Fundraising Training in Oklahoma City

Fundraising Breakthroughs

Folks in Oklahoma can get some terrific fundraising training and ideas in two events organized by the Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits. I'll be in Oklahoma City February 22 leading sessions on Asking Individual Donors and What's New in Fundraising. The following day, a related event will be held in Tulsa, in partnership with the Eastern Oklahoma Chapter of AFP , Growing Your Fundraising: Grassroots to Major Gifts.

Ooh! Aah! Jobs for Nonprofit Communicators

Getting Attention

Marketing and Communications Director Stand for Children (Oklahoma City, OK). Please post your open nonprofit marketing positions here. Change Communications Specialist and Employee Communications Specialist Howard Hughes Medical Institute (Chevy Chase, MD). Chief Communications Director Nurse-Family Partnership (Denver, CO). Communications Coordinator Bright Focus Foundation. Clarksburg, MD). Communications Coordinator New England Foundation for the Arts (Boston, MA).

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Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Brenda Bennett

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Brenda Bennett is the VP of marketing and communications for NewView Oklahoma and has held executive management positions in the media industry for more than 25 years. Before joining NewView Oklahoma, Brenda served as the VP of marketing and communications for the YMCA of Greater Oklahoma City. Prior to that, she held the position of vice president for Virtual Spectator with offices in Oklahoma, Auckland, New Zealand, Melbourne, Australia and Hamilton, Bermuda.

Yours? Nonprofit Communications Jobs

Getting Attention

Investigative Communications Manager ACLU Oklahoma (Oklahoma City, OK). Please post YOUR nonprofit marketing job here. Assistant Vice President, Public Relations & Communications Easter Seals (Chicago, IL). Associate, Knowledge & Communications Northern California Grantmakers (San Francisco, CA). Bilingual Communications Manager KIPP Austin. Austin, TX). Chief Marketing Officer YWCA of Metro Atlanta (Atlanta, GA).

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It could be worse

Donor Power Blog

Read about it at NewsOK in Oklahoma City: Oklahoma City police look into wiretapping at Feed the Children. Are things rough at your nonprofit, with rivalries, silos, and lack of communication? I bet they're not as bad as at Feed the Children , where an investigator found that three offices there were bugged. The wiretaps are just the latest in a string of travails: It is unclear whether the wiretapping is connected to the power struggle at the charity.

It’s Time to Retire the Reception

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

To help get your ideas flowing, I asked a fundraising pro (and personal friend) Alexis Lux, CFRE and VP of Development for the YMCA of Greater Oklahoma City , to share some donor experience ideas: Q: So why should a nonprofit host “donor experiences”? Wine and cheese tasting. Fancy dinner. Reception. What do all these events have in common? They are generic. Any nonprofit can host these events. They are not special to your donors. They are not especially meaningful.

Upcoming speaking engagements & fundraising training

Fundraising Coach

Oklahoma – August 2013. The Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits is bringing me in as part of their “National Speakers Series.” trainings, one in Oklahoma City, one in Tulsa. Oklahoma City, Wednesday, August 14 : National Speakers Series: Ask Without Fear! I regularly get asked “Are you coming to my area?”

#ADVOCACY: Kony 2012 Sequel Not Going Viral, Nor Ending Debate

Non Profit Marketing 360

Birmingham Alabama saw the first spike of interest in the original video, and from there Oklahoma City and Noblesville Indiana quickly followed suit. Too little too late? Last Thursday, Invisible Children released their tepidly anticipated sequel to the stunningly viral video Kony 2012 (over 100 million views).

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4 Things Nonprofits Can Learn from the NBA Playoffs

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

In the Playoffs: This year’s NBA MVP was Oklahoma City’s Kevin Durant. The Playoffs are like the year-end giving season for NBA players. Just like your nonprofit’s staff in December, during Playoffs, athletes are busy, tired, and they have their eye on the prize. What can nonprofits learn from the 16 teams that are competing for the championship title? Here are 4 takeaways you can share with your colleagues: Every little victory matters.