NJ or NYC? Pls Join Me—Tues Oct 8

Getting Attention

AFP, New Jersey Chapter has invited me to guide participants to the right way to connect with supporters right now to spur them to give? Fundraising: Innovations & Research AFP New Jersey fundraising relevance rules speaking training Me and you, together in the same place? I’d love that. Let’s lunch and learn together!

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Reader Questions: How to raise funds for a school with no vision?

Wild Woman Fundraising

Fundraising @wildwomanfund board member education mazarine treyz New Jersey Philanthropy president school fundraisingGreetings Mazarine, I found your website very informative and interesting. No, I’m not @chrisparisi, but am @cparisi on Twitter. I have a feeling I’m a few decades older that that fellow whoever he is. One thing to know about me is that I am a non-profit board member (president at moment) of a German language school in NJ.

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Breaking Down Silos: Integrating Marketing and Fundraising Departments #17NTCteam

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Kim, Director of Communications at Harlem RBI & DREAM Charter School, Anysa Holder, Director of Marketing at Easterseals New Jersey, and Cindy Olnick, Director of Communications at Los Angeles Conservancy.

FINALLY REVEALED: Dr. Russell James’ secrets to conducting donor surveys

iMarketSmart

I can be ‘salesy’ Sorry, I blame it on the fact that I grew up in New Jersey. He’s back! And this time he’ll be talking about one of my favorite subjects — donor surveys. Sure, I’ve got some experience in this area.

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Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Kristen Olsen

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Kristen Olsen is the Communications Manager for the Brain Injury Alliance of New Jersey, a statewide nonprofit organization dedicated to improving quality of life after brain injury, and offering the promise of a better tomorrow. Kristen Olsen.

Great Nonprofit Marketing Jobs: Movin’ Up Monday

Getting Attention

New Opportunities. Marketing Assistant , Intrepid Air, Sea & Space Museum (New York, NY). Marketing Manager , Council for Economic Education (New York, NY). Project Coordinator , New Jersey Association for Infant Mental Health (Montclair, NJ).

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How to Connect In a Whole New World

Getting Attention

But, as my daughter Charlotte said this morning as I woke her up to a house with power and heat (we’re in New Jersey, and had been without it for 1 1/2 weeks) and news of Obama’s victory, “It’s a whole new world.”

Are you being tested?

iMarketSmart

In 2010, Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook founder and CEO) gave $100 million to help fix Newark, New Jersey’s failing school system. Teachers (especially their union) got pissed because they had to compete with those charter schools based on new accountability measures.

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Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Tiffany Magennis

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Tiffany Magennis is the Director of Communications for Haddonfield United Methodist Church in New Jersey. – This is when I often am called into offices to discuss new projects and publication ideas. Tiffany Magennis.

My New Engagement Fundraising Podcast: The reviews are in!

iMarketSmart

Whenever I do something new, I get a little nervous. What if the New Jersey boy in me is too crass?” ” Those were my concerns before releasing my new podcast titled Engagement Fundraising (that’s the phrase I coined half a decade ago).

How @GlennEMartin of JustLeadershipUSA Tweets Like a Boss

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He spent six years incarcerated in a New York State prison in the early 1990s. My account laid dormant for a while until I had a conversation with the former governor of New Jersey, Jim McGreevey. For my September NPMG Tweet Like a Boss webinar, I connected with Glenn E.

Making Losers Into Winners

The Agitator

To the Secaucus, New Jersey landfill? Even The Agitator gets caught up in Super Bowl fever, although we still think of an ‘end run’ as something a good fundraiser pulls off when the boss says ‘No!’ ’ to a good idea.

Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Justyna Krygowska

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She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Integrated Design with a concentration in Communication Design and Design & Management from Parsons the New School for Design. I update our website by adding our newest team member to the staff page and fill out a new health insurance form.

To-Die-For Nonprofit Marketing Jobs: Monday Matters

Getting Attention

Communications Director Central Synagogue (New York, NY). New York, NY). Director of Development & Communications South Asian Youth Action (New York, NY). Director, Digital and Integrated Marketing UJA-Federation (New York, NY). Marketing and Communications Manager The Door (New York, NY). Marketing Communications Manager New Jersey Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons (Monmouth Junction, NJ).

