#SOCIALMEDIA: How Young Is Too Old To Have Communications Expertise?

Non Profit Marketing 360

Catherine Sloan, a recent graduate from the University of Iowa who already has byline credit with USAToday , posted an opinion blog at NextGenJournal.com with the title “ Why Every Social Media Manager Should Be Under 25 “ It has caused something of a ruckus ? Would you hire any of these people for your social-media outreach? Why don’t you all fade away, and don’t try to dig what we all say.

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#SOCIALMEDIA: How Young Is Too Old To Have Communications Expertise?

Non Profit Marketing 360

Catherine Sloan, a recent graduate from the University of Iowa who already has byline credit with USAToday , posted an opinion blog at NextGenJournal.com with the title “ Why Every Social Media Manager Should Be Under 25 “ It has caused something of a ruckus ? Would you hire any of these people for your social-media outreach? Why don’t you all fade away, and don’t try to dig what we all say.

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Simple Marketing From The Farm: Using Old-School, Cost-Effective Tactics

Mission Minded

Yet, some of the most compelling words I have come across were in an unlikely, unexpected place—Pella, Iowa. Twelve months worth of words add up. From blog posts to brochures, websites to marketing collateral, I have found words to explain, entice and entertain. My husband and I were making the trek from visiting my family […]. Blog Storytelling

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Create a Communications Request Form to Make Life Easier

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

We asked if anyone had any examples of how they make their work easier and Carly Matthew at The Crisis Center in Iowa City, Iowa had a great one! Carly Matthew is the Communications Coordinator at The Crisis Center in Iowa City, Iowa—a nonprofit focused on providing food, financial, and emotional support. Carly Matthew.

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Great Nonprofit Marketing Jobs—Movin’ up Monday

Getting Attention

President & CEO , Community Foundation of the Great River Bend (Bettendorf, Iowa). Please post your nonprofit marketing position here for full-time or part-time staff, consulting or internship opportunities. New Opportunities. Chief Communications Officer , Flamboyan Foundation. Washington DC). Communications Associate , Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation (Sheffield, MA). Communications & Program Manager , High Meadows Institute (Boston, MA).

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Evolution of a Nonprofit Annual Report

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I recently received an email from Katie Bryan, communications director at Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement on how their annual report has changed over the years based on the training she’s taken with us a Nonprofit Marketing Guide, along with a few of her thoughts on the changes. You should all know by now that I love the shorter and more visual nonprofit annual reports as opposed to skimming through 20+ pages of boring financials.

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Hashtags for Every Day of the Week (Nonprofit Edition)

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Iowa has over 6,000 jobs in wind energy (also second only to Texas) [link] #CRinIowa #ScienceSunday — Climate Reality (@ClimateReality) April 20, 2015. Looking for an easy content idea for Instagram and Twitter? Try a day-of-the-week post with one of these hashtags. Some of them, like #ThrowbackThursday and #InspirationMonday, can even be used on Facebook. 3 quick tips for using this tactic: . Do your research. Hashtag meanings change over time.

How the Hemophilia Federation of America Created Their Thank You Video

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

She calls Iowa home, where she lives with her husband, two biological children and three step-children (and two cats). Emily Roush-Bobolz. Thanksgiving may be next week, but year-end is a great time to thank your supporters. If you don’t think you can pull together a thank-you video quickly, Emily Roush-Bobolz, Communications Manager at the Hemophilia Federation of America shares how she did just that. Kristina. Guest Post by Emily Roush-Bobolz.

Newsletter: A "Batty" Idea to Attract a Cauldron of Corporate Partners; Corporate Giving Jumps 11% ; Blue Pumpkin Buckets Raise Awareness of Trick-Or-Treaters with Autism  

Selfish Giving

For example, two weeks ago I covered Carson King's Venmo fundraiser for Iowa's Children's Hospital. Last month, I wrote that the key to corporate partnership success is audience-building because brands look for audiences to tell them what's popular, profitable and good in the world. In short, audiences are a magnet for companies. After Carson raised $250,000, Venmo stepped in and offered to match donations. Then Busch Light offered to match donations AND put Carson's face on its beer cans.

#Development: Jumo And Good.is Join To Create Largest Nonprofit Network

Non Profit Marketing 360

If you are not familiar with Good.is, perhaps the most striking thing about it is how small-business friendly it is and how apolitical (though clearly with a progressive agenda) the breadth of topics are – from the Iowa straw pole, to why a few 20-somethings still are not on Facebook, to how many people in countries around the world believe alien life lives disguised among us (insert your favorite political joke here).

2009 Bras for a Cause Gala and Silent Auction

The Biddery Blog

Bras for the Cause Iowa Foundation is dedicated to the improvement of the health of Iowans, with a primary focus on breast cancer. The one-of-a-kind bras decorated for the 2009 Bras for the Cause Gala and Charity Auction will be on display for public viewing in West Des Moines.

