Michigan Animal Rescue League Walkathon In Its 17th Year

Blue Sky Collaborative

After 17 years, Michigan Animal Rescue League (MARL) has chosen SWEET as the fundraising software for its walkathon. Proving that its never too late to improve your event, MARL has enhanced an already successful event by adding online registration and.

Volunteer. It’s Good for Your Heart!

Cause Related Marketing

Helping is an independent, unique predictor of reduced risk of mortality,” says Stephanie Brown of the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan. Alden Keene Cause Marketing Database Christopher Reeve Volunteerism Brooke Ellison Benefits of Cause Marketing US News Harvard University of Michigan Stony Brook UniversityA special issue of U.S.

Fundraising Premiums: Pro & Con

NonProfit Branding

When we requested topic suggestions from readers, Steve at Michigan Public Radio asked us to comment on the use of branding products in fundraising. His words: “Pros/cons of not using premiums in your fundraising campaigns (I know this might be … Continue reading → Fundraising Imprinted Branding Products Marketing Non Profit Protecting Your Brand

Fundraising Premiums: Pro & Con

NonProfit Branding

When we requested topic suggestions from readers, Steve at Michigan Public Radio asked us to comment on the use of branding products in fundraising. His words: “Pros/cons of not using premiums in your fundraising campaigns (I know this might be … Continue reading → Fundraising Imprinted Branding Products Marketing Non Profit Protecting Your Brand

To-Die-For Nonprofit Communications Jobs

Getting Attention

Communications & Development Coordinator League of Michigan Bicyclists (Lansing, MI). Please post YOUR nonprofit marketing job here. Associate Director, Development Communications. Michael J. Fox Foundation (New York, NY).

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Next? Nonprofit Communications Jobs

Getting Attention

Director, Sales and Marketing Michigan Virtual University (Lansing, MI). Strategic Communications Specialist Michigan Health Council (Okemos, MI). Post YOUR nonprofit marketing job here: Featuring jobs with nonprofits, grantmakers, B Corps, and vendors serving nonprofits.

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5 Hooks You Can Use to Get Your Story Told

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Example : The upcoming decision by the Supreme Court on whether to allow a citizenship question on the 2020 US Census gave the Community Foundation of Southeast Michigan a perfect opportunity to talk about the importance of the census on its region. What’s your hook?

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16 Fantastic Nonprofit Marketing Jobs—Movin’ Up Monday

Getting Attention

Director of Communications , Michigan Academy of Family Physicians (Okemos, MI). Please post your open nonprofit marketing positions here. Communication & Event Coordinator , Alliance of Community Assistance Ministries, Inc. Houston, TX). Communications Director , The United Methodist Children’s Home (Atlanta, GA). Communications Intern , The Opportunity Agenda (New York, NY). Graphic Design Associate , Public Interest GRFX (Philadelphia, PA).

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Great Nonprofit Marketing Jobs

Getting Attention

Director, Communications & Information Resources Council of Michigan Foundations (Grand Haven or Detroit, MI). Please post YOUR nonprofit marketing job here. Associate Director of Media Relations American Rivers (Washington, D.C.).

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Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Melanie Swiftney

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

When not at work, Melanie takes advantage of Michigan’s four seasons with her husband, does her best to keep her dog entertained, and writes young adult novels. On nice days I drive by Lake Michigan to catch the sunset or watch the waves crashing over the pier. Melanie Swiftney.

The 2019 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

EveryAction

The National LGBTQ Task Force’s 2019 Creating Change Conference convenes in Detroit, Michigan January 23-27, 2019. It's finally here! If you loved our 2018 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar get ready for our new, improved, and updated 2019 calendar!

A Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Gail Koford

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Gail graduated from Central Michigan University with a major in journalism. Gail Koford. 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.

Wow! Nonprofit Marketing Jobs: Friday Futures

Getting Attention

Executive Director , Greater Grand Rapids Bicycle Coalition (Grand Rapids, Michigan). Please post your nonprofit marketing position here for full-time or part-time staff, consulting or internship opportunities. Thanks! NEW OPPORTUNITIES.

