How to measure ROI of social media? Book Review: Measuring The Networked Nonprofit

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Do you want to do social media for your nonprofit? What if you want to raise a lot of money online, and then the board members grumble, what do you mean you want a marketing budget? How can you measure ROI on social media for your nonprofit?

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Case Study: How can you make your letter appeal better?

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Why not put in as many stories as possible? Marshall Kirkpatrick, in a recent article called “ The Value of Online Influencers is not parroting your message ” says: What if the best gift a top market influencer could share with you was not their voice, but their mind?

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Why do people at work treat me this way?

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So often, as fundraisers, we are charged with raising all of this money. And we run up against people’s concepts of money, every day. Or maybe we’re a mysterious money bag, to be treated with awe and a little fear. But what are our own attitudes about money?

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Part 1: What is an Appeal Letter?

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get tons of money in the mail for your nonprofit. Making it easy for people give: The Remit Envelope. . An appeal letter is a letter you send to donors to ask for money. Writing a letter is not the most effective way to get money. For instance: .

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Want to learn fundraising or social media? Check Out These New November Webinars & Workshops!

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November 14th, 2012 Workshop: Advanced Content Marketing for Your Business, Asian Pacific American Chamber of Commerce (APACC) Portland, OR, 5:30pm Register here. November 19th, How to Find new Donors for your Nonprofit NOW! If you’re looking for sponsors, take this course!

Want to Preview The Wild Woman’s Guide to Social Media?

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If you want to learn how to succeed in marketing your business or nonprofit online, starting from zero, this is the book for you. I started out in late 2009 with no connections, no web presence, no job, no money, nothing. This is not a “Get-rich-quick” ; book.

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Part 3: How to Send an Appeal Letter

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Are you sending appeal letters for your nonprofit? For added personalization, put in the amount and date of their recent donation. Once you’ve merged all of the letters, click SAVE on the new file you’ve created, and make a folder for these letters.

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10 Shocking Scary Secrets of Working in Fundraising

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It was just after I finished a crazy job, and so many things on this list rang true for me. In honor of Halloween, here’s are 10 scary secrets for you! Nonprofits do not rigorously define what success is, programmatically. Accountability is not clear. Apparently not.

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Reader Questions: Snow White and the 7 Faces of Philanthropy

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On 08/24/2012 09:01 PM, Queen B wrote: I would love more information on raising money through events (NOT auctions), planned giving, and I have not even the foggiest notion what the seven faces of philanthropy are. But I guess that’s not it anyway…:).

Passion for the mission is a MUST!

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Have you ever read a nonprofit job description that included the words, “Passion for the mission”? “Passion for the mission is a must” has lost its meaning. But you don’t have a passion for, say, the environment. To save for retirement.

New Free Webinar: How to Find Volunteers August 29th

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Feminist Ryan Gosling says “hey Girl, I respect you and your nonprofit work” Are you dedicated and obsessed with getting things done for your job, but there’s always 10 more things than you can actually do? What can volunteers do for you? What could they do for you?

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Get Your Dream Job

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Did you ever wish someone had taught you in high school how to interview, apply for jobs, and succeed in your first 90 days of a job? In this brand-new 4 week e-course, I’ve got the answers for you. People are competing for fewer and fewer jobs. It is not a live webinar.

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12 More Interview Questions for your Fundraising job interview

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Are you looking for a new fundraising or nonprofit job? You can talk about what you know of the nonprofit or company culture (not much!). And there’s no good way to answer this question except to say, “I prefer not to reveal that at this time.”

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This is not a pity party. You understand?

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Here’s my question for you. ” Proof: And it's not like we're going to get paid significantly more in other sectors. Proof: More Proof: That means MOST people, not just nonprofits, are getting the short end of the stick. And that IS worth fighting for.

NEW Webinar: Keeping Your Donors: Stewardship 101 on Feb 12th

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Wouldn’t you like to work a little less hard to make money for your nonprofit? Click here to sign up for that one. Did you know it costs twice as much to get a new donor as it does to keep an existing donor?

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Are you fundraising for Africa? Read this!

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For several years, she worked as a volunteer with the Ugandan Conservation Foundation, and now works in a tourism company in Uganda. You can really increase a person’s productivity through sharing simple PC skills that the average Westerner takes for granted. Must not dos?

