Grants for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Students for '09 - '10 Undergraduate or Graduate School Year

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Students who will be enrolled in undergraduate or graduate programs for the 2009-10 school year are eligible to apply for the multiyear scholarships. In return, Point Scholars agree to maintain a high level of academic performance and to give back to the LGBT community through the completion of an individual community service project each year. [Please help us.

3 Commitments Newly Appointed School Heads Should Make in Their First Year

Mission Minded

This school year will be like none your school—or any school—has ever experienced, which is why the importance of designing an intentional entry process and committing to a comprehensive listening tour is paramount. Blog Independent Schools

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A Day in the Life of a Quarantined Nonprofit Communicator – Sofia Dupi

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

After studying art history for a number of years, I turned to community journalism and pivoted to work in nonprofit communications and marketing in healthcare, international conservation and higher education. Are you on the computer now or getting the kids set up with their school work?

6 MORE Proven Fundraising Asks

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

It also works well when a new schedule is about to start, e.g. getting ready for the new calendar year, or new school year, or new season. Caution: Don’t talk about your fiscal year. Frame it as a programmatic year in some way.). Your gift today ensures that we will be there, next week, next month, and next year, ready to respond. This is the only thing holding us back from helping another 300 squirrels a year.

Cool Cause Marketing Effort, Wrong Season

Cause Related Marketing

The real problem with Project Potential is that Kraft and Lunchables did this at the wrong time of the year! American kids, even from the poorest areas, learn fine during the school year. Schoolchildren in Asia are less likely to suffer from summer learning loss because their school years are notably longer. Project Potential shouldn’t have been about sending school kids on fieldtrips during the school year.

10 Simple Ways Nonprofits Can Prepare for A Successful #GivingTuesday

J Campbell Social Marketing

#GivingTuesday , the international day of giving, is set for November 28th this year! Last year, the total amount donated on #GivingTuesday was $168 million, up from $116.7 It’s up to you to have cultivated a relationship with your donors all year long, through storytelling and consistent communication , before demanding gifts on November 28th. Do you already have fundraising or awareness events scheduled for the last quarter of the year?

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How a Little Communications Research Can Yield Big Results

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Our research team includes two full time staffers as well as school-year interns, but not every nonprofit can afford that kind of investment. Beth Hallowell. In order to have an effective communications strategy, you need to know who your people are and what they care about. Beth Hallowell joins us today to share some ideas on how to do that. Kristina. Guest Post by Beth Hallowell.

Good Cause Marketing Idea, Wrong Time of Year

Cause Related Marketing

The real problem with Project Potential is that Kraft and Lunchables is doing this at the wrong time of the year. American kids, even from the poorest areas, learn fine during the school year.

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Tactics—Step 4 in strategic communications planning for nonprofits

ImpactMax

Channels have proliferated like rabbits over the past few years. Nor do you want to wait until your end-of-the-year fund raising to communicate. And you can choreograph those little waves to resonate with their shifting interests throughout the year. flickr/popculturegeek.

Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Meghan Florian

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Meghan Florian earned an MTS from Duke Divinity School and an MFA from Queens University of Charlotte. During the school year we don’t have staff meetings, since our staff is so small, so I enjoy this chance to collaborate and work with young women in the summer months. Meghan Florian. Here’s the latest installment in our series on the “Day in the Life” of nonprofit communicators, where we ask you to describe your day in your own words.

Is shaming an effective fundraising strategy?

iMarketSmart

It was from the president of the school. I meant to say how amazing the school is). Next, he lamented that Nicole clearly is not “in the know” and is apparently not proud of her school because she, and so many others like her, are not giving as much as their peers at other schools. According to him, here are some of the benefits Nicole could enjoy if she’d just give: She could help him build momentum by giving early in the year.

Still-Time Summer Marketing Sizzlers

Getting Attention

So when summer comes, these organizations shift from relying on schools as primary messaging intermediaries to relying on a mix of parents, friends, employers, summer school, and after-school programs as intermediaries. The main audiences for our School Health newsletter are PE and health teachers, principals, school district administrators, and public health folks interested in school-age kids. but maybe NOT in this crazy election year!). Part 1.

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Don't put off fundraising planning to the fall!

Fundraising Coach

It stirs up thoughts trips, outdoor activities, and school break. Even though we're no longer in school, we still let that "summer mentality" affect us. Because of our learned rhythm from our school years, this feels good. Donors give on the calendar year More importantly, donors make donations based on the calendar year, not your nonprofit's fiscal year. Let's say your fiscal year starts July 1. Summer.

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The Top 22 Art Fundraising Ideas

Fundraiser Ideas

Most of these ideas would be great as elementary school fundraisers or as preschool fundraisers, but they can be adapted for other settings, of course. Live Art Auction: You could have high school students create pieces of art to be included in a live auction. Teach an Art Class: If you and your group members cannot teach a drawing or painting class, try to convince the high school art teacher or a local artist to lead a class.

