Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Erica Hurt

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

In her spare time, Erica, her husband and son, work towards building a small sustainable farm and spend a lot of time fishing, hunting, hiking, camping, and enjoying what the Montana outdoors has to offer. Erica Hurt.

Buy One Plant One Cause Marketing at the Outdoor Retailer Show

Cause Related Marketing

Footwear company Oboz , which is a contraction of the words Outside-Bozeman specializes in shoes and boots true to its Montana roots. Over the last few years I’ve profiled about a dozen or so variations on a theme of ‘Buy One Give One’ (BOGO).

'Three Cups of Tea' Author and Nonprofit Founder Determined To Have Mismanaged Org After Year Long Investigation

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The investigation into Mortenson's Montana based charity, was conducted by Montana State Attorney General Steve Bullock's office, the government entity that oversees nonprofits in the State of Montana. To quote the Montana State Attorney General's Office's investigations report, ".Mortenson’s

What Conferences Should Nonprofit Marketers Budget for and Attend?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I’ll be speaking at the state conferences in Montana and North Carolina this year. I received this email today, and it’s question I get a lot. Dear Kivi, I am a new communications specialist working for an adult charter school. I’m so excited to be telling the story of an organization doing great work: transforming individuals, families and communities. I signed up for your newsletter a couple months ago and have found some great resources!

I used to hate calling major donors! But now… Interview with Kristen Kennedy

Wild Woman Fundraising

Kristen has degrees in International Affairs and Spanish from the University of Nevada, Reno and an MBA from the University of Montana. Kristen says, “I used to hate cold calling. I thought picking up the phone and calling people was miserable.

Voting Assumptions Gone Awry

A. Fine Blog

Well, we recently witnessed the worst case scenario for early voting – Montana. I have been advocating for making voting easier and more convenient for a long time. Give us more options of when and how to vote and, presumably, more people will vote.

Can Cause Marketing Start a Cultural Meme?

Cause Related Marketing

And the men and women that come to Kenai to fish aren’t necessarily the crunchy types that practice strict catch and release in Montana or Wyoming. 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.

It’s a beautiful 2015 nonprofit annual report

Wild Woman Fundraising

of Montana high school seniors report being sexually active. I got this SWEET annual report that I just had to share with you!

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4 Cause Marketing Campaigns, 3 Causes, 1 Day

Cause Related Marketing

Kraft started Huddle to Fight Hunger in 2010 and it’s got a lot of moving parts including FSIs, in-cinema advertising, celebrities like Joe Montana and sponsorship of the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl. On Wednesdays in my market all the major grocers insert their flyer in the local newspaper.

The Best Cause Marketing of 2011

Cause Related Marketing

Footwear company Oboz, which is a contraction of the words Outside-Bozeman specializes in shoes and boots true to its Montana roots. One of the things I love about cause marketing is also one of the things I love about my wife; it (like she) continues to surprise me.

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Paper Icon Campaign from Smith’s Food and Drug

Cause Related Marketing

million to Primary, one of only a handful of Trauma One pediatric hospitals in the country, and the only such hospital in its service area, which includes parts of Utah, Idaho, Nevada, Wyoming, and Montana.

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Is Your Nonprofit Going The Way Of The GOP?

The Agitator

In another 4 to 8 years the Hispanic block alone could deprive the Republicans — whose outreach to this community and its agenda is horrible at best — of their ‘safe’ red states of Texas, Arizona, Montana and a number of other states as well.

Diva Marketing Talks Social Media + eMail with Simms Jenkins and Morgan Stewart

Diva Marketing Blog

Jenkins has led BrightWave Marketing in establishing a top tier client list including Affiliated Computer Services (A Xerox Company), Chick-fil-A, Cox Business, O’Charley’s, RaceTrac Petroleum and Ted’s Montana Grill as well as leading advertising and marketing firms.

Best Nonprofit Taglines Announced

The Agitator

Montana Historical Society. The Montana Historical Society takes its state’s most elemental and distinctive characteristics (Big Sky, Big Land ) and deftly melds them with its mission in a way that generates excitement. Getting Attention blogger Nancy Schwartz today announced the 2009 winners of her annual "Nonprofit Taglines Awards" competition. More than 4,800 nonprofit professionals voted on sixty finalists from 1,702 entries.

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Connecting Protests to Political Power

A. Fine Blog

Howard Dean had a Fifty State Strateg y when he chaired the DNC, which was very successful in turning some Red states, like Montana, blue. Thousands of people stood in Times Square protesting the acquittal of George Zimmerman. They were matched by protesters in Atlanta, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington, DC, Chicago, and, of course, in little Sanford, FL, ground zero for the murder of Trayvon Martin.

How to organize your fundraising job search like a pro with Phil Gerard

Wild Woman Fundraising

But I have conducted searches in Toronto, in Edmonton, even in Montana. Mazarine Treyz: Hey, everybody. Welcome. This is Mazarine Treyz of Wild Woman Fundraising, and today I am so excited to be interviewing Phil Gerard for our Fundraising Career Conference 2016.

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This Year's Nonprofit Court Cases Du Juor? Nonprofits Not Honoring Donors' Wishes.

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The Montana Supreme Court, in May 2008; declared that the board of the Charles M. See Court Ousts Board That BreachedDuty in Deciding to Close Museum and Montana Museum Board Breached Duty, Court Says Any donation that a 501(c)(3) nonprofit receives that also designates where and how the donation should be spent, must be honored.

Small Nonprofits and Sharing IT

Nonprofit Consultant Blog

I'd like to see those noble souls in very small nonprofits focus their efforts on what they do best - which could be saving the whales, feeding the hungry, organizing youth soccer leagues, ensuring access to health care, or keeping German opera alive in Montana - rather than on tasks such as contract management, accounting, or maintaining a file server. If you've been reading this blog regularly, you know that I like small nonprofits, and am wary of merger-fever.

And the best nonprofit taglines are…

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

Montana Historical Society. The Montana Historical Society takes its state’s most elemental and distinctive characteristics (Big Sky, Big Land) and deftly melds them with its mission in a way that generates excitement. Hi from Korea, where I just presented at a conference of 300 Korean nonprofits.

Remembering Rob Stuart

A. Fine Blog

” The vision for a national organization for non-profit techies was born in 1997 at a remote ranch in Montana, during a retreat to engage more funders in the field—and, as Gavin tells it, after several rounds of homemade beer.