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Cause Related Marketing - Untitled Article

Cause Related Marketing

This handsome infographic on cause marketing comes courtesy of Carousel30, a digital agency with offices in Alexandria, Virginia, Princeton, New Jersey, and Raleigh, North Carolina. It highlights current opinion, both overseas and domestic, of the growth of the practice and the esteem with which cause marketing is held.

Timing is Everything in Nonprofit Marketing

Getting Attention

That’s the subject line of the email I just received from one of my favorite local charities — The Community Food Bank of New Jersey. Hunger-Free Families: Tell 10.

YOU! Nonprofit Communications Jobs

Getting Attention

Communications Manager , Young Women’s Leadership Network (New York, NY). Digital Communications Manager , The International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (New York, NY). Director of Communications , Planned Parenthood of Central and Greater Northern New Jersey, Inc. (Trenton, NJ). Donor Experience Manager, Donor Appreciation , Donorschoose.org (New York, NY). Program & Media Manager , Barnard College (New York, NY).

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7 Common Donation Form Mistakes (And How to Avoid Them!) – Part 1

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Let’s take a look at an example: The Big Brothers Big Sisters chapter of Northern New Jersey includes a happy image at the top of their form to remind donors of why they’re giving. Abby Jarvis.

Friday Futures

Getting Attention

NEW OPPORTUNITIES. 5) Executive Director of Marketing , DKMS Americas (New York, NY). Junior Achievement of New Jersey (Princeton, NJ). 10) Marketing Manager , The Foundation Center (New York, NY).

High Caliber Cause Marketing

Cause Related Marketing

Now cause marketing is lending a helping hand to the gun buyback program in Newark, New Jersey, a city of 275,000 about 10 miles west of Manhattan. In cities prone to gun violence, gun buyback programs can effectively take guns off the street.

Today's Dose of Anti-Cyncism

Cause Related Marketing

But Jamie has also turned his eye to the kids affected by Hurricane Sandy in New York and New Jersey, although it’s too soon to see how that will play out. Get ready to have your heart warmed. Last year, when he was six, Jamie Ashbourne of Jensen Beach, Fla.,

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I Hate To Rain On Your Parade, But …

The Agitator

A major parade day when I was a kid in small town New Jersey … we kids got to march in our Scout uniforms or sport team uniforms. Our US readers are heading off today for a well-deserved three-day weekend, with the celebration of it’s-almost-summer Memorial Day. I had a choice, since I was both a Boy Scout and played shortstop for my Little League team, the Police (we didn’t have Sting). [We

What’s Your Nonprofit’s Soundtrack?

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Beth Ann is a fund development and communications associate with The Arc of Atlantic County (New Jersey). WLFR or listen online at www.wlfr.fm , the radio station of Richard Stockton College of New Jersey.

Zig When They Zag to Spur Action (Nonprofit Case Study)

Getting Attention

I awoke yesterday morning to a 6″ topper of new snow here in New Jersey, adding to the 24″ already there. Give ‘em what they want in a new way, with a 180-take on relevance. Then we picked up the voice mail from 4:32 a.m., alerting us to a two-hour school delay. Ugh, it’s like Groundhog Day come to life. I think you see what I mean. After getting our daughter going on her homework project, I finally got to my desk and scanned my emails.

Shoe Changes Foot

Nonprofit Consultant Blog

A nonprofit in New Jersey has now made it its mission to get towns to get with the times and start merging : In New Jersey there are 566 towns. All of us in the nonprofit sector have heard the drumbeats over the last few years accompanying the chants of, "Merge! Merge! Merge!"

When Trying to Fundraise from Friends of Friends is a Complete Waste of Time

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The standard advice is to come up with a cultivation campaign that introduces these new people to the organization over time and encourages them to become involved as a volunteer or donor on their own, directly with the nonprofit. The First 100 Days of Your New Nonprofit Marketing Job.

Download Dice’s Local Market Report on Charlotte

Mission Minded

are willing to relocate to a new city for a job this year. Tech pros in New York and New Jersey also indicate notable interest in moving to Charlotte (with the cost of living much cheaper in the Queen City than Brooklyn or Manhattan, it’s not hard to understand why).

Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator –

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Previously, she was the media relations manager at the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York City, and associate director of the New Jersey regional office of the Anti-Defamation League. Sherry S. Kirschenbaum.

