[PREVIEW] Top Nonprofit Conferences of Spring 2016


Why not celebrate the start of spring with some terrific nonprofit events? some of these brilliant nonprofit events going on this spring. Where: Colorado Springs, CO. Looking for events through spring and beyond?

Make Spring Relationship Building Season

Ann Green

Some organizations do fundraising appeals or hold events in the spring. Either way, you should make spring relationship building season. Put relationship building front and center this spring. Find ways to build relationships in your spring fundraising campaign.

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Spring Cleaning

The Agitator

Need some ideas for ‘Spring cleaning’ in your fundraising operation? Probably best to look at those things you’ve buried in the deepest closet of your mind, hoping they somehow would just fade from memory … until next Spring. At the risk of jolting you from sunny slumber, here are some possible Spring cleaning chores to consider … Lists — clean ’em, scrub ’em, screen ’em, integrate ’em.

Time For Some Spring Cleaning

Ann Green

But they’re important, and you’ll benefit a lot if you take care of them, Here are a few spring cleaning projects you should tackle. Take time this spring to make the updates and changes you need.

Let Go and Freshen Up: Spring Cleaning for Your Nonprofit

Ann Green

One thing I’ve noticed now that it’s officially spring is the number of articles about spring cleaning and decluttering. Your nonprofit organization should also do its own version of spring cleaning and decluttering.

Cause Marketing with Your CEO

Cause Related Marketing

Tags: Wendy's Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption Tim Spring Sprint FSI Marcal Manufacturing Dave Thomas Private Equity

What to Do When Someone Messes With Your Appeal letter

Wild Woman Fundraising

Appeals Board Conflict Cultivating donors Generational clash Leadership appeal letter austin best appeal letter charityhowto checked out board clueless board direct marketing iq fonts grand controls mazarine treyz nonprofit appeal nonprofit direct mail spring 2012 appeal tactics texas tons of money in the mail tons of money in the mail webinar trusted fonts webinarHave you ever tried to write your appeal letter by committee?

PDF 2011: The Arab Spring Examined

A. Fine Blog

This year’s Personal Democracy Forum was focused, as you would expect, on the Arab Spring. There are a series of blog posts about the conference on the techpresident blog.

Cause Marketing: The All Packaging Edition

Cause Related Marketing

Coca-Cola’s down-market bottled water brand Aquarius Spring supports Boys and Girls Clubs of America, as evidenced by the terse phrase, “You Hydrate. Komen for the Cure Consumer Package Goods Aquarius Spring Dannon St.

Nonprofit Spring Cleaning Part Two – Out With the Old, In With the New

Ann Green

Spring is slowly inching its way into the Boston area. I hope it feels more like spring where you are. Many of you may take on spring cleaning projects in your home. Your nonprofit organization could probably use a good spring cleaning too. Time for Spring Cleanup!

#ENVIRO: Spring Is The Time To Build Rain Barrels & Community Gardens

Non Profit Marketing 360

The weather in the mid-Atlantic states has been, well, awkward this spring. But with spring comes new buds, rebirth, baseball, and the opportunity to establish that community garden that you and your neighbors have been talking about all winter.

Eden Springs Promotion – You Judge

The Agitator

Eden Springs supplies 416 million litres of water per year across sixteen European countries. In briefest terms, as an example, if you’re collecting friends to sponsor ($$) your run for, say, UNICEF, you can ‘apply’ to Eden Springs and they might provide your ‘hydration’ for the event in exchange for you publishing their ‘badge’ on your website or fundraising page. It works for Eden Springs.

Charity Gala Gallery - 2011 Spring Auction Decor Ideas & Inspiration

The Biddery Blog

Spring pink charity fundraising decor. Fire & Ice Gala Peach blossoms bloom indoors at this charity auction, creating a spring Japanese playground of pink. Falling lit bulbs bring a whimsical aura to an otherwise ordinary ballroom. Decor by Philip Baloun Like an icicle palace, the dramatic ceiling fixtures and ice blue frosting s imple white tables and chairs. Butterflies flutter above the room, as a cascade of flowers frame the stage.

Israel: Final Reflections

A. Fine Blog

Uncategorized Arab Spring Israel US Embassy in Tel AvivMy last day in Israel last Friday started with a session at the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv to discuss their use of social media. It was a great session.

Great Nonprofit Marketing Jobs: Moving Up Monday

Getting Attention

Online Communications Specialist The Resource Exchange (Colorado Springs, CO). Post YOUR open nonprofit marketing and communications positions here. Associate Director of Communications and Communications Assistant Demos (New York, NY). Chief Strategy and Communications Officer Bay.org.

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Spring Forward Fundraising Ideas for April

Fundraising Breakthroughs

Spring cleaning for files. It's National Poetry Month. Jazz Appreciation Month, too. Reward best ideas that failed and foolish ideas that worked. Time to start on budgeting. Make up with finance and program staff. Get some fresh air

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Apr 27: From Summer to Spring: Creative Ideas for Online Engagement Year Round with Kerri Karvetski (Registration is $50 or free with an All-Access Pass ). I am bringing you Mixed Links brunch-style today because I am off to the beach soon for a long weekend!

#SOCIALNETWORKS: Twitter Continues To Expand Through Mobile Devices

Non Profit Marketing 360

Note the ‘Arab Spring’ as a ‘Twitter Revolution.’

Charity: Water versus Water.org and the Tide of Social Media Storytelling (#npcomm Showdown)

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Now the nonprofit has turned it into a video to promote membership into The Spring. What is The Spring? Join The Spring. ”. On Facebook it looks like this: ‘In just three days, we’ve seen The Spring community skyrocket to 3,886 members!

