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.

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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). Communications Associate Grantmakers for Education (Portland, OR). Communications & Community Outreach Specialist Historic Ford Estates (Grosse Point, MI). Communications Manager Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Working Group (NY metro area).

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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. Administrative Assistant, Communications Mott Foundation (Flint, MI). Communications Director UC Student Association (Oakland, CA).

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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.). Communications And Campaigns Manager Waterkeepers Chesapeake. Takoma Park, MD). Communications Director Western Environmental Law Center (Eugene, OR or Taos, NM). Communications And Engagement Associate Early Learning Indiana (Indianapolis, IN).

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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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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

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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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. Account Executive , The Lukens Company (Los Angeles, CA). Chief Development Officer , United Way of Greater Atlanta (Atlanta, GA). Communications Associate , The New York State Health Foundation (New York, NY).

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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? This question likely looms over you daily if your job is to pitch stories to the media or create content for your organization’s owned media channels.

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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. Welcome to 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’d love to feature YOU in this series!

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. Network for Good (Bethesda, MD). 2) Communications Associate. Project Vote Smart (Philipsburg, MT). 3) Communications Associate and Director of Development and Communications.

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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). 2) Communications Director , ACLU of North Carolina , (Raleigh, NC). 3) Communications Director (interim), CARANA , (Arlington, VA). 4) Communications/Media Intern , Truman National Security Project , (Washington, D.C.).

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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). 2) Chief of Marketing and Communications Officer. Points of Light (Atlanta, GA). 3) Communications and Web Manager , ACCION International (Washington, D.C.).

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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! We've searched far and wide for the best and brightest nonprofit conferences from all around the country! These conferences range in size, location, and topic. We have everything from: Fundraising & Grants. Nonprofit Management.

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

Tips & Tricks from the Foundation Side of Grant Seeking

Fundraising Coach

My story started as the Program Office for the Michigan Women’s Foundation. The lessons I learned sitting in the chair of a program officer and working with peers in the grant making field from The Kresge Foundation , The Community Foundation of Southeastern Michigan , The Nokomis Foundation and the like have forever shaped my approach to grant seeking. Grant seeking is a distinct form of fundraising - one that can seem like a complete mystery. That's why I asked Diane H.

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). 2) Assistant Executive Director of Marketing and Strategic Communications , American Jewish Committee , (New York, NY).

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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. That’s an incredibly encouraging sign, I hope!

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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. But don’t blame the nation’s quick-serve restaurants, which took all kinds of cause marketing-style measures to encourage Americans to exercise their franchise. Here’s a few examples.

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.

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. Gail Koford is development director at Inter Parish Ministry in Cincinnati, Ohio. IPM is a food and clothing pantry that serves people living in eastern Hamilton County and Clermont County, Ohio.

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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.

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. We’d love to hear from you too! Tell us what you do in a typical day as a nonprofit communications pro. Kristina.

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.

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. Account Coordinator, Digital Fenton Communications (Washington, DC). Assistant Director Kilts Center for Marketing: University of Chicago Booth School for Business (Chicago, IL).

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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. 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 – 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. A BIG THANK YOU to those of you who submitted your Day in the Life when I asked (begged?) last week! We’d love to feature YOU in this series!

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.

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. Check out the ten-minute, CONTINUOUS take, lip dub of Bye, Bye Miss American Pie. Everyone from the mayor to local businesspeople to students starred.

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?

The 2016 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

EveryAction

Detroit, Michigan is your dynamic destination for NAYDO 2016, the ideal setting for a discussion on re-imagining cause and community.Celebrate NAYDO's first-ever cross border collaboration with conference co-hosts, YMCAs of Michigan and YMCA of Western Ontario Canada, and experience a fusion of culture, cause and innovative storytelling.

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. The Michigan study, which was conducted with 300 college students in a student union, only looks at one type of cause marketing: purchased-triggered donations. Regardless of whether you call it selfish giving or charity, the Michigan study contends that cause marketing has a steep downside as it leads to decreased giving and happiness.

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. As part of any strategy process, I like to take a look at what other similar organizations are doing, so I’ve perused the websites of dozens of small food banks across the U.S.

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.

When Sponsors Don't Renew Cool Cause Marketing Campaigns

Cause Related Marketing

Called Help Grow Your Soup, in 2010 the campaign restored five barns… chosen by popular vote by people inputting Campbell''s Soup UPC codes… in Michigan, Indiana, Maryland and North Carolina. Although I surely come off as a homme du monde and maybe even a bon vivant, I confess that I spent the first nine years of my life at the edge of a tiny desert hamlet in the American Southwest where I lived across a dirt road from a large cotton field.

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.

[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. I'm thrilled to introduce you to Diane H. Leonard, GPC. Diane is an accomplished grant professional who's been providing provided grant counsel to nonprofit organizations of all sizes for over a decade.

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. Founded by David Neff (@ DaveIam ) and Aaron Bramley (@ AaronMSB ), the film festival is intended to bring attention to the “films-for-a-cause&# genre by showcasing the best PSAs, shorts and feature-length films that nonprofits use to spread the word about their cause.

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. Founded by David Neff (@ DaveIam ) and Aaron Bramley (@ AaronMSB ), the film festival is intended to bring attention to the “films-for-a-cause&# genre by showcasing the best PSAs, shorts and feature-length films that nonprofits use to spread the word about their cause.