#interview: Tom Ahern — Author, Award-Winning Journalist, and Communications Consultant

Non Profit Marketing 360

Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare in Minnesota used to publish a so-called donor newsletter, which went out to about 20,000 people, and it was classic corporate communications. Tom Ahern is the author of four books on fundraising communications, with a fifth on the way.

The 2008 Cone/Duke University Behavioral Cause Study

Cause Related Marketing

Campbell's Labels for Education University of Minnesota Proof of the Effectiveness of Cause-Related Maketing General Mills BoxTops for Education On October 1, 2008 Cone Inc.,

Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Kallie Rollenhagen

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Kallie Rollenhagen is the Communications Coordinator at Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation. A Minnesota native, Kallie moved back to the land of lakes in 2015 to join the Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation (SMIF). Kallie Rollenhagen.

Razoo Crash Leaves MN Charities Empty Handed

Blue Sky Collaborative

[link] [link] [link] From the "if its too good to be true it is" files, many charities depending on Give to the Max day in Minnesota were left to fend for themselves when Razoo''s donation web service crashed. Razoo, which. Free Resources for Nonprofits Marathon Fundraising Mobile Fundraising Online Fundraising Software for Nonprofits Viral Fundraising Walkathon software

Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Nancy Valentine

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She received her BA in Communication from University of Minnesota Duluth and worked on a marketing campaign that received an Award of Excellence from Explore Minnesota Tourism in 2016. Nancy Valentine.

Which is Better: More Donors or More $$$?

A. Fine Blog

The Minnesota Community Foundation has their second annual “Give to the Max Day&# last week and once again it was a spectacular success. I had a chance to talk to the chief architect at the Minnesota Community Foundation, Jennifer Ford Reedy, a few months ago for my Social [.]. Tags: Social Media america's giving challenge Blackbaud Give to the Max Day Jennifer Ford Reedy kim klein Minnesota Community Foundation network for good Social Good

Razoo: Tastes like chicken

Blue Sky Collaborative

Razoo, a fairly new entrant into the online donation game recently ran a very successful campaign called Give to the Max Day in Minnesota. You can find more info here www.givemn.org. You can see the results of their GiveMN promotion.

Razoo: Tastes like chicken

Blue Sky Collaborative

Razoo, a fairly new entrant into the online donation game recently ran a very successful campaign called Give to the Max Day in Minnesota. You can find more info here www.givemn.org. You can see the results of their GiveMN promotion.

Top 10 Sources: Nonprofit Communications Jobs

Getting Attention

Minnesota and Colorado are robust examples. There are so many compelling job opportunities for us nonprofit communicators. In fact, job responsibilities in our field continue to grow more varied as channels, platforms, and approaches evolve.

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Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Amy Miller

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She is on the board of the American Marketing Association, Minnesota Chapter. I’m on the board of the American Marketing Association, Minnesota Chapter, so I check my personal email in the afternoon to respond to any chapter issues. Amy Miller.

Great Nonprofit Marketing Jobs: Moving Up Monday

Getting Attention

Director of Content and Communications Minnesota Children’s Museum (St. Post YOUR open nonprofit marketing and communications positions here. Associate Director of Communications and Communications Assistant Demos (New York, NY). Chief Strategy and Communications Officer Bay.org.

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The 2016 - 2017 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

EveryAction

Minnesota Council of Nonprofits Annual Conference. Minnesota Council of Nonprofits Annual Conference. Minnesota Council of Nonprofits / Duluth, MN / $299. Join the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits for our 2016 Annual Conference.

6 Tips for Launching Your Own Member Month Campaign

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

April – Science Museum of Minnesota. December is done. Looking for your next great fundraising campaign? Try a member month campaign.

YOUR Next Nonprofit Marketing Job

Getting Attention

Marketing and Communications Assistant Minnesota Children’s Museum (Rochester, MN). Please post your nonprofit marketing jobs here. Communications Associate Powder River Basin Resource Council (Sheridan, WY). Communications Coordinator National Flute Association (Chicago, IL).