Grants for K - 12 Field Trips in Spring 2008

Seeking Grant Money Today

Target Corporation Expands Student Field Trip Grant Program Deadline: November 1, 2007 A philanthropic program of Target Corporation ( [link] ), the Target Field Trip Grant program will award grants to schools across the United States for field trips in the spring of 2008. From The Foundation Center.

Your Future! Great Nonprofit Marketing Jobs

Getting Attention

Member Communications Manager Association of Partners for Public Lands (Wheaton/Silver Spring, MD). Post YOUR open nonprofit marketing and communications positions here. Communications Assistant Pesticide Action Network (Oakland, CA).

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Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Enjoy your weekend and don’t forget to “Spring Forward.” I hope everyone had a good week.

How Boundaries Can Motivate You

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

This spring, I spent several weekends building firm borders around several of the beds in the garden, and constructing some new ones, all with very clear boundaries.

Gamification: Silly fad or important trend for marketers?

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

Last spring, I decided to do some additional research on the topic and create a visual presentation derived from various materials available publicly on the web (both academic and commercial). Almost two years ago now I wrote a blog post entitled “ Gamification can change behaviour.

That Little Church in Silver Spring. I Wouldn't Have Missed it for the World.

Marketing for Nonprofits

I've been writing about my church lately. It's an important place to me. It's where I got married to the love of my life. It's where my daughter was baptized. It's where people cared for me as I wept over the end of my first marriage.

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Apr 27: From Summer to Spring: Creative Ideas for Online Engagement Year Round with Kerri Karvetski (Registration is $50 or free with an All-Access Pass ). Happy Friday, everyone!

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Apr 27: From Summer to Spring: Digital Engagement Ideas To Engage Your Audience Year Round with Kerri Karvetski (Registration is $50 or free with an All-Access Pass ). Everyone ready to end this week with some Mixed Links?

“There is obviously hope for us all …”

The Agitator

Not only is it evidence of Adrian’s point that there’s hope for us all, it’s equally a reminder of the danger that springs from believing the safest course of action lies in sticking with the status quo. That’s the message of my favorite Tweet this week.

Writing Prompts for March

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

We are springing forward, which means losing an hour of our lives (OK, not really, but it sure feels like it). 3/20: First Day of Spring. Spring as a season is itself a metaphor. Major League Baseball teams are in Spring Training.

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A 2017 Media Relations Calendar for Resource-Strapped Nonprofits

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Rather than springing a release on the editor of the business journal when your annual report comes out, you can reach out to her now and tell her about the trends you’re seeing in corporate giving and get her input on what type of information she might need to see to do a story.

Nonprofit Writing Prompts for March

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Time to spring forward! 3/20: First Day of Spring. Spring. Major League Baseball teams are in Spring Training. Haven’t quite filled in your content calendar for next month?

One of the Best Campaign Messages Ever (Case Study)

Getting Attention

Minnesotans United for All Families (MN United) did a great job in putting Love is the Law front and center in its campaign for passage of the marriage equality bill last spring. Go ahead. Call me a message geek! I wear it proudly. Honestly, I just can’t help it.

50+ Nonprofit Instagram Accounts You Should Follow Right Now

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

That’s the real start of spring! Looking for some good examples of nonprofits on Instagram? Grab your phone and get inspired. ANIMAL RIGHTS. Talia looks like she’s ready for her woolcut next month.

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Marketers and Fundraisers

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Groundhog Day was last week, and while we may have an early spring, some of you are stuck doing the same things over and over again with your nonprofit marketing. How was your week? Care to join me for some Mixed Links?

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How To Tell Your Impact Story: Nonprofit Storytelling, Part 5

Getting Attention

I’m introducing a storytelling e-clinic in late spring, and want you to be the first to know. Today I’m going to show you how to shape and share another of the six types of stories your organization has to tell —your success story.

Buy One Plant One Cause Marketing at the Outdoor Retailer Show

Cause Related Marketing

Headquartered in Silver Spring, Maryland, Trees for the Future thinks of trees much the same way that Heifer International thinks about domesticated animals; that is, as a provider of wealth for people in the developing world.

Managing Content on the National Wildlife Federation’s Website

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Kristin has agreed to do a series of blog posts for us later this spring, as NWF more fully develops its “governance&# structure for managing the website. Ever wonder how national nonprofits with hundreds of staff manage all that content on their websites?

Let’s Give! The Big List of National, Local and Collegiate Online Giving Days (2016 Edition)

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

MARCH – Spring It On Give-a-thon (Western New York). Are you thinking about participating in a Giving Day? Good news! There are so many organizations that have given it a try, and YOU can learn from them (the good AND the bad).

Ep183: Uber Makes Donating Clothes to Goodwill Easy

Selfish Giving

Show Notes Uber and Goodwill Make Spring Cleaning Easy PUBLIC Ryan Kuhn on LinkedInToday on CauseTalk Radio , Megan and I talk to Ryan Kuhn , Senior Director of Marketing for Goodwill Industries International , about a national collection drive they launched with the help of Uber.

The Fundraising Stupidity of ‘Free’ and Cheap

The Agitator

The consequences that spring from ignorance about the importance of investing in fundraising and a zealously misplaced focus on ‘cost savings’ yield horror and frustration for staff and almost always result in calamity where the future of the organization is concerned. It never ceases to amaze me how stupid and cheap so many nonprofit CEOs, board members and, yes, even fundraisers can be.

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