NEW Advanced Webinar: Winning Government Grants and Contracts

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What: Winning Government Grants and Contracts for your nonprofit. Pursue and capture Government Grants and Contracts for Your Nonprofit. A 90 minute advanced webinar to help you get those government grants and contracts to keep your programs going for years to come!

How your government contract is screwing you over (and how that’s about to change)

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Does your nonprofit get government contracts? Or is your nonprofit considering getting government contracts? The government is increasingly stepping away from providing human services like elder care, and instead they are calling for nonprofits to take up the services slack.

Canadian Government & the Mobile Space in 2012

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

Back in early 2011, I created a collaborative Google Spreadsheet (available at www.mobilegovernment.ca ) 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. *

Doing things differently in government

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

The reason I’m blogging about it is since I see a similarity to what is currently going on in government (i.e. The cutbacks are coming and everyone is worried about how they are going to get the same things done with less money. A few examples: Empowerment: The amount of pure “command and control” operations I have seen as a consultant for government in this town (Ottawa) is quite unfortunate. Two weeks ago I managed to seriously fracture my humerus bone.

Could your nonprofit get government contracts?

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If you’re new to these posts, you might want to take a look at the previous two posts where I talk about how acting like an entrepreneur in your development office can save you money and time. What do you do that the government would like done? Whether it’s providing social services or cleaning up the environment, you could get a steady stream of income from your local or federal government for your nonprofit.

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. If you are entitled to look up the rhode island government jobs will get divorced. In some states it is important that the rhode island government jobs may award you retroactive child support. Island Rhode Government Jobs

Private, Corporate, or Government Grants?

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Here’s a quick-and-dirty explanation of private, corporate, and government grants. These tend to give money to organizations with missions that are aligned with their business purpose. Government grants tend to be much larger, but have more strings attached. When it comes to grantwriting, it can be confusing to decide which kinds of grants to go after. Typically, I like to go after private foundation grant opportunities first.

Where is the money for our schools?

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I mean, they are just going to make even more money. The zombie corporations are holding the money hostage. We need to free that money through legislative action. Protests are nice and all, but what is really going to get politicians to pay attention to you is the communities that you can encourage to vote one way or another based on the politicians stance on certain issues, like money for schools versus no taxes for corporations.

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One week, two excellent events: #CbocSocial and #FWD50

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

The second event (#fwd50) had many senior government leaders, program and policy folks, as well those interested in the general advancement of government through modern disruptive tech. Increased focus on governance optimization. Neat initiatives going on across government.

Where is your money?

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What issue could advocates focus on that would significantly decrease war spending, and increase government money for nonprofits, schools, and other charities? What could we do to help redirect that money towards desperately needed social services, or saving the environment?

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3 Simple Email Improvements to Make More Money During EOY Fundraising

EveryAction

By not understanding deliverability or the rules that govern it, nonprofits fall victim to the plight of the black market pharmacist and the exotic lottery administrator: their messages end up being rerouted to the junk folder, never to be clicked or seen again.

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You may have noticed…

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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 money is there.

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TEST RESULTS: You Raise More Money When You Listen to Donors’ Preferences

The Agitator

Close enough, as they say, for government work. #3: We know that, given the options, many donors would give more if they could direct where their gift went (see, for example, here and here ). Yet restricted giving is a giant pain for most fundraisers.

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7 big reasons why capacity is so hard to uncover (how the rich hide their wealth)

iMarketSmart

Here’s how the ultra-rich make sure you can’t figure out how much money they really have: They figure out ways to evade taxes entirely. They use offshore accounts and tax havens (although the government is clamping down on this). They put assets in other people’s names (usually with trusts for family members). They might even create shell companies and layer them to make it hard to follow the trail.

3 Resources to Raise More Money with Products & Services

Selfish Giving

The Ten Commandments of Cause Marketing Law Here's one thing I know for sure about purchase-triggered donations: you need to know the laws that govern them in your state. 15 percent of the purchase price of the Balls of Steels Whiskey Chillers support testicular cancer cure research.

