Why you should join mastermind groups instead of attending conferences


But if you want to learn how to improve in your role at your organization I think there’s a better, less expensive, more efficient way to go— with a mastermind group! Mastermind groups usually involve 2 to 5 participants with common interests meeting monthly.

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#Interview: Howard Adam Levy, Principal of Red Rooster Group

Non Profit Marketing 360

Howard Adam Levy is Principal of Red Rooster Group , a New York City-based branding, marketing and design agency for nonprofits. NPM360: Did Red Rooster Group begin as a branding agency? A huge number of those groups will go out of business because they can’t afford to stay in business.

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#Interview: Howard Adam Levy, Principal of Red Rooster Group

Non Profit Marketing 360

Howard Adam Levy is Principal of Red Rooster Group , a New York City-based branding, marketing and design agency for nonprofits. MKC: Did Red Rooster Group begin as a branding agency? A huge number of those groups will go out of business because they can’t afford to stay in business.

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How Greenpeace & Other Environmental Groups Are Using Technology to Build a Better World


We’re incredibly fortunate to power many of these organizations, helping raise more money and maximize their impact along the way. There are thousands of nonprofits changing the world in big and small ways every single day. The best of these nonprofits know that one of the major keys to success is using top-notch nonprofit tools to run smart, creative, and impactful campaigns.

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Hot Topics in July: Saving Money, Press Conferences, and Measuring Your Effectiveness

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Here’s what’s happening this month at Nonprofit Marketing Guide: Online Training: Save $200 Off Our All-Access Training Pass NOW Access our webinars, exclusive online courses and downloads, and our Private Facebook Group for 365 days for only $499.

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10 Simple Fundraiser Ideas for Small Groups

Fundraiser Ideas

Following are 10 simple fundraiser ideas for small groups. Bake Sale – A bake sale is one of the easiest fundraiser ideas for small groups to pull off. Flower Day – This is one of the best fundraiser ideas for small groups within a larger organization, like a school. Caroling for Donations – You don’t have to be a choir to use this fundraiser idea for small groups. Sell caroling visits by your group to increase holiday spirit and raise funds for your cause.

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How to Raise Money: 10 Tips Every Group Needs to Consider

Fundraiser Ideas

Many administrators are left wondering how to raise money in this difficult economic environment. The secret to raising money is really no secret at all; in general, persistence and commitment are essential elements of success in the fundraising world. Here are 10 tips on how to raise money even when the economy is at its worst: Make your presence felt. Related posts: Sell Used Electronics to Raise Money Quickly.

Which Group Buying Site is Best for Cause Marketing?

Selfish Giving

Frank Barry had a wonderful post last week over at Mashable on seven group buying sites using daily deals to give back. GoodTwo already has deals from local businesses that you can use, but your deals may be better and raise more money for your cause.

#INTERVIEW: Chris Forbes, Co-Author of Guerilla Marketing for Nonprofits, Offers Great Advice to Groups

Non Profit Marketing 360

If you don’t have a lot of money, what’s left to you is time, energy, and imagination. You don’t understand how diverse that group is! You need to be able to listen to your constituents as people instead of as groups.

Raising Money with No Heartstrings to Pull

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Join Susan and me on Tuesday for a FREE webinar: Raising Money Via Social Media: Using Causes and Your Facebook Page.

What Facebook’s Shift to Privacy Means for Nonprofit Marketers

J Campbell Social Marketing

Are you a trustworthy place to put my money? 3) Make a plan to interact more in Groups, or form a Group for your nonprofit. You now get updates from your Groups front and center as well as personalized recommendations for new Groups to join.

Giving Money is the Easiest Thing to Do

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

But the finding I found most interesting is this: 92% of donors said that making a donation was the easiest thing they could do for their favorite charity, and that didn’t vary significantly by age group.

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It’s My Party and I’ll Save You Money If I Want To

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

More than just live webinars… Having an All-Access Pass also lets you download all of our e-books, watch recorded webinars at your convenience, and chat with experts and get peer-to-peer advice in our Private Facebook Group. Ok, that doesn’t really roll off the tongue, does it?

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11 props you can use to raise more money at face-to-face meetings


If so, please share it or post it as a discussion on a LinkedIn Group or industry discussion board. The post 11 props you can use to raise more money at face-to-face meetings appeared first on MarketSmart.

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Raise More Money With Monthly Gifts

Ann Green

Although I often encourage monthly (or recurring) gifts as a great way to raise more money, I just started making them at the end of last year. Another told me “I have joined an elite group of dedicated supporters we call our Friends of the Cente r.”

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Suggested Money Saving and Money Raising Methods.