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Take it or leave it

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Are you applying for nonprofit jobs? When you’re looking for a nonprofit job, do you get all, uh, how am I supposed to be equally excited for every single job I apply for? Is it difficult to get jazzed about each job you apply for?

How Nonprofit E-Newsletters are Changing

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For the last few weeks I’ve been researching nonprofit enewsletters, from even giant billion dollar nonprofits, and we see the same issues we saw 5 or even 10 years ago. Therefore, it’s not a useful thing to ask enewsletter subscribers to do. More often than not.

5 Star Review: Get the Job! Your Fundraising Career Empowerment Guide

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Here is a small piece of the review: According to a recent report from CompassPoint, Underdeveloped: A National Study of Challenges Facing Nonprofit Fundraising , fundraisers are too often set up for failure by a system that is broken.

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Your Nonprofit is in Trouble. How? Read on.

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how we need better wages for every not for profit worker. ” Your nonprofit could start have to pay taxes and pay for a number of things. Such as sewage, water costs, property taxes, and finally, on any money that you bring in.

How does an appeal letter edit work?

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I recently did a series of webinars for National Meals on Wheels, and the latest one was on appeal letters. Here’s a sample letter that someone sent me, asking me for feedback. For some seniors, receiving Meals-on-Wheels, transportation to their neighborhood senior center or a weekly grocery trip may be all the help they need to maintain their independence. She also began to hire people to do things around her house and was being over charged for the work they did.

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Reader Questions! I want…. EVERYTHING FUNDRAISING! Okay then.

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I fell into the latter category for a long time. Then I got up and boldly said, “Okay, I’m ignorant as hell about fundraising, and I’m not going to take it anymore!” By the way, I bought the Wild Woman’s Guide to Fundraising and it is very helpful and I’m grateful for it! Planned Giving: Planned Giving: How to Get Substantially More Money Per Donor: Interview with Alan Bacharach. These tips will help you raise more money online.

Managing up when your boss is not a fundraiser!

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If your boss does not understand fundraising, give them a 2 minute explanation of how fundraising works. Show them that they’ll get the best bang for their buck from major gifts, and individuals, and the least from foundations, corporations, and events.

Are you feeling stuck?

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If you are ready to move on to a new job, I hope this post will give you some food for thought. Do you wish you were free from a hierarchy that means if you want more money you need to get a degree to do the job you’ve already been doing for five years? I’ve enjoyed his books for many years, and used them when I was teaching children overseas. You do not have any rights. Good people wait for a teacher to tell them what to do.

Rotten To The Core: Now the truth can be told

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You may think I’m the wild truth teller, but I’ve been holding something back from you for years. Judge for yourself after you’ve read this article. I’m not saying that ALL urban league affiliates are corrupt, just many of them. Where did that money go?

Do you want to sit on a nonprofit board?

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Two nonprofits I’ve worked for had this happen. It entails making sure your executive director is not stealing money with the nonprofit credit card. That just happened to a nonprofit I used to work for. As a board member, you are fiscally responsible for the nonprofit organization. Call people to say thank you for giving a gift. Advocate for more funds at the government level. If yes, then click on through to BoardNet. link].

How You Can Get More Money Through Direct Mail: Interview with Jules Brown of “Dear Joan”

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Image Creative Commons "Money" by Stuart Dootson). He is a professional direct response copywriter specializing in the creation of highly persuasive fundraising campaigns for charities and non-profits. write for a living, and b). If not, make a start.

CauseTalk Radio Ep47: What’s the Key to Nonprofit Success, Money or Talent?

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What’s more important to a nonprofit’s success, money or talent? Megan and I talk to Lynda Gerty , co-author of The Abundant Not-for-Profit and Director of Engagement at Vantage Point. But Lynda presents a powerful, relevant case that the untapped treasure for nonprofits is talent, not money. That’s the topic of discussion on today’s CauseTalk Radio.

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Making your Major Gifts Call

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When you make your major gifts call, First, Thank your prospect for their time and past support. Judith Nichols is a development practitioner, author and consultant with a variety of not-for-profit clients across the USA, Canada, Australia, South America, the United Kingdom, and Europe. Subscribe to the comments for this post? This is part three in a series of ten on how to make major gift asks. To read part one, Starting your Major Gifts Program, go here.

