How nonprofit organizations can provide more value to generate more revenue in 5 simple steps.

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Rather, our sector’s fundraising practices are driving donors to avoid our communications because most nonprofits fail to understand and provide value. Do this so your donors get more value out of their relationships with you and your organization’s mission: FIND SOLITUDE: Sit in a quiet room with a blank sheet of paper or a whiteboard. Start with the wealthier, major donors — the 10% or 20% that make up at least 80% of your organization’s donation dollars.

What are your nonprofit organization’s assets

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So what does this have to do with your nonprofit? As an organization, you have assets that you can leverage in your fundraising plan that can make your case for support stronger. Incredible organization name recognition (like Habitat for Humanity).

#INTERVIEW: Sherry Truhlar, President of Red Apple Auctions, Conducts Benefit Auctions for Nonprofit Organizations

Non Profit Marketing 360

Sherry Truhlar, President of Red Apple Auctions , conducts benefit auctions for nonprofit organizations throughout the U.S. The interview was conducted by Don Akchin, a principal of Nonprofit Marketing 360 and a frequent contributor to the MKCREATIVE blog.

What does an LGBTQ nonprofit organization do?

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Since I didn’t know a lot about various LGBTQ organizations, I pointed him to the now sadly defunct Planet Out (which now redirects to Gay.com ), where I thought he might be able to find more people in the community. An FtoM organization is not a choir.

10 Twitter Tips for Nonprofit Organizations

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" Simple and powerful, Twitter is a must for nonprofit organizations. I created and manage a portal to nonprofits on Twitter @nonprofitorgs and based on my experience using site, I have crafted ten of my favorite Twitter Tips for beginners: 1. This is a hard one for a lot of nonprofits. Have a look around Twitter… you will see the most successful, ReTweeted nonprofits follow everyone who follows them. The messages you send reflect upon your organization.

#INTERVIEW: Sherry Truhlar, President of Red Apple Auctions, Conducts Benefit Auctions for Nonprofit Organizations

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Sherry Truhlar, President of Red Apple Auctions , conducts benefit auctions for nonprofit organizations throughout the U.S. The interview was conducted by Don Akchin, a principal of Nonprofit Marketing 360 and a frequent contributor to the MKCREATIVE blog. So as I was sitting in Florida, between modeling jobs, I started cold calling nonprofits about auctions, and I found some – some that to this day I’m still working with.

You can meet me at the Center for Nonprofit Organizations in February, March and April 2011!

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I will be teaching four workshops in February, March and April at the Center for Nonprofit Organizations at 5930 Middle Fiskville Road in Austin! Is your nonprofit just starting out? Making a splash in the Nonprofit Job pool. Landing a nonprofit job can be tricky.

#Interview: Tiffany Applegate, Co-Founder of X Factor Consulting – Enhancing the Sustainability of Nonprofit Organizations

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Tiffany Applegate is co-founder of X Factor Consulting , which works to enhance the sustainability of nonprofit organizations. With her marketing degree and MBA, she left the corporate world for the nonprofit sphere, and has been consulting since 2005.

#Interview: Tiffany Applegate, Co-Founder of X Factor Consulting – Enhancing the Sustainability of Nonprofit Organizations

Non Profit Marketing 360

Tiffany Applegate is co-founder of X Factor Consulting , which works to enhance the sustainability of nonprofit organizations. With her marketing degree and MBA, she left the corporate world for the nonprofit sphere, and has been consulting since 2005.

Three Tips for Improving Direct Mail Marketing Response Rates for Nonprofit Organizations

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However, direct mail remains a viable component in the overall marketing strategy of any nonprofit and should not be overlooked when it comes to helping your nonprofit clients maximize the effectiveness of their fundraising.

Great Nonprofits Rates Cancer Nonprofit Organizations

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In August 2009, Greatnonprofits.org realeased a list of their top rated cancer organizations. The Winners of the ratings can be found here: [link] The Winners are categorized by organization size (small, medium, or large) and by geographic region. Tags: Online Fundraising Software for Nonprofits Viral Fundraising Some of.

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Great Nonprofits Rates Cancer Nonprofit Organizations

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In August 2009, Greatnonprofits.org realeased a list of their top rated cancer organizations. The Winners of the ratings can be found here: [link] The Winners are categorized by organization size (small, medium, or large) and by geographic region. Tags: Online Fundraising Software for Nonprofits Viral Fundraising Some of.

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New a-thon ideas for nonprofit organizations

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Every year around this time we hear from more organizations that are looking for pledge fundraising software for their events. This year organizations are getting very creative. Tags: Bikeathon software Bikeathons Fundraising Tips Marathon Fundraising Online Fundraising Software for Nonprofits Viral Fundraising Walkathon software Walkathons We're still getting our share of walk-a-thons, and bike rides. But this year.

