More Looking to Nonprofit Jobs for Personal Fulfillment

Fundraising Breakthroughs

In “ Execs find fulfillment in nonprofit leadership ,” the Pasadena Star-News writes about how for-profit executives are transitioning to the nonprofit world, where their business skills are much in demand. There seems to be a spike in news—do three stories count as a spike?—about about careers in the nonprofit sector.

Why some people rise in fundraising

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4 ways to find the work that is most fulfilling to you. Check out the first post in this series, all about how to get that fundraising job !

NONPROFIT BRANDING: Sweatshirts Were NOT Stolen From Under Our Client’s Nose. (Because His Head Was Turned!)

NonProfit Branding

Branding Products Marketing, Branding & Management Uncategorized brand management branding products contributor incentives Fulfillment fundraising premiums marketing products Nonprofit marketing promotional products VisABILITY WarehousingVisABILITY Mantra: Buy Cautiously! You can always reorder. One East Coast development director ignored our advice.

Book review: Mindset, A New Psychology of Success

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Want Staff Help with Communications? Start with Photography

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Julie Edwards, executive director of the Humane Society of Northeast Georgia in Gainesville, Georgia, agrees that contributing photography is an excellent way for program staff to fulfill their communications responsibilities. “We

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The difference between goals vs. quotas for major gifts and planned gifts fundraisers


They’ll only fulfill them and acquiesce to them. I am a big believer in setting goals with my staff, not administering quotas. When we sit down to set goals, I prefer to collaborate with my staff, not dictate activities to them. Here’s the difference between a goal and a quota. Goal: The object of a person’s ambition or effort; an aim or desired result.

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Why you need to think of yourself as a facilitator


Rather, they want to employ your organization to fulfill their desire to solve problems that are bigger than they are. This arrangement between you and them is their best prospect for fulfilling their charitable desires. Supporters give to satisfy a need Tweet This!

Spotlight On Sustainers: Part 2

The Agitator

Having shown the undeniable value of sustainer programs, author Chuck Longfield and a team of experienced collaborators set forth in Part 2 (which you can download free right here ) research-backed best practices for marketing, promoting, soliciting and fulfilling a sustained giving program.

Twitterific Cause Marketing

Cause Related Marketing

Donations are processed and fulfilled through Network for Good.HelpAttack! Austin-based HelpAttack! wants to help you use your Twitter superpowers for good.Sign up and pledge a certain amount per Tweet for a month to the charity of your choice. At the end of 30-days HelpAttack!

Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Seth J. Katzen

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As the chief professional, he is responsible for providing visionary leadership, management and strategic direction toward the fulfillment of the. Seth J. Katzen.

VolunteerMatch Enters into Sweet Cause Marketing Deal with Ben and Jerrys and Target

Cause Related Marketing

VolunteerMatch actually fulfills the brightest hopes for the potential of the Internet by connecting people with causes and doing great.

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Interview with Jeff Schreifels-What to do in times of turmoil

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This by far the most exciting and fulfilling summit I have ever done.

Are you satisfied with your career right now?

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To find this “employment nirvana” you must meet the three pillar elements of your career – Financial, Fulfillment, and Foundation. Fulfillment. Probably the greatest reason people make huge “u-turns” in their career is to follow a more personally fulfilling path.

Fundraising is Broken…Fix It With Engagement Fundraising


Here at MarketSmart, our mission is simple: we aim to exponentially increase revenues for nonprofits while dramatically reducing costs. But, while advancing toward our objective, we came to a startling realization. Fundraising is broken. There, we said it!

What’s missing from most nonprofit mission statements?


You’ll be hard-pressed to find a charity mission statement that includes their donors — the very people that provide the funding to fulfill each charity’s mission. Last week I wrote a post that ruffled some feathers. I do that from time to time.

Grant a Soldier's Wish in Time for Christmas

Cause Related Marketing

5 posting on Sears Hero's At Home, I'm pleased to highlight, which allows armed service men and women and their families to post wish lists that you and I can fulfill. Quick Post:In keeping with Thursday's post on Current Energy and and my Dec.

One of the Best Campaign Messages Ever (Case Study)

Getting Attention

” In fact, I see—via comments on MN United’s Facebook post this morning asking folks to order this free bumper sticker while quantities last—that the popularity of the anthem has exceeded MN United’s ability to fulfill demand from eager messengers. Go ahead.

Need a Good Day? Focus on Your Little Wins

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

According to research by Teresa Amabile from the Harvard Business School, your best work days likely include making progress – even if it is just a small win — on work you consider meaningful or important.

Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Kirsten McIlvenna

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Although it’s easy to get caught up in the day-to-day life in her US office, she feels the most fulfillment when she gets to visit the programs in Haiti and the DR to meet and build relationships with those she works each day to help. Kirsten McIlvenna.

Storytelling at Its Very Best

Non Profit Marketing 360

But the girl is killed in a car accident before she can fulfill her pledge. Child enjoying clean and safe drinking water from a newly built well, funded by charity: water (Photo credit: Wikipedia). To see just how powerful storytelling can be for your cause, take just a few moments to watch this new video from Charity: Water.

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Storytelling at Its Very Best

Non Profit Marketing 360

But the girl is killed in a car accident before she can fulfill her pledge. English: child enjoying clean and safe drinking water from a newly built well, funded by charity: water (Photo credit: Wikipedia). To see just how powerful storytelling can be for your cause, take just a few moments to watch this new video from Charity: Water.