From Cause Marketing to Corporate Causes

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Your not-for-profit organization really is making a transformative difference in people lives. In the not-for-profit world, a lot of time is spent asking our neighbors, broadly defined, for support—both in terms of time and money.

10 Organizations Leading The Way This Mental Health Awareness Month


Since 1949, May has been observed as Mental Health Awareness month to bring attention the ongoing need for proper support and health care services for those affected. South End Community Health Center is a non-profit health care organization for residents of the Boston’s South End.

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The 2016 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar


We've scoured the nonprofit-sphere for high-quality conferences and forums, informal trainings, and more that will be taking place all over the world, focusing on essential topics like: Nonprofit management. What are you waiting for? DMA / Washington, DC / Not available.

Can Penelope Burk predict the future?


I first found out about Penelope Burk when I was running a marketing agency that solely helped private sector companies (not nonprofits) back in 2009. But, that’s not what I’m writing about today. Do you know Penelope Burk?

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The 2018 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar


If you loved our 2017 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar get ready for our new, improved, and updated 2018 calendar! We've searched far and wide for the best and brightest nonprofit conferences from all around the country! 2018 Fundraising & Development for Nonprofits Conference.

Leading the Resistance: 28 Organizations You Can (and Should) Support Today


There's a long fight ahead, but for issues that stir you, one simple, positive thing you can do today is give - your time, money, voice, or attention - because so many organizations need your urgent support. No matter how much you give or to whom, the important thing is to support those organizations whose tireless work is striving for a world you want to live in. Alabama Coalition for Immigrant Justice. Center for Medicare Advocacy. Black Women For Wellness.

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'Free' and Cause-Related Marketing: Part I

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But is free sustainable or even possible for organizations that are already not-for-profit?I’ll On a recent show, Oprah told her viewers that Suze Orman’s book Women and Money could be downloaded for free from Oprah’s site for 33 hours.

Inclusive Conversations: Are Your Communications Making FRIENDS or FOES with People of Color?

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But not me. Why aren’t more people of color volunteering for our organization?”. So why are communities of color not reflected in giving to YOUR nonprofit? Not all of these can be impacted by communications professionals but there are some that can.

The Language of Change: 20 Words and Phrases that Impact Attitudes, Actions and Funding

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It's the difference between just another ‘not-for-profit begging for money' and a movement to change lives, save lives and impact lives. Funding veteran Tom Suddes will challenge participants to change the way they think while connecting on simple ideas that will help organizations of all types raise more money immediately. Download the presentation handout below 'Related Documents'!

Fiscal Sponsorship: A Solution for New Nonprofits

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You just filed for your 501(c)3 designation so the IRS will recognize your group as a tax-deductible nonprofit organization. Now you''re ready to start fundraising, but there''s a catch: Your donors can''t give to a tax-exempt organization, and you''re not eligible for grants yet because you aren''t officially recognized as a not-for-profit entity. However, there is a way you can apply for grants and raise tax-deductible funds: fiscal sponsorship.

Who is a major donor?

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This is part two in a series of ten on major gifts for your nonprofit. Gifts that make a significant difference for your organization. Because this is the way you can get money in the shortest amount of time with the least cash outlay by your nonprofit. If you’re looking for people with the capacity to give large amounts to your nonprofit, where should you be looking? The Four Sources for Individual Major Gifts. Subscribe to the comments for this post?

If you had $1,000 to spend on marketing, what should you do?

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Or is it no longer an area of interest for you? BM: No, it’s still very much an area of interest for me. So it’s something I’m very passionate about and I’m always looking for ways to help them whenever I can. So it’s not that I tell people not to do it. Go for it.

Starting Your Major Gifts Program

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Gifts that make a significant difference for your organization. Because this is the way you can get money in the shortest amount of time with the least cash outlay by your nonprofit. Ask for those who can’t ask. Ask for people who don’t have access to these donors. Judith Nichols is a development practitioner, author and consultant with a variety of not-for-profit clients across the USA, Canada, Australia, South America, the United Kingdom, and Europe.

[INTERVIEW] 8 Questions Answered about Online Fundraising!

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They came all the way from The SickKids Foundation in Toronto, Canada for the conference. I was hugely curious about their jobs, what they’d learned so far, and measurements for their success in online fundraising. How did you get into fundraising/social media for nonprofits?