Stories From Smaller Nonprofits: Georgia Canines for Independence

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The Georgia Canines for Independence Story. of Georgia , I dedicated my life to training dogs to improve the quality of life of people with disabilities. Georgia Canines for Independence is a 501-c-3 nonprofit. Georgia Canines for Independence ( GCI ) provides trained assistance dogs for children and adults with physical disabilities and other special needs. More About Georgia Canines for Independence Facebook.

Friends of Georgia State Parks: Taking QR Codes to the Park

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I very much enjoyed speaking to your group today! There was a lot of talk and questions afterward about QR codes. Tonight, in researching for my latest book, QR Codes for Dummies , I found this story on how Fort Smith Historic Site in Arkansas is using QR codes! It’s a great article that I think you’ll find interesting and helpful. Here’s the challenge: to get it you need to scan this QR code! There’s a good lesson in this too.

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Cheapo Cause Marketing

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this ad from a recent Martha Stewart Living magazine Georgia Pacific is trumpeting their donation to Susan G. Since 2004, the ad says, Georgia. Komen for the Cure Georgia Pacific Martha Stewart Living Koch Industries Vanity Fair You know me, I love cause marketing. Almost any company, but especially those that face the consumer, could benefit from it.But it rubs me wrong when I see humungous companies going cheap on the cause marketing donation amount.In

Telling Your Cause Marketing Story On Pack

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Now Brawny, the Georgia-Pacific brand of paper towels, has taken a page from Kroger and produced a limited-edition 8-roll pack co-branded with The Wounded Warrior Project that tells the charity’s story. Sign a ‘thanks’ wall, like the Facebook page, or text ‘thanks’ to 272969 and Georgia-Pacific will back a $1 donation per action. Brawny Georgia-Pacific Consumer Package Goods Cause Marketing Activation Wounded Warrior Project cause marketing.

Cause Marketing to Build Customer Loyalty

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In the deregulated Georgia natural gas market, one is using cause marketing. In 1997 the Georgia Public Service Commission deregulated the natural gas market. One of these Georgia gas marketers… Fireside Natural Gas … is trying to get off the merry-go-round with a cause marketing approach. Facebook Loyalty Fireside Natural Gas Georgia Public Service Commission cause marketing

An Interview with a Student Journalist Part I

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Grady School of Journalism at the University of Georgia in lovely Athens.Having trained as a journalist myself, I could hardly turn down the request from Cathryn McIntosh.This time I've redacted the. Prahalad University of Georgia Viktor Frankl Jessica Bennett Go Bulldogs!After After my interview with Jessica Bennett of Newsweek several weeks back, I was astonished when another journalist approached me for an interview, this time a student from the Henry W.

An Interview with a Student Journalist II

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This is the second half of an interview with University of Georgia Journalism Student Cathryn McIntosh on the subject of cause-related marketing. Tags: Cathryn McIntosh Stamp Out Hunger Munchkin Utah Food Bank Ben and Jerrys McLane Oreck University of Georgia B2B cause-related marketing Thanks and Giving Read the first half here.As before, I've edited this a little bit; this time because of some typos and to clarify some answers. Yikes!

Want Staff Help with Communications? Start with Photography

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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 Before social media, nonprofit communicators needed mostly text, and convincing non-communications staff to devote time and energy into writing was (and still is) a challenge. Now, communicators need visuals as much as they need text.

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Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Angel Mills

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Angel Mills is the Communications Coordinator at Georgia Organics. In her role, Angel works to advance Georgia Organics mission to connect Georgia farms to Georgia families. Angel Mills. Welcome to our latest installment in our series on the “Day in the Life” of nonprofit communicators! This series lets you describe your workday in your own words. We’d love to feature YOU in this series!

A New Twist on Displaying Paper Icons

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Twenty CiCi’s Pizza Buffet locations in Georgia have come up with a fun idea of how to display the paper icons for their charity of choice, Special Olympics Georgia. Those Georgia CiCi’s locations began selling Special Olympics paper icons for $1 starting on July 16. In addition, on Monday, August 13, CiCi’s donated 10 percent of sales to Special Olympics Georgia. "At Paper icons can be a license to print money if all the elements come together right.

YOUR Next Nonprofit Marketing Job

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Vice President of Communications and Marketing Make-A-Wish Georgia (Atlanta, GA). Please post your nonprofit marketing jobs here. Communications Associate Powder River Basin Resource Council (Sheridan, WY). Communications Coordinator National Flute Association (Chicago, IL). Communications Manager Any Baby Can (Austin, TX). Communications Manager City Lights (Chicago, IL). Communications and Public Relations Manager OPCC (Santa Monica, CA).

