Leading the Resistance: 28 Organizations You Can (and Should) Support Today

EveryAction

There's a long fight ahead, but for issues that stir you, one simple, positive thing you can do today is give - your time, money, voice, or attention - because so many organizations need your urgent support. Southern Poverty Law Center. The Southern Poverty Law Center is dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry and to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of our society. Lakota People's Law Project. National Immigration Law Center.

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What to do instead of the crusty old estate planning seminars you run hoping to generate planned gifts?

iMarketSmart

They’re expensive since time is the same as money. Those that come forward will obviously care about the organization’s future— qualified leads. Recommendations. >> 10 Ways to Deliver Value to Your Major Donors and Planned Giving Prospects. >> Visual Planned Giving eBook: An Introduction to the Law & Taxation of Charitable Gift Planning by Dr. Russell James J.D.,

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The 8 Core Components of Engagement Fundraising and Why You Desperately Need Them

iMarketSmart

But knowing that doesn’t make it easier to raise money. They become human beings with feelings, stories and passions, not ATM machines with buttons you press to get the money your boss wants you from them. And, you can’t raise money without trusting, committed relationships.

How to prep for your next big ask

iMarketSmart

But, sadly, only a few sentences in the entire report actually focus on the moment of truth— when you ask for the money. Lawyers practice law. There’s a ton of information out there about how to ask for a donation.

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7 Solid Reasons Why You Should Kill Your Printed Planned Giving Newsletter

iMarketSmart

In fact, one of our clients generates planned gifts and leads as a result of the newsletter we produce for them AND they also generate $200,000 in cash per issue. How long and what did it cost to raise that amount of money in the first place?

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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. A club is an informal organization without the official benefit of tax free dollars, so it does not need to follow through with specific non profit best practices and laws. How do leaders on the board lead? 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.

Why reciprocity must be an essential tool in your fundraising toolbox

iMarketSmart

You can and should use reciprocity as a tool to raise more money. Here’s why: The law of reciprocity (that everyone on earth obeys) usually leads to unfair exchanges. Don’t overlook the power of the law of reciprocity— one of the most effective tools of persuasion.

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Why your donor prospects lie to you and won’t accept your outreach

iMarketSmart

That’s what has happened to me before, leading to buyer remorse. The leads aren’t bad. Similarly, when I visit a store or a car dealership, I’m a great lead too. That will actuate the law of reciprocity, making those that accept your offer exponentially more likely to want to give back to you (and your organization) in return. That’s the law of reciprocity at work! If you’re like me, you hate being sold.

Online will-making tools: My pros and cons.

iMarketSmart

In this arrangement, the people using the online will-writing tools (your supporters) could get their will completed for free online because those will-writing companies would then make money from advertising, promoting, or recommending other products to those users (your supporters). .

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Why major and legacy donors think your fundraising communications stink!

iMarketSmart

If that happens they fear the attempt might be considered a waste of donor money. They tend to believe that no money (or very little) should be spent on the raising of funds. Acquisition fundraising should never be solely about the money. It ain’t about the money!

Why major and legacy donors think your fundraising sucks.

iMarketSmart

If that happens they fear the attempt might be considered a waste of donor money. They tend to believe that no money (or very little) should be spent on the raising of funds. Acquisition fundraising should never be solely about the money. It ain’t about the money!

Cold calling major donors to arrange appointments doesn’t work— but this method does

iMarketSmart

And, an exchange of money only happens when a proper exchange of value exists. Let them know you will not be asking them for money; you’ll only talk more about them and how you can help them achieve their philanthropic goals.

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8 Ways Digital Storytelling Will Make Your Nonprofit Better

J Campbell Social Marketing

Medical and law journals love dry statistics and research. If you want to get in The New York Times or your local paper, having an interesting or unique story can lead to increased media coverage for the organization.

Newsletter: Should You Ask Partners for a Minimum Revenue Commitment? ; UK Chicken Shops Ask Diners to Go #KnifeFree ; Google’s Unusual Plan for Disaster Relief

Selfish Giving

Join Perlman and Perlman's Karen Wu for this Engage for Good webinar: The 10 Commandments of Cause Marketing Law. How to mine auto-replies for leads. Google’s unusual plan for disaster relief: just give survivors money.

7 Solid Reasons Why You Should Kill Your Printed and Electronic Planned Giving Newsletter

iMarketSmart

In fact, one of our clients generates planned gifts and leads as a result of the newsletter we produce for them AND they also generate $200,000 in cash per issue. How long and what did it cost to raise that amount of money in the first place? Do you get leads?

The 2016 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

EveryAction

The 33rd Annual Nonprofit Organizations Institute features leading nationally recognized experts from private foundations, public charities, law, finance and government to discuss the latest tax, legislative and governance issues affecting nonprofit organizations.

