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3 Metrics Your Nonprofit Should Measure Using Google Analytics

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The audience location metrics enable you to specifically determine the geographic areas that your site content is reaching.

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. Depending on your organization or project’s focus, one of these sites may be more suitable. foundations and corporate donors. Step 1: Go to: [link].

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

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The following is the GrantSpace site's press release: "New York, NY — October 5, 2010. The Foundation Center, the leading source of information about philanthropy worldwide, has launched an online learning community for the social sector. Tags: grant writing resources grant writing how to the foundation center

Site Visits Or the Meeting With A Potential Grant Donor

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It is a common step, in the grant application process, especially when the amount requested is a large amount, is for the potential grant donor to request to visit the applicant nonprofit's office or the site where the proposed program (that the grant is requested for) does or will occur. It's normal. Still, encouraging news is a good sign.

Build Your Nonprofit Story Bank (Case Study)

Getting Attention

Welcome to guest blogger Meghan Hurley, Special Events Intern at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and a senior at Loyola University Maryland. .

#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. But the practicalities of the application process are not.

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

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But what about all the legal files on the servers? offer comparatively little storage space. violating copyright laws. something the DOJ does not deny.

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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. You’re not alone. So many of our fundraising emails go unanswered! Make it clear.

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What I was doing when I wasn’t here

Wild Woman Fundraising

I met with some lovely people at the Amala Foundation , they help people all over the world find peace and compassion. That is her, above.

Nonprofits and Foundations: Don’t Forget the Infographics


Check out the infographics page on the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation site. Gee, I’ve even written a couple.) coolinfographics.

Great site, good info, what else could one ask for?


Giving data related to aging make clear that the country is on the edge of huge shifts in the age cohorts that represent the adult giving population.

Get Seen By Private Foundations

Nonprofit Consultant Blog

Many, if not most, of the private, family foundations seem to have this notice in their listings. These foundations are typically small (under $1 million in endowment), have no full-time staff, and no means of effectively screening and evaluating the volume of material they'd receive if they did open themselves up to unsolicited applications.

Cause Marketing Our Thanks

Cause Related Marketing

The match between We&Co and The New York Says Thank You Foundation, both of which are all about thanks, is just terrific.

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#SOCIALNETWORKS: StumbleUpon An Early & Still Independent Social Network Web Searcher

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Within your SU account, you can even send text messages to other members whose sites you have enjoyed. Related articles.

Compelling Images for Nonprofits: When Babies and Puppies Aren’t in Your Mission

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Anthony Foundation has a great collection of photos from their Willing to Serve campaign (including some famous faces). Find Inspiration.

Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Melanie Swiftney

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

She’s made it her mission to raise awareness of the good the foundation does for their community. Melanie Swiftney. 8:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m.

New Nonprofit Resource Site

Nonprofit Consultant Blog

Here's a new web site from a colleague of mine, Nancy Neal of Augment Direct ( This is a half-day course that will be taught at the Peninsula Community Foundation in San Mateo. There are, of course, sections about her consulting and coaching services, but also check out the free resources.

Use What You Know to Help Tell Your Story

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Every foundation, nonprofit or research institution, whether it is providing services or shaping policy, is producing knowledge. Kristina.

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Grassroots Cause Marketing from Volvo

Cause Related Marketing

Now a 501(c)(3) charity, Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, has generated $35 million for cancer research, $12 million of it from lemonade stands.

Free Web Site for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Consultant Blog

If your organization still does not have a web presence, and you still believe you don't have the money or the time to invest in getting a web site, you have no more excuses. is offering a free, template-driven web site to all nonprofit organizations. Tags: nonprofit , free web sites , , online

Resource Roundup: Foundation Trends, Overhead, Major Gift Asks, and More

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A Small Change Fundraising Blog shares Current and Future Trends in Foundations. Duke Haddad outlines The Anatomy of a Major-Gifts Ask.

Cause Marketing That’s Good for a Laugh

Cause Related Marketing

Tags: Bobby Labonte Tony Stewart Coca-Cola American Idol Clint Boyer Smile-izer Jeff Burton Denny Hamlin NASCAR National Park Foundation Joey Logano Coke Ryan Seacrest

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Israel Trip Day 1

A. Fine Blog

Had a terrific first day talking to foundations and students here in Jerusalem. a beautiful brand new building in downtown Jerusalem.

