Stephanie Strom’s take on Nonprofits

Wild Woman Fundraising

Nonprofit Quarterly reports on the Michigan State Charitable deduction going away. Remember last week when I was all “Save the Nonprofits !” ” Well, turns out I didn’t even know the whole story. We’re more screwed than I knew! Here’s more. Tony Martignetti just told me about Stephanie Strom, who is the reporter on Philanthropy for the New York Times. Hawaii tried to levy a 1% tax on nonprofits in 2010 and failed, but now.

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.

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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.

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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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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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).

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.

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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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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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).

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.

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.

When a group in need inspires - vs. discourages - giving

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

Smith (University of Michigan), David Faro (London Business School), and Katherine A. Burson (University of Michigan) found that groups of people in need who seem unified inspire funding more quickly. Blog reader Claudia recently passed on to me a study in the Journal of Consumer Research, which was reported in Science Daily. Before I get into the study, let me refresh your memory about a very important concept: the identifiable victim effect.

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.

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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I just donated to a new e-newsletter subscriber. Here’s why.

Wild Woman Fundraising

And her charity, Michigan Aids Coalition, or MAC. I am practically the definition of jaded. Seriously. Tell me your sob story. I won’t cry. After years in this business, I feel like I’ve heard it all. There’s no end to the wanting. But yesterday i got a notification that someone had signed up for my newsletter, and as usual, I went to check out their website before writing back. The woman’s name was Helen.

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.

Can Cause Marketing Start a Cultural Meme?

Cause Related Marketing

only dates to 1952, when it was introduced as a management tool in the state of Michigan. The King Salmon or Chinook is the largest species in the Pacific salmon family and in some parts of Alaska the population is weak , leading to restrictions on sport and commercial fishing in some areas of the Kenai River fishery, for instance.

The Online Nonprofit Leadership Summit Rocked SO HARD!

Wild Woman Fundraising

” -Lynn Weaver, Bay Area Women’s Center, Michigan. Last week we did our incredible Nonprofit Leadership Summit, with 12 presentations over 3 days for nonprofits all over the world!

The myth of the myth

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

University of Michigan social psychologist Norbert Schwarz found that after reading the flier, the target audience incorrectly recalled 28 percent of the false statements as true. I’m not a big fan of outreach that states myths vs. realities. Why waste words repeating what isn’t true? It could reinforce the falsehood.

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!

[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.

6 Quick Behavioral Economics Lessons for Fundraisers

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

The research: Gerber, Green & Larimer (2008) showed that voter turnout in Michigan was affected when registered voters received a message that indicated other voters would be notified of their neighbors’ voting habits. Last month I had the chance to listen to Professor Judd Kessler of the Wharton School during the Ruffalo Noel Levitz Annual Fundraising Conference in Minneapolis. He shared insight on how behavioral economics can affect nonprofit fundraising.

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.

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).

Reboot with These 6 Summer Camp Strategies

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

Gillian Ream Gainsley, who works in communications and development at the Ypsilanti District Library in Michigan, does something very surprising. “My Our daughter Charlotte’s world right now is probably familiar to many of you. She’s in the middle of a blissful summer at a few different day and overnight camps. At the end of every day, her mind and creativity are stimulated, she’s made new friends, and she sleeps soundly with a smile on her face.

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

Reader question: What do I do about misinformation online?

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

University of Michigan social psychologist Norbert Schwarz found that after reading the flier, the target audience incorrectly recalled 28 percent of the false statements as true. Today I answer another reader question. David asks: As an advocacy based non-profit, should we acknowledge or address negative and untrue comments about our organization and our positions? Some of the Board want to ignore the comments and others want to respond to the comments.

Cause Marketing Dampens Giving?

The Agitator

As reported by Marketing Daily , here’s a study from the University of Michigan Business School that suggests cause marketing dampens giving. Marketing professor Aradhna Krishna conducted studies involving 300 college students to see whether consumers who bought products linked to a social cause would reduce subsequent donations to that cause.

When is a Donation Not a Donation?

Nonprofit Consultant Blog

The evidence comes from a University of Michigan study: More precisely, the study found that giving decreased if a donor had previously purchased a cause-related product, even if the donor was going to make the purchase independent of any charitable considerations. A donation that's not a donation? What's that? When it's a situation where the supporter believes they've a donation, but the nonprofit does not see it that way.

Cause Marketing for Good Eggs

Cause Related Marketing

A University of Michigan study published in April 2009 confirmed the efficacy of cause marketing as a corporate strategy for preserving pricing.Consumers these days have all kinds of power that they didn’t have even 10 years ago.

Live Blogging from the Cause Marketing Forum Conference

Selfish Giving

Finally, if you’re like me and just need your Starbucks everyday, there is one close to the hotel at 225 North Michigan Avenue at the corner of Lake Street. Pre-Conference Update.

If content is king, how do you become king of content?

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

In other words, it’s not enough simply to identify a global (childhood obesity) or regional (conservation in Michigan) issue that your constituents are facing and develop content that explains it. All week, I’ve been talking about how much content matters.