One week, two excellent events: #CbocSocial and #FWD50

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

Really neat search for legal decisions (not indexed by Google) CANLI – Canadian Legal Information Institute – open law site. AI used in job applications tends to fail picking people on the periphery who are most likely to lead innovation and change. of innovation money.

No Wonder Retention of Online Donors is So Bad

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Did I get the kind of online communications that would lead to another online gift? Southern Poverty Law Center sent me one email in April asking for a renewal. If you want my money, you’ll have to impress me online. Holding Money by BigStock.

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8 Ways That Nonprofit Digital Storytelling Can Advance Your Cause

J Campbell Social Marketing

Medical and law journals love dry statistics and research. If you want to get in The New York Times or your local paper, having an interesting or unique story can lead to increased media coverage for the organization. Donors are giving you their money, and they want to know that they are affecting change in real lives. I am on a mission to help nonprofits of all sizes become better communicators.

Newsletter: Do Cause Marketers Go to Jail? ; Coke's 'Peace Tea' Rewards Random Acts of Kindness??; Where the Hell is Geoffrey the Giraffe??

Selfish Giving

I mentioned that in some states it may be illegal to promote your partnerships because of commercial co-venture laws. Lead magnets are woefully underused by nonprofits.but not by the National Audubon Society. Two weeks ago I wrote about using Facebook to promote your partnerships.

Finding a Fiscal Sponsor

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Seeking small money and smaller hassle Dear Seeking: The relationship you are looking for is called “fiscal sponsorship” and it should be relatively easy to find someone to do that for you. They charge a fee, usually a percentage of the money you raise, for doing that work. If you have a number of peace and justice groups in your area, ask them for leads to fiscal sponsors.

Your Print Nonprofit Annual Report Can Work Wonders (Case Study via Tom Ahern)

Getting Attention

Tom is a leading expert on making donor communications more successful. But in an effort to save money and trees, Melanie Coon, SVP for Communications & Marketing, has whittled that number down. An elderly man walks into a law office in Rhode Island.

Fundraising on Film: What Hollywood Thinks of Fundraising?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

When I first moved from the program side to the planned giving office of the charity at which I had my first professional experience in nonprofit fundraising, one of my co-workers made a not-funny joke over drinks about me being a “money whore.” They give you money.&#.

The Taxman Cometh, Part 1: The Downside of the 2017 Tax Bill for Nonprofits

The Agitator

The new tax law increases the amount you can take as a standard deduction on your taxes. This leads to Worry #1: fewer itemizers means donations will fall. This leads to Worry #4: this will accelerate the trend of giving by the very wealthy.

5 Killer Prospect Research Tools to Learn More About Your Current Donors

Fundraising Coach

I love how easy they make it for nonprofits to do the research that helps you treat your donors well and raise the money you need to fund your mission. Isn't it cool that he leads with the theme song from the show "Cheers"?!

4 Steps to Stronger (Hero-focused) Appeals

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Too many nonprofits make a choice that doesn't support the basic laws of marketing: Tell a story your audience can self-identify and relate to as their own. Yet for one large women’s organization, this model was leading them straight to insolvency. Too many fundraising appeals are transaction-driven, and never live beyond the initial ask or next request for money. Every good story needs a hero. When it comes to marketing, it's best to put customers at the center of the story.

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Are you lying to your nonprofit board members?

Fundraising Coach

Our by-laws require a certain number of board members and we have to fill the slots. Just like in asking for money, people will say "no." I''m not sure why it is, but so many of us outright lie when we invite people to our nonprofit board. We tell them, "It won''t be a lot of work.

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Using Earned, Owned and Bought Media to Activate Cause Marketing

Cause Related Marketing

Leading up to its Feb. And quite naturally Tubbs wants people to come to the event both to test its snowshoes and generate money for Komen. My brother-in-law watched news and sports coverage of the curling events and became interested.

The Importance of Villains and the Danger of Dead Armadillos

The Agitator

The anti-control side slams liberal elites and the media as enemies of freedom-loving, law abiding citizens. From a fundraising (and political) viewpoint each side’s description of their opponent –their villain—is a classic example of the power and importance of employing donor identity to rally the troops and raise money. Or as Nick puts it : “Having a stronger ‘they’ leads to a stronger ‘we.’.

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Newsletter: How to Identify & Research Corporate Prospects ; Six Retailers to Add to Your Prospect List ; Wounded Warriors Loses $90M

Selfish Giving

That completes our second goal of the year, which was to learn more about how to raise more money with sponsorship. Suggested tactics for opening new doors to corporations (after your warm leads and board relationships have dried up!).??

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Fundraising Breakthroughs

Here they are required by law since the rhode island snow a party in determining child support. Conferences, generally speaking, can save the rhode island snow and money as well since conferences are much quicker than full hearings requiring movement within the rhode island snow of Rhode Island. What goes on in their case. To the rhode island snow can appear fairly suspicious and cause considerable nervousness because they want to see some great shows.

