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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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.

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17 Fantastic Nonprofit Marketing Jobs—Take It Forward Tuesday

Getting Attention

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).

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Pls Help Now: From Post-Sandy NJ

Getting Attention

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.

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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.

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Are You a New or “Accidental” Communications Director? Join Us Tomorrow

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The Communications Director title is still a relatively new one in the sector, the job is constantly evolving, and just about everyone is making it up as they go. Receive a copy of The First 100 Days of Your New Nonprofit Marketing Job when you register for this webinar.

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

Getting Attention

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.

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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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3 reasons why I use curse words (but only one that matters)


” Here’s what I told her in response: “I curse because I’m from New Jersey.” Then I cited the new book Swearing is Good for you. She told me others would say I was unprofessional. I was asked to lead a roundtable discussion at a conference recently.

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5 Creative Examples of Nonprofit Instagram Stories that Engage Supporters

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Stand Up To Cancer Stand Up To Cancer invited Instagram followers to a live Q&A with Sharon Jones to discuss her new documentary. PETA PETA invited Instagram followers behind the scenes to film a new PSA about the dangers of leaving your dog in a hot car.

6 Ways to Grow Your Email List with Facebook

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John has spoken at the Nonprofit Technology Conference, New England Federation of Human Societies, New Media Expo, BBCon, Social Media 4 Nonprofits, AFP New Jersey, and various regional conferences throughout the United States and Canada.

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Use Facebook Live to Raise Money For Your Nonprofit

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John has spoken at the Nonprofit Technology Conference, New England Federation of Human Societies, New Media Expo, BBCon, Social Media 4 Nonprofits, AFP New Jersey, and various regional conferences throughout the United States and Canada.

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.”

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.

Are you being tested?


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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5 Tips + 25 Ideas + 3 Tools to Take Your Nonprofit Events Virtual In the Age of Coronavirus – #NPCOVID19

J Campbell Social Marketing

How do we as nonprofit professionals start thinking about raising money and connecting with supporters in a different way, in this new environment? . But first I want to check in with you as people, and give you some advice to help you navigate through this new reality. .

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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).

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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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.

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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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.

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.

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).

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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).

Newsletter: McDonald's Launches Round-Up for Charity at 14,000 Restaurants ; Build an Audience for Your Cause with Free-Noting ; Ten Ways to Sell a Great Idea

Selfish Giving

With both Christmas and New Year's falling on Wednesday this year, I'm taking the next two weeks off. A new partnership, a job opening, something you did that worked really well, etc. You most definitely can and there's a new podcast that addresses this very topic.

Newsletter: In Which States Should Your Corporate Partner Register? ; 25 Most Philanthropic Companies in Arizona ; How to Monitor Your Competitors

Selfish Giving

The owner of Dante’s Italian Cuisine in New Jersey bought $25,000 worth of wooden stars from Stars of Hope , a community arts program, so his customers could decorate them while they wait for their meals. The holiday gifts ??are

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.

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!"

Newsletter: Charity Partnership vs Marketing Partnership ?? ; Frito-Lay Raises $1M for Operation Smile with ‘Everyday Smilers’ ; 5 Emotional Writing Tactics to Skyrocket Facebook Engagement

Selfish Giving

Maybe they are a new company or just new to your area. They want to attract new employees and/or keep the ones they have happy. This spring, Mercy Corp inked a high-profile partnership with Facebook on its new crypto-currency Libra.

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.