What does an LGBTQ nonprofit organization do?

Wild Woman Fundraising

Berdache or "Two-Spirit" in America, late 1880s. So, I majored in Gender Studies, which means that for several years I learned ALL ABOUT gay and lesbian history in America.

Want to learn fundraising or social media? Check Out These New November Webinars & Workshops!

Wild Woman Fundraising

November 14th, 2012 Workshop: Advanced Content Marketing for Your Business, Asian Pacific American Chamber of Commerce (APACC) Portland, OR, 5:30pm Register here. November 15th, Moving on up in your nonprofit career Learn more. November 19th, How to Find new Donors for your Nonprofit NOW! Learn more.

Massachusetts Nonprofit raises over $70000 with hike-a-thon

Blue Sky Collaborative

Wilderness Heals is a three-day pledge hike to raise funds for the Elizabeth Stone House. The event has posted some impressive numbers thus far including one hiker who is personally responsible for raising over $6500. Elizabeth Stone House is well.

Fantastic Nonprofit Marketing Jobs—Movin’ Up Monday

Getting Attention

Communications Coordinator , Massachusetts Adoption Resource Exchange (Boston, MA). Please post your open nonprofit marketing positions here. Associate Video Producer , Marketing Graphic Designer, Online Campaign Strategist , Online Campaign Strategist-Latin America , Public Relations Specialist-Bilingual and Web Designer, The Human Society (Gaithersburg, MD). Associate Director of Digital Communications , Boston Children’s Hospital Trust (Boston, MA).

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Great Nonprofit Marketing Jobs—Movin’ up Monday

Getting Attention

Web Operations Specialist , The Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Boston, MA). Please post your nonprofit marketing position here for full-time or part-time staff, consulting or internship opportunities. New Opportunities.

Grab-It Nonprofit Marketing Jobs

Getting Attention

Vice President of Marketing and Communications Massachusetts Audubon (Lincoln, MA). Subscribers, we’re working on getting you the ability to opt-in or -out of these listings vs. other posts. Hold on! . Post YOUR comms job here —nonprofits, grantmakers, B Corps & vendors serving nonprofits. Chief Marketing and Communications Officer Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (Twin Cities, MN). Chief Marketing Officer Net Impact (San Francisco, CA).

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Yes! National Companies Do Partner with Local Nonprofits

Selfish Giving

Walmart supports a lot of national causes, such as the Children’s Miracle Network , but when I worked with them here in Massachusetts each store was allotted $2,000 to support a local nonprofit of their choice.

What's Wrong with Tom Brady's Partnership with Best Buddies? Everything

Selfish Giving

Today, at Star Market in Newtonville, Massachusetts, Andrew, my cashier (not the first time I've been through his checkout line) asked if I wanted to make a $3 donation to Best Buddies and Team Tom Brady. Photo via Best Buddies International on Flickr. I'm a big fan of Tom Brady.

3 Steps to a Powerful, All-Organization Team of Messengers

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

I recently completed an all-new message platform for the largest human services organization in Massachusetts. The platform included a tagline, positioning statement, talking points or key messages at organization and program level, and elevator conversation.

Best Way to Get Timely Input: Review & Approval 2.0

Getting Attention

I had the pleasure of working with Jen to develop a brand, website strategy, and marketing plan for Advocates—a human services agency providing a breadth of programs and services throughout Massachusetts. You guys are so smart! I love it when you share a marketing technique that’s made all the difference in the world to you. There’s no better model for the rest of us. Thanks today to Jennifer Johnson, director of marketing & communications at Advocates.

How to use a blog to generate planned giving gifts.


According to research by the University of Massachusetts , charities and higher education have a higher adoption rate for blogs than any other category.

How Story Trumps Description (Nonprofit Storytelling #9)

Getting Attention

Nonprofit Storytelling #1-8. I’m a sucker for stark contrast. It’s one of the best learning tools ever, and today I’m drawing on examples from Mass Mentoring Partnership (MMP). The Challenge.

6 Ways Your Nonprofit Can Quickly Get More Facebook Engagement

J Campbell Social Marketing

Rosie’s Place in Boston frequently posts information related to current events and conversations around hunger and poverty in Massachusetts, and how they are helping.

What’s Happening this March?


