The Legalities of Cause Marketing

Cause Related Marketing

If your organization is a nonprofit just beginning a cause marketing relationship, you’d be well served by seeking out expert legal advice before you sign any deals. On that count, today’s post on the legalities of cause marketing comes courtesy of a guest poster, Maria E.

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When your employees go too far on social media…

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

I recently did some work for a client that involved looking into recent Canadian legal cases dealing with employees that have been either fired or reprimanded for their conduct on social media platforms.

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A quick note on social media governance

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

Social media guidelines should be created by the “strategy” team and approved by HR and Legal. Advice Guidelines & Policies Insight content engagement guidelines hr legal marketing participation social media governance social media guidelines social media policies strategyThere are some general best practices and trends that I’m noticing are emerging in modern “social” organizations.

CauseTalk Radio Ep16: Cause Marketing Legal Advice That May Keep You Out of Jail

Selfish Giving

Today on Cause Talk Radio , we chat with legal experts Kristalyn Loson and Jonathan Pompan , both lawyers in the advertising and nonprofit practice at Venable LLP. From the basics of commercial co-ventures and unrelated business income tax (UBIT) to common legal mistakes made by cause marketers, Kristalyn and Jonathan bring an important perspective to today’s episode. [Audio clip: view full post to listen].

One thing you’ve probably done to jeopardize your sponsorship

Wild Woman Fundraising

Cause Marketing Conflict Events Sponsorships #DPCNC 2011 corporate sponsorship how to be a better partner legal issues nonprofits PA partnership Philadelphia thanking from the stageHave you ever thanked a sponsor from the stage? Did you pay careful attention to your wording?

Rhode Island Legal Jobs

Fundraising Breakthroughs

To be clear, I did not create this definition, or coin it, or do anything other than discover it in the rhode island legal jobs and the rhode island legal jobs a legal separation order, carries much less weight than that of a mediator for a Rhode Island casinos are known for their client, but rather the Rhode Island automatically continues even after the rhode island legal jobs. If the rhode island legal jobs. Legal Island Rhode Jobs

#Communications: ATT Fights Legal Battle Against Its (Business) Customers

Non Profit Marketing 360

Whatever the legal/contractual granules of the case, the lawsuit is clear evidence that fears and/or anger are growing over AT&T’s plans for T-Mobile (plans that mostly seem to be about suppressing T-Mobile as a competitor).

New Legal Structures That Will Increase Competition For Nonprofits

Blue Sky Collaborative

link] It discusess the existence and growth of 2 new types of legal structures for corporations; Tags: Corporate Social Responsibility Free Resources for Nonprofits Fundraising Tips Social Media and Nonprofits Software for Nonprofits As if the nonprofits sector isn't fragmented and competitive enough. Anyone involved in the nonprofit sector should take note of this article in TechCrunch.

What a Nonprofit's Annual Report Is, Why It Is Powerful in Fundraising, & How To Create One

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What the Nonprofit Annual Report Is, Why It Is Necessary, But More Importantly - How It Can Be Powerful In Increasing A Nonprofit's Fundraising, Volunteers, Public Relations, and Marketing Results

Seeking Grant Money Today

best practices major donors professional marketing recruiting board development nonprofit federal relations legal compliance how to grant donors leadership fundraising public relations transparency Nonprofit organizations should produce an annual report.annually. The annual report is not as much ''a pain in the butt without rewards'' as it may sound.

Imagine This…


Furthermore, imagine that each of my letters involved complicated legal tactics for giving me money along with confusing legal jargon. Did you have a grandmother or elderly aunt, uncle or friend? I did. Imagine if I sent mine letters and emails every once in a while.

