Pure Passion is Contagious (Case Study, Part 1: Stickley Museum)

Getting Attention

Last summer, my husband and I finally visited The Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms , which had been on our go-to list for a decade. Here’s what surprised and delighted me: The museum is run by a tiny but energized staff and volunteer team , who welcomed and toured us around with contagious passion.

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Pimping for the National WWII Museum

Cause Related Marketing

To commemorate those who sacrificed so much and to remember America’s role in WWII, historian-author Stephen Ambrose championed the National World War II Museum. The first phase of the Museum opened in New Orleans in 2001. It may be that the World War II Museum is the only one.

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You In? Mother’s Day Marketing

Getting Attention

New York City’s Tenement Museum Museum just released this laugh-out-loud blog post on modern parenting in 1878 , and featured the post (along with a nice discount in the Museum Shop) in its May e-news.

What Would YOU Do? (Case Study: Nonprofit Communications)

Getting Attention

What if.you and your colleagues labored for years to fund, design and (finally) open your highly-visible museum (or cause/issue-focused organization)? What if —because the museum’s reason for being is so close to folks’ hearts and heads—the design and build is highly scrutinized for the many years it takes to launch? Or—really— because the museum’s focus is SO sensitive. That without these revenue streams, there would be no Museum.

8 Ways to Make the Case For Social Media At Your Nonprofit

J Campbell Social Marketing

The Wenham Museum in Wenham, MA wanted to reach a younger audience, and actively uses Pinterest & Instagram to post information on its exhibits and the artists featured in their collections. Baldrick''s Foundation wenham museum

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Museums in Distress


A recent story on NPR's All Things Considered showcased just how much in financial distress many museums around the country are. The National Academy Museum and School of Fine Art is now "blacklisted" by other museums-they won't lend artwork to it for shows.

Grants for American Museums

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Museum permanent collection projects are not included in this category. Any American museum evincing a commitment to American art is eligible to apply for a grant. Museums outside of the United States may submit appropriate projects for consideration only if they have proof of valid nonprofit status provided by the U.S. See the Luce Foundation Web site for complete guidelines and examples of museums and projects that have been supported through the fund in the past.

Grants for African American Museums

Seeking Grant Money Today

Deadline: January 18, 2011 Institute of Museum and Library Services Announces Application Guidelines for Museum Grants for African American History and Culture The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) has announced the availability of guidelines and application forms for its 2011 Museum Grants for African American History and Culture program. Tags: RFP grants African American museums United States of America the foundation center

Just ONE Call to Action (Case Study)

Getting Attention

I was thrown back there this morning when I uncovered this card I had picked up at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (the Met). Even if we want to support the Museum’s mission, we don’t know which action is the priority or where to start.

Grants for Organizations Enhancing the Development of Many Museums' Staffs

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Deadline: March 15, 2010 Institute of Museum and Library Services Invites 21st Century Museum Professionals Grant Applications The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) is calling for proposals from museums, museum service organizations, and universities for projects that will enhance the professional development of museum staff. Tags: RFP grants museums the foundation center From The Foundation Center.

Less is More (Again!) -- Newark Museum Tagline Success in Just 4 Words

Getting Attention

The Newark Museum is a marketing star, and I'm continually impressed with its creativity in engaging its diverse base. 2009 is the Museum's centennial and its marketing team has done a stellar job in making the most of that with special programming and a new tagline -- 100 years. The Museum promises the best of both worlds. Check mark -- it's everywhere Newark Museum is. Captures the spirit and promise of the Museum.

Celebrity Charity Highlight: The Whitney Museum Gala

The Biddery Blog

This year’s 2009 annual black-tie Whitney Museum’s benefit held at the Whitney Museum in New York Monday October 19th, 2009 was sponsored by Versace and hosted by Museum Chairman Adam Weinberg, Donatella Versace, and Liz Swig.

A View From a Different Window - Curating Content

Social Media Bird Brain

Image via FreeFoto.com Art and museum curators are professionals at putting together exhibits. Basically, what a curator does is to show you the art the way she sees it: underlying themes, ideas, context, relationships. In social media, content curation is slightly different: "Content curation is the process of sorting through the vast amounts of content on the web and presenting it in a.

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Great Nonprofit Marketing Jobs: Moving Up Monday

Getting Attention

Director of Content and Communications Minnesota Children’s Museum (St. Public Relations & Marketing Manager Rubin Museum of Art (New York, NY). Post YOUR open nonprofit marketing and communications positions here.

