Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Katie Houston

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Katie Houston. Katie Houston is Marketing & PR Coordinator at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts , which includes the Kirk Newman Art School.

'Bowling for Boobies' Bowl-a-thon begins in Houston

Blue Sky Collaborative

The SSS Foundation has officially launched the SWEET site for its 'Bowling for Boobies' event in Houston. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Busted Foundation. The SSS Foundation is trying to raise $20,000 through the effort. Bowling for Boobies.

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14 Fantastic Nonprofit Marketing Jobs: Monday Matters!

Getting Attention

Director of Communications , Duchesne Academy (Houston, TX). Please post your open nonprofit marketing positions here. Digital Communications Manager and Communications Content Specialist , Hunt Alternatives (Washington, DC and Cambridge, MA). Digital Marketing Specialist , National 4-H Council. Chevy Chase, MD). Director of Audience Development & Communications , WETA (Arlington, VA). Communications Director , Center for Social Policy (Washington, DC).

Your New Nonprofit Marketing Job? Take It Forward Tuesday

Getting Attention

Director of Communications , Houston Endowment (Houston, TX). Please post your open nonprofit marketing positions here. Administrative Assistant, The Land Conservancy of San Luis Obispo County (San Luis Obispo, CA). Communications Officer , The Raikes Foundation (Seattle, WA). Digital Engagement Officer , International Rescue Committee. New York, NY). Digital Marketing Specialist , The Harwood Institute (Bethesda, MD).

Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Jennifer Starkey

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

She received awards from both the Houston and Dallas Press Clubs for newscasts she produced. Jennifer Starkey. 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!

How to Get Your Story Told in the Nonprofit Trade Press

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

After all, The Chronicle of Philanthropy does not have the same focus as The Houston Chronicle. When nonprofits build their media relations strategies, they often focus on getting their stories told in the local media or in the national mainstream press.

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16 Fantastic Nonprofit Marketing Jobs—Movin’ Up Monday

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Houston, TX). Please post your open nonprofit marketing positions here. Communication & Event Coordinator , Alliance of Community Assistance Ministries, Inc. Communications Director , The United Methodist Children’s Home (Atlanta, GA). Communications Intern , The Opportunity Agenda (New York, NY). Director of Communications , Michigan Academy of Family Physicians (Okemos, MI). Graphic Design Associate , Public Interest GRFX (Philadelphia, PA).

4 Tips for Subject Lines That Work

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After: Cool donor gifts from Heart Healthy Houston! Subject lines are more important than you might think. On average, at least 100 emails flood your constituents'' inboxes every single day. That''s a lot of digital noise to shout over, which is why your email subject lines need as much TLC as the content inside. Here''s a simple, four-step makeover to help transform your subject lines from ho-hum to "Oh, wow!" " 1. State the Obvious.

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The 2016 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

EveryAction

Nonprofit Leadership Alliance / Houston, TX / $250. Digital Marketing Conferences (DIGIMARCON) / Houston, TX / $945. Grantmakers for Effective Organizing (GEO) / Houston, TX / Price TBA.

Friday Futures – Nonprofit Marketing Jobs – November 4, 2011

Getting Attention

2) Communications Coordinator , The Immunization Partnership , (Houston, TX). Please post your nonprofit marketing position here — FT or PT staff, consulting or internship opportunities. NEW OPPORTUNITIES.

Assessing Your Audience for 2013

The Agitator

How did Whitney Houston die? As you reflect on your ‘market’ for the coming year, perhaps you should be careful about overestimating. I know your donors are attentive to the big picture, well-informed, and serious-minded.

Let Your Clients (Customers, Consumers, Constituents) Tell Your Story

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Jubi Headley is President of WriteNow Communications , and is also a freelance writer based in Houston, Texas. Jubi Headley. I met Jubi Headley via my other website, Writing for Nonprofits.

Your Next Nonprofit Marketing Job: Friday Futures

Getting Attention

Houston, TX). Please post your nonprofit marketing position here for full-time or part-time staff, consulting or internship opportunities. Thanks! NEW OPPORTUNITIES. Associate, Online Communications, UN Foundation Special Initiatives (Washington, D.C.).

Great Marketing Jobs in Nonprofit Orgs

Getting Attention

Director of Communications Texas Medical Center (Houston, TX). Please post YOUR nonprofit marketing job here. Associate Director, Media and Public Relations American Association for Cancer Research (Philadelphia, PA). Communications Associate The Partnership for Palliative Care (New York, NY).

And the Winners Are.