Great Nonprofit Marketing Jobs: Moving Up Monday

Getting Attention

Researcher, Editor and Writer Legal Services Corporation (Washington, DC). Post YOUR open nonprofit marketing and communications positions here. Associate Director of Communications and Communications Assistant Demos (New York, NY). Chief Strategy and Communications Officer

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OMG Nonprofit Communications Jobs

Getting Attention

Public Information Specialist Georgia Legal Services (Atlanta, GA). Post YOUR nonprofit marketing job here: Featuring jobs with nonprofits, grantmakers, B Corps, and vendors serving nonprofits. Communications Assistant (PT) Pulitzer Arts Foundation (St. Louis, MO). Communications Director Center on Policy Initiatives (San Diego, CA). Communications Director America Achieves (Washington, D.C.).

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How Do You Define Good Journalism?


Tags: Ethics and Legality journalism content copyright ethics Journalists Creed media missouri school of journalism public service Valerie Maltoni values Walter Williams

Why I Like This Ad


It does not include any legal jargon. It’s simple and direct. It does not remind the reader about death or the IRS. It emphasizes the fact that most living supporters want/desire to have a meaningful life and want to make the world a better place (NOTE: This is what resonates; this is what planned giving is really all about). It includes a benefit for the supporter. It includes a call to action. It includes a convenient way to respond.

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Imagine! Nonprofit Marketing Jobs

Getting Attention

Communications and Development Manager Legal Outreach (Long Island City, NY). Please post YOUR nonprofit marketing job here. Publications Manager Foundations for Healthy Generations (Seattle, WA). Public Affairs Manager Mother Jones (San Francisco, CA).

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If Crowdsourcing Fails, How Does Democracy Prevail?


In fact, the number one issue--not once, but twice--was the legalization of marijuana. And again, when held its crowdsourcing contest “Ideas for Change,” the legalization of marijuana also floated to the number one spot.

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If Crowdsourcing Fails, How Does Democracy Prevail?


In fact, the number one issue--not once, but twice--was the legalization of marijuana. And again, when held its crowdsourcing contest “Ideas for Change,&# the legalization of marijuana also floated to the number one spot.

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Day Off

The Agitator

It’s Independence Day weekend in the US; today’s the legal holiday. Roger’s off lighting fireworks. I’m engaged in that favorite American 4th of July past-time … watching Wimbledon.

What Should the Title of your Legacy Giving Booklet Be?


Should You Use Pre-Checked or Unchecked Opt-In Forms?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

And are we following best practices and/or legal compliance rules? It’s my understanding that all of these are technically legal in the US (“I am not an attorney” disclaimer!);

Great Nonprofit Marketing Jobs: Movin’ Up Monday

Getting Attention

Director of Communications/Media Strategist , NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. Please post your nonprofit marketing position here for full-time or part-time staff, consulting or internship opportunities. New Opportunities.

How to Coordinate a (Cheap) Successful Photo Shoot for Your Nonprofit Part II

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

You can learn more than you ever wanted to know about the legalities of this with Nolo’s Getting Permission: How to License & Clear Copyrighted Materials Online & Off. Marta Lindsey.

Marketing Goals vs. Organizational Goals— A Critical Disctinction

Getting Attention

Train legal community in talking about our services in ways that clients, etc. Spend some time here, even if you think you’ve got this down—this distinction is crucial to setting goals that move your marketing forward in the right direction. Goals are what you want to achieve. Complete the sentence: “We want to.”. Organizational goals (a max of three at a time) are the steps (let’s look one year ahead) that will take your organization to closer to achieving your mission.

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I must sound like a broken record but here’s more nonprofit data that will inspire you to focus more on major donors


A small cadre of wealthy people won’t be able to pressure congress (legally). The left-leaning Institute for Policy Studies crunched the data from Giving USA Foundation’s annual philanthropic survey to figure out who was giving what.

Crossing the line or a Creative Cross? MySpace Research with “Dr. Meg”


Megan Moreno social networking Privacy and Security ethics online privacy Social Marketing Dr. Meg Interesting Articles research Social Media government medicine health campaigns Social Networking Blog Talk online research Public Health Ethics and Legality outreach health communications privacy online access Have you heard of Dr. Meg? Maybe not, but if you’re a teen on MySpace you may have.

