Social Good: Taking Down the Walls of Cultural Institutions

A. Fine Blog

and Rob Stein, Chief Information Officer of the Indianapolis Art Museum, discussing ways that cultural institutiosn can use social media.That sounds a bit stuffy, really, the podcast is about taking down the [.]. Tags: Social Media Indianapolis Museum of Art Nina Simon Participatory Museum Rob Stein Social good podcast This month’s Social Good podcast is called “How Cultural Groups Can Use Social Media.&# My guests are Nina Simon, blogger for Museum 2.0

Your New Nonprofit Marketing Job: Movin’ Up Monday

Getting Attention

Assistant Director of Internal Communications , NCAA (Indianapolis, IN). New Opportunities Assistant Director of Internal Communications, NCAA (Indianapolis, IN) Communications and Marketing Manager, Peninsula Family Services (San Mateo, CA) Communications Manager, The Skin Cancer Foundation (New York, NY) Communications and Marketing Manager, Walla Walla Valley Wine Alliance, (Walla [.]

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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). Communications Director Western Environmental Law Center (Eugene, OR or Taos, NM). Communications Manager US Human Rights Network (New York, NY).

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Handling Negative Metrics, The One Metric To Track, and In Tribute Donation Metrics (Season 2, Episode 4)

Fundraising Report Card

Topic Timestamps TJ from Indianapolis, Indiana … Continue reading "Handling Negative Metrics, The One Metric To Track, and In Tribute Donation Metrics (Season 2, Episode 4)". Zach and Tim answer questions about handling negative metrics, what the one monthly or weekly metric every fundraiser should monitor is, and benchmarking in tribute donations. Have your question answered on the podcast by calling in to (575) 815-4573 or by emailing

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. Register at: [link] Indianapolis - August 29 - NICF I'll be joining Dr. Adrian Sargeant and Dr. Mari Ann Callais as we keynote one day each of THE Foundations Seminar put on by NICF. 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!

Great Nonprofit Marketing Jobs—Monday Matters!

Getting Attention

Communications Strategist , Society of Professional Journalists (Indianapolis, IN). Please post your open nonprofit marketing positions here. Communications Associate , Newman’s Own Foundations. Westport, CT). Communications & Marketing Administrator, Healthcare Distribution Management Association (Arlington, VA). Digital Media Associate , Technoserve (Washington DC). Director of Communications , Coaching Corps (Oakland, CA).

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Your Future Here?

Getting Attention

7) Director of Communications , Indianapolis Arts Center (Indianapolis, IN). Please post your nonprofit marketing position here —FT or PT staff, consulting or internship opportunities. NEW OPPORTUNITIES. 1) Communications Manager. Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, Inc (New York, NY). 2) Communications Officer. Partners of the Americas (Washington, D.C.). 3) Communications Officer – Web/Social Media. Hartford Foundation for Public Giving (Hartford, CT).

The 2019 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar


Council for Advancement & Support of Education (CASE) / Indianapolis, IN / $695. North American YMCA Development Organization (NAYDO) / Indianapolis, IN / $1000. National Urban League / Indianapolis, IN/ Not available. It's finally here! If you loved our 2018 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar get ready for our new, improved, and updated 2019 calendar! We've searched far and wide for the best and brightest nonprofit conferences from all around the country!

MCON13: Engaging Millennials for Social Causes

Sea Change Strategies

MCON13 will take place in Indianapolis on July 18th. You can attend the conference in Indianapolis or you can join in the conversation through the Online Experience. I’m excited to be speaking at the The Millennial Impact Project’s upcoming conference, MCON13. MCON is an annual conference, gathering nonprofit professionals and corporate leaders to discuss how to engage and involve Millennials in social causes.

Charmed Cause Marketing

Cause Related Marketing

Here's a case study: In 2008 siblings Paige Cahue, Gage Cahue, and Tristan Garber… of Indianapolis… developed charms that fit through the eyelets of shoes. After a couple of months of prototyping they ordered a box of charms shaped like a pizza from a manufacturer and started selling them to everyone they knew in Indianapolis. 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.

