Great Nonprofit Marketing Jobs

Getting Attention

Communications And Engagement Associate Early Learning Indiana (Indianapolis, IN). Please post YOUR nonprofit marketing job here. Associate Director of Media Relations American Rivers (Washington, D.C.). Communications And Campaigns Manager Waterkeepers Chesapeake. Takoma Park, MD).

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Serious major gift marketing is not for populists. Planned gift marketing is.


Based on research from Dr. Russell James III and the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University ). I like populism because it gives regular people control over their government. . But populism has no place in major gift marketing. To generate more major gifts, you cannot be a populist.

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How to break the most vicious cycle that hamstrings your organization’s growth


I recently stumbled upon a study that was jointly conducted by the Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy at the Urban Institute and the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University.

Let’s Give! The Big List of National, Local and Collegiate Online Giving Days (2016 Edition)

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

FEB – Northwest Indiana Gives. APRIL – Bethel College Online Giving Day (Indiana). Are you thinking about participating in a Giving Day? Good news! There are so many organizations that have given it a try, and YOU can learn from them (the good AND the bad).

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Great Nonprofit Marketing Jobs: Movin’ Up Monday!

Getting Attention

Marketing Communications & PR Coordinator , Indiana Society of Association Executives (Indianapolis, IN). Please post your nonprofit marketing position here for full-time or part-time staff, consulting or internship opportunities. New Opportunities. Communications Manager , Interaction Institute for Social Change (Boston, MA). Communications Manager for Reproductive Rights , American Civil Liberties Union (New York, NY). Copywriter , Beaconfire (Arlington, VA).

A Picture’s Worth: A Success Story on Getting More Facebook Attention

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

” Mary Armstrong-Smith, the community partners director for Prevent Child Abuse Indiana took Guy’s advice and immediately saw a response. She writes: Earlier this month I posted a quote on PCA Indiana’s Facebook page.

Why Should I Care?

The Agitator

Last week, in the Chronicle of Philanthropy , it was reported by Indiana University’s Lilly Family School of Philanthropy and the Giving USA Foundation that Giving Tuesday’s tally for 2014 was an estimated $45.7 It’s taken twenty-one days into the new year for it to leak out — I’ve been restraining myself — but here’s my first curmudgeon post of the year.

Great Nonprofit Marketing Jobs: Friday Futures

Getting Attention

Communications Director for Northern Indiana , American Heart Association (Chicago, IL). Please post your nonprofit marketing position here for full-time or part-time staff, consulting or internship opportunities. Thanks! NEW OPPORTUNITIES.

Ignite Action with a Powerful Data Story

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

Lori holds a BA from the University of Minnesota, has additional training from Indiana University’s Fund Raising School and is a longtime member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. [Editor's note: Today's post comes from Lori Jacobwith, founder of Ignited Fundraising.

2012 Nonprofit Tagline Awards – The Winners!

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Organization: Indiana Association for Community Economic Development (IACED). Nancy Schwartz of Getting has announced the winners of the 2012 Nonprofit Tagline Awards - or as they are affectionately known – the Taggies. This year, Nancy had over 1,400 tagline entries that were then whittled down to 63 finalists identified by an expert panel of judges (including moi).

Has Generosity Peaked?

The Agitator

For over 15 years the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy (Indiana University) has tracked the giving of nearly 10,000 families and individuals in the US. Call me Chicken Little, but I’m afraid. And maybe you should be too. Their newly released data is here — Generosity for Life. The bad news is that American generosity seems to have peaked … in fact, it did so in 2005, when average giving was $1,024. The most recent year (2015) measured was $872.

Upcoming Events

Fundraising Coach

Indianapolis - August 28 - AFP Indianapolis Chapter I'll be giving the luncheon talk at the Indiana chapter of AFP's luncheon on Monday, August 28. I'll be on the road quite a bit this fall. If you'll be at one of these events, let's try to meet up!

Women Give to Causes More than Men

A. Fine Blog

A new study, Women Give 2010, from the Women’s Philanthropy Institute, a program of the venerable Institute on Philanthropy at Indiana University. Mesch Institute on Philanthropy at Indiana University Women Give 2010 Women's Philanthropy institute Ready to have your assumptions tested to the core about giving? Are you ready? Debra J. Mesch, Ph.D., director of the Women’s Philanthropy Institute has released a study of a large sample of [.].

