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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.

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). Recent Opportunities.

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). New York, NY). San Francisco, CA). Recent 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. We need more stories! 8:00 a.m.

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. Have you embraced a different tactic?

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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). Blue Hill, ME). Silver Springs, MD).

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. " 1. State the Obvious.

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The 2016 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar


Nonprofit Leadership Alliance / Houston, TX / $250. Digital Marketing Conferences (DIGIMARCON) / Houston, TX / $945. Fundraising. spacer.

Friday Futures – Nonprofit Marketing Jobs – November 4, 2011

Getting Attention

2) Communications Coordinator , The Immunization Partnership , (Houston, TX). NEW OPPORTUNITIES. RECENT 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. Was Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise’s marriage fake? Does Gangnam Style mean? When is Snooki’s baby due?

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

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Jubi Headley is President of WriteNow Communications , and is also a freelance writer based in Houston, Texas. Jubi Headley.

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.

Great Marketing Jobs in Nonprofit Orgs

Getting Attention

Director of Communications Texas Medical Center (Houston, TX). Please post YOUR nonprofit marketing job here. Director NYU—George H. Heyman, Jr.

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. You are some plan lovin’ people! I hope you can join us for both. Jennifer Doron, Ohio Environmental Council.

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. Greg Palast writes. We who died demand justice now.

Friday Futures

Getting Attention

3) Communications Coordinator , The Immunization Partnership (Houston, TX). Thanks! NEW OPPORTUNITIES. Please Touch Museum (Philadelphia, PA).

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.

Failing Faster in Cause Marketing

Cause Related Marketing

Back in 2007 and 2008 Hamburger Helper ran a fun cause marketing promotion called My Hometown Helper that I don’t remember at all. That is, quickly.

Fundraising on Film: What Hollywood Thinks of Fundraising?

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Guest Blogger Rob Blizard as Santa. What do you think about Hollywood’s portrayal of fundraising? Share your thoughts in the comments.

Your Future Here?

Getting Attention

Pius X High Schoo l (Houston, TX). Thanks! NEW OPPORTUNITIES. Communications Director , Highstead (Redding, CT). Oakbrook Terrace, IL).

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

Wild Woman Fundraising

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’ve waited long enough.

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). San Francisco, CA).

Great Nonprofit Marketing Jobs Friday Futures

Getting Attention

Director of Communications , Laura and John Arnold Foundation (Houston, TX). Thanks! NEW OPPORTUNITIES. Director of Online Engagement , A.J.

#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.

Friday Futures – Nonprofit Marketing Jobs – November 11, 2011

Getting Attention

2) Communications Coordinator , The Immunization Partnership , (Houston, TX). NEW OPPORTUNITIES. RECENT 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? Here are 10 tips to make your nonprofit website search engine friendly: 1. We don't. Stick to ethical SEO (i.e.

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. Here the 2009 winners: Arts & Culture: Big Sky. Big Land.

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. Stationery including business cards 2. Blog 7.

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.

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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. More than 4,800 nonprofit professionals cast votes in the final selection round. Big Land.

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

Wild Woman Fundraising

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. Respect!

"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. 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. Is Facebook the "chicken or egg"?

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. And the winners this year, as described by Nancy, are: Arts & Culture: Big Sky. Big Land. Big History.—Montana

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

Seeking Grant Money Today

I was recently asked to review the book, Careers in Grant Writing (2009, Cats Pajamas Press Houston, Texas) written by Caroline S. Reeder. Careers in Grant Writing is a very clear primer and also a helpful overview that describes the grant writer's profession, well, for anyone considering becoming a professional grant writer. Reeder

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?

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. We go all out for NASA ventures at the Spencer household. To see a list of NASA's past and future missions see the right hand side of NASA Astrobiology Mars Science Laboratory. Are you ready?

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. He was taking me to task for treating cultivation merely as a monetary cost.