Seeking Grant Money Today

Some more suggestions for for your nonprofit to both save money and raise some new money. __ In whatever method you use to regularly reach out to your donor base, volunteers, and clientele or the beneficiaries of your organization's work (e.g. that your organization has a wish list on amazon.com, what it will be used for, and the link where they can go to purchase items for your group. For more ideas read Your Nonprofit Needs Money During This Economic Pinch?

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10 Cheap Fundraising Ideas for When Money is Tight

Fundraiser Ideas

The following are 10 cheap fundraising ideas for when money is tight: 50/50 raffle – This is one of the best cheap fundraising ideas, because the only cost to the organization is a roll of raffle tickets. Sell raffle tickets to donors and split the money evenly with the winner. Can recycling – No money is needed to undertake this cheap fundraising idea. Ask for money – Sometimes the most direct route is the best. How to Raise Money Online with Affiliate Programs.

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13 Secrets of Holiday Fundraising Online | Online Fundraising & Nonprofit Marketing Resources & Tips | Network for Good Learning Center - Learn how to raise money online for your nonprofit

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Katyas three bonus tips: Recently, I asked a group of folks in the MarketingProfs Book Club a question: When is the last time you gave? As one MarketingProf member pointed out, "I give money regularly to groups where I have been able to see what they accomplish.

Fundraising When Money Is Tight

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data processing firm for nonprofits) and co-founded the Share Group (telephone fundraising). Nobody can predict our economic future. But in tough times, whether driven by the economy, the environment or political events, there are simple yet sometimes counterintuitive steps you can take to ensure that your organization will suffer the least possible damage in a down economy -- and emerge healthy and poised for renewed growth when the economic crisis has passed.

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When a group in need inspires - vs. discourages - giving

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

So what happens when we talk about people in need as members of a group? But if you do talk about a group, it can be good or bad for fundraising. Burson (University of Michigan) found that groups of people in need who seem unified inspire funding more quickly. But in contrast, groups that may not be viewed positively discouraged giving. But there may be times when you need to talk about a group - be it a community, a family or a refugee camp.

Local Cancer Group Shows that Pink Cause Marketing Isn’t Just for Komen

Selfish Giving

These large organizations with their national partnerships will raise the lion’s share with their “pink” products and promotions, but they won’t be the only ones raise money with cause marketing.

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We’re In It For The Money

The Agitator

There’s a niche group of companies that use online petitions to generate acquisition leads for nonprofits. Frankly, I would have written the matter off as a tempest in a teapot, but this situation is grist for a good debate among Agitator readers. Here’s the situation.

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Ever wonder what donor advisors tell their clients when it comes to giving their money away?


Form your kitchen cabinet – a mastermind group to help make final decisions (who will help you?). Give the money – clarify how you want to be treated, what you want, and what you don’t want.

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Money Can't Buy Love. But It Can Buy Happiness!

Cause Related Marketing

Can money buy happiness? Professor Michael Norton at the Harvard Business School did a series of fun experiments that found that if you spend money right, it can indeed lead to happiness. To come right to the point to be happy spending money, you can’t spend it on yourself. Some were instructed to spend the money on themselves by 5pm that day. They called the students that night and found that they had spent the money the way they were asked.

31 ways for nonprofits to save money on communications


It can give you extra time and money to focus on more effective tactics. Then—only if you have extra time and money—take on new projects. Group print jobs together to save on press time. flickr/Daniel Y.

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Employee Fundraisers: A Better Way to Raise Money from Businesses

Selfish Giving

Of course, a top question was how to squeeze more money from the company checkbook. They want to raise money in their own way. Is there a large group of runners at the company? This Microsoft employee is willing to lose his man bun to help a good cause!

Watch The Money

The Agitator

In a post called Watch the money , marketing maven Seth Godin asserts: "If you work for a non-profit and you don’t give money to charity, what exactly are you doing in this job? Money is more than a transfer of value. " So can practicing law for a human rights group or legal aid versus a mergers & acquisitions firm.

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2 phrases to use when asking for money

Fundraising Coach

I normally speak to large groups at conferences or to entire development teams, but I’ve been privileged to do a lot of one-on-one major gift fundraising training this year. ” is a vapid cop-out for truly asking for money. Those are my favorite phrases for asking for money. Other Possibly Related posts: The 3 best times to ask for money. Do-It-Yourself Fundraising: How to Get Money for Your Nonprofit.

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CauseTalk Radio Ep05: Homeless Hotspots Roam SXSW, Austin for Money. Is it Right?