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Notes from a Board retreat

Get Fully Funded

A nonprofit will best be able to serve people and fulfill its mission when the Board, staff, and volunteers are all passionate about the cause. In order to fulfill your mission, you must have money.

Another Great Thank You Video You Need to See

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Here is the final product: The overall process of making a “Thank You” video was fulfilling and fun. Gerard Miller. Last October, Kivi presented a webinar on thank you videos. Today’s guest, Gerard Miller, attended that webinar and sent a sweet email thanking us for the presentation. (He’s

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How Nonprofits Can Use Text Messaging

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Nonprofits who invest in their donors by holding events where they can meet each other in person have greater success — meaning 84% of event fundraising expectations are fulfilled. Alexa Lemzy. Have you tried mobile fundraising or contacting your supporters via text?

Focus on the mission, not the money

Get Fully Funded

It’s about fulfilling your organization’s mission. Too many times, nonprofit Fundraisers get so focused on the money that they forget to communicate about the mission. I’ve seen this in direct mail appeals, grant proposals, and major donor visits. . Keep this in mind: it’s not about the money you need. It’s about helping people and changing or saving lives.

The Edge Visible Challenge: $1,000 Award

A Small Change

What does your organization do/offer to fulfill your mission? do you fulfill your mission? I’m always trying to let you know right away when I learn about a new online award or grant. The Edge Group in Washington and California is celebrating their 5 year anniversary with a $1,000 award. They believe that nonprofits often describe themselves with such generic language that they become invisible to the communities they are in.

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The Fundraising Career Conference ROCKED!

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From Lisa Schachter: Thanks so much, Della Rae – This session is helping me to grasp and clarify the kind of environment I want and need in order to feel happy and fulfilled in a new job. Here’s what people said about the Fundraising Career Conference Presenters!

How NOT to write a letter to your supporter community


Together, we have fulfilled our Great Expectations. Here’s an old letter from my alma mater. In 2012 they achieved their goal and raised $1 billion but, in my humble opinion, they failed miserably. .

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6 Reasons Why Planned Gift Marketing Budgets Are So Small


Every dollar invested in planned giving is a dollar taken away from current mission fulfillment. Michael Rosen and some others contributed to this article on my group on LinkedIn (Smart Planned Giving Marketers). I thought the information was very smart and thought I’d share it.

Cause Marketing and 'Nature Deficit Disorder'

Cause Related Marketing

Make two mouse clicks, sign the pledge with your Facebook ID, and all you have to do is fulfill it. Likewise, The North Face could ask several questions that help people think about exactly what they’ll be doing when they fulfill their pledge.

More About the Difference Between Buying and Donating…


It’s time to think in terms of donor needs and how nonprofits fulfill those needs. Yesterday I said that, in order to inspire a monetary exchange (for profit or nonprofit), you must provide value to others.

Trends That Will Shape PR in 2018

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Many would say that public relations has already fulfilled its potential as a management discipline, but this is true largely within multinational corporations, and even there, the corporate commmunications function does not always report into the CEO. What can PR professionals expect in 2018?

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Notes from Day 1 of the Cause Academy in Phoenix

Cause Related Marketing

Causes are increasingly willing to partner with non-competing causes to better fulfill their missions More tomorrow. I'm in Phoenix for the Cause Academy, a convocation of cause marketers, including causes, sponsors, and counsel. Here's some early notes: Causes are trying to figure out the work structure that would best deploy their teams. Sponsors want face time with the top leaders of the cause they partner with. Top cause marketers have the ear of their CEOs.

8 Reasons to Attend the Nonprofit Leadership Summit

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Way will be sharing this proven system with you so that your nonprofit can continue to fulfill its mission for years to come. In just a few short days, the Nonprofit Leadership Summit will Start. If you need 8 Reasons to buy the Nonprofit Leadership Summit ticket today, here they are! .

3 words for 2010

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And it will help you move forward in fulfilling your organization’s mission. Think about how you might fulfill your organization’s mission. I see a few friends who are setting their intentions for the year by choosing 3 words from Seth Godin’s new guide “ What Matters Now.&# I thought I’d do the same. There’s something powerful about setting an intention.

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Website Words to Live By

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Interaction with your organization's website should be easy and fulfilling. Here are some of the most important takeaways from our Speed Consulting for Nonprofit Websites webinars, featuring Mark Rovner and Alia McKee SeaChange Strategies along with our own Katya Andresen. Don’t leave your common sense at the door ? ?. Don’t make them have to think (the most important rule!). Visitors don't want to have to stop their search to figure out where to go.

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Be careful what you think!

Get Fully Funded

If you spend your day focused on how bad things are and how you can’t raise money, your thoughts become a self-fulfilling prophecy. Every nonprofit can raise all the money they need to fulfill their mission. If your organization is having trouble raising money right now and you’re blaming it on the economy, I want you to stop. There are lots of nonprofits who are doing just fine. Many of my clients are raising more money this year than last year.

16 Simple Things Your Best Donors Want


Here’s my list of essential major donor needs that you must aim to fulfill: 1. Your best donors want you to do the important work they can’t or won’t do. Your best donors want you to give them the credit and praise for your achievements. They want to be the hero in the story, not you.

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You’ve Just Been Promoted to Chief of Staff

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But what if you could transform your role away from that and into something much more valuable to your organization and fulfilling for you? Leili Khalessi.

How to develop more collective power at work

Wild Woman Fundraising

We can’t say we want to create a better world and fulfill our missions when people are leaving every 6 months. Because that means we’re actually not helping people or fulfilling our missions very well when there is constant turnover.

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