9 Ways to Celebrate February 29 and the Leap Year On Social Media

J Campbell Social Marketing

Send a connection request to 29 new people. Anthony, on the Texas–New Mexico border, is the Leap Year Capital of the World and celebrates the affair with a huge festival, music, and food. This year is a leap year, which means we get an extra day in February!

Anything IS Possible, But You Have to Try

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128,000 foot) to stick it in New Mexico. It’s the only way you’ll uncover new ways to connect with your supporters. You can be an adventurer, and I promise you you’ll get a thrill out of testing new ground. I used to believe anything was possible.

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WOWza Nonprofit Marketing Jobs

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Manager, Marketing and Strategic Growth Civic Builders (New York, NY). Membership & Communications Manager Museum of New Mexico Foundation. Multimedia Producer Open Society Foundations (New York, NY). Senior Manager of Public Relations and Communications Lieber Institute for Brain Development (New York, NY). Post YOUR comms job here —nonprofits, grantmakers, B Corps & vendors serving nonprofits.

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To-Die-For Nonprofit Communications Jobs

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Fox Foundation (New York, NY). Communications & Office Manager Supportive Housing Coalition of New Mexico (Albuquerque, NM). Digital Production and Video Manager Union for Reform Judaism (New York, NY). Director of Communications ideas42 (New York, NY).

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Tis the Season for Bad Cause Marketing

Selfish Giving

As first reported in Nonprofit Quarterly , a New Mexico company sponsored a Coyote Kill Contest this weekend, saying that half the proceeds will go to the Children’s Outdoor Adventure Association. I couldn’t make up this stuff if I tried.

Ep175: How This Texas DQ Franchisee is Fighting Childhood Hunger

Selfish Giving

Today on CauseTalk Radio , Megan Strand and I talk to Bill Spae , CEO of Vasari LLC , a Dairy Queen franchisee with 76+ locations in Texas, New Mexico and Oklahoma.

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Building Trust in the Sector: How & Why to Make Your Nonprofit More Transparent

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As the chief charity regulator for the state of New Mexico, he advanced the cause of nonprofit transparency by bringing nonprofit information online through a partnership with GuideStar. "Transparency" has been a buzzword in the nonprofit sector for more than a decade. It refers to openness, communication and accountability. How transparent is your organization? How easily can interested people find your programmatic and financial information?

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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.

Newsletter: You Should Adopt This Creepy Phone Tactic from Wayfair ; Sales of Mr. Rogers’ Iconic Sweater Support Namesake’s Charity ; The Best Charity CEO on Twitter

Selfish Giving

But SOS partner Vasari LLC , which operates about 70 Dairy Queens across Texas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico, has filed for bankruptcy and is closing 29 stores. I've written before on how to turn your homepage into a lead-generating machine.

Telling Stories When You Help Indirectly

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

One Warm Coat is based in the San Francisco Bay Area, but Albert’s story takes place in Thoreau, New Mexico. “Did you see the story in the New York Times about the women who (fill in the blank, recount the story.) Several great questions have come in via Facebook about storytelling, including this one, which I hear just about every time I teach a storytelling workshop: How can I use stories if we are several steps removed from the people receiving the help?

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The Quadriga Plot Thickens

The Agitator

And the Saint Bonaventure Indian Mission and School in New Mexico received almost none of $9 million raised. As the full interview with Help the Children’s director makes clear, the problem begins when Quadriga starts to front the money required for new donor prospecting. In its second installment on fundraising this week , CNN, via Anderson Cooper 360 , again criticized the fundraising practices of Quadriga Art.

The Appeal of Franchises for Cause Marketers

Cause Related Marketing

If a McDonald's franchisee in Albuquerque, New Mexico wants to support the nearby Ronald McDonald House, he probably doesn't have to. Cause marketing is almost always directed at consumers. So in North America one place you can be all but certain to find cause marketing is at retail franchise outlet. The ten largest franchise systems, ranked according to worldwide sales volume as ranked by Franchise Times follow.