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A Lesson on Listening… and Making More Money with Your Newsletter

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

That’s what she’s done with her newsletter — and I can’t wait to see what happens with her upcoming year-end appeal! Thanks to your generosity, the ‘End of the School Year’ matching campaign raised $17,602.” . A Grand Valley State University grad, she received her degree in Public Relations/Advertising and worked a rigorous sales job for a year before entering the nonprofit sector. Theresa Casey.

No Kid Hungry connects kids to meals this Summer

DonorDigital

21 million American kids are served meals at school during the regular school year—but when school?s s out, many do not know where their next meal is coming from. Donordigital client No Kid Hungry conducts an annual campaign that spreads awareness about childhood hunger, helps connect kids with food, and raises needed funds during summer months when kids are more likely to be hungry. Many families don?t

Nonprofit Fundraising: 5 Ways to Expand Community Engagement

Ann Green

For example, if your organization is located within a school district, try to organize fundraisers to be held throughout the school year. Your message to a committed donor of five years should not sound the same as your message to a new donor. By Wayne Elsey. Fundraising is the lifeblood of nonprofit organizations. But, planning and executing effective fundraisers is not an easy task to juggle while pursuing your mission.

Towards a More Hygienic Cause Marketing Campaign for Lysol

Cause Related Marketing

With the approaching start of the new school year Lysol brand of disinfectant has a cause marketing campaign that awards $25,000 in prizes to the school with the highest average attendance from November 1 to 30, 2011. If you’re like me it took me a couple of beats to understand what school attendance has to do with Lysol. You must register your school online in the contest at Lysol.com. As is, small schools have an advantage in the Challenge.

Grants for North American Nonprofits Bringing Joy, Comfort, and Learning to Children In Need

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The foundation seeks to fund nonprofit organizations and projects in North America that enrich the lives and increase the well-being of children (infants through adolescents) or families in need through play by focusing on education (summer and school-year programming), health and safety, youth development and leadership, play and recreational activities, and/or arts and culture. From The Foundation Center. [If

Crowdsourcing Followship

A. Fine Blog

So, in the case of working with Jewish teens, the ultimate goal is supporting and building a generation of young people actively engaged in Jewish life, and the principles are outlined similar to the ones above, and teens are invited to develop, with active guidance, what they want to do over, say, a school year’s time, to explore issues and ideas with a Jewish lens. This Friday I am speaking at the Youth Engagement Conference sponsored by the Union of Reform Judaism.

Avi Chai Sponsored Fundraising Contest

A. Fine Blog

the foundation is sponsoring a short fundraising contest with the Jewish day schools participating in its Social Media Academy. Here’s a basic outline of the contest: The schools are using the Causes application on Facebook as the platform for the contest.

The Best of Social Marketing in 2014

Social Marketing and Social Change

Methods: We targeted parents and providers of 9–13 year old boys in a 13 county NC region. The campaign ran for 3 months before the school year started and when parents were most likely to seek vaccinations for their children. Two years into implementation, we evaluated this program’s effectiveness for MSM by testing whether exposure to any or a combination of program components could reduce HIV risks.

Few Different Grant Opportunities for U.S. K - 12 Music Students & Public School Music Programs

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Deadline: October 1, 2010 (Online Pre-qualification Form) Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation Offers Instruments for School Music Programs The Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation donates both new and refurbished instruments to school and after-school music programs in the United States that lack the resources to keep up with equipment loss due to attrition, depreciation, and wear over time, and to accommodate students on waiting lists or who have to share instruments.

Grants for Public, Private, or Charter High Schools' Student Retention Programs

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Organizations might use new concepts, ideas, and strategies to achieve success for students who are at risk of dropping out of school; collaborate with school districts, foundations, nonprofits, government entities, and/or businesses to maximize positive impact on students' success; or employ technological innovations to support student success. The 2012 Local Impact RFP will provide project support for currently operating high school retention programs.

The Best of Social Marketing in 2014

Social Marketing and Social Change

Methods: We targeted parents and providers of 9–13 year old boys in a 13 county NC region. The campaign ran for 3 months before the school year started and when parents were most likely to seek vaccinations for their children. Two years into implementation, we evaluated this program’s effectiveness for MSM by testing whether exposure to any or a combination of program components could reduce HIV risks.

Creating Model Programs And Their Effect on Getting Grants

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Let's also say that you and I developed a new research method that we are wanting to attempt in the 2008 - 2009 school year. You may have read about model programs, or model projects and how important they are to potential grant donors. You might wonder.what is this all about? If your non profit organization creates a program, project, method, study, educational program, or even an innovative item, or any other new way to deal with, perceive, treat, educate, study, etc.