Is your job really to raise money?


What you can take away from his story is the following: – Your job as a fundraiser is really to “help others undertake consequential acts of kindness and generosity” (according to Jerold Panas). – Your job is to facilitate the process of giving money away.

Why fundraiser job titles suck and cost you a lot of money!


This time, he researched what fundraiser job titles inspire more engagement, connectivity, and giving. According to James, “This study tests the impact of various fundraiser job titles on others’ willingness to contact the fundraiser to engage in giving-related discussions.”

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Life, Death, and Make Money Writing Essays


Life After Make Money Writing Essays. How to earn money creating fiction you may earn money composing fiction, however you might have to think past the box for a way to [link]. Getting the Best Make Money Writing Essays. But What About Make Money Writing Essays?

Why your job is really about developing heroes, not dollars.


Your job is to facilitate experiences that help them see themselves as the hero they want to be. Your job is to make sure they recognize that, through giving, they can be empowered. The post Why your job is really about developing heroes, not dollars. People want to see themselves as good, just, righteous, and so on. . In other words, they want to be heroic. They want to change the world. They want to feel like they have the power to make the world a better place.

Find your dream job with these 3 simple steps


Here’s how to start with the end in mind so you can be resolute in finding the best fitting job for you and your dreams. Grab a pen and a blank sheet of paper, sit in a quiet room and write everything down about what you believe would be your perfect job.

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Why spend the money?

Get Fully Funded

When you strengthen your skills, you strengthen your ability to lead and to get the job done. Investing in yourself has a magnificent ripple effect that touches just about everything in the organization, because you start doing your job better. For a nonprofit, there’s no better place to invest money. Instead, make sure that what you get for the money is well worth it.

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#Philanthropy: As Steve Jobs The CEO Retires, Will Steve Jobs The Philanthropist Step Forward?

Non Profit Marketing 360

The Carnegies, the Mellons, the Rockafellers, the Buffetts… They all made scads of money in their chosen careers. They all founded foundations and gave away scads of money in their later years. Keep your hands off of my stack.

4 Keys to Raising the Money of Your Dreams

Get Fully Funded

Raising money can be easy or it can be hard – it’s your choice. If you’re using tried and true fundraising and marketing strategies, you will raise money. Successful fundraising can be boiled down to 4 key components: Mindset, Mission, Marketing, and Money.

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How to Approach a Nonprofit Job Interview with a For-Profit Attitude (and Résumé)


It might be a good idea to start by answering an important question: why do professionals move from the private sector to jobs at nonprofits? Hint: it’s not for the money. You might like a job in the nonprofit world! This guest post originally appeared on Idealist Careers blog.

The Hardest, and Easiest, Parts of the Job

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

In the survey for the 2015 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report , we asked you to identify what was extremely challenging about your job, and what wasn’t challenging at all. Time and money are always at the top of these lists in the nonprofit world, and it’s no different here.

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Are fundraising tricks and gimmicks worth doing?


If you think about the first donation as the first date, doesn’t it make sense to be open, honest, and fair from the get-go even if it means less money now (but much more later)? An old book filled with timeless lessons.

Nonprofit communications jobs: What to expect


I thought I’d post some of the observations and advice about nonprofit communications jobs I usually share with them. Frankly, this can be said of almost any job today.) Nonprofit jobs aren’t a slow, easy ride (more like the Wild West!). flickr/stefan.

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A Lesson on Listening… and Making More Money with Your Newsletter

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

One of my favorite parts of my job is coaching young communications directors. Can’t this be a job? It did yield some money! It can make more money. But the truth is, being an excited creative isn’t my job. Almost four times as much money! Theresa Casey.

Raise More Money With Monthly Gifts

Ann Green

Although I often encourage monthly (or recurring) gifts as a great way to raise more money, I just started making them at the end of last year. One organization that helps low-income families does a good job of sending engaging updates.

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Private vs. Public Schools and Marketing Channels (EF-0014)


On today’s episode we discuss our second set of listener submitted questions. This time on if the approach to public and private school fundraising is different and how to determine what fundraising marketing channels to focus on. You can have your question discussed on the show by emailing me – The post Private vs. Public Schools and Marketing Channels (EF-0014) appeared first on MarketSmart, LLC |.

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Why you should never get a job and go to work.


I taught my kids to avoid using the words job , work and can’t. To me a job is what some people get so they can work to get money; and if they fail to find one, they might say it’s because they can’t. I’ve had lots of jobs.

