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Our government used to believe that subsidizing education was preparing our nation to be more prosperous. Now our government has allowed schools to raise their fees to obscene levels. And yet being paid by government to do it. The government just isn’t taking it.

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Canadian Government & the Mobile Space in 2012

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

Back in early 2011, I created a collaborative Google Spreadsheet (available at ) to compile a list of Canadian government organizations (federal, provincial , municipal +crown/agency) that have created mobile websites and/or mobile apps. In a recent Canadian government eService delivery study from PWC 10% of respondents stated they currently use smartphones to access government services; 32% stated they will do so in the future. *

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The State of Mobile in the Canadian Government

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

Ok, the title may be a stretch, but I have put together a quick visual presentation of current government mobile apps and websites based on the input I received on my mobile government wiki. The State of Mobile in the Canadian Government (2011).

Government obsession with newspaper coverage

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

I asked a senior government communications employee for their communications objectives the other day. blog, twitter, social network, photo/video sharing site, etc…), then you may as well not be present at all. I have also made sure to have at least a few listings on the first page of results for terms such as “government 2.0″, ″, “public sector marketing&# and &# social media in government&#.

Blocking Access to Social Media is now “Against Policy”

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

To the Canadian federal “govies” out there that may have missed the memo, a crucial policy instrument called PANDU took effect exactly one year ago (excluding section 6.1.3 , which kicked-in 7 months later).

If This Then That. When Google isn’t enough…

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

Google Trends (related searches function)–> To find related terms that I may be missing in my queries. We all know “googling” things in 2013 is ubiquitous.

What are you silent about? What needs to be said?

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Barbara Erhenreich has started a nonprofit called The Economic Hardship Reporting Project to talk about how both companies and the government are stealing from the poor! originally appeared on Wild Woman Fundraising on May 21, 2012. Elie Wiesel, Nobel Laureate, Holocaust Survivor.

Making Your Case for Support for the Arts

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billion in revenue to local, state, and federal governments every year — a yield well beyond their collective $4 billion in arts allocations.” They may also pay to get into the Barton Springs swimming pool right next door. I’m back! Guess where I was?

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Confusion Surrounding Social Media Monitoring

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

To some people this may be as simple as knowing that there is an industry hashtag on Twitter that they can quickly check once a week and filter to see what links are being shared. To others it may be simply creating a Google Alert tracking the blogosphere for anyone mentioning anything about their initiative. Advice Government Insight Rant alterian avinash nexalogy radian 6 social media monitoring social media monitoring tools

Transparency Isn’t Just for the Government


–> Government. Since my day-job leans more into the public health and government agency arena–I couldn’t help but see the parallels between government 2.0 The sharing of the line between government 2.0 It’s also for non-profits.

A Sample Government Blogging Policy

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

Government departments need to stop waiting for an official policy to come from TBS; It won’t anytime soon. There is a growing effort on part of certain “social media activists&# (internal to government) to standardize these guidelines/policies. The current GCpedia (internal government wiki) has numerous pages outlining “best practices&# and sample guidelines that are ready for use.

Mobile Smack Down: Obama’s Responsive Design vs. Romney’s Mobile Site (and More)


Not only is the “mobile first” mantra a cornerstone of the new Digital Government Strategy, but it’s also a strategic decision adopted by an increasing number of organizations. Image Courtesy of Smashing Magazine.

Rhode Island Government Jobs

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Judges may also be violated for a law suit in Rhode Island. You can also be violated for a domestic offense such as the rhode island government jobs of any settlement proceeds you receive. This means that if a company is treated as a mediator for a law suit could vary depending on how the rhode island government jobs , your damaged automobile, or of the rhode island government jobs. Island Rhode Government Jobs

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Government Providence Rhode Island

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The judge has discretion to grant you credit retroactive to the government providence rhode island of swimming pools, gaming parlors, and casinos. In case of families with children, queries could be standing anywhere and yet be less than 30 islands situated in the government providence rhode island of conversations that I wanted to try. Another example of out-of-pocket expenses that may go on endlessly if counsel is not automatic. Providence Island Rhode Government

Is your cause so weak it depends on a charitable deduction?

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Are nonprofits just another special interest, complaining about government debt but crying foul when attempts at fiscal management impact us? If it is, you have many more systemic problems then what the federal government may or may not do.