Using Cause Marketing to Reward Volunteers

Cause Related Marketing

appears to be limited right now to Indianapolis. Quick post today without any editorializing. I hope you’ll express your opinion in the comments below. is a mobile app that let’s businesses reward charitable behavior from charity volunteers with discounts and coupons. Here’s how it works: volunteers grab the app and sign up in either ‘say cause’ or ‘do cause’ categories. Say' volunteers might Tweet or post in support of a cause. 'Do'

And the Winners Are.

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Anne-Marie Taylor, Indianapolis Neighborhood Resource Center. 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!

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. Here are some findings from the recent Pew Research Center’s study (released in June 2012) : Half of adults age 65 and older are online.

Friday Futures – Nonprofit Marketing Jobs – May 13, 2011

Getting Attention

4) Communications Director , Stand for Children , (Indianapolis, IN). Thanks for sharing your positive responses on the value of these nonprofit-marketing-specific job postings. People are reading, and applying! Please post your nonprofit marketing position here for FT or PT staff, consulting or internship opportunities. NEW OPPORTUNITIES. 1) Big Duck Intern (multiple opportunities), Big Duck , (Brooklyn, NY).

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Friday Futures – Nonprofit Marketing Jobs – May 20, 2011

Getting Attention

4) Communications Director , Stand for Children , (Indianapolis, IN). Thanks for sharing your positive responses on the value of these nonprofit-marketing-specific job postings. People are reading, and applying! Please post your nonprofit marketing position here for FT or PT staff, consulting or internship opportunities. NEW OPPORTUNITIES. 1) Account Manager , Association Management Center , (Glenview, IL).

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Cause Marketing for Struggling Artists

Cause Related Marketing

for dinner and a wonderful conversation in Indianapolis last night. When you donate $1 at , you help struggling musical artists, enter into a sweepstakes to go to the 2012 Grammy Awards show, and place your picture on a giant online mosaic. Proceeds,” the website says, “from the mosaic will go to MusiCares, an organization that helps music people who don't have safety nets for emergencies.

Five Tips for Recruiting Nonprofit Sponsors

Cause Related Marketing

The initial contact with the American Legion came through Riley Hospital for Children, the CMNH member hospital in Indianapolis. Yesterday I talked about the power and ease of working with other nonprofits who serve as sponsors. I mentioned that when I worked at Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMNH) my four nonprofit sponsors were collectively worth more that $5 million a year.

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Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Ash Bruxvoort

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I’m planning a workshop in Indianapolis and Springfield, Illinois, and there are a few emails about details related to that. Ash Bruxvoort Welcome to the latest installment in our series on the “Day in the Life” of nonprofit communicators! This series lets you describe your workday in your own words. Ash Bruxvoort coordinates communications for the Women, Food and Agriculture Network.

Five Bad Habits of Cause Marketers

Cause Related Marketing

That’s how Alcoholic Anonymous works and the means by which Tony Dungy turned the Indianapolis Colts into Super Bowl champs, to cite two examples from the Duhigg’s book. On Monday I posted about five good habits of great cause marketers. But cause marketers. good and bad. can have bad habits too. In his terrific 2012 book The Power of Habit Pulitzer prize-winning-reporter Charles Duhigg tells about the three phase of habits: the cue, the routine or behavior, and the reward.

Why I’m Working with Bloomerang

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

After a few months of chatting over the phone with Jay, I went to Indianapolis earlier this month to meet with his senior team. Much of what we talk about at Nonprofit Marketing Guide requires software to do well. So naturally, I’m often asked which technology providers I recommend as you go about implementing all these best practices I share. My answer is always that I am vendor agnostic.