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New Nonprofit Elevator Pitch Part 2— It’s A Catch

Getting Attention

Example : University of Iowa Tippie College of Business used a 140-character contest to award a scholarship package. Part One: New Pitches 1-3. “From the minute the first elevator zoomed up in 1853, people have been polishing their elevator pitches. The idea was that if the big prospect ever strode into your elevator, you’d be able to smoothly explain your organization and your role there by the time you reached your floor.”

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Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Ash Bruxvoort

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I try to keep up on what’s happening with ag policy in Iowa and federally. 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.

The Crisis Center with a Sense of Humor

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

That’s how I ended up on the website of the Crisis Center , in Johnson County, Iowa. Humor is one of the fastest ways to connect with people on a human, emotional level, but so many nonprofits are afraid to even give it a try. “The work we do is no laughing matter,” they say. “What we do is very serious. We can’t possibly make light of our work.” ” So earnest. So sincere. So boring. And therefore so underfunded.

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#Public Policy: Charities’ Off-Shore/Tax-Free Holdings Brought Under Congressional Scrutiny

Non Profit Marketing 360

Case in point: Senator Charles Grassley of Iowa, senior Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee , wants to end federal support of charities that have overseas – thus tax-free – holdings and assets. All the talk about US domestic politics and economics at the moment focuses on the federal budget and the possible default that will result if the US debt limit is not raised by 2 August.

Pioneers Needed.

Cause Related Marketing

In 1856 two companies of handcarts with about 1,000 people total left too late in the season from Iowa. Today my adopted state of Utah celebrates Pioneer Day. It’s a founder’s day that commemorates the day an initial band of 151 settlers from the east landed in the Valley of the Great Salt Lake. It’s a state holiday that we celebrate like a second ‘Fourth of July’ with pancake breakfasts, parades, BBQs, and fireworks after dark.

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Still Thinking About Social Networking

Marketing for Nonprofits

In Iowa, there is a high usage of social-networking sites by people under the age of 25, and low usage among those 25 and older. Came across this interesting article yesterday in the WSJ online. RapLeaf a company which we partner with at Triplex Interactive , took a look at where voters "live online" by state. Here is what they found. "In Iowans are all over Facebook and a site called MyYearbook, but tend not to use other sites. It’s a different story in Wisconsin, however.

Marketing Plan Workshop Early Bird Registration Ends Tomorrow

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Nonprofit executives from as far away as Iowa, Kansas, and Ontario are flying in for this workshop because they know how valuable this experience will be to their organizations and to themselves as communications professionals. If you’ve been thinking about attending the Total Focus Marketing Plan Workshop that Nancy Schwartz and I are presenting in October, you’ll save $100 if you go ahead and register now. Friday, October 17 is the last day for Early Bird registration.

July 24, A Day to Celebrate Pioneers Everywhere

Cause Related Marketing

In 1856 two handcart companies with about 1,000 people total left too late in the season from Iowa. Today my adopted state of Utah celebrates Pioneer Day. It’s a founder’s day celebration that commemorates the day when a hardy band of 151 settlers from the distant east first landed in the Valley of the Great Salt Lake, not even a year behind the star-crossed Donner Party, which had traversed basically the same route.

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A Tip of the Hat to Pioneers Everywhere

Cause Related Marketing

In 1856 two companies of handcarts with about 1,000 people total left too late in the season from Iowa. Today my adopted state of Utah celebrates Pioneer Day. It’s a founder’s day celebration that commemorates when a hardy band of 151 settlers from the distant east first landed in the Valley of the Great Salt Lake, not even a year behind the star-crossed Donner Party, which had traversed basically the same route.

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5 Cause Marketing Tips to Save You From a Nasty Fight

Selfish Giving

I couldn’t believe this story out of Iowa that had a local nonprofit suing Panera Bread over canister donations. It seems like a big case of he said, she said if you ask me, but it clearly doesn’t put cause marketing partnerships in the best light. As David Hessekiel , my friend and head of our industry’s trade group, Cause Marketing Forum , pointed out in the story, he had never seen a case between cause marketing partners end up in court. And I hope we never do again.

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Grants for Organizations, Designers, Artists, Etc. Working With Local and National Partners to Transform/Impact Community Vibrancy

Seeking Grant Money Today

Paul, as well as communities in Alaska, Arizona, California, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Washington, and Wisconsin. From The Foundation Center. [If If you are interested in this grant opportunity, click "Link to Complete RFP" at the end of this blog post for more information].

Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Emily Roush-Bobolz

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

She calls Iowa home, where she lives with her husband, two biological children and three step-children (and two cats). Emily Roush-Bobolz. Welcome to our 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. We’d love to feature YOU in this series! Don’t be shy – tell us what you do in a typical day as a nonprofit communications pro.

Designing Community Campaigns For Weight Loss

Social Marketing and Social Change

Lighten Up Iowa: An interdisciplinary, collaborative health promotion program. Developing community and statewide initiatives to combat obesity has been described “as American as second helpings of apple pie” ( Levitz & McKay, 2013 ). Checking in on this trend, the writers noted that while there have been a few successes, more often local and state leaders are trying to figure out how their projects did so poorly.