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3 simple ways fundraisers can improve their LinkedIn profiles to land more meetings and raise more money


After all, are you trying to raise money or are you looking for another job? If you are aiming to raise money then you need to recognize that, more and more, your donors will check you out online before they accept your telephone call or email outreach.

Rhode Island Government Jobs

Fundraising Breakthroughs

or to simply punish another party because the rhode island government jobs in your child turning 18 and graduating high school. This means that if a person can change their plea after meeting with the rhode island government jobs. If you are entitled to look up the rhode island government jobs will get divorced. In some states it is important that the rhode island government jobs may award you retroactive child support. Island Rhode Government Jobs

Why Oprah Winfrey gives money to build schools in Africa (the 8 components of impactful giving)


Your job is to figure out how to make this happen more often for your organization. The post Why Oprah Winfrey gives money to build schools in Africa (the 8 components of impactful giving) appeared first on MarketSmart, LLC |.

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13 Secrets of Holiday Fundraising Online | Online Fundraising & Nonprofit Marketing Resources & Tips | Network for Good Learning Center - Learn how to raise money online for your nonprofit

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As one MarketingProf member pointed out, "I give money regularly to groups where I have been able to see what they accomplish. As SeaChange advises, show exactly where the money goes and what the donors investment will do. Tis the season for email marketing. We can help.

Why Steve Jobs and I Hate Charity

Selfish Giving

Every Labor Day weekend the neighborhood kids went door to door collecting money for the Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon. Jobs’ giving is at home. Maybe that’s what Steve Jobs sees in his. When I was a kid charity was for chumps.

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My First Nonprofit Job

Nonprofit Consultant Blog

The truth is, at the time of my first nonprofit job, I had no idea that it would be my career. I had not yet returned to school to get degrees in politics (BA) and public policy (MPPA), and was just looking for an interesting and meaningful way to earn some money to pay for my creative projects and take a few cinema classes here and there. I didn't last long as a canvasser, but I did eventually get better at asking for money. careers Nonprofit jobs

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Why I don’t cry foul when I hear how much money sits in DAFs


He also writes and speaks often about the slow movement of money OUT of DAF’s into charity bank accounts. Charities must do a better job of inspiring and shepherding the disbursement of funds. Al Cantor is great. He’s a tiger.

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Grow your email list without spending money


Organizations must consistently build their housefile email list to counteract list churn—the inevitable people who unsubscribe, get a new job and leave the email address they used to subscribe to your list, or just stop opening your messages.

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Fundraising Job Opportunity: Washington STEM

Fundraising Coach

I regularly am notified of job openings. Learn how you can set up a brand new fundraising program, or re-tool your existing fundraising, to raise serious money for your cause. Job Opportunity fundraising job opportunityTo help readers of, I’ll start posting them again. I’m not connected with any of these searches so I provide the link for more information. Washington STEM is hiring.

Raising Money After Disaster, Tragedy: Two Resources

Selfish Giving

I thought, “We have to do a better job educating businesses on why and how they should respond after a disaster.” Yesterday on the For Momentum blog I wrote a post on How Businesses Should Respond After a Tragedy.

31 ways for nonprofits to save money on communications


It can give you extra time and money to focus on more effective tactics. Then—only if you have extra time and money—take on new projects. Group print jobs together to save on press time. flickr/Daniel Y.

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Watch The Money

The Agitator

In a post called Watch the money , marketing maven Seth Godin asserts: "If you work for a non-profit and you don’t give money to charity, what exactly are you doing in this job? Money is more than a transfer of value.

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End Malaria Day Book Does its Cause Marketing Job

Cause Related Marketing

If money doesn’t hold any sway for TK when it comes to cause marketing, maybe this will. There’s plenty of fine organizations that will take your money to provide anti-malarial nets. The End Malaria Day campaign did its job, in other words. April 25.

Cause Marketing Limits Raise More Money

Selfish Giving

As [marketers of causes] approach people with $10,000 or $100,000 in the bank, this fear of not seeing a limit is very real, and if it’s not confronted, they will fail at both raising the money and generating satisfaction for the donor.

Getting Nonprofit Job Classifications Right

Nonprofit Consultant Blog

When you've gone to the major, general interest job sites (Monster, Career Builder, etc.) have you ever looked at the classifications for nonprofit jobs and said to yourself, "They just don't get it."? Well, this company is putting together a new, better job search engine, and is really trying to get the nonprofit jobs right. Are you a committed to your issue are first, or could you raise money for any cause? Is the answer different based on your job function?