Free Webinar: Starting Earned Income Streams for Your Nonprofit August 6th

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How else can you raise money for your cause? Mazarine Treyz, owner of Wild Woman Fundraising and Wild Social Media LLC, is a government contractor at the Oregon SBDC, the City of Austin, Texas, and others. Are you getting rejected for grants right and left?

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Autonomy, mastery, and sense of purpose

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

I wanted to share it with you in light of what the Government of Canada is currently doing regarding innovation incentives. Please don’t miss the very important point that this only applies once the issue of money is placed off of the table.

I was wrong

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I thought the vast majority of nonprofit budget money in the US came from individuals. Gayle is an adjunct instructor at Brown University and a member of the Governance Affinity Group of the Alliance for Nonprofit Management.

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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.

#FUNDRAISING: Resources To Find Grants For Your Nonprofit’s 2013 Budget

Non Profit Marketing 360

Maybe the federal government won’t ever work up or agree to a budget to cover an entire fiscal year, but your nonprofit has to. But along with the money, time, and goodwill of your donors onilne and otherwise, you should be looking for grants.

Interview with Jennifer Chandler, National Council of Nonprofits

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If you have earned income for your nonprofit or government contracts or grants, this interview will be important for you to watch. Where does our money come from? Conflict Earned income Government contracting Leadership Nonprofit Downturn Nonprofit Leadership Summit women

Newsletter: Raise More Money at Checkout; Valentine's Day Cause Marketing ; Best Place to Sell Girl Scout Cookies

Selfish Giving

The Chronicle of Philanthropy recently ran an article on raising more money at the cash register. Checkout charity fundraisers raise big money. The site also allows users to donate money or apply for a grant with the company. Don't go where the money is.

How the open data movement could benefit from using a marketing approach

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

Positioning: Using free government open data can save your business valuable time and money. Belief objective: To have 50% of SME owners in Ontario (who are aware of open data by the end of the fiscal year) believe that using government open data can help them save time and money.

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How to Motivate Board Members: Interview with Simone Joyaux

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It focuses only on governance not on management. We don’t understand that governance is different from management. At a certain point along to continuum it goes to governance. When it comes to managing money, paying bills, that’s management.

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Reader Questions: Snow White and the 7 Faces of Philanthropy

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On 08/24/2012 09:01 PM, Queen B wrote: I would love more information on raising money through events (NOT auctions), planned giving, and I have not even the foggiest notion what the seven faces of philanthropy are. Snow White by 12×07 on Deviantart.com.

Start Up Non Profit? Need Seed Money? Starting Fundraising? Here's help.Part 1 of 2

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I know that you don't have any money. If the organization has gone along with the 'founder/permanent executive director' the agency's leadership has designed itself to re-actively 'protect' an executive director into an indefinite position - it's missing the point that the non profit is a public trust, as the federal and state governments have provided it with official non profit designation; the ability to raise tax free dollars. Need Seed Money?

4 forces primarily responsible for making people charitable

iMarketSmart

Skepticism about the government’s involvement in people’s economic lives. Here’s why (according to Brooks’): Religion – People who pray every day (regardless of whether or not they go to church or another place) are 30% more likely to give money to charity than people who never pray. Given that children are expensive and time-consuming it is surprising that parents make available more of their time and more of their money than non-parents.

How to manage up in your fundraising job

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I have since become a Board Source Certified Governance Trainer and in a few weeks I’m going to go ahead and become an AFP Master Trainer. Kishshana, go out there and get the money. Like money would just magically happen when I left the building. Was money hard for you?

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Segmenting Audiences for Social Media Engagement

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

Unfortunately, for most government organizations, a comprehensive market segmentation study is rarely a top priority. As a taxpayer, I want to see my money spent well and optimized for maximum effectiveness and efficiency.