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*YOUR New Nonprofit Marketing Job—Movin’ up Monday

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Public Information Associate , The Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities (Atlanta, GA). Please post your nonprofit marketing position here for full-time or part-time staff, consulting or internship opportunities. New Opportunities. Communications Coordinator , Greenlights (Austin, TX). Communications Director , Burst for Prosperity (Seattle, WA). Communications Director , Secular Student Alliance (Columbus, OH).

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OMG Nonprofit Communications Jobs

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Public Information Specialist Georgia Legal Services (Atlanta, GA). Post YOUR nonprofit marketing job here: Featuring jobs with nonprofits, grantmakers, B Corps, and vendors serving nonprofits. Communications Assistant (PT) Pulitzer Arts Foundation (St. Louis, MO). Communications Director Center on Policy Initiatives (San Diego, CA). Communications Director America Achieves (Washington, D.C.).

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How the Super Bowl Inspired Nonprofit Marketing in Atlanta

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But my personal favorite is the Georgia Aquarium , because a penguin kicking a football is awesome. Kathy Powell shared this post with me on Sunday — before Super Bowl LI. It was a heartbreaker for Falcons fans like Kathy. But let’s go back to a more hopeful time Sunday afternoon , when Kathy took some time from pre-game prep to share some ways she saw Atlanta nonprofits capitalize on their team’s success. Kathy Powell. Guest Post by Kathy Powell.

Data suggests more planned gifts could be headed your way

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James III (University of Georgia), Mitzi K. According to a 2009 report found in Financial Services Review, the number of charitable estate plans steadily increased among Americans aged 55-64 between 1996 and 2006. The report analyzed the trend of 41,965 Americans in a study authored by Russell N. Lauderdale (Texas Tech University), and Cliff A. Robb (University of Alabama).

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Friday Futures—Your Next Marketing Job?

Getting Attention

Communications Specialist , Goodwill of North Georgia (Atlanta, GA). Please post your nonprofit marketing position here for full-time or part-time staff, consulting or internship opportunities. Thanks! NEW OPPORTUNITIES. Chief Marketing Officer , Midtown Alliance (Atlanta, GA). Communications and Development Director , San Luis Obispo Little Theatre (San Luis Obispo, CA). Communications and Grants Officer , Jewish Senior Living Group (JSLG). San Francisco, CA).

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Good Jobs for Great Orgs

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7) Director of Marketing , Georgia Center for Nonprofits (Atlanta, GA). Please post your nonprofit marketing position here —FT or PT staff, consulting or internship opportunities. NEW OPPORTUNITIES. 1) Communications and Marketing Intern and. Social Media Intern. Political Research Associates (Somerville, MA). 2) Communications Director. Island Conservation (Santa Cruz, CA). 3) Communications Director , PA Breast Cancer Coalition (Ephrata, PA).

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Nonprofit Marketing Help Wanted Now

Getting Attention

Director of Communications , Georgia Budget & Policy Institute (Atlanta, GA). Please post your nonprofit marketing position here for full-time or part-time staff, consulting or internship opportunities. Thanks! NEW OPPORTUNITIES. Communications Associate , Art in General (New York, NY). Communications and Donor Relations Assistant , The National Marine Sanctuary Foundation (Silver Spring, MD). Communications and Membership Associate , Jewish Community Action (St. Paul, MN).

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One person makes a difference

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I spent the weekend in Savannah, Georgia with my Mama and sister-in-law to celebrate my Mama’s birthday (she’s 74). “Well-behaved women rarely make history.&#. I love this quote! I saw it so clearly recently. What I didn’t expect was to learn so much about the role women have played throughout history. We learned the details of how Juliette Gordon Low started the Girl Scouts of America (and we saw a couple of scout groups touring Low’s home).

Corporate Partnerships & The Law: Contracts ??

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10] A few states have special requirements that are uniquely required by that state: Georgia : A statement that the charitable sales promotion is subject to the requirements of O.C.G.A. Georgia/New Hampshire : The estimated number of units of goods or services to be sold or used. 2] See state laws in Arkansas, Connecticut, Georgia, Hawaii, New Hampshire, and South Carolina. [3] 3] See state laws in Arkansas, Connecticut, Georgia, Hawaii, New Hampshire, and South Carolina. [4]

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Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Cindy Olnick

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A native of Columbus, Georgia, Cindy worked in corporate communications in Cambridge, MA and managed internal communications for the Harvard Business School MBA Program before moving to L.A. Cindy Olnick. Welcome to our latest installment in our series on the “Day in the Life” of nonprofit communicators! This series lets you describe your workday in your own words. We’d love to feature YOU in this series!

