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. Mobile traffic behavior metrics let you monitor your site''s mobile traffic growth over time. Web Site 101 Best Practices

Fast Ways to Find Funding Sources

Get Fully Funded

Foundationcenter.org 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. To search for foundation and private grant opportunities, follow these 3 steps. It maintains the most comprehensive database on grant making foundations and corporations in the U.S.

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

Seeking Grant Money Today

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. The Foundation Center, which maintains offices in Atlanta, Cleveland, New York City, San Francisco, and Washington, DC, has long been known as the premier resource for fundraisers and others seeking grants.

Site Visits Or the Meeting With A Potential Grant Donor

Seeking Grant Money Today

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. Let's say that the planning has been underway for about three quarters of a year, so far, and we submitted grant applications to three different grant donors (foundations, in this case) about a month ago.

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. . Congrats to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) for 40 years of persistent work to improve access to, and quality of, health care.

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

Non Profit Marketing 360

Shot from a film sponsored by the A3 Foundation. According to their own site, “The A3 Fellows Program is the inaugural program for the foundation placing emerging artists with seasoned artists to learn and grow.

#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).

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

Non Profit Marketing 360

Sites like Megauploads (and the more tame ‘iCloud’) are often called ‘cyberlockers’ because they offer storage space for files that subscribers can access and share via links to those files and temporary passwords. But what about all the legal files on the servers?

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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. Nonprofit software companies and other sorts of vendors for nonprofits WOULD profit from sponsoring this site. Are you sending emails and just feeling like you’re beating your head against the wall? You’re not alone.

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. it’s called “3-D Reputation Engine&# and I’m blogging about it at [link] , and at my new social media consulting site, [link].

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


A few days ago, my most devoted reader (someone I also like to call "mom") sent me a link to a really neat site: the Giving Forum from the Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers (whew, that was long to type, I wonder if they call themselves FRAG?).

Nonprofits and Foundations: Don’t Forget the Infographics


But, some foundations and nonprofits have started to understand the value of this tool to visually simplify information that’s difficult to convey in text. Check out the infographics page on the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation site.

Get Seen By Private Foundations

Nonprofit Consultant Blog

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."

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

Non Profit Marketing 360

At its foundation, a StumbleUpon account establishes a set of filters or delimiters by and for the user so that he/she can ‘stumble upon’ similar material related to an original search on the internet. Creating social networks before anyone knew what they were.

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

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Anthony Foundation used Facebook to showcase a collection of images featuring current volunteers, local famous faces and their clients posing with their dining room’s newly branded cafeteria trays. Web Site 101 Nonprofit Storytelling The verdict is in: Donors love puppies and babies.

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New Nonprofit Resource Site

Nonprofit Consultant Blog

Here's a new web site from a colleague of mine, Nancy Neal of Augment Direct (augmentdirect.com). 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. Nancy has a monthly e-newsletter, Building Relationships , a long (and growing) list of links, and an excellent download (pdf), Principled Fundraising 101.

Cause Marketing Our Thanks

Cause Related Marketing

Starting today you can use the We&Co smartphone app to thank firefighters, police officers and other first responders who distinguished themselves by their bravery, sacrifice and service during the attacks of 9/11 ten years ago in partnership with The New York Says Thank You Foundation.

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. Mainly they wanted to help their site users and staff to find and share their research. Lisa Brooks (L) and Gabriela Fitz (R).

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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. OrgSites.com is offering a free, template-driven web site to all nonprofit organizations. I do think that these sites can be very good for small, local organizations like PTA's or small church groups. Tags: nonprofit , free web sites , orgsites.com , online

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

Fundraising Breakthroughs

A Small Change Fundraising Blog shares Current and Future Trends in Foundations. Check out the Paying for Overhead Study to get insight into what costs foundations will and won’t cover. The Wall Street Journal highlights Charity Sites That Let Donors Call the Shots.

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.

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

Non Profit Marketing 360

A list of the top 50 (as of July 2011) can be found at The Foundation Center ‘s website. Bank Of America is listed on The Foundation Center ‘s list as having given $190,668,042 in 2009. Meanwhile, the bank’s own philanthropic site claims it gave $200 million.

