Why Your Nonprofit Needs to Get Political – Now

J Campbell Social Marketing

It’s time that even the smallest of nonprofit organizations steps up to the plate and gets political. The post Why Your Nonprofit Needs to Get Political – Now appeared first on JCSM. Nonprofits Budget proposal IRS lobbying politics soapbox Trump

Want to do political fundraising? Interview with Joe Garecht of The Fundraising Authority

Wild Woman Fundraising

I chose to interview Joe because I was interested in his political fundraising background. Joe, what is your fundraising background, and why political fundraising? I met my future wife there, I had the time of my life and got a HUGE range of connections in politics. Joe Garecht.

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3 things every fundraiser needs to consider before they talk politics in front of their donors

iMarketSmart

I don’t have any data on this whatsoever but something tells me that a good number of fundraisers might lean left when it comes to politics. Could you be alienating them by assuming that their politics align with yours?

Best U.S. Political Ad Of 2016

The Agitator

have been inundated with political ads of all kinds. Agitator readers in the U.S. An estimated $4.4 billion in TV spending alone. Up from $3.8 billion in 2012. Enough is enough. Too much”, as Grandma Craver used to say, “will make a dog sick.”

What Nonprofits Can Learn from Political Campaigns

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Political campaigns, especially in presidential years, are great testing grounds for new communications and fundraising techniques that eventually transfer over to the nonprofit world. Howard Dean revolutionized small-dollar online giving and Barack Obama was the first to integrate mobile/texting both for campaign advocacy and fundraising. I wonder what we’ll learn about in the coming year? Well, nevermind all that for now.

Are your politics hindering your fundraising?

Fundraising Coach

Fundraisers: Stop the political vitriol! We need to participate in the politics of our communities and countries. Unless your cause is political, your politics can seriously hinder your fundraising. Ask politicsA few weeks ago I sent a version of this to my Fundraising Kick subscribers. But I’m seeing someting that will seriously impair your fundraising so I wanted to share it with you too. If we live in a democracy, we need to be active.

Target Audience: A Lesson from Politics

Mission Minded

It’s election season. While you might get tired of the constant commercials, news clips, and solicitations, we have to give a nod to the candidates and their campaigns. Because perhaps more than anyone, politicians know their audience. And, just like our nonprofit branding clients, knowing your audience is the first step in creating the brand, […].

Leverage The Political Noise

The Agitator

The Chronicle of Philanthropy just headlined a story, Political Gifts Don’t Hamper Philanthropy , based upon Blackbaud data indicating that charitable donations don’t really diminish in an election year, despite the intensity of political solicitations. First was the relatively puny scale of US political giving — about $6.3

Making The Most Of A Charged Political Climate

The Agitator

Recent news of the fundraising results of Senator Bernie Sanders’s presidential campaign — $33 million in the last three months from a base of 2.2 million donors who give an average of $27 — got me thinking about the various problems and opportunities faced by vastly different types of organizations.

Politics On Social Net Sites

The Agitator

Pew Research has just published findings on social nets and political activities. Here are some key findings: 36% of social networking site (SNS) users say the sites are “very important” or “somewhat important” to them in keeping up with political news. 26% of SNS users say the sites are “very important” or “somewhat important” to them in recruiting people to get involved in political issues that matter to them. pew internet project politics social networking

Politics On Social Net Sites

The Agitator

Pew Research has just published findings on social nets and political activities. Here are some key findings: 36% of social networking site (SNS) users say the sites are “very important” or “somewhat important” to them in keeping up with political news. 26% of SNS users say the sites are “very important” or “somewhat important” to them in recruiting people to get involved in political issues that matter to them. pew internet project politics social networking

Learning From Political Digital

The Agitator

The political guys say they’re looking for audiences (folks sharing some key online behaviors), as opposed to targeting sites. For a broader update on campaign and issue advocates’ use of digital media, check this latest report from ClickZ Politics , where you’ll find that the Obama campaign is on pace to spend $35 million on web ads. advocacy communications Don't Miss these Posts issue fundraising online advocacy online fundraising politics

Online Politics Update

The Agitator

For those who study how political campaigns use the online channel, and advocacy groups in particular should, here’s a recent update from ClickZ Politics … the latest in political use of Twitter, mobile, and the ‘plain old’ web. Your donors will be receiving a blizzard of political persuasion and fundraising messages in the next four months. advocacy communications issue fundraising online advocacy online fundraising politics

Should you talk with your donors about politics?