Grants for Organizations, Designers, Artists, Etc. Working With Local and National Partners to Transform/Impact Community Vibrancy

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Currently, these include Akron, Charlotte, Detroit, Macon, Miami, New York City, Philadelphia, San Jose, and St. Paul, as well as communities in Alaska, Arizona, California, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Washington, and Wisconsin. From The Foundation Center. [If If you are interested in this grant opportunity, click "Link to Complete RFP" at the end of this blog post for more information].

Marketing To Changing Demographics

The Agitator

For example, it cites a recently published “yellow&# paper from AlmaDDB, written by Isaac Mizrahi and Howard Konig, The New State of America: What the 2010 Census will reveal about the evolution of the United States of America. In Texas, California, New Mexico, Hawaii and the District of Columbia, the white portion of the population is already a minority (representing less than 50%).

Attention Kellogg Grantees

Fundraising Breakthroughs

Looks to me as though grantees not working with children 3rd grade and younger, and outside of Michigan, Mississippi, and New Mexico would be wise to push harder on their other funding streams, while staying close and in touch with their colleagues at the foundation. “Almost eight decades after its founding, the W.K.

The Taxman Cometh, Part 3: A Way Forward

The Agitator

Ignore the new rules. Play by the new rules. Or, under this new tax law, doesn’t get cheaper for many. If it’s a drunk driving law in New Mexico, she probably helped pass it. Melt down the new rules and fire them in the forge for the weapons of our liberation. We’ve discussed the nonprofit tax debate over the past two days; now it’s time to talk implications. There are a few roads that lead from here, all with their pluses and minuses.

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Follow-up: Too Many Nonprofits

Nonprofit Consultant Blog

Leila Johnson of Datascribe says : Here in New Mexico, there are over 7,000 nonprofit organizations. My post last week on the subject of "too many nonprofits" (I came on the side of defending duplicate services) has received a bit of attention on other sites. We are a fairly small state, so I know that services are being duplicated. We've encountered that with some of our clients. Sometimes nonprofit organizations have to close due to lack of funding.

Matching Funds Grant for Migratory Birds Conservation

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Priority will be given to projects in regions where ConocoPhillips has an operating presence, including the following regions in North America: western Canada; Gulf of Mexico states (including Texas, Louisiana, and Alabama); Prairie states (including Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming); and the Delaware Bay. From The Foundation Center.

Grants to Benefit Migratory Birds and Their Habitats

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Priority will be given to projects in regions where ConocoPhillips has an operating presence, including the following regions in North America: Western Canada; Gulf of Mexico states, including Texas, Louisiana, and Alabama; Prairie states, including Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming; and Delaware Bay. From The Foundation Center.

The Nonprofit Sector and Community Solutions Act H.R. 5533

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the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy's 2009 study, "Strengthening Democracy, Increasing Opportunities" that found "Research on nearly 70 nonprofits from New Mexico, North Carolina, Minnesota and Los Angeles County over a five year period showed that these groups combined generated nearly $14 billion worth of benefits for their diverse communities, and many other non-monetary gains. The Nonprofit Sector And Community Solutions Act , H.R. 5533 I.R. ,

Senior Fundraiser On The Planet

The Agitator

Judith Davenport — University of New Mexico — 20 years. Such a long connection continues to be of use to ActionAid on several levels, not least because there are few really new things and I can often recall, with reasonable accuracy, the last time we did or considered this or that. Pamela Puleo : In my 23 rd year at Concord Hospital in New Hampshire. In 2011, he was recognised in the New Year’s Honours List.

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What Does A Nonprofit Do That's Facing Being Taxed?

Seeking Grant Money Today

These nonprofits will have to spend money to raise that additional (tax) money, which is an additional overhead (internal operations') cost for the nonprofit that is not raising new additional money for operations, but of course instead purely passing through the money they raise to pay their tax bills to the state or municipality that taxes them. new additional] money is money that could have been spent on [sic. These are difficult times verging on a recession.

Want to Build Community Online? Become a Bridge Builder.

Marketing for Nonprofits

In her new book, The Nonprofit Marketing Guide: High-Impact, Low-Cost Ways to Build Support for Your Good Cause , Kivi Leroux Miller asserts that in the "Connected Age" marketers have to learn to become community managers vs. mass marketers.