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: 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

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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.

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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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.

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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.

I was wrong

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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.

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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.

Air support

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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.

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).

Natural Helper Networks in Community Social Marketing Programs

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The idea of using informal helping networks in public health programs traces its roots to studies of South African primary health care centers in the 1940s and 1950s. Boehm (2009) described a social marketing perspective to volunteer efforts operated by a nonprofit organization in Israel.

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.

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Build a robust monthly giving program for long-term growth

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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.

#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.

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.

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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.

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.

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?

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

#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.

Nonprofits to Facebook: Make Grants, Not Buttons

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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.

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.

#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

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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.

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

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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.

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#COMMUNICATIONS: Make Your Next Fundraiser An Online Conversation Too

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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.

#FUNDRAISING: 2011 Was A Good Year For Email Outreach By Nonprofits

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Such should be especially remembered by nonprofits who might not have the resources to establish a presence on the latest Pinterest trend. that fundraising initiated by the tried-and-true e-blast grew even by double digits should give nonprofits motivation to keep the blasts going.

#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.

#INTERVIEW: Christina Attard, Philanthropic Advisor, Blogger, and Development Director

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As a philanthropic adviser, she helps both nonprofits with their development programming and individuals planning tax-smart donations. The interview was conducted by Don Akchin, a principal of Nonprofit Marketing 360 and a frequent contributor to the MKCREATIVE blog.

#INTERVIEW: Jeff Brooks, Nonprofit Blogger, Author, and Creative Director

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Jeff Brooks has been working on behalf of nonprofits for more than 20 years and passionately blogging about fundraising since 2005. The interview was conducted by Don Akchin, a principal of Nonprofit Marketing 360 and a frequent contributor to the MKCREATIVE blog.

#INTERVIEW: Christopher Davenport, Founder of 501 Videos, A Company That Makes Videos Exclusively For Nonprofit Clients

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Christopher Davenport is the founder of 501 Videos , a company that makes videos exclusively for nonprofit clients. The interview was conducted by Don Akchin, a principal of Nonprofit Marketing 360 and a frequent contributor to the MKCREATIVE blog.

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#INTERVIEW with Lori Jacobwith, Communications & Fundraising Coach, & Founder of the Ignited Online Fundraising Community

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The interview was conducted by Don Akchin, a principal of Nonprofit Marketing 360 and a frequent contributor to the MKCREATIVE blog. I listen for scarcity language at organizations, such as, “It’s really hard to raise money in this economy.”

#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.

Grants for Programs Supporting Young People With Disabilities

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Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation (MEAF) Accepting Applications for National Grant Program to Support Young People With Disabilities Deadline: June 1, 2009 Grants will be awarded to nonprofits working to provide access for young people with disabilities to educational, vocational, and recreational opportunities in the company of non-disabled peers. based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations. From The Foundation Center.

Long Term Grants for Programs Developing Queer Youth Leadership Or Programs that Empower the Community

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Queer Youth Fund Accepting Letters of Intent Deadline: October 2, 2007 (Letters of Intent) The Queer Youth Fund is a donor-initiated grantmaking program housed at the Liberty Hill Foundation ( [link] ). The Queer Youth Fund makes multiyear grants to grassroots, local, state, and national nonprofit organizations working to improve the quality of life among gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning youth. From The Foundation Center.

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Grants for U.S. Nonprofits Providing Innovative Programs Addressing Young Men of Color's Health & Success Challenges

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The program's goal is to identify and support innovative programs that address the challenges facing young men of color and that correspond with RWJF's areas of interest; have potential to change the organization and system(s) of service delivery; be poised for growth and/or replication; and demonstrate the potential to transform social norms within the context of schools and/or communities. From The Foundation Center. [If

Grants for Native American Financial Education and Home Ownership Programs

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First Nations Development Institute Announces Financial Education Funding Program Deadline: June 2, 2008 (Letters of Inquiry) The First Nations Development Institute ( [link] ), a national nonprofit Native American organization, has announced a funding program to help bolster the educational, home ownership , and financial assets of Native American families and individuals. Grants may be used to strengthen program administration, management, and implementation.