Recently There Are Concerns By and About the IRS and Its Oversight of Political Organizations In This Election Year

Seeking Grant Money Today

The IRS' concern is not to insert government's hand, (as you will read, below, has been suggested) but rather to conduct its tasked oversight (as has been required by law, over all charities) to be certain that the American people are receiving welfare from the organizations that Americans (through the IRS) have given charitable status (which allows them to legally collect tax free contributions). This has been the rule and law for tens and tens of years.

The ROI for Social Media Fundraising

Fundraising Breakthroughs

The law is clear.) And as for the Money? While some may become regular or annual donors for awhile, few will join in as leading, engaged Super Donors. This week, a tech company VP called for my advice about a social media application under development that involves giving.

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The Power of Zilch: An interview with Nancy Lublin

Nonprofit Consultant Blog

People say, "I'll fund you to do this other thing," and it's easy to get tempted, but it ultimately leads to disaster. It's called following the money and it's not a good idea. And that's spoken as somebody who's been to law school.

Data, data, data, and more data…

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

Companies that get this concept have a big lead over others. One obstacle is that most countries lack America’s open-government ethos, nurtured over decades by laws on ethics in government, transparency rules and the Freedom of Information Act. I can think of plenty of departments that spend a great deal of money on web analytics software, email databases, valuable primary research , etc.

Each and All Nonprofits Must Comply With the Sarbanes Oxley Act of 2002

Seeking Grant Money Today

[Note: In no way is this or any post, in Seeking Grant Money Today , legal, fiscal, or policy advice for any entity. In it, the president of the board claimed that the issue stemmed from the former executive director failing to bring the organization's money problems to the board's attention. According to the Sarbanes Oxley Act of 2002 (federal law) all corporations (which includes nonprofit organizations, in the United States) must have board fiscal oversight.

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Fraud, Burnout, and Getting What We Deserve

Nonprofit Consultant Blog

The very nature of the sector is to spend long hours solving other people's problems for less money than our skills would earn elsewhere. I believe that for some of those committing the fraud this burnout turns to thoughts of, "I deserve this money I'm stealing. Obviously this is faulty thinking, obviously these people need to be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law, and thankfully it's only a handful of our dedicated staff and volunteers who feel this way.

Grant Seeking According To The Various Stages of A Nonprofit's Life

Seeking Grant Money Today

The start up nonprofit can raise seed money (grant money that funds new nonprofits, new nonprofits' programs, etc.). They can also raise grants, prior to having their official 501(c)(3) status by locating and forging a formal (legal) relationship with a fiscal sponsor (a nonprofit that already has its 501(c)(3) status who promises to pass 100% of any money your organization raises to your nonprofit (that has yet to receive its official status)).

What Matters? A Rock Star, (Red), Consumerism, Or Fundraising?

Seeking Grant Money Today

Grant writing aside for a moment, the (Red) Campaign just turned one year old and the proof of that is none other than Brian Williams interviewed spokesman/Irish band lead singer, U2's, Bono about the project's progress on Friday's evening's news. And Buylesscrap.com wants us to giving donations directly, buy less, discuss consumerism, and they tell us that these happenings will lead to adoption of best practices, greater consumer confidence, and assured nonprofit revenue streams.

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How to Make the Case for Your Grant Request, In the Grant Proposal

Seeking Grant Money Today

Law , Law & Order , that those who make their cases well, before a jury or judge, get the attention and perhaps even the desired ruling from those who have the ability to grant (eh hem) the desired outcome. Remember, they are investing in our communities - they are not bleeding hearts doling out money to any and every nonprofit. They must be viewed as investors, and as such, must be made comfortable giving your nonprofit large sums of money.

Mission Based Thinking Part Two of Two - Examples Of It Enabling Organizations That Use It

Seeking Grant Money Today

The electric blue would be highly unusual and he thinks popular probably with the public, therefore, if we use his funds to develop it, we''ll make more money in the long term once we propagate and sell cuttings from the first healthy electric blue colored holly shrub that thrives. It can, by law, only be spent on what he designates and in this case, he wants the nonprofit to genetically create and then propagate electric blue plants.

Flat Earth Fundraising: Ice Cream Murder And Donor Loyalty

The Agitator

Because of an immutable law of science, statistics and logic: “Correlation does not imply causation.” This ‘law’ emphasizes that correlation between two variables (for example, sending in a change of address and being a more loyal donor) does not automatically imply that one causes the other.

Where Does 'Transparency' Fit In The New Social Media Marketing Model?

Diva Marketing Blog

In an environment where your changing avatar is accepted as your image to the world, where people exchange ideas that frequently lead to business opportunities and where 'real' friendships are formed it was important to have a few boundaries that could help establish trust. But, that doesn't lend itself too well to agencies making money. Jeremiah Owyang - Disclosure is key, and in some cases, may be enforceable by the FTC, we encourage all organizations to abide by the law.