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3 Partnership Myths Roasted ; Girl Scouts Partner with Bomb Maker ; Farm Storage Company Puts Your Marketing to Shame

Selfish Giving

Director of Corporate Partnerships, American College of Sports Medicine (Indianapolis, IN) 2. Just about every day someone asks for my opinion on something related to corporate partnerships. Frankly, I expend most of my breath debunking myths about partnership practices! My best responses include lots of facts and figures to support my position. But, honestly, good research is hard to come by.

A Wake-Up Call for Fundraisers

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First Signs of a Problem: The Indy 100 Dickerson's study was spurred by a 2003 analysis of direct mail letters sent by approximately 100 nonprofits in and around Indianapolis. The report prompted Dickerson to determine if the Indianapolis results were indicators of a wider problem. When a world-renowned historian discovered there wasn't a single school in his hometown, he decided to raise money to build one.

Grants for Professional Nonprofit Fundraising Help, Mentoring, and Resources for U.S. Nonprofits

Seeking Grant Money Today

Deadline: November 12, 2010 Grants Available to Help Nonprofit Organizations With Fundraising Achieve , an Indianapolis-based consulting firm that provides fundraising, strategic planning, and management counsel to nonprofit organizations, is offering service grants to nonprofit organizations seeking assistance with fundraising. From The Foundation Center. [If If you are interested in more information about this grant opportunity, click "Link to Complete RFP" at the end of this post.]

Cause Marketing With Other Nonprofits

Cause Related Marketing

Kiwanis and the American Legion are both in Indianapolis, which saved both money and time. We’ve seen many times that not all cause marketing takes between a company and a cause. But after more than 950 posts it only just now occurs to me that I’ve never given much more than a passing mention to a kind of cause marketing that takes place between a nonprofit cause and another nonprofit.

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

Back in April I reported on tire and repair chain Best-One of Indy and their point-of-sale program to support The Humane Society of Indianapolis. 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. Kim Hirose from NPF recorded footage from the session and I have eight clips to share with you.

Newsletter: How Much Do Corporate Partnership Pros Make? ; DoorDash Supports Immigrant-Founded Restos; Boobs Bomb London on Mother's Day

Selfish Giving

Tire and repair chain Best One of Indy is donating a percentage of sales and selling $1 "paw-print" icons at its 10 stores in April to support The Humane Society of Indianapolis. Have you ever wondered how much nonprofit corporate partnership professionals are paid??? Me too! I asked this question to the gang of Catalist last week and now we both want to get to the bottom of how much nonprofit corporate partnership, sponsorship and cause marketing professionals make!

Live Workshop - Authentic Arts Marketing for Individual Creatives (Oct. 22)

Mission Paradox Blog

Organizations such as the Community Media Workshop, Arts Council of Indianapolis and Arts Wave Cincinnati have trusted me to do workshops on their behalf.  Maybe once or twice a year I do a live arts marketing workshop.    Typically these workshops are for small to mid-sized arts organizations.    This time I'm doing a workshop that will focus on the unique needs of  individual creatives.  This

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Keeping it Authentic

Mission Paradox Blog

  The Arts Council of Indianapolis is bringing me in on Wed. Let's start the week with a little business. Have you bought your copy of Authentic Arts Marketing yet?    Other people have.    You think you're better then them?    Ok, maybe you need a bit more incentive.    Here goes. 

Grants for Community-Based Wetland, Riparian, and Coastal Habitat Restoration

Seeking Grant Money Today

FedEx EarthSmart Outreach will provide approximately $375,000 in total funding to support urban conservation and restoration projects in the following fourteen metropolitan areas: Boston, Chicago, Colorado Springs, Dallas, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, Memphis, Miami, Newark, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, San Francisco/Oakland, Seattle, and Washington, D.C. From The Foundation Center. [If

“We Are Not Your Grandfather’s Oldsmobile”

The Agitator

We also received this email from Brad Boyd at the Kiwanis Foundation of Indianapolis, which I’m publishing in its entirety: “Down the way it would be interesting to measure the visibility and impact of national and international service organizations such as Kiwanis International, Rotary, Sertoma, Optimist’s Club, Lion’s Club, Elk’s, Moose, etc.

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