Segmenting Your Donor Services

The Agitator

I suggest a congressional approach to donor services: waiting until the last possible moment to act, then doing someone that no one understands and everyone claims to hate. That is, you have a baseline of donor services that everyone gets no matter their size (e.g.,

Grants for Service Dogs Programs

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Planet Dog Foundation Offers Funding for Service Dog Programs Deadline: August 1, 2008 (Letters of Intent) The Planet Dog Foundation ( [link] ) seeks to support worthy organizations through a grantmaking program designed to support 501(c)(3) not-for-profit partners nationwide. The goal of the program is to fund new and proven initiatives that bring people and pets together for mutual benefit and support. From The Foundation Center.

Changes to Our Communications Director Mentoring Program

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

We are now accepting registrations for Session #8 of the Mentoring Program for Nonprofit Communications Directors. I know many of you have been working towards participation in the program, so I want to point out a few changes we are making this time.

12 Features for Successful Obesity Prevention and Control Programs

Social Marketing and Social Change

I have added to their findings several other features that more recent experiences suggest can add to program effectiveness. For your consideration and comment: The Ideal Features of Social Change Programs (with links to previous posts).

Getting Started with Location-Based Services Requires Foresight, Practicality

Getting Attention

Joe blogs on cause marketing and how social media, location-based services and mobile technology are revolutionizing the field at Selfishgiving.com. Foursquare, the dominate location based service currently has eight million users. The second step is pick your location-based service.

5 Key Social Media Takeaways – National Conference on Volunteering and Service (#NCVS)

Getting Attention

That’s one reason I attended last week’s 2010 National Conference on Volunteering and Service (NCVS). And this year, for the first time, you can submit your organization’s program, fundraising campaign and/or and special event taglines, in addition to your organizational tagline.

I was wrong

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It mostly comes from program income. Program service fees – the green slice. But for organizations under $5 million, just over half of their revenues come from contributions, gifts and grants, with only just over a third from program services and contracts.

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When to Switch Email Campaign Service Providers

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Whether your nonprofit is considering switching email campaign service providers (ESPs)-or signing up for a service in the first place-there are a number of factors to keep in mind. The market is saturated with providers waiting in line to tell you why their service is superior. Just a note: When we talk about email campaign service providers, we're referring to an email marketing service or tool used for sending messages to large audiences.

Local Toyota Service Centers and Weber State Automotive Training Programs

Cause Related Marketing

Affinity in Cause-Related MarketingImplicit in any successful cause-related marketing campaign is the idea of affinity. Absent affinity, no cause-related marketing campaign is likely to soarThink about it, if children with cancer don’t affect you emotionally, intellectually or otherwise, then you’re far less likely support any cause marketing campaign on behalf of St. Jude Children’s Research. Jude American Idol the Necessity of Affinity in Cause Marketing Randy Jackson

About Interim Executive Director Services

Nonprofit Consultant Blog

One of a small, single-program agency into a larger regional organization, and the other of a mid-sized multi-program, single-topic agency into a larger regional organization. services interim CEO Nonprofit executive director consulting

Starting Your Major Gifts Program

Wild Woman Fundraising

Once you’ve gotten over that, Here are 3 objectives of a major gift program. Service on a board or committee. Tags: Board Fundraising Leadership Major Gifts board asks face to face ask jerry panas leadership gifts mazarine treyz overcoming resistance to asking starting your major gifts program wildwomanfundraising.com.This is part one in a series of ten on major gifts. What are major gifts? Gifts that make a significant difference for your organization.

Service Design for Social Marketers: A Webinar

Social Marketing and Social Change

Jennifer Kasten (Vice President, JBS International ) and I will be discussing ideas and applications of service design in the first iSMA webinar next Tuesday, July 23rd, at 6:30 AM and again at 12 noon EDT.

Reflection: National Conference on Service & Volunteering

Fundraising Breakthroughs

Somehow, the planners were able to create a conference appropriate for nearly 5000 VISTA leaders, AmeriCorps members, SeniorCorps directors, nonprofit execs, foundation program officers, "capacity-builders" like me, and corporate executives. Let me just say: Chaka Khan.