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

The NRC includes six organizations that serve the nonprofit sector: the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Blackbaud, the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University, the Foundation Center, GuideStar USA Inc.,

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Are planned giving prospects on the Internet?


According to the National Committee on Planned Giving (Indianapolis, Indiana), only 15% of those who set up gifts to charities in their wills were over 75. I think it’s safe to say that the argument is over— seniors and all other planned giving prospects are on the Internet.

Overall giving flat, online giving up

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

If we continue to grow at this rate, it will take more than a decade to get back to where we were in total giving in 2007,” Patrick Rooney, executive director of the Indiana University Center on Philanthropy, which compiles “Giving USA,” was quoted as saying by the Chronicle of Philanthropy. Charitable giving was nearly flat in 2011, just as it was in 2010, according to the newly released report, “Giving USA,” the annual report on the state of American philanthropy. A total of $298.4

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4 ways to do a better job keeping your donors

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

I just returned from the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University’s 25th annual symposium , where I was on a panel with Chuck Longfield (Chief Scientist of Blackbaud), Steven Lawrence , Director of Research of the Foundation Center , Bob Ottenhoff of the Center on Disaster Philanthropy and Kevin Salwen, who wrote the Power of Half.

Five Words That Spur More Generous Gifts

Non Profit Marketing 360

Indiana University professor Jen Shang conducted a test with public radio station WFIU during the station’s annual pledge drive. Volunteers who answered phones were instructed to use one of five words when thanking callers: caring, compassionate, helpful, friendly and kind. Communications Community Fundraising Nonprofit Public Media Research Study communication donors research

High Net Worth Donors Are Normal

The Agitator

According to the Bank of America’s latest survey of high net worth giving (done in conjunction with the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University), major gift donors are like the rest of us plebeians in one respect … They don’t like to be over-solicited and they don’t like to be asked for the wrong amount (38% cite this reason).

Donor retention: Dance with the ones who brung ya

Fundraising Coach

Indiana University’s Adrian Sargeant, author of great books like “ Building Donor Loyalty [Amazon affiliate link], has done statistical research proving this. Did you know the average nonprofit loses 7 donor out of 10 every year?!

2010 Fundraising Review

The Agitator

The Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University; The Foundation Center; GuideStar USA, Inc.; According to one of the more comprehensive reviews of 2010 fundraising — the 2010 Year-End Survey of the Nonprofit Research Collaborative* (NRC) — a majority of charities surveyed saw their fundraising revenue remain stable or increase last year. 1845 charities completed the 2011 survey.

Giving USA 2013: GoodNews … And Bad

The Agitator

Giving USA 2013 , the annual report on philanthropy, published by the Giving USA foundation and researched and written by the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, was released yesterday. It should please both the ‘glass-half-full’ and ‘glass-half-empty’ folks among us. You can download a summary here. First the ‘good’ news. The $316.23 billion contributed to charities in 2012 represented modest year-over-year growth — up 3.9% (or 1.5%

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Want to learn fundraising or social media? Check Out These New November Webinars & Workshops!

Wild Woman Fundraising

Indiana. November 14th, 2012 Workshop: Advanced Content Marketing for Your Business, Asian Pacific American Chamber of Commerce (APACC) Portland, OR, 5:30pm Register here. November 15th, Moving on up in your nonprofit career Learn more.

Women Are Better Donors

The Agitator

The study, Women Give 2012 , was done at the Women’s Philanthropy Institute at Indiana University’s Center on Philanthropy. In the Chronicle of Philanthropy Holly Hall just covered a new study finding that older women (Boomer and older) are more generous than older men, other key factors held constant (similar incomes, number of children, education level).

Where are we headed, as a field? Sarah K. Nathan Interview

Wild Woman Fundraising

I am physically residing in Indiana. Hey, everybody. Welcome. This is Mazarine Treyz of Wild Woman Fundraising and I am so excited to interview today Ms. Sarah K. Nathan, PhD, who will be speaking at the Fundraising Career Conference April 6 – 8, 2016.