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Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Katie Houston

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

She relishes the challenge of reframing the public perception about the 90-year old museum, and the chance to market a wealth of experiences — from exhibition openings to awards ceremonies, from children’s art camps to adult classes in a dozen mediums. Katie Houston.

Bagel Bakery’s Cause Marketing is Book Worthy

Selfish Giving

Finagle Bakery & Cafe is a doing a nice thing this week for Joanna and me, and a great thing for Boston’s Museum of Science. This promotion between Finagle and the Museum of Science is a great example of the local cause marketing we talk so much about in Cause Marketing for Dummies.

YOUR Next Nonprofit Marketing Job

Getting Attention

Marketing and Communications Assistant Minnesota Children’s Museum (Rochester, MN). Social Media Community Specialist United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (Washington, D.C.). Please post your nonprofit marketing jobs here.

Children’s Museum Denver Demonstrates How to Employ the Minute Message Model

Mission Minded

Mission Minded’s client, the Children’s Museum of Denver, announced the public phase of their capital campaign at a groundbreaking ceremony on April 8, 2014. Blog Capital Campaign Nonprofit Branding Nonprofit Communications Nonprofit Fundraising Nonprofit Training Storytelling Videos capital campaign children''s museum denver Minute Message Model one minute message

No Nikola Tesla Museum Exists in the U.S., Yet - But A New Nonprofit Is Hoping You'll Help Change That

Seeking Grant Money Today

So, I was pleased when I read this weekend the article Nikola Tesla museum campaign earns $500,000 online in two days in the The Guardian U.K A museum would do the trick. Yet, no Nikola Tesla museum exists in the United States. Where would this museum most properly be located? Hence, The Guardian's article about the museum campaign - which is more than on track. to the museum itself, to contribute. I hope to visit that museum!

Grants for African American Museums, Colleges, and Universities

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Guidelines Available for Institute of Museum and Library Services Grants for African American Museums Deadline: January 15, 2008 The Institute of Museum and Library Services ( [link] ) has announced the availability of guidelines for the 2008 Museum Grants for African American History and Culture. Public or private nonprofit organizations whose primary purpose is to support museums identified above may also apply. From The Foundation Center.

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Check out this texting campaign by the San Francisco Museum of Art. Plonk, Missoula, MT. It’s finally Friday! Let’s end the week strong with some fresh Mixed Links… Apparently, Facebook Is Now Letting Brands and Media Companies Create Their Own Groups Within Pages.

Grants for Multiple Museums' Staff Who Are Training To Enhance Their Professional Development

Seeking Grant Money Today

Institute of Museum and Library Services Calls for 21st Century Museum Professionals Grant Applications Deadline: March 16, 2009 The Institute of Museum and Library Services ( [link] ) is calling for proposals from museums, museum service organizations, and universities for projects designed to enhance the professional development of museum staff. Tags: RFP grants museums the foundation center [Please help us.

50+ Nonprofit Instagram Accounts You Should Follow Right Now

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Brooklyn Museum https://instagram.com/brooklynmuseum. San Francisco Museum of Modern Art https://instagram.com/sfmoma/. The Tenement Museum https://instagram.com/thetenementmuseum. Looking for some good examples of nonprofits on Instagram? Grab your phone and get inspired.

Resource Roundup: Endowments, Auctions, Museum of Fundraising, etc.

Fundraising Breakthroughs

The Museum of Fundraising : The Showcase of Fundraising Innovation and Inspiration. The Chronicle of Philanthropy asks Are You Prepared for a Long Recession? The Chronicle also has advice on Starting and Building an Endowment. Going once! Going Twice!

Do you work at an arts organization?

Wild Woman Fundraising

The Wing Asian Museum, Seattle. Simon, author of The Participatory Museum , and Rob Stein, chief information officer at the Indianapolis Museum of Art , which covers innovations for how arts groups and museums can engage with visitors and donors online.

Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Leanne Poellinger

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

After visiting a children’s museum with her young son in 1992, Leanne Poellinger added “work at a children’s museum” to her bucket list. I also check Facebook to do a quick scan for any activity on the museum’s page that requires action.