Wild Woman Fundraising

All marketing is political now- Umair Haque. Alexa Clay says, “Advertisers are becoming our moral compass” Umair Haque replies, “All marketing is political now, the best and worst most intensely so.” TO get Political or NOT get Political, THAT is the question.

Research: Just how much do faith, ethnicity, politics and age affect giving?

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

I recently posted some fascinating information on ethnicity and online behavior; now there’s a study on various donors by religion, political persuasion, ethnicity and age and it, too, may reveal some surprising things. The study also looked at the influence of political persuasion, ethnicitiy and age. Most popular among people in the 45 – 69 age group and political moderates and liberals. Making sweeping assumptions about donors and activists is dangerous.

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Political Digital

The Agitator

Here’s a good rundown of how the political candidates are using online video and social media — ad targeting on Facebook, Pawlenty breakthrough video treatments, budget allocations, and more. ClickZ’ Politics & Advocacy is a good news feed if you want to follow political use — often at the cutting edge — of the digital realm. advocacy communications issue fundraising online activism online advocacy online fundraising online video politics

Political junk mail can hurt your fall fundraising letters

Fundraising Coach

NPR did a great piece on political direct mail. According to NPR, if you thought the political ads on TV were bad, you haven’t seen anything yet. Political junk mail is about to hit.

Book Review: How to Raise Money for Political Office

Wild Woman Fundraising

Lately I’ve been researching how to do political fundraising for a friend of mine. Since in politics what you communicate doesn’t matter as much as how you communicate it, you’ve got to start fundraising early and never stop, even after you get elected.

Mobile Politics

The Agitator

Pew terms 26% of adult Americans “mobile political users.&# 12% of adults used their cell phones to keep up with news about the election or politics. Don't Miss these Posts Hot Research mobile advocacy politicsPew Internet Research published some good stuff during the holiday break. For example, a report on mobile use in connection with the 2010 US congressional elections.

Recently There Are Concerns By and About the IRS and Its Oversight of Political Organizations In This Election Year

Seeking Grant Money Today

Many political organizations wishing to acquire or retain their 501(c)(4) charitable status also collect donations without reporting from whom or where the donations came and how much those donations were. Watchdogs claim that the right these political organizations have to raise tax free dollars without having to provide any true charitable service is not just unfair, but leading to a lack of real welfare programs in a wake of many dollars being raised tax free.

Happy Birthday to Me!

A Small Change

Politics & Motivation If you haven’t figured it out yet, it’s my birthday. Birthdays seem to be the only day of the year everyone is okay with someone tooting their own horn. So here it goes… A Small Change has sort of been a life’s work for me.

Abortion. A line in the sand.

Wild Woman Fundraising

People said she should keep her personal and political views out of her newsletter. To that I say, “You’re only saying that because you don’t agree with my politics and personal views. Look what I found.

#CIVICS: Nonprofits Should Watch Their Politics On Their Social Networks

Non Profit Marketing 360

We are supposed to be involved in politics because we are called to be engaged citizens. If the personal, the political, and the nonprofit mix, your organization can be challenged in court ? So get engaged politically!

A warning about fall fundraising appeals

Fundraising Coach

But listening to NPR's All Things Considered on my ride home this evening, I remembered how much more challenging political mailing will make your fundraising this fall. Ask Fundraising Letters Video fundraising letters politics year endFall fundraising is hard enough. So I pulled to the side of the rode to record this reminder. How are you re-engineering your fall fundraising letters? What ways are you testing to make your nonprofit's fall fundraising stand out?

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#SocialNetworks: Primary Politics Offer Models For SM Strategy

Non Profit Marketing 360

Whatever your political affiliation, don’t let divisive partisanship cause you to ignore what works for your organization. Click to enlarge.

If Crowdsourcing Fails, How Does Democracy Prevail?

SocialButterfly

One of which is her look at education and its role on our economic and political structures, specifically, the American public’s access to quality information. There’s been plenty of debate on the true value in crowdsourcing.

