NJ or NYC? Pls Join Me—Tues Oct 8

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


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.

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.

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.

This Is Getting In Your Way—Strong Stories Will Help

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P.S. I’m just back from working with New Jersey fundraisers to build their storytelling skills at the regional AFP conference, and did the same last month for nonprofit communicators in Toledo, OH. It’s a simple equation, at least theoretically.

YOU! Nonprofit Communications Jobs

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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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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.

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

Pls Help Now: From Post-Sandy NJ

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3) Community Food Bank of New Jersey (via Feeding America). 4) Covenent House New Jersey (sheltering youth and their babies in several NJ locations). I hope that this note finds you, and your family, safe and well post-Sandy. While the actual storm has passed, its effects are powerful here in NJ (we’re just outside NYC). I’m lucky. My family is safe and our home without power but untouched—but many others are not.

To-Die-For Nonprofit Marketing Jobs: Monday Matters

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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).

17 Fantastic Nonprofit Marketing Jobs—Take It Forward Tuesday

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New Opportunities. Director of Communications , The International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (New York, NY). Direct Response Digital Writer , Internal Rescue Committee (New York, NY). Marketing Manager , International Center for Photography (New York, NY).

4-Step Escape from Groundhog Day Marketing

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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.

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.

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.”

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

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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.

My New Engagement Fundraising Podcast: The reviews are in!


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).

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.

Does the phrase “tax deductible” kill donations?

Fundraising Coach

While there, I turned on WDHA, a rock station in New Jersey. Last night my flight home to Maine was cancelled, presumably due to the manhunt in Boston. So I got to spend more time in NJ.

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How to Connect In a Whole New World

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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.”

Shape Messages that Spur Action (Case Study)

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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.

Announcing the Fundraising Career Conference

Wild Woman Fundraising

Each year, he delivers dozens of workshops internationally, speaking recently at conferences in the Netherlands, Belgium, Australia, New Zealand, Italy and Slovakia as well as across the US and Canada.

Social Signature - What does your brand say?

Donor Power Blog

Not New Jersey Nets or dot-nets or clarinets. Communicate, Communicate, Communicate. I recently met a fella who maps CEO’s speeches to evaluate communication competency. He calls it Executive Social Signatures, and I found it fascinating. . His scientific model is based on a communication exchange that requires audience understanding and emotional engagement, and results in social action. .

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.

Fairy Tale Fundraising

The Agitator

And she sure as hell would never have anything to do with DonorCentrics or those crazy new people at DonorTrends who measured this stuff. The experts, as they so often do, discovered new designer tote-bags, spectacular calendars, and the snappiest address labels in the land.

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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.

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.

Interview With N.E.D. - The Rock N Roll Docs

Diva Marketing Blog

Drums, Percussion : Dr. Nagarsheth is on faculty at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City and Englewood Hospital and Medical Center in Englewood, New Jersey. Often we will review our old songs and add one or two new songs we have been working on during the rehearsals.

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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.

Great Nonprofit Marketing Jobs: Movin’ Up Monday

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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).

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.

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.

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.,

Dec 2

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.

Rule Brittanica

The Agitator

As a salesperson for Britannica I received, if memory serves, $250 for each sale PLUS an additional $30 each time the subscriber bought the Annual Supplements or new volumes. Just like Britannica nonprofits can readily measure how much they do, can and should spend on new donor acquisition. But, who among them is asking to actually be paid on the number of new donors they help you hold on to for two, three or four years. Roger, was that you in Wharton, New Jersey?

Timing is Everything in Nonprofit Marketing

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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.

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.

Friday Futures

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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).

Move for Hunger

A. Fine Blog

I had a great time speaking at the New Jersey Nonprofit Conference last week. In particular, I really enjoyed meeting Adam Lowy , the founder of a really great new organization called, Move for Hunger.

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!"