How to Adapt When Everything Around You is Changing- A Nonprofit Organization Survival Guide

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If you're like most nonprofits, you're doing all the things you've always done to build your organization like building email lists and fundraising. Nonprofits need to know how to harness and convert technology, media, and community into long-term sustainable support. What we don't have are real solutions to the challenges that our society is facing, and deep, system-wide understanding among the organizations. . Stop creating new organizations.

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There Are Only Three Ways to Raise More Money

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Every nonprofit organization needs more of two things: time and money. Okay, every organization (nonprofit or for-profit) could use more of those two resources. Any organization, nonprofit or for-profit has only three ways to increase the amount money they receive.

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Why you should worry less about reducing overhead and more about delivering value.

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Related Posts: >>How nonprofit organizations can provide more value to generate more revenue in 5 simple steps. >>The Fundraisers and donors are in a pickle. They have been unfairly subjected to a broken system for decades. It isn’t their fault, but it is their problem. Charities are saddled with extra pressure to meet formulas for how much they should spend to raise money. This policing of business practices stifles the actual mission.

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Memphis Grizzlies Charitable Foundation is donating $425,000 to 15 area nonprofit organizations

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They've funded numerous Memphis area organizations including the New Ballet Ensemble & School, Memphis Prep Program, Leadership Memphis, ArtsMemphis, the Memphis Child Advocacy Center and. Tags: Corporate Social Responsibility Free Resources for Nonprofits Online Fundraising The Grizzlies Foundation is getting it done. link] They've raised over $26.1 million since 2004.

News Stories Describing How the Federal Government Shutdown is Effecting Nonprofit Organizations

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Oklahoma nonprofits brace for ripple effects of federal shutdown As the nation and the world are doing, the U.S. nonprofit sector also watches eagerly as the October 17 deadline for increasing the U.S. news funding the economy federal shutdown nonprofit federal relations federal funds

Does your nonprofit organization employ a**holes?

Nonprofit Consultant Blog

While the book is written about the for-profit business world, it can almost certainly be applied to the nonprofit world as well. Some of you may be thinking, "No, not in the nonprofit world! Well, unfortunately, my experience tells me that while that may be true than in other sectors of the economy, the nonprofit sector is not immune from the destructive nature of a**holes in the workplace. Tags: Nonprofit jobs books workplace assholes business

Fear or fear not… a massive disruption in the fundraising industry? That is the question!

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Here’s why: Back when I sold direct marketing (printing and mailing) to nonprofits in the DC region, I made a huge sign and put it above my cubicle’s desk to ensure that I’d read it each morning. It seems like everyone is saying they are disrupting this or that these days. Lots of people wear it as a badge of honor whether they are really making change or not. They want to be seen as disruptors but usually, they’re just making noise. But then there’s me.

Credit for For-Profit or Nonprofit Organizations That Hire U.S. Veterans

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Will your nonprofit organization or for-profit business be hiring new employees soon? The Veterans Opportunity to Work (VOW) To Hire Heroes Act of 2011 will provide either nonprofit or for-profit employers with a tax credit (going against the employer's share of the employee's social security tax) for any qualified veterans newly employed on or after January 1, 2013. VOW to Hire Heroes Act of 2011 for-profit employers Taxes organization veterans

Private vs. Public Schools and Marketing Channels (EF-0014)

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On today’s episode we discuss our second set of listener submitted questions. This time on if the approach to public and private school fundraising is different and how to determine what fundraising marketing channels to focus on. You can have your question discussed on the show by emailing me – tim@imarketsmart.com. The post Private vs. Public Schools and Marketing Channels (EF-0014) appeared first on MarketSmart, LLC |.

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The economic impact of nonprofit organizations

Nonprofit Consultant Blog

When you work in the nonprofit sector, you will occasionally speak to people who are a) shocked that you get paid to do "charity work" and b) act as if your work, while well-meaning and good, is an economic drain on the community. Among the findings: Nonprofits contribute more than $260 million ($242 million plus an additional $20 million impact on construction spending) annually to the county's economy. Nonprofits employ more than 2,700 county residents.

Are fundraising tricks and gimmicks worth doing?

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Too often nonprofits begin the relationship with a supporter the wrong way. An old book filled with timeless lessons. I was cleaning out a cabinet last weekend and I came across an old book I read long ago titled Strategic Selling.

Grants Available for American Nonprofit Organizations Using Computers, Technology, or Video Games to Educate

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The foundation is accepting grant applications from nonprofit organizations that provide programs and services utilizing technology and/or computer and video games to educate America's youth and young adults (ages 7 to 18). Applicants must be nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations or governmental units exempt under Section 115 and described in Section 170(c)(1) of the Internal Revenue Code. From The Foundation Center. [If

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Some people find me abrasive. Here’s why.