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

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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. The Foundation Center is a nonprofit itself. nonprofit corporation, foundations which are often grant donors, themselves.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Request for Proposals

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Friday, March 16, 2007 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Funding Alert: New Routes to Community Health Call for Proposals: The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has just posted a call for proposals related to Vulnerable Populations. Tags: RFP Request For Proposals Robert Wood Johnson Foundation More details and how to apply.

#Philanthropy: Get Involved With Some Of The Biggest Corporate Donors

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A list of the top 50 (as of July 2011) can be found at The Foundation Center ‘s website. What are some of the ways they give? PAF).&#

Grants for U.S. K - 12 Students Attending Museums, Historic Sites, and Cultural Organizations

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From The Foundation Center. Deadline: October 3, 2011 Target Accepting Applications for K-12 Field Trip Grants Program Target Corporation is accepting applications from education professionals for the Target Field Trip Grants program to bring K-12 students in the United States to museums, historical sites, and cultural organizations.

As Seen on TV Cause Marketing

Cause Related Marketing

Before Arsenio Hall’s win on The Celebrity Apprentice May 20, 2012, Walgreens, the mega drugstore chain, developed and began selling a bracelet for $3, with $2 of that going to the Magic Johnson Foundation. The Foundation also received $250,000 thanks to Hall’s Apprentice win. It sorta has to be that way. But no Magic Johnson.

DonorData Versus the Foundation Center

Nonprofit Consultant Blog

A friend recently asked my opinion of a new online foundation research site called "" As a baseline for comparison, I used the Foundation Center's "Foundation Directory Online." In the Foundation Center's corner, however, is usability. I decided to do the same search on each service.

The Importance of Your Digital House

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

they are the foundation of everything we do to engage our communities online. Elizabeth Brigham. Kristina. Guest Post by Elizabeth Brigham.

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What’s the One Secret to Winning Foundation Grants?

Fundraising Coach

Then head over to Pamela’s blog to sign up for her free 5-part course on successful foundation funding. “It Government and The Foundation Center, there are over $544 billion up for grabs each and every year from thousands of sources. (To Yet another Internet site with shades of Matthew Lesko’s *free money* scam. Red flags?

Wells Fargo Housing Foundation Offering Home Ownership Programs Grants

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From The Foundation Center. WFHF provides funding to nonprofit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organizations but not to private foundations. The foundation does not make grants to individuals. Visit the WFHF Web site for complete program guidelines and a map of the Wells Fargo service area. The average grant size is $10,000.

Grants for Preservation Or Conservation of Nationally Significant Artifacts, Historic Structures, or Sites

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From The Foundation Center. Deadline: May 22, 2009 Applications Available for 2009 Save America's Treasures Program The Federal Save America's Treasures program offers grants for preservation and/or conservation work on nationally significant intellectual and cultural artifacts and historic structures and sites. million.

Grant for Wildlife Refuges Incorporating History and Historic Sites in Programs

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From The Foundation Center. The National Wildlife Refuge System Preserve America Grant program seeks to protect historic sites, integrate history into refuge interpretive and education programs, and build partnerships with communities and organizations interested in supporting refuge programs. RFP Link: [link].

Who are the best nonprofits on Pinterest?

J Campbell Social Marketing

According to TIME : “Pinterest, the three-year-old photo-sharing site, can be an overwhelming place for the uninitiated. ASPCA – [link]. Tweet.

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Why Ignoring GuideStar’s Profile Pages Damages Your PR Strategy

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

In fact, GuideStar reports that more than 60,000 media members have used the site over the past six months. GuideStar reports that more than 7 million people visit its site annually — and many of those folks are donors who are looking to gain information about organizations they are thinking about supporting. Charting Impact.

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

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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).

One Lesson from the #iGiveLocal “Give Local America” Fiasco

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

In South Carolina, the Central Carolina Community Foundation scrambled to create a backup site using a Wufoo form for participants in Midlands Gives.

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

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COMMUNICATIONS: The Number One Way To Gain Site Or Blog Readership Is… ( Don’t let it drive your agenda.

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

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It is an interesting fact that more and more I see foundations have either completely switched to only accepting grant proposals online, or they have a hard date set when they will no longer accept paper grant proposals (applications), and it's often sooner than later. Foundations are not monsters. It is a new shiny era.