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

Seeking Grant Money Today

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. Visit the Target Web site for complete program guidelines and access to the application form.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Request for Proposals

Seeking Grant Money Today

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. Up to eight geographically and ethnically diverse sites will receive awards of as much as $225,000 over 39 months. Tags: RFP Request For Proposals Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Melanie Swiftney

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

She joined the Grand Haven Area Community Foundation in August 2015 as their sole marketing and communications staff member, handling all writing, graphic design, and social media needs. She’s made it her mission to raise awareness of the good the foundation does for their community.

DonorData Versus the Foundation Center

Nonprofit Consultant Blog

A friend recently asked my opinion of a new online foundation research site called "DonorData.com." As a baseline for comparison, I used the Foundation Center's "Foundation Directory Online." 9.99/month Search: California & Civil Rights 86 foundation results No sub-categories available On the Foundation Center site the "Civil Rights" field of interest has several sub-categories. In the Foundation Center's corner, however, is usability.

Grassroots Cause Marketing from Volvo

Cause Related Marketing

Buy a virtual glass of lemonade from Lemonadestandforlife.com , sponsored by Volvo, and the money goes to Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation to support families who must travel for their child’s cancer treatments.

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Wells Fargo Housing Foundation Offering Home Ownership Programs Grants

Seeking Grant Money Today

From The Foundation Center. Wells Fargo Housing Foundation Accepting Applications for Home Ownership Grant Program Deadline: August 1, 2007 The Wells Fargo Housing Foundation ( https://www.wellsfargo.com/about/wfhf_oview ), a philanthropic organization of Wells Fargo & Company ( https://wellsfargo.com/ ), 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.

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. Historic structures and sites include districts, buildings, areas, and structures. Visit the NPS Web site for complete program information.

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. A favorite of fashionistas and designers, the site now has more than 70 million users and continues to grow in popularity. Gates Foundation – [link].

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Cause Marketing That’s Good for a Laugh

Cause Related Marketing

When you record your digital laugh at Coke’s online ‘Smile-izer’ the cola giant will send $1 to the National Park Foundation, up to $50,000.Here’s how it works: go to the mycoke.com website, make sure that your webcam and/or microphone is enabled, then press the site’s record button and laugh for about 20 seconds, give or take.The campaign was activated with online ads (I saw it in my Gmail.

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Grant for Wildlife Refuges Incorporating History and Historic Sites in Programs

Seeking Grant Money Today

From The Foundation Center. Applications Invited for National Wildlife Refuge System Preserve America Grant Program Deadline: November 1, 2007 The Fish and Wildlife Service ( [link] ) and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation ( [link] ) are requesting proposals to help foster interpretive, education, and visitor initiatives that incorporate history and historic sites into the National Wildlife Refuge System's ( [link] ) mission.

Israel Trip Day 1

A. Fine Blog

Had a terrific first day talking to foundations and students here in Jerusalem. The day began with a presentation to foundation executives at the Avi Chai Foundation., I also spoke to several grantees of the foundation and about 70 students at Hebrew University.

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. The card that holds the bracelet says that Walgreens was “inspired by Arsenio Hall’s work to support the Magic Johnson Foundation and created this bracelet to symbolize our joint commitment.”

The Importance of Your Digital House

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

they are the foundation of everything we do to engage our communities online. When members of our communities come to our sites, the first thing we want them to understand is our mission and what we’re trying to communicate to them. Elizabeth Brigham.

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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).

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

Non Profit Marketing 360

When the Case Foundation offered its suggestions to get a successful nonprofit blog up, the contributor Britt Bravo spent the most time discussing the fact that “The best person to write an organization’s blog is the person who is the most excited to write it.”

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. Of that number, 35,000 are registered foundation staff members who use the site to research potential grantees.

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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. This isn’t meant to say that writing foundation grant proposals doesn’t require thought, persuasive writing skills and attention to detail.

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

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

One big obvious one is that you need the ability to redirect quickly all the traffic your campaigns have generated elsewhere when your primary page or even your whole site goes down. Yesterday, May 3, was Give Local America Day.