#FUNDRAISING: Resources To Find Grants For Your Nonprofit’s 2013 Budget

Non Profit Marketing 360

Maybe the federal government won’t ever work up or agree to a budget to cover an entire fiscal year, but your nonprofit has to. But along with the money, time, and goodwill of your donors onilne and otherwise, you should be looking for grants.

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Interview with Erik Anderson

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I’m particularly excited to hear his session, as Erik knows so many ways to plan that can benefit us now, with uncertainty in government funding affecting nearly every area of the nonprofit sector. –If you have a government contract or grant-what’s the problem?

Incredible CRISIS! Again!

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“We’re losing two big government grants, oh no!” That’s money addiction. Do you have unrealistic deadlines at work? Are you there past 5pm every day, along with most other people? Do you feel like it’s never going to get done?

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Making Your Case for Support for the Arts

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Do you raise money for an arts organization? billion in revenue to local, state, and federal governments every year — a yield well beyond their collective $4 billion in arts allocations.” I’m back! Guess where I was? An encaustic art conference in Cape Cod!

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Is your nonprofit a “safe bet”? Let’s Get Dangerous!

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They want to see that you have a lot of money and that you are a “safe bet.&# The trouble is, they have most of the money now. We can try grassroots fundraising, but the reason its’ not working so well anymore is because people have less and less money to give you.

Reader Questions: Does adding extra stuff your appeal mailing work?

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Recently I was leading a webinar for CharityHowTo called “Tons of Money in the Mail&# and a person asked this question: “What should we include in our direct mail? Would a sticky note or brochure dramatically increase or decrease our money raised via appeals?&#.

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Book Review: Campaign Craft

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Why can’t someone with a small amount of money win? Well, additional money helps the candidate reach more voters. And of course if you raise a lot of money, it’s a self fulfilling prophecy. It wouldn’t occur to them that a campaign would need money.

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Data, data, data, and more data…

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

One obstacle is that most countries lack America’s open-government ethos, nurtured over decades by laws on ethics in government, transparency rules and the Freedom of Information Act. Public access to government figures is certain to release economic value and encourage entrepreneurship. I can think of plenty of departments that spend a great deal of money on web analytics software, email databases, valuable primary research , etc.

Sneak peek inside my business

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Getting my woman owned business certification and my second government contract from the same agency made me feel like I was on cloud 9! I would ALSO love to make more partnerships and do government contracting for agencies in Oregon and Washington. This is my annual report!

What I learned about the Texas Nonprofit Sector

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And 20 times more than people working in state government. The government will continue to diminish its role of offering services, which offers more opportunities for nonprofits. Nonprofits that get their money primarily from the government and foundations are hurting right now.

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Apps for Democracy “Community Edition”

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Because last time they had very little support and yet they managed to have citizens develop 47 applications in 30 days using crowd sourced government data. The total cost ended up being the prize money of $50K. Tags: Launch News Videos appsfordemocracy crowdsourcing gov20 Government 2.0 I’m heavily buried in the process of preparing my materials for the upcoming MARCOM 2009 conference, however I wanted to post this up rather than just tweet about it.

Facebook versus Google, a popularity contest YOU don’t need to care about

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I don’t know anyone aside from Beth Kanter who has raised any significant amount of money with Twitter OR Facebook, and I consider myself fairly well informed. Feel free to prove me wrong, leave a comment, tell me how much money you’ve raised on Facebook.

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Cause Marketing and the Wisdom of Crowds

Cause Related Marketing

And the money generated via cause marketing is especially valuable because it's unrestricted. That means that the charity/cause is free to use the money as it deems best. Relatively few foundation or government grants to charities are unrestricted.

What Does Not Get Funded Well by Grant Money

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It can help to understand what, traditionally, does not get funded by grant money. This is not the place in the organizational budget to save money. This saves the organization time, money, and a great reputation over time! See "Office Rent" comment, above) Some local or state governments provide non profits with support here. Research what your local governments provide in tax incentives and discounts to non profit organizations.