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Kathryn Bauchelle, Literacy Advance of Houston. Thanks to the 391 nonprofit staff who helped pick the topic of our next free webinar: Quick and Dirty Nonprofit Marketing Plans, which is now scheduled for November 16, 2011. I know that seems like forever from now, but we are already talking about nonprofit marketing plans during another free webinar THIS week: 30 Nonprofit Marketing Planning Questions in 30 Minutes , on Thursday. You are some plan lovin’ people!

Who will listen to the dead?

Wild Woman Fundraising

And now the PIG-jackers want to build a new pipeline from Canada to Houston. Join Us. Today’s post is for every person reading this blog who is working to help the dead be heard.

Friday Futures

Getting Attention

3) Communications Coordinator , The Immunization Partnership (Houston, TX). Please post your nonprofit marketing position here for full-time or part-time staff, consulting or internship opportunities. Thanks! NEW OPPORTUNITIES. 1) Assistant Director of Communications.

Nonprofit Marketing Jobs—June 15, 2012

Getting Attention

ACLU of Texas (Houston, TX). Please post your nonprofit marketing position here —FT or PT staff, consulting or internship opportunities. NEW OPPORTUNITIES. 1) Communications and Events Manager. Community of Hope (Washington, D.C.). 2) Communications Coordinator.

Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Sheena Abraham

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

She earned her Public Relations/Advertising degree and Master’s in Public Administration from the University of Houston. Both Sheena and her husband of 9 years were born and raised in Houston. Sheena Abraham.

Fundraising on Film: What Hollywood Thinks of Fundraising?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Elsewhere in the family-versus-career film, when Adelaide is told that MacLaine’s older daughter has danced professionally in Houston and Santa Fe, she interjects in a complete non-sequitur to the conversation, “Lots of money in Santa Fe!&#. Guest Blogger Rob Blizard as Santa.

Your Future Here?

Getting Attention

Pius X High Schoo l (Houston, TX). Please post your nonprofit marketing position here for full-time or part-time staff, consulting or internship opportunities. Thanks! NEW OPPORTUNITIES. Communications Director , Highstead (Redding, CT).

Failing Faster in Cause Marketing

Cause Related Marketing

Think about it, in the movie Apollo 13 , what saved astronauts Jim Lovell, Jack Swigert, and Fred Haise was that the engineers and technicians back in Houston failed really fast on their way to an eventual solution.

Want to learn to Move On Up? Get on it October 9th!

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Tonya Pennie, Grantwriter, Children’s Prison Arts Project, Houston, TX. “I Moving On Up! In Your Fundraising Career October 9th Webinar. October 9th, 1pm EST, 12pm CST, 11am MT, 10am PST. Price: $89.97. Buy now. Just like Curtis Mayfield, you want to Move On Up! You are going places. You strive for excellence. You set uncommon goals for yourself. You want to change the world through working for a cause. Have you ever wished there was a clear blueprint for your career success?

Opportunity! Nonprofit Communication Jobs

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Marketing/Communications Internship , American Diabetes Association (Houston, TX). Post YOUR comms job here —nonprofits, grantmakers, B Corps & vendors serving nonprofits. Advocacy & Communications Associate , RespectAbility (Bethesda, MD). Cause Marketing Business Development Leader , Phil & Co. New York, NY). Communications & Impact Specialist , Institute of International Education. San Francisco, CA).

Great Nonprofit Marketing Jobs Friday Futures

Getting Attention

Director of Communications , Laura and John Arnold Foundation (Houston, TX). Here’s the last job posting of 2012, with some exciting opportunities. I’ll be back next year with weekly jobs plus more content on developing your skills and getting the job you really want.

#ProAging: Celebrating The Senior Games As Winter Approaches

Non Profit Marketing 360

The ‘National Senior Games’ is a biennial event, held this past June in Houston, TX and slated to be in Cleveland, OH in July 2013. Doctors, teachers, and athletes encourage us all to get more exercise.

Friday Futures – Nonprofit Marketing Jobs – November 11, 2011

Getting Attention

2) Communications Coordinator , The Immunization Partnership , (Houston, TX). Please post your nonprofit marketing position here — FT or PT staff, consulting or internship opportunities. NEW OPPORTUNITIES.

10 Tips to Make your Nonprofit Website Search Engine Friendly

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For example, ‘See our adoptable puppies in Houston ' is a much better incoming link than ‘ View our pets ' 6. Imagine someone looking online for volunteer opportunities or services you provide. Would they find your organization? When you think about how to drive traffice to your nonprofit website, pay attention to how your site ranks in search engines like Google.