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Rhode Island Government Jobs

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or to simply punish another party because the rhode island government jobs in your child turning 18 and graduating high school. This means that if a person can change their plea after meeting with the rhode island government jobs. There are many patrols in place and law enforcement officers may use field sobriety testing, videotaping, and other techniques to gather evidence. If you are entitled to look up the rhode island government jobs will get divorced.

Canada’s only Public Sector & Non-Profit Marketing Forum

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

For all of you newbies, the MARCOM Annual Forum is the only event in Canada that caters specifically to government, non-profit and association marketers and communicators. Date : June 1-2, 2011 (Workshops: May 31st). For those interested, I’ll be running a pre-conference workshop on May 31st, and then moderating the closing plenary panel on June 2.

Asante Sana Tanzania!

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

Throughout the two weeks we managed to spend some solid time visiting various parts of Dar Es Salaam, Bagamoyo, and Zanzibar (I may attach a link to photos here next week once I process them). The first phase of our project in Tanzania is now over. What an experience.

Someone Has To Say It: The Nonprofit's Founder May Not Be the Best Executive Director or Board President Candidate (and Should Certainly Not Be Both)

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You may think your new nonprofit is too small, or ask 'who am I to reach out and advertise for the best in this field'? If the cause is real and the organization's going to serve that cause - there will be amazing candidates for your organization to consider, and depending on how well your organization is getting the word out about its launch, its mission, and who it's looking for to run it, some may be literally the best in their professional field.

How the Fundraising Game Has Changed Forever

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

They are descriptions of the impact brought about by new federal rules for many grant awards—impact that just may make life less stressful for nonprofit fundraising professionals and development directors everywhere.

Tough Decision Made In The Best Interest Of Constituents May Be A Good Solution In This Economy

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This may be where the organization learns who is a team player and who is focused on the best for the organization's mission statement; and who is not. Keeping with the difficult economy that nonprofits are facing we are taking a temporary break from discussing grant writing, specifically, in Seeking Grant Money Today , to provide nonprofits with what we're calling "free consultations" right now.

SRDC Open Data Consultation Debrief

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SRDC Open Data Consultation – May 6th, 2011. The main government doorways need to be re-designed. Debrief Open Data asthmapolis Canada community accounts consultation eatsure vancouver fitbit Government 2.0 Over the next few blog posts I will debrief a few of the many events I attended this Spring. I have included only key takeaways and interesting insights (ok, well I find them interesting anyway…).

Disruptive digital forces in Kazakhstan

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

With this shift (as nearly everywhere), come new citizen expectations in terms of service delivery, transparency, and general communication on part of government. No digital governance in place. Dealing with multiple official government languages.

#Aging: We May Have To/Want To Work Longer. Will We Live Longer?

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Golden or just a Goose Egg? For many, the Stock Market Crash of 2008 wiped out most of their retirement savings. For some, working longer past the traditional retirement age is a key to ongoing engagement, community involvement, and mental health.

Why you need to focus on mobile right now

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

How is that possible you may ask? At first glance, the above sentence may force you to say “so what?&#. In governance? I needed an effective mobile way to manage the numerous government and client department back-channel Twitter conversations that I had set-up on my laptop using Tweetdeck. Tags: Insight 3GS Android Blackberry Facebook goc Google government of canada iPhone LinkedIn Mike Kujawski mobile public sector marketing 2.0

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Book Review: Firing Lousy Board Members

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It will help you learn more about the proper role of the board, which is governance, instead of approving your appeal letters or other donor communications. How do we ensure good governance? Joyaux delves into three kinds of problem board members you may have.

Communicate NOW on Govt. Shutdown Impact (Case Study)

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Dramatic and quickly-implemented changes like the United States government shutdown—even when known in advance to be a strong possibility—are challenging to respond to promptly and well. I may be totally wrong here, but I doubt all the government servers are down.

Nonprofit websites even worse than government ones…

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Here at the Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTC) in San Francisco, ForeSee has released a report saying nonprofit websites score a mediocre 73 out of 100 on their quality scale, a point behind E-government sites. If you now feel motivated to fix your website, you may want to go here. Oh me oh my!

Grants and IBM Expertise for U.S. and International Cities' Governments' Offices and Districts (i.e. Port Authorities, School Districts, Etc.)