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25 OMG Nonprofit Communications Jobs: Moving Up Monday

Getting Attention

Marketing & Development Specialist PT The Minnesota Sinfonia (Twin Cities, MN). Please post your nonprofit marketing jobs here. Advocacy/Editorial Officer AJC/Jacob Blaustein (New York, NY). Community Engagement & Communications Manager America SCORES (Boston, MA).

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Grab-It Nonprofit Marketing Jobs

Getting Attention

Chief Marketing and Communications Officer Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (Twin Cities, MN). Chief Marketing and Communications Officer Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (Twin Cities, MN) Chief Marketing Officer Net Impact (San Francisco, CA) Communications Assistant The Physicians’ Committee […] Jobs and Hiring fundraising hiring internship nonprofit careers Nonprofit Communications nonprofit marketing nonprofit marketing jobs

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Nonprofit communications jobs: What to expect

ImpactMax

In Minnesota, you can find these openings through job boards at the Minnesota Council on Foundations and the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits. flickr/stefan.

Charity Caveat Emptor

Cause Related Marketing

Great Nonprofit Marketing Jobs: Movin’ Up Monday

Getting Attention

President , Minnesota Council on Foundations (Minneapolis, MN). Please post your nonprofit marketing position here for full-time or part-time staff, consulting or internship opportunities. New Opportunities. Campaign Manager , Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (San Francisco, CA).

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No More Fundraising Thermometers – Free E-Book

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This summer, I posted a question from Luke Reynebeau, a student board member and program coordinator for the University of Minnesota YMCA, about alternatives for fundraising thermometers. I’ve never liked fundraising thermometers.

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YOU! Nonprofit Communications Jobs

Getting Attention

Email Marketing Specialist University of Minnesota Foundation (Twin Cities, MN). Please post YOUR nonprofit marketing job here. Communication and Digital Content Manager Global Green USA (Santa Monica, CA). Communications Director Americans for Tax Fairness (Washington, D.C.).

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Smarter Museums – News from the Frontlines at the AAM Conference

JCA Insights

This year, the American Association of Museums (AAM) held their annual conference in the twin cities, with a number of fantastic events hosted by our clients including the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, the Science Museum of Minnesota, the Walker Art Center and the Minnesota History Center. I love going to Minneapolis and St. JCA has a number of clients in the twin cities and it’s always great to catch up with them to see how they’re doing.

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Let’s Give! The Big List of National, Local and Collegiate Online Giving Days (2016 Edition)

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NOV – Give to the Max (GiveMN, Minnesota). Are you thinking about participating in a Giving Day? Good news! There are so many organizations that have given it a try, and YOU can learn from them (the good AND the bad).

Opportunity! Nonprofit Communication Jobs

Getting Attention

Social Media Marketing Strategist , Planned Parenthood of Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota (St. Post YOUR comms job here —nonprofits, grantmakers, B Corps & vendors serving nonprofits. Advocacy & Communications Associate , RespectAbility (Bethesda, MD). Cause Marketing Business Development Leader , Phil & Co. New York, NY). Communications & Impact Specialist , Institute of International Education. San Francisco, CA).

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How to Increase Impact of Your Nonprofit’s Email

Getting Attention

The views expressed in this message are not necessarily those of the Minnesota Council of Churches, members or affiliates. Thanks, Emily (Emily Jarrett Hughes, Assistant Director of Organizational Development, Minnesota Council of Churches). Q: Is it necessary (or valuable) to include a caveat at the end of emails coming from our organization? Dear Nancy, I enjoy reading the Getting Attention e-update and am glad to have an opportunity to improve our communications practice.

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Social issue documentaries: Building a movement

ImpactMax

Here in the Twin Cities, we’ve just experienced an interesting media frenzy about a social issue documentary called Troubled Waters: A Mississippi River Story that was produced by the University of Minnesota and funded by various foundations and governmental agencies.

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The 2016 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

EveryAction

Minnesota Council of Nonprofits / Minneapolis, MN / Less than $200. Minnesota Council of Nonprofits / Minneapolis, MN / Price TBA.