Best Nonprofit Taglines Announced

The Agitator

Houston Food Bank. With simple but effective use of word repetition, the Houston Food Bank clarifies its work and impact. Getting Attention blogger Nancy Schwartz today announced the 2009 winners of her annual "Nonprofit Taglines Awards" competition. More than 4,800 nonprofit professionals voted on sixty finalists from 1,702 entries.

12 Ways to Get the Most from Your Tagline

Getting Attention

Houston Food Bank , a 2009 Getting Attention Tagline Award winner, has gone the extra mile and included its tagline (Filling pantries, Filling lives) in its main voicemail message. A great tagline separates your organization from the pack while expressing the heart and soul of your organization. So when you integrate your tagline into all of your communications, you’re well on your way to having a memorable brand.

Things to Do, People to Meet: November 2010 Event Listing

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18-20, 2010, Houston, TX. From online webinars to Twitter chats to traditional conferences, people are on the move. Starting this month, I plan on posting that month’s event listing at the beginning of each month. I also do my best to keep an updated, ongoing list of events. So–Where will you be this month? November Events. Month-Long Observances. American Diabetes Month. Lung Cancer Awareness Month. Individual Events and Observances. 2010 Election Day–Vote!

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13 Nonprofits Honored for Outstanding Taglines: "Nothing Stops a Bullet Like a Job" Pulls Top Honors for Homeboy Industries

Getting Attention

Houston Food Bank With simple but effective use of word repetition, the Houston Food Bank clarifies its work and impact. A nonprofit’s tagline is hands down the briefest, easiest and most effective way to communicate its identity and impact. But this high-impact, low-cost marketing tactic is often overlooked or under-emphasized by nonprofits. GettingAttention.org’s 2008 survey of nonprofits showed that 7 in 10 nonprofits rated their tagline as poor or didn’t use one at all.

What to do when someone wants to “Pick Your Brain”?

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He said he knew that the United Way in Houston had gotten 30 members a month with their mobile website. Red Flag, by RVW on Flickr. Have you ever met someone who wanted to “Pick your brain&# ? How did you respond to them?

"Rushing" to conclusions about Gen Yers?

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For example, when users in an area with a large black population, like Atlanta, do a search for 'Whitney,' they are more likely to be looking for the singer Whitney Houston or the civil-rights activist Whitney M. My next post on this blog was going to be all about the "what is" of Gen Y-who they (we in my case) are, why they are, why you, the nonprofit marketer should care. But then last night I came across this great article in Newsweek I just felt was too important to put away for later.

Classic “Chicken Or Egg” Question

The Agitator

In this case, the study examined the behavior and attitudes of customers of Houston’s Dessert Gallery cafe chain who became the company’s Facebook fans. eMarketing & Commerce reports on a study of Facebook fans and their brand loyalty, as published in the March Harvard Business Review.

And the best nonprofit taglines are…

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

Houston Food Bank. With simple but effective use of word repetition, the Houston Food Bank clarifies its work and impact. Hi from Korea, where I just presented at a conference of 300 Korean nonprofits. More on Seoul and the Korean nonprofit sector later, but first I want to share the top nonprofit taglines according to Nancy Schwartz of Getting Attention , who sponsors an annual contest.

Book Review: "Careers in Grant Writing" A Good Primer for Anyone Considering Becoming a Pro Grant Writer

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I was recently asked to review the book, Careers in Grant Writing (2009, Cats Pajamas Press Houston, Texas) written by Caroline S. Reeder. In the interest of full disclosure to you, my reader, I do not know Reeder , I was not paid or in any other way compensated for this review, and this review is truly my own opinion without any influence, at all.

Tainted Money?

Nonprofit Consultant Blog

In Katy, Texas, the YMCA of Greater Houston has no such problem; Lay wrote them a letter just after his conviction asking them to remove his name from their facility. What if a major donor of yours - one whose name is featured on your building plaque - were to be arrested and found guilty on charges of fraud and embezzlement? Would you remove his name from your building? Would you return the money? Would you make a donation to the fund for those who he swindled?

NASA/JPL's Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity's Landing (Or Not) Tonight: A Great Example of Donors Watching for Mission Based Success In Deciding Whether to Give Again Or Not

Seeking Grant Money Today

As President Kennedy insisted of America in his speech on September 12, 1962 (at Rice University in Houston, Texas), "We choose to go to the moon.

The Right Way To Cultivate

The Agitator

Here is a terrific comment on yesterday’s Agitator post from Andrew Kramer describing how his organization, Prison Entrepreneurship Program (PEP) in Houston, builds cultivation into the guts of their program … and the enormous benefits reaped.