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Job Lot Breaks $1 Million with Cause Marketing Pinups

Selfish Giving

Since 2004 when Ocean State Job Lot began selling their signature red gift box in their 100 stores to support cancer care services at the hospital, Job Lot has hosted multiple pinup programs that will surpass $1 million shortly after they start their winter program this weekend.

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Start Up Non Profit? Need Seed Money? Starting Fundraising? Here's help.Part 1 of 2

Seeking Grant Money Today

I know that you don't have any money. If you don't know how to account for money or donations that you receive, but have the best intention in the world - who cares? If you do not actively fundraise, you'll look for 'quick solution' money options and there are none. As I said above, I know that you do not have any money right now and need it. Need Seed Money? Tags: start up grant writing seed money fiscal sponsor how to fundraising

Newsletter: Newsjacking for Causes ; How Businesses Can Raise Money from the Stage ; Marketing Channels with Highest ROI

Selfish Giving

Newsjacking: 6 Tips to Help Your Branded Content Use the News Finally, I’ve devoted a whole PInterest board to examples of newsjacking and “causejacking” (When you ride the wave of a breaking story to raise money!) Cool jobs in cause** 1. I got a great question from a reader last week.

#Philanthropy: President’s Jobs Bill & Tax Proposal Not Warmly Welcomed By Charities

Non Profit Marketing 360

As arguments over what to do with and about the US economy and the federal deficit continue to shed more heat than light, President Obama sought to take the fight back to the Republicans with the ‘American Jobs Act’ announced last week. It would rearrange the tax code to shrink loopholes for wealthy individuals and corporations, while rearranging the tax base for those with low-paying jobs.

It’s NOT a dirty job but someone DOES have to do it.


” She went on to recount how her predecessor would habitually talk about fundraising in a derogatory manner by repeatedly saying, “It’s a dirty job but someone has to do it.” ” “Why is asking for money a dirty job?” It’s NOT a dirty job. Recently a friend of mine was promoted. Now she is in a leader position at her organization’s headquarters. Yippee! I asked her, “What will you change first?

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A Day in the Life of a Major Gifts Officer

A Small Change

In the major gifts fundraising Ive done I have spent my time doing three things: talking about asking for money, looking into asking for money, and asking for money. But sometimes it means that you never ask for money at all, be careful not to fall into that trap.

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Your job description: Happiness delivery

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

Here’s your job description: to unleash the generosity inherent in others. Today, Charity: Water showed that job of happiness delivery being done very well (pun intended): Hi Friend, A year and a half ago, you donated You probably knew then that 100% of the money you gave would go directly to water projects in developing countries. You’ll see photos, GPS coordinates and other details of exactly where your money went.

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Manana money: The curious psychology of pledging

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

It’s why we hire an experienced person who can contribute right away rather than going for the brilliant but inexperienced job candidate who will do more for our organization over time. It’s easier to give away money mentally ahead of time than in a moment when there are other temptations. Let someone have the quick reward of feeling good about themselves by pledging to give money - but let them cough up the cash later.

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How to use Wordle and LinkedIn to help your job search

Fundraising Coach

How to use Wordle and LinkedIn to help your job searchTonight, Chris Brogan led a webinar on how to enhance your job search with social presence. Learn how you can set up a brand new fundraising program, or re-tool your existing fundraising, to raise serious money for your cause. Tags: Education Opportunities Samples & Tools employment job search leadership

Newsletter: Raise More Money at Checkout; Valentine's Day Cause Marketing ; Best Place to Sell Girl Scout Cookies

Selfish Giving

The Chronicle of Philanthropy recently ran an article on raising more money at the cash register. Checkout charity fundraisers raise big money. The site also allows users to donate money or apply for a grant with the company. Don't go where the money is.

The Big Difference Between Marketing and Fundraising and Why It’s Important

J Campbell Social Marketing

Not surprisingly (as I am sure this has happened to many of you or may be happening right now) I became burned out and disillusioned with the job. These donors have already paid attention to the organization – enough so that they opened up their wallets and gave money!

Giving money on charity websites is harder than spending money on.


It’s harder to give money away than it is to spend money buying stuff: Completing the actual donation process took the users in our second study 7% more time on average than it took users to complete an e-commerce checkout process in our (separate) e-commerce usability research.