What does an LGBTQ nonprofit organization do?

Wild Woman Fundraising

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.

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

Non Profit Marketing 360

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.

#interview: Simone Joyaux, Nonprofit Consultant, Author, and Columnist

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Simone Joyaux is an internationally recognized consultant to the nonprofit sector on fund development, board development, and strategic planning and management. She writes a column, “Unraveling Development,” for the Nonprofit Quarterly.

Build a robust monthly giving program for long-term growth

DonorDigital

Organizations with robust monthly giving programs fared much better during the recent economic downturn than those with stagnant programs. The most profitable programs have specifically harnessed the online medium to recruit, cultivate, retain and upgrade their monthly donors.

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

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Deadline: May 15, 2011 ESA Foundation Offers Support for Youth-Focused Education Technology Programs The ESA Foundation , a philanthropic vehicle of the Entertainment Software Association , is dedicated to supporting programs that make a difference in the lives of America's youth. 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.

#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.

#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.

Air support

iMarketSmart

Californians benefit tremendously from their CAL FIRE emergency response air program. Military forces have been used for humanitarian purposes for decades all over the world.

Designing Community Campaigns For Weight Loss

Social Marketing and Social Change

Thre are the usual suspects behind these disappointing results: everyday hassles that preclude making more healthy eating choices or increasing physical activity levels, the temptations of fast and convenient food outlets, and the lack of money to adequately promote the program.

Grants for Plant Conservation Programs Operated In Collaboration

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The NPCI program funds multi-stakeholder projects that focus on the conservation of native plants and pollinators under any of the following six focal areas: conservation, education, restoration, research, sustainability, and data linkages. Eligible applicants include 501(c) nonprofit organizations and local, state, and federal government agencies. From The Foundation Center. [If

How Proof of Concept Can Improve Fundraising for a New Program and What Proof of Concept Is

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When a nonprofit organization is either launching a brand new program or project; of if a new nonprofit organization, itself, is beginning it is extremely powerful to raise funds (including grant writing and other methods) in part by providing a proof of concept that clearly demonstrates the efficiency, viability, and strong potential of the new program or organization. This is our brand new Mentoring Program Committee.

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

Blue Sky Collaborative

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.

Matching Grants Program for Citizen Based Monitoring Field Work Benefiting American National Forests and Grasslands

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Deadline: January 17, 2012 National Forest Foundation Announces 2012 Matching Awards Program Guidelines The National Forest Foundation , the nonprofit partner of the U.S. Forest Service , works to engage America in community-based and national programs that promote the health and public enjoyment of the National Forest System. Organizations new to NFF should keep their first proposal to a moderate sum. From The Foundation Center.

I was wrong

Wild Woman Fundraising

I thought the vast majority of nonprofit budget money in the US came from individuals. It mostly comes from program income. You’ve probably heard the statistic that over 70% of nonprofit funding comes from individuals. Program service fees – the green slice.

4 Ways to Incorporate Corporate Philanthropy into your Digital Fundraising

J Campbell Social Marketing

If your nonprofit is smart (and I know it is), you want to make the most of the generosity of companies as it relates to your digital fundraising efforts. Your nonprofit can’t afford to miss out on the benefits that come with corporate philanthropy. Volunteer grant programs.

Heart and Soul Grant Award Program

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Made possible by the CTK Foundation Philanthropic Fund and Grammy award-winners, Los Lonely Boys, The Heart and Soul (H&S) grant is an innovative and creative way for nonprofits to apply for funding. To apply for the grant, the organization must submit a 4-8 line poem (lyrics) that represents the “heart and soul” of their mission. The selected nonprofit will be awarded $10,000 and have their poem put to song by Los Lonely Boys.

Two Year Seed Money Grants Available to Programs Promoting Education and Equity for Women and Girls

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American Association of University Women Accepting Applications for Community Action Grants Deadline: January 15, 2008 The American Association of University Women ( [link] ) Community Action Grants provide seed money to individual women, AAUW branches, and AAUW state organizations, as well as local community-based nonprofit organizations for innovative programs or non-degree research projects that promote education and equity for women and girls.

