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. *

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.

Rhode Island Government Jobs

Fundraising Breakthroughs

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?

Get Fully Funded

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.

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.

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


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.

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3 Simple Email Improvements to Make More Money During EOY Fundraising


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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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.

4 forces primarily responsible for making people charitable


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.

#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.

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.

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

Seeking Grant Money Today

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.

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

Seeking Grant Money Today

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Apps for Democracy “Community Edition”

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

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.

6 Simple Rules for Winning Big Grants

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Simple Rule #5 – Be a sound investment – keep your organization in check with “housekeeping” such as an appropriate governing body, updated personnel policies, up to date bylaws, etc. For more grant writing strategies designed to help you win big grant money visit my blog at [link]. Tags: Grant Writing fundraising Grant (money) Non-profit organization Philanthropy win big grants Today’s blog post comes from my friend Betsy Baker, a grant-writing consultant and teacher.

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What Does Not Get Funded Well by Grant Money

Seeking Grant Money Today

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.

Nonprofits Talking Taxes

Nonprofit Consultant Blog

Earlier this month I attended a workshop at the Community Foundation of Santa Cruz County called " Show Me the Money: Nonprofits Talking Taxes." But, as she explained at the start of the workshop, over the past several years of the recession-that-will-not-end, with each round of budget cuts at all levels of government, more and more public institutions were turning to private foundations and individual donors to fill the gap.

Top 10 Grant Money Myths: Do You Think You Know What You're Doing While Looking for Grant Money? Or, Do You Know That You Don't?!

Seeking Grant Money Today

Top ten myths about grant money : The myths are in red font. Time, money, research, planning, team work, writing, etc. A new fundraising method takes at least three years to make money and advanced committee planning. There are grants for individuals If I had a dollar for every time I'm asked to help raise money for an individual (I could donate a lot of money to a good cause). Legit grants for individuals come from municipalities (governments, Tribes, etc.)

How To Learn What Federal, State, Local, or Tribal Grants Are Available, & How To Apply for Them

Seeking Grant Money Today

You might have heard that applying for a grant offered by a government, any government, is "a different animal" compared to applying for a grant offered by a foundation. Applying for a government grant, especially a federal grant, can be arduous. Grants offered by governments are opportunities to raise funds, as well. To learn about and find out what other governments' grants are available, such as t he U.S. Tags: government grants how to

Raise Supporters Not Support

A Small Change

Everyone always talks about fundraising as having to do with raising money or providing funds for an organization. Because I think fundraising is about developing people (see All Donors as Major Donors ) not farming money.

The Ultimate Guide to Starting a Charity in Scotland and Ireland


b) its governing document allows it to use its assest for non-charitable purposes. c) its governing document allows Scottish Ministers to control or direct its activities. You will also need a draft governing document to upload to the application form. by Angharad Miller.

The Ultimate Guide to Starting a Charity in England and Wales


Charity trustees are people who serve on a charity’s governing board, making up the group which will decide how to run the charity once it is established. c) A charitable trust is a way for a group of trustees to manage assets such as money, buildings or land. by Angharad Miller.

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Affordable New Tools and Strategies for Online Activism | Network for Good Learning Center - Learn how to raise money online for your nonprofit

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From 1992 to 2000, Dr. Rosenblatt served on the Government and Politics faculty at George Mason University, where he co-created and taught one of the nations first cyberpolitics courses. Tis the season for email marketing. We can help.

Yet Another Example of Donors Expecting Results; Non Profits, You Can't Just Take the Money and Cross Your Fingers Anymore

Seeking Grant Money Today

Kennedy School of Government to assess relationships, trust, and civic engagement in Maine's twin cities of Lewiston-Auburn. While this study is very specific to a certain Maine county, this study and how its findings are being used by a grant donor is a great example of how today's donors are researching how to make the greatest impact in our communities with their donations.

Leading the Resistance: 28 Organizations You Can (and Should) Support Today


There's a long fight ahead, but for issues that stir you, one simple, positive thing you can do today is give - your time, money, voice, or attention - because so many organizations need your urgent support. Lambda Legal does not charge clients for legal representation or advocacy, and receives no government funding - it depends on contributions from supporters around the country. The last few days have been equal parts terrifying, challenging, and complicated.

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The 2018 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar


It also offers an interactive opportunity to discuss key forms and governing documents(Form 1023 and Forms 990 and 990-PF.). 14th Annual Nonprofit Governance Symposium. 14th Annual Nonprofit Governance Symposium. It's finally here!

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.

Five Features Every Nonprofit Annual Report Should Include

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Why did you spend your time and money the way you did? Because nonprofit organizations are not legally required to produce an annual report – we are talking about the communications piece to donors, not government forms like your 990 — there are no requirements about how financial information should be presented in them. Instead, use graphics and a short narrative description of how you raised and spent the money.

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Why treating philanthropists like s#!t is hurting our society.


Only government can lead important social change in a fair way! Philanthropy encourages collective thinking, collective responsibility, and collective action—ultimately leading to more government! Donating money is sometimes too much about the giver’s needs! From bad to worse.

Question: Objections?

A Small Change

At a community college it was, “Why should I give you money when you are a government funded organization?” I imagine a number of government related organizations and advocacy groups get the, “I pay my taxes isn’t that enough speech.” Each organization seems to have the classic question with which it has to deal. Or, an arts organization might hear, “I like to give to social services for feeding and clothing people.”. What kinds of objections do you have at your organization?

3 things every fundraiser needs to consider before they talk politics in front of their donors


Brooks book titled Who Really Cares: The Surprising Truth About Compassionate Conservatism): In 2000, households headed by a “conservative” gave, on average, 30% more money to charity than households headed by a liberal although the “liberal” households earned 6% more.

We've Built The Tools You Need for 2018


Learn how EveryAction Development is a better, more user-friendly platform to cultivate donor relationships, track major gifts, run direct mail & telemarketing campaigns, segment custom reports, and at the end of the day, raise more money. Across the country, state and local governments make meaningful policy decisions that affect nearly every issue - from preventing gun violence, to protecting the environment, or safeguarding LGBTQ rights.

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Carnival Submissions: Handling Objections

A Small Change

“Why should I give money to a government organization?&# I’m hosting the Nonprofit Blog Carnival for the month of June featuring links and summaries of the top posts from around the blogosphere around handling objections.

Social math: Yes…data can tell stories too


The tobacco industry spends more money promoting smoking in a week than the entire federal government spends on preventing smoking in a year. flickr/fragmented.

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What Russian Troll Farms Can Teach Nonprofits About Social Media Marketing

J Campbell Social Marketing

” The group wanted to sow discord, create chaos, promote distrust of US democracy and government systems, and vilify Hillary Clinton. 4) They spent money and time on graphic design.

How nonprofits can succeed in the new sustainability paradigm: 6 big lessons from social media


Social media have invited the public back into government, the mass media, and the business and nonprofit sectors. media that can help you raise awareness and even money. flickr/askpang. Many nonprofits are in crisis mode these days.

Notes about grantwriting

Get Fully Funded

That’s a LOT of money! It doesn’t count government money. Don’t start with a government grant. I had the fortune to hear a friend of mine, Betsy Baker, give a presentation on grantwriting recently. She shared a lot of good information, and I wanted to pass on a few tips to you. Did you know? Over $38 billion dollars were given to nonprofit organizations from private foundations last year. And that’s just from private foundations.