Stories From Smaller Nonprofits ~ Bags of Hope Project

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Malenka's story begins as a dedicated volunteer with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. She is a certified presenter for the GBI’s Cyber Safety Initiative, part of the “Georgia Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force,” run by the GBI’s Child Exploitation and Computer Crimes Unit. That experience also introduced me to the folks at the Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s (GBI) Child Exploitation and Computer Crimes Unit.

Friday Futures – Nonprofit Marketing Jobs – February 24, 2012

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17) Program Marketing Coordinator , Georgia Chamber of Commerce (Atlanta, GA). Please post your nonprofit marketing position here — FT or PT staff, consulting or internship opportunities. NEW OPPORTUNITIES. 1) Communications Coordinator. Volunteer Fairfax (Fairfax, VA). 2) Communications Director. United Nations Foundation (Washington, D.C.). 3) Communications Officer and Direct Marketing Officer. Concern Worldwide (New York, NY).

What Makes A Great Fundraising Event?

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Last weekend I visited Savannah, Georgia to celebrate a friend’s birthday and received some insights into event fundraising as a bonus. In a large public square beside my hotel, the Susan B. Komen Foundation was setting up for the local version of their Race for the Cure® — the world’s most successful series of 5K run/walk events designed to raise awareness of breast cancer. In more than 150 locations around the globe, 1.5 million folks participate in this event.

Stories From Smaller Nonprofits ~ Bags of Hope Project

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Malenka's story begins as a dedicated volunteer with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. She is a certified presenter for the GBI’s Cyber Safety Initiative, part of the “Georgia Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force,” run by the GBI’s Child Exploitation and Computer Crimes Unit. That experience also introduced me to the folks at the Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s (GBI) Child Exploitation and Computer Crimes Unit.

50+ Nonprofit Instagram Accounts You Should Follow Right Now

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Georgia Aquarium https://instagram.com/georgiaaquarium/. Looking for some good examples of nonprofits on Instagram? Grab your phone and get inspired. ANIMAL RIGHTS. Talia looks like she’s ready for her woolcut next month. That’s the real start of spring! A photo posted by Catskill Animal Sanctuary (@catskill_animal_sanctuary) on Apr 11, 2015 at 12:06pm PDT. ASPCA https://instagram.com/aspca. Best Friends Animal Society https://instagram.com/bestfriendsanimalsociety.

Going Beyond Expectations

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I attended my niece’s graduation at Whitewater High School in Georgia this past Friday. When it comes to donors and especially special events, it’s always a good idea to exceed their expectations. With over 400 students to graduate, I was expecting a long, dull evening. What I got instead was a thrilling experience! Four military fighters flew over as the school band finished the Star Spangled Banner. The entertainment was incredible (they have some very talented kids!).

The 4 Things You Should Do to Reach Women Taking the Reins of Their Wealth

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He is also on the board of the Georgia Planned Giving Council. Women today make up just under half of the nation''s millionaires. Over the next 20 years, through divorce, the death of a spouse, or inheritance, American women will control some $25 trillion dollars. . This shift in wealth creates an incredible opportunity for much good to be done in the world.

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Mixed Links for Nonprofit Marketers

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If you are in the Atlanta area, I will be doing a workshop on July 15th called “ Quick and Dirty Nonprofit Marketing &# with the Georgia Center for Nonprofits. Another Friday, another round of Mixed Links – good stuff for nonprofit communicators! Let me start with a little request. I need your help deciding the topics for our fall schedule.

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Let’s Give! The Big List of National, Local and Collegiate Online Giving Days (2016 Edition)

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NOV – Georgia Gives Day. Are you thinking about participating in a Giving Day? Good news! There are so many organizations that have given it a try, and YOU can learn from them (the good AND the bad). Look at their websites, donation landing pages, countdown clocks, emails, social media accounts, images, and hashtags. Do a Google News search to check out the earned media these days have achieved. Reach out to a fellow nonprofit and ask them to share their experience.

Fundraising Platforms: Is Three a Crowd?

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The same question came up this morning at the Nonprofit Marketing in 2011 workshop I did this morning for the Georgia Center for Nonprofits. The same question came up this morning at the Nonprofit Marketing in 2011 workshop I did this morning for the Georgia Center for Nonprofits. Over the last month or two I’ve received lots of questions from communications and development directors about third-party fundraising applications like Jumo and Crowdrise.

Your Official #NN17 Local's Guide to Atlanta

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The Georgia Aquarium. For some reason, the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta's downtown is the only place in the world where you can see whale sharks in captivity. Cool off from the oppressive Georgia sun with a frozen margarita at this Tex Mex restaurant and bar. This local chain has caught on like wildfire and now boasts nearly a dozen locations across Georgia and Alabama.