LinkedIn Launches Board Connect Service

Nonprofit Consultant Blog

LinkedIn, the social network for professionals of all sectors, has just announced the launch of their new Board Connect service for nonprofit organizations. Likewise, professionals interested in board service can search out organizations that meet their interests. Best of all, the service is free to nonprofits ( business use of the Talent Finder can cost $1,000). She states that this is true, not just of LinkedIn's new service, but of all board matching programs.

Social Marketing and Marketing Social Services

Social Marketing and Social Change

" Given the sheer numbers and ubiquity of social services available to meet people’s needs and work toward a better society, there have been few documented efforts to integrate social marketing into service delivery.

3 Resources to Raise More Money with Products & Services

Selfish Giving

When shoppers buy a product or service from a business a portion or percentage of the sale is donated to a good cause. After a charity pinup program , purchase-triggered donations are one of the more lucrative cause marketing fundraisers.

For Efficient But Effective Nonprofit Programs, Service, and Administration Like Fundraising - GIS Is A Tremendous Tool. And It's Free.

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ESRI's Nonprofit Organization Program account executive, David Gadsden, spoke. ESRI's Nonprofit Organization Program currently offers a free GIS software program called ArcGIS Online that anyone can use for free. ESRI is proactively planning for its cloud storage (as it's more and more commonly used in all industries) so it offers cloud computing and storage solutions in its total GIS service offerings, as of just the past couple of years.

Foursquare Cause Marketing Starts with Loyalty Programs

Selfish Giving

Last month during a visit to a Finagle-A-Bagel store in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts to pick up a check for $25,000 from the Finagle team and their owner, Laura Trust , we got talking about social media, specifically, location-based services.

Grants to Community Programs Financing Services Benefitting Those in Need

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The awards are presented by the Opportunity Finance Network , with grant support from the Wachovia Foundation and a major program-related investment from the John D. Opportunity Finance programs provide capital and financial services that benefit low-income and -wealth people, helping them to build homes, schools, small businesses, and community facilities. Visit the NEXT Awards Web site for complete program guidelines. From The Foundation Center.

Communications Directors: Want Your Own Coaching Program?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

This week I started an intensive month-long coaching program for freelance writers who want to serve nonprofit clients. I limited the program to just 10 freelance writers, because I wanted the whole group to be able to interact and for me to be able to answer questions directly and fully.

Enter Now – Powerful Taglines for Your Nonprofit Program

Getting Attention

girls fundraising & empowerment program. domestic abuse prevention services. Stop and Think - abstinence education program. family services program. I’ve heard from a few of you wondering what I mean by program (that includes products and services too) taglines. Tags: Awards Branding and Messages Taglines messaging nonprofit branding nonprofit tagline awards nonprofit taglines program taglines Uniting Girls to Change the World.

Service-Dominant Logic and Social Marketing

Social Marketing and Social Change

Is it time for more of us to loosen our grip on the 4Ps of the marketing mix as a necessary ingredient or benchmark for social marketing programs? The essence of their arguments come down to three issues: The internal orientation of the marketing mix in which the four elements are controlled by the producer of goods, services and behavioral offerings has little involvement or interaction with customers. The fundamental assertion of S-D Logic is that all exchanges are service-based.

Productive Partnering with Program Peers—Outcomes Not Outputs

Getting Attention

Working productively with your program colleagues is a challenge you often discuss with me. You tell me how you do your best with limited resources and try to prioritize on what will advance organizational goals, but that your program colleagues frequently just don’t get it.

Guest post: New Donors Do Join Monthly Giving Programs! by Erica Waasdorp

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New Donors Do Join Monthly Giving Programs! Monthly Giving is probably the one fundraising program surrounded by the highest number of myths. Myth: You cannot convert new donors to join a monthly giving program. Just think that you’re offering the donor a service with your ask.

Should You Start a Grants Program Now?

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Look for special programs at foundations that might be called "community relief," or something similar. These favor social services that provide essential services to deprived populations. Corporations are cutting way back on their grantmaking but stepping up "in-kind" programs. Paint a picture of what will happen if you cannot provide the services you propose.

