Ep226: Ohio Ice Cream Maker Raises Cold Cash to Cream Cancer

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Today on CauseTalk Radio , Megan and I talk to Luconda Dager , President of Velvet Ice Cream , about their long-term partnership with Pelotonia , a grassroots bike tour that funds cancer research at The Ohio State University.

That 1 Thing… Ugh!

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Like last month, when I worked with such great colleagues in Toledo to strengthen their message skills, or when I speed-coached several small-in-size but so strong organizations in Findlay, Ohio. What’s that one bad work habit you want to change but just can’t do it ?

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Showcase Your Experts—Speakers’ Bureau How-Tos

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Our guest blogger Amanda Aldrich is Regional Communications Specialist with the American Red Cross of Northwest Ohio. Our guest blogger Amanda Aldrich is Regional Communications Specialist with the American Red Cross of Northwest Ohio.

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New Year, New Nonprofit Marketing Job: Movin’ Up Monday

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Director of Marketing and Communications , Ohio Environmental Council (Columbus, OH). Please post your nonprofit marketing position here for full-time or part-time staff, consulting or internship opportunities. New Opportunities.

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Next? Nonprofit Communications Jobs

Getting Attention

Marketing and Development Associate Ohio Physicians Health Program (Columbus, OH). Post YOUR nonprofit marketing job here: Featuring jobs with nonprofits, grantmakers, B Corps, and vendors serving nonprofits. Administrative Assistant, Communications Mott Foundation (Flint, MI).

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A Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Gail Koford

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Gail Koford is development director at Inter Parish Ministry in Cincinnati, Ohio. IPM is a food and clothing pantry that serves people living in eastern Hamilton County and Clermont County, Ohio. Gail Koford.

Ep219: How This Chain of Garden Centers Raises Six-Figures with Cause Marketing

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Petitti , President of Petitti's Garden Centers , a 8-store chain based in Ohio, about their partnership and support for Cleveland Clinic's Children's Hospital. Petitti visits with patients at Cleveland Clinic's Children's Hospital. Today on CauseTalk Radio , Megan and I talk to A.

How to Plan a New Website Without Your Head Exploding

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Jennifer Doron of the Ohio Environmental Council shares how she approached the process of creating their new site to writing a novel. Guest Post by Jennifer Doron of the Ohio Environmental Council. Jennifer Doron. If your website is stuck in the past, it may be time for an upgrade.

How your government contract is screwing you over (and how that’s about to change)

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Note: This article originally appeared in the OCASDV (Oregon Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence) newsletter in March, 2014. Does your nonprofit get government contracts? Or is your nonprofit considering getting government contracts?

Cause Marketing About Nothing

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NAIL has already sold the effort to food banks in Ohio and 'Nothing' is due to launch today, Thursday, July 14, 2011 in benefit of the Vermont Foodbank. The video at the left is from the Ohio portion of the campaign’s website, www.Nothing.org.

Grantmakers Love Annual Report Postcards Too

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This one comes from Claudia Herrold, vice president of communications and public policy at the Ohio Grantmakers Forum. I have yet another fabulous example of an annual report postcard to share with you. I’m so excited that people are giving this a try!

Great Nonprofit Marketing Jobs: Monday Is The New Friday

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Campaign Director—Special Events, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (Northern Ohio). Communications Manager , The Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park (Peninsula, Ohio).

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Your New Nonprofit Elevator Pitch—More of a Catch

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Why it works: Research out of Ohio State University shows that when the facts are on your side, asking a question is more effective than making a statement. “From the minute the first elevator zoomed up in 1853, people have been polishing their elevator pitches. The idea was that if the big prospect ever strode into your elevator, you’d be able to smoothly explain your organization and your role there by the time you reached your floor.”

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Great Nonprofit Marketing Jobs: Movin’ Up Monday

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Communications Associate , Ohio Council of Community Schools (Columbus, OH). Please post your nonprofit marketing position here for full-time or part-time staff, consulting or internship opportunities. New Opportunities. Communications Assistant , Red Rover (Sacramento, CA).

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Remember Your Own—Make Internal Communications Matter

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Our guest blogger Amanda Aldrich is Regional Communications Specialist with the American Red Cross of Northwest Ohio.

