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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. California is trying to get more property taxes from nonprofits.

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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 University

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

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Communications & Development Coordinator League of Michigan Bicyclists (Lansing, MI). Please post YOUR nonprofit marketing job here.

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Next? Nonprofit Communications Jobs

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Director, Sales and Marketing Michigan Virtual University (Lansing, MI). Administrative Assistant, Communications Mott Foundation (Flint, MI).

Tips & Tricks from the Foundation Side of Grant Seeking

Fundraising Coach

My story started as the Program Office for the Michigan Women’s Foundation. That's why I asked Diane H. Leonard to share some tips. By Diane H.

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. Still need convincing? x 8.75

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Grab-It Nonprofit Marketing Jobs

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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 Officer Net Impact (San Francisco, CA).

How Can Nonprofits Communicate to Two Americas?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

It’s Kivi here. We are also very much about being pragmatic and keeping it real. which brings us to our recent presidential election.

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. Kristina. 8:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m.

Opportunity! Nonprofit Communications Jobs

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Director of Community Connections Presbyterian Villages of Michigan (Detroit, MI). Communications Director NextGen Climate (San Francisco, CA).

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.

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. She has been with the organization for six years.

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! Angela got her B.S. Sometimes I read a little poem.

Nonprofit Marketing Jobs: March 23, 2012

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5) Communications Director , Progress Michigan (Lansing, MI). NEW OPPORTUNITIES. 1) Business Development Manager and. RECENT OPPORTUNITIES.

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. Today that number is about 33%. So what changed?

16 Fantastic Nonprofit Marketing Jobs—Movin’ Up Monday

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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). Blue Hill, ME). WebRep.

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.

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.

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

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

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.

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.

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

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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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. The woman’s name was Helen. I started to read her blog. “Wow&# I thought.

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

Fundraising Coach

I'm thrilled to introduce you to Diane H. Leonard, GPC. Telling Your Story In the Grant Proposal Budget. by Diane H. Leonard, GPC. Pitman.

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

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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. Here’s hoping!

The Online Nonprofit Leadership Summit Rocked SO HARD!

Wild Woman Fundraising

” -Lynn Weaver, Bay Area Women’s Center, Michigan. The quality of the attendees was just unbelievable. Mazarine is just fabulous!

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

Fundraising. Donor relations. Accounting. Marketing. Nonprofit technology, and more! What are you waiting for? Drop us a line! spacer. Name (a-z).

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. He shared insight on how behavioral economics can affect nonprofit fundraising. Accountability & Recognition.

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.

Friday Futures – Nonprofit Marketing Jobs – June 17, 2011

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4) Communications Director , Progress Michigan , (Lansing, MI). NEW OPPORTUNITIES. RECENT OPPORTUNITIES. 5) Manager/Senior Manager for U.S.

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. Literally.

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.

Cause Marketing for Good Eggs

Cause Related Marketing

One of the reasons companies participate in cause marketing is to preserve pricing power.This is more than just a theory.

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. Some of the Board want to ignore the comments and others want to respond to the comments. Listen for them. This is key.

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. She found that charitable giving is lower if consumers buy a cause-related product — even if the consumer planned to buy it, anyway, regardless of its link to a 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? donors sales cause marketing

Live Blogging from the Cause Marketing Forum Conference

Selfish Giving

Pre-Conference Update. I flew into Chicago today so I could be ready for the for the Hospital Corporate Development Summit tomorrow morning.

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

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

All week, I’ve been talking about how much content matters. Credit: Social Signal. Is it working? So how do you formalize this?