March 5-6, 2011, Boston, Massachusetts (Harvard Campus). Spring is in the air… Well, almost. Here’s a look at some of the top social change events happening this month. Where do you go for your inspiration? March Events. Observances. National Nutrition Month. March 2011, [U.S.

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Your New Nonprofit Marketing Job? Take It Forward Tuesday

Getting Attention

Vice President of Communications and Community Relations , Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay (Boston, MA). Please post your open nonprofit marketing positions here. Administrative Assistant, The Land Conservancy of San Luis Obispo County (San Luis Obispo, CA). Communications Officer , The Raikes Foundation (Seattle, WA). Digital Engagement Officer , International Rescue Committee. New York, NY). Digital Marketing Specialist , The Harwood Institute (Bethesda, MD).

Giving Thanks

The Agitator

school kid learns that Thanksgiving is a feast day with origins in the Massachusetts colony of. Chances are there’s not a U.S. Agitator reader online or browsing The Agitator today. Even Tom and I are taking the day off. You see, it’s Thanksgiving. The preeminent day in the U.S.

Giving Thanks

The Agitator

school kid learns that Thanksgiving is a feast day with origins in the Massachusetts colony of the Pilgrims, religious dissidents fleeting persecution in Europe, who purportedly were saved from starvation. Chances are there’s not a U.S. Agitator reader online or reading The Agitator today. You see, it’s Thanksgiving. The preeminent day in the U.S. The one holiday all Americans seem to agree on and celebrate.

4 Ways to Save Your Sanity: Review & Approval 2.0

Getting Attention

A recent rebranding project for a large human services client organization reminded me of how challenging the review and approval process can be, especially for larger organizations (this one has 500+ employees throughout the state of Massachusetts).

Friday Futures – Nonprofit Marketing Jobs – September 30, 2011

Getting Attention

6) Marketing Communications Manager , Girls Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts , (Boston, MA). Please post your nonprofit marketing position here — FT or PT staff, consulting or internship opportunities. NEW OPPORTUNITIES.

Your New Nonprofit Marketing Job: Movin’ Up Monday

Getting Attention

Digital Communications Coordinator, The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts. Please post your nonprofit marketing position here for full-time or part-time staff, consulting or internship opportunities. New Opportunities. Chief Marketing Officer , Conservation International (Alexandria, VA).

#GivingTuesday 2017 Recap – What Worked and What Didn’t

J Campbell Social Marketing

Results from Massachusetts nonprofits were mixe d , with some organizations hitting their stride and achieving their goals, and some not meeting their expectations. The results are in – this year was the biggest Giving Tuesday yet!

Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Angela Mrozinski

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

She currently lives in Massachusetts. Angela Mrozinski. Here’s the latest installment in our series on the “Day in the Life” of nonprofit communicators, where we ask you to describe your day in your own words. We need to hear from you! Don’t be shy – tell us what you do in a typical day as a nonprofit communications pro. . Angela got her B.S. in Natural Resources Management from Grand Valley State University in Michigan and an M.S.

Mmmm….Donuts….for a Cause

Selfish Giving

To raise awareness and money for the Massachusetts/New Hampshire chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association during World Alzheimer’s Month , Dunkin Donuts is going Purple with a Purpose.

Great Nonprofit Marketing Jobs: Friday Futures

Getting Attention

Communications, Development and Outreach Coordinator , Massachusetts Farm to School Project (Amherst, MA). Please post your nonprofit marketing position here for full-time or part-time staff, consulting or internship opportunities. Thanks! NEW OPPORTUNITIES.

Nonprofit Marketing Jobs—April 6, 2012

Getting Attention

12) Massachusetts Communications Director , Stand for Children (Boston, MA). Please post your nonprofit marketing position here —FT or PT staff, consulting or internship opportunities. NEW OPPORTUNITIES. 1) Associate Director, Digital Media and. Associate Director, Media Relations.

Creating a Culture of Data-Driven Philanthropy

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Anjali Deshmukh. How do we as a nonprofit sector decide which nonprofits are doing a good job and which aren’t, and how do we communicate that to current and potential supporters?

Telling Stories that Move Donors to Give

Fundraising Coach

The only thing keeping Amadou, his family, and lot of families in Somerville, Massachusetts from starving was the SNAP program—what we all call “food stamps.” It was the midst of the Great Recession, and about one in ten people across the U.S. were out of work. Amadou was one of them.