Is Your Nonpnrofit Providing Enough Or Too Many Programs? Too, How Does A Start Up Nonprofit Know How Many Programs To Open With?

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In the economy that we''ve been living in for the past six years, it may seem unnecessary to state that a nonprofit need not overextend itself and its operations by offering too many programs or services, but of course some organization do so. All nonprofit organization provide programs, or services, or products (or some combination of all three) to deliver the agency''s mission statement''s goal to the intended beneficiaries it serves.

Where is All the Cause Marketing with Faith-Based Nonprofits?

Cause Related Marketing

In Feb 2013, I got an email from a remarkable student at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill who had an intriguing question: why isn’t there more cause marketing between sponsors and faith-based nonprofits? Marshele is a grad student in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at UNC, the executive director of a faith-based nonprofit, the author of four books, the 28-Year Wife of a U.S.

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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).

3 Steps to Funding Nonprofit Marketing

Getting Attention

Guest blogger, Julie Brown, is the program director at the Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation. We’ve all seen them: social media pages or websites for grassroots nonprofit agencies that appear to have been designed by a student or a well-intentioned volunteer. More often than not, the lack of investment in nonprofit marketing is fueled by a lack of resources: financial and talent.

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Making the Case to the Team, Board, or Executive Director

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Sometimes, you believe in implementing something new to the nonprofit: a fundraising campaign, a thank the donor event, a money saving method, a volunteer and community partners raising campaign, but someone on the team, or a board member or two, or maybe the executive director does not get it. Like you, I have been there before, as has most anyone passionate about an organization and its welfare. programs or fundraising) goals, etc.

The What’s and Why’s of Joining an Affinity Card Program

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The variety of fundraising channels available to nonprofit organizations like yours can be staggering. Whether your Board is strongly advising you get onto Facebook or your direct-mail program gets top billing in the administrative budget, the multitude of fundraising opportunities from which to choose and then extend to your supporters might have you spinning in circles. She will see your organization's name and logo each time she makes a purchase.

The What’s and Why’s of Joining an Affinity Card Program

Fundraising 123

The variety of fundraising channels available to nonprofit organizations like yours can be staggering. Whether your Board is strongly advising you get onto Facebook or your direct-mail program gets top billing in the administrative budget, the multitude of fundraising opportunities from which to choose and then extend to your supporters might have you spinning in circles. She will see your organization's name and logo each time she makes a purchase.

Alert! Missing Middle Donors

Getting Attention

Mix these insights on giving patterns of rich vs. middle- and lower-income donors with Sea Change Strategies’ take— The Missing Middle: Neglecting Middle Donors is Costing You Millions —and you get a clear call to action for every fundraiser and nonprofit communicator.

6 Reasons Your Nonprofit May Not Be Ready For Social Media

J Campbell Social Marketing

If you read this blog, you know that I feel strongly about the potential of social media and digital tools to transform the ways that nonprofits communicate with donors and supporters. Nonprofits are jumping on social channels in greater numbers.

Theater Grants & Awards for U.S. Students and Programs in Theater, Playwriting, Dance, Choreography, & Film

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Grants are awarded based on the quality of the emerging artist's past work, his/her potential for future excellence, and the impact the collaboration between the nominating organization and the artist will have on the individual's artistic growth. Choreography awards offer emerging choreographers the opportunity to create a new work with organizations with which they have little experience. From The Foundation Center.

Nonprofits to Facebook: Make Grants, Not Buttons

Non Profit Marketing 360

Meanwhile, the philanthropic side of Facebook’s brain offered nonprofits something new last month: the opportunity to place a “Donate” button on their Facebook pages, and a guarantee that nonprofits would receive 100% of these donations. But after the initial reaction of jubilant hosannahs and waving palm fronds, nonprofit marketing experts took a harder look at the offer and found some issues.