The Best & Worst Local Cause Marketing Programs of 2010

Selfish Giving

Location: Iowa. I combed through the Selfish Giving archives and came up with the best and worst local cause marketing programs of 2010. I took the unprecedented step of not including any of my own cause marketing programs. (I I know, I’m as disappointed as you are.). Here are the seven best local cause marketing programs for 2010. Program: Create-a-Sweater Pinup Program. Location: Atlanta, GA.

It's not about the "perfect shot" any more

Donor Power Blog

Starting in Iowa, we wanted everyone to leave feeling good about Barack Obama," Mr. Beliveau. "It The Wall Street Journal 's inauguration-day edition has an interesting article about Emmett Beliveau, executive director of President Obama's inaugural committee and a former campaign advance man. Almost in passing, the piece makes a vital point: Working on another Democrat's Senate campaign in the fall of 2006, he met Mr. Obama, and their collaboration began.

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How generous is your state?

The Nonprofit Consultant

And, at the bottom, Iowa, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and North Dakota. Thanksgiving is done with (hope yours was peaceful and happy), and we're now officially into the Holiday Season. That means plenty to each of us personally, of course, but as nonprofit professionals it also means quite a bit work-wise as well.

Stories From Smaller Nonprofits: Taylor's Tale

Diva Marketing Blog

Her close colleague, Beverly Davidson, PhD, of the University of Iowa, whose work is very similar to Dr. Hofmann's but for a different form of the disease, just had a major breakthrough for not just Batten disease, but all of medical science. The Back-story - Last week I met an amazing women, Laura King Edwards, who told me the story of the nonprofit she launched to support her little sister Taylor. Taylor has Batten disease, a rare neurodegenerative disease, with no known cure. 

Mixed Links and Pass Winners

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Congratulations to the two winners of a quarterly All-Access Pass that will let them join us for unlimited webinars: Collen Hamilton, Iowa Wildlife Center. Welcome to a special Friday the 13th edition of Mixed Links. No black cats or broken mirrors here though. We’re bringing the good stuff today including some lucky folks who won All-Access Passes and individual webinar registrations! Let’s get started… NTC.

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Think Before You Drive: A Roadmap for Developing New Products and Services for Your Nonprofit

Marketing for Nonprofits

Want to donate to a charity in Iowa? This photo is by AgendaAkit. We're going through an excellent process at work to determine which new products/services we should add to our current mix. I thought I'd share our methodology with you. Hope it helps! BEFORE developing any new products and services for your clients, ask the following questions. The answers below represent my short hand responses to these questions for Triplex Interactive. 1) Who do we serve?

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Newsletter: 5 Ideas to Take Your Social Impact Program Further, Faster ; Bar Patrons Staple Dollars to Walls, Raise $14,000 ; New Episode of CauseTalk Radio Goes Snap! Crackle! Pop!

Selfish Giving

How Busch Light's donation to Iowa's children's hospital took a crazy wrong turn.?? Is your program or partnership in need of a refresh, or a new, innovative idea to take your impact to the next level? Whether you are a company or a nonprofit, we can all use an infusion of new strategic ideas to drive greater awareness and engagement for social impact efforts.

One Quarter of All Nonprofits May Lose Their Charitable Status With the I.R.S. This May

Seeking Grant Money Today

It is Title XII, Provisions Relating to Exempt Organizations, of the Pension Protection Act of 2006, though, that effects nonprofits, as pushed for by Senator Chuck Grassley (R - Iowa) , then chairman of the Senate Committee On Finance. As many as one quarter of 1.6 million American nonprofits, including trade associations and membership groups, will lose their official "charity" status with the Internal Revenue Service, at midnight on May 15, and thereby lose their tax exemption status.

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Doing Good While Doing Harm

The Agitator

Their corporate Political Action Committee (PAC) could contribute to his campaign; But if they want to slip into the cover of a loophole they could donate to the Partnership for a Drug-Free Iowa, where the senator has been an honorary advisory board member. A corporation could also give to the University of Northern Iowa Foundation, on whose board Mr. Grassley sat as a trustee.

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Easy Resources for the Grant Writer

Seeking Grant Money Today

They have compiled and regularly update a Foundation Data Book that lists all of the foundations in each of the following states; California, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Nebraska, Nevada, Oklahoma, Oregon, Tennessee, and Washington State. Even if you're only new to grant writing and don't know how you'll learn what you need to be successful in raising grants, there's hope! There are many easily accessible resources that will get you on your way. Some resources are even free.

Do Not Chase Grants, Instead - Raise Them Again and Again

Seeking Grant Money Today

Oregon, New Hampshire, Iowa, etc.). When you hear about a grant that's currently available, do you knee-jerk react by imagining how you could tweak your organization's message, or provide a program, so that your organization could win that grant? Are you constantly trying to form or contort your agency into whatever the grant donors seem to want? Let's say that right now a grant is available to child welfare nonprofits that are feeding low income hungry kids.

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