Great Marketing Jobs at Nonprofit Orgs

Getting Attention

Director of Marketing & Communications , The Contemporary Jewish Museum. Post YOUR comms job here —nonprofits, grantmakers, B Corps & vendors serving nonprofits. Associate Director of Email Marketing , NARAL Pro Choice America (Washington, DC). Chief Communications Officer , Lift Alliance Austin Children Services (Austin, TX). Communications & Marketing Coordinator , Tuesday’s Children (Manhasset, NY). Development Communications Associate , Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation.

Opportunity! Nonprofit Communications Jobs

Getting Attention

Marketing & Communications Coordinator Friends of the Chinese American Museum (Los Angeles, CA). Marketing Coordinator Petersen Automotive Museum (Los Angeles, CA). Vice President of Marketing and Communications Museum of Flight (Seattle, WA).

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Social Media Takeovers: 6 Nonprofits That Gave It Up for Good (PLUS: 6 Tips for Getting it Right)

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

This spring SFMOMA has an exhibition at the Grand Palais in Paris (part of “SFMOMA On the Go” which are exhibitions with partner museums during SFMOMA’s expansion), and asked its Communications Manager to take some photos while she was abroad for the opening. Brooklyn Museum.

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Your New Nonprofit Marketing Job?—Movin’ Up Monday

Getting Attention

Communications Associate , The Whitney Museum of Art (New York, NY). Please post your open nonprofit marketing positions here. Advertising Manager , DonorDigital (Berkeley, CA or Washington, DC). Communications and Events Manager , Raw Artworks. Lynn, MA).

A creative way for an arts organization to communicate

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

When I was reading The New Yorker, an ad for the Museum of Modern Art (AKA Moma) caught my eye. It was a note from someone who’d visited the museum. I’m often asked by people who work in the arts how to best express the essence of their cause in a compelling way.

Grants for U.S. K - 12 Students Attending Museums, Historic Sites, and Cultural Organizations

Seeking Grant Money Today

Deadline: October 3, 2011 Target Accepting Applications for K-12 Field Trip Grants Program Target Corporation is accepting applications from education professionals for the Target Field Trip Grants program to bring K-12 students in the United States to museums, historical sites, and cultural organizations. From The Foundation Center. For more information on this grant opportunity, click "Link to Complete RFP" at the end of this post].

Great Nonprofit Marketing Jobs: Monday Matters!

Getting Attention

Communications Manager , The Museum of the African Diaspora. Please post your open nonprofit marketing positions here. Communications Associate for Digital Media , Advancement Project (Washington, DC). Communications/Marketing Associate , ACLU (New York, NY). San Francisco, CA). Creative Director, Graphic Designer and Web Developer , Red Rooster Group, (New York, NY). Digital Communications Officer , IPPF (New York, NY). Digital Marketing Manager , Skoll Foundation (Palo Alto, CA).

6 Tips for Launching Your Own Member Month Campaign

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

April – Science Museum of Minnesota. Gyms, museums, sports orgs and business associations are old pros at holding membership months. December is done. Looking for your next great fundraising campaign? Try a member month campaign.

Life-Changing Nonprofit Marketing Jobs

Getting Attention

Online Communications Coordinator Missouri HIstory Museum (St. Subscribers, we’re working on getting you the ability to opt-in or -out of these listings vs. other job posts. Hold on, please! Post YOUR comms job here —nonprofits, grantmakers, B Corps & vendors serving nonprofits.

YOU! Nonprofit Communications Jobs

Getting Attention

Director, Marketing & Communications Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History. 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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19 Fantastic Nonprofit Marketing Jobs—Movin’ Up Monday

Getting Attention

Director of Marketing & Communications , Bellevue Arts Museum (Bellevue, WA). Please post your open nonprofit marketing position here —for full- or part-time staff, consulting or internship opportunities. New Opportunities.

Crazy Great Nonprofit Communications Jobs

Getting Attention

Marketing Coordinator Oakland Museum of California Foundation (Oakland, CA). Post YOUR comms job here —nonprofits, grantmakers, B Corps & vendors serving nonprofits. Citizen Outreach Staff Fund for the Pubic Interest: Environment Oregon (Portland, OR).

5 steps to a successful viral video campaign

Wild Woman Fundraising

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Bring-’Em-Close Welcome Packs

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

This welcome pack from the Stickley Museum gets five stars. Take the welcome pack I received following my family’s recent donation experience to the Stickley Museum. I never expected to hear much again from the museum. I just donated to your organization for the very first time.