Want to learn what makes an incredible year end appeal?

Wild Woman Fundraising

Indiana. If you’re like the rest of us, you’re working hard on your appeal right now, and this might be the only paper appeal you’re sending this year. . Are you worried because your appeal didn’t bring in much last year? . Do you have trouble getting people to open your nonprofit appeals? . Do you want to learn the tactics of successful appeal copywriting that will help people tear open your envelope and write you a big check? .

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6 Key Factors for Obtaining Major Gifts to Your Nonprofit

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

[Editor’s note: If you ever wanted to know how to position your organization for major gift success, look no further. In this guest post, nonprofit expert and Bloomerang CEO Jay Love has distilled critical tips for creating a solid transformational gifts strategy.

5 Ways to Keep Fundraising Results Up in a Down Economy

Marketing for Nonprofits

According to the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University , "changes in giving are linked to changes in the overall economy. The economic news is not good. Across the globe, we continue to struggle with a recession that won't let up. Consumer spending is down. Retailers are nervous. No one knows what's to come of the 2011 giving season or 2012. This is a tough time for nonprofits too.

Charmed Cause Marketing

Cause Related Marketing

They’re available online for less than $5 or in a handful of retail stores in Indiana and Illinois. Just as “the rich are different than us,” so too are teenagers. How so? In their hearts and souls they aspire to make the world a better place.

Million-Dollar Nonprofit Writing

Cause Related Marketing

Remember how much time the third Indiana Jones movie spends explaining what happened in the first two movies? The correct answer is almost no time is spent on backstory in the Indiana Jones movies.

Social Media Awareness That Works: S’mores in the Outdoors

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

So it goes without saying that when I moved to Indiana about six months ago, almost every weekend I enthusiastically began exploring parks and other natural areas around my new home state. All photos are the property of Indiana Department of Natural Resources, © IDNR ]. Julia Reich.

17 Nonprofits Honored for High-Impact Taglines — The 2010 Taggies

Getting Attention

The organizations behind the winning taglines range from the regional (Indiana State Council of the Emergency Nurses Association) to the national (Youth Service America) and global (Episcopal Relief & Development).

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Marketers and Fundraisers

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Kristen Hess of Indiana Humanities has a great guest post over at Achieve called the 10 Steps to Solve the Biggest Problem in the World. Another Friday, another round of Mixed Links! Communications and Fundraising. The latest Nonprofit Blog Carnival is up at Wild Apricot.

Some Smart (and Hard!) Nonprofit Marketing Questions

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Sandra Bate, executive director of marketing for the Indiana University Foundation , joined me in fielding the questions, such as.

Fundraising Secrets from the DonorPerfect conference!

Wild Woman Fundraising

Here are some highlights from the GivingUSA Report based on research in the Center on Philanthropy in Indiana. I am at the DonorPerfect conference and I’m learning a LOT. Bob Evans Giving USA Presentation Donor Perfect Conference.

Mind your older female donors - they are generous!

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

A new study has found that women tend to be more charitable than men, according to researchers at the Women’s Philanthropy Institute at Indiana University’s Center on Philanthropy. Boomer women are especially more generous, donating 89% more than men matched to their income levels, number of children and amount of education.

3 Special Ways to Show Your Donors Some Love

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Food Finders Food Bank in Lafayette, Indiana, asks a surprising question on its donation page: What is your birth month and day? Sending thank you notes and providing tax receipts are important steps to building good donor relationships—but they''re just the beginning.

Women Give More to Charity

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Director of the Women’s Philanthropy Institute at the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University, looked at only male and female households which included never marrieds, divorced/separated, and widows/widowers.

Free Webinar: Tons of Money in the Mail September 9th

Wild Woman Fundraising

Indiana. Want to learn how to write a better appeal letter? Join us on Tue, Sep 9, 2014 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PDT for this free one hour webinar !

Annual Survey of State Laws Regulating Charitable Solicitations

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To learn more about state laws regarding charitable solicitations, please see the attached report written and researched at the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University. Did you know that over 40 states require nonprofits conducting online fundraising campaigns to register with their state? This includes any other state into which solicitations (including e-mail) are directed.