Building the Way to San Jose: Here's what EveryAction will be up to at 16NTC.


This year, we're thrilled to host 16NTC attendees on Wednesday evening for some sips and snacks overlooking the lovely San Jose skyline. Hope to see you in San Jose

Do healthy neighborhoods require nonprofits?

Nonprofit Consultant Blog

Wednesday morning I was at a "study session" for grantees of San Jose's "Healthy Neighborhood Venture Fund" (HNVF) to review their new strategic plan. HNVF money is a result of the tobacco settlements, and San Jose has been using the majority of their funds ($10 million) to make grants to nonprofits. Tags: HNVF Nonprofit healthy neighborhoods san jose funding

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Your Next Nonprofit Marketing Job: Monday Matters

Getting Attention

Communications Specialist The Health Trust (San Jose, CA). Online Marketing Manager, Acquisition Care2 (San Francisco, CA). Web Developer/Producer Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy (San Francisco, CA). Post YOUR open nonprofit marketing and communications positions here. Communications Coordinator (PT) World Affairs Council of Oregon (Portland, OR).

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Your New Nonprofit Marketing Job?—Movin’ Up Monday

Getting Attention

Communications Manager , WildAid (San Francisco, CA). Donor Engagement Manager and Senior Creative Manager , Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties (San Jose, CA).

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Monday Futures – Nonprofit Marketing Jobs – March 12, 2012

Getting Attention

17) Marketing Director , San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles (San Jose, CA). Please post your nonprofit marketing position here — FT or PT staff, consulting or internship opportunities. NEW OPPORTUNITIES. 1) Communications, Design, and Website Scholar.

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The Zuckerbergs, Education, and the Power of the Problem Statement

Mission Minded

This morning, Mark and Priscilla Zuckerberg posted an op-ed in the San Jose Mercury News to announce a $120 million donation to Bay Area schools. Because we’re brand and communications nerds over here at Mission Minded, we couldn’t help but read this exciting announcement with a bit of a critical eye. Sure enough, it proved […]. Blog Nonprofit Communications Nonprofit Messaging

Editorial Calendars: Who Uses What

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

And finally, I’ll be participating in a session on editorial calendars at the NTC conference in San Jose in late March. I just wrapped up our first free webinar of the year on Editorial Calendar How Tos for Nonprofits with about 300 participants.

Where I am Speaking February – April: Come Say Hi!

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

March 23-25, San Jose, CA, Nonprofit Technology Conference. I love getting to meet our blog readers in person, so if you will be attending any of these events, please find me and say Hello! I’m usually around for awhile both before and after I speak.

Join us at #16NTC for two great sessions & a party!


The Nonprofit Technology Conference is heading to San Jose, California, this year, and our team will be there to share, learn, mingle and party. More Info >> Do You Know the Way to San Jose? San Fernando, San Jose. We may not have the likes of Dionne Warwick to show us the way to San Jose, but your online roadmap can be found with the talents of the Mal Warwick | Donordigital team from 8pm to 11 at Mezcal.

New Year, New Nonprofit Marketing Job

Getting Attention

Manager of Digital Media Marketing Innovate Public Schools (San Jose, CA). San Francisco, CA or Washington, D.C.). Please post your nonprofit marketing jobs here. Associate Director of Communications Hammer Museum. Los Angeles, CA). Brand and Integrated Marketing Manager Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America (New York, NY). Communications Associate Initiative for a Competitive Inner City —ICIC (Boston, MA).

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Where I’ll Be at #16NTC – and How to Get Presentations from Home

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I’m on my way to San Jose, CA today for the Nonprofit Technology Conference. Hello from the clear skies 30,000 feet somewhere above Mississippi! It’s my favorite national conference for nonprofit communicators.

Made-for-You Nonprofit Marketing Jobs

Getting Attention

Director of Development and Marketing Plant with Purpose (San Diego, CA). Marketing & Events Associate Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties (San Jose, CA).

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Let’s Make These Sessions for Communications Directors Happen

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

It’s time for community voting on sessions for the next Nonprofit Tech Conference by NTEN, happening in San Jose on March 23-25, 2016. This is the conference I always recommend first to communications directors who want to know which national conference to attend, and I will definitely be there. Let’s get some great sessions especially for communications directors on the agenda. . And in case you thinking, “Uh, I don’t get to go to conferences, who cares?”

Great Nonprofit Marketing Jobs Friday Futures

Getting Attention

Communications Associate , SIREN (San Jose, CA). Communications Project Manager , ACLU Immigrants’ Rights (San Francisco, CA). Managing Director of Development & Marketing , Giving Comfort—McKesson Corporation (San Francisco, CA).

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How to Fundraise When the Media Spotlight Shines on Your Organization’s Mission


Mal Warwick | Donordigital Account Director Wendy Husman and Whitney Broadwell , Senior Resource Development Officer at International Medical Corps presented a session together at the 2016 Nonprofit Technology Conference in San Jose in March 2016.