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OMG Nonprofit Communications Jobs

Getting Attention

Director of Marketing and Finance Michigan Optometric Association (Lansing, MI). 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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Another 4-Page Annual Report Success Story

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

My name is Theresa Casey and I work for Kids Hope USA, a national nonprofit headquartered in Zeeland, Michigan.

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Join Cause-Related Marketing, Get a Cool Tool You Can Use Now

Cause Related Marketing

Kind Readers:Wendy from Detroit, Michigan is the latest person to join the Cause-Related Marketing Googlegroup.You can join, too.When you do, each new posting to Cause-Related Marketing comes directly to your email box.As an inducement, everyone that joins receives a copy of the "Five Flavors of Cause-Related Marketing," which explains Cause-Related Marketing in an easy-to-follow matrix and

Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Katie Houston

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Reheat leftovers and head to courtyard, but too chilly/breezy this July day (welcome to Michigan). Katie Houston. 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.

Nonprofit Marketing Jobs: March 23, 2012

Getting Attention

5) Communications Director , Progress Michigan (Lansing, MI). Please post your nonprofit marketing position here — FT or PT staff, consulting or internship opportunities. NEW OPPORTUNITIES. 1) Business Development Manager and. Marketing Campaigns Manager.

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Friday Futures – Nonprofit Marketing Jobs – June 24, 2011

Getting Attention

4) Communications Director , Progress Michigan , (Lansing, MI). Please post your nonprofit marketing position here for FT or PT staff, consulting or internship opportunities. NEW OPPORTUNITIES. 1) Communications Associate , The Anne E. Casey Foundation , (Baltimore, MD).

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Nonprofit Marketing Jobs—April 13, 2012

Getting Attention

Lutheran Social Services of Michigan (Detroit, MI). Please post your nonprofit marketing position here —FT or PT staff, consulting or internship opportunities. NEW OPPORTUNITIES. 1) Associate Director, Cause Marketing and Sponsorships. Alzheimer’s Association (Chicago, IL).

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Tips & Tricks from the Foundation Side of Grant Seeking

Fundraising Coach

My story started as the Program Office for the Michigan Women’s Foundation. Grant seeking is a distinct form of fundraising - one that can seem like a complete mystery. That's why I asked Diane H. Leonard to share some tips.

Friday Futures – Nonprofit Marketing Jobs – June 17, 2011

Getting Attention

4) Communications Director , Progress Michigan , (Lansing, MI). Please post your nonprofit marketing position here for FT or PT staff, consulting or internship opportunities. NEW OPPORTUNITIES. 1) Assistant Director of Communications , National Brain Tumor Society , (Boston, MA).

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Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Cindy Schrauben

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

She is also a graduate student studying Strategic Communications at Michigan State University. Cindy Schrauben. 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.

Friday Futures – Nonprofit Marketing Jobs – Feb 11, 2011

Getting Attention

1) Communications/Events Specialist, Lutheran Social Services of Michigan – Barbara Lewis, Director of Communications contacted me about this new role. I’ve seen an incredible increase in nonprofit marketing help wanted in the last few months.

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Election Day Cause Marketing

Cause Related Marketing

Horton’s also surprised voters at polling locations in Ohio, Michigan and Buffalo, New York with free coffee/lattes and donuts/muffins. Preliminary estimates suggest that voter turnout in yesterday’s general election in the United States was several million short of 2008.

Grab-It Nonprofit Marketing Jobs

Getting Attention

Marketing Specialist Michigan Crossroads Council Boy Scouts of America. 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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Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Theresa Casey

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Theresa Casey is a very new nonprofit communicator (just about 8 months) and fundraiser for Kids Hope USA, a national nonprofit based in Zeeland, Michigan. Theresa Casey.

Cause Marketing, Selfishness Drive Consumer Giving

Selfish Giving

New research out of the University of Michigan confirms what I always knew was true: I was right to name my cause marketing blog Selfish Giving.