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If Crowdsourcing Fails, How Does Democracy Prevail?

SocialButterfly

One of which is her look at education and its role on our economic and political structures, specifically, the American public’s access to quality information. There’s been plenty of debate on the true value in crowdsourcing.

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4 things I learned from making an ask this week

Wild Woman Fundraising

They had never met anyone like Irene before, coming from a community that does not get involved in politics. A community that would actively try to prevent her from succeeding in politics. Political fundraising is more personal than nonprofit fundraising.

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You may have noticed…

Wild Woman Fundraising

political in the last year. Why I am more political has to do with Occupy. Revolutions are fueled by an inept and distant ruling class that perpetuates political paralysis. that my blog posts have gotten a little more. Why is this, do you think?

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Engaging Board Members & Volunteers

A Small Change

Politics & Motivation board members volunteering volunteers Lets talk a little more about getting donors (and board members) involved in your nonprofit. I think that it is important that we do not take a too narrow view of fund development. Every nonprofit has a lot of different needs that vary from simple volunteer tasks like sorting or answering phones all the way to creating an IT infrastructure, crafting a marketing campaign, or advocating on behalf of the organization.

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Digital Political Campaigning

The Agitator

As this report from ClickZ Marketing news indicates, political video ads have surged in this election season, to the point where inventory is scarce — and significantly bid up in price — in hotly contested markets. Tags: Don't Miss these Posts advocacy communications fundraising issue fundraising nonprofits online activism online advocacy online fundraising online publishing online video politics social networking

5 Super Useful Digital Advocacy Tools & Resources for Nonprofits

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Phone2Action is a suite of advocacy tools that helps nonprofits and political campaigns connect supporters directly to decision makers. Looking for ways to unite and engage your supporters online for your cause?

Lessons from the Boy Scouts Controversy: Be Prepared

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

And the backlash the organization is facing this week from a number of its supporters offers a lesson for other nonprofits during these politically charged times. In fact, the organization would have faced an intense political firestorm had it not invited President Trump to address the group.

Which is more important? Fundraising or The Olympics?

Wild Woman Fundraising

This seems about right. Have you heard about everything going wrong with the games in the UK this year? Olympics corporate are just not making any friends at all. Behold: They are making their symbol illegal for anyone else to use, You can only link to their site if you have nice things to say.

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Oh No! Not Another Good Idea

A Small Change

Politics & Motivation Do you ever feel like you have way to many ideas? Or do you feel like you have a lot of great ideas and things you want to do but never end up with time to get them done? How do you manage your good ideas?

Development Fatigue

A Small Change

Politics & Motivation Are you experiencing “Development Fatigue”? Many donors go through “Donor Fatigue” when they have been asked too often for a donation but that’s not what I’m talking about.

Take Initiative

A Small Change

Politics & MotivationI am not a particularly brilliant or innovative person nor am I fabulously talented or charismatic. Any success that I have had I’d contribute to a God that cares about me, great friends, and initiative. I am baffled by how many people will only do exactly what they are told or asked to do and nothing more. If you want to be successful, find a way to do more than is expected and asked of you.

Take Initiative

A Small Change

Politics & MotivationI am not a particularly brilliant or innovative person nor am I fabulously talented or charismatic. Any success that I have had I’d contribute to a God that cares about me, great friends, and initiative. I am baffled by how many people will only do exactly what they are told or asked to do and nothing more. If you want to be successful, find a way to do more than is expected and asked of you.

Fundraising is Not a Narcotic

A Small Change

Politics & MotivationOver the last few months I have been secretly peddling drugs. My blog was hacked and, unknown to me, written into the metadata was advertising for a narcotic. I’m very sorry that I did not catch it sooner. I deleted my site and reposted everything and have solved the problem. I was thinking about what I want my website to be about and I reflected on what fundraising is about. There is not a lot in common between fundraising and drugs.

Fundraising is Not a Narcotic

A Small Change

Politics & MotivationOver the last few months I have been secretly peddling drugs. My blog was hacked and, unknown to me, written into the metadata was advertising for a narcotic. I’m very sorry that I did not catch it sooner. I deleted my site and reposted everything and have solved the problem. I was thinking about what I want my website to be about and I reflected on what fundraising is about. There is not a lot in common between fundraising and drugs.