Friday Futures – Nonprofit Marketing Jobs – October 28, 2011

Getting Attention

11) Social Media Marketing Intern and Website Design Consultant Intern , Minnesota Associations for Volunteer Administration , (Maplewood, MN). Please post your nonprofit marketing position here — FT or PT staff, consulting or internship opportunities. NEW OPPORTUNITIES.

Infographics & Data Visualization: Not Your Grandmother’s Pie Chart – Part 4

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Open Arms of Minnesota. Minneapolis, Minnesota. This is the fourth and final post in a series by Julia Reich on infographics for nonprofits.

Friday Futures – Nonprofit Marketing Jobs – October 21, 2011

Getting Attention

11) Social Media Marketing Intern and Website Design Consultant Intern , Minnesota Associations for Volunteer Administration , (Maplewood, MN). Please post your nonprofit marketing position here — FT or PT staff, consulting or internship opportunities. NEW OPPORTUNITIES.

The 2018 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

EveryAction

Minnesota Council of Nonprofits / Minneapolis, MN / $209. It's finally here! If you loved our 2017 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar get ready for our new, improved, and updated 2018 calendar!

Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Leanne Poellinger

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She lives with her husband of 28 years and three sons across the Mississippi River in a small southeastern Minnesota city, where she was born and raised. Leanne Poellinger.

Free tool of the week: Yodio melds narration and images

ImpactMax

So, I put together a fake 2-minute lobbying spot for a clean water and land referendum that was passed last fall in Minnesota. In the next few weeks, I’m hoping to give you the low-down on some free online media that combine slides, photos, voice-overs, graphics, and/or music.

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3 Ways to Give Your Nonprofit Some Character

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Rochester, Minnesota–settler W. Let me tell you three quick stories: Once upon a time in 19th-century England, after being rejected by church leaders for his unconventional methods, a man named William Booth embarked on a traveling evangelist journey to reach the people in a more personal way, gathering a following of "soldiers" for his aptly named Salvation Army. In 1970''s Boston, Hartford N. Gunn, Jr.,

Infographics & Data Visualization: Not Your Grandmother’s Pie Chart – Part 2

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

The creative team at Open Arms of Minnesota , which includes creative director Kelly McManus and communications director Susan Pagani, created several infographics for their 2010 Annual Report.

#Aging: Which US Cities Offer The Best Lifestyle To Their Older Citizens?

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Paul for Minnesota’s progressive medical insurance program and for proximity to the Rochester, MN-based Mayo Clinic—factors that contribute to the region’s high scores for life expectancy and healthcare. Dave Letterman offers only a “Top 10″ list, but Bankers Life and Casualty has just published its Top 50 “Best US Cities For Seniors 2011″ and the list contains a few surprises – though, admittedly, not so many laughs.

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Your Favorite Topics for Fall Webinars

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Vicki Testerman, Volunteers of America of Minnesota. Thanks to the 154 nonprofits who completed our recent survey about what should go on the webinar schedule. Here are the top three webinars you selected. How to Create, Reuse, and Manage All of Your Content. This webinar has been scheduled for Thursday, November 4. Registration will open late August. Rethinking Your Newsletter Strategy. This webinar will be held Thursday, September 9. Registration will open in two weeks.

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Nonprofits: Become a personal “content” shopper for your audiences

ImpactMax

Another great curatorial site is mnartists.org , an online marketplace for Minnesota artists and a clearinghouse for almost anything art related that’s happening in the state—from competitions to concerts to community events. flickr/Somewhat Frank.

A Replacement for the Dreaded Fundraising Thermometer?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

So when Luke Reynebeau, a student board member and program coordinator for the University of Minnesota YMCA , sent me this email, I thought, “Yes!

The Importance of Proximity in Cause Marketing Relationships

Cause Related Marketing

For instance, another of St Jude’s sponsors is Target, headquartered 700 miles upriver in Minneapolis, Minnesota. AutoZone, the car parts dealer with more than 4500 stores across the United States is headquartered in Memphis Tennessee. So too is St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.