#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).

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?).

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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."

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.

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.

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.

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. 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

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.

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. 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.

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.

Grant for Wildlife Refuges Incorporating History and Historic Sites in Programs

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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.

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).

#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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#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.”

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.

Capital Improvement Grants Available to Tourism Non Profits Conserving, Protecting, or Restoring Cultural, Historic, or Naturaly Significant Sites

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From The Foundation Center. The organization's primary consideration is to fund projects and programs whose goal is capital improvements that serve to protect, restore, or conserve sites of exceptional cultural, historic, or natural significance; or the education of local host communities and the traveling public about conservation and preservation of sites of exceptional cultural, historical, or natural significance.

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. Grassroots organizations, in particular, are hit hard by this turn in foundation culture, towards the technology. Foundations are not monsters. It is a new shiny era.

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

Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research Promotes BioTech and Pharma Companies' Parkinson's Research: Not Restricted to US Companies Only

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From The Foundation Center. Fox Foundation Invites Biotechnology/Pharmaceutical Companies to Apply for Therapeutics Development Initiative Deadline: July 17, 2007; and January 24, 2008 (Pre-proposals) The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research ( [link] ) has announced its 2007-08 Therapeutics Development Initiative, which is designed to promote industry investment in pre-clinical research for Parkinson's disease. Michael J.

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.

Grants for Capital Improvements to Protect, Restore, or Conserve Cultural, Historic, Etc. Sites to U.S. and Non-U.S. Nonprofits

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From The Foundation Center.

#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.

#FUNDRAISING: Facebook Gives Pages & Apps To Nonprofits (Zuckerberg Gives Cash)

Non Profit Marketing 360

Facebook , like Apple , does not have a philanthropic foundation like some other corporations, like Dell or Intel. So if a charitable foundation is not part of the Facebook portfolio at this stage, what does it do to support the work of nonprofits?

How to Choose the Right Online Communications Platforms for A Small Nonprofit

J Campbell Social Marketing

One of the most frequent problems I see recurring in small nonprofits is this: With all the online tools out there – websites, blogs, email software, social media sites, review sites – how can a small nonprofit know which ones to prioritize?

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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.

#HOWTO: Setup A Pheed Account & Why It Could Prove Valuable For Nonprofits

Non Profit Marketing 360

The latest social network vying for our attention. Alright, I admit that when I first heard about one of the newest social networks out there, Pheed, I was underwhelmed. Are we not overwhelmed with social networks as it is?

#HOWTO: Setup A Pheed Account & Why It Could Prove Valuable For Nonprofits

Non Profit Marketing 360

The latest social network vying for our attention Alright, I admit that when I first heard about one of the newest social networks out there, Pheed, I was underwhelmed. Are we not overwhelmed with social networks as it is?

#Communications: ‘Tis The Season For Making Lists & Prepping For 2012

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First on our list of lists concerns the ‘ Top 10 Tech Tools For Nonprofits ‘ drawn up by the Layla Grace Foundation , a nonprofit that works with families whose children are diagnosed with cancer.

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Online Fundraising Best Practices

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This was the opening question Jocelyn Harmon (Director of Nonprofit Services for Care2.com) and I posed during our presentation on "The Art and Science of Fundraising Online" for the Association Foundation Group. There are two main ways nonprofits can build lists: * Organic Cultivation: via your own website, events, social networking sites, direct mail, etc. * Paid Acquisition: Online acquisition ( like Care2 ) Google Ad Words, email appends, chaperoned emails, etc.

A Nonprofit’s Guide to Building Simple, Low-Cost Websites

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Editor's note: We recommend reading this article in conjunction with Tips for Designing (or Redesigning) a Nonprofit Website to get a more complete picture of options to create a well-designed, affordable, website and the process you should expect when moving through different parts of the process of developing a beautiful new site. If you don’t do so now, it could be snatched up by an individual or entity to create a site that has nothing to do with your organization.

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The CMS Roundtable: Which Website Solution is Right for You?

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His objective is to work with a client to help them realize their vision and create a Web site that inspires, educates and engages end users. He is on the Advisory Boards for The Ojai Foundation and The Wildwoods Foundation. Tags: Web Site 101 Events RESERVE YOUR SEAT NOW! Download the presentation slides below Related Documents! Too often organizations are overwhelmed with technology choices and simply do not have enough information to make decisions.

How to Drive Traffic to Your Nonprofit Website

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As part of your overall marketing plan, include strategies to draw people to your site to learn about your cause and support your mission. Take full advantage of your existing communications by including an article or advertisement that highlights what's available on your site - or what's new. For example, tell them they can register for a drawing, or you can pose a question in your newsletter and tell them to visit your site for the answer.

Grants for Animal Shelter or Rescue Nonprofits That Collaborate, Promote, and/or Increase Awareness of Dog Homelessness

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From The Foundation Center. Deadline: June 30, 2013 "Pedigree Foundation Invites Applications for 2013 Innovation and Operation Grant "The Pedigree Foundation is accepting applications for its 2013 Innovation and Operation Grants program from nonprofit animal shelters and dog rescue groups. See the Pedigree Foundation Web site for eligibility and application guidelines." RFP grants the foundation center animal welfare

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.”

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Get that Nasty Lance Armstrong Taste Out of Your Mouth

Cause Related Marketing

Check the SportsandSocialChange.org site for links to the spots. Howard Brodwin Coca-Cola Sports And Social Change Lance Armstrong Foundation Citibank British Petroleum Paralympics Lance Armstrong cause marketing

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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.

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.

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