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But the nonprofit sector has been slow to adopt new technologies and strategies even though doing so would increase giving, make donors happy and make fundraisers more effective. I believe nonprofit staff needs to embrace new technologies now! Sometimes I wonder if lots of nonprofit staff might not be donating. If that’s the case, then it explains why so many nonprofits have such poor retention rates.

Life is too short for bullsh#t!

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I’ve met with hundreds of organizations since I began helping nonprofits and I can tell you that I’ve seen all kinds of poor performers. There are organizations that failed to see the writing on the wall while others simply treated their donors poorly. I recommend all nonprofit leaders do the same. If not, don’t waste your life working for someone who is leading you and the rest of the organization to failure. Why do they fail?

Operation Smile is the 2008 Nonprofit Organization of the Year!

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Congratulations to Operation Smile , winner of the 2008 Nonprofit Organizations of the Year Award for its use of direct-response marketing to advance its' mission. Learn more and give the gift of a smile today! Jocelyn.

Is Your Nonprofit Organization Operating In Order to Close Upon Its Mission's Completion?

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Nonprofits are in the business of getting out of business. Ideally, for each cause, issue, concern, or need that a given nonprofit works to solve; the end comes and the issue is eradicated. Stephanie Strom wrote Mission accomplished, nonprofits close up shop for the New York Times , April 1, 2011. To quote, "A few nonprofit groups have recently announced plans to wind down, not over financial problems but because their missions are nearly finished.

Your 3-step plan to get 100X more revenue

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Needing to Learn the Basics About Nonprofit Organizations, Grant Writing, and Other Basic Nonprofit Operations? See Below.

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Some Easy Information From the IRS to Help Nonprofit Organizations Keep Their (Official Charity) Status and Remain in Compliance The Foundation Center Now Provides Free Website That Teaches How to Do Grant Writing Places, Resources, and Ways to Learn Everything From Fundraising to Other Nonprofit Operations (Some Are Free).

Do we really need science to help us raise more money?

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Fundraising Major Giving Planned Giving best practices for fundraising best practices for planned giving charity blog Digital Marketing how to raise money for a nonprofit organization or charity major gift cultivation nonprofit marketing nonprofit marketing tips unique fundraising ideas for nonprofitsThanks to scientific research , we now know conclusively that giving to others makes us feel good about ourselves, which in turn, makes us happy.

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Are All Donors Major Donors? In Social Medialand, Yes!

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What''s the lowest donation amount your small nonprofit has received? A Small Change Board of directors development donation donor cultivation Facebook fundraising Jason Dick Nonprofit organization Pinterest Small nonprofit social communication social media Twitter

Six Good Nonprofit Infographics and What Makes Them Good

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This week''s examples of good nonprofit infographics was put togther by Madeleine Hammond. Lots of things, but in a general way, the most important - especially for a small nonprofit with limited budget - are simplicity and story flow. Advocacy Organizations Amnesty International Barnardos Charity Water infographic Nonprofit organization Small nonprofit

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Some Easy Information From the IRS to Help Nonprofit Organizations Keep Their Status and Remain In Compliance

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As reported by Grant Williams, today, in The Chronicle of Philanthropy 's web post, " Tax Agency Issues Guidebook for Charities " the IRS has released a booklet for nonprofit leaders that addresses general nonprofit operations, reporting, and tax filing requirements; and that also addresses what can jeopardize a nonprofit's official 'charity' status with the IRS (possibly resulting in the nonprofit losing its 'tax exempt' status).

Always Ask - Even When You Don't

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In a 2013 post I recently read, she challenged some assertions made by another nonprofit blogger and finished up by saying: Remember, too, that every communication from your organization. ask communication fundraising NGO Non-governmental organization Nonprofit organization Pinterest small nonprofits social media

No Corners Cut in Social Media

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big data Facebook Mobile app Nonprofit organization Oreo social media social networking Tinder Image via Digital Inspiration Let''s talk about Facebook this week. Something is always going on with that social platform and it makes the news almost every day. They''re always trying something new and breaking something in the process, which drives some of their users crazy, but as long as their profits come from advertisers and they''re not charging their users to be there, it''s not.

The top 10 signs that it’s time to fire your employer

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Does your organization stink? Let’s face it, some nonprofits just aren’t worth it. The organization has a weak case for support or it’s absent altogether. There are too many silos hindering cooperation or blatantly creating turf wars that serve the interests of some selfish employees but not the donors or the organization and its purpose. The donors’ needs, interests, wishes, desires, and dreams are not important to the organization.

#INTERVIEW: Debra Askanase, Socialbrite.org Strategist, Offers Useful Advice To Nonprofits Using Social Media

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Debra Askanase, founder of Community Organizer 2.0 , is an “engagement strategist” who consults with nonprofit organizations on digital media. Her background includes a decade of community organizing experience, followed by seven years in community economic development.