[PREVIEW] Top Nonprofit Conferences of Spring 2016


Where: San Jose, CA. Where: San Francisco, CA. If you're like us, you can't wait to ditch those winter layers and welcome the springtime bloom. Why not celebrate the start of spring with some terrific nonprofit events?

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Setting Sponsorship Levels

A Small Change

It’s in Berryessa, San Jose, CA. Reader Question: “We are looking at having a community wide 5K run to help raise funds for the sports programs at our elementary school. We are planning for about 1,000 people. We are charging $20 for adults and $15 for kids.

Velodyne cuts price of VLP-16 Puck LiDAR sensor in half

The Agitator

Established earlier this year, Velodyne’s San Jose Megafactory today leverages advanced and streamlined manufacturing techniques to build a range of Velodyne LiDAR sensors, including the Ultra Puck VLP-32C and the recently announced VLS-128. Velodyne LiDAR is now offering its most popular LiDAR sensor, the VLP-16, to customers around the world for up to a 50% cost reduction. Demand for our VLP-16s grew tremendously in 2017.

I'm Back

Nonprofit Consultant Blog

I took on the challenge of being the first Executive Director of Recovery Cafe San Jose. After four years of working as a "permanent" full-time Executive Director, launching a start-up nonprofit, and only taking a few short-term consulting gigs from existing clients, I am once again available for new opportunities. So, what have I been doing these four years?

Twitter Search or Instagram Search: Which is Better for Business?

Diva Marketing Blog

From the example, a pizza shop owner in San Jose, California can find Twitter users within a ten-mile radius who have pizza on the brain at a given moment.

Taking Part in the Human Race

Nonprofit Consultant Blog

One of my current nonprofit consulting clients is Grail Family Services in San Jose (GFS), California. GFS does great work the East San Jose area, focusing on early childhood literacy, parenting, and family empowerment. I am helping them out as the Interim Executive Director while we work on some long-term strategic issues and decisions. All the programs are created with community input, and include strong evaluation components to track what works, and what doesn't.

When Community Foundations Merge Do Nonprofits Win?

Nonprofit Consultant Blog

While there is definitely some geographic overlap between the Peninsula and Silicon Valley, I believe that donors have strong feelings about whether they are part of a community centered in San Mateo or one centered in San Jose. Re-settling the new foundation in Palo Alto might calm some of that turf battle - or not, as is evidenced by David Vossbrink, spokesman for San Jose Mayor Ron Gonzales, being sure to point out that, "We're the largest city in the region."

Twitter Search or Instagram Search: Which is Better for Business?

Diva Marketing Blog

From the example, a pizza shop owner in San Jose, California can find Twitter users within a ten-mile radius who have pizza on the brain at a given moment.

Cause Marketing Lessons From Lord Stanley's Cup

Cause Related Marketing

As of today New York, Boston and Florida from the NHL’s Eastern Division have all clinched a spot in the playoffs, while Detroit, Vancouver, and San Jose from the Western Division are guaranteed a playoff berth. With 22 games remaining, my Phoenix Coyotes still have a distant shot at the Stanley Cup, the championship trophy now in its twelfth decade, that has four lessons for cause marketers.

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Grants for Organizations, Designers, Artists, Etc. Working With Local and National Partners to Transform/Impact Community Vibrancy

Seeking Grant Money Today

Currently, these include Akron, Charlotte, Detroit, Macon, Miami, New York City, Philadelphia, San Jose, and St. From The Foundation Center. [If If you are interested in this grant opportunity, click "Link to Complete RFP" at the end of this blog post for more information].

The 2016 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar


USD School of Leadership and Education Sciences / San Diego, CA / Less than $200. Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) / San Diego, CA / Not available. Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) / San Diego, CA / Not available.

Walking for Early Literacy

Nonprofit Consultant Blog

The Human Race is an annual event produced by the Volunteer Center of Silicon Valley that brings together hundreds of organizations from Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties. I will be doing the 5K walk to raise funds for Grail Family Services (GFS), an organization in East San Jose that I have been serving on a consultant basis as Interim Executive Director for a little over a year now.

Return to blogging

Nonprofit Consultant Blog

I was completing nearly one-and-a-half years as the Interim Executive Director of Grail Family Services in San Jose. First I must thank all of you who continued check this blog site during my extended break in regular posting. I appreciate it very much, and is one of the reasons I've determined to start posting again. My absence has been partly due to plain old being busy, and partly due to a bit of soul searching. First the busy part.

The Digital Youth Project: Teen Socialization and the Internet

Social Marketing and Social Change

I am finding the coverage by media such as The New York Times and The San Jose Mercury News to be short on detail and long on anecdote [typical headline: It is OK for kids to be online ]. The Digital Youth Project , funded by the MacArthur Foundation, released their results yesterday.

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