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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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).

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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.

What Flood Waters Can’t Conceal

The Agitator

Like millions of folks a good deal of my attention over the past 10 days has focused on the rising waters and the flood of destruction and misery inflicted on the people and animals of Houston by Hurricane Harvey. — I wanted to share some impressions from the week of the Houston storm.

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.

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Your New Nonprofit Marketing Job: Movin’ Up Monday

Getting Attention

Marketing Manager , Reasoning Mind (Houston, TX). Please post your nonprofit marketing position here for full-time or part-time staff, consulting or internship opportunities. New Opportunities. Assistant Graphic Designer , Brooklyn Museum (Brooklyn, NY).

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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).

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Social Media and Newsletter Ideas for September

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

The Democratic Party’s third presidential debate will be held on the 12th (and possibly an additional night on the 13th) in Houston, Texas. Interested in getting monthly ideas for social media, blog posts, or newsletter articles earlier?

16 Fantastic Nonprofit Marketing Jobs—Movin’ Up Monday

Getting Attention

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).

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Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Sheena Abraham

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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.

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.

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).

‘Disaster’ Is Just One Risk To Fundraising

The Agitator

And the answer seems to be ‘Yes’, at least as demonstrated by the success of Houston Public Media after Hurricane Ike in 2008. As Roger commented, Houston Public Media was/is to be complimented for its business savvy in preparing for such a scenario, as well as its ability to mount the required financial. I’ll admit to being blown away by Roger’s post yesterday, Are Your Fundraising Proceeds Insured?

Are Your Fundraising Proceeds Insured?

The Agitator

This morning I’m wondering how many nonprofits in Houston and Florida had their fundraising proceeds protected from the ravages of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma by insurance. Frankly, until yesterday this wasn’t a question that would occur to me in a 100 years. But then I received a note from my friend Chuck Longfield , the Chief Scientist at Blackbaud.

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.

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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).

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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.).

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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!

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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Opportunity! Nonprofit Communication Jobs

Getting Attention

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).

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STRATEGY: What it Is. What it Isn’t.

The Agitator

She says her surveys indicate that the passengers might enjoy a light entree on the Houston to Las Vegas flight. The person stammered for a moment, so Kelleher responded: “You say, `Tracy, will adding that chicken Caesar salad make us THE low-fare airline from Houston to Las Vegas?

Ep264: This Household Products Company is Cleaning Up with Cause Marketing

Selfish Giving

You played a big role with Habitat in the days immediately following Hurricane Harvey in Houston. Today on CauseTalk Radio , Megan and I talk to Mike Esposito , Director of U.S.

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.

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!

#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.

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The 2016 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar


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

Opportunity! Nonprofit Communications Jobs

Getting Attention

Communications Specialist Moroch (Houston, TX). Please post YOUR nonprofit marketing job here: Featuring jobs with nonprofit organizations, grantmakers, B Corps, and agencies and other vendors serving nonprofits. Account Coordinator, Digital Fenton Communications (Washington, DC).

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


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!

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.

Our EveryAction Hero: World Central Kitchen


Last year disaster relief once again became the main focus of our organization as we activated and served over 4 million meals in Peru, Houston, Puerto Rico, and California. World Central Kitchen was founded by chef and activist José Andres in the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. Since then the organization has grown to work in 10 different countries.

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.

"Rushing" to conclusions about Gen Yers?


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.

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.’s 2008 survey of nonprofits showed that 7 in 10 nonprofits rated their tagline as poor or didn’t use one at all.

Newsletter: Coca-Cola, L. L. Bean, Subaru Share Secrets for Partnership Success ; Smirnoff Toasts LGBTQ+ Community ??; Build an Engaged Audience with a Book Club

Selfish Giving

Assistant Director, Corporate & Community Alliances, MD Anderson (Houston) 2. I moderated a great panel at the Engage for Good Conference with the National Park Foundation on how nonprofits can attract companies from a variety of industries.

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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.

How to Get Your Story Told in the Nonprofit Trade Press

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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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Newsletter: 'Chick Fries' P**s Off Women ; Popeye's Raises Nearly $1M for MDA ; Kraft Bails Out Young Lawbreakers

Selfish Giving

Despite being seriously injured in the very first stage, he pledged to donate $100 for each stage he finished to help the outdoor velodrome in Houston (Yep, flooded) where he got his start in cycling.

Newsletter: Are Networking Events Worth it? ; CauseTalk Radio Goes on Hiatus ; The Most Charitable, Most Hated Industry in America is.

Selfish Giving

Director, New Partnerships, Southwest Region Development, Feeding America (Los Angeles, Houston or Dallas) 2. Years ago I used to work for a chamber that hosted networking events. Members came to these events to meet new people. But that's not what happened.

How Texas Businesses are Helping Hurricane Harvey Victims

Selfish Giving

Tito’s is also partnering with the Austin Disaster Relief Network to load supplies on two of their 18-wheeler trucks to send to Houston. Hurricane Harvey was a one-in-a-thousand-year rain event dumping nearly 25 trillion gallons of rainwater on the gulf coast.

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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.

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.

Fundraising on Film: What Hollywood Thinks of Fundraising?

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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.