#ENVIRO: CBS/EcoMedia Partnership Expands To Bring Advertising To Green Nonprofits

Non Profit Marketing 360

Here is another brief video showing how EcoMedia helped fund green initiatives and retrofitting at the EcoTarium in Worcester, Massachusetts: If your nonprofit organization has similar ambitions and needs, contact one of EcoMedia’s regional offices for further information.

Minus the Mighty Bat of Cause Marketing, “Run to Home Base” is Stranded on First

Selfish Giving

Massachusetts General Hospital and the Red Sox Foundation are doing a great thing: they’ve teamed up to put on a road race to help soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan with combat stress disorders and/or traumatic brain injury.

Nonprofit Marketing Jobs—Movin’ Up Monday

Getting Attention

Vice President Marketing, Communications and Community Relations , Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay (Boston, MA). Please post your open nonprofit marketing positions here. Campaign Writer , All Out (Virtual). Communications Advisor , Links Media (Rockville, MD). Communications Assistant , David and Lucile Packard Foundation (Los Altos, CA). Communications Associate , American Red Cross (Dallas, TX). Communications Intern , Turner 4D (Washington DC).

Friday Fun: Along The Way I Saw More

Diva Marketing Blog

Last week I visited my family in Massachusetts. Friday Fun is Diva Marketing's virtual happy hour from cosmos to Jack to lemonade. A waiting for the weekend 'playground' time to be sophisticated-silly. Or sometimes just plain silly.

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How to Coordinate an Army of Nonprofit Social Media Ambassadors on #GivingTuesday (and beyond)

J Campbell Social Marketing

As a part of the Massachusetts Conference for Women Social Media Street Team, I am awarded a free ticket to the Conference and other enticing rewards. It’s hard to believe, but #GivingTuesday , the international day of giving back, is just 22 days away!

Was it Enough?

Marketing for Nonprofits

During the Civil Rights Movement he became Treasurer of the Massachusetts Chapter of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) - which changed the future for so many African Americans by helping to end American Apartheid. Was it enough? This is the question that haunts me.

Looking for Your First Cause Marketing Partner? Try Your Corner Market

Selfish Giving

These supermarkets are located outside Massachusetts. A common question I get is how can a local nonprofit land a cause marketing deals with a national chain when the latter will only work with large, national nonprofits. It’s simple: don’t target national chains.

Do You Need an Appeal Letter Refresher Course?

Ann Green

That also goes for 2017 annual fund drive, 2017 Massachusetts Drive, or spring fund drive. You may have noticed an influx of appeal letters over the last few weeks. Some organizations do their main fundraising drive in the spring, especially if their fiscal year ends on June 30.

‘Genius’ Awards For Nonprofits

The Agitator

Housing Partnership Network – Boston, Massachusetts ($1.5 The Tobin Project – Cambridge, Massachusetts ($750,000) links multidisciplinary scholars and policymakers to generate research addressing real-world problems. Just got around to reading about the 13 organizations that recently won recognition (and $$) from the MacArthur Foundation for their creativity and effectiveness.

Can I tell you a story? (with Rumi)

Wild Woman Fundraising

It was October, in western Massachusetts. Why Organize the Universe this way. What does not exist looks so handsome. What does exist, where is it? An ocean is hidden. All we see is foam, shapes of dust, spinning, tall as minarets, but I want wind.

About Your “Annual Appeal…”

Ann Green

That also goes for 2016 annual fund drive, 2016 Massachusetts Drive, or spring fund drive. The spring appeal season is underway and I’ve been barraged with appeals for the last couple of weeks. For many organizations, this is their main fundraising drive of the year.

Why Steve Jobs and I Hate Charity

Selfish Giving

The neighbors I grew up with in Brockton, Massachusetts were giving but not charitable. When I was a kid charity was for chumps.

Local Hospital Proves Anyone Can Do Cause Marketing

Selfish Giving

That happen to me yesterday when I spoke to the Women in Philanthropy in Holyoke, Massachusetts. One of the greatest feelings in the world is when someone comes up to you out of the blue and says they’ve been reading your blog for some time and learned something they’ve been able to put into practice.