Ep185: The Story Behind Big Lots' $50 Million Gift to Nationwide Children's Hospital

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How Big Lots engages employees in other parts of the country to support a children's hospital in Ohio. Big Lots Charity Pinup for the 2016 Program.

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Yours? Nonprofit Communications Jobs

Getting Attention

Graphic Designer Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio (Columbus, OH). Please post YOUR nonprofit marketing job here. Assistant Vice President, Public Relations & Communications Easter Seals (Chicago, IL).

Nonprofits, For Heaven's Sake Listen to Robert Rose!

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He's a regular at CMI's annual - and massive - Content World in Cleveland, Ohio. I'm a New England Patriots fan. Robert Rose is a Dallas Cowboys fan. Nonetheless, we agree on one important thing: nonprofits are crazy not to focus more on content marketing.

How to retain more donors through recurring giving

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I recently had the chance to host a webinar with two of Network for Good’s DonateNow customers, Renee O’Donnell from SIFF and Katie Matney from The Women’s Fund of Central Ohio. While SIFF is primarily membership-based, The Women’s Fund of Central Ohio takes a more traditional view of recurring donors through their 1,000 Women campaign; however, during our Q&A session we uncovered four common themes despite the different approaches.

Social Media Video Primer

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Tim is the communications guy at St Mary Development Corporation (focused on housing for the disadvantaged) in Dayton, Ohio. Especially if you work in a small nonprofit, you’ll find this video presentation by Tim Bete – 19 ways nonprofits can use social media to connect with donors — quite helpful. He’s the classic one-armed paperhanger small nonprofits know well!

What fundraisers can learn from reality TV shows


According to an article in Psychology Today by Steven Reiss (Professor of psychology and psychiatry at Ohio State University) and James Wiltz (Ph.D. Can’t we be “real” with our donors, advocates, volunteers and other supporters?

Tis the Season for Bad Cause Marketing

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NPR reported on Monday that an Ohio Walmart was doing something wonderful: hosting a Thanksgiving food drive for needy families. I couldn’t make up this stuff if I tried. I found these two examples of bad cause marketing on the same day! That’s a first.

Another Benefit to Cause Marketing: Better Supplier Pricing

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Two professors at the Ohio State University have a new take on the benefits of cause marketing; it helps keep supplier pricing in check. Their paper, called “ A Supply-Side Explanation for the Use of Cause Marketing ” by Anil Arya and Brian Mittendorf, starts with the proposition that, “firm profits under simple(non-strategic) corporate philanthropy wherein the firm pledges a donation amount to charity.

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The Online Nonprofit Leadership Summit Rocked SO HARD!

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” -Hilary Dalton, Development Director, Crescent CHC, Ohio. Last week we did our incredible Nonprofit Leadership Summit, with 12 presentations over 3 days for nonprofits all over the world!

Great Nonprofit Marketing Jobs: Monday Matters!

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Communications Director , Why Marriage Matters Ohio (Columbus, OH). Please post your open nonprofit marketing positions here. Associate Director of Marketing & Communications , The Center for State and Local Finance (Atlanta, GA). Chief Marketing Officer , Net Impact (San Francisco, CA). Communications & Marketing Manager , The Lewy Body Dementia Association (Lilburn, GA). Communications & Marketing Manager , Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic (Hawthorne, NY).

Big Themes for Fundraising Success

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Last weekend I had the privilege of speaking at the Ohio Habitat for Humanity conference. I work with lots of Habitat affiliates across the country and this was a treat to be at an event with hundreds of them!

Nonprofit Spotlight: April

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During the month of April we celebrated organizations working to honor WWII veterans, theatres bringing great art to their communities, a health clinic in rural Nicaragua, and a coalition of women innovating in central Ohio. The Women’s Fund of Central Ohio empowers the women and girls of Central Ohio to give of their time and money to celebrate, elevate, and educate women in their community and beyond.

16 experts tell you how to keep your donors wanting to come back

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Special thanks to ChepeNicoli on Flickr for permission to edit his terrific image. Since we celebrate Valentines Day in February, I thought I’d have this edition of the Nonprofit Blog Carnival focus on long-term donor relationships. I like to think of it as showing them “love.”