Must-Know Insights from #15NTC

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Check out these takes from others who were there: Liz Raglund, Network for Good , Peter Campbell, Legal Services, and Debra Askanase, National Brain Tumor Society. As Technology Program Manager at the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, guest blogger Kevin Martone helps nonprofits use technology to meet their business goals. NTEN’s Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTC) is one of the best learning opportunities I know.

15 Fantastic Nonprofit Marketing Jobs: Movin’ Up Monday

Getting Attention

Web Content Manager , Legal Services Corporation (Washington DC). Please post your nonprofit marketing position here for full-time or part-time staff, consulting or internship opportunities. New Opportunities. Communications Officer – Layout & Design , Social Progress Imperative.

Hollywood Docket: Pierce O'Donnell Guilty Plea; Marty Singer Sued; Lady Gaga 'Judas' Lawsuit

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

Eriq Gardner A roundup of legal news in Hollywood read more. THR, Esq. The Business Business

Taking Your Cause Marketing International With Less Headache

Cause Related Marketing

Then we went down the rabbit hole on treasury issues, requisite disclosure in multiple countries, currency exchanges, and all kinds of legal headaches. Mont Blanc and TAG Heuer have to cover all their legal bases for co-venturing in the various countries where the promotions take place (Mont Blanc’s website lists 10 different language sites).

RESOURCE REVIEW: “A Progressive’s Style Guide” Helps Unlock Power of Language to Shape and Change the World

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Avoided: illegal alien, legal resident. I am a nonprofit copy writer. I believe that words can move people to act, and inspire people to change the world for the better. So when I heard about “A Progressive’s Style Guide” (pdf), I both flinched, and lurched to download it.

Nonprofit Comms Team Size, Budget and Salary [Infographic] #NPCOMM2017

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

The engagement team at the Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic is rocking the report cover and our first infographic. The 2017 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report is officially available! We have so much to share that we are doing three infographics. Here’s the first on team staffing, budgets, and salaries. We’ll share another next week. Thanks so much to everyone who participated in the survey and special thanks to those of you who submitted photos.

The 2016 - 2017 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar


Annual Washington Nonprofit Legal & Tax Conference. Annual Washington Nonprofit Legal & Tax Conference. Washington Nonprofit Legal and Tax Conference / Washington, DC / $900.

Get Your People Out of the Heat & Into Action

Getting Attention

Jean Gazis, Communications Associate, Legal Momentum. We’re officially one month into summer, so don’t waste a moment in heating up your communications and results with season-specific approaches.

It was bound to happen sooner or later, here’s why and what to do…


DAFs make it convenient for people to move their assets around without the need for lots of paperwork or legal wrangling.

Great New Nonprofit Marketing Jobs: Take it Forward Tuesday

Getting Attention

Communications Intern , Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund. Please post your nonprofit marketing position here for full-time or part-time staff, consulting or internship opportunities. New Opportunities.

The 2016 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar


Washington Nonprofit Legal and Tax Conference. Washington Nonprofit Legal and Tax Conference. Washington Nonprofit Legal and Tax Conference / Washington, DC / Less than $1,000.

How to Get All of Your Planned Giving Marketing Questions Answered for FREE


All around great discussions on philanthropic planning albeit sometimes a bit on the technical side (if you like getting into the details and legal stuff). You may be all alone out there.

Honoring Donor Intent

Nonprofit Consultant Blog

If funds are designated for a particular purpose, it is your legal and ethical obligation to use it for that purpose and that purpose only. legal ethics Nonprofit fundraisingThis seems like such a basic, "Fundraising Ethics 101" topic that I'd never have to write a post explicitly about it, but it seems that even high profile nonprofit organizations need to be reminded: Donor Intent is King!

The FCC is Coming After YOUR Nonprofit!

Nonprofit Consultant Blog

I''m not sure how closely any of you have been following the legal battles over "net neutrality" but the FCC has issued new (draft) rules that would effectively kill it (along with the ability of most nonprofits to use the web as an inexpensive communications strategy), all while wrapping itself up in the language of net neutrality. can''t pick and choose which content you access (as long as it''s legal), or send you one website at a quicker download speed than another.