Grants to Expand Under Utilized Child Nutrituion Programs

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Foundation Announces Silent Hero Grants for Summer Food Programs The got breakfast? Foundation , whose mission is to ensure that every child, regardless of background, starts the school day with a nutritious breakfast in order to learn, grow, and develop to his or her fullest potential, has announced the expansion of its Silent Hero Grant Program to participants in the federal Summer Nutrition Program. From The Foundation Center. Deadline: April 1, 2010 got breakfast?

#NONPROFIT: Some Models Of How Charities Use Tumblr

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We’ve sung the praises of Tumblr a number of times on this blog, and today we want to present a few examples and ideas of just how nonprofits are using this free platform as a means to spread the word of their great work. How have nonprofits used it? How Nonprofits Can Use Tumblr.

#NONPROFIT: Some Models Of How Charities Use Tumblr

Non Profit Marketing 360

We’ve sung the praises of Tumblr a number of times on this blog, and today we want to present a few examples and ideas of just how nonprofits are using this free platform as a means to spread the word of their great work. How have nonprofits used it? How Nonprofits Can Use Tumblr.

Grants for U.S. and Puerto Rican Nonprofits Providing Free After School Literacy and Education Programs

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We at The Grant Plant, LLC want to understand what nonprofits need from the services that they hire, today, given the economy; so please take our short survey. We will use the results to retool how we work with organizations and also publish a white paper with the results. Click on: Nonprofit Needs Survey. The maximum request amount per organization is $5,000. Visit the WHO Foundation Web site for complete program informa- tion. [Please help us.

#FUNDRAISING: Resources To Find Grants For Your Nonprofit’s 2013 Budget

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Maybe the federal government won’t ever work up or agree to a budget to cover an entire fiscal year, but your nonprofit has to. The 2012-2013 fiscal year is already on many organizations’ calendars, and certainly the final sprint to the holiday donation-giving season is upon us.

#FUNDRAISING: Resources To Find Grants For Your Nonprofit’s 2013 Budget

Non Profit Marketing 360

Maybe the federal government won’t ever work up or agree to a budget to cover an entire fiscal year, but your nonprofit has to. The 2012-2013 fiscal year is already on many organizations’ calendars, and certainly the final sprint to the holiday donation-giving season is upon us.

Get Your People Out of the Heat & Into Action

Getting Attention

To find the most effective ways to do so, I asked colleagues in the field what (if anything) they do differently to get summer giving and other participation sizzling, These superstars came back with this slew of great practices: Is Summer: Sizzling or Slow for Your Organization (and Your Role)? We have a broad idea of where we’re going right now but it’ll take a few months to plan the exact details and roll out our new program. Focus on Summer Programming and Outdoor Events—.

Grants for Programs Increasing Employment Outcomes for People With Disabilities

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Deadline: February 15, 2011 Kessler Foundation Offers Grants to Increase Employment Outcomes for People With Disabilities The Kessler Foundation 's Signature Employment Grant Program seeks to fund cutting-edge, innovative, and other non-traditional solutions that increase employment outcomes for individuals with disabilities. based nonprofit organization or other tax-exempt group such as a public/private school, public institution, or government from any state is encouraged to apply.

#FUNDRAISING: Maximizing Your Organization’s Return on Fundraising Events

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Given how much time, energy and effort tends to go into organizing fundraising events, I thought we might start with one question: Just what is a “fundraising” event? We are pleased to welcome back Susan Emfinger of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

How to Establish Thought Leadership within Your Nonprofit

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

In just a few weeks, we will kick off our latest Nonprofit Marketing Accelerator – Becoming a Thought Leader and Media Darling. Mary Alice Holley of BC/DC Ideas shares some tips on becoming a thought leader and what being media savvy can do for your nonprofit. Mary Alice Holley.

#COMMUNICATIONS: Make Your Next Fundraiser An Online Conversation Too

Non Profit Marketing 360

And if you really want to stay on top of your nonprofit’s schedule, start planning your end-of-year banquet as well (and use Tungle ). The larger picture is that even the simplest nonprofit picnic and raffle should have an official online component.