When you dress up tonight, REMEMBER: We are a culture, not a costume

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So it is in the anti-racist spirit of the Halloween that I would like to see that I present you the project of STARS at Ohio State. Halloween is my favorite holiday. And it’s gone from a fun night out to a chance for lots of people to be racist and sexist and misogynist etc etc etc.

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And the Winners Are.

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Jennifer Doron, Ohio Environmental Council. Thanks to the 391 nonprofit staff who helped pick the topic of our next free webinar: Quick and Dirty Nonprofit Marketing Plans, which is now scheduled for November 16, 2011. I know that seems like forever from now, but we are already talking about nonprofit marketing plans during another free webinar THIS week: 30 Nonprofit Marketing Planning Questions in 30 Minutes , on Thursday. You are some plan lovin’ people!

Change It Up? Nonprofit Communications Jobs

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Outreach Coordinator Maximum Accessible Housing of Ohio (Cleveland, OH). Please post YOUR nonprofit marketing job here: Nonprofit organizations, grantmakers, agencies and other vendors serving nonprofits and B Corps. Associate Director Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood (Boston, MA). Assistant Communications Manager Montefiore (Bronx, NY). Assistant Director, Marketing & Communications Arnold P. Gold Foundation. Englewood Cliffs, NJ).

How can you become a successful fundraising consultant?

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She was in Ohio. Mazarine Treyz: Hey, everybody. Welcome. This is Mazarine Treyz of Wild Woman Fundraising, and I am so pleased to have with us today Linda Lysakowski who is a veritable legend in the fundraising world.

How Do You Know When It’s Time to Re-Brand?

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Similarly, Ohio Grantmakers Forum, a group which inhabits a small niche of the nonprofit world – a regional association of grantmakers — has been working for the past two years to plan strategically for how to adapt to the changing philanthropic landscape. Julia Reich.

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5 Easy Steps: A Guide to Hiring a Fundraising Consultant

Fundraising Coach

Plus, it’s easy to get lost online, and you don’t want to fall in love with a firm in Santa Monica, California, if you need a firm local to Cincinnati, Ohio ! Hiring a fundraising consultant, while incredibly important, can be tricky.

Nonprofit Spotlight: June

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Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Ohio Valley provides a home away from home for the families of children receiving critical medical treatment at local hospitals. By creating a place of community and respite the RMHC of the Ohio Valley truly cares for families in times of crisis. Across the country and around the globe our nonprofit partners are changing the world every day.

Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Lauren McCafferty

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Lauren McCafferty works as the Communications Specialist for Black Swamp Bird Observatory (BSBO), a small nonprofit based out of Northwest Ohio. Lauren McCafferty.

Join the Causemarketing.biz Newsgroup, Get a Cause Marketing Tool You Can Use Today

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from Columbus, Ohio is the latest to join the Cause Marketing Google Newsgroup. Kind Readers: Heather D. It couldn’t be easier to subscribe. Simply send me your name and your email address to aldenkeene at gmail dot com. When you subscribe each new post comes directly to your email, usually every business day.

Free Webinar: Tons of Money in the Mail September 9th

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Claudia Harrod, Cincinnati Area Senior Services, Cincinnati, Ohio. Want to learn how to write a better appeal letter? Join us on Tue, Sep 9, 2014 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PDT for this free one hour webinar !

Using Colored Ribbons to Symbolize Your Cause

Cause Related Marketing

These and other questions came back to me when I heard from a reporter in Columbus, Ohio yesterday asking about a blue ribbon campaign the state is doing in support of child abuse prevention. How powerful is the colored ribbon as a visual awareness symbol? Can causes and nonprofits continue to adopt existing colored ribbons and yet still have meaning invested in all the rest? What’s the potential for confusion when two or more different charities/causes claim the same color of ribbon?

Friday Futures—27 Nonprofit Marketing Jobs

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Communications Associate , School Choice Ohio (Columbus, OH). Please post your nonprofit marketing position here for full-time or part-time staff, consulting or internship opportunities. Thanks! NEW OPPORTUNITIES.