Selfish Giving

In this episode of CauseTalk Radio , Megan and I talk with Chris Noble , CEO of Cause Media Group , and Mark Horvarth , Founder of InvisiblePeople.TV. CauseTalk Radio Podcast cause marketing cause media group chris noble homeless hotspots invisiblepeople.tv We discuss the uproar at this year’s SXSW over one agency’s deployment of the homeless as human wifi for the technology laden hordes that descended on Austin.

Just money

Mission Paradox Blog

It's only money. I know it feels like a lot of money, particularly to arts organizations that working with small budgets, but it isn't. Even a small arts group can burn through 20K in a flash.    And if you get the money, please spend it wisely. Because it's only money. I understand that I'm late on the whole Chase Community Giving thing but I've been in Vegas getting beat to death at various casino's. so forgive the delay. -.

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Tainted Money?

Nonprofit Consultant Blog

Would you return the money? When Robin Hood steals from the middle class to enrich himself, but then gives a little bit back to the poor, how tainted is that money? Public relations expert Jeanette Darnauer, owner and founder of Aspen-based Darnauer Group LLC, thinks distance is the best policy: An organization's reputation takes years to build and it can be destroyed in a heartbeat.

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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. The IRS sees it as such for tax purposes (your group does not have to collect taxes - receives tax free dollars -because you're doing work for the community). If you don't know how to account for money or donations that you receive, but have the best intention in the world - who cares? If you do not actively fundraise, you'll look for 'quick solution' money options and there are none. Need Seed Money?

New Study: Are You Leaving Money in the Middle?

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

The folks at Sea Change Strategies caution that nonprofits are missing out on a ton of money simply because they’re overlooking a committed and productive audience: middle donors —the donors who give more than low-dollar direct marketing donations, but less than major gift targets.

#INTERVIEW: Jeff Brooks, Nonprofit Blogger, Author, and Creative Director

Non Profit Marketing 360

The reason it keeps happening again and again and again is it’s the glamour of the ad world: these are the big boys, this is where the real money is, they must know what they’re talking about, right? When we did them, we made money.

Principles for Raising Money

Fundraising Breakthroughs

Individual people give more money to charities and other nonprofits than foundations and corporations combined (80% to 20%). Most money in the United States is given by moderate and low income people (80% is given by families whose incomes are less than $60,000) • The most efficient way to raise money is to ask someone face-to-face.

CauseTalk Radio Ep41: Carrotmob Dangles Money for Businesses that Embrace Change

Selfish Giving

On today’s show, Megan and I talk to Alex Gold , Director of Partnerships at Carrotmob , about the power of buycotts - campaigns in which a group of people offer to spend their money to support a business. Carrotmob is proposing a new model based on incentives and money.

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Show Me the Money!

Marketing for Nonprofits

Had a GREAT time talking with a FUN group of fundraisers in this workshop yesterday. For those of you who attended, thanks for your enthusisam. E-mail me with any questions! Cheers! Jocelyn

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Raising More Money

Nonprofit Consultant Blog

We all want to raise more money, that's obvious. So " Raising More Money " (RMM) seems like a great name for a fundraising company. At these POEs you do not ask for money. It's also time consuming, can involve a large investment, and may not be right for every group. Still, even if their full system isn't right for your group's needs, it's still worth checking out and seeing what they have to offer.

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More Words from the Wise

Non Profit Marketing 360

This month’s offerings are: Howard Adam Levy – principal of Red Rooster Group, a nonprofit branding agency in New York City. Notable quote: “There’s a ton more money that could be made in philanthropy if we just stopped doing that bad practice [not being donor-centered]. This month I had terrific conversations with three movers and shakers in the nonprofit marketing world – and you can read the results.

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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.

#Aging: Ford Motor Co. Features Fonts For Baby Boomers – How Lame Is That?!

Non Profit Marketing 360

Or won’t buy Fords just because they have bigger fonts (a point Catey Hill makes, but the point was made on the blog “ Smart Money&# ). Click to enlarge. As Margo Channing famously said , “You better buckle up. It’s going to be a bumpy night.&#.

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A riddle: What won’t raise money today but will tomorrow?

Sea Change Strategies

Sharing good news might not raise money now (any fundraiser worth his or her salt knows that threat and true urgency is where the immediate money come from). Pop the bubbly, do a group happy dance, and get your celebration on with your donors. Good news! This week has been one wild ride. And with lots of good news bubbling up in progressive circles, it reminded me how important it is for us to celebrate victories and good news with our donors.

What we learned about multichannel fundraising from raising money at year-end


Even when these groups were small, response rates were often triple the average email response rate and revenue per email sent was very high. Although it seems like eons ago, our team at Mal Warwick | Donordigital is still taking stock of what the year-end giving trends mean for our client programs, and for nonprofit fundraising as a whole.