How We Created Our (First-Ever) Brand Identity

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A native of Columbus, Georgia, Cindy worked in corporate communications in Cambridge, MA and managed internal communications for the Harvard Business School MBA Program before moving to L.A. Cindy Olnick. If you are curious about how other nonprofits handle branding and graphic design, join us Thursday, October 20th for our latest Nonprofit Q&A Panel. Today’s guest post is by one of the panelists, Cindy Olnick. Kristina. Guest Post by Cindy Olnick of the Los Angeles Conservancy.

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Download Dice’s Local Market Report on Charlotte

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Professionals from Texas top the list for applying to Charlotte tech jobs, followed by South Carolina, California, Georgia and Virginia. Charlotte is well-known as a leader in the banking industry, where it consistently ranks in the top three of U.S. banking centers and employs tens of thousands in the financial services industry.

The Story of a Church Making the Impossible, Possible

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Let me walk you through a campaign started at a church in Georgia. Sherwood Baptist Church, created Sherwood Pictures, a volunteer-driven moviemaking ministry in Georgia, created its own movie studio from within its congregation using volunteers to act, produce, film and market their movies. I wrote this post about a year ago and just re-discovered it this past weekend while doing some blog maintenance and wondered--why did I never post this? This is good stuff!

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Looking for Major Donors? Build Better Bridges With These Financial Tools

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He is also on the board of the Georgia Planned Giving Council. Nonprofits stand to build better bridges to affluent donors—leading to valuable long-term philanthropic partnerships—if they understand the various tools used by wealth advisors in charitable giving. Developing working relationships with financial advisors, especially those who work with high-net worth clients, will help you learn about the financial tools available to donors and how they fit into their overall financial plan.

KFC, Dairy Queen Show Nonprofits How to Raise Money at the Register [VIDEO]

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She’s launched a pinup program with her KFC and Dairy Queen stores in southeast Georgia that’s doing very well. Two weeks ago I wrote about Maggie Keenan , a graduate of my Six Figure Cause Marketing Program and happy owner of Cause Marketing for Dummies. I’ve asked Maggie to stop by and update us in the comments section of this post. Maggie was kind enough to record this interview with some of the key people involved in the program.

What Good Nonprofit E-Newsletters Look Like

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The fonts Verdana and Georgia were both designed for the screen and Arial and Trebuchet work well online too. Twisted in knots about how to design your email newsletter? Biting your nails over HTML code, color schemes and layout? Relax. Deep breaths. In and out.) It turns out you don't need to be a graphic designer. Here's the good news: Your readers are expecting to read email, which means your words are way more important than your design.

Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Robert Carnes

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Robert Carnes is the marketing & communications manager at Make-A-Wish Georgia. Robert Carnes. Here’s the latest installment in our series on the “Day in the Life” of nonprofit communicators, where we ask you to describe your day in your own words. We need more stories! Don’t be shy – tell us what you do in a typical day as a nonprofit communications pro. . He also volunteers as the social media lead at his local church and contributes to a number of blogs.

Best Practices for Mobile-Friendly Email Design

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Or, alternately (but not recommended) the logo can be placed in tandem with a short “live-text” headline using a “universal” font (such as Arial, Helvetica, Verdana, Times, Georgia, or Courier). When designing for mobile optimization, it is important for the design to be easily resized for various widths from desktop width (about 640 pixels across) to mobile width (about 320 pixels across). Thus, designs need to be as fluid and flexible as possible.

E-Newsletter Makeovers: 5 Easy Design Fixes

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Avoid using too many different fonts (one will do, or one for headings and one for body text), and use typefaces that are meant for screen reading, like Verdana, Georgia, Arial, Trebuchet, Lucinda Sans Unicode, and Tahoma. This Thursday I’m teaching a webinar called “ On-the-Spot E-Newsletter Makeovers: Get Your E-Newsletter into Better Shape.&# You can join us to get plenty of tips on how to makeover your own newsletter.

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Fundraising from Out-of-State? An Update on Registration Issues

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In states like Florida, Georgia, Arizona, New Jersey and New York, the mere existence of a website that accepts donations triggers the registration requirement. As you get your online fundraising programs in place and start connecting with people through social media, the liklihood that you will raise money not only within your home state, but in multiple states, goes up. Diversifying your pool of donors is great, but it also comes with some additional legal responsibilities.

3 Pinup Programs that Have Raised Nonprofits Millions

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Maggie Keenan, a branding and cause marketing consultant in Savannah, Georgia, is a graduate of my Six Figure Cause Marketing course, a program that shows nonprofits and businesses how to develop and execute an effective and lucrative pinup program. Today, over at the Razoo blog , Inspiring Generosity , I wrote a post on a successful pinup program between Shake Shack and Share Our Strength that raised $135,000 at just ten store.