Workshops for Capacity Builders

Fundraising Breakthroughs

This year, it's in Michigan, July 9-11, 2008. Consistently the best, most interactive, most content-rich, thought-provoking, assumption-challenging, work-enhancing conference. Just the remedy for any nonprofit capacity-builders needing a fresh ideas and inspiration. Alliance for Nonprofit Management And no, they're not paying me to say this

Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Angela Mrozinski

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

in Natural Resources Management from Grand Valley State University in Michigan and an M.S. 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.

Newsjacking the Shutdown WWII Style: Part 2 (Case Study)

Getting Attention

Our local hub, Talons Out Honor Flight , takes World War II Veterans from Southwest Michigan to Washington, D.C. Part One—Communicate Now on Govt. Shutdown Impact. This post by Dan Moyle was originally published on the Talons Out Honor flight blog. Thanks for sharing, Dan, and kudos for your great work here. Last week the U.S. Government shut down. It’s a serious story, with implications abounding. Unemployment, services cut off to those in need, chaos in Washington, D.C.

Does Consumer Confidence Matter?

The Agitator

Both the Conference Board, a major US business research outfit, and the University of Michigan for decades have produced indices measuring the ‘confidence’ of US consumers. It’s been claimed that these have some predictive capability vis-a-vis the outcomes of national elections in the US. I’m wondering if anyone has ever tracked charitable giving against either of these indices.

How Can Nonprofits Communicate to Two Americas?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Many of those who voted for Donald Trump in places like Michigan, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin did so because they feel ignored and looked down upon. It’s Kivi here.

Opportunity! Nonprofit Communications Jobs

Getting Attention

Director of Community Connections Presbyterian Villages of Michigan (Detroit, MI). Please post YOUR nonprofit marketing job here: Featuring jobs with nonprofit organizations, grantmakers, B Corps, and agencies and other vendors serving nonprofits.

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Food Banks: Don’t Bury the Story!

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Food Gatherers in Michigan does a nice job with this approach to their website, focusing on volunteers with their imagery. I’m in the middle of developing a marketing strategy, including a website revamp, for a local food bank.

World-Beating Cause Marketing II

Cause Related Marketing

Fortunes at the Bottom of the PyramidThe four campaigns we talked about in Thursday’s post are all classic examples of ‘the fortune at the bottom of the pyramid’ thinking.The book of the same name by University of Michigan scholar C.K. Prahalad, lays out how technology… and new ways of thinking about customers… can enable companies to deliver products and services of value to the four billion.

Inspiration: Hats off to the very alive city of Grand Rapids

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

When the city of Grand Rapids, Michigan made Newsweek’s list of dying cities , the people there did something extraordinary to show how wrong a description that was.

The 2016 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

EveryAction

In the past year, thousands of nonprofit pros took advantage of our definitive Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar, and we're so excited to share our brand new 2016 list!

Announcing Finalists for the 1st Non-Profit Film Festival

SocialButterfly

“Perfect Match&# - Michigan Humane Society. If I could, I would be here in a heartbeat. Lights. Camera. is hosting the 1st non-profit film festival July 31-August 2 at the University of Texas at Austin.

Announcing Finalists for the 1st Non-Profit Film Festival

SocialButterfly

“Perfect Match&# - Michigan Humane Society. If I could, I would be here in a heartbeat. Lights. Camera. is hosting the 1st non-profit film festival July 31-August 2 at the University of Texas at Austin.

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

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Theresa Casey is a very new nonprofit communicator (just about 8 months) and fundraiser for Kids Hope USA , a national nonprofit based in Zeeland, Michigan. Theresa Casey. One of my favorite parts of my job is coaching young communications directors.

Don’t Like the Answer You’re Getting? Change the Question

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

As the volunteer coordinator for Gift of Life Michigan , Kim Zasa sent volunteers to church fairs and festivals in the hope that people would want to become organ donors. Although she had 800 volunteers attending countless events, only 11% of Michigan’s residents were organ donors. How did Gift of Life Michigan recruit so many new donors?

[Guest Post] Telling Your Story In the Grant Proposal Budget

Fundraising Coach

Using a standard budget format such as the budget form in the Council of Michigan Foundation’s common grant application found here , or any other common grant applications from funding associations as linked to on the Foundation Center’s website are always a good option for budget forms.

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