.

Matching Grants Program for Citizen Based Monitoring Field Work Benefiting American National Forests and Grasslands

Seeking Grant Money Today

From The Foundation Center. Deadline: January 17, 2012 National Forest Foundation Announces 2012 Matching Awards Program Guidelines The National Forest Foundation , the nonprofit partner of the U.S. The foundation also administers private gifts of funds and land for the benefit of national forests.

8 ways to get people to read and answer your emails in your fundraising job

Wild Woman Fundraising

So you’ve emailed a potential foundation funder. He’d love to get your impression of our programs.” Make it clear.

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I was wrong

Wild Woman Fundraising

It mostly comes from program income. Those organizations that are 501c3 but not private foundations. Seriously. Check it out. By Gayle L.

Nonprofit Communicators, You Can Speak with Authority in 2017

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

” One of the biggest outcomes of our six-month Mentoring Program for Communications Directors is confidence. Learn more here. .

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. Foundations can afford to be risk-takers. Foundations were the original source of social venture capital.

How Can You Use SMS/Text Messages to Get Donations?

Wild Woman Fundraising

If you’re a large organization, mGive and Mobile Giving Foundation have guidelines you need to fall under: 1. Incredible. Unbelievable.

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Wells Fargo Housing Foundation Offering Home Ownership Programs Grants

Seeking Grant Money Today

From The Foundation Center. Grants are made for one-time non-recurring expenses, such as the purchase of new office technology, and for costs associated with programs or projects specific to its area of interest. WFHF provides funding to nonprofit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organizations but not to private foundations.