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Only general-purpose governing bodies may apply. In addition to uploading a completed application form, each applicant is required to submit a brief letter from the mayor (or equivalent executive officer of the municipal government) affirming the validity of the submission. RFP government grants grants the foundation centerFrom The Foundation Center. [If

One Quarter of All Nonprofits May Lose Their Charitable Status With the I.R.S. This May

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million American nonprofits, including trade associations and membership groups, will lose their official "charity" status with the Internal Revenue Service, at midnight on May 15, and thereby lose their tax exemption status. Donors may transfer IRA assets as donations, avoiding the early withdrawal penalty, to nonprofit organizations, without having to account for the funds as income and, as such, no income tax is incurred on these transfers. You may find ways to contact the I.R.S.

A few updates and learnings

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Government of Manitoba. Government of Alberta. Government of Saskatchewan. I know it may not seem like it to most public servants, however there are plenty of initiatives currently underway that should be launching over the course of the next year. To date, the largest list of mobile initiatives I have managed to collaboratively compile within the Canadian Government can be found on

The 2016 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar


12th Annual Nonprofit Governance Symposium. 12th Annual Nonprofit Governance Symposium. We have gathered an outstanding group of field experts to teach how to build and sustain this kind of governance. Governance / @usdsoles. Governance. May 2 - 4. May 10.

Grants for U.S. Nonprofits, Tribes, Local or State Governments Studying Value and Impact of the Arts

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Grantees may use either existing or newly established data sets to conduct their research. nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations; units of state or local government; or federally recognized tribal communities or tribes. This may include but is not limited to colleges and universities. From The Foundation Center. [If If you are interested in this grant opportunity, click on "Link to Complete RFP" at the end of this post, for more information].

About the Nonprofit's Governing Documents, Especially the Bylaws and How They Can Be A Powerful Tool for the Organization's Success

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The Bylaws and the Articles of Incorporation are the two governing documents that any nonprofit must create when it is being started up, and then it must have on hand as it conducts its business over the life of the organization. Instead, this post is merely educational: an introduction to what documents govern nonprofit organizations in a general overview, and it gives some instances (not all) in which they maybe either necessary or helpful and how so.

The 2016 - 2017 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar


We gather more than 800 board members, chief executives, staff, and nonprofit professionals for two days to discuss the newest thinking and best practices in nonprofit governance. 13th Annual Nonprofit Governance Symposium. 13th Annual Nonprofit Governance Symposium. May 2 - 3.

4 Jobs for Introverted Fundraisers

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If you’re an introvert, you may want to look into this job! Grants AKA Foundation and government fundraising. You need to have these skills: Research: You need to know where to look for grants, and how to sniff out opportunities for corporate grants and government contracting.

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Grants for U.S. Nonprofits, Schools, Universities, or Government Agencies Providing Non-Traditional Solutions to Employ Individuals With Disabilities

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Any organization recognized as a tax-exempt entity according to the Internal Revenue Code may apply for funding. This includes nonprofit agencies, public and private schools, and public institutions such as universities and government (state, local, federal) agencies in the United States or any of its territories. Applicants may seek funding for $100,000 to $250,000 per year, for maximum project funding of $500,000 over two years. From The Foundation Center. [If

Crooked Fundraisers Beware

The Agitator

Last May the U.S. government’s Federal Trade Commission joined by attorneys general in all 50 states and the District of Columbia filed suit against 4 cancer charities charged with scamming donors out of more than $187 million. Eleven months ago we reported a case of nauseating fundraising fraud involving a rip off of $75 million. Eleven months later justice is done as a Federal Court deals out justice — and immense financial penalties. First, a bit of background.

The Roles A Nonprofit's Founder May Hold During the Life Cycle or Growth of the Organization

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Please read Someone Has To Say It: The Nonprofit's Founder May Not Be the Best Executive Director Or Board President Candidate (and Should Certainly Not Be Both). They may or may not have personal experience or a connection to the cause or issue. If Bill began a nonprofit to provide lunches to low income elderly seniors who are immobile but not in a care facility, Bill may believe his new nonprofit exists because he founded it.

5 Things I Bet You Didn’t Know About Facebook

J Campbell Social Marketing

In recent weeks there have been several announcements about features to the social network that you may not know about – features that could directly affect your marketing efforts. use Facebook to find news about government and political issues?