Grants for American Nonprofit Environmental, Education, Human Services, Disaster Relief Projects, and More

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Deadline: Rolling (April 30, November 1) "Lawrence Foundation Accepting Proposals for Environmental, Education, Human Services Projects "The Lawrence Foundation awards grants in support of the environment, education, human services, disaster relief, and other causes. In addition, grants not awarded for computer or audiovisual equipment purchases or for music or garden programs (or related equipment). From The Foundation Center. [If

Are you a foundation looking for nonprofits to fund? Consider this.

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Are you looking for a nonprofit with a good 5 year plan, and programs based on research? Are you trying to make rational predictions of which human services programs will work, based on equations?

Shiny Object Addiction: A 7-Step Program

Selfish Giving

The cool services like Twitter , Foursquare and now QR codes. Like alcohol, shiny objects are an addiction that need their own step program. What’s your step program to control your addiction and avoid possible blindness? My name is Joe and I have Shiny Object Addiction.

#INTERVIEW: Craig Lefebvre, Ph.D., Designer of Public Health & Social Change Programs, Discusses Social Marketing

Non Profit Marketing 360

is an internationally known designer of public health and social change programs. I write about using social media in social marketing programs pretty regularly. One example is the social network that has developed for women seeking family-planning services.

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.

Three online strategies to improve a monthly donor sustainer program

DonorDigital

I’d like to share a few digital strategies for improving your organization’s monthly giving program. One of the most difficult issues with a monthly giving program is involuntary attrition as a result of credit card expiration and re-issuing.

Three online strategies to improve a monthly donor sustainer program

DonorDigital

I’d like to share a few digital strategies for improving your organization’s monthly giving program. One of the most difficult issues with a monthly giving program is involuntary attrition as a result of credit card expiration and re-issuing.

#GRANTS: The Lawrence Foundation Can Help Your Environmental Or Health Program

Non Profit Marketing 360

Environmental and educational programs have received the greatest percentage of awards from the foundation since its inception. Health and human services programs have been supported as well. In our ongoing periodic series on sources for grants, we have focused on foundations tied to the great tech companies of our day. In this installment we present a foundation not obviously linked to that sector of the economy, though in fact it is intimately entwined.

Grants for Nonprofits, Youth Groups, or Schools Working With Youth Doing Student-Led Service Learning Project

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Deadline: October 2, 2009 Applications Invited for State Farm's Youth Advisory Board Service-Learning Grants Program The State Farm Youth Advisory Board is a group of thirty diverse youth that helps create and oversee a State Farm -funded grantmaking initiative for student-led service learning projects in the United States as well as Alberta, New Brunswick, and Ontario, Canada. Visit the Youth Advisory Board Web site for complete program guidelines and online application.

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EAST: A Method for Applying Insights in Social Marketing Programs

Social Marketing and Social Change

Reduce the ‘hassle factor’ of taking up a service. Social marketers should always be on the lookout for new ideas about changing behaviors. This is the reason I spend time talking about different theories and models of behavior change.

Disruptive digital forces in Kazakhstan

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

A few weeks ago I was invited to Astana, Kazakhstan by the United Nations Development Program to deliver a workshop on the latest strategic digital / social media marketing and communications best practices being used by the public sector here in Canada and around the globe.

See What Your E-Newsletter Looks Like in Different Email Programs

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different email programs. That’s because email programs (called email clients) process HTML in different ways. The only way to be sure that your email newsletter template is working well in all the major clients is to actually view it in all of the different programs.

Is Your Road to Success Paved with Location Paved Services?

Selfish Giving

Most of the major location-based cause marketing programs have been ATD’s. Loyalty Programs. Not all small businesses are ready for location-based services, but every business is eager to save money and build customer loyalty.

What 'Stuff' Can Do in Social Marketing Programs

Social Marketing and Social Change

raises the salience (not the same as awareness) of the issue/product/service/behavior and thus the normative judgment. How do you successfully use stuff in your programs? Tags: Campaigns and Programs A question popped up on the social marketing list serve today that deserves a wider conversation: In these budget constrained times I have been thinking about stuff.

Does Marketing Matter to your Program Staff?

Mission Minded

She went on to explain that she felt this way because she was a “program person&# and that marketing doesn’t matter for people doing direct service. The executive director of a small, community-based nonprofit recently told us that she didn’t like marketing and that it didn’t really matter to the success of her organization.