4-Step Escape from Groundhog Day Marketing

Getting Attention

In fact, it’s melting fast in the 50-degree sun right outside my New Jersey window. via GIPHY. Punxsutawney Phil predicted an early spring this morning, and I’m thrilled we’re not going to get stuck in the snow. Your marketing doesn’t have to stay stuck either. Instead, turn to comic genius Bill Murray for guidance on breaking out of your same old, same old marketing approach. He’ll help you take the rest of the year by storm.

How to Help Your Colleagues and Base Become Effective Messengers (Case Study)

Getting Attention

As a Jersey Girl , I was thrilled to hear that the New Jersey State Library was recently honored for outstanding marketing of its Tell Us Your Story advocacy campaign with a 2010 John Cotton Dana Award.

NEW Webinar: How to start your major gifts program with Amy Eisenstein

Wild Woman Fundraising

NEW Webinar: The Major Gifts Challenge: How to Start (or Grow) Your Major Gifts Program. Amy currently serves as the president of the board of the AFP New Jersey Chapter. Are you wondering how to get major gifts? Major gifts are the best way to fundraise. Here’s the proof.

Shape Messages that Spur Action (Case Study)

Getting Attention

Ask people on the New Jersey coastline if they are concerned about global warming, or another hurricane. Something not just to fight against, but to fight for: clean air and water, better food, new jobs, and less life-threatening weather events. Freelance communications strategist Jeremy Porter shares his knowhow in his e-newsletter , his blog (where this article first appeared) and via Twitter. For people to care about global warming it needs to be made relevant.

Gambling With Your Pink Ribbon Cause Marketing

Cause Related Marketing

This post was prompted by a raffle… the mildest of games of chance… that took place at Longevity Pilates in Verona, New Jersey. It’s older than bingo in the basement of the local parish and, if you get the offer right, an all-but-certain money raiser.

Fundraising from Out-of-State? An Update on Registration Issues

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There are civil penalties in California, New York, Illinois and many others. The new Form 990 , which non-profits raising over $25,000 must file annually, asks two questions about your compliance with registration laws in states where you solicit.

Making Your Cause Marketing Promotion Clear and Understandable

Cause Related Marketing

In the fall of 2012 the New York Attorney General’s office released Five Best Practices for Transparent Cause Marketing. Case in point: This coming weekend June 28-29 Dave Matthews Band is doing a two-day concert at the Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden, New Jersey. For the Dave Matthews Band concert in Camden the nonprofit partner is the Food Bank of South Jersey. That produce will go to the Food Bank of South Jersey.”

Using Those Special Months on Your Editorial Calendar

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Some background: UJC MetroWest (which encompasses Essex, Morris, Sussex and northern Union counties in New Jersey) has been doing a monthly e-newsletter for the last several years. Sherry Kirschenbaum.

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An Early Favorite For the Worst Cause Marketing of 2012

Cause Related Marketing

But none are as weaselly as one from a New Jersey outfit called Active Energy Boost. In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, hundreds on what I call Instant-On cause marketing efforts have sprung up. Active Energy Boost is a line of energy drinks sold from self-liquidating point of sale displays.

Fix Your Annual Appeal

Fundraising Breakthroughs

The keynote speaker, a fundraising consultant, at the statewide conference of the New Jersey Governor's Office on Volunteerism told a quick story about a client who kept giving her revised draft versions of their annual fundraising letter. The consultant kept sending it back. Finally, the exasperated client demanded to know why. Why, why wasn't the letter good enough. She said: You're not asking for money. You're asking for forgiveness. Oh , yeah! Check your letters.

Are You Talking To Hispanics?

The Agitator

Five states — New Mexico, Texas, California, Arizona and Nevada — have populations that exceed one-in-four Hispanic. And nine states account for 76% of the total Hispanic population — Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, New Mexico, New Jersey, New York and Texas. Here from Pew Research is a nice wrap-up of the 2010 US Census figures as they relate to America’s Hispanic population.

Cause Marketing Success Story: Jake’s Ride

Selfish Giving

Beth had asked for my help creating their first cause marketing campaign , a pinup program with Garden of Eden